Once an ancestral home, and now a setting for elaborate engagements and grand wedding receptions, couples, be sure to bookmark the gorgeous and traditional Ganjam Mantapa for your special date. Being ancestral, you will notice it’s got the traditional South Indian architectural design through and through, giving this place its distinct old-world charm.
Sloping tile roofs, a garden courtyard with a multi-level water body, and well-lit space are other things on offer. Oh, the garden courtyard is an absolute beauty when decked up with flowers, and with flowers in the waterbody, you’ve got yourself an Insta-worthy spot. But don’t think that’s all there is to this place. A wedding photographer’s dream canvas, given the amount of natural light there is, there’s plenty of nooks and spots for you to get your pre-wedding shots done as well.
Did we tell you about this huge spiral staircase where you can get one of those series of photos of you descending decked up like a queen on D-Day? The old-world charm of the space lets you do all that and more. It’s full-on ethnic wedding scenes at this Mantapa.
The property is roughly divided into two — main hall with the courtyard and dining hall. The well-lit space of the main hall is beautiful with carved doorways, antique wooden columns, and a typically South Indian red-oxide floor. With a capacity to host 400 odd people it’s ideal for not just weddings but also hosting cultural events and other ceremonies. Just above, you have a viewing gallery that offers a bird’s eye view of what’s happening below.
The dining hall has a standing capacity of 150 if you are going for a buffet. But the space in itself is a place of beauty with its tiled roof interspaced with glass tiles for subtle natural lighting. Ethnic paintings, greens, and the whole ambience of old-world goodness add to the charm while your guests eat their way through the menu that’s prepared at the well-equipped kitchen.
Being a huge property, they even have rooms should you need it. There are six well equipped rooms - - two downstairs, and the rest upstairs.