On Jan 10, a marriage hall belonging to Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore was inaugurated by the chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami through video conference from the Secretariat. The construction of the hall, which is located at Greenways Road, R. A. Puram, began in Feb 2011 and was completed in November of last year.
The two storeyed hall, constructed at a cost of 16.75 crores, has a 11209 sq.ft hall which can seat upto 1000 people.
In addition to the main hall, the kalyana mandapam also has a VIP dining hall with a capacity of 80 people, another dining hall with a capacity of 475 people, 14 rooms (each about 270 sq. ft) and an almost 2000 sq. ft kitchen. Parking has been provided for 126 vehicles (63 four wheelers and 63 two wheelers).
An official at the temple says, “An office will be opened there soon for bookings, till then bookings will be done in person only at the temple office. We have received many enquiries and will start the bookings from February shortly. Bookings have to be done atleast two months in advance”.