Wedding

THE MOST FAVORITE WEDDING VENUES IN BALI

When something blue is the Indian Ocean, and something borrowed is a fragrant flower that’s fallen from a nearby frangipani, who wouldn’t want their dream wedding to be in Bali? You won’t find any stuffy ballrooms or bog-standard table settings here.

Instead, Bali weddings are all about glamorous venues with wow-worthy views, and some of the most intricate decorations around, courtesy of the island’s expert wedding planners.

So to help you dance your way down a shell-dotted aisle or floral forest footpath, we’ve found Bali’s most breathtaking wedding venues for your Big Day in paradise, from dazzling cliff top chapels to magical jungle hideaways, and everything else fabulous in between.

Wonderland Uluwatu

Famous for luxury cliff-top resorts and quiet relaxed beaches, Uluwatu is a great place to relax and get away from the Bali bustle. Uluwatu has something for everyone – surfing beaches, seafood dinners, cliff-top sunset views, luxury spas, local shopping and a laid-back vibe. With 110m of cliff-edge overlooking the Indian Ocean, Wonderland Uluwatu has one of the most gorgeous views of the white sandy beaches and the blue oceans. With 1 hectare of land designed craft-fully, Wonderland Uluwatu can be revamped for any event style and decor theme. Whether you are looking for a date for two at Eden Garden or a grand celebration over-taking the entire property, your options are limitless.

At Wonderland Uluwatu, your options are limitless. Every event and Bali wedding can be designed keeping in mind your preferences and tastes and styles in mind. Starting from where the guests will enter, where to set up the buffet, the spot for your first dance to where you will exchange your vows, everything can be customised making each event unique from another.

Wonderland Uluwatu was created keeping in mind the needs of the host and the planners. We don’t want to bog our guests with rules and restrictions. Therefore, only regulations that ensure the safety of the property and guests are enforced. Planners are free to organize tents, lights, fireworks, decor pieces and whatever else that the client wants.\

At Wonderland Uluwatu, you can work with any vendor of your choice. You can choose your event planner, your caterers, your decorators and your entertainment. Pick and choose vendors that fit your style and budget. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start we can help recommend some of Bali’s best suppliers.

At Wonderland Uluwatu, guests are loving access to our multiple and tastefully designed guest bathrooms. Your guests will love not spending the night waiting in line when they could be on the dance floor! For all these reasons and more, Wonderland Uluwatu is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion big or small with your friends, family and loved ones. If you are looking to turn your dream day into a reality, explore your options at Wonderland Uluwatu – Bali’s newest wedding and events space.

The Forest Pool & Garden Rooftop at Bisma Eight

Lush green ravines, enchanting forest surrounds and mystical views of Bali’s nearby volcanoes – Bisma Eight feels less like a boutique resort in the heart of Ubud’s cultural centre, and more like a remote jungle hideout in a faraway land. This tranquil destination promises magical “I Do” moments, with not one but two dazzling wedding venues. The Forest Pool is one of our faves, with a floating aisle and jungle setting that’s straight out of a fairytale. It sits high up in the treetop canopies, suspended over the resort’s western-facing infinity pool, so that as you stand beneath a tropical arch over gently rippling water, a candy-coloured sky makes for the most breathtaking, natural backdrop. This dream-like destination is best suited to a larger celebration, whilst the lush Garden Rooftop venue is perfect for a more intimate occasion. Surrounded by flora and fauna, this elevated al-fresco spot quite literally takes Bali’s nuptial game to the next level, with its exotic flowers, lush green aisle and live musicians that add to the forest harmonies. No matter which venue you choose, Bisma’s team of wedding professionals are experts in upping the romance, ready to take care of every detail, from the gourmet food and wine, to bountiful flowers, decor and more.

Best for: A boutique wedding in a fairytale forest setting

Guestlist: Maximum of 100 guests at the Forest Pool & up to 80 guests at the Garden Rooftop.

Bisma Eight, Jl Bisma, Ubud. p. +62 361 4792888, e. event@bisma-eight.com.

The Cliff-Edge Cabana at Alila Villas Uluwatu

The wedding venue of all wedding venues. The Cliff-Edge Cabana at Alila Villas Uluwatu is one of our all-time fave wedding destinations. If you haven’t already fallen head over heels for this iconic resort, then this architectural wonder will surely sweep you off your feet. We’ve all seen that gravity-defying birdcage-like structure that sits dizzyingly high over the cliff’s edge. Well, the Cliff-Edge Cabana is yet another impossibly designed destination, but this one is reserved exclusively for brides and grooms. Just as jaw-dropping as its predecessor, The Cliff-Edge Cabana has been specifically designed with weddings in mind, complete with an aisle that looks as though it extends to the edge of the earth, and gorgeous gardens all around for sunset soirees, starlit banquets and those all-important bridal party pics. Did we mention you can book out the entire resort for your exclusive use, too? Move aside, Beyonce.

Best for: Superstar service in an iconic, world-class setting.

Guestlist: Maximum 120 guests, or book out the whole resort for utmost exclusivity and glamour.

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, p.+62 361 848 2166 e. uluwatu@alilahotels.com.

The Glass House at Tirtha Bridal

Tirtha Bridal has long been renowned as one of Bali’s swankiest and most swoon-worthy wedding destinations. Its dazzling collection of venues have upped the glam stakes for Bali’s brides-to-be, with our fave being The Glass House. Just as its name suggests, this stunning outdoor venue is laced with sleek glass exteriors and reflective decor, designed to capture both moon and starlight. This unique (and oh-so dreamy) architecture is then paired with a fairytale garden concept reminiscent of an enchanted forest – the nifty work of Singapore-based landscapers, Salad Dressing. With so much open and manicured space to play with, the setup options here are endless. There are three gorgeous bedrooms, a garden with a spill-out deck, a greenhouse area, a pool terrace, an exquisite lobby-lounge, the breathtaking Yellow Bamboo Garden adorned with vibrant orchids, and the Plumeria Room with its glass walls that reveal the enchanted forest out yonder. Any wedding here is set to be a stunner.

Best for: An elegant occasion in a fairytale environment.

Guestlist: Maximum 150 guests.

Tirtha Bridal, Jl Uluwatu, Banjar Dinas Karang Boma, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, p. +62 361 847 1151.

 

White Dove Chapel

at Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali

The Banyan Tree Ungasan opens up the marvelous wedding chapel of the White Dove that I have had the opportunity of visiting on a work-trip. One of the coolest benefits of being a fashion designer is being called to custom fit a bridal attire directly at the wedding venue, and this is how I had ended up at White Dove Chapel.

Designed by the esteemed Indonesian architect, Sardjono Sani, the White Dove Chapel is designed with 300 ornamental white doves that cover the entire structure. This signifies the 4 ideals of love-purity, peace, love, and eternal matrimonial bliss! It is located about 70 meters above the sea level, stretching from the cliff edge and seems to be almost floating on the water.

The pure-white and glass interior of the chapel presents an enchanting view of the dazzling blue ocean. The bride, her maids, and the guests have to arrive via a white walkaway which looks like it’s hovering above the pools that are located around it.

Imperial Villa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Think of a dreamy beachfront wedding and no doubt panoramic ocean views, a glittering white sand beach and gorgeously decorated venue springs to mind. Well, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay offers exactly that at its three-bedroom Imperial Villa – and then some. Imperial by both name and design, the Imperial Villa is a coveted destination right out of a glossy bridal mag. The two-storey layout not only offers stunning views across Jimbaran Bay, but provides countless opportunities for a wedding, reception and honeymoon destination all in one idyllic location. There are rooftop gardens with infinity-edge pools, thatched roof verandahs, a romantic oceanfront “Romeo and Juliet” balcony, and endless indoor and outdoor living areas for swanky cocktail parties, al fresco feasts, and of course, a fairytale ceremony that’ll leave you weak at the knees.

Best for: An all-in-one wedding, reception and honeymoon destination right on the beachfront.

Guestlist: Maximum 40 guests

Imperial Villa at Four Seasons Bali Resort, Jimbaran Bay, p. +62 361 701010.

The Wedding Deck & Tresna Chapel at AYANA Resort & Spa Bali

As one of the world’s leading resorts, it’s no surprise AYANA Resort & Spa Bali has some exceptional wedding venues to suit – 11 to be exact. Our fave is located within the palatial AYANA Villa – a 3000sqm secluded, cliff-edge venue with its own wedding deck that appears to float above the Indian Ocean. Now that’s magic. But if you’re after something more traditional, try the Tresna Chapel – a fully air-conditioned venue with shimmering ocean views, a private driveway with porte-cochere, a VIP Bridal Villa, and a see-through glass aisle with a flowing, stone-lined river beneath leading to the magnificent glass altar. As far as heavenly weddings in paradise go, it doesn’t get much dreamier than this.

Best for: A stunning collection of venue options, each with incredible views and distinctive setups.

Guestlist: Maximum 200 guests at AYANA Villa & up to 80 guests at Tresna Chapel.

AYANA Resort & Spa Bali, Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 702 222 e. weddings@ayanaresort.com

Mandapa A Ritz Carlton Reserve

The Mandapa Reserve is a dreamy Bali outdoor wedding venue that is surrounded by lush and beautiful paddy fields on all sides and possesses a backdrop composed of lofty, rolling hills all around.

But the show-stopping element of the venue is the lavish Ayung River that gushes right by it.

The venue actually offers 6 ceremony venues and 3 different restaurants for the couple to choose from for their wedding reception.

So, you either have your wedding by the river or by the bright green terraced rice fields (Wedding At Rice Terrace Deck). Or even at the cliff-edge venue, known as the Sky Wedding at Wantilan!

The resort also allows you to a private outdoor ceremonial reception at the magnificently adorned dining area of the hotel.

 

Sthala Ubud

The resort of the Sthala Ubud in Bali is located on the top of a hill that overlooks the mystical river valley- straying far away from the busy and bustling streets filled with people. The location fills up the senses with the view and sounds of the River Wos gushing by it. The village of Lodtunduh that envelops the resort, provides spellbinding natural views of the sunsets, lapping up the entire setting in the mysterious Balinese aura.

The Sthala Ubud offers 4 main wedding scenes– Abing Terraces, Sthala Wedding Chapel, Naga Rooftop Bar & Lounge and the Wos Riverside Deck. Each of these comes with a different backdrop and caters to both elaborate and private ceremonies.

The Chapel is located on the 8th floor with a sweeping view of the Lodtunduh village and the riverside deck location looks out on a Balinese Temple and the “Bridge of Love” that lies across the Wos. And these are some of the marvelous sights of this wedding venue at Ubud that will enchant your eyes to no end!

Samabe Bali

So, if you’re in Bali, looking for a beach wedding destination, there’s no way you should miss out on the Samabe Bali Suites & Villas . The venue provides ravishing vistas of the great India Ocean making it the backdrop for your perfect beach wedding with toes dipped in the white sand and clear blue water.

The Samabe Bali Suites & Villas offers a total of 6 different wedding packages out of which the sought after ones are the Bali Beach Wedding and the Dream Wedding by the Beach Cave.

And if you can’t put a finger on either one, then go for the Pearl Chapel Wedding Package. This opens up the glass-windowed Pearl Chapel up for your wedding with a 180-degree view of the Ocean and beaches framing it, along with a lighted bridal walkway for your special moment!

Balangan Cliff Wedding

The Balangan Cliff that is situated right outside Jimbaran is the kind of Bali elopement wedding venue that you must have only seen in movies. This high cliff provides an astonishingly stunning view of the Indian Ocean with a hypnotizing skyline as the backdrop to your wedding.

The place is an ideal one for small private ceremonies and can capacitate a maximum of 20 guests.

It allows for ceremonial functions that include Renewal of Vows Blessing, Commitment Ceremonies and Legal Weddings. Additionally, you could also choose to have your ceremonies or afterparty receptions at the Balangan Beach in the Bukit peninsula with the wind and sand on your skin and spirit!

For a unique beach wedding that brings in a cliff-top view as well, it really doesn’t get better than this.

So, that was some of the best wedding venues in Bali that possesses an otherworldly beauty, to say the least. And, in my opinion, this is precisely what you should have at your wedding day that marks a new life for you.

I hope you found my efforts to be useful! Please leave a comment below if you have any other suggestions for beautiful wedding venues in Bali.

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