There are tonnes of wedding venues in Bali, and luxury villas are becoming a popular choice for couples! If beach weddings with an ocean view or a private ceremony in manicured gardens sounds good, check out our top ten Bali villas for the perfect destination wedding.
Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular as couples look to escape for a wedding abroad, and Bali is a popular choice for exchanging vows in a tropical paradise! There are lots of wedding venues in Bali to choose from – luxury villas being a popular choice for couples looking for venues with stylish architecture, affordable luxury and ultimate privacy. From ceremonies with an ocean view, a cocktail reception on a manicured lawn and intimate dinner parties as the sun sets, Bali has some luxury villas perfect for your dream wedding. Here are ten top wedding villas in Bali:
Villa Infinity, Canggu
Celebrate the most beautiful day of your life in one of the most sought after villas on the island, in trendy Canggu. Villa Infinity is located among lush green rice terraces and a meditative river, and has an unobstructed view of Bali’s heavenly landscape. It has 8 bedrooms [including a lush romantic bedroom at the river], a 40 metre infinity pool, plus 150 metre private garden which will allow up to 300 guests to come and join in your special day. There is even a wedding chapel where you and your lover can exchange vows, meaning you can spend the whole celebration in one place. They outsource wedding planners and welcome any ideas or creative visions, so if you want twinkly lights around the pool or special wedding favors it’s not a problem, anything is possible at Villa Infinity!
Villa Infinity, Jl. Pantai Pererenan, Br. Pentgembungan, Canggu, p. +62 (0_811 3882 311.
The Istana, Uluwatu
If you are looking for a backdrop of the vast Indian Ocean for your wedding day, The Istana estate is the one for you. This is possibly the most popular choice for villa weddings in Bali. Why? This luxurious pad sits on the cliff-edge of the Bukit Peninsula, overlooking white sand beaches and azure water, and as the day draws in you will experience a magical Bali sunset, ideal to exchange ‘I do’s’. This spectacular gated property comprises of a main house [with indoor and outdoor living spaces], not one, but two swimming pools, a large breezy bale, a children’s wing and a private guest house [for you and your new wife/husband!].
The Istana, Jalan Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu, p. +62 (0)361 737 498.
Pandawa Cliff Estate, Bukit Penisula
Designed by internationally acclaimed Bali architect, Popo Danes, the estate sits on the cliff-top of the Bukit Penisula, offering stunning views of the white sand beaches and Indian Ocean. This is a hidden paradise, and with the three villas combined [The Pala, Villa Rose and Villa Marie] it offers a total of 16 bedrooms, meaning you can offer guests on-site accommodation [no late night taxi’s home for your fave guests!]. The stunning cliff top gardens, extensive decked areas, plus a team of 40-strong professional staff make the Pandawa Cliff Estate a perfect wedding venue. The Pala boasts a unique, stone amphitheatre which can be used for exchanging of vows, or entertainment, and its garden links through to that of Villa Rose next door, allowing separate areas for cocktails, dining and dancing for up to 250 guests.
Pandawa Cliff Estate, No. 18 Kuta Selatan, Jalan Karang Putih, Bukit, p. +62 (0)361 737 498.
Mahatma House, Tanah Lot
This sleek and lavish five-bedroom property is the ideal wedding venue! Not only is it beautifully stylish [with a mixture of traditional and contemporary elements and a stunning array of Zen inspired Chinese/Japanese antiquities], but it is also very private. A walled garden encloses the entire property, and with that are tonnes of palm trees and stunning tropical plants. The airy nature of the villa [it is very open plan], plus with its big manicured garden and long, luxurious pool taking centre stage, means it is perfect for events. It is sleek, stylish and sexy – so if that’s you and your partner, this is the place to exchange your vows!
Mahatma House, Jalan Pantai Seseh, Tanah Lot, Mengwi, p. +62 (0)361 737 498.
Villa Asante, Canggu
Located in hip Canggu, and just five hundred metres from Echo Beach and its famous surf break, lies this four-bedroom villa that is the epitome of elegant contemporary Balinese living. Designed by international architect Ross Franklin and interiors guru Dean Kempnich, it has a pair of open-sided pavilions for living and dining, a huge swimming pool, a large bale relaxation pavilion, and a vast manicured lawn – perfect for saying ‘I do’. With views of the rice paddies and flowering gingers and frangipani trees around you, plus the villa’s white and contemporary interior, this could be the ideal setting. It has a capacity of 85 people sitting and 120 people standing. Asante means ‘thank you’ in Swahili and is close to the Bahasa Indonesia word for relaxed (‘santai’). One thing’s for sure – on leaving Villa Asante, you’ll be both relaxed and thankful.
Villa Asante, Canggu, Bali, p. +62 (0)361 737 498.
The Phalosa, Seminyak
The Phalosa is a modern villa with extensive lawns located right on the beach in Batu Belig. If you are looking to say ‘I do’ with the beach infront of you, the sea breeze on your face, and perhaps as the sun sets, then this is the villa for you. The word ‘phalosa’ means [in Ancient Greek] ‘to shine’, which we love if we are talking weddings! A typical wedding at The Phalosa may start with a wedding blessing [with the vast Indian Ocean as your backdrop] after the bride walks down a flower petal aisle, then on to the cocktail party on the lawn, followed by an elegant outdoor tropical sit down dinner. We would describe The Phalosa as modern, stylish, luxurious and romantic – the perfect combination for the wedding of your dreams.
The Phalosa, Jalan Batu Belig, Gang Phalosa No.8, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta, p. +62 (0)361 847 5384.
Villa OMG, Nusa Dua
Part of the Asmara Heavenly Residence, Villa OMG [named after the first reaction the villa had!] is a beautifully designed four bedroom villa and can be rented along with four bedroom Villa O-Wow and three bedroom Villa Olala – perfect for those with a big wedding party! The villa has a 25 metre infinity pool facing the ocean [perfect to place floating candles in for a romantic ambiance], a Jacuzzi, a long ironwood sundeck, and 180-degree ocean views. They have wedding packages to choose from, and an on-site wedding and event planner who is available to assist with any questions you may have and to ensure your special day is perfect in every way.
Villa OMG, Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Banjar Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0)361 780 1166.
Villa Anugrah, Uluwatu
Villa Anugrah`s divine view [the sunsets are incredible], extensive grounds and facilities and breathtaking design make this a fab villa for your special day. The word Anugrah in Balinese means ‘blessing’ – what more could you ask for when looking for a place where you exchange your vows… Set back approximately 45 metres from the dramatic cliff face, Villa Anugrah’s tropical landscaped grounds boast a 25 metre swimming pool and three intimate plunge pools, a large living and dining area, library/study, a show-case 5-star kitchen, breakfast area, a chill room, and the main house/building, not to mention a manicured garden perfect for hosting your special day. Create a totally bespoke event – anything you want, they will do the best to get. There is a maximum capacity of 250 people sitting and 300 standing – so if you have a big wedding party, this is the villa for you!
Villa Anugrah, Jalan Pantai Suluban No. 6, Uluwatu, p. +62 (0)813 3731 6177.
Villa Batujimbar, Sanur
Want to get married in the same venue as Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall?! Then book Villa Batujimbar! This eight bedroom villa sits on the beachfront in Sanur, and boasts a 20-metre swimming pool, private tennis court, air-conditioned gym and enchanting gardens. There are also a series of alang-alang thatched pavilions that spread through the substantial estate, with the Lembu Bale at the centre. This is a moated double-storey brick-built pavilion which houses an open-sided lounge on its upper floor looking onto the swimming pool on one side and across the gardens to the ocean on the other. Just imagine exchanging vows in the Lembu Bale [which houses an astonishing collection of Balinese art], then sweeping down the wide steps into the beautifully manicured gardens for a candle-lit banquet under a canopy of stars. Perfection!
Villa Batujimbar, Jalan Danau Tamblingan, p. +62 (0)361 288 208.
Latitude Villa, Nusa Dua
Latitude is located on the Karang Kembar Estate on the southernmost tip of Bali, in Nusa Dua, amongst an array of lush and luxury villas and estates. The view? It’s incredible. If the sea is calm, you can observe the coral reef and the seaweed farms beneath the surface of the ocean, and you might even spot turtles, dugongs, manta rays and migrating pilot whales, as well as the long tailed grey macaque monkeys that play in the neighbouring areas where the landscape is dotted with cactus, kapok trees and gorgeous scarlet flamboyants. The villa itself has five bedrooms [with indoor and outdoor bathrooms], terraced lawns, pavilions, open terraces, ponds, a special wedding lawn and a huge infinity-edge swimming pool. This is the villa weddings were made for. There is even a private helipad if you fancy arriving in style!
Latitude Villa, Karang Kembar Estate No. 1, Jalan Karang Putih, Desa Kutuh, p. +62 (0)853 3796 4047.
Top image: Villa Anugrah