Make your happily ever after as breathtaking as your Vera Wang wedding dress at one of these dazzling 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 a floral forest footpath, we’ve found 12 of Bali’s most breathtaking wedding venues for your Big Day in paradise, from dazzling clifftop chapels to magical jungle hideaways, and everything else fabulous in between.
THE BEST WEDDING VENUES IN BALI
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. [email protected]
The Surga Villa Estate
If you’ve always dreamt of a big and breathtaking wedding in a private villa but you’re worried about the logistics, then cast your starry eyes upon The Surga Villa Estate. This magnificent clifftop villa (with ocean views for as far as the eye can see) is not only a stunning setting to say “I Do”, it’s also fully kitted out to make your Big Day a tropical island breeze. Both functional and flawless, this sprawling estate on the clifftops of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula comes armed with its very own team of event organisers, as well as direct contact with world-class vendors, a purpose-built aisle that appears to float above the iridescent infinity pool, and up to 13 master suites for the entire wedding party. But that’s not all. They really have thought of everything here, with dedicated powder rooms for the bridal party, dual kitchens for the catering, and even discreet areas for the vendors to avoid any disruption. Add to that the direct beach access, the mauve sunsets and all the opulent extras you could ever think of (hello tennis courts, onsite spa and outdoor cinema!) and it’s easy to see why The Surga Villa Estate is one of our forever-fave wedding venues in Bali – a very special place enjoyed by a very lucky few.
Best for: A spectacular and sprawling private wedding villa that comes with flawless functionality.
Guestlist: Up to 150 guests for the celebration, with space for up to 26 sleep-in guests.
The Surga Villa Estate, Jl Pura Masuka, Ungasan, p. +62 812 1000 558, e. [email protected]
Eden Garden at Wonderland Uluwatu
Wonderland Uluwatu is Bali’s beautiful and totally customisable events space built on 10,000 square meters of oceanfront cliff-top land. Overlooking pristine, untouched beaches and infinite ocean, the sprawling estate consists of four unique and exclusive spaces that celebrate design, passion and nature; the Point, the Pool, the Joglo and Eden Garden. Each space offers a different dreamy atmosphere, with the option to completely customise your wedding according to your theme, size and personal preferences. Opt for a boho picnic-style dinner setup at Eden Garden, or capture the magical and traditional vibes of the Joglo glasshouse with its divine drapes that float in the sea breeze. To complement the spaces, at Wonderland Uluwatu you’ll also have access to bathrooms, a catering area, air-conditioned bridal suites and even the option of wedding planning services too.
Best for: Those who need a stunning venue without accommodation or added extras – simply a beautiful clifftop space that’s totally customisable.
Guestlist: From 30 seated guests at Eden Garden, to 300 around the Pool – or hire the entire property for a bigger blowout.
Wonderland Uluwatu, Jl Batu Nunggalan, Bukit, p. +62 821 4481 1349, e. [email protected]
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. [email protected]
Villa Tamarama at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort
If the thought of a six-star private villa resort is your kinda wedding venue, then The Ungasan Clifftop Resort may well be the “I do” destination for you. A pristine paradise with the kind of mod-cons you’ve only ever seen in the movies, this hidden utopia of architecturally-designed villas is a real showstopper. There are nine wedding venues to choose from, including Sundays Beach Club (with its white-sand private beach, sparkly lagoon and gourmet goodies) seven private villas (each with their own cliff-edge infinity pools), and Selatan Restaurant with its perfectly manicured lawn and panoramic views. Our fave is the colonial-style Villa Tamarama, perfect for an elegant, white wedding with endless options for an outdoor set-up beneath the stars.
Best for: Show-stopping views over the cliff’s edge, and celeb-style celebrations beneath the stars.
Guestlist: Maximum 100 guests at Villa Tamarama, or book out the whole resort for a blowout celebration.
The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 811 942 1110, e. [email protected]
Beachfront at W Bali – Seminyak
For vows that really wow, direct your wedding day to the pristine beachfront of W Bali – Seminyak. Upping the stakes for the island’s bespoke destination weddings, W Bali – Seminyak delivers it all, from dreamy proposals to over-the-top honeymoons, and of course, the most magical wedding day. As part of a beachfront wedding here, you can take advantage of the resort’s one-of-a-kind ‘Wed Your Way’ wedding experience – a comprehensive package that lets you customise all the best bits. Create your own personal playlist or enlist a celebrity DJ, say “yes” to a spectacular fireworks display and even hire your own social media concierge to get your wedding the exposure it deserves. Heck, you can even opt for a private helicopter to really dazzle your guest list. From beautiful backdrops to stylish intimate spaces, it’s the place to be seen when wearing white.
Best for: A wholly customised wow-worthy celebration, from unstated chic to fabulously OTT.
Guestlist: Maximum 250 guests.
W Bali – Seminyak, Jl Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3000 106.
The Glass House at Tirtha Bridal
Tirtha Bridal has long been renowned as one of Bali’s most sophisticated, 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.
The Penthouse at Alila Seminyak
If you’ve always dreamt of a wow-worthy beach wedding venue that’s both uber-private and next-level glamorous, then you’ll want to say your vows at Alila’s Seminyak’s three-bedroom Penthouse Suite. In true rock star splendour, the Penthouse is exquisitely designed with stylish interiors, set across a whopping 811 square-metres of ocean-facing sophistication. Bigger than most villas and right on the coastline, the interiors spill out onto your own spacious outdoor terrace with an 18 square-metre private infinity pool, sundeck and entertainment area. And of course, being the Penthouse Suite at one of Bali’s finest resort’s, the panoramic ocean views are to die for.
Best for: A glamorous and uber-private celebration for close friends and family in your own stylish, rock-star pad.
Guestlist: Maximum 30 guests for a table setup, with more space available for the after-party.
Alila Seminyak, Jl Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3021 888.
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.
Affinity Wedding at Banyan Tree Ungasan
Every bride wants to feel on top of the world on her wedding day, and at Banyan Tree Ungasan, it’s hard not to with its elevated ocean views 70 metres above crashing waves. Add to that the gorgeous Affinity Wedding venue on the cliff’s edge, set within the 1,200 square metre, three-bedroom Presidential Villa, and you’ve pretty much guaranteed yourself an out-of-this-world wedding. There’s a clear floating platform above the oceanfront infinity pool for your “I dos”, and after, you’ll be treated like rockstars with a night in the villa for you and six guests, complete with your own 24-hour butler service, bottle of Champers, and a hopelessly romantic His & Hers Spa treatment. Cloud nine, here you come!
Best for: Gorgeous views and a swoon-worthy setup that seems to float above the clouds.
Guestlist: Maximum 40 guests.
Banyan Tree Ungasan, Jl Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan, p. +62 361 300 7000.
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 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. [email protected]
Eternity Chapel at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas
Voted the Number One Resort in the World multiple years running, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas is the place to get hitched on the ‘Island of Love’. Whether you’re after an intimate, private blessing, or a fully-fledged flamboyant celebration, the resort is home to three wedding chapels, seven dining venues and a grand ballroom. Our fave is The Eternity Chapel – a floating glass chapel set beneath an infinite ring of hand-crafted crystal chandelier, symbolising eternal love and a whole lotta bling. This dazzling venue sits in the middle of the azure waters of Mulia Lake (yes, the resort has its own lake!) and to help you pull it all together, the resort’s wedding team is on hand to take care of everything. From tiered wedding cakes, to gorgeous flower decorations, professional make up artists, and everything in between. No matter what you need to make your wedding day the most special day of your life, they will help you achieve it. And so beautifully.
Best for: A big flamboyant celebration that will please all of your guests with its glamorous villas, restaurants and bars.
Guestlist: Maximum 250 guests.
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 3017777.
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