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 in Bali? You won’t find any stuffy ballrooms or bog-standard table settings here. Instead, Bali’s most beautiful wedding venues are all about glamorous locations 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 15 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. And if you fancy something a little more private? Check out our roundup of Bali’s best wedding villas too.
THE BEST WEDDING VENUES IN BALI
1. Tirtha Uluwatu at Tirtha Bali
Tirtha Bali has long been renowned as one of Bali’s most sophisticated, swoon-worthy wedding destinations. Its dazzling collection of venues is a fave for Bali’s brides-to-be, with options for both intimate weddings and all-out lavish affairs. One of our faves is the Glass Chapel at Tirtha Uluwatu – a breathtaking ceremony venue with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. This truly ethereal setting is designed to host weddings that provide a sense of magic, not to mention the flexibility to suit your guest list or preferred style. Say your “I dos” in the glittering surroundings, before making your way to the two-storey Dining Pavilion for a fancy dinner or cocktail soiree, complete with both indoor and outdoor areas. Whichever venue you choose, any wedding here is set to be a stunner.
Best for: An elegant occasion in a fairytale environment, and the perfect venue for both intimate weddings and lavish affairs.
Guestlist: Maximum 300 guests.
Tirtha Bali, Jl Uluwatu, Banjar Dinas Karang Boma, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, p. +62 361 847 1151
2. 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. The Cliff-Edge Cabana is a gravity-defying birdcage-like structure that sits dizzyingly high over the cliff’s edge, reserved exclusively for brides and grooms. It’s been specifically designed with weddings in mind, complete with an aisle that looks as though it extends to the edge of the earth. Add to that the gorgeous gardens all around for sunset soirees, and starlit banquets for 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]
3. Banana Lounge Bali
For a boutique and oh-so tropical wedding, you’ll want to say your intimate “I dos” at Banana Lounge Bali. This warm and welcoming venue feels more like a luxury villa, with a glittering pool as the centrepiece, lush greenery all around, and ocean views from the rooftop cocktail cabana. And yes, there’s even six bamboo abodes just footsteps away at the adjoining Jellyfish Villas, meaning you can book out the entire venue and host your closest friends and family in utmost exclusivity. But back to those I dos. You’ll be walking down the aisle beneath blossoming bougainvillea and banana trees, while the bright green lawn, breezy cabanas and white-stone restaurant offer countless options for cocktails and canapés, an al-fresco banquet dinner of modern Asian and European cuisine, and of course, that all-important starlit dance-floor. And since Banana Lounge Bali is right across from the entrance to Impossibles Beach, the photo ops are endless here too. Flaunt your Bali wedding dress on the beach, pose with your bridal party on the dazzling terrace, or gather with your nearest and dearest in the gardens – this wedding venue can do it all.
Best for: An exclusive and boutique wedding in tropical surrounds.
Guestlist: Up to 60 guests for a seated dinner, or 80 guests for the cocktail reception.
Banana Lounge Bali, Jl Tanjung Simah, Gg Sedana, Labuan Sait, Pecatu, p. +62 813 3872 0133 / +62 821 4721 2780, e. [email protected]
4. The Surga Villa Estate
Have you always wanted a big 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 catering, and even discreet entry areas for vendors to avoid any disruption. Add to that the direct beach access, the mauve sunsets and all the opulent extras you could 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. +62 811 398 8989 / +62 812 100 0558
5. 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 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 a 235 square-metre private infinity pool, sundeck and entertainment area. And of course, being the Penthouse Suite at one of Bali’s finest resorts, 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 20 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, e. [email protected]
6. 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 white drapes that float in the sea breeze. To complement the spaces, 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, Uluwatu, p. +62 821 4481 1349, e. [email protected]
7. 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. 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 comes with exotic flowers, a 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.
Best for: A boutique wedding in a fairytale forest setting.
Guestlist: Maximum 100 guests at the Forest Pool & up to 80 guests at the Garden Rooftop.
Bisma Eight, Jl Bisma, Ubud. p. +62 361 479 2888, e. [email protected]
8. Villa Tamarama at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort
If a six-star private villa resort is your kinda Bali wedding venue, then The Ungasan 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 five wedding venues to choose from here, including four private villas (each with their own cliff-edge infinity pools), and Selatan Lawn with its perfectly manicured garden 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, Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 811 942 1110 / +62 821 4646 6465, e. [email protected] / [email protected]
9. Beachfront at W Bali – Seminyak
For vows that really wow, direct your wedding day to the pristine W Bali – Seminyak beachfront. 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 260 guests at the Great Room.
W Bali – Seminyak, Jl Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3000 106
10. Majestic Chapel at The Ritz-Carlton Bali
If you’ve been browsing the Insta-verse for wedding venue ideas, you will have spotted the Majestic Chapel at The Ritz-Carlton Bali in Nusa Dua. Aptly named, the chapel is as breathtaking as its backdrop, which is the endless sparkling ocean that’s visible through floor-to-ceiling glass walls. And if a chapel venue isn’t for you? Fret not brides-to-be, because the resort’s expansive lawns and pristine beachfront are available to book for a dreamy outdoor wedding too. And the kicker? You can lock in a pre-wedding package if you want to treat yourself before the Big Day, which includes a couple’s massage, your own wedding butler to help with your personal wedding prep, and a buggy to take you around the resort for your pre-wedding shoots. So luxe!
Best for: If you want a stress-free prelude and a picture-perfect beachfront wedding.
Guestlist: Maximum 80 guests at the Majestic Chapel or beachfront venue. Meanwhile, the Cliff Lawn accommodates a maximum of 1,500 guests.
The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot 3, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 849 8988, e. [email protected]
11. Garden Chapel at Rumah Luwih
For artistic brides and grooms to-be, Rumah Luwih is an upscale wedding destination all of its own, ideal for intimate and fairytale “I dos”. An Indonesian colonial house, Rumah Luwih is designed with white-painted wooden doors, windows and carvings. You’ll feel like Indonesian royalty spending your Big Day within this architectural delight. And for those all-important pics or the breezy ceremony, the chapel overlooks the ocean and the resort’s magical pool and gardens. As for the reception, host yours either indoors at the elegant ballroom, or outdoors in the bohemian garden. Bliss!
Best for: Luxury service with traditional and intimate vibes.
Guestlist: Maximum 850 guests.
Rumah Luwih, Jl Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19.9., Gianyar, p. +62 361 200 5899 / +62 821 4458 5401, e. [email protected]
12. 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 a 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: Up to 30 guests.
Imperial Villa at Four Seasons Bali Resort, Jimbaran Bay, p. +62 361 701 010, e. [email protected]
13. Affinity Wedding at Jumana Bali
Every bride wants to feel on top of the world on her wedding day, and at Jumana Bali, 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 a romantic in-villa dinner, bottle of champagne, and a hopelessly romantic Bride & Groom Spa treatment. Cloud nine, here you come!
Best for: Gorgeous views and a swoon-worthy, intimate setup that seems to float above the clouds.
Guestlist: Maximum 20 guests.
Jumana Bali, Jl Melasti, Ungasan, p. +62 361 300 7000, e. [email protected]
14. The Wedding Deck & Tresna Chapel at AYANA Resort Bali
As one of the world’s leading resorts, it’s no surprise AYANA Resort Bali has some exceptional wedding venues to suit – 13 to be exact. Our fave is located within the palatial AYANA Villa – a 3,000 square-metre 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 180 seated guests at AYANA Villa & up to 70 guests at Tresna Chapel.
AYANA Resort Bali, Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 702 222
15. 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 chandeliers, 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. +62 361 301 7777, e. [email protected]
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