Forget stuffy ballrooms and tattered table settings, here are 7 of Bali’s brand spanking new wedding venues for your dream day in paradise, complete with glistening glass exteriors, ocean-fresh views and pristine-perfect decor that says your bright white bridal shoes are some of the first down the aisle.
The Glass House at Tirtha Bridal
Maximum capacity: 150 guests
Tirtha has long been renowned as the swankiest and most swoon-worthy wedding destination in town, and recently, they’ve pushed the sky-high bar even higher. Freshly launched, The Glass House is a stunning outdoor venue with totally unique [and so very dreamy] architecture that’s designed to capture both moon and starlight with glass exteriors and reflective decor, as well as a dreamlike garden concept that’s reminiscent of an enchanted forest [the nifty work of Singaporean based Salad Dressing landscapers]. With so much open, manicured space, the setup options here are endless. There’s 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. Can we hear you say, swoon?!
Psst! Keep your eyes on Tirtha Bridal because we hear they’ll soon be launching the Tirtha Uluwatu Dining Pavilion, too, and if it’s anything like The Glass House, it’s set to be a stunner.
Tirtha Bridal, Jl. Uluwatu, Banjar Dinas Karang Boma, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, p. +62 361 847 1151.
The Cliff-Edge Cabana at Alila Villas Uluwatu
Maximum capacity: 120 guests
The wedding venue of all wedding venues has just added another destination to its dreamy lineup, and if you haven’t already fallen head over heels for Alila Villas Uluwatu, this one is sure to sweep you off your feet. We’ve all seen the iconic birdcage-like structure that defies all laws of gravity, sitting dizzyingly high over the cliff’s edge. Well now, Alila Villas Uluwatu has opened yet another impossibly designed cabana, this time, just for brides and their grooms. The Cliff-Edge Cabana is just as jaw-dropping as its predecessor, yet this one has been designed specifically 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.
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, p.+62 361 848 2166 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Affinity Wedding at Banyan Tree Ungasan
Maximum capacity: 40 guests
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 those to-die-for elevated ocean views, 70 metres above the crashing waves on the cliff’s edge. Add to that the gorgeous new Affinity Wedding offering within the 1,200 square metre, three-bedroom Presidential Villa, and you’ve pretty much guaranteed an out-of-this-world wedding. There’s even a clear floating platform above the oceanfront infinity pool for your “I do”, and after, you’ll be treated like rockstars with a night in the villa for you and six guests, complete with your own 24 butler service, bottle of Champers, and a hopelessly romantic His and Hers Spa treatment. Cloud nine, here we come!
Banyan Tree Ungasan, Jl Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan, p. +62 361 300 7000
The Wedding Deck & Tresna Chapel at AYANA Resort & Spa Bali
Maximum capacity: 200 guests at AYANA Villa, 80 guests at Tresna Chapel
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. But this summer, AYANA Villa [a 3000sqm secluded, cliff-edge venue that just so happens to be AYANA’s most opulent accommodation] will be gaining a gorgeous new wedding deck that’ll float above the Indian Ocean for a backdrop like no other. And if that wasn’t enough, the already-beloved Tresna Chapel will be seeing its own mini renovation, too, becoming a fully air-conditioned venue with a gorgeous makeover. If you haven’t heard of the Tresna Chapel just yet, think shimmering ocean views, a private driveway and 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 magical weddings in paradise go, it doesn’t get much dreamier than this.
AYANA Resort & Spa Bali, Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 702 222 e. email@example.com
Wedding Packages at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Maximum capacity: 30 guests in the Presidential Suite, to 400 guests in Sahid Ballroom
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort has long been loved for its scrummy Market Brunch, buzzing high season sunset parties and ahh-mazing Shine Spa, but now, the beachfront resort is making its mark on the wedding map with the recent launch of its wedding packages from the award-winning events team. And with so many venues to choose from throughout the resort, anything is possible, from the Bene rooftop, to the Presidential Suite, or even mix it up with a grand ceremony in the Sahid Ballroom, followed by a dinner beneath the stars in the lush North Courtyard. Whatever you choose, the team of wedding professionals are with you every step of the way.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, p. +62 361 846 5555.
Water Weddings at Anantara Penthouse
Maximum capacity: 30 guests
If you’re a regular on Seminyak’s soft white sands, you’ve no doubt spotted an Anantara beachfront wedding. There would have been rose petals sprinkled along the seashell-dotted aisle, the gentle chorus of the nearby Indian Ocean, and maybe even a live musician to add to the beachfront harmonies. Well, Anantara Seminyak has recently taken its nuptial game to the next level [literally] with the launch of its Anantara Penthouse weddings. Situated on the rooftop of the resort, the Anantara Penthouse gives you a glamorous and elevated perspective of Seminyak Beach below, with a dazzling infinity pool that can be covered with glass so that your wedding seems to float majestically on the water. Now that’s magic.
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, Jl Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, p. +62 361 737 773 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Imperial Villa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Maximum capacity: 40 guests
Saving the best ‘til last of its two-year renovation, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has freshly opened the palatial Imperial Villa, not only as a gorgeous accommodation option for families and friends, but also as one of the most beautifully intimate wedding venues on the island. The villa sees a contemporary take on Balinese design and décor, surrounded by tropical gardens and sparkling ocean views from every vantage point, just footsteps from the curve of Jimbaran’s three-mile bay. And when it comes to saying “I do”, there are rooftop gardens with infinity edge pools, thatch-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.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 701010.
Voila! Your dream wedding can now become a reality – just don’t forget to send us the invite, Honeys!
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