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Wedding In Bali

Destination Wedding in Bali

A destination wedding in Bali is a popular choice for couples looking for an exotic and romantic setting to exchange vows.  Bali offers plenty of luxury resorts and hotels as one of the world’s best island destinations. 

Whether you wish to host a Christian wedding ceremony, a traditional big fat Indian wedding, or even a conventional Balinese couple- complete with traditional costumes and a priest to officiate the ceremony, a destination wedding in Bali will be one to remember. 

We’ve curated a mini-guide to let you in on all you must know regarding a wedding in Bali

Location details & connectivity with the world

The Indonesian island is home to the most splendid resorts, grassy valleys, mountains, craggy coastlines, and beaches adorned with magnificent coral reefs and high-spirited restaurants

The spirituality and culture of Bali add to a sacred touch. 

Anyone in the world can easily reach Bali by landing at The Ngurah Rai International Airport, 13km from Denspar. 

Climate/Best time for getting married

The best time for a destination wedding in Bali, especially if you’re planning an outdoor ceremony, is between April and October. This is when the island enjoys low humidity during the dry season alongside blue skies and a cool sea breeze. 

Bali has two seasons- Dry & Wet.

Dry season- April to october with less rain with cool breeze.  Wet season- Novemeber to march  Rains and hotter.

One can organize wedding photography sessions from 10 am to 10 pm, when the natural sunshine is at its best. However, If you want to utilize the sunset for your wedding shoot, the best time is from 6 pm to 7 pm. Bali sometimes experiences unpredictable weather, so rain is always a possibility. However, locals consider rain as a sign of good luck and prosperity on your wedding day. Additionally, one can opt for an indoor or ballroom ceremony if plans are affected by the weather. 

Cost of wedding

The breakup for a destination wedding in Bali with 150 Pax can be roughly estimated to-

Stay with meals for 2 nights per person                                             $400+/INR 30k+(Approx)

Decor & design charges                                                                               $20000+/ 15 lakh upwards

Entertainment & AV                                                                                       $ 4,065+/ 3 lakh upwards

Video/Photography                                                                                        $2,710+/ 2 lakh upwards

Miscellaneous/other expense in wedding                                          $2,710+/ 2 Lakh +

To get a more close look at the costs of weddings in Bali, have a look at A Bali Wedding: Cost and Budgetary Details”

*Please note that the accommodation charges differ a lot on certain dates and months. The above estimation is just for reference.

Australian Wedding in Bali- Plan with the best wedding planner in Bali.

Bali shares maritime borders with Australia. So most Australians pack their bags to make Bali their destination wedding location. Also, with Bali’s splendid wedding venues you can get married at any place you desire. From beachfront, rooftop, villas, to sunsets, you can get whatever you need.
Australian citizens have certain formalities to fulfill in both Australia and Indonesia to legally marry. Also, you have to apply for a certificate of No Impediment to Marriage at the Australian Embassy.
But in a foreign country with an unknown language, the mere list of formalities might stress you out. As wedding planners in the location, we will look at legal documentation for you. 

Indian Wedding in Bali- Plan with an Indian wedding Planner

A traditional, big fat Indian wedding that adds up to grandeur is a dream for every Indian. Further, Bali, with its majority Hindu population, is an excellent place to tie the knot. Bali attracts a considerable number of Indian Hindus looking to host a traditional yet dreamy wedding.

Although the rituals followed by the Indian Hindus in Bali are different from the Balinese Hindus, there is no reason to worry once you have wedding planners to look after every detail- from the decor to the rituals and celebrations, we’ve got you covered. For more information on how to plan an Indian wedding in Bali check out here.

Best Wedding Venues in Ubud

In the uplands of Bali, the town of Ubud is the center for traditional crafts and dance. Bali’s phenomenal region Ubud is famed for its rainforests and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines- Bali’s most famous landscapes. Moreover, ancient holy sites such as Goa Gajah (“Elephant Cave”) and Gunung Kawi, known for their peaceful vibes, are situated there.

Bali doesn’t disappoint you; you will end up leaving with intricate and traditional handicrafts. As the center of crafts, Ubud is dotted with innumerable districts that specialize in creating splendid artworks and handicrafts. You might also set out to observe stone crafts and artisanship in progress but will most certainly end up enthralled by oil painting setups and silver jewelry works on the way.

COMO Uma

Located right on the outskirts of Ubud, this hotel is a perfect getaway for an intimate wedding and romantic honeymoon. The lush green valley of Tjampuhan and the hotel’s majestic private pools provide the ideal setting for a wedding in the lap of nature. Their expert services, gourmet culinary offerings, and traditional Balinese music, combined with Indonesian fire dance shows, are worth looking forward to on your special day.

Four Seasons Resort Sayan Ubud

Four Season Resort at Sayan Ubud, globally known for its impeccable service, provides you with unmatched luxury. The breathtaking view from Rooftop Lotus Pond Four Seasons will make you immediately fall in love with the place.

Mandapa, Ritz-Carlton

At Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton reserve, prepare yourself to get lost in the magnificent views of the river flowing down the hills of Ubud. While the hotel leaves no stone unturned in providing luxury at its best, what makes it unique is the authentic local tradition it adds a touch of. This will be a wedding in one of the most luxurious Balinese villas with a poolside and rice terrace farms surrounding you.

Kamandalu Resort and Spa

The staff and service at Kamandalu Resort and Spa here pamper you as the big day arrives. Additionally, wedding experts here will help you throw nothing less than a lavish wedding. 

The beautiful Petulu river flowing down the valley serves as the backdrop to the gorgeously decked wedding venue. Further, you can choose from the Yoga House, Alun Alun, or an Infinity pool with a glass stage for your wedding, as our specialists at Blissful Plans intricately craft everything for your D-Day from the flowers to the menu.

Best Wedding Venues in Uluwatu

Uluwatu Temple is a Balinese Hindu sea temple located in Uluwatu. Dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation as Rudra, this temple attracts tourists and temple-goers alike. In a place where the sacred temple is located your wedding which is known to be the union of two souls as one, here will have a holy touch it
With breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean at the pinnacle of the clifftop of Uluwatu, this place has a reputation for hosting some of the most memorable & opulent weddings in Bali.

A favorite choice of celebrities and high-flyers from around the world, our selection of stunning cliff-front wedding venues provides exceptional locations for any celebration of up to 250 guests. The Wonderland Uluwatu Bali, Andakara Wedding by Six Senses, Uluwatu Cottage, White Dove Chapel at Banyan Tree, Villa Pemutih are some exceptionally good options to check. The above-mentioned wedding venues and wedding resorts in Bali are very few in comparison with the wide range of varieties that Bali offers. Ubud, Tanjung Benoa, Sanur, Tabanan, Lombok, Canguu, and Senggigi Lombok also entitles an out of the world wedding.

Our wedding packages are designed to incorporate all your desires and wishes, with enough room for you to add your own signature touches. In addition, our in-house team can customize packages to your requirements and work with you and your Wedding Organizer in Bali to create the wedding you’ve been dreaming of.
Give us a call now and let’s discuss your wedding or get your obligation-free quote today, and we’ll get in touch with you within 24 hrs!

Ungasan Clifftop Resort

Perched on limestone cliffs overlooking the Indian ocean, Ungasan Clifftop Resort is a little portion of heaven on earth. Around Bali’s most southern tip, only 15 KM from Denpasar airport, the Ungasan resort offers everything essential for an A-Lister’s retreat; privacy, world-class services, a relaxing spa, refined cuisine and its white sandy beach. 

This exclusive resort provides an idyllic hideaway for those jet setters seeking royal refuge from their demanding lifestyle. There are 7 x 5 bedroom villas with Villa Tamarama and Villa Ambar suitable for larger weddings. Depending on our sets-ups, Villa Ambar is ideal for weddings up to 100 guests seated, and Villa Tamarama is great for seating 50 guests.

The Cliff-Edge Cabana at Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu is one of the best wedding venues in Bali, Indonesia.

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 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 has been designed with weddings in mind- complete with an aisle seemingly extending to the edge of the earth. Add to that grand gardens perfect for evening soirees, starlit banquets and those all-important bridal party pics. Did we mention you can book out the entire resort for your private 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 complete privacy.

Anantara Uluwantu-Bali Resort

Destination wedding celebrations in a stunning cliffside setting, nothing can be better than this.

Weddings at Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort are iconic, intimate and one of a kind. Exchange vows over the ocean in the glass-panelled Dewa Dewi chapel. Honeymoons are indulgent and romantic, with ocean-front pool villas, private dining atop a cliff, and spa visits for two. Enjoy 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean as your backdrop. Ideal for up to 50 guests.

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Tirtha, Uluwantu

Garden lawn

A wedding amidst green gardens, with reception options including long banquet tables, live gamelan, and a fireworks performance. Ideal for up to 80 guests.

Botol Biru Bar and Grill

This cliffside restaurant and bar boasts a warm surf-art ambiance with spectacular ocean sunsets—ideal for up to 80 guests.

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The rooftop restaurant offers panoramic views over crashing waves, with indoor and outdoor spaces for cocktail receptions and banqueting—ideal for up to 150 guests.

The Viewpoint 

The clifftop viewpoint is al fresco, intimate, and stunningly romantic. Exchange vows against a backdrop of the eternal ocean—ideal for up to 12 guests.

Tirtha Uluwatu, situated on Bali’s southern cliff top, offers stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. It brings a sense of magic for every couple planning to host a memorable Bali Wedding. 

Furthermore, the new Dining Pavilion comprises two floors with the ground floor designed to accommodate 250 persons combining indoors and outdoors, while the first floor can accommodate 100 persons. They offer:

  • A commemorative wedding certificate
  • Tirtha’s elegant flower decoration
  • Fresh Frangipani flower walkway (virgin road)
  • A romantic choir & piano music throughout the ceremony
  • Two ceremonial umbrella boys and flower girls in traditional dresses
  • Transport for the bride & groom from the hotel to the wedding venue and back
  • Tirtha signature welcome board & guest registration book
  • Two preparation suites for the bride and groom
  • Tirtha signature white rose bouquet & matching boutonniere
  • Pre-wedding meeting service with the ‘Happy Bali Wedding team’ before the wedding day
  • Personal assistance during the ceremony

 4 Course French Dinner or Buffet

  • 2-tier wedding cake (chocolate mud flavor)
  • 6 hours of basic open bar package
  • Place card and menu card
  • Welcome drinks, program card & flower confetti
  • Professional dress & tuxedo steam service
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Best Wedding Venues in Jimbaran

When you think of a dreamy beachfront destination wedding in Bali with panoramic ocean views and a glittering white sandy beach coastline, a well-decorated luxury venue springs to mind. Such wedding venues across Jimbaran Bay, give you and your guests one of the best beachfront views on the island.

Ayana Resort

Ayana resort in Jimbaran is a fantastic option to consider and is the best wedding resort in Jimbaran. It is the largest resort in Bali and covers tons of locations. From SKY, Bale Kencana, Tresna Chapel, Astina Pavilion, or Rock Bar, every place will leave you amazed.

Four Seasons Jimbaran 

 

Four seasons is another top destination wedding resort that fulfils your requirement at one stop, whether it is a villa wedding to a poolside terrace wedding, they get everything done. Karma Kandara, The Renaissance villa, The Intercontinental Bali resort are other remarkable locations.rper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Best Wedding Venues in Kuta

Kuta is a beach/resort area located on Bali’s southern side, with many wedding venue alternatives. With Bali’s oldest tourist hotspots, it is well known for its party-centric atmosphere and wild nightlife. 

Discover Kartika Plaza Hotel

With 5 star services and facilities, the Discovery Kartika Plaza hotel gives you a choice of customizing your wedding in your desired way. A myriad of spots for weddings along with well-furnished guest rooms come in an all-in-one package.

Le Meridien Bali – Tops the list of the best wedding venue in Bali

If you’re looking for a rooftop wedding, Le Meridien Bali’s celebration pavilion located on the fifth floor should be considered. Mercure Kuta Bali, Sun Island Hotel, and Spa Bali are also some amazing wedding venues.

The Anvaya Beach Resort

Tropical scenery of the Indian ocean in the backdrop will paint your destination wedding most delightfully. From the most private family celebrations to lavish ballroom dinners, Anvaya beach resorts have a lot to offer. If you are looking for a memorable beachfront wedding, this is one of the areas you have to consider.

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Best Wedding Venues in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is situated in southern Bali. With its intricate carvings and breathtaking beauty, Pura Geger stone temple overlooks the Nusa Dua ocean waters. On the northern part of Nusa Dua, boats link the Tanjung Benoa fishing port to the nearby Serangan Island.

Grand Mirage Resort

With the waves, sand, sky, seashells, and pristine nature, this place brings your imagination to reality. The beach area accommodates up to 300 people for your wedding celebration. Wedding resorts in Nusa dua are in galore. From Grand Hyatt to Ayodya and Mulia, this coastline strip offers high-end resorts to stay. Moreover, this area wasn’t built for holding parties but for lounging and relaxing.

 

Inaya Putri Bali

Lying on a 9.1-hectare land, this 5-star resort is a synonym for tranquillity and beauty. The greenery and the blue sandy beaches will add a touch of colour to your special day. With Blissful Plans as your wedding planner, we can assure you that your wedding will be as beautiful as you’ve dreamt of.

 Conrad Bali Resort

Infinity Chapel makes your all dreams come true, floating almost 6 feet above the sea level it gives a virtually heavenly feel. Its asymmetrical and modern design features like marble walkways with steel-framed glass and reflection pools make it unique. Cornard Bali Resort is considered Bali’s most exclusive wedding destination.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) When is the best time to plan a wedding in Bali?

The best time for a destination wedding in Bali, especially if you’re planning an outdoor ceremony, is between May and August.

This is when the island has low humidity, or dry season, alongside blue skies and a cool sea breeze. 

2) How much does a destination wedding in Bali cost?

Including all the wedding expenses, the total cost would be approx. 75,00,000 INR for 150 pax and may vary upon your selected resort, decor & travel.

3) What are the best locations in Bali?

-Nusa Dua
-Kuta
-Jimbaran
-Uluwatu
-Ubud

4) How can we include the culture of Bali in the wedding theme?

The Balinese culture and practice of Hinduism affect almost every aspect of life on the island. The
unique mix between sacred Hindu-dharma and sophisticated local customs has made Bali as mesmerizing and peaceful as it is today. Art and handicraft masterpieces can easily be found in every corner of Bali and are worth not only worth purchasing but also worth incorporating into your wedding theme.

5) How to reach Bali?

You can reach Bali by landing at The Ngurah Rai International Airport, 13km from Denspar.

6) Should I hire a wedding planner for my destination wedding in Bali?

Now that is entirely up to you and will depend on the amount of time and effort you are willing to expend on planning your wedding. However, many couples have no idea about conceptualizing and planning a wedding. It requires expertise, industry insight, a hectic research process, data organization, establishing vendor networks, and more.

This is where the wedding planner enters. A planner may usually even help you save more by getting you discounted rates for your chosen vendors and venues. Check out the questions you must ask while selecting your planner when going for a destination wedding in Bali.

We hope we answered your questions, contact us here if you would like to have a free call with our team regarding your wedding planning requirements. If you’re unsure about what to ask, check out our blog on questions to ask your wedding planner. This process is going to make your planning easier than ever.

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