Wedding In Malaysia
Destination Wedding in Malaysia
So you recently decided to get married and what better way to get married in today’s time than to host a destination wedding in a dreamy and serene place so that you remember this day for the rest of your life. Well if you don’t have your heart set on a particular destination and are still looking for one, Malaysia might be the perfect place for you to celebrate this big milestone as you make it a memorable experience.
Location details & connectivity with the world
Malaysia is one of the top tourist places in Southeast Asia and the contributing factor to its popularity is the countries’ beaches, vibrant heritage and culture and the fact that it is surrounded by other famous tourist locations such as Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei makes it the perfect package for a vacation or you know a wedding and a honeymoon trip. The country is very well known for its diverse population that includes a significant portion of Chinese and Indian people in the country, that is one of the contributing factors as to why many Indians decide to hold their destination wedding in Malaysia.Of course, the major factor is still the scenic beauty of the country and the many beaches that it has which will smite you with their beauty.
A flight from major cities such as Delhi or Mumbai will take you around 5 hours to get to Malaysia where you can land directly in Kuala Lumpur which is one of the top locations for a vacation in Malaysia and also one of the leading wedding destinations. The many markets of the city and the amazing hotels present there will make up for all your needs and requirements in the country. The country has many beautiful cities that are possible locations for a destination wedding as well as a prolonged-stay/honeymoon in a beautiful country. Some of the cities are Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Ipoh.
Climate/Best time for getting married
The climate in the country not only varies according to the time of the year but also in which part of the country you are located in the east or the west. While the country observes a constant temperature throughout the year, being a tropical country, the best times for a person to get married without any chances of the weather playing spoilsport would be to get married between December to February if you are on the western side and June to August if you are on the eastern side of the country.
Cost of wedding
The cost of a destination wedding in Malaysia can differ according to the various aspects such as the choice of the location, the many extra expenses such as for photoshoots, etc. According to many websites and wedding planners in Malaysia, the average minimum cost for a wedding in Malaysia would be about RM50,000 (which would be around 8 lakh in Indian currency and 11,000 USD) and the cost can reach to an average high of RM200,000 (35 lakh INR and 47,800 USD). The cost does not include other activities such as honeymoon and additional stay.
Visa & legal formalities
The procedures involved at the Registry Office:
- Notice of marriage to the Registrar of the district, the period of submission of the notice is 21 days also the couple should be present from seven days prior.
- Written declaration to declare that both parties are free legally to get married.
- After the payment of the required fee, a marriage certificate would be issued after 21 days of its placement.
- Then the couple can arrange a date for the marriage, also the solemnization should take place within the duration of 6 months.
- The marriage is legal after solemnization at the Registry office.
- Passport for non-citizens and a photocopy of the same that consists of personal information and date of arrival.
- Colour photograph with a blue background.
- Decree Absolute in case one of them is divorced.
- The Certificate of Death, if one of the applicants is a widow.
There is also a requirement of two witnesses who are over the age of 21.
Best Wedding Venues in Johor Bahru
If you are an Indian planning to have a destination wedding in Malaysia, you might be more accustomed to the classic indoor/ closed space wedding that takes place in our country but Malaysia is a tropical country and there are many beaches and the most wedding takes place on the beaches.The elegant backdrop of the sunset and the stunning views of the Andaman and the South China sea will make sure that you never forget your wedding day as you take in the serene surroundings and the sound of the waves and the breeze. There are many popular and beautiful cities that you can have your special wedding in but two of the most beautiful places that would definitely make your experience more amazing are Langkawi and Penang. The information about the two places and the popular wedding venues present there are given below:
Double Tree is renowned for hosting some of the most spectacular weddings in Johor Bahru. The resort is spread in an area of 23,000 sq ft complete with two divisible ballrooms, five meeting rooms, expansive outdoor event space, and of course, a dedicated wedding center. It has a modern utilitarian theme that gives you the cozy ambience you need for your big day. You can easily decide your wedding style with the coordinators here. Moreover, it’s a great place for people with a taste for Italian cuisine.
The resort is located in Central district, next to Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru. You can easily smell luxury with the exclusive nightclub, sun deck, patio and a tennis court that it houses. The Italian facade of this resort offers you a bureau de change. The facilities here will make your dream of a lavish wedding come true. Standard hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi in guest rooms, swimming pools, gymnasium, restaurants, bars, and other public areas. The straits of Johor from the hotel windows are a sight to behold. The rooms are covered in soft hues with french windows. Some suits have separate seating areas as well. The Oasis serves lip-smacking Italian cuisine by a pool.
Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru has some of the best modern-furnished rooms overlooking the beautiful city. The famous glass temple of Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman is also nearby. Every room is equipped with a private terrace, a fridge, a coffee machine, a bathtub, showers and a hairdryer giving you the best experience of luxury. You can have your breakfast at the bar, coffee and tea are available at the snack bar and local dishes are served at Amaya restaurant. Other inclusions of luxury are an outdoor pool and a patio with cots, babysitting, a buffet for children and a gym.
Renaissance houses luxurious and modern rooms, 2 restaurants and a pub. It is the perfect place to have a stylish wedding assisted by Marriott certified wedding planners. You can decide the kind of wedding you want from the menu to table setting, florist services and even the music band that fits your budget. The Wan Li Restaurant specialises in Chinese and Cantoese cuisines while you can enjoy some international dishes at Cafe BLD. You can have post dinner drinks from R-Bar.
Trove has more than minimalistic design and furniture striking a perfect balance between comfort and style. Instead it is decorated tastefully in vibrant shades and tropical geometric prints. It provides you with 5 star room amenities like a flat-screen TV with Netflix subscription, free WiFi, an en suite bathroom, air conditioning, a personal safe and ironing facilities, a dishwasher and coffee & tea makers. A buffet style breakfast awaits you every morning. You can dine in one of its local restaurants where you’re served exotic Malaysian dishes. There is also a lounge bar, spa and massage therapy and a fitness studio on site.
Best Wedding Venues in Penang
Then the other most popular wedding location for a destination wedding in Malaysia would be the Penang state, the state is popularly recognized as the “pearl of the orient” and houses many of the beautiful beaches in the country, as well as many scenic spots including temples and landmarks such as the ornate Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi, colonial Fort Cornwallis and the Kapitan Keling Mosque each of these places, signify the influence of the various foreign cultures. The state is divided into two parts which comprise the Seberang Perai mainland and the Penang Island. As for being the premium destination wedding location in Malaysia, the state has a lot to contribute with the countless locations present withing the state which offers different forms of services, ambiance, and facilities. As we look at some of the most popular venues in the state, you might be confused about what place to decide as each place present a much more beautiful and scenic view and environment than the other. Here is a list of some of the popular wedding venues in Penang Malaysia:
Shangri La Rasa
Located in the verdurous canopy of the century old rainforest, Shangri La Rasa is a hidden paradise. The resort features the Minangkabau architecture and houses various malaysian artefacts. Combined with the authentic Malay vibes, you can experience modern luxury from the relaxing Chinese and Malay spa-The Chi; to the lagoon style pool. The tropical gardens make for a perfect surrounding for wedding photography as your guests enjoy Malaysian cuisine and western delicacies from the award winning sea-side restaurant. It offers you different wedding packages according to your wedding style, elegantly designed wedding cards, special room rates for guests and more.
Parkroyal Penang resort
One of the most luxurious resorts in Penang Bay, it is located in the vicinity of many famous tourist destinations which include The Owl Museum, Penang National Park and Penang Butterfly Farm. Housing over 300 rooms, and offering a breathtaking view to its guests, it’s definitely worth a stay here. You can enjoy the umpteen world-class restaurants of the resort. These vary from the continental food at Tiffins, Western and Asian buffets at Tamarind to mesmerizing cocktails in the Javana Lounge
Lone Pine Boutique Hotel
This luxury boutique hotel is seated along the beautiful coastline of Penang. Hence you can enjoy a calm walk at the beach and enjoy the sunset before taking your vows. The architecture exudes both the modernised and colonial spirit and highlights the idyllic charm of the same. It comprises 90 luxurious guest rooms equipped with sea terraces and private courtyards. The three world class restaurants at Lone Pine namely Bungalow, Matsu and Batubar will be at your service for your wedding day offering you a wide variety of cuisines, from authentic Malay to the continental delicacies.
The Blue Mansion
The iconic Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion was featured in the movie Crazy Rich Asians. The mahjong scene in the movie where Eleanor Young and Rachel Chu enter a final showdown amid the clattering of mahjong tiles already should be a reason to have your wedding here. You can use the entire mansion just for your wedding. It has 18 rooms complete with kitchens, bedrooms, halls and courtyard. You can indulge your guests in fine-dining at the award-winning restaurant “The Indigo at the Blue Mansion” for an extra cost.
Eastern and Oriental Hotel
If you are looking for a touch of British colonial experience of grandeur and elegance, Eastern and Oriental Hotel should be your first choice. Located in a prime location in Penang and equipped with an outdoor pool, it will really cater to the lavish wedding that you have dreamt of. It is set in the 1920’s with gorgeous and spacious rooms and a view of the sea. Other amenities include a buffet style breakfast, a spa and a mini-bar. Destinations like Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, Little India and Fort Cornwallis are easily accessible from here.
Best Wedding Venues in Langkawi
Langkawi is one of the most popular locations for having a destination wedding in Malaysia, Langkawi has many stunning beaches and a calm serene setting, the island which is located just off the mainland is made up of the main island and many small islands which have multiple resorts and wedding venues in Malaysia that are very much suited for a beach wedding as well as vacation and will completely fulfill your dream of a destination wedding with amazing scenery and beautiful backdrops. The island of Langkawi is the perfect location for having a small wedding with your loved ones or an exuberant one with all the people that you want. Langkawi has some of the most professional and luxurious wedding resorts in Malaysia which are placed in scenic settings. These world-class resorts not only offer the perfect venue for your wedding but also all the activities that you would have planned with the wedding. And if you are planning to spend your honeymoon in Malaysia, the resorts at Langkawi are one of the best places that you can have a honeymoon in and it will also save you from the time spent to travel to any other place for your honeymoon. Some of the best wedding venues in Langkawi are given below:
The Danna Resort
Located around the corner from Oriental Village along Pantai Kok, Danna is a five star resort where you will thoroughly enjoy yourself. It comprises 125 brightly lit rooms and suits, five food and wine venues and spa treatments which will make all dreams of your big day come true. The resort provides you lodging units ranging from 60 to 600sqm. Each of these provide you private balconies offering you a picturesque view of the lush green rainforest and the deep blue ocean. You can easily experience the British colonial charms as a courtesy of polished timber floors, handcrafted bamboo shoot carpets, local artwork and custom-made antique woodwork. Every room comprises of a fully-stocked mini bar, free coffee and tea-making facilities and a bathroom with his and her sinks, rainforest shower and tub
Ombak village provides you luxury at an unbelievably cheap rate. It is located five minutes from the Langkawi International Airport and Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre. The villa is furnished with full-on modern luxury in beige, white and gold. Rooms are stocked with a mini bar and provide you facilities like air-conditioner, ironing, wifi and LCD TV. You can even enjoy a private terrace view with your partner.
Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa
Spread in an area of 35 acres, the resort sits along Jalan Pantai Tengah. It offers you 51 exotic single and double-storey timber chalets on stilts. Each of these is characterised with an open-air veranda and sloping roof with exposed roof tiles and trusses. It is designed to resemble a traditional Malay village. The interior is furnished with sisal carpet panels and has nyatoh flower motifs for decor. You have the option to choose from nne different kinds of rooms. The smallest chalet is the Garden Terrace in 46.5sqm. It has in-room amenities like free coffee- and tea-making facilities, a colour TV with cable programming, hairdryer and more
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
Apart from providing you the much needed luxury and comfort on your wedding day, Westin Langkawi resort and Spa has the tranquility and calmness that’s extremely essential as well. It is constructed on a private beach and lies in close concurrence to the Langkawi Terminal ferry, Kuah jetty, Eagle square, Lagenda Park and more. You can relax yourself amidst the calming ocean waves and enjoy some water adventures on your holiday.
If you are looking for a more upbeat and casual vibe for your wedding, book it at the luxurious Berjaya Resort. Spread over 70 hectares, it comprises 370 sleek contemporary chalets set over-the-water or tucked away within the lush jungle: altogether there are eight lodging categories. Each of these provides you the most gorgeous view of Langkawi. Room amenities include flat screen TV with cable channels, an electronic safe, iron and ironing board, IDD phones, wifi stocked mini bar and free coffee- and tea-making facilities.
Casa del Mar, Langkawi
Situated alongside the Pantai Cenang, the resort offers many options to have an intimate wedding at the beachside.
The special thing about this restaurant is that their all-inclusive packages also offer transportation, solemnization as well as documentation services for the newlywed couple, they also present a memento to the couple in the form of a Casa del Mar Wedding Certificate.
Tanjung Rhu Resort
One of the old resorts present on the island, the Tanjung Rhu Resort offers a wedding location where the team has years of experience of organizing some of the best weddings in the country and not only that but the resort offers a wedding ceremony that can be customized to be western, eastern, traditional or even a custom style with any and all levels of budget.
The Andaman a Luxury Collection Resort
This five-star resort that is located at the beach withing the Datai Bay offers a scenic backdrop for the perfect wedding involving not only the mountains and lush rainforest but also the private beach that overlooks the Andaman Sea.
Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island, Langkawi
The Vivanta by Taj is specially built for hosting intimate gatherings which can range from a simple traditional ceremony to an extravagant affair. The venue offers a lot of services for holding a wedding celebration such as its collection of banquets which can be used for different ceremonies.
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia
With one of the most romantic settings on the island, the Four Season Resort at Langkawi holds promise to make your wedding the most memorable experience of your lifetime.
Avillion Port Dickson
The Port Dickson has everything from villas to over-water chalets, the place is built by taking inspiration from the traditional Malay fishing villages.The various activities available involve windsurfing, Go-Karting, ATV rides, kayaking, and other fun activities.
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
This resort presents you with many ways to explore the clear waters and take in the breathtaking views also the resort acts as a turtle conservatory and guests can participate in the activity of releasing turtle hatchlings into the sea
Rawa Island Resort
The Rawa resort is located on a privately owned island and can only be accessed through reservation but can also offer a private experience for the couple and the select guests.
Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort& Spa
The hotel is situated at a small distance from the airport and it takes only about 19 minutes by car, it also has many tourist places such as spas, rice museums within walking distances.
The Westin Desaru Coast Resort
The Rawa resort is located on a privately owned island and can only be accessed through reservation but can also offer a private experience for the couple and the select guests.
Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah
With a great ocean view and a tranquil environment, you are sure to enjoy your time in this beautiful hotel.
The Datai Langkawi
World-class retreats, fine dining restaurants, and luxurious spas are some of the many services that this beach venue offers for a spectacular wedding celebration. The venue is set between the serene Datai Bay and tropical rainforest and offers indoor as well as outdoor weddings.