Welcome to Bali, the place mesmerizing clifftop panoramas meet turquoise waves crashing towards white-sand seashores. It is a spot the place lush jungles meet rice paddies, Hindu temples abound, and there’s no scarcity of chic meals and dreamy resorts and villas. In brief, it is a beautiful place to say “I do.”

It is also best in that company get to take pleasure in a bucket-list trip as they witness the beginning of a brand new marriage. “Bali is the island of the Gods—spirituality is a standard theme,” says Ria Kentjono, director of Luxurious Weddings Indonesia. “And the Balinese are very pleasant and accommodating,” she provides.

Kentjono specializes within the very highest-end affairs, which generally value between $75,000 and $85,000 for 100 company (not together with visitor lodging). However that is not the one value level on the island. Kentjono’s firm, Luxurious Weddings Bali, provides a decrease entry value level with a set package deal that features entry to the corporate’s Rolodex of native, luxe distributors—and there may be at all times the choice to improve and customise the occasion with a la carte add-ons. The beginning quote for 100 company is round $22,200—not together with villa venue rental. Moreover, some resorts, such because the clifftop Uluwatu Surf Villas, provide choices for full- or half-property buyouts that embody three nights of lodging (extra on that under) and start at $12,390 for 46 villa company.

“Uluwatu is legendary for clifftop weddings; it is our hottest alternative,” says Kentjono, including that Nusa Dua is one other lovely spot recognized for its white sands. “However we truly haven’t got many inquiries for seashore weddings—everybody desires a clifftop!”

And regardless of the richness of Balinese Hindu traditions, most of her purchasers go for what is called a blessing ceremony, and legally wed in their very own nation. Sometimes she organizes Catholic, Christian, or Buddhist ceremonies. Oftentimes, nonetheless, {couples} incorporate native traditions within the type of a Kecak dance efficiency. “It’s primarily based on the story of Ramayana, and it is very fashionable with our purchasers—it entails plenty of topless males chanting. We begin the efficiency after sundown when it will get darkish, and the performers lead company to the eating space whereas spinning varied objects on fireplace.”

For the very best climate—best for fireplace spinning exhibits, fireworks, or just capturing spectacular sunsets—Kentjono recommends reserving venues in June by October, because the remaining months are inclined to have a a lot greater potential for rain. And one final thing to think about: Most resorts have a curfew of 10 pm for amplified music. Having a buyout is an exception, however not at all times potential on the bigger resorts (some get round it by shifting company to a ballroom, a non-public villa, or a communal space with a Bluetooth speaker).

Whether or not you retain it small and invite only some of your nearest and dearest to this slice of paradise, or go massive—just like the waves at Uluwatu—listed here are the highest Bali wedding venues to think about.

14 Best Wedding Venues in Bali


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