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 elegant meals and dreamy resorts and villas. Briefly, it is a gorgeous place to say “I do.”

It is also ultimate in that visitors get to get pleasure from 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 usually value between $75,000 and $85,000 for 100 visitors (not together with visitor lodging). However that is not the one value level on the island. Kentjono’s firm, Luxurious Weddings Bali, presents a decrease entry value level with a set package deal that features entry to the corporate’s Rolodex of native, luxe distributors—and there’s at all times the choice to improve and customise the occasion with a la carte add-ons. The beginning quote for 100 visitors is round $22,200—not together with villa venue rental. Moreover, some resorts, such because the clifftop Uluwatu Surf Villas, supply choices for full- or half-property buyouts that embrace three nights of lodging (extra on that beneath) and start at $12,390 for 46 villa visitors.

“Uluwatu is legendary for clifftop weddings; it is our hottest selection,” says Kentjono, including that Nusa Dua is one other lovely spot identified for its white sands. “However we really do not have many inquiries for seaside weddings—everybody desires a clifftop!”

And regardless of the richness of Balinese Hindu traditions, most of her shoppers go for what is called a blessing ceremony, and legally wed in their very own nation. Often 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 talked-about with our shoppers—it entails a number of topless males chanting. We begin the efficiency after sundown when it will get darkish, and the performers lead visitors to the eating space whereas spinning numerous objects on fireplace.”

For one of the best climate—ultimate for fireplace spinning reveals, fireworks, or just capturing spectacular sunsets—Kentjono recommends reserving venues in June by way of October, because the remaining months are inclined to have a a lot increased potential for rain. And one very last 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 doable on the bigger resorts (some get round it by transferring visitors 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 huge—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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