Bali Hotels for Weddings
The tropical island of Bali offers a romantic setting for a wedding. Weddings in Bali have become a booming business in Bali since the celebrated wedding in Bali of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. There are now many hotels around the island that assist guests in arranging their weddings. Some of the upscale hotels offer complete packages for those bridal couples who have plenty of money burning holes in their pockets. By carefully looking at a few of the more expensive possibilities, more budget-conscious couples can prepare themselves for negotiating with some of the independent wedding planning businesses on the island.
The Bali Shangrila Beach Club
The Shangrila in Candidasa plans weddings for Christians, Hindus or Muslims. The club offers two choices for the venue: the beachfront or the rooftop terrace. The hotel can cater a wedding buffet for as few as two persons or as many as one hundred at their beachfront or rooftop restaurants. The Shangrila offers a luxury penthouse suite with a private rooftop patio for honeymooners. The hotel will take care of the required legalities on the island. The wedding package includes: Western or Balinese decorations, wedding cake for two, Western-style bouquet and boutonniere for the bride and groom, Balinese bamboo music in the background, two Balinese bridesmaids wearing traditional dress, cold face towels for wedding guests, iced water through the ceremonies, a wedding gift, flower petals on the bed for the wedding day, fruit baskets for guests, an hour massage for the bride and groom, a beachfront dinner for two with wine, airport transfer, traditional Hindu blessing for future good luck and the wedding night stay in the Beachfront Studio Suite. The Shangrila provides the appropriate person to officiate and handles all registrations processes with the government. The hotel also provides for a procession around the resort and photos later. The commencement ceremony starts on the beachfront by a Hindu holy man. The bride and groom may be dressed in western clothes or traditional Balinese dress. This package starts at $695.
Bali Shangrila Beach Club
+62 363 41003
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
The five-star Four Seasons Resort provides wedding services with a variety of choices for venue and type of ceremony. The resort consists of two dozen villas spread out in the hills above the Ayung River. Sayan is in the Ubud area, and this location provides guests with many opportunities to experience traditional Balinese culture. The wedding couple can chose between having their ceremony and reception on the Lotus Pond Deck which overlooks the Ayung River or on the Riverside Wood Deck which sits alongside the river. The hotel recommends making reservations at least three months in advance. A onsite wedding specialist assists couples in all aspects of planning the wedding. The Four Seasons also smooths the way for the necessary certificates and permits from the local government. The wedding can be either traditional Balinese or Christian in nature.
Four Seasons Resort
Bali at Sayan
Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar 80571
+62 361 977577
Beverly Hills Bali
The Beverly Hills Bali is a collection of 25 villas set in the hills above the southern tourist area of Jimbaran. This village is just a 20 minute drive from the international airport, and features beautiful beaches, a lively nightlife and dining opportunities. Because of its location in the hills, the climate is cooler than down by the beach. The Beverly Hills Bali is set on two-hectares of land and caters to families, honeymooners and couples getting married.
The Beverly Hills offers a wedding package that includes two days stay in a one-bedroom villa along with breakfast and two hours in the hotel spa, along with butler service and the usual hotel amenities such as fruit baskets and welcoming drinks. Weddings can be held in a gazebo on the grounds or in one of the villas. The hotel arranges the flower decorations and dining choices for as many as 30 guests. Dining can be a formal sit-down dinner or buffet style. Another option is to hold the ceremony in one of the covered gazebos that overlook a waterfall in the valley below the hotel.
The hotel wedding package includes a number of options: a renewal vow ceremony for the couple and witnesses; a legal wedding ceremony that is led by a minister of the couple's religion and an Indonesian government official; or, just a religious ceremony and forgo the legal paperwork. In the case of this last type of ceremony, the couple's marriage would not be recognized as legal in Indonesia.
Garden weddings can accommodate up to 100 guests. A gazebo wedding can accommodate up to 300 people. The restaurant wedding includes stunning views and can accommodate 65 people for a sit-down dinner or 100 for a stand-up dinner. Prices for wedding packages start at US $ 1800.
The Beverly Hills Bali
Jalan Goa Gong, Banjar Santhi Karya
Ungasan, Kuta Selatan 80362
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