The Wedding Guru: Gus from Maya Ubud

Meet Gus Widy, The Wedding Guru at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa. Offering wedding experiences you won't get anywhere else on earth, magical moments are surely made here.

Gus Widy, the Wedding Guru at Maya Ubud.

The venue: Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
Located: In the heart of Bali, between the river valley and rice terraces of Ubud.

A tranquil haven of tropical gardens and architect-designed thatched buildings set over ten lush hectares, Maya Ubud features private pool villas and luxury guestrooms.

Wedding Planner: Bali Nirvana Wedding
Maya Ubud works closely with one of Bali’s leading wedding planners, Bali Nirvana Wedding, to create your dream day. With 18 years in the industry and an emphasis on personal care and attention, Bali Nirvana Wedding will help ensure a stress-free experience. From initial emails to your arrival, rehearsal, the BIG day, and post-wedding services, you’ll appreciate their professional and personalised approach.

Describe Maya Ubud in five words
Tranquil. Peaceful. Heaven. Magical. Romance.

What are the main reasons couples choose this venue for a destination wedding?
It’s as close as you can get to Mother Nature in Bali, with a stunning view that cannot be beaten. The executive chef at Maya Ubud will suggest and tailor a dining experience like no other. Magical moments are surely made here.

Where’s your favourite spot at Maya Ubud for a gorgeous wedding photo?
The scenic plaza. The temple garden is also strongly recommended.

A Temple Wedding at Maya Ubud.

And what’s the most Instagrammable spot at the resort? One sure to make people back home jealous!
The infinity pools. The main pools are the resort’s hidden gems!

What’s the best room or suite for the wedding night and why?
The Deluxe Pool Villa. With the convenience of a private plunge pool, these villas all command beautiful views of the river valley or surrounding countryside.

The main pool at Maya Ubud.

What’s one thing you get at Maya Ubud and nowhere else on the planet?
A beautiful view of the river valley and also the natural green surroundings!

What are some of the chef’s specialties for a wedding menu?
International and local favourites, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Indian specialties, as well as healthy cuisine.

What’s the strangest wedding request you’ve ever had – and did you deliver?
To elegantly serve ‘ginger ale’ for the guests while the bride and groom enjoy their Champagne, on the same dinner table!

What’s something wedding couples always forget to bring or do?
The rundown, they’re always asking what’s next?!

What’s the most glamorous/luxurious thing couples get to do at Maya Ubud?
Enjoy the longest spa session followed by a romantic dinner with their very own personal waiter.

What’s your best piece of advice for a couple planning a destination wedding?
Don’t let the little things stress you out, you’re in perfect hands. Your job is to embrace the moment and make lifetime memories here at Maya Ubud.

What’s the most memorable feedback you’ve ever received from a happy bride and groom?
(this is what one couple said after their wedding): “Just a quick email to say a HUGE thank you to you for arranging our wedding so beautifully.  It was everything and whole lot more than we ever imagined or hoped for. We have never stayed in a place that felt so much like being at home. This holiday will be one we will remember fondly for many years to come.”

To book your destination wedding at Maya Ubud, email Gus Widy at sm@mayaubud.com