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Sprawling with gorgeous greenery and encircled by sparkling water, Bali is an enchanting island and one of the world’s most sought-after wedding destinations. A lover’s paradise tucked away in the Indonesian archipelago, the island of Bali embraces you with sun-soaked beaches, lush rice paddy terraces lined with volcanic mountains that seem to touch the clouds, and jungles bursting with magnificent flora. Scattered amongst all this jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery are glorious wedding venues — many of them part of magical resorts designed exclusively for romance and relaxation.
Bali’s exotic island beauty and deep connection with nature make it the ideal backdrop for an unforgettable holiday wedding. And when you meet the friendly, laid-back locals and sample the delicious food, you’ll understand why many newlyweds never want to leave their new Bali home!
The only problem with beautiful Bali? Too much choice! There are just so many picture-perfect locations to celebrate your wedding, from boutique hideaways in Bali’s cultural heart of Ubud to luxurious sun-kissed resorts right on the beach.
So, to help you narrow the search for your dream Bali wedding location and venue, we’ve shortlisted a few of the island’s most captivating regions, highlighting stand-out wedding venues in each. Prepare to fall in love …
SEMINYAK, KUTA, LEGIAN & BEYOND
Skirting the south-west coast of the Bali mainland is the island’s most popular holiday destination. Lined with a 12-kilometre stretch of glittering coastline, and perfectly positioned to soak up Bali’s smouldering sunsets, the region encompasses three distinct locales: Seminyak, Legian and Kuta. The luxurious beach resorts of the area host guests looking for tropical romance and a diverse mix of beach life, dining, bars, spas, nightlife, and shopping: plenty to keep you and your wedding guests entertained!
A haven for foodie couples, the chic enclave of Seminyak is home to some of Bali’s best restaurants as well as unique boutiques that blend traditional Australian and European designs. Pro tip: check the roads and streets just off the shopping strips for lower prices and one-of-a-kind gifts and art! Though most of the cafes around Seminyak are great finds for Insta-ready photos, as street art and adorable shopfronts are plentiful.
Seminyak is also known for its well-priced pampering and world-class day spas; ideal for smoothing away any wedding stress or working on your pre-wedding glow! To cap off a day in paradise, enjoy sunset cocktails at Finns Beach Club where the absolute beachfront position and fantastic music draw visitors from all over the island.
Head south from Seminyak (or just north from Kuta) to find Legian; the perfect place to take the days slow and absorb the expansive spread of local shops, spa options, and family-friendly restaurants and food spots right along the beach! Legian’s Dalem Kahyangan Temple is a beautiful place to gain insight into the Hindu culture and sneak a peek at what locals offer to the spirits.
Bali’s first tourist hotspot, Kuta can be chaotic but exciting. While the beach is one of the best surfing spots for beginners, the main strip of Kuta is known for its extravagant nightlife and lively entertainment scene (calling all karaoke enthusiasts!). In North Kuta, the surfer-cool village of Canggu is a fabulous seaside option for couples looking to build their own wedding style in a lovely location.
Venues to visit:
The Samaya Seminyak
Enjoy the best of both worlds at this romantic, all-villa hideaway. The Samaya Seminyak is just steps from Petitenget Beach and the local shopping/dining precinct yet still offers sweet seclusion for in-villa nuptials or an elegant tropical wedding outdoors. Honeymoon heaven then awaits. Fancy a full-length swimming pool in your villa garden? You’ve come to the right place.
A toes-in-the-sand celebration or a rooftop soirée right on sunset? The choice is yours at Anantara Seminyak, which features a shoreline infinity pool with sweeping ocean views, rooftop spa and sunset lounge, and indulgent all-suite accommodation. Bali-inspired luxury for your destination “I do.”
Amadea Resort & Villas, Seminyak
A tranquil tropical oasis in the heart of Seminyak’s ‘Eat Street’ Amadea Resort & Villas offers a range of stylish rooms, suites and pool villas. For an intimate celebration, the resort events team transforms one of their stunning four-bedroom villas into a private wedding sanctuary.
Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, Legian
A top spot to enjoy a Bali sunset, this oceanfront resort blends traditional tropical style with modern facilities, including the gorgeous Glow Spa. A wide range of rooms, suites, cottages and villas means couples and families can stay and celebrate together (their Pool Club Villas come highly recommended for honeymooners).
Discovery Kartika Plaza, Kuta
A private beachfront location, five-star resort facilities, and plenty of stylish accommodation make Discovery Kartika Plaza a wedding favourite. Newlyweds adore their Beachfront Villas which include a private garden, bale and plunge pool as well as direct beach access.
Want to take your dream Bali wedding to the next level? You need Nusa Dua. Far from the bustle of the more tourist-travelled areas, you’ll find an exclusive brand of luxury in this south-eastern resort enclave. This place is ready-made for a fine romance, with lush tropical gardens, swaying palms, and powder-white sands kissed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
For a five-star feel, the private beaches of Nusa Dua are home to gorgeous resorts and villas, many with their own tropical wedding chapels! Gaze out to the coral reefs and say “I do” as the sun sets across the sea. Magic.
Venues to visit:
Kayumanis Nusa Dua
A true sanctuary for your celebration. Kayumanis offers incredible privacy with elegantly appointed pool villas (cocooned in their own walled gardens), personal butler service, and a glorious stretch of white-sand beach nearby.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
Experience a beautiful blend of French elegance and Balinese culture at this five-star slice of paradise. With a huge choice of rooms, suites and villas, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua offers space to host a grand holiday wedding, including a ballroom for up to 450 guests, or a more intimate beachfront soirée.
Home to the iconic ‘floating’ Infinity Chapel (check it out online!), Conrad Bali is a beautiful beachfront escape with a chic architectural edge. Photo backdrops, sorted! Newlyweds will love the Conrad Pool Villas with private plunge pool, sun terrace and outdoor bathtub.
With its awesome coastline and crescent-shaped bay, the southern sanctuary of Jimbaran is dotted with dreamy locations for a Bali wedding or romantic escape. During the day you can channel your spiritual side with a visit to the larger-than-life statues at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park or the 18th-century black stone Pura Ulun Siwi temple. Then, as sunset streaks across the sky, head to Jimbaran’s beachfront as it transforms into a romantic, candlelit wonderland peppered with relaxed seafood eateries. Or head over to Ayana Resort & Spa’s Insta-ready Rock Bar. Cantilevered 14 meters above the crashing waves (don’t worry, there’s a lift), it’s another top spot to sip cocktails and soak up those dazzling west-coast colours.
Venues to visit:
Imagine the pristine sands and sensational sunsets of Jimbaran Bay as your Bali wedding backdrop! One of the original Jimbaran resorts, the Intercontinental offers a prime position and village feel with modern, five-star facilities and accommodation — plus plenty of space to bring all your nearest and dearest.
Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa
Enjoy the luxury of privacy at this tropical retreat, set in a former coconut grove just minutes from the sunset sands of the bay. Celebrate in a choice of charming locations then slip away to the comforts of your pool villa, inspired by traditional Balinese design and perfectly aligned with the beauty and signature service of the Kayumanis name.
Need a dramatically beautiful backdrop? Uluwatu is our go-to. Think rocky cliffs contrasting with powerful azure waves and captivating sunsets that run the gamut from fiery to fairy floss. Situated on the peninsula’s southwestern tip, about half an hour from Jimbaran, Uluwatu is hugely popular for Bali weddings and photo shoots thanks to the breathtaking power of nature showcased here.
There’s also a handful of luxury hideaways on offer, and the must-see Uluwatu Temple nearby. Schedule your temple visit for sundown to catch the traditional Balinese dances regularly performed here. Or make the steep but rewarding descent to Green Bowl Beach, a more secluded piece of this stunning shore.
Venue to visit:
The Surga Villa Estate
Want to really wow your guests? Set high on the clifftops of the Bukit Peninsula, The Surga wins points for its expansive ocean view — but wait, there’s more! Much more. The 13-suite villa complex comes complete with an Insta-ready infinity pool, tennis court, spa, cinema, and heaps of break-out spaces for guests to commune together or seek a romantic moment.
While Eat, Pray, Love brought the soul-stirring enchantment of Ubud into the mainstream, lovers have been visiting this hidden gem long before our fictional friends. A tranquil flipside to some of Bali’s more hectic coastal locales, Ubud offers cooler temperatures, emerald vistas, and a deeply spiritual vibe. Located an hour north of the international airport, Ubud is also Bali’s cultural hub, offering a window to traditional antiques, art techniques, textiles, and carvings.
Planning a wedding weekend? Grab a moped and head to the picture-perfect tiered rice paddies of Tegallalang (quietest early in the morning). Or follow the scent of incense and the lilt of gamelan music through coconut groves and forest pathways to find temples, shrines and ancient palaces. Bathe in a springwater fountain at Pura Tirta Empul or stroll together along the scenic Campuhan Ridge Walk. As Bali’s wellness capital, Ubud is also brimming with organic cafes, yoga studios, and day spas that are perfect for calming any wedding-planning jitters or treating yourselves as newlyweds.
Best of all? You’ll find a host of gorgeous venues for your romantic Ubud wedding, many with their own private temple.
Venues to visit:
Cocooned in ten luxuriant hectares, Maya Ubud is beloved for its enchanting ambience and spectacularly positioned day spa. Step into a world of tropical luxury with architect-designed thatched buildings, private pool villas, and luxury guest rooms. Bordered by the dramatic Petanu River valley, this tranquil haven is a magical place to marry.
Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa & Spa
Set in the misty mountains of Bali’s spiritual heartland, this romantic all-villa escape captures the essence of Ubud. Overlooking the sacred Ayung River, Kayumanis offers a range of lush settings for an intimate celebration, and the perfect environment to spend precious time with family and friends.
Puri Wulundari Ubud
Escape the everyday and marry in a garden temple, open-air restaurant, or private villa at this boutique retreat — where breathtaking river views and private pool villas nestled into the mountainside set the scene. The resort’s Balinese Blessing option is a favourite with couples looking for a traditional feel to their destination wedding.
Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana
Imagine an exquisite private estate for your Ubud celebrations. Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana delivers the dream with its exotic, exclusive ambience, bespoke service, and luxe, art-filled suites and villas. Immersed in a lush emerald landscape, this is true tropical elegance.
The Kayon Jungle Resort
An Insta darling for its three-tier ‘jungle’ pool (inspired by the nearby Tegallalang Rice Terrace), The Kayon carries a feeling of serene sophistication. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and the sacred Petanu River, this adults-only hideaway offers the spectacular Puspaka Sky Wedding Chapel as a ceremony option and a range of luxe private pool villas.
Could this be Bali’s best-kept secret? A tiny island named after the wild deer that run through its gorgeous tangles of jungle, Menjangan Island exists almost entirely without the fingerprint of humanity. A 30-minute boat ride from the northwest coast of Bali, crystalline waters, clean beaches and vibrant coral reef gardens await you and your guests.
This unique sanctuary is also home to several cliffside temples surrounded by azure waters and backed by dreamy mountains. The island’s enormous white-stone Ganesha statue — honouring the Hindu god of intellect, wisdom, and beginnings — is an ideal stop on the way to your new life together.
Because Menjangan is a legally protected marine area, part of the Bali Barat National Park, its abundant wildlife and forests will delight snorkellers, divers, adventurous couples and nature-loving spirits. Uncrowded and cooler in temperature than much of Bali, the island is ideal for a back-to-nature celebration.
Venues to visit:
This peaceful 382-hectare retreat is heaven for nature-loving couples. The Menjangan offers “I do” with ocean views in their Bali Tower, wild nuptials on a suspended deck reaching into the forest canopy, or wave-side celebrations on Sentigi Beach. Then explore the pristine park by safari-style minibuses, bicycle, horseback or on a snorkel safari.
The Menjangan Dynasty Resort
Located on a quiet peninsula beside a pristine white-sand beach, this tented eco-retreat caters to outdoor adventurers with an appetite for indulgence. Enjoy spellbinding vistas with a dash of five-star flair. The safari-style tented rooms and villas, combined with a series of communal spaces crafted in bamboo and ‘alang-alang’ thatch, present a refreshing holiday wedding alternative.
Sporting the best sunrises on the island, the east-coast village of Sanur is all laid-back, seaside charm. But don’t let its easy-going air fool you, Sanur has been a secret A-list favourite for decades – Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall even married here! Sanur’s brilliant white-sand shores are home to a lovely selection of wedding-ready boutique resorts. Imagine a magical sunrise ceremony with the whole day ahead for unhurried celebrations!
Enjoy the local bars and restaurants lining the beaches and take a stroll along the promenade that hugs the coastline (the calmer waters are perfect for paddle boarding). Visit the Sunday Market during the dry season for local artwork and visit the Pasar Sindu Night Market for late-night eats and shopping! And if you have the Gili or Nusa islands on your wish list, the traditional rhythms of Nusa Lembongan are just a half-hour boat ride from sublime Sanur.
Venues to visit:
Inspired by traditional Balinese villages, Kayumanis is a boutique haven steeped in the peaceful ambience and rich culture of the region. Stone walkways link the ultra-private villas which have been designed in harmony with the environment and feature full-length swimming pools and 24-hour butler service. Ideal for a memorable and intimate celebration.
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Step on to a white sand beach and feel the kiss of a sea breeze at this contemporary haven. Blessed with sunrise views, Maya Sanur Resort & Spa’s elegant glass pavilion and rooftop garden are ceremony-perfect while the ballroom offers a superb reception setting. Honeymooners will love the Beachfront Pool Suites, with private pools and bathtubs overlooking the ocean.
CANDIDASA & SURROUNDS
Ever heard of ‘Hidden Beach’? One of Bali’s most beautiful, the real name is Pantai Pasir Putih (meaning White Sand Beach) and it’s tucked away in a secret location just outside Candidasa. Just one reason to put this east-coast locale on your Bali shortlist! The traditional fishing village of Candidasa has staged a recovery since mining of the reef left its beaches underwater in the 1980s. But most tourists have moved on — a big plus for couples wanting to dodge the crowds for their “I do”.
Candidasa offers excellent diving and snorkelling close to shore (around the islands of Gili Tepekong and Gili Mimpang) and a handful of quiet coves and secluded beaches just out of town. Enlist the help of a boat and driver for easiest access. The town’s Lotus Lagoon is an enchanting place to visit with your sweetheart; a lovely lily-covered lagoon surrounded by a skyline of low-rise mountains cutting waves against the vivid blue sky. There’s also a good selection of boutique hotels and resorts to showcase the sea views and stunning sunrises.
Venues to visit:
Every considered an underwater wedding? Or dreamed of marrying in an ancient palace? Alila Manggis puts these exotic options on the table along with gorgeous beach and garden weddings. This ultra-elegant Bali hideaway has been designed in tune with its tropical surroundings, close to Candidasa and sacred Mount Agung.
Bayshore Villas, Residence, Bungalows
A beautiful private beach, lush tropical gardens, and a relaxed ambience that will put everyone in holiday mode. Welcome to Bayshore, a charming boutique hideaway with a range of romantic wedding options. Love the sea? Cap off your nuptials by exploring this glorious part of Bali on the resident Bayshore boat!