The Perfect Bali Wedding Venue
Not All Venues Can Be Recommended
While there are many excellent wedding venues in Bali, there are also many hotels and villas in Bali that we feel we cannot recommend. We are constantly inspecting venues and not all of them come up to our high standards. For example, some wedding venues may have accessibility problems, construction or maintenance problems, or the size or location might simply be inappropriate for any number of reasons.
Problems can also arise when the management overstates the capacity or size of a venue. They may do this to secure a booking, but it will usually only cause unnecessary problems. Sometimes venues that start out in excellent condition with high quality control then deteriorate over the years due to poor or no maintenance and upkeep. In addition, some villas or hotels may have the necessary capacity, but have a difficult layout, which makes them unsuitable venues.
It is also not wise to trust photographs found online. Sometimes old photos are used that show the venue looking pristine and perfect, when the reality is that it has been neglected over the years and allowed to be run down. There are also some camera tricks used that can deceive you. For example, a very wide angle fisheye lens might be used to exaggerate the actual size of a garden area, making it appear much more spacious than it really is.
There might also be hidden costs to look out for. If you use your own vendors, for example, you may be charged extra, and the corkage fees for using your own supply of alcoholic drinks can vary considerably. Also, while the bride's makeup room is often supplied free of charge, it isn't always the case, and without having inside knowledge about these things, your costs can quickly spiral out of control.
What A Successful Event Needs From A Venue
Ideally your hotel or villa wedding venue needs these six things to help make a successful event:
- A preparation area for vendors
- 2 preparation rooms, one for the Bride and the other the Groom
- A dedicated area for your Bali wedding ceremony with a fantastic view
- A dedicated cocktail area to convene to after the ceremony
- A large and spacious seated dinner area with a dance floor close by
- A stage area for entertainers to perform on
With these six vital things in place, assuming the overall layout works well, your wedding will be on track to be a success, or at least the planning arrangements will be. It's really up to you and your guests to make a success of the event. That's why we'll look after all the boring planning details so you can get on with having fun!
Do Your Own Research or Hire Us!
This is why it is important - vital even - that you do your own meticulous research. If that seems a little too daunting for you, why not let us help? You should speak to one of our wedding planners in the first instance. You will be offered a free consulation and will be provided with a shortlist of wedding venues that we consider to be suitable for your needs.
As your chosen wedding planner, we can offer you our many years of experience and expertise in dealing with venues and vendors to help you secure the best possible deal. There's a lot to think about when choosing wedding venues in Bali, but that's what we do best. Our high standards will ensure that you have the best dream wedding experience possible, with an abundance of wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are a few examples of our favourite Bali wedding venues (plus a sensational wedding hotel in Yogyakarta, Central Java). Click the 'Learn More' link for an overview of each property, the technical details and also examples of our weddings at the venue. We have many more villas and hotels in Bali and around Indonesia that we like but are not listed here, CONTACT US for more options.