From the cultural heart of Ubud with its temples, rice terraces, and art galleries to the upscale dining and beach clubs of Seminyak, Bali sets a lively and varied scene for a destination wedding. Here are some of the best destination wedding venues in Bali.
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Ayana Resort is the flagship resort of the beautiful Ayana Estate on the southwest coast of Bali, in Jimbaran. Set on a stretch of coastline where turquoise waters meet white sand beaches, this expansive property includes beautiful beachfront ceremony options, a glass-walled chapel, and so much more.
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Set in the beautiful jungles of Jimbaran, the tropical gardens of Rimba by Ayana are incomparable. Here, you and your guests will have access to the sprawling Ayana Estate, which includes 26 restaurants, 14 pools, and some of Bali’s most beautiful event spaces.
Tucked into the beautiful, lush jungles of Ubud, Tanadewa is a luxury resort with private villas and plunge pools throughout. You’ll find beautifully designed accommodations and wedding settings immersed in tropical foliage.
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One of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Ayana Villas is a 5-star resort within the Ayana Estate in beautiful Jimbaran. Set where the jungle meets the sea, this stunning escape embraces nature in all its forms and sets an unforgettable scene for a wedding on Bali’s southwest coast.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali boasts a stunning cliffside setting that showcases the island’s natural wonders and cultural heritage. From the dazzling architecture of its glass-fronted cliff-edge chapel to its romantic gardens, the wedding options here are beautiful.
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Where glamping meets the sea, just 25 minutes from Canggu. Bali Beach Glamping is a wedding venue that’s known for its beautiful beach wedding settings and cool, safari-style accommodation.
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Ayana Estate is comprised of four unique resorts, including Ayana Segara, on the stunning southwest coast of Bali. Here, you’ll have plentiful options for a wedding indoors or out, on the sea or on the cliffs.
Cross Bali Breakers offers a tranquil getaway in Jimbaran near Kuta’s prize gem, Balangan Beach. This idyllic wellness retreat includes private villa accommodations and a gorgeous glass-framed wedding chapel that creates a feeling of marrying in your own private tropical sanctuary.
From 5-star luxury hotels to humble thatch-roof abodes, Bali's hotels cast a wide net for all styles, budgets, and tastes.
Bali boasts an array of beautiful beaches, from the vibrant shores of Seminyak to the surfer's paradise in Canggu and the tranquil beaches of Nusa Dua.
From beach clubs to upscale bars, Bali's nightlife is renowned. In short, it's a perfect place for your bachelor/ette parties.
Bali's tropical climate blesses the island with warm temperatures and moderate humidity year-round.
Don't miss the iconic Uluwatu Temple perched on a cliff, Tanah Lot Temple set amidst the sea, and the majestic Besakih Temple on the slopes of Mount Agung.
Discover Bali's stunning waterfalls, including Tegenungan Waterfall, Gitgit Waterfall, and Sekumpul Waterfall.
Bali’s gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, rice fields, temples, and rich cultural icons make it an unforgettable place to explore. But the warm hospitality and range of reliable 5-star resorts make Bali a popular destination for Australians hosting weddings overseas.
You’ll find resorts with glass-walled chapels, clifftop terraces overlooking the sea, wedding ceremony aisles that float atop infinity pools, and lotus gardens with space for a wedding. Bali is the kind of destination where any wedding style fits in, whether you’re into a glamorous, modern aesthetic or prefer something a little more earthy and tropical.
Bali’s pretty easy to get to from Australia, with direct flights running regularly from SYD, MEL, PER, BNE, and ADL. Most flights are between six to eight hours.
The best thing, though, is that Bali is easy for your guests to get to while still having that sense of being in another world entirely.
Where to go. There’s no bad choice when it comes to picking a destination wedding spot in Bali, but each area has its own vibe. Here are the main places to know.
Explore the areas in more depth in our Local Bali Guide.
When to go. April to September is the dry season, which generally means lower humidity and sunny days. For smaller crowds and more affordable dates, look to April to June and September to October.
Discover more details in our Bali Seasonal Wedding Guide.
Getting married in Bali is doable, but most Aussie couples choose to do the legal work at home instead. Why? The process for getting married in Indonesia involves travelling with original documents, getting documents translated into Indonesian, and arriving at least ten days before your wedding.
It’s very common for couples having a destination wedding to have their legal ceremony at home. Whether they tell guests (or even family) they’ve done so is entirely at their discretion.
We walk you through all the details in our Guide to Getting Married in Indonesia.
In an ideal world, you’d have a window of 10-18 months to plan your wedding in Bali, but we’ve been known to get together an all-star team and wedding package in less time. If you’re on the typical track, though, here’s a simplified timeline for planning your destination wedding.
10-18 Months to go. Book your destination wedding package with your Easy Weddings specialist, including your venue, accommodation, celebrant, photographer, and entertainment. Shop for your wedding attire.
12 Months to go. Send your save-the-dates via mail or email, providing a notecard or wedding website with information on accommodation and travel arrangements. Choose and order your bridal attire (ordered gowns usually require about a year’s notice).
8-10 Months to go. Confirm your flights to Bali and arrange your honeymoon accommodation. Finalize all flowers for the ceremony and reception. Confirm your hair and makeup artist for the wedding day.
5-8 Months to go. Chat with your Easy Weddings consultant to answer all of your questions and assist you with planning all the finer details of your wedding. Order your wedding cake if it is different from the package. Finalize the decor and furniture for the event. Finalize the outfits for your wedding party.
2-3 Months to go. Arrange bomboniere or welcome bags with special Balinese goodies for your guests. Send out your wedding invitations.
2-4 Weeks to go. Easy Weddings sends your wedding day run sheet with timings and supplier contact info. Together, we’ll meet with your venue event manager to discuss the details of your wedding festivities.
Bali is a really fun place to make a suggested itinerary for your guests because there’s so much to do. Here are some of our favourite highlights:
View our wedding weekend tips for more insight on setting a destination wedding itinerary for your guests.
Can I commit to a date later?
Yep. We’re happy just to have an idea of when you’d like to host your wedding. It’s actually easier to find available dates if there’s a bit of flexibility.
How do we find a Bali wedding venue that’s right for us?
Let us do the heavy lifting. Once you’ve had a look at our offerings, reach out by filling out our enquiry form, and we’ll happily talk you through the options that would be best suited to what you have in mind.
What’s included in your Bali wedding packages?
In addition to free wedding planning, our packages include a space for your ceremony and reception, your food and drink costs, and some accommodation. We’ll work with you to select which suppliers you’d like to include, and we’ll help you scope out a package that works for you.
Why should we book with Easy Weddings?
We’ve designed our destination wedding packages specifically for Australian couples just like you. Our team has a combined roster of 50+ years’ of experience in weddings and travel, and we’ve worked with thousands of 5-star wedding suppliers to bring couples’ wedding ideas to life. Our wedding packages allow you to streamline your wedding planning and have one point of contact for everything from your venue booking to your individual wedding suppliers, all under just one payment system using AU dollars.
Is there a minimum or maximum guest count?
Our minimum guest count is 35 guests, but we don’t have a max. That said, your resort options may become more limited if you’re planning to host over 250 guests.
Will our Bali wedding be legally binding?
That’s up to you. Many couples opt to do the legal ceremony at home in Australia so they don’t have to stress about it during their wedding weekend, as getting married in Indonesia is quite a process. You can read more about it in our Legal Wedding in Bali Guide, but we’re also happy to talk you through the options.
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