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Five Reasons to Get Married in Bali

Home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and friendly hosts, this Indonesian paradise is renowned for its iconic rice paddies, pure white beaches, lush mountains and ancient religious sites. For many though, Bali is not simply a dream destination but also an idyllic wedding destination. It is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations to exchange vows and celebrate your special day in luxury and style.

Beach House Wedding The Legian Bali

Image Credit: GHM hotels | The Beach House Wedding Meal at The Legian Bali

Whether you want to exchange vows on the soft sandy shores, enjoy a ceremony in spiritual and historic surroundings, or celebrate with family and friends at a luxury pool villa, Bali has the answer. To aid your decision making process, we have selected our top five reasons to get married in this island paradise.

1. Unique Venues


Image Credit: GHM hotels | The Chedi Club, Tanah Gajah

With spectacular surroundings of inland rice paddies, historical sites and coastal vistas, Bali is awash with venue options. Everyone can exchange vows here, with very few restrictions. The delightful warm year-round climate allows for either indoor or outdoor weddings. Some couples look to traditional Balinese ceremonies, while others seek a commitment, religious or vow renewal ceremony. A chapel, church, luxury villa or historic temple will perform a marriage for a Christian, Hindu or Buddhist couple, with their religious preferences agreed. While, for a more relaxed ceremony, you can even exchange vows on the beach.

Two of our favourite, and markedly different wedding locations, are the sandy shores of Seminyak and the rice paddy romance of Ubud, offering a sensory journey through Bali.

Sparkling Shores of Seminyak Beach


Image Credit: GHM hotels | The Legian Bali

Along this beautiful expanse of beach sits the luxurious resort of The Legian Bali, and its sister hotel, The Club at the Legian. This multi award-winning hotel offers wedding packages in the lush gardens, overlooking the sea. Alternatively, for an intimate wedding you can hire The Beach House, a luxurious pool villa perfect for a sunset wedding. The eleven villa sister hotel, The Club at the Legian can be booked in its entirety for a ultimate seclusion.

Rice Paddy Romance in Ubud


Image Credit: GHM hotels | The Chedi Club, Tanah Gajah

Nestled in the spiritual village of Goa Gajah, is The Chedi Club, Tanah Gajah. This venue offers a serene sense of calm and authenticity. With an array of venues available for both the ceremony and the reception, The Chedi Club, Tanah Gajah can cater for anything from an intimate eight-person dinner to a celebratory feast for 100. Our favourite venue is the amphitheatre, its Balinese charm makes for a truly unique wedding.

2. Balinese Culture

Bali exudes a beautifully serene contentment which resonates throughout its land and people. As such, this devote and spiritual island makes for the perfect opening chapter to the beginning of a couples’ life long commitment to one another. The dances, temples (of which there are 10,000 to explore), and ceremonies define Bali as much as its beaches and mountains.

The unique and fascinating culture found on Bali makes for a truly wondrous wedding ceremony. Traditional wedding elements may include: a traditional Balinese gong to announce the bridal procession, a decorated penjor (arched bamboo, decorated with young coconut leaves), umbul-umbul (white ceremonial flags), Balinese flower girls, traditional rindik music, and many more delightful cultural elements to make your wedding day unique and memorable.

3. Tropical Climate

Sunny Skies at Seminyak Beach

Image Credit: GHM hotels | The Legian Bali

An obvious reason for many bride and grooms to-be, weather plays a critical part in many a wedding. Bali boasts an equatorial climate and offers a year-round warmth, with the dry season between May and September. The average year-round temperature is around 30ºC, with around 85% humidity.

4. Luxury Accommodation

Bali offers some truly stylish and luxurious accommodation. Bali offer some fantastic hotels, but for something really special, a private villa comes highly recommended. Villa accommodation as part of a resort often comes with a private pool, delicious on-site restaurants and bars, as well as a spa.  The Legian Bali, The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah offer beautiful accommodation as part of their wedding packages.

The Club at The Legian Three Bed Pool Villa

Image Credit: GHM hotels | Three Bed Pool Villa at The Club at The Legian 

The Beach House The Legian Bali

Image Credit: GHM hotels | The Beach House at The Legian Bali


5. Honeymoon Adventures

Ulun Danu Temple

Image Credit: Joan Campderrós-i-Canas | Ulun Danu Temple

Many couples save money by enjoying their honeymoon in the same destination as their wedding. In Bali, you could marry in one location, and for your honeymoon, explore the rest of the island. Enjoy picturesque sunsets over the Indian Ocean, snorkel over stunning coral reefs, explore the island’s best restaurants and sample culinary delights. Relax with a traditional massage, explore the markets and galleries around Ubud, or visit some of the oldest villages and temples on the island. Bali has so much to offer, it seems to do it an injustice to simply marry and leave. Take the time to explore the island and create more memories to cherish on the magical island of the gods. Check out this guide to 14 Rarely visited natural wonders in Bali for inspiration.

Free wedding guide

GHM Wedding Guide

If you would like to find out more about getting married in Bali, we can recommend The Wedding Guide. It provides a great insight into the customs and traditions of four fantastic destination wedding locations, including Bali. It’s full of useful information on how to get married abroad, handy links, in-depth articles and an invaluable wedding planning checklist.
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