Bali, Indonesia has always been a hot favourite when it comes to a wedding and honeymoon destination. With its beautiful landscapes, white beaches and warm culture, it comes as no surprise. In this issue, we take you to explore one of the dashing gems of Bali. Perched high on the cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula of Southern Bali at 70 metres above the Indian Ocean is Banyan Tree Ungasan. Located near the famous Uluwatu Temple, this 403 sqm villa is home to a gorgeous cliff-edge wedding chapel, a 12-metre infinity pool, 71 luxurious all-pool villas, exceptional dining outlets, fine service and panoramic views of the ocean.
Well known to be a leading brand in hospitality, Banyan Tree is not a stranger to many. Founded by fellow Singaporean, Ho Kwon Ping, Banyan Tree today has over 40 resorts and hotels and 60 spas in over 28 countries under its wing. Apart from providing a sanctuary to inspire travellers all around the world, Banyan Tree uses its signature blend of romance, rejuvenation and exotic sensuality to craft romantic, unforgettable getaways for couples. Read on to discover what’s in store for your wedding day at Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali.
6 Reasons to have your wedding at Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali
1. A cliffside wedding at the White Dove Chapel
Banyan Tree Ungasan is home to a beautiful wedding chapel, The White Dove. Specially created for once in a lifetime moments, this romantic cliff-top chapel since 2014 has grown to become one of the most intimate and romantic clifftop wedding venues in Bali. Designed by widely acclaimed Indonesian architect Sardjono Sani, The White Dove’s most iconic element is the 300 ornamental white doves that cover it, representing peace, purity, love and everlasting wedded bliss. This beautiful and romantic sanctuary makes a perfect venue for your marriage union.
The pyramid-like structure of The White Dove is built using glass doors and full-length floor to ceiling windows that allow you to enjoy captivating cliff-edge views out to the Indian Ocean. Sunset weddings are even more breathtaking as light rays warm up the chapel with a glow. With its magnificent views and magical atmosphere, allow the dedicated wedding team at Banyan Tree Ungasan create a tapestry of romance and intimacy for your joyous occasion.
The White Dove Wedding package starts from US$4,500++. It includes a blessing ceremony led by an English-speaking celebrant for a 1-hour timeslot, 2-nights stay in the Pool Villa Sea View that includes breakfast, floral decorations, bridal bouquet, centrepieces, wedding cake, a bottle of champagne… and even a dedicated buggy to bring you from your villa to wedding! Click here to see the full package inclusions, and click here to inquire.
Apart from Pool Villa Sea View, Banyan Tree Ungasan also offers Pool Villa Garden View, Pool Villa Ocean View, and Pool Villa Cliff Edge Ocean View. Each villa will ensure that you have the perfect spot for rejuvenating views while enjoying distinctive Balinese interior features. Time to experience the real luxe living!
2. Walk on water on your wedding day
Banyan Tree’s 12-metre infinity pool leads your eyes into stunning views of the glorious Indian Ocean. During our visit, we found the view incredibly mesmerizing. Here, a picturesque poolside wedding ceremony awaits. Together with the 180-degree ocean view, you can walk down the transparent glass aisle atop pool waters and be accompanied by beautiful florals and elegant tiffany chairs. Exchange your vows under a gorgeous flower archway, and have your celebration unfold into an unforgettable memory.
The Infinity Wedding package starts from US$7,500++ and includes an English-speaking celebrant, the set up for the see-through acrylic stage paired with captivating flower arrangements. Be pampered with a bottle of Champagne, a luxurious villa stay with ocean views and a 90-minute couples massage by Banyan Tree Spa. Have your guests entertained with live-music performance during the ceremony, and indulge in useful extras like pressing service and exclusive use of the wedding preparation room. Click here to see the full package inclusions, and click here to inquire.
3. Host your sunset wedding at Ju-Ma-Na
Get wed at the most romantic time of day – sunset. Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant and Bar paints an incredible atmosphere of sultry Moroccan charm accompanied by relaxing vibes. This spot marks a perfect vantage point for you to exchange your vows while admiring the natural ebb and tide of the sparkling Indian Ocean. Stroll down an aisle strewn with rose petals amid a light breeze and wave sounds. Let the wedding team at Banyan Tree Ungasan bring your ceremony to life with elegant table settings and beautiful florals.
In addition, allow for Ju-Ma-Na to serve your guests with a gourmet feast of delectable fresh seafood with an Asian twist. Pair your meals with cosmopolitan cocktails and aperitifs, Arabian-influenced snacks and drinks. The Eternity Wedding package starts from US$7,000++ and enjoys similar inclusions to the Infinity pool wedding package above. Click here to see the full package inclusions, and click here to inquire.
4. Get cosy at the luxurious Presidential Villa
If you are seeking a venue more private with a sense of exclusivity, the 1,200 sqm Presidential Villa will be your ideal spot. Enjoy all the benefits that the Affinity wedding package has to offer, and doubly enhance your honeymoon with an unforgettable stay at the Presidential Villa. Exchange your vows on the acrylic stage over the expansive 25-metre infinity pool with a never-ending view of the ocean.
The Presidential Villa provides not only a private and serene setting for your magical ceremony but brings you a sanctuary of chic style and opulent lifestyle made complete with 24-hour butler service.
Apart from its 3-bedrooms and pristine marble bathrooms, the Presidential Villa also houses its own private fitness, entertainment and relaxation room. It even has its own personal spa treatment room! With spacious luxe living and dining and kitchen quarters, your post-wedding stay will be incredibly luxurious. Best of all, the entire experience can be shared with your closest family and loved ones. All villas in Banyan Tree Ungasan comes with BOSE stereo system, which means your wedding and stay will be accompanied by some of the best-sounding background music yet. Enjoy a stay that is worthy even for royal dignitaries.
The Affinity wedding package starts from US$8,000++ and includes an English-speaking celebrant, a 1-night stay in the Presidential Villa including breakfast for 6 persons, flower arrangements and a wedding set up with the pool acrylic stage. Click here to see the full package inclusions, and click here to inquire.
5. Beautiful backdrops to capture unforgettable memories
On top of its unrivalled panoramic views, Banyan Tree Ungasan is also home to many beautiful backdrops for your photo shoot, both natural and man-made. Capture unforgettable memories during your shoot, and choose your backdrops from the cliff, beach or sea. Around the resort, you will find many beautiful photo spots, that come with fine traditional Balinese touches that blend seamlessly with the architecture and natural atmosphere. Contact the resort here to request for a photo shoot tour or package.
6. Honeymoon Romance in Bali
Celebrate your honeymoon at Banyan Tree Ungasan, and you are in for a real treat. Awaken each morning to beautiful gardens and warm sunshine. Be astounded by the breathtaking cliff-edge views as you enjoy the luxuries of this idyllic retreat. At this ‘Eden in the heart of Bali’, here you will find restful calm and rejuvenation from endless pampering and luxury.
Celebrate intimate moments as the Banyan Tree Ungasan team transforms your villa and bathroom into a magical place, with the soft glow of candlelight, the relaxing scent of aromatic oils and delicate floral arrangements.
On your honeymoon, be sure to pay a visit to the Banyan Tree Spa and let their therapists pamper you with their signature treatments. Relax your body and soothe your tired muscles as they refresh and renew your senses.
Take it up a notch and request for a unique private dining experience – cliff edge dining in your own private ‘bale” pavilion or a romantic in-villa barbecue. Alternatively, head to the Tamarind Restaurant for healthy treats, or fill your tummies with the themed buffet nights at Bambu restaurant. Wind down your evenings at the hotel pool bar over thirst-quenching cocktails and all-day light snacks as you soak up the sunset views.
For couples seeking out that luxe romantic honeymoon, this place was made for you. Check out their Sense of Romance package which features a 3 day 2 night stay from US$1,320++. More package and offers can be found here.
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