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Three Reasons to Host Your Wedding at a Villa
January 13, 2020
When planning a destination wedding, villa weddings are bound to come up. They can be beautiful, unique, and a breath of fresh air. Be it ocean-view or beachfront you’re looking for (or even both), villa weddings have the potential to be the ideal setting for the wedding of your dreams. Here are three reasons why a villa is a perfect location for your big day.
1. Total Privacy
The property you rent will be uniquely yours for the night, making for an intimate and cozy feel. Unlike other wedding venues, nobody will have access to the facilities, which means no peeking hotel guests, strolling through the venue in the bikinis and shorts. And no surprises in your wedding photos!
When booking a venue such as a hotel, restaurant or beach/country club, you are usually restricted to using their caterer, their florists, their furnishings, etc. This usually also comes with a much higher cost. When celebrating the big day at a villa, you will be able to bring in your choice of vendor, whether it’s just one or multiple vendors, whether you want something formal or more casual or more “crazy”, allowing you to create something truly unique. Additionally, villas provide a blank canvas, giving you the ability to bring in whatever structures and design elements you like without having to work within the restrictions of a ballroom or conference room. The choices are endless.
Villas are costly (weddings generally are) but can be value for money once you factor in the inclusions, such as the accommodation and some staff. Additionally, you will be able to bring booze in yourself, which you can buy in bulk at cost-effective stores or go directly to the supplier. All of your drinks will be based on consumption, and you can keep the leftovers for parties to come! Still on the fence? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite wedding locations in Bali to help convince and inspire you.
- Villa Vedas
Located in Tabanan and directly on the beach, the villa has five suites in the main villa and an additional three suites in the pavilion by the entrance gate, all with central air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and uninterrupted views of the ocean, rice paddies or Mount Batukaru. If pressed to describe the villa in one word, it would quite simply be, “palatial”. From the jaw-dropping design, the 45-meters of absolute beachfront, the private location and the sheer decadence of its meticulously designed marble, stone and teak fittings, this villa is pure “WOW”.
- How many guests: 220 seated and 300 standing
- Curfews: 03:00 AM
- Event fees: USD 1,500++ to USD 1,750++ (plus local community fee of IDR 4,000,000)
- Pantai Lima Estate
They successfully blend Balinese and Javanese nuances with the latest in western creature comforts to provide relaxed but luxurious surroundings. House all your guests on the grounds for the ultimate wedding weekend. Each villa is spacious, beautifully appointed and completely private. Gardens and pools are expansive, and each villa has views of the ocean. You cannot get any closer to the beach than this, you simply step off your lawn and onto the sand, making Pantai Lima a versatile option to celebrate your big day.
- The five villas are Villa Ambra (5 bedrooms), Villa Mary (5 bedrooms), Villa Melissa (5 bedrooms), Villa Sound of the Sea (6 bedrooms) and Villa Waringin (6 bedrooms).
- How many guests: 35-50 (if using only one villa), 80 (if combining the 4-5 villas)
- Curfews: 12:00 AM
- Event fees: USD 2,500++ to USD 3,000++ (plus local community fee of IDR 6,000,000)
The Luxe Nomad is Asia-Pacific’s leading luxury villas booking portal and management company. The company, headquartered in Singapore, exclusively manages 85+ villas across Bali, Koh Samui, and Phuket, as well as a carefully curated collection of properties and chalets in hotspots like Niseko, Japan. With offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Koh Samui, and Hong Kong, and more than 100+ staff across the region, The Luxe Nomad is able to provide guests a complete end-to-end experience. from booking to check-out, enabling them to “Dream a little. Travel a lot.”
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