Blissful Destinations To Mark A New Beginning
17 April 2015
Ever dreamed of a destination wedding in a private villa, at sea or even in
ALILA HOTELS & RESORTS OFFERS BALI WEDDINGS WITH A DIFFERENCE
17 April 2015 a Balinese palace? Alila Hotels & Resorts offer weddings with a serious wow factor. Whether it’s arriving in a private helicopter, fireworks displays on the beach, an intimate wedding by a lotus pond or a traditional ceremony in a secret sculpture garden, weddings with Alila have no limits.
ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU, SOUTH BALI
Bigger is better at Alila Villas Uluwatu. The dramatic resort located along the southernmost coast of Bali, perched on limestone cliffs, offers a unique spectacular setting, the perfect backdrop for a big glitzy wedding. Couples can say their vows at the edge of the world, with wedding ceremonies taking place in the resort’s signature Sunset Cabana, an overhanging cliff-edge platform with an endless backdrop of the Indian Ocean. For a dream wedding, couples can have exclusive use of the resort and invite 200 of their friends and family. Flowered arches (eat your heart out Kim & Kanye), candle-lit walk-ways, long feasting tables by the beach and the sound of ocean waves in the background, are just a few things that will make weddings at Alila Villas Uluwatu unforgettable.
HOW? The Resort Exclusivity package starts from USD $74,000++. For more information visit www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu
ALILA MANGGIS, EAST BALI
For a truly authentic Balinese wedding, Alila Manggis offers tranquility, peace and the beauty of East Bali, bringing its exotic settings to life with tropical landscapes, sprawling lawns, lotus ponds, bamboo bordered walkways and the romance of the sea. Whether it is under an altar of exotic tropical flowers, under the stars, at sea or in a more traditional setting in an old Balinese Palace nearby, the resort offers wedding ceremony for those looking for a true authentic Balinese wedding, small and seeped in intimacy. From a choice of secluded locations within Alila Manggis or outside locations such as Ujung Water Palace or Puri Gede, the options are endless. Post-wedding, couples can zen-out with yoga classes by the pool, take nature walks through the coconut groves and climb Mount Agung and watch as the sunrises.
HOW? Alila Manggis wedding packages cost from USD $2995++. For more information visit www.alilahotels.com/manggis
ALILA UBUD, BALI
Alila Ubud, an enchanting hillside retreat overlooking the Ayung River, is perfect for those in touch with their spiritual side. Offering a unique and romantic setting, Alila Ubud can arrange wedding ceremonies in a traditional Balinese Sculpture Garden, a ‘secret garden’ inspired wedding with a jungle twist. Set in the hillside of Payangan and close to the artistic centre of Ubud, weddings at Alila Ubud come complete with a Balinese priest and authentic decorations, such as bamboo, frangipani and cendana flower arrangements. After the traditional ceremony an intimate candle light dinner on the Plantation Terrace takes place. Weddings at Alila Ubud are nothing but magical, perfect for the creative, cultured couple.
HOW? Alila Ubud offers the Spirit of Bali Wedding package in the Sculpture Garden from USD $7,500++ for up to ten guests.
ALILA PURNAMA, INDONESIA
Having just one day to celebrate is so 2014, now it’s all about extending the celebrations to last a whole week. Alila Purnama is a luxury Phinisi boat that sails around some of the most spectacular waters in Indonesia and perfect for an extended wedding. Couples can invite their closest family and friends for an intimate ceremony on board for up to 60 guests and then continue straight into the honeymoon with ten of their loved ones. Alila Purnama offers activities to suit all, from night diving with wobbegong sharks and blue ring octopus, to island hopping and spotting Komodo Dragons, as well as yoga, kayaking, snorkeling, visiting pearl farms and BBQ dinners on privates beaches. Onboard are four suites more akin to top-end hotel rooms than boat cabins all with air conditioning, queen size beds and en-suite bathrooms.
HOW? Seven days / six nights exclusive hire of Alila Purnama for ten people costs from £35,933++ per person including all meals, refreshments and non alcoholic beverages; all water activities and island excursions and National Park admission; airport to harbour transfers and land transfers and a crew of 16. Weddings are completely bespoke with price available on request. For more information visit www.alilahotels.com/purnama