Many people dream of tying the knot in Bali, but as you start looking into that dreamy beachfront ceremony or intimate villa celebration, the price tag can come as a shock.
Like anywhere else on the planet, simply mentioning the word “wedding” in Bali will cause the price for everything from accommodation to food to sky rocket.
But fear not! Having a stylish Bali wedding on a budget is still possible. We’d like to share our secret weapon for budget villa weddings: One Eleven.
Introducing One Eleven
One Eleven is a boutique complex of nine one-bedroom pool villas. The complex has a seductive location in the heart of Seminyak – you’ll find the restaurants lining Eat Street and the shopping of Seminyak Square all within a five-minute walk of the villa.
Each villa has a 14-metre swimming pool and an open-sided living room which create the perfect backdrop for intimate weddings of up to 35 guests.
One Eleven villas are priced from USD $450 a night. Unlike most other villas in Bali, One Eleven doesn’t charge an event fee, security deposit or a banjar fee (which is paid to the local village community) on top of the nightly rate, making this one of the best-value wedding venues in Bali.
Weddings at One Eleven
So you’ve found a budget-friendly venue for your Bali wedding – but what about the food, decorations and other trimmings that go with the wedding of your dreams?
From food to decorations and all the way to entertainment, One Eleven offers packages that can be adjusted to suit your budget. This makes organising your wedding at the villa super easy and yes, affordable, as you only pay for the services you want, based on the number of guests.
Food & Beverages
You know what they say – a party without cake is just a meeting! Organising catering is a crucial part of planning your wedding and One Eleven makes the logistics a breeze by offering set food and beverage packages.
If you want to offer your guests a substantial meal, you can choose from a menu of three-course meals. Prices range from IDR 350,000 (USD $26) per person for a Balinese BBQ feast to IDR 650,000 (USD $48) per person for a surf and turf barbecue.
For smaller nibbles, One Eleven offers canapés served over two hours. A set of four cold, four hot and one sweet canapé is priced at IDR IDR 350,000 (USD $26) per person. A two-hour beverage package has a price tag of IDR 325,000 (USD $24) per person. This includes your choice of mojito, margarita, long island ice tea, Bintang beer or soft drink.
Many couples look to cut back on the cost of their Bali wedding by asking guests to bring along bottles of wine and spirits as these are expensive to buy locally in Indonesia. If this is your game plan, keep in mind that One Eleven charges a corkage fee of IDR 100,000 (USD $7) for spirits and IDR 150,000 (USD $11) for wine and champagne.
Oh, and let’s not forget the most important part! One Eleven can arrange a 30-person wedding cake for IDR 2,000,000 (USD $147).
Decorations & Entertainment
Now let’s get the party started! One Eleven can help arrange decorations and flower arrangements for your villa wedding. A flower arrangement and decoration package is priced at IDR 800,000 (USD $590).
For live music, an acoustic set can be organised for IDR 3,000,000 (USD $221). If you want to go more local, a traditional Balinese music performance is priced at IDR 2,000,000 (USD $147). For party animals, a DJ set might be the best way to go with a price tag of IDR 6,500,000 (USD $479).
Paperwork & Formalities
Some might argue that a wedding is just an excuse to throw an epic party for your friends and family. And while weddings are a fantastic opportunity to party, there are also some practical matter to consider.
If you’re having your wedding in Bali, there are two options for making things legal and binding. The first is to legally tie the knot in your home country and then host a wedding celebration in Bali. This saves you the trouble of filling out any paperwork and navigating local bureaucracy in Bali.
If, however, you want to have your actual wedding ceremony in Bali, both a religious and a civil ceremony are required. The religious component must follow one of Indonesia’s official religions, namely Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism or Christianity (Catholic or Protestant). One Eleven can handle the necessary paperwork for a fee of IDR 9,000,000 (USD $663) and also help organise a celebrant.