These days as soon as you say the word WEDDING in Bali you better pull out the cheque book. Bali in Indonesia is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world.
Hosting an event in a villa
You may think hosting a one day event at a villa will be the fabulous setting for a wedding and you are right. However many villas will not allow you to hire the villa for just one day without staying at least 3 days. Depending on the season you’ll have a minimum stay at the villa and most will have an event fee equal to a one night stay.
If you have over 20 – 30 guests (depending on the villa) many will insist on you hiring a wedding coordinator to plan every part of the special day. Pricing for a wedding coordinator just to plan the day will start from USD $1,500 to $10,000 depending on the guests and that’s not including any decorations, catering etc.
So how can you host an affordable wedding in a villa?
The villa can arrange a wedding and you don’t require a coordinator (unlike some other villas). They have hosted several weddings and are very experienced when it comes to the set up.
How much will it cost?
For any event at the villa a one night charge as the function fee does apply. This is standard for villas and depending on the rooms you need that equals USD $1,250 on top of the overall booking value. Not bad when you think about the cost of hiring a wedding venue back home.
A Banjar Fee of IDR. 1,500,000 also applies and this to allow the event to be hosted in the villa by the local community. All villas in Bali have the same policy.
Finally a refundable security deposit USD $500 incase anyone gets too wild and breaks anything 😉 You’ll get this back on check-out if all is left the way it’s found.
Loud music is allowed until 00:00 after that guests should lower the volume to respect others in neighbouring properties.
The villa manager can arrange the decorations like you see below for IDR. 3,500,000 (around $350 depending on the currency conversion) and canapés or sit down meals can be arranged with the villa chef. So if you would like the event to be catered by the onsite team our villa specialists can arrange this based around your budget per head and food preference and the Chef can help estimate the cost.
Can we have alcohol served in the villa?
Drinks and cocktails can be arranged by villa staff. If you buy your own drinks from the local Seminyak bottle shop, the villa has butlers who we can help to mix and serve with ingredients purchased by the staff using the villa grocery system plus 30% for the service.
Or if you would like to order from the villa bar list that would be ok too. Attached is the bar menu and meals to get an idea on what is available.
You can see the pictures attached of a recent setup for a Balinese style wedding. Just gorgeous!
How do I go about contacting the villa?
At Ministry of Villas we arrange everything for you. Contact our team of villa specialists to discuss preparing a quote for your upcoming event. Tell us exactly what you want, including preferred dates, location, number of guests and budget and we’ll make it happen.