But there are a few ‘gotchas’ when it comes to beach weddings in Bali. The first being that under Indonesian law beach front is always public domain or in other words it is not possible for anyone to privately own a stretch of beach.
That also applies to hotels and resorts. Consequently nobody will be able to guarantee you privacy for a beach wedding in Bali. Therefore it is generally not recommended to hold a beach wedding in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Kerobokan or Canggu.
The same applies for Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and Sanur. However there are a few secluded beaches in Bali and some wedding organizers are able to plan and arrange your dream beach wedding.
There are also some private villas and resorts too, which are only a stone throw away from the beach where you can have a wedding overlooking the sea. In case you have guests at your wedding please bear in mind that unless the beach is connected to a hotel or villa there maybe no facilities available and it can get very hot.
Some hotels and resorts in the areas mentioned above advertise beach weddings, but the majority of those wedding venues are still within the hotel’s compound and not directly at the beach. Often the beach and the sea are not even directly visible from where the couple will be positioned during their ceremony.
To avoid disappointments, it is best to go to an independent wedding planner in Bali, who can offer you several alternatives and who can give you an honest assessment of the venues they offer.
Plan B: Another thing to consider when holding a beach wedding is to have a plan B in case it rains.
Even in the dry season in Bali there is still a possibility of rain. So if you plan to hold your wedding on a beach make sure your wedding planner has a backup plan prepared for you.
Here please find some links to photographs of beach weddings for your inspiration. Those galleries were provided as courtesy of Dominik Photography - Bali's leading international wedding photographer.
Should you wish to inquire about any wedding or wedding venue shown below please send us an email and we shall get you in touch with a reputable wedding organizer who will help you to realize your dream beach wedding in Bali.
One last thing: Would you like to be part of a friendly community of brides and couples who like you are planning to have their wedding in Bali?
If yes, then I have good news for you. We have a created a Facebook group where you can ask questions and get answers to your questions from leading wedding experts in Bali.
There a team of seasoned wedding experts, including myself provide free and independent advice on all things relating to having a destination wedding in Bali.
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Hi….my daughter and her fiancé are planning to get married in Bali in November this year. They would like a hill top, rainforest or beach wedding depending on the venue. Can you give us an idea of what the all inclusive costs would be for approx 25 people. The budget is $12.000 AU.
Greetz’ from wonderful Bali 🌞🌴
Thank you so much for choosing our beautiful island as your daughter’s wedding destination.
We are honoured to have your families here.
Let me introduce myself firstly: My name is Jameela Tey and I am the chairwoman of:
💍🏆 THE SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS 🏆💍
You asked: an you give us an idea of what the all inclusive costs would be for approx 25 people.
You will find the answer to this question here:
And inside that article you will find a lot of links to other articles that go even further into detail about the cost of a Bali wedding.
12 k AUD for a 25 pax wedding in Bali is kinda tight. Don’t expect anything fancy.
Pat, once again thank you so much for choosing our wonderful Bali for your daughter’s wedding.
If there is anything else I can help you with please do not hesitate to let me know.
Hi. We are an Irish/British couple who would like to get married on December 31st 2020. We would like a barefoot beach sunset wedding with a legal ceremony for approximately 20 people with dinner, drinks and music after. Please can you let me know how far in advance I will need to start planning this wedding as I am sure this is a popular date. Also, would you be able to recommend a good wedding planner for us?
Hi there. I Would like to organize a small beach commitment ceremony (legal marriage will be in Brazil) with a beautiful restaurant close by for a dinner. We only want something small and intimate for just the two of us and maybe a photographer and two or three instrument players (like drums and ukulele) to create a beach kind of mood. Thanks
My husband and me plan to be in Bali in October 2018
We will like to have a simple, small and inexpensive ceremony, just for us, with no guests .Could you please send me a price for photographer, flowers, wedding cake.. and beach wedding.
Would like to organise a small beach commitment ceremony (legal marriage will be in Australia) with a beautiful restaurant close by for a dinner. We only want something small and intimate for 30+ guests
Hi Veronica I’m planning a wedding in Bali next year, how did you go any advise be appreciated. Peter
We already replied to you via email.
Thank you ! We already emailed you.
We are looking for a beach wedding 2 + 5 guests. Its does not have to be official, we just need a very simple ceremony. Which would be a good location and how much would it cost. We are planning this in first week or November.
Thank you so much for choosing our wonderful Bali for your wedding in Bali. For your wedding please see the article:
ELOPEMENTS IN BALI – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW . You will find all the infos there.
Happy Wedding – Jameela
Hello. I am wondering about the cost of a small wedding…the two of us and our two children, 7 & 8. It would be nice to have a photographer for the ceremony. We want to keep it simple. Thanks.
Welcome to Bali. We have already emailed you more information.
Can you recommend a wedding planner. 🙂
Yes of course. Please see the following link: https://baliweddingblog.com/bali-wedding-planner/
Hi, Further to the questions from several others above, i wanted to know if you could send some details and rough prices/guidelines for a full legal wedding in Bali in Feb 2018. My partner and I (English and South African) want to get legally married in Bali, on the beach- like sand between my toes type vibe. It would just be the two of us and we would need it to be fully legalised, the only other important things that come to mind would be a photographer, videographer, hair/makeup and perhaps ideas for the evening and accommodation.
Thank you in advance.
cheers – please see your inbox for more infos in response to your inquiry.
My fiance and I are planning our wedding for August 2018 and Bali was our first choice. Honestly, we don’t even know how to start planning a destinatination wedding, so we would appreciate any advice or suggestions you can give us. The only thing we do know is that we want it to be a beach wedding, for about 10-20 guests.
Thank you! 🙂
Could you advise me for the same just next year August? ☺️
Thank you so much for being in touch. We have already replied via email.
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Dear Bali Wedding Blog,
I have a client plan to have a wedding in Bali, they want to make wedding on the beach at afternoon till sunset…
And they have guest 50 persons approx.
Please advise your offering for this plan
Looking forward to hearing from you soon
Hi, would like to hold a legal wedding by the Bench in Bali. Itinerary will be photo shoot in the morning and afternoon, followed by ceremony in the evening and dinner. Guests about 4-5 people. What is the lowest price range?
I am planning my wedding in Bali. I live in Ireland and my budget is 5000$, would be possible to get beach weddings (legal or not). Can you give me more info please.Thank you
Hi Zydrune, we already sent you an email hope you received.
Hi, my fiance and I are coming over in September, we would only require a small legal ceremony and photographer, there is only going to the two of us and my partner young son ( he’ll be 11). Can you provide some information please. We are UK based. We’d like a beach wedding. Thank you.
Stu and Anne
Stu and Anne, thank you so much for your enquiry, we just replied, please check 🙂
Hi! I have a similar situation and would love to read your response to the above question. Thank you!
Lisbeth, thank you for your enquiry, we contacted you via the email.
Me and my boyfriend plan to be in Bali in October 2017.
We will like to have a simple, small and inexpensive ceremony, just for us, with no guests, in a nice and beautiful place, like a beach or a temple, with a nice view, a priest for the blessing and a photographer.
Can you help us on having an idea of places and prices, please?
Thanks for your help!
Joana & Pedro
Hi Joana, hi Pedro, we just sent you an email, please check!
Same question. We like to do it December 2017. Looking forward for your response. 🙂
Thank you for choosing Bali as your wedding destination. I have already sent you an email with all the required information.
I have the same question. It will only be us and thinking of November 2017, we plan to holiday in Bali and decided we would like to have a beach wedding there instead of our country South Africa (Cape Town).
Could you please send the information? We would only require a priest and photographer as well.
Thank you in advance.
Thank you for the enquiry Michaela, we just sent you an email, hope that helps!
Could you please send me the information as well?
Thank you 🙂
My boyfriend and I are thinking of getting married in Bali, preferably on a Beach whilst there from the 4th – 18th September. I am currently getting divorced but will be finalised by then. We would like a low key wedding, only us 2 and 2 guests (mother and brother) Please can you send me further information and prices. We would also consider an evening wedding on the beach. Many thanks Alex
Hello Alex, we sent you an email, please check!
Hi, me and my wife plan to be in Bali first week of July 2017.
We will like to have a simple blessing, small and inexpensive ceremony, just for the couple… No guests…
Something in a nice beautiful place, Beach, temple or a nice view, a priest for the blessing and a photographer.
We will like to have a idea of places and prices
Thanks for your help!
Julia & Fabio
Thank you so much for your enquiry, we just replied! 🙂
My partner and I are planning on coming to Bali in June 2017. We are planning our legal ceremony, it is only going to be two of us, no guests. Could you please send me a price for such wedding (hair, photographer, flowers, legal documents etc) and beach wedding only please
Thank you so much for contacting us. Just sent you an email! 🙂
HI, we would like to hold a wedding dinner reception and daytime tea ceremony for about 150 guests (30 children) on 30 Sept 2017. It would be an added bonus if there is a good golf course nearby. Pan Pacific Tanah Lot was our ideal venue but they will be closed during that period.
Can you please send us a quotation?
Thank you for your enquiry, we just sent you an email
Me and my partner would likecome to Bali in august/september 2017. We are planning our legal ceremony, there is going to be only two of us, no guests. Could you please send me a price for such wedding (hair, photographer, flowers, legal documents etc) and beach wedding only please
Dear Emma, we sent you an email, hope that helps
Hi there, we would like to have a Bali beach wedding with 20 guest. Can you please contact me to get quotes and options
Thank you, we sent you some information via the email
Hi, Further to the questions from several others above, i wanted to know if you could send some details and rough prices/guidelines for a full legal wedding in Bali over the coming months. My partner and I (English and Australian) want to get legally married in Bali (probably somewhere on the Bukit) but it would just be the two of us and at most 1 or 2 close friends who already live out there. Beach location or something overlooking the beach and other than the fact we would need it to be fully legalised, the only other important things that come to mind would be a photographer, hair/makeup and perhaps ideas for the evening and accommodation.
Thank you in advance.
Thanks for contacting us, we are happy to assist, just sent you an email, please check!
I am planning my friends wedding for them in Bali next October. please could you send me some info and prices they would like it to be on a beach and a small reception after for approx 30 guests
Dear Paula, thank you for the enquiry, we already sent you an email. Let us know if there is anything else needed.
My fiancée and I are wondering if it is possible to get married in Bali next weekend (27th January 2017) somewhere on a small intimate beach with my sister and her husband as our witnesses. Possibly close to Sanur as we are staying there but would not like to do this in a touristy hotel. Just a small simple inexpensive ceremony which we would at a later date celebrate with family and friends back home in Australia. We would like this to be a full legal marriage and would like to know if given the short time frame, this would even be possible? Can anyone suggest a wedding planner who could organize this for us at such short notice?
Hi Megan! We replied via the email.
Me and my fiance are coming to Bali in 4th-14th September 2017 and we are from the UK. We are planning to hold our legal civil wedding there, but there is going to be only two of us, no guests. Could you please send me a price for such wedding (2 witnesses, make up, hair, photographer, place, legal documents,..) Beach wedding is possible. Thankyou
My fiancé and I are wanting to get married in Bali in September 2017. Only the two of us on a private beach. Could you please send a price for such a wedding (make up, hair, photographer, place, legal documents,..).
Thank you for your enquiry, please check your inbox, we replied!
Thank you for your enquiry, we replied via the email 🙂
Hi, Do you do LGBT committment ceremonies we are really wanting a beach ceremony in Feb 2018. I have sent away to a few resorts but not getting any information are you able to assist?
We sent you an email!
hi, we are already in bali and would consider a spontaneous wedding within the next day… probably just the two of us… or up to 5 guests. is there a chance to do that here or too little time?
Wow, that’s a spirit! 🙂 Please check your inbox – we replied to you via the email.
Me and my boyfriend would come to Bali in august/september 2017. We are planning our wedding there, but there is going to be only two of us, no guests. Could you please send me a price for such wedding (make up, hair, photographer, place, legal documents,..).
Thank you so much for your enquiry – please check your inbox, something interesting awaiting you there!
How much should you expect to
Pay a wedding planner. Looking at getting married 2017.
Good morning Katrina, we have send you our expectations regarding prices to your email. Happy to be of help! Cheers
I’m getting married in January 2017, but still can’t decide whether to have a beach or villa wedding. Do u have any recommendations place for both place? I’m concerned abt the rain
Thanks in advance
Hi Ima, we have emailed you. Happy to be of help 🙂 Warmest Regards Jameela
Hi Jameela! Coming over to Bali in 2weeks. Want to surprise my fiance and have a beach wedding. Could you assist with that? There will be no guests, just us..
Please check your inbox Alex! Cheers, Jameela
hi can you assist us for our small wedding only for family approx 10-15 guests.
Yes we can Silvia! Please see how in your inbox 🙂 Cheers, Jameela
We are from Singapore and wondering if there are any private beach wedding venues that you can recommend in Bali. Approx 30-50 guests
Hi E, thank you for your message. Happy to have assisted you via email. Warmest Regards, J
Hi, we are a german couple planning a beach wedding in july 2017 in bali. The ceremony should be the traditional balinese and for dinner/party we would love to have it in an nice resort or villa. Any recommendations?
Yes we have! Please see our email reply. Warmest Regards – Jameela
I’m getting married in England , would like a wedding ceramony on a beach in Bali. They will be only 6 of us, booking hotel seperate
Our recommendations are already in your inbox 🙂 Cheers – Jameela Tey
hi there, i live in Australia and want to have a wedding in Bali as i love it there!
i really want to have the reception on the beach but i haven’t been able to find anywhere that is directly on the beach. (with lots of fairy lights) any recommendation please?
Thank you so much for choosing Bali as your wedding destination. I recommend you contact your wedding planner for more information.
Let us know if you want us to find a suitable planner for you.
Happy Wedding – Jameela
Hi. I am a Malaysian Indian and my fiance is Australian. We intend to have a beach wedding in Bali sometime between Jan-Feb 2013. We prefer a relaxing casual wedding – non religious. We were thinking of a cocktail wedding with local meals. And a signing ceremony where we could register our marriage that is recognised in Australia and Malaysia. We would have about 50 guest. Can you recommend us a good place that is not too populated?