Amandari is designed as a typical Balinese village with andesite walkways and traditional shrines. Surrounded by terraced rice fields and overlooking the sacred Ayung River Gorge, it is ideally located for those who wish to enjoy the quintessential Balinese hill country experience. For an intimate ceremony, an ideal venue might be the Ayung River Gorge bale decorated in local flowers, with its views that stretch over the verdant terraces and river below. Alternatively, guests might enjoy one of Amandari’s pool villa homes located nearby. Lit by floating candles and flaming bamboo torches with a traditional Balinese gamelan orchestra and dancing girls, the experience is magical.
For small weddings of around 10 people or less there are several options. These range from ceremonies in one of the special outdoor bales governing splendid vistas (located just beneath the Amandari Pool), to dinners set up besides a lotus pond or in a private dining-room clad in beautifully crafted timber with a lofty ceiling discretely overlooking the Amandari Village. Alternatively, we can make arrangements for a wedding to take place in a private villa.
Gatherings comprising 30 people or less could begin with a ceremony held in an alcove in our gardens followed by a cocktail and candlelit dinner by the Amandari Pool or in the privacy of a villa. Likewise, for 30 people or more, weather permitting Amandari offers a unique setting under the stars and lush fields overlooking the valley and rice terraces. A party and entertainment following dinner may also be arranged.
Another option is a fully-inclusive event with ceremony, reception and dinner staged at a temple two minutes by car from Amandari. This is another special Balinese environment. Here we can accommodate parties up to 80 persons. Finally, with a buy-out of the resort, we would be able to arrange a wedding celebration of up to 120 guests in the main lobby and restaurant area of the hotel.
To create a memorable celebration of your wedding, have a Balinese blessing done by a local priest (not legally binding) in our bale overlooking the river. The priest and his assistants will prepare the offerings consisting of flowers, incense, rice and banana leaves to ask the gods and all spirits to come together and wish you well as you embark on your journey together. We would be pleased to dress you in Balinese dress for the occasion.
The legal and religious aspects of a binding ceremony can be arranged.
A maximum of 60 persons can be accommodated at Amandari.
At least one room needs to be booked for a minimum of two nights to arrange a wedding.