Alila Villas Uluwatu
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Opened a mere five years ago, Alila Villas Uluwatu has already established itself as an icon amongst Asia’s five-star destination wedding venues. Situated at the edge of a dramatic cliff top overlooking one of Bali’s most awe-inspiring ocean views, General Manager Marco Groten attributes Alila Villas Uluwatu’s success in Bali’s competitive wedding market to the resort’s architecturally inspiring design, an impeccable attention to detail, a heightened level of personalised service and a creative approach to hospitality.
Leading the trend in uber exclusive wedding celebrations, Groten explained that many brides and grooms who choose Alila Villas Uluwatu as their wedding venue also opt to secure the entire property, ensuring the ultimate level of privacy and intimacy with only friends and family ensconced within the resort’s 64 glamorous pool villas.
“Initially, this trend started with large Indonesian weddings, but currently the resort does more and more of what we call ‘wedding buyouts’ to couples from around the world,” he said. “Couples love the idea of having all of their wedding guests under one roof and it provides more flexibility than a ballroom-style wedding as we can tailor the experience to the couple and their vision.”
In addition to their state-of-the-art villas, designed by the award-winning, Singapore-based architectural firm WOHA, an extensive range of cutting-edge amenities and fine dining venues attract couples that truly desire that “wedding of the year” statement. The resort’s professional events team is on hand to help couples from A to Z, as is the entire management team including chefs, butlers and even Groten himself. “Our goal is to support couples and their families every step of the way,” he explained. “From putting them in touch with the right wedding organiser, to figuring out which third-party vendors might be useful, is all a part of our customised service. Nothing is too much. From extravagant dinners at CIRE to brunches at The Warung and pampering spa journeys at Spa Alila, we aim to fulfil every dream imaginable.”
Set within extensive tropical gardens that are manicured to perfection, sprawling green lawns frame the shimmering Indian Ocean backdrop beyond. In addition to the famed Sunset Cabana, a contemporary architectural work of art that is showcased pictorially in luxury publications across the globe, Alila Villas Uluwatu offers an exquisite poolside setting as well as Hollywood-style extravagance in the resort’s three-bedroom, 3,000-square-metre Cliffside Pool Villas. With a personal butler on hand to indulge your every whim and a sustainably chic design that beckons contemplation, there’s no reason to leave the property once you make the convenient, 30-minute drive from Ngurah Rai international airport.
But if a little exploration also happens to be part of your wedding fantasy, why not treat your guests to what will certainly become a lifelong memory through one or more programmes offered by the “Journeys by Alila” series. Based around seven personalised adventures that are designed to add a deeper layer to your island holiday, you may choose to indulge your bridesmaids in an authentic, half-day cooking class or nurturing Balinese healing experience, or commit to a little more adventure with a refreshing and invigorating walk through pristine rice paddy fields. Whatever true love looks like to you and your beloved, Alila Villas Resort is committed to making your wedding experience as distinctive as your personal style.