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MICEBTN - augusT-oCToBEr - 2016 • Page 21 Royal Pita Maha uses its 18 hectares to provide wedding parties with unique settings EVERY woman dreams of a wedding day filled with pre- cious memories, yet the time and effort that goes into planning can be overwhelming. As a result, more couples have a destination wedding where all the details are taken care of by professionals. In Bali, one unique location that adds a touch of splendour to any wedding celebration is The Royal Pita Maha in the cultural village of Ubud. Owned and managed by the Ubud royal family, the property occupies 18 hectares of river valley land. Enveloped entirely by hinterland greenery, the resort has a rare spiritual ambience that ensures every stay or special occasion is an enriching experience. While there are plenty of inspiring spots around the resort to host an intimate ceremony, the Royal House is a dedicated wedding facility. Set within a garden courtyard with elevated views over the entire valley, it is a replica of a Balinese palace, complete with a glass enclosed chapel. The Royal House was designed for couples to exchange vows before an audience of family and friends. There is also a private poolside reception area set against a tropical backdrop. The open air compound includes two pavilion bedrooms, a living room and kitchen, all of which can accommodate a bridal party in luxury. The Royal Pita Maha also has exclusive wedding packages that include flowers and decorations, entertainment, catering and pre-ceremony spa treatments. In all, everything is taken care of to help the bridal couple relax and enjoy the lead up to their big day. WEDDing VEnUEs: the Jineng chapel The Jineng Wedding Chapel is the first of its kind in Ubud and was created for couples to exchange their vows before an intimate audience of family, friends and loved ones. A magnificent structure of clear glass topped by a tradition- al timber rooftop, Jineng Chapel is located within the Royal House compound, which is a replica of a Balinese palace residence. Elevated high over the Ayung river valley, the venue offers refreshing views of untouched woodland and intense tropical greenery. It can handle 12 seated guests or 20 guests cocktail style (standing). There is also ample outdoor space for a poolside cocktail reception in a natural area that pays tribute to Bali’s legacy of art, culture and spirituality. A Kadasa Water Wedding Bridal couples can now celebrate their love in a magical Balinese setting encompassed by the gentle beauty of nature at the Kadasa Water Wedding. This charming venue is part of a brand new wing at The Royal Pita Maha. The platform seems to float on water against a backdrop of tropical greenery un- touched by the hands of time. Ayung river gazebo For a private wedding or blessing ceremony, Ayung River Gazebo is a serene venue cocooned from the outside world. It sits at the edge of a meandering river that flows down from Bali’s sacred Mount Batur. sacred river Pavilion Framed by leafy green foliage, Sacred River Pavilion is a secluded spot designed to seat just a few invited guests for an intimate wedding celebration. This tranquil venue honours the purity of the surrounding natural environment and is cooled by the caress of river valley breezes. royal Balinese garden This delightful open-air venue captures the artistic nuance of a bygone era. It is a spiritually-charged setting where an elab- orately carved gateway provides a backdrop of understated elegance. Classic stone statues and blossoming frangipani trees create a magical ambience that is exclusively Balinese. Coming soon: Kadasa villa wedding Spread across three levels, this well-designed restaurant offers an unrivalled one-stop wedding venue in the cultural village of Ubud. It has its own lobby with designated areas for wedding ceremonies, a cocktail gathering and formal reception. Guests later can retreat to a smart music lounge to party the night away.