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Page 16 • MICEBTN - SEPT-NOV 2017 Ayana adds five more locations LAUNCHED in 2017 for brides and grooms who wish to be wonderfully spoiled during their wedding festivities, Ayana’s selection of private event venues now includes five new locations. One is the resort’s new Tresna Wedding Chapel, with an ocean backdrop and an air-conditioned chapel ac- commodating up to 70 guests. Beneath the venue there’s a 110-guest function space with private manicured lawn. Second is the Ocean Wedding Deck at Ayana Villa in the garden of Ayana’s three-bedroom pool villa. It can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit-down dinner or up to 500 guests for a standing event. Third is the Rock Bar Bali for gatherings of up to 50 guests with a versatile catering menu and live music. Fourth is Weddings on the Pier, which can accommo- date from 30 to 60 guests. Last is Kubu Beach Wedding, an on-the-sand experi- ence for weddings of up to 50 guests and using a cliff- side inclinator for access. Overall, Ayana has 19 restaurants serving Thai, Chi- nese, Mexican, Japanese and Indian dishes as well as Indonesian/Balinese. Wedding packages are available. On the web: www.ayanaresort.com. BALI, InDOnESIA BALI, InDOnESIA Light up love – spelling it out in Bali BALI sells itself to Australian couples as a wedding destination for a mix of reasons: The spiritual tranquilli- ty, wide choice of accommodation and venue options, ready access from almost anywhere in Australia, the fea- sibility – in terms of both logistics and cost – of having quite large wedding parties if wished, the colourful and reasonably-priced variety of pre- and post-event activi- ties and the professionalism of local wedding planners, whether independent or hotel/resort/villa staff. Another key reason for bringing off a near-perfect (nothing ever goes 100 per cent smoothly with a wed- ding!) tying of the knot in Bali is the high standard and scope of support services. As we have reported, these have improved and expanded impressively in the past decade, delivering to – and often beyond – expectations. Among the usual run of hairdressing, video, still photography, audio systems and other necessities is a service little known until recent years but now an evolv- ing trend in Bali and elsewhere: Spelling out a message of love at the wedding venue. Seminyak-based Light Up Letters Bali www.lightu- plettersbali.com supplies various formats of LOVE, the bride’s and groom’s initials, Mr & Mrs and so on. The company’s giant letters can all be used outdoors as well as in, making them suitable for most types of wedding. They also have an illuminated dance floor that can be transported to most venues – it’s said to be a Bali first. A heart-shaped illuminated arch is another wedding fea- ture available for hire. And while weddings are a major part of its work, Light Up Letters Bali can also spell it out at confer- ences and other corporate functions, for incentive gala dinners and birthday parties – Bali is becoming a very popular birthday choice for Australians celebrat- ing the Big O years.