Bali's Newest Wedding Venue
Like something out of a movie set, Saratoga is an atmospheric stone villa located in the lush river jungle of Kaba Kaba. We’ve purpose-built Saratoga to hold mystical Bali weddings for couples who are looking to transform unique spaces into a wonderland of celebration. Nestled in rolling green hills and verdant rice paddies, Saratoga is only 20 minutes from Canggu, Bali's most exciting, hip beachside area.
While only a short way from the hustle and bustle, the property is surrounded by jungle and laid with dark mossy stone. As you walk through its statuesque archways you’ll find yourself amongst ancient Balinese carvings, lily ponds and stunning water features, and feel like you've escaped to a lost world paradise. Read on to discover the key elements of your wedding day and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions about this venue.
Award Winning Planning
Your wedding at Saratoga will be expertly planned in the lead up and on the big day by our award-winning wedding planners. We're here to make sure you're relaxed and ready to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience - some of our couples even say having a destination wedding was easier than if they'd organised it at home, thanks our superstar wedding planners.
Your ceremony is held in front of the waterfall rock face backdrop, surrounded by tropical foliage. With a few luxurious touches like the fresh flower aisle and crystal chandelier, ceremonies at Saratoga beautifully balance the incomparable beauty of nature with elegant styling.
The reception pavilion has been designed to bring the jungle in, giving your reception an open-air outdoor feel while being suitable for all weather. The old-world coloured glass windows reflect filtered light onto the mosaic floors to create a spiritual yet regal feeling that will mesmerise you, as you feast on a delicious five course meal and then dance the night away.
Could This be Your Venue?
Every venue we offer has different inclusions and options for our couples to choose from. We prepare all inclusive quotes so you can stay within your budget but get exactly what you want. Look around our website then feel free to get in touch. We can chat with you about your needs, then recommend or even find a venue that suits those needs. Here are some quick facts on Saratoga to get you started.
Saratoga suits weddings of up to 100 guests.
The luxurious Bridal Suite features a king size bed, jungle views, massage room and stunning bathroom.
Saratoga is only 20 minutes drive from Canggu. Botanica Weddings will pick up and drop off your guests in Canggu so it's increadibly easy to access.
Visit our price guide or ask us for a tailored proposal.
Your Wedding Day Itinerary
Here's a sample itinerary of a classic wedding day at Saratoga. This will give an idea about how the day could evolve.
Transport to the venue
Our luxury limo will pick up you and your bridal party from your accommodation and bring you to Saratoga.
You will be greeted by your wedding planner and super attentive staff. All of the Saratoga crew, including wait and bar staff, come from the local village of Kaba Kaba where the villa is located and are very proud of the venue, which many have had a hand in renovating. (Keep an eye out for the statues in the reception area, these were carved from rocks collected from the river which runs through the property.)
You will be escorted to the Bridal Villa which will be your base during your stay. Apart from the most romantic king size bed with wrap around views of nature at its most luxuriant, it comes equipped with an old fashioned bath tub for a relaxing soak, walk in robe, massage room, luxury bathroom and private all weather terrace where you can enjoy some reflective moments before all your guests arrive.
Our expert hair and makeup team perform their magic in a purpose-built styling room fitted out like a professional salon. Then, you will enjoy a gourmet lunch on the bridal terrace accompanied by chilled French champagne.
Guests and Groomsmen
Our air conditioned shuttles will pick up your guests from 3 prearranged pick up points and take everybody past the emerald ricefields of Pererenan and then through the traditional villages of Munduk and Kaba Kaba (keep eyes peeled for the gorgeous temples dotted along the way.)
At the same time, the groomsmen are arriving, having been picked up earlier from their accommodation and brought separately to the venue. They will be shown to their own area, served a cold beer on the poolside terrace, the perfect place to unwind in the lead up to the ceremony.
On arrival at Saratoga, your guests will be greeted by your Functions Manager and ushered to the beautiful wantilan (pronounced wonty-lahn) where they will be served a coconut and fresh lime welcome drink and explained the order of the day. Many people describe their first impression of Saratoga as "like nowhere else in Bali", and on wedding day the experience is intensified with atmospheric music and incense filling the space and later in the day, the twinkle of fairy lights dotting the dramatic jungle foliage. Having taken in the magic of this unique location, your guests are escorted down to the ceremony area. With a gentle waterfall on one side, the flowing river on the other, with greenery all around, the feeling is of being totally immersed in absolute peace and serenity.
Our master team of florists will arrive after lunch to deliver your bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere. At this time, the ceremony area will be freshly adorned with tropical blooms, the rose petals laid down on your aisle and the flower petal confetti prepared.
You and your bridal party make your way to the ceremony area where your family and friends await you. Seating is provided for up to 60 guests. For larger numbers we suggest seating for 20 with the rest of the group gathered around to keep the marriage ritual as intimate as possible. A western celebrant conducts the service which has been personalised to make it a true and heartfelt reflection of you both.
After the ceremony, everyone enjoys a sparkling wine toast and group photos before moving onto the terrace on the other side of the river where cocktails and canapes are served. With daybed, dry bars and cafe tables and chairs, this is a great space for everyone to kick back and relax while you and your bridal party are taken on a photo tour of the property. Our attentive staff keep your group well watered and fed with a private party on the poolside terrace.
You make your grand entrance across Saratoga's iconic bridge lit by bamboo flares up to the reception area, an exotic space under glass, set up with rectangular tables laden with crisp linen, fine glassware, crockery and cutlery. Saratoga's in-house chef and his team serve a 5 course gourmet feast, featuring the highest standard of Western cuisine with a local twist. The menu, crafted specially for Saratoga, reflects the owners' wishes to provide an experience for you and every one of your guests that is totally unique.
Our very attentive Functions Manager ensures that nothing you have planned for is overlooked. After dinner, the speeches and cake cutting take place, with every moment captured by our awesome photo crew. This is also the time for any other special ritual you may wish such as bouquet and garter toss.
Fittingly, your first dance takes place in the beautiful mirrored space equipped with mirrorball and best quality sound system, adjoining the reception area. Botanica's DJ is a natural at getting everyone on their feet.
We close the celebrations with a sparkler send off...family and friend line the bridge as you and hubby bid farewell and make your way to the bridal villa for a night where you finally get to enjoy sacred time on your own. Meanwhile everyone else is transferred safely back to their accommodation.
The Morning After
Enjoy the first day of married life reflecting on the amazing day that's been while we serve you a gourmet breakfast on the bridal terrace. There's even time for a dip in the fabulous fountain pool before our very attentive Venue Manager bids you a personal farewell and your luxury sedan whisks you back to your accommodation to regroup with family and friends.
Get Married in Mystical Bali
As our newest venue, Saratoga, has become instantly popular! Talk to us now if you wish to secure a date in 2018 or enquire below if you're looking for something different. We pride ourselves on finding the most incredible spots in Bali for couples to tie the knot.