Ubud Weddings at The Royal Pita Maha
Built by the King of Ubud for his family, this fairytale venue offers dazzling views over the Ubud jungle, a sacred holy water pond and meandering garden pathways that terrace down along the Ayung River. Think softly glowing lanterns at dusk, dragonflies and exquisitely coloured tropical flowers. Read on to discover the key elements of your day and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions here.
Award Winning Planning
Your wedding at The Royal Pita Maha 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.
This utterly enchanting spot combines exquisite luxury with ancient culture and breathtakingly beautiful jungle gardens. You’ll spend the day being pampered in a gorgeous villa, then watch from above as your guests arrive to take their seats.
Your altar sits beside the water in a soaring pavilion draped with chiffon and adorned with lush tropical flowers. It feels like a grand open air chapel with the sacred Ayung River flowing on one side and acres of lush tropical vegetation on the other.
You’ll sense the gravity and feel your emotions surge as you walk jewelled slippers down a rose petal-strewn aisle to stand together before your loved ones. Imagine the soft tinkle of Balinese chimes accompanying applause and tears of joy as you commit to being each other’s one and only.
As dusk falls you’ll make a grand entrance through the massive, intricately carved stone gates of the Royal Temple Courtyard. Here you’ll celebrate with your loved ones under the frangipani trees amidst the Royal Pita Maha’s lush gardens. The trees above are adorned with fairy lights and glowing cream silk lanterns. But the sense of magic is completed by 100 palm-frond candles and flaming bamboo torches which create an unforgettable jungle vibe.
The dinner tables are sumptuously laid with white linen and elegant glassware, then styled with all of the finishing touches you could want. Together you’ll indulge in world-class cuisine and free-flowing drinks before the real party begins. An elevated, open-air dance pavilion can be lit softly, or decked out with coloured spots and mirror balls. Our DJ and lighting crew work closely with your wedding planner to ensure the atmosphere is perfect. We’ve been known to encourage even the shyest guests to the dance floor so they can party the night away.
Is This Your Venue?
Every venue we offer has different inclusions and options for our couples to choose from. Look around the 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 the Royal Pita Maha to get you started.
This venue suits weddings of between 2 - 100 people.
There are 73 villas on site so you can invite as many guests as you like to stay!
Ubud is 90 mins from the airport and has become known as the spiritual centre of Bali. In this little town you'll find yoga, meditation, raw food and peaceful vibes.
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Your Wedding Day Itinerary
Here's a sample itinerary of a classic wedding day at the Royal Pita Maha. This will give an idea about how the day could evolve.
Your wedding planner will meet you bright and early at the venue to greet the bridal party. The girls will spend the day getting pampered in a five-star luxury villa with an infinity pool looking out over the jungle terraces. The guys have the option of arriving later in the afternoon or using the stately Honeymoon Villa as their man cave and centre of operations for the day.
Our professional hair and makeup team will be on site waiting and ready to go. As with everything in Bali, the fees are reasonable and it’s easy to book hair and makeup for just yourself or splurge and adorn your entire wedding party. We make sure you have healthy food on hand and are offered lashings of champagne or fresh juice as time begins to speed up and the excitement builds!
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.
By mid-afternoon you’ll nearly be ready and your guests will be on the way. Your loved ones are given a breathtaking welcome as they arrive in their own cars or mini buses through the grand arches of the Royal Pita Maha. Our Botanica Weddings staff escort them to a spectacular viewing terrace where a refreshing welcome drink awaits. As you finish preparing, they’ll take in the glorious panorama of the Ayung River Valley where the air is cool and the towering walls of jungle are peppered with palms.
This is what we call ‘go time’. Your wedding planner will radio the ground staff to usher the groom and his groomsmen from their villa down towards the sacred river ceremony pavilion or stunning Kadasa Villa awaits. The guys will greet your guests and take a moment to calm themselves before the bride arrives.
Simultaneously, the bride and her bridesmaids will discreetly make their way down from the pool villa and the big moment will have finally arrived. Your planner will tell you to take a deep breath and enjoy every moment as your best girls set the stage for a crowd stopping entrance that your husband will never forget.
The Royal Pita Maha is literally a dream location for photography so you’ll be Instagram ready from the moment you cross the threshold! There are five stunning settings for your post ceremony photo tour and hundreds of backdrops throughout the day to capture you getting ready, sharing time with loved ones and building up to the biggest party ever!
Following your ceremony you’ll be graced with a touch of culture as a spectacular troupe of traditional Balinese dancers, torch bearers and musicians lead everyone through to the reception. The surprise climax of this incredible spectacle is a Kecak dance and fire walking ritual. Drums pound and sparks fly to create a show worthy of your commitment!
Everyone remembers the food at a wedding so it needs to be done well! At the Royal Pita Maha, you can choose from our delicious menu options and enjoy three courses of gourmet cuisine served to share at each table. Or, you can keep it simple with a plentiful Indonesian or Western banquet.
No wedding is complete without multiple toasts, so you’ll have a selection of local wines, beers, soft drinks and juices to raise a glass with. Water stations and chilled refresher towels are also supplied and of course, we work with Bali's best bakers to provide spectacular wedding cakes which you can cut together as your guests applaud.
Warm bread rolls served to guests prior to entree service.
Smoked salmon salad with fresh asparagus, avocado, Spanish onion, cucumber, black caviar and crème fraiche.
Beef tenderloin with truffle jus, medallion of prime tenderloin with turnip mash, spring vegetables and chanterelles.
Coconut parfait on mango coulis with almond tuile.
After you’ve danced the night away, you’ll be ushered by our staff to the stunning Honeymoon Villa where you can relax, reflect on the whirlwind and usher in the first night of your wedded life together. As dawn breaks the next morning, a breakfast of fresh fruit and coffee will be delivered to your door. Feast as the sun rises, or just stay in bed and enjoy each other’s company before setting off on your honeymoon adventure!
Find the Perfect Venue
If you'd like to talk more about the Royal Pita Maha, or hear about other venue options just let us know. We’re experts at finding incredible places for our couples to tie the knot. Just give us your approximate numbers, the type of setting you want and we’ll do the rest.