Weddings in Bali

Dream weddings and romantic honeymoons, that's the promise of planning your wedding in Bali. Whether your dream is a simple, romantic ceremony on the beach at sunset, or a more formal occasion in one of the beautiful chapels, Bali will make your dream a reality.

Couples who are of one of the five (5) religions recognized by Government of Indonesia: ie, Christian (2) (Protestant and Catholic), Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist may be legally married in Indonesia. The marriage should be registered with the district Civil Registrar and the ceremony must be performed under religious rites.

There are three ceremonies you can choose from:

  1. Commitment Ceremony
  2. Legal Wedding
  3. Renewal of Vows

Commitment Ceremony

Suitable for those who do not want a full legal wedding, but simply want to express their love and mutual commitment to each other. This ceremony is not legally recognised and cannot be registered

Legal Weddings

To have a legal wedding in Bali, Indonesian law requires that a religious ceremony precedes a civil ceremony. Couples who have not had a religious wedding in their own country and who want to be legally married in Bali would need this type of ceremony.
An ordained and English-speaking Minister, from your faith, will conduct the wedding ceremony with the exchange of vows and wedding rings, and the pronouncement of the marriage. You can add your own words / personal vows if you wish.
A Civil Registrar will then complete the ceremony by repeating the wedding vows together with the obligations of the husband and wife based on the laws of Indonesia, thereby legalizing your marriage.
You will receive two certificates at the end of the wedding ceremony, one issued by the Minister and the other from the Indonesian Government issued by the Civil Registrar.

Renewal of Vows

For couples who are already legally married and who wish to confirm their continued love and commitment to each other on their journey through married life. This is not a formal wedding and will not be registered.

Notice of Intended Marriage forms are available from Essence Tours - simply call 1300 762 901, or email