How To Prepare and Make Wedding in Bali



Marry in Bali at your honeymoon destination and guarantee that your special day is perfect. This day is uniquely yours and we will help you to ensure it is a memory to treasure.

A range of wedding options is available at the Peninsula Hotels. We have two beautiful venues that you can choose between and we will not be beaten on price. Allow us to plan with you a spectacular wedding in Bali at unbeatable value.

During the last six years we have successfully organized many weddings at the Peninsula hotels as can be discovered in the ”testimonials” link.

Select your venue with reference to both of our hotel websites (see or If you are in Bali then please do visit both venues.

Weddings can be arranged on the beach, in the gardens or at the poolside. Having chosen your venue, we can then provide various packages for you to consider, allowing an estimated price to be provided before fully negotiating, in detail, with our events manager. These packages can be emailed to you on request.

If you do like what you see then we recommend contacting our events manager early in the process. We believe that you will find him very helpful and very approachable; Windi’s contact details are provided below.

Below is further information regarding how to marry in Bali and further information on what we can offer. A “Renewal of Vows” can be arranged if you are already married. Other options include a Commitment Ceremony and Balinese Style Honeymoon Celebration. 

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Several wedding formats are possible; a legal wedding, a legal religious wedding or a civil wedding.

    Both the Civil Wedding and the Religious Wedding are conducted at the same time in Bali.
    The couple marries at home in a civil wedding and then provides the civil wedding certificate so that a religious wedding can take place in Bali.
    The couple marries at home with a religious wedding and then provides the religious wedding certificate so that a civil wedding can take place in Bali.

Requirements for a FULL LEGAL WEDDING (Christian)

For overseas citizens :

  • Copy / Scanned Passport of the couple (could be sent by email). (All passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Bali.)
  • Copy / Scanned birth certificates of both engaged parties (could be sent by email).
  • Full name, religion, occupation and domicile of both parties. Also names and full addresses of the parents of both parties should be provided.
  • Copy / Scanned Passport of 2 people who will act as witnesses (could be sent by email). If there are any problems witnesses can be provided by us.
  • Certificate of No Impediment to Marry (CNI) from Consulate / Embassy in Indonesia (original required) (this costs approximately AUD$ 120 is not included in our package). We can escort you to obtain this.
  • Eight (8) photographs (6 x 4 cm) of the couple in the same photograph. The photograph must be of the head and shoulders only, side by side with the bridegroom on the right/the bride on the left and both looking straight ahead. (4 must be black and white but 4 can be colour photographs.) These photographs will be used for the CNI and also attached to your wedding certificate.
  • If relevant where there has been a previous marriage then a Divorce (Decree Absolute) or Death Certificate must be provided.
  • A sworn affidavit stamped by a notary/solicitor of parental consent is required for any person who is aged under 21years old.


  • We must receive all documents at least 4 weeks before the wedding.
  •  Please contact us for further details.


The originals of all the above-mentioned documents must be brought to Bali. The couple will be required to make a sworn statement of their intention to marry in Bali at the Embassy or General Consulate of their country of origin. Please contact your Embassy or Consulate in Bali or Jakarta for further information; additional legal documents from your government may be required. British citizens or other nationalities with no consulate in Bali should stay at least one night in Jakarta in order to obtain their sworn statement.

Specific requirements :

Catholic Religious- Wedding- Ceremony

  • A statement from the local Catholic church in the home country stating that both parties have not been previously married; or detailing status e.g. widowed.
  •  A letter of recommendation from their church to request that the church in Bali should officiate and conduct the blessing at the wedding ceremony.
  • Proof of Baptism.
  • Both parties should be of the same religion.

Protestant Religious-Wedding- Ceremony

  • A letter of recommendation from the local Protestant church in the home country to be addressed to the Synod Council of Protestant Churches in Denpasar (Bali), requesting that the church in Bali should officiate and conduct the blessing at the wedding ceremony.
  •  If one party is not Protestant, he/she needs to write a statement declaring his/her agreement to be blessed in a Protestant ceremony.
  • Proof of Baptism