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10 Great Places to Get Married in Malaysia

Your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life, one that will conjure up pleasant memories in the future. This is why many people are willing to go the extra mile just to find the perfect wedding venue.

Apart from being a shopper’s paradise, Malaysia is also a lover’s paradise. It houses so many romantic locations where you can celebrate your special union with your special one. Here is a list of some of the best wedding locations in Malaysia.

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1.Langkawi Island, Kedah

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Langkawi Island is a world-renowned wedding destination. Tourists and their loved ones are willing to come from as far as the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand just to celebrate their wedding on the shores of this small, yet astounding piece of land.

Boasting fine sand beaches and beautiful views of the turquoise blue ocean, this island is the ideal venue for the perfect beachfront wedding celebration.

Wedding venue on Langkawi Island: Tanjung Rhu Resort

This resort is the perfect choice if you fancy having your wedding ceremony in the midst of pristine green gardens with views of the beautiful ocean. Beachfront venues are also available here.

Interestingly, the resort offers a variety of wedding celebration themes to suit your taste. You can either choose a Western-themed wedding which goes by the name “Our Blue Heaven”, or you can choose from themes based on the traditional wedding ceremonies of the three major ethnic groups of Malaysia. These include “Puteri-Putera”(Malay Wedding), “Eternity Knot” (Chinese Wedding) or “Sutra” (Indian Wedding).

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Tanjung Rhu Resort Wedding Package:
The wedding package offered by the resort is tailored for a small wedding ceremony with a maximum of four people (wedding couple and two witnesses). It consists of a 7 day stay at the resort’s romantic Bayu Senja suites which offers beautiful ocean views. In-room dining for two persons, a 3-hour spa treatment, and a 1-hour photography service during the ceremony is also included in the package.

For more information on the resort’s wedding package, visit the resort’s webpage here.

See also: Langkawi: More Than You Think

Take a look at Tanjung Rhu Resort on Agoda.

2. Pangkor Laut, Perak

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For a more exclusive wedding celebration, Pangkor Laut is the better option. Located southwest of the tin-mining town of Ipoh, this island is privately owned and houses only one resort. As a result, guests of the resort will have the island’s secluded beaches and age-old rainforest all to themselves!

The aura of seclusion and exclusivity exuded by the island makes it the ideal place for an intimate wedding ceremony, whether you choose it to be only between you and your life partner or in the presence of the people closest to you.

Wedding venue on Pangkor Laut: 

Pangkor Laut Resort is one of the best places in Pangkor Island for you to hold your wedding function. The resort was included in CNN’s list of Malaysia’s 9 best luxury resorts in 2013.

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It basically offers three attractive wedding options. You can either experience your wedding on-board a 65 feet motor yacht, on the lovely shores of the award-winning Emerald Bay or in a romantic, dimly-lit lantern courtyard. At all these venues, you will enjoy the accompaniment of a live acoustic band.

The resort also offers a pre-wedding spa session deeply rooted in Malay culture and tradition to holistically prepare you and your partner for your big day.

Pangkor Laut Resort Wedding Package:
As mentioned, the resort offers three wedding packages for you to choose from. Each package feature different settings for your wedding reception. Despite the different settings, they come with a number of similar features such as a 50-minute couple’s spa treatment, a Christian pastor or wedding celebrant blessing and a complimentary two nights honeymoon at any of YTL’s signature properties in Malaysia and Bali.

For more information on the wedding packages offered, visit the resort’s homepage here.

Take a look at Pangkor Laut Resort on Agoda.

3. Pahang

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Pahang,  Malaysia’s largest state boasts pristine jungles and highlands. A major portion of the state is covered by rainforests making it a paradise for nature-lovers.

If you wish to have your wedding ceremony set to the tune of the rhythmic jungle with its chirping birds and buzzing cicadas, Pahang is the perfect place. This splendidly natural state also offers some amazing beaches that make up quite an area of Peninsular Malaysia’s eastern coastline.

Wedding venue in Pahang: Casabrina Vacation Villas

Consisting of two luxurious villas overlooking a lush green rainforest, Casabrina has enough space to accommodate 30 people, making it a suitable venue for a larger and livelier wedding celebration.

The villas boast the sights of clear infinity pools that are set against lush jungle backdrops. As a guest at the villa, you are given a personal chef who will cook up any meal you desire. The villa management allows guests to reserve both its villas for group stays. So, if you hold your wedding celebration here, you are more than welcome to invite not only immediate family members, but also members of your extended family and close friends to join you and your partner on your wedding-cum vacation.

The Casabrina Villas does not offer any wedding packages. It is probably best to hire your own event planner to organize your wedding reception at the villas.

For more information on the Casabrina Villas, visit its homepage here.

See also: High Percentage of Tourist Visiting Pahang

4. Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur may be a hectic city just like any other. But do not be fooled by this misconception. This city is not entirely filled with noise and pollution. In the very heart of Kuala Lumpur, lie hectares and hectares of tranquil gardens and nature parks which provide refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. Altogether, these gardens and nature parks form the Lake Gardens.

With lakes that have overhead brick bridges running across them and colored fountains, the Lake Gardens offers some beautiful backgrounds for conducting wedding photo shoots. As for the wedding ceremony, you can choose to have it outdoors in one of the lovely gardens of the extensive park area, or indoors at the Carcosa Seri Negara.

Wedding venue at the Lake Gardens: Carcosa Seri Negara

Considering our hot Malaysian climate, especially when it comes to the city area, it is best to hold your wedding function indoors. Located on a hilltop above the Lake Gardens is a heritage mansion with its elegant white appearance and British colonial architecture.

Offering scenic views of extensive green lawns and the broad expanse of the Lake Gardens’, this mansion makes an ideal wedding venue. In Malaysia’s historical past, the mansion was frequently used to host formal balls and receptions.

The mansion currently reserves two venues for events such as wedding receptions, luncheons and dinners. These venues are the Ledang Room and the Jerai Suite. The Ledang Room can sit up to 80 people whereas the Jerai Suite can house a private dining of 10 people or a cocktail reception of 20 people.

Carcosa Seri Negara Wedding Package:

  • Elegant wedding
  • Hi-tea wedding
  • Glamour wedding

After choosing any of the above themes, the administrators of the mansion will provide you with a team of experienced wedding specialists who will meticulously plan your wedding function according to your budget and personal preference.

Take a look at Carcosa Seri Negara on Agoda.

For more information on the wedding package, visit the Carcosa Seri Negara’s webpage here.

See also: 7 Great Attractions in the Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur

5. Cyberjaya, Selangor

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Not everyone likes to have their wedding ceremony in a pristine beach or island setting. Some of us actually prefer the city with its lively and invigorating atmosphere.  However, cities like Kuala Lumpur are sometimes a turnoff especially when you have to endure major traffic jams.

Luckily, a more conducive city environment awaits in Cyberjaya. A modern city located in the state of Selangor, Cyberjaya was designed with an innovative twist. It houses more plants and trees in its surroundings contributing to lower pollution levels. There is also very light traffic in this township making it a city of a more peaceful vibe. Like Kuala Lumpur, it also houses some fabulous hotels and resorts for you to hold your wedding.

Wedding venue at Cyberjaya: Emerald Lawn, Cyberjaya Resort and Spa

If you prefer the simplicity of a garden setting for your wedding ceremony, Emerald Lawn is the perfect spot. The lawn is located within the compounds of Cyberjaya Resort and Spa. So you basically book the lawn through the resort.

Your ideal garden wedding at the Emerald Lawn can be either held during the breezy hours of the day or at night under the glistening stars. It is as romantic and conducive as it gets. The set-up for the ceremony is embellished with a romantic floral theme. Moreover, the lush greenery of the Emerald Lawn also provides a beautiful backdrop for you to conduct your wedding photo sessions.

Emerald Lawn Wedding Package:
Apart from the above features, the package also includes an option of either a glass of champagne for each wedding guest or free flow of light beverage and starters while waiting for the ceremony to begin. You will also be assigned a wedding coordinator to handle the organization of the entire wedding ceremony.

For more information on the above package, visit the Cyberjaya Resort and Spa website here.

Take a look at Cyberjaya Resort and Spa on Agoda.

6.Batu Feringghi, Penang

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Batu Feringghi or also known as Foreigner’s Rock is another lovely beach location where you can celebrate your lifetime union with your partner. Stretching along Jalan Batu Feringghi, the beach is undoubtedly one of Penang’s top tourist hotspots due to the string of world-class resorts it houses on its white sandy shores and the availability of classy bars and restaurants on the roadside nearby.

The resorts here provide conducive and clean beach environments where you can hold your wedding reception. Organizing a beach wedding is a lot easier as the resorts will provide the tables, chairs, tents, props and everything else that you need to make your wedding by the beach a joyous one for all.

Wedding Venue at Batu Feringghi: Lone Pine Hotel

White, simple and elegant. These are three perfect words to describe this lovely hotel located on the Beach of Batu Feringghi. Although this hotel appears to have a simple-looking architecture, it boasts the charm and elegance of the British colonial times in Malaysia with its hanging plants and white facade.

Built in 1948, the hotel has quite a historical past as it was the first hotel to occupy the Batu Feringghi Beach. It makes the perfect wedding venue if you favor a garden wedding ceremony set in a scene of comforting tall trees with a view of the beach.

Over here, you are given the option of a sunset reception. Long tables will be set on a garden facing the beach with classic white table cloths and simple yet elegantly decorated white chairs. Basically, the theme is pure white bliss so even the things laid on the table will be white except of course for the cutlery and glasses. In case it rains, you can rent a transparent marquee for the occasion. The hotel can even arrange for fireworks on request.

Lone Pine Hotel Wedding Package:
The hotel offers three wedding packages. You have the option of either Chinese, Western or Malay cuisine with the following prices:

  • Chinese: Promotion- from RM888++ per table
  • Western: from RM138 per pax
  • Malay: from RM950++ per table
  • The garden can accommodate up to 350 people.

For more information on the Lone Pine Hotel, visit their Facebook page here.

  Take a look at Lone Pine Hotel and Spa on Agoda.

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7. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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On the Eastern part of Malaysia is the exotic Borneo Island. Borneo Island offers you a different side of Malaysia with its own set of unique experiences.

If you fancy a wedding in this part of Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is the perfect place. Although this modern capital offers you a friendly city atmosphere, it is not short of enticing long sandy beaches which make a perfect venue for your wedding. Just pick from the wide selection of resorts that occupy the coast and you are set to celebrate your wedding in style and grandeur.

Wedding Venue at Kota Kinabalu: Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa.

The resort’s romantic setting is one of the main factors that make it an attractive option for a wedding celebration. It not only faces the vast South China Sea but houses an award-winning landscaped garden.

You can choose to have your wedding celebration at the hotel’s garden. For a more stylish and grand reception venue, the resort’s Grand Ballroom is highly recommended. Several function rooms are also made available for housing both small-scale and big-scale wedding receptions.

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa Wedding Packages:

The resort offers five wedding packages as follows:

  • Garden Wedding Package: buffet
  • Diamond Package A:eight course dinner
  • Jade Package A:ten-course dinner
  • Ceremonial Blessing A
  • Ceremonial Blessing B

The three wedding reception packages also include a stay for the couple at one of the resort’s suite, a complimentary Asian Blend spa treatment and return boat transfer to Pulau Mamutik.

Take a look at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa on Agoda.

For more information on the wedding packages offered here, visit the resort’s website here.

See also: The Battle between Kota Kinabalu and Kuching

 

8.Pulai, Johor

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For those of you who often find yourself fascinated with different cultures, Pulai is the place for you. Located in Johor, Peninsular Malaysia’s southernmost state, Pulai is a cultural haven boasting Johor’s many cultural sights and attractions. Having a wedding here means having it in the midst of traditional architecture.

Wedding venue in Pulai: Pulai Spring Resort

The resort itself is a cultural manifestation. It is designed as an ancient Malay palace, making it the perfect place for you to have a wedding steeped in royalty with an authentic traditional Malay elegance.

If you choose to have your wedding here, you are given the option of 6 venues (two halls, three suites, one lounge) with varying sizes. You are advised to pick the venue that best suits your event requirements.

If you fancy Chinese cuisine, the resort houses an award-winning Chinese restaurant that boasts the grandeur of an imperial dining hall. If you do not mind a smaller-scale wedding reception, the restaurant has a 24-person private dining room where you can have your wedding reception the traditional Chinese way.

Wedding Packages at Pulai Spring Resort:
If you choose to have your wedding at one of the halls or suites, or the resort’s lounge, you are given three menu options as follows:

(A) Chinese Set Menu
• 8-Course Chinese Set Menu from RM 688 ++ per table
(B) Wedding Buffet Menu
• International Wedding Buffet Menu at RM 75++ per person
• BBQ Wedding Buffet Menu at RM 85 ++ per person
(C) Malay Set Menu from RM 588 ++

For more information on this, visit the resort’s website here.

 Take a look at Pulai Spring Resort on Agoda.

See also: 5 Fun Destinations in Johor

9.Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu

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Another amazing island where you can have your wedding is Pulau Perhentian. This island is one of the best islands in Malaysia because it is relatively untouched, boasting the splendors of nature in its most authentic form (crystal clear waters and road-less lands). The island is especially suitable to hold private and small-scale wedding celebrations.

Wedding Venue at Pulau Perhentian: Bubu Long Beach Resort

The resort offers a rather interesting venue for your wedding ceremony: a secluded sandbank  surrounded by the vast blue ocean. Nothing can compare to this rather unique and intimate way to celebrate your lifetime of togetherness with your soul mate.

This special wedding ceremony will be organized by the resort’s expert consultants. Other services provided by the resort for weddings include decoration planning and accommodation.

Take a look at Bubu Long Beach Resort on Agoda.

For more information on this, visit the resort’s website here.

See also: Two Beach Resorts in Pulau Perhentian You Should Know

 

10. George Town, Penang

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If you wish to boast about having a wedding in a world-renowned heritage site, George town is one of the best choices. George town is the capital of Penang, one of Malaysia’s most famous states. Some foreigners even think that Penang is a country rather than a state. This just shows how famous Penang is.

George town houses many old buildings that will whisper to you of Malaysia’s rich past. The heritage buildings also reflect the diverse cultures of the three major ethnic groups of Malaysia, the Malays, Chinese and Indians.

Wedding venue in Georgetown: Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

The Choeng Fatt Tze Mansion is a Chinese courtyard mansion located on Leith Street, George town. If you are a heritage buff or a strong believer of Fengshui, this is the perfect place for you to hold your wedding.

This striking blue mansion was once owned by a highly prominent Chinese tycoon and politician whose business spanned in several countries in Asia. It is now one of the best models of 18th and 19th century Chinese architecture.

Deemed fengshui perfect by visiting fengshui masters, holding your wedding in this mansion will ensure that health and good fortune will be bestowed upon you and your life partner. Fengshui masters will highly recommend that you hold your wedding celebration in the mansion’s central courtyard which holds the greatest ‘Chi’ energy.

Wedding at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion:
You can either choose the upstairs hall, downstairs area or garden area to hold your wedding celebration. Rates start at RM3,500 per night. You can also book the entire mansion for RM 14,000 per night. However, you will need to hire your own wedding planner to organize your wedding here. The mansion administrators only provide catering services.

Take a look at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion on Agoda.

For more information, visit the mansion’s website here.

See also: US News Ranks Penang’s George Town and Kuala Lumpur among Best Cities in the World for Retirement

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