Wedding bells are ringing for you and your loved one soon. Congratulations! Every love story is beautiful but to make yours the ultimate one to remember, there’s lots of planning to do. First up is securing your wedding venue.

Tired of the run-of-the-mill places, the usual banquet or conventional settings to say “I do”? There are lots of unconventional wedding spots in Kuala Lumpur to ensure happily ever afters.

Cinderella Wedding at Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort

Green lawns at Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort
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Turn that pumpkin in the garden into a carriage and the little mice into horses. Even without a fairy godmother by your side, you can still have your Cinderella wedding with a horse drawn carriage for the couple. A fairy tale wedding can come true at Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort. Here, their equestrian services go the extra mile. Imagine a wedding like the royal Duke and Duchess of Sussex in London. Likewise, you can wave to the crowds in an open carriage pulled by magnificent horses.

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The resort provides horse-drawn carriage services for weddings. It comes with a professional driver and footman dressed in tails and top hats. Above all, the horses are kept in excellent condition. The beautiful Victorian carriage has upholstered interiors and authentic details. Plus, it is spacious enough for 4 persons, including the bride and groom. Similarly, photo taking with the horses around the premises is another wondrous moment. So is the clip-clopping of horses leading you to your feast.

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The wedding packages by Bukit Kiara Gourmet, the resort’s dining specialists are quite reasonable too. Event experts are available to arrange and custom-make the perfect celebration for the wedded couple and their guests. Consequently, couples may select the poolside option at the resort at affordable prices.

Address:  Jalan Bukit Kiara, Off Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur


Forest Wedding at Tanarimba, Janda Baik

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Can you hear the birds a-chirping and rustling of the leaves that move in rhythm with the wedding music? At Tanarimba, Janda Baik, you can. It is located just 35km from Kuala Lumpur, about a 45-minute drive away from the city. Here, the forest setting is simply breathtaking. Get married amidst a pristine rainforest with some of the planet’s oldest trees. Be awed by the clear blue skies and crystal-clear streams with a majestic mountain backdrop.

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In fact, you can even hear the elves, pixies and fairies whispering blessings if you listen close enough. It’s truly a venue that reconnects all guests to nature. The Visitor Centre at Tanarimba offers over 4,000 sq.ft. of space surrounded by spectacular timber and wide windows that invite in the great outdoors. Imagine strolling across natural green forest landscapes to the applause of guests in awe of the wonderful location.

View of wedding deco at Tanarimba
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With the venue sited 1,000 feet above sea level, the air is refreshing with peaceful harmony all around. To-date, the centre has hosted numerous weddings and functions. In fact, its beautiful design has won accolades for design excellence. The venue comfortably seats 250 to 500 guests. Catering for the occasion can be arranged from the available list of caterers or couples can select their own.

Address: Jalan Tanarimba Pine, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong


Museum Inspired Wedding at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Be inspired by the history and heritage of Malaysia’s Islamic Arts for a marriage steeped in timeless tradition. The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is located amidst the lush greenery of Perdana Botanical Gardens. It is just a short walk to the National Mosque, KL Bird Park and National Planetarium. Within the Arts Museum is a quaint little Museum Restaurant that specialises in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Located on the Museum’s ground floor, the restaurant is a much sought-after venue for weddings and festive celebrations. Making the occasion even more idyllic is the artistic decor, floor-to-ceiling glass wall and open spaces overlooking a fountain garden. Imagine exchanging vows in an enchanting museum where artefacts of eras past speak the language of love.

The restaurant is able to seat up to 150 guests, making it ideal for a smaller yet unique wedding bash. The museum is closed at night, so all events are held during the day. Couples can choose from the brunch, buffet lunch or hi-tea package for the reception. Ample free parking is available within the premises. Entrance to the Museum Restaurant is free. Entry to the Arts Museum to view the exhibits is chargeable.

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Address: Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Aquatic Inspired Wedding at Aquaria KLCC

Wedding couple shoot in front of large fish tank in Aquaria KLCC
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When romance under the seas makes you sing like a little mermaid, Aquaria KLCC fulfills all dreams of an ocean inspired marriage. From the proposal to the actual  ceremony, the couple can have countless sea creatures as their witnesses. So, be prepared to wow all guests with ocean wonders as they partake in wedding revelry. After all, this world-class oceanarium features an awesome array of marine life exhibits from Malaysia and the world over.

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Imagine starting your first adventure together as husband and wife with Nemo and Dory to keep you company. For a truly underwater ceremony, special arrangements need be made with Aquaria KLCC’s divers. For the out-of-water ceremony, Aquaria KLCC provides hall rental, decoration, signages and the works to make the celebration perfect.

Furthermore, there are underwater greetings from divers and mascot appearance depending on availability. Simply engage the services of Aquaria KLCC’s team to cater to any event, including aquatic inspired weddings. For any unruly guests, you can always threaten them to walk the plank and throw them to the sharks.

Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur


Poolside Wedding at Tosca, DoubleTree Hilton KL

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Stuff the stuffy ballroom banquet wedding. Select a beautiful backdrop overlooking the poolside of Tosca located on Level 10 of DoubleTree Hilton KL. The Italian Trattoria features both indoor and outdoor seating for guests. Photo taking becomes a spectacular affair with lots of natural lighting. Imagine walking down the aisle surrounded by calming breezes and scintillating waters of the pool.

Just as scintillating is the home-style Italian cuisine served at Tosca. Delicious, heart-warming and hearty are the food selections prepared in an open kitchen concept. Tosca also has an own purpose-built pizza oven and bar. Making the wedding ambience extra special is the warm wood and stone elements of the restaurant. It’s little wonder that Tosca was shortlisted in Time Out KL Food & Drink Awards 2018.

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Most noteworthy are their ROM package and wedding celebration packages, available upon request. Special inclusions in every package make it good value for money.

Address: Tosca, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur


Beach Wedding at Avillion Port Dickson

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Beaches in the city are rare, but not far from KL are the gorgeous beaches of Port Dickson. Located about 68km from KL, about an hour’s drive away, Avillion Port Dickson provides packages for a surreal beach wedding. Thanks to experienced planners and coordinators, the resort has hosted numerous beach weddings.

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Even before the special day, couples can arrange for pre-wedding photography by the beach. There is a proposal package for him to pop the question, and pre-wedding spa-rty for rest and relaxation before the big day. Further, their romantic wedding on the beach package includes accommodation, reception decorations, surprise wedding gifts and extra services.

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 Address: Jalan Pantai, Taman Dato Haji Abdul Samad, 71000 Port Dickson


Here Comes The Happy Couple

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We’d love to know your unconventional wedding story.