For beach wedding, it is recommended to take the hotel packages as they have the facilities and resources to organize a complete beach wedding ceremony and reception.
1. Wedding Package
The wedding packages usually include beach wedding essentials like decorations for the ceremonial altar, petal aisle, welcome signage, pre-ceremony refreshments, wedding cake, romantic dinner for the couple and so on.
2. Wedding Planner
Beach resorts have their own wedding planners for the basic services, and customized services at additional cost. If you require additional decorations and services you can always hire an external wedding planner:
MY Wedding Planner | Services: Destination/ beach wedding planning, Assist in performing registration of marriage in Malaysia for example between two different nationalities, obtain the relevant endorsements, conduct a wedding ceremony with certification from JPN.
Hanngevent Langkawi Wedding Planner | FB Page – Plan all kinds of beach weddings; grand, religious or fun.
Casa Amore | casa-amore.my | FB Page – Wedding Planner in Penang
3. Officiant/ Celebrant
Selected resorts provide a Celebrant (not marriage registrar) to solemnize the wedding. For the JPN registrar representative to be present to conduct the registration of marriage, special arrangements have to be made (by yourself or a wedding planner).
The popular ones are:
- Langkawi – West coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by flight or ferry from Kuala Kedah
- Penang – West coast, beach resorts are located in Batu Ferringhi
- Kota Kinabalu, Sabah – East Malaysia
- Redang – East coast, ferry from Kuala Terengganu
- Tioman – East coast, ferry from Mersing, Johor
- Pangkor – West coast, by flight or ferry from Lumut, Perak
- Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Here are the venue options in Langkawi for beach weddings:
- Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa | Pantai Cenang – Package 2019: from RM8888nett for 50 guests.
- Four Seasons | Jalan Tanjung Rhu – Package 2020: from RM12,500 for beach wedding. Ceremonial Wedding Celebrant is included in the package.
Warm and wonderful service from the get go by the Four Seasons team! Special thanks to Ellie and Aida for taking such great care of us throughout the whole planning and preparation process of our wedding. Being some what of a bridezilla, it was great to have such attention to detail being paid by the team to fulfil my.. I mean OUR dream destination wedding. We had a meeting with Aida 3 months before the wedding to discuss the decorations, layout of the beach and dinner reception as well as to have our food tasting. Everything from that day on carried out as smooth as I hoped it to be. Our wedding day was held on rather a dry period of the year so we opted for an el fresco dinner held at Upper Serai that was wonderfully decorated with flowers of my choice and draped with fairy lights, and of course to start the reception with our beach ceremony. As guests trickled in, I was constantly being updated by Ellie on the situation during the cocktail session and to signal my husband and I to start our walk down the aisle (thank you for being my spy and calming my nerves hehe). We played fun and interactive games as an ice breaking opportunity which our guests were fully entertained by (just search fun wedding games on google, I highly recommend picking one or two out as a way to keep things fun and light!). Thanks again so much for accommodating our needs for the games like getting us the glass bowl and (fairly medium sized) banana lol! After the sunset photography session we adjourned for dinner where our guests enjoyed a delicious 4 course menu beautifully curated by Chef Sandeep. Our wedding cake was a 2 tier cake with roses that matched the entire wedding decor. Overall, we and our guests had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the amazing hospitality that one can only receive by Four Seasons. Thank you again for realising our dream wedding!
Four Seasons Langkawi
Wedding at Four Seasons Langkawi by Jon Low
- Holiday Villa Beach Resort | Pantai Tengah – Package 2019: RM7300 nett. They provide a Celebrant to solemnize the wedding on the beach or LaVilla Poolclub and Restaurant
- Casa del Mar | Pantai Cenang – Packages: Reception menu RM180 per pax. ROM: RM7200. They do provide the service of arranging the legal registration of marriage in Langkawi for the couple.
- Westin Langkawi | Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar – Package 2020: RM24k (50 pax)
The Float, a magical venue stretching into the ocean, will provide you a memorable experience as the bride and groom walk towards the jetty, exchange their vows and receive blessings from everyone surrounded by the spectacular view of the Andaman Sea at Westin Langkawi. Photo by Jon Low
- The Andaman Langkawi | Jln Teluk Datai – They could recommend vendors that plan legal wedding services.
Andaman Langkawi. Photo by RC Studio.
- Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi | Tanjung Rhu – Provides Ceremonial wedding celebrant
- The St Regis Langkawi | Jalan Pantai Beringin – Capacity of largest space: 250 pax.
St Regis Langkawi – 7+ image
Beach wedding at The St. Regis Langkawi. Photo: Hanngevent Langkawi Wedding Planner
- The Datai Langkawi | thedatai.com/weddings
Review Jan 2016: The Datai is surrounded with lush tropical rainforest, filled with wildlife. The beach (Teluk Datai) is by far the most beautiful on Langkawi Island. The sand is like powder and the waters clear as crystal. I chose the beach villa so that I would have ample space for make up and to get ready for the wedding. It was also a great place for my photographers and videographers to capture the essence of “The Datai”. We also had the “gate-crashing” and “Chinese tea-ceremony” in the villa. Our stay in the beach villa was beyond our expectations! We had our own butler (service was quite good and prompt). He was efficient and friendly and tried his best to make our stay memorable and a very happy one. My husband and I stayed in the neach villa for the eve and the day of our wedding. It was definitely the best setting for our dream wedding. Our videographers and photographers made use of this environment to capture our wedding and post-wedding shoot and judging ny their photos, we made the right choice!
The Datai – Wedding video by Ken Chan Production
- The Ritz Carlton Langkawi | ritzcarlton.com/weddings
Ritz Carlton Langkawi | Photo: The Langkawi Photographer
Catering in Langkawi
Beach Resorts in Penang are located in Batu Ferringhi
Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang – the most unique garden overlooking the beach with old rain trees and lush greenery. Wedding Packages: from RM1888 nett
Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La – Wedding Packages 2020: from RM1288 nett per table.
Lone Pine Hotel | Capacity – Lawn: 350 pax. Indoor: 110 pax. The colonial-influenced design of this white architecture is great for photography.
PARKROYAL Penang Resort | Website – Wedding Packages 2018: Beach wedding Ceremony from RM8000. Chinese Banquet from RM1488 per table.
Doubletree Resort By Hilton Penang (previously Hydro Hotel Penang) | Wedding Packages 2018 (Malay/ Chinese/ Indian): RM98 nett per pax
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa – Capacity: Ballroom: 300 pax. Outdoor marquee: 260 pax.
Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La features extensive manicured gardens and landscaped open spaces which are perfect for a romantic outdoor wedding with a breathtaking beach view as the backdrop. Photo by RC Studio.
The most beautiful garden wedding facing the beach with old rain trees and lush foliage at Rasa Sayang Penang. Photo: stories.my
The colonial-influenced design of the white architecture of Lone Pine Penang is great for photography. Photo: Alex Tan
Outdoor platform that serves as the wedding ceremony altar and stage – for a garden beach wedding at PARKROYAL Penang Resort. Photo by RC Studio.
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Avillion Port Dickson – Popular beach wedding resort in NS