20 Gorgeous Venues To Throw A Garden Wedding

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With garden weddings becoming ever more popular, we’re compiling a comprehensive in-depth list of venues in Malaysia showing where you can plan one. These venues listed are event spaces outside of the hotel setting. For hotels that offer garden and/or outdoor weddings in Malaysia, see 12 Hotels with Outdoor Spaces For A Wedding Ceremony.

Behind the facade of a gorgeous setting, it will do you well to remember that there may be additional complications in selecting a non-hotel space for your wedding. Do pay attention to details such as staffing, parking, lodging for you and your guests and the amenities on offer. Less amenities means more vendors involved and unless you’re planning to have a simple soiree, it may be best to hire a wedding planner for venues like these. From Tudor cottages to traditional Malay houses, and even to green spaces in the middle of the city, we found them all. And only at TWN, we’ve got the real weddings to project fiction to reality. 

1. Puncak Dani, Genting Sempah

Source: Puncak Dani

Source: A Glamorous Navy Blue Outdoor Wedding at Puncak Dani

Source: Dreamy Peach Garden Wedding at Puncak Dani

The road leading to Puncak Dani is inconspicuous. There are 2 bungalows in the compound that are part of the Puncak Dani estate, which are Puncak Dani and Dani Lodge. To book this location for a wedding event, you will have to book out both bungalows for a 3D2N period. Booking of both properties will set you back RM11,100++. Both bungalows can sleep 15 pax each, additional sleeping arrangements are available to accommodate another 10 persons, but beyond that, the Awana Resort next door is a comfortable solution. As this is purely a venue hire, all other vendors will have to be outsourced. Tents can be erected on the compound. Do note that there will be a surcharge for water, electricity, tent usage, and visitors (according to the size of your party). Parking on the grounds are limited, therefore a site recce is advised. Traffic controllers will be necessary during your event. It is important to remind your vendors that they will need to make sure there is enough staffing for the cleanup after as well. 

2. Rowan & Parsley, Johor Bahru

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Photo by TRBAN Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Source: A Cosy Floral Wedding at Rowan & Parsley

Rowan & Parsley is a restaurant in JB popular for weddings. Vines creep up trellises concealing its exterior. Walking up to the property, the structure reveals itself in intervals, akin to a secret garden. This is the most convenient locale. There are no additional charges for the venue provided you order from their catering services. Food may be served buffet style at  RM128/pax and for individual meals, it starts at RM148/pax. Private areas can seat 20-30 pax. However, a minimum required booking for 60 guests is required on weekdays and 85 guests on weekends to close the restaurant for a private event. Inside the restaurant seats 96 guests. The outside can accommodate an additional 50 guests. Ceremonies to be held outdoors can be arranged. The restaurant also offers a reasonable decoration package which includes welcome signage, photo booth, an arch, hanging installations (lamp decor), table setting, stationary for the table and placement cards for a fee to start at RM5,500. Honestly, all that’s left to be taken care of is the bride’s and groom’s attire and a photographer for a perfect intimate wedding reception. It’s no wonder this place is fast gaining popularity amongst couples. 

3. Cove 55, Kuching, Sarawak

Poolside | Overwater Pavilion, Source: Cove 55

Source: Henry Golding and Liv Lo Breezy, Laid-Back Wedding in Cove 55, Kuching

Made popular by the wedding of Henry Golding and Liv Lo, Cove 55 at Kuching lies at the foot of Mount Santubong and has an unobstructed view of the South China Sea. The whole property houses 2 suites, 13 villas, 13 rooms and sleeps a total of 58 guests.  For exclusive use of Cove 55, rent out the whole property at RM25,000++ per night (low season) and RM27,000++ (high season). High season starts at the end of May and lasts till the end of October.  An additional surcharge of RM1,000 is required if your event is on a Saturday or a public holiday. The exclusive use of Cove 55 comes with access to all amenities, breakfast for 58 adults, and usage of Sera Event Hall and Overwater Pavilion. Vendors are allowed to assess the property at 12 noon prior to the day of the event. 

Wedding packages for reception only, are also available to those who do not wish to book out the whole property. Packages start at RM180++ per person and minimum booking of 100 persons is required to avoid surcharge fees. Food can be served in individual meals or buffets. The Sera Hall accommodates up to 20 round tables. The hall is equipped with a projector, LCD screens, audio systems and stage. A bridal room is available. Upgrades for usage of chiavari chairs and the Overwater Pavilion are available as well. Parking is available on site; however RELA for traffic control is required as the venue is located within a residential area. See all TWN featured real weddings held at Cove55 here.

4. Tanah Tara, Hulu Langat

For a truly rustic wedding, consider Tanah Tara, an expansive 8 acres property located in Hulu Langat. This property sits numerous vernacular Malay houses completed with thatched roofs, wooden walls and perforated windows with lattices. Upon arrival, the Balai provides your guest a welcoming respite from the rustic outdoors. Both the ceremony and reception can be held on the Lawn for a rental fee of RM10,000. A marquee tent complete with tables and banquet chairs can be erected on the Balai Lawn for a fee of RM30,000- RM 38,000. Western or Asian buffet catering is available for RM 85-95 per guest but self-appointed catering is allowed as well. There are also buildings on the grounds that are available to book for overnight stays such as The Istana (6 rooms with a common pool) and Joglo House (Javanese architecture). Guests can park at the Padang, an open area adjacent to the property. A rental fee of RM2,000 is required for the use of the Padang. Do note that sound, lighting, audio-visual aids need to be outsourced. For those planning to wed in 2023, their new space “Wantilan” will be able to accommodate 300 guests. Visit here for a short video of their grounds.

5. Mutiara Hillhomes, Bentong

Mutiara Hillhomes Bentong

Source: Mutiara Hillhomes, Bentong

Approximately 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur is a surprisingly pleasant locale of Mutiara Hillhomes. This property is made of a clubhouse and 4 cottage style villas with foot access to the quaint Tanglir River. The clubhouse has a pool, a karaoke room, a conference room and an al fresco dining area that sits 11 round tables. Villa 1 lies next to the clubhouse and has a garden area that is suitable for wedding ceremonies; it can seat 120 guests in theatre formation. The reception can be held in the Clubhouse. Alternatively, the garden of Villa 2&3 seats 200pax in long tables arranged in viking style. Again, this is another venue only facility and therefore, all other vendors need to be outsourced. To host a wedding here, booking of the entire property is required. The whole property cost RM15,300++ on weekends, which includes access to all amenities, overhanging fairy lights for the garden of Villa 1 and also 4 of the villas which sleeps a total of 78 people. Parking is available on site but limited, therefore, it would be best to remind your guests to carpool if possible. You will also be required to enlist the help of RELA to manage traffic here.

6. Ciao Ristorante

Source: Ciao Ristorante

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Source: A Vintage Blush Pink Indoor Wedding at Ciao Ristorante

Ciao Ristorante boasts itself as the oldest Italian restaurant in KL and continues to serve solid and hearty Italian dishes served individually or buffet style. If you’re looking to have an intimate ‘garden’ wedding and would rather not brace the heat, Ciao ristorante provides an option of having an indoor ceremony surrounded by lush greenery in the glasshouse that can accommodate up to 80 persons. However, one can still opt to have their ceremony held outdoors. The reception can be held in the canopy (covered outdoor area) which houses up to 30 round tables or the main dining area which can sit 90 pax. Do note that the capacity will be reduced if dinner were to be served buffet style to make room for movement of guests. In case of rain, motorised roller blinds are fitted at the canopy and pathways between the different sections are covered. Basic PA system, background music and projector are provided. However, if you wish to have a live band, additional sound systems will need to be brought in by the customer themselves. The on site parking can fit up to 60 vehicles. See all TWN featured real weddings held at Ciao Ristorante here.

7. Tanarimba, Jandabaik

Source: A Wedding Night of Glistening Stars

Set in an elevated village surrounded by lush greenery, an easy 45 minutes drive from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur lies Tanarimba, Janda Baik. Double wooden columns, terracotta roof tiles peeking through exposed beams, and floor to height window panels that usher the perennial outdoors in, make Tanarimba one of the most sought-after wedding venues that quickly comes to mind when one thinks of rustic weddings. Most couples would have an evening ceremony in the garden adjacent to the building followed by reception indoors. The event space fits 250 persons. Catering, decorators, desserts and chair rentals need to be outsourced; and be ready to bear additional costs for delivery due to its location. It would also be prudent to prepare more food or drinks than your guests count as there are no nearby restaurants for backup if there is a shortage of food. Click here to be inspired by another 18 TWN real weddings at Tanarimba, JandaBaik 

8. The Estate Kuala Lumpur

The Estate Kuala Lumpur is a stately mansion located in Bukit Damansara with an impressive panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Imagine guests getting dropped off at the courtyard, being welcomed with a drink before they step into the Grand Foyer, The Second Foyer and onto the Garden and finally to be greeted by sweeping views of the city. Reception can be held at the foyer (maximum 80 pax) or the garden (maximum 310 pax). There are a skydeck, private lounge and banquet hall on the first floor. This venue is available to book for RM25,000 (7am-12am) on weekends and RM 20,000 (7am-12am) on weekdays. The rental fee includes usage of the whole property, fully air conditioned indoors, VIP parking bays, standard sound system, a functional bar, garden fairy lights and a dedicated community manager. The time allocated includes the time for setup and teardown, charges apply for time exceeded. There is a list of panel caterers, sound, lighting, bartender and decor vendors to choose from, surcharges apply for 3rd party vendor hire. After-parties can be held indoors as outdoor sounds need to be turned off by 11pm for regulation purposes. For a party exceeding 150 pax, professional valet services is required and conveniently offered by the venue.

9. K’Seena House, Kuang Selangor

The House | Source: KSeena House

The Garden | Main Yard | Source: KSeena House

K’Seena House is a 100 year old Malay heritage house that sits on a 24,000 sqft land, situated in Kuang, Selangor. The house is fully air conditioned and has a bridal suite with an ensuite bathroom. There is a second guest room for families or guests. There is a fully equipped kitchen on the property as well. The main yard is a canopy covered area that seats 300 guests. The Garden is suitable for ceremonies as well-trimmed hedges and trees mark its periphery. The Garden can accommodate up to 150 guests in theatre style. A rental fee that starts at RM11,800 will grant you access to the usage of the whole property and includes beautiful dressed canopies, industrial stand fans, furniture, chairs (chiavari or ghost), linen, basic PA systems (technician included) in both the garden and the main yard, a stage and RELA services. Refreshment sets are available at RM10 per pax. Catering of Malay, Chinese, Indian or Western meals in buffet or banquet style is available, packages start at RM25 per guest. Furthermore, this venue also offers packages of decor which start at RM7,800 ++. This venue is truly a one-stop shop. Additional vendors like emcee, live band, aesthetic furniture can be arranged by the venue as well. Guest parking is available opposite the K’Seena House. However, do note that in the event of rain, you would have to move the ceremony either to the main yard or indoors which can only house 60 guests. 

10. Tamarind Springs, Ampang

Source: Poolside Wedding at Tamarind Springs

Source: Wedding on the Elevated Deck at Tamarind Springs

Ensconced at the edge of the city bordering lush rainforest is the idyllic Tamarind Springs, a restaurant known for its exquisite Thai cuisine and tranquil ambience. Sit-down menus start at RM155++ per person for a minimum booking of 100 guests. The whole restaurant seats 200 guests. A minimum spend of RM40,000 (Fri-Sat) or RM36,000 (Sun-Thurs) on their catering service is required to book out the entire place for an event. Couples can choose to have a cosy ceremony on an elevated deck that seats about 20 people, the poolside if they have more attendees and the terrace if a shaded area is preferred. Click here to see more TWN real weddings held at this venue.

11. Acme Bar @ Troika, KLCC

Source: An Intimate Wedding with Loved Ones and A Furbaby

Acme Bar @ Troika KLCC offers a suitable environment for an intimate affair in a contemporary setting within Kuala Lumpur. The outdoor deck seats 50 persons and is well suited for a small ceremony; whereas the indoor seating seats 60 pax. Rental of the whole restaurant from opening to closing time is RM12,000++ per day and includes setup and dismantling. Customisable food and beverage packages start at RM180++ per person. PA systems and decorations have to be outsourced. See how a cross-culture TWN couple held their wedding here. For more information contact Acme at +60198170032.

12. Rama V, Kuala Lumpur

Source: A Tropical Wedding with Refreshing Vibes at Rama V, Kuala Lumpur

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is popular Thai restaurant Rama V. Rama V has a seating capacity of 230 pax indoors. Aside from its delicious offerings, Rama V’s appeal is its outdoor garden. The outdoor courtyard is a lovely spot for an akad nikah, tea ceremony or vow exchange ceremony. Afterwards, guests can enjoy the reception and the view of the courtyard in the comfort of the indoors, thanks to the floor to ceiling height glass walls. Facilities for this venue include basic PA system, projector, plasma TVs and a portable screen. Set menus start at RM128 ++ per pax and a minimum of RM15,000 spend is required to close the venue for private luncheons and RM20,000 for dinner. Menus are customisable and cocktail menus are available as well. It is perhaps best to advise your guests to carpool as parking on site is sparse. 

13. Colony @ Star Boulevard KLCC

Rooftop Garden | Source: Colony@ Star Boulevard KLCC

Source: Styled Shoot with A Rustic Autumn Theme

The Rooftop Garden and Ballroom @ Colony Star Boulevard is a venue space suited for weddings. Host a reception at their beautifully manicured rooftop garden (fits 80 guests in theatre style) followed by a reception in The Ballroom (seats maximum of 160 guests in round or rectangular tables). This is purely a venue space therefore things like catering, furniture, decorations need to be outsourced. 

Rental of the rooftop garden is RM5,300++ on weekdays (Mon-Thurs) and RM6,300 ++ (Fri-Sun) for a total of 8 hours (includes setup and dismantling). The Rooftop Garden is fitted with high speed WiFi, PA systems with wireless microphones and includes concierge service. 

Usage of the whole Ballroom would cost you RM10,300++ on weekdays (Mon-Thurs) and RM12,300++ for weekends (Fri-Sun) for 8 hours (includes setup and dismantling). For a smaller guest list, half of the ballroom can be booked for slightly more than 50% of the fee. Rental of the ballroom comes with basic sound system, a portable stage, projectors, concierge service, bridal suite, use of existing lounge furniture and use of food prep area.  

14. Runcak Rimba, Bentong

Bale Banjar (The Lanai where guests will first be greeted)

Riverside | Source: Puncak Rimba

Kuno Field | Source: Puncak Rimba

Puncak Green | Source: Puncak Rimba

Puncak Rimba, nestled amongst the verdant forest of Bentong Pahang lies the 12 acre hillside estate dotted with 7  Javanese and Kelantanese inspired villas made popular by the wedding of Yuna and Adam Sinclair. This is the perfect venue for an enchanted wedding in the forest. Guests park at a designated spot at the base of the estate and thereafter, are transported by van to the Bale Banjar (an airy lanai), then by buggy car to the higher points of the property. For a quaint subdued affair, consider exchanging vows to the sound of gushing waters of the Keshar river amidst 150 guests. For larger weddings, a ceremony can be held at Kuno Field, which seats 250 guests in theatre-like rows. After the ceremony, guests can be ushered to reception at Puncak Green, the peak of the estate. Rental for each or a combination of these spaces range from RM15,000 to RM25,000 and includes the use of 150 parking lots, transportation services, 1 night stay at Villa Puncak (Bridal Suite),  generator and 6 hours use of the space(s). Buffet menus are available and start at RM 55 per person. Canopies, coolers, sound systems, dance floors, furniture and all available for rent. A surcharge applies to engage a third party vendor for the above named finishings.

15. The Smokehouse, Cameron Highlands

Source: A DIY Garden Wedding at The Smokehouse, Cameron Highlands

The Smokehouse, Cameron Highlands: Imagine an English garden wedding set against the almost century old Tudor architecture of the smokehouse amidst cooler climate, later adjourning to a scrumptious dinner reception indoors and ending the night with conversations, dancing or games at the bar and fireplace. Additional activities like outdoor cinema, treasure hunt, garden BBQ for your guests can be arranged by the hotel staff of this property. To hold a wedding at this charming property, one is required to book out all 22 rooms which occupy a total of 50 guests on the night of the event. This would set you back RM10,700 nett per night. Furthermore, couples are required to order both cocktail packages (starts at RM88 nett per person) and dinner reception (RM168-268 nett per person) for a minimum of 60 persons up to a maximum of 120 persons to book out the whole hotel for the wedding. Menus are customisable. Basic amenities like sound systems are available. There are 4 lounges for your guests to mingle after dinner and there is no time limit to when the party ends. Additional accommodation required can be arranged by hotel staff.

16. Suffolk House, Penang

Source: Suffolk House Penang

Located in Penang Island, Suffolk House features Anglo-indian architecture that yields a luxurious and intimate atmosphere. A garden ceremony can be held either at the North (fits 200 guests) or West Lawn (fits 250 guests) in theatre seating arrangements. The rental fee for the former is RM3,000 and the latter is RM4,000. Rental of the whole garden space will cost you RM6,000. This includes usage of power source and 4 hours rental, exclusive of set up and dismantling. Indoors, the marble room seats 70 people and the ballroom seats 80-90 people in round or rectangular tables. Rental cost ranges from RM3,000-5,000 for 4 hours of usage. For larger parties, erect marquee tents in the North Lawn to accommodate a maximum of 150 guests or West Lawn for a maximum guest count of 300. The restaurant serves up Western meals and menus for weddings are customisable.

17. Jardin Event Venue

Source: Jardin Event Venue

Jardin Event Venue has all the foundations for a rustic barn wedding, and if that is a wedding style you’re after, look no further than this space located in Janda Baik. An outdoor garden suitable for a ceremony is also available on site. The Hillview Garden can easily seat 100 of your closest family and friends. Thereafter, you and your guests may adjourn for reception indoors. The indoor seating fits 400 guests either in round tables or rectangular ones. Rental of the Barn starts at RM8,000 and includes a full day (9am-11.30pm) use of the entire property, stage, wooden stage backdrop, private villa complete with ensuite bathroom for you and your partner, private parking for your guests and RELA services. Tables(round or rectangular), chiavari chairs, basic furniture, basic decor (for the entrance, main tables, guest tables, registration table) and sound systems are quoted based on guest count. A 150 guest list will cost you around RM11,000. The venue also provides services for additional decor if needed. There is no charge for 3rd party catering, although the management has a list of recommended caterers to choose from.

18. Sunlight Suites

Source: A Refreshing Forest Wedding at Cameron Highlands

Sunlight Suites, formally known as Jim Thompson Cottage consists of 3 buildings, namely: Moonlight Bungalow 10 Rooms (sleeps 29 person), Starlight Individual 11 Rooms (sleeps 37 person) and Sunlight Bungalow 9 Rooms (sleeps 26 person). To host a wedding here, couples will have to book the moonlight bungalow for 2 nights, and the Sunlight Bungalow for 1 night if the guest count adds up to less than 50 people. However, if you are planning to have 50-100 guests, you will need to book the Starlight Rooms as well. This is due to the limited parking available on site. Room bookings for a party of less than 50 people would cost you RM8,300++, whereas a party of more than 50 which means a book out of all 3 buildings would cost you RM11,300++. Booking the garden cost RM3,500++ and there is a cleaning fee of RM1,000. This is purely an event space, however, the management offers to source vendors for catering, furniture, sound and lighting for couples who wish to have their celebrations here. Contact Sunlight Suites for more details. Click here to see three other wedding at the same location.

19. The Acres Resort

The Garden | Source: The Acres Resort

A mere 40 minutes drive from the city transports you to The Acres Resort. Located slightly elevated at 1300ft above sea level it provides a pleasant reprieve from the buzz of city life. Albeit it being called a resort, The Acres is included in this list because it is purely a venue vendor. The well manicured lawn located next to the main building overlooks the surrounding mountains and is the perfect setup for a garden wedding, like this fashionable wedding recently held there. To hold a wedding at The Acres, it is required to book out all the rooms and chalets. The whole property sleeps approximately 70 guests. The Acres is purely a venue provider therefore all other services like catering, manpower, chair rental needs to be outsourced. However, all your guests would be able to enjoy the expansive 8 acres of land at this luxury farmstay. I’d dare say that a wedding held here will be one to remember. 

20. Sangkot Place

Source: Sangkot Place
Source: Sangkot Place

The Sangkot Place, located in Hulu Langat is a last offering we have on this extensive list. Situated in a quaint district, its well manicured lawns is soothing to the eyes and makes for beautiful pictures. The grounds are versatile and you can either host your ceremony on the main garden for larger parties or the mini garden for a more intimate affair. This venue’s wedding package is based on a per pax basis. A Malay buffet for 500 pax (coming and going) will cost you between RM13,000 to RM15,500 and this includes canopies, tables, banquet chairs, a wedding cake, standard PA systems, standard decor and RELA services for traffic control. This fee also allows you 4 hours access to the venue. Sangkot Place comes complete with a holding room, indoor spaces, catering area and surau. Contact Wahidah at +601164379434 for more enquiries.

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