Cover Photo: The Danna Langkawi

As outdoor weddings gain more popularity than ever with lockdowns easing up, we look at under-the-radar venues that allow for easy social distancing, from beachfront locations to fairytale gardens

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Thistle Port Dickson

Have you always dreamt of an intimate wedding reception by the sea? Weddings on The Lawn at Thistle Port Dickson overlook the peaceful shore, allowing you and your guests to catch a glimpse of that sunset from the comfort of their shaded seats beneath a glamorous canopy tent. A fun fact about this family-friendly resort just an hour and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur: Guests can enjoy a 30 per cent discount on a stay here if they have already received the Covid-19 vaccine.       

Thistle Port Dickson | KM 16, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan | +606-648 2828   

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The Danna Langkawi

Be at it the beach or in the immaculately manicured garden, outdoor weddings at The Danna Langkawi resort are truly unforgettable. This colonial-inspired luxury hotel overlooking the Andaman Sea has played host to countless couples who tied the knot with the waves at their feet. The Danna Langkawi events team is always at hand to help plan and coordinate the outdoor wedding of your dreams, all in compliance to health SOPs.    

The Danna Langkawi | Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, Langkawi, Kedah | +603-2143 1717      

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Cove55, Kuching, Sarawak

Who can forget Diana Moggie and Raja Nazeem Iskandar's gorgeous wedding reception at Cove55? A luxury boutique hotel located on sprawling, unspoilt grounds at the foot of Mount Santubong, this resort promises to be the perfect backdrop for the a romantic ceremony overlooking the waters of the South China Sea. 

Cove55 | Lot 55, Jalan Sultan Tengah (Santubong / Damai Road) Santubong, Sarawak | +608-284 6068

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The Skye, Penang

Who doesn't love a good rooftop wedding in the city? Located 22 floors above the ground is this dreamy events space in George Town, Penang. The venue boasts a large, greenhouse-like structure that leads into an open-air section that's spacious and green—the perfect place for small, intimate weddings in the city.  

The Skye | Menara M Summit, 191, Magazine Road, George Town, Penang | 019-456 3820

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The Seavoy House, Kuala Lumpur

A popular venue with indoor and outdoor spaces for small and intimate weddings in 2021, The Seavoy House offers a dream-like garden retreat in Kuala Lumpur—a great way to immerse your guests in the beauty of nature without having to leave the city. A particularly photogenic spot here is the elevated verandah area, which appears to 'float' over the fish pond. The Seavoy House offers the full suite of wedding services, from wedding cakes and catering to photography, make-up and invitation cards.        

The Seavoy House | 28, Jalan Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur | +6012-679 4565

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Bonus: Tanah Larwina Retreat, Selangor

If your idea of fairytale wedding is a small garden affair, consider Tanah Larwina retreat in Hulu Langat, Selangor, where you can exchange your vows in a rustic farmhouse surrounded by a lush rainforest. The venue can accommodate receptions, ROMs and akad nikah ceremonies of up to 50 people.

Note: Although Tanah Larwina Retreat is currently unavailable for weddings at this time, follow them on Instagram for more updates on the full opening of their facilities  

Tanah Larwina |  Kampung Paya Lebar, Batu 23,  Jalan Sg Lui, Hulu Langat, Selangor | +6017-599 7665

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