Discover treasured places and create treasured moments, from private beachside hideaways to luxuriously appointed ballrooms in the heart of the city. YTL Hotels’ collection of luxury hotels and resorts will help you realise the wedding journey of your dreams.

CITY WEDDINGS

Bright lights, city nights. Kuala Lumpur is perfect for grand weddings, especially when the dress code calls for white tie and the celebration is set to become the talk of the town. No request is too extravagant with a city venue wedding, as the central setting ensures access to luxury hotels, services, and suppliers. Pillarless, crystal chandelier-adorned ballrooms, a dedicated wedding butler service, a curated gourmet banquet, impeccable decorations and palatial bridal suites are a few standout advantages when considering taking your wedding arrangements downtown. An additional benefit of selecting a city venue is its accessibility, making it easy for loved ones to attend and out-of-towners to seamlessly go from celebration to relaxation.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON, KUALA LUMPUR

Unmatched luxury is what the city’s most enviable address has delivered to numerous weddings throughout the years. Although situated in the beating heart of KL, the hotel’s location lends it an air of intimacy. The resident weddings team is renowned for its full suite service, giving couples convenient access to a team of experts—from wedding butler, pâtissier, sommelier and florist—to fulfil the ritzy wedding of their dreams.

The Li Yen Chinese wedding banquet is the preferred choice when it comes to having a truly memorable wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur. The all-inclusive celebration includes a traditional tea ceremony, which can be held at The Private Room, a live Chinese barbecue station during the reception, and a masterfully curated eight-course dinner in The Banquet Hall, a stylishly elegant space made for significant occasions. There’s even the option to have a specially crafted menu by Chef Wai at The Library, the hotel’s acclaimed fine-dining restaurant, should a more contemporary banquet be favourable.

For more information, WhatsApp or call +6011 7538 3906, or email: ritzkl@ritzcarlton.com.my

JW MARRIOTT KUALA LUMPUR

Affectionately known as The Happening Hotel due to its proximity to Bukit Bintang, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur’s quiet luxury, intuitive service, and central location has made it a favoured events destination for over two decades. Numerous locations throughout the hotel are perfect for sophisticated city weddings. The pillar-free and ample-spaced Mayang Sari Grand Ballroom is one of the city’s most lavish spaces, complete with a built-in stage, crystal chandeliers and numerous personalisation options. On the other hand, the cosier Bayu Ballroom offers a more private space ideal for smaller bespoke weddings, with the possibility of hosting a poolside cocktail reception.

No matter your culinary preferences, the hotel boasts unparalleled expertise—from a team of chefs that specialises in traditional Malay delicacies to a Chinese banquet team with over 50 years of experience across Asia. A resident pâtissier is available to create the stunning wedding cake of your dreams, as well as an in-house florist to ensure that your wedding florals match your chosen colour palette. These services and more are available to couples on top of the range of wedding packages available. One popular option is the Glam Wedding Banquet, which in addition to a banquet dinner provides a dedicated function room for an akad nikah ceremony for up to 50 guests, a one-night stay for the newlyweds in the bridal suite, and a wealth of other features. And once the big bash quiets down, retreat to the stylish JW Firehouse bar for continued festivities with an après-party.

For more information, WhatsApp or call +6011 7538 3906 or email: reservation@jwmarriottkl.com

THE MAJESTIC HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

Heritage and history are weaved into the walls of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, which has served as the de facto destination for the elite to meet and exchange vows since 1932. Thanks to its timeless art deco style, it’s effortless to find a spot for that once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot at the hotel. Their gorgeous Orchid Conservatory continues to be a much sought-after venue, setting the stage for many successful proposals, bridal showers and engagement parties. If you’re more inclined to an open-aired setting, The Roof Garden provides a picturesque backdrop set against the city skyline for a sequestered wedding ceremony. Couples can seamlessly carry the celebration from outdoors to indoors via The Canopy, an elegant art deco-inspired space featuring fluted glass and cream tones, that overlooks KL city’s historical spots situated nearby.

The hotel’s dazzling, pillarless Majestic Ballroom takes the spotlight should a grand wedding be in the cards. Radiant hand-cut crystal chandeliers and a high ceiling create a luxurious atmosphere, providing the perfect scenario for that glamorous reception. Flexible and ample seating configurations ensure that no party size is too big for your big day, and the hotel’s legendary service takes care of everything down to the last detail for that peace of mind. For truly exceptional and unforgettable weddings, it has to be the Majestic Way.

For more information, WhatsApp or call +6011 2163 7451, or email: enquiry@majestickl.com

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

Is there anything more romantic than a destination wedding? A picturesque location with the right atmosphere is the secret to creating a lifetime’s worth of treasured memories. Islands are always popular for those inclined to shimmering emerald waters and sea-salt breezes. Malaysia’s highlands are great for those looking for cool weather and natural splendour. A historic city is also an excellent choice for an out-of-town experience without sacrificing urban reliability. Couples can also opt to celebrate their marriage in two parts—formal wedding celebrations in the city followed by a more casual gathering at a holiday destination—to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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PANGKOR LAUT RESORT

This tropical resort which earned the accolade of Number 1 in the World by Condé Nast Traveller, offers a gorgeous private island paradise set against the Straits of Malacca. The resort has played host to the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who performed a private concert on the island itself. In his own words, he described the Pangkor Laut Resort as “This place is enchanting, it is paradise here.” Guests can choose between beautifully appointed villas nestled within hillside gardens or suspended on stilts above calm tropical waters, each with its distinctive charm. Circle the island on a chartered luxury yacht cruise to take in the sights of an untouched two-million-year-old rainforest or look your radiant best on your big day with a pre-ceremony couple’s experience at the resort’s Spa Village. The hotel’s “One Island, One Resort” ethos means there’s a wide array of activities available that will more than entertain your guests.

Idyllic spots perfect for weddings are bountiful, beginning with a sunset seaside reception at the resort’s secluded and pristine Emerald Bay. Imagine the sound of gently lapping waves on a luscious beach, an elegantly styled wedding arch, gorgeous sunset views—it’s everything you need to usher you well into the next big phase of your life with your significant other. Or perhaps a wedding at The Estates, the resort’s private sanctuaries located on the island’s northern tip, is more to your liking. Couples can enlist the help of a personal butler and chef on call during their stay at the two-bedroom Hilltop Estate, which will play an integral role during a private wedding reception as they enjoy a five-course curated dinner set in the comfort of their Estate garden.

For more information, WhatsApp or call +6012 311 2871, or email: travelcentre@ytlhotels.com.my

CAMERON HIGHLANDS RESORT

Lush rolling hills and old-world English charm are all within reach at Cameron Highlands Resort. This is a perfect highland getaway filled with trails, tales and traditions. The property’s access to scenic views, a cool climate, and the rustic charm of a bygone era make it ideal for a small-sized wedding. The surrounding tea plantations and strawberry fields are also enjoyable detours, along with a hike in the mysteriously named Mossy Forest.

Couples can book out the entire resort for greater privacy and control over their reception should they so desire. Exchange vows surrounded by elegant florals, marking the beginning of your life as newlyweds over a fireside toast, or cut cake on stage in the hotel’s 80-seat ballroom—it’s entirely up to you. The hotel’s wedding packages are specifically designed with intimacy in mind, including essentials such as a petal-strewn aisle, an arch decorated with highland blooms, a five-course classic colonial dinner, a two-tier wedding cake and more.

For more information, WhatsApp or call +6012 311 2871, or email: travelcentre@ytlhotels.com.my

THE MAJESTIC MALACCA

Amidst centuries of culture and commerce, you will find The Majestic Malacca, a charming hotel situated on the river bank of this Unesco World Heritage city, harkening back to a bygone era where it was once a vital river trade route selling spices. The hotel features a gorgeously restored 1920s Straits Settlement mansion at the front, complete with its original porcelain tile flooring and teakwood fittings. An extended guesthouse at the rear houses the rooms, suites, and the award-winning Spa Village that melds Peranakan healing traditions with contemporary luxuries.

The Majestic Malacca’s cosy atmosphere makes it excellent for small-scale wedding celebrations, as couples can reserve exclusive use of the entire hotel if they so desire. The lovebirds can also embark on the next step of their lives with a joyous Kristang-style wedding, with festivities, cuisine and live performances commemorating generations of tradition and culture which are sure to promise a unique reception like no other.

For more information, WhatsApp or call +6012 311 2871, or email: travelcentre@ytlhotels.com.my

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