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A Combination Of Outdoors And Indoors

Jul 01, 2019

The best of both worlds so to speak – this occurs when a resort that is located by the sea is able to offer soon-to-be-wed couples the opportunity of two settings, the first, the outdoors that showcase the property’s landscaped gardens and the natural surroundings of the vast sea, and the second, elegant indoor event spaces for large dinner parties. 

Lovely destination by the sea
Photo by Dream Couture, courtesy of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Faced with such possibilities, many a couple may opt for an alfresco exchange of vows ceremony or perhaps an outdoor wedding shoot, followed by a celebratory banquet in an air-conditioned contemporary ballroom. Indeed these features of a property provide couples with much scope when it comes to planning for their nuptials, certainly an advantage when it comes to fulfilling as many of the aspirations a couple might have. 

Spectacular view  from the balcony
Photo by Dream Couture, courtesy of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
 

Some suggestions :

  • For an outdoor wedding ceremony, select a location that offers a panoramic landscape as a backdrop. Having said that, be sure to also have a backup venue should the weather not cooperate.
  • The resort’s ballroom should also be able to accommodate the size of your guest list. Do confirm this prior to making any booking payments.
  • Meet with wedding professionals who have had experience doing weddings at your selected venue.
     

Celebration in the ballroom
Photo by Dream Couture, courtesy of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Cake cutting
Photo by Dream Couture, courtesy of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

First dance
Photo by Dream Couture, courtesy of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

 

Tip: Fly into Kota Kinabalu and stay for a weekend at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa and meet with their wedding team as well. More details here.