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Architecturally designed with intimate spaces, a limited number of rooms, and intuitive, personalised service, Aman provides the perfect opportunity for its guests to take the entire resort as a unique venue for a special occasion.

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All of the hotels and resorts within the collection can be booked exclusively for family and friends, whether for a wedding or a family holiday to celebrate a major milestone. Interwoven with its destination, each Aman tells its own story of the culture in which it is immersed and it is this convivial spirit that makes them the finest venues for these special occasions.

AMAN SVETI STEFAN, Montenegro

Steeped in history and surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, Aman Sveti Stefan is one of the most romantic wedding venues on the Adriatic coastline, whether the celebration calls for an intimate cove on the seashore, a floating sea deck, a peaceful courtyard or an expansive cobbled plaza.

Incorporating the 15th-century island of Sveti Stefan as well as the former summer residence of Queen Marija Karadordevic, Villa Miločer on the mainland, the property embraces three beaches, beautiful gardens, four quaint churches, lofty terraces, atmospheric restaurants and countless peaceful spots with spectacular views – all ideal settings for uniquely personal ceremonies and receptions. Aman Sveti Stefan is comprised of 50 cottages on the island and eight suites on the mainland.

AMAN VENICE, Italy

Housed in a 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal, Aman Venice boasts lavish interiors and two private gardens, rare features in this iconic floating city. In a city of grand romantic gestures, Aman Venice caters to small and large occasions from weddings to private celebrations. Guests are housed in 24 impeccably appointed rooms and suites.

Exquisite cuisine is a signature of the hotel, with Michelin-starred Chef Davide Oldani available to provide personalised menus for private dinners or grand banquets. From the gracious Piano Nobile and its unrivalled views of the Grand Canal, to elegant dining rooms and salons with historic architectural details, Aman Venice provides period elegance for the most sophisticated and memorable of events.

AMANJENA, Morocco

Imbued with the romance of Marrakech, Amanjena is a gracious estate dotted with date palms and olive trees. Lying alongside the Amelkis Golf Course, the resort’s 40 pavilions and maisons radiate from a central basin.

Glowing with candles and moonlight, the ancient basin, located at the heart of Amanjena provides a magical backdrop to any event. Aglow with lanterns, the resort’s atmospheric dining venues cater to events of all sizes, serving cuisines ranging from Japanese to authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean. Erected in an olive grove, the Caidal Tent is a unique venue where guests can enjoy traditional dinners accompanied by live music and fireworks. Day trips into the desert for quad biking and picnics in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains are just some of the activities available to thrill-seeking guests.

AMANYARA, Turks & Caicos

Resting on a rocky bluff above a magnificent private beach, Amanyara is a remote coastal retreat on the northwest coast of Providenciales. A picture-perfect Caribbean escape with all-encompassing ocean views, the resort is made up of 38 timber-shingled pavilions and 20 villas tucked along the coast.

Ideal for destination weddings, honeymoons and group retreats, the resort offers multiple venues both indoors and out. The poolside sunset sala overlooking the sea provides an idyllic venue to say vows, then dance until dawn with a beach reception and fireworks over the ocean. During the day guests can enjoy once in a lifetime experiences such as tagging endangered sea turtles, fishing for the elusive bonefish and diving in the world-renowned reefs of the nearby marine national park.

AMANSARA, Cambodia

The former guesthouse of King Norodom Sihanouk, Amansara is an intimate resort of just 24 suites on the outskirts of Siem Reap. Situated 10 minutes from the temples of Angkor Wat, the resort is ideally placed for exploration of the ancient temples, and enjoys exclusive access to a number of sites not usually open to the public.

After-dark dinners at the 10th-century temple of Prasat Kravan can be arranged, lit only with the glow of 1,000 candles. These ethereal evenings include live music and entertainment in the form of traditional dancing and shadow puppetry. Amansara’s Khmer Village House is another authentic venue ideal for secluded brunches or romantic private dining. A traditional stilted home, it is set in a lush garden overlooking Sras Srang Reservoir.

AMANPULO, Philippines

Fringed by a powder white beach and the pristine reefs of the Sulu Sea, the entire island of Pamalican is dedicated to Amanpulo. A buyout of the resort therefore provides guests with their own private island paradise. 42 casitas and 16 villas are set along the shoreline and hillside, each with an electric buggy to explore the island, its hilltop Aman Spa and numerous dining venues.

Tennis tournaments and beach games ensure fun-filled days, while more low key options include nature walks and yoga classes. Meals can in incorporate beach BBQs and Fillipino ‘lechon’ (spit-roasted suckling pig) feasts under the stars. Wedding ceremonies can take place on the shore at sunset beneath palm or bamboo arches, for a romantic feet-in-the-sand reception. Alternatively, tucked into a rocky cliff lies an intimate Catholic grotto surrounded by greenery for a more traditional celebration.

AMANKILA, Bali

Mount Agung provides a dramatic backdrop for Amankila, a secluded beachfront resort overlooking the Lombok Strait in East Bali. The 33 free-standing suites offer exceptional sea views from their hillside settings, and are connected to the resort’s restaurants and other facilities by raised walkways. Ideal for private dining or sunset wedding ceremonies, a number of bales line the resort’s private beach. Situated amongst a tranquil coconut grove is the Beach Club with expansive lawns and a spacious terrace overlooking the pool, providing another stunning setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Offering panoramic views across the Lombok Strait, the resort’s signature three-tiered infinity pool serves as a focal point for larger gatherings, set into the cliff edge, the green tiled pools flow one into the other down a stepped gradient, mimicking the area’s terraced rice fields making it the perfect host for candlelit drinks.

AMANIKAN & AMANDIRA, Indonesia

For a family adventure or the honeymoon of a lifetime, Aman offers expeditions aboard Amanikan a traditional coastal cruiser and Amandira, a two masted traditional Indonesian Phinisi. Combining the romance of spice trade with the comfort of modern amenities, these graceful vessels sail to Rinca and Komodo Islands, the beautiful archipelago of Raja Ampat and yearly to the remote Spice Islands.

Sleeping 6 and 10 guests respectively, Amanikan and Amandira are fully staffed, with above deck dining and lounge areas. A private chef prepares personalised menus, while a dive master leads dives around the region’s world-class dive sites. Itineraries are catered according to guest preferences and can include snorkelling, swimming with manta rays, scuba diving, fishing, hiking through tropical forests, visiting local villages, kayaking, stargazing and simply relaxing on-board. The vessels can be chartered in tandem for larger groups.

AMAN-I-KHAS, India

A wildlife camp on the threshold of Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas is a 10-tent safari outpost set in a sun-dappled brushwood forest. The soaring 6-metre Mughal-style canopies are set around a communal outdoor fireplace and additional lounge, dining and spa tents provide further spaces for guests to relax.

Whether a landmark celebration or an intimate group retreat, this tented camp offers the opportunity for a memorable wilderness escape. Tiger safaris into the National Park in open-topped jeeps can be arranged on a daily basis, while nightly log fires provide the perfect informal setting for alfresco meals, sundowners and stargazing. Picnics and private bush dinners with a personal chef and local musicians are a specialty.

AMAN SUMMER PALACE, Beijing

Redolent of China’s dynastic past, Aman Summer Palace lies just steps from the East Gate of the UNESCO-protected Summer Palace grounds. The resort is a collection of heritage-imbued courtyards, surrounded by gracious pavilions. Just a stone’s throw away from five UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, Aman Summer Palace is the perfect base from which to explore Beijing and allows guests secret access through a door into the Summer Palace.

Host to an impressive range of venues, Aman Summer Palace can cater to events of all sizes, from a majestic banquet for 100, to a candle-lit dinner for two overlooking a lotus pond. The resort offers three restaurants in surroundings that resonate China’s Imperial past. Alfresco venues include, nine outdoor courtyards and two pavilions. The Reflection Pavilion is the perfect destination for a cocktail reception, while the Music Pavilion is the idyllic location for romantic private dining. Within the resort, an extensive underground recreational facility houses the nine-room Aman Spa, a heated swimming pool, 30-seater private cinema and squash courts.

AMANFAYUN, Hangzhou

Situated on 14 hectares within the scenic UNESCO-protected West Lake area, Amanfayun celebrates the spirit of a Chinese village, with stone pathways leading to shaded courtyards and 42 peaceful abodes. Surrounded by tea plantations, woodland and lush groves of bamboo, the resort offers an Aman Spa, an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a spacious terrace, the main dining restaurant and four village eateries situated on the Fayun Pathway, the village’s main thoroughfare. Adjacent to Amanfayun is Lingyin and Yongfu Temples, which form part of an ancient pilgrimage circuit of seven Buddhist temples.

Easily accessible yet offering the sense of a rural escape, Amanfayun makes a superb choice for special events. The largest venue on the property is Fayun Place, a gracious heritage structure housing a lounge, dining area, a library and intimate nooks on its second floor, where local experts demonstrate traditional Chinese arts such as calligraphy and tea-tasting. Another spacious venue is The Restaurant with its dramatic stepped entrance and private 135 square metre dining space on the upper level with two external terraces offering sweeping forest views.

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