Celebrations & events at Amandayan

Host the perfect event

There are few places as beautiful, serene and auspicious as Amandayan to mark a special occasion. Set atop Lion Hill above the winding lanes and canals of Lijiang’s charming Unesco-protected Old Town, this romantic retreat comprises gracious Nakhi-inspired courtyard dwellings and elegant pavilions set within 1.6 hectares (4 acres) of scenic, mountain-ringed gardens. 

Impossibly photogenic, with an almost 360-degree backdrop of snow-capped peaks against the bluest of skies, Amandayan offers venues both indoors and out that capture the imagination and reflect the soul of this ancient “Land of Eternal Spring”. With Jade Dragon Snow Mountain a regal witness, Amandayan ensures that every ceremony, blessing, reception and celebratory meal is unique and utterly memorable for both you and your guests.

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Amandayan, China - Celebrations


Celebrated for its natural beauty and its cultural heritage for centuries, Lijiang makes a fitting setting for the most meaningful and poetic of destination weddings. To tie the knot in Amandayan’s embrace, literally on a hilltop at the heart of this enduringly romantic city, is to say ‘I do’ in a place that symbolises longevity in every way. Exchange your vows on the Tea House Terrace overlooking the ancient town, beside the Aman Spa’s tranquil swimming pool or in a host of other venues – indoors or out. Then celebrate with a reception – as intimate or lavish as you desire – within Amandayan’s beautiful pavilions or outdoors beneath the vast Himalayan heavens. 



Home to a distinctive array of dining venues with both atmospheric indoor and majestic outdoor settings, Amandayan can cater to events of all sizes. Whether your event calls for an intimate brunch, an alfresco courtyard lunch or a hilltop banquet for 100 guests under the stars, Amandayan’s expert team will ensure that every detail – from cuisine and décor to music and entertainment – exceeds expectations. In addition, a bespoke itinerary of activities and experiences promises a lifetime of memories for both you and your guests.



Designed to pay homage to Old Town’s Unesco-celebrated Nakhi architecture, Amandayan features multiple courtyards that serve as intimately private outdoor spaces for relaxation or smaller events. A romantic choice for ceremonies or receptions of up to 30 guests, each courtyard has its own distinct feel and outlook, depending on where its located within the property.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Resting next to the Aman Spa and ideal for hosting smaller ceremonies and receptions alongside, Amandayan’s tranquil 20-metre outdoor pool is the chosen venue for many open-air celebrations. Exuding an atmosphere of profound serenity enhanced by Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on the horizon, this intimate setting can accommodate up to 50 seated guests.

The Lounge

A regal yet welcoming venue with lofty ceilings and soaring wooden pillars, the Lounge can host up to 80 guests for a seated event or can be configured to serve as a superb venue for welcome drinks or a cocktail party. Delicate lanterns and intricate wooden screens add an air of timeless romance, while views gaze outward over the rooftops of Lijiang to the mountains on the horizon.

Man Yi Xuan Restaurant (Indoor)

Amandayan’s serene Chinese restaurant is aptly known as Man Yi Xuan, meaning ‘lingering peace’. Seating up to 88 guests, it boasts views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain from almost every angle, as well as four private dining rooms. Serving a mix of Yunnan and Western-style cuisines, the focus is on dishes showcasing the wealth of seasonal ingredients sourced from the landscapes framed by the restaurant’s wood-lined windows.

Outdoor Terrace

A magnificent setting for outdoor cocktail parties of up to 200 guests standing or 100 seated guests for celebratory dinners beneath the stars, Amandayan’s expansive main terrace is surrounded by nature with endless mountain views. It enjoys a secluded and consummately private setting on the property, making it an ideal space for dancing the night away.

Tea House (Indoor)

Set over two levels with sublime views of Old Town and the mountains beyond, the Tea House offers indoor dining for intimate gatherings of up to 12 guests, as well as a spectacular outdoor terrace. Delicate dim sum and traditional Chinese and Western tea sets with savouries, cakes and pastries are usually served, but as with every Aman venue – menus are entirely personalised to suit both event and guest requirements.

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No request is too great and no detail too small. We are here to assist you with all aspects of event organisation, from conception through to execution.

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