Location: Jl. Gajah Mada No.112gh, RT.1 / RW.1, Krukut, Tamansari, Kota Jkt Barat 11140
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Open and close: 08.00 – 16.00 WIB (Saturday – Sunday Closed)
Telephone: 021 6347744
Jakarta has many buildings from the remains of the Dutch era which are still preserved to this day.
Even some of them are included in the list of buildings heritage from UNESCO which cannot be restored or dismantled. Only allowed to renovate, even then on a small scale.
One of the buildings heritage which is in Jakarta and is already very famous even in the world wedding is the National Archives Building of the Republic of Indonesia.
This building is one of the buildings heritage which has its own historical and story value. Its function changes from time to time.
Now it is used as a place to get married or wedding accompanied by wedding package and ready to help couples who want to get married in this building.
A brief History
The building whose address and location is on Jl. Gajah Mada has an institution that is located in the Ampera area and manages the building.
Initially this building was used for the residence of the governor general of the VOC who served in Jakarta. One of which is Reinier de Klerk who once led Jakarta.
This building was built in the early 18th century. In 1900 there was news and rumors that the building would be demolished and restored.
The plan of the Dutch colonial government at that time was to build a shopping area around the Archives building.
Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen or the Batavia Association for art and science was eventually founded by Reinier de Klerk which changed the function of the building.
In 1925 the Archives building belonging to the Republic of Indonesia was once used as the Mining Department under the direct colonial leadership of the Dutch East Indies.
After that it was used as a Lands archive or the State Archives building for the Dutch colonial government.
After Indonesia’s independence, this building was used as the National Archives Building of the Republic of Indonesia. And in 1974, finally the national archive was moved to Jalan Ampera, South Jakarta.
And the old archive building finally underwent changes and renovations to give it a newer look and avoid the building being damaged.
This process took place in 1979. After the renovation, this building was never used. And in 1990, it was damaged in several areas.
In 1990, President Soeharto wanted to build a shopping center in the area of the building.
Finally, the association of Dutch businessmen who at that time established a body or foundation Stichting Cadeau Indonesia gave the National Archives building as a gift for Indonesia’s 50th birthday. And finally turned into a museum.
Restoration was carried out to carry out maintenance in 1998. Even though it was one of the areas affected by the Jakarta riots on May 13, the Archives Building remains safe and peaceful.
It even became a place of refuge for some employees whose offices and locations were affected by the riots.
The National Archives Building of the Republic of Indonesia was eventually managed by the foundation and used as an exhibition venue and also a public facility.
Although there are many scary and haunted stories, this building is often used as a place to hold weddings.
The garden area itself is open from 8 am to 4 pm WIB. And can be visited by the general public.
Meanwhile, if there is a wedding, this building cannot be accessed. Can only be accessed by tenants of the building.
Know Your Location
The National Archives Building, which is located in Gajah Mada, can be accessed easily. There are many ways that can be used such as using a private vehicle or busway TransJakarta towards Taman Fatahillah.
Private vehicles can go through the JORR toll road towards the inner city toll road or can also turn towards Cilandak, Fatmawati which is continued towards Blok M and Sudirman.
Can also wear Google map which displays a map and a plan of the city of Jakarta to find out the traffic spots.
To find out the National Archives Building of the Republic of Indonesia is very easy. This building has a shape like a colonial building and has a large courtyard.
Of course this is one of its main attractions. Apart from being a public facility and a museum, it turns out that this building is also often used as a place for art exhibitions.
Usually foreign embassies often hold exhibition events in this building. Already a lot review which complimented the elegance of the building.
When you were in the showroom in the National Archives Building, there really weren’t many old furniture in it, only a small part. And on average, only new furniture with a typical colonial era shape.
There are many photos, pictures and paintings on display here. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to take pictures or perpetuate these paintings.
In this building there is also a Gramafon which is one of the collections in the main room of the National Archives Building of the Republic of Indonesia.
Other collections in the main room are wooden cabinets, work tables, consoles and some antiques. There are also replicas of sailing ships in a glass storage cabinet.
In the center of the Archives building, visitors can find a large garden and a place for weddings.
This building gives a luxurious and majestic impression. On each door there are carvings that have different motifs, all of which look beautiful and original.
In addition there are several metal plate awards including the Architectural Works Award from IAI in 1999.
This building is also included in the UNESCO heritage building as evidenced by its existence UNESCO Asia Award of Excellence – Pacific Heritage Awards 2001. This building is included in the category Culture Heritage Conservation.
As mentioned earlier that in the yard area there are a pair of old cannons with large sizes facing West on the left and right sectors of the lawn.
For the Wedding Area
As mentioned earlier, this Archives Building is often used as a place to hold weddings or wedding.
Especially with the concept garden party, this building has an area indoor and outdoor which is very charming.
The buildings on the right and left as well as the main building are usually very suitable for holding events indoor for the marriage contract and also photos booth.
While the backyard area is usually used for receptions with a concept outdoor wedding and garden party.
Moreover, there is no need for such a complicated decoration indoor to impress the concept garden party.
With the many shady trees and classic views where there are colonial buildings beside it, of course it has given a quite interesting appearance around the National Archives Building.
This National Archives building can accommodate about 1,500 people for the area outdoor. While in the area indoor it can accommodate about 500 people.
If it rains, the event can be moved to an indoor area or indoor which is no less interesting. Usually for couples who want to get married, an area is provided for the contract event and afterwards.
While outdoor used for the main event, namely the reception at night. The rental price or fees given, of course, are bundled with the wedding ceremony.
Moreover, the manager of this Archive Building already has a partner or partner WO as well catering which is quite famous. The tenants only need to contact contact the manager of the building.
Easy to Search
There are several reasons why this Archives Building is so popular for holding weddings. One of them is that this building is very famous for couples who want to hold it garden party.
There are many review and information that this building is very suitable for holding events outdoor wedding. Especially in 2020 full in booking.
Moreover, this building presents a classic look typical of the colonial era, making it look even cooler.
Another reason is that this building is easy to find. Moreover, it is located in the city center and easily accessible from East, West, South Jakarta to even from outside Jakarta.
The classic building is easy for people to recognize. Even so, the parking area is not large enough. Only able to accommodate a maximum of 100 vehicles.
However, hotels near this building can help by providing parking services easily.
It’s just that guests have to pay for the parking fee. Apart from hotels, the shopping center area can also be used as a parking lot
One of the reasons why the National Archives Building of the Republic of Indonesia is the choice is that the building manager is very friendly and helpful and experienced.
The manager named Mrs. Ariani is ready to fully assist couples who are ready to hold a wedding.
The building manager will help wholeheartedly to choose the wedding package you want to choose.
As mentioned earlier, the manager of the National Archives Building of the Republic of Indonesia or ANRI has a list of vendors and partners starting from WO, catering, photographer to a separate make-up.
Even the building manager would lead the vendor’s dirty rehearsal before making any final preparations. This can provide peace to couples who are about to get married.
5 Star Partners
For partners and partners, the management of the National Archives Building is not playing around in choosing partners and partners.
All partners and partners are included in the 5 star category. And all of them are available in this type of package. So that the tenants don’t just rent the building.
However, everything is included in the wedding package offered by the National Archives Building.
This package option is of course adjusted to the price. Each package has partners and partners that are different. However, the quality is not in doubt.
Everything is in accordance with the credibility of the National Archives Building of the Republic of Indonesia. Couples only need to think about the continuity of the marriage.
Unfortunately the package offered is not included photo and videos. Although there are several caterers that offer photo and video services, they are not yet complete.
Especially if it has its own concept. So you need to find partners and partners for photos and videos outside the package
Lots of Bonuses
One of the things that are favored by couples who want to get married in the Archives Building is the many bonuses given by the manager of the ANRI building.
One of them is the building from morning until night has been sterilized from people who are not concerned here.
Even better, the building only rents for 1 couple for a day. So there is no need to take turns with other partners.