Have you ever wanted a unique and unforgettable wedding that your friends and family will talk about forever? Even years after your special day? Having a destination wedding in Thailand will surely do that! (Take this from a bride who had her exotic fairytale wedding in Bangladesh and India).
Land of natural and mythical beauty, wonders, delicious food, and great hospitality, Thailand offers an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the world. Year-round sunshine and unique value, the “Land of Smiles” is suitable for any style of wedding. Also, one of the most noteworthy highlights of Thailand is that they are very LGBT friendly! Though civil (legal) ceremonies are not recognized (at least yet), symbolic ceremonies and wedding celebrations for same-gender couples are openly accepted almost everywhere in this fantastic country! So, read ahead and see why Thailand is a dream destination for ALL couples planning their destination wedding- and honeymoon.
Thailand is home to some of the most popular and luxurious properties in Asia with world-class service and gorgeous accommodations, which can also double as wedding venues. While there are many top-notched options, here are some of the top options and must-dos with your friends and family from my last visit to Thailand.
First of all, it is the capital of Thailand, and secondly, just like every other major city, it’s a melting pot. Full of people, color, and life. If you and your guests are looking to experience Thai culture mixed with a modern touch, the City of Angels is for you. You can stroll through the trendiest spots, hottest rooftop restaurants, and stores offering the latest high-end fashions. The options are endless.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok – Situated on the banks of Chao Praya River, this timeless yet contemporary, classic yet cutting-edge, iconic hotel offers a unique blend of luxury and comfort to its guests. Here, couples can have their wedding ceremony at any of their banqueting suites as they are licensed to conduct the services.
The Peninsula – This five-star hotel is also on the banks of Chao Praya River. Here, Peninsula luxury is met with Thai charm for the ultimate cultural experience. The hotel’s selection of unique wedding venues offers an intimate and elegant ambiance to ensure couples the wedding of their dreams.
The Anantara Siam – Located in the heart of Bangkok, Anantara Siam offers discerning travelers a luxurious retreat to enjoy. Anantara Siam Bangkok has it’s very own one-stop wedding stop, The Wedding Galleria, offering everything from the wedding dress, flower arrangements, decoration, cake and much more.
The Banyan Tree – One of the tallest hotels in the city, Banyan Tree Bangkok offers some of the best views of the city and stands as an icon of urban tranquility.
Visit the Wat Poh of Reclining Buddha, Golden Buddha, and The Golden Palace.
Spend a night out traveling in a Tuk Tuk and hop from one street food spot to another. After all, Bangkok was voted the number place for street food by CNN.
River cruise on a long-tail boat, just to experience how the locals commute.
Spend your rehearsal dinner or pre/post celebration of your wedding on the rooftop of Banyan Tree Bangkok with spectacular 360 views of Bangkok’s skyline and mouth-watering cuisines. Your guests will be blown away.
If you want a backdrop of white-sand beaches, breathtaking green sea views, lush forest and swaying palms, Phuket is the picturesque island destination wedding for you.
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort – One of the most breathtaking resorts in Phuket, a paradise seeker’s dream come true. Couples can have their wedding on its private beach with white powdery sand and dazzling Andaman Sea views as the backdrop or in a wedding chapel on top of a cliff with magnificent sea and beach views.
Keemala – One of the newest property in Phuket, Keemala is a tropical wonderland. Nestled in the cliffs and within lush woodlands, guests will undoubtedly have a unique and magical experience. Have your fairytale wedding with an enchanted backdrop of a forest, lush landscapes, and water features. Whether it’s a Thai inspired wedding or a modern, westernized wedding, Keemala’s onsite wedding coordinators will work closely with the wedding couple to make their dream day a reality.
Banyan Tree Phuket – This luxury resort is a sanctuary of hushed repose, the perfect backdrop to the perfect getaway. Take your wedding vows against the scenery of beautiful Phuket’s forests and the sounds of murmuring sea. Banyan Tree Phuket’s dedicated wedding team will ensure your wedding is carefully curated and one to remember.
Spend a full or a half day on a catamaran cruising the Andaman Sea, get close up views of soaring limestone peaks, explore hidden lagoons, island hope from world famously known James Bond Island to Ponyee Island, and end it with a catered lunch on a private island.
Krabi is a hidden treasure in Thailand. For a romantic, tranquil, nature-inspired wedding, look no further. Krabi has been drawing a lot of attractions to wedding professionals all over the world thanks to its unique nature appeal.
Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve – One of the most captivating luxury beach resort in Krabi. Phulay Bay, the world’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is a rare place saved for those who appreciate luxurious sanctuaries tucked away in beautiful corners of the world. Couples can experience a unique and magical celebration where Thai Buddhist Monks perform a traditional blessing ceremony followed by vow ceremony surrounded by lotus, orchids, and thousands of candles in the Thai Pavilion, ending it with a seaside reception.
Spend a day on a yacht to Phi Phi Island or take a long-tail boat from Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve to Hong Island for sunbathing, swimming or just relaxing on the powdery white sand.
Visit The Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). This Buddhist temple is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the province. Located on top of a mountain, a stairway of 1,237 steps leads to the temple. Be physically prepared and have enough time on your hands, some people might need longer time to climb up and down as the steps are very steep and roaming monkeys greet you. You will leave feeling remarkable.
Whether you want romantic ruby sunsets, turquoise seas, cream-colored beaches with spectacular views, spiritual, adventurous, and cultural getaways, or gastronomical experiences out of this world, Thailand offers all of this and so much more for you and your guests.
So, when you’re ready to plan your unforgettable wedding in Thailand, contact me here and my team and I would be thrilled to discuss the endless options for you!