Whether it’s the glowing beauty of the bride, the grace of the first dance or the venue itself, aesthetics matter when it comes to your wedding day. This explains why foreign locations are becoming increasingly desirable by those approaching the big day. Thailand is currently a very popular location, offering landscapes of genuine beauty that few European countries can match. There are many luxury wedding venues in Thailand, all of which will make your day that little bit more special.
Offering high quality accommodation at excellent prices, the recently refurbished Centara Villas focus on privacy and intimate romance. The chance to get married on a stunning stretch of private white beach is one that many won’t want to miss out on. What’s more, the nearby tropical grounds and butterfly exhibit offer the chance for a bit of peace and quiet alone with your loved one: something any already married couple will know is essential on the big day. The venue offers standard wedding packages, as many of the other venues do, but adds the option of a trio band to play during the ceremony itself, a traditionally decorated guest room, and the option for the ceremony to take place in one of four locations – the beach, poolside, in the resort’s garden and on the beach – ensuring that the happy couple can be truly sure of their dream wedding.
As part of the renowned GHM Hotels chain, The Chedi is one of the most stunning pieces of architecture in Asia, offering an aesthetic that is truly palatial. As the only five-star hotel along the beautiful Mae Ping, the backdrop accompanying any ceremony will make for a truly unique experience. Being a venue of superior class, wedding services are customized entirely to the wishes of the bride and groom. High class musicians are in residence to help lend the ceremony the atmosphere it deserves, the notes drifting across the rose petal-scattered floor; a suitable visual for a venue known amongst the locals as ‘The Rose of the North’. The GHM staff will offer years of wedding planning experience, to ensure The Chedi hosts a truly once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Rocky’s Boutique Resort
If you’re seeking the highest levels of exclusivity, then this delightful family-owned resort could be the ideal choice. Set on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Rocky’s is renowned throughout Thailand for its warm and friendly customer service, not to mention the stunning cuisine. As well as being an incredibly popular honeymoon destination, it offers two different wedding packages; the Thai and the Western. Both offer decent value for money. The Western Package includes including the beachfront venue, flower girls, traditional Thai music and drum procession, the wedding cake, sparkling wine and canapés. In addition to all of this, the Thai package includes temple offerings and even participating monks as part of the deal. When booked through the Kuoni agency, you can also receive a romantic dinner for two as a bonus.
Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa
If you’re one of those people who adores a sense of style, then the Anantara is well worth your consideration. Offering as it does a wedding venue that is both relaxed and still trendy amongst those in the know, set on the beautiful shores of the Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, it is the height of chic. The Western Wedding Package that they offer is at a slightly higher price than the two venues above, but there are various different ‘luxuries’ that come part of the deal. These include: a stringed instrument musician for the ceremony, pre-dinner champagne, a romantic ‘Dining by Design’ journey for two by the beach, a special aromatherapy spa treatment for two, a honeymoon set-up in the couple’s room and a specially created three-tier wedding cake. With the Villa’s main options including private pools, flat screen televisions and private terraces, there are few venues that offer the same all-inclusive sense of luxury.
The Tongsai Bay
Another family-owned resort, the Tongsai Bay offers wonderful service, a secluded location and an idyllic private beach only 15 minutes transfer from the nearest airport. The resort has a genuine environmental commitment to maintaining the natural beauty of Koh Samui island. This has made it very popular amongst the more discerning couples, with a wide variety of different features within the resort focused on the conservation of water and energy, not to mention the reduction of chemical usage. The accommodation itself is varied, with everything from large, pool-fitted villas to simple, by-the-beach suites available, all within the secluded cove that the Bay calls its home. The Weddings are held within the bay itself, with many different options included as part of the package – the venue’s wonderful spa treatments are always a hit with the guests. A beautiful and tranquil location.
The Sarojin is certainly a venue that anyone seeking natural beauty should consider. Bordering five national parks and a stunning secluded beach available for use, it is a location perfect for a celebration of love. The venue’s wedding packages offer almost everything you’re likely to need. Decorations, wedding planner services, bouquet and corsage, a bottle of champagne, the wedding cake and the Church Secular/Thai Ceremony options are all available. There are also two award winning restaurants within easy reach should you wish to have your reception nearby.
About the Author:Ian Garstang loves travelling the world and in particular South East Asia. Ian loves writing about luxury travel and enjoys great food, smart design and gadgets.