Venues that display a true sense of grace and style help draw people from various countries to weddings in Thailand. Whether in one of the many beach resorts in the Phuket or Krabi, a mountain retreat in the Chiang Mai, or in a plush contemporary ballroom in the capital, there’s a wedding venue that dream-like, fairytale setting, combined with a host of appurtenant fun activities from the engagement party all the way to the honeymoon, available for all kinds of themes and budgets, for groups big and small. Here are some of them:
St. Regis Bangkok (02 207 7777; www.stregisbangkok.com) — From bespoke flower arrangements and captivating venues to custom catering and a personal St. Regis Specialist, the St. Regis Bangkok can provide all the elements necessary to surpass your expectations in the creation of an enchanting wedding. With a prestigious location along Rajdamri Road, The St. Regis Bangkok boasts a ballroom on the 14th floor that can accommodates 300 guests for sit-down banquets and up to 475 for grand receptions.
Anantara Bangkok Riverside (02 476-0022; www.bangkok-riverside.anantara.com) — is another top favorite for weddings and honeymoons in the capital, with wedding venues such as the beautiful Trader Vic’s garden by the Chao Phraya River or the outdoor Grand Sala. Anantara is a hotel chain with properties in major spots such as Phuket, Hua Hin, Samui, Chiang Mai, and of course Bangkok, with the flagship Anantara Siam Bangkok – all equally popular for stylish, exotic destination weddings.
Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok (02 620 6666; www.hilton.com/Bangkok) — Hilton Sukhumvit can provide the space, style, and personalized service city weddings and/or honeymoons. Located in the city’s business and entertainment district (Sukhumvit 24) the hotel boasts, among others, a 1930s-styled Italian-American restaurant, seven meeting spaces inspired by New York penthouses, 280 upscale rooms and suites.
JW Marriott Bangkok (02 656 7700; www.marriott.com) — Dream weddings don’t just happen, they’re planned, says the Marriott Certified Wedding Planners (MCWP), and this is what they do. Each MCWP is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. The hotel has 15,000sqft of event space ideal for weddings.
Dusit Thani Bangkok (02 200 9000; www.dusit.com) — For Dusit Thani Bangkok, no detail is too small and no task is too big, as the hotel team–with their established sense of Thai hospitality–will ensure you an unforgettable wedding event. The grand Napalai Ballroom is perfect for a gala event.
InterContinental Bangkok (02 656 0444; www.icbangkok.com) — InterContinental Bangkok has been fulfilling the dreams of couples for many years. The hotel has one of the city’s largest Grand Ballroom and grand marble staircase leading bridal couples to the wedding of their dreams.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (02 659 9000; www.mandarinoriental.com) — Whether you’re planning a lavish wedding reception or intimate dinner, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok can offer you an unforgettable experience. With a choice of beautiful and atmospheric venues, unrivalled experience and legendary service, we’ll bring to life the event of your dreams, whether you’re planning a traditional Thai reception or a western-style wedding.
Plaza Athenee Bangkok (02 650 8800) — Beautifully situated on a tree-lined boulevard, the inspiring architecture, magnificent décor, and classic, sophisticated elegance define Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, is one the city’s most glamorous wedding venue. The hotel offers couples a complete consultancy and planning service, unique among Bangkok’s top hotels.
Siam Kempinski (02 162 9000; firstname.lastname@example.org) — Siam Kempinski offers sumptuous setting to create the perfection couples desire for their weddings, from a décor that’s uniquely you; an exquisite service for your guests; music that strikes the right note; and rich, heavenly flavors for the feast of your choice. The spacious and elaborately decorated Chadra Ballroom has hosted many opulent wedding events.
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok (02 254 1234; www.bangkok.grand.hyatt.com) — Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok’s elegant Grand Ballroom accommodates 1,500 guests for a reception or buffet dinner; and 800 for a Chinese banquet. Alternatively, there is “the residence,” where the “Weddings At Home” concept provides luxurious decor, uncompromising attention to detail, exceptional cuisine and personalized butler service.
Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong (02 125 5000; www.renaissancebangkok.com) — The 6m-high, 640-sqm Royal Maneeya Ballroom provides a stunning backdrop for weddings with up to 800 guests. Cutting-edge light and sound systems create the perfect mood, for guests to dance the night away. A private bar lets guests toast the couple well into the wee hours of the morning. Skilled planners are on hand to personalize and coordinate Bangkok wedding receptions from start to finish.
Hilton Pattaya (038 253 000; www.hilton.com/Pattaya) — Unique and romantic experiences await couples and honeymooners at this resort. You can get married on a secluded beach, or among the landscaped gardens by the infinity edge pool at the hotel. On-site wedding coordinators will assist you with every aspect of your wedding.
Dusit Pattaya (038 425 5611; email@example.com) — A venue that offers a combined beach location and a garden setting, Dusit Thani Pattaya will fit wedding and honeymoon preferences perfectly. The resort is surrounded by a tropical garden that greets guests as they enter the resort. There is also a peaceful indoor Atrium with a cascading manmade waterfall that provides guests a soothing ambience. In addition, there is direct access to two beachfronts where one can enjoy the panoramic views of Pattaya Bay.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya (038 301-234, ext. 4174; www.centara.co.th) — offers a wedding package starting at only Bt120,00 net – all-inclusive and promising an unforgettable event overseen by a professional wedding organizer. Given the resort’s famous Lost World theme, one can imagine how weddings organize by this resort can be magical.
Sheraton Pattaya Resort (038 259 888; www.sheraton.com) — With a private beach on the Gulf of Siam, this upscale resort promises an unforgettable dream weddings, a romantic sunset over the sea and the gentle lapping of waves on white sand as backdrop, savor every sweet moment with your family and friends. Special arrangements for bride and groom are offered in Western or Thai style. A specialist team arranges every detail leaving you free to thoroughly enjoy the entire experience.
Royal Cliff hotels (038 250 421; www.royalcliff.com) — Set in the most exclusive position situated between Jomtien and Pattaya overlooking the calm waters of the Gulf of Siam, the world famous Royal Cliff Hotels Group and PEACH (Pattaya Convention and Convention Hall) offer a very unique option to host weddings of all scales and types. From the smallest, private ceremonies with only a few guests in an intimate setting, to the largest scale functions for guests in the thousands, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group offers 5-star service and the support and facilities of four 5-star hotels as well as an on site convention and exhibition hall which can accommodate up to 4,340 persons for banquets.
InterContinental Hua Hin (032 616 999) — Set against the backdrop of the high-style royal heritage era of the 1920s, the resort offers unique and unforgettable outdoor settings from beach weddings held at the resort’s spectacular beachfront and the expansive manicured lawn to the Thai-Victorian colonial beachfront period building simply called La Residence or the indoor Room 100, ideal for more intimate weddings.
Hilton Hua Hin (032 538 999; www.hilton.com) — Service and sophistication define the Hilton Family of Hotels, and the Hilton Hua Hin is no different. Equipped to handle weddings and receptions from the grandest luxury to more intimate gatherings, this resort rewards its wedding guests with impeccable facilities, service, and cuisine.
Putahracsa Hua Hin (02 250 4527-29; www.putahracsa.com) –There are hundreds of questions, thousands of thoughts, and about a million details going through the mind of a bride and groom when organizing the most important day of their lives. Putahracsa takes care of everything for them. Just share your dreams with them and let them know what you want and they will customize a wedding that transforms your dream into reality.
Sheraton Hua Hin (032 708 000; www.sheratonhuahin.com) — Imagine a stylish, luxurious setting where every romantic wish is elegantly granted. Whether it is a formal set up in a modern The Chandelier, an elegant Grand Ballroom, a chic and stylish party at @Black or a cozy and relaxed style of wedding by the sea, at one of the outdoor venues, surrounded by lush tropical garden and overlooking boundless swimming pool in lagoon style, you will truly find that Sheraton Hua Hin is always a perfect place to celebrate romantic memories.
Dusit Thani Hua Hin (032 520 009; www.dusit.com) — Overlooking an idyllic beach on the Gulf of Thailand and surrounded by lush greenery, this resort combines classic Thai design with modern amenities, offering guests a serene and lavish getaway that echoes Hua Hin’s past as a summer retreat for the Thai royal family.
Conrad Koh Samui (077 915 888; www.conradkohsamui.com) — Conrad Koh Samui, a luxury pool villa resort located on the southwestern tip of the island overlooking the azure reefs of Aow Thai beach is perfect for weddings and honeymoon. The resort, designed to ensure that each villa offers glorious panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand, and especially the astonishing sunsets, is certainly romantic.
Four Seasons Samui (077 243 000; www.fourseasons.com/kohsamui/) — The best of island honeymoon living awaits guests at Four Seasons Resort, Koh Samui. Stay in a hillside luxury villa, shaded by coconut groves overlooking the mystical Gulf of Siam, and enjoy the world-renowned Four Seasons brand of service that is enhanced further by the exotic island touch.
Banyan Tree Phuket (076 324 374; www.banyantreephuket,com) — The Banyan Tree Phuket completes its refurbishment and renovation this month and will bexome more ready than ever for dream weddings and honeymoons, with its great environment and facilities. The Banyan Tree Phuket Double Pool Villas’ dedicated team of attentive staff are trained to bring a wedding from the idyllic to the perfect.
Angsana Laguna Phuket (076 324 101; www.angsana.com)—This resort, located in the heart of Asia’s first integrated resort Laguna Phuket, offers direct access to stunning Bang Tao Beach and the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. The resort offers a variety of accommodation options ranging from stylish Laguna rooms to luxurious lofts and suites or Private Pool Residences, and great settings for the perfect wedding ceremonies and receptions.
JW Marriott Phuket (076 338 000) — JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa on the beautiful Mai Khao Beach is certainly one of the best locations for a dream wedding. The resort prides on its personal Marriott Wedding Planner who works with couples through the entire planning and organizational stage right up to the big day itself. Be it an intimate ceremony or an opulent celebration on a grand scale, a wedding at JW Marriott Phuket will be everything you’ve ever dreamed of.
Trisara Phuket (60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Phuket // Tel: 076 310 100) Trisara, in Sanskrit “Garden in the Third Heaven” is one of Phuket’s most special resort experience, and especially for weddings and honeymoons. Attention to detail defines the experience throughout the property, spectacular year-round sunsets add to the weddings and romance.
sri panwa (076 371 000; firstname.lastname@example.org) — sri panwa (lowercase intended) is one of the best hotels in Phuket offering your dream wedding packages and venue. Choose a wedding package and then add the details that will help make your wedding memorable.
Dusit Thani Krabi (www.dusitthanikrabi.com/) — Recently rebranded Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort, specializes in making your dream wedding come true. From planning the ceremony to the elaborate details surrounding the celebration, the Wedding and Catering team can create the most magical day of your life. With a picturesque, private beachfront on the 18km-long Klong Muang Beach surrounded by lush gardens and two stunning infinity pools, the resort is the perfect choice for your wedding venue.
Phulay Bay (075 628 1111; www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/PhulayBay/) — Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, helps weave a most beautiful and happily remembered wedding with its dramatic coastal scenery and isolated surroundings. Unparalleled attention to detail, style, graceful elegance, and Thai hospitality that are hallmarks of the Phulay Bay wedding experience.
Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra (075 627 800; www.sofotel.com) — Set in a lush tropical garden and just a few steps from the beach and Andaman Sea, the resort features a 7,000m-lagoon-style pool, a signature Leisure Butler service includes a VIP check-in, and a personal assistant to arrange unforgettable marriage proposals or special romantic moments, private dinner parties and celebrations, personalized excursions to nearby islands, and more.
asita eco-resort (092 629 9944; www.asitaresort.com) — This resort that boasts a relaxing, natural surroundings in an exclusive, eco-friendly resort just a few minutes from Bangkok. asita specializes in organizing intimate weddings–Thai and Western style–for small and large groups.