Every couple wants to have the perfect wedding day, and that means having an outstanding venue in the right location. With its year-round sunshine, warm hospitality and delicious local cuisine, it’s no surprise that Thailand is ranked Asia’s best wedding destination, and it should definitely be on your list of places to consider if you’re currently planning your big day. From tropical beaches to majestic mountains, Thailand boasts some seriously amazing scenery for destination weddings. And if you want to invite your guests to a beautiful property, look no further than these top five resorts for picture-perfect weddings in Thailand.
If you like the idea of a resort that will transport you to a magical world, Keemala in Phuket is an enchanting hideaway that will capture your imagination. The boutique luxury resort offers stunning surrounds for intimate weddings with backdrops of lush forests and unique water features, and with a selection of fantastical villas — Clay Pool Cottages, Tent Pool Villas, Tree Pool Houses and Bird’s Nest Pool Villas — you can comfortably host your guests in understated luxury. Each of the villas are interconnected by a network of jungle walkways, letting you and your guests immerse in nature. The Bird’s Nest Pool Villas, which are tree pod-shaped chambers that sit 40 feet above ground, would make for a great honeymoon stay immediately following your nature-inspired wedding.
Keemala, 10/88 Nakasud Road, Kamala, Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket, +66 76 358 777
Conrad Koh Samui
For those who’d like to exchange wedding vows on an idyllic beach, Conrad Koh Samui has plenty of options for you. Here, you can plan an intimate wedding for two or a grand ceremony with up to 200 guests. Imagine exchanging vows barefoot on the soft, powdery sands under the swaying coconut palms, or celebrating your wedding over the shimmering waters at the resort’s main swimming pool. Conrad lets you personalise your wedding to fulfil all your wishes, with a choice of seven stunning venues, including the private beachfront, infinity-edge pool, poolside terrace, open-air Sunset Lounge, glass-windowed Aow Thai Function Room, signature restaurant Jahn, and two-storey Oceanview Pool Villa.
Conrad Koh Samui, 49/8-9 Moo 4, Hillcrest Road, Tambon Taling Ngam, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani, +66 77 915 888
Shantaa Koh Kood
For the ultimate secluded beach reception, we’d recommend Shantaa Koh Kood. One of Thailand’s least-visited islands, Koh Kood is a beautiful spot near the Cambodian border. Shantaa offers a charming, boutique experience with quaint beach villas nestled amongst lush greenery. Aside from a beachfront wedding, you can choose to celebrate your wedding in their tropical garden, with the coastal skies as your backdrop. In the evening, you and your guests can savour destination dining by the beach and enjoy a ‘best wishes’ lantern release. There’s absolutely nothing more gorgeous than wish lanterns floating into the night sky.
Shantaa Koh Kood, 20/3 Moo 2, Tambon Kohkood , Amphur Kohkood, Trad, Koh Kood, +66 81 817 9648
Four Seasons Chiang Mai
If you’re into the great outdoors, check out Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, which features panoramic views of the Suthep mountain range and tropical gardens. Set amidst rice fields and majestic mountains in the tranquil Mae Rim Valley, the resort hosts the most rustic-glam weddings you could ever dream of. Picture your wedding at the Orchid Nursery, an exclusive venue filled with exotic orchids and native blooms. Or imagine celebrating your wedding on the Cocktail Lawn, with sweeping vistas of the evergreen mountains and shimmering rice fields. And of course, Chiang Mai is cooler than Bangkok — that’s always a plus, right?
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road, Chiang Mai, +66 53 298 181
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Want to say ‘I do’ on a hilltop overlooking the clouds and green majesty of Northern Thailand? Pick Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. Here, you can choose to host a traditional Lanna Thai wedding, rejuvenate in the luxe Anantara Spa, and even ride on the back of an elephant at sunset. Aside from the intimate outdoor exchange of vows against the beautiful Mekong River Valley backdrop, you can also celebrate in a tropical garden setting or in one of their romantic indoor venues. If you love exploring rich destinations with your loved one, then you’ll enjoy the indigenous countryside, boat journeys and elephant camps that this Anantara property has to offer.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, 1 Soi San Tan Lueang 2, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, +66 53 784 084