It's no surprise why Thailand is deemed the 'Land of Smiles'. With its undeniably stunning beaches, breath-taking nature, and inimitable charm, this tropical paradise is clearly made for dreamy destination weddings. Have your heart set on exchanging 'I do's in Thailand? We have the inside scoop on the most beautiful venues in Phuket, Phang Nga, and Koh Samuito tie the knot in. Andrea Chappell, ace wedding planner from Marry Me Thailand, fills us in below...
Yet another gorgeous resort right by Natai Beach in Phang Nga, Jivana Villas’ in-house team can help you coordinate an intimate, low-key gatherings or a lavish soiree while you soak up the comforts of their spacious villas. The villas include an on-site chef who will whip Thai and Western dishes, a wine selection waiting and massages arranged on request.
This luxury hideaway on the cliffs of Kamala Beach, a little North of party district Patong, offers a stunning panoramic view of the Andaman sea. Choose to say ‘I do’ on their charming Miracle Lawn or on the ritzy Villa Amanzi’s breezy balcony. Whether you’re after a Thai or Western wedding, their personal event planner will find a way to grant all your wishes.
Perched by the bay between Kata and Kata Noi beach, this terraced resort can host weddings by sparkling waters near the rocks, in the shade by its infinity pool or in one of its elegant function rooms.
Holding roost atop Cape Panwa in Phuket, Sri Panwa has a glorious views of Thailand’s southeast coastline. The wooden deck suspended across their pool is a popular spot for getting hitched, while their stylish in-house restaurant Baba Pool Club will bathe your reception in romantic ambience.
W Retreat Koh Samui
Leave your wedding to the capable team at W Retreat Koh Samui, who are masters at envisioning and putting together an enchanting ceremony on the beach and dinner under starry skies. While they make your big day happen, you and your beau can indulge in their signature spa treatments that will leave you bright-eyed and beaming down the aisle.
At the end of the captivatingly-scenic ‘Millionaire’s Mile’, Villa I overlooks Patong Bay’s azure waters and has a delightful, intimate vibe that’s ideal for smaller gatherings. Teak, leather and silk furnishings give the whole resort an air of opulence.
This peaceful resort on the west coast of Phuket is chock-a-block with dreamy spots for your ceremony, from the waterfront garden to the white, sandy beach itself. For a cocktail sundowner, head to the beach club’s al fresco lounge or the resort’s signature restaurants, which serve delicious Thai and Italian cuisine.
Point Yamu Resort by COMO
Located at the tip of Cape Yamu, this sensational resort boasts tranquil views of Phang Nga bay. Known for organising highly-personalised weddings, the events team will be able to sniff out everything from fancy stationery to a cool local band to jam at the reception. Hold your ceremony at their lush courtyard, before moving the party to one of their uber chic restaurants – we recommend poolside joint La Sirena for fresh seafood and wood-fired delights.
Looking out over a private bay in northwest Phuket, this stellar boutique resort has an picturesque outdoor deck that’s suitable for cosy solemnisations, seating a maximum of 120 guests. After exchanging rings, you and your guests can dine under the stars, in the comfort of their air-conditioned restaurant, or at numerous other hideouts scattered around the resort.