Say “I do” at one of these gorgeous resorts
Wondering where to get married? Make the special day even more memorable by having a destination wedding! Here are four amazing spots in Thailand for couples to tie the knot, plus a Hong Kong venue with the wow factor.
InterContinental Koh Samui Resort
It’s all about stunning views and deluxe amenities at InterContinental Koh Samui Resort, an ideal tropical-wedding resort just a couple of hours from Singapore. There are various wedding venues to choose from: beach, private pier, beachfront lawn, the Azure Lounge or the Air Bar deck. For something extra special, say your vows on the overwater aisle of the property’s fab infinity pool. If you’re worried about weather, there are great indoor spaces (Taling Ngam Room and The Lobby) with amazing views too.
You’ll also find options to suit different couples; most packages offer decorations, bouquets and accommodation for the wedding party and guests. You also have the choice of a Western or Thai ceremony – the latter includes traditional Thai customs including a long drum parade, a water blessing ceremony and traditional costume. As for the entertainment, you can arrange for a DJ, a traditional fire dance by the beach or even fireworks and lanterns to end the night.
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Sri Panwa Phuket
You and your guests will soak up panoramic views of the Andaman Sea when you hold your nuptials at Sri Panwa in Phuket. The beach resort has plenty of lovely spots that are perfect for weddings, including Baba Nest, a stunning rooftop venue overlooking the sea and surrounding islands. For your dinner reception, choose to have a fun poolside meal at Baba Pool Club. For a more intimate setting, opt for the Baba Sunset Lounge.
The package for a private wedding ceremony at Baba Nest includes decorations, customised fresh flower arrangements and a celebrant to conduct the ceremony. The bride and groom will also be treated to a romantic couple’s spa, champagne and wine, breakfast in bed and a limousine airport transfer.
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
At Anantara Chiang Mai, couples can choose a traditional Thai or Western ceremony. The beautiful property has a couple of venues that make the perfect setting for a destination wedding. Pick the Riverside Lawn where you can enjoy a garden party after the ceremony, or take things indoors with dinner at The Restaurant or The Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar. For something a little different, you could exchange vows at sunset while overlooking the river.
For the Thai ceremony, couples can expect a water blessing ritual, neck garlands, traditional Thai music and flower arrangements. They’ll enjoy a two-night stay in the luxurious Kasara Garden View Suite and a 20 percent discount at The Service 1921. Or, if you choose a Western ceremony, it includes flowers for the groom’s corsage and bridal bouquet, a decorated registration table and refreshments.
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort
The most popular venue for wedding ceremonies at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is the resort’s infinity pool. An elegant floating stage will be set up and guests can enjoy spectacular views of the sea.
The resort’s dedicated wedding planners can help you to customise and plan your dream wedding. For the Western ceremony option, the nuptials take place right on the beach, with elegant decorations, bouquets, corsages and a celebrant. You’ll also get a wedding blessing certificate to mark the big day and take home as a keepsake. On the other hand, the traditional Thai wedding ceremony includes a master-of-ceremonies with Buddhist monks, a traditional water-pouring ceremony and a long drum parade with traditional Thai dancers.
The Upper House Hong Kong
Who doesn’t love Hong Kong for a destination wedding? At The Upper House, a contemporary and luxurious hotel in the heart of the bustling city, couples have two main venues to choose from: an outdoor soiree in the beautiful garden at The Lawn or a sophisticated celebration at the Sky Lounge. The hotel can arrange for the ceremony to be held at your preferred location, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner or lunch. All meals and canapés are prepared by Chef Gray Kunz and the team from Café Gray Deluxe – think modern European cuisine, including wine pairings and personalised cocktails.
Offering stunning views of Victoria Harbour, the Upper Suites are perfect for wedding night stays. There are also other luxurious rooms and suites with large bathrooms to house wedding party and guests.
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