7 Wedding Destinations in Thailand That Double as Honeymoon Venues Too
Looking for a cinematic venue to help make your destination wedding or romantic getaway that much more special? Then set your sights on the picturesque kingdom of Thailand. With a variety of different landscapes to choose from, you and your partner can opt to set this chapter of your love story in a variety of settings. Whether you’re looking for a tropical destination teeming with flora and fauna, a mountainous region replete with breathtaking panoramic views or a pristine white beach surrounded by turquoise blue water, Thailand has a slice of paradise for every type of couple.
Thailand doesn’t discriminate they say every type of couple because the country means ALL types of couples! Thanks to the Civil Partnership Bill, Thailand is on its way to becoming the second place in Asia that legally recognizes same-sex civil partnerships. If passed into law, the bill grants same-sex couples to register their union, adopt children, and jointly manage assets—a huge milestone for the LGBTQ community.
Thailand is a beautiful location and is also known for its mouth-watering cuisine and warm hospitality, making it the perfect place to celebrate your new chapter in life once restrictions are lifted. Whether you’re belonging to the straight or LGBTQ community, here are seven locations for your Thailand wedding that also double as great honeymoon or romantic getaway options, too.
Welcome to Bangkok! The gateway to your Thailand experience. In the busy metropolis, there’s no shortage of luxe accommodations, wellness facilities, designer shopping, or venues for a grand and unforgettable celebration. If you’re aiming for a good time with views of the palace or a traditional Thai ceremony with your nearest and dearest, Bangkok’s got that and everything in between.
If you’re looking for a beautiful beach venue that’s close to Bangkok (it’s just a two-hour drive away) and has both city comforts and a scenic beach backdrop, Pattaya deserves a spot on your list. Because it’s incredibly close to Bangkok, you won’t be hard-pressed to find decent suppliers or run out of stunning wedding venues to choose from, you’ll have everything you need right there.
Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai
Up next, these two cities are abundant in culture and nature, resulting in a unique experience that can’t be duplicated anywhere else. Dive deep into Chiang Mai’s lush forests and scenic landscapes for a tranquil wedding that celebrates Thailand’s traditions and customs. But here’s a scheduling tip for you: If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, avoid the months of February to April as the city experiences smog at this time. Local farmers celebrate the “burning season,” which entails burning their fields to make way for the new crop.
Another romantic location that’s a bit off the beaten track is Chiang Rai. The city is one of Thailand’s oldest settlements, and because of this is steeped in tradition. If you’re a couple looking for a rustic and remote wedding destination for a weekend of romance, then Chiang Rai is definitely your best bet! Set against its well-preserved historic sights and lush rice paddies, this city offers guests a peek into what life was before the hustle and bustle. Schedule your date towards the end of the year, when the weather is cooler and much more forgiving.
Picture this as the setting of your wedding: A stunning beach resort town that’s a mere three-hour drive from the capital. With a wide range of venues to suit every budget, you can have a luxurious beachfront wedding (we recommend the luxurious Chiva resort with its own winery and well-known spa) or an intimate ceremony in your very own romantic beachside villa. After that, head straight to the honeymoon and explore more of what Hua Hin has to offer, including cultural sights and impressive natural formations.
Phuket and Krabi
As one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world, Phuket has everything a romantic getaway promises. The island has white sand, clear blue water, and imposing land formations that make up a postcard-perfect backdrop for one of the most important celebrations in your life, no wonder the island’s been used as a location for a number of Hollywood movies. If you’re looking for a beach venue that’s easy to get to (international flights can fly direct) with a wide range of accommodations and on-site suppliers, Phuket is a no-brainer!
Do you dream of a tropical wedding with a backdrop of majestic rock formations and sunny blue skies? Krabi does a more adventurous take on a beach wedding. Whether you’re looking for a beach reception only accessible by boat or a breathtaking cliffside ceremony, there are a variety of venues to suit every couple’s taste.
After you’ve settled on a wedding venue, you’ll need to plan a few more other things. Organizing an out of town event is grueling enough with all the logistics involved, so to help your wedding prep, here’s a directory of wedding suppliers: https://tourismproduct.tourismthailand.org/content/307. It has a complete list of wedding planners, caterers, and other wedding-related services available in Thailand to help make your dream wedding come true.
Congratulations and happy planning!
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