Thai-ing the knot in a tropical paradise

Thailand is both romantic and beautiful with Phuket and Koh Samui making the perfect venues for a dream destination wedding on a tropical island. From mesmerising views to the best event managers, Thailand has it all.

Beach Weddings

For a sandy beach wedding experience, you can choose either Samui’s soft sands or head north of Phuket Province to Natai Beach on the west coast of Phang Nga, just across the bridge from Phuket island. Both offer great locations to plan a wedding and you are sure to be spoilt for choice. 

Sava Beach Villas

The ultimate venue. Once you see Sava Beach Villas, it will be difficult to consider any place. A collection of seven spacious, private and ultra-modern villas, the luxury Sava Beach Villas complex is located 30 minutes from Phuket airport on the spectacular and pristine Natai Beach. Built right on the soft sands, the villas all boast direct beach access, staggering sunsets and open-plan living. There are plenty of outdoor spaces for the functions and your wedding party can be accommodated in the villas which range in size between four and seven bedrooms, offering a total of 39 bedrooms for 78 adults, and an event capacity of 120 guests. 

Jivana Beach Villas 

Nearby, the exclusive and equally beautiful Jivana Beach Villas estate comprises three luxurious, staffed, six- and seven-bedroom villas on the secluded white sands of Natai Beach. A total of 19 ensuite bedrooms, paired with expansive beachfront gardens, 25-metre pools and elegantly furnished living spaces, make this an ideal choice for families or friends celebrating special events.Enormous lawns stretch below graceful coconut palms, ornamented with 25-metre pools, bar areas and beachside salas. Each villa has its own private access, but guests can easily stroll between them by taking a few steps along the beach. Weddings and special events of up to 150 people (including resident guests) can be held here.

Ban Suriya

Koh Samui offers a wedding with scenic views, lesser crowds and unmissable sunsets. Take Ban Suriya, for example. This magnificent six-bedroom home is built right on the beach and has a long poolside deck and gardens to plan wedding functions around. The villa is a popular choice for large weddings and should be booked in advance as it can accommodate up to 120 people. With room to sleep 15, the villa has ample space for the bride and groom and their close families, and accommodation can be found nearby for other wedding guests.

Clifftop Views

Both Phuket and Koh Samui offer clifftop villas with a bird’s eye view of nature’s beauty around. We’re talking dramatic sea views, as profound as your everlasting vows. Does it get any more romantic than that?

Villa Haleana -Malaiwna Estate

Step back from the beach and enjoy stunning sea views from Malaiwana Estate’s posh Villa Haleana, a vibrant and luxurious six-bedroom home with panoramas of sweeping sunsets over Naithon Beach in Phuket. With enchanting views, first-class facilities and inspiring modern design, Villa Haleana at Malaiwana offers a distinctive venue for a wedding or special event. Adjoining to the villa you will find a lovely lawn with stunning sea views and sunsets, perfect for your wedding celebrations. Boasting a wide pool terrace, elaborate spa room, private walled garden and clifftop event space, the villa can cater for events of up to 80 people and your entire wedding party can be accommodated in Malaiwana’s other equally luxurious villas and residences.

Beachside Deck

If you don’t want to get sand in your party shoes but still want a beach wedding, a beachside deck is the perfect answer.

Villa Riva

Plan your wedding on the pristine shores of Koh Samui at Villa Riva which has a custom-built, beachside deck where events and weddings can be organised. Imagine this – you and your partner, holding hands as you say your vows, standing in a gazebo to the backdrop of the blue sea. Your family and friends, dressed to the nines, seated on the deck for the ceremony. The event takes on a more social vibe after the vows, with everyone milling about, and drinks and food being served at the purpose-built service counter and bar, while the DJ plays your favourite tunes. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Organise weddings with up to 120 guests at Villa Riva and give your guests something to talk about for years to come. 

Hosting your wedding at a private holiday rental or villa estate has considerable benefits. Group accommodation is convenient all-around and lends to quality time with your dear guests before, during and after the big day. You’ll likely be required to book a stay of more than two nights anyway. Slow down and enjoy every minute of preparation, attention and celebration – it’s all about you (you two) sharing your promise. Multi-day destination weddings guarantee so many cherished memories. And the photos!

You found true love, now you can find the perfect wedding venue. We’re here to help, with tailored villa recommendations, suggested organisers and vendors, and local insights. Get in touch with our team at events@elitehavens.com.