There are solid reasons why many couples choose Thailand as either a wedding or honeymoon destination. It is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular places to tour and Koh Samui is one of the most popular spots for weddings.
Beach Wedding Destination in Thailand
Most say there are two primary reasons for the country’s popularity and those are climate and the beaches. The beaches are some of the best in the world. There are heavy crowds at some of the most popular beaches, but there are also beaches a little off the path where you can relax.
With the stunning scenery, Thailand makes a wonderful beach wedding destination for couples who want to tie the knot and make some long-lasting memories.
Koh Samui, a fairly large island, has all the romance for a wedding and is practical as it is easily accessible from major entry points in Asia. There are daily flights from Asia’s large cities, so everyone attending your wedding will have convenience in getting there.
Koh Samui Wedding Venues
This is always the most problematic issue for couples planning a destination wedding because they can’t visit the venues and talk with representatives personally. However, in Koh Samui, there are many options for wedding venues. There are both resorts and other venues with top-rated services.
Some options for weddings are villas and resort weddings are the most popular options. Villa weddings can accommodate both small and larger weddings and offer a great deal of privacy. Many villas don’t charge extra event fees.
Resorts have wider price ranges for weddings and their wedding coordinators speak English. They also offer a lot in their packages including wedding cakes, flowers, champagne and free hotel nights. However, they may not have enough rooms available for all your guests.
Three of the top-rated wedding venues are the Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, the Akatsuki Villa, and Villa the View. All overlook the water and have gorgeous backdrops for wedding pictures.
Koh Samui Wedding Packages
The most inclusive packages will be at the resorts, but villas also offer packages. Most include a ceremony site, reception area, food, flowers for the bridal bouquet and the groom’s corsage, decor and wedding cake. However, some also include things like photography, videography, either free or discounted hotel rooms and free event space for other pre and post-wedding parties.
Transportation for the happy couple from the airport is generally included, along with an officiant to perform the ceremony. Set up of the venue is also included and brides can add hair and makeup appointments as an extra service.
Those who want a private beach for a wedding should consider the Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Conrad Koh Samui, or the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui because packages can include a private beach.
Wedding Budget Planning
Overall, the wedding cost in Koh Samui isn’t overly expensive unless you tack on a lot of extra services.
Typically, a villa or beach wedding in Thailand cost less than a resort wedding, but many resorts at Koh Samui offer great package deals for Samui wedding. In some cases, the cost of a wedding in Koh Samui runs close to the same as it would in other parts of the world. It depends on the size of the wedding. You must include the price of legal fees to ensure your ceremony is legally recognized.
There are other expenses you must figure in also. Photography for four hours must be added if it isn’t included in your package, along with music or a DJ. Those who want Thai dancers for an extra exotic appeal will need to add that cost. You can even have a five to 10-minute fireworks show for an additional fee.
For the money, getting married in Koh Samui is one of the best destination spots in the world. It is a time you will remember forever.