From the beautiful beaches and white sands of Koh Samui to the charming seaside village of Hua Hin, resorts across Thailand encapsulate a perfect blend of relaxing ambience, luxurious amenities, and stunning vistas. Host your wedding in any of these tropical paradise resorts.
Koh Yao Yai, Chang Wat Phang-nga, Thailand
Just a 35-minute boat ride from Phuket, Anantara Koh Yao Yai Luxury Resort & Villas beautifully blends that magical feeling of being in a far-flung destination with all the luxuries you’d expect of a modern resort experience. Weddings here are simply gorgeous, with a feeling of being in a place all your own.
Chang Wat, Phang Nga, Thailand
With gorgeous panoramas across Phang Nga Bay, Cape Kudu Hotel is a five-star haven that delivers a truly relaxing destination wedding stay. You’ll find serenity in the spacious private villas, indulgence in the mouth-watering Thai cuisine, and adventure in the many local excursions nearby.
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Tambon Hua Hin, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Combining colonial charm with Hua Hin’s stunning ocean views, Centara Grand Beach Resort is a five-star beach resort that offers warmth and luxury in equal measure. Couples looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding stay will warm to its idyllic ceremony settings, lavish accommodations, and the opportunity to wed in a tranquil yet timeless tropical haven.
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xảp̣hex Keāas̄muy, Thailand
Perched on the tranquil shores of Bophut Beach, Anantara Bophut allows couples access to a garden, jungle, and beach paradise that includes several gorgeous wedding settings. Here, you’ll find an optimal blend of warm island hospitality and contemporary style, setting the scene for a euphoric destination wedding stay.
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tảbl Karn, p̣hūkĕt, Thailand
Looking for a relaxed beachfront getaway for your destination wedding? How about a lively resort that caters to your every need? Centara Grand Beach offers both. Sitting on the silvery sands of Karon Beach, this luxurious resort boasts dazzling settings for intimate ceremonies, grand celebrations, and everything in between.
Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand
An expansive luxury resort on Koh Samui, Centara Reserve Samui is a 184-suite hotel and pool villa collection set on beautiful Chaweng Beach. The amenities include a beautiful beach ceremony spot, a manicured lawn area, and an indoor wedding option for rainy days.
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Plunge pool villas, a restaurant consulted by a Michelin-starred chef, and gorgeous open-air wedding ceremony and reception spaces overlooking The Gulf of Thailand’s turquoise waters are just a few of the highlights at this secluded private island 5-star luxury resort.
Tambon Ao Nang, Chang Wat Krabi, Thailand
The kind of resort that caters to all travellers, Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort and Spa in Krabi looks out to gorgeous turquoise waters. By day, you and your guests can hang by the expansive beachfront pools and terrace. By night, you’ll be celebrating your wedding in the sand.
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Featuring golden beaches, shimmering coastlines, and some of the finest ceremony settings on the island, Avani+ Samui Resort is a luxury resort ready-made for destination weddings. Among its many strong points are stylish deluxe accommodations, iconic surroundings, and a host of generous and exciting resort amenities.
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Tambon Wichit, Chang Wat Phuket, Thailand
Step into Cape Panwa Hotel and discover a luxurious beach resort with a bounty of stunning wedding settings. Alongside epic sea views, you’ll be spoiled with plush private villas, exhilarating outdoor activities, and a dedicated wedding team ready to make your destination wedding a celebration for the ages.
Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand
At Anantara Lawana Koh Samui, you’ll find beachfront bliss combined with luxury accommodation — and that’s just the start. Set on lively Chaweng Beach, the resort’s idyllic location, lavish private villas, and beautiful wedding settings make for an unforgettable destination wedding location.
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tảbl Karn, p̣hūkĕt, Thailand
Centara Kata Resort Phuket is a family-centric slice of paradise, part of a large resort near Kata Beach that includes three expansive pools and many kid-friendly amenities. Weddings can take place in the tropical gardens or poolside.
From five-star resorts to private beach villas, Thailand is home to some of the most luxurious guest suites and world-famous spas. The tropical surroundings are a perfect wedding setting.
Whether flame-throwing Thai dance performances or traditional Thai massages, Thailand’s beautiful customs and traditions can easily be incorporated into your wedding festivities.
From the clear waters of Phuket’s western shores to the world-famous Maya Bay in the Phi Phi islands, there are endless white sand beaches and turquoise waters in Thailand.
Bustling night markets, beach clubs with live music, and swanky cocktail bars are just a few of the after-party options for post-wedding revellers to keep the party going.
Whether you’re dipping into a milk tea shop for an afternoon sip of bubble tea or enjoying a riverboat dinner experience on a rice barge, Thailand delivers culinary delights left and right.
Discover thousands of species of fish as you snorkel or dive through vast coral reefs. Hop on jet skis or in a helicopter or parasail to see the view from above or way, way above.
Thailand’s gorgeous islands, turquoise seas, rich cultural heritage, authentic dining experiences, white sand beaches, and famous spa services are just a few of the highlights couples love exploring during their destination wedding. This is the kind of tropical paradise most people only dream of having as their wedding backdrop, and with our help, it can easily be yours.
Thailand is relatively easy for Aussies to get to, with flights regularly running to various airports. The most popular Australian wedding destinations in Thailand are Koh Samui, Phuket, and Hua Hin — each with their unique feel.
Resorts for weddings in Thailand vary widely. Think 5-star luxury properties on private islands off the coast of Koh Samui. All-inclusive beachfront resorts with all the amenities your heart desires in Phuket. Hidden garden spaces for a peaceful wedding ceremony in Hua Hin.
Thailand is known as the land of smiles, and we can imagine you’ll be doing just that throughout your wedding celebration here.
Getting to your destination. Jetstar, Qantas, and Thai Airways offer multiple options for nonstop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to various destinations in Thailand. Phuket is the second busiest airport in the country and an easy access point for the many wedding resort venues on the island. Hua Hin is about two hours’ drive from Bangkok airport. Koh Samui is easiest to get to via a connecting flight from Bangkok.
When to go. Weather varies depending on the location you’re planning to host your wedding, but generally speaking, November to February is considered peak season for weddings in Thailand, as the weather is cool, dry, and pleasant with low humidity. This also coincides with peak tourist season, so many couples looking for a quieter experience might opt for a wedding in the shoulder seasons from March to May and September to October. June to August is the monsoon season in Thailand.
More specifically, Phuket, located in the Andaman Sea on the west coast of Thailand, experiences two distinct seasons: the dry season (November to April) and the wet season (May to October). The best time to get married in Phuket is during the dry season.
Koh Samui, located in the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast, and Hua Hin, on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand, have slightly different weather patterns compared to Phuket: dry season (December to February), hot season (March to August), and wet season (September to November). The most ideal time to get married in these regions is during the dry season.
For Australian couples marrying overseas, we usually recommend getting the legal ceremony sorted at home prior to hopping on your flight. We particularly recommend it if you’re hosting your wedding in Thailand. Why? Save yourself a bit of stress and a lot of headache around documents. You can still have a ceremony in Thailand — it just won’t be the legally binding one.
Our Guide to Getting Legally Married in Thailand walks you through the details, but in short, you’ll be required to apply for a Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage in person in Bangkok or Phuket prior to your wedding. You’ll also have to have all of your original documents (passports, divorce/death certificates, etc.) translated and authenticated in Thailand.Then, a trip to the District Office is in order. It’s all very doable, but it takes time and effort that you’d probably prefer to spend on something else in the days leading up to your wedding.
In an ideal world, you’d have a window of 10-18 months to plan your wedding in Thailand, but we’ve been known to get together an all-star team and wedding package in less time. If you’re on the typical track, though, here’s a simplified timeline for planning your destination wedding.
10-18 Months to go. Book your destination wedding package with your Easy Weddings specialist, including your venue, accommodation, celebrant, photographer, and entertainment. Shop for your wedding attire.
12 Months to go. Send your save-the-dates via mail or email, providing a notecard or wedding website with information on accommodation and travel arrangements. Choose and order your bridal attire (ordered gowns usually require about a year’s notice).
8-10 Months to go. Confirm your flights to Thailand and arrange your honeymoon accommodation.
Finalize all flowers for the ceremony and reception. Confirm your hair and makeup artist for the wedding day.
5-8 Months to go. Chat with your Easy Weddings consultant to answer all of your questions and assist you with planning all the finer details of your wedding. Order your wedding cake if it is different from the package. Finalize the decor and furniture for the event. Finalize the outfits for your wedding party.
2-3 Months to go. Arrange bomboniere or welcome bags with special Thai goodies for your guests. Send out your wedding invitations.
2-4 Weeks to go. Easy Weddings sends your wedding day run sheet with timings and supplier contact info. Together, we’ll have a meeting with your venue event manager to discuss the details of your wedding festivities.
Thailand’s rich culture, delicious food, and beautiful settings make filling a travel itinerary without a wedding easy. We generally recommend hosting one or two wedding events and allowing guests to explore on their own for a day or two. Here are some experiences you might suggest for them:
Do I have to have a wedding date picked already?
Not necessarily. It’s usually helpful to have an idea of the time of year you’d like and whether you’re flexible about the day of the week.
How do we choose the best Thai wedding venue for our wedding?
Feel free to peruse the options online, but we’re also happy to talk you through your options. It’s often easier for us to make recommendations when we know what’s most important to you.
What’s included in your Thailand wedding packages?
Aside from our free wedding planning services, our destination wedding packages include ceremony and reception spaces, food and beverage costs, and accommodation. Depending on which suppliers you’d like to include, your package may also come with a photographer, celebrant, entertainment, and perhaps a hair and makeup artist or videographer. Our packages are fully customisable, with all pricing explained up-front.
Why should we book with Easy Weddings?
We’ve designed our destination wedding packages specifically for Australian couples just like you. Our team has a combined roster of 50+ years’ of experience in weddings and travel, and we’ve worked with thousands of 5-star wedding suppliers to bring couples’ wedding ideas to life. Our wedding packages allow you to streamline your wedding planning and have one point of contact for everything from your venue booking to your individual wedding suppliers, all under just one payment system using AU dollars.
Is there a minimum or maximum guest count?
Our minimum guest count is 35 guests, but we don’t have a max. That said, your resort options may become more limited if you’re planning to host over 250 guests.
Can we get legally married in Thailand?
Yes. As long as your marriage would be legally recognised in Australia, your Thai marriage license will be recognised. That said, we usually recommend getting the legal stuff done in Australia instead. Read our Guide to Thailand Wedding Ceremonies for more insight.
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