Go big or stay single! Top 6 city wedding venues in Southeast Asia
In one of our previous posts, we shared our top choices for a perfect oceanfront wedding. But not everyone planning to tie the knot in Asia has a beach location in mind. Does a ceremony among the city vibes sound more like your choice? Be it a rooftop setting or a green oasis in the midst of a busy town, we know exactly where to go!
Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
If your wedding motto is “go big or stay single”, Cambodia should be your top choice as a wedding destination in South East Asia. The reason is simple, you’ll have to try really hard to find a hotel more suitable for a huge celebration than Sokha Phnom Penh.
A banquet for over 1500 guests? Easy! And it will be done in style whether an opulent Western or a traditional Cambodian ceremony. Feel like the main character in an historical novel in the grand ballroom with soaring ceilings and walls draped in rich exotic fabrics. This magnificent venue captures the magic of Cambodian tradition albeit with modern facilities.
If you prefer a more private event, Thansur Restaurant can accommodate an intimate banquet for 400 people or an elegant cocktail reception for up to 650 guests. And those looking for more of a city atmosphere can move the party outside and enjoy dancing under the stars with magnificent views of the Mekong River. You can even say your vows on a floating stage in the swimming pool! To complete the fairytale scenario, make a grand entrance by limousine, Rolls Royce or even by helicopter.
Villa Mahabhirom – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Many couples choose to get married in the South of Thailand, so why not do things differently and go north instead? Chiang Mai will welcome you with a relaxed city atmosphere, temples, waterfalls and some great wedding venues. Villa Mahabhirom is a perfect sanctuary that will make you feel at home in this far away land – and will offer a dash of Thai authenticity to spice up your wedding.
Say “I do” surrounded by artworks and palm trees in a classic Thai wedding ceremony. Finish the night with a beautifully set up banquet at your private villa. And while waiting for the big day, treat yourself with a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight over Chiang Mai – what could be a better occasion to try it than your own wedding?
137 Pillars House – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dive into history and celebrate your big day at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai – a beautiful teak homestead dating back to the 1800s. Meticulously restored to its former glory, the nostalgic location will give you all the necessary modern comforts along with beautiful wedding set ups.
At 137 Pillars House you are assured of a wedding rich in beauty, cuisine, culture, local traditions and impeccable service. Whether you choose a traditional Thai ceremony with water rituals, a blessing by monks and local dancers, or walk down the aisle in a classic Western celebration, it will be a bespoke event with attention to every detail. For complete privacy – and ideal for big families – there is the option of booking the entire hotel! And while waiting for the big event, your guests can participate in various activities, including spa treatments, excursions, golf, yoga and cooking classes.
Memoire Palace Resort and Spa – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Awarded ‘The Most Unique Wedding Venue in Asia’ by Hitchbird Wedding Awards, Memoire Palace Resort & Spa knows exactly what a soon-to-be married couple will need. Start with a pre-wedding package to make sure that all you do before the big day is relax – while the team creates the wedding of your dreams.
The resort offers a truly inspiring setting with an impressive collection of magical outdoor and indoor venues for a prestigious wedding reception. The ceremony will be tailor-made to fit your personality and taste, whether you prefer a magnificent traditional Khmer wedding or something more modern and trendy. Another highlight is to be so close to the Angkor Wat temples – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – where your guests can immerse themselves in history while waiting for the big event to start!
Pan Pacific Yangon – Myanmar
Offering breathtaking views of Yangon, this is the ultimate city wedding spot! Celebrate in the Sky Lobby or at the Pool Level for a much-loved outdoor vibe with the city skyline as a backdrop. Large parties can take advantage of the Pacific Ballroom as it’s able to host up to 820 guests. Then move the party outside later or let it flow into your very own formal ball.
At Pan Pacific there is no need to worry about any details. A wedding cake, backdrop wording in English or Burmese, and a floral decoration will all be provided, along with a complimentary stay with breakfast and massage for the bride and groom. The hotel takes its weddings seriously, even going as far as to host wedding showcases, so if you’re not sure where to get the perfect dress, Pan Pacific Yangon’s team will know all the spots.
Ammata Lanta Resort – Bangkok, Thailand
If you want to get married in Bangkok (with a honeymoon in the south maybe?), then go for an authentic Thai venue. After all, what’s the point of coming all the way to another country if not for its unique culture … and Ammata Lanta Resort has plenty of that!
The gorgeous 500sqm ballroom can host up to 400 guests, and comes well equipped with the latest audio-visual technology to make sure your event runs smoothly.
Close proximity to Suvarnabhumi Airport makes transfers to the resort easy and quick. You can even sneak out of the reception party after saying your vows! By the time anyone notices you’ll be in the sky, on the way to a honeymoon with your new spouse. And while you’re on the run, your family and friends can enjoy the comfortable poolside, delicious cuisine and the lovely views from their private villas on the shore of the Swan Lake.
Please contact us for more information about the hotels mentioned above, and to book your dream wedding.