The endless white sandy beaches of Koh Samui are the stuff of pure romance. But the beach is only part of the magic of a wedding on these idyllic isles.
Imagine gliding across the glimmering sea on a luxury yacht, to reach a secret beach where you exchange vows surrounded by your closest friends and family. Or adding charming touches of Thai tradition to your ceremony with a procession of drummers, holy water blessing rituals and a luminous Thai silk wedding gown.
Staging a wedding at a Samui private villa offers couples a gorgeous canvas upon which to paint their wedding day dreams. Architectural designs that range from minimalist chic to easy boho glamour provide an unforgettable backdrop. Here’s a glimpse of some of our favourite wedding villas in Koh Samui. Pick from amongst idyllic beachfront villas, just steps from the sand, giving your picture-perfect beach wedding an added dash of privacy and elegance; or our stunning havens tucked into lush hillsides, affording them spectacular vistas from their clifftop location.
Plan a celebrity-style wedding at Panacea Retreat, against the backdrop of 360-degree panoramas of Koh Samui’s spectacular coastline. Here in one of Southeast Asia’s most luxurious villa complexes, your notions of a luxury villa are redefined. It’s the best of the best and you will be hard-pressed to find anything like it anywhere in the world. Together, these five villas can accommodate up to 48 adults as resident guests.
Unlike anything you may have seen before, Praana Residence is the estate’s jewel in the crown and the quintessential villa for entertaining. The main living and dining pavilion is accentuated by a soaring cathedral ceiling, while wraparound terraces and open-sided pavilions are enticingly styled for sunset cocktail parties. Glass doors open onto a sea view terrace and garden, for special events such as weddings.
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Spilling onto the fine white sands of Lipa Noi Beach, Baan Puri is a peaceful sanctuary of Thai-style pavilions surrounding a beachfront pool. A koi pond and beautiful gardens welcome guests to this charming retreat comprising four bedrooms. Spectacular sunsets and stunning panoramic views are aplenty here and split-level living and dining pavilions make this an idyllic hideaway.
Baan Puri is a beautiful and secluded haven, perfect for romantic weddings. Indoor and outdoor venues for dining and special set-ups include the main pavilion, outdoor terrace, the gardens, the beachfront lawn and the beach itself.
40 seated guests or 70 guests standing can be accommodated for a wedding at this Samui paradise.
A Baan Puri Bride shares:
We thought planning a destination wedding was going to be time consuming, complicated and full of headaches, but Jacqui made our dream wedding come true. When we arrived, the whole setup was organised and planned through, along with all the details we wanted. We didn’t have to stress at all. Our wedding turned out better than we expected.. it looked like it came out of a magazine spread. Our friends and family could not stop taking pictures, and still talk about it to this day. Thanks a bunch!
An absolute beachfront villa on Lipa Noi Beach, Ban Suriya has a massive pool deck and tropical palm-shaded gardens set against the beach. The deck acts as an outdoor lounging space to complement the interior living and dining pavilions. Six supremely comfortable bedrooms can accommodate up to 16 resident guests, perhaps the bridal party, who can also enjoy the villa’s other features such as its own infinity-edge pool, spa room, sunken library and an outdoor projector screen.
Ban Suriya is a popular venue for beachfront weddings, with its large deck and sunset beach setting. Up to 120 people can be seated for a wedding feast, with barefoot celebrations being an option here.
In the words of a Ban Suriya bride:
We cannot thank Jacqui and her wonderful team enough for making all our wedding events as special, smooth sailing and flawless as they were. We are truly grateful to have found such a positive, professional and beautiful wedding planner and now friend.
Tucked into a tranquil corner of northwest Samui, sits the beautiful Angthong Villa. This four-bedroom villa has a large living area overlooking a 19-metre pool, replete with mesmerising views of the Gulf of Siam. The living and dining pavilions have high ceilings, yet retain a homely feel with stunning porcelain tiles and details.
A large lawned wedding area adjoins the villa, earmarked for events. This unique feature makes Angthong a great wedding venue, with a separate entrance for vendors, and no immediate neighbors, allowing the event privacy. The glorious garden reaches out towards the beach, and has enough space to host up to 160 guests.
Planning a wedding far from home in an unfamiliar location might push some couples beyond their comfort zone, but that’s where choosing the right venue and professional wedding specialists can help ensure your wedding dreams will not only be realised, but surpassed too. At Elite Havens, we work only with the best suppliers and planners, who have proven experience under their belt.
Have a fairytale wedding brought to life in your own enchanted castle. Get in touch with our team at email@example.com.
Special thanks to Samui Wedding and Events