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7 Reasons to Have a Khao Lak Destination Wedding

As more and more couples fall for the allure of saying their “I Do” in a foreign land, destination wedding venues are popping up all over the world and none more so than on Thailand’s increasingly popular and stunning beaches. Amongst the array of options, Khao Lak stands out as the premier choice as its more isolated, charming and unique than it’s flashier counterparts on Phuket and Samui. Intrigued? Here are just a few reasons why a Khao Lak destination wedding might be right for you…

1. Very affordable prices

The average cost of a wedding in the West is $20,000-50,000. This is the cost of a deposit on a house, a new car or a thousand other items imperative for newly-weds starting out their life together. In contrast, the average cost of a wedding in Thailand (with 30 guests) is $5,000-10,000. Pretty shocking isn’t it? And, when you add in the other benefits of a destination wedding, the choice seems pretty simple.

2. Not your ordinary venue

Forget the dated registry office; the busy road blaring behind your treasured photos; the garish hotel carpet; or the soggy local park. Instead, opt for a breathtakingly beautiful beach, with the sea lapping gently on white sand, palm trees swaying in the breeze and lanterns hanging below a starlit sky. Sound tempting? Such scenery is plentiful on a quite beach like Khao Lak.

3. A feast for foodies

Ever been to a wedding and been served unidentified gravy covered meat, bland potatoes and over-cooked vegetables? Not very memorable is it – at least not in a positive way. Why not treat your guests to an authentic Thai feast? Fresh seafood, delicious curries, popular Pad Thai, mango and sticky rice, the list goes on! Treat your guests to something truly memorable that they won’t forget in a hurry.

4. Honeymoon from the start

Deciding on a honeymoon venue is always tricky – so why not make it easier by starting in one in the first place! At a resort like MANATHAI, newly married couples can hide out in their very own, luxury suite. And when they do feel like being social, they have miles of white sandy beach to walk, pools to relax in, spa treatments to savour, fine dining to try and many nearby tourist attractions to visit.

5. Expert wedding planners

Let’s be honest, getting married is hard work, there are a lot of detail to attend to. Sometimes having the ‘admin’ of the day taken out of your hands can be scary, this is where picking a professional wedding planning is key. Choose somewhere that will allow you to have control over the important things – the colours, the theme, the entertainment – but will take over the main orchestration of your big day.

6. More than just one day

No matter what you do, your wedding day will whiz by in a blur of congratulations, champagne and cake. Although it will probably be the most memorable and fantastic ‘blur’, it’s sometimes hard to take it all in and have quality time with your guests. With a destination wedding you’re giving your guests not just a great day but the opportunity for an amazing holiday. Spend the days leading up to your wedding day going on boat trips, relaxing with your friends by the pool, exploring the islands together; not rushing around preparing all those minor details (remember your wedding planner will have this covered!).

7. Stand out from the crowd

It’s no secret that weddings get bigger and bigger each year, keeping up with the Jones’ is becoming virtually impossible and standing out even more so. No one wants their wedding to be a competition, but at the same time you don’t want your big day to merge into the others. Destination weddings mean that you can entertain your guests in a truly unique and memorable way without it costing you a fortune.

If we have successfully sold you on the idea, MANATHAI Khao Lak offers couples the choices of two wedding packages:

The All-Inclusive Wedding Package is Baht 197,000 and includes a floral wedding arch, the celebrant, a bridal bouquet, groom’s corsage, petal confetti, two hours of photography, wedding certificate, bottle of sparkling wine, honeymoon set-up in room, breakfast in bed after the wedding night, wedding consultant, open bar one hour after ceremony with canapes, open bar two hours during dinner, dinner for 30 persons, and two night’s accommodation in villa for the wedding couple.

A MANATHAI Beach Wedding costs THB 50,000 and includes the celebrant, bridal bouquet, groom’s corsage, wedding cake, wedding certificate, in-room breakfast and bottle of bubbles.

Additional options:

  • Hair and makeup
  • Wedding cake
  • DJ or live band
  • Flying lanterns
  • Fireworks

Learn more about MANATHAI package, please click here.

For reservations or more information about our wedding venue, please contact at: +66 (0) 7642 7100 or eam.khaolak@manathai.com.