Why should I consider Thailand as my wedding destination?
If you’re looking for a tropical wedding destination, why not consider Phuket in Thailand.
Thailand – which incidentally means ‘land of smiles’ – is a destination just too gorgeous to ignore. From bustling cities steeped in culture and history to serene beaches and monoliths jutting from the ocean, your choice of wedding destination is as varied as it is spectacular.
Where can I get married?
The natural and cultural elements of Thailand give you many options – think isolated beachfront, dramatic waterfall, Buddhist temple or jungle. A large resort like the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa boasts a stunning location on the beautiful Mai Khao Beach. Just fifteen minutes from the airport, nestled within 27 acres of exquisite tropical gardens are 265 delightful guestrooms and suites, extensive event and recreational facilities and world-class restaurants serving Thai, Italian, Japanese and international cuisines.
How would the JW Marriott Phuket suit an Indian wedding ceremony?
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is superbly suited for an Indian Wedding, with a wide range of restaurants, meeting rooms and other venues to cater for various gatherings and ceremonies. The resort offers:
- 11 restaurants and bars serving world-class Thai, Italian, Japanese and international cuisine
- 10 meeting rooms of different capacity including a grand ballroom for up to 400 people banquet style/600 people reception style
- Picturesque outdoor event locations in tropical grounds including The Lotus Pond and beautiful Mai Khao Beach
- 265 guestrooms and suites
- In-house catering team that specializes in meeting tailor-made cuisine requirements, for example a superbly elegant Indian plated or buffet menu
How can I adopt the Thai culture in my ceremony?
Most Thai people are Buddhist, so a traditional ceremony usually begins in the morning when the couple give alms to the monks for support in their married life, then light a candle and incense at a statue of Buddha, to signify the start of the ceremony. They then give offerings to the monks, who in turn bless them. You can add Thai touches to your ceremony with a Thai water blessing and a Thai long drum procession.
Best time to plan a wedding in Phuket?
The Island of Phuket lies in a tropical region and is therefore relatively hot all year round so Phuket weather ranges from Warm to Too Hot!! The coolest and best time to visit Phuket is between December and March with clear blue skies, turquoise calm seas and a nice permanent breeze. It’s also the high and peak season then so hotel prices are a little more expensive.