The Koh Samui Wedding Guide - Everything That You Need To know

Koh Samui is probably one of the most romantic places in the world for having a wedding. Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. You want to make your wedding memorable while cleverly avoiding all the stress of making preparations.

Where to start first? Should you look for wedding venues Koh Samui or may be a wedding villa Koh Samui. The thing is that for even the smallest and modest weddings in Koh Samui, you will need a spreadsheet. If you want to avoid that here is what to do instead:

Pick your venue

This is the basis for all and the first thing to take care. Then, for everything that follows: keep everything as simple as possible. Here is a list of wedding venues Koh Samui classified in several groups:

  • Family-friendly Venues (Melati Beach Resort & Spa, Anantara BophutKoh Samui Resort and Belmond Napasai) 
  • For a green wedding (Tongsai Bay, Six Senses Samui)
  • Boutique resort weddings (Rocky’s Boutique Resort, Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa Sandalwood Luxury Villas, Sandalwood Luxury Villas) 
  • For more private weddings (InterContinental Samui Baan TalingNgam Resort, Conrad Koh Samui, Banyan Tree Samui, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui)
  • Unique Koh Samui wedding venues (Am Samui Resort, Shiva Samui, The Jungle Club)

Wedding packages - what to expect?

Even though this is what generally is offered, there are packages that include something additional and more different.

  • Accommodation for the newlyweds: it can be one or more nights.
  • Transport for the newlyweds from the airport to the resort and back.
  • Wedding Ceremony.
  • Food: canapes and wedding cake.
  • Flower Arrangements: bride’s bouquet.
  • Complete Venue: Use, setup and decoration.
  • Photography
  • Hair and makeup for the bride to be.
  • Extra if requested: breakfast in bed, Thai cooking class, spa treatment, tree-planting, sparkling wine, etc.


You might see “baby elephant” listed as optional on many entertainment lists of many resorts. And at first, you might think it could be fun and romantic to have a small elephant at your wedding. However, those “baby elephants” are almost all adult elephants that can be easily disturbed and scared by people. And you don’t want a scared elephant during your wedding ceremony. Therefore, politely decline any offers that include elephants.

Pros and cons of wedding villa Koh Samui

Wedding villas are perfect for small weddings with fewer guests and if you respect your privacy before everything else. Also, that means spending more quality time with close friends and family, instead of searching for everyone in their hotel rooms or other places in the resort.

There are some villas that are in more remote places which can be a bit challenging if you have guests in wheelchairs or with disabilities. Also, there is the logistic issue as food and drinks will need to be delivered from another location.

Having a wedding on a private beach

Regardless of the appeal of the idea, most Koh Samui beaches are not private. They fall in the public domain category and as such is open to everyone. That does not mean people will bother you or anything like that. Just that it might not be as private as you would expect.

However, there is way around that. There are some more remote beaches that also happen to be “not on tourist maps” and harder to reach. There you can have much more privacy and peace.

Final thoughts

Koh Samui is a great choice for a memorable romantic wedding. Whether you opt for a villa, resort or a beach wedding is upon your own preferences. Follow the tips you have learned here, hire a good wedding planner and your dream wedding will surely be a reality.
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