Koh Samui is the 3rd biggest island in Thailand. This beautiful secluded island is part of the Gulf of Thailand and is famous for its beautiful white powdery sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Thus, making it a great getaway spot from the busy everyday life. This peaceful island is far less noisy than its famous rival island, Phuket. Koh Samui is more calm and private in general, but also offers the right amount of entertainment and nightlife.

As it is famous for its tranquility and island atmosphere, Samui is considered to be one of the top romantic wedding and honeymoon destinations in Thailand.

Popular Wedding Venues

There are many beautiful venues across the island for your perfect wedding day. The problem is there are too many so we categorized them to make it easy for you. Here are 3 best wedding venue categories that you will find in Koh Samui:

1. Hotel or Resort Wedding

[youtube id=”HszaP6_RgcE” align=”center” mode=”normal”]Probably the easiest way to start with when it comes to arranging feast and party, hotels and resorts seem to be the best way to go. Due to their experience and service, hotels & resorts in Koh Samui can act like a one-stop service venue for you.

A bundle package of accommodation, wedding venue, decoration, reception food, wedding ceremony and probably honeymoon package, is definitely tempting for a bride and a groom-to-be. It is undeniable that these hosts are very professional in what they do for a living which is providing hospitable services for their guests but what you should remember is that just only some of these venues might actually have professional wedding planners at your service.

It is true that many hotels and resorts these days do have professional wedding planner services so it is up to you that whether their performance is up to your standard or not. Otherwise, feel free to hire a reputable wedding planner in Koh Samui and have them organize your wedding at the hotel or resort of your choice.

2. Beach Wedding

[youtube id=”6LrpsEAXyG8″ align=”center” mode=”normal”]If your focus is the beautiful wedding by the beach, so you come to the right place. Koh Samui beaches are peaceful with most of them offer powdery white sand which will make each step of you like a walk in the cloud.

The most famous and suitable venue for beach wedding in Samui are Chaweng and Lamai. These beaches are the two most popular beaches on the island. In term of the scenery and accommodation, they top almost every beach. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about guest accessibility and their conveniences.

There are many other beaches in Koh Samui that also offer a great location as wedding venues and they are as good as the beaches mentioned above. Some of the venues might not have the best beach but it is private and offer a great privacy, it really depends on your preference.

3. Private Villa Wedding

[youtube id=”2EbGq7b_3pM” align=”center” mode=”normal”]For those who are looking for ultimate privacy and luxury, private villa wedding should be your perfect answer. Koh Samui has many private luxury villas available for your ideal holiday, as well as your memorable wedding.

Luxury private villas allow you to have a maximum privacy, while having a creative wedding. Compared to the hotels and resorts, private villa might lack in service department due to the limited number of villa staff, however; you can always hire a wedding planner to deal with all the detail and catering. Then you can have your dream wedding at the flawless facility with great arrangement from the wedding planner.


Thailand is famous for being a great wedding and honeymoon venues due to the top-notch wedding facilities, professional wedding planners, beautiful tropical islands and beaches and offer reasonable prices. Getting married in Thailand at the prime venues with first-class services would probably cost you less than tie the knot in European countries with just normal venues.

The paradise island of Samui was listed by Veryfirstto.com as one of the top ten romantic destinations in the world alongside cities; such as, Paris and Venice.

Other popular wedding and honeymoon destinations in Thailand apart from Koh Samui are Phuket, Krabi, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai.

Also see: 5 Beautiful Weddings Held at Luxury Villas in Phuket

Featured Image by: Eak Samui Photography, taken at Sea Dance Resort Koh Samui