Planning the perfect wedding begins with one all-important question, “where?” Finding the perfect venue and location for your Wedding Day celebration is the most important step, after the marriage proposal of course. From a traditional wedding to a symbolic ceremony, couples want to pledge their love and commitment in a special place.
If you are considering a destination wedding, then the islands of Koh Samui and Phuket in Thailand and Bali in Indonesia add a tropical feel with great luxury villas perfect for a celebration of marriage; an exotic experience which you can turn into a holiday in the sun too.
Our top wedding celebration villa picks
Many luxury villas are designed with wedding parties in mind, standing out as the perfect venue to celebrate and even perform nuptials. Local wedding planners can source catering services as well as photographers, flowers, and decorations. Below are some of our favorite wedding-celebration villas in Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bali listed in no particular order.
1. Villa Akatsuki (Koh Samui, Thailand)
Villa Akatsuki is a 5-suite west-coast Koh Samui villa stunner with each suite designed individually thus creating an individual private resort feel. Thai and Japanese décor works effortlessly with the tropical garden setting, with the master suite giving access to a secluded beach. With inspiring views, soothing spa treats, and the peaceful energy of the Asian-fusion style elements, this contemporary villa promises wedding guests just the right amount of privacy and space.
2. Villa Tamarama (Bali, Indonesia)
Sitting on a gorgeous clifftop location in Bali, Villa Tamarama is a 5-bedroom luxury villa that emanates grandeur with its colonial-inspired design. Its architectural style is reminiscent to an elegant Hamptons mansion, perfect for inspired weddings that exude finesse and sophistication. The villa’s open-air pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean makes this upscale property a great choice for outdoor weddings. The pavilion can double as a chapel, where couples can exchange their vows while being surrounded by magnificent scenery. Villa Tamarama’s private setting also gives the couple and their wedding party a luxurious sense of exclusivity.
3. Villa Malabar (Koh Samui, Thailand)
Villa Malabar is a 5-bedroom luxury villa nestled in the idyllic southern coast of Koh Samui. It is designed to blend and exist in harmony with the nature that surrounds it, allowing guests to fully experience the relaxing island-vibe of the area. The villa’s outdoor setting takes guests to an idyllic paradise amidst verdant greenery and sapphire seas, and boasts of a spacious beachfront lawn that makes a perfect spot for tropical-inspired weddings. Other amenities that guests can enjoy include the villa’s private infinity-edge swimming pool and a lavish poolside sunken sala.
4. Villa Anavaya (Koh Samui, Thailand)
Nestled within the award-winning Samujana estate in Koh Samui, Villa Anavaya is a luxurious 6-suite property that offers a truly indulgent experience to its guests. Wonderfully perched on the estate’s highest elevation, Villa Anavaya features unobstructed 360-degree views of its stunning surroundings, making it a perfect location for the most spectacular and breathtaking weddings imaginable. With a magnificent L-shaped infinity pool, open-air Jacuzzi, al fresco dining and lounging areas, cocktail bar, barbecue area, and beautifully landscaped gardens, Villa Anavaya is truly made for outdoor revelries. Inside the villa, guests are welcomed with a contemporary chic design and an all-white motif that creates a sophisticated yet relaxing atmosphere. Here, guests can enjoy in-villa amenities such as a cinema room, an entertainment lounge, and a game room.
5. Villa Jamadara (Bali, Indonesia)
Villa Jamadara is a 5-bedroom vacation home nestled in an exclusive community in Ungasan, Bali. This upscale villa is a gorgeous cliff-edge property, making it a magnificent viewpoint to Bali’s scenic beauty. The villa boasts of roomy interior spaces and expansive outdoor areas, ideal for big celebrations such as destination weddings. Spacious enough to cater to special events of up to a hundred people, guests can revel in a selection of outdoor amenities such as the scenic al fresco dining area and relaxing sunken lounges, where they can delight in the stunning view of Bali’s marvelous sunsets. For indoor festivities, guests are treated with the villa’s elegant living spaces, state-of-the-art sound system, and well-appointed media room for extensive entertainment options.
6. Villa Praana (Koh Samui, Thailand)
Villa Praana is a 6-bedroom hilltop villa in the north of Koh Samui; a wonderfully private oasis affording fabulous rainforest views that take on the coast in the distance and Koh Pha Ngan. Features include a 20-meter infinity pool with swim-up bar, a Muay Thai boxing ring, a gym, tennis court, and a spa as well as a cinema room. There is even a famed Jazz pianist on staff to add a musical note to the special event.
This article was updated on August 16, 2019.