Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Thai the Knot in Koh Samui

Blend Eastern and Western wedding rituals with a tailored Four Seasons destination wedding package.

Oct 13, 2011
  • Bride and groom walking barefoot along the beach
  • wedding gazebo near beach
  • wedding cake
  • Paper lanterns released into the night sky bid newlywed couples good luck.
Couples seeking a unique wedding are drawn to Thailand's beautiful beaches.
Photography Jupiter Images
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui's East Meets West package combines Eastern and Western rituals.
Photography courtesy Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Add flavour to your ceremony with a customised wedding cake.
Photography Jupiter Images
Paper lanterns released into the night sky bid newlywed couples good luck.
Photography Gabriel Weisert/Alamy

Thailand’s diverse landscapes—lush jungles, exhilarating cities and palm-studded white-sand beaches—provide unique and memorable settings for destination weddings. You can take the experience to the next level with a wedding at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand, and immerse yourselves in Thailand’s rich culture and spiritual traditions.

The Resort’s East Meets West wedding package combines the beauty of both worlds as it blends Thai Buddhist rituals with familiar Western customs, such as a ring exchange, and can be customised for couples of all faiths. The package includes such luxurious amenities as villa accommodations, pampering spa treatments for the bride and groom, and a romantic reception dinner on the beach.

The two-hour ceremony begins with a traditional drum-led processional, with the groom and his party walking to the bride’s villa where a gift offering is presented. After being accepted by the bride’s family and friends, the couple, with friends and family in tow, then proceed to the next venue for the ceremony and a blessing. “It is all about joy and happiness,” says Worawan Grongthong, conference service manager at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. One of the most spectacular moments of the ceremony comes when the bride and groom kneel before of a row of monks who pray and chant in exquisite harmony to bless their union.

Brides and grooms can of course personalise the event, especially the reception menu. “Most of our couples want a barbecue dinner [reception] on the beach,” says Grongthong. “Because of our location, southern Thai cuisine also is a popular choice.” For the cake, the Resort’s chefs will accommodate flavour preference, from simple vanilla cake to local pandan cake.

The Resort can also accommodate a traditional romantic guitarist or deejay, an exotic performance of fire dancers, or any other request for entertainment you may have.

End the festivities by releasing Thai khom loy—floating paper lanterns—into the night sky for good luck.


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