Set high on a peninsula overlooking the Andaman Sea, Amanpuri’s Villa Homes provide a picturesque setting for an informal Thai Buddhist, Christian or non-religious wedding blessing. Set amidst coconut palms, the two- to six-bedroom Villa Homes have open-air dining salas, separate bedroom pavilions and spacious common areas with their own pools. Villa Homes offer the seclusion and intimacy of a private home, as well as access to Amanpuri facilities and services. For the ceremony, they can be decorated with flower petals, fragrant jasmine, orchids and a floral archway. White and pale pink lotus flowers adorn the pools, whilst the open-air spaces are lit with candles and torches.
A traditional Thai Buddhist ceremony is performed by up to five monks who garland the bride and groom with a string sai mongkon that is then entwined to symbolise the coming together of two individuals. The couple is then blessed with holy water. The wedding party may wish to add to the blessing with traditional Thai music and dancers, a Thai feast, elephant rides or even a cruise on one of Amanpuri’s fleet of luxury vessels. These are available for half-day, full-day and overnight charters. They can also serve as the venue for a small ceremony.
It is recommended that guests hold their civil ceremony in their home country prior to, or following their wedding celebration at Amanpuri
- Villa Homes can accommodate up to 50 persons for a wedding reception
- A maximum of 100 persons can be accommodated at the resort
View images of Amanpuri weddings here