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Dreaming of a Destination Wedding in Thailand: We’ve Got Two of the BEST Shortlisted for You!

Are you smitten by the idea to have a destination wedding on your big day! Well, Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli’s fairytale-like wedding which was the most talked about wedding of 2017, was a destination wedding too. We are sure the awesome photos and heartwarming video of #virushka marriage which went viral would have surely added some fresh marriage goals.

Thailand is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations that Indians love to visit with friends and family. This is also the reason why Thailand was awarded as the Best Value Destination for holidays by Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2018. 

When it comes to planning a destination wedding in Thailand as a country it offers multiple reasons for doing so. Beautiful cities with perfect sunrises, sunsets and equally coordinated sultry hues of water, friendly people, a multitude of sightseeing places and more, simply make the ideal concoction for a dream destination wedding. One that would be remembered by friends and families for an entire lifetime. As a matter of fact, a majority of the Indians opting for a destination wedding in Thailand belong to Rajasthan, Kolkata & Delhi regions.

Best Season for a Destination Wedding in Thailand is from Late October to early April as these are the dry months in Thailand. Having mentioned that, like Goa in India, Thailand sees tourists visiting the country almost throughout the year. 

From our recent trip to Thailand as a part of the recently conducted press familiarity trip by Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi, we present to you our two favourite resorts in East Thailand for a grand, luxurious destination wedding!


A destination wedding itself comes sealed as a luxury celebration, but, if you aren’t just satisfied with that then go ahead and plan an ultra-luxury wedding at Rayon Marriott Resort & Spa.

Location Overview: RAYONG

Rayong is a relatively tranquil province in eastern Thailand and is very easily accessible by road from both Bangkok & Pattaya cities. From Bangkok, it is can be reached by road in approximately 2.5-3 hrs. While from Pattaya it is just 62 kms. away. It is literally located facing the Gulf of Thailand with a vast coastline and some mesmerizing islands on one side and hills on the other side in close vicinity. Read more about Rayong and activities to do here ->A 10-Day Itinerary for an Amazing Family Trip Through Bangkok, Rayong & Pattaya!

Know Thy Prospective, ‘Venue’: RAYONG MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA

Located in the Klaeng area of Rayong the Marriott Resort & Spa has an awe-inspiring vibe. Ultra-Luxury is just a word until one comes and experience the expanse of this resort both in the natural landscaping and the brick & mortar exquisite residing space. From service to the food, practically everything Flawless! This resort boasts of being one of the most favourite choices of Indians opting for a destination wedding in Thailand.


This beach resort from Marriott in Rayong has 205 guest rooms including 18 suites. For conducting different sized functions there are 8 meeting rooms including one grand ballroom, three large sized ballrooms, one ballroom foyer and more. Apart from this, there is the private beachside area for class apart family events or stunning pre-wedding photo shoots and bachelorette party.

The island view swimming pools can also be modified for theme based celebrations while the three lawns and Kob Fah Hill can be decorated to become stunning open-air party venue. - Destination Wedding in Thailand: Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa
The swimming pools with island view can also be modified for theme based celebrations while the three lawns and Kob Fah Hill can be decorated to become stunning open-air party venue. – Destination Wedding in Thailand: Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa



Quite in line with the conventional room set up in most Marriott Hotels yet remarkably different in its own kind the rooms of Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa are sure to brighten your stay.  Daybed with breathtaking panoramic ocean view (yeah we mean that!), private balconies for casual lone time, Bathroom partitions to separate the shower, tub and bed areas and much more are sure to make your stay as comfy as it can get.

Suites can be decorated on request for wedding functions, newly wedded couple & honeymooners just to add a little bit more love & happiness.


With C-Salt cafe (All-day dine-in restaurant serving Thai and other International cuisines), Fish Bar (Near the beach), Java+ & The Lounge serving coffee, bakery & all the sweetness in the world one cannot restraint self but indulge.

The spread of food for the buffet at the ‘Salt Cafe’ is huge and the food is simply lip-smacking.

Despite the fact that the chefs at Rayong Beach Resort are adept in their know-how of International cuisines as well, the hotel is open to welcome a chef of guest’s choice. Further, for wedding events, kitchen and special setup are available on request.

Treat Your Guests With:

  • A warm welcome awaits on arrival of guests.
  • Breathtaking themes of vivid wedding functions.
  • Extraordinary performances can be planned for evening and day parties.
  • Indulgent spa sessions at Quan Spa with premium Thai Massages and more.
  • Swimming pool fun with two slides given at the infinity swimming pool.
  • Kids can enjoy at the Kid’s club.
  • Yoga, fitness, Muay Thai sessions can be arranged.
  • Interesting excursions like island hopping with beautiful islands nearby like Koh Samed, Koh Talu island and more.
  • Sightseeing & shopping (though not much here) tour within Rayong.


Tentative Price per guest including room (twin sharing basis) and food comes roughly to be INR 12,000 per night for a destination wedding. As the event is planned in Thailand, wedding essentials like decoration, sound system and other things can be arranged by resort here on request or the event planner. The price of same is additional.

Some Destination Wedding Themes Ideas implemented at Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa in Thailand:

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Visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bkkrr-rayong-marriott-resort-and-spa/


99/5 Moo 2,
Pae-Klaeng-Kram Road,
Chakpong, Klaeng, Rayong  21190 Thailand
Phone: +66 38 998 000
Fax: +66 38 998 111
Sales Phone: +66 2 656 9199
Sales Fax: +66 2 656 8069


The luxury of a destination wedding when mixed with a plush cityscape, then an uber cool wedding is what one can look forward to. AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa is the perfect venue for the same.

Location Overview: PATTAYA

Pattaya – the city where Life is a celebration, gives you many reasons for planning a destination wedding in the city. With time Pattaya city is still steadily reinventing itself to becoming more of a family destination. This beautiful beach city offers one varied option of water sports activities to revel in plus this is the second best city in Thailand for shopping. Family attractions in the city include Cartoon Network Amazone, Ramayana Water Park, Pattaya Floating Market, Kans Show and more.

Know Thy Prospective, ‘Venue’: AVANI PATTAYA RESORT & SPA

Avani Pattaya is located bang on the beach road in the central Pattaya area. So it has streetside shopping market and malls all around it. But as one moves on from its main entry, inwards, the hustle bustle of the city converts into a luxury calming resort experience. The stay here is nothing short of treating life with a relaxing therapy like comfort where everything is taken care of.


The purplish-pink Bougainville flowers hanging from AVANI Pattaya Resort’s each floor passage look to be like the jewellery pieces worn by a beautiful and poised lady only to further enhance her beauty. AVANI Pattaya is spread in two building one with ten floors and the other one has four floors. A total of 299 rooms including suites and five restaurants including the Elephant Bar and the Manao Bar are present in this resort.

Manao Bar is a gorgeous restro-bar near the swimming pool area for the guests to enjoy barbequed snacks and drinks while soaking in the pool. The swimming pool is designed to be the centrepiece of the hotel with figurines, palm trees and a lot of green vegetation.

The restaurant ‘Sala Rim Nam’ offers diners the exquisite opportunity to enjoy the food while being surrounded by water, lotus and naturally awe-inspiring and romantic ambience.

For the main wedding, there are mid-sized splendid open-air spaces in the form of different sized gardens with lotus ponds, mesmerizing swimming pool and Thai style figurines around. While for people wanting a covered event there are ballrooms for the same.


A typical standard room of AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa is medium sized with a private balcony. All rooms open to a swimming pool view while the suites have an ocean view and a bigger balcony. The suite rooms are bigger in dimension than the standard rooms & grander with few even having a conference room type of setup.

For newly wedded couples the room is decorated on request. All basic to luxury amenities are available. 


Food at AVANI Pattaya Resort - Destination Wedding in Thailand Photo © The Other Brain Inc.
Food at AVANI Pattaya Resort – Destination Wedding in Thailand *Photo © The Other Brain Inc.

A destination wedding in Thailand more so in AVANI Pattaya resort cannot be completed with good food. Garden Cafe is the main restaurant serving Thai as well as international cuisines. The presence of an Indian chef ensures that Indians staying here feel at home just when they need their kind of food. Apart from this, there is a Japanese speciality cuisine restaurant, ‘Benihana’ as well and of course, the Elephant Bar and the Manao Bar near the poolside are in place. 

Though for events here separate provision of outside chef is not available but for special celebrations like a wedding, the chefs are all ears to guest’s requests and can customise the food according to their preference.

Treat Your Guests at AVANI PATTAYA RESORT & SPA with:

  • Pool time fun and party.
  • Children will surely love activities under AVANI Kids program.
  • Kans Show which is a new family show in Pattaya.
  • Local Sightseeing.
  • Indulging in activities like snorkelling, sea walk and more.
  • Shopping of course as this and destination wedding in Thailand go hand in hand, especially for women.
  • Beach strolls and beach fun as Pattaya’s main beach is just across the road from AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa.
  • Get them the AVANI special spa therapies.
Guests can relax and rejuvenate at the AVANI Spa. - Destination wedding in Thailand @AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa
Guests can relax and rejuvenate at the AVANI Spa. – Destination wedding in Thailand @AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa


Price can be discussed from the sales team for celebrations like a destination wedding in this part of Thailand. There are many packages available where banquets, lighting, decoration, speciality food like cake, sound system are combined to give one an impeccable event execution.

Some Wedding Themes Ideas implemented at AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa:

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Get More Information Here:

Visit https://www.minorhotels.com/en/avani/pattaya


218/2-4 Moo 10, Beach Road, Pattaya 20260

T +66 3841 2120

E pattaya@avanihotels.com

For Thailand reservations, please contact
+66 2 365 9110 or reserveavani@avanihotels.com
(English, Chinese, Thai only)

If you have attended a destination wedding in Thailand at these same resorts or maybe this article has helped you or inspired you then certainly do write to us and share your feedback. 

(32) Comments

  1. It looks like a dream so beautiful ,exotic, lip smacking food, view that only can be seen in movie. RAYONG MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA is my favourite one

  2. jhilmil says:

    These look like dream destinations for planning a gorgeous wedding. The food is exotic and will be cherished by the guests.

  3. Such an elaborate n colorful post. Although. I am already married…these ideas are making me crave for rewind.

  4. Wow that’s an elaborate and colorful post. Although I am already married but this post makes me crave a rewind?

  5. This seems sooooo wow!! I feel like getting married again here …

  6. Chitra says:

    Wow Thailand is such an attractive and beautiful place… a must visit place definitely

  7. Lovely destination wedding i loved the entry of couples

  8. Amazing destination for wedding celebrations. The ambience looks so refreshing.

  9. These pics look so so tempting…. A dream come true… Will definitely be visiting in the near future

  10. Whoa, these resorts looks like ultimate luxurious properties and perfect for destination weddings. Great selection for us.

  11. Having been to both the resorts myself, I can vouch for it. Rayong Marriott Resort and Spa won my heart with its grandeur and space. It’s indeed an apt place for weddings. The beach and the infinity pool makes it all the more charming.

  12. Extremely well written article… Also Hua Hin is another place in Thailand which offers amazing places for destination wedding.

  13. While I love the way you have described both the resorts, I am in love with Rayong Marriott Resorts and Spa. Definitely planning a second honeymoon there.

  14. Susan Thomas says:

    I never thought of Thailand as a wedding destination till I read this article. Definitely recommending these two places to friends who love to try something different from the usual.

  15. I would love to have a destination wedding, and these look so pretty and inviting. I never thought of it, but you are right, Thailand is a good and economic option.

  16. A destination wedding in Thailand sounds amazing! It’s definitely a toss up for me which resort I’d choose, but I think I’d have to go with the Marriott as the facilities just look more modern and the rooms look bigger as well. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Loved both the options but I would prefer AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa

  18. Priyanka says:

    Seeing the photosof these places is Really a wow . This is a really a great place for destination wedding…

  19. Deepali says:

    Destination weddings are trending nowadays and I find this a unique and fun way to bond with each other. On the other hand I loved the places you shared.

  20. Both destinations look absolutely gorgeous . We are looking for destination wedding ideas for our Niece. I am forwarding your post to my sister in law and family to have a look.

    1. Sure let me know if you need any further help in this.

  21. Wow Destination weddings ? Thailand and these two places seems like a dream come true !

  22. preety says:

    Wow… It will be a dream destination for all the brides and grooms to be… Loved all the pics here.

  23. Thailand itself sounds so dreamy for a wedding destination and these properties you shared about, they look like a dream come true!

  24. Paula says:

    All that looks so amazing! Thailand is definitely on my list for the upcoming years. The sooner the better. I am already married but wow, if I could have done it that way! All those beautiful customs and traditions. That would have been unforgettable wedding.

  25. That does seem like a lovely destination for weddings. Quite fairy tale like and everything seems to be well thought of. I would like to attend one, maybe in Pattaya, That waY I get to see the place again! 😉

  26. Rayong Marriott Resort and Spa looks perfect for fairy tale wedding destination. This hotel has luxurious areas for different ceremonies of Indian wedding. I am forwarding you post to my relatives who are looking for perfect destination wedding.

  27. Ha says:

    Such a great post! I don’t have plan to get marriage soon but will keep them in mind. I would love to visit Avani Pattaya resort & Spa. It looks like a nice place for relaxing.

  28. Destination wedding are getting so popular with each passing day that finding a right place which has the light location and the capacity is so important. I loved Rayong Marriott to be honest. The room and the pool is so inviting.

  29. Omg these places are breathtakingly amazing !! And so sooo perfect for destination weddings !! On my bucket list now ??

  30. You got some lovely shots Judy. Thailand is vibrant and it shows from your clicks. I totally agree with you when you say who doesn’t want to go for a destination wedding. And no doubt Thailand offers great venues and locations. Rayong Marriott is more than beautiful and makes a perfect choice for fairy tale wedding kinds.

  31. Looking at these 2 destinations I feel like I want to get married again – of couse with the same person! 😛
    These locations seem just like out of a fairytale. I am sure these must be hosting gorgeous weddings. For now, I will surely share your post with a few of my friends searching for their wedding destinations.

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