Luxury Koh Samui Villa Weddings, Legal Requirements
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Weddings - Frequently asked QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Villa beach weddings

What month of the year is best to get married?

Weddings are very popular on the gorgeous tropical island of Koh Samui. June and September until November are the best months for those who are looking for a cost-effective celebration as flights and our accommodation prices are more affordable. January through until April as well as July and August are also popular months weather wise for weddings as the sun is shining!

How many weddings do you do per day?

We only ever do one wedding per day.

How far in advance should I book my wedding and send wedding invitations?

The sooner the better! Ideally, overseas weddings are booked 9 to 12 months prior to the wedding celebration date. "Save-The-Dates" are typically sent straight after booking your accommodation with Samui Beach Village and locking away your wedding date. You can then start sending invites to your guests with our Wedding Coordinator's email address to arrange accommodation & other requests.

We recommend advising an RSVP date of 2-3 months after sending the invitations. This allows guests to make necessary travel and accommodation arrangements, as well as getting deposits paid and arranging time off work.

Please remember you also need your RSVP's returned to get the final numbers to help you with your planning and your budget for your big day.

How do I secure my preferred wedding date?

A deposit of 50,000 THB will secure your date and we can start organising your big day. Unfortunately we cannot confirm any reservations without a deposit.

Can I get married at Samui Beach Village if we do not plan on staying there?

Unfortunately we have a minimum stay of 3 nights for the Bride & Groom. Of course we encourage all your guests to stay with us so that your entire wedding party is together and can offer special wedding rates that are competitive.

What are the advantages of staying at Samui Beach Village that other locations don’t have to offer?

You & your guests can stay in your own private self contained villa with up to five bedrooms to ensure a cost effective stay. Breakfast is delivered to your villa every morning & you have a daily maid service to clean for you!

We have many facilities available to our guests; tennis court, gym, games area with pool table, ping pong table & large screen TV, large swimming pool & kids pool with pool bar, a spa, clubhouse restaurant and of course room service available from 8am to 10.30pm delivered directly to your private villa.

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How many people can your resort accommodate for our wedding?

Samui Beach Village can cater for up to 100 guests.

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What time will my wedding start?

Usually your ceremony will start at 5pm before the sun goes down when its starting to get a little cooler. After the ceremony is the perfect time for your guests to enjoy canapés and drinks whilst you are having your photos taken. Dinner is usually served at 7pm or as requested.

What happens if it rains?

Thailand can be prone to heavy rain at spontaneous times of the year. We encourage our guests to hire out Orchid Restaurant for their reception, which can then be used for the ceremony if rain occurs. Orchid Restaurant is the ultimate beachfront venue for your wedding day as it is open-air which is exclusively yours for the day and evening. Orchid Restaurant can be hired for 20,000THB.

When is the latest time I can confirm the final number of my wedding guests?

You can update our Wedding Coordinator every 3 months with confirmed numbers as you receive them, this will help you with your budget. Final guest numbers are required 3 weeks before your wedding day.

How many days before the wedding do you recommend we arrive at the resort?

We prefer to have the bride & groom to be at Samui beach Village at least three or more days prior to the actual wedding day to help finalise all details and have clarity with all arrangements.

Do I need to choose a wedding theme?

If you have a colour theme and a style of wedding you envision then this help us to create your perfect day you’ve always dreamed of. This also helps other arrangements fall into place, like choosing your dress, venue and many other aspects.

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Do we have a wedding rehearsal?

Your Wedding Coordinator will be at Samui Beach Village at your arrival time to greet you. A meeting will then be arranged with you and any questions you may have will be answered as well as being given a 'walk through' of the day.

Our Wedding Celebrant will also have a pre-meeting with you to discuss the order of the ceremony (i.e. where the groom, best man, bridesmaids are to stand, if there will be readings or poems from your family etc) .

If you have a large bridal party a run through can be arranged the day prior to your special day.

Is there an option for bride & groom to get ready separately?

Yes! If some of your wedding guests are staying in other villas, such as the best man or family, then the groom will usually "borrow" one of these rooms to get ready in. The bride will get ready in the villa that they booked along with bridesmaids, father and mother of the bride and flower girls.

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Can I choose which flower arrangements I want?

Yes, you can choose flowers in season, including types and variety of colours. Our packages include local flower decorations and imported flowers are available but some requests may have to be flown in from Bangkok and extra charges will apply.

The best way to ensure you get the flower arrangements you have envisioned is to email through some photos of what you have in mind and Wedding Coordinator can then check availability and cost for you, liaising with you until you are completely happy with your floral arrangements. A deluxe floral upgrade can be added to your package at an extra quoted price depending on your choice.

What are the local flowers included in the various Wedding Packages?

The local flowers we supply as part of our Wedding Packages are Thai Orchids & Lotus Flowers.

A Standard Wedding Package will include:

  • Wedding arch decorated with local tropical flowers - this is a bamboo arch set up on the beach with white draping and decorated with local flowers on each corner of the arch.
  • Floral decoration of your wedding site including 4 bamboo poles set up on the beach topped with local flowers, 4 small local flower arrangements are also at the base of the bamboo poles. These will be relocated to your reception area to be used as table centre pieces or alternatively to decorate your reception area or villa. A path of local flower petals will be sprinkled down your isle.
  • 20 chairs with covers and flowers includes white chair covers and local floral decoration on the back of your chairs with a ribbon to match your colour theme.
  • Bridal Bouquet consists of local flowers and the style you requested e.g. round or tear drop.
  • Button hole for the groom consists of local flowers to match the bride's bouquet.
  • Floral decoration for your accommodation our staff will make up the bridal bedroom for you with flowers so on return after your big day the mood is set for a romantic evening. Local flowers are also provided for the brides hair and decoration for your wedding cake.

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What does a deluxe floral upgrade include?

The upgrade package is available to those who are looking for specific flowers like roses, lily’s etc that are not native to Thailand. Depending on availability of season & if we can source them from Bangkok to be flown down on the day of your wedding, we can obtain most flowers and will provide a quote upon request.

All of the floral arrangements in your chosen package will be upgrading to use these specific flowers.

The deluxe upgrade can also be used for those wishing to keep the local flowers but to increase the number of arrangements and sizes of arrangements - you may wish for larger local flower arrangements, drapes of flowers lining the arch & trailing down to the sand, large tear drops sprouting out of the bamboo beach arrangements trailing down the poles, small banana leaf cups of petals on the backs of your chairs so your guests can shower the bride & groom, strings of flowers to decorate your reception etc.

Pricing will depend on the flowers you choose,and the configuration of arrangements. A quote can be easily organised with our Wedding Coordinator so you can budget accordingly.

What is the purpose of the set up cost and what does this include?

The set-up cost includes all hands on deck including staff to transport and set up tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, wiring of sound systems to the beach, cleaning of the beach, decorating and building your arch on the beach & or to your reception area and anything else that is required by additional staff to create your perfect day.

Most of our wedding guests have children coming with them, do you have a babysitting service on the wedding day as well as during the reception?

Yes, we offer a babysitting service 24hrs. If there are quite a lot of children in the party, what we usually do is to assign a villa for the children where they can play together and watch DVD´s etc. Some guests prefer to have their kids babysat in the comfort of their own villa as by this time it is familiar to the kids. Don´t worry we have multiply babysitters available to tend to your needs throughout your stay.

What bar options are available?

Samui Beach Village has three reception venues for you to choose from for your wedding day - Orchid Beachfront Restaurant, our function room and your villa. A great selection of wines, mixed drinks and cocktails are available for you to choose from to be served at any of these venues. We have many "open-bar" packages to suit all budgets. Please speak with our Wedding Coordinator to find the perfect package to suit your needs.

Does the wedding have to be legal?

No it does not. Thai law states that a wedding ceremony is permitted regardless of actual marital status. Some couple choose to perform the "legal" part of the wedding in their home countries and then celebrate the symbolic ceremony here with us. What we do is provide a replica of the Thai marriage certificate for you to sign in front of all your guests on your wedding day. Please see our Legal Requirements page for more details on legalising your marriage.

Is a religious or non-religious ceremony a legal marriage?

Religious or non-religious ceremonies are a very special symbolic ceremony and are not legally binding. These symbolic ceremonies allow the couple to express their love in their own way, their exchange of vows and rings. Please see our Legal Requirements page for more details on legalising your marriage.

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What happens if I need to cancel my wedding for any reason?

Unfortunately when we take your deposit, we block off your wedding date and any other enquiries or bookings we receive for that day are turned down so any monies already paid to samui beach village are non-refundable. however, we do recognise this as a credit owing to you to be used at a later date of your choosing, within a one year period. this credit can also be transferred to friends or family if you cannot use it within the designated time frame.

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