A Wedding In Krabi For Less Than USD 3,000, You Say?
The speedboat we were on came to a stop at Maya Bay, where the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, The Beach, was filmed in the year 2000. Upon jumping off the boat, my friends and I got excited about the emerald-coloured water and the fact that we could see the bottom of the sea!
We looked up and saw the yellow rays from the sun falling nicely onto the huge limestone cliffs on either side of where we were. We thought, how could such a beautiful place exist in the world?
I’m talking, of course, about Krabi. The above is in reference to a trip my friends and I took to Thailand last year. We had taken a speedboat tour of several islands in Krabi and it truly did not disappoint.
When in Krabi, a trip to Emerald Pool, Phi Phi Islands, Railay beach, and Phra Nang Cave beach are a must. With such breathtaking landscaping and clear waters, activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, white water rafting, and scuba diving, are a truly amazing experience.
Krabi is perfect for a picturesque wedding and for those who love an adventure. In fact, if you’re looking at hotel venues for a Krabi wedding, we have three in mind for you:
Krabi Wedding Venue #1
Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Ceremony from USD 2,100 | Dinner from USD 39 per guest | Beverage from USD 25 per guest | Minimum 20 guest(s).
- A 40-minute drive from Krabi Airport.
- Situated at Klong Muang beach.
Wedding Venues & Capacity
- Beach - Up to 200 pax
- Coco Vida Lawn - Up to 200 pax
- Malati lawn + Malati restaurant - Up to 20 pax
- Marquee - Up to 250 pax
- Malati pool lawn - Up to 500 pax
- Thai - USD 2,640 for 20 pax (ceremony)
- Western - USD 3,120 for 20 pax (ceremony)
- Just for the Two of You - USD 2,430 for 2 pax (ceremony)
Founded in 1948, the Dusit International brand has been around long enough to establish themselves as a leader in hotel management and hospitality education. From its first hotel on Bangkok’s Charoenkrung Road, the brand has grown in its operations to 33 properties worldwide.
Its Krabi property, Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort, is a five-star luxury resort with 240 guest rooms and suites, two beachfront pools, and uniquely designed restaurants and bars.
Krabi Wedding Venue #2
Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach
Ceremony from THB 90,000 | Dinner from THB 800 per guest | Beverage from THB 150 per guest | Minimum 30 guest(s).
- A 35-minute drive from the airport
- In Ao Nang area and overlooks Nopparat Thara beach.
Wedding Venues & Capacity
- Ao Nang Orchid: Up to 120 pax (ceremony)
- Outdoor Lawn: Up to 120 pax (ceremony)
- Western Ceremony - USD 2,965 for 30 pax
- Thai Ceremony - USD 2,965 for 30 pax
- Chinese set menu - USD 313 per table (10 pax)
- Buffet menu - USD 26 to USD 43 (1 pax)
We’d say that there are two main unique elements about this hotel: 1) its wedding setting and 2) incredible room designs.
This five-star hotel is great for intimate garden weddings. More than 100 couples have selected Holiday Inn as their wedding venue simply because of its view, setting, and wedding planning services.
For family members attending your wedding, they’ll surely love the kids-themed rooms that come equipped with coloured walls, bunk beds, toys, and even cute furniture!
Krabi Wedding Venue #3
- 1 hour from Krabi airport.
- Facing the National Marine Park of Phi Phi.
- Thai Buddhist Ceremony: USD 2,583 (2-10 pax)
- Symbolic Western Ceremony: USD 2,583 (2-10 pax)
F&B Packages can be found here.
What’s worth noting about the resort are their sustainability efforts. Energy-saving lighting and air conditioning systems, low-flush toilets, and recycled toilet paper are some examples. They rely a lot on natural resources such as the ocean breeze and open architecture for natural ventilation. The absence of television encourages guests to bask in the surrounding nature and to spend more time outdoors.
Apart from their eco-friendly efforts, the villas here offer a great view. With the beautiful Phi Phi islands in the distance, a beach wedding on Koh Jum island is bound to be a memorable one. Add a jungle-like surrounding into the mix and you’ve got yourself a picture-perfect outdoor wedding.
In A Nutshell
For a luxurious and grand wedding, we’d highly recommend Dusit Thani. If you’re looking for a small wedding do at a family-friendly resort, Holiday Inn is a great choice. Finally, if you’re looking for an eco-friendly hotel with a great beach location, Koh Jum Beach Villas is a great choice. Regardless, all three hotels are great in their own ways and a wedding in Krabi will not disappoint. :)
Fancy having a Krabi wedding? Speak to one of our staff at +6011 2698 6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get more info on the best wedding packages.