venues on Thailand's Koh Samui tropical paradise
island are an idyllic place to get married with its warm
sunny climate, abundance of flowers, and balmy starlit nights, all
the year round. At the wedding venue, the actual ceremony can be
performed by Buddhist monks, a catholic priest or a master of
ceremonies, at a location of your choice, perhaps a beach or boat, a
beautiful garden, or a church or temple or anywhere else you may
like. You can also write your own service if you wish. There is,
however, a process that you must follow, to make the marriage legal
in your own country.Many hotels will provide help both on Samui and
in Bangkok to guide you through.
- Write an affirmation to
say that you are free to marry. Forms are available from your
countries embassies in Bangkok.
- Take this form to your
embassy in Bangkok, in person, with your passport to get
- Get the form translated
into Thai by an authorized translator who will use a stamp that
other Thai authorities will accept.
- Take the form to the
legalization and naturalization Dept. in the Laksi district of
Bangkok. They will need three full working days to
- After the ceremony and
celebrations go to the Amperes office in Nathon so the marriage
can be documented and legally registered. A certificate in Thai
will be given which can be translated if
If all this seems to be a bit daunting, the why
not have the legal side done in the registrars office in your own
country and then have the cermony on the Island. Whatever wedding
venue you choose, it will be a wedding full of beauty and romance,
and one you will remeber with joy and happiness in the years to
The wedding venues shown in these pictures were a
catholic ceremony celebrated at Big Johns Seafood Restaurant (top).
A wedding ceremony at Coral Bay Resort (middle), and a Thai Buddhist
ceremony organised by Montien House (bottom).