Wedding packages here promise intimate, fun-filled celebrations in a stylish beachfront setting.
Romance is in the air at The Standard, Hua Hin, an elegant retreat that brings a dose of mid-century modernist flair to Thailand’s original seaside resort. Nestled amid lush gardens and just steps from the beach, this chic resort with Miami vibes makes a fine place to get hitched in style, thanks to Standard Hotels’ “anything but standard” ethos. Whether you want to go the traditional route or try something completely new, keeping things small and manageable on your big day is easy thanks to a range of thoughtful offerings.
Priced at THB 155,500 (US$4,325) for up to 30 guests, the Your Traditional Thai Wedding package provides a Khanamak ceremony with a mini marching band and nine monks, as well as a holy water blessing ceremony. Also included is a bridal bouquet plus a wedding corsage for the groom and parents, access to a photographer for four hours, a free Master of Ceremonies, and background music during the ceremony. Other perks? A private Mud Lounge session at the spa for the newlyweds, plus a complimentary one-night stay in the Bayside Villa with floating breakfast.
As for venues, take your pick between Praça, a beach bar and restaurant styled as a retro Thai “izakaya”; the rooftop of Lido, the resort’s Italian all-day dining spot; and The Meeting Room, a light-filled stylish space that opens out to manicured lawns. Add-ons include a Thai buffet-style lunch for THB 1,400 (US$39) per person with free soft drinks.
Put A Ring On It will delight attendees with even more pizzazz, and it’s available at the special price of THB 219,999 (US$6,119) for up to 30 guests at the Beachfront Lawn or Lido Rooftop. You’ll be guaranteed a floral arch or vow pavilion and six flower stands, a bridal bouquet and groom’s corsage, a Master of Ceremonies, a violin or saxophone performance, a three-tier wedding cake, and music from a live band for three hours. Also featured are a buffet dinner and the services of an in-house photographer for four hours. The just-married couple can also enjoy a private Mud Lounge session in the spa and a free night’s stay in the Bayside Villa with a floating breakfast.
Want to keep things simple? Kiss & Tell offers a super-intimate experience with two guests for just THB 68,000 (US$1,890). Choose between the beachfront lawn and Lido rooftop, and receive a floral arch or vow pavilion and six flower stands, plus a bridal bouquet and groom’s corsage. A dedicated MC and a private photographer four two hours is also provided, along with background music to set the mood. The ceremony will be followed by a special dinner for two with a free bottle of sparkling wine, on top of a couple’s Mud Lounge session in the spa. And that’s not all: newlyweds will also receive a complimentary one-night stay in a Standard Pool Villa with a floating breakfast the next morning.
And getting engaged is just as fun. Priced at THB 19,999 (US$556) for two guests, the It’s a YES! package promises a floral backdrop and bouquet, a dedicated photographer for two hours, and background music to set the mood. The happy couple can look forward to a choice of four different venues: Lido Rooftop, the Beachfront Lawn, Praça, and the Bayside Villa. Add-ons include a Western set dinner for THB 1,800 (US$50) per person or a Thai set dinner at Praça for THB 2,000 (US$56) per person.
The bride-to-be can also party with her closest friends through the Hen Night! package, set at THB 78,500 (US$2,182) for up to 10 guests from 5–10 p.m. The rate encompasses a one-night stay in the Bayside Villa and breakfast for two, a “No Tomorrow” drinks package that includes vodka, whiskey, gin, rum, and red and white wine, a selection of five finger foods, a DJ and sound system, plus hen night props to play around with. Tequila and sparkling wine will be available too, for just THB 1,250 (US$35) extra.
Pre-Wedding Snaps, a weekday special that will set you back just THB 19,000 (US$528), offers an overnight session with check-in at 3 pm. and check-out at 12 noon the next day or, if available, a day session from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Bring your photographer along and you’ll have free run of no less than 11 venues around the resort, from Lido’s interior and rooftop to a Superior room, the Beachfront Lawn, and Praça. All that posing and picture-taking is bound to make you thirsty, so a complimentary afternoon tea set is also part of the deal.
Celebrations can carry on after the wedding through The After Party package, priced at THB 59,000 (US$1,640) for up to 30 guests. The bash will be held from 10 p.m.–12 a.m. at The Meeting Room or Lido South, with special lighting and a live DJ, a selection of four finger foods, soft drinks, plus an entire barrel of draft beer. If you want to take things up a notch, a mixologist will be on hand to make up to 60 glasses of your two favorite cocktails for an additional THB 15,000 (US$417).
For more information, visit standardhotels.com/culture/yes-you-do.
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