We love special days!!!
Be it Buddhist, non-religious or gay marriages, we make them all a magical special occasion!
“…The Sanctuary serves some of the best vegetarian food this side of California…”
The Guardian UK
The Sanctuary Resort, Spa & Wellness Center is located on a remote tropical beach on Koh Phangan, a sister island to Koh Samui. This alternative island resort has developed a reputation over the years for offering a personal service to its guests, that special touch that has guests returning year after year.
The Sanctuary is pleased to offer you a very special and alternative location for your marriage, and we promise to make it truly a day to remember. We will handle all your local needs including logistics, a service of your choice, photography and more. We can even organize live music on the beach or an international DJ in a local dance venue or you can simply bring along and enjoy your favorite music.
Your marriage service is special and we are pleased to offer a selection of services for you to exchange your vows.
Traditional Buddhist Ceremony
This is a special occasion where you will be married in front of 9 Buddhist monks. The monks offer prayers and chants to bless the occasion while the abbot ties sacred white string around the couples’ wrists and sprinkles holy water over their heads with a leafy branch. All other guests are encouraged to also tie string around the couples wrists as a symbol of binding and unity.
After the ceremony gifts are given to the monks and abbot. They can stay for the photo shoot before returning to their Wat (temple) on the other side of the island. This ceremony must take place in the morning time as the monks are forbidden to eat after midday. Obviously The Sanctuary will organize all the needs of the monks.
Read about Brad and Dawn’s wedding blog
A non-religious service can also be catered for, you provide the vows and we can provide the perfect ‘vicar’ who can add that touch of magic to this non-religious occasion. If you have another non-religious service you would like to perform please ask and we will endeavor to cater to your needs.
We acknowledge that all weddings have their unique needs and we love making these dreams a reality. We have organised make up artists, special entertainment, Thai Love Lantern ceremonies, and special intimate weddings for the happy couple only -and we love to throw in a sprinkling of magic and make the occasion a very special and unique event!
Location, Location, Location
We offer a tropical choice of locations for your special day, whether its in one of our stunning houses with the bay as a backdrop, on the beach in the shade of the coconut trees, or at the ocean shore by our magnificent rocks.
We can cater for groups of 2 to 40 people offering a vegetarian and /or seafood feast worthy of the occasion to suit all desires and costs. We have a full bar and can offer Champagne, wine, tropical fruit punch & cocktails.
Your guests can stay in one of our stunning unique houses or select from the range of Sanctuary style bungalows. For the Bride and Groom the Honeymoon house is already named and awaiting your pleasure.
Cost packages are tailored to your individual needs, contact us to discuss the possibility of making your special day a unique, alternative tropical island Wedding Day.