If you’re looking for a different kind of wedding venue in Asia that isn’t cliché and is in a location that your wedding guests most likely have not gone to before, you’ll want to check out this venue list. If leaving a lasting memory for your guests is something that you prioritize, these venues will not only ‘wow’ them but will let them experience something they’ve never experienced before. And the best thing about them is that they aren’t too far away or in some remote country that’s hard to access. We’ve dug out these 16 one-of-a-kind wedding venues that’ll surely leave an impression:
This oceanfront resort is located in Tokoriki Island, Mamanuca in Fiji, and visitors are greeted by its pristine white beach that is an ideal place not only to wind down but to hold your wedding. The resort has four Event Rooms and can accommodate 120 guests with two maximum breakout rooms for small gatherings. Newlyweds can choose a barefoot oceanfront champagne reception or have a formal reception at Waitui House. If you choose to have a poolside reception at its pre-function area, you can enjoy a glimpse of the Fijian sunset. Experience the local Fijian rituals with Meke dance, or witness the kava ceremony with local and foreign rendition from the famous Fijian choir with warrior escort. The resort has an expert culinary staff, whom you can customize a selection of local cuisine of your choice.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: The resort offers different wedding packages with helicopter transfer that will wow your guests.
If you’re getting married in China, why not hold it at the famous Meixi Lake Hotel, A Luxury Collection? It is located in Changsha in Hunan province and it provides a picture perfect canvas with Meixi Lake and Yuelu Mountains in the backdrop. The hotel has nine Event Rooms with a total of 27,082 square feet and can hold 900 people, not to mention its 9 maximum breakout rooms. An outdoor terrace garden is a favorite venue of a big wedding with an area of 1,000 square meters. The 1000-square meter Jinmao Grand Ballroom with pillar-less structure and high ceiling of 9 meter in height is another option for a traditional wedding. There’s the 500-square meter ballroom foyer that offers a spectacular view of the lake.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: If you have more than a hundred guests, this hotel is a perfect choice as it has more than 3,000 square meters of event space that can be transformed into a grandiose place that overlooks the lake with a wide choice of local food at its four high-end restaurants that will wow your guests.
If you want a venue that is so unique in Asia, have your wedding set at the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort. This is because the structure of the hotel is described as Torus geometrical, which makes the hotel look like a horseshoe, ring or doughnut. Another wow factor in this hotel is its location that lies on Lake Tai, situated between Shanghai and Nanjing, which makes it a perfect backdrop for your wedding. The 27-storey hotel is composed of two towers that attached each others, the Jade and the Crystal Towers that offers luxurious rooms and wedding venues, among them is the custom-built Wedding Island. Other venues to choose from is the grand ballroom foyer, grand ballroom with banquet, grand ballroom with classroom meeting and the Taihu ballroom, located at the circular low-rise Annex building that also houses many restaurants, and high-end conference and meeting facilities, which can be converted into wedding venues.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: Besides the hotel structure itself, the Wedding Island is also a huge ‘wow’ factor as it’s surrounded by water and sandy manmade beaches.
Soon to be married couples who want an intimate wedding prefer to have their venue in this resort that offers a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. It nestles on the white-sand beach of Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia, which is surrounded with Balinese decors and lush greeneries. It offers 9 event rooms with a total area of 19.762 square feet that can host 600 guests aside from its 3 maximum breakout rooms. Each venue can cater to all types of wedding themes, from intimate weddings to grandiose wedding. It also boasts of its dedicated banquet staff that is always ready to attend to your needs. It also offers contemporary Balinese elegance setting for the wedding of your dreams that will give a wow factor to your wedding.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: Definitely the breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean coupled with gorgeous Balinese decors and lush greeneries.
Romantic couples would love to hold their wedding at the St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet, which is atop a hill and near to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and surrounded with a good view of the Himalayas. This hotel has earned its name as ‘the roof of the world.’ Apart from its nature’s wonders coming from the Himalayan Mountains, guests are wowed by its blinking pool, which is gold plated. Having your wedding at this luxurious five-star hotel is a big thing that is worth your savings. There are three restaurants, tea room and wine bar that could cater to your wedding menu that covers local and international cuisines. Their local cuisines include Hunanese, Sichuanese and Cantonese. They have four spacious meeting rooms and ballrooms that can be converted into a grandiose wedding venue.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: The 2,422 square foot swimming pool is absolutely glittering because it is inlaid with thousands of golden tiles which are made of 24-karat gold leaves set with crystals.
Experience a luxurious stay after your wedding at the Westin Blue Bay resort & Spa, which is located in Qingshui Bay, Xincun Town, Lingshui, in China. Do take note that the hotel is frequented by visitors due to its excellent spa treatment at the famous Heavenly Spa by Westin, or at the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, a few hours before your wedding day, which guests love because of their soothing and relaxing experience. For your wedding, you can choose an indoor venue or a beach venue with the sunset as your backdrop.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: This hotel is a perfect choice if you love to go strolling in its nearby attractions, like the Lake Blue Bay and the Macaques monkey sanctuary.
Wedding in Nha Trang City in Vietnam could be considered a dream turned into reality if you choose to have it at Sheraton Nha Trang, as the place is accessible to the airport while it overlooks the gorgeous vista of the city. Every couple will have wedding specialist who will guide you in designing your dream wedding. You can also customize the menus with the hotel’s culinary team who are expert in different cuisines. The hotel boasts of its six restaurants, bars, club rooms as well as its 2 unique ballroom settings that could be transformed into a perfect venue of your dream wedding. Whether it is an indoor or outdoor venue, the hotel can cater for 500 guests in one wedding celebration. The Event Rooms have a total area of 11,593 square feet with 400 capacity largest space and ten maximum breakout rooms.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: Not all couples get to wed on the beautiful beaches of Nha Trang, and the Sheraton Nha Trang offers the perfect venue for everything you wanted in a Vietnam wedding.
A wedding at the Sheraton Qiandao Lake Resort in Chun'an, Hangzhou, China is so common for people who want the best of their wedding. If you wish to have your wedding here, the hotel offers a lot of wedding venues, like its ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 people. It has ten meeting and function rooms that can be converted for an intimate wedding. The resort has three restaurants and 2 lounge bars that offer the best of local cuisines, Cantonese dishes, and western cuisines to satisfy your guests’ palate. For a big wedding celebration, have it held at the pillarless ballroom that has an area of 750 square meters. Overall, their meeting space has a total of 1,684 square meters and can host 1,000 guests for outside catering.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: Having your wedding at the majestic Qiandao Lake for your outdoor reception will really leave an impression for your guests as the scenery is just breathtaking.
To have a wedding in Thailand is a great story to tell when you get older as the resort is replete with a mix of beautiful outdoor venues and modern indoor event and meeting spaces. You have a lot of venue choices to cater to the size of your guest list. It can host an intimate wedding of up to 50 guests only or a lavish wedding event for 1,000 individuals. It boasts of its 1414 square meters of indoor venue and more than 2,300 square meters of outdoor venues. Reception menu varies, such as Thai cuisine, Lanna dishes, Western cuisine, Chinese and Indian menus. Newlyweds can extend their wedding celebrations with a private indoor after party at one of its function venues. There are six Event Rooms with a total of 20,903 square feet with four maximum breakout rooms.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: Located in Kwaewai Road, Tambon Robwieng, Amphur Muang Tambon Robwieng, Chiang Rai in Thailand, this hotel is surrounded by 120-year old rain trees with a great view of the Mae Kok River, which makes it extra special.
This five-star resort located on Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia has been hosting countless of weddings. Couples are consistently amazed at the premier service, upscale accommodation and amenities in the Gold Coast aside from its location along the beach in Surfers Paradise. If you want your wedding here, you have a lot of choices for wedding packages that are tailored to your needs. A lavish wedding can be held at its largest venue that can hold up to 800 people. There are a total of nine Event Rooms with total event space of 15,553 square feet and ten maximum breakout rooms. Get the services of the wedding planning team and the catering team for your choice of menu from its restaurants, such as Citrique, that specializes on seafood buffet, the Misono Japanese Steakhouse or at the Chapter & Verse Bar and Lounge.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: You can have an al fresco wedding at the Garden Terrace while enjoying the beautiful weather of the Gold Coast. This type of feeling is something your guests will cherish forever.
An island wedding in Phuket, Thailand is a great choice for couples who want to hideaway from the city with its location facing the Andaman Sea and the Phang Nga Bay. The resort is picturesque if you use it as a venue for your wedding. It embodies romance and idyllic life, just perfect for your boho or garden wedding celebration. You can have your Lawn and Beach area that can cater up to 120 guests or at the Royal Horizon Pool Villa for a private villa wedding experience that can accommodate from 50 to 60 guests. Wedding menus are a variety with its epicurean delights from their seaside restaurants, including the My Grill and Tonsai with superb taste that will wow your guests’ palate.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: Weddings at the Royal Horizon Pool Villa are extra special because the vow exchange takes place on an island only accessible by stepping stones.
Turn your wedding into magical by celebrating it at the Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa, located in Bangpleeyai, Bangplee, Samut Prakan in Thailand. The resort offers elegant venues with wedding packages that are affordable. You can choose their pillarless 420-square meter Grande Ballroom if you have 600 guests. This venue overlooks the spectacular view of the golf course. The Grande Ballroom can be partitioned into three smaller venues for your intimate wedding celebration. It also boasts of its 229 square-meter Grande Foyer which can serve both as an indoor and outdoor venue for a small party to 200 guest party. The Latitude, offers a good place for rehearsal dinners and small gatherings. Overall, there are 9 Event Rooms with a total of 7,147 square feet and maximum accommodation of 700 guests with eight maximum breakout rooms.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: The Infinity Lawn, which can accommodate 300 guests, allows guests to enjoy the lush garden and waterfall views.
A wedding taking place in one of Thailand’s peaceful resorts is a best choice if you want it intimate and adventurous. Located at T.Rasada A.Muang, Rasada, Phuket, Thailand; the Westin Siray Bay Resort is perched on Siray Island off the east coast of Phuket. You can have the option to have your wedding celebrated on the beach and choose a Western, Indian or a Thai wedding package option. The resort has two ballrooms that can accommodate between 60 to 250 guests.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: The view of the famous Phang Nga Bay is what will make your wedding here so special. Whether you have the ceremony in the middle of the day or during sunset, these views will be that much more memorable.
Celebrating your wedding at The Westin Shimei Bay Resort will surely be an unforgettable experience. Located in Shimei Bay, Wanning, Hainan, China, the resort is sandwiched between the pristine waters of the South China Sea and the lush mountain forests. The resort offers over 2,600 square meter of event space, which includes its 1,100- square meter pillarless Grand Ballroom and 9 meeting rooms and multifunction rooms. If you want an outdoor wedding, the resort has about 4,000 square meter outdoor law and six kilometers stretch powder white beach. For your menu, the resort has six restaurants that offer different cuisines like the Features Restaurant, Lobby Lounge and Sky Bar, Seasonal Tastes Signature Restaurant, Sen5es Chinese Restaurant, and the Coast Restaurant.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: The large lawns of the resort make this resort extra special, allowing ample space for the most amazing of wedding decorations.
This five-star beachfront resort is located at the Seaworld Drive along the Main Beach, and is a coveted wedding destination that many couples love. Situated in a six-hectare vast lagoon and gardens, the resort wows you because of its spacious wedding venue with fifteen Event Rooms, a total event space of 24,853 square feet and can accommodate up to 1,000 guests with 14 maximum breakout rooms. You can have your wedding at the lawn areas or one of its islands with reception follows at the Horizons, a beautiful reception venue that overlooks the ocean.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: The indoor reception area is just as stunning as the lawn ceremony. With floor to ceiling high windows, this venue will definitely ‘wow’ your guests from the beginning of the wedding all the way to the last dance.
The Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel is perfect for an intimate wedding celebration. Besides it’s ballrooms and banquet halls, the Sheraton Hiroshima offers an all white Chapel wedding venue that is one of the signature venues in town. You can fill this luminous Chapel with enchanting candles and florals, or keep it in unison with an all-white theme.
The ‘Wow’ Factor: The All White Chapel is a wedding venue that your guests will never forget. If you have an ‘all-white’ wedding theme, this venue would be the perfect spot to tie the knot.