The perfect setting for your special day
Strictly speaking, we are not in the ‘wedding business’!! Our ‘wedding business’ has evolved from people seeing our location and asking if they could have their wedding here! So we don’t do expensive, prescriptive packages – we let you decide what you would like (within reason!) and are ready to consider every request and give our best effort for your special day.
Instead of directing you to endless pages of different options, descriptions, perfect photos and countless testimonials, we offer just a ‘tempting’ sample as we prefer to deal personally with the wedding couple so they can get exactly what they want at the price they can afford.
Please contact us and let us get the party started!
If you are thinking about getting married in Thailand LOOK NORTH AND NO FURTHER – YOU HAVE FOUND THE PERFECT PLACE! It’s like being married with the heavens blessing you – whether there are just two of you or a large group your day will guaranteed to be perfect and at a fraction of the cost compared to elsewhere.
Words cannot describe how beautiful the Maekok River Village Resort is. Just the two of us came from Australia to Thailand to be married – we contacted the resort a few months prior and immediately I felt at ease after communicating with owners Bryan and Rosie. We were quoted a price for our ceremony much less than anywhere else in Thailand and Rosie was immediately available to answer any question I had. Rosie organised for us to give the monks alms the morning before and the gardens and Sala (at the Maekok) where were married decorated in gorgeous flowers. The staff put so much effort in and I could hear them singing the night before ‘Here comes the bride’! Rosie also asked which were my favourite flowers and had a beautiful bouquet of roses for me on the day.
The ceremony lasted one hour and as it was only us, all the staff also took part which we loved – especially Rosie and Bryan. The monks chanted blessings and we were taken through different steps – we had the traditional string binding us together with each staff member tying a string on our wrist and giving us a blessing. After the ceremony we had lunch in a private setting, beautifully arranged and overlooking the lake. In the evening we lit lanterns, making wishes as they rose into the sky. The weather and atmosphere perfect. What more could you ask for? Thank you so much Rosie and Bryan for being part of our special day and having such a beautiful place for us to be married – definitely something we will never forget. We feel lucky to be the first to be married here and hope many more will follow us. We feel very blessed.
– Tameera and Julian
We attended a wedding at the resort at the end of December 2011. The gardens provided a tranquil and perfect location for the wedding ceremony with wonderful floral displays created by the staff, who were, without exception, extremely friendly and efficient.
The comfortable rooms are located in beautiful gardens with views towards the river and mountains. The rooms are spacious with a private terrace and furnished with taste and enhanced by little touches such as frangipani flowers and coffee/tea making facilities. All rooms had arrangements of white roses for the occasion.
The catering was good – especially the Northern Thai cuisine – with truly excellent food served at the wedding-eve barbecue and at the wedding banquet.
We wholeheartedly recommend Maekok River Village Resort to wedding parties but also to anyone wishing to relax between bouts of travel in the region.
– Elena and Brock
We are currently planning our wedding at the Maekok River Resort. We recently visited the hotel and were very impressed with the wonderful location, atmosphere and views. The resort itself is immaculately maintained, and the local Shan food is delicious.
We found Bryan and Rosie very welcoming, helpful, flexible and accommodating. They have taken a personal interest in creating a unique wedding for our big day and have given us loads of useful suggestions. They are not only happy to help plan the wedding itself, but also with the whole weekend when our guests will be there including adventure activities, meals and entertainment. They are also quick to respond to any requests which anyone who is planning a wedding will appreciate.
We looked at a lot of venues for the wedding and this was by far the best value. We are really excited about it and very glad we have chosen to have our wedding at the Maekok River Village Resort.
– Sandra and Connor