Destination weddings are gaining traction these days. Young couples now prefer to go off to a faraway land with their closest friends and family and get hitched in private wedding ceremonies. Vietnam is a great place to look for if you are considering a luxury wedding amidst nature. The most popular resorts for weddings in Vietnam are located in locations like Phu Quoc island, Mui Ne and Hoi An, which are breathtaking and are great honeymoon destinations as well. Here are eight popular wedding destinations that look straight out of a rom-com for that dream wedding of yours!
1. JW Marriott Emerald Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc islands are heavenly with their turquoise blue waters, white sands, and thick green vegetation. To get married amidst your near and dear ones in such a location feels like a scene right out of a rom-com movie. JW Marriott Emerald gives people an opportunity to live that dream wedding.
The JW Marriott building's design is based on the mythical Lamarck University, complete with sports trophies won by alumni, chemistry departments (Bar), and a university mascot. It is located on the picturesque Bai Kem beach and combines luxury service with nature's backdrop to make your special day memorable for you and your guests. The hotel has 234 rooms in total and is 14.8 km from the nearest airport and 30 km from the Phu Quoc city centre.
The wedding package is of three types: Crystal Romance, Emerald Romance, and Turquoise Romance. A wedding ceremony setup with a flower arch, gallery table and aisle, a seating arrangement for 50 guests, reception setup, dinner, cocktails and beverages, champagne, a wedding cake, and flower bath for the couple are common to all the packages. Extra services like a jazz band, private butlers, spa treatment, and a Lamarck University gift depends on the type of package you choose.
The price of the wedding packages starts at VND 378,000,000, with the best package costing about VND 679,000,000. This price is limited to only 50 guests, and you will have to pay additionally for each extra guest. In addition to that, service charges and VAT are applicable to this price.
2. Nam Nghi Resort Phu Quoc
Located on the shores of the exclusive Mong Tay peninsula, the Nam Nghi Resort overlooks the untouched part of northwestern Phu Quoc island with the still waters of the Vung Bau Bay the dense canopies of the Mong Tay trees. Mr. and Mrs. Nghi are lovely and dedicated hosts who try to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Nam Nghi Resort is well equipped to arrange your wedding events from intimate beachside ceremonies to lavish reception parties. They offer three wedding venues: the Rock Island, the Main Beach, and the Tree House Beach Front. Rock Island is a beautiful garden overlooking the ocean panorama, which can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests and is apt for both western-style or traditional Vietnamese weddings.
The Tree House Beach Front venue is nestled beneath a huge banyan tree and has a capacity of 300 guests. The food served here has a refreshing flavour, and the venue gives a panoramic view of the Vung Bau Bay. Nam Nghi also has a private beach, and this is the Main beach venue perfect for a dream beachside wedding. The waters are crystal clear, and the sands are a pristine white. This venue can accommodate a maximum of 500 guests.
The wedding package, which includes the ceremonial setup, a wedding cake, one night’s stay for the couple, and a private sunset cruise tour with up to 30 guests, costs about VND 140,000,000. The cost for a reception party for more than 30 guests depends on the package, venue, and number of guests. Additional service charges and taxes are applicable.
The best part about the Mia Resort at Nha Trang is that you do not have to worry about planning your wedding. They have dedicated wedding planners who will work with you and make your dream wedding a reality. Mia Resort is a secluded beach resort that is situated between the cliffs of Nha Trang and Cam Ranh.
The wedding location here is beautiful: crystalline blue waters, white-sand beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze decorated with a pretty floral arch and aisle, soft music playing in the background, and flower confetti in the air. In addition to that, the wedding package in Mia Resort includes a bowl of fresh, exotic fruits, sparkling wine, the bridal bouquet, photography, make-up, etc.
After the wedding ceremony, you can choose to have your reception party either in the outdoor garden or indoors in the La Baia restaurant. The wedding package is completely customisable. The venue can accommodate parties for as little as 20 people or a much larger group.
The standard package of a wedding at the resort is for 20 people, including the marrying couple. Since the package is customisable, you can get a personalised quote for your wedding at Mia by getting in touch with their on-site wedding coordinator.
4. Four Seasons the Nam Hai Resort Hoi An
This resort is a gateway to three UNESCO world heritage sites and is situated in the culturally rich town of Hoi An. It also has one of Forbes’ best beaches in the world. A dedicated wedding specialist helps to plan your wedding according to your needs. The Four Seasons resort tries to weave in some local rituals into your wedding, such as ‘receiving the bride’ by floating across a lotus-strewn lagoon in a boat filled with flowers or stepping into ‘song hy’ (double happiness) beneath a floral arch.
As the sun sets, lanterns are lit on the trees by the beach. Eggshell lacquer baths and rain showers add to the romantic setup of the ambience. Couples then extend their stay for an amorous honeymoon with beachside candlelight dinners and strolls through Hoi An city.
The Nam Hai offers four different wedding packages: the Chrysanthemum, Orchid, Lotus, and the Vietnamese Song Hy package. Chrysanthemum, a symbol of peace, is the basic package. The Orchid comes with upgraded decorations, a couple’s spa treatment, and a lantern releasing experience. The Lotus package has an additional barbecue dinner with a bottle of great house wine. The Song Hy package is a traditional Vietnamese one which includes a traditional tea ceremony and a Buddhist monk’s blessings.
The price of wedding packages begins at VND 140,000,000 for up to 50 guests and can go up to VND 250,000,000. Service charges may be charged additionally.
5. Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
The Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort was primarily designed to host wedding ceremonies that seem out of this world. This resort is situated on a private bay in the Son Tra peninsula. It is surrounded by stunning shorelines, golden sands, lush green foliage, and the ethereal beauty of the crystalline blue seas.
The wedding venue in this resort is a tropical garden, which is nothing short of a paradise. The package includes beautifully decorated floral arches and aisle, bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, wine, wedding cake, and a state-of-the-art music system. You can choose from four wedding ceremony packages and three reception packages. If you are looking for an intimate ceremony, you choose either the Timeless Elegance or Mystique Allure package for 60-70 guests. If you plan to invite a larger crowd, you can go with the Grandiose Glamour or Paradise Dream package for 200-300 guests.
The prices for the wedding packages range between VND 3,200,000 and VND 6,200,000 per guest. The reception packages range between VND 6,200,000 and VND 11,000,000 per guest. There must be at least 50 guests for availing services at the resort, and a service charge of 5% and taxes of 10% are applicable.
6. Amiana Resort Nha Trang
Amiana Resort is a 5-star award-winning resort with 155 spacious rooms and villas situated in Nha Trang Bay. It is well known for the crystal blue seas and the ethereal blue skies. The resort also has a stunning natural seawater pool in the middle, two mid-sized freshwater infinity pools, and a private beach with soft white sands.
The resort has three wedding venues for couples eyeing a destination wedding. The Beach venue allows for a wedding ceremony at their private beach where complete privacy is guaranteed in and around the ceremony. You can also choose to have the wedding by the seawater pool; however, since this is a public area of the resort, there cannot be complete privacy. Another private location is the Ocean terrace, a covered outdoor space adjacent to the Ocean room.
The reception party can be organized at the freshwater or the seawater poolside or the wooden deck. Still, since all of these are public areas of the resort, there might be people outside of your guestlist loitering around. The resort can host weddings and receptions for as little as 80 guests up to 300 guests.
The wedding package costs about VND 65,000,000. The price of the reception packages depends on the venue and the number of guests. A service charge of 15.5% is applicable to the total price.
7. Anantara Resort Mui Ne
Mui Ne is a unique destination in itself. It is very rare to find desertlike dunes by the sea. A once in a lifetime event such as a wedding deserves to be held in such a unique location. At your wedding in the Anantara Resort, sail to the shore on a boat, exchange your vows by the beach, feast on a sumptuous meal of seafood, then move to the ballroom for some champagne and dancing.
Three wedding packages are available: Gold, Diamond, and Romance. These packages include all the basic requirements of a wedding such as the floral arrangements, wedding cake, seating arrangements, etc. In addition, you also get a barbecue dinner with lobster and a couple’s body massage. Other memorable activities include traversing the sand dunes and visiting the lighthouse.
The Beach venue for the wedding can accommodate around 250 guests, whereas the ballroom accommodates around 100-170 guests. There is also a Thung/ Flow bar, which is ideal for cocktails and dinings and can effectively accommodate 80 people.
You can get a personalised quote for the price on contacting the resort according to your requirements.
8. Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Da Nang
Located on the serene white sands of the Non-Nuoc Beach, the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa is a portal to Da Nang city and other popular attractions. The resort is only a few steps away from Marble Mountain. The Hue imperial city, the ancient town of Hoi An, and the ruins of My Son are also very closeby.
The resort makes it a point to make your wedding day memorable for a lifetime. The in-house wedding specialist honours the client’s personal preferences and incorporates them into the wedding. Weddings can be held in the Regency Ballroom, the poolside, and the beachside venues. The wedding package includes, along with other standard arrangements, an international DJ, a couple’s massage, and a choice of a premium buffet, a five-course meal, or a Vietnamese set meal.
You can choose to enhance the wedding ceremony and the reception by adding an outdoor dance floor, or a string quartet, and flares and lighting at an additional cost. For a maximum of 30 guests, the wedding ceremony package costs VND 84,100,000, and the reception costs VND 132,990,000. For each additional guest after that, you will have to pay VND 411,000 and VND 2,605,000 per person for the wedding and the reception, respectively. This price is not inclusive of service charges and VAT.
Destination weddings in Vietnam are becoming increasingly popular. While we have picked out the best locations for your perfect wedding, let us know down in the comments below if we have missed out on a particular spot which is your favourite.