The venue: Amari Koh Samui
Location: Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Picture perfect. Blue skies, aquamarine seas, white sand beaches and swaying palms. Now add a resort with contemporary airy spaces, delicious dining options, the latest conveniences and the legendary Thai hospitality to the mix, and you have the recipe for the perfect escape on a tropical island.
Name of wedding planner: Wanwimol (Winnie) Wongsawat
With over 10 years of experience in the Food & Beverage Department, Wanwimol (Winnie) has catered numerous impressive weddings for brides and grooms all around the world. Winnie understands that some issues may arise but will do everything she can in order to create unforgettable moments on your wedding day.
Describe Amari Koh Samui in five words.
A Romantic, contemporary, warm escape
What are the main reasons that people choose this venue for a destination wedding?
Amari is located on a secluded stretch of the popular Chaweng Beach, the recently re-imagined and refreshed Amari Koh Samui possesses all of the warmth and welcome of Thai hospitality, as well as much more!
Where’s your favourite spot in Amari Koh Samui for a gorgeous wedding photo?
By the beautiful Chaweng beach or the lush gardens.
And what’s the most Instagrammable spot at the resort that’s sure to make the people back home jealous?!
The romantic candlelit dinner by the beach.
What’s the best room or suite for the wedding night and why?
The Junior Suite Beach Wing offers ample space and private balconies from which one may access the wedding venue, be it by the pool or the beach..
What’s the one thing you get at Amari Koh Samui that you’ll get nowhere else on the planet?
Me, as your helper!
What are some of the chef’s specialities for a wedding menu?
We like to tailor the menu towards the guest’s needs and preferences. Be it South-east Asian or Western food, our chefs take great pleasure in meeting and interacting with the guest on a personal level to make the wedding menu unique and exceptional. It is the personal touch of the chefs that make the difference.
What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had for a wedding – and did you deliver?!
The groom wanted to surprise the bride with her primary school classmates, a group of about 30 people, without her knowing that they were at the property. So, we needed to book rooms in different wings, and we even had to cater for their lunches in their rooms. It was a huge effort and coordination, but went well, thanks to my fabulous team’s work.
What’s the one thing wedding couples always forget to bring or do?
To have breakfast on the morning after the wedding night!
What’s the most glamorous/luxurious thing couples get to do at Amari Koh Samui?
Have a romantic candlelit dinner by the beach and a bubble bath set-up on the wedding day.
What’s the best piece of advice you’d give a couple planning a destination wedding?
Plan in advance. Let us know what you want and trust the team. At the end of the day, your smiles are worth it.
What’s the most memorable feedback you’ve ever received from a happy bride and groom?
Since they had enjoyed their wedding so much, they would like to do it all again!