If you are planning on marrying in Thailand and want to ensure the marriage is legally recognized, you will need to spend a bit of time in Bangkok. There are many hotels in Bangkok which offer a wedding service, but make sure you are clear about what this includes. A wedding package may provide a ceremony, but it won’t necessarily help with the legal aspect. To ensure your wedding is legally recognized you will need to visit your embassy or consulate and also register the wedding at the district office. A list of district offices (which are known as ‘khet’ in Bangkok, but ‘amphur’ in other parts of Thailand) can be found at the bottom of this page.
Bangkok Wedding Planners
Thai wedding planner, Somchit Srimoon, provides a very useful service for non-Thai couples wanting to get legally married in Thailand and also has a website in English. In many cases, her company are able to process all of the legal paperwork in Bangkok in one working day.
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Bangkok Boutique Hotels
Although they don’t always advertise a wedding package, some boutique hotels in Bangkok pride themselves on a personal service and will often be delighted to help you arrange a wedding ceremony if you are staying at their hotel. This often works out better value than going through one of the bigger hotels and may be particularly suitable for a small, intimate wedding with just a few guests.
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Wedding Registration Offices in Bangkok
The district registration office is usually referred to as ‘khet’ in Bangkok and ‘amphur’ elsewhere in Thailand.
Khet Pathumwan Registration Office
216/1 Chula 7
Khet Prakhanong Registration Office
1792 Sukhumvit Soi 54
Khet Bangrak Registration Office
5 Nares Road, Kwang Siphraya