Although Chiang Mai is regarded as Thailand’s second city, the contrast with Bangkok is quite extreme. With over 700 years of history, Chiang Mai is famous for its art and culture and the pace of life here is slower than Bangkok. Northern Thailand’s laid-back charm make it a popular wedding and honeymoon destination. If you are planning on getting married in Thailand, then Chiang Mai is an excellent choice.
In most cases, couples would normally have to spend some time in Bangkok to complete the paperwork to make the wedding legal. However, there are numerous consulates in Chiang Mai, including American, Canadian, Australian and British who might be able to deal with much of the paperwork for you. We stress the word, ‘might’, because each consulate has their own rules and regulations. Some wedding planners in Chiang Mai may have local agreements in place with different consulates which may cut down on the need to spend time in Bangkok. If you plan on marrying in Chiang Mai, we would advise contacting your consulate in Chiang Mai to obtain their advice (see contact details at the bottom of this page).
Chiang Mai Wedding Packages
An award-winning wedding company, ‘Thailand Weddings’, is based in Chiang Mai and offers a number of different options for couples including a traditional Thai wedding service.
Read our interview with Thailand Weddings »
Chiang Mai Boutique Hotels
There are a number of hotels in Chiang Mai that can take care of all your wedding requirements. Even if a hotel doesn’t officially advertise a wedding planning service, you may find that some of the smaller boutique hotels will go out of their way to help you (assuming you are staying there). Chiang Mai has a deserved reputation as being a friendly city and it’s worth contacting a hotel in advance with an outline of your plans.
Chiang Mai boutique hotels »
Chiang Mai Wedding Registration Office (Amphur)
36 Intrawarorot Road
(located in the Old Town a few minutes’ walk from the Three Kings Monument)
387 Wichayanon Road, Chiang Mai
Tel: +66 (0) 53 252 629
165 Sirimungklajarn Road, Chiang Mai
Tel: +66 (0)53 221 083
198 Bumrungraj Road, Chiang Mai
Tel: +66 (0) 53 263 015
151 Super Highway, Chiang Mai
Tel:+66 (0) 53 242292