Vietnam is known for its unique culture, incredible cuisine, exciting cities, spectacular lush green national parks and breathtaking coastline. The rich culture and simple lifestyle makes weddings in Vietnam a popular choice with couples looking for something both charming and romantic.
Vietnam shares borders with Laos, Cambodia and China. It has a very long coastline on the China Sea. Internal flights are a convenient and inexpensive way to visit different parts of the country.
Vietnam is on most people's "bucket list". If you are planning a destination wedding here, your family and friends will forever thank you giving them a reason to visit.
The best time of year to visit Vietnam
At over 1000km long, with different weather patterns in different regions, Vietnam is truly a year-round destination. As a general rule, February to April and August to October are the best months for warm days and clear skies. Some parts of Vietnam get very hot from May to August, with afternoon downpours while in other areas it is the best time to visit. For weddings in Vietnam, we suggest early Spring and early Autumn for the best results.
Getting married in Vietnam
There are so many remote and romantic places to say your vows in this beautiful country. Most couples planning destination weddings in Vietnam choose to have a celebrant-led ceremony and to complete the legal formalities at home.
Even if you or your partner is a Vietnamese national, marrying in Vietnam is a lengthy and complicated process. We can talk you through all the steps, but often recommend that non-nationals opt for a celebrant ceremony.
A local celebrant will be happy to carry out a ceremony for you wherever you choose. As it isn't legally binding you can include whatever wording, vows and celebrations you'd like in order to make it truly personal.
Luxury wedding venues in Vietnam
In addition to numerous boutique hotels, Vietnam boasts some of the most popular names in hotel luxury including Aman, Six Senses and Four Seasons.
We visited all three to get a taste of what would be in store for you and your wedding guests.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
If you're looking for the feeling of an island, then Six Senses Ninh Van Bay on Vietnam's south-central coast gives a true sense of peace and serenity thanks to the secluded location. The resort is set in a lush green bay and is only accessible by a 20-minute boat ride from Nha Trang.
For an intimate wedding ceremony setting, couples can choose from the beach, on the Jetty or in the Wedding Pavilion. As well as consultations with your personal event planner to help create your dream destination wedding, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay can also help to arrange many other elements, including floral arrangements, delicious food, rental of both traditional Vietnamese and Western wedding attire, live music and photography and videography.
The hotel's accommodation is made up of luxurious villas. Choose from Spa Suite Villas with serene views of the jungle, Beach Pool Villas set over two levels overlooking the sandy beach, and Water Villas with access to a private plunge pool and ladders directly into the sea. Visit the Treatment Pavilions for incredible spa treatments and access to alfresco jacuzzis.
Find out more about Six Senses Ninh Van Bay here.
Amanoi is just over an hour's drive from Cam Ranh airport, set high above above the clear waters of one of Vietnam’s most beautiful bays. Discover diverse wildlife within the pristine jungle or on the private beaches. Experience total serenity in the wellness spa, by the lotus -filled lake or in your private villa.
There is a choice of pavilions, villas, houses and residences offering total privacy for you and your guests. The cliff top pool and central pavilion offer perfect settings for relaxed gatherings.
Amanoi's spa has an excellent reputation and offers complete wellbeing immersion programmes that begin before you even leave home. Choose from Detoxification, Weight Management or Stress Control. For total privacy, book into one of the residences in the two spa houses. Here you'll have your own treatment rooms, pool, jacuzzi, steam room, ice fountain and relaxation areas. As well as the immersion programmes, the spa offers a full range of relaxing treatments, perfect for pre-wedding pampering.
Four Seasons Resort: The Nam Hai
Situated on the unspoilt Hoi An beach, The Nam Hai is a very popular choice for weddings. It's located on Vietnam’s culturally rich central coast, close to three extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites. The resort is also easily reachable at just 30 minutes from Da Nang airport.
Your accommodation is a selection of luxury villas, including pool villas with butler service. Choose from villas on the sandy beach or throughout the lush, landscaped gardens amid over 4500 coconut palms. If you tire of the beach, there is a choice of three crystal clear pools and attentive staff await your every need in the Heart of the Earth Spa.
Weddings for up to 200 guests can take place on the lush green lawns or on the beach. Smaller celebrations take place in the pavilion or in total privacy in the larger villas.
See more from Four Seasons Resort: The Nam Hai here.
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