Wedding Destination – Phuket Thailand
Cape Panwa Hotel is located on the quite southern tip of the east coast of Phuket Island. Built on an old coconut plantation on a hillside, it offers panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and a secluded, palm-fringed white sand beach. The sea adjacent to the beach is calm enough for swimming or water sports all year round as it is protected from the westerly winds. The hotel is self-contained, cosy and ideal or those seeking tranquillity and natural surroundings. Unlike other hotels, Cape Panwa does not suffer from the ill effects of mass tourism. It is aimed at families and individual tourists who prefer a first class hotel in a peaceful environment.
Considered to be among the best destination wedding venues in Phuket, The Cape Panwa Hotel offers more than just beautiful surroundings. Within the resort, there are several locations for both Wedding and Reception, giving brides a huge amount of flexibility and options, to make their big day unique.
For many brides the desire to marry on the beach is irresistible, however some prefer the classic backdrop of Panwa House, from a wedding on the green.
New in 2017, the venue also offers a stunning deck for Wedding nor Reception that simply has to be seen. Contact your Phuket Wedding Planner for more info.
Location27, 27/2, Mu, Sakdidej Road, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, 83000, Thailand
The Cape Panwa Hotel also provides many room and accommodation options for you and your guests. It is well worth discussing group room bookings with your Wedding Destinations Planner and as a special treat, why not indulge your first day as man and wife with an upgrade to the incredible 'Absolute Suit'.Click here to view more wedding galleries
It was late November of 2017 when Michelle & Dean exchanged vows at the beautiful Cape Panwa Resort in Phuket, Thailand. Blown away by the stunning photos taken at this wedding, Wedding Destinations asked if we could accompany these images with the the real life story to resulted in such a beautiful Phuket Wedding.
In her own words, Michelle tells us how she met Dean and why they chose Phuket to tie the knot, over everywhere else in the world.
How we met
We met back in 2013. I was walking on the treadmill at the gym. Dean had decided that he would walk on the free treadmill right next to me making small talk. Little did we know that 5 hours later and deep in conversation we were still walking and talking. That night was the beginning of our happily ever after.
A classic proposal, we had dinner reservations at one of our favourite restaurants. Like every other time I didn’t think much of it other than we were going out for a nice dinner. While at the restaurant Dean asked me if I had got my nails done. What an obvious clue now that I think back however at the time I again didn’t think anything of it.
We had a beautiful bottle of wine and a very filling dinner which truly left no room for dessert. Dean was insisting I order desert even though it would be impossible for me to eat. (Again... not thinking anything of it) he ordered a Creme Brûlée and out came a beautiful shining diamond on the top. The entire restaurant stopped, Stared and clapped. Still in shock I could not wipe the biggest smile off my face. All the little clues made sense after that.
Why did we marry in Phuket
We both love Thailand as a destination, to which we frequently holiday. Both Dean and I have always dreamt of a beautiful beach-side wedding, with our close family in friends. However when we sat down to really think about planning an overseas wedding it just seemed impossible and overwhelming.
So we parked the idea and searched for Melbourne venues. Every place we looked at just didn’t seem right and we arrived at the conclusion that it wasn’t what we wanted. Realistically, we couldn’t create a relaxed holiday atmosphere with fire dancers, lanterns and a beach side view in Melbourne and this is all we could think of every time we visited a venue.
I started researching wedding planners, which is when I came across Wedding Destinations.
And thank goodness I did, as our dream wedding location became not only a possibility but now a beautiful memory from our wedding day.
For better & for worse
I may be biased, but WOW, did we have the best wedding day!
Now despite everyone's meticulous attention to detail, for reasons out of our control, nothing went to plan.In a freak twist of nature, unseasonable weather frequented us with heavy showers throughout the day. Not to mention the groom lost his wedding band.
But when I saw Dean standing there waiting for me nothing mattered more than to hurry up and get down the end of the isle to hold his hands (and to admire the pretty flowers and Tiffany chairs Genie and I spent countless hours on putting together).
You’ve heard it all before “ it doesn’t matter what happens, it’s about the two of you”.
Well it’s true... we had the best day of laughter, smiles and so much dancing. It was such a fun and relaxed wedding, that we were so care free and relaxed the whole day.
We got to enjoy speaking to all of our guests and truly had such a memorable night.
We already want to do it all over again!Michelle & Dean
I’ve been meaning to email you since we got back and just been busy. But wanted to let you know that the wedding was amazingly awesome! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night and had so much fun.
Aom, our wedding coordinator was brilliant. She never missed a beat and was all over everything from start to finish. Many of our guests feed this back to me also, so this was very noticeable. She has a warming personality and very accommodating. Nothing was a problem. She advised us due to weather to have our wedding indoors, and when we suggested to still have it outdoors and guests use umbrellas she was like, “its your wedding, whatever you would like”. So we did and it was perfect! My parents are fairly old and she was very accommodating with them also. Her professionalism was outstanding with everything.
So thanks so much for helping us organise our amazing wedding. We both work full time and hate organising anything so having someone else do this for us was awesome. The fact that the entire week, not just the wedding, ran incredibly smoothly with no issues is a credit to your and the team and the partnerships you have formed with Cape Panwa.
We are now very much looking forward to seeing our photos. Going on the photos guests have posted they will be amazing. That ‘deck’ is just beautiful!
It was truly, the best week ever!
Jo and SteveJo and Steve
Tashmiev and Michael decided one special day just wasn't enough to enjoy the company of loved ones travelling thousands of kilometres to join them.
So they swapped the traditional honeymoon for seven days of wedding festivities at Phuket's blissful Cape Panwa Hotel.
The romantic ceremony set-up was an instant hit with the beautiful bride. "I remember walking down the aisle and thinking it looked like something from a magazine", Tashmiev says. The reception was also, literally picture perfect. "Guests were taking photographs of the tables," recalls Tashmiev, adding that the full buffeyt option was worth the upgrade. "We are foodies and have been to weddings where the food lets them down. So we wanted something that stood out - and it really did!"
An incredible fireworks display, an extravagance made affordable in Thailand, was the perfect finale to their joyous nuptials.
Tashmiev gives kudos to Angela at Wedding Destinations, who created a relaxed experience for everyone, including the older guests, and helped the couple feel confident, despite having never visited the hotel.
"It surpassed our expectations and that was just then hotel. The wedding was breathtaking from start to finish. Guests commented it was the best wedding they have ever been to", Tashmiev says.
She advises other brides to find a wedding planner who understands the local area. "The stress level is more than halved, having someone else organise the details".Tashmiev & Michael
Testimonial kindly provided by a member of the wedding party.