Bangkok’s most legendary and iconic venue on the banks of the River of Kings is also the most glamorous address for a dream wedding. Through its near 140 years of existence, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s grandiose colonial facade has greeted travellers, dignitaries, celebrities and literary greats.
Built in 1876, The Oriental, now Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok was the first luxury hotel in the Kingdom of Siam, and has long been famous for its service, style and grace, and an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers and famous guests. John le Carré completed The Honourable Schoolboy during his stay at The Oriental; W Somerset Maugham wrote about his bout with malaria during his stay at The Oriental in The Gentleman in the Parlour; and Barbara Cartland named one of the heroines in Sapphires in Siam after an Oriental employee. Joseph Conrad, the sea captain and writer, was a frequent visitor to the bar of The Oriental; Vaslav Nijinsky danced in the ballroom in 1916; and playwright and actor Noël Coward treasured the memories of his favourite cocktail venue. Jim Thompson, the silk king, owned it; the late Peter Ustinov loved it; and Graham Greene has a suite named in his honour. The Prince of Wales; Queen of Sweden; Audrey Hepburn; Elizabeth Taylor; Marlon Brandon; and Sean Connery are a few of the individuals who have called Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok their ‘home away from home’.
The opulent Royal Ballroom at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has long been the venue of choice for the Kingdom’s glamorous society weddings. It is a grand and versatile space with soaring ceilings, extravagant chandeliers and intricate murals depicting life on the Chao Phraya River. Available as one unique space or dividable into smaller suites, The Royal Ballroom has an adjoining foyer which makes an ideal pre-event reception space.
The hotel’s dedicated wedding team has created an enchanting wedding package for all weddings held at The Royal Ballroom until August 2016. The package is especially designed for the bride and groom, with endearing touches for the family, bridesmaids and groomsmen.
For the bride and groom, to celebrate their glamorous wedding in Oriental style: a complimentary two-night stay in a Superior Room for every wedding booked at The Royal Ballroom; a THB 25,000 Romance Voucher to be used towards food and beverage; one complimentary honeymoon night in any Mandarin Oriental hotel worldwide; and an Afternoon Tea set for two, including a bottle of Champagne served in the comfort of the wedding couple’s room.
For the family, to farewell the bride and groom into their new life journey: a special pre-wedding farewell weekend luncheon at The China House or signature Sala Rim Naam for the bride and groom and their parents, for up to six guests.
For the bridesmaids, a luxurious and exquisite pampering experience: a complimentary signature one-hour massage for the bride and up to five bridesmaids at the award winning Oriental Spa.
For the groomsmen, an elegant celebration at the legendary Bamboo Bar: two complimentary bottles of Louis Roederer Champagne; and a fine selection of beverages from around the world and world-class live jazz.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s glamorous wedding package is valid for all weddings at The Royal Ballroom only until August 2016, for bookings made after 1 July 2015. The rooms package can be used during the wedding, or up to one year afterwards. Minimum function revenue applies for all bookings, and blackout dates for restaurant bookings apply.
For more information or to book a wedding, please email [email protected] or contact +66 (2) 659 0307.