The Dhara Dhevi is a premiere 5-star luxury resort located in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. The resort has it all; two picturesque pools, lush green rice terraces, expansive spa, and five restaurants of varying cuisines, all within a few minutes of the Chiang Mai International Airport.

After our recent stay, it was immediately apparent that this resort is not only a great option for families, traveling couples, and honeymooners, it also holds all the ingredients for the perfect destination wedding.

Here are a few reasons why:

1. Top Notch Venue, Spa, and Experience

The Dhara Dhevi is no stranger to holding weddings on site. Having hosted over 70 large-scale weddings last year, the staff are wedding planning pros.

You have the choice of holding your ceremony and reception in several different areas on the resort grounds. If you want to say your vows in front of the fairytale castle-esque main building, we can make it happen. Or maybe you'd like to hold your reception in a temple-like courtyard or on the main lawn as the sun sets, the options are plentiful.

It doesn't stop there. The pre and post wedding activities are also hard to beat. The on-site spa allows you and your wedding party to relax, unwind, and spoil yourselves leading up to the big day. When the day finally arrives, it's also the perfect spot for hair, makeup, and nails.

2. Any Sized Wedding; Big or Small

Looking to have a large destination wedding? You've come to the right place. Past weddings at the Dhara Dhevi have exceeded 700 people. If you book far enough in advance, you can even reserve a majority of the 123 units on the resort. The massive size of the resort also prevents the feeling of being "over crowded" even at full capacity.

If you're planning a small getaway wedding with family and friends, that is also not a problem. The Royal Residence is a private accommodation that holds up to 12 people, perfect for your family and wedding party to enjoy. The Residence is made up of three buildings, six rooms, and has its own pool. One of the perks is that you can have a chef make your dinner at a poolside barbeque as you leisurely soak up the rays. You can't beat that.

3. Picturesque Wedding Photos

The varying settings throughout the resort have the components of every great wedding photo. You have the main building which is reminiscent of a storybook royal wedding. Then there are the rice terraces that provide a vibrant green backdrop. Or the contrasting architecture of the colonial and the Lanna-style buildings of the resort.

The icing on the cake comes with the ability to include elephants as part of your wedding day, a popular choice for traditional Thai and Indian weddings.

4. Excellent Location

Finally, the location of The Dhara Dhevi is unbeatable. As mentioned before, the luxury resort is only 15 minutes from the Chiang Mai International Airport. That means it is also quite close to the Chiang Mai Old City, a must see for any culture, foodie, or art buff.

To top it off, the hotel is near a golf course if the groomsmen are looking to go play a few rounds during your stay.

For more resort details, make sure to watch the video above. If the Dhara Dhevi is a resort you would like to visit, reach out to receive our current offers and upgrades we can give you. We would love to help!