Getting married in Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai, the largest city and province in northern Thailand, is a cultural and historical gem with enchanting mountainous landscapes that can only be found in the Northern highlands. Founded in 1296 as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai has a rich heritage that is evident in its numerous temples, traditional arts and crafts workshops, and festivals. The city is renowned for its serene beauty, encompassing lush jungles, cascading waterfalls, and the majestic Doi Suthep mountain, which is home to the revered Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple.


Despite lacking beaches or shorelines, the city makes up for it with expansive gardens, exotic jungle landscapes, breathtaking mountain views, and historic temples that will more than do for a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

After the wedding ceremony, the city provides a treasure trove of experiences for you and your guests. You can immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Thai culture by visiting precious temples like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which offers panoramic views of the city from its mountain perch. If you’re a nature enthusiast, a visit to the Elephant Nature Park provides an ethical encounter with these majestic creatures, but if you’re an art lover, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the bustling sidewalks of the Nimmanhaemin Road that is brimming with galleries, cafes, and artisan shops.

As the day fades, the famous Chiang Mai night markets come alive, offering an array of local handicrafts, street food, and entertainment, perfect for soaking in the local ambiance and finding unique souvenirs to commemorate your special day.


From ancient temples to a touch of modernity, Chiang Mai is a city filled with experiences to explore:

Sunday Night Market: Every Sunday, a bustling night market takes over Chiang Mai's central district. Discover the innumerable booths here that provide regional handicrafts, delicious street food, and live entertainment. It's the ideal place for your party to shop for wedding gifts and to take part in Chiang Mai's local culture.

San Kamphaeng Road: Also known as “the handicraft highway,” San Kamphaeng Road is the place where you’ll find an array of treasures such as pottery, stoneware, silverware, sculptures, jewelry, and wood carvings. This 10-kilometer road stretches southeast from Chiang Mai to the village of San Kamphaeng.

Doi Inthanon National Park: Doi Inthanon National Park is the perfect choice for nature-loving couples looking to snap pictures of waterfalls, landscapes, and temples together. Whether it’s a romantic photoshoot or to capture a first-time experience, the park’s natural beauty is the right pick for any wedding-related activity.

Nimmanhaemin Road: With various restaurants, galleries, and cafes packed in this neighborhood, Nimmanhaemin Road, also known as Nimmna or “Coffee Street,” is a popular destination for couples looking to browse through its many artworks, handicrafts, and apparel. Nimman offers an unforgettable atmosphere that’s perfect for pre-wedding gatherings or a stylish honeymoon stay.

Elephant Sanctuaries & Trekking: Creating an environment for rescued elephants, these sanctuaries are dedicated to the treatment of elephants, providing them with a safe haven where they can roam, bathe, and socialize freely in their habitat. But if you are feeling adventurous, you can opt to go elephant trekking where you’ll be guided around the habitat, all the while sitting on one of these large mammals.

The ideal months to visit Chiang Mai are November through early February when the weather is just about perfect to hold a wedding. Any later and the burning season begins, a common phenomenon in Northern Thailand that runs from late February to April. Farmers will burn their fields to eliminate any leftover crops so that they can fertilize the soil in preparation for the upcoming rainy season to grow their new batch of crops, filling the air with smog and making it hazardous to host an outdoor wedding.