Everywhere you go in Thailand you see symbols of majestic Asian Elephants. Their revered imagery adorns everything from Buddhist temples to the royal navy flags, so an elephant wedding ceremony is the quintessential Thailand wedding.
An elephant ceremony is a unique way to celebrate your love, for marriages, renewing your vows or crowning your honeymoon with a special day. The beautiful river that runs through the Chai Lai Orchid and the surrounding mountains makes this a dream location for nature lovers. Your ceremony can be simple and spiritual, or playful, with colorful dancers, music, and fireworks.
Chai Lai weddings are entirely custom made: we can tailor the celebration to reflect your personal spiritual beliefs, and we can also host small receptions on site (up to 30 guests).*
8:00 – Private taxi transfer from your hotel in downtown Chiang Mai and drive to Chai Lai Orchid, one hour into the mountains of Northern Thailand
Elephant immersion! Private elephant sanctuary tour. Get to know the elephants one on one, bathing and feeding them with the help of your guide.
After getting to know our elephants, we recommend spending this day relaxing and enjoying our beautiful jungle home. Enjoy the elephant happy hour in our cafe or your bungalow. Unwind with a 1-hour in-room Thai massage before dinner.
Dinner for two with a complimentary bottle of prosecco topped off with your choice of cake and Thai dessert.
08:00 – Breakfast for 2 with Elephant room service. Enjoy breakfast with a once-in-a-lifetime view, feeding elephants from your bungalow.
11:00 – Hair and makeup
13:00 – Head to the local temple where the monks will be waiting for you
13:30 – Buddhist blessing and merit making, followed by a location photoshoot in a stunning natural environment of your choice. Many couples choose to go to a nearby waterfall.
15:30 – Return to Chai Lai Orchid and enjoy a refreshing cocktail in our riverside cafe
16:00 – After some time to relax and, and if you wish, change, your photographer will arrange an epic wedding photoshoot with our elephant Seavoy
20:00 – At dusk, make a wish for health and happiness in your new union by releasing a lantern into the sky.
*Please note: we strongly recommend that you register your marriage in your home country before or after your wedding at the Chai Lai Orchid. We are unable to arrange the official, legal aspects of your marriage, and any ceremony held during your wedding here will not be legally binding.