Quietly nestled within the heart of Chiang Mai, Thailand, the award-winning 137 Pillars House is a majestic 30-suite boutique hotel with a rich colonial history dating back to the late 1800s. This exquisite gem, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has become a coveted destination for couples seeking the epitome of romance, making it the perfect venue for weddings.
Jaycee and Gary’s love story began in Hong Kong, where they both grew up and worked. They met at their workplace just before the world was thrust into the pandemic. Their connection, sparked by the scramble for face masks, led to a beautiful relationship culminating in a destination wedding at 137 Pillars House.
The couple, both proud Hong Kong natives, shared a simple yet meaningful wedding. Jaycee works in a bank’s corporate communications division, while Gary heads the digital team of a UK-based publisher. Their union blended their unique backgrounds, creating a beautiful love story.
Their inspiration for the wedding was rooted in the desire for a destination celebration, doubling as a family trip amidst the post-pandemic world. For Jaycee and Gary, simplicity was essential, and they opted for a ceremony that focused on exchanging heartfelt vows.
“We went for a destination wedding instead of a traditional Chinese one primarily because we wanted it to double as a family trip as things are finally opening up after the pandemic. We hardly had any rituals except for exchanging vows to keep things simple. We also wanted to keep the wedding as environmentally friendly as possible, so we opted for the local Lana menu and seasonal flowers for the decorations.”
Their commitment to environmental responsibility was evident, with a perfectly crafted Lana menu and seasonal flowers adorning their wedding, embracing the region’s beauty in an eco-conscious manner.
Jaycee and Gary’s wedding at 137 Pillars House is a testament to love’s simplicity and beauty. In a historic venue rich in culture and Thai traditions, their love story unfolded against a backdrop of elegance and romance, a fitting beginning to their life together.
137 Pillars House captivates the senses with its lush surroundings, providing a picturesque backdrop for unforgettable moments. The iconic 15-meter green vertical wall by the emerald pool and the sacred 124-year-old Banyan Tree at the heart of the property is just a glimpse of the natural beauty of this enchanting secret haven.
Couples can choose from five luxurious suite categories, including the opulent William Bain suites, each offering 100 square meters of refined elegance. King-sized beds and vintage tiled verandas overlooking tropical gardens, adorned with cane shades for privacy, evoke the charm of a bygone era. Rattan furniture and free-standing Victorian baths seamlessly blend with modern amenities such as outdoor garden showers and flat-screen televisions.
A culinary journey awaits at 137 Pillars House, with dining options like Jack Bain’s Bar, Palette, and The Dining Room. The hotel’s gourmet cuisine features locally sourced organic ingredients, elevating every dining experience to a delightful culinary journey.
137 Pillars House offers a range of Wedding Ceremony Packages to cater to various preferences and budgets, including the choice of a traditional Thai, Buddhist, or Western ceremony. The hotel’s team ensures that your wedding day is a seamless blend of elegance and inimitable Thai charm.
As a unique offering, couples can reserve the entire 30-suite boutique property and its grounds, transforming it into a personal playground for family and friends. From lavish suites to dedicated butlers and customized cuisine served in a historic setting, this experience promises to be cherished and talked about for generations to come.
Venue 137 Pillars House, 2 Soi 1, Nawatgate Road, Tambon Watgate, Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand.
To book your trip please visit WBM Travels and someone will contact you to discuss assisting you with your arrangements.