We got married at the Nora Beach in March this year, and it was all we could have imagined and more. I did write a really long review a week or so after we got back and then managed to lose it all somehow before it was uploaded so have only just got round to doing it again!!
There was about 35 of us altogether including our two children, aged 2 and 4. Everything from start to finish was fantastic and so professionally organised. It really does put everything in the UK to shame in terms of service and dedication. Most of the details had been organised over email in the lead up to the wedding but to be honest I could have changed my mind completely in the pre-meeting two days before the event and nothing would have been too much trouble! The flowers that were put together the day or two before were the most beautiful I've ever seen and so expertly created. The food was AMAZING and such good value - we went for a Thai Seafood Buffet but basically it was like a huge international buffet with everything and more that we could have ever dreamed of. The whole atmosphere in the hotel is very relaxed but everything was taken care of and the staff were so friendly, especially towards the children. I felt like a celebrity as we sat in the pool villa and looked out into the ocean while we sipped champagne and had our hair and make up done - fantastic experience!!! I am not religious at all and the vows that they suggested were so beautifully written - I don't think there was a dry eye on the beach!! I had prepared all the music that I wanted played at various points in the service but Lloyd (the wedding planner) asked us to hear the guitarist play first. As soon as he started playing in the rehearsal the day before, he took by breath away and I was overcome with emotion, he had such an amazing voice. Would definitely recommend going with that option!
We had a pre-wedding three course meal for all our guests the night before at the Nora Buri (sister resort just up the beach) - this was one of the best meals I have ever had, everyone's steak was cooked perfectly etc etc and they made us flower garlands - the whole wedding/holiday was filled with little touches like this which just made it so special. The Nora Buri is even better than it looks on the website, if you can afford a night or two here then it would be well worth the treat! Included in the wedding package was a meal just for the two of us at the Nora Buri - we had a table set on the beach with our very own BBQ and chef and waiter the night after the wedding - I have never seen so much food on one table for two people in my whole life!
We had some spa treatments down at the sister resort in Chaweng - the Nora Chaweng - which is a great town hotel. Again we were treated like royalty and Lloyd came down to see us off home, as it was our last day and thank us again personally. I feel really sad writing about it now because I just want to be back there!! Happy hour in the pool bar was definitely a highlight as well!
After having our wedding in Thailand nothing else really compares at all back home and I'm so glad we got married in an amazing country and chose the Nora Beach. It was an unforgettable experience and we will definitely be saving up to go back soon!!
Thank you soooo much Lloyd and team for making our wedding day so perfect (sorry it's taken me so long to get this review done!)
PS. If you're looking for a fantastic wedding photographer than go with Chu at www.donudes.com - have a look at his photos on his website to see what I mean! I have tried to upload some photos but it's taking ages as they are such big files, please contact me if you would like to see some photos!
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- Also Known As:
- Nora Beach Hotel Chaweng
- Nora Beach Resort All Inclusive
- Nora Beach Resort And Spa Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand