Cambodia is a nation blessed with natural beauty and endowed with deep history and heritage. It is fast becoming a sought-after destination for visitors from across the globe. One jewel in Cambodia’s crown is the Sokha Hotels & Resorts chain which is the country’s largest luxury hospitality brand and offers distinctive properties located close to the Angkor Wat which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the beautiful bay, in the capital city of Phnom Penh, and on a beautiful highland site. Over the years the Sokha brand has built a reputation of exemplary service and attention alongside exquisite facilities that make every Sokha property an ideal choice for a grand celebration. Inspired by three of the group’s properties, our editors have prepared a mood board of colors and designs that are sure to excite your imagination.
Sokha Beach Resort for a Beachfront Wedding
For couples who want to exchange their vows to the music of the winds and waves, the Sokha Beach Resort is a perfect choice. One highlight here is the beach-facing Seaside Garden which can accommodate around 600 people and commands stellar views of the environs. For a festive function that meshes seamlessly with the resort’s surroundings, WeddingSutra suggests decor with a soothing pastel palette enhanced by organic elements such as flowers, leaves, twigs, and branches that reflect the lush loveliness of the property. Those who want to experience nature in all its forms can opt for a barefoot wedding to feel deeply connected to the elements. Located 25 minutes away from the airport, the Sokha Beach Resort extends to its guests true Khmer hospitality and world-class services. Its 969 rooms, suites, chalets, and private villas offer the highest standards of luxury. Plus, the seven dining and bar outlets overlook one of the world’s most beautiful bays. The resort also has numerous indoor and outdoor venues for any type of function that couples want.
Sokha-Siem Reap Resort & Convention Centre for a Cambodia Inspired Wedding
The local flavors of Cambodia are compelling, and those who wish to immerse themselves in them should pick the Sokha-Siem Reap Resort & Convention Centre as their wedding venue. The plush poolside makes for an ideal outdoor spot for a wedding party where the guest list touches 900. This property offers the authenticity of traditional Cambodian design, so we suggest hosting a wedding that infuses elements of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat. Imagine a mandap that mimics aspects of Khmer architecture created in the middle of the pool with a red carpet aisle leading towards it, golden lights giving the setup in an ethereal glow and vibrant drapes adding to that celebratory feel. The resort offers 1,242 rooms, suites and private villas with the perfect combination of luxury and tranquility. It also has a selection of 11 breakout rooms, eight dining outlets, outdoor catering, and other special arrangements. Rachana Lucknowala of Vivaah VOWs says, “This is a property that I recommend for its sheer size and warm hospitality. They have superb venues and banqueting that are ideal for large gatherings. Moreover, Cambodia is a land which has numerous ancient temples steeped in rich history, which makes it a dream location for couples who have an interest in the Hindu mythological past.”
Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence for an Elegant Modern Wedding
The capital of the kingdom of Cambodia is home to the majestic Royal Palace that lends the city a regal air. Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence bring together many regal aspects at their Grand Ballroom which can accommodate 1,600 guests. Here, soaring ceilings, walls draped in rich exotic fabrics and a glistening crystal chandelier unite to create a sophisticated and opulent vibe. To elevate the striking aesthetics of the spaces WeddingSutra suggests making the most of a white color story. Use fresh blooms such as baby’s breaths, roses, lilies and petunias with cascading fabrics, for a romantic appeal. Hints of foliage, a few colorful flowers or even twigs as accents will enhance the beauty of the setup. Strategically located on Chroy Changva peninsula, the hotel offers breathtaking views of the bustling Phnom Penh. The hotel houses a variety of wedding venues that can facilitate up to 3,000 guests with an additional nine breakout rooms. Families can take their pick from 744 well-appointed rooms and suites along with eight dining and entertainment outlets.