Weddings, Celebrations & Events
The dream of getting married on a tropical island could not be more romantic on the exquisitely designed 350 square meter ocean front wedding platform, with its unfolding views of the azure Gulf of Thailand. Located beach-side in captivating surroundings, this specifically designed space emanates wow factor creating a wedding platform like no other, for one of the most romantic settings on the island. An impressive 100-year-old tamarind tree scattering cooling shadows, with sea gently lapping at the platform and the sun setting directly in front of you, this is the ultimate venue for a truly memorable and personalised wedding.
The fully loaded platform features built-in service areas encompassing all that is required to ensure your wedding is as perfect, as it should be. The venue can also be adapted for other types of occasions, including birthday parties, anniversaries and corporate events, for that little bit of something special. Dedicated facilities include a full kitchen and open-air bar, podium and guest bathrooms, all impeccably designed to ensure that this platform receives the best in service amenities.
Location, Privacy & Tailored service
A bespoke celebration can be tailored to meet your specific tastes and romantic requirements, with experienced wedding planners available through the villa management to offer a range of professional services, helping to plan and organise the special day to the last detail. The onsite staff are happy to meet every special request, whether facilitating a traditional Thai style wedding complete with orange robed monks or arranging a sophisticated, western society event.
Everything from the exchange of vows to the choice of food, flowers and music can be set well in advance, guaranteeing a smooth, worry free celebration. Whether planning a larger event with up to 150 guests or a smaller, more intimate gathering, Villa Riva's stunning surrounds provide a superb backdrop for any type of wedding.
"A little slice of Paradise!"
We stayed at Villa Riva for one week around our wedding in early March. We hired the property for five nights as somewhere for us, our family and bridal party to stay, and then we had our wedding on the wedding platform at the villa. Villa Riva exceeded our expectations in every possible way - it really was just magical and so much more than we ever could have hoped for!
The whole villa complex is even more stunning than the website photos show, and they really have everything you could need for a stay there. The Master Suite is divine - spacious and luxurious with wraparound balconies and a huge jacuzzi bathtub. The rest of the rooms are extremely well presented and very stylish. The whole complex is stunning, with amazing interiors and a really luxurious yet relaxed feel. The infinity pool & sala are incredible, and the villa has its own little private stretch of beach, as well as a cinema room, a gym, massages (with an hour's notice), tennis courts and a kayak you can use.
The staff at Villa Riva are just wonderful, and we couldn't have been better looked after. Tatiana organised our wedding to perfection, understanding exactly what we wanted and executing it perfectly! The villa staff are all extremely competent, and are led by Khun air who has a cracking sense of humour, is always available to help and knows what you need before you do! The Chef was also fantastic - we had a few evening meals, plus our post-wedding BBQ, where the chef cooked up a feast without much direction from us at all, and we (and all our guests) were extremely impressed.
The standards of the villa are incredibly high, and there was nothing that we would have wished to have been different. Ever since leaving, we have all been desperate to go back to stay at Villa Riva and I truly hope we will. The staff, location and setting are simply amazing and I genuinely don't think you could find a better private villa for your holiday in Samui.
We could not recommend Villa Riva, Tatiana, Khun air and all the team more highly - it's such a wonderful, wonderful holiday villa and we had the most incredible wedding and stay there!
Shezalina - March 2014
“Fantastic! - everything we wanted.”
I booked Villa Riva for our wedding, and from the start of the process Tatiana went out of her way to ensure that everything was arranged as we wanted and made it all very easy for us.
On arrival we were all blown away by the Villa and facilities. The infinity pool and the surrounding area are lovely, with beautiful views out to sea. The club house and all the sleeping villas are kitted out to a very high standard and are very impressive. There were 13 people in our party, and there was more than enough room.
The wedding platform down by the beach was perfect for our small wedding, and we had a very stress free wedding day as the Villa staff sorted everything for us. The food was excellent, and I liked being able to choose the menu for the whole party from a selection of thai and western food.
Overall we were really pleased with both the wedding and our stay at the Villa and would definitely recommend it - we hope that we will be able to go back! The only slight difficulty was payment at the end, as it is needed in cash and some of the party had limits on their cards so we had to make a few trips to cash points!
Katy - March 2013
“Holiday of a lifetime and an incredible wedding”
We hired Villa Riva for our wedding and stayed with 13 of our friends for 8 days.
The Villa itself is fantastic- with beautiful decoration and incredible facilities- the rooms are luxurious and incredibly comfortable- plus the clubhouse is brilliant and the infinity pool spectacular. We were told that Villa Riva was the best villa and the most high end on the island before we hired it and after staying there I would agree.
We had our wedding with 80 guests on the specially designed decking area- the setting was incredible with unique views- what was brilliant was we were able to arrange the wedding we wanted in a private setting- unlike hotel weddings which all the other guests can watch & you tend to get some sort of formula! We were able to dance outside until 2am which was a real highlight.
During the week- the housekeeping staff were incredibly attentive- cooking delicious Thai and Western food to order as well as helping us out and making things very easy. The staff were highly professional yet relaxed and fun at the same time.
Also- we took the time to meet with Tatiana- the villa manager- prior to our stay. I'd thoroughly recommend this or at least a call- particularly if you are hosting a big event- as once we had explained what we were looking for she went out of her way to accommodate us and make sure we had the holiday and wedding that we were looking for.
All in all, we had the holiday of a lifetime and a spectacular, incredible wedding. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Villa Riva and I hope we get the opportunity to return in the future.
Richard Lawrence - July 2013