5 spectacular venues for your China destination wedding

We love traveling and our couple love going to romantic destinations around the world to celebrate with family and friends.

For the past years we have planned spectacular festivities in more than 20 countries around the globe, bringing surprises and unique experiences not only to our couple but also to their guests.
We have selected some truly luxurious venues within China, that Spectrum has partnered with to offer amazing wedding experience that will for sure wow your guests!


1. Anantara Xishuangbana
Located in Yunnan province, this luxury resort can accommodate up to 250 guests wedding and offer stunning views on Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden.


Infinity pool, luxury rooms and villas, this stunning resort bordering Myanmar & Laos has a feel of South East Asia resorts.
With plenty of activities to do such as Pu er tea plantations visit, Trek into the mountains to meet the different hill tribes. Gaze across the valley at China’s last wild elephants, you are ensured that your guests will have a memorable week end.

Plan your ceremony in the lush garden with a beautiful Thai Sala as your backdrop and your dinner reception at the pool side with thousands of candles and the magnificent resort lit up in background.

 

2. Amandayan Lijiang

Amandayan resort offers a panoramic view on the old town of Lijiang with the characteristic background of tiled roofs.

Enjoy a cocktail reception at Wenchang Palace, the oldest palace in Lijiang and organize a series of experiences for your guests: Tea making ceremony conducted by a famed tea master, or a once in a lifetime Dongba calligraphy on traditional Naxi paper.c

Dine under the stars with a custom made clear tent decorated with twinkles lights on the lush ground of the resort.

 

3. Naked Castle Moganshan

With a European feel, this grand chateau in the lush mountains of Moganshan is one of our favorite destination for a close getaway from Shanghai. About 3 hours drive from Shanghai and one-hour drive from Hangzhou.

Naked Castle features the best that Moganshan has to offer by offering a special combination of nature, leisure and history
This fairytale location is the perfect place for a romantic proposal
For weddings, plan your ceremony in the castle lawn with the giant old maple tree, Ride into your ceremony on horseback like a king

Sunset cocktail on the terrace to enjoy one of the most iconic views over Moganshan
Dine in the great hall offering a luxury fine dining

 

4. Alila Yangshuo 

Renowned as a paradise on earth Yangshuo is truly spectacular place for festivities.

A unique blend of history and modernity, Alila Yangshuo offers a variety of distinctive settings for different wedding themes
Exchange vows in the sugar house lawn, followed by a breathtaking dinner reception by the pool with infinite views on the green hills and river. Surprise your guests with traditional live music and minority shows.
Party in the night with DJ, pool party and amazing friends!

Yangshuo also offers stunning places for couple shoot such as the Karst mountains with the famous fishermen and their cormorants birds.

 

5. Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountains

With 120 rooms including villas with private pool, it is the perfect relaxation venue in the middle of a nature sanctuary
Get together in the lush gardens with all your loved ones with a refreshing cocktail drink and dine in the magnificent wooden courtyard structure.

Your week end will be filled with extraordinary experiences and excursions from retracing Marco Polo footsteps to a foodie night tour, visit the birthplace of Taoism and discover the fascinating life of pandas.

Wherever your dream wedding is, our team of planners and designers will make it happen and we will curate the whole week end experiences. With our expertise in planning and styling destination celebrations, we carefully prepare each event up to the smallest details. We integrate some unique local flavours starting with your welcome baskets filled with local delicacies and surprises, Traditional entertainment and local cuisine.
From guests logistics to overall design & atmosphere, trips planning, technical production, lighting, gifting, spectacular entertainment… our team will ensure a smooth process and will take care of all behind the scenes details so you can focus on what’s important: You and your guests!
Contact our team of luxury wedding planners to find your perfect destination wedding venue in China

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Chinese weddings traditions – Door games & Tea ceremony

If you’re looking to integrate Chinese wedding customs into your wedding day,
we’ve prepared a few different traditions you can think about incorporating on your big day


DOOR GAMES
The Door Games are usually split into 3 parts.

1st part: Outside Door Games
Show off your muscles!
Do push ups, do yoga poses or let groomsmen work hard for it!

2nd part: In front of the Bride
Fingerboard
Barefoot go on the fingerboard with tough yoga poses, skiping rope, jumping on it…

Plastic wrap
Bring some wood frame that you roll in plastic and let each groomsmen go through it to break the wrap!

The Four Flavours of Life
Marriage is a part of life and will go through ups and downs — sweet, sour, bitter and hot/spicy—together.
Whip up some drinks or food that have each flavours.
Make sure the groom and the other boys has tasted each of the food…
And you will definitely want to see their funny expressions!

3rd part: Find the bride shoes
After finding the wedding shoes, the groom must first kiss the bride’s beautiful feet, and then put on her wedding shoes

TEA CEREMONY

As children,
the bride and groom thanked their parents and elders for their tea-raising benefits over the years.
Family elders will also send wedding wishes to newlyweds is tea-teaching,
he will change its official name to the other half of the relatives and will formally become a member of the family.

What should I prepare for the tea ceremony?

First, of course, tea.
Traditional Chinese teas such as Pu’er, Tieguanyin or fragrant teas are suitable for use.
Every cup of tea must be added with a pair of lotus seeds and red dates, with the meaning of early birth.

Second: a set of tea sets is also a symbolic token of the newlyweds.
You can use the tea set in the dowry or the home tea set.
If your family is large, remember to reserve a sufficient number of cups for the ceremony.

Third: a pair of red pillows,
one for the bride and one for the groom, sitting on the top during the ceremony.

What are the steps in the tea ceremony?

Newlyweds must kneel in front of the elders in respect of tea.
The position of the groom should be on the right side of the bride, the male relatives and friends will face the groom, and the female relatives will face the bride.
It is recommended to find a “good-wife” or bridesmaid, and two sisters to assist during the ceremony:
one is responsible for putting plates with tea sets and gifts, the other is responsible for handing tea, and the other is helping to add tea to the teapot.

If you’re planning your Chinese wedding ceremony contact our team of luxury wedding planners

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