Please respond by October 31, 2022
Welcome to Anika and Karan’s Next Chapter! After many years of being together, we are finally taking the next step and are delighted to celebrate our Next Chapter with all of you!
We have created this website for your convenience so you can get to know a little bit about us, details of the event, and have all the basic information you may need leading up to the big day! We have also provided you with our recommendations on fun spots to visit, as well as bars and restaurants we personally love!
Happy browsing and thank you all for joining us on our special day and we cannot wait to see each and every one of you at the event!
Prelude to the Next Chapter
During a visit back to Bangkok, while Karan was living in LA, and with even more confidence, he took it upon himself to reach out for an ‘in person’ meeting! In comes the extrovert, Anika. The combination of Karan and Anika, two people that in many ways could not be more different, was nothing short of interesting. One date, led to another (the very next day!) and another…and the rest is history. Through trials and tribulations, highs and lows, including a long-distance relationship and multiple other hurdles, Anika and Karan are ready to take the next step of their journey together and are thrilled for you to join them in the celebration that marks the beginning of their ‘Next Chapter’.
Venue Details, Timing, and Attire
The Wedding reception will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Charoen Krung at the Grand Ballroom and Terrace area on Saturday 3 December 2022.
We recommend arriving around 4:00 O’clock to cool off and enjoy the ambiance before the Ceremony which will be followed by Canape’s and Cocktails!
Indian / Western
Visa regulations are dependent on which country you are traveling from, and the duration of your stay will also depend on this. Below is a list of countries that allow a 30 day or 14 day stay in Thailand with only a tourist visa which can be obtained upon arrival. We do however suggest you visit the Thai Embassy website for information on the visa requirements that you will need.
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Four Seasons with Special Rates:
Guests may choose to stay at the wedding venue, the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, located in Charoen Krung, for which special rates have been arranged for you. In this case you may have already selected this option whilst confirming your attendance. If you have not selected this option and still wish to do so, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org and please confirm (1) Guest names(s), (2) No. of rooms (3) Duration of stay i.e. dates (4) No. of Adults and Children.
Air BNB / Other Hotels:
As Thailand opens up to the rest of the world, Air BNB is becoming more and more popular for those that are visiting, especially if you are traveling with a family. This option will allow you to select from condominiums, houses or apartments with your choice of room numbers and often other facilities such as pools, playgrounds and gyms.
Alternatively, you can opt for a hotel stay in one of the recommended areas below. Hotels can be booked through Agoda or Booking.com as these often offer more competitive rates that the hotels directly.
Recommended Areas that are not far from the Wedding Couple on the BTS line:
- Thong Lor
Areas Close to the Four Seasons:
- Charoen Krung
If you decide to take this option, we recommend that you purchase the necessities at any nearby 7’Eleven which will have all the basic needs and MORE… Thailand 7’ Elevens are a one stop shop!
Health and Safety Guidelines
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on everyone, and we respect that health and safety are of utmost importance. Due to this, and subject to any governmental and regulatory changes or updates, masks must be worn upon entry of the wedding venue.
Furthermore, prior to your entrance into the Grand Ballroom, and to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others in attendance, we will have on-site Antigen testing administered by a support team. We kindly request your cooperation on this matter as we are sure you too, have the safety of all guests at heart.
It is quite easy to get around in Bangkok with many modes of transportation available which are listed below:
The easiest way to get around would be to download the Grab Application. However, with this mode, you will need to have a local phone number which you can easily purchase at any 7’ Eleven with your passport. Payment methods can be through credit card or cash similar to Lyft or Uber. Grab also has the selection of modes of transportation whether this be a sedan, a premium car, a van and even a motorbike. Let’s not forget that through to the Grab application, you can also order food! It is a one stop application and highly recommended.
If you are in a rush and wish to get somewhere without downloading an app or using your phone, you can also wave down a taxi from the side of the street. We do not have official taxi stands but if you wave them down, they will stop anywhere. Taxis in Bangkok normally go by the meter and come in all kinds of colors, from blue, red, orange, to green, to yellow, to yellow and green and even pink!
You also have the local motorbike taxi’s if you want a little bit of a joyride and can hold on tight! These motorbike taxi’s have orange vests on so easily spotted and do usually have a stand where they are all located ready to ride!
Don’t forget that, whether you are staying at a hotel or a condominium, the bell boy or security guard will normally help you get the form of transportation you require.
Bangkok is well-known for its shopping! We have everything from authentic, to knock-offs, and even some local goods! So, depending on what you want, there are various places you can visit to get your shopping done! All shopping malls are usually open from 10 am – 10pm!
- Central Embassy and Central Chidlom:
Local and international brands. Direct connection to BTS/ Sky train station ‘Chidlom’
Local items including souvenirs and clothing, dried fruits, knock off DVDs, clothing, and handbags!
Direct connection to BTS/Sky train station ‘National Stadium’.
- Emporium and Emquartier
Local and international brands. Emporium is more on the high end, and other brands for example, H&M, Mango, Zara, etc are at Emquartier. Emquartier has lovely places to dine which include Mozza and D’ark.
Direct connection to BTS/Sky train station ‘Phrom Phong.
- Terminal 21:
Local and some international brands. Very interesting zones that are of different countries!
Direct connection to BTS/Sky train station ‘Asok’.
- Central World
Local and international brands. 2nd largest shopping mall.
Closest to BTS / Sky train station ‘Childlom’.
Local and international brands. One of the largest shopping malls in Bangkok located on the river.
15-minute taxi ride from the Four Seasons Hotel.
By BTS get off at BTS Krung Thon Buri Station Exit 3, change to connecting line: Sky Train Gold Line. ICONSIAM is connected to Charoennakorn Station (Sky Train Gold Line)
- Siam Center / Siam Paragon:
Siam center is more local brands, whereas Siam Paragon is more international. Siam Paragon is massive so take your time to walk around both!
Direct connection to BTS/Sky train station ‘Siam’.
- Chatuchak Market:
Chatuchak Weekend Market open Saturday and Sunday from 9 am -6pm! All local goods, ranging from clothing to jewelry to household items! You will need to spend a few hours here and can even stop for a break at the Viva bar! This market is all outdoors, so bring sunglasses, put on sunscreen, and stay hydrated!
Direct connection to BTS / Sky train station ‘Mo Chit (Exit 1). MTR station Chatuchak Park
For more information: https://www.chatuchakmarket.org/
- Sea Life Ocean World at Siam Paragon (aquarium)
- Ancient Siam (recommended – can go bike riding and they also have golf buggies to explore replicas of all amazing monumental structures of Thailand)
- Bounce (Bangkok’s largest indoor urban playground with indoor trampoline park) at Emquartier
- Movies (can go to Emporium, Emquartier, Siam Paragon, and even Terminal 21)
- Blu-O Bowling (recommended – can go to Major Ekkamai or Siam Paragon)
- Playsquare Central World (laser tag and more)
- MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art – should you wish to admire and appreciate Thai art
Sukhumvit Soi 11: a variety of bars and restaurants line the street. You can get there by BTS / Sky train station ‘Nana’ or by taxi. Recommendations include Hemmingway’s, Above 11, great for the view from its rooftop location, and the Havana Social bar.
ThongLor: Sukhumvit 55, there are bars and restaurants again all throughout the street. You can get here by BTS Sky train station ‘Thong Lo’ or by taxi. Recommendations include:
- Penny Lane (Mellow bar and restaurant recommend)
- 72 Courtyard (many bars in one sport, Lucky Fish and Beer Belly bar and restaurant recommended)
- FindTheLockerRoom (speakeasy bar)
- Rabbit Hole (speakeasy bar)
- Boroski (speakeasy bar)
Phromphong (at Emquartier Mall)
Restaurants in Sukhumvit area (Central Bangkok):
- La Bottegga
- Calderazzo Italian Restaurant
- Baccos Italian Restaurant
- Gigi -Dining Hall & Bar
- Nagiya (standard Japanese Dining)
- Umi (Omakase Japanese restaurant)
- Isao (specialized for their rolls, fusion Japanese)
- Hom Duan
- Gaiyang Sua Yai
- Supanigga Eating Room (Eastern Thai restaurant)
- Taling Pling
- Philippe (French)
- Neils Tavern (steak and seafood)
- El gaucho (one of our favorite steak houses)
- Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology
- Rang Mahaal
- Punjab Grill
- GAA (Omakase)
Recommended Restaurants Outside Sukhumvit:
- Eat Me (Modern, international)
- Aesop’s Bangkok (Modern Greek lively restaurant – plate smashing included!)
- Baan Pueng Chom
- Mae Yui