For the current owners of 137 Pillars House, the story began when they sought a brief but peaceful respite from the frenetic Thai Capital. The Northern town of Chiang Mai came to mind for its laid back pace. “We have always been attracted to its culture and history but it had been such a long time since we had visited Chiang Mai,” noted a family member during a recent interview about the historic building’s elegant transformation. “So we decided to just pack a couple of bags and buy a plane ticket. First we thought we were going to escape from Bangkok for couple of days, but we stayed more than a week, visiting Buddhist temples and admiring Chiang Mai’s amazing buildings”. 

They did eventually return home but Chiang Mai lingered in their memory. In 2002 the family began to hunt for a single, simple row house with long-term intentions to retire in Chiang Mai.

The importance and wealth of a property owner in Chiang Mai was often recognised by the size of their Lanna style Thai houses, and in particular how many pillars (sao) the house had…the more the pillars, the more important you were. Visiting journalists, impressed by the history and beauty of the house, were curious to as why the Borneo house did not have a name. On one occasion a publisher wanted to write about ‘the house with the most number of pillars’. So Jack Bain decided to count the number of pillars which came to 137… and as noted in the old map of Wat Gate, there is reference to ‘Baan 137 Sao’, which translates to 137 Pillars House.
 

Wedding Packages at 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai by Papercut Events

Package for 100 PAX

Package for 150 PAX

Hotel

Package for 200 PAX

Package for 250 PAX

Hotel

Event Venues

                                     BEACHFRONT

 

Capacity - 300 Guests

Suggested Functions : Wedding 

Papercut Review : Ideal for up to 260 guests.

                              GRANDVIEW TERRACE

 

Capacity - 50 Guests

Suggested Functions : Pre-Wedding 

Papercut Review : Ideal for up to 50 guests.

SAND DECK

 

Capacity - 150

Suggested Functions : Pre-Wedding / Wedding

Papercut Review : Ideal for up to 120 guests.

LAWANA ROOFTOP

 

Capacity - 50 Guests

Suggested Functions : Pre-Wedding / Wedding

Papercut Review : Ideal for up to 40 guests.

Two Bedroom Lawana Pool Villa

Capacity - 40 Guests

Suggested Functions : Pre-Wedding / Wedding

Papercut Review : Ideal for up to 30 guests.