Whether yours is a grand reception or a smaller party, securing the right venue is important. Here are our top picks.
Grand Ballroom at The Westin Singapore.
THE WESTIN SINGAPORE – GRAND BALLROOM
With its mood lighting, high ceiling, mirrored panels and new-wave chandeliers, celebrating with a grand banquet for up to 300 guests is easy at The Westin Singapore’s stunning Grand Ballroom. It can also be divided into two more intimate spaces for smaller parties.
The hotel offers four wedding themes: True Love’s Blush, Summer Symphony, Sweet Serendipity as well as Elegant Devotion.
Dinner packages for 2015 weddings – starting at $1,318++ per table for Mondays to Thursdays, $1,518++ per table for Fridays, Sundays and public holidays, and $1,618++ per table for Saturdays as well as eves of public holidays – come with attractive perks.
Address: 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, tel: 6922-6805
The Chinese set-up at the Island Ballroom.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SINGAPORE – ISLAND BALLROOM
Synonymous with elegance, sophistication and opulence, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has just about everything – ballrooms, luxurious settings and award-winning menus – a couple could ask for.
The judges’ pick for Best Wedding Dinner Venue for grand celebrations, the column-free Island Ballroom, with its specially commissioned artworks, backlit marble walls and luxurious soft furnishings, as well as Island Foyer for cocktails, exudes majesty like no other. When dressed with the lushest blooms or the finest lace, the ballroom, which can hold up to 1,000, is truly impressive.
It’s here too that your guests can enjoy a world-class banquet prepared by expert chefs. Mouthwatering dishes include Braised Whole Abalone with Flower Mushrooms and Seasonal Greens, as well as Sauteed Coral Clams And Assorted Seafood in Rice Basket (Grand Collection: Platinum Package), and Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig (Grand Collection: Whole Package). Also available are a five-course Western meal and an Indian buffet menu
Lunch packages start at $1,288++ per table, and dinner packages, from $1,388++ per table for weekdays and $1,588++ per table for weekends. You need a minimum of 500 guests if you want to book the Island Ballroom.
The Enchanted Garden set-up at the Merchant Court Ballroom.
SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT, SINGAPORE – MERCHANT COURT BALLROOM
The judges liked the column-free Merchant Court Ballroom’s elegant setting with floor-to-ceiling glass windows for opulent dinner celebrations. You can see the stage from all corners here and, with the right lighting, it has lots of romantic appeal. It also has a spacious foyer for pre- and after-dinner gatherings.
The hotel offers beautiful thematic wedding packages complete with complementary decor such as Oriental Romance, Enchanted Garden and Crystal Splendour.
When you book your package, you can leave everything in the hands of its dedicated wedding experts, who will oversee every single detail. All you will need to do is have a great time with your guests.
Western set-up at the Private Dining Rooms at Equinox Complex
SWISSOTEL THE STAMFORD – PRIVATE DINING ROOMS AT EQUINOX COMPLEX
Equinox Complex, located on the 69th floor, is Singapore’s most exciting dining hub. The Private Dining Rooms 1 to 4 are excellent spaces for solemnisations and receptions. Rooms 2 to 4 can be turned into one big space for 180 people, while Room 1 is on its own and seats 30.
No matter which one you choose, guests will be awestruck by the sweeping views, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and the to-die-for modern European dishes from its wedding menus.
On their own, each exudes chic elegance. However, you do have the option to transform a room with your choice of romantic floral arrangements and other decorative details.
Packages start at $1,299++ per table for lunch receptions and from $1,599++ per table for dinner celebrations.
Peach Garden at the OCBC Centre.
PEACH GARDEN @ OCBC CENTRE
If you’re seeking a modern venue with a view, Peach Garden Restaurant @ OCBC Centre offers a stunning panorama of Singapore’s vibrant cityscape and has a menu of delectable dishes that won’t disappoint. It has 11 private dining rooms and accommodates up to 390 guests – perfect for solemnisations, receptions and rehearsal dinners.
This article was first published in Her World Brides June – August 2014.
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