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How to beat the heat & haze! Indoor wedding venues with alfresco vibes

Fancy having a wedding with great views while basking in air-conditioned comfort? Here, our top picks.
 

Salt Grill & Sky Bar
If good food, great times, and panoramic views are your priority, consider Salt Grill and Sky Bar. Located on level 55 of Ion Orchard, the venue offers unparalleled views of the surrounding views of Orchard Road and beyond, as well as mouth-watering Australian cuisine by Salt Grill and Sky Bar’s Executive Chef, Matthew Leighton, who trained under celebrity chef Luke Mangan. Wedding menus are priced from $150++ per person, depending on which package you opt for. Look to www.saltgrill.com for more information.

Faber Peak
The restaurant’s unique location on Mount Faber offers couples unique perks other venues don’t have, like the opportunity to exchange your vows in a cable car, and several great indoor as well as outdoor spaces with panoramic views of the harbour and Sentosa Island. These include the Garden Solemnisation with lush greenery, wooden arcs and glass architecture for romantic sunset ceremonies, The Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and contemporary fixtures, a Private Dining Room at the highest point of the venue, and Spuds & Aprons, for an alfresco dining experience. Look to www.faberpeaksingapore.com for more information.


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Flower Field Hall at Gardens by the Bay
Tucked in the middle of the iconic Gardens by the Bay, you and your guests will get to enjoy the views of the changing Flower Field display in the Flower Dome, as well as the surrounding views of the Marina Bay skyline. As if that’s not enough, the room itself comes with breathtaking LED light displays that resemble an overturned flower field. Look to www.gardensbythebay.com.sg for more information.


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Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Ideal for intimate weddings, Villa Halia’s three spaces, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, boast sleek structures, modern furnishings and amenities, and delectable dishes from its wedding menu. There is the Drawing Room, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that boast a view of the neighbouring Ginger Garden for a more formal lunch or dinner. Then there is the Courtyard, which offers couples the option of having an indoor or alfresco wedding, depending on whether they want the doors opened or not. The Batik Room, inspired by its Asian decor, offers a private space with glass windows, which can be combined with the Courtyard. Look to www.thehalia.com for more information.


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The Fabulous Baker Boy
Tucked away at The Foothills at Fort Canning Park, the cafe has already amassed a sizeable following of fans as it impresses with its brunch and dinner menus, as well as drinks and desserts (especially its Ab Fab Red Velvet Cake and Triple Chocolate Cake). We also love that the space feels like a cosy hideout that’s perfect for dates or intimate solemnizations and receptions. Featuring a rustic colour palette of white, brown and sand as well as floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let in natural light, the space can be easily dressed up in the theme of your choice – whether it’s soft and romantic or bold and distinct. E-mail info@thefabulousbakerboy.com for enquiries and details.

Private Dining Rooms at Equinox Complex at Swissotel The Stamford
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.

If you're looking for venues with a view, check out our story on some of our picks, here.