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Unique and modern Chinese venues for alternative weddings

Don’t miss these restaurants, which are ideal for a Chinese wedding celebration
 

Peach Garden @ The Metropolis
If having great food is high on your list of priorities, you will be well taken care of here. The restaurant, who picked up multiple awards for this year’s Venue Awards, boasts exquisite Cantonese food, an East-meets-West decor, indoor as well as outdoor options, and easy accessibility.
Address: No. 9 North Buona Vista Drive, #02-02 The Metropolis Tower 1
Tel: 6334-7833
Website: www.peachgarden.com.sg/the-metropolis 

Ban Heng @ Orchard Central
Ideal for a simple lunch or dinner reception, this rooftop venue offers Teochew and Cantonese cuisines, which will go down well with the more traditional family members who have fussier palates. Coupled with attractively priced packages and its romantic settings, we can see how it’s a hit with most couples.
Address: #11-01/02 Orchard Central
Tel: 6238-1516/6238-7816
Website: www.banheng.com.sg

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Peony Jade at Keppel Club
Sumptuous Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs, value-for-money packages and elegant settings at its three venues – the Main Restaurant, Keppel Hall and Berlayer Terrace – are a big draw for modern couples and traditionalists.
Address: M Level, 10 Bukit Chermin Road
Tel: 6276-9138
Website: www.peonyjade.com

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Violet Oon Singapore
Famous for its Peranakan food and local fare, the iconic Singaporean establishment, formerly Violet Oon’s Kitchen, unveils a sleek, elegant venue concept that’s richly decorated with vibrant hues and traditional patterns. Featuring a culinary show kitchen which doubles as a private dining space for up to 12, the space is lovely for intimate receptions or for rehearsal dinners. The best part? Violet Oon Singapore now offers a wider repertoire of Singaporean dishes in place of its Western dishes, which will no longer be on the menu. Her popular Nonya dishes and other local favourites will remain.
Address: 881 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: 6468-5430
Website: www.violetoon.com

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Sum Yi Tai
Housed in a restored shophouse, Sum Yi Tai (literally Third Wife in Cantonese) exudes oriental charm with modern touches. Offering a typical 1980s Hong Kong experience in the ganglands, decorative ornaments such as red paper lanterns, hanging bird cages, dragon and lotus motifs, and Chinese vases play up the mood. The venue, which comprises the Main Dining Hall, Private Dining Room, Chinese Tapas Bar and Private Rooftop bar, serves traditional Cantonese cuisine, Chinese tapas and a wide range of cocktails, whiskeys and wines that’ll take you from lunch or dinner, to post-party drinks easily.
Address: 25 Boon Tat Street
Tel: 6221-3665
Website: www.sumyitai.com

Next up: A round up of our favourite alfresco wedding venues, as well as iconic establishments.

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