Weddings are not just about picking that elegant wedding gown with the lace embroidery, the accessories that twinkle under the dimmest lights, or even the meticulously arranged bouquet of baby breaths and hydrangeas.
You should also pick the ideal wedding venue that complements your desired style and even the choice of gown!
In fact, the venue for wedding reception is the finishing touch of your big day, almost like the icing on the cake. The environment of the hotel, the wide assortment of food items, the embellishments of the ball room, the atmosphere and the accessibility can not only enhance your dream wedding, but your guests’ overall experience too.
Fortunately, and unfortunately, Singapore has numerous hotels to select from. It
is impossible to know the layout of every hotel’s ball room. Hence, this blog post aims to consolidate the details of the top 5 hotel venues we think will definitely bring your wedding up to many notches.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is well recognized for its grand architecture and extravagance, and has indeed live up to its reputation.
With their highly flexible and pillar-less ballrooms, this will certainly allow you to go wild and be creative! The abundant space will definitely give you the allowance to set up any kind of wedding theme without any limitations.
For example, if you have a strong liking towards the flora and fauna, then you can aesthetically place mini to large flowers to turn the ball room into a garden paradise! OR if your groom is an avid gamer (eg DOTA), you can strategically design the room to resemble the layout of the game. And if you can’t decide on either….then you can fuse them together and create a theme that no one will ever come up with!
Fully utilise their space and transform your wedding into that unforgettable memory that will always be the central topic in everyone’s conversation!
Alternately, you can hold your wedding banquet at the award-winning lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum. With the private access to the venue and the purpose- built multi-screens, you will definitely feel that the wedding is solely yours and be talked about for years to come.
Plus, Marina Bay Sands has not only several, but extraordinarily beautiful venues for your wedding solemnization.
Want to have that spectular view of the city while you declare your love for your partner? You can hold your ceremony at the Bay View Foyer at Sands EXPO and Convention Centre!
Want Marina Bay Sands to be the in full view? Then you can opt for the Garden Walk or Sky Park, where you will certainly soak into the majesty of the architecture.
Being strategically located at heart of the city, it is very accessible for your guests. This means that your guests can get to window shop before your wedding dinner or after your wedding lunch! Talk about guest experience!
Just kidding…but you know there is some truth in that statement 😉
On top of that, they have different menus for both weekend and weekday! If you are opting for a Chinese Lunch set, you have 2 menus that are same throughout the weekdays and weekend. Whereas, if you are opting for a Chinese Dinner set, you have 2 and 3 menus for weekdays and weekends respectively.
What’s more, within each menu, there are a few categories (like fish, desserts etc), and under each category, there are varied dishes to select from. For example, under the ‘fish’ category, there are at least 3 choices to select from!
This basically means that you are offered a wide variety of choices and you can select your wedding date based on the dishes that you absolutely love. After all, the wedding is just about looking gorgeous in the wedding gown or tuxedo 😉
Plus, if you are marrying into a Muslim family or have muslim friends, then you can opt for their Malay cuisine menu.
Sheraton Towers Singapore
Ever heard of Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant? If you do, then you would know that their authentic Chinese cuisine is to die for.
If you don’t, please do yourself a favour, then skip past the next few images or avoid googling them…or not at least before your lunch at work. The images of their intricately prepared dishes will definitely provoke your salivary glands to produce uncontrollable amounts of drool. Also, your poor empty stomach will not be able to withstand them!
Since Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant is recognized for its traditional cuisine that is fit for the Emperor, this would mean that you will certainly feel like royalty as you enjoy the cuisine with gusto. In addition, your guests will feel pampered and will recall your wedding as the one which provided them this rare and memorable experience.
What’s the bigger catch? You have the power to select the menu items! This means you can personalise the ideal gastronomical experience based on what you and your spouse prefer!
Intend to hold a solemnisation ceremony? Well Sheraton Towers offers a cosy spot situated by a waterfall and amidst the verdant greenery, giving that natural feel that everybody will fall in love with.
Following that, Sheraton Towers is uniquely famous for its L-shaped ballroom is. This means that you can create that grand entrance that will forever be etched in the minds of your 540 guests (yes the ballroom is really that big!). Moreover, the room is structured in such a way whereby your guests will have uninterrupted view of the whole wedding. This eliminate the neck straining that most of your guest already suffer at work!
Always desired a certain theme for your wedding? Well, Regent Singapore will ensure that that theme will be executed with perfection.
Regent Singapore has a total of 6 themes, namely Timeless Romance, Elements of Emotion, Elements of Elegance, Elements of Opulence, Seasons in the Park and Timeless Elegance. The pictures are as follows:
Plus, Regent Singapore has an international Culinary team that is able to whip up authentic Chinese cuisines to customised menus. Plus, you can personalise you special day with upgrades, such as Dessert Buffet, Martini Bars to Floral Decorations and even a personalised Wedding Cake!
InterContinental Singapore’s magnificent Ball Room reflects the timeless Colonial Style. Imagine, as you enter the room, you will be greeted by the ostentatious crystal chandeliers and large French windows. The textured walls ,in the rich shade of gold, are between mirror panels, creating an elegant effect.
You certainly feel like you have arrived not just as any typical bride, but a glamourous one.
In addition, they only have one ball-room, which means that your wedding will not clash with other weddings. This also means that the glamour will not be shared with other couples (ha!). Another bonus point is that your guests will definitely enter the right room and not gate crash somebody else’s wedding!
What’s more, the entrance of the ball-room offers an exquisite setting for your guests to enjoy the pre-dinner reception. Let your guests indulge in pre-event treats like tea-infused cocktails, roasted duck crepes or a candy bar filled with delicious nibbles such as chocolate lollipops and mini cupcakes. You can also opt for the Nyonya delights that offers a variety of assorted kuehs too!
Pan Pacific Singapore
Unfortunately, us Singaporeans can only experience incessant heat, with occasional bouts of torrential rain and strong winds. The unpredictability of Singapore’s weather, humidity and temperature is terrible unbearable and gets us most of the time. This is especially when you browse through your Facebook and Instagram, and see others enjoying the four seasons. Urgh.
Well Pan Pacific Singapore curates 4 wedding themes based on the 4 seasons! If you love to the sunshine touch, then you can choose Saffron Summer theme, whereby it comprises warm elements that exudes that sense of warmth and joy! Or else, if you have always dreamt of being in a field of assorted flowers, then you can opt for Celadon Spring, where you will feel that you have entered into a flower haven! Otherwise, you can select Winter Ivory, where elements of cooler shades of silvery and cream will be littered around to create that winter wonderland.
You may not be able to experience the real deal, but hey! Your big day can revolve around your favourite season.
The venue that you decide on takes a meaty role in your wedding. It determines your budget, choice of outfits and even how the photography will turn out. It is important to inspect every element and see if there is fit with your desired wedding!