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From ballrooms with a view to fab perks, these are ones to consider.
This hotel’s central location, chic settings and elegant venues are romantic options for unique weddings. The charming Poolside Pavilion on Level 6 is perfect for a solemnisation followed by an intimate gathering. For lavish dinners and grand entrances, the pillarless Grand Ballroom has an aisle that’s 18m long, a constellation ceiling and a roomy foyer. There are smaller function rooms you can use for a tea ceremony, too. Amara Singapore also offers you a unique favour option: have MINDS Craft, a social enterprise, produce artisanal favours for you. Once you’ve chosen your venue, theme, and favours, simply leave the rest to the hotel’s dedicated wedding planners. 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, tel: 6879-2598, e-mail: email@example.com Website: singapore.amarahotels.com/weddings Wedding Packages Monday to Thursday Classic lunch: from $988++ per table of 10 Classic dinner: from $1,088++ per table of 10 Friday to Sunday as well as eves of and public holidays Classic lunch: from $1,088++ per table of 10 Classic dinner: from $1,188++ per table of 10 Monday to Sunday as well as eves of and public holidays Lunch and dinner (Platinum Package): from $1,288++ per table of 10 You and your guests will be impressed by the grandeur, impeccable service and gourmet cuisine at the Goodwood Park Hotel. Declared a heritage hotel in 1989, it offers several venues. If a lavish affair at the opulent Windsor Ballroom isn’t your cup of tea, consider a classy dinner at Tudor Ballroom, or a more intimate gathering at one of the following: Poolside Terrace, Mayfair Poolside, Min Pavilion, Min Jiang or Min Jiang at One-North. For pretty solemnisations, the Tudor Courtyard has a stylish glass marquee. From now till Oct 31 this year, couples who book their wedding package with a Citi credit or debit card, and hold their banquet by Sept 30 next year, will enjoy a free flow of wine to be served during the banquet. They will also receive a F&B voucher worth $180 nett with a booked wedding lunch or weekday dinner package. Those with a weekend wedding dinner package will get a $280 nett voucher. Solemnisation buffet packages at Tudor Courtyard, Poolside Terrace and Min Pavilion start at $75++ per person. Wedding packages at Min Jiang and Min Jiang at One-North start at $988++ per table. Min Jiang at One-North’s buffet packages start at $78++ per person. Wedding packages for Windsor and Tudor Ballrooms start at $1,288++ per table. Prices are valid till Sept 30, 2018. Seats: 250 to 380 (Windsor Ballroom); 180 to 220 (Tudor Ballroom); 30 to 70 (Poolside Terrace); 50 to 120 (Tudor Courtyard for solemnisations only); 50 to 80 (Min Pavilion); 50 to 100 (Min Jiang); 100 to 150 (Min Jiang at One-North); 20 to 30 (Mayfair Poolside for solemnisations only). Menu: Chinese, Western, and an international buffet for solemnisations. For more details and information about wedding packages, or for a visual presentation of wedding set-ups, visit www.goodwoodparkhotel.com, call the Catering Sales Team at 6730-1821, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221. To celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime occasion, the hotel has several iconic venues. The Promenade, which overlooks the Singapore River, is a romantic spot for solemnisations and cocktail receptions. For your banquet, the Grand Ballroom, with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, offers a view of the gazebo and lush garden. The Paradiso room is perfect for a more intimate celebration. Best of all, you’ll be impressed by the five-star food and attention to every aspect of your big day by the hotel’s wedding team. Wedding packages start from $888++ per table. Prices are subject to change without notice and applicable for 2017 packages only. Seats: 650 (Grand Ballroom); 280 (Waterfront Ballroom); 200 (Riverfront Ballroom); 160 (Galleria Ballroom); 80 (Paradiso); 50 (Promenade) Menu: Chinese, Western, international buffet, and a Healthier Banquet menu or a customised menu. For more information on wedding packages, visit visit www.celebrateatgcw.com/weddings, call 6233-1199 or e-mail email@example.com. Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663. See also: 5 budget tips for different types of weddings The Mandarin Orchard Singapore is a premier wedding venue that boasts sleek and modern interiors with oriental accents. Its exceptional service as well as award-winning cuisine are also a huge draw for couples. There are various elegant venues for any wedding celebration as well – from a grand banquet in the pillar-free Grand Mandarin Ballroom to a unique reception in the Imperial Ballroom with an amphitheatre-style setting that looks out on Orchard Road. There’s also the Grange Ballroom that is just right for a more intimate solemnisation and dinner. Alternatively, consider the elegant Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, the highest Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant in Singapore. The main dining hall’s crystal chandeliers and surrounding glass panels evoke a romantic, posh ambience – perfect for intimate weddings. Wedding packages for the Grand Mandarin, Imperial and Grange Ballrooms start at $1,168++ per table for lunch and $1,158++ per table for dinner. Prices are subject to change without notice and applicable for packages in 2017 only. For 2018 packages, contact the hotel. Seats: 350 to 950 (Grand Mandarin Ballroom); 150 to 220 (Imperial Ballroom); 60 to 130 (Grange Ballroom). Menu: Chinese, Indian, Muslim or a customised menu. For more information on wedding packages, visit www.mandarinorchard.com.sg, call 6831-6029/6082 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867. For couples seeking an excellent location, the Orchard Grand Ballroom has a high ceiling (6m) and nearly 13,400 sq ft of space with state-of-the-art facilities and classic furnishings that can be transformed into the wedding venue of your dreams. One of the largest column-free spaces here, it can also partitioned into three smaller rooms for more intimate celebrations. Alternatively, the Level 4 poolside is great for a more laidback reception following your solemnisation. When it comes to feasting, savour superb Cantonese cuisine from the award-winning Hua Ting Restaurant. The hotel also offers Muslim wedding packages with popular Malay dishes prepared in a Halal-certified kitchen. Wedding packages start at $988++. Prices are valid till December 2018. Seats: 1,000 (Orchard Grand ballroom); 100 (poolside). Menu: Cantonese, Muslim and Northern Indian (available in a set menu or buffet selection). For more information on wedding packages, visit www.orchardhotel.com.sg, call 6739-6582 or e-mail PicturePerfectWeddings.OHS@millenniumhotels.com. Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879. See also: Try these easy decor tips for more impact at your wedding Known for its impeccable service, convenient location, and venues with breathtaking views, it’s no wonder Pan Pacific Singapore is popular for weddings. The pillarless Pacific Ballroom has modern light fixtures, a spacious foyer for cocktails, and its own driveway. For smaller parties, the Ocean Ballroom, which complements the former, has warm sycamore panels and natural light coming through clear glass panels. It also has great spots for your solemnisation: The Patio by the poolside with its resort-like surroundings, and Pacific Centre Event Suites (Level 22) with great views of the city skyline. Brides also love the hotel’s themes: Winter Whimsy (magical and frost-kissed), Spring Romance (serene), Summer Dream (refreshing), and Autumn Rhapsody (elegant). Lee Chin Fen and Abel Chan, who held their nuptials here had this to say: “The service from the banquet staff was wonderful. Our wedding coordinator Blesie Marquez’s warmth and professional service made the occasion very memorable.” 7 Raffles Boulevard tel: 6826-8248 E-mail: SayIDo@panpacific.com, website: www.panpacific.com/singapore Wedding Packages Monday to Thursday Dinner: $1,188++ per table (minimum 25 tables for Ocean Ballroom and 35 for Pacific Ballroom) Friday and Sunday Dinner: $1,388++ per table (minimum 25 tables for Ocean Ballroom and 35 for Pacific Ballroom) Saturday as well as eves of and public holidays Dinner: $1,488++ per table (minimum 30 for Ocean Ballroom and 40 for Pacific Ballroom) Saturday to Sunday as well as eves of and public holidays Lunch: $1,188++ per table Premium Fusion lunch and dinner: from $198++ per person (both meals minimum 120 guests and maximum 150 guests) Wedding lunch/dinner at Hai Tien Lo: from $1,088++ per table Lunch and Dinner package are applicable for weddings held by Dec 30. seating 350 to 650 (Pacific Ballroom); 250 to 380 (Ocean Ballroom); up to 30 (Pacific Centre Event Suites); up to 80 (The Patio by the poolside); 20 to 80 (Hai Tien Lo); 70 to 100 (Keyaki) MENU Chinese, Western, Japanese, fusion and customised The country’s first hotel by the park offers the best of both worlds – tranquil surroundings and the convenience of being located near the city. For grand dinners, there is the pillarless Balestier Ballroom with contemporary oriental decor in dark wood and burgundy tones. For smaller celebrations, the Zhongshan Room overlooking the park has floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let in natural light and views of landscaped greenery. The Event Lawn, set against a charming Japanese garden, is perfect for solemnisations and sunset ceremonies. There are also three themes you can choose from: Winter Twilight, a magical set-up dressed mainly in fairy lights, the floral Spring Romance, and the bright and breezy Summer Garden. Food is also taken care of. Chef Awyeong Kin, who has 30 years of fine culinary experience heads a strong team of experts. 16 Ah Hood Road, tel: 6808-6848, e-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.ramadasingapore.com/weddings Wedding Packages Monday to Sunday as well as eves of and public holidays Lunch: from $868++ per table Monday to Thursday Dinner: from $948++ per table Friday to Sunday as well as eves of and public holidays Dinner: from $1,088++ per table Prices are subject to change without notice. MENU Chinese, Indian, Muslim, Western or customised seating 180 to 260 people (Balestier Ballroom); 80 to 120 people (Zhongshan Room); 30 to 60 people (Event Lawn) See also: 6 things to note when planning your wedding budget