Singaporebrides | Fine Dining

July 2012

Your Wedding of the Year at CHIJMES Hall

In the world of entertainment, when two mega stars fall in love and marry, we get the Wedding of the Year. In the paparazzi-less bridal industry, the union of two mega wedding icons makes exciting news that is no less glamourous and no less newsworthy.

On 2 June 2011, Watabe Wedding CHIJMES Hall, a brand new wedding concept to deliver romantic and beautiful wedding ceremonies, was unveiled. This marks the marriage of Japan’s biggest and most reputable wedding and venue management group, Watabe Wedding Group, with Singapore’s world-class CHIJMES Hall.

Watabe Wedding Group started off as a Kimono rental shop in Japan in 1953 and has evolved into a one-stop facility that offers a wide range of both domestic and international wedding services, including Japan, Hawaii, Bali, Taiwan, and now, Singapore. With almost six decades of international wedding expertise, and a venue such as a 19th century national monument, a wedding ceremony held with Watabe Wedding CHIJMES Hall is not only special, but promises to have just as much romance and splendour as you can imagine.

Acutely aware of the intricacies of local customary weddings, the experts Watabe Wedding also help to plan and manage customary rites, receptions, banquets, as well as post-wedding activities.

“Our aim is to infuse all our knowhow in wedding planning and management into Chijmes Hall and make Watabe Wedding CHIJMES Hall into a globally-recognisable wedding icon,” shares Mr. Hidetoshi Watabe, CEO, Watabe Wedding Group.

The Japanese are known all over the world for their attention to details, and for weddings, this meticulous nature will be especially appreciated by brides and grooms. Apart from the venue, the highly experienced team of wedding planners at Watabe Wedding will be at hand to assist couples with all kinds of tasks, from the customising of special food and beverage menus to the handling of wedding solemnisation officiants. This means that couples and their family and guests can enjoy the entire wedding process without any worries.

“We believe that a wedding is a start of a lifelong journey, so planning the ceremony should be enjoyable and fuss-free. Since we have a dedicated team to assist couples in every way possible, they take away from the wedding only unforgettable memories that last a life-time,” states Mr. Koichiro Toyama, Director of Public Relation, Representative of Southeast Asia, Watabe Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Not many people can boast of having a wedding held in a chapel, and especially of one that is 160 years old, with beautiful ceiling-high stained glass windows, air-conditioned for comfort and fully equipped with audio and video broadcast capabilities. Within CHIJMES Hall itself, Watabe Wedding has also prepared two bride’s rooms that can be used as a changing room, makeup room or just as a quiet sanctuary for the bride and her family. With such dedication to making sure the bridal couple gets their needs met, we’re sure your wedding held at Watabe Wedding CHIJMES Hall is going to be a joyous and blissful one.

Now you can have your own Wedding of the Year too.

Watabe Wedding CHIJMES Hall is at 30 Victoria Street, #01-28, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996. Call them for an appointment at 6336 5320 or email You can also log on here for more information.