Singaporebrides | Fine Dining

February 2014

Five-Star Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Venues

With blue sky and flowering gardens as the pretty backdrop to your ceremony and your photographs, your outdoor wedding venue hardly needs more than a few pastel-coloured balloons and streamers to look absolutely lovely. Soft natural light gives all of your photographs a rosy hue, the verdant lawns and fragrant flowers create a sense of peaceful joy, sunsets paint a passionate backdrop to your exchange of vows. Yet, holding a wedding indoors has its charms too—impeccable service from experienced hotel staff, cool air-conditioning, and luxurious amenities, to name a few modern comforts. Instead of feeling torn between indoor and outdoor wedding venues, why not have the best of both worlds by holding your ceremony in a flowering courtyard, then proceeding to an exquisite ballroom for a glamourous reception? To get you started on your search, SingaporeBrides susses out 5-star hotels offering beautiful outdoor solemnisation venues.

Resorts World™ Sentosa Singapore

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The thrilling Resorts World is a great wedding venue for couples looking to give out-of-towner guests a fun time as well as share in the joy of a beautiful outdoor wedding. Walk up a stylish spiral aisle strewn with fresh flowers in a lovely garden wedding, lifted by the fresh sea breeze. Exchange your vows in the rosy glow of a sunset, and capture memories against a beautiful landscape, or hold your solemnisation in comfort indoors at the glass pavilion while still enjoying the beauties of nature. Follow the ceremony with a garden high tea party on the perfectly manicured lawn with the hotel’s delightful international menu. Or throw a tropical pool party with exclusive use of Hard Rock Hotel’s poolside cabanas and make a splash!

Ideal for: Both casual and formal parties, guests who are out-of-towners
Capacity: Min 80 guests (Equarius Lawn and Glass Pavilion), Min 50 guests (Hard Rock Hotel, Cabanas)
Cuisine: International
Package details: High tea starts at $118 per person for solemnisations at Equarius Lawn or Glass Pavilion, and $108 per person for solemnisations at the Cabanas. Wedding package also includes one night’s stay at Equarius Hotel or Hard Rock Hotel, fresh floral arrangements, and use of portable outdoor AV system with two wireless microphones. More details here.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098269
Contact: +65 6577 6868
Email: weddings@rwsentosa.com
Website: www.rwsentosa.com

The Sentosa Resort and Spa, A Beaufort Hotel

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There’s no need to fly to Bali for an indulgent resort wedding when the idyllic island of Sentosa offers so much in the way of sun, sea, and tropical beauty. Perched atop a cliff amidst lush fauna, The Sentosa, A Beaufort Hotel is privy to a panoramic view of the South China Sea. Pledge your love at the romantic Spice Island Point on a verdant lawn, with the sunset as a natural backdrop, or at the tranquil courtyard next to waterlily ponds, before adjourning to the ballrooms for a banquet lunch or dinner while enjoying sea views. Your beautiful open ceremony might well be graced by the resident peacocks strutting around the resort. For an intimate solemnisation, book yourselves into the private Garden Villas, each with its own pool and garden terrace.

Ideal for: Both casual and formal parties, guests who are out-of-towners
Capacity: Max 80 guests (Spice Island Point); Min 200 guests, Max 260 guests (Straits Ballroom)
Cuisine: Chinese, Western, International, BBQ
Package details: Prices start from S$1,118 per table for 8-course Chinese Set, from S$121.80 per person for 4-course Western Set, from S$111.80 per person for International Buffet, and from $145.80 for BBQ Set. Wedding package includes a Bridal Suite, a Spa Botanica voucher, and special room rates for guests, amongst many other things. A wedding consultant will also be on hand to offer guidance. More details here.
Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891
Contact: +65 6371 1267
Email: wedding@thesentosa.com
Website: www.thesentosa.com

Grand Copthorne Waterfront

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Relive your dating days of romantic strolls along the riverside with a wedding on the waterfront. At Grand Copthorne Waterfront, the gentle river breeze will keep your guests in comfort as you say your vows under an azure sky or the glittering stars. Hold your solemnisation in the charming gazebo at The Promenade, a lovely alfresco wedding venue where you can treat your guests to cocktails and canapes at a summer garden reception, or feast them in a fine dining setting. You can also bring the party indoors to the grand ballroom, where you can still see the gazebo and gardens through its unique glass wall.

Ideal for: Formal parties
Capacity: Min 300 guests, Max 650 guests (Grand Ballroom)
Cuisine: Chinese
Package details: Prices start from $988.00 per table for 8-course Chinese set lunch and $1,028.00 per table for 8-course Chinese set dinner. Wedding package includes one night’s stay in the Bridal Suite, 30 litres of beer, a champagne pyramid fountain and a wedding cake, amongst other things. More details here.
Address: 392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663
Contact: +65 6233 1199
Email: weddings.gcw@millenniumhotels.com
Website: http://www.millenniumhotels.com.sg/grandcopthornewaterfront

Goodwood Park Hotel

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The historical hotel has played host to many happy occasions over the past century. With beautiful tablescapes laid out on the long tables, next to a sparkling pool and colonial opulence, a wedding held at Goodwood Park Hotel marks your own historical event with elegance and charm. Toast to your happiness in the sunlit terrace after your solemnisation at the alfresco timber deck, and revel in the old-world glamour of the heritage hotel. Couples can choose to dine under the breezy comfort of the outdoor pavilion, or continue the celebrations in the hotel’s ballrooms under crystal chandeliers.

Ideal for: Both casual and formal parties
Capacity: Min 30 guests, max 50 guests (Poolside Terrace); Max 380 guests (Windsor Ballroom)
Cuisine: International, Chinese
Package details: Prices for Poolside Solemnisations start from $90, $ 75, and $110 per person for International Buffet Lunch, High Tea and Dinner respectively. Rates for only renting the Poolside Terrace begin from $1,200. Prices start from $988 per table for an 8-course Chinese set lunch, and $1,088 per table for an 8-course Chinese set dinner. Wedding banquet packages include fresh floral centrepieces for each table, one night’s stay with breakfast for two, 5-tier wedding cake and champagne pyramid tower, among other things. More details here.
Address: 22 Scotts Road Singapore 228221
Contact: +65 6730 1821
Email: banquet@goodwoodparkhotel.com
Website: www.goodwoodparkhotel.com

Marina Bay Sands®

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Exchange your vows with the city’s glittering skyline as the backdrop to your wedding celebrations. At this spectacular wedding venue, your guests can take in the unrivalled 360-degree view from Sands SkyPark® 200 metres above the bay, or breathe in the scent of the flowering arches at the intimate Garden Bay Bridge while indulging in exquisite cocktails and canapés. Let wedding specialists take care of the nitty gritty details while you extend your wedding party at this luxurious center of entertainment. And if you’re celebrating with more than 20 tables of friends and family, you’ll get to choose a ‘wish’ from a variety of options and Marina Bay Sands will make it come true. What will you wish for, a couple’s massage at Banyan Tree Spa or a second night’s stay in the Bridal Suite?

Ideal for: Both intimate ceremonies and grand galas
Capacity: Min 200 guests
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Vegetarian, Muslim
Package details: For an 8-course Chinese Set, prices start from $988 for lunch and from $1,288 for dinner per table. Prices begin from $128.80 per person for an Indian Buffet Dinner, from $1,288 per table for an Indian Set Dinner, from $1,288 per table for Chinese Vegetarian Set Dinner and from $1,288 per table for a Muslim Set Dinner. Wedding packages include one bottle of champagne for toasting, floral centrepieces and 8 fresh floral stands, a 5-tier model cake and a wedding cake, and one night’s stay in Marina Bay Sands Hotel Bridal Suite with breakfast for two in Sands SkyPark. Solemnisation packages begin from $68 per person for Buffet High Tea, from $88 from Buffet Lunch, and from $888 per table for Chinese Set Lunch. A wedding specialist will also be on hand to take care of every detail. More information here.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018956
Contact: +65 6688 3138
Email: celebrations@marinabaysands.com
Website: www.marinabaysands.com

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

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If you’ve always been swayed by the romantic sight of the ocean hugging the shore, a wedding by the sea may be the perfect way to celebrate your union. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is the only beachfront resort in Singapore, and is a gorgeous wedding venue for your special day. Pledge to love each other forever against a beautiful sunset as your guests enjoy the view on the waterfront, whether you opt to embrace nature’s glory or sit in air-conditioned comfort at the Horizon Pavilion with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Ideal for: Both casual and formal parties
Capacity: Max 150 seated guests (Outdoor Solemnisation); Min 200 guests (Outdoor Venues); Min 200 guests (Horizon Pavilion)
Cuisine: Western, Chinese
Package details: Prices start from $1,318 per table for 8-course Chinese set lunch or dinner, from $141 per person for 4-course Western set lunch or dinner, and from $138 per person for International Buffet. Usage of outdoor solemnisation area only starts at $1,500 for a max. of 150 seats. Wedding package includes two barrels of beer, fresh floral arrangements for each table, complimentary house wine with confirmed tables, and one night’s stay with breakfast in the Island Suite, among other things. More package details here.
Address: 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098970
Contact: +65 6371 2985
Email: events.sen@shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com/singapore/rasasentosaresort/


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