Singaporebrides | Fine Dining

June 2014

6 Trending Cafes For Weddings

Cafe-hopping, the most recent obsession of Singaporeans, is a great way of exploring our sunny island and spending some quality time with your other half whilst indulging in comfort food. But these quaint and beautifully decorated spaces are more than just a venue for people to dine in; they are also perfect spaces for couples who desire a more intimate wedding venue with a specific theme or look in mind. To save you from searching for a needle in a haystack, we’ve gathered information on 6 trending cafes among couples for a garden, vintage or opulent wedding celebration that caters from a private celebration of 12 persons up to a mid-size wedding of 200 guests.

Food for Thought @ Botanic Gardens

Food for Thought

Located within the lush greenery of the 150-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens, Food for Thought is the perfect venue for a garden wedding that welcomes every one of your guests, young and old alike. Surprise your guests with a DIY pancake and burger bar or cater to the tastes of the older generation with local renditions such as the Spicy Chicken Rendang and Mini Kaya Profiteroles, and keep the young ones entertained with Food for Thought’s playground. Fitted with full-length glass walls that let in plenty of natural light and a picturesque view of the surrounding greenery, large communal tables and an outdoor garden patio, Food for Thought is ideal for both big and intimate wedding celebrations.

Location: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Setting: Garden-inspired with a large indoor space and 3 outdoor patio areas
Capacity: 180 (Indoor)/ 100 (Outdoor Patio)
Cuisine: Western with Local Influence, self-serve casual dining
Estimated Cost Per Person: $50-100 nett

PS. Café @ Harding Road

PS Cafe

Nicely tucked away on Dempsey Hill, PS. Café @ Harding Road offers a spacious and modern space with timber flooring, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that invites in the light and shows off the lush greenery at its doorstep. Open for event bookings from Mondays-Thursdays, PS. Café requires a minimum food and beverage spend and can provide couples with their wedding cake. However, if they wish to, they may bring in their own cake and engage their own styling services for the decoration of the venue. If you prefer a more accessible outlet, PS. Café @ Palais Renaissance can cater up to 110 persons seated and 180 persons standing. For a more laidback vibe, PS. Café @ Ann Siang Hill caters up to 120 persons standing.

Location: 28B Harding Road
Contact: 6479 3343
Setting: Garden view with contemporary furnishings
Capacity: 120 (seated)/ 200 (standing)
Cuisine: Western
Estimated Cost: Depends on the size of your wedding and whether it is a partial booking limited to one space or an exclusive buy-out of the café.

Rider’s Café

Rider's Cafe

Safely tucked away within the lush greenery of the Bukit Timah Saddle Club lies Rider’s Café, a place full of rustic charm and idyllic serenity. This spacious café boasts a high ceiling, large white-washed windows and balcony doors, exposed brick white walls and old-school wooden louvres to channel a rustic English countryside vibe. Rider’s Café require a minimum spending of $2,500++ onwards on weekdays and $3,800++ on weekends, and offers 3 and 4 course set menus, buffet and canape menus starting from $60++ per guest onwards for all events on their premises. The café is more than happy to work with couples to customise their menu based on their wedding theme and recommend stylists for the decoration of the venue. Or, if the couples chooses to, they are welcome to engage their own styling services for the decoration of the café.

Location: 51 Fairways Drive
Contact: 6466 9819
Setting: Rustic, English countryside
Capacity: 60-80
Cuisine: New American Cuisine
Estimated Cost: Depends on the size, time and duration of your wedding, with the minimum spending starting from $2,500++ onwards

Carpenter and Cook

Carpenter and Cook

Carpenter and Cook is great for couples who are looking for venues with a vintage and rustic feel. Situated in Lorong Kilat, this vintage home store and artisan bakery café has an eclectic range of specially curated vintage furniture and chinaware, and fresh home-made baked goods and confectionery that will make your big day all the more merrier. The café is open for event bookings Mondays to Fridays and provides food from its own kitchen for every event booking. Dessert table set-ups and styling services by Heaven in a Wild Flower are also available at a starting rate of $500 when you choose to have your wedding at Carpenter and Cook.

Location: 19 Lorong Kilat, #01-06
Contact: 6463 3648
Setting: Rustic vintage interior
Capacity: 50 (seated)
Cuisine: Western savouries and desserts
Estimated Cost: $1880 (based on a 40 person, 3-hour party. For more information, please contact Carpenter and Cook.)

Kombi Rocks

kombi rocks

Formerly known as Koon Kee Restaurant, Kombi Rocks is popular for its old-school kopitiam-style interior and authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine. This vintage jewel is housed in a 1950s shop-house in Yio Chu Kang and boasts mint-green tiled walls, retro coffee tables, barber chairs, old clocks and posters reminiscent of yester-years. Kombi Rocks offers a wedding package inclusive of a solemnisation set-up complete with tables and chairs, and offers Western cuisine and desserts in addition to Thai and Chinese cuisines. Couples may choose to engage their own styling services or opt to work with Kombi Rocks’s partner, The Propz Company Pte Ltd, for the venue’s decoration.

Location: 66 Yio Chu Kang Road
Contact: 6288 1206
Setting: Rustic vintage interior
Capacity: 60 (seated) / 80 (standing)
Cuisine: Thai, Chinese and Western cuisine
Estimated Cost: From $2000+ for a private wedding

Antoinette @ Palais Renaissance

Antoinette Palais Renaissance

Under the Sugar Daddy Group, Antoinette is the baby of one of Singapore’s best pastry chefs, Chef Pang Kok Keong. The elegant boudoir settings and decorations of Antoinette will make you feel like the queen herself as you exchange your marital vows in front of your loved ones. This quintessential Parisian patisserie and salon de thé is perfect for a mid-sized wedding or solemnisation, or a more private and intimate celebration at the Salon d’ Antoinette or Salon d’ L’ Elysee. Well-known for its meticulously hand-crafted cakes, pastries and fine food, Antoinette also offers a variety of options such as a sit-down lunch/dinner, brunch buffet, hi-tea selection and dessert bars to suit your wedding needs.

Location: 390 Orchard Road, B1-08/09/10C, Palais Renaissance
Contact: 6735-6392
Setting: Luxurious, Contemporary Victorian Interior
Capacity: 55 (Palais Renaissance)/ 25 (Salon d’ Antoinette)/ 12 (Salon d’ L’ Elysee)
Cuisine: Western
Estimated Cost: From $1,000, depending on size of wedding.

Image Credits: Food for ThoughtNicholas Ee for PS. Cafe, Chen KS from Express-Oh! Photography for Carpenter and CookKombi RocksAntoinette