Singaporebrides | Fine Dining

April 2015

8 Alternative Wedding Venues in Singapore

Last year, we brought you 10 intimate wedding venues to consider for your special day, now, here are eight more lovely spaces to visit if you haven’t yet settled on the perfect location for your wedding.

While hotel ballrooms certainly make posh and elegant wedding venues, today’s brides and grooms who want to celebrate in a slightly less traditional manner can look to the many beautiful restaurants and alternative venues in Singapore to host their wedding. For close-knit weddings with your nearest and dearest, here are eight alternative wedding venues to make your celebration a little more special. Whether you’re looking for charmingly nostalgic colonial architecture, fresh garden spaces, or a marina vista, these unique wedding venues will set the scene for your next chapter to unfold.

1. ONE°15 Marina Club

A wedding celebration at ONE°15 Marina Club is sure to make a splash. Located in the refreshing Sentosa Cove, it has a selection of unique venues: the grand, 360-seater Constellation Ballroom; the romantic, waterfront Boaters Bar with its one-of-a-kind floating bar design; the NOVA Room with glass walls for a stunning backdrop to your ceremony; and the Rooftop Terrace with its spectacular marina view. Couples who want to sail into the sunset during their solemnisation can even opt to host a private and lavish affair onboard one of the luxury yachts!

Ideal wedding venue for: Nautical wedding; yacht wedding; seaside wedding
Capacity: 360 seated in Constellation; 40 standing in NOVA Room; 100 standing in Poolside Terrace; 100 standing in Rooftop Terrace; 80 seated in Boaters’ Bar.
Cuisine: Chinese and International
Rates: Solemnisation packages begin at $3,288++ for 30 guests and include use of venue for 4 hours, International buffet menu, and unlimited soft drinks. Wedding dinner packages begin at $1,168++/table and include an 8-course Chinese Set Menu or International Buffet Menu, menu tasting for 10 persons, unlimited drinks and themed mocktails during cocktail reception, waiver of corkage for duty-paid hard liquor, champagne for toasting, a 30-litre barrel of beer, 1-night’s stay in Bridal Room, and fresh floral decorations.
Address: 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
Contact number: 6305 6990
Email: weddings@one15marina.com
Website: www.one15marina.com

2. Lewin Terrace

Nestled in the greenery of Fort Canning is the charming Lewin Terrace. Overlooking lush gardens and filled with natural light, the cosy and elegant wedding venue is a lovely choice for a small and intimate solemnisation at the alfresco balcony. Follow the ceremony with Japanese-French fusion cuisine served with all the grace of Japanese entertaining and hospitality, and you’re sure to make your guests feel pampered and at ease. As a bonus, Lewin Terrace has a dedicated bridal room where couples can get ready in comfort and privacy. All of your wedding planning needs will also be taken care of with their partnering bridal boutique and wedding planner, Tirtha Weddings.

Ideal wedding venue for: Intimate and elegant wedding
Capacity: 80 seated; 150 standing
Cuisine: Japanese-French fusion
Rates: Wedding packages begin at $4,000++, which includes wedding planning, exclusive use of restaurant and bridal room, fresh flower centrepieces, sound system and microphones, and 6 bottles of sparkling wine. 5-course sit-down menus begin at $120++/pax, and 8-course buffet menus begin at $60++/pax.
Address: 21 Lewin Terrace Singapore, Singapore 179290
Contact number: 6557 0820
Email: w.planner@tirtha.com
Website: www.lewinterrace.com.sg

3. Sabio by the Sea

Facing the sparkling marina and white yachts of Sentosa Cove, Sabio by the Sea is filled with bright, eclectic decor for a fun and colourful celebration with your closest family and friends. Soak up the nautical surroundings in Quayside Isle as you tuck into delectable Spanish tapas served in cosy communal dining style under the antler chandeliers and pop art. With succulent seafood and meats grilled in the Josper charcoal ovens specially flown in from Spain, you and your guests will be in for a great time.

Ideal wedding venue for: Nautical wedding; fun and eclectic wedding
Capacity: 100 seated; 200 standing
Cuisine: Spanish
Rates: Wedding package rates begin at $158++/pax and includes 3 hours free flow of wine, sangria, draught beer and juices, and 11 varieties of grilled, hot, and cold tapas.
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-02, Singapore 098375
Contact number: 6773 0070
Email: sbts@sabio.sg
Website: www.sabio.sg/bythesea

4. One Rochester

With a newly refurbished colonial-style façade and lush greenery, One Rochester offers beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding venue options, menus created by Chef Jean-Philippe Patruno of UNA which offer delectable cuisines from Spain, Italy, and France, and an extensive bar where you can create bespoke cocktails that represent you as a couple. A new central glass canopy graces the alfresco area, perfect for solemnisation ceremonies. Tying the knot at One Rochester will be a breeze with HOST, who will customise packages to suit your needs, and take care of all the little details such as floral decorations, wedding favours, a band, or a photobooth.

Ideal wedding venue for: Glamorous outdoor wedding
Capacity: 200 seated; 250 standing
Cuisine: Spanish, Italian, and French
Rates: Wedding package rates begin at $90++/pax for lunch, and $120++/pax for dinner.
Address: 1 Rochester Dr, Singapore 139212
Contact number: 6773 0070
Email: info@onerochester.com
Website: onerochester.com

5. ilLido

With panoramic views of the South China Sea, ilLido is an elegant and intimate alternative wedding venue. Your guests can look out onto the picturesque seascape and golf course, as they enjoy exquisite Italian fine dining in the sleek interiors and plush furnishings of the restaurant. After you exchange vows against the view of the glowing horizon on the alfresco deck, you can relax and leave the details of the day to the care of the experienced wedding coordinator.

Ideal wedding venue for: Elegant wedding; seaside wedding
Capacity: 180 seated; 300 standing
Cuisine: Italian
Rates: Solemnisation cocktail packages begin at $35++/pax for 5 selections of canapés for a 2-hour duration. Wedding packages begin at $38++/pax for 3-course seated lunch and $68++/pax for dinner, and $98++/pax and $158++/pax for wedding buffet lunch and dinner respectively. Packages include use of bridal room, fresh floral arrangements, food tasting for 4 persons, and complimentary car parking for all guests.
Address: 27 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore 099892
Contact number: 6866 1977
Email: reservations@il-lido.com
Website: www.il-lido.com

6. The Halia at Raffles Hotel

In the iconic Raffles Hotel, The Halia is a chic, urban restaurant featuring black-and-white architectural details and a charming atmosphere. Couples can choose to exchange their vows inside the elegant interiors, or hold an intimate outdoor wedding in the lovely courtyard framed by colonial arches. With contemporary Asian-infused European cuisine served in a communal feast style, your wedding party will be a cosy and warm affair befitting your union.

Ideal wedding venue for: Art Deco wedding; vintage wedding
Capacity: 110 seated indoors; 60 seated outdoors
Cuisine: Contemporary European cuisine with an Asian touch
Rates: Wedding packages for a min. of 100 guests begin at $980++/table for a 12-course wedding communal feast, and includes free flow of soft drinks for 4 hours, free flow of wine for 2 hours, a 20-litre barrel of beer or alcoholic ginger beer, a bottle of Moet champagne for toasting, the guidance of a wedding consultant, floral table centrepieces, audio, and invitation cards.
Address: 1 Beach Road, #01-22/23, Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673
Contact number: 6287 0711
Email: banquet@thehalia.com
Website: www.thehalia.com

7. Tamarind Hill

Housed in a historic bungalow from the colonial era, Tamarind Hill perches atop the lush foliage of Labrador Park. Its signature Asian rustic-luxe ambiance offers the perfect wedding venue for a luxuriously exotic and elegant celebration, with modern finishings on the rich timber beams and stunning architecture. Your guests will enjoy a refined menu of traditional and contemporary Siamese cuisine as they toast to your union.

Ideal wedding venue for: Elegant, rustic wedding; opulent wedding
Capacity: 200
Cuisine: Traditional and contemporary Siamese cuisine
Rates: Wedding packages for a min. of 100 guests begin at $100++/pax for lunch, with min. spending from $15,000++ for exclusive use of the restaurant, and at $120++/pax for dinner, with min. spending from $23,000++ for exclusive use of the restaurant. Packages include an exclusively designed multi-course sit-down Thai menu, MAGNUM sparkling wine for toasting, free flow of juice during dinner, floral decoration voucher worth $800, exclusive wedding favours, 1 hour shuttle service to MRT, and a 2-night honeymoon retreat in one of three locations.
Address: 30, Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189
Contact number: 6270 1868
Website: www.tamarindrestaurants.com/tamarind-hill-singapore

8. Forlino

The chic Italian restaurant in One Fullerton overlooks a panoramic view of the Marina Bay with its iconic skyline. Sophisticated and extravagant interior design gives Forlino its Italian flair, making it an ideal choice for an elegant wedding venue. With exquisite Italian fine dining created by classically trained Chef Sasaki, and a magnificent view of the bay, your wedding celebration will be a glamorous night not to forget.

Ideal wedding venue for: Glamorous and private wedding
Capacity: 90 seated and 150 standing in main dining room; 22 seated in Serena; 12 seated in Gaia
Cuisine: Italian
Rates: Wedding packages for a min. of 50 guests begin at $99.80++/pax for a 3-course set-menu lunch, $112.80++/pax for a buffet menu lunch, $139.80++/pax for a 4-course set-menu dinner, and $158.80++/pax for buffet menu dinner. Packages include 2 hours free flow of soft drinks and juices, 1 bottle of house pour wine per table of 8 guests, custom place cards and menus, and discounts on wedding essentials such as audiovisual equipment, floral arrangements, and wedding gowns with selected partners.
Address: 1 Fullerton Road, One Fullerton #02-06, Singapore 049213
Contact number: 6690 7564
Email: reservations@forlino.com
Website: www.forlino.com


Check out our Alternative Wedding Venue Price List for a guide to other venue options in Singapore!

Credits: Images courtesy of respective venues. Feature image of Tamarind Hill, cropped from original.