Singaporebrides | Fine Dining

August 2019

The New Alkaff Mansion Is Perfect for Romantic Garden Weddings

Newly reopened in 2019, The Alkaff Mansion is the quintessential romantic garden wedding venue, with its iconic garden gazebo, European-style fountains, and beautiful colonial architecture.

With its distinctive colonial architecture and romantic gazebo, The Alkaff Mansion has always been an iconic wedding venue in Singapore. Just a few months ago, the colonial bungalow re-opened its doors after a three-year hiatus. Brought back to the wedding scene by 1-Group, the people behind popular wedding venues The Summerhouse, 1-Altitude, and Monti, The Alkaff Mansion has been lovingly restored into one of Singapore’s most stunning and romantic wedding settings.

Built in 1918, the Tudor-style mansion is flanked by two turrets, and features white stone arches and balustrades, grand stairways, and European-style fountains on a manicured lawn. Set on a hill in the middle of the verdant Telok Blangah Park, The Alkaff Mansion’s imposing colonial architecture and rich heritage create a unique and unforgettable setting for beautiful wedding memories.

The Alkaff Mansion can be booked in its entirety to turn your wedding into the celebration of the year. “The exclusivity of The Alkaff Mansion means your imagination can run wild,” says Joseph Ong, Managing Director of 1-Group. Let the experienced wedding planners at 1-Group transform the mansion into the setting of your dreams, and celebrate your big day as if in the privacy of your own home. Get ready in a private bridal room upstairs, before you welcome your loved ones up the grand staircase for a romantic and intimate outdoor solemnisation on the mansion grounds. With a garden featuring a gazebo, European-style fountain, and stately trees, as well as an expansive courtyard on the grounds below, The Alkaff Mansion offers a variety of solemnisation venues with capacities for up to 220 guests.

Let the celebrations continue with a feast for the senses. Perfect for foodie couples, The Alkaff Mansion is very serious about their cuisine. 1-Group works hand in hand with the Basque Culinary Institute to bring the rich Basque culture and flavours into Singapore. Serve your guests an authentic taste of the Basque country as the chefs present exquisite Spanish canapés and pintxos during cocktail hour—from succulent Spanish sucking pig to fideua de calamares (squid ink Spanish noodles paella with crispy calamari) to traditional paella with seafood and chicken.

Formerly at 1-Rochester, Spanish restaurant UNA has found a new home on the second floor of The Alkaff Mansion. With polished timber floors and pitched ceilings, verdant views through the tall windows, and a contemporary silver chandelier taking centre stage, the elegant restaurant makes the perfect setting for a refined wedding dinner for up to 200 guests. UNA serves robust Basque signatures bursting with flavour, and for weddings, and also offer a fusion four-course wedding menu to suit guests of all ages.

For dessert, move your party down to the vibrant TXA Pintxo Bar, a favourite spot for afterparties with its loud, uninhibited buzz. Set out a stunning dessert selection on the polished bar and toast to your love with TXA’s signature cocktails based on wine. For the young and in love, TXA is a fantastic spot to let down your hair and dance the rest of the night away. If you’re looking for an outdoor wedding, celebrate your union under the stars in the outdoor floral café Wildseed Café, which can hold up to 150 guests, or in the beautiful marquee in the courtyard on the lower level with up to 550 guests.

With its secluded location on a hill nestled in tall forest trees, the Alkaff Mansion is the quintessential garden wedding venue, and the superb wedding planning team ensures your wedding is an experience you and your guests will cherish forever. Having married hundreds of couples over their many venues, the wedding team at 1-Host think of themselves as partners in the wedding planning process. They’ll help you design a bespoke wedding package tailored to your wedding vision, and you’ll even be able to speak to the chef to create a custom wedding menu. If it’s romance and grandeur you’re dreaming of for your wedding, the Alkaff Mansion might just be the perfect setting for those dreams to come true.

The Alkaff Mansion is located at 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178. Contact them at +65 6773 0070 or [email protected]. 1-Group also manages wedding venues Botanico at the Garage, The Riverhouse, and 1-V:U.

Credits: Images courtesy of the Alkaff Mansion.

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