hmm... actually got. after looking thru their package. but then hor, i keep tinking still got where the ballrooms are nice n price reasonable.
time being my list to view are Regent, Le Meridien, Merchant Court, Novotel. dun knw wan to view oriental hotel or nt..
had not short-listed HIPV.. cos their price is not within our budget.. poor ahblur..
ya.. compare with the rest of d hotels.. their one is better perks.. called up Novotel jus now.. heard from Cynthia that tentative there is a booking.. shucks... got to act fast liao.. hope they decide not to take this date!!!
but she say they will call d person n check if they still wan d date anot if not will b given to d next couple.. which means got to make a deposit.. to confirm d slot...
but i wan to get a better perks from them.. like free flow of beer n some other nitty gritty stuff..
Ballroom nice and price reasonable..abit hard leh..but also depend what is your range for reasonable price lor.
I used to be quite 'fan' over what I really want for a banquet..so depend on you and your HTB ba..I feel that every banquet will definitely invite 'gossips' one lor..so just go for one that you're comfortable with.
Hi Michelle, if you are looking for a garden concept, why not consider gardenasia? I'll be having my solemnisation there on the 28 sept 08 and we are more of a nature couple therefore, we also choose rasa sentosa as our banquet dinner. They have 2 ballrooms, one faces the sea. It looks kinda romantic but there are pillars in that room so I chose the grand ballroom instead but will be having it on a separate day on the 6 June 09. The bridal suite also faces the sea and they are different from other hotels in a way, the more tables you have, the cheaper it is.
Luckily for both areas, they provide transport in. Gardenasia has a forty seater bus 2 way. As for Rasa they have 3 different buses that can pick up from any part of Singapore to the hotel and the best part is all admission for guests is totally free, even carpark 100% free.
I told most of my guests to take the opportunity as a family outing and they can go in earlier to enjoy their day as well in sentosa.
hmm. not really.
becoz some places need min 40 tables.
but still lookin ard. haha.
mayb find country club ba.. haha..
heard that there is some nice ones ard. haha..
anyway, trying to keep as low as possible.
we looking at sep 27 but was told already got tentative booking by another couple
wondering if the couple is here.. hehe
so i have yet to discuss w hubby lor... sian... guess sep may be out of the choice le..
u signing up which day n which hotel?
angle done for me makeup for coy dnd, find her friendly not bad! =)
I've not booked anything yet! Will have to book them when I'm back in SG this June!
I have lots to do... must rent kua, get a cheongsam (hopefully!) and book the restaurant.. in between stuffing myself with food!!!
Hi Ahblur, my BS is at JB, lol. Sophia is indeed very nice. If i can take my BS locally, i will choose Golden Horse Awards or Sophia. I have 2 frens who took WL too. Juz rem dat with them, u have to be firm abt wat u wan. Oh, u taking SP? Dat will take 4yrs isnt it? Yes, at least its surely recognised in the govt sector
If i do manage to get my degree, i will move out of govt liao. Subsidy is valued up to 40% of the total fees for undergraduate programmes. So pray hard lor~ I nv shortlist HIPV & M Hotel. Partly becos hubby dont like and becos i only intend to have max 20 tables. So alot of venues, i have 2 strike off already. Was deciding between Grand Mecure Roxy & Novotel. I've been to The Regent, GCW, PJ, 88 restaurant, OCC, Hilton etc. So many until i cannt rem...zzz...I like Hilton very much but i cant afford the weekend prices. And we very much prefer to have it on Sat...so...end up with NCQ, lol. U shld view the set-up first. Alot of times, i went with high hopes but always go home disappointed. So unless u've viewed the actual set-up, dun cfm anything first
This wkend u gg down to see?? Juz to let u know dat NCQ is very firm on perks. Dun give means dun give. No-one gets better or worse 'perks'..all the same. But i wish u better luck, lol.
Hi Emeraldbride, u got email? I can email the package to you. As for pics, i dun have...but u can refer to my earlier post to Charmaine on 1 April '08
U same as me...lol. I dun intend to have anything over 20 tables. So alot of places are out for me already...
Piggylover, i go take a look at the thread, keke...paiseh, v long nv go there becos it moves so fast i totally cannt catch up!
me looking at ard 30-35 tables. but might burst tis budget. haha.. so hv to make sure that the ballroom can cater up to 40 tables. in case..
dun like The Pine n RTC as the locations like nt so accessible.
haha.. i need more accessible places..
i very ma fan de...haha
yup, I agreed that wedding is a very expensive affair!! Imagine all the money that we have saved all just goes into the wedding costs..with little to carry on with our new life/marriage..
in addition, i've also got a house to take care of..the reno (which i haven started) n all the furniture/elec appl etc.. gosh, practically all my savings will be gone after i get married! sigh so now hav to try to save more money..
anyway, have you got your house too? have you renovated ur house?
Hi, HIPV got a smaller ballroom which can cater appx 18-20 tables in basement. I did went to see the setup 2 weeks ago, it is pretty nice with 3 huge crystal lights hanging. Just that the march in is rather short, or go L-shape etc. And if you're lucky, the main ballroom is available on yr wedding date, they will do a free upgrade for you, the main ballroom if close the low ceiling side is super nice but max cather to 18 tables.
My buddy friend taking up hyatt function for banquet too, appx 900 - 1k per table.
I just attended a wedding at hotel intercontinential, the couple only throw 23 tables, and the place is lovely too. I love it but a bit out my budget.
nopeyz, had a rough list of the guests coming and it added up to 1.5K! Dun think I'm that rich to hold a wedding at a hotel for such a number!hee..;p
so mine will be a normal Malay wedding, thought it'll be good too 'coz 90% of my friends are non-Malays and quite a number of them have not attended one before..hope it'll be as memorable for them as it will be for me!
P.S. You gals got ur places to stay already? Can't remember whether I've mentioned it before but mine will be at Punggol!=)
hmmm...well, too bad that your sis took the place already...but the wedding packages that the hotel sent me for 2009 only require 30 tables for weekdays and 40 for weekends leh..think if 45 tables hor, they very hard to get business liao..but anyway, you won't be considering le..
Hi libralgal, you can start sourcing for your bridal shop and banquet first. Look around and call or email the hotel to send you some quotations. There's been lotsa wedding shows in the pipeline so you can sign up for them if you're intersted in the hotel.
i will be having my rom on the same day as my lunch wedding too.. rom, tea ceremony and lunch all in one hee.. no doubt it will be quite rush.. so we are thinking of going straight to the hotel for tea ceremony instead of the usual practice of going to and fro each other homes.. no gatecrashing also.. i dun like anyway.. hee
After much deliberation, I have finally decided to take up Hyatt's Mag/Van rooms. As for the pillars, will play around with the table layout so as to minimise blockage cos I won't be using up all the space. Anyway for your info, Pan Pac is going to increase its price for next year by $100. And I heard that intercon's food and service is not really worth the price, esp on an auspicious date as the price is really high.
Finally something off my head for the moment. Coming up next would be bridal studio! Another headache. Gonna go BS shopping in Jun. In the meanwhile gonna flip through wedding mag for gown design.
Chaos.. I'll be staying in Tampines too! You know the Design & Build scheme (DBSS)? I got a flat there. Think should be ready by end of this year or early next year.
Hi Charmaine...Intercon is like 1.3K per table for weekend after all the +++ rite? Actually for me, anything more than $900 per table is waaay too ex. Add on the alcohol & dats it liao..haiz.
Hi Emeraldbride...U can try asking for another nite's stay loh. I even suggested dat i can dun take their free bottle of wine per table but waive my corkage for wine. Cannot..practically everything cannot. Wish u better luck in negotiating with them
From the NCQ thread, got a wedding at Phoenix on 19 April (Sat).