Hi Brides to be,
I wan to bring something to your attention.
Attended a wedding dinner on Wed, everything was well except for the fish dish. As u can see from the photo, the waiter served us this dish. First glance, we thought the waiter sent wrongly cos its obviously leftover remains of the fish. After some time, then the waiter brought us the already portioned out in small plate for us. I think we have to take note cos old ppl might not be happi as seems inauspicious. Waiter should cut the fish in front of the guests. It will be more appropriate. Perhaps u gals can take note of this little part. Its not something v.v serious but I believe we want everything to be perfect including friends' feedback abt the food. Tats why we are all here, discussing n sharing litle details. ^.^
Hi, I am 2011 bride. My ideal date is in July 2011. My bf and I have went to view the GRAND Ballroom and we really love it!!! The current perks for rebate of $58 is really very good deal. I know that is valid for wedding held before 30 April 2010. Do u think i shld try to sign up with them now or should wait till the perks from the next wedding show? pls help!!!
This is up to u to decide... Me & my HTB attended almost 10 plus of wedding show fr Feb 2009 to May 2009 before we decided to hold our wedding @ marina mandarin in May 2010. Yes, waterfront ballroom is nice! My advise to u is, take yr time to attend all hotels of wedding show before u commit becos i realise a hotel holds many wedding show in a year... Hope u find a satisfied ballroom soon
hi Karen, my advise is to book now..if u were to wait for the next wedding show, ur ideal date might not be available...u will never know if grand cop raises its price next year or not too... =) just my 2 cents tots...
Agnes>>> I guess I have to discuss with my bf. The dates are given by Feng Shui Master and I have planned to go Taiwan for photoshoot end of next year. Everything planned. I dun wish to change lei.. Haiz.. And the Sheena is on course today. Anyone know anyone else to contact other than Sheena? More senior than her? She is the senior banquet manager. I find her abit arrogant and I dun like!!!
oh.. okie.. but really find that the Sheena very irresponsible lo! I left her a sms, send her email. All nv reply/return call. Anyway, my BS is with Vivi Bride. I dun think any Singaporean took package with them yet. Sign up few mths back at Raffles City. Probably u want to give me ur email add? I email u the details? Oh.. and Agnes.. when is ur BIG DAY? ;-)
I just check out from Sheena and got to understand that there is a waiver for wine too! As for the top up of $50 per table due to my wedding date, she have forward the email to her boss. Waiting for approval... I shall pray that her boss will approve!!!
Happened to see some comments about the food..thought maybe I'd share my (2-cents)personal experience.
My banquet ended recently and our guests' comments were generally positive. Additionally, the hotel passed around a feedback form at the end of the banquet. I had 100% positive feedback on the taste of the food. Portion was also good. Only thing was the service, which had some comments for improvement.
Some ppl commented that the waiters/waitresses seemed like in a hurry to clear off the food/drinks. My dinner started around 8:15pm and dessert was served before 10:30pm.(Therefore, you may wish to highlight to your coordinator.)
Serving of drinks also abit slow..Guess they may not have sufficient staff (?) as it was a peak season and I think there were 4 banquets going on at the same time.
i am considering grand corpthorne too cos of the grand ballroom. Thing is i dont know if i can fill out 40tables, and my AD we intend to hold 2011 Q3 so it is abit too early to book everything now. Bleed quite alot of $$
I havent seen other hotels yet, but having attended friend's weddings and all, i think none of those whom i attended i like, except Oriental but too expensive.
My experience with the banquet managers/coordinator is that they are always very very very busy. Yes they will reply but always like a day later or 2 which really makes me worried and wonder if they have time to coordinate and prepare for my big day..
However if you meet them, they are pretty alright people, just that I guess they are short-handed and I really don't feel good about it although I have booked my banquet with them.. What to do, beggers arn't choosers..
Hi Rebeana, as always every year, u got lots of wedding invitation from fren during the season of mid year and end year right? Tat's explain the busy busy busy period they are going through in order to reply ur email.
But I think probably u call them will be a better idea? If you are in a way urgent?
Dino, which ballroom did you take?
and i heard of some hotels telling you to pay 50% of everything 1 mth before the AD. is GCW like this? Cos i am very keen on this hotel, gathering more feedbacks before we sign w them. Love the grandballroom feel.
Mine has already been settled. I have already booked my banquet with them, just some feedback on their service since there were some comments about it..
Yes I understand the vbusy busy busy busy period. But my point is, since they are busy busy busy, can they cope? And can they be sure they can deliver what we want? But well, its just my thoughts, and my problem have been solved.. At least for now..
My ballroom is the Waterfront Ballroom... I love the Grand Ballroom too but not enough tables for me
Anyway, the last time I had been there, their carpet had been changed...
No.. I just made deposit only till now. My wedding is 2 mths away, and GCW has not asked me to pay up for anything.. so maybe not worry?
I mean to put it fairly.. as what Zhuge Liang said they might be really busy during this time of the year (when there are like 2-3 weddings happening every weekend).. so is understandable that response may not be as fast.. if really want instant response, probably is call them