I went to see the place 2 weeks ago and I feel that the ballroom have low ceiling, but the reception area is very pretty. I'll most probably will not choose the place. I think you can go and take a look when you got time cause it still looks good and presentable. Just that I always wanted somewhere that looks grand
should go to see for yourself. the grand ballroom has high ceiling and looks really beautiful. I hope you don't mind me saying it looks more like function room with just downlight and no high ceiling.
i've just attended a friend's wedding held at one of the new ballrooms at level 2 last week.
they've only about 16 tables, i must say that the riverfront ballroom looks very normal and the march in is very, very short, leh! surprised that the false ceiling looks normal and like any hdb flat's false ceiling and oh, my god, the stupid spot light keep rotating and shining on my eyes throughout the night, so glaring. i've requested the waitress to turn it off but she said not supposed to turn off due to ambience??? what's this, mann??
but i must say that the food is yummy, except shark's fins got only a few threads of sharks fins. the service staffs did top up and change plate after every dish.
hi piper, yes i had it at the grand ballroom. as for the ambience and food wise, u dun hv to worry. it's terrific. hv u chosen ur menu? the first dish we selected the japanese combination. everyone commented tt it's nice and speacial. oso there's one roasted chicken with deep fried garlic is oso a must.
out friends' tables mostly breakeven or profitted a little. it's some of those relatives and parents' friends' tables tt made the loss.
hi kawaii, i agree w u. when i first saw the 2nd lvl ballrm i thk it's such a disappointment. i wonder who'll hv their wedding there. however the reception area is like heaven and earth compared to the ballroom.
my MIL went to hyatt for wedding dinner yesterday and she says the sharkfins is worse than ours in grand copthorne. i mean she didnt say ours is not nice. but maybe she was expecting some really good from hyatt.
I've not chosen my menu yet...I went thru the two menus for my choice & there are some dishes which i want from menu A & some other dishes which i want from Menu B....think they will be flexi enuf for me to do the switch ? Is there any dish in particular that we shud avoid?? How's the portion?
Just to check with u, who was ur co-ordinator & wat time did u start ur dinner?
I'll be having my dinner on a weekday...so quite worried if the dinner will be able to start on time...
sorry for asking so many qns..just tat as the date draws nearer, more & more doubts begin to creep up my mind....
hi piper, yes, u can choose in between the menus. the portion shld be ok i think. so far no feedback on portion too small or not enough to eat. i'm not sure what are the dishes to avoid becos a few of my friends gave me comments on which dishes are nice since they've been there for other weddings before. so i only picked those nice dishes.
my coordinator is elena ong. started at 8.30pm.
no worries u can check with me if there're any doubts, if i can help. relax lah... still got 3 more mths to go...
yesterday the wedding my MIL attended was a weekday dinner. the attendance not so good becos this period is exam period. ur december is school holiday period leh... better rsvp nearer to tt date since nowadays pple can easily book a tour and go for a short holiday anytime.
I just had mine on the 1st week of Sept but had upgraded menu in Level 4 The Grand Ballroom.
My guests feedback were :
Ambience : VERY GOOD 10/10!
Food: Big Servings, but for the taste wise not everyone gives the same comments, some say too sweet some say not sweet, some say salty, some say ok. 7/10 for the food.
Flowers: I find them very fresh and i chose lily and champage roses and the roses were big ones maybe from Holland, doesnt look like those u find in the wet markets which are usually small.
I will give 9/10 for the flowers!
Hotel Room: I feel disappointed. Stuffy, smelly
I even found ants crawling ard my helpers' room main door frame! 4/10!
hi magdalene, what do u mean by upgraded menu? what did u've on ur menu?
i believe there're bound to be discrepancies for the food. i did had feedback abt the crab claws not fresh from my hubby's sis's table. but when i checked with my bro's table, he said ok and he's super fussy when comes to food. so i guess, this's really unpredictable.
who was ur florist? june too? i think the flowers we had were fresh oso but well, i think june florist just isnt tt type tt gives us tt wow! feeling kind of florist.
which bridal suite did u have? mine is 2521 and my helpers' room is 2520.
I had changed my wkday menu to wkend, and the price is wat u will pay for wkend course lor.
The florist is June florist, they are the supplier for Grand Copthorne Waterfront mah. Edksd, u mean u didnt use them? But wat kind of flowers u expect them to give so that will have "WOW' feeling? Flowers are flowers mah, just be sure that their settings are sweet the flowers are fresh which i think its good enough already.
My hotel room is 2621, hlepers room is 2625. Yes, my co-ordinator is Grace, she is a VERY NICE lady, very flexible and friendly. But after the wedding, she didnt bother to call for feedback leh
Piper must show Grace wat u want and be firm, if u are to change to wkend course, u are the QUEEN there liao! cos its the most exp course already! Demand for wat u expect!
i was oso using june florist. but there's another choice too but i forgot the name. my car deco and hand bouquet by secret gardens gave me tt wow! feeling becos when we told them we had an orange theme, they suggested using wild flowers rather than those usual orange roses or orange gerberas which are so common.
wah... magdalene, maybe u might not break even becos most pple tot wkday dinner are usually cheaper.
Just wondering those of u who have signed up with GCW, what are the perks or discount u received, for eg, corkage waived or whatever n etc. cos i intend to book my wedding at GWC.
btw out of the 4 ballrooms, which ballroom has the longest aisle? i suspose is grand ballroom rite? how long, long enough for a long march in? btw anyone co-ordinator is under "Adeline"? Is she flexible n nice? thx
Hmm my wedding tentatively will be Dec 2004. Guess dec is a popular mth.
Since u met Adeline before, may i know what is her age group? professional n experience enough?
May i know who is ur co-ordinator? my co-ordinate through email is Adeline (cos i hvnt gone down to view the ballrooms). When i asked her about any citibank or UOB promotion, she skipped my email and didnt reply. Instead she replied my other mails.
dunno y leh.
hmm or is there other nice co-ordinator to recommend me?
I'm actually at a lost.. regarding the invitation cards & florist. izit true dat we liase wite T-dragon & June florist directly instead of thru GCW?
I've not gone down to Tdragon yet leh, shld i come out with the wordings or watever during the first meeting? thks in advance.. sorry, a lot of questions
Have u received the letter from GCW informing you tat you may collect ur cards & pick ur flowers?
If u have, do give Tdragon & call to make an appt first..I went without an appt on a saturday & it was quite packed tat day.
Not to worry, Tdragon do have some samples of wordings which u can choose from...However, if you prefer to phrase ur own invites, it would be better if u had the wordings ready for ur first meeting so that they can include it in the proof for you.
As for the florist, I've yet to visit them myself. But according to my co-ordinator, we can just pay the florists a visit & identify ourselves as couples from GCW...they will have samples for us to choose from & we'll pick our package from there.
No harm asking Grace to arrange, have to be very near to the date lor, cos my wedding not much time left for me to go down to the florist and i dun have transport, so Grace arranged florist to meet me together with her to finalise everything on the same very day lor