we're looking around for hotels that will take 20 tables with price range between 700-800nett.
Hyatt is one of the hotels on our list, could anyone kindly gicve us some comments about their services?
thanks a lot!
thanks for sharing the "food tasting experiences" with us...coz we've decided not to hold a food tasting session.
my wedding banquet will be held in May 2001. i place the booking two weeks ago.
guess it's not hot season in May so we have lots of dates open to choose from.
by the way, which room are you using for your banquet?
i'm using hibiscus room on the third floor.
The food tasting cost $380+++, cos my mother in law insist on having it. They actually "close" a ballroom for us to have the food tasting, so the whole ballroom (small one) only have 1 table, with a Waitress and Captain serving us.
I book the Sir Stamford Room. It has one of the nicest decor, i think. However, it can only accomodate up to 30 tables max.
can u move our message to another title? eg, Hyatt or banquet?
Hmm....I thot food-tasting is complimentary? Hmmm.....
I attended a wedding at Hyatt just last Sunday, think the food is alright, the shark's fin soup is quite tasty. But one thing I didn't quite like was the service, they had a lot of waiters and waitresses around, but service still wasn't prompt enough, my friend had to ask 3 times for a baby chair before it arrived. Another thing I thought was odd was that there weren't any spot lights at all during the march in. It was like, the MC announces their arrival, then the music starts, then u haf to start looking out for them in semi-darkness, there weren't any lights on them at all. Same goes for the first dish entrance. The music played for about 5 minutes before the waiters appeared with the dishes. But apart from this, I think they are quite ok.
I attended a wedding dinner at Hyatt sometime last week. I also found the service was below average. I didn't think too much of it as I thought it was only my table until I read the posting by Annie.
The ballroom I went to was on the second floor.
Anyway, I had waited for 15 mins and no one asked me if I wanted a drink! I had to call for the waiter. Same thing happened to my 2 friends at the same table. I think the ballroom I was in also had no spotlight while the couples walk in.
We also had to wait quite a while before the first dish enters. The song they used was Desert Rose by Sting. Click Desert Rose to hear the sample.
Yea I went to the ballroom by the escalator...hmm can't really remember which level it was on (maybe third), but it was called the 'Grand Ballroom' (erm dunno whether this helps ) and it could hold 65 tables. One other thing which happened to a guest at my table was the waiter spilled the noodles he was distributing onto the poor guy. Dunno, maybe coz that particular waiter is new. But they were giving out the last noodle dish, then for some reason they decided it was better to split it up, but instead of doing it on the table, the waiter took the big plate of noodles and went round the table to scoop them into the bowls, hence the spill. I thot this arrangement is rather strange, as they distributed the rest of the dishes on the table. For all Hyatt brides, maybe you'd like to highlight this to the banquet manager.
Chin Leng, nope the first dish entrance song I heard wasn't Desert Rose, it was some other strange song I had never heard before. Yea it would have been great if we were at the same reception What did you eat?
I've also booked the Stamford room in Hyatt. I've got a friend who recently went for a wedding at Hyatt in August and said the food was great. She had no complains about the service too (but that could be due to the fact that she's at the VIP table). But I've heard from others that they tend to use part-time waiters/waitresses which explain the poor service. Any idea how we can over come this?
I'm probably going to sign with Hyatt... probably Hisbiscus Room on a weekend. Besides what's stated in the package, what else could I ask for? What about chair covers, chocolates (instead of fruit cakes) etc... Any other hidden cost I have to consider?
Thot they were charging $3 for seat covers and $2 for sash? Seat covers and sash will be free for the VIP table but got to pay for the rest of the tables. One additional point to note is that they do not have champagne pouring. I was told that we can swap the fruit cake with chocolate cake but not sure about chocolates.
i've tried to bargain for some free beer but to no avail.
so i tried to exchange the second night stay with 30 liter but they only give 20.
for chair cover, they wouldn't give in.
my bargaining was weak because i'll have only around 20 tables dinner. i guess if you're having around 25 tables they should be more willing to consider your request.
i'm also using hibiscus room.now my concern is: it would be rather dark for both march in and photo shooting.
Discovered this website some weeks ago and found it really useful. Especially this forum with all the useful feedback.
I'm considering Grand Hyatt for my wedding too.
Grand Hyatt has a few ballrooms so was wondering whether anyone who had held their wedding there before had any complaints with the service provided since there could be more than one weddings going on that nite ?
Would appreciate if anyone could give me any comments on Hibiscus and Sir Stamford Room.
I'm also member of the Hibiscus Room Club. hahahaha
My Date is June 2001 on a weekend, so pls feedback when yours is done.
I don't know whether my bargaining worked, but as I didn't want some fo the package stuff, they were exchanged for other stuff.
Things we didn't want: the invitation cards (not to our taste), the dummy wedding cake (getting a real cake), the first-anniversary dinner voucher (we're moving overseas after the wedding).
What I got in exchanged: flat corkage for wine at 200 bucks. (we're only having wine, not beer), white seat covers for all at 280 bucks, and 800 bucks for real 3-tiered cake (real cost minus cost of dummy cake I didn't want). Also dunno whether kenna cheated.
Like you all, I swapped the boring fruit cake with brownies.
I chose the Hyatt because I liked the decor. I actually really liked the dark color theme in the Hibiscus Room. My parents preferred the pastel colored Sir Stanford Rm. The other reason why I chose Hibiscus over Stamford is that it can only hold 28 tables, so the parents can't invite their boatload of friends I don't even know.
Thanks for your feedback on Hibiscus room and Sir Stamford room. Really appreciate
I'll be having around 28 tables...but likely that it might expand to another 2, so I guess I'll probably take Sir Stamford room. I really like both rooms....
Going down tomorrow to discuss further with the catering sales manager...the last time, we bargained for a 20L barrel of beer...not sure whether we can get more out of the discussion tomorrow before we sign on the contract.
By the way, who did you speak to from the catering sales department ?
Yes that could happen. But there's nothing they can do about it, since I'm not budging on hibiscus room.
Our policy is we're only inviting the relatives, and very close friends and very very close colleagues.
We're solving the parents guest list problems by giving them 2 tables each and they can 'rank' their own friends and decide who gets to come.
I know this sounds bad, but i don't really care whether my parents friends turn up. Afterall, I don't even know them, and as such it doesn't matter whether they are there or not.
I also know others say this is not my wedding, but my parents, but it's the new millenium for goodness sake! It's time to make a stand.
Obviously, my parents aren't very happy about it, but I told them I will budge on everything else except the number of tables issue. So I chose the battle I wanted and am saying yes to everything else as a compromise. eg. we didn't want the studio and wedding pics, but the parents wanted, so we said OK, among other things.