melissa, i been to crown hotel for a function dinner a few years back, it was not nice. did u go down to see the 2 ballrooms? wat is your feel? wat are u comparing with? its a very individual preference lor, i will go for GPPR
you ask here, sure ppl prefer GPPR one ;P
i think depends on yuor priority, price? location? food? ballroom?
think most of us love the ballroom here for its high ceiling and no pillars.
crown ballroomis a tad older, got pillar (iirc) but got a nice long march in (some ppl this is impt, though I prefer mine not so long)
mine is upcoming already... but i find my tables like a lot of empty seats, as in 7-9 ppl per table. then cannot anyhow put 1-2 ppl so lonely sit there among strangers right?
wonder anyone else face this? i become very worried... wondering most of those whose wedding had passed, how was the AP takings for the night?
It will be best if you could get the package from GPPR themselves. I guess none of us replied bec we may have gotten different packages, different prices due to the entitlements, promotions and sales person. The best alternative is to get it from the hotel and make an appt to view the hotel ballroom, seeing is believing, pictures can be deceiving and subjective. It may looks nice to me, but not to u. If they still did not reply your email, you should call their frontdesk to check, and briefly commented that no one responded to you, maybe they will do something to compensate, i not sure....haahaa....but service in hotel line is very impt, if someone complains, it reflect bad.
Hi Michelle, I agree with MomO. Each of us will have a different package. It depends on what are your requirements n needs. You can discuss with the coordinator. Ya, I agree that its quite difficult to reach the sales person @ GPPR. You can try to look for Michele, she is the Senior Banquet Sales Manager. She is very nice and provides great service.
Not only diffcult to get sales person @ GPPR....All BTB got to be careful when you wanna book GPPR as their sale executive Veralyn is super lousy....NO patient, Miss No No No, every single word out from her mouth make you feel uncomfortable... she is representing GPPR, a wedding co-ordinator need to be someone willing to listen, share & at least cheerful. Our Miss No No No can hardly put on a smile & her face expression simply tell you "I'm tired, dun mess with me" Who will wanna had a wedding to be prepared by her??? Definately answer is NO... How I miss their ex-coordinator 3 years ago who done a wonderful job for my little sister... really really very DISAPPOINTED with GPPR. If u really want to book GPPR, use other sale manager k ^^
hi all, just went to plaza parkroyal hotel for wedding dinner. dun know if this is the same place. its at beach road...but it was GREAT! there were 2 ballrooms and 2 weddings going on...however, there was a staff to direct you to the correct wedding. hahaha....abit funny. but the service was great. very prompt. plus good food......yummy!
have u got yr BS?
Show ur msg in this thread tt u are looking for BS.
I signed up with My Bridal Room
Their services are gd and they got all kinds of new gowns. u may wan to go down n have a look first Den decide.
don worrie they wun force u to sign the package one
I already signed up with Sattine Bridal. Actually I was comtemplating btw MBR & Sattine.and in the end I choose Sattine as my hubby-to-be likes the photography style at Sattine and I personally feel that MBR have quite limited range of gowns. Its just personal optinion. But I think MBR is a good one. Thanks for making recommendations!!
We just had my AD and most of our guests commented that the food and service was good. They also like the serving of canapes during the cocktail reception.
Both the banquet manager and the operations manager overseeing the 3 weddings at the hotel that night, came n gave us suggestions on what to do next. They constantly remind us so that we will not be nervous and forget what to do next. The banquet manager will also constantly update us on the consumption of wine and hard liquor.
For first dish presentation, instead of the normal song with the lights effects, we showed MTV of the song. They have 5 mtvs to choose from and while your guests are captivated by the mtv on screen and lights effects, the servers will enter the ballroom with the first dish. The server assigned to the VIP tables are experienced staff and not part timers, they'll also remind us on what to do next.
Although their carpark is small and can be quite squeezy, once their carpark is full, the hotel staff will valet park for your guests free of charge at the carpark next door. Hence I only used half of the complimentary parking coupons.
We had 29 tables and is not too cramped. The tables are laid out to fill the whole ballrooom and the pillar free and high ceiling of the ballroom makes it look quite grand. Not forgetting the exclusive space outside the ballroom for cocktail reception if there's no function going on in the rooms next door.
We had the Govenor's suite which has an outdoor jacuzzi, from which we can only see the upper floors of nearby Excelsior Hotel. The suite has a cigarette smoke lingering in it and is starting to show signs of deterioration.
Overall, we will strong recommend this hotel to those looking for good food and service and a pillar-free ballroom.
hi bernard and sze wai, congrats to your wedding. think your photos not ready ya? can share with us when its done? i keep worrying abt how it will turn out coz the aisle is short, in fact very short. can i ask how was your march in? how long does it take?
my photos are not ready yet. dun worry about the short march in. what we did is to walk slowly, take ur time n smile to the guests. entering from both doors and meet in the center. for the second march ins, we switched doors to enter... still enter from 2 doors and meet in the middle. maybe about 1 min to 2 mins for the march in.
Well, hope the service provided by hotel's coordinator wouldn't really affect the wedding dinner. I met up with Vera, she is not that helpful, only doing a Q&A session with us, didn't really provide info for the wedding package, and her attitude was so so only. I don't know whether they are aware of it or not, the service provided by the coordinator is equally impt as the wedding package it self. Still hesitating to choose GPPR. So far, the best coordinator I've met is Steven from Marina Mandarin.
Dun worry about Vera, if you really dun like her service, try asking for a change of coordinator. Saw in this thread before Vera's boss is Michelle and she is very good. I do not have her contacts. For us, everything we liase is thru email and I print them out. Lucky on the actual day when discussing with the banquet manager on duty, only minor details were left out and able to rectify on the spot. The banquet manager and operations manager on duty that night were very much better than Vera.
If your concern is about cost and quality of food, then GPPR will be a very good choice for u, unless Marina Mandarin can reduce their price. They are pricey if I'm not wrong.
Our guests commented that the food was good and the ballroom quite nice, pillar free and large screens. Not many heard of this hotel but you tell them its near to Funan Center and Penisular Plaza, they roughly know where. Somemore we have included location maps together with the invitation cards?
They going to change name again? Guess more people knows its as Grand Plaza Park rather than Parkroyal on Coleman St.
Your big day over liao..Rem to upload AD photo when ready.. Planning for Honeymoon??
Agreed Vera, need abit of pushing to get thinks done but overall they can work tinks out even there's any minor hiccups..
Reali live up to the rest of ex brides's comment..Food portion was BIG!!
My guests & Relatives eat to the fullest till some were already full at 5th or 6th dish...
The Fish was thumbs up too.. was abit worried that might not be fresh..
Overall, This hotel is good for the food & High ceiling too, plus gd location.. Except minus point=Cramp/Squeezy as we hold 32tables...</font>
Hi Sze Wai , how do u find the suite ? do u have the pic of the suite ... I intend to put up 35 tables cos i have alot of guest , can the layout be change ... If u do have the photo pls email to [email protected]