I just had my wedding at Humble House!
If you are having a small scale celebration this is the perfect place to go to. The staff are attentive (alot of the guests that night fedback to me about their superior service and they are good in giving wedding advises.
Plus, the actual day's ambience, food and wine were fantastic. All my guests were raving about them and till now we are still receiving good feedbacks from them about the wedding =)
I'm meeting the wedding coordinator to view the place and discuss the package this Friday. I have such high hopes for this venue but it's really quite expensive especially since they don't give much stuff in their package?
It looks like we are the only 2 people who is interested in this venue so far... when is your AD anyway?
Have you found a hotel where you can change into your EG and have your hair as well? That's something that I wonder about as well
vicki - that's the menu we have decided on as well! Looking at the 3 menu, it was clear this is the best option.
Btw, did you stick to the original menu or make any changes to it?
We are thinking of showing our pre-wed or actual day photos during the reception - guests will wander around but surely some will view the photos? The problem is that the projector is mounted and stretching a screen to the top may not be possible? If surface uneven, the photos may look distorted so I also dunno how. sigh...
My bro-in-law is having his wedding at HH in Dec this year, just a question which I hope you could help me out with. Do you guys intend to purchase complimentary parking passes from Esplanade or just leave it as it is (guests pay for their parking).
mawie: I will probably leave guests to pay their own parking. I believe parking cost is not ex + if you buy excess, there is no refund policy so it's pretty troublesome.
starling: HH has 2 themes; 1 is western setting with long rectangular tables - very pretty and the other is the traditional chinese round tables. Serving is based on individual portion so more towards western. No parking & hotel which adds to the cost.
It's an expensive venue (equal or more than 5 star hotels) but it presents a different and more unique setting so it depends on what you like
I did a bit of background research about 2 months before deciding on HH... when's your AD planned?
strawb3rry, thanks for ur advises..
so which theme did u choose?
ya, i wanted something unique something not like the typical wedding..
well, AD shld b in oct 2010(but i think by now all fully booked) or latest jan 2011..
hi, i quite like humble house as well and intending to book it for my wedding dinner. one down side is that the march-in is going to be difficult to do due to the layout of the place. anyone notice that ? any ideas how to overcome it ? thanks !
i personally love humble house. Didn't choose HH becos of the small venue. March in ... i think it's unique ~ nice aisle ... nice lighting and deco !! Contemporary chinese ... way cool ! Food is nice too ! Ambience 5 star !!! Service 4 star !!!
Any ex-brides who held their solemnization/banquet at HH can share their experiences?
I've checked out the place already.
Understand they do not have a changing room for the groom/bride, we have to use the staff locker room.
I'm still very indecisive of the order of my wedding day. Should i have the solemnization at HH when all the guests arrive or before they arrived. Cos HH tells me, usually a glass rectangle dining table will be use for Solemnization. After it's done, the staff will convert it into a VIP table which i dont wish to use as VIP table.
I attended my friend's wedding at Humble House (about a year ago, I do not know if there are much changes). Stepping into the dinning area, I was kinda shocked! The arrangements were totally different from the usual ballrooms or restaurants that I went for wedding banquets.
Taking a step back, I start to appreciate the ambiance of the place. The waterfall at the entrance helps quite a bit as you feel relaxed.
The place consist of long tables and round tables. I would assume the guests seated on those sofa seated at the round tables by the side would have difficulties moving in and out due to the space constraint...
There is no stage, so the dummy cake and the champagne fountain is placed somewhere in the middle of the restaurant.
The march ins were alright. Just the steps to watch out. A bit squeezy walking towards the cake and the champagne fountain. The emcee just stood around the center and addressed everyone. The emcees even managed to saboh the couple in such a small and restricted place... Haha...
The food served was absolutely delicious. With Sam Leong's full size portrait outside the restaurant, the food have to be this good. My wife and I really enjoyed the soup in coconut husk. Fragrant, flavorful and yet light...
The biggest problem is the table-to-table photo-taking. Due to the space constraint and the odd shape tables... & chairs, it would be a challenge for your photographer/videographer. You may want to check with them whether do they know about Humble House.
Overall, you cannot compare this place with the hotels that we use to hold our wedding banquets. This is a rather up-market place and Humble House is meant for fine-dining. It is expected that they are not able to provide the perks that hotels provide but if you are looking at a cosy affair and of course, delicious food, you have it.
Yes, what is exemplary is that each dish is very different from what other normal banqueting hotel serves - the extra touch is there and they make it a point to be both a sensory and visionary delight to the beholder.. I would rate 9/10 for food and 10/10 for class.
Do note though that there is only one microphone, emcee has not much 'stage area' to speak of but it makes a very cosy affair overall.
Just realised that this reply came 1.5 yrs late.. apologies. We invited 85 pax, cost was about $10k cuz we opened ard 10 bottles of wine from them..