Hi Rongz, you signed up for the lunch package? I'm thinking of having lunch at InterContinental too.. But seems like not much review for lunch at InterContinental.. Any idea if the standard is the same for lunch?
lemon_ice_sky>> Yes, mine is the lunch package. I didn't go research on the lunch standard. I hope it's good.. keep my fingers crossed. I only know that the lunch is 7-course, short of a vegetable dish, whereas at fullerton, the lunch is also 7 course but it is short of a prawn dish.
milktea20>> maybe 40 will be too squeezy.
jolin>> I'm also using the space outside as the coordinator told me if I need a function room for tea ceromony, it will be chargeable.
I will be having my food testing at Intercontinental pretty close to my wedding date. As such, I was told that I cannot change the dish thereafter even if I don't like. Are there any dishes that I must avoid and a definite "no no" to begin with. Once I submit my menu, it will be fixed. Thanks.
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Mei (yuki_81), I think you after you decided what you want in the menu, you go for food tasting. After food tasting, if you really want to change certain dish, cannot free food tasting again but am sure they will still do for you at a certain charge.
tingleling - you manage to contact your coordinator already? we have sent in a complaint and met up with the head with regards to our unhappiness. They have compensated us of an amount which we are not allowed to disclose. That said, the compensation relates partly to the mistakes that they have made as well...I'm hoping that all the parties involved would improve their performance/service. He said that they have allocated more headcount to the banquet department...so technically you should be getting prompt replies from them...
hi mei - what's the reason that your food tasting is so close to your wedding date? is it a screw up on their part or maybe you didnt have the time to go down for the food tasting. if it's on their part, i think they should accomodate your requests. any case, the food tasting as Tingleling has mentioned, is below expectations. So definitely need to make some changes here and there...
All - for the food tasting, it's best to record the details of any changes on the feedback form they give you. For my case, we wrote some in the feedback form and the rest was communicated verbally between our parents and the chef in dialect. in the end, my coordinator came back and asked us for details about the changes to be made for the food which I couldn't remember entirely and they couldn't communicate with the chef thoroughly about the feedback given earlier.
Bottomline - Just be more dilligent since the coordination and communication on their side might be below par.
I am taking the timeless classic theme and would like to ask whether any of you are keen to share in blue cloth to tie the ribbon around the chairs for the normal tables to make the ballroom more 'blue'? We currently have a few sharing, but if more ppl are sharing, the costs would be lower. It should be ard $200 if anyone of you is keen. I've pictures of the mock ribbon tie-up. Please pm me if you are keen to share. Thanks!
I know it's crazy but I might chgn my venue to Conrad instead of intercon so can't share the additional deco w u all anymore.
Somehow happier that Conrad seems to be more flexible on evrything other things that I wan compare to intercon's straight nos.
Anyhow, ur wedding at intercon will definitely be really pretty!
Yaloh, my AD is 2 May, that's why I said it's crazy to want to chgn venue now. Lol.
Interms of themes, I think Intercon better.
Interms of ballroom, both as nice.
But because I need to do my tea ceremony in the hotel, Conrad seems alot more accommodating and the perks are easier to discuss.
Then agn, Conrad table cost for lunch is higher. Haha..
This once in a life time event is really taking away my savings man. Lol.
Hi Rongz, nope coz I changed my mind on the day I supposed to go down to make down payment.
If I had already signed up, I definitely wouldn't change the venue because Intercon is just as nice.
Expect alot of things not flexible lah.
But the ballroom is just as nice as COnrad =)
Hi Gin, sorry to reply so late. Have u gone for your food tasti yet? We didn't particularrly like the smoked tea duck bec there wasn't any tea taste. They actually cook it first then smoke for 5-10min so no tea taste. Cold plate, didn't like the bean curd skin (can't quite rem what it was and i don't have the menu with me now...sorry!). That was quite hard to chew so we did away with it.
The orh nee dessert was good though. Pple liked that. Instead of coconut milk, they use honey; quite nice and different from the norm.
The cereal prawns were good too. I can't quite rem the dishes off hand bec I didn't eat much that night...and I don't have the menu with me now...sorry gin!
Just held my wedding in early march at Intercontinental. service was good and professional. Jane is very nice and helpful. but the fish was really lousy. Like many other commented here, the fish is hard... i had commmented on that during my food tasting, but is still the same on my actual day. even my guests told me that the fish is weird(y is it hard??) Perhaps they should change the fish supplier..
I've just signed up early this year for banquet in sep 2011. i noe i'm super kiasu but wanna get this over and done with. it's still 5k as downpayment.
does anyone have any idea whether we can pre-pay before the banquet? coz i have this credit card that gives a $300 rebate with $6000 spent in every quarter. so could save a bit if i start to pre-pay early. I noe some hotels allow but some don't.
I just held my wedding banquet at Intercon on 3rd April and I would like to share some of my thoughts with you gals here.
First of all, I would like to thank Jane for all her help, patience and advice throughout the last few weeks leading up to the event. It was really a stressful period as both hubby and I were busy with our work and had little time to plan for the event itself. Jane was always patient with us and very prompt in replying to our queries. We were just so thankful to have her with us!
Next, our banquet manager, Kim Hock, is a super nice guy! He was always smiling, friendly and really on-the-ball. I didn't have much time to interact with him on that night but my brother and hubby said he was really great and nice to work with. My jiemei misplaced the angbao that I wanted to give to my nanny and couldn't find it anywhere. When he knew about it, he immediately went to search for it and luckily, he found it!
I forgot to ask if he's still single though! haha, can introduce to my jiemeis...hehe..
Thirdly, the food that night was great except for the cold dish which the guests said was not tasty and portions were too little. Other than that, they basically cleaned up every dish.
A few areas of improvement though, the dishes were served too fast and the guests commented that the staff seemed to be hurrying them even though our banquet started promptly at 8.15pm. That was one big 'complaint' that we got for the night.
Also, some guests feedback that wine was not served and the service staff was not prompt in refilling their glasses.
Lastly, their valet service needs to be improved. We parked our wedding car at the lobby but due to a lapse in communication, the valet guys told us that they were not told abt it and did not want to valet park our car. my hubby was rather pissed off with their not-too-friendly attitude. We had to get the frontdesk staff to go speak to them to get it resolved.
All in all, we were really glad to hold our wedding at Intercon as the atmosphere was superb that night and the guests felt that it was a grand and beautiful evening. Most importantly, our parents were proud of us that night!
Thank u Jane and Kim Hock for everything!
P/S: I have extra angbao box for Timeless classic and also cloth to tie ribbons behind the chairs. If u need any of these, kindly drop me an email at [email protected]
Congrats once again. I am holding my wedding later this year in Nov. Been reading some neg comments on Inter-Con and it's seem that their service is not very recommenable. Many of us book Inter-Con due to their beautiful Ball Rm.
I am just keeping my finger cross that things don't go wrong on that AD.
I am very satisfied with Jane's and Kim Hock's service. I understand that there are brides who had a tough time with their coordinators but I must say Jane has been a great help to us. She calls us regularly prior to the wedding and updates us after each discussion. I was so confident of her professionalism that I actually asked for her advice on certain arrangement such as song for fanfare, bottles of wine required, number of coupons needed etc and followed her advice. I guess it really boils down to your relationship with your coordinator. I treated Jane as a friend and trusted her as a friend. There were even instances when I confided in her about the problems that I faced and she was really patient to listen and gave suggestions and encouragement. I appreciated her help very much.
I must say the service during the banquet was not fantastic but I believe couples can sort of "learn" from my experience and ensure that some details are taken care of during their banquet. For eg, talk to the banquet manager about which dish you want to be served by what time (2nd march in, at the end of the table shots etc), get sisters or brothers to go round each table to ensure that wine is being served, get feedback from guests and if there is a need, give these feedback to the banquet manager etc.
Just a sidenote, after we left Intercon, we hopped to Hotel Michael at Sentosa for a short getaway and the service there SUCKS big time! The staff avoided eye contact and NOBODY greeted us in the lobby, along the corridor etc. Im not sure if it happens at all hotels, but I really appreciated the warm service that Intercon had, except for the valet service.
My photos and videos are not ready yet. Will try to post them up when I get them!
hi missy mimi, i can tell you it's verrrrrry difficult to bargain for extra perks from hotel intercon, they're rather strict when it comes to bargaining for extra stuff, so what you see in the package they offered is more or less what you get liao. but of coz, no harm trying ;-) & gd luck!
cheers & happy preparation for your wedding too!
I'm here to share my experience with inter-con. I was almost an Inter-con bride until they played me out.
I contacted them 2 weeks ago. Back then, they informed me that there was another couple who reserved the ballroom. Afterwhich, I had many active correspondences with one of the co-ordinators - Stephanie.
Recently Stephanie mentioned another 3rd party being keen and require us to confirm asap. Which we did.
However, she then informed that the first couple decided to take it up AFTER we confirmed...As a result, we cannot have the ballroom anymore!!
We were shocked! There was NO mention of the first couple in the later communications. Since she asked us to confirm the venue, wouldn't it imply that the first couple has rejected the offer?
I have been really disappointed. My wedding date is drawing near and my hopes are dashed. I need to re-look for a new venue...
So, ladies, please learn from my lesson here. Always ensure that your co-ordinator does a throughout check for you.
Oh dear, so sorry to hear that melodies.
I realize many from this thread do not hav gd comments for steph as well.
I personally liaise with Yvonne, Jane n recently, Nora as Jane was on leave.
So for BTb who is considering intercon might jus hav to take note of this.