Hi ladies, sorry for the late reply, just back from my honeymoon in Switzerland & Italy.
, we chose the bubble march-in and it was kinda romantic compared to dry ice which we feel is passe.
, our banquet manager was Dan. We are not sure if the bridal suite is the premier suite but it did have one toilet with glass doors. You mean one of the bridal suites has two toilets?? We had a wooden sliding door separating the bedroom and the living/dining room. Quite spacious. As for whether it was facing the sea, we could get some glimpse of the sea though it was blocked partially by Oriental hotel. The picture looks like one on the Marina Mandarin website.
, actually the wine and beer consumption depends on the nature of your guests. For us, we had 430 guests and out of the two barrels of 60-litre beer given (no free flow for us because ours was on Sat), the first barrel wasn't even finished, so the 2nd barrel wasn't opened. I guess nowadays people drink more wine than beer. But then again, it still depends on the nature of your guests.
I just attended my FH's friend wedding at MM. Overall experience was great! Pretty impressed leh..
The servers were very attentive.. Food tasted wonderful.. I'm one person who is very particular abt food taste =) The fish & prawns served were very fresh..
I guess people have very different opinion on service level & food quatity. But so far MM pass the test!
Don't worry too much... I guess what's most impt is how comfortable are you with the hotel on the whole.. The feeling you get from the time you reach the carpark, to the lobby, to the ballroom & to the bridal suite..
My experience with Goodwood Park not too good leh..
Hi Elcy, we also use the burble for march-in, I felt it quite nice and romantic. The Bridal suite have 2 bathroom right?When is your dinner at MM?
Hi everyone,overall I quite satisfied MM.Mostly my guest aslo comment that the food also very nice, good taste!My guests also no problem with the parking lot, maybe on Sunday. hehe!
, glad that you like the bubble march-in and had a great experience with your wedding, too. Sounds like our suites are different? Our suite had only 1 bathroom in the bedroom area. There was no bathroom in the living/dining area. However, there were 2 plasma TVs, one in the bedroom, one in the living/dining area. Outside the bathroom, there was a vanity corner. The bedroom & living/dining areas were separated by a wooden sliding door. Overall, very spacious. What about yours?
Hi Elcy~yes, me also like that ya,just the living room entrance there have another bathroom. Our room not the plasma TVs leh.is normal TVs.hehe! I can not attend the coktail because my zip broke. Quite angry of my bridal shop.The zip can not support the heavy gown.When I return gown, they never said sorry to me, only 'bu hao yi shi'....I not take the lower range gowns, I took the VIP range gown, end up also like that, my money spending on the bridal shop really not worth it, around 5k man...give me such bad experience.
Hi Elcy, I duno how he did it, the zip manage to zip, but he still worry the zip will broke again. I called the bridal shop asked them send a tailor to re-zip(sew) it.gosh, this bridal shop really bad...
Hi aN Qi,
I haven't sign with them, still trying to nego for more perks..hehe..actually we went down again and feel that vanda ballroom ceiling is really low..hmm...my HTB dont really like it. So we are still considering...
i booked with them for my AD 2008...
my sister juz had dinner there and she mentioned that when serving fish... as the lights were dim... the ppl at her table were complaining as they cant see the fish bones hence they never touch the fish till desert time when brighter lights are on... haiz... what u guys think... I like the lightings but didnt occur to me about this thing...
Hi Kellie~my guest never complaint to me about the lighting and for the' fish bone'. They mention the fish very fresh and nice. If you worry that part, you ask let your banquet manaher know it, he can adjust for you.
Hi Ben~Before that I have same feeling with you too! after went to some ballroom, I felt that the ceiling will not a 'serious' problem. Some ballroom have very high ceiling and macrch in, but have pillar block.So we stick to MM too!
The coktail area is the best, for me! I like it...even my guest also enjoy the music and have a quick gathering with friends..
hihi we just had our wedding there 2 wks ago. overall was good.
just to share further, ours was on a wkday at the ballroom. we had 410 guests, 2 barrel of beer nearly finished, managed to drink only 30 red wines, the rest goes home with us, only 2 bottles of Martell that we brought in were used.
we were told that the waiters ratio for our night is more than 1 to 1 table, our coordinator wonder why too. BUT the problem is, my guests from different groups complained that they did not take the initiative to serve or refill the berevages. Guest must call for them to have their glasses filled. Quite upset about this cos we had brought in extra red wines and hard liquor which was returned untouched.
We love the cosy feeling that we get from the low celing and guests also compliment on the lighting effects and overall feel. the bubble effect is something different, i mean, this time this bride walked in w no smoke but full of bubbles ard, the feeling is special.
our room is the one w 2 bathroom room. it shld be made up of 2 rooms actually. got 2 room numbers. overall is spacious too, we are ok with it and glad that got 2 bathrooms espeically during the evening when frens and relatives poped in.
another not-so-impt" thing, the total of $100 F&B voucher that they gave us was used to offset the total bill (banquet and room service meals), i had thought that it was never meant for the banquet.
hEllo. has anybody booked with MM for 2008 weekday package? can share with us what are the perks that MM has offered so far? Tks!
We are plannig to attend the wedding show at MM on 7 Jan 2007.Just to share, heard from our coorindator there might be more perks offer(like free flow of beer for weekday and free one table for 20confirmed tables etc) during that time, but only for 2007 wedding. So we might be bringing forward our wedding to Dec 07 instead...
need some advice pls...i'll be attending a wedding dinner at MM nxt tues but duno hw much to bao for AP. tis colleague(the bride) of mine is not very close to me (we only talk on official matters). she invited both me n hubby(very last min)...so i aim to juz cover her per head cost. any advice?
I have the same concern as you. the short march in and low ceiling...
but the decor and ambience is really cozy. Guess it depends on individual. Most likely we will be signing up with MM as they are quite accommodating to our request ..just need to convince myself on the short march in and low ceiling. hahaa. any MM brides can give comments on that to reassured us?
hi Kellie, you mentioned you booked your AD in 2008 at Marina Mandarin? that's one of my choices, also planning AD for first half of 2008. could you share with me your package?
or anyone else who has the 2008 package, can you share it with me? my email is [email protected]
i think it's a wise choice to take a look at their promotion for the upcoming wedding show. for the previous round, we didn't attend but asked them to send us the documents with the pricing.
must admit that the pricing is reasonable with additional perks. for couples that can't attend, do send an email to them asking for the promotion details. there is a cut-off date for the booking to be done, usually around 1-2 weeks after the wedding show.
i had a long train too for the short march in. heehee no regrets. Was thinking, if the aisle is long, the guests's applause will slowly die off before you reach the stage cos they are unable to clap for too long.
For ours, it was short but w a bigger impact for that moment! so gals, dun let the short march in bothers you at all.
And low ceiling is not as itimidating as one with a high ceiling. so long you like the overall feel of the room, its sufficient. my colleagues comments that its better than the Intercontinent ballroom which is low ceiling too.
i think the overall room made me feel at ease that i dont have stage fright at all when i am on stage.
just a reminder, remember to instruct the waiters to take initiative to refill the drinks. this issue made us feel so bad, its not as if we are stingy on the liquors and wines and yet we bring back so many bottles w complaints fr our guests.
Get someone to observe the waiters service level and drinking pattern of the guests. see anything not right, act immendiately! if the wine are going slow, see if its becos the waiters are not doing their job well.
eh another thing, we had used UOB credit card to settle the bill. got points. other banks like HSBC dont have.
Just had my wedding at MM main ballroom 2 weeks ago on a sunday. Thumbs up for MM. Everything went smoothly. The food, deco, service were great. B4 the wedding, i thot the aisle to march in is short but on the actual day, the aisle didnt seem short. With the right music, deco,bubbles effect and most importantly, the cheering guests, everything seem perfect and beautiful. the impact was there. Many commented it was a beautiful wedding. The food was great. My guests loved the ice-cream mango thingy. The banquet manager and my coordinator Steven were v helpful and friendly too.No problem with car park lot too. Started dinner at 815pm tho we had 40 over tables. If any one is considering MM, dun hesitate. u wont regret.
:tell you hor I got a very very good deal.....I put them till the max....keke
I got another barrel beer free or I can choose 12 bottles wine
another nitez stay - so now is 2 nitez
5% more carpark coupons and inviation cards."
may i ask how did u managed to get the extra nite stay n more carpark coupons n invitation cards? i managed to get the option of changing the beer to 12 bottle of wines too but my coordinator, though friendly n helpful, didnt offer me any more stuff.
I agree tt the ceiling of the vanda ballroom is nice but i like how the overall effect is very cozy so i will most prob be a MM bride too. =)
Hi, would like to find out whether the food in MM is good?? I am a potential MM bride..but haven't sign on the package yet. I will be choosing the weekday package,. Anyone have any comments?? Also how you all find Vanda ballroom... find it quite cozy but ceiling a bit low and not much decorations.
the general comments on their food is quite good. So not to worry. I am also a potential MM bride. waiting to sign the contract..
only thing is their ballroom ceilin is really low lor...but their foyer has ample space for pple to move ard...Probably u went down and saw the set-up during the wedding show? I've seen their actual wedding set-up one of the evening and must say once the candle is lit up, it looks romantic and cozy....u may want to check with ur coordinator when is the next wedding and rop by take a look? noticed that during the wedding show, the set up not so nice leh..