Merchant Court Swissotel

nearbtb

Member
alyssa, so who is going to take over ur wedding?
so far i have not heard abt Lidia so a bit worried.
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nearbtb

Member
to me huixian was great, hope lydia will be as good as her.
she will always try to accomadate our requests, unless she reli cannot do it, even on our rom she stay almost till the end of the celebration.
 

labride

New Member
Hmm..I am really new at this forum Thingy.
I really hope someone can manage to read this.

Will someone email me the wedding package they manage to get for lunch banquet..? I only manage to get the standard package fr Francis.

Thanks!

Email at [email protected]
 

labride

New Member
Hi... I forgot to mention that I need to pay extra for the rental of the poolside area for my solemnization..

Cotton sweet: Ur package comes with the use of the poolside for free?

I wonder if it's because that i'm looking at wedding lunch instead..
 

nearbtb

Member
I believe for pool side u will need to pay extra abt $800 or something like tat.
but i'm having the dinner so not sure for lunch.
however their package are all pretty standard.
 
hi everyone, i have a swiss business advantage room at swissotel merchant court singapore with breakfast for one from 20 Feb (sun) to 23 Feb (wed), fully paid for 3 nights, hotel allows me to change name. it is a King bed, non smoking room. if a couple is coming, you just need to pay for additional breakfast at S$31++. It has been paid >S$1k, but we are selling at a big discount, do contact me fast !!
 

labride

New Member
Hi btb.. So I take it as wedding dinner package more or less includes the poolside area for solemnization? Nice...

I saw the poolside area.. I love it..go with the theme I want to set.. Garden theme.
 

labride

New Member
Hi to all ex-SMC brides & btb, I need some opinion about the food offered by SMC wedding menu..

Cos my htb's parents are very particular about food and they are concerned that the food was not prepared by a chinese restaurant.

So,was the lunch or dinner reception good???
 

nearbtb

Member
piggy who is ur coordinator? gd? i'm looking forward to my ad too but a bit worried abt the new coordinator.

lala for my case its included i got the package during fair so maybe its included u can try to ask.
 

babylove2

New Member
hi btb,

my portfolio was handled over to Lidia by Hui xian.
Lidia is pretty fine and she accomodated to most of our requests.
Their great service really make mi look fwd to my AD
 

nixi018

New Member
hi btb, do u all sign up the wedding banquet package for SMC at any wedding fair or just approach the hotel? thanks in advance! =)
 

andrina

New Member
u can ask if they are having a wedding show soon. If they are, you can sign up there and maybe get some extra perks. However, hot dates might be booked already.

If they are not having a wedding show soon, you probably should just go ahead and book directly with the hotel
 

phoebeanie

New Member
I signed up during their show last yr but popular dates are being snapped up .. If u wan u got to check with them the date u want izzit still available if yes, go very early to book & nego. For more perks ... But do standby alternative dates if u have.
 

nearbtb

Member
HX I think most of us took the package during fair.
I guess the norm is during fair there will have more perks.
like Phoebe says have a few dates in mind, cos during fair they do sales at super speed, that time i went there they have a board to state that which date have been taken up so u can decide before discussing.
 

jesscml23

New Member
Hi ladies, I hv also booked SMC for my AD venue in Nov 2011
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Shannon and lemonicesky: I was looking at 12 Nov 11 too but was a step slower than u gals :p and apparently was told tt all wkend dinner are already taken up for Oct/Nov/Dec 2011. Am glad I managed to book the wkday dinner though
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Phoebe, can share the additional perks in ur packages? I should be signing the contract with francis some time next wk. My email add is [email protected] , many thanks in advance!
 

andrina

New Member
haha...sounds like their business is very good and perhaps that's y they may not have a fair unless they want to fill up the weekday slots.
 

lemonicesky

New Member
Hi jess,

I booked the date during the wedding show in March last year.. Initially wanted to have it on the 7th May but the ballroom was booked so i'll be having my solemnization on 7th May and wedding dinner on the 12th Nov.
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So in the end, which date did u choose?
 

jesscml23

New Member
Hi lemonicesky,

I chose 9th Nov 2011, doing my solemnization on AD b4 dinner banquet
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r u having ur solemnization at SMC as well?? Btw, do u or any BTB hv any concern with just 1 LCD projector? Tried asking for another one but they dun seems to encourage it even when we offer to pay..?!
 

alyssatay23

New Member
Hi all,

Does anyone have any recommendation for a 3rd party who can do stage setup? I went down to Merchant Court and really do not like the stage although we have already booked wedding lunch banquet with them. Would like to know how much cost will incurred.

HX told me last yr that they will have a new theme this year, but before she left MC, I checked wth her. She said they are still waiting for management approval ??? which I do not think it will happen... =(
 

lemonicesky

New Member
Hi jess, oh cool.. ur AD will be 3 days before mine.. yup, im having my solemnization at SMC as well
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Regarding the 1 LCD projector issue, i do have my concern initially but i guess as i start my planning for my solemnization and my home reno.. i get so busy that i start to disregard the issue..hahahaha I guess it should be ok since many weddings have been held there b4 and they have no problem w having just 1 LCD projector
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alyssatay23

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Hi piggylOve. Good to know that someone else told u too. But not sure when it is launching. Hopefully they can make it soon as we need to decide on the theme then I can let me Jie Meis know abt the colour theme. Btw congrats to ur ROM =)
 

jesscml23

New Member
Hi alyssa, I was told there will be new theme and favours too!
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Btb, as for the 1 projector, think my HTB and myself managed to agree on the guest arrangement so tt we both hv some of our guests near the screen while others further away blah... :p
 

nearbtb

Member
hmm..... okie tat is a good tot as well, can save cost.
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The new theme have been said since i sign with them till now still not approved? hope that they will do it by end of this month. I dont reli like the theme that i remember then.
 

alyssatay23

New Member
Hi Jess and Btb, from Wat u gals said looks like it's really possible they will have new theme. Just a matter of time. Mine will be on 9 Oct 2011 luncheon. HX once told me it might be June for the launch....
Btb, personally I really don't like the red backdrop on the stage... It doesn't match with their current themes except oriental, which is a very common theme =p
And as for the projector, we worried abt it too. But we decide one is enough. Since renting of projector will be approx 1k plus the wiring so as to syncro with the current projector and sound system.
 

nearbtb

Member
alyssa, 1 projector for 1k tats ex! perhaps i'll borrow it from my office, haha.

Sure hope they would change the theme fast. I remembered they have the garden theme which was the onli one that i think its nice.
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lynhuang

New Member
Hi all, I am searching for some hotels for our ROM and AD.. Have seen a number of hotels pricing and found Merchant Court price very resonable compare to other hotels we seen...

So I am thinking what's ur opinion?? I am asking for more information like how's the food and service?? is it good??
 

sherlin

Member
For wedding lunches, the accommodation will be the Swiss Advantage Room, which from pictures is very small. Are we able to or anyone tried to upgrade the room to that of the Bridal Suite?
 

andrina

New Member
I signed up during the wedding show where my room was upgraded to a studio room. It is unlikely they will give you the suite as it will be given to those who booked the dinner package.
 

sherlin

Member
Hi andrina, yup I was also thinking they would reserve the suite for people with dinner package, but I don't mind topping up a lil' $ for a bigger room though, hehe. At least the Studio seems much bigger and nicer than the Advantage Room.
 

teddyzhu38

New Member
Hi all, i'm planning to have my wedding on dec 2012 or jan 2013. next week im goin to SMC to view the ballroom... Lidia will be the one showing us around. Can i have some feedbacks for SMC?
 

sherlyne

New Member
Hi ladies,
So sorry have not been checking this forum for awhile .. We did not sign up with SMC just because of the coordinator.. So sad...
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nearbtb

Member
Wenda> i think u have shortlisted SMC for some reasons, now its just abt the feeling of the place, as long as it is right and you guys like it.
Have anyone change the menu before? How much is it to top up?
Can i request for the tasting for the food i wan to change to?
Thanks
 

ernie80

New Member
Hi ladies...

I'm going to SMC this evening (finally!) to meet Lidia. Now trying to find out what to ask and what to bargain for...

Hubby and I have been putting off our dinner for so long due to work and my part-time studies. We finally decided to hold it in June 2012. Yay!
 

nearbtb

Member
Congrats!!! ernie. I think u will like the place.
There is not much of room for bargaining but u might wat 1 bottle of wine per table or free flow beer?
As for the bridal suite can onli stay for 1 nite its standard.
Wish u luck, do update us on the latest theme when u r back.
 

ernie80

New Member
Thanks Btb... yes we do love the place. in fact, we've been there a few times for other weddings and so far no complaints on the food and service. Bridal suite is gorgeous and huge! Of all the other weddings we've attended at other hotels, SMC still leaves a good impression on us.

As for the weddings themes, I don't see much difference leh. There's still the Oriental, Enchanted Garden, Purple Passion (or something else but is definitely a purple theme), and can't remember the last one cos it didn't leave much impression on me. Hubby said the themes didnt really 'wow' him that much, but I still like the Enchanted Garden theme.

As for the wedding favors, didn't like any of them. Most likely will be getting our own wedding favors.
 

fln_1028

New Member
hi ! any comment on SMC weekend wedding dinner ??
my AD is on 2012 4th quarter, Francis told me tat u hv to add $50/confirm table.. izzit worth ? or mite as well wait for their dates to open??
 

nearbtb

Member
fiona> i think it will be best to wait for their wedding fair, but might prob happen in late this year, if u have lots of dates to choose for i think you should wait, $50/ table can be alot.

ernie> glad to heard that pretty worried abt the food and staff thingy. So u have booked the place?
 

ernie80

New Member
We haven't booked yet. We're still considering and keeping our options open since it'll be an additional $50/table for weddings after 31st March 2012. Need to recalulate our budget first cos there's still the home reno to settle.

I doubt we can wait till the wedding fair (if any) to book cos we wanna hold it in June. The date that we wanted coincides with our ROM date and it would be our 3rd anniversary.
 

fln_1028

New Member
as me n my hubbi calculate e cost which is ard 1128nett/table..
which is still cheaper than those other hotels.. on our list, we r considering orchard hotel & merchant court.. since sumone had taken e same date as us @ orchard hotel we mite as well tk up with e additional $50/table @ merchant court.. anyway, i meeting up francis to e ground to tk a look next wk.. den will see wat's our plan..
 

nearbtb

Member
Oic, but ernie as fiona said the price will onli keep going up so i guess that you have to go search for more other hotels. Hope u will find your dream place soon.
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fiona how is it? did u check with him if they are changing the theme soon? haha
 


ernie80

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anyway prices will always go up every year. anyway we've been informed of the 2012 package (which is 8-course instead of 9) and will be making our decision soon since it'll still be based on the 2011 package.

sigh... hubby has been too busy lately to sit down with me and discuss. Actually he's more fussy than me as I'm ok with anything.
 

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