We went there to take a look too, and found that the place is conveniently located next to Tanjong Pagar MRT and has beautiful interiors, but rather small. Also many of the tables at the side would have a blocked view - i think the centre unblocked area can only hold abt 30 tables. The prices quoted were quite high for a restaurant, from $488++ up, if i remember correctly. But of coz the food is supposed to be one of the best around. When we were there on a Sunday around 3pm, there were crowds of people dining there still!
U have taken a look at that place already? I find the reception area really quite prone to human-jam, and the lifts are quite 'slow' and 'small'. But guess the most important thing would be the food...if everything is good except the reception area, well, difficult to have everything perfect. Personally, i've never tried dining at Noble House, so i can't help you by giving you real-life experiences...sorry!
Actually, I have booked my banquet with them, despite my little concerns. Hopefully, the food will live up to their fame. Me too, have never dine there before, but booked it 'cos many friends have positive feedback about the place.
A plus point too is the location and price - so much more affordable compared to Hotels....and all in NETT price.
Post the message 'cos wanted to know if there's anything 'bad' that I should specially bring up with the banquet manager...
Remember to tell the manager not to sell their house brand biscuits (dao xia piang) during your wedding. Best get them to commit in the contract.Then say that if they do it, you expect a discount after the wedding. I heard they still do it even though my collegue's friend tell them not to do that during her wedding. My collegue did not have the heart to tell her that they were doing that. I heard they will go table by table and ask your guests to buy house brand biscuit or mooncakes (during mooncake festival).
Some people do not mind pple selling stuff during wedding. But, for me, I will not want my guests to be subjected to such tactics.
A note to add. The food at a noble house wedding is nice. My good friend's wedding was there some years back. The only bad thing, was he had 50 tables and we were seated in a small room, so we could not see the proceedings "live".
I definitely would not want my guest to put up with that! Will highlight this to the Banquet Manager and get that clause in the contract - must get commission (in terms of discount) for helping them increase biz!
i have not done that yet too. i understood they do welcome couples to 'drop' in just for a look on their wedding banquet arrangement on an actual wedding day. You can call them, tell them that you have booked a banquet and to have them to call you once there's an actual wedding going on, etc.
actually they had proposed me to 'see see look look' first before booking with them. but i went ahead with the booking without doing so. suggest probably you can do so since its a gesture they should give since you are a 'customer'. they got nothing to loose.
i believe they should be calling you soon on the menu selection, printing of invitation card, etc
i had wanted a saturday too but did not managed to get one. the date which i wanted was snapped up in just one week after i called them to check on the availablility. i was so disappointed that i have to get a sunday :-( was so depressed on that day during the booking that i just 'any-how' choose a date. sigh!
anyway, the package turns up ok lah. i have got what i want and as you've said, everything is 'nett' amount
I attended my cousin's wedding there this Feb and the food was really GREAT!! Every dish was wiped out!! No one came to sell their house brand biscuit, at least not my table...
The room looked quite nice...no pillars and I thot they even had white seat covers (did I remember correctly??)...but dun expect too much on the reception area becos once u step out of the lift is the reception area...not much space so most of us went straight to our tables to sit down...
Hi ixwong, Yes I did take up the offer of the bridal car under the package of $638 (the car arrangement came free). But the car is on a first come first basis as it is shared among the Tung Lok Group of Restaurant. We booked the package only after confirming that its available. I find that its a good arrangement in a sense that car, decoration, petrol, driver and other charges, erp, etc are all included. It saved me the trouble in managing my cost of the bridal car. However I believe if there's still availability on your date you can book it at $1200, with the same arrangement above. Timing is from 7am to 7pm.
But if your bridal package includes the car arrangement, then no point going through the whole arrangement with them(NH).
I am those against tradition kind of people. My parents and in-laws are liberal, just that wedding during the Lunar Seventh Month is a strict No-No. I had wanted to 'skip' the wedding dinner but as you know lah, under the environment here this idea was totally thrown out by both our parents.
I find that wedding is just a 'ritual' that all newly wed couple must go through. The life thereafter is much more important
Hi ixwong, From what I understand wedding package in 2001 comes with seat cover, etc(those white ones with gold trim). I have seen their photos when I made booking with them. As for decoration, you can have your own wall deco but must keep them informed beforehand. Dummy cake will be provided though. Suggest that during your next meeting with them, iron out all those details that you want. Ask them to show you pictures of the settings (which they had showed me). Their wall deco is those with the two big 'Xi' kind. If you find that its too tradition, probably you would like to get somebody to do up something for you.
just attened my hubby's cousin's wedding dinner in noble house two days ago. he had 45 tables altogether.
despite all the positive comments here, personally i didn't like it that much.
surprisingly i found the food not that good...at least at my table (6 male and 4 female) we didn't finish some of the dishes. the coordination of music and MC(provided by the restaurant) was poor that end up my hubby was running here and there to help out the restaurant staffs.
there was a "dramatic" first dish serving with "mission impossible" music, but it ended up like a joke as the waitors/waitresses seemed never practice before.
one more thing to add on is: it was very very crowded. guess it's because they had 45 tables. personally feel that it will be nicer to hold around 30 tables dinner.
i feel bad to say all these bad comments as it seemed quite a lot of people have booked with them...maybe keep my experiences in mind and see if you can negotiate with them to prevent these occasions to repeat.
Don't feel bad about the comments. This forum is setup for us to share real experience, and "derive" preventive measures where necessary.
I do agree that NH is a bit small for 45 tables. Only 30 can be nicely accomodate in the pillarless center. All others will need to "take cover" in VIP rooms, or behind pillars, which is less than ideal.
Can you tell me which dishes you had that are "not so nice"? 'Cos I have not decide on my menu yet, & can avoid these...
Thanks for the feedback. Seem like I cannot leave the music & MC to NH discretion.... Must go talk-talk to the manager...
i'm not sure wheather the menu of year 2000 and 2001 would be the same?
hope i can recall everything correctly:
there were more than two "deep fried" dishes, i felt too heavy and oily. the dissert was "red been soup", very thick and sweet. after having so many oily dishes, i didn't feel like having such dessert at all(just took one spoonful and left all the rest).
well...the noodle was very nice though.
maybe you can discuss these with them to see if they can do any changes to the menu.
Does anybody has a picture of Noble House?
and do Noble House has any affiliated hotels in which we're able to book for a one night's stay and also for use during the day for T-ceremony and makeup?
kindly advise. thanks
My dinner at NobelHouse is finally over, and with success. Many guests commented on the good food and nice settings...
The lift lobby is a bit small. So, we booked the area on the other side of the lift to serve as our reception area, cost extra $200 but was a good choice 'cos the guests can enjoy some drinks, and browse through the wedding album.
When the area get too congested, we then directed the guests to the dining hall as the dinner was about to start anyway.....Eric is the manager in-charge of coordination. We used their MC and they were ok. We did not add-on any deco 'cos we think the 'Xi' is nice enough with the 'shophouses' settings.
The only thing is 'cos we only have 25 tables, we took up the main hall, but they opened the VIP room to another group of guests. These guests smoke-out in the male toilet. Luckily, they were quiet during their dinner, but they look rowdy....
But all-in-all, the dinner is value-for-money. The only thing you need to watch out is your cost (if u have budget constraints) 'cos pple do cut-down on their ang-bao for restaurant dinner, even though it may be NobleHouse.
Oh yes! if you intend to do any slide shows, pls take note. Their projector is ancient-style, so any digital presentation from PC may not come out nice. It's better for you to get your own projector, and get their to coordinate the music. Trial-run is a must!
I must say the food there is the best amongst the wedding dinners I have attended. However, you may need to co-ordinate the music for I noticed that they kept playing their own playlists over and over again. And the song played when the food is first brought out was too loud and rowdy.... and I do agree with Ixwong, the lift lobby is small. Funny I also observed... that guests were not given chocolates or cakes as parting gifts. Hmm.... but for a small gathering of 25 tables and if you are on a budget.. I highly recommend Noble HOuse for the food.. but you might want to think twice abt getting your own MC and music.
The couples who booked NH has a choice to either taking the chocs/cakes for guests, Or, they can opt for traditional cookies for "Guo Da Li".
I think perhaps most pple, like us, opt for their traditional cookies 'cos it's really much nicer - a very elegant box with delicious 18-pieces cookies in each box (u.p: $18/box). All my relatives and frens who received the cookies has high praises for it....
In the end, we arrange another momento for the guests.
Agree with you that we shd coodinate the music - we gotten them to play jazz music throughout the dinner which was nicer.
As for MC, depends whether you have frens who are really articulate 'cos I have seen many who mess-up the dinner atmosphere due to inexperienced being a wedding MC....
So odd... I did not even get that "Guo Da Li" traditional cookies... so funny?? Oh yes, I must add something.. the projector was not really functioning properly cos the slide show was jumping and jumping all the time.....
Yep... agree with you... music coordination is very important man !! But I did not really like the use of the two MCs... cos the guy did not really pronounce the groom's name right. To me, getting frens who are articulate is very important as they can add 'fun and laughter' in the speech.
Thank you so much for remembering me and updating on your experience with NH. I have yet to contact the restaurant on anything for the banquet. Guess your response came at a right time (thank you! thank you!)
Um, will be taking down all your points for our first meeting with them.
Under the NH's package, you can either choose to have table favours (eg. chocolate or fruit cake) for your guests, or have it to be opt for traditional NH cakes (per table one box).
This means if you have table favours for the banquet, you will not get the traditional cake (vice versa). You will have to source for your own alternative against your choice above.
So since you did not have the traditional cakes, this means you definitely having table favours for the banquet. Nevertheless NH should have confirmed with you earlier on this. May wanna check with them.
have went to Nobal House "look look see see". we love the place very much but have find that the place is abit out of place...though is near Tanjong Pagar MRT but still need to walk about 10 min from the MRT (may be go by wrong way). afaid that relative might not find the place. anyone know is there any nearest way to get there from Tanjong Pagar MRT??
my husband & i went down to noble house last sunday to check out the location & layout. realsied that some of the relatives attending the wedding dinner dat nite did not know how to go to the rest. (cld not find the right entrance) thus i wld suggest dat when holding ur dinner it wld be gd to hv someone 2 usher ur guests in at the entrance of the bldg or put a poster or notice to direct ur guests.
btw, does anyone hv any idea whether the wedding package 2002 provide free seat covers?
Maybe you would like to call up Noble House and check if they have their 2002 package ready. If they have, you'll be able to find out if they provide free seat covers. If the package is not ready, you can try to ask them to throw in the free seat covers for you.
Hi! Sorry for the late reply. My package was signed in Jul 2000. Exactly one year before my wedding date. Wine at that time was not included into the package. We did when back to confirm all our arrangement with NH two weeks ago on our package. They have this whole list of wines which can be selected for serving. Budget about 20+ per bottle.
Seat cover was not under mentioned specifically in package during signing (aka in black and white) as they will only be ready for banquets in 2001 onwards only. But we have been informed that starting from 2001, all banquets will include seat covers.
Do they provide decorations or do we get someone to do it at Noble House ? Thanks. I will be getting around 20 tables, quite worried that they will 'share' it with some other wedding couple like what happen to my friend at another restuarant. It wasn't a very pleasant experience.
Anyone held a wedding at Noble House before ?
I'm very stressed.
Went to take a look at the place and they told me the pillarless area can only table 30 tables.
I might have to take up to 35 tables. Will the tables in VIP rooms be "isolated"....
They don't have much decorations available too. Seems like everything must pay. No table top pieces, no floral arch, etc.
For those who attended or had held their wedding there, how was the place "spruce up" ??? I really wish to take this place due to budget constraint, but I am also very worried about the decoration on the day.
What about the music coordination and the service. Did they change the plates regularly ?
Please give me some advice as I hope to settle this aspect and some "peace". grin.