Hi Jan Snow,
Sunil recommended one shop and is the one and only one shop that Regent recommends. Me forget the name liao ... we didn't use the translucent one coz think no one will really bother with the invitation card. The price is reasonable.
Hi Pork Chops,
I find the VIP table very nicely decorated
We only have 1 day stay... They have like 'options' open for us to choose, but it's not all that great because we only have 3 'options' and seat covers is one of them. I mean... who has a wedding without seat covers right? She threw that in, after I protested.
... and then the projector is considered an option. Sigh...
We have to beg them to give us 2 more places for the test panel. They only gave us 6.
She gave us extra cards and parking, with thanks, after some begging.
We have to use our 'options' for the rest of the items.
For the remaining 2 'options', we may take the jazz band and the 2 cartons of wine.... or maybe an extra night stay.
Waiver of corkage is on top of my list, but they refuse to budge. If she doesn't waive it, I may just have to hold my wedding somewhere else because wine is important to my guests.
So, all in all, I'm quite happy with the package except for corkage and we wanted an additional projector, which she refuses to get for us.
OK... so we have to negotiate for such things... but her tone and attitude during the negotiation was not good at all. Plus I have no problem maxing out the ballroom, so I don't see her problems, as far as profitability is concerned. She kept saying that I'm asking a lot... with a grimace...
All of you probably got better managers, that's why you had a good time. That's why I asked.. can I change a manager? When we hold our wedding, we will be relying on the manager to help us coordinate things. I'm just afraid that she cannot deliver.
Kevin, I think maybe you should call up and make an appt with Sunil. I talked to Sunil as well and found him pretty nice. Open for negotiation. But as what princesswed ahs mentioned, don't reckon you can get complete waiver for wine unless u purchase wine from them, which i feel is of reasonable prices. If you think that Regent is difficult when it comes to negotiation, i have met another hotel which i feel that it's much worse than what you described...which i shan't mention names here
Of course you can ask for a change of co-ordinator, if you are not comfortable with the current one. I have changed mine too. As for the wine corkage, I think majority cant get the waiver. I have tried their in-hse australian red wine during my food tasting. It's pretty smooth to drink. Maybe you can try that out so as to save the hassle of bringin in ur own.
Hi jan snow
when is ur AD? I have not did my cards yet either but my good friend is taking care for me.
Eh how come all of you think that Sunil is easier to work with har? Can share? My coordinator is Evelyn and so far I find her quite nice leh ... maybe cos I did not ask for many things? I asked for food tasting for 10, day room for coordinators and rose petals on tables...she ok to all leh but when I asked for projector she did say have to rent...but since I should be bringing in my own I though it's Ok ...
Kevin, how much more parking did you manage to get? The standard is 20% right? How abt the card? I know they give 60% and most hotels give 70%. You managed to get the seat covers which I think is quite good.
My Coordinator is also Evelyn. I find her quite professional. Same thing when I asked for food tasting for ten persons she also agreed. But for rental of projector, I think it's hotel policy that they have to charge a fee. So got to pay.
As for parking, I think it's restricted to 20% cos of the parking space available. I think I may not have enough parking coupons cos a lot of my guest drive. So whoever comes early will get the coupons.
I think generally if you have any special requests you can bring it up to discuss with the coordinator. The coordinator will try to help out as much as possible.
One thing I find about Regent staff they are generally professional and polite.
oh then yours is coming soon! Excited?? Mine is next July ... still a while to go.
So r u taking their new themes or going with their 2004 themes?
After u signed your contract with them, did u still ask for some freebies as your AD draws nearer? Becos I asked Evelyn what if I want a few more things nearer to my AD, then she said we can discuss then lor.
I think the reason is because I was supposedly an oriental bride, we changed to Regent coz Oriental is having a major reno. Thus based on the friendship between the 2 hotels, Regent gives us more perks .... this is what I gathered.
Oh, i see...prob that's y u got more perks also ... then also cos ur wedding is in 2004 and ours are in 2005 so the perks have changed....
Kevin, so far Evelyn has really been very nice to me and I actually signed up cos of very bad service from another 5 star hotel ... and she is very bz so one nite she actually called me only at 9 plus ....
it's been a while since I came into this thread. I'll begin by saying that if you're thinking of having your dinner at the Regent, then you've really made a splendid choice. My dinner was last Nov 29th and I still have wonderful memories of it. Everything went smoothly, thanks in no small part to the caring and professional staff at the Regent. Some say the managers are 'tau' but I think you mean accurately, 'inflexible', with pricing that is. Well, I did think so initially but I got to realise, with time, that they really do try their best to meet your needs. They do have to protect their business and so there will always be a limit to how far they can bend, as in all other establishments. I trust I am not alone in saying that the people at Regent do seem to be more concerned with the making everything work out right, down to the very sensitive details of making you (and your guest) feel totally comfortable, thus enjoying the feast and festivities. The premium you pay goes a long way. I know because I have tasted sweet hospitality from a great hotel. Kudos to the staff, Agnes (who has since left the Regent) and Evelyn in particular. I'm looking forward to our anniversary night at the Regent... All the best to all you who are preparing for your BIG day. It is all very exciting! God bless
I'm considering Regent as 1 of my banquet choices. Was pretty impressed wif my tele-conversation wif them...
However, the weekend rates for 2005 are almost close to $90, hence am considering a weekday instead. Would like to know how's the food & svc on a weekday banquet? Also, do ur guests have trouble finding the place, since it's not v accessible from the MRT?
Btw, I was given the package by Patrina. Anyone has worked with her before? She seems quite nice...
Hi Shyen, i personally patrina friendly. I did not exactly liaise with her, but met/talked to her when i attended their workshop. Maybe you can find out from Patrina if Regent will be conducting any workshop in the near future. During the workshop, u will get to meet almost or all of the planners, taste 2 of their wines, look at their table settings, etc.