I have been to Sheraton a few months ago for a wedding and found it great as well.
Wedding ambience and deco: good
Ballroom: Though it is L shaped, but the guests at the back have no trouble seeing the stage.
Foyer: Grand feeling and spacious.
You can consider ST. But for Goodwood, as you are having 30 tables, I would not advise u as it may looked too cramp. I spoke the banquet mgr before and they can only hold around 23 tables within the ballroom, the rest will spill out to the corridors so it may not look too nice.
I heard a friend said that Marriot hotel is not bad - I have not been to see their ballroom b4, maybe you can check it out.
Hilton: some pillars but overall good in wedding deco and food.
Hope this helps.
Been following your postings as well and enjoy your comments a lot. U have a fan here too !!!
Thanks for the reply on the deposit. $3000 seems quite a lot, any rooms for bargain?? Glad to hear so many good comments on ST. Was actually deciding between Pac Pac and ST. Glad we had settled on ST finally.
Any one has seen the deco that ST will be using for next year? What do you think of it?
serene, oh yes do let me know what is yr budget like for the banquet maybe can help u a bit as i have been to quite a no of hotels this year for the weddings....
chipmunks, i think you were asking when is ST is using the new decor... the last time i called ST, they said there is a wedding in Nov who will be using the new decor... maybe u can trying calling ST to confirm...
hi ladies, talking about the new decor for ST in november, it might be on 12.11.2001. my friend will be attending this wedding party and i have told him to keep a lookout for me. i have also mentioned to him about the L-shaped thingy, he will give me his comments after attending it! i will keep you gals posted..
but how about the "old" decor? is it "passable"? how is it like?
my budget and what i am looking for? actually ST is a little above my budget, i am looking at 80nett per pax.. but i guess i can stretch it a little?
i have also shortlisted the following, like i told meimei before and these are the ones i have shortlisted..
my budget about 80 per pax and no. of tables about 30..
initially i was also considering royal plaza on the scotts but it's under renovation now.. the staff aren't committing as to when it's ready. anybody, insider information??
anybody has any comments on the above? i am of course open to other suggestions!
btw, do you gals think the hotels will decrease the price of the banquet, given the current economic situation? i am hoping that it will in about 2-3 months time and if so, i will wait till then to confirm my reservation but am worried of risking the dates i want in the end...
can't say much abt others... as for GW, its not that "old" in decor really, the banquet manager promised us the ballroom will be repainted in Dec01, n they recently renovated some of the suites n changed the decor, but the bridal suite isnt impressive, rather standard i shd say..
me thinking of paying the diff to upgrade to their poolside suite which has a chic decor hehee....
just one little advice, believe your feelings, choose the hotel ballroom u love best, feelings dun deceive
i went down to ST to see the decor in one of the days when they had a wedding there... trust me, it was lovely.... the table was very nicely done, gives a very grand look and they have this intelligent lighting which makes the ballrom juz so romantic.... did u go down to take a look when there is a wedding there... then from there u can judge for yourself...
i personally went down to see their wedding set up when they were having a wedding there... some comments on some of the hotels:-
Hilton - not dat nice, nothing to shout about and i saw there were pillars in one of the ballroom.. i think is the grand one...
Oriental hotel - the room is in a fan shaped juz like their logo.... alright lah...
Talking about Royal plaza on scotts, yes they were on my list but like wat u said they were under renovation so they did not dare to commit themselves... i also went down to take a look at their ballrooms.... not bad.....
have u thot of Westin? i'm not sure wat is the package like.... but i attended a wedding in july.. food not bad... ballroom big but the decor quite bare.... let me know if u need any more infor.. i understand wat u have been going thru... trust me i went thru the same feeling as u....
hi cheer, my wedding date? it's in february 2003... feeling so sheepish
however as many of the ladies know from the other forum pages, hubby & myself will be busy with our work and studies next year, thus we are hoping to fix hotel & bridal package by this year..
anyway, it's good to prepare things early and besides, i get to know you gals so much earlier!
anyway, i know it's being a little kiasu here...
so, cheer, have you fixed your banquet? how many tables are you looking at? what about your bridal package? i understand you went "gown-shopping" on friday? how was it?? heehee... insider info., i have! haha.. just joking!
hi idah! so, you are definitely a ST customer, is it? how many tables are you looking at? what about the bridal package? fixed?
thanks for the feedback! you know, i was rading the earlier threads for ST and some commented that the decor looks somewhat like a "funeral"?? i think i must really go take a look & find out for myself! like what cheer said, feelings!!!
westin? i have thot about, but it's pretty much exp, even more than ST!! besides, the previous comments that i had was that the food doesn't justify the price for each table?? yup, and of course, also the decor!
i am thinking also of marina mandarin.. any comments?
for banquet i have signed up with GW, thats the only thing i have confirmed so far , i guess i am the laziest bride here heheee
i am keeping the number of tables minimum, looking @ 23-24, wish me luck i dun exceed what i planned out for
this week i plan to visit the bridal boutiques n photogs i have shortlisted, will keep u posted on the outcome :>
heeheee... i know where ur "reuters" source is...
coz me oso kpo u know heheee
pple @ JWN are rather fun, pix nice, gowns special, but me no verdict yet... coz me really fickle
so u signed up with them liao?
were u the one who dreamt of the gown that very nite after visiting them?
hehee... insider info 2.... :X for a price negotiable hehehehee
Hmmm Marina Mandarin... been there twice, the food is good, but the ballroom (the one i went))structure a little weird, give them a call n go feel for yourself
think the price is in your range :>
Serene... dun worry lah, its always good to plan early, coz that will reduce stress considerably, at least u n hubby won't end up fighting on rash decision.... stress is detrimental to r/ships i muz say!
so you are going overseas to study/work or ur hubby? how i envy u guys!
yep, give me comments after you view some of the bridal places, okie? as for me, i will start "actively" in about 2-3 weeks time, after hubby's exams! that is, provided, he's willing to be active! haha..
in my course of work, i get to travel, not every month, but quite often.. that's a good perk, i get to travel, sight-see and shop at the same time! as for hubby, he's going overseas next year for about 2.5 months for attachment...
don't envy! sometimes,travelling is very tired! exp. long haul flights! i rather prefer to holiday and not work!
I am new to this thread. Hmm...this thread seems quite quiet nowadays.
Anyway, just wanna share wiz u guys that ST is having a promotion now. They r offering $30 off per table if u book before 31 Dec 01 plus free flow of beer, two nights' stay, free seat covers for all tables etc. A Sat package will be S$820+++ for a table of 12 while a Sunday package will be S$758+++.
Quite gd deal. If u r considering ST, call them quick for an appt!
gemi - I will be having abt 25 tables so 20 shldn't be a problem. h/w, i dun think they will agree to 20 tables. well, if urs is on a weekday, u can prob try. mine is on Sun and they insist min 25 table of 12 pple each.
As mine will be in 2002, I am not sure if the price is valid for banquets in 2003. H/w, looking at the current economic situation, i am sure they dun mind securing your business for 2003. They r quite flexible. Just give them a call and find out. Good luck!!
I also just confirmed with ST.Very Good deal indeed.Finally settled on the banquet venue after months of research.At first I thought ST would be very ex but with the promotion,and mine being on a weekday,each person will cost only $67.50 nett.This is really value for money considering the comprehensive package,the classy ambience,great location and one of the few hotels with good food(from the renowned Li Bai Restaurant).And with this promotion,it is even cheaper than some 4* hotels which are not willing to throw in additional night stay and free flow beer etc.
For your info,the promotion is valid till at least Jan 2003(which is my wedding).Not too sure about later months though,but you can always ask them.They are quite flexible.For eg,they agreed instantly when I asked whether I could cut the min no. of table to 23 instead of 25 for weekday(actual no for me could be 30 anyway)and the intelligent lighting which was charged at $10+++ per table was waived and I asked.
But the promotion ends 31 Dec,so be fast!
I wouldn't agree more that it's a good bargain but after discussion with my FH, seems like a bit too rush for us to make the decision within the weekend(exact date not set and the parents have not met up yet).
And i got 2 years before the actual day..sigh...
Truth is, i have not start looking for any banquet venue. Probably next year, i guess.
Anyway, i will be going to Le Meridien's bridal show next mth to check out the place.
I met my wed co-ord of ST yesterday and checked with him whether this promotion is valid for 2003. Well. he said that it is valid only until Chinese New Year 03 'cos they follow the Lunar calendar. They will come up with something new for rest of '03. No hurry for u then....well, u might even get a better deal for ur wedding!
So, take the time to look around! Hv u tried Merchant Court? Quite a hot venue too!
I had my wedding dinner in Jan 02. It is excellent, excellent location (being just next to Newton MRT), service and food and definitely value for money. My husband and myself did not regret choosing ST. If you are very particular abt food, ST is the one as all our guests have nothing but praises for the food, the portion is big and tastes good too!
I would say the only "con" is its L-shaped ballroom if you prefer regular shape ballroom. This was my concern initially but after have gone thru the dinner, i thought the L-shaped ballroom is perfectly alright. In a way, it is better than having a rectangular ballroom when the guests sitting at the back of the rectangular ballroom will find themselves real far away from the stage and feel isolated. L-shaped ballroom would not have this problem as the guests will be "distributed" at both sides of the L-shape, therefore none will be too far away from the stage.
congrats to you!
All i can say is, in my impression, the ballroom decor was nicely done up.
Closer to the wedding, the banquet mgr will meet up with the wedding couple to discuss what decor they want. we did not get to meet and discuss with the florist. The decors are standard ones with, i think, abt 3 to 4 types to choose from but you can tell them what flowers you would like to use. Not too sure though, whether they restrict you on the choice of flowers as I chose white Lilies which is already one of those flowers which they are offering and is pretty popular among wedding couples.
Lilies are very elegant and they really give the kind of atmosphere which me and my husband wanted. So, choose your flowers very carefully....it does play a very important role. Before our wedding, we went down to view actual wedding set-up. We saw the same ballroom decor but using other flowers and we didn't really like what we saw. I guess it is personal preference.
as for the sash for the chairs, yes there are. i may not be able to advise you on other details at the VIP tables as I was busy (not at the table 99.99% of the time)and nervous the whole nite so did not really notice the other details. Hope you will have a great time at your wedding dinner in Sep!
Did anyone attended the bridal show at Sheraton Towers yday?? It was one of the most entertaining show I ever attended, very informative workshop too! A must to mention is the big discount from ST too. I like the dishes presented by Li Bai resturant... looks yummy!!
The gowns from American Wedding were a bit disappointing and the photo shoots by Dave Wee though are tastfully done but aren't sharp enough for my taste.
For those who are keen to throw yr banquet in ST, they are offering free flow beer, complimentary seats covers, additional nite stay in exe suite PLUS $50+++ off ev table!! With the offer, it is actually cheaper then some 4 stars hotels.
PS: no commission for me lah.. I just hope u gals can grab the offer to save $$, I alrdy signed with ST mths back and the offer I got then was slightly lower than this)
The perks like free flow of beer and two nites stay, free seat covers are only valid if you book before 15 April 02(i think they are applicable for weddings after March 2003). The $50+++ off is only valid on the show itself.
Thanks for enlightening me, star and Bijou. Looks like I can't get the $50 off since I didn't attend the show. My wedding is November next year - too early to start attending the shows right. Any idea if they will have another show towards the end of this year?
I will probably drop by one of these days to take a look at the ballroom decor..the previous decor by woodsville was quite nice...hope this is even better...do u know if they hv any candle theme? So, when's ur big day?
I would say usually bridal show will hv perks like free flow or extra barrel of beer or addn nite stay. But I believe these are bargainable. Gg to bridal show allows u to view the decorated ballroom without obligation (esp if u are the type who dunno how to reject hard sell tactics).
Personally I feel that those who sign up at bridal show may gain the promo pkg but lose the bargaining power to other perks. For eg, though I din get the $50 disc fm ST, I managed to bargain for other stuffs.
You need to start off by estimating how many tables u need and yr budget. Then from there shortlist the eligble hotels / rest (eg min/max tables, no of courses / location / price etc).
Also I think the 1st feel of the co ordinator is very impt. U must feel comfy working with him/her and he can be trusted / dep on cos it is your big day and u hv to work really close with him.
I can't remember whtr the previous deco was done by June Florist or Woodsville. It is nice but rather common. Not as unique as the new florist.
I saw the VIP deco.... the centre piece was a crystal / glass bowl with flowers and/or petals and small candle lites. The chairs are tied with roses not sash anymore. Very nice.. better than the previous one.
I think it may may quite diff to view the ballrm in the coming weeks since it is ching min now. Do call ur co ordinator to chk.