I didn't manage to book hort lawn as weekends were fully booked in sept and oct this yr. They told me that next yr would be better. As we wanted it to be on sept this yr, we have chosen another venue, which is very beautiful too.. at raffles house, fort canning.
Hi I'm interested to hold my ROM and AD at Hort Park but am not sure how to go about doing it.. Is there any website that I can go to to find out more? Not sure if they have an air-conditioned place for the banquet..
Thanks, understand how you feel as I researched quite a bit before deciding on my rom venue too. Hort park was one of my shortlisted choices too. And hubby and I debated for a while too, whether we want to go through so many sourcing that you have mentioned eg caterer, logistics. And we decided that we liked the place so much that we decided to go for it. We were contemplating either renting the mph and lawn so that guests can eat indoor and solemnisation be outdoor, or booking the lawn only but building a tentage at the lawn. (have checked that tentage is allowed, but must get from a particular vendor) Anyhow, we did not get hort park in the end as it was not avail for the date we wanted.
Just would like you to know that my hubb and I got another venue (indoor and outdoor) that required all the sourcing by ourselves still, it was certainly hard work and yes like you said we could have gotten a restaurant with a lawn thats way cheaper, but we felt that its more impt that we liked the place and the sourcing process made the whole rom even more memorable.
Btw, it cost more than $100 per head?? I'm sure you can cut down some of the stuff that you intend to get.
hmm.. the officer says we need to book both MPH and Hort lawn from 8am-10pm. the bistro tables and bar chairs are also pretty expensive [about 20 per head]. so if you add in the food + wine. it's almost 70 per head already. then decoration, cake, band..... it's about there
I am holding my wedding there in Jan 2010. We will have the solemnisation in the lawn and the sit down lunch in the MPH. The logistics ppl are SengHeng Tentage. They are quite easy to talk to why don you get a quote from them if you have not decided on the place yet. If you need the contact you can get from me.
I do agree that there are quite a number of restrictions but it all depends on how you work ard them and how much you like the place. You may say the lawn is wasted but in a way we gave and take loh... We intend to use a bubble gun instead of having rose petals. After which we will give it to the kids to let them have fun rather then they sit in the MPH and get restless.
My advice to you if you really want to cut cost yet like the place so much, look into the things that are a must and those things that may have cheaper altertives like band etc perhaps can use amplifiree for music or play throught the AV system provided my the park as soft back ground music...
i've gotten the quote from SengHeng, the bulk of the cost comes from the bistro table and bar chair[$30 per px] and they are not very comfortable to sit on for 3 hours. so it's like a warm, not very comfortable alfresco dining which looks nice on pic vs comfortable but ugly looking conference room. [and the reason why i wanted hort park was for alfresco dining coz i don't like enclosed space so it's really a dilemma now]
btw rose petals are allowed on the lawn! only not allowed on concrete ground due to potential stains... so we are continuing with the rose petals idea
the band actually doesn't cost too much more compare to renting the sound system from seng heng and it makes the party alot nicer.. so that we will prob keep
what time is your solemnisation? hope it won't be too hot, but at least the sun won't be in your eyes
I thought rose petals where not allowed in the lawn leh ... My ROM is at 11.30am but we will be having a slope tent and a small gazebo not all guests will be seated only family members and senior citizens.
Perhaps for the comfort of the guests change it to banquet tables and chairs... Set up a tentage if you really want in the lawn...
I just booked today, luckily the slot is still available
The receptionist told me that we have to put the platform/board before placing tables/chairs to avoid damage to the grass. i will need to contact SengHeng as they are the only approved contractor in Hort Park..
Thanks for suggestion
. btw, do you know where to rent fake flower stand? thanks
jajah: can't use banquet chairs and tables --> need to built platform which spoils the look of the lawn.... of coz we can built mini platform for individual table but not sure how it'll turn out
so i'll prob keep the reception indoor [ at least i still get a view of d lawn ] and solemnisation outdoor, save me one headache on d day in case it rains...
kelly: you can consider putting a few bistro tables and bar chairs around but they are pretty expensive. so far sengheng has a lower charge vs the caterer i've checked out so you can rent those from sengheng. if your solemnisation is short and simple considering skipping the bar chairs[they are very expensive]... let d young ppl stand around. can set up a VIP table along the corridor for d elderly to sit down in d shade. for fresh flowers stand you can check out fareastflora, fake ones i'm not very sure
Initially we wanted to book on 10 Jan, but they are having renovation, so we had to change to 17 Jan. Anyway, it is still ok.
Yours is on 3 Jan, before renovation, so I guess you don't have to use the platform to protect the lawn??
I'm considering to rent HortPark MPH. It seemed pretty cheap for only $680 (4 hrs), until I read this thread. Looks like there are a lot of unseen costs, like the catering, the band, chairs, set up etc.
So I would like to ask all of u a question. How much have you guys spent for holding your wedding there?
Anyway, I thought this is a perfect place for my wedding, coz I'm looking for a venue where I can have a church service, full band for praise and worship, followed by buffet dinner for 200-250 pax.
I would say the cost is comparable with a hotel banquet but if you really like the place why not... You can speak to the vendors regarding yr budget and see what they can offer you.. No harm asking for a quote...
Ticketed Event: S$20 per couple ticket, S$12 per single ticket
Ticket sales: 12 Dec 2009, 11am - 7pm at HortPark (Goodie bags will be given out to the first 100 ticket holders)
Free Food Sampling: 2.30pm - 5.00pm
Jointly organised by National Parks Board and Wedding & Travel Magazine, the Garden Wedding Fair @ HortPark will showcase parks and gardens as enchanting and affordable alternative wedding venues.
The fair will feature a comprehensive range of exhibitors comprising caterers, bridal boutiques, photography studios, beauty & wellness, jewellery & accessories, displays & decor, honeymoon & travel, and other wedding service providers.
Highlights include talks and workshops, fashion shows and interactive activities.
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Don't miss out on this chance to explore the options for a garden wedding. Start planning for your big day now!
Contact Info : 6471 5601
Date : 12 Dec 2009 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Venue : HortPark
MPH includes projector and sound system but the place is very bare. have to think about how to do up the place, can consider using balloons.
Hort Park provide chairs for use in MPH, i think there's abt 200 of them. may not suit your wedding but can consider using them to cut cost, ask emily[person in charge of hort park] to show you the chairs
if it's a stand around party can get a few bistro tables from seng heng [ISS provide a few tables foc as part of the package]
food wise, the higher end caterer- etc lavish purple sage prob has better quality and presentation
the rest are more economical. email the caterer for package, the response is quite fast.
ISS is one of the caterer, pretty competitive package. i've tried their food, not too bad. but heard some bad comments b4 re food quality and punctuality. look around for other comments first before you decide =)
the list of appointed caterer is on hort park's website
seng heng is the only appointed contractor
All> Just want to comment on ISS catering too... I order from Javalink which use ISS catering kitchen cut the story short.. some of my guest got diarrhea... than I highlight to the catering company I think partly they are so scard that this leak out so they say are willing to pay for the medical fee and rebate me 20% of what I paid.
Seriously I still dun feel good cause its my housewarming party and such thing happen feel that the housewarming party is not being done at all after this matter.
shares more details of your wedding?
how was the weather, was it too warm?
i thought your event was on the lawn how come it got shifted indoor?
who was your caterer, any comments.
how much did you spend roughly
i'm finalising the details of the event, getting very stress!