Samantha Loh - ok thanks a lot. Btw, i saw your webpage. How did you do that? It's unbelieveable! I can't do something like that cos i am a computer idiot. Everything not settle yet. Will ask you if i need help.
Congrats! When is your AD? I think you can try negotiate with them the waiver of corkage fees for bringing in red wines...Cos I be having 25 - 26 tables and they allow to waive off 1 bottle/table...Furthermore, I think they can provide you special room rates if you gonna extend for another 1 nite stay and so on...Think they are quite flexible...
yes, confirm the location 1st is more important...anyway, how much you be paying per table then??? Mine is added up to S$630+/table...
My coordinator is tracy too, think bcos my one is a classic package so not much perks but did request from her the easel stand for my wedding portrait, additional 1 nite stay @ a discount, waiver of corkage for red wines (1bottle/table), projector TV and DVD player (photo montage)...Frankly speaking, I have made a deposit already but have not met her up with her yet (my appointment 4/2/2006 - sat)...
My BS - Mr & Miss Wedding Club
PG - Big Day Studio
VG - Ya**ies (* - p)
Additional nite stay - $170+++(upgrade to deluxe room).
4 - 5 cartons of draft beer (corkage fee) - $30+++ x 4/5 cartons.
Seatcovers - $600+ (25 - 26 tables)
Red wine - S$20 x 25 bottles.
Rental of projector TV & DVD player - $250+.
Add up the total then divide by 25/26tables...
(eg) $1,800 divide 25 tables = $72 extra + $558/table = $630/table approximately...
From here, you will be able to calculate your banquet cost + BS + PG + VG + Miscellaneous...
Think most likely will sign up with York hotel. Went down yesterday and talk to Cheryl but did not manage to see their Carlton Hall due to some functions going on. Now busy searching for wedding songs. Any songs to recommend? be it Chinese or English. Thanks!
Hey gals, I going to book the rosy hall too.
have met up with cheryl.
hope to get more perks, but i dunno what i could ask for?
as i dont think i want the ice thing, food tasting or free 20l beer.
if upgraded to bigger room, a bit useless as didnt stay in the room that much that day. unless i going to have after dinner party.
oh my ad is in sept 06.
How many tables have you confirmed??? Actually I am thinking of taking the Carlton Hall cos is pillarless...Too bad is fully booked for all the hall that day...
Anyway, I think you can request for something else in exchange if you dun want certain perks...My package is the standard S$558/table so can't request much also...except that I will have the waiver of corkage charges for the red wine I bring in that day (***2 bottles/table)...
cheryl suggest us to take the $658/table, so we dont have to worry abt the beer thing.
as they have this promo for the 658 pkg.
free flow of beer or 1 bottle wine free for each confirmed table.
wanted carlton hall, but cant meet the min 28 table required.
we got to come up with 25 tables, as its a weekend. sian.
guess i will request for another night stay.
So you have confirmed 25 tables...Rose Marie Hall??? I will bring in my own wine and beer so work out to be around the same...I request for changes in the menu so top up about S$20 more...
Actually should be 30 tables, if lesser than that - think she can help you arrange also provided the carlton hall is not being booked... Although I have 25 + 1 table, she can actually arrange to put me in the carlton hall but too bad is fully booked...
Aiyah, doesn't matter lah - overall package is very worth...
Hi mini and sam,
well when we book the rose marie, cheryl also refuse to soften abit on the 25 tables rule for weekend. so we got to come up with 250 people plus 20 people on reserve list (just in case got some no show. so in any case that as the mths goes by my guest list expand to 280 confirm, then she will let us have the carlton if nobody booked it for that day. she is right, if too big hall and little table, it will be cold and like empty!
anyway i was thinking of asking the florist to put up more deco, got to see how much extra its going to cost me.
I am thinking of holding my wedding at York Hotel but I have not seen the place yet only thru website and find the ballroom quite nice. Anyone been there to view the ballroom before, can you share the info with me For Example: is it pillarless, is the co-ordinator friendly and etc..
Since you have more time to look around, go look around at more places. And ask abt if they are going to renovate the ball room anytime. Actually like York hotel, the ball room can look quite outdated, so will need lots of deco (my opinion). I have asked if they are going to renovate before Sep, but they only going to renovate only the cafe outside the rose marie hall (Sigh). These lately there will be some hotels having wedding fair.
they also giving me 1 reserve, but since we final confirm number of table 1 week before, so i guess should not be a problem.
My BS is Everbliss at Suntec.
PS in early July.
my package is $3288+5%gst. already met the designer and show her the design i wanted. i source for my idea from those foreign wedding mag and internet. But for my EG, my idea was too simple, they said. so in the end she drew up a design for me.
Hmm... I m going with pink theme for the hall, so to match my EG (just an idea for now).
since your AD is still quite sometime away, it will be good if you watch out for any upcoming wedding fairs held by hotels.
To book a ballroom now is not too early, as the price goes up every year by around 10%. And booking a ballroom early can save the stress of looking for one very last min.
According to my friends who had attended York Hotel wedding dinner, no complaint, no compliment either.
Hmmm... if some hotel that you have called before, you may want to try calling them again. Cos from my experience, there are some couples who only verbally book the place, so not really confirm. Or they forfeit the 1st deposit, so the place is free again. some place only require very little 1st deposit like $500 only.
did you experience this also? after i booked York Hotel, the other places that we had enquired before but booked, called us saying the place is free! Geezz!
Jas - Actually, I did not encounter this cos I only call up the other hotels regarding the rates but never ask them to book for me 1st...Frankly speaking, York Hotel is the only hotel I ask them to reserve the ballroom for me cos their manager (Ms Tracy) really give me lots of advice and a very good follow up calls too...
Candy - Yes, you should start looking around liao then compare the rates...Some very hot dates (eg) valentines day & etc..., you need to book in advance for 1 1/2 year...
Candy - u check out the dates you want 1st before making the booking...If you have decided on the hotel, ask them whether still available or ready for booking yet??? if not, tell them to give u a call to inform you like what my coordinator has done...(follw-up calls)...