Wedding venues are one of the hardest things to shop for, and booking one should be placed high (if not highest!) on your to-do list. See our helpful checklist for every bride and groom. Kickstart your wedding venue planning with 5 of the most frequently asked questions that will help determine your decision:
- Is my venue available for the wedding date?
- What’s the minimum and the maximum number of guests can the venue hold?
- How much is the package, and what does it entail?
- What kind of atmosphere/ambience does it offer?
- What are the facilities offered?
With this checklist in mind, start working out your budget and timeline. Most couples start searching for the venue up to 1.5 years in advance if they’re looking at peak season bookings.
If you’re tired of the regular ballroom options, consider these alternative unique venues for your wedding reception; waterfront venues are fast gaining popularity with couples who enjoy contemporary settings and charming views of the picturesque quayside.
1. ONEº15 Marina Sentosa Cove
Celebrate your wedding at one of the most prestigious quayside locations in Singapore–ONEº15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore. With 4 different venues at one location, you will be spoilt for choice of facilities to host your solemnisation ceremony, lunch and dinner. What couples liked about this location was the availability of nearby bridal hotel rooms for outfit changes and variety of actual day wedding photoshoot spots.
NOVA Room | Image Credit: ONEº15 Marina Sentosa Cove
With tall floor to ceiling glass walls that offer a wide 180º view of the bay and the beautiful landscape, this is a popular choice for solemnisation events or intimate wedding lunch receptions. The live screen projector for a montage or video sharing, adds to the numerous facilities you can get from this location.
Find out more about Nova Room here.
Guest Capacity: 30-40 pax
Minimum Cost: SGD 3,288
If you want somewhere to enjoy the breeze and natural lighting of Sentosa, opt for the Rooftop Terrace with its wide view of the marina. With ample space for dessert tables or reception table, the ways to decorate this space to make it your own is endless!
Find out more about Rooftop Terrace here.
Guest Capacity: 30-100 pax
Minimum Cost: SGD 3,288
For all fans of the nautical theme, the Boaters' Bar is a great option against the backdrop of the marina. The docked yachts and quayside walkway makes for a great photo op and you can work with your wedding stylists to create the colour theme and vibes you both would like to recreate on your special day.
Find out more about Boaters’ Bar here.
Guest Capacity: 30-80 pax
Minimum Cost: SGD 3,288
If you prefer a second location for your wedding venue after the solemnisation ceremony, the decadent ballroom is also an option for wedding lunch or dinner bookings. Incorporate your unique ideas with the decorations of the reception area, stage, and even place settings!
Constellation Ballroom | Image Credit: ONEº15 Marina Sentosa Cove
Find out more about ONEº15 Marina Sentosa Cove here.
2. Sabio By The Sea
For those who love the upbeat styles of tapas bars, Sabio by the Sea is a great option that affords you the most stunning views of the bay. The spacious outlet with the romantic atmosphere of Quayside Isle and Sentosa Marina extends to the outside area where you can host your wedding dinner or after-parties! This location is a great find for those who want a rustic wedding away from the city.
Image Credit: Sabio by the Sea
Not to mention, you'll get the great quayside area for wedding photo opportunities and the view! With the flooding daylights and amazing night view, your photo taking guests will love this venue, as much as you do.
Find out more about Sabio by the Sea here.
Guest Capacity: 150-200 pax
Minimum Cost: SGD 4,500
Image Credit: Forlino
Want something intimate yet in the city–accessible for your guests? We look to Forlino at One Fullerton for a beautiful view of the skyline, elegant ambience, and authentic Italian flair. Choose from the intimate rooms that best fits your style for your solemnisation ceremony and take the party to the main dining area where your bespoke Italian menu is served.
4. Yàn 宴
If quayside locations are not your first choice and you want somewhere central with a traditional-meets-modern appeal, consider the Yàn restaurant set in the iconic National Gallery Singapore. With a stunning chic meets elegant backdrop of the National Gallery, Yàn provides a spectacular and memorable wedding venue that serves authentic Cantonese cuisine with modern-day presentations.
Find out more about Yàn here.
Guest Capacity: 60-150 pax
Minimum Cost: SGD 15,000
From hotels to country clubs, waterfront locations and chic galleries, Hitcheed is here to help at each phase of your wedding planning journey. Check out our full list of wedding venues to find your dream wedding venue that fits your style and preferences!
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