In recent years, the wedding industry has seen an increase in wedding and solemnization bookings at reputable restaurants instead of traditional spaces such as hotel ballrooms. Many have chosen the path of restaurants due to the consistent standard of delicious food they provide, classic good service, romantic ambience and wine pairing knowledge. All couples will want to serve their beloved guests the best dishes at their wedding and ensure a great time without staff intrusion.
With the influx of gorgeously styled restaurants that serve fantastic food and drinks, choices have also been widened and we know it can be difficult for you to pick one specific restaurant for your dream wedding. Let us do a simple breakdown for you, for you to pick out exactly what you might want in a restaurant wedding venue!
1. Choice of Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Italian, Modern European, All Day Breakfast – the choices are plentiful! Break away from the usual cuisine served in hotels and choose a restaurant with dishes you both love to savor together. It could be your first date restaurant, or your special occasion go-to place, it is so much more unforgettable letting your guests experience that same delectable cuisine that brought the two of you closer together.
P.S. On the list is also Peony Jade Keppel Club, a winner of the 2016 Bib Gourmand award presented by Michelin Guide Singapore!
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2. Choice of Environment
Have you always fantasized about an outdoor wedding or are you an air-con lover, especially in Singapore’s weather? Many restaurants such as Tin Hill Social and House have the option of al fresco seating, that will fulfill the dreams of those who simply love being outdoors. For indoor choices, restaurants normally invest a lot into the interior design to expressly reflect the mood or atmosphere the owners want. There are many elegant places such as The Black Swan and Peony Jade Clarke Quay for that romantic vibe.
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3. Choice of Scenery
Many restaurants are in prime locations that will create and enhance the nicest dining experiences. You now have absolute control over what scenery you would like your guests to enjoy on that day, be it the sound of waves at Tanjong Beach Club, at Sabio By The Sea overlooking a lovely yacht marina, smelling the lush forest at Lewin Terrace or taking in the skyline of Singapore’s famous architecture at Aura. Gone are the days of staying in a walled room with only a stage and 2 screens to focus on.
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4. Choice of Cost
Now, you can enjoy a brilliant wedding experience at a fanciful restaurant that costs much less than a mediocre one at a ballroom. For example, we have Senso Ristorante & Bar, a 180-seater Italian restaurant nestled in Club Street’s iconic and elegant neo-classical architecture, where you can book a canapés styled solemnization from only $380. Aryaa, serving traditional Greek and North Indian cuisine in the heart of the CBD, offers a very affordable venue rental for only $1,000. With a wide variety of restaurants on our site, we also offer a broad cost range, so you will definitely find a place to fit your budget.
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Rental of Venue only: $1,000++
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Set Menu 1: $68++ per pax
Set Menu 2: $78++ per pax
Set Menu 1: $88++ per pax
Set Menu 2: $108++ per pax
Set Menu 3: $128++ per pax
Vegetarian Menu: $88++ per pax
5. Choice of Seating Capacity
If you wish to have a cosy and intimate solemnization, there are many options such as Forlino’s two private rooms (suited for 12 and 22 people) and Skyve Wine Bistro’s al fresco area (available for a minimum of 20 people). For a grandiose and larger affair, a space like Aura can fit up to 500 guests for a cocktail reception, and 168 guests for a sit-down meal.
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6. Choice of Theme
For the quirky couples who want to showcase their unique hobbies or personalities, there are tons of beautifully designed themed places where you can have the wedding of your lifetime. The superheroes and figurines enthusiasts will love Hungry Heroes, the first superhero themed restaurant in Singapore, the Peranakans love The Blue Ginger for its authentic food and setting, and those yearning to be a part of the 'The Great Gatsby' era will thoroughly enjoy The Black Swan.
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Now that you know what restaurants have to offer, go ahead and look at our list on hitcheed app, now available on App Store and Google Play to choose your special wedding venue. Trust us, you will not regret it!