One of the more popular areas to wed in Singapore is the Marina Bay area. Here you get breathtaking views, elegant vibes and a romantic atmosphere. Being only minutes away from the central business district, it is also an area easily accessible for your guests. We decided to check out the Marina Bay area to find you the best venues to get married at, and we found a gem shaped like a beautiful fan just right next to the iconic Esplanade. Mandarin Oriental Singapore – a five-star luxury hotel is well known for creating impressive wedding banquets that leave you with wonderful memories to relish for the rest of your lives. Read on to find out why you should have a Mandarin Oriental wedding and what makes it so exquisite a wedding venue….
6 Reasons to have a Mandarin Oriental Wedding
1. Relish in Impressive Views of the Marina Bay
Whether you are hosting an intimate cocktail party or a wonderful wedding banquet, Mandarin Oriental houses several venues that promise you a memorable time.
The Oriental Ballroom is a grand pillarless, fan-shaped design that echoes the architecture of the hotel. It can accommodate up to 400 guests. Styled with luxurious handcrafted fabrics and stunning chandeliers, you will find that this venue exudes warmth and grandeur. In addition, there are two pre-function rooms that you can use for a cocktail session to welcome guests.
A perfect solemnization venue for your wedding would be the Harbour View Suites at Mandarin Oriental. With large floor-to-ceiling windows, these suites enjoy breathtaking views over Marina Bay, Singapore Harbour and the city skyline. Enjoy a modern design and flexible layout that you can transform into either a solemnization venue or an elegant private dining room for an intimate wedding. The best part is you get complimentary use of this space if you have your wedding banquet at Mandarin Oriental. This speaks really well of the service you can expect on your wedding day!
For a more whimsical touch, check out the Garden Suite. The space has been perfectly designed to have full-glass windows and wood-panelled doors that lead out to a tropical private garden. The Garden suite also has a light and airy private foyer available for a cocktail session.
If you are looking for a relaxed and romantic poolside wedding, the Harbour Terrace brings you a perfect setting. Located by the swimming pool, you can enjoy a breezy alfresco reception with fabulous views over the Singapore Harbour.
Top up the unique factor by placing a plexiglass cover over the water and you can have your solemnization right atop the pool!
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2. Delight in a selection of exquisite wedding themes, decored by Sing See Soon
One of the biggest reasons to hold your wedding celebration in a hotel is so that you do not need to worry about getting separate vendors to do your floral decorations. However, most couples worry that the floral decorations are not up to standard, and might not give them the wedding atmosphere they dream of. But at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, you can be assured of a lavish venue brimming with glorious floral decorations.
Their floral partner, Sing See Soon, is a renowned brand that we are all too familiar with. They are first on our list of Top 10 Wedding Florists in Singapore. As one of the most in-demand florist designers in Singapore well known for providing superior quality floral decorations, you do not have to worry one bit about your floral decorations not being up to standards.
All you have to do is select one of Mandarin Oriental’s signature themes – Splendour, Enchanted, Allure and Whimsical, and your venue will be instantly transformed into one of elegance and beauty. Mandarin Oriental also ensures that all aspects of your design, such as the props, cutlery, linen and even wedding favours are consistent with your theme. Talk about being spoilt for choice!
3. Savour gastronomic traditional cuisine with a modern flair
We absolutely loved how Mandarin Oriental represented a perfect blend of modern culture. Their menu selection impressed us greatly as we saw and tasted how they were specially crafted to please both your older-generation relatives and young-generation friends.
The eclectic menu is inspired by the award-winning cuisine of Cherry Garden that presents Cantonese cuisine with artistic modern flair. Skilfully and meticulously prepared by a team of talented chefs, we are certain that this delicious Chinese menu will have your guests all smiling and satisfied.
Despite their menus created close to perfection, the team goes the extra mile to offer you modifications as you desire. An example would be to replace the typical noodle or rice dish with a chilli crab meat pot with buns – certainly a crowd pleaser that is bound to leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Apart from its Chinese and Western wedding menus, Mandarin Oriental also provides you with a gorgeous model wedding cake for the perfect picture during your cake cutting ceremony, and follows up to send a complimentary cake delivered to your suite. We are too familiar that couples hardly get to eat during their wedding banquet as they are busy hosting their guests, so this makes for a perfect post-celebration treat.
4. Enjoy post-wedding luxuries – complimentary honeymoon night, spa vouchers and VIP status
At Mandarin Oriental, your wedding does not stop at the end of your banquet. The team understands that your first wedding night ought to be special, hence included in your wedding package is a complimentary honeymoon night in their hotel.
Having experienced a night in their City Suite, we can say for sure you will be looking forward to the luxurious comforts that this room presents. The rooms at Mandarin Oriental are spacious and beautifully styled. The interior design perfectly combines subtle oriental touches with luxurious contemporary comforts, and makes for a dreamy stay. You can even use it for your gate crashing activities!
The morning after your wedding night should be a relaxing one to recuperate from all the preparation stress. As such, the team at Mandarin Oriental has included a full buffet breakfast, spa vouchers and late check-out for you both, so you can feel free to pamper yourselves. Click here for more information.
5. Experience Personalized Service with your very own Bride Butler
The team at Mandarin Oriental believes that it’s the little touches that make it a special day. As such, they have thoughtfully provided you your very own bridal butler, which is a service seldom provided.
One of the biggest difficulties of being a bride is despite having planned your wedding and being most familiar with the details, you are not able to participate in the execution as you are the star of the evening. This is where your bridal butler comes in! She will accompany you throughout your wedding journey and will be a huge help in assisting you on your wedding day, from helping you with changing of gowns, carrying of your bags while you stay connected on your phone, providing you with essentials such as facial tissues (you never know when you need them!) to calming your nerves before the march in.
This complimentary service certainly adds a lot of value to you. Not only does it free your bridesmaid to enjoy more parts of your special day, you essentially get a well-trained assistant that is extremely familiar with the hotel, so you can be assured of a smoother wedding day.
6. It’s the little things that matter
It is no wonder that Mandarin Oriental is so successful at executing weddings and special occasions. They focus on putting the couple at the center of everything they do. We had a pleasant surprise greet us the moment we stepped into the City Suite! The team dolled up the room beautifully with roses, a fruit basket, chocolate coated strawberries and a charming Osmanthus cake! The bathroom tub was also filled to the brim with rose petals. How very romantic!
And as though we were not blown away enough, later in the afternoon came a knock on our door. What rolled in next was a delightful spread for our afternoon tea. You should have seen our beaming faces! We had delicious snacks and desserts, paired with a bottle of champagne delivered right to our doorstep. We can only imagine how perfect this would be for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary celebration!
We are certain that Mandarin Oriental’s special touches will have you feeling delighted and happy throughout your wedding and celebration.
Insider Tip! Prior to selecting your wedding venue, I would recommend you head down to their wedding show so you can see their offerings first-hand. Most venues tend to extend special savings and privileges exclusive to couples at their wedding show.
Experience it for yourself, at Mandarin Oriental’s Wedding Show – Your Dazzling MOments
You are in luck because Mandarin Oriental is having their wedding show next month on 1 April from 11am to 3pm! You get to enjoy elegant wedding themes, glamourous wedding gowns, and live performances. Plus, savour the delectable culinary delights and cakes by award-winning chefs and judge for yourself how good it tastes. You get to enjoy savings of up to $6,000, and exclusive privileges at the wedding show. Check out the details below:
Date: Saturday, 1 April 2017
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: The Oriental Ballroom, Level 1
Admission: SGD38.00 per couple
For further enquiries, please contact Mandarin Oriental’s wedding team at +65 6885 3488
If you’re convinced that Mandarin Oriental is the place for you,