Singapore, though a small island, houses some beautiful dining destinations away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With couples leaning toward unique alternative wedding venues, restaurants in popular enclaves like Dempsey have gotten a lot of attention. In this issue, we shine the spotlight on the recently redeveloped and opened Seletar Aerospace and more specifically Wheeler’s Estate.
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Wheeler’s Estate, an upmarket, stylish version of the well-known Wheeler’s Yard, serves to cater to larger scale celebrations and events. Despite being only 9 months old, it has captured the hearts of many with its rustic vibes, lush greenery and elegant interiors, reminiscent of an English countryside. This 2-storey colonial bungalow, designed for communal spaces and a tranquil ambience, is an ideal venue for couples in search of a quiet, immersive escape from the city. Read on to discover what more is in store for you on your wedding day!
7 Reasons to host an English Countryside Wedding at Wheeler’s Estate
1. Feature a multi-concept dining destination
Founded by the Ong Brothers, Wheeler’s Estate is a multi-concept destination comprising of a cafe, restaurant, bar, grill house and picnic lawn. Since opening its doors in December 2016, this versatile space has become the home away from home experience for many.
There are various sections in its 4,046 sqm space. Their 2nd floor can accommodate 120 seating and 150 standing. They serve Modern Multi European Cuisine on level 2 and Australian cuisine on level 1, as well as a 9-metre long bar for wine, whiskey, cocktails, and anything to make a celebration a night to remember. The first floor houses a cafe as well as a Grill house for steaks, burgers, and pizzas. Everything here has the potential to transform your celebration into a unique affair.
2. A relaxed English countryside wedding
Though it might be slightly inaccessible, the charm of Wheeler’s Estate lies in its seclusion. Tucked away in Seletar Aerospace Park, the peaceful lush surroundings offers you a quiet respite to city living.
The restored colonial facade of Wheeler’s Estate houses elegant interiors and chic furnishing. Its minimalist layout makes the space versatile for your decorations, or you could choose to retain its simple chic look.
Additionally, the cafe on the first floor is a great space for a cocktail party as your guests can mingle and interact in the naturally-lit, semi-alfresco area. Ceiling fans help keep the place cool and lightly breezed too!
The colonial bungalow, lush greenery, wooden benches, rattan chairs and alfresco-areas resembles an English countryside. Hosting your celebration here is bound to be a relaxing and refreshing experience to your guests.
3. A Rustic wedding theme
A rustic wedding theme is a perfect complement to an English countryside wedding. At Wheeler’s Estate, the sturdy wooden furnishing and white washed walls makes it easy for this theme to come to life. Simply decorate your tablescapes with rustic wildflowers and throw on some leafy foliages. Check out this elegant English Garden photo shoot by Andrei Tei photography for inspiration.
As dawn turns to dusk, the restaurant lights up with a warm and homely glow. Get comfortable as the spacious and air-conditioned dining halls make it a pleasant dining environment for you and your guests.
4. Get creative with a picnic wedding
Your wedding is uniquely yours, so there is no perfect opportunity to showcase your creativity and individuality. For those who love being outdoors and hipster vibes, Wheeler’s Estate makes it possible for you to have a picnic wedding on the lawn! It is a great way to celebrate summer all year round. You can even level up your wedding by hosting brunch instead of the usual lunch and dinner, for this spot is the stuff weekend brunch dreams are made of.
Have fun under the clear skies, amidst lush greenery, and mingle with guests over great music (you can have a live band performing). Keep it casual with light refreshments and beers, or opt for a classier set up with champagne and blanket-to-blanket food service. All I know is, your wedding is going to be fun and unforgettable!
5. An outdoor solemnisation with the iconic ‘Bambi’ as your backdrop
We are all too familiar with the iconic blue door at Wheeler’s Yard, which has been the backdrop of many #OOTD shots. Wheeler’s Estate presents yet another iconic backdrop, the ‘Bambi’ campervan, that welcomes guests into the compound.
For your wedding, have an outdoor solemnization with the iconic ‘Bambi’ as your backdrop and have everyone recognize your location. Did you know that Bambi is a known name for Airstream’s line of single-axle travel trailers? It is often used for camping and traveling, and is a classic symbol to showcase your spirit of adventure!
6. Taste Australian cuisine like no other
If you are looking to steer away from the conventional wedding menu, Wheeler’s Estate is your pick. They serve up modern Australian European cuisine in their restaurant. Your guests will be wowed by their creative and exciting dishes. You can enjoy a bespoke menu specially designed for your wedding day.
The grill-house at Wheeler’s Estate also features many specialties that you must try, such as the Cape Byron “Tomahawk” steak (S$158, feeds four). The kitchen team combines flavours and impressive presentation styles to impress your guests. Their 9-metre bar counter also features a wide range of drink options for whatever mood you may be in – coffee, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, wine or classic cocktails like the Singapore Sling and Lychee Martini!
7. Instagram-worthy spots for your wedding photo shoot
Wheeler’s Estate, along with their cousin Wheeler’s Yard cafe, marks one of the most Instagrammable food places in Singapore. Wheeler’s Estate houses many stylish spots for your wedding photo shoot. Apart from the iconic ‘Bambi’, you can take photos with the elegant colonial bungalow or lush greenery as your backdrop. Check out the beautifully captured photos of Gayle and Marc’s Bohemian Wedding here for inspiration!
With the unique options that it presents you for your wedding celebration, Wheeler’s Estate completes their offering with tranquil surroundings, countryside ambience and interesting cuisine. If you are in search for that exclusive wedding venue, be sure to visit Wheeler’s Estate.
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