20 unique wedding venues in Singapore

20 unique wedding venues in Singapore

The Independent·2017-07-08 10:00

If you are lucky enough to have found love and are all set to tie the knot, congratulations! We are sure you are extremely excited to plan your big day. The clothes, guest lists, cake, music, decorations – there is so much to do! However, it would be wise to decide the most important thing about the wedding day first – the venue.

The most important day of your life definitely deserves an exclusive and splendid setting. Being in Singapore, you have way too many choices. You can choose to go the conventional route and book a fancy hotel ballroom.

However, if you want to do something different, here are 20 options. These unconventional, quirky, and offbeat wedding venues will add spunk to your wedding celebrations and assure a lifetime of memories. Make sure you book a venue that matches your personalities and love story. You want it to be perfect – after all, your happily-ever-after will begin there.

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1. Masons

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Intimate. Royal. Vintage. If you want your big day to be described using these words, select Masons. With a lush green, secluded setting, Masons is perfect for a cherished wedding of select guests. This restaurant, housed in a restored 1935 building, is inspired by the rich history of Gillman Barracks. Oozing colonial opulence and arty elegance, Masons assures you the vintage wedding of your dreams. The best part? You get a chance to solemnise your wedding in front of a magnificent tree! How enchanting is that! The tree is age-old and adds a magical touch to the whole experience.

Masons offers a chic-contemporary dining experience with a French influence. Your guests can enjoy four settings at Masons – the main restaurant, the bar, the verandah, and the outdoor alfresco area. Nobody would crib about the parking since there is ample available. Make sure you select your flowers and decorations keeping in mind the black and white setting of the restaurant. How about sending out vintage invites to give your guests a flavour of the wedding in advance?

Maximum capacity: 120

Address: 8 Lock Road

2. ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove

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This venue has romance written all over it. If you are looking for a wedding that will leave all the guests starry-eyed and hearts filled with warmth, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove is the perfect option. Exuding splendour, this leisure wedding venue on Sentosa Island spoils you with three venue options – indoors in a lavish constellation ballroom, onboard a boat, or outdoor on a stunning rooftop terrace by the sea. And there is a range of wedding decorations to choose from – the flowers and colours you select will only enhance the venue’s magnificence.

Wondering what are the dining options? Select from a laid-back setting at the reception with canapé or have a prim and proper sit-down multi-course dinner. There will also be a wedding specialist at your service to help you arrange the wedding of your dreams. If you pick a boat wedding, how about pre-wedding photos shoot with a beach or sea as the backdrop?

Maximum capacity: 360 (indoor ballrooms)

Address: 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, 098497

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3. One Rochester

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Escape the hustle bustle of the island and have a tranquil wedding at this quaint little place called One Rochester. With its colonial feel and emerald surroundings, this place has everything you need for hosting a memorable wedding. Imagine exchanging vows in a tastefully decorated earthy and heritage setting with a Mediterranean touch. And of course, the experience will be only enhanced by the delicious wine and soulful music.

Your wedding will have a Spanish touch to it, thanks to the in-house restaurant UNA. This authentic restaurant, by the use of the freshest ingredients and extremely talented chefs, assures some of the finest Spanish delicacies in Singapore. The beautiful glass trellises provide all-weather alfresco dining, so no worries about the rain spoiling your big day. One Rochester is colonial, graceful, and assures an unmatchable wedding experience. Pssst…get ready a bit early before the ceremony and get some amazing photos shot with all the greenery in the background.

Maximum capacity: 220

Address: 1 Rochester Park

4. Faber Peak Singapore

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If restaurants, gardens, ballrooms, and hotels are too conventional for your taste, here is a unique wedding venue. Faber Peak Singapore offers an out-of-the-world wedding at a hill-top with beautiful natural landscapes all around you. The blue skies, foliage, luxury cruises, and cable cars make for an excellent setting.

Faber Peak Singapore offers a variety of venues to host your big day. Exchange your vows at a verdant garden with glass architecture and ancient angsana trees accommodating a maximum of 60 guests or in the elegant ballroom with the cable cars in the background, accommodating 200 guests. You can also select from the private dining room, located at the highest point in Faber Peak Singapore and accommodating 60 people, or enjoy an east meets west dinner at Spuds & Aprons Restaurant with a capacity of 150 people.

Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak

5. The White Rabbit

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The folks over at The White Rabbit say they believe in magic, and we are sure they will make you believe it too. Whether you are planning an intimate solemnisation or a grand wedding celebration, The White Rabbit is the place to book. The casual yet intimate atmosphere of this restaurant housed in a restored 1930s Ebenezer chapel will surely impress your family and guests.

The restaurant is spacious and takes inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s most famous story. The White Rabbit is dressed mostly in white, which gets exaggerated with the use of coloured flowers and décor in the background. So, let your creativity take over while you plan a fabulous wedding here. Food options include classic European favourites.

Maximum capacity: 150

Address: 39C Harding Road Singapore 249541

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6. The Blue Ginger

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If you want to have a stylish wedding and yet stick to your roots, pick The Blue Ginger. Set in an old shophouse, this Peranakan restaurant in Chinatown has the perfect setting for an impressive wedding – tiled walls, vintage furniture, and pretty lighting. The menu at the Nonya restaurant, as you would have guessed, is a mixture of Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian.

The comforting food, warm and cosy ambiance, old-world architecture, and intimate setting make The Blue Ginger perfect for hosting a cherished wedding. Why not have a traditional theme for the guests as well? Imagine your friends and family dressed in authentic Peranakan clothes and posing for photos. Sounds like so much fun!

Maximum capacity: 120

Address: 97 Tanjong Pagar Road

7. Jurong Bird Park

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If you love fluttery, colourful birds and are looking for a distinct venue for your big day, there is no better option than the Jurong Bird Park. Exchange vows standing in front of the world’s tallest, man-made waterfall and have an amazing celebration at the park’s Lakeview Ballroom with beautiful flamingos in the backdrop. Select from an extensive Chinese or international buffet.

Of course, pretty birds will be a part of your wedding. How about a white cockatoo as your ring bearer and releasing a pair of love birds after the solemnization? This wedding is sure to be the one of your dreams!

Maximum capacity: 260 (Lakeview Ballroom)

Address: 2 Jurong Hill

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8. Tanjong Beach Club

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Why keep your undying love for beaches limited only to your honeymoon when you can have a spectacular beachfront wedding in Singapore! Named as one of the world’s best beach clubs by Condé Nast Traveller, Tanjong Beach Club is a choice you cannot go wrong with. Ditch the island’s mechanical life and escape away to this tropical paradise in Sentosa for the most important day of your life.

Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, this sun-soaked beach club will give your guests nothing to complain of. Nice music and good vibes will only make their experience better. You can select blue flowers and décor to go with the whole beach theme. Long after your wedding is over, it will be remembered as ‘that stunning wedding on the beach’.

Maximum capacity: 300

Address: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island

9. Singapore Flyer

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If you are a couple who is best described as adventurous, this wedding venue is perfect for you. The Singapore Flyer offers an out-of-the-world solemnisation experience 165m above the ground! With the celebrated Singapore skyline in the backdrop, the wedding photos will look enthralling even after many years.

Select from the Ritzy Elegance Package or the Eternal Devotion Package and pick from three different romantic themes (bubbles, summer, and crystal). The packages come with loads of inclusions such as parking, wedding invites, premium champagne, and even an accommodation in a premium hotel for a night! The coolest part? On your first anniversary, relive the moment on the Flyer with two complimentary Singapore Flight tickets. After all, getting married on land is too mainstream!

Maximum capacity: 26

Address: 30 Raffles Ave

10. 1-Altitude

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If a fancy, luxurious wedding is on your mind, go for 1-Altitude. This hugely popular destination in Singapore offers everything you need to make your big day super special – unobstructed breathtaking cityscape views, awe-inspiring sunsets, gourmet food, and modern décor. Also, it is Singapore’s highest solemnisation venue.

Choose from an open rooftop gallery on the 63rd floor offering 360-degree views, their restaurant Stellar or Altimate, their VIP club. Themes range from garden, romantic, or anything else you can think of. 1-Altitude’s experienced wedding planners will make sure you have everything you need to make your wedding day exceptional.

Maximum capacity: 180

Address: 1 Raffles Place

11. Universal Studios Singapore

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This is the perfect wedding destination for couples who love the life philosophy of never forgetting their inner child. Located within Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore has everything you need to have a fun, casual, and playful wedding celebration.

Have a stylish, glamorous celebration along the New York Street in this humongous theme park with the famous landmarks and facades of this grand American city. The best part? Your guests can enjoy select thrilling rides and meet and greet characters such as Oscar and Cookie Monster. You can even have a pre-wedding photoshoot at the park. This venue definitely screams, “We ain’t never getting older!”

Maximum capacity: 250

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway

12. National Museum of Singapore

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Museums are where time stands still. And on your wedding day, you definitely want that. The National Museum of Singapore makes for the perfect romantic and ingenious wedding venue, especially for those who have a special place for history and art in their hearts. With its inception in 1887, it is the oldest museum in Singapore. The colonial building, glass ceiling, majestic dome, and stained glass windows feel like a historical novel has come alive right in front of your eyes.

Select from The Salon, The Glass Atrium, or Flutes. Flutes can accommodate 150 guests in two setting options – outdoors on the terrace or indoors in the Jubilee Room or the Sir Henry McCallum Room. This arty, antique venue will ensure you ‘make history’ on your big day.

Address: 93 Stamford Road

13. S.E.A. Aquarium

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If the ocean brings up some fond memories for the two of you, why not get married surrounded by water and the underwater life? S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa provides the ideal setting with its majestic aquarium walls and pretty furniture and décor. The best part? You and your guests will enjoy constantly changing oceanic panoramas, thanks to rich marine life all around you.

Select from the Ocean Gallery – a lavish, multi-tiered setting with sophisticated furniture or the Ocean Dome – an intimate setting ideal for cocktail dinners. Both options give unobstructed views of over 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species! What a stunning sight! They even have a wedding photography package that is quite interesting.

Maximum capacity: Ocean Gallery: 240; Ocean Dome: 40

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway

14. Royal Albatross

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Can it get any bigger than this? We don’t think so. Getting married with five-star extravagance right in the middle of the sea would be anyone’s dream come true. Say hello to Royal Albatross, a 47m luxury tallship charter, which is the perfect venue for a unique wedding as it flawlessly blends the bygone era with modern luxuries.

Your magical solemnisation ceremony in this majestic yacht with Singapore’s best views as a backdrop will exude romance. The yacht’s gourmet catering, talented staff, and friendly crew are only add-ons. And if you get too tired, relax in one of the luxury en-suite cabins reserved especially for the bride and the groom. Another advantage? You are sure to get some amazing shots of the day, thanks to the sun’s natural golden glow.

Maximum capacity: While sailing: 149; Alongside: 200

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway

15. Gardens by the Bay

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Rustic. Warm. Earthy. Your hunt for an enthralling wedding venue ends with Gardens by the Bay. This premier horticultural attraction assures a charming setting and sensory experience for your guests. Exchanging vows amid fragrant, artistic and colourful gardens ensures a lifetime of sweet memories.

The venue for your unforgettable event will be the beautiful Flower Field Hall, nestled within the Flower Dome, a spectacular greenhouse. Offering mesmerising views of the Marina Bay waterfront, this venue is perfect for a grand wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. Let the special rainbow LED lights and the full views of the splendid Flower Field captivate your guests. It will surely be a wedding they will not stop talking about anytime soon.

Maximum capacity: 1,100

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive

16. Open Farm Community

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Feel like ditching the mechanical and commercial life of the city and escaping to a rural environment for your big day? Here is the ideal location for you. Open Farm Community, an urban farm in Singapore, occupies 35,000 sqft of green-land in the quaint and quiet area of Dempsey.

Select from three areas – Café Terrace (an outdoor space; capacity: 80), Indoor Restaurant (an air-conditioned setting; capacity: 70) and Outdoor Deck (a sheltered, green area; capacity: 38). The huge windows, cosy furniture, pretty lightings and the casual vibes make this place an amazing choice for your wedding. The best part? The food here is made from the ingredients sourced from the local farmers and that’s why it tastes so deliciously fresh! Open Farm Community is truly unique. After all, who in Singapore would have thought they could actually get married in a farm!

Address: 130E Minden Road

17. Chijmes

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Nothing beats the joy of getting married in a chapel. Chijmes Hall, a gorgeous, restored, gothic-style chapel from the 19th century will impress you with its serene atmosphere are architectural exquisiteness. Walk down the aisle under the extraordinarily high ceiling with the soft natural golden hues being emitted from the stained-glass windows.

The hall, all dressed in white and decorated by majestic chandeliers, is ideal for an intimate wedding ceremony. You can keep the décor to the minimum with the use of pretty pastel-coloured flower, thanks to the intricate architecture of the hall.

Maximum capacity: 300

Address: 30 Victoria Street

18. Nosh

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Imagine a perfect marriage between the rustic and the contemporary! Nosh, with its charming interiors, impeccable delicacies and lush green surroundings, is the perfect venue to have the wedding of your dreams. Their décor team at Nosh can also dress up the already pretty venue according to your theme and preference.

Maximum capacity: 150

Address: 9 Rochester Park, 139220

19. Singapore Zoo

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If you want a really wild wedding, like literally, why not have it at the Singapore Zoo? This unconventional venue offers a beautiful outdoor setting and loads of fun elements. How does arriving for the ceremony in a grand horse carriage sound? Or a ceremony involving majestic elephants! Yes, it does sound magical but it can all come true at the zoo!

Your guests will certainly not have a dull moment throughout the event and will be pleasantly surprised to receive cute stuffed animals (which the zoo offers). After a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, everyone can proceed to the air-conditioned forest lodge for the reception, obviously while looking at unique animals on the way.

Maximum capacity: Outdoor: 500; Indoor: 220

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd

20. HortPark

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There is something about garden weddings that leaves a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart for a long time. It could be due to the abundant greenery, the open sky, the golden glow of the sun or the fragrance of flowers. For those looking for a cosy, earthy, and intimate wedding with an almost-organic feel to it, HortPark is the place to pick.

Offering various setting options and gourmet French delights at its restaurant Vineyard, HortPark is a dream-come-true venue for every nature-lover’s wedding.

Maximum capacity: 135

Address: 33 Hyderabad Road

The possibilities are endless. Make sure you select the location which you can identify with the most. After all, you deserve a special place to say, “I do”.

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