PUBLISHED September 17th, 2020 12:26 pm | UPDATED October 1st, 2020 10:13 am
There’s no end to the number of difficulties COVID-19 has brought and weddings have certainly bore the brunt of it. At least, each wedding couple are now allowed to hold one wedding reception for up to 50 attendees (including the couple) in venues that are permitted to serve food and drinks. And love definitely still conquers all; from luxurious hotels to restaurants amongst verdant greenery, we’ve scoured the island for venues to celebrate your happily-ever-after.
The only restaurant to be housed in the iconic Flower Dome in Gardens By The Bay, look no further than Pollen for the perfect garden wedding. Not only will you treat your guests with complimentary access to the conservatory – so they can wander about enchanting flower displays before dining on contemporary Mediterranean-inspired cuisine delicately crafted by Chef Michael Wilson – you’ll get to walk down the aisle surrounded by exotic flora with the backdrop of the Marina Bay skyline. Need a helping hand with the wedding planning? Pollen is here to help with a team of recommended wedding partners to assist with the nitty gritty like bouquets and photographers.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Having your wedding in this part of Singapore’s island paradise is an experience in itself. Blushing brides can choose to pamper themselves in the ultra-luxe AWAY spa before their big day, as the outdoor W Lawn is transformed into an idyllic landscape of your choosing. Plan on making a grand entrance via yacht? Dock at one of their private berths which leads directly into the elegant Great Room before kicking off the festivities, then start the honeymoon right in W Singapore’s excellently-appointed Marvelous Suite. For the ultimate VIP treatment, their signature 24-hour Whatever/Whenever® concierge service plays fairy godmother to all your wedding desires.
Couples charmed by nature will love the tranquil ambiance set in the one-hectare Ginger Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens thriving with stunning foliage, colourful flowers and of course, lots of ginger. Brimming with heritage, the modern rustic restaurant gives off a vibrant setting with tons of natural sunlight pouring in through floor-to-ceiling windows with views of fresh greenery greeting them as guests look forward to The Halia’s stellar cuisines in the comfort of the cooling indoors.
Sit down to traditional Chinese cuisine with one out of three special courses Summer Pavilion offers for wedding solemnisation packages. With its cosy private rooms, The Garden Suite being the largest with a capacity of 30 pax, toast to the beginning of your new lives together with a delectable eight-course meal specially prepared by their Chinese Executive Chef. The premium Amaryllis menu includes delicacies such as barbecued Iberico pork and smoked London duck. Once the festivities have concluded, check into one of The Ritz-Carlton exclusive suites for a luxurious honeymoon.
National Kitchen by Violet Oon
Step into a world right out of The Great Gatsby in the National Kitchen by Violet Oon. This gorgeously opulent restaurant is tucked away in the historical City Hall building housing the National Gallery. Featuring glittering chandeliers, gilded onyx, gold and emerald green interiors, the elegant ambiance is ideal for an exchange of vows. The food is definitely not outdone by the decor; indulge in signature Peranakan delicacies created with finesse before finishing it off with rich traditional desserts.
National Kitchen by Violet Oon is located at 1 St Andrew’s Road, #02-01, National Gallery Singapore (City Hall Wing), Singapore 178957, p. +65 9834 9935. To find out more, call or email them at [email protected].
No passports needed to achieve Barcelona vibes at this breathtaking beachfront space hidden away at the east end of Palawan Beach. Complete with a pool deck, bright interiors and panoramic views of the lagoon, all the elements for a stylish beachside wedding are in place. To beat the heat, their chic indoor restaurant and bar are air-conditioned and perfect for sitting down to enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine artfully designed by Michelin-starred Chef Nandu Jubany. Head out onto the alfresco terrace and sip on tasteful cocktail creations that exude beach vibes. FOC Red Sangrias, anyone?
Timelessly exquisite and traditionally oriental, celebrate a union as priceless as the collection of Chinese art and antiques adorning the Summer Palace. Indulge in a spread of classic Cantonese specialties and an extensive selection of dim sum. Depending on the season, Chinese Executive Chef Liu Ching Hai sources quality produce and ingredients to weave together a menu befitting royalty.
Top Image: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove