Thanks to two acclaimed names—architect Ole Scheeren who was behind The Interlace residence and interior designer André Fu of The Upper House fame—Andaz Singapore boasts a sleek contemporary aesthetic. Weddings at the Kampong Glam hotel will transpire either at a grand greenhouse that accommodates up to 320 guests or a beautiful pavilion with relaxing garden views that suits cosier parties of up to 120. Want to go smaller? Consider the rooftop bar Mr Stork for a soiree against the city’s glittering skyline. Andaz Singapore opens this September.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Loved by couples for its colonial charm, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has revamped its main ballroom. Newlyweds and their guests can bask in the elegance of the space, now enhanced with a trio of dazzling chandeliers made with over 386,000 crystals, while a new state-of-the-art sound system projects the acoustics of your live band with more oomph. The venue is linked to a private foyer where pre- and post-reception tipple and desserts can be savoured.
Even if you’ve not been to Atlas, the bar at Parkview Square, you’ve probably heard of it. The stunning venue isn’t just praised for its food, drinks and service, but also its Art Deco-inspired decor. Immediately catching the eye is a ceiling-high display of classic and modern gins, which anchors the space as a magnificent centrepiece. There’s also a Champagne Room hidden under the bar, stocked with luscious bubblies that can be used to make bespoke cocktails. So if you’re planning a Great Gatsby-themed wedding party, this is just the place for it.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
What was the nondescript drill hall of the Singapore Volunteer Corps in the 1930s known simply as Block 9 has become The Grand Ballroom of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. With design maestro Philippe Starck behind its refurbishment, the space now boasts dramatic light fixtures resembling iridescent icicles on the high ceiling, so half the event decor is taken care of. For greater impact, set up the bridal table at the mezzanine floor overlooking the ballroom, which seats up to 340 guests.
This article first appeared in Singapore Tatler Weddings Spring/Summer 2017.
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