Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from July, 2011

Wedding Venues in Singapore

Some useful directories to share for wedding venues in Singapore.
There're so many out there that got us spoilt for choices. And that is excluding the hotel venues already.

1) http://sgvenues.weebly.com/ - super comprehensive and categorized into arts, beach, rooftop, garden etc.
2) http://www.wedding-travel.com/banquet-listing.aspx
3) http://sg.88db.com/Wedding/
4) http://www.weddingplan.com.sg/wedding-venues/menu
5) http://www.singaporebrides.com/banquets.php

Site Recce - Orchid Ville @ Mandai

Last weekend Mr. Keir and myself popped by another site.
Many may not have heard of this place, Orchid Ville.
It was actually recommended by Mandai Orchid since it had end its lease early this year i think.

From the online images, I kind of like the unique, Jungle, rainforest themed. The fact that the venue gives the outdoor feel but is actually indoors and the lush of greenery that aids in your decor and theme.

The place itself is pretty ulu, though it says it's a stone throw away from the Singapore Zoo. but i reckon you gotta be some olympic discus thrower or something to throw a stone from the Singapore Zoo and to land it in Orchid Ville. (it's damn far from Singapore zoo la...)

Alrighty that's a negative point already. Venue = hard to find. super inaccessible especially for non-drivers. Even the wedding planner have to call for a cab after we're done with our appointment.

Also we went through a state of shock when we eventually turned into Orchid Ville.
The exterio…

the Dilemma is back again: A Reception or a Banquet?

Though we've previously more or less settled for a Reception idea but the other place of choice; Riverboat house has its pros and cons.
We're concerned with our guests having sea sick and not enjoying the whole celebration as well as the narrow stairs to climb up to the decks can be relatively inconvenient for ME! oh yes Me la, imagine wearing a nice, flowy wedding gown....it's difficult not to trip over them!

So we are KIV-ing that place and in the meantime going for site recce at other places too.
There's a mini show at Marina Square from 14th to 17th July and we've came across this place, it's one of the restaurants at Raffles Country Club.

OMG the scenery is fantabulous! and the ballroom is as fantabulous as well. (ballroom = Me can wear dreamy gown with long long train..!!)

There's a lake view where we can do our solemnization and best of all, we can do our march-in with a BUGGY!
The Buggy comes decorated as well..

Image Source (above image is for illus…

Site Visit @ Stewords RiverBoat

It was a 1 bird kill 2 stone visit. Since this place was one of our consideration plus the whole idea seems refreshing, we'd decided to proceed to this venue to celebrate my bff's birthday!
At the very same time, we can try the quality of the food and take a look at the site itself.

Thank you to my friends for being so chin-chai and agreeing to try out this place.

I think there's quite a lack of publicity on this place and it's 'ulu' location didn't help much either.

It is located at Marina South Pier. Yes, the old Marina South where we used to eat the cheap steamboats and where Canto Disco used to be at.

The whole area is still kind of under development right now so the road towards the Marina South Pier seemed so much like a construction site with all the sites surrounding it.

It's located somewhere near the Marina Barrage but of a different direction, you just need to follow the road directions to Marina South Pier and you'll be safe!

Food Quality




Upcoming Wedding Show

There's an upcoming Wedding Show over at Marina Square from the 14th July 2011(Thursday) to 17th July 2011 (Sunday) over at Marina Square Level 2.




http://www.wedding-travel.com/weddingculture2011.aspx
Please go to the URL above for more info.

I've told Mr. Keir about it (though I doubt he remember it's this coming week) and I thought there's no harm popping by to take a look.

Even though we had our bridal package signed, they actually have wedding banquets, wedding venues, entertainers etc.

Who knows? we might be able to get more ideas from this fair. Though I can't really recall if there's even a proper event space at Marina Square level 2 for a decent looking wedding show.

I hoped to be able to settle and confirm our venue by this month, so that we can at the very least proceed to picking gowns and preparing for our pre-wedding shot first....

As of now, we had went to the Butterfly Park @ Sentosa, and another venue on a boat, with 2 other more appointments, …

Objective of this blog...

Sometimes I confuses myself with the objective of this blog, there're just so many more informative wedding blogs out there I guess my contribution won't make much of any difference, hence this blog will be used more for myself (or us) to record the whole journey from being a Miss to a Mrs. :)

I'll try my best to record the progress as often as I can during this period as I'm sure it will be so sweet when we look back at this blog and reminisce this journey together at a later stage of our life.

Also to my friends who will eventually be a BTB in the near future, I hope more or less this blog can give them a general idea of the whole prep and all.

I do think recording litle entries here and there will aid us in marking the progress as well as refresh our memory a little especially on the sites visited.

So I may not include as much information as any BTB may need, but if any of you require a detailed breakdown or costings etc, please drop me a message or email ya...



A Suitable Venue & Butterfly Park Site Visit

Since I'm quite in the mood today, might as well start blogging a little on the venues that's relatively suitable for our "Format" oh yes, the HI TEA / Lunch Wedding Reception Format & Idea!!



Narrowing done the quotations, it seems like holding a reception ain't as cheap as our common perceptions.
The price between holding it at hotels and selected venues doesn't seem to differ much at all.

But since we want it the non-traditional way, so might as well let's do it with a more unique venue as compared to a typical Hotel reception right?

We've narrowed down to a few choices, leaving hotel as the last resort.
I'm glad that Mr. Keir & myself managed to make our very first site visit couple of weeks back and arranging some other site visits later this month too.
I actually shared with him the 2 interesting places i've chanced upon, one will be the Butterfly Park & the other on of the riverboats.

Surprising, Mr. Keir actually sounded qui…