Review of top wedding banquets

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After going to more than 20 wedding banquets over the years, I guess I have attended the more popular hotels time and again. So I have listed down some factors to help couples to decide. All these are based on my personal experience and taste buds:


AURA restaurant at National Gallery
Parking: No free parking, nearest is National Gallery or The Adelphi
March in: No march in, it's a western-styled meal with long tables
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $120
Food: 4/10  (Totally unworthy of the price)
Conclusion: The crab pasta was too overwhelming, the beef and fish main course was really dry and served cold, the highlight was the tiramisu and service was rushed and hurried. Plus it's not kids-friendly as there are no baby chairs available. Probably you are paying for the view.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Parking: Had to queue for 30 minutes to get in during crowded days
March in: Straight
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $160
Food: 4/10  (One of the worst food and service)
Conclusion: No redeeming qualities... couples normally like it because they get to enjoy the rooftop swimming pool during their stay

Fairmont / Swissotel Singapore
Parking: Had to queue for 30 minutes to get into the Raffles City car park
March in: Straight
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $145
Food: 5/10 (Only the cold dish and asparagus were good, the rest was average)
Conclusion: Totally not worth it!

Goodwood Park Hotel
Parking: Limited parking lots
March in: Straight (Windsor) L shaped (Tudor)
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $170
Food: 5/10  (Mediocre food, expected better for a 5 star hotel)
Conclusion: Not sure why people like it here

Resorts World Sentosa Hotel
Parking: Hard to find lots
March in: Straight
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $150
Food: 7/10  (Liked the pumpkin rice)
Conclusion: Good infectious atmosphere but the ballroom is quite hard to find

Shangri La Rasa Sentosa
Parking: Complimentary valet parking
March in: L shaped
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $150 (Can't see the beach view at night though)
Food: 7/10  (The food was not bad, just not outstanding)
Conclusion: Good but location is not so accessible


Si Chuan Dou Hua @ Park Royal Hotel Beach Road
Parking: Many lots available
March in: L-Shape
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $120
Food: 8/10  (Food was pretty good, especially the roasted chicken and hashima dessert)
Conclusion: Good food but the middle pillar was blocking many and there was only 1 screen

M hotel
Parking: Easy to find parking lots
March in: U shaped (Banquet suite and has pillars) L shaped (Anson)
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $130
Food: 8/10  (The portion was huge and not bad for the price)
Conclusion: A more affordable alternative

Miramar Hotel @ Peach Garden
Parking: Wide space, easy to find parking lots
March in: Straight but short march in
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $120
Food: 8/10  (Food was not too bad)
Conclusion: Value for money

Novotel Clarke Quay Hotel
Parking: Narrow carpark but lots of space as it is the same as Liang Court
March in: Straight
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $140
Food: 8.5/10  (Food was good and served warm)
Conclusion: Value for money

Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Parking: Needed to wait some time to get into Marina Square car park
March in: Straight for below 35 tables
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $180
Food: 9/10  (Definitely good food)
Conclusion: For people with deep pockets

Conrad Centennial Hotel
Parking: Hard to find car park shared with Millenia walk
March in: L shaped
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $180 for table of 12 (=$150)
Food: 9/10  (Traditional food served individually)
Conclusion: Pretty good!

Orchard Hotel
Parking: Easy to find parking lots
March in: L shaped (Ballroom 3) Straight (Ballroom 1 and 2)
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $145
Food: 9/10  (Love the chilli crab bun and the cod fish... modern and unique)
Conclusion: Totally worth it!

Grand Hyatt
Parking: Easy to find parking lots
March in: L shaped
Cost of a Sat night dinner: $198
Food: 10/10  (Love the food and there are also special drinks available)
Conclusion: Getting what you are paying for!

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Jes

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