We dun really have much choice on banquet venues given the number of tables we need, 55 tables. So we can only choose those places with really big ballrooms.
We listed a few choices..
1. Mandarin Orchard
It's nice and service is pretty good. Location is good too. But it's too expensive for us.
2. Marina Bay Sands
They totally ignore our emails. Maybe they are too busy with those big big clients who host big big events with them and totally ignore a wedding banquet with just 55 tables?
3. Orchard Hotel
The price is a bit lower as compare to other hotels. But we dun like the location and its surroundings.
4. Sheraton Hotel
The biggest ballroom can house a total of 540 people at max. It's barely enough for us and will be quite packed. Moreover, the ballroom is a "L" shape. But the food is delicious, by the award winning "Li Bai", and it's accessible as Newton MRT station is just beside it. We held our ROM ceremony at Sheraton, it's an intimate event of just 5 tables. Sheraton should be our first choice if not for the limited space.
5. Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
It's a bit inaccessible as there's no MRT station near it. We also heard reviews from some of our friends and family that the food is just so-so.
6. Fairmont Singapore
We decided on Fairmont! Reasons? The location, it's easily accessible. Friends who had held their weddings here before said that it's thumbs up for their service. Food is not bad too. We love the pillar-less ballroom and we have the whole cocktail area to ourselves. We signed the wedding banquet during the wedding show and we can enjoy 2 nights stay in their bridal suite.
So yeah! Fairmont is the one! Soooo looking forward to 11 months later!!