Singapore, a city with a dynamic tapestry of cultures, offers an eclectic mix of sought-after eateries, a stunning city skyline that features impressive splashes of greenery, and affordable wedding venues that range from an urban chic warehouse to a lush countryside retreat, replete with a stone chapel. The fresh and jovial energy of this island-city will be sure to infuse your big day with ample sparkle and fun, regardless of the venue that you select.
A retreat by the sea, this venue allows you to tie the knot poolside or on a beach bordering the harbor, as the sea breeze fills your celebration with a relaxing ambiance. After you’ve said “I do” head to the large banquet hall, The Straits View, that can easily be transformed into a wedding wonderland with romantic swaths of chiffon draped across the ceiling and vibrant flower arrangements placed throughout the room. And let’s not forget about the food. This club offers an assortment of dinner packages, offering everything from seafood and Asian cuisine, to Western nosh.
Cost: $25 and up per person
Bonus: If you really want to make a grand entrance, you can arrange to be dropped off in a yacht provided by the club.
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This picturesque-venue provides an ideal space for an intimate wedding. Located on the grounds of the Bukit Timah Saddle Club, you can have a ceremony filled with country charm on the green lawn, before taking photos in the vibrant landscape. Don’t miss out on the photo ops in front of the quaint stables and grazing horses. When it’s time to eat, Rider’s Cafe, one of the most popular brunch spots in Singapore, serves up a three-course meal of contemporary comfort food in the cafe’s open-air dining room, which features high ceilings, natural light, and whitewashed windows. For couples hoping for a celebration filled with old world charm and unforgettable eats, look no further than Rider’s Cafe.
Cost: $55 and up, per person
Bonus: The quality of the food. To leave a lasting impression on your guest’s taste buds make sure the Blackstone Benedict is served at a morning wedding, and the Fried Chicken BLT at tea time or evening weddings.
The edgy and industrial vibes of this venue are balanced by the lightning, which creates a romantic glow in the large space. And then there’s the food. This diverse menu offers a delectable array of nosh from Yuzo soy glazed sweet potatoes to chicken and waffles, and a “porky bowl” to chili crab pasta. As Wheeler’s Yard is a beautiful hipster mix of bicycles, good food, siphon coffee, and all things vintage, this space is ideal for an urban-chic couple wanting to create a wedding celebration that honors their unique style.
Cost: $50-$70 or more per person
Bonus: Wheeler’s can help your guests stay caffeinated (so they can revel into the wee hours!) by offering premium caffeine-filled beverages such as a flat white or an iced espresso ball.
This expansive space offers an enchanting array of venues from lush environments for alfresco celebrations to indoor spaces, like a bistro and loft museum. Two favorite outdoor venues include Frangipani, a rustic hut on a manicured lawn bordering the on-site pond, and the Shamrock Chapel, which features a picturesque backdrop of a fern-covered stone structure. Located in the Kranji countryside, GardenAsia will be a dream if you want the vitality of nature woven into your special day. And, for couples wanting to fully immerse themselves in the serenity of GardenAsia, the rustic Farmstay villas are available for overnight stays.
Cost: Around $5,200 for 420 guests
Capacity: 40 – 420 depending on venue
Bonus: GardenAsia provides a professional team to support you in planning and organizing your ideal ceremony and reception.
Enjoy a nautical wedding, filled with the magic of the old world, on this three-story floating restaurant that is often referred to as Singapore’s “Love Boat.” You can rent out the entire boat, or choose from one of the three decks. The main deck, which is home to Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill, offers an intimate space for smaller gatherings. On the upper deck, which is air-conditioned, you’ll find a blank canvas that can exude everything from classic elegance to whimsical quirkiness. Breathtaking views of the Singapore skyline and open sea can be enjoyed on the bridge deck that features the Wood & Steel Gastropub. And, the food won’t disappoint with sumptuous options like gourmet Cajun crab cakes, tandoori chicken leg, and Thai-style mango tilapia.
Cost: $1,000 – $5,000
Capacity: 80 – 150
Bonus: There’s ample flexibility in regards to food packages. You can choose from a buffet, semi-buffet, a sit-down meal, or a “Just Something Light” package.
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Bailey Gaddis is the author of Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood, a childbirth preparation educator, birth doula, and hypnotherapist who works with mothers-to-be, new mothers, and their support teams. She is also a regular contributor to media outlets including Disney’s Babble, Working Mother, Pregnancy & Newborn, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Woman’s Day. In addition to her childbirth-prep work, she volunteers for families in need of postpartum support. She lives in Ojai, California.