Life as we knew it, pre-COVID-19, does seem like a century ago; and now with Singapore easing back into open arms of live entertainment and large-scale events, this year has unofficially been declared the wedding season. Whether it be to play catch-up for lost time or to seal the deal with your significant other in an opportune year like this, it’s safe to say that more weddings will be in the horizon.
While minimonies and spontaneous elopements were a trending fixture during a time when restrictions barred actual wedding parties, there’s nothing quite like a celebration at full capacity, without restrictions. We’re talking the full works: the long carpeted aisle dusted off, a towering wedding arch at the main stage, a full-course meal catered for your guests and performances at the ready. It’s an occasion where your loved ones can mingle, dance and raise a toast to your nuptials.
Bridal gowns are at the top priority list, again—after all, the main attraction—along with an infinite list of avant-garde beauty looks to stand out from the rest of the wedding crowd. But in case we’ve been hardwired by two years of Zoom livestream ‘I dos’, planning and hosting a grandiose affair can be quite the feat. Thankfully, that’s the reason why most of us look to hotels to take care of every detail. From decor to the decadent table fare, our city’s offerings will rise up to the occasion, even in the most stressful months leading up to the big day.
On that note, Vogue has curated a shortlist of our own. Here are the most outstanding hotels in Singapore to entrust your wedding day to.
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Getting hitched at Singapore’s icon of a hotel is a monumental affair. Raffles Singapore heralds a rich and cascading history of its own—from the distinguishable staircase at the lobby to the expansive verdant gardens at the property, expect pivotal photography moments to be captured. Within the grounds, one can choose from any venue that caters to different preferences and budgets. For instance: the exquisite ballrooms with a Victorian-setting or if you prefer lots of a sunshine, The Lawn makes for an enchanting premise to hold a garden wedding just like the movies.
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JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
You might have already seen visually-arresting snaps of JW Marriott’s famed wedding set-ups in the Grand Ballroom and trust us when we say it’s far grander in person. It’s a vision of three levels—with the main ballroom curved into a classic art-deco and pillarless silhouette, and swathed in a bedazzling shower of gold shards. The expansive LED-display serves as the main feature, sure to grant an immersive experience to all your guests.
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For an island escape, there’s no better view than the vantage point at Capella Singapore. We’re talking about the space just above their iconic pool—at Horizon’s Verge. The backdrop grants a verdant view of greenery enshrouding the property, as you each say your ‘I dos’. Alternatively, if you prefer to be in the midst of A.C, their Grand Ballroom poses a dreamy set-up for the occasion as well. The dining menu spans from Chinese delicacies to Western delights with varied packages adhered to your guest-list.
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The St. Regis Singapore
St Regis’s recent addition of Caroline’s Mansion transports its guests to the elegance of New York, specifically in the Upper East Side. Built with a nine-metre double height ceiling and adorned with carved Mahogany wood doors, it’s a unique venue that holds a couple of ballrooms, including a connecting saloon. For extra pizzazz, the mirror-panelled doors and glass-panelled walls make up a prismatic effect, which might tickle your fancy for a spectacular photo opp.