Choosing a wedding dinner venue was important for Dear and myself. We wanted to serve our guests quality food, in an elegant ambiance. From the feedback of my colleagues, parent in laws and Singapore Brides Forums, Mandarin Oriental has a good track record of serving delicious wedding banquets and providing impeccable service.Dear called me early in the morning to ensure I woke up in time to get there. This was the first time he did that and I found kiasu but rather amusing. We turned up at the wedding show 30 mins before it started; we were the first couple there. Thank goodness for that because Dear’ colleague came after lunchtime and had to wait for 3 hours to speak with a wedding coordinator.
Couples can also have their tea ceremony in an intimate room in Mandarin Oriental. Since our tea ceremony and solemnisation would be held elsewhere, we requested for canapés to be served during the cocktail period before the dinner
I would blog more about my wedding experience in Mandarin Oriental in a few weeks time. It would feature pictures and reviews on the banquet food, service, hotel suite, and breakfast.
Unlike most wedding venues that serve Chinese dessert, Mandarin Oriental serves individually plated western desserts. Mandarin Oriental is very confident of their western desserts and would recommend couples to choose their signature baked chocolate pudding with vanilla sauce. If couples prefer Chinese desserts, they are available on request.
Mandarin Oriental changes their dummy cakes once they look worn out so there are different designs every few months. I strongly encourage brides to book their dummy cakes a few months before the wedding because there is only 1 piece for each design. I requested for my dummy cake late, so I didn’t manage to get the design I like the most.
For more information, you can visit: http://www.singaporebrides.com/hotels/oriental/
Disclaimer: Pictures and descriptions of wedding themes were derived from my wedding coordinator’s email and Singapore Bride’s Mandarin Oriental webpage.