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Singapore Wedding Banquet Price List (2018)

Wedding Banquet Singapore Price List 2018

Joanne Poh

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Weddings are big business in Singapore. Some people spend enough on their wedding dinner, photo shoot, gown and ring to buy a house in some Southeast Asian countries.

But the real killer is definitely the wedding banquet. And hotels know people are willing to pay big bucks to impress their relatives. So every so often, they dutifully hike up their prices, telling themselves these couples will make back that money when they receive their Baby Bonus.

 

Wedding banquet price list (2018)

Contents

  1. Prices of wedding banquets at 5 star hotels 
  2. Prices of wedding banquets at 4 star hotels 
  3. Prices of wedding banquets at restaurants
  4. Prices of wedding banquets at other venues 
  5. More ways to save on your wedding banquet package

We already compiled a Wedding Banquet Price List for 2017 back in June. And now, in 2018, we’re back to see just who has raised their prices and by how much.

(All prices are applicable to Saturday wedding dinners and obtained via SingaporeBrides.com. Updated 16 July 2018.)

 

Wedding banquets at 5 star hotels

Wedding Banquet 5 Star Hotels Singapore Price List 2018

Hotel

2017 price per table ($)

2018 price per table ($)

% increase

The St. Regis

2,340

2,458

5.6

The Ritz Carlton

2,210

2,210

0

Capella Singapore

2,104

2,340

11.2

Grand Hyatt

2,104

2,163

2.8

Shangri-La

1,987

2,222

11.8

Conrad Centennial

1,928

2,022

4.88

InterContinental

1,904

1,987

4.36

The Fullerton

1,893

1,846

-2.4

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

1,869

1,987

6.31

Goodwood Park

1,846

1,904

3.14

Four Seasons

1,810

1,904

5.19

Pan Pacific Singapore

1,751

1,869

6.74

Marina Bay Sands

1,634

1,634

0

Hilton Singapore

1,575

1,634

3.75

 

Wedding banquets at 4-star hotels

Wedding Banquet 4 Star Hotels Singapore Price List 2018

Hotel

2017 price per table ($)

2018 price per table ($)

% increase

Amara Singapore

1,398

1,457

4.22

Concorde Hotel

1,398

1,422

1.72

Hotel Jen

1,288

1,375

6.75

Ramada at Zhongshan Park

1,281

1,316

2.73

Furama City Centre

1,210

1,245

2.98

Grand Copthorne Waterfront

1,210

1,693

39.9

Copthorne King’s

1,163

1,163

0

Furama Riverfront

1,163

1,151

-1.03

Grand Mercure Roxy

888

888

0

 

Wedding banquets at restaurants

Wedding Banquet Restaurants Singapore Price List 2018

Hotel

2017 price per table ($)

2018 price per table ($)

% increase

Peony Jade at Clarke Quay

1,018

1,128

10.8

Qian Xi Joy Garden

688

698

1.45

Ban Heng Pavilion

638

658

3.13

Tung Lok Seafood (Orchard Central)

629

629

0

Ah Yat Seafood

568

638

12.3

Lingzhi Vegetarian

501

501

0

 

Wedding banquets at other venues

Wedding Banquet Venues Singapore Price List 2018

Hotel

2017 price per table ($)

2018 price per table ($)

% increase

CHIJMES Hall

1,763

1,916

8.68

ONE°15 Marina Club

1,210

1,339

10.7

Orchid Country Club

1,057

1,175

11.2

Serangoon Gardens Country Club

888

688

-22.5

 

How does this increase compare to previous years?

Since June 2017, 79% of the hotels, restaurants and venues we previously listed increased their prices.

Amongst those venues that increased their prices, the average hike was 5.39%. And for many of these venues, this isn’t even their first price hike of the year.

Let’s take the ever popular CHIJMES for example: In January 2018, the price was $1,881, up 6.69% from June 2017‘s price of $1,763. Currently (July 2018), it’s $1,916, which is almost another 2%.

Of all the 5-star hotels, Capella had the most dramatic price hike – prices are now $2,222, 11.8% more than last year ($1,987).

That said, now may be a good time to book a ballroom at The Fullerton. While most of the 5-star hotels increased their prices, The Fullerton actually lowered their prices by 2.4% (from $1,893 to $1,846).

Serangoon Gardens Country Club also dropped their prices from $888 to $688 (22.5%).

 

Are the price hikes justified?

From November 2016 to 2017, consumer prices in Singapore increased by only 0.6%.

MAS’s Core Inflation Measure for the same period was 1.5% (core inflation excludes price changes in certain things such as accommodation and cars, so that we have a better idea of how consumer prices for day-to-day goods are changing).

So we can see that even with slowing year-on-year price hikes, venues are still increasing their charges disproportionately. It’s possible that renewed optimism about the economy in the coming year has caused them to still consider raising their fees in anticipation.

For couples about to tie the knot (or guests attending their weddings, ang bao in hand), that means you should feel the pinch a little more this year.

 

More tips to save on your wedding banquet

Whether you think it’s justified or not, the fact remains that you’re going to be paying more to throw that dream wedding of yours.

Here are a few ways you can save on your banquet package.

Don’t get married on a Saturday night

It’s no secret that Saturday night is the most popular time of the week for wedding banquets. But because the demand is so high, the prices are also the highest.

If you don’t mind, almost every other time slot is cheaper. For weekends, Sunday lunch is usually the cheapest.

Customise your package to suit your needs

Most wedding banquet packages come with the following:

  • Food tasting
  • Wedding cake
  • Wedding favours
  • Car park coupons
  • Wedding invitation card design and envelopes (excludes printing)
  • A holding room for your wedding coordinators
  • A bridal suite for the wedded couple

All these are bundled in for your convenience, but if you’re a bridezilla who’s already got your fancy wedding invitations and favours settled elsewhere, then you can definitely negotiate to have these taken out of the package.

You’re unlikely to get a direct discount for taking stuff out, but you may be able to swap them for other stuff that you need. Some of these include extra car park coupons or more free beer for your guests.

Negotiate for a payment schedule that works for you

Most hotels will tell you that they have a fixed payment schedule, but if you have any special requests, feel free to let them know. Usually there is about a 20% first deposit upon confirming your date.

Assuming your banquet costs $50,000, your downpayment will be about $10,000. If you’re hoping to maximise your credit card’s cashback, you can be sure that $10,000 will burst all the rebate caps.

Instead of swiping the whole downpayment like you’re supposed to, you can try requesting to stagger the payments so you can hit your monthly spend to get maximum cash back. There’s no guarantee the hotel can accommodate, but let’s just say that it’s not impossible.

 

Do you think wedding banquet prices for 2018 are reasonable? Share your views in the comments!

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Joanne Poh

In my previous life, I was a property lawyer who spent most of my time struggling to get out of bed or stuck in peak hour traffic. These days, as a freelance commercial writer, I work in bed, on the beach, in parks and at cafes, all while being really frugal. I like helping other people save money so they can stop living lives they don't like.