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Singapore Wedding Banquet Price List (2019) & Tips to Save

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.

So, we have gathered all the banquet prices of weddings at hotels and restaurants to show you how prices of banquets have increased over the years. The prices are based on Saturday night, which is the most popular option.

(All prices are obtained via SingaporeBrides.com. Updated 19 July 2019.)

 

Wedding banquet price list (2019)

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

 

Wedding banquets at 5 star hotels

Wedding Banquet 5 Star Hotels Singapore Price List 2018

Hotel 2017 price per table ($) 2018 price per table ($) 2019 price per table ($) % increase from 2018
The St. Regis 2,340 2,458 2,458 0%
The Ritz Carlton 2,210 2,210 2,210 0%
Capella Singapore 1,987 2,222 2,458 +10.6%
Grand Hyatt 2,104 2,163 2,222 +2.7%
Shangri-La 1,987 2,104 2,222 +5.6%
Conrad Centennial 1,928 2,022 2,046 +1.2%
InterContinental Singapore 1,904 1,987 2,222 +11.8%
The Fullerton 1,688 1,787 1,987 +11.2%
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa 1,869 1,987 1,987 0%
Goodwood Park 1,846 1,904 1,904 0%
Four Seasons 1,810 1,846 1,928 +4.4%
Pan Pacific Singapore 1,751 1,869 1,881 0.6%
Marina Bay Sands 1,634 1,634 1,634 0%
Hilton Singapore 1,575 1,634 1,469 -10.1%

Wedding banquets at 4 star hotels

Wedding Banquet 4 Star Hotels Singapore Price List 2018

 

Hotel 2017 price per table ($) 2018 price per table ($) 2019 price per table ($) % increase from 2018
Amara Singapore 1,398 1,457 1,563 +7.3%
Concorde Hotel 1,398 1,398 1,481 +5.9%
Hotel Jen 1,288 1,338 1,457 +8.9%
Ramada at Zhongshan Park 1,281 1,281 1,316 +2.7%
Furama City Centre 1,210 1,245 1,245 0%
Grand Copthorne Waterfront 1,210 1,269 1,139 -10.2%
Copthorne King’s 1,163 1,163 1,163 0%
Furama Riverfront 1,163 1,116 1,398 +25.3%
Grand Mercure Roxy 888 888 1,045 +17.71%

Wedding banquets at restaurants

Wedding Banquet Restaurants Singapore Price List 2018

Restaurant 2017 price per table ($) 2018 price per table ($) 2019 price per table ($) % increase from 2018
Peony Jade at Clarke Quay 1,018 1,048 999 -4.7%
Qian Xi Joy Garden 688 698 708 +1.4%
Ban Heng Pavilion 638 658 698 +6.1%
Tung Lok Seafood (Orchard Central) 629 629 629 0
Ah Yat Seafood 568 568 638 +12.3%
Lingzhi Vegetarian 501 501 501 0

Watch: Hotels vs Restaurants for Weddings – What’s the Difference?

Wedding banquets at alternative wedding venues

Wedding Banquet Venues Singapore Price List 2018

 

Wedding venue 2017 price per table ($) 2018 price per table ($) 2019 price per table ($) % increase from 2018
CHIJMES Hall 1,763 1,881 1,928 +2.5%
ONE°15 Marina Club 1,210 1,281 1,339 +4.5%
Orchid Country Club 1,057 1,116 1,186 +6.3%
Serangoon Gardens Country Club 888 688 688 +0.0%

 

How do 2019 wedding banquet prices compare to previous years?

Since June 2017, 78% of the hotels, restaurants and venues we previously listed has increased their prices.

Surprisingly, Hilton Singapore and Grand Copthorne Waterfront have decreased their prices by approximately 10%.

There seems to be growing popularity for couples to use alternative venues such as CHIJMES and Orchid Country Club.

Serangoon Gardens Country Club dropped their prices from $888 to $688 (22.5%) from 2017 to 2018 and has maintained that so far into 2019.

 

Are the price hikes justified?

From November 2016 to 2017, average consumer prices in Singapore increased by 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. Already, in 2016, it was reported that the price of wedding banquets have hit “new high”, but ain’t no mountain high enough when it comes to weddings, I guess.

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. Or, consider alternatives!

For instance, you can go for weddings at restaurants instead. While the prices of wedding banquets at restaurants have also increased year on year, the cost of a wedding dinner at a restaurant is still averaging at $700 a table, which is almost half the price (or even a third) of most hotels.

 

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 2019 are reasonable? Did we miss out on any hotels? Share your views in the comments!

 

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