Singapore Wedding Banquet Price List (2021) & Saving Tips

Singapore Wedding Banquet Price List (2021) & Saving Tips

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.

Wedding banquet price list (2021)

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

Disclaimer: Do note that all prices were adapted from SingaporeBrides.com, using the prices for Saturday night, which is the most popular option.

For those that have a range of prices depending on menu, ballroom, etc chosen, the lowest prices are indicated.

Wedding banquets at 5 star hotels

Wedding Banquet 5 Star Hotels Singapore Price List 2018

Hotel 2019 price per table ($) 2020 price per table ($) 2021 price per table ($) % increase from 2020
The St. Regis 2,458 2,458 2,213 -10%
The Ritz Carlton 2,210 2,488 2,448 -1.6% 
Capella Singapore 2,458 2,104 2,222 +5.6% 
Grand Hyatt 2,222 2,222 2,095 -5.7%
Shangri-La 2,222 2,222 2,222 0
Conrad Centennial 2,046 2,046 1,916 -6.4%
InterContinental Singapore 2,222 2,222 2,222 0
The Fullerton 1,987 1,987 2,104 +5.9%
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa 1,987 1,987 1,987 0
Goodwood Park 1,904 1,904 1,963 +3.1%
Four Seasons 1,928 1,928 1,963 +1.8%
Pan Pacific Singapore 1,881 1,881  1,904 +1.2%
Marina Bay Sands 1,634 1,634 1,634 0
Hilton Singapore 1,469 1,669 1,669 0

Wedding banquets at 4 star hotels

Wedding Banquet 4 Star Hotels Singapore Price List 2018

Hotel 2019 price per table ($) 2020 price per table ($)  2021 price per table ($) % increase from 2020
Amara Singapore 1,563 1,563 1,610 +3.0%
Concorde Hotel 1,481 1,481 1,481 0
Jen Singapore Tanglin By Shangri-la 1,457 1,492 1,530 +2.5%
Ramada By Wyndham Singapore At Zhongshan Park 1,316 1,316 1,316 0
Furama City Centre 1,245 1,175 1,222 +4.0% 
Grand Copthorne Waterfront 1,139 1,575 1,516 -3.7%
Copthorne King’s 1,163 1,163 942 -19.0%
Furama Riverfront 1,398 1,175 1,222 +4.0%
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy 1,045 1,092 1,104 +1.1%

Wedding banquets at restaurants

Wedding Banquet Restaurants Singapore Price List 2018

Restaurant 2019 price per table ($) 2020 price per table ($) 2021 price per table ($) % increase from 2020
Qian Xi Joy Garden 708 718 748 +4.18%
Ban Heng Pavilion 698 698 728 +4.30%
Tung Lok Seafood (Orchard Central) 629 629 629 0
Ah Yat Seafood 638 638 688 +7.84%
Lingzhi Vegetarian 501 533 586 +9.94%

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 2019 price per table ($) 2020 price per table ($) 2021 price per table ($) % increase from 2020
CHIJMES Hall 1,928 1,928 1,928 0
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove 1,339 1,398 1,516 +8.44%
Orchid Country Club 1,186 1,186 1,186 0
Serangoon Gardens Country Club 688 688 688 0

How do 2021 wedding banquet prices compare to 2020?

Perhaps it’s because of the slowing economy, but it would seem that most hotels and restaurants maintained their 2020 prices for 2021. With the exception of a few venues, most of the price changes were increases.

If you had to pick one in the 5-star hotel tier, consider The St. Regis: the per table rate had dropped from $2,458 in 2020 to $2,213 in 2021. That’s a 10% drop. It’s still on the pricy end of this tier, but it’s now cheaper than The Ritz Carlton, Capella Singapore and Shangri-La.

The 4-star hotel tier with the most dramatic drop is Copthorne King’s by a whopping 19%.  The cost per table has fallen from $1,163 last year to $942 now. On the flip side, Furama Riverfront reduced their rates by 16.0% to $1,175 per table.

Prices have increased for restaurants from about 4% to 10%. Prices for other venues mostly stayed the same.

Are the price hikes justified?

So even with slowing year-on-year price hikes, some venues are still increasing their charges disproportionately. 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 other venues that are not hotels or restaurants. 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 more affordable than at 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 have a wedding banquet 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.

Use the right credit card to pay for the banquet

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

So 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.

Then, depending on the agreed payment schedule, pick a suitable credit card to pay for it.

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Rebate Cap per quarter
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Min. Spend per month
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For example, if you have the UOB One card, you can ask to pay a $12,000 downpayment instead, splitting it into 30 X $400 payments. Each month, you can pay 5 X $400 = $2,000. Do that for 2 quarters and you’ll get a total of $600 cash back.

There’s no guarantee the hotel can accommodate, but let’s just say that it’s not impossible.

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