Wedding Ang Bao Rates in Singapore 2022 – How Much Should You Give?

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Wedding dinners in Singapore can sometimes be a mercenary affair. Even if you never spend more than $5 on meals and always make a beeline for the cai png stall, you’re expected to shell out a 3-figure sum in your wedding ang bao whenever someone you know gets married.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that ang baos are purely a gift from the heart. In Singapore, your ang bao symbolises your well-wishes as well as covers the cost of your seat at the banquet table.

Though the couple might not admit it, usually they will be praying that you do not make them “lose money” by giving less than it cost them to invite you.

Contents

  1. How much should you put in a wedding ang bao?
  2. Wedding ang bao rates for Singapore hotels (2022)
  3. Wedding ang bao rates 2022 (restaurants/other venues)
  4. How much to give at Malay weddings?
  5. How much to give at Indian weddings?
  6. How much to give at church weddings?

1. How much should you put in a wedding ang bao?

The first thing you need to do is to calculate the cost of your seat. This varies depending on how swanky the wedding venue is — there’s usually a published rate per table for wedding banquets.

If you’re not close to the couple, it is considered socially acceptable for your ang bao to just cover the cost of your seat. But if you’re close to the couple, you are generally expected to cover the cost of your seat, and then some.

Too lazy to calculate? Use our handy guide below to determine the cost per guest. The ang bao rates largely depend on 1) the hotel or restaurant, 2) lunch or dinner and 3) Saturday or Sunday.

In general, Saturday night dinners are the most expensive. Lunch is usually cheaper than dinner, except for Chinese restaurants.

Each table at a hotel wedding event usually seats 10 guests, so it’s common to divide the price by 10 to figure out how much the happy couple is paying for your presence.

The answer is really up to you. Every guest will still get the same serving of food and probably have a wait staff attending to your table exclusively, so the wedding cost for banquets is about the same before the pandemic. Perhaps you might just want to consider putting a bit more in the ang bao than the usual rate?

Disclaimer: Do note that all prices were adapted from SingaporeBrides.com. This is meant as a rough guide only — the actual amount your friends spent on the wedding may differ depending on when they signed the for package, and what add-ons they opted for.

2. Wedding ang bao rates for Singapore hotels (2022)

Note: Hotels arranged in alphabetical order; all prices are obtained via SingaporeBrides.com (updated August 2022). All prices are inclusive of GST.

Hotels Saturday Lunch Sunday Lunch Saturday Dinner Sunday Dinner
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa $200 to $240 $200 to $240 $240 to $250 $230 to $240
Amara Singapore $150 to $180 $150 to $180 $170 to $180 $170 to $180
Andaz Singapore $240 to $240 $240 to $240 $260 to $260 $260 to $260
Capella Singapore $230 to $370 $230 to $370 $250 to $370 $250 to $370
Carlton Hotel Singapore $150 to $180 $150 to $180 $170 to $180 $170 to $180
Concorde Hotel Singapore $140 to $140 $140 to $140 $170 to $170 $160 to $160
Conrad Centennial Singapore $180 to $190 $180 to $190 $210 to $240 $200 to $240
Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore $140 to $140 $140 to $140 $140 to $140 $140 to $140
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport $160 to $170 $160 to $170 $170 to $170 $170 to $170
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore $200 to $250 $200 to $250 $200 to $250 $200 to $250
Equarius Hotel At Resorts World Sentosa $230 to $230 $230 to $230 $240 to $240 $230 to $240
Faber Peak Singapore $130 to $160 $130 to $160 $170 to $180 $170 to $180
Fairmont Singapore And Swissôtel The Stamford $190 to $210 $190 to $210 $210 to $240 $210 to $240
Four Points By Sheraton Singapore, Riverview $160 to $180 $160 to $180 $160 to $180 $160 to $180
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore $180 to $360 $180 to $360 $210 to $360 $210 to $360
Furama City Centre Singapore $140 to $140 $140 to $140 $150 to $150 $150 to $150
Furama Riverfront, Singapore $140 to $160 $140 to $160 $150 to $170 $150 to $160
Genting Hotel Jurong $100 to $100 $100 to $100 $110 to $130 $110 to $130
Goodwood Park Hotel $180 to $180 $180 to $180 $200 to $200 $200 to $200
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel $170 to $180 $170 to $180 $200 to $210 $200 to $200
Grand Hyatt Singapore $180 to $180 $180 to $180 $230 to $230 $220 to $220
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy $120 to $150 $120 to $150 $130 to $150 $130 to $150
Grand Park City Hall $160 to $170 $160 to $170 $160 to $170 $160 to $170
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium $130 to $130 $130 to $130 $150 to $150 $150 to $150
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre $160 to $160 $160 to $160 $180 to $180 $170 to $170
Hotel Fort Canning $180 to $180 $180 to $180 $200 to $200 $200 to $200
Intercontinental Singapore $200 to $410 $200 to $410 $240 to $410 $230 to $410
Jen Singapore Tanglin By Shangri-la $150 to $180 $150 to $180 $170 to $180 $170 to $180
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach $250 to $250 $250 to $250 $290 to $290 $280 to $280
Mandarin Oriental Singapore $230 to $230 $230 to $230 $250 to $250 $250 to $250
Marina Bay Sands $170 to $230 $170 to $230 $210 to $230 $210 to $230
Mercure Singapore Bugis $160 to $230 $160 to $230 $160 to $230 $160 to $230
M Hotel $150 to $170 $150 to $170 $160 to $180 $160 to $180
Novotel Singapore On Stevens $160 to $160 $160 to $160 $180 to $180 $180 to $180
Oasia Hotel Downtown $180 to $180 $180 to $180 $200 to $200 $200 to $200
Oasia Hotel Novena, Singapore $170 to $170 $170 to $170 $180 to $180 $180 to $180
Oasia Resort Sentosa $200 to $200 $200 to $200 $230 to $230 $230 to $230
One°15 Marina Sentosa Cove $170 to $230 $170 to $230 $170 to $230 $170 to $230
One Farrer Hotel $160 to $160 $160 to $160 $190 to $190 $170 to $170
Orchard Hotel Singapore $180 to $180 $180 to $180 $230 to $230 $210 to $210
Pan Pacific Singapore $180 to $200 $180 to $200 $210 to $230 $210 to $230
Paradox Singapore at Merchant Court $160 to $210 $160 to $210 $190 to $230 $180 to $230
Park Hotel Alexandra $120 to $120 $120 to $120 $130 to $130 $130 to $130
Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore $200 to $200 $200 to $200 $230 to $230 $230 to $230
Parkroyal Collection Pickering $190 to $240 $190 to $240 $220 to $240 $190 to $240
Parkroyal On Beach Road $180 to $200 $180 to $200 $210 to $230 $200 to $230
Parkroyal On Kitchener Road $160 to $160 $160 to $160 $170 to $170 $170 to $170
Peninsula.excelsior Hotel $120 to $150 $120 to $150 $130 to $160 $130 to $160
Raffles Hotel $260 to $280 $260 to $280 $280 to $320 $280 to $320
Ramada By Wyndham Singapore At Zhongshan Park $140 to $140 $140 to $140 $180 to $180 $180 to $180
Regent Singapore $180 to $180 $180 to $180 $210 to $210 $190 to $200
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore At Bras Basah $130 to $160 $130 to $160 $140 to $170 $140 to $170
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore $180 to $180 $180 to $180 $210 to $210 $210 to $210
Royal Plaza On Scotts $150 to $170 $150 to $170 $150 to $170 $150 to $170
Shangri-la Hotel $210 to $310 $210 to $310 $240 to $310 $240 to $310
Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa, Singapore $240 to $280 $240 to $280 $250 to $300 $250 to $300
Sheraton Towers Singapore $180 to $220 $180 to $220 $210 to $220 $200 to $220
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel $150 to $180 $150 to $180 $160 to $210 $160 to $210
Sofitel Singapore City Centre $210 to $210 $180 to $180 $220 to $220 $190 to $190
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa $210 to $260 $210 to $260 $230 to $310 $220 to $290
The Barracks Hotel Sentosa $220 to $220 $220 to $220 $340 to $410 $340 to $410
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore $240 to $250 $240 to $250 $280 to $280 $280 to $280
The Chevrons @ Jurong East $120 to $160 $120 to $160 $120 to $160 $120 to $160
The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel $340 to $360 $340 to $360 $340 to $360 $340 to $360
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore $230 to $240 $230 to $240 $250 to $250 $250 to $250
The Outpost Hotel Sentosa $200 to $200 $200 to $200 $230 to $230 $230 to $230
The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore $230 to $250 $230 to $250 $280 to $350 $280 to $350
The St. Regis Singapore $220 to $240 $220 to $240 $260 to $290 $250 to $290
The Westin Singapore $190 to $190 $190 to $190 $210 to $210 $210 to $210
Village Hotel Albert Court $70 to $70 $70 to $70 $70 to $70 $70 to $70
Village Hotel Bugis $130 to $130 $130 to $130 $130 to $130 $130 to $130
Village Hotel Changi $150 to $180 $150 to $180 $160 to $200 $160 to $200
Village Hotel Katong $150 to $180 $150 to $180 $160 to $200 $160 to $200
Village Hotel Sentosa $210 to $210 $210 to $210 $230 to $230 $230 to $230
Voco Orchard Singapore (former Hilton Hotel) $160 to $160 $160 to $160 $190 to $190 $170 to $170
W Singapore Sentosa Cove $220 to $250 $220 to $250 $260 to $280 $240 to $250
York Hotel $120 to $130 $120 to $130 $120 to $130 $120 to $130


The most expensive wedding angbao rate of up to $370 per pax at Capella Singapore, and $360 at The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel
, while the most affordable is at Village Hotel Albert Court where prices are only $70 per pax. 

3. Wedding ang bao rates 2022 (restaurants/other venues)

Saturday Lunch Sunday Lunch Saturday Dinner Sunday Dinner
Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant $80 to $130 $80 to $130 $80 to $130 $80 to $130
Ban Heng @ Orchard Central $80 to $130 $80 to $130 $80 to $130 $80 to $130
Ban Heng @ Orchid Country Club $100 to $160 $100 to $160 $100 to $160 $100 to $160
Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine $110 to $210 $110 to $210 $110 to $210 $110 to $210
Empress At Asian Civilisations Museum $140 to $170 $140 to $170 $140 to $170 $140 to $170
Faber Peak Singapore $130 to $160 $130 to $160 $170 to $180 $170 to $180
Fu Lin Men (Chinese Swimming Club) $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170
Fu Lin Men (National Service Resort & Country Club) $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170
Fu Lin Men (Orchid Country Club) $90 to $160 $90 to $160 $90 to $160 $90 to $160
Fu Lin Men (Singapore Recreation Club) $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170
Grand Shanghai $130 to $230 $130 to $230 $140 to $240 $140 to $240
Lingzhi Vegetarian (Liat Towers) $60 to $90 $60 to $90 $60 to $90 $60 to $90
Orchid Country Club $120 to $120 $120 to $120 $140 to $140 $120 to $120
Peach Garden @ Hotel Miramar $130 to $140 $130 to $140 $130 to $140 $130 to $140
Peach Garden @ Ocbc Centre $150 to $170 $150 to $170 $150 to $170 $150 to $170
Peach Garden @ The Metropolis $130 to $140 $130 to $140 $130 to $140 $130 to $140
Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza $140 to $150 $140 to $150 $140 to $150 $140 to $150
Qian Xi Bountiful Garden $100 to $170 $100 to $170 $100 to $170 $100 to $170
Qian Xi Eternal Garden $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170
Qian Xi Farrer Park $100 to $170 $100 to $170 $100 to $170 $100 to $170
Qian Xi Hilltop Garden $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170
Qian Xi Jubilee Garden $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170
Qian Xi Paya Lebar $100 to $170 $100 to $170 $100 to $170 $100 to $170
Qian Xi Pearl Garden $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170
Qian Xi Summer Garden $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170 $110 to $170
Raffles Marina $150 to $160 $150 to $160 $150 to $160 $150 to $160
Red House Seafood $170 to $240 $170 to $240 $170 to $240 $170 to $240
Resorts World Sentosa, S.E.A. Aquarium N/A N/A $350 to $360 $350 to $360
Seletar Country Club $110 to $110 $110 to $110 $110 to $110 $110 to $110
Sentosa Golf Club $150 to $160 $150 to $160 $180 to $190 $180 to $190
Serangoon Gardens Country Club $100 to $170 $100 to $170 $100 to $170 $100 to $170
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant (UOB Plaza) $160 to $240 $160 to $240 $160 to $240 $160 to $240
Sinfonia Ristorante $150 to $220 $150 to $220 $180 to $280 $180 to $280
Sky Garden Sentosa $190 to $240 $190 to $240 $190 to $240 $190 to $240
The Great Ballroom $120 to $140 $120 to $140 $120 to $140 $120 to $140
The Joyden Hall $150 to $150 $150 to $150 $180 to $170 $180 to $170
The Villa At Singapore Botanic Gardens $160 to $200 $160 to $200 $160 to $200 $160 to $200
The Westin Singapore $190 to $190 $190 to $190 $210 to $210 $210 to $210
Tung Lok Heen $180 to $230 $180 to $230 $180 to $230 $180 to $230
Tung Lok Seafood (Orchard Central) $90 to $130 $90 to $130 $90 to $130 $90 to $130
Tung Lok Seafood (Upper Jurong) $90 to $170 $90 to $170 $90 to $170 $90 to $170
Tung Lok Signatures, Antica Ballroom @ Orchard Rendezvous Hotel $130 to $140 $130 to $140 $130 to $140 $130 to $140
Yàn 宴 $170 to $200 $170 to $200 $170 to $200 $170 to $200

For many restaurants, the prices are the same for both days, lunch and dinner. The exceptions are those mainly at country clubs and hotels. The most affordable is $60 per pax at Lingzhi Vegetarian.

4. How much to give at Malay weddings?

While an appropriate contribution will vary according to the cost of the venue and how “atas” your friends are, traditional Malay weddings tend to be a bit more relaxed. However, don’t be fooled by the usual HDB locations. These Malay weddings may easily rack up $30,000 to $60,000 in cost if they’re elaborately decorated.

Generally, a contribution of $50 to $100 is the minimum. On the other end of the scale, the sky is the limit if you are close to the couple.

5. How much to give at Indian weddings?

The answer is, it depends on the venue and where the reception is being held. The standard format is for the actual wedding to take place at a temple, and a reception to be held later on, typically at a hotel, function hall or restaurant.

You should generally budget for a contribution of at least $50 to $80 for receptions at temples and function halls.

If they’re held at high end hotels, you’ll have to give similar amounts to the rates quoted for wedding banquets above.

You should also add a $1 coin to your contribution, as offering a sum that ends in 1 is seen as auspicious.

6. How much to give at church weddings?

Regardless of race, if the wedding is held at a church, there may or may not a follow-up lunch or dinner banquet at a hotel or restaurant. If there is no banquet, there will usually be some kind of reception on the church premises.

If the entire wedding takes place at the church, you can get away with contributing about $40 to $50.

If there is also a banquet, refer to the ang bao rates in the table above.

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