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21 Classy Wedding Restaurants To Tie The Knot In Singapore Other Than Hotel Ballrooms

Last Updated: September 21, 2020

Written by Felicia Koh

A wedding venue speaks volume of a couple’s personality and style, while a hotel ballroom may be ideal for a banquet set up, there’s only so much you could do with the decorations to spruce it up according to your preference.

These days, I’ve seen more couples opting to hold their wedding ceremony and reception in restaurants and cafes just for that splash of personal touch—it could be a place where you had your first date, or a venue that comes furnished with all that glitz and glamour.

While I’m doing a little research for my own future dream wedding, here’s a list I’ve compiled that made it into my top classy wedding venues!

1. Empress

For couples who want to keep a bit of tradition yet also get playful and fun on their big day, Empress might be the restaurant you are looking for.

Located in the iconic Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress is an unconventional Chinese restaurant for guests who are looking to have an uplifting and lively dining experience.

The restaurant offers a contemporary setting with both indoor and al fresco dining options by the waterfront—with a total seating capacity of 188 guests and standing capacity of 300 guests—allowing couples to have an unforgettable solemnisation followed by a lovely dinner!

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Empress: 1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum, #01-03, Singapore 1795552 | Tel: +65 6776 0777 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm (Mon to Fri), 11am – 4pm and 6pm – 11pm (Sat & Sun) | Facebook | Website

2. Tamarind Hill

Set within a historic colonial bungalow and perched atop the forested Labrador Nature Reserve is the Tamarind Hill, a place that harmonises nature and heritage mirroring our city’s storied past.

For couples looking to present their guest with a gastronomic experience away from the city, Tamarind Hill’s location and its timeless interior will be on top of your list.

Get ready to embark on a journey of enchanting romance amidst Labrador Nature Reserve, and tie the knot in front of your loved ones in this black and white heritage building!

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Tamarind Hill: 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189 | Tel: +65 6278 6364 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Thur), 12pm – 12am (Fri & Sat), 11.30am – 10.30pm (Sun) | Facebook | InstagramWebsite

3. Picnic

Looking to plan your dream garden wedding but still want to avoid the sun and uncertainties of rain? Picnic, located right smack in town at Wisma Atria will be a perfect choice.

Spanning over an area of 10,000sqft, the indoor food park features three garden-themed spaces—Central Garden, Beer Garden, and Flower Garden—that is able to house up to 300 guests in total.

Relish your big day mingling with friends and family in the buzz and energy of a food truck park with an immersive outdoor park experience, whilst enjoying a large variety of cuisines at Picnic!

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Picnic: 435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, #03-15, Singapore 238877 | Tel: +65 6734 8352 | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily) | Facebook | InstagramWebsite

4. Latteria Mozzarella Bar

For the lovers of fairy lights and al fresco terraces, perhaps you’ll consider Latteria Mozzarella Bar for your non-conventional yet equally romantic evening of love. Get a slice of Southern Italy in the bustle of Duxton Hill—providing intimacy amidst the heart of our cityscape.

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Latteria Mozzarella Bar offers the freshest and largest range of Mozzarella and Burrata cheeses in Singapore, imported straight from Italy. Some signature dishes to look forward to include Burrata Peperonata, Homemade Gnocchi with Porcini & Truffle Cream, and Homemade Torta “Caprese”.

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The restaurant is located in a historic shophouse, making for a rustic and cosy experience through and through. It is equipped with a modern projector screen, individual audio sound system, wireless microphone, high speed wireless Internet for ease of live performances or presentations during a ceremony.

Fret not about your rainy day plans, for the lush terrace boasts a large awning for shelter as well as wall-mounted fans and movable aircon units for the comfort of guests. Latteria Mozzarella Bar is also wheelchair-friendly, with a permanent ramp for easy access.

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The whole restaurant can comfortably accommodate 120 sit-down guests and even up to 150 guests including standing cocktails. The indoor dining area can host 45 sit-down diners while the al fresco terrace seats 60 diners.

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Latteria Mozzarella Bar: 40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618 | Tel: +65 6866 1988 | Opening Hours: 12–2:30pm, 6–10:30pm (Sun to Fri), 6–10:30pm (Sat)  | Facebook | Instagram | Website

5. Bayswater Kitchen

Spend one of the most important days in your life with your loved ones literally away from the city in Singapore’s only private island, Keppel Island.

With its unique waterfront setting complete with breathtaking views of luxury yachts and Sentosa in the background, Bayswater Kitchen is definitely a top pick if you and your partner are planning for a one-of-a-kind wedding that defies convention.

Choose to hold your wedding reception or solemnization in the breezy al fresco area right by the waters or head indoors for an intimate dining experience that is simple yet elegant at the same time!

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Bayswater Kitchen: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382 | Tel: +65 6776 0777 | Opening Hours:11.30am – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm (Tues to Fri), 6pm – 11pm (Sat), 11am – 4pm & 6pm – 10.30pm (Sun), Closed on Mon | Facebook | Instagram Website

6. The Garage

Sitting at the nexus of history and style is The Garage, located in an elegant 1920s conservation building within Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site—Singapore Botanic Garden.

Host your dream garden wedding in the most enchanting indoors or outdoors. The main dining hall is inspired by the lust beauty of its surroundings whilst the outdoor space is enveloped by nature, a perfect solemnisation ground for a cosy once in a lifetime event! Altogether the dining area and terrace are able to house a sitting capacity of 150 guests and 200 standing.

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

The Garage: 350 Cluny Park Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488 | Tel: +65 9831 1106 | Opening Hours:8am – 10pm (Sun to Wed), 11.30am – 2.30pm (Thur), 8am – 11pm (Fri & Sat) | Facebook | Instagram Website

7. The Riverhouse Singapore

Planning an unforgettable, culturally rich wedding? Then, The Riverhouse Singapore is definitely a venue to consider. Built in the 1870s along the banks of Clarke Quay, this two-storey multi-concept space houses a modern Chinese restaurant, alfresco bar and a world-class nightclub.

This distinctive Chinese mansion pays homage to Eastern influences with top-notch Asian-fusion cuisine that is both nostalgic and novel. The space is characterised with opulent oriental motifs and contemporary elements, making it a quintessential venue to live out your dreams of hosting an extravagant wedding—Crazy Rich Asian style.

The area is able to host a wedding with a seating capacity of up to 270 pax. Facilities include a full-service bar, bridal room along with AV equipment for the complete experience! 

Expected Damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

The Riverhouse Singapore: 3A River Valley Road, #01-02, Singapore 179020 | Tel: +65 6261 1189 | Opening Hours: Refer here for opening hours of respective restaurants | Facebook | Instagram | Website

8. Sea Scent Restaurant

Sea Scent Restaurant at Keppel Club is a relaxing and romantic venue tucked away from the bustle of the city, where you can recite your wedding vows in a fairy light marquee by the sea at sunset.

Decked in a Santorini-inspired theme, the first floor of the restaurant has a capacity of 200 guests when seated, and 300 for a standing ceremony.

Fret not if you’re looking to accommodate a larger group, the fourth floor, which is the rooftop fits up to 400 seated guests and 600 for a standing event.

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Sea Scent Restaurant: 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club, Singapore 109918 | Tel:+65 6273 0221 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Sun to Thurs), 11am – 12am (Fri & Sat) | Facebook | InstagramWebsite

9. Sky Garden

Sky Garden is located at the rooftop of iFly Singapore, perfect for brides who have always dreamed of a seaside wedding.

The outdoor garden terrace offers a terrific panoramic view of the South China Sea and a glimpse of the vibrant Sentosa island life. Catch the sunset to say your vows, or time your ‘I Do’ when the fireworks come on from the Wings of Time show.

The entire venue is able to host up to 120 guests. It also offers an al fresco bar area served as an extension to the garden to hang around for drinks and cocktails. The indoor space is a deck in full panelled windows, allowing natural lights to flood in.

I’ll let you in on one more catch to the place: a spacious, thoughtfully designed bridal room! I love it when a venue puts in extra touches for their brides.

The room is furnished with a dressing table and full length mirrors so that you can make final touch-ups for a perfect march-in, and chairs to rest those aching feet.

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Sky Garden: 43 Siloso Beach Walk, iFly Singapore rooftop, Singapore 099010 (beside Beach Station) | Tel: +65 6571 0002 |Opening Hours: 9am – 9.30pm (Daily) | Facebook | Instagram | Website

10. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

At Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, every detail and decor is thoughtfully designed to recreate the lavishness and opulence of the European-styled mansion.

Step into a venue with intricate retro floor tiles, retro furniture, grand chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. The interior is simply too impressive for words on a regular day, what’s more when you hold your wedding there.

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From the restored ebony-hued timbers of the pitched ceiling and floors to the contemporary lighting feature showering down over the area, both levels of the restaurant are able to sit approximately 300 guests in total. You can also choose to hold your wedding at the grand gazebo, or at the lawn for a fairy tale garden wedding!

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178 | Tel: +65 6510 3068 | Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Daily) | Facebook | Instagram Website

11. CHIJMES Hall Singapore

Located in Victoria Street, CHIJMES Hall is no stranger to the wedding scene, a choice venue for its Gothic-styled 19th-century chapel which holds an elegantly lit up interior space of sparkling crystal chandeliers and painted glass windows.

The hall sits up to 300 guests and is often used for both ceremony and reception, which can be styled and catered according to the couple’s preference!

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

CHIJMES Hall Singapore: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996 | Tel: +65 6337 7810 | Facebook | Instagram |  Website

12. Flutes

Situated within the National Museum of Singapore, Flutes manages to retain its classy, old colonial heritage with a mix of bronze and wooden furnishings.

Exuding a quiet charm, the main dining hall requires minimal wedding touches as it is already glamorous on its own. Couples can choose to hold their solemnisation at the Farquhar’s Terrace, the sheltered outdoor area just beside the restaurant, which can accommodate 40 persons.

The entire venue has a maximum seating capacity for up to 150 persons, including the Jubilee Room, which is the main dining area; and Sir Henry McCallum Room a 30-seater private room.

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Flutes: 93 Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore, #01-02, Singapore 178897 | Tel: +65 6338 8770 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2pm & 6.30pm – 10pm (Mon to Fri), 10.30am – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Sat), 10.30am – 5pm (Sun) | Facebook | Instagram | Website 

13. Masons at Gillman Barracks

Masons is located within the beautiful and historic ground of Gillman Barracks. Housed in the classic black-and-white bungalow built way back in the 30s, the venue allows you to celebrate your lovely day in serenity and provides for a sweet escape from the humdrum of the city, amidst ample of greenery.

The Main Dining Room can sit up to 64 guests, while the Verandah accommodates 24 guests and Alfresco 54 guests.

The place could easily be spruced up with a couple of balloons and streamers to complete the restaurant monochromatic theme.

Expected Damage: From S$75++/pax

Mason Restaurant and Bar at Gillman Barracks: 8 Lock Road, Singapore 108936 | Tel: +65 6694 2216 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Daily) | Facebook Website

14. ilLido at the Cliff

Situated on Bukit Manis Road, ilLido at the Cliff promises a quintessential Italian experience with great food and ambience.

The restaurant can accommodate up to 180 guests. It is specially dressed in turquoise and white furnishing to complement the seaside dining experience by the scenic view of the South China Sea, making it extremely romantic.

You can also use the elegant outdoor bar area for your solemnisation, which faces the breathtaking view of Sofitel’s luxurious pool. Perfect for couples that are planning for a poolside wedding.

Expected damage: From S$100++/pax

 ilLido at the Cliff: 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, Singapore 099891 | Tel: +65 6708 8310 | Facebook | Instagram Website

15. 1-Altitude

Located on level 63 of One Raffles Place, 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar is the world’s highest al fresco bar, not only known for Singapore’s drinking scene, but also to couples that desire a unique wedding experience.

1-Altitude boasts a panoramic 360-degree view of Singapore, with seats around the edges of the top floor building, creating an exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experience when you exchange vows.

The most ideal view period at 1-Altitude is probably during sundown, from 6pm to 8pm, for a full view of the cityscape while the sun ducks below the skyscrapers at that picturesque golden hour. And if you’re holding your wedding during the period of July and August, you could probably catch the fireworks from the National Day preview.

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

1-Altitude: 1 Raffles Place (Former OUB Center), #61-01/02, Singapore 048616 | Tel: +65 6438 0410 | Facebook | Instagram | Website 

16. Forlino

The outstanding view from Fullerton of the Marina Bay Sands is one of the highlights at Forlino. Located on the second floor of One Fullerton, the restaurant boasts a majestic panoramic view of the Marina Bay.

Couples can expect delectable contemporary Italian fine-dining cuisine served during their wedding, and be pampered with utmost attention to detail and customer service here.

The main dining room sits 90 guests and 150 persons for a standing cocktail reception, the Serena room holds 22 seated guests, and the Gaia room 12 seated guests.

Expected damage: From S$108+++/ pax

Forlino: 1 Fullerton Road, One Fullerton #02-06, Singapore 049213 | Tel: +65 6690 7564 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 11pm (Daily) | Facebook | Instagram Website

17. Open Farm Community

Sitting on 35,000sqft of green-land in Minden Road, Open Farm Community aims to unite local farmers and chefs, bringing the farm-to-table dining concept to the public. If you’re a couple with green fingers, this venue is the perfect spot to tie the knot.

Open Farm Community boasts of an interior that looks like a glasshouse, allowing ample of light to illuminate the entire space, which instantly brightens up anyone who walks in.

The cafe terrace is set within the spacious outdoor lawn, which is essentially an edible garden, with ready-to-eat crops like kale, herbs and other seasonal fruits.

Encompassing a rustic ambience, it makes for a laid-back beautiful wedding location. It accommodates 80 standing at the cafe terrace, 70 seated at the indoor restaurant, and 38 seated guests for the outdoor deck.

Expected damage: Minimum exclusive usage from S$5,000++ to S$13,000++

Open Farm Community: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819 | Tel: +65 6471 0306 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9.30pm (Mon to Fri), 11am – 3.30pm & 6pm – 9.30pm (Sat & Sun) | Facebook | Instagram | Website

18. The Black Swan

Not only is The Black Swan named after the rare financial phenomenon, but the roaring twenties-themed bar was also the headquarters of the now-defunct Kwangtung Provincial Bank.

Housed along Cecil Street, the double volume ceiling and basement vault have been retained and converted to a private dining chamber, available to guests with a minimum spend of S$1,500.

The Black Swan still has traces of the 1920s that linger deep in its premise, from the grandeur of the golden horseshoe-shaped bar, rose-coloured furnishings to the low-hanging spherical brass lamps.

If you’re a fan of The Great Gatsby film and novel, this place encompasses all that you need to throw a flamboyant themed wedding. The Black Swan holds 130 persons, 80 persons at The Powder Room and 12 guests at the Private Dining Room.

Capacity and expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Black Swan: 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704 | Tel: +65 6438 3757 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 11pm (Mon & Tues), 11.30am – 11.30pm (Wed to Fri), 5.30pm – 11pm (Sat), Closed on Sun | Facebook | Instagram | Website 

19. The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is housed in a restored old chapel along the stretch of Dempsey Hill. The high beams and stained glass windows were all remnants of the past, thoughtfully maintained to portray a unique charm of nostalgia from the chapel built in the 1930s colonial era.

Step out of the restaurant and into a lush Parisian-styled al fresco area set in the quiet greens of Dempsey, which is based off the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland fable.

Whether it is an intimate wedding dinner with loved ones, or throwing a truly magical ceremony, there is no place that matches the otherworldly elegance of The White Rabbit, which will fit 120 seated and 200 standing.

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

The White Rabbit: 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541 | Tel: +65 6473 9965 | Opening Hours: 11.45am – 2.30pm & 6.15pm – 10.30pm (Tues to Fri), 11am – 3pm and 6.15pm – 10.30pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mon | Facebook | Instagram | Website

20. The Clifford Pier

Swoon over by its arched roof, the natural light flooding into the venue, and the perfectly symmetrical furnishings, I can hardly peel my eyes off the grandeur of The Clifford Pier‘s architecture. It is simply breathtaking.

Situated in Collyer Quay, the main dining area, seen in the picture above, can hold up to 250 persons for a banquet and 400 for a reception.

Take your joyous occasion outdoors to The Alfresco Deck that faces the Singapore River for a romantic ceremony, which sits 80 persons for a banquet and 120 persons for a reception.

Expected damage: From S$238++ per pax

The Clifford Pier: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 | Tel: +65 6597 5266 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm & 6.30pm – 10pm (Mon to Fri), 11am – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Sat & Sun) | Facebook | Website 

21. Monti Singapore

Overlook the breathtaking view of Fullerton Bay while reciting your vows here at Monti Singapore.

Located at Collyer Quay, Monti makes for the ideal waterfront wedding venue that is chic, luxe and intimate at the same time. After your solemnisation, head into Monti’s dining hall for a gastronomic treat that will take everyone’s palate across the different regions of Italy with fresh seasonal ingredients. 

Monti’s roof deck hosts up to 80 pax seating whilst their dining area is able to seat up to 180 diners. Wedding services here are all tailorable according to your needs, making your big day a unique and memorable one. 

Expected damage: TBA by the venue through enquiry

Monti Singapore: 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327 | Tel: +65 9111 5529 | Opening Hours: 9am – 10.30pm (Mon), 11am – 10.30pm (Tue to Sun)  | Facebook | Instagram | Website


And here you have it! My, now, not-so-secret list of wedding venues that I have been keeping in my box of treasures waiting to unfold for when I meet my prince charming. Oh well, looking at the situation of my love life right now, I guess its time to share it with all you blissful couples before my hard work goes to waste!

Happy planning guys!

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