8 Alternate Wedding Venues in Singapore That are Better Than Hotels

It’s your big day, and top of the to-do list is to select the wedding venue! More couples today prefer personalize their own wedding, seeking to create a cosy and one of a kind wedding experience for their special day. With the myriad of choices available out there, it is really not easy to make a decision!

Traditional wedding venues include hotels or restaurants, but if hotels are not your thing, we have suggested a few alternative and possibly unique locations. These places suggested vary in terms of budget, ambience, theme and cuisine – so there will be something for everyone! Do contact the venue directly for more information!

Ballroom / Event Hall

Tim Palace

Tim Palace is part of the Gim Tim Group of Restaurants, and is located in the newly renovated SAFRA Toa Payoh. Apart from being modern, pillar-less and having a high ceiling, the ballrooms are equipped with superior sound system and custom lightings. Depending on your budget, this is an attractive venue with affordable banquets as prices per table range from $599 nett to $1099 nett.


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Capacity: Minimum 15 tables to maximum 80 tables.

Contact: +65 6253 5515 | timpalace@gimtim.com.sg | website

Location: 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #03-01 SAFRA Toa Payoh, Singapore 319387


Joyden Hall

Fancy a banquet in a cinema? Located in Bugis+ in the heart of the Arts and Heritage district, Joyden Hall is a uniquely special venue as it has been revamped from a cinema theatre. Other than being pillar-free, you can expect high ceilings, indoor cinema-quality projection system and sound system with a large screen. Eclectic settings are also possible – a range of wedding themes are available for selection or customization – much to the delight of many couples! Joyden Hall is also under the same management as Joyden Seafood Restaurant (previously known as West Coast Seafood), which also prepares the banquet. Prices start from $738+ per table of 10 persons.


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Capacity: Up to approximately 400 guests.

Contact: +65 6884 3480 | sales@joydenhall.com.sg | website


Location: BUGIS+ #07-01, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067

Casual and Laid-back Ambience

Beaulieu House Restaurant @ Sembawang Park

Beaulieu House is a seaside restaurant overlooking the Johor Straits. Located inside Sembawang Park, it has a relaxing ambience filled with greenery, and it is suitable for couples looking for a more laid-back and resort feel to their wedding. It is managed by Sembawang Seafood Paradise Pte Ltd, and serves cuisines like Western food, Chinese seafood and local delights.



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Capacity: Up to 60 guests, depending on the room booked (with air conditioning), and up to 110 guests in the Main Dining Hall (non-air conditioned). The outdoor event dining area can also be booked, subject to approval.

Contact number: +65 62579234 | enquiries@beaulieuhouse.com.sg | Website

Location: 117 Beaulieu Road


Riders Café @ Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Located in the heart of Bukit Timah, Riders Café serves delicious contemporary comfort food. Surrounded by lush greenery, this space exudes a lovely old world charm and is great for couples who prefer something casual and laid-back.

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Capacity: Riders Café can accommodate up to 60 guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 80 guests for a cocktail party/table or passed hors d’oeurves. For more details on booking for private events, click here.

Contact: +65 6466 9819 | enquiries@riderscafe.sg | Website

Location: 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965

Wedding with a view

Gardens By the Bay

For couples who love a good view, the Flower Field Hall, located within the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, is just for you! You and your guests can bask in the beauty of the Flower Field display on one side and the spectacular view of the Marina Bay skyline on the other. There are also specially programmed LED lights which can cycle through a rainbow of colours, creating a enchanting setting.


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Capacity: 1100 persons (standing cocktail), 800 persons (theatre seating), 700 persons (sit-down dinner)

Fret not if you need more space, or if the Flower Field Hall is too big – you can consider the adjoining Waterview Room! It is available for use individually for private events or to complement events taking place in the Flower Field Hall. Get ready to be enthralled by the Marina Bay waterfront view and Bay East Garden while enjoying precious moments!

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Capacity: 500 persons (standing cocktail), 300 persons (sit-down dinner), 200 persons (theatre seating)

If outdoor weddings and solemnisations are up your alley, the Silver Leaf will be suitable for you. The garden setting overlooking the Dragonfly Lake, and under the canopy of the Supertrees, it will make the most important day of your life a moment to remember! Coupled with the iconic Flower Dome and Marina Bay skyline in the background, get ready for picture-perfect moments!


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Capacity: 500 persons (standing), 320 persons (sit-down dinner), 200 persons (theatre seating)

Contact: +65 6420 6848 | venue.hire@gardensbythebay.com.sg | Website

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953



1-Altitude / Stellar at 1-Altitude 

Located 282 metres above ground level, 1-Altitude’s Gallery & Bar is the highest rooftop alfresco bar in the world. With a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline, you and your guests can enjoy the breathtaking view while you say your vows. One level below 1-Altitude is Stellar, an indoor restaurant serving modern cuisine. Stellar is ideal for a formal and elegant sit-down dinner or an intimate yet lavish wedding reception. Private dining options are available for more exclusive and intimate affairs.



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Capacity: Up to 250 guests at 1-Altitude Gallery Bar. At Stellar, up to 150 guests for sit-down dinner and up to 250 guests for standing buffet.


Contact: +65 6438 0410 | info@1-altitude.com | Website

Location: 1 Raffles Place (Former OUB Center), Singapore 048616


Peony Jade Restaurant

Peony Jade Restaurants are located both at Clarke Quay and at the Keppel Club (opened to public). Serving authentic Szechuan / Cantonese cuisine, the restaurant setting is contemporary oriental, are pillar-less and has a strategically-placed stage, ideal for a cosy, elegant and intimate wedding.


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Peony Jade at Clarke Quay can hold up to 250 guests. With a minimum booking of 18 tables, the restaurant will be closed exclusively just for you. Being a stone’s throw away from the Registry of Marriages, it is also a popular choice for intimate solemnization ceremonies, which can be conducted in a private room or on the stage.

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Peony Jade at Keppel Club can hold up to 400 guests, and the main dining area can be used exclusively with a minimum booking of 20 tables. In addition, there are two additional venue options for selection at Keppel Club: Keppel Hall – a pillar-free ballroom, and Berlayer Terrace – great for an ocean-front alfresco wedding. For these 2 venues, the minimum number is 30 and 25 respectively, while the maximum number of tables is 42 and 32 respectively.

Website: www.peonyjade.com

Email: paulineg@quaysidedining.com / hanrobert@quaysidedining.com

Capacity: Up to 250 guests (Peony Jade at Clarke Quay) and up to 400 guests (Peony Jade at Keppel Club).


Peony Jade at Clarke Quay

Blk 3A River Valley Road, #02-02 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179019

Contact: +65 6338 0138 (office hours) / +65 6338 0305

Peony Jade at Keppel Club

10 Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club Singapore 109918

Contact: +65 6276 8327 (office hours) / +65 6276 9138


The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is a restaurant and bar housed in a beautifully restored 1940s chapel off Dempsey Road and offers contemporary classic European comfort food and cocktails.

Fully customisable to suit each individual’s needs, The White Rabbit makes for unique venue. Whether it is for a private solemnization, small and private celebration or a larger wedding dinner setting, there are different rooms available to suit you. Either indoor church solemnization or an outdoor garden solemnization is possible too! For more information, click here.


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Capacity: For indoors, up to 120 guests seated, and up to 200 guests standing. For outdoors, up to 60 guests seated and up to 200 guests standing.


Contact: +65 9721 0536 | eat@thewhiterabbit.com.sg | Website

Location: 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541

I hope you now have more ideas on the possible alternative wedding venues. Only a few places are highlighted here, but the possibilities are endless! It’s your big day, so enjoy the preparation process as much as you can, communicate frequently with your other half and parents/in-laws to manage expectations and work towards your ideal wedding. Good luck!

If you have any comments or suggestions on alternative wedding venues, we are keen to hear from you! Do leave a comment to share with us!



Li Ping loves travelling and looks forward to seeing the world from different perspectives. A nature and food lover, she enjoys immersing herself in the beauty of nature and trying out the street food or local cuisines during her travels. She believes in the idea “beauty in simplicity”. Having her interest piqued during her own wedding preparations, she is keen to write and share ideas on various wedding-related issues as a writer on WeddingBells.sg.

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  1. September 9, 2015 @ 12:35 am Vanessa

    Hi! You may also want to include country clubs?

    Such as Raffles Country club, which has a magnificent view of the Lake, open air concept which is able to hold solemnization. High ceiling, and spacious, suitable for an extraordinary wedding!

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