Thursday, 13 August 2015

Aaron and I did quite a few discussion on how we want our wedding to be... he is someone that wants things to go fast, I am someone who is very lazy about everything. So lucky us, it was quite a breeze for us to agree on having just a half day event. he doesn't want something formal like a banquet, I didn't have objection on that, so we both agreed on having a wedding party buffet instead. I went ahead to look for unconventional venues like restaurants and bungalow. I emailed Lewin Terrace and got a site visit date. After some email exchange with a wedding planner provided by L.T, we made our way down on 5 Aug. The wedding planner is very friendly and answer to all our enquires. I actually quite like the place. it is a bungalow by itself on fort canning hill. the surrounding was zen and very therapeutic.

but.......... it cannot hold the amount of people we want to invite if we want all to be seated. Initially we thought we can do with 80 guests, 40 pax each. Until I listed down only our relatives... we had about 90 of them, without including any friends yet. :(

L.T it can hold about 60 indoor seating and 20 outdoor seating. she gave us a solution for having 50 standing, but Aaron thought it was not nice to have guest standing while eating. Min spending for lunch is $8000++ and dinner is $12,000++. Choices are given for sit down dinning($88-$168/pax) or buffet style ($60-$80/pax). The charges for free flow drinks is quite costly about $30-50/pax but negotiable according to wedding planner. If not for the large pax we need, I will definitely put L.T at my top choice to hold my wedding lunch party.

We needed a place to hold about 180-200 pax. Hence, I modified my criteria to find a place that can hold such a big party.  Got disappointed because most restaurants obviously cannot hold such a big crowd, I was telling Aaron we might need to look at hotel banquet in the end. Luckily he as persistent and insist for me to do more research. I have emailed 3 other places so far, one Rochester, Hotel Re! and Basilico Restaurant. so far, Hotel Re! has called me back the next day and confirmed a site viewing. one Rochester can only have viewing after 25th Aug, I am still waiting for the wedding planner assigned to me to be back. Basilico has yet to respond. Looking forward! :)

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Till next time, take care, byeee! :)

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