Getting Married in Asia?

Beautiful Singapore Locations to Consider

'Should I get married back home or in Asia?' - This is one of the first questions an expat bride will ask herself.
See our pro's and con's list below as well as some great places to consider in Singapore...
Chijmes

A beautifully restored 19th Century Chapel, Chijmes Hall can offer outdoor solemnisation services and accommodate 250 to 300 guests for wedding banquets.
http://www.chijmes.com.sg/
http://www.themarriage.com/singapore/wedding-venues/chijmes-hall


Rochester Group

One Rochester - www.1-host.sg/garden-wedding
Your wedding can be held in a tropical garden ambience or in a historical 1930's colonial bungalow for a more intimate house party .
Be it a an English Garden themed wedding in the day or a classic white wedding at night under the stars, a wedding at One Rochester would be a memorable one.

1TwentySix
www.1-host.sg/beach-wedding
Capture a lovely resort-like atmosphere while embracing the cool sea breeze and sunset hues on the beach.
1-TwentySix's chic beachfront location is the ideal backdrop for a fun wedding right on the beach in the day or a colourful Luau wedding in the evening.

1 Altitude
www.1-host.sg/rooftop-wedding
Have a one-of-a-kind Rooftop wedding with a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Singapore at 282 metres above ground level.

Orchid Garden at the Botanical Gardens - Burkhill Hall

 www.sbg.org.sg/visitorinfo/venueforrent.asp
This historical British colonial bungalow was built in 1866 and overlooks the National Orchid Garden, being the perfect backdrop for a tropical evening wedding.
Raffles Singapore

http://www.raffles.com/singapore/events/weddings/
The grace and elegance of this iconic building provide the perfect setting for a gorgeous wedding. Step into the elegant ambience of a bygone era and celebrate the most momentous occasion of your life, just the way you imagine it to be.
The Sentosa Resort & Spa

 www.thesentosa.com  http://www.thesentosa.com/weddings/weddingsVenues-en.html
Situated atop a cliff amidst acres of tropical woodlands, the enchanting garden settings sets the stage for a truly unique and memorable wedding in Sentosa. You can choose between the sprawling Spice Island Point, which boasts gorgeous views of the South China Sea, or the enchanting Courtyard Terrace surrounded by tranquil waterlily ponds. 

The lush garden lawn is also an ideal location for reception cocktails followed by dinner in one of the hotel's beautiful ballrooms.
Jewel Box 

http://www.mountfaber.com.sg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=15
Nothing beats the charm of a romantic hilltop wedding. With the stunning combination of nature and design and venues that feature magnificent views of the city and harbour vista, The Jewel Box makes an exclusive and impressive alternative to conventional wedding venues.
YachtCharter.sg

www.yachtcharter.sg
Ever dreamt about exchanging vows in an intimate setting on the sea? Have a truly unique wedding and dinner on the deck of a fabulous yacht with a select group of friends and family.
Goodwood Park Hotel

www.goodwoodparkhotel.com/meetings/singapore-,weddings-en.html
Setting a new benchmark for beautiful weddings, Goodwood Park will make your wedding an elegant affair at the new Windsor Ballroom, a cosy banquet at the Tudor Ballroom with its beautiful arches and chandeliers, or even an intimate solemnisation and cocktail at The Terrace by the pool.
It is also a good opportunity to have a somewhat 'unique' wedding which most of your friends and family back in the west will not have the opportunity to do so easily.
Another important factor to consider is the Solemnisation. Most Western countries will not allow a couple to be legally wed unless they are in said country for a certain number of days in order to read the bans and file for marriage (more on this later). Therefore, one might opt to get married in Singapore for the ceremony to be both religious and legal rather than separating the two (which would otherwise have to be the case).
 

Although Singapore has very modern venues and most of the big hotels are usually used as wedding venues, there are a few unique, colonial-style options you can consider which offer a nice breather from the modernity of the city:
The biggest pro to having your wedding back home is obviously having all your friends and family from home with you for your special day (with almost no exceptions).

However, you will have a very small contingent -if not non - existant - representation from Singapore and Asia due to cost and travel time away from work.

Another aspect to consider is your own travel time and being back home long enough before the wedding to go through last minute details with all your suppliers as well as getting over your jet lag or having your stag and hen do's - count a week before the wedding itself to get all this done!

The cost of your home-folk coming over to Asia is indeed very high for most people (especially those with children), but if you consider a 'winter' wedding in Asia, the weather will still be very pleasant here and your guests might be more than happy to get away from the cold weather for a sunny break.