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Raffles Hotel Wedding - All You Need to Know (2024 Updated!)


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Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore’s most iconic wedding venues. It is the perfect venue for couples who dream of a wedding that is steeped in historical architecture with a touch of modernism. Till today, this landmark hotel continues to evolve, offering newly engaged couples innovative options that combine the best of its past with modern wedding trends.


Located on 1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel has long been associated with unparalleled service and graceful charm. Its reputation as a top choice for weddings isn’t just about its colonial architecture or its tropical gardens, but also its commitment to providing a personalised and exclusive experience. Every detail is carefully crafted to reflect each couple's unique personalities, ensuring that each wedding is as unique as the love story it celebrates.


This guide provides all the information you need to understand why Raffles Hotel remains one of the top venues in Singapore for weddings. From the various ballrooms to the tailored wedding packages and updated pricing for 2024-2025, we cover everything to help you make an informed decision. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, let’s discover how Raffles Hotel can make your wedding day truly memorable.


Keep reading to discover the most commonly asked questions regarding weddings at Raffles Hotel, the hotel's rich history, the various ballrooms within the hotel, and the different wedding packages on offer. 


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Side Note: Make your wedding memorable with a Wedding Live Band to entertain your guests!




 

Frequently Asked Questions About Raffles Hotel Weddings



1. What venues are available for weddings at Raffles Hotel Singapore?


Raffles Hotel offers several elegant venues for weddings:

  • Jubilee Ballroom: Accommodates up to 270 guests

  • Palm Ballroom: Accommodates up to 180 guests

  • Casuarina Suite: Accommodates up to 100 guests

  • East India Room: Accommodates up to 100 guests

  • The Lawn: Perfect for outdoor solemnisation ceremonies with up to 50 guests.



2. What types of wedding packages does Raffles Hotel provide?


Raffles Hotel features several comprehensive wedding packages:

  • Jubilee Ballroom: Available with Chinese or Western menus. Includes decorations, beverages, and accommodations.

  • Palm Ballroom: Similar to the Jubilee Ballroom, there are options for Chinese or Western menus, along with decorations, beverages, and accommodations.

  • Casuarina Suite: Offers choices between Chinese or Western menus and include decorations, beverages, and accommodations.

  • East India Room: This package, which exclusively offers a Western menu, includes decorations, beverages, and accommodations. It is tailored for smaller, more intimate gatherings.

  • Solemnisation Package: Specifically designed for intimate ceremonies on The Lawn for up to 50 guests, this package includes decorations, beverages, and accommodations.



3. How much does a wedding cost at Raffles Hotel?


Wedding costs at Raffles Hotel vary by package:

  • Jubilee Ballroom Lunch & Weekday Dinner: Starts at S$288++ per person.

  • Jubilee Ballroom Weekend Dinner: Starts at S$328++ per person.


  • Palm Ballroom Lunch & Weekday Dinner: Starts at S$258++ per person.

  • Palm Ballroom Weekend Dinner: Starts at S$298++ per person.


  • Casuarina Suite Lunch & Weekday Dinner: Starts at S$258++ per person

  • Casuarina Suite Weekend Dinner: Starts at S$298++ per person


  • East India Room Lunch & Weekday Dinner: Starts at S$258++ per person

  • East India Room Weekend Dinner: Starts at S$298++ per person


  • The Lawn Solemnisation Package: Fixed at S$9,888++ for up to 50 guests, with additional guests at S$38 each.



4. What amenities are included in Raffles Hotel wedding packages?


Key amenities included in the wedding packages are:

  • Beverages: Unlimited soft drinks, signature cocktails, and a selection of wines and beers.

  • Decor: Elegant floral decorations and a model wedding cake for display.

  • Accommodations: Complimentary stays in the Bridal Suite or Courtyard Suite, depending on your package. Check out the individual package details for more information. 

  • Additional Benefits: Discounts on spa treatments and complimentary parking for guests.



5. What amenities are included in the Solemnisation Package at Raffles Hotel?


The Solemnisation Package includes exclusive amenities to enhance intimate ceremonies:

  • Venue: Two hours of exclusive use of The Lawn with a backup indoor venue.

  • Setup: Romantic floral arrangements and elegant Tiffany chairs.

  • Beverages: Free flow of soft drinks throughout the event.

  • Discounts: 20% off spa treatments at the Raffles Spa.

  • Accommodation: A complimentary one-night stay in the Courtyard Suite with breakfast for two.


 

Brief History of Raffles Hotel

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Raffles Hotel, a beacon of luxury in Singapore, opened its doors on December 1, 1887. Initially, it was a modest ten-room bungalow, but by November 18, 1899, it had transformed into the grand structure that still stands today. The building is renowned for being the first in Singapore to have electric lights and fans. This establishment quickly became synonymous with opulence, attracting a global clientele of the rich and famous, including celebrities like Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, and Charlie Chaplin.


The hotel's story is marked by periods of both splendour and struggle. The Global Great Depression in the 1930s led to financial difficulties for the original owners, the Sarkies Brothers, resulting in bankruptcy. World War II further challenged the hotel's existence; it served as a sanctuary for British colonials and later as headquarters for the Japanese forces, and post-war, as a transient camp for prisoners of war being released.


The decline continued until 1987 when the hotel was designated a national monument, which marked the beginning of its revival. Two significant renovations, from 1989 to 1991 and again from 2017 to 2019, restored Raffles Hotel to its former glory and beyond, incorporating modern luxury while preserving its historical elegance. Today, Raffles Hotel stands as a pillar of Singapore's heritage, continuing to offer unmatched service and a timeless atmosphere that honours its rich history.


 

The Different Wedding Venues at Raffles Hotel


Raffles Hotel Singapore offers a selection of venues, each with unique characteristics that cater to different wedding preferences. From the impressive large ballrooms to the intimate charm of smaller suites, the hotel provides a perfect setting for every type of celebration. Here's a closer look at four significant venues: the Jubilee Ballroom, the Palm Ballroom, the Casuarina Suite, and the East India Room.



Jubilee Ballroom

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The Jubilee Ballroom, originally a Victorian theatre, has been transformed into a stunning venue covering 483 square meters. It can host up to 270 guests for a wedding reception. The ballroom features an elegant cream and gold colour scheme, chandeliers, and custom upholstered wall panels that reflect Singapore’s rich cultural tapestry. The connecting air-conditioned foyer is a perfect spot for pre-wedding cocktails. 



Palm Ballroom

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The Palm Ballroom spans 318 square meters and accommodates up to 180 guests for a wedding reception. It honours the Traveller’s Palm, the emblem of Raffles, with its gem-like chandeliers and hand-painted silk wall panels depicting Chinese symbolic patterns.



Casuarina Suite

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The Casuarina Suite is perfect for smaller, more intimate gatherings. It offers a serene atmosphere with a layout that can be customised to suit the couple’s needs. The suite is ideal for those who prefer a more private setting while still enjoying the ambience of Raffles Hotel. The Casuarina Suite can accommodate up to 100 guests for a wedding reception. 



East India Room

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The East India Room exudes a charm that takes us back to the colonial era. Right in front of it, the Palm Garden offers an outdoor setting that complements the indoor elegance with its greenery and tranquil ambience. This combination allows for a flexible wedding experience that can move smoothly from an indoor ceremony to an outdoor reception, providing guests with a refreshing contrast of settings. The East India Room is perfect for gatherings of up to 100 guests. 


Each venue at Raffles Hotel is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and is backed by a team of expert planners and chefs, ensuring that each wedding runs smoothly.



 


Wedding Packages and Pricing at Raffles Hotel Singapore



Each venue in Raffles Hotel is paired with tailored wedding packages. These packages include dining, décor, accommodations, and amenities, all detailed here with their pricing. This gives couples various options to celebrate their special day at one of Singapore's most iconic hotels.



Jubilee Ballroom Lunch and Dinner Packages


Two packages are available for weddings held in the Jubilee Ballroom: the Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package and the Weekend Dinner Package. These packages accommodate between 220 and 270 guests and include services and amenities to ensure a memorable event. Each package offers a choice of Chinese or Western set menus, with a complimentary menu tasting for up to eight persons available before the wedding event.



Key Features:


  • Culinary Delights: Both packages include a free flow of soft drinks and mixers, a signature Raffles Singapore Sling for the pre-dinner cocktail reception, a barrel of thirty-litre beer, and a complimentary bottle of wine for every ten guests.


  • Wedding Decor: Couples will enjoy a lavish champagne pyramid with a bottle for the toasting ceremony, an exquisite model wedding cake for display, and fresh floral decorations crafted by the hotel’s floral artisans.


  • Accommodation and Amenities: The Weekend Dinner Package includes a two-night stay in the luxurious Bridal Suite, while the Lunch and Weekday Dinner Package includes a one-night stay. The Weekend Dinner Package also includes a 60-minute couple's massage at the Raffles Spa. Both packages provide a one-night stay in a Courtyard Suite for the bridal party, complimentary self-parking for 20% of guests, and preferential suite rates for family and friends.



Pricing and Validity:


  • Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package: Priced at S$288 per person, applicable for weddings held from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. A surcharge of S$50 per person applies for weddings held on auspicious dates and major holidays.


  • Weekend Dinner Package: Priced at S$328 per person, applicable for weddings held on Saturdays, Sundays, and the eves and days of public holidays. The same surcharge applies for auspicious dates and major holidays.



Palm Ballroom Lunch and Dinner Packages


The Palm Ballroom also offers a similar Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package and Weekend Dinner Package. These packages accommodate between 140 and 180 guests and provide a range of services and amenities to ensure a smooth event. Both packages offer the choice of Chinese or Western set menus, with a complimentary menu tasting for up to six persons available prior to the wedding event.


Key Features:


  • Culinary Delights: Both packages include a free flow of soft drinks and mixers, a signature Raffles Singapore Sling for the pre-dinner cocktail reception, a barrel of thirty-litre beer, and a complimentary bottle of wine for every ten confirmed guests.


  • Wedding Decor: Couples will enjoy a champagne pyramid with a bottle for the toasting ceremony, an exquisite model wedding cake for display, and elegant fresh floral decorations crafted by the hotel’s floral artisans.


  • Accommodation and Amenities:

    • The Weekend Dinner Package enhances the experience with a two-night stay in the luxurious Bridal Suite, including breakfast. The bridal party also receives a one-night stay in a Courtyard Suite.

    • The Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package provides a one-night stay in the Bridal Suite for the bridal couple. Both packages provide complimentary self-parking for 20% of guests and preferential suite rates for family and friends.


Pricing and Validity:


  • Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package: Priced at S$258 per person, applicable for weddings held from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. A surcharge of S$50 per person applies for weddings held on auspicious dates and major holidays.


  • Weekend Dinner Package: Priced at S$298 per person, applicable for weddings held on Saturdays, Sundays, and the eves and days of public holidays. The same surcharge applies for auspicious dates and major holidays.



Casuarina Suite Lunch and Dinner Packages


The Casuarina Suite also has two packages: the Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package and the Weekend Dinner Package. These packages are designed for celebrations with 80 to 100 guests. Each package offers a choice of Chinese or Western set menus, with a complimentary menu tasting for up to six persons before the wedding event.


Key Features:


  • Culinary Delights: Both packages include a free flow of soft drinks and mixers, a signature Raffles Singapore Sling for the pre-dinner cocktail reception, and one complimentary bottle of wine for every ten confirmed guests.


  • Wedding Decor: Couples will enjoy a champagne pyramid with a bottle for the toasting ceremony, a model wedding cake for display, and beautiful fresh floral creations crafted by the hotel’s floral artisans.


  • Accommodation and Amenities: Both packages provide a one-night stay in the luxurious Bridal Suite with breakfast served in the suite or at the Tiffin Room. Additional benefits include complimentary self-parking coupons for 20% of the guaranteed guests and preferential suite rates for family and friends.


Pricing and Validity:


  • Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package: S$258 per person. Applies to weddings held on Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. A surcharge of S$50 per person applies to weddings held on auspicious dates and major holidays​.


  • Weekend Dinner Package: Priced at S$298 per person, applicable for weddings held on Saturdays, Sundays, and the eves and days of public holidays. The same surcharge applies for auspicious dates and major holidays​​.



East India Room Lunch and Dinner Packages


Finally, let's check out the East India Room's Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package and Weekend Dinner Package. With its colonial-style charm, this venue is perfect for intimate gatherings, accommodating celebrations with up to 100 guests. Both packages offer a selection of Chinese or Western set menus, including a complimentary tasting for up to six persons before the wedding.


Key Features:


  • Culinary Delights: Both packages include a free flow of soft drinks and mixers, the signature Raffles Singapore Sling during the pre-dinner cocktail reception, and a complimentary bottle of wine for every ten confirmed guests.


  • Wedding Decor: Couples will enjoy a champagne pyramid with a bottle for the toasting ceremony, a model wedding cake for display, and beautiful fresh floral creations handcrafted by the hotel’s floral artisans.


  • Accommodation and Amenities: Both packages include a one-night stay in the Bridal Suite and breakfast served in the suite or at the Tiffin Room. Additional benefits include complimentary self-parking coupons for 20% of the guaranteed guests and preferential suite rates for family and friends.


Pricing and Validity:


  • Lunch & Weekday Dinner Package: Priced at S$258 per person, this package applies to weddings held from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. A surcharge of S$50 per person is applied to weddings held on auspicious dates and major holidays.


  • Weekend Dinner Package: Priced at S$298 per person, applicable for weddings held on Saturdays, Sundays, and the eves and days of public holidays. The same surcharge applies for auspicious dates and major holidays.



Raffles Hotel Solemnisation Package

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The Solemnisation Package is designed for an intimate ceremony at The Lawn, an outdoor venue for up to 50 guests. It will ensure a truly memorable celebration.


Key Features:


  • Venue and Setting: Enjoy exclusive use of The Lawn for two hours, complete with an indoor backup venue. The romantic setting is enhanced with beautiful fresh floral arrangements and elegant Tiffany chairs arranged in a theatre setup.


  • Refreshments: Guests enjoy a free flow of soft drinks throughout the event.


  • Accommodation and Amenities: The package includes a complimentary one-night stay in the Courtyard Suite with breakfast for two. Additionally, complimentary parking coupons are provided for up to 20% of the guests.


Pricing and Validity:


  • Cost: Priced at S$9,888, the package accommodates up to 50 persons, with additional guests at S$38 per person.


  • Surcharge: A surcharge of S$1,000 is applicable for events held on auspicious dates, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day, and within the 15 days of Lunar New Year.


 

Client Testimonial


Of course, we couldn't possibly write an entire guide about a Raffles Hotel wedding without including a client testimonial. Introducing Rachel, who hosted her wedding at the iconic hotel in early 2024. We first met Rachel when she engaged a Jazz Band from us to perform at her wedding in the Jubilee Ballroom. She was kind enough to share her experience.


Service Quality


Rachel praised the service provided by Raffles Hotel, noting how every detail was well handled. She appreciated the staff's professionalism and dedication, which contributed to the smooth running of her wedding day.


Venue and Architecture


One of the standout features for Rachel was the architecture of Raffles Hotel. She was a big fan of the hotel's unique design and elegant colour scheme. She also liked that the hotel is only three stories high, which is a sharp contrast to the towering skyscrapers in Singapore. This lower-rise structure gave her wedding a more intimate feel, setting it apart from other hotels.


Culinary Experience


The highlight of Rachel's wedding was undoubtedly the food. She and her guests were thoroughly impressed by the culinary offerings, with many guests raving about the quality and taste of the dishes served. The food was definitely her favourite aspect of the wedding.


Accommodations and Entertainment


Rachel found the accommodations at Raffles Hotel exceptional, noting that the rooms were different from typical hotel accommodations. Additionally, the live band performance at the wedding reception by Musical Touch was a significant hit, adding a vibrant and enjoyable element to the celebration.


Pricing and Fees


While Rachel noted that Raffles Hotel was particular about their charges and could sometimes be inflexible, she felt that the overall cost was justified by the quality and uniqueness of the venue and services provided. The beauty of the venue and the flawless execution of the event made her feel that the wedding was well worth the investment.


Rachel's testimonial underscores why Raffles Hotel is a great choice for weddings. It is known for its standout service, unique architectural charm, and outstanding culinary offerings.


 

Final Thoughts


And there you have it — everything you need to know about hosting your wedding at Raffles Hotel Singapore. If you feel like we missed anything, feel free to leave it in the comments section below! Additionally, you may also enjoy our article on the Top 20 Wedding Venues in Singapore.

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treacle thump
treacle thump
5 days ago

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