Singapore has some of the grandest ballrooms in the world – including the JW Marriott Singapore Beach Grand Ballroom, Pan Pacific Ballroom, and the Windsor Ballroom at Goodwood Park Hotel. However, if al fresco is more your scene and you are getting married on a warmer month, have you thought about taking your wedding to a luxurious rooftop setting? Make the most of the stunning view over Singapore while your guests party away beneath the stars. If this type of wedding appeals to the trendy urbanite in you, what considerations should you keep in mind?
Choosing the Right Venue
It can be argued that chic roof based New York weddings sparked the trend for scenic al fresco weddings that are now taking the world by storm. After all, cityscapes are a chic alternative to landscapes, and they are conveniently accessible for most city dwellers. Singapore boasts a wide choice indeed of rooftop wedding venues, including 1-Altitude, with its own rooftop gallery and bar and a venue on the floor just beneath it for those wishing to celebrate indoors as part of their celebrations. Also stunning are Artemis on the CapitaGreen building and the Lantern Rooftop Bar at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. All of these venues offer catering and party services, so you can work alongside them to personalise your reception and include key elements that are meaningful to you.
Lighting Up Your Wedding
If your wedding reception will be held at night, ensure the rooftop is well illuminated, to make for clearer photos and a happy, light-filled celebration. You can use a blend of electric and flame-based lighting. Torches, for instance, add an exotic touch to island theme weddings, while candlelight on tables are ideal for romance. Brighten up plants, walls, and columns with fairy lights and lanterns hanging at various lengths from the roof or tall trees or plants. Singapore can get very windy, especially at vertiginous heights, so strong winds are predicted on your wedding day, you may want to give flame based lighting a miss. To add more brightness, you might want to opt for statement solar lights in key spots – for instance, adjacent to the main bridal table.
Getting Your Entertainment Right
Rooftops are the ideal spot from which to emit gorgeous fireworks displays, but it is illegal to set off fireworks without a permit in Singapore. You will therefore need to ensure that your venue has a relevant permit for your wedding date. You should also ensure you have a great band playing live or at the very least a talented DJ who will play hits that appeal to all ages. For the wedding dance, find inspiration in some of the most popular songs to tie the knot in Singapore. Today Online notes that the list of favourites includes All of Me by John Legend, A Thousand Years by Christina Perri, and Make You Feel My Love by Adele. After the most romantic song of the evening, ensure there is a good blend of rock, pop, and R ‘n b tunes that will have people on their feet until the last star leaves the sky. Ensure there is a bit of nostalgia thrown in as well – everything from the Jackson Five to Nile Rodgers will inspire even older generations to get down and boogie.
If you are up for a truly chic wedding that celebrates Singapore’s majestic skyline, a rooftop wedding is an ideal choice. With so many luxury and more budget-friendly venues to choose from, you will surely find what you are looking for. Make sure that the entertainment is up to par as well, and light up the evening with a careful blend of natural and electric lighting that sets the mood for romance.