Wedding Banquet Price List in 2024: How Much Do Wedding Banquet Packages Cost?

Alevin Chan

Alevin Chan

Last updated 02 December, 2023

With food cost pressures and high inflation, what will wedding banquet rates look like in 2024? We surveyed 7 popular hotels to find out.

Wedding banquets are expected to reach new highs in 2024, with industry players citing increased food costs and high inflation as driving factors. With prices increasing between 10% to 20%, more wedding banquet packages could cross over into the S$2,000/table category.

In our bid to ascertain how bad things will become, we surveyed seven hotels that have already published their wedding banquet rates for 2024. We didn’t find any drastic differences, which perhaps tells us that hotels have already priced in the expected increase in costs? 

Barring any unexpected or severe development, wedding banquet rates should remain on a more or less even keel going into next year. 

Read on to find out how some popular hotels are pricing their wedding banquet packages, Note that unless otherwise stated, all prices included in this article are subject to prevailing taxes and service charge. 

 

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Wedding banquet packages in Singapore 2024

Venue

Wedding banquet packages

Hilton Singapore Orchard

Ballroom packages (per table):

- Lunch: S$1,888

- Dinner: S$1,588 to S$2,088

- 12 to 80 tables


Manor packages (per pax):

- S$338 

- 120 to 250 pax

Shangri-La Singapore

Grand Collection (per table)

- Lunch: S$1,688

- Dinner: S$1,988 to S$2,588

- Min. 250 pax 


Private Collection (per pax)

- Lunch: S$168.80 to S$198.80

- Dinner: S$198.80 to S$228.80

- Min. 60 pax

Carlton Hotel

Lunch: S$1,238 to S$1,538

Dinner: S$1,438 to S$1,538

10 to 32 tables

S$80 surcharge per table of 10 applicable during public holidays and eves, and auspicious dates determined by the hotel

Four Seasons Hotel

Lunch: S$188.80 per pax

Dinner: S$198.80 to S$218.80 per pax

120 to 320 pax

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Chinese wedding banquet

- S$1,498 – S$1,668 nett per 10 persons

- Min. 15 tables


Malay wedding banquet

- S$138 nett per person

- Min. 150 pax


Indian wedding banquet

- S$138 nett per person

- Min. 150 pax

Copthorne King’s Hotel 

Lunch: S$1,058 to S$1,314 per table

Dinner: S$1,058 to S$1,388 per table

Min. of 150 guests

Grand Hyatt 

Chinese wedding banquet (per table)

- Lunch; S$1,688 

- Dinner: S$1,788 to S$1,988 


Halal wedding banquet (per table)

- Lunch; S$1,688 

- Dinner: S$1,788 to S$1,988 


Min. 150 guests

 

Hilton Singapore Orchard

Hilton Singapore Orchard offers two types of wedding packages. One is the conventional wedding banquet featuring multi-course Chinese menus, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The other is a 3-course Western style semi-buffet champagne and fruit, cheese and dessert bars. 

Wedding banquets are the more affordable of the two, with per-table rates starting at S$1,588 for weekday dinner, and going up to S$2,088 for Saturday dinner. Lunch packages are at a fixed price of S$1,888 all week. 

Meanwhile, the Western-stye semi-buffet is priced at S$388 per pax. Unfortunately, there’s a minimum of 120 pax, so it’s not meant for those with smaller budgets. As a consolation, your ceremony will be held at The Manor, a “designer-inspired botanical enclave”.

Whether you choose the wedding banquet or the semi-buffet, your package will come with complimentary perks, including sponsorship of wedding invitation card and wedding favours up to S$3 per pax and a one night stay at the Bridal Suite with complimentary lounge access and breakfast for two.

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Shangri-La Singapore

Over at Shangri-La Singapore, you can choose between the Grand Collection (communally served or individually plated), or the Private Collection (individually plated only), offering a choice of Chinese menus.

Lunch wedding banquets go for S$168.80 per pax, for both the Grand Collection and the Private Collection. Dinner banquets start at a slightly higher S$198.80 per pax, and go up to S$258.80. 

A cursory glance at the various menus reveals that while the communally served and individually plated menus feature largely the same dishes, there are some differences between the two in terms of ingredients and preparation styles. 

You are also entitled to a selection of complimentary perks, depending on the menu you choose. These include a menu-tasting session for 10, complimentary wine, beer and champagne for guests, and complimentary hotel stays with breakfast and dining credits.

 

Carlton Hotel

Carlton Hotel is a dependable choice on account of its award-winning Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant. It is also more wallet-friendly, with wedding banquet packages ranging between S$1,238 and S$1,538 per table. 

For that price, you will get a seven-course or eight-course menu, featuring classics such as Cold Dish combination, fish maw soup, braised baby abalone and roast pipa duck. 

Complimentary perks include a 5-tire champagne fountain with a bottle of Prosecco, wedding favours and invitation cards (70% of total attendees, excluding printing), and S$80 room credit. You will also receive up to 2 nights of complimentary hotel stays, as well as free alcoholic drinks, depending on the package you choose. 

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Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel doesn’t offer several different menus to choose from. Instead there’s only a fixed package for wedding lunch or wedding dinner, which is refreshing for those prone to decision paralysis.

The wedding lunch package, at S$188.80 per pax, features a plated six-course Chinese meal, accompanied by a pre-reception bar (your choice of Peking Duck, Gin Bar or Passed Canapés), signature mocktail, and two bottles of wine per confirmed table. There’s also a complimentary barrel of beer for your event, as well as a champagne pyramid with sparkling wine, and a one-night stay at the Executive Suite with breakfast for two. 

The wedding dinner package ups the ante with a seven-course plated dinner, and a 2-night stay, while also keeping everything mentioned for the lunch package. Quite good value at S$198.80 per pax (S$218.80 for Saturdays).

All wedding packages also come with one day-use room, preferred room rates for friends and family, food and beverage credit, and wedding favours, guest book and invitation cards. 

 

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium isn’t just for affordable high-tea and buffets The hotel also offers budget-friendly wedding packages catered to Chinese, Muslim and Indian families. 

Starting from S$1,498 per table, the Chinese wedding banquet package features a traditional 8-course Cantonese feast, courtesy of its in-house Xin Cuisine Chinese restaurant. Also included are a cocktail reception, complimentary bottle of champagne and five-tier champagne fountain, and free flow of hours pour red and white wines, and beer, commencing from the serving of the first dish to the last. 

The Malay wedding and solemnisation package (S$138 per pax) caters for all-day celebration, with Halal-certified buffet menu featuring favourite Malay dishes like Gado-gado, Ayam Masak Merah, Soto Aya, Sayur Lodeh, and nonya kuehs. The venue includes customisable decor to suit your theme, and a prayer room for convenience.  

Meanwhile, the Indian wedding banquet package (S$138 per pax) includes an exquisitely designed wedding theme, fresh flower arrangements and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus that comprise appetisers, mains, desserts and free-flow soft drinks. 

All wedding packages come with complimentary one-night stay at the Bridal Suite with breakfast for 2, choice of wedding favours, sponsorship of wedding invitation cards (70% of final attendance, excluding printing), and complimentary guest signature book.

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Copthorne King’s Hotel 

Copthorne King’s Hotel has refreshed its wedding banquet packages for 2024 with three new themes – Terrestrial, Azure and Scarlett, each designed to evoke motifs and vibes echoing the elements they were named for. 

The universal factor is the menu, which is an 8-course Chinese menu featuring your choice of  Teochew or Cantonese cuisine, prepared by in-house restaurant Tien Court’s kitchen. 

Both lunch and dinner packages are available. Banquets held on Mondays to Thursdays are priced at S$1,058 per table, while on the weekends, per-table costs for wedding lunch is S$1,314, and wedding dinner, S$1,388. 

Included in the price are free flow of soft drinks and Chinese tea, champagne pyramid, free flow beer or house wine during the banquet, and corkage waiver for hard liquor and wine brought in.

All the customary perks are also available here – one night stay with free breakfast for 2, wedding favours, reception, wedding invitation cards and guest signature book. 

Also read: Best Credit Cards To Use For Wedding Expenses

Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt caters to both Chinese and Muslim wedding banquets, starting from S$1,688 per table for lunch, and costing between S$1,788 and S$1,988 for dinner. 

The Chinese wedding banquet package offers a 7-course lunch menu (8-course for dinner) that serves up a selection of modern and traditional Chinese dishes, including roasted pork belly with mustard sauce, double boiled chicken, chilli crab and braised sea cucumber. 

Meanwhile, the Halal set menus for Muslim wedding banquets include appetisers, meat, fish and vegetable main courses, and a selection of sweets and desserts. 

The hotel will also provide free flow soft drinks, iced tea and house-pour beer during your banquet, as well as complimentary champagne (or sparkling juice) for toasting and a five-tier model wedding cake. You can also choose your preferred table linens, show plates, wedding favours, guest book and token box.

Booking a wedding banquet also entitles you to a two-night stay with lounge access and breakfast for 2, a handcrafted wedding cake delivered to your room, and up to S$180 credit for hotel services and amenities.

 

Best credit cards to use for wedding banquets

Wedding banquets are big expenditures and this presents an opportunity to earn credit card rewards or sign-up bonuses. For example, some cards occasionally offer bonus miles for new cardholders. You can check out the latest credit card promotions here

Now, before deciding which credit card to use, it's imperative to know the Merchant Category Code (MCC) of the venue, which can be either coded under MCC 3500 to 3999, 7011 (hotel), or MCC 5812 (restaurant). This can be tricky if your card doesn't consider either MCC as a bonus category. If you want to be safe, you can use a general spending cards such as the DBS Altitude Card or Citi PremierMiles Card, or use a credit card that considers both MCCs as eligible bonus categories, such as the UOB Lady's Solitare Card

But your best bet is to check with the hotel or try looking it up on heymax.

Alternatively, you can also check the MCC on the Instarem amaze app (you'll need to lock your card on the app before charging it to your linked card to register a failed transaction). 

Another thing to note is if your card has a bonus cap, remember to request to split the payments across several cards, or pay in monthly instalments to maximise your rewards/miles/cashback. 

So, without further ado, here are the best credit cards for wedding banquets.
 

If the wedding venue is coded as MCC 3500 to 3999, 7011 (hotel) 

Credit card

Miles/cashback earn rate

Notes

UOBLadysCard-1-2
UOB Lady’s Card

 

6 mpd

Bonus points capped at first S$1,000 per calendar month

Travel must be selected as bonus category


UOB-Ladys-Solitaire-Metal-Card
UOB Lady’s Solitaire Card

 

6 mpd

Bonus points capped at first S$3,000 per calendar month

Travel must be selected as bonus category

DBSWomansWorldMasterCard
DBS Woman’s World MasterCard

 

 

4 mpd

Bonus points capped at first S$2,000 per calendar month

Must be online transaction

DBS-Altitude-Visa_LF-2019-2026-1024x686-2
DBS-Altitude-Amex-_may-15-1024x668-1
DBS Altitude Visa/AMEX Card

 

1.3 mpd on local spend, 2.2 mpd on foreign spend

No maximum cap

CITIPREMIERMILESMASTERCARD
Citi PremierMiles Card

 

1.2 mpd on local spend, 2 mpd on foreign spend

No maximum cap

HSBC TravelOne_Vertical Full-compressed
HSBC TravelOne Card

 

1.2 mpd on local spend, 2.4 mpd on foreign spend

No maximum cap

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If the wedding venue is coded as MCC 5812 (restaurant)

Credit card

Miles/cashback earn rate

Notes

HSBC-Revolution-New
HSBC Revolution Card

 

4 mpd

Bonus points capped at first S$1,000 per calendar month

UOBLadysCard-1-2
UOB Lady’s Card

 

6 mpd

Bonus points capped at first S$1,000 per calendar month

Dining must be selected as bonus category


UOB-Ladys-Solitaire-Metal-Card
UOB Lady’s Solitaire Card

 

6 mpd

Bonus points capped at first S$3,000 per calendar month

Dining must be selected as bonus category

CITI_REWARDS_MASTER
amaze card new
Citi Rewards Card + amaze card



 

4 mpd

Bonus points capped at first S$1,000 per statement month

UOB_ONE-1
UOB One Card

 

Up to 10/15% cashback per quarter for existing/new customers

S$500, S$1,000, or S$2,000 monthly spend required for three consecutive months, minimum five transactions per statement month

Cashback capped at S$50/S$100/S$300 per quarter

Maybank-FamilyFriends_card-1024x697
Maybank Family & Friends Card

 

8% monthly cashback on five out of eight preferred categories:

- Groceries

- Dining & food delivery

- Transport

- Data communication & online TV streaming

- Retail & pets

- Online fashion

- Entertainment

- Pharmacy

- Sports & sports apparels

- Beauty & wellness

Cashback capped at S$125 per month, S$25 per category

Dining & food delivery must be selected as bonus category

DBS-Altitude-Visa_LF-2019-2026-1024x686-2
DBS-Altitude-Amex-_may-15-1024x668-1
DBS Altitude Visa/AMEX Card

 

1.3 mpd on local spend, 2.2 mpd on foreign spend

No maximum cap

Citi-Premier-2
Citi PremierMiles Card

 

1.2 mpd on local spend, 2 mpd on foreign spend

No maximum cap

HSBC TravelOne
HSBC TravelOne Card

 

1.2 mpd on local spend, 2.4 mpd on foreign spend

No maximum cap

 

 

Will 2024 be the year of sky-high wedding banquet prices?

While there certainly are cost pressures associated with increased food costs and high inflation, it seems hotels are taking things in their strides. 

The seven establishments we surveyed in our article showed only slight increases – if at all – from their 2023 banquet prices. 

Still, that does not rule out a price hike sometime next year, especially if there’s a worsening in economic conditions. 

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What can couples do to avoid high wedding banquet prices in Singapore?

Couples can lock in their wedding banquet prices by making a booking soon. Many hotels and restaurants have refreshed their wedding banquet packages for 2024 already, so acting swiftly could help you escape a further price increase down the road. 

Another tip is to hold your wedding banquet at a restaurant instead of a hotel. You will lose out on many useful perks such as the customary free night stay, but you will be able to spend less on your wedding dinner. 

Alternatively, consider having a wedding reception with a catered buffet instead. You can also opt for individual bento boxes that your guests can enjoy while seated.

At the end of the day, while wedding banquets are customary, they are in no way mandatory. Just go with what your budget allows – afterall, your loved ones wouldn’t want you to get into debt putting on a fancy dinner, would they?

 

Read these next:

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An ex-Financial Planner with a curiosity about what makes people tick, Alevin’s mission is to help readers understand the psychology of money. He’s also on an ongoing quest to optimise happiness and enjoyment in his life.

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