The Ultimate Guide to Hong Kong Wedding Venues
Falling in love will never go out of style, but what about weddings? The tradition of tying the knot isn’t going anywhere either but more couples are choosing to shake up the traditional format of ceremony followed by a hotel banquet and opting for something more unique that reflects their personality, taste and lifestyle. As brides and grooms get more involved in planning their own weddings, we are seeing an unstoppable trend for non-traditional wedding venues. From November to March, the Hong Kong weather allows for a wide variety of outdoor wedding venues. The modern Hong Kong wedding venue is now as likely to be at an outdoor location where guests can enjoy fresh air, gardens, city skylines or the glimmer of sunlight hitting the water than it is to be indoors under the grand chandeliers of a banqueting hall.
Are you considering a unique beach wedding in the sun, or maybe a rooftop celebration under the stars? We have compiled some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues to whet your appetite and inspire you’re your big day.
Some of our favorite wedding settings in Hong Kong are garden weddings, here are two of the top spots recommended by us at Invisible Kitchens:
For a decadent and opulent garden wedding, One-thirtyone is a 3 storey Mediterranean style house situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Sai Kung. Just 30 minutes from the city,nestled in the bay of Three Fathoms Cove, your guests will find themselves gazing out over the clear waters of Sai Kung from the velvety green lawn. For the bride who wants to make a grand and unforgettable entrance, the front lawn can accommodate small helicopter landings and there is a private dock for mooring your yacht.
Tel: +852 2791-2684
Lot 1 is a vast expanse of land with unparalleled views overlooking the South China Sea. Owing to its hilltop elevation, it has a 180 degree view of neighbouring islands and the crisp blue waters of the Clearwater bay peninsula. Surrounded by lush vegetation, Upper Garden provides seclusion and privacy as well as having the convenience of electricity and running water, ample space for helicopter landings and car access.
A fresh ocean breeze is almost guaranteed and the tranquil sound of the sea caressing the beaches below creates an atmosphere of subdued elegance. Palm trees and a multitude of flora and fauna welcome guests to this piece of paradise located just minutes from the city. A small eco-shelter is available to use as a dressing room, storage area or kitchen space while the plot itself is your canvas. Organise a marquee to suit your unique taste and accommodate a large, opulent wedding party like no other.
Tel: +852 9728 1213
Beach & Seaview Weddings
Azure waters, lush green garden and adjacent sandy beach present an idyllic setting for an outdoor wedding reception. Enjoy the shade of the pavilion or go for a tropical sun-drenched theme, this is the perfect setting for up to 100 people on your wedding day.
Feel the sand between your toes and marvel at the green, rolling hills at Pui O Beach for both the wedding ceremony and the reception party. Ooh La La offer several levels of event planning. Whether you want the whole package managed for you or just a lending hand in executing your own plans, their expert team is ready to help.
Tel: (707) 206-2400
City Outdoor Weddings
The Upper House
A unique setting for a wedding in Hong Kong, at The Lawn at The Upper House is a wonderful setting for a wedding or cocktail reception or any al fresco lunch dining experience.
Tel: 2918 1838
Embraced by blue skies or spellbound by stars, The Garden at Hullett House mesmerizes couples looking for alfresco wedding venue for the ceremony or reception or both.
Tel: (852) 3988 0000
If you are a member then you might already have considered this cliff-top garden venue. If not, it’s time to get friendly with a member so that you can get endorsed and see it for yourself. Stunning views with all the amenities of a luxury golf club can offer, Shek O Golf Club offers luxury and convenience in one package.
This members club boasts two scenic garden options to choose from. For an ocean view, take a look at the stunning vistas from the Oasis Lawn. If majestic mountains appeal to your romantic sensibilities, then the Marina Lawn will not disappoint. However, like most private members clubs, these are restricted to members and relatives only so contact the club to join well in advance.
Tel: 2335 3700
Naturally, seeing as we are big foodies at Invisible Kitchen, we relish the idea of eating al fresco. Food at a wedding is a huge focal point and a great opportunity to bring families and friends together. Fusion menus are especially popular, not only because of the exciting mix of flavors, colors and aromas, but also as a celebration- a symbol of the unity between two cultures.
Whichever wedding venue type you choose, Invisible Kitchen is ready to serve you and your guests a bespoke menu that you’ll never forget. For sample menus and catering style ideas, take a look at our wedding catering page or contact us for a consultation.