If there’s one thing you want to get absolutely perfect for your wedding, it’s the venue. Whether you want to host your special day in a chic, fancy indoor location or a rooftop venue overlooking Hong Kong’s beautiful skyline, finding somewhere that you and your guests will enjoy and remember should be your top priority. But as a venue organiser, we understand that during turbulent times like COVID-19 organising a large-scale event isn’t the easiest nor best choice. Thankfully, there are plenty of smaller venue locations in Hong Kong perfect for a wedding or bridal party that offer a much more intimate and closely-knit experience. Read on for some valuable tips when choosing your venue as well as location suggestions!
Have a clear picture of what you want
Your wedding or bridal party venue will not only play a huge part in making the day special but will also serve as the backdrop for pictures you’ll cherish for a lifetime. It’s a good start to have a solid and vivid picture of your ideal place before you start your search so you can make intricate comparisons between what is available.
Choose a venue that accommodates what you have in mind
If you decide to go for a more intimate and smaller wedding, a space too big will make it feel much emptier. An appropriately sized venue that helps create the atmosphere you’re looking for can bring people closer together and create memories that will last a lifetime. The internet is a great place to look for venues, with plenty of websites like ours. Wedding venue hosts will always try to convince you that theirs is the right fit for you. Be discerning and only pick the one that works with your theme. Once you’ve narrowed down a few selections online, you can easily contact the venue host for an in person viewing.
Think about your budget
Perhaps a bit more of an obvious tip, but useful nonetheless, is to think about a budget and try your best to stick to it. We know just as well as anyone that going over budget is far too easily done - it’s vital to set yourself a limit that can meet your expectations but also help you decide between what's worthwhile and will actually make a lasting difference or something which is unnecessary.
Go for intimacy and comfort over splashing out
In relation to this, thinking about your guest count should be one of your first priorities. The coronavirus pandemic has probably made many of us miss our birthday parties, bridal parties and group events far more than ever. But with more smaller gatherings happening, it’s also helped us understand that when it comes to events, bigger isn’t always better. With a smaller guest count, you can invite those who mean the most to you and make it much more personalised and truly special for those that do join you on your special day.
When it comes to smaller and more intimate venues, there’s plenty in Hong Kong that accommodate different event styles. Potential bridal party or wedding venues include Urban Park and SiuMingPhoto , while BRICK LANE is ideal for a more casual place to hang out with family and friends.
If you’re looking for a more luxurious yet intimate bridal party or wedding venue, think about Madame Fù Grand Cafe Chinois or Piscina on the Eighth. Both are stylish locations that will easily accommodate a group of up to 20 people and make for a truly memorable day.