The venue of your dreams may be just around the corner. Here are five options right here in Hong Kong, with a style to suit every couple.
It doesn’t get much bigger or better than this new luxury hotel rising from the shores of Victoria Harbour at Tsim Sha Tsui’s Victoria Dockside district. Just ask Peatongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of the billionaire former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was married there days after its grand opening in March.
The 43-floor hotel, with decor by New York-based Taiwanese interior designer Tony Chi, has 322 guestrooms, including 91 suites. The property caters to weddings of all sizes and styles, from intimate outdoor ceremonies to grand ballroom banquets, with an in-house event studio ready to help couples design every single detail.
Another newcomer to the Hong Kong luxury hotel scene, The St. Regis continues the legacy of the original New York property founded by John Jacob Astor IV in 1904. Besides complimentary butler service and a nightly sabrage in the lobby, the 129-room hotel has a pool, spa and three high-end dining outlets.
Acclaimed Hong Kong architect and interior designer André Fu is the man behind the classic-meets-contemporary decor, with clever nods to the hotel’s Wan Chai home. The nearly 12,000 sqft of meeting and event space is perfect for weddings, thanks to a pillar-free ballroom with space to host up to 500 guests.
Located between the Central Marriage Registry and St John’s Cathedral, The Murray, Hong Kong seems almost tailor-made for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The 336-room hotel is already a popular eventvenue, thanks to the luxurious Niccolo Room on the 25th floor as well as its outdoor terraces and gardens.
The Murray offers a range of wedding packages, with a team of dedicated planners and specialists who can advise on everything from invitations and photography to live music and menu planning. Brides are also provided with a personal hostess on the day of the wedding.
There’s no doubt Grand Hyatt has hosted tens of thousands of weddings worldwide. Now the hotel brand is bringing that experience to its new Romance collection for Asia-Pacific.
Available at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, the hotel’s four “themed multi-sensory experiences” are inspired by all things botanical: Enchanted (a forest lit by fireflies), Royal (a baroque-style garden of mint and peach), Blossom (fluttering cherry blossoms) and Lavender (fields of the fragrant plant).
Couples can choose a single wedding theme or mix and match to create their own bespoke celebration. Each detail has been designed by leaders in their chosen field, whether cake design or videography, to ensure a truly grand affair.
Another venue conveniently close to a marriage registry, House 1881 in the former Hong Kong Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui comprises a boutique hotel andfive unique dining concepts.
Couples can choose from a variety of wedding and reception settings, including a spacious courtyard and tree-lined lawn, the intimate Tea Room with fireplace and garden view, the Royal Room with balcony and courtyard views, and the light-filled Champagne Gallery with timeless furniture and dramatic double doors.
House 1881 works with local service providers, and can advise on everything from celebrants and photographers to gown and tuxedo designers. As of June, it also offers elegant on-site accommodations.