With the support of: Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
You’ve nailed down a wedding date, put together a guest list, and even picked the perfect outfit. But then there’s the hardest part of nuptial planning: where should you get married?
With so many wedding venues and hotels to choose from in Hong Kong, it can be hard to make a decision.
Enter one of the best-known luxury hotels in town, the Kowloon Shangri-La, which is known for offering unforgettable wedding experiences.
Not convinced? Read on for reasons why you should choose this five-star hotel for the most important day of your life.
➀ It’s one of Hong Kong’s grandest hotels.
Taking up a prime spot on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Kowloon Shangri-La has long been known as one of the grandest five-star hotels in Hong Kong.
Opened in 1981, the hotel is renowned for putting luxury and service at the forefront. If you’re after peace of mind while planning your wedding — and who isn’t? — you’re in very good hands here at this Hong Kong institution.
➁ Wedding specialists are on hand to bring your dream wedding to life.
Full of Pinterest-inspired ideas inside your head — but not sure how to bring them to life? The hotel’s in-house wedding consultants can help you plan your nuptials according to the theme you’re after, whether that be a modern and elegant ’do or a more traditional, formal affair.
Personalised requests of all kinds can be fulfilled, too, and all you need to do is ask. You’ll have the chance to do menu tastings plus select flowers, table linens and the like. A major time-saver that also reduces stress, if you ask us.
➂ Take your pick of luxurious reception venues.
From a majestic, pillarless ballroom to more intimate reception spaces, Kowloon Shangri-La boasts venues for every type of wedding.
The hotel website also features a handy function where you can input the number of attendees and the setup you’re looking at for your soiree, so selecting your desired venue need not be a headache.
➃ You can choose from packages that cater to every preference and budget.
The hotel offers a variety of wedding packages, with choice and flexibility for couples. So whether you want an intimate gathering with half a dozen tables; a midday sit-down buffet; or an evening spread catering to a sizable guest list, there are multiple selections to pick from, suiting every preference and budget.
Depending on the package of your choice, here are some of the perks you can expect: complimentary one-night accommodation, honeymoon amenities, breakfast via room service, Mercedes Benz chauffeur services, complimentary champagne for toasting, free corkage on self-brought hard liquor, signature wedding gift for guests, and a first anniversary dinner invitation, to name a few.
➄ There are hotel room and dining packages aplenty.
Whether you’re looking to start your honeymoon right away or simply want to spend the first night as a wedded couple in the lap of luxury (and who wouldn’t?), Kowloon Shangri-La has packages offering just that.
With 688 rooms and suites to choose from, starting at 42 square metres, accommodation here are some of the most spacious in town. You’ll get a sophisticated, comfortable space to relax in, complete with city or harbour views from floor-to-ceiling windows, plus mod cons you’d expect from a hotel of this stature.
Choose from wedding packages including complimentary stays, or offers that mean great savings. Top tip: some packages offer honeymoon stays at selected Shangri-La hotels and resorts.
➅ Essential Chinese wedding traditions are covered.
No Chinese wedding is complete without time-honoured traditions like the tea ceremony between families of the bride and groom, and a few rounds of mahjong among relatives before the reception. You’ll be glad to know that these essential traditions are covered in wedding packages offered by the hotel. In addition, a dedicated bridal room is conveniently located within certain banquet halls.
➆ Take your pick of award-winning dining options.
The hotel’s wedding banquets offer top-notch dining for you and your guests — though that’s not all you can choose from.
Take advantage of your time at Kowloon Shangri-La and book in at its seven restaurants and bar. You’ll probably have heard of Shang Palace, the Michelin-starred restaurant serving up extravagant Cantonese cuisine, with a design inspired by the grandeur of China’s Sung Dynasty.
Then there is Nadaman, which specialises in Japanese kaiseki experiences; and Angelini, which offers authentic Italian fare. For something a bit more casual, choose from the Lobby Lounge, complete with live music and an unbeatable view of the harbour; Tapas Bar, for a glass of wine or two; plus Café Kool and Déli Kool.
➇ The hotel features world-renowned design — the perfect wedding backdrop.
Wedding memories are forever — and so naturally, you would want a beautiful background for all those photos you’ll be taking.
Stylish, grand designs take centre stage at the hotel, with unique touches at every turn. Its lobby boasts Italian Statuario marble, a handcrafted golden wood carving made in Beijing, as well as a legendary set of murals depicting the imagined paradise of Shangri-La, created by artist Malcolm Golding.
🎉 Special wedding privileges at Kowloon Shangri-La with Our Big Day.
Book your wedding at Kowloon Shangri-La through Our Big Day, and you’ll receive two complimentary pre-wedding packages for you and your bridal party, exclusive for our users:
☝️A Bridesmaids’ Tea Set at the Lobby Lounge
✌️ A Bachelor’s Cocktail Party Set at Tapas Bar
Accommodating six people per set, these packages will make the run-up to your wedding just that much more special.
Kowloon Shangri-La is offering a Wedding Breeze Package until 31 December 2019, which features four menus to choose from, and a host of complementary services.
These comprise a one-night Deluxe Room with honeymoon amenities and floral centrepieces, among many other privileges. Best thing is, it also includes a beverage package with unlimited servings of local beer and selected non-alcoholic drinks for four hours! 🍻
Signature Wedding Packages through November 2020 are also available.