(Elitez Events) Savor & Swing: A Tour of Dinner and Dance Venues

Hey there, event planners! Today’s blog is your backstage pass to the hottest event venues in Singapore. Forget the formality; we’re diving into the pros and cons, quirks, and all the good stuff you need to know. Got questions like “Which venue fits us best?” or “Is this spot legit?” Well, worry not, because we’ve got your back! 

Top Picks:
You know we’re spilling the tea on the hottest spots in town. Park Royal Beach Road, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands, convention centers galore, Fairmont Hotel, and Shangri-La—these are the most popular spaces!

In the world of event planning, every pro has its cons. Knowing these nuances helps in making the best choice for your spectacular gathering!

Convention Centers

Singapore Expo
Singapore EXPO is the largest convention and exhibition venue in Singapore with over 100,000 square metres of column-free, indoor space spread over 10 halls.
Address: 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
Operating hours: 7am to 11pm

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Suntec Convention Centre is located in the hearts of Singapore district and equipped with 42,000 sqm of flexible event space that can host up to 10,000 guests.
Address: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Operating Hours: 9:30am – 5pm

Pros:
Larger space and capacity
Equipped with modern facilities and amenities – including advanced audio-visual equipment, lighting, sound systems, and Wi-Fi capabilities.
May offer cost effective options such as packages for events

Marina Bay Sands (MBS)

https://www.marinabaysands.com/expo-events-and-convention-centre/event-venues/ballrooms-and-meeting-rooms.html


The Sands Expo and Convention Centre spans across three levels, boasting 250 meeting rooms and 24 ballrooms that offer customizable configurations to accommodate various event sizes and formats, including theatre-style, classroom-style, banquet-style, and reception-style events. Among these facilities, the largest is the Sands Ballroom, which encompasses over 7,600 square meters and has the capacity to accommodate up to 8,000 guests.
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Operating Hours: 24 Hours

Pros:
Expansive Spaces: Perfect for large guest lists, ensuring everyone has room to groove.
Cutting-edge Facilities: State-of-the-art amenities for impressive presentations and entertainment.
Iconic Location: A jaw-dropping city skyline view that adds the wow factor to any event.

Ritz Carlton

https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/sinrz-the-ritz-carlton-millenia-singapore/events/

Located near the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre in Marina Bay, this hotel provides an ideal conference venue boasting 13 cutting-edge meeting spaces complemented by tailored service and top-of-the-line audiovisual facilities. The Grand Ballroom features three expansive video walls capable of showcasing meeting materials and presentations to a capacity of 1,400 attendees.
Address: Marina Bay 7, Raffles Ave, 039799

Pros:
Luxurious Setting: High ceilings and exquisite decor for a touch of opulence.
Exceptional Catering: Gourmet dining options that elevate the event experience.
Ideal for D&D Events: Upscale and sophisticated, setting the stage for a memorable gathering.

Park Royal Beach Road

https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pr-beach-road/meet.html 

ParkRoyal is located 5 mins walk from nicoll highway Mrt. With 7 ballrooms and being the largest pax it can hold is 460.
Address: 7500 Beach Road 199591

Pros:
Modern Stylish Setting: Contemporary design for an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere.
Versatile Event Spaces: Ballrooms and banquet halls adaptable to various event styles.
City-center Location: Easy accessibility, close to transportation hubs and the central business district.
Panoramic View: Some venues offer scenic views, enhancing the overall ambiance.

Fairmont Hotel

https://www.fairmont.com/singapore/social-events/ 

The Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC) boasts over 10,000 square meters (equivalent to 108,000 square feet) of versatile event space, featuring 34 meeting rooms and three grand ballrooms. Whether hosting a worldwide conference, cutting-edge presentation, extravagant charity gala, or themed banquet, rest assured, our team is dedicated to ensuring the success of every gathering with personalized attention.
Address: 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560

Pros:
Luxurious Atmosphere: Sophisticated decor for a classy event setting.
Central and Convenient Location: Easily accessible in the heart of the city.
World-Class Facilities: Modern amenities for a seamless event experience.
Iconic or Historic Significance: Some venues boast iconic or historic buildings, adding character.
Global Brand Recognition: Part of the AccorHotels group, offering a globally recognized brand.

Sentosa has multiple spaces catered to different wants and needs. All Sentosa’s venues are close to recreation and entertainment.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa – Siloso Ballroom 1,2 & 3 combined 

https://www.shangri-la.com/singapore/rasasentosaresort/meetings-events/event-spaces/

Shangri-La Sentosa has 3 levels for each different event or meeting that can hold up to 480 pax. They even have an outdoor venue that can accommodate up to 300 pax.
Address: 101 Siloso Rd, 098970

Pros:
Luxurious Resort Setting: Beachfront views that bring a touch of paradise.
Modern Amenities: Grand Ballroom equipped for contemporary event needs.
Versatile Event Spaces: Adaptable to different themes, ensuring flexibility.

W Singapore – Sentosa Cove – Great Room

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/sinwh-w-singapore-sentosa-cove/events/

W Singapore has a total of 8 event rooms, with 540 being the largest pax it can hold
Address:21 Ocean Way, 098374

Pros:
Stylish Contemporary Venue: A vibrant atmosphere perfect for trendy events.
Flexibility: The Great Room offers adaptability for various event setups.
Waterfront Location: Scenic marina views adding charm to the ambiance.
Ample Space for Fringe Activities: Plenty of room for pre-party fun.

ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove – Constellation Ballroom

https://one15marina.com/weddings-meetings/constellation-ballroom/

At ONE°15 Marina, they don’t just offer event spaces; they provide a hospitality experience that is both considerate and enduring. Their diverse array of venues combines elements of nature, contemporary design, and practicality, guaranteeing to leave a lasting impression on your guests, no matter the occasion.
Address: 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497

Pros:
Waterfront Location: Breathtaking marina views for an upscale experience.
Exclusive Ambiance: Known for its exclusivity and prestige.
Versatile Event Space: Customizable for various event sizes and styles.

 

If you are a company looking for affordable and unique venues to host your events or meeting, here are some choices for you!

Barouv (Rooftop Bar)
https://www.tagvenue.com/sg/rooms/singapore/40355/barouv-rooftop-bar/entire-venue
Located near Telok Ayer Mrt for up to 300 standing pax. The good thing is that the venue offers catering.

Alma by Juan Amador
https://alma.sg/
Located in GoodWood Park Hotel for up to 120 Pax. It is closed on Sunday and Monday with exception of private events with minimum spending.

Viva Loca
https://vivaloca.sg/viva-loca-changi/

The venue provides an extensive selection of international cuisine options, and guests have the flexibility to bring their own DJ to curate music for those eager to hit the dance floor.
Located at Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #01-68/69, 486038 being able to hold up to 200 pax.

 

While each venue boasts its unique advantages, it’s essential to consider the corresponding drawbacks. Here are some common cons associated with event spaces:

Availability and Demand: Securing preferred dates and spaces can prove challenging, particularly during peak periods when demand is high.
Convention Centers as Shared Spaces: Convention centers, while spacious, are shared environments. This arrangement may be less conducive to pre-dinner activities, as securing a larger or dedicated space is typically on a first-come, first-served basis.
Limited Ballrooms in Certain Venues: Some venues, such as the Ritz Carlton, may have limitations on the availability of ballrooms tailored to specific event types or sizes.
Accessibility Concerns for Non-Central Locations: Venues situated away from central locations may pose accessibility challenges for participants, impacting the overall convenience of the event.

If you are looking for reliable event organizers, feel free to reach out to us and we will make your event an unforgettable one!

Eevan Seah 

Email: eevann.seah@elitez.asia