The Event Planner’s Guide to Singapore Venues

Kaitlyn Tatulli |

Singapore city skylineAlthough the city has a population of over 5.612 million, 17.4 million visitors per year, and 4 billion people within a 7-hour flight radius, Singapore has maintained a miraculous balance between their culture, history and natural surroundings with modernity. It’s because of Singapore’s accessibility and unique innovative balance that it has been ranked as Asia’s Top Convention City for the past 10 consecutive years, one of the Top Five Convention Cities in the World since 2006, and the World’s Easiest Place to do Business. With so continued recognition, it’s no wonder why planners are heading to Singapore to host their events. Check out our planner’s guide to the best venues and places to stay in Singapore for meeting and event professionals.

Top 10 Venues Planners Should Consider

1. Singapore EXPO & Max Atria

Are you looking for a venue that can accommodate your next large event? Then Singapore EXPO & Max Atria is for you! With a total of 123,000 sq. meters of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, Singapore EXPO & Max Atria is the largest MICE venue in all of Singapore. Planners can choose from 10 exhibition halls (6,000-100,000 guests) or 32 meeting rooms (39-1,056 guests), ideal for corporate meetings, conventions, concerts, galas, exhibitions, consumer shows, and more. With free Wi-Fi access, 2,500-car parking lot, access to 1,056 hotel rooms, Singapore Expo & Max Atria can handle any meeting or event.

Singapore Expo & Max Atria Venue in Singapore

Photo Credit: Visit Singapore

2. Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s renown 101-hectare, multi-award-winning garden is located in the center of the city. From 16 stories in the air, visitors can admire Supertrees by walking on the suspended paths between the trees, travel to the Cloud Forest to see the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, and so much more. In addition to all of this, the Gardens by the Bay also acts as a venue space. Planners can choose from eight venues from modern, indoor space to open, garden space. While all the venues at the Gardens are beautiful Flower Field Hall (700- 1,100 guests) is one of the most popular thanks to Flower Field and waterfront views and LED programmed mood lights. No matter what venue you choose, the Gardens by the Bay will offer views like no other venue, making your event one your attendees will never forget.

Gardens by the Bay Venue in Singapore

Photo Credit: Gardens by the Bay

3. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

The only beachfront resort in all of Singapore, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa offers planners 454 guest rooms, 6 restaurants and bars, a spa, and 19 meeting and event venues. Perhaps the most popular onsite venue spaces are the four outdoor spaces: the Rocks (200 guests), Diamond Site (600 guests), Jade Site (100 guests), and Barnacles by the Sea (150 guests). To make these spaces even more memorable for your attendees, you can choose from one of the Hotel’s theme parties: Sunset Beach Barbecue, Hawaiian Night, or Singapore Food Street. If you’re looking to give your guests an authentic Singaporean experience, then the Singapore Food Street party, where food stands are lined up on the beach and decorated to reflect the heritage of Singapore, is a must.

Shangri-La'sRosa Sentosa Resort & Spa Venue in Singapore

Photo Credit: Shangri-la

4. Open Farm Community

The first open-concept restaurant of Singapore, Open Farm Community (OFC) is comprised of local farmers and creative chefs who work together to create innovative, seasonal dish all grown from the 35,000 sq. ft surrounding land. In addition to the restaurant, this “garden city” also offers planners green event space: Café Terrace (80 guests), Noka (70 guests), and the Deck (38 guests). OFC also offers a hybrid space that can be used to play activities like lawn bowl, table tennis, and more. If you choose to host your event in the indoor restaurant, your guests can watch the chefs prepare their food live thanks to the open-concept kitchen and intimate setting. With a commitment to recycle, limit waste, use only the best ingredients, and share their passion with their guests, the OFC will do more than just host your event.

Open Farm Community Venue in Singapore

Photo Credit: Open Farm Community

5. S.E.A Aquarium

In addition to being an aquarium that houses more than 100,000 marine animals from over 1,000 different species, the S.E.A. Aquarium also offers meeting and event space. Planners can choose from three venue spaces: the Ocean Dome (60 guests), the Ocean Gallery (350 guests), or the Ocean Restaurant (70 guests). All three venues will allow your guests to come face-to-face with marine life and the big blue sea, while they sip on cocktails and munch on hors d’oeuvres. Overflow your guests’ senses by hosting your next event underwater at S.E.A.

S.E.A Aquarium Venue in Singapore

Photo Credit: Resorts World Sentosa

6. The Warehouse Hotel

Located in the historic neighborhood of Robertson Quay, this recently resorted historic building now serves as a boutique hotel. Focusing on heritage, local culture, and hospitality, the Warehouse Hotel offers 37-guest rooms, a rooftop infinity pool, a lobby bar, and a modern Singaporean restaurant, Po. For planners, the Warehouse offers three venue spaces: the Den (30 guests), Po (52 guests), and the Lobby Bar (70 guests). Whether you’re hosting a meeting, cocktail party, product launch, or company gathering, the Warehouse Hotel has the space to impress.

The Warehouse Hotel Venue in Singapore

Photo Credit: The Warehouse Hotel

7. Huone

If you're looking for a truly unique and creative venue space for your next intimate meeting or event, then Huone is the place for you! Located near Singapore’s River, Huone offers planners 11 unique rooms. Some of the most popular rooms are the Swing room (20 guests), which features swinging seats to help your team brainstorm or your attendees relax; the Forest room (120 guests), which is designed after the Nordic birch forests; the Sandbox room (20 guests), where attendees inner child will come out while building sandcastles; and the Igloo room (12 guests), which is the world’s first igloo room, where attendees can watch the projected northern lights. By hosting your event in one of these unique spaces, your guests are sure to have a creative, memorable experience.

Huone Venue in SingaporePhoto Credit: Huone.Events

8. Tanjong Beach Club

Named one of the World’s Best Beach Clubs, Tanjong Beach Club is more than just a pretty beach, it’s also a sought-after venue space. Home to hundreds of events, like corporate functions for Apple, Facebook, Google, Saint Laurent, and Tiffany & CO., Tanjong Beach Club offers planners the ability to rent the entire beach club (2,000 guests), which allows guests to utilize indoor and outdoor space, including the beach, or eight venue spaces. Planners can also choose from many popular add on’s such a live barbecue station, DIY cocktail making, fireworks, mobile massage, giant Jenga, face painting, DJ services or live bands, beach volleyball, and more. With a dedicated, professional event’s team, Tanjong Beach Club will provide you and your guests a slice of paradise that is only minutes from the heart of Singapore!

Tanjong Beach Club Venue in SingaporePhoto Credit: Tanjong Beach Club

9. Faber Peak

Ditch the traditional boardrooms and give your attendees an experience they’ll never forget by hosting your next meeting or event at Faber Peak. Located ten minutes from the city, on top of Mount Faber, Faber Peak is accessible to guests by cable car rides and coach services. Planners can choose from four different venues: the Ballroom (320 guests), the Private Dining room (100 guests), Arbora (350 guests), and Dusk Restaurant and Bar (160 guests). Your guests can enjoy western classic cuisine, botanical-inspired cocktails, craft beers, and gorgeous, panoramic views of the city, the cable cars, and the foliage of Mount Faber from any venue you choose at Faber Peak.

Faber Peak Venue in SingaporePhoto Credit: One Faber Group

10. Fullerton Hotel

If you’re looking for a venue that character and history, then the Fullerton Hotel is for you. As Singapore’s 71st National Monument, this neoclassical landmark was Singapore’ General Post Office, the Exchange Reference Library, the Singapore Club, and the Exchange Room for over a century. Now, the building boasts 5-star hotel amenities like 400 guest rooms, six authentic restaurants, and a spa. The Fullerton Hotel also offers planners meeting and event space such as the Roof Garden (50 guests), the East Garden (104 guests) the Music room (22 guests), the Straits room (220 guests), the Ballroom (600 guests), and 7 function rooms (25-100 guests). The Fullerton Hotel also offers planners a Jade’s Solemnisation package, where guests can experience authentic Cantonese-style cuisine in the 120-seat hotel restaurant, Jade. Whether your guests are sampling Jade’s signature Wagyu Beef Puffs, enjoying a complimentary heritage tour, or admiring the original architecture and room design of your chosen venue, the Fullerton Hotel is sure to impress them.

Fullerton Hotel Venue in Singapore

 

Photo Credit: Fullerton Hotel

 

Top 3 Things to Do in Singapore

1. Marina Bay

Home to some of the city’s top tourist attractions, like the Gardens By the Bay, Merion Park, Sands SkyPark, and award-winning dining, Marina Bay is a must-visit for any tourist. Whether you visit Marina Bay Sands resort and casino, watch dragon boat races, admire skyscrapers, dine at a café, or explore the 101-hectare Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay offers something for everyone.

Pro Tip: Visitors say it’s best to explore Marina Bay both during the day and at night for a full experience.

Marina Bay in SingaporePhoto Credit: Visit Singapore

2. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Although Singapore is known for its modern architecture, it is also home to the world’s first UNESCO Heritage Botanical Gardens. Visitors can explore the National Orchid Garden which features over 1,000 different species and 2,000 hybrids, the Ethnobotany Garden which features over 300 different types of plants, the Rain Forest, which houses 314 plant-specific, and more. With so much nature to explore, you’ll find it hard to believe you’re in the center of Singapore!

Pro Tip: Free guided tours are offered each weekend on Saturdays, except for the 5th Saturday of every month. 

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Photo Credit: NParks

3. Chinatown

Cherished today by Singapore’s citizens and tourists, Chinatown is a beloved for its balance of old and new traditions, temples, bars, and shops. Chinatown is packed with so much for visitors to experience, like visiting the Sri Mariamman Temple, souvenir shopping from Pagoda Street, tasting barbecued meats from New Bridge Road, or sipping a cocktail from Native, the 13th Best Bar in the World. Whatever you choose to do in Chinatown, your trip to this town will cure be memorable.

Pro Tip: If you can, avoid traveling to Chinatown before the Chinese New Year, which is when the town is at its most crowded.

Chinatown in Singapore

Photo Credit: Visit Singapore

 

Have you ever hosted an event in one of these Singapore venues? How did it go? What was your favorite thing to do inside and outside of Singapore? Let us know by commenting below!

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This Post was Written by Kaitlyn Tatulli

Kaitlyn Tatulli is a graduate from Fairfield University with majors in Digital Journalism and Psychology and minors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science. Currently, she is receiving her MFA from Fairfield University. Kaitlyn...

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