11 Beautiful Hong Kong Wedding Venues That Aren't Hotels
Hosting your wedding at one of Hong Kong's many fabulous hotels might seem like the go-to option, but don't settle until you've checked out some of the city's alternative event spaces—and trust us, there are more than you think.
From beautiful lush gardens and industrial-chic spaces to historical sites brimming with history and character, check out some of Hong Kong's most breathtaking venues below
1/11 The Rooms at Tai Kwun
Originally built in 1841 as a Magistrate's House, this heritage building in the heart of Tai Kwun was recently transformed into one of Hong Kong's most unique venues—The Rooms. Colonial elements like vintage tiles, French windows and arched doorways have been beautifully restored, preserving the building's character and providing a premium event space that is uniquely Hong Kong.
Salons of varying sizes are available for hire, with multiple terraces and a well-equipped kitchen.
The Rooms, Block 9, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2/11 Space 27
The loft-style layout of Space 27 is ideal if you're going for a minimal aesthetic on your big day. Housed in an industrial building that was built in the '60s, this stylish venue comprises two generously sized gallery spaces and an outdoor terrace.
It's quite literally a blank canvas for your imagination to run wild, while providing the essentials including a bar, kitchen, PA and sound system, customised lighting and more.
Space 27, 10/F, Block A/B, Tung Chong Factory Building, 653-655 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2723 2722; facebook.com/Space27HK
3/11 The Repulse Bay
If you dream of getting married by the sea but don't want to get sand in your Jimmy Choo's, consider one of Hong Kong's most iconic wedding venues, The Repulse Bay. Here, a stunning colonial heritage building behind and panoramic sea views ahead make for a truly romantic setting.
The Repulse Bay offers two packages; a ceremony on the front lawn followed by a reception at The Verandah, or a ceremony on the Seaview Terrace followed by a celebration at The Marquee.
The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2292 2829; therepulsebay.com
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4/11 Upper Garden
Upper Garden is—in a word—epic. This privately-owned plateau is surrounded by palm trees and flora, with spectacular undisturbed views overlooking the South China Sea. It isn't all raw and rugged, however, as there are 120 Amperes of available power (or a three-phase direct cable-in connection) and fresh water on tap.
There's also a stylish glass ecoshelta, which can be used as a bar, dressing room, storage facility or catering area.
Upper Garden, Clearwater Bay (exact location and directions provided upon request), New Territories, +852 9728 1213 ; uppergardenhk.com
5/11 Howard's Gourmet
Conceived and designed by the late Sir David Tang, Howard’s Gourmet is the first dining establishment outside of China for Guangzhou-based food and drink aficionado Howard Cai. The classically beautiful venue boasts French windows, sparkling chandeliers, sumptuous fabrics, delicate dinnerware and some of the finest modern Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong.
Howard's Gourmet also has a sleek bar and cigar lounge, offering a wide range of delectable cocktails and a fine selection of cigars.
Howard's Gourmet, 5/F, CCB Tower, 3 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2115 3388; howardsgourmet.com
6/11 The Peak Lookout
The Peak Lookout is a Hong Kong icon. While it may not look like much from the entrance, walking through this surprisingly spacious Grade 2 historic building will lead you to the spectacular terrace that's shrouded in trees and overlooks unparalleled views of Hong Kong's South Side—a picture perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding.
The Peak Lookout, 121 Peak Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong, +852 2849 1000; peaklookout.com.hk
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7/11 Pomegranate Kitchen
This chic, intimate space is ideal for couples who plan to keep things cosy on their wedding day. Simple and elegant, Pomegranate Kitchen comprises a long dining room with an open kitchen and a large terrace—both of which can be designed and decorated as you wish.
The menu here is Mediterranean-inspired and delicious, and can be served family style, as a fine dining experience or as hors d’oeuvres to be passed around to guests.
Pomegranate Kitchen, 4B, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, +852 2580 0663; pomegranate.com.hk
8/11 Crown Wine Cellars
Arguably one of Hong Kong's best kept secret amongst wine lovers, the former WWII bunkers on Shouson Hill are now home to a world-class wine cellar topped with a colonial style glass house shrouded by flora and fauna.
Named a UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Site in 2007, this one-of-a-kind venue is rich in history and character and is sure to amp up that "wow" factor on your wedding day.
Crown Wine Cellars, 18 Deep Water Bay Drive, Shouson Hill, +852 2580 6287; crownwinecellars.com
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Located at Central’s Star Ferry, a dark, catwalk like entrance adds drama to arrivals at Watermark, which offers unparalleled 270-degree views of Victoria Harbour and 3,300 square feet of versatile space—including a covered wraparound terrace.
The menu focuses on fresh seafood and quality beef, which is dry-aged in the venue's custom-built temperature controlled dry-aging cabinets.
Watermark, Shop L, Level P, Central Pier 7, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2167 725; cafedecogroup.com
This venue will literally have you feeling on top of the world on your wedding day. Located on the 100th floor of ICC, the tallest building in Hong Kong, Sky100 is the only wedding venue in the city that offers aerial views over the city. This versatile space covers a whopping 16,000 square feet of pillarless space, which can be configured to suit your vision for the day.
A highlight is Sky100's digital facilities, including a 6-metre-long tunnel featuring LED and digital lighting effects and a 6-metre sculpture is superimposed with a 360-degree stereoscopic projection which can be customised to display photos and videos of the happy couple and their loved ones.
Sky100, 100/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2613 3833; sky100weddings.com.hk
11/11 One Thirty One
Quaint and quiet, One Thirty One sits on the outskirts of Sai Kung and comprises a charming three-story house with a specious yard that overlooks the ocean.
It's the perfect venue for those looking to keep things eco-friendly and sustainable, as the menu focuses on seasonal produce, and whenever possible, organic produce grown in their neighbouring farm, as well as herbs grown on the premise.
One Thirty One, 131 Tseung Tau Village, Shap Sze Heung, Sai Kung, New Territories, +852 2791 2684; one-thirtyone.com
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