The Ultimate Guide To Hong Kong Wedding Venues
The very first thing on your wedding checklist should be to discover your dream wedding venue. To make planning your big day that little bit easier, we've done some of the legwork and compiled a list of our favourite hotels in Hong Kong, and what they have to offer a bride-to-be.
1/17 Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 325
Popular venues: White Chapel, Grand Azure, Marine
White Chapel: Elegant and ethereal, the White Chapel is one of the most romantic venues in Hong Kong. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows and 16m-high ceilings will wow brides-to-be, while a horse-drawn open-air carriage makes for a fairytale arrival. The chapel accommodates 60 for a banquet and 120 with theatre-style seating for a wedding ceremony.
Grand Azure: Brides dreaming of a large-scale celebration will love the Grand Azure ballroom that accommodates 576 for a banquet. The spacious, open room boasts 7.8m-high ceilings, a foyer to welcome guests and options to divide the space into smaller sections.
Marine: A flexible space on the first floor, Marine has capacity for 240 guests in a banquet setup or it can be converted into four smaller spaces. Full-length windows offer a front-row seat for captivating sea views, while the Marine Terrace looks stunning in the moonlight.
F&B highlights: Whether you’re looking for an international buffet, a Chinese banquet or elaborate cocktails, the Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong can customise every menu to create a personalised experience.
Standout aspects: Couples have the opportunity to sail off into the sunset—literally, onboard The Bounty. The boat’s billowing white sails and heritage interiors create a unique atmosphere for a cocktail reception or intimate alfresco ceremony.
Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, 88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2295 8288; aubergediscoverybay.com
2/17 Conrad Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 512
Popular venues: Grand Ballroom, Chatham and Hennessy Room, Garden Cafe Terrace
Grand Ballroom: The Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 624 guests for banquet celebrations. The ballroom can also be divided into three separate sections, for anywhere between 90 and 400 guests.
Chatham Room and Hennessy Room: The glamorous Chatham and Hennessy rooms both feature dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows with cityscape views, accommodating small-scale banquets of between 150 and 180 guests.
Garden Café Terrace: This alfresco oasis in the heart of Hong Kong is a photogenic setting to host up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.
F&B highlights: Custom-designed Chinese banquet menus come from the award-winning Golden Leaf restaurant, known for its delicate dishes and authentic Cantonese cuisine.
Standout aspects: Couples who booked their wedding at the hotel can use it to earn points through HHonors, Hilton Worldwide’s loyalty programme. The points can be transferred to an airline's mileage programme or used to redeem stays at over 4,000 Hilton hotels worldwide.
Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 852 2521 3838; conradhongkong.com
3/17 Cordis, Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 668
Popular venues: Ballroom, Function Rooms, The Backyard
Ballroom: Situated on the seventh floor, the Ballroom can host up to 480 people for a sit-down dinner.
Function Rooms: One of three flexible function rooms, the Star Room is a spacious L-shaped banquet hall filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Ideal for banquets of up to 240, the Star Room has a private mahjong room and bridal suite. The Shanghai Room can accommodate up to 180 people and the Shantung Room seats up to 120. All can be divided for smaller parties.
The Backyard: A charming alfresco space that seats 156 guests, The Backyard offers a lush garden wedding experience in the heart of Hong Kong.
F&B highlights: With a team of award-winning chefs, Cordis is known for its contemporary food and inviting atmosphere. The menu can be tailored to your personal tastes and the Chinese banquet menus include several signature dishes from the two-Michelin-starred Ming Court restaurant.
Standout aspects: The recently renovated hotel has embraced a young, contemporary aesthetic with fresh ideas and high-tech services. Ask about The Ballroom’s 22.75sqm LED screen to create a cinematic walk down memory lane with photos and videos.
Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 3552 3388; cordishotels.com
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4/17 The Upper House
Number of rooms: 117
Popular venues: Sky Lounge, The Lawn
Sky Lounge: Tucked away on the 49th floor, sweeping views impress by day, while an open fire and bamboo-panelled walls create a cosy ambience in the evening, with seated receptions for up to 48 people and cocktails for 80.
The Lawn: Located on the sixth floor, The Lawn is surrounded by skyscrapers and greenery. The relaxed outdoor area is perfect for a secret garden-style wedding, with space for up to 80 guests for a cocktail reception.
F&B highlights: Expect an incredible dining experience, with wedding menus curated by the hotel's top chefs. From delectable modern European cuisine to refreshing personalised cocktails, The Upper House will guarantee a spectacular culinary experience for your big day.
Standout aspects: The hotel’s luxurious Penthouse spaces can be used for other events in the lead-up to your wedding, such as the engagement party, wedding rehearsal dinner and tea ceremony. The rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views, contemporary decor and personalised dining experiences.
The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; +852 3968 1390; upperhouse.com
5/17 Rosewood Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 413 rooms
Popular Venues: Grand Ballroom, The Orangery, The Pavilion
Grand Ballroom: Spanning over 10,000 square feet, the Grand Ball Room is an ultra-luxe, pillar-free space that can accommodate up to 780 guests for banquet celebrations. The ballroom features a dramatic skyfold partition, ornate chandeliers and a foyer that leads to a private outdoor al fresco garden. This wedding venue is pure magic.
The Orangery: A elegantly furnished bridal suite that comes complete with a stunning balcony, The Orangery is an excellent space to host intimate tea ceremonies and after-parties. Guests can also expect a spacious dressing room, a resting lounge for bridal preparations and photoshoots.
The Pavilion: Perfect for those who love to have an intimate wedding, The Pavilion is a residential-style space that features floor-to-ceiling windows, a private show kitchen, a foyer overlooking Victoria Harbour that can seat up to 160 guests for a banquet.
F&B highlights: On the hotel’s wedding menus, you’ll find banquet dishes such as barbequed suckling pig, sautéed scallop with French chicken and black truffle, steamed spotted garoupa with supreme soy broth, to name just a few. Also worth noting are their exquisite Chinese dessert offerings, including royal rose flavour cake, Osmanthus and wolfberry jelly, as well as mini bird’s nest egg tart.
Standout aspects: The hotel boasts an Event Studio and a team of professional wedding planners that will connect you with the city’s leading experts—from purveyors of floral design, talented decorators, couture designers to toastmasters—to help you decide every detail of your dream wedding.
Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8888; rosewoodhotels.com
6/17 Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 399
Popular venues: Grand Ballroom, Harbour View Ballroom, Peak Suite
Grand Ballroom: The elegant ballroom has ornate chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Victoria Harbour and can seat up to 456 for a banquet.
Harbour View Ballroom: Located on the fourth floor, the views are also spectacular from here and it seats up to 264 for a banquet.
Peak Suite: Catering for smaller weddings, the Peak Suite on the 45th-floor seats up to 48 guests.
F&B highlights: Chan Yan-tak, the hotel’s executive chef and head chef at the three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen, lends his culinary expertise to the Chinese banquet menus.
Standout aspects: Four Season's Perfect Match package is will be especially attractive for those who want a low-key yet luxe celebration. Accommodating 38 banquet table, the package includes two nights at the Four Seasons Suite, a designer wedding cake for reception, floral centrepieces, selection of fine table linens, a guest book, and small boxes of chocolate truffles for the guests.
Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888; fourseasons.com/hongkong
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7/17 Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 545
Popular venues: Grand Ballroom, The Poolhouse, The Salons
Grand Ballroom: Decorated in art deco style, the ballroom features a high-definition LED wall and seats up to 600 guests for a banquet.
The Poolhouse: The poolside venue features contemporary decor, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in ample natural light and room to seat up to 96 guests for a banquet.
The Salons: A collection of smaller rooms on the mezzanine level that can be combined to seat up to 216 guests for a banquet.
F&B highlights: Grand Hyatt is renowned for the quality of its F&B and the culinary team makes its own smoked salmon, sausages, liver pate and ice cream, all of which you can incorporate into your menu. The Chinese banquet menu includes classics, such as suckling pig and steamed garoupa, and adds creative touches to some of the other courses, such as a baked chicken flavoured with sesame and lemongrass or braised Boston lobster with yam and quinoa. Couples can also opt for sustainable seafood.
Standout aspects: The hotel recently renovated its top-tier suites, including the Presidential Suite and its one-bedroom Ambassador Harbour View Suites, all designed by the Melbourne-based Bar Studio. The Ambassador suites come with a spacious lounge and dining area, particularly suitable for pre-wedding events such as the tea ceremony.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2588 1234; hongkong.grand.hyatt.com
8/17 Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 565
Popular venues: Island Ballroom, Atrium Room and Library
Island Ballroom: On the fifth floor of the hotel, the Island Ballroom can accommodate up to 540 guests for a sit-down banquet. It can also be divided into three smaller sections for parties of between 120 and 150 guests.
Atrium Room and the Library: The two-storey Library and adjacent Atrium Room provide a unique wedding venue for up to 144 guests. Couples can hold a ceremony or pre-wedding cocktail reception in the handsome Library, surrounded by wood-panelled walls, crystal chandeliers and green marble columns, with sweeping city views from the 39th floor. The Atrium is an excellent space for a sit-down banquet, with tech-savvy touches such as an LED wall display.
F&B highlights: Home to seven bars and restaurants, Island Shangri-La has a stellar reputation, particularly when it comes to the two-Michelin-starred Summer Palace. On its wedding menus, expect traditional Chinese banquet staples such as barbequed suckling pig, whole abalone, sautéed sea cucumber and braised bird’s nest soup.
Standout aspects: The Island Shangri-La is one of a growing number of hotels in Hong Kong that have taken shark’s fin off the menu. There are several choices of hearty double-boiled soups to replace the traditional wedding banquet dish.
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2877 3838; shangri-la.com
9/17 JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 602
Popular venues: Ballroom, Pool Lounge, Flint and Grill Bar, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant
JW Marriott Ballroom: With room to host up to 672 guests for a sit-down banquet and no pillars, the ballroom can also be divided into half or into six rooms with individual entrances.
Pool Lounge: Perfect for an alfresco wedding, the Pool Lounge accommodates up to 70 guests for a cocktail reception.
Flint Grill & Bar: For a Western-style experience with fantastic drinks, the popular restaurant can host up to 144 guests for a cocktail reception.
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant: The fine dining restaurant accommodates sit-down banquets for as many as 220 guests.
F&B highlights: The hotel's latest Perfect Beginnings package is specially curated for those with a penchant of Chinese fare, which comes with luxury perks such as a scrumptious five-star menu, an overnight stay in an elegantly appointed bridal suite, honeymoon amenities, a beautiful display cake for a cake-cutting ceremony, and more. If it's western cuisine you're after, opt for the Wedding Bliss Package, which is equally impressive.
Standout aspects: Each room has video facilities, state-of-the-art Gobo lighting, digital signage and a high-definition LED wall backdrop. For a personal touch, the hotel offers a dedicated wedding butler to handle all the essentials, iron out details and ensure a stress-free experience.
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty,+ 852 2810 8366; jwmarriotthongkong.com
10/17 Kowloon Shangri-La
Number of rooms: 688
Popular venues: The Grand Ballroom, Function Rooms
The Grand Ballroom: A generous space with sparkling chandeliers, the ornate ballroom accommodates up to 576 guests for a banquet.
Function Rooms: With 15 function rooms, the hotel has a space for every size and style of the wedding. On the lower level, The Orchid Room can host up to 360 for a sit-down banquet, while the Harbour and Kowloon rooms both seat 120 guests. The function rooms are highly versatile and can be divided into smaller sections. The Lotus, Jasmine and Laurel rooms can be combined into one for a 72-guest dinner.
F&B highlights: Chinese wedding banquet menus are in the capable hands of Cheung Long-yin, the chef at the helm of two-Michelin-starred Shang Palace.
Standout aspects: The hotel rooms are among the largest in Hong Kong, beginning at 450sqft, with the largest being the 2,420sqft Presidential Suite. Many of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and offer romantic views of Victoria Harbour—not a bad way to start your married life.
Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 2723 8686; shangri-la.com/kowloon
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11/17 The Langham, Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 498
Popular venues: Grand Ballroom, Function Rooms, Palm Court
Grand Ballroom: The elegant Grand Ballroom can host up to 400 guests for a traditional banquet and boasts state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, including a 7m-by-3m LED wall. Decorated with handmade crystal chandeliers and golden silk wall panels, the space also divides into three rooms.
Function Rooms: The Botticelli, Bernini and Raphael function rooms offer understated elegance—think gold silk and wood-panelled walls. Each room has capacity for 24 to 45 guests depending on the setup, or they can be combined to provide private mahjong and bridal party game rooms.
Palm Court: The timber pillars and heritage-inspired surrounds of Palm Court in the hotel lobby will transport you to London. The flexible space can seat up to 100 guests for cocktail-style receptions and 60 people for sit-down dinners.
F&B highlights: Home to the three-Michelin-starred T’ang Court Chinese restaurant, the Langham’s banquet menus are created by its award-winning executive chef Kwong Wai-keung.
Standout aspects: The Bridal Couture dinner package offers complimentary one-night stay in one bedroom suite with honeymoon amenities and breakfast, four-hour complimentary chauffeur-driven Pink London Taxi service, and gorgeous themed decorations, including main backdrop, reception and cake table.
The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2375 1133; langhamhotels.com/hongkong
12/17 Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 501
Popular venues: Connaught Room, Charter Room
Connaught Room: The hotel’s biggest venue is located on the first floor and can seat 300 for a banquet.
Chater Room: Filled with natural light, the room has views of Central and can accommodate up to 204 guests for a banquet.
F&B highlights: Foodie couples will love the bespoke banquet menus designed by the hotel's highly-acclaimed executive chef Robin Zavou. Whether it's the exquisite Chinese delicacies or scrumptious, beautiful wedding cakes, the chef and his team are dedicated to customising every detail to make your dream wedding feast a reality.
Standout aspects: With the hotel home to the much-loved Mandarin Spa, this is the perfect excuse for the couple to seek a few moments of peace and quiet before the big day. Relax with the Oriental Harmony treatment, where two therapists will work together to ease away all the stress knots with a body scrub, massage and head-and-foot massage.
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2525 4501; mandarinoriental.com
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13/17 The Mira Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 492
Popular venues: Ballroom, Vibes
Ballroom: The regal ballroom can seat up to 600 guests for a banquet, with no pillars, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, LED lighting and 18 handcrafted Czech crystal chandeliers. Designed by author, lifestyle expert and TV personality Colin Cowie, the hotel offers six themes and myriad colour combinations for every wedding.
Vibes: This outdoor lounge bar provides an elegant setting for an alfresco wedding. With space for up to 200 people for a cocktail reception, the lush courtyard features frangipani trees, water elements and lotus-shaped fire pits.
F&B highlights: From European dining at Whisk to the award-winning Yamm, contemporary Cantonese at Cuisine Cuisine and photogenic sweets at Coco, The Mira has a reputation for creative fare.
Standout aspects: With US$2.6 million worth of audiovisual equipment, the wedding experience at The Mira is one of the most streamlined and tech-savvy in the city. The ballroom, equipped with 30 speaker sets and 10 pre-programmed intelligent lighting systems, can create more than 25,000 colour tones, ensuring you make a bold impression on your wedding day.
The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2315 5688; themirahotel.com
14/17 The Peninsula Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 300
Popular venues: Salisbury Room, Nathan Room, Garden Suite
Salisbury Room: The elegant ballroom can seat up to 144 guests for a banquet.
Nathan Room: Ideal for smaller banquets, seating 72 guests.
Garden Suite: The picturesque venue on the 7th floor has views of Victoria Harbour and can seat up to 48 guests.
F&B highlights: The hotel produces its own range of chocolates in-house, which is available at its boutique. Couples can opt to give them as wedding favours in boxes of two and can choose from classic flavours like Coffee and more creative options such as Kumquat-Saffron, Apple Pie and Kalamansi. The hotel’s executive pastry chef Frank Haasnoot can also create an exquisite wedding cake, with the design and flavour tailor-made to your liking.
Standout features: The aptly named Dream Peninsula Wedding package includes two nights in a honeymoon suite with champagne, flowers and fruit, and in-room breakfast with more champagne the day after the wedding. It also includes a Rolls-Royce limousine service, floral table decorations, four bottles of champagne for the head table, place cards, guest book and a one-night stay for the first anniversary.
The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2920 2888; hongkong.peninsula.com
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15/17 The Repulse Bay
Popular venues: The Verandah, Spices Terrace, Marquee
The Verandah: An alfresco favourite, The Verandah restaurant features heritage interiors, European cuisine and an open-air terrace with sea views. It can accommodate 168 people for a banquet, though couples can combine The Reading Room and The Bamboo Bar to host up to 216 guests.
Spices Terrace: This popular restaurant faces the South China Sea and seats up to 120 people for an alfresco banquet.
The Marquee: Another lovely outdoor space with ocean views and lush greenery, The Marquee accommodates up to 192 for a banquet and 180 for a ceremony.
F&B highlights: Whether you’re looking for a Western-style set menu or a low-key barbecue, the signature wedding packages include a menu that you’ll be able to taste-test before the big day.
Standout aspects: The Repulse Bay assigns a point person to handle every detail of your wedding, from picking the date to cutting the cake—and everything in between.
The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, +852 2292 2829; therepulsebay.com
16/17 The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 312
Popular venues: Diamond Ballroom, Ozone
Diamond Ballroom: The palatial ballroom comes with crystal chandeliers and a state-of-the-art LED wall, making it a glamorous space to host up to 408 for a banquet.
Ozone: Perched on the 118th floor, Ozone is the tallest bar in the world and the highest wedding venue in Hong Kong. With unparalleled views of Victoria Harbour and floor-to-ceiling windows, the unique spot accommodates up to 120 guests for a ceremony followed by a casual buffet lunch.
F&B highlights: The new banquet menu from the 2020 Wedding Dinner Package is as elegant as it is auspicious. The menu features a selection of premium Cantonese dishes, such as barbecued whole suckling pig and braised bird’s nest soup with minced chicken. It also comes with a private consultation with the executive chef and tailor-made dishes curated by him.
Standout aspects: In addition to a chauffeured limousine service and personal butler, a dedicated wedding specialist is on hand to help arrange pretty much everything.
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, +852 2263 2380; ritzcarlton.com
17/17 W Hong Kong
Number of rooms: 393
Popular venues: Great Room
Great Room: Accommodating up to 360 guests for a banquet, this space has 6.4m-high ceilings and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows that let in floods of natural light—not to mention a spectacular view from the 76th floor. The name says it all.
F&B highlights: W Hong Kong knows how to throw a great party, and won’t disappoint when it comes to dining and drinking. Its Chinese banquet menus incorporate a contemporary twist on the classics, finishing with Chinese petit fours.
Standout aspects: With the hotel’s W Love wedding app, tech-savvy couples can stay on top of the details every step of the way. And after the wedding? Have your after-party in your own private VIP room at Woobar.
W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, +852 3717 2927; w-hongkong.com
This article was originally published on October 13, 2016 and was updated on August 21, 2020.