Five Star Wedding in Kuala Lumpur



Other than the usual free flow of drinks (tea/ soft drinks), ceremonial wedding cake, decor, favor, the benefit of having the wedding in a luxury 5 Star hotel is the package includes, for example Westin KL, interesting fusion menus, pre-dinner canapés, free food tasting, Corkage waiver, the ceremonial wedding cake is nicer and taller (8-tier), Special Martin Architectural Lighting, wedding backdrop design, ballroom and table decoration, Complimentary night stay for the newlyweds, with breakfast and honeymoon amenities, Other Complimentary night stay (maximum 3 rooms), Special accommodation rates for family and guests, customization etc. 

With sufficient budget, you can choose from the list of the best luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur, each its own design and specialty. 5 Star hotel staffs are trained to be sensitive to the customers needs by the chain's management team, with their standard procedures, the do's and don'ts. So, which one to pick?

Wedding package prices in 2017:
1. Modern Luxe - The Westin KL | (RM2399(lunch). RM2988-3188(dinner) nett per table) Chinese/ fusion dishes to choose from | Capacity: 450 pax.
Finding a car park is not a problem as the hotel has its own parking bays. Take the lift up to Level 2 to be greeted by friendly staffs, with pre-dinner cocktail/ canapes served at the unique foyer followed by the wedding reception in the ballroom. Complete with hand-blown crystal chandeliers, the beautiful ballroom is modern and cozy, with no pillars obstructing views. To create that kind of coziness and romantic atmosphere, the lighting plays an important role. The lights pointing to the guests table is illuminated after the first dish is served with special effects, music and choreography by the servers. Their fusion dishes are interesting, very appetizing, and well presented. Westin provides good banqueting service, is accommodating to the customer's decorating needs and flexible for example allowing their customers to bring in their own desserts for the cocktail session.

http://gallerieck.com/blog/ss | Nov 2015
Special ambiance lighting effects for performance, grand entrance, food presentation, dining for an intimate wedding. No pillars in the ballroom obstructing views. Not very big (450 pax).
Special Martin Architectural Lighting for the wedding march.
Wedding backdrop design for main stage
The beautiful ballroom is modern and cozy, complete with hand-blown crystal chandeliers, intriguing lighting.
Other photos:
The Grand Ballroom located on Level 2. The foyer, which is huge btw, overlooking the ground floor, to receive your guests with style.
Interesting, creative dishes. Clockwise:
1. The Westin Combination Platter 
(Chilled Marinated Shell Abalone with Chilli Oil ~ 
Tare Marinated Scallop Bevy, Octopus ~
Crispy Chicken and Prawn Money Bag ~
Pei Jin Duck Roll with Plum Dip)
2. Classic Bird’s Nest Soup with Australian Abalone and Conpoy
3. Wok-Fried Live Tiger Prawns with Extraordinary Sauce And Roasted Pine Nuts
4. Speed Steamed Cod Fish, Duo of Shimeji Mushroom in Soy Sauce


REVIEWS of The Westin Weddings

May 2017: We had our wedding in Westin in June'16 and it was a beautiful setting. There was no pillar in the ballroom obstructing views and it could accommodate a good 30 tables and a dance floor. The bridal suite we got was also very spacious and we were very happy with the room and assistance provided for our wedding. The hostess serving the main table was very attentive to our needs and even volunteered to send up the food that we didn't manage to eat to our hotel room so that we could have them for supper. However our guests had provided feedback after the dinner that they had difficulties getting services. Nevertheless hotel was accommodating to our decorating needs and was kind enough to let us bring in our own desserts for the cocktail session.

Jun 2014: I like the minimisation style of the hotel lobby. This is the foyer of the ballroom, the downside of the foyer is that we will need to share it with another function room (if there’s a function happens on our wedding day). I think it is fine because they will only use up a small part of the space, which we will not be interrupted because the foyer is huge anyway. The best part of the ballroom is that we don’t need any dividers and I can do a straight grand entrance instead of a L shape yay! Another good thing about Westin is the fusion menu which looks quite interesting.



2. Lavish Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur | from RM2901 (Malay). RM3134 - RM3606 (Chinese or Western) nett per table | Capacity: 1800 pax.
Weddings at Mandarin Oriental KL is not an affair for a commoner so to speak. The hotel’s Grand Ballroom and Diamond Ballroom, both refurbished in 2015, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur can accommodate events big and small. Service is fantastic and staff very attentive, friendly and warm.

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Ballroom after renovation in 2015 (blue red geometric carpet)


REVIEWS of Mandarin Oriental KL

Jun 2017: Service has been fantastic and staff very attentive. Special mention to Fikah who is friendly and warm. We have had a lovely time visiting KL and celebrating our sons and daughter in laws Chinese Tea Ceremony and wedding ceremony.



3. Glittery Grand Hyatt KL | RM3134 - RM3833 nett per table | Capacity: 700 pax
The hotel will prepare a menu that suits your unique tastes. The Grand Ballroom is designed oval in shape and pillar free with brilliant crystal chandeliers that blanket the entire ceiling. The circular curved architecture exudes a softer ambience. Your guests can dine romantically under the stars. It is the best ballroom in town in my opinion. 

Oval shape ballroom with glittery ceiling light.

http://archandvow.com/blog/2016/10/4/matthew-hong-lee-wedding-grand-hyatt-kl | Oct 2016
The ambient light colors can be customized to your theme.

Wedding food:
Wedding menu: Steamed scallops
Butter prawn with curry leaves
Duck leg confit
Steamed cod fish topped with crispy garlic and preserved vegetable


4. Classic Shangri-la Kuala Lumpur | from RM2538 (Elegance Indian/ Malay). RM3118 (Elegance Chinese) nett per table. Capacity: 1440 pax.
Get ready to be mesmerized by the great ambiance of the newly renovated (in 2017) classic and pillarless Grand Ballroom with three crystal chandeliers adorning its ceiling and a huge space. The organizers are very helpful in ensuring a wonderful wedding function for the couple. Food is impeccable. Some of the staffs may require more training maybe.

Newly renovated ballroom with three crystal chandeliers adorning its ceiling (in 2017)

http://www.adamong.com/blog/2014/1/7/jasmineluke | Jan 2014
Ballroom before renovation

http://www.adamong.com/blog/2014/6/3/celebrating-dianejoey-ii-wedding-reception | June 2014
WELCOME entry of the wedding couple to the Ballroom with red carpet and smoke machine


REVIEWS of Shangri-La Weddings

Aug 2016: Most ideal for wedding dinners, good location, ballroom that fits 1000 pax, impeccable food! Servicing staff needs more training, mostly foreign waiting staff, didn't quite understand English very well. Overall, still the best wedding venue



5. Doubletree by Hilton KL | from - Chinese/ Western: RM2688. Malay: RM2088. Indian: RM2188 nett per table. Capacity: 650 pax.
Conveniently located in the heart of KL and connected to The Intermark Shopping Mall, Doubletree by Hilton KL is a popular wedding venue. The Grand Ballroom, located on level 10, features a 8-metre-high ceiling, advanced audio visual system including built-in ceiling speakers, a wireless projection system, live streaming capability and state-of-the art lighting presentation. Some guests don't like the escalators which are right in front of the ballroom entrance. Kudos to Chef David and team on the food. Good reviews on the taste of the food. 


http://darenchong.com/blog/wedding-day-alvin-grace | Feb 2013



REVIEWS of Doubletree by Hilton

Oct 2016: Doubletree Hilton, kudos to you on the food.. Thank you Chef David.. everything came in warm, and reviews were good on the taste of the food… service was also good!

Jul 2016: Few catering staffs were around to serve drinks at the pre-dinner cock tail. The service was worse after being seated...no catering service personnel was around to serve any drink (not even soft drinks or chinese tea) for the first half hour before the dinner event!



Five Star Hotel Wedding Packages 2017 (T&C apply, check for updates at respective hotel's website):
The Westin Kuala Lumpur Mandarin Oriental Shangri-La Hotel
8-course Chinese/ Fusion Menu A choice of 8-course Chinese Set Menu or 4-course Western Set Menu A sumptuous Nine course dinner
Food tasting of selected menus for a table of 10 persons Food tasting of selected menu for a table of 10 guests Food tasting for a table of 10 persons will be PROVIDED complimentary upon receipt of the deposit and confirmation
Chef’s selection of 3 pre-dinner canapés 2 types of canapés during pre-dinner reception Half hour pre-dinner with nuts and chips
Free flow of soft drinks for 4 hours Free flow of soft drinks throughout the dinner Free flow of aerated drinks throughout the dinner at RM15nett/ person
8-tier ceremonial wedding cake 8-tier decorative wedding cake for the cake cutting ceremony Special ceremonial wedding cake
Floral arrangement at reception table, one ballroom entrance stand, one bridal table arrangement and one center piece per table Floral centerpiece for the bridal table, flower arrangements for all other tables Standard floral arrangements for the bridal and guests’ tables
Wedding backdrop design for main stage Wedding backdrop with wordings of your choice Complimentary backdrop to grace the occasion
Silver or Gold chair tie-backs for all guests
Wedding giveaway for all invited guests Mandarin Oriental wedding favours Pralines in hotel decorative box for all guests
Special Martin Architectural Lighting for the wedding march WELCOME entry of the wedding couple to the Ballroom with red carpet and smoke machine
Complimentary usage of the existing in-house PA system and LCD projectors Usage of projector and sound Rental of LED screen of 20’ft (W) x 10’ft (H) at special rate of RM12,000.00++ for 2 units
•Complimentary one night stay for the newlyweds in their Westin Suite, complete with breakfast and honeymoon amenities
•Complimentary one night stay with breakfast for 2 persons in our Deluxe Room for parents (maximum 3 room)
•Special accommodation rates for family and guests
•One night’s stay for the newlyweds in a Honeymoon Suite with in-room breakfast
and a bottle of sparkling juice
•2 x one night’s stay in a Deluxe City View room with breakfast for 2 guests
•50-minute spa treatment at The Spa for 2 guests
Buffet Dinner at Mosaic for 2 guests
•One night stay for newly weds in “Executive Suite” inclusive of
~ Room Service Breakfast or Buffet Breakfast
~ Fruit basket & a bottle of Moet Chandon Champagne
~ A bouquet of flowers and a box of homemade pralines
•Complimentary One additional overnight guestroom (room only)
Corkage waiver for two bottles of wine per table Complimentary wine corkage for all brought-in wines or 2 bottles of wine selected by Mandarin Oriental Sommelier (for every table during the wedding reception) Complimentary One Bottle of  Red Wine (per table)
•Subsequent: RM98nett/ bottle
•Corkage for wine: RM60nett per opened bottle
•Corkage for beer at RM300nett per opened barrel
•Free corkage for hard liquors and champagne brought in

Examples of some of the wedding dishes in their lowest priced Chinese menu:
Westin - RM2300 nett per table (lunch). List of dishes to choose from Mandarin Oriental - Bliss Set Menu (Chinese) RM3134nett per table Shangri-La: (Elegance Chinese) RM3118 nett per table
Signature Combination
•Poached Salmon with Asparagus Tips, Snow Peas and Sa ron Mayo
•Marinated Scallop with Avocado and Lime Salsa
•Crispy Chicken and Prawn Money Bag
•Duck and Wild Mushroom Terrine with Cumberland Sauce 
MANDARIN ORIENTAL’S HOT AND COLD HAPPINESS PLATTER
Deep-fried money bag, crispy-fried scallop and Chinese chive in rice paper wrap,
Cold roasted duck roll, chilled marinated pearl shell meat with jelly fish,
steamed seafood and cabbage in wantan wrap
Special Hot & Cold Dish Combinations:
Hot Pepper Fried Coral Clam, Stuffed Tianjin Cabbage Roll, Golden Phoenix Roll,
Marinated Kyuri and Fresh Wood Ear
SOUP
•Secret Double-boiled Guinea Fowl Broth, Aweito Flower and Sea Shell Mushroom
•Double-boiled Sun Dried Scallop, Mushroom and Chinese Brassica
•Braised Sun Dried Scallop Broth with Roasted Shredded Duck
•Braised Shell Abalone Broth with Sun Dried Threaded Bamboo    
DOUBLE BOILED BABY ABALONE SOUP WITH PERUVIAN MACA Braised Dalian Sea Cucumber &
Flower Crab Meat Broth
FISH
•Pan Seared Salmon with Mango Salsa and Citrus Sabayon
•Sous Vide Fish Fillet with Lemon Fennel Ragout and Buerré Blanc
•Slow Poached Sea Bass Fillet, Crab Roe Butter Sauce, Pomelo and Papaya Salsa
STEAMED RED SNAPPER WITH SUPERIOR SOYA SAUCE Steamed Green Sea Grouper with Ginger and Scallion Cantonese Style
VEGETABLES
•Sautéed Scallop Black Mushroom with Broccoli
•Braised King Mushroom and Broccoli with Dried Seafood Sauce
•Brown Stewed Sliced White Mushroom and Broccoli with Crab Meat and Bean Curd"
BRAISED SHITAKE AND BAILIN MUSHROOMS WITH SEA CUCUMBER, BEANCURD DOUGH AND BROCCOLI Braised Fresh Garden Vegetable with Dried Mushroom
DESSERT
•Perfect Couple, Chocolate and Vanilla Cheese Cake
•Frozen Tutti Fruity Terrine with Raspberry Sauce
•Spiced Peach Crumble with Custard and Raisin Ice Cream
•CHILLED LONGAN WITH SEA COCONUT
•DOUBLE HAPPINESS CHINESE HOMEMADE SWEET
•Baked Teo Chew Lotus Spiral Bun
•Oolong Tea Ganache with Soft Almond Cake Strawberry Macaroon
& Black Sesame Ice Cream


5 Star Hotels in KL Pros and Cons
Grand Hyatt KL
700 pax

Pro: Fantastic silver-ish lights and design on the ceiling, romantic LED lighting, artistic table scape, unique oval shape ballroom.
Con: Pricey 

Westin KL
450 pax
Pro: Artistic lights (not traditional chandelier lights), high ceiling, no pillar and big stage, straight couple march-in (not L shape), strategic location for hotel guests, fusion menu.
Doubletree by Hilton KL
650 pax
Pro: High ceiling, big ballroom with silver wall, romantic LED lighting, no pillar, overseeing the pool where you can have your ROM, package includes adequate and nice floral arrangement, good food
Con: Cocktail area is a bit too small, needs minimum of 35 tables
JW Marriot Hotel, KL
770 pax
Pro: High ceiling, big ballroom to accommodate bigger crowd, strategic for guests
Con: No romantic LED lights (only warm yellow lights), ballroom deco is a bit old-styled
Majestic hotel KL Sentral
1200 pax
Pro: Big ballroom to accommodate up to 100 tables, High ceiling with no pillar, comes with nice floral arrangement, European-style ballroom with chandelier, heritage building.
Con: Minimum spending required, purple carpet colour, location is out of the city
Intercontinental KL
800 pax
Pro: High ceiling with no pillar, no minimum table requirement, spacious cocktail area, newly refurnished ball room
Con: No romantic LED lights (only yellow warm lights), ballroom wall is a bit woody and too yellowish, small budget for floral arrangement (which means you need to top up more for nicer floral deco)
Shangri-La KL
1440 pax
Pro: If you are a Golden circle member- use it to earn points, good food
Con: Carpet colour is a bit off (a mixture of green and red), ballroom deco is old-schooled

Ritz Carlton Hotel KL
330 pax
Pro: Friendly wedding manager, suitable for small wedding, no min table requirement, spacious cocktail area, strategic location, very classy, butler style service with individual portion served.
Con: Low ceiling with pillar, small ballroom, yellow ballroom wall, small stage
Le Meridien KL Sentral
400 pax
Pro: Nice and small ballroom, cosy venue for a small wedding (only 32 tables)
Con: Too small to accommodate a big crowd
Mandarin Oriental KL 1800 pax Pro: Strategic location, big hall for larger crowd, nice ballroom deco, excellent service
Con: Min spend required
Hilton KL Sentral
1100 pax
Pro: Big hall, high ceiling with no pillar, no minimum table requirement
Con: Pricey, hall is kind of connected to Le Meridien ballroom (may have 2 weddings at one day)
Sheraton Imperial KL
550 pax
Pro: Unique and good Asian/Western food. Great chef, person in charge is attentive. The hotel lobby is grand and big.
Con: There's too much wood in the interior. The ballroom looks a bit old.
Renaissance KL
750 pax
Pro: Grand staircase, high ceiling, spacious European style ballroom
Con: Average food


Conclusion: The Westin KL offers a balance of everything in a package in my opinion; modern gorgeous ballroom with hi-tech, color changing ambient lighting, very interesting menu of Asian and Western flavors with valuable ingredients to select from, creative presentation to boost, attractive complimentary items that come in the package, good service and positive reviews with price factored in. However if you have a long guest list, and prefer more classic ballroom design, then go for Mandarin Oriental, Renaissance, Shangri-La or The Majestic KL for a colonial or old English style wedding. Top notch services from the Mandarin Oriental wedding team btw. For the most romantic and best ambiance, Grand Hyatt KL is at the top the list. Shangri-La and Doubletree Hilton offer specialized menus of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Western fares.

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