CRC Chinese Restaurant Penang

The original, smaller CRC Restaurant (中華海鮮餐廳) is located at the Chinese Recreation Club (CRC) Penang, Jalan Padang Victoria. Across the road from the club at Jalan Pangkor is its new restaurant, CRC Chinese Restaurant (美丽华鱼翅海鲜酒家) which shares the same building as the North Malaya Cheah Si Chong Soo. The restaurant serves delicious luxury Chinese cuisine. Food quality is generally good even for big events such as weddings. Bigger, nice hall with chandeliers for wedding functions. However there are parking issues according to reviews, limited spaces, need to improve on car park management.

Weddings at New CRC Chinese Restaurant at Jalan Pangkor:
flower chandelier

wedding banquet penang | Sep 2013
simple ceiling
red line ceiling

Wedding at CRC Restaurant Jalan Padang Victoria:
oriental window

yum seng

oriental wedding

Jun 2015
This is the first restaurant I have eaten immediately after my landing in Malaysia. My niece has invited 400 people to her wedding. Each table has 8 course meals. I will not describe each one of them but will mention several dishes that I like. They have served the steam fish. Most of the steam fish is in ginger stallion with soy sauce and sesame oil. This restaurant adds a twist with sour plumb. This method is typical Teow Chieu cuisine in Quantong China.
I also like the crispy pork they have prepared. The best crispy pork is prepared in piglet (small pig before they grow up). The different is the meat is much tenderer. If the chef did it correctly, the crispy skin supposes to be melting when you put on top of your tongue. This chef did it good.
I also like the sea cumber with shiitake mushroom and hairy seaweed. This dish is depending on the sauce and the broil technique. Correct broiling will soften the sea cumber. Too much broiling will resolve the sea cucumber. It has to be right. The sauce is stir fried and drip over the food.
I like the desert at the end. I never have the lychee in the melon soup before. The soup is actually made from honey dew and chills a bit and the lychee is included for your pleasure. This is very unique dish that I have tried it first time.
New wing of CRC restaurant across the road. Attend wedding dinner. New CRC caters to functions where as the old one serves walk ins. Limited parking but serves good food. Good for wedding n functions. luxury chinese cuisine.

CRC (Chinese Recreation Club) Chinese Restaurants

CRC Restaurant 中華海鮮餐廳
jalan padang
Add: Chinese Recreation Club, Jalan Padang Victoria, George Town, 10400 Penang
Tel: 04-2289787 / 2299155 / 2283787
Hours: Daily 12-2.30pm & 6pm-9.30pm

jalan pangkor
Add: 22 Jalan Pangkor, 10500 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604-229 9737/ 604-229 9757
Hours: 12-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm


Celest Thoi Bespoke Wedding Gown | The Gardens Midvalley

Born and bred in Singapore, Celest Thoi started helping her friends with their weddings and attending night classes on flower arrangements and dress designing after her wedding in New Zealand. This led her to opening her first boutique there in Auckland. She then relocated to Malaysia with her Malaysian husband and kids, and opened her bridal business here. 

Celest does not normally like to impose her ideas on the brides-to-be, and would listen to them first on what they want, usually to conceal their perceived flaws. She designs something which will address their concerns (mostly tummy and arms) and look flattering.

I truly love her designs. Each piece is carefully and creatively crafted for the bride. Garnering very good reviews from her customers and partners alike, it cannot go wrong with Celest Thoi made-to-measure bridal gowns, if you have the budget for it of course. 

Photos from Celest Thoi Facebook page.
The graceful and timeless lace, statement sleeves and an interesting bare-back:
custom made lace dress

intricate workmanship
Made-to-measure - Do allow 3-6 months in advance for discussions and materials sourcing to fittings.
elegant cake
Very nice sleeves with lace applique detailing
gown sketch
Celest designs something which will address the brides' concerns and look flattering.

Stunning and uniquely yours:
checkered suit
How about am intricate bolero?
necklace neckline
Unique, creative, elegant. Groom in #Shawllapel tuxedo
disney princess gloves
Drop shoulder princess gown with evening gloves created by petite talented Celest Thoi

Matching princess/ flower girl and mommy dresses:
flower girl blue
The princess dress for the little girl

mommy dress
And a simple yet elegant gown for mommy

Other photos:
brown top and black gown
Celest Thoi Gala Gown - I love it! Awarded Top 10 best dressed at Icon Ball

round head pins
Hand-stitched, beaded artwork

May 2017
An outstanding designer for quality bespoke wedding/evening gowns, Celest not only place much emphasis on styles and silhouettes, but also on the hands that make the gowns.
May 2016
Both my Carey Gown & Kerria Gown designed by Celest Thoi are absolutely stunning! Celest handpicked the most beautiful fabric & exquisite lace to complete these elegant, timeless pieces. Love them!

Celest Thoi

profile pix

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Add: Unit RT-2A1, 6th Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Midvalley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60-3-2202-1026/ +60-13-524-0026

Rates 2016 (from): RM8000 (bespoke) | RM5000 (off-the-rack) | RM3000 (rentals)


Photoshoot at lovely Putrajaya

Taman Botani Putrajaya is the biggest botanical garden in Malaysia, it covers an area over 92 hectares. The park is divided into three sections - flowers, ornamental plants and preservation/ research purposes. There are also other parks and beautiful landscapes in Putrajaya which can serve as the locations for your upcoming pre-wed PS (Wedding Acronym). Remember to slab on some sunscreen, to protect your skin from excessive sun exposure.

putrajaya park wedding
Clockwise: Taman Botani, Taman Rimba Alam, Precinct 2-4, Taman Wetland

big leaf
Gigantic leaves. Photo by Clive Loke ( @ Putrajaya Park

cross section dress
vintage hair

If you have been to Putrajaya you would not have missed the landmark structures; Seri Wawasan Bridge and the Putra Mosque neighboring a scenic lake view. Other fav spots are the Pullman Hotel and Putrajaya government complexes.
government building
Clockwise: Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel, Seri Wawasan Bridge, Perbadanan Putrajaya Government Complex, Putra Mosque

kicking the water
windy photo
PG: Ben Law

Photos taken in Putrajaya by Robin Ng
malay wedding couple
Putra Mosque
in front of istana
putrajaya stone wall
Photos by Robin Ng

 Photos taken in Putrajaya by Grace Tan (Stories):
pullman hotel
Pullman Putrajaya
bride is taller than groom
Pullman Hotel and Taman Botani - Grace Tan

Add: Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya,  24, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3,  62675 Putrajaya
Tel :  +603 8887 7000


Airbrush Smoothness by Yen Makeup

Yen uses airbrush foundation technique for all her brides. The main benefit of airbrush foundation is its durability. The silicone-based formula can last long and hold up well when exposed to moisture such as tears or sweat. In this technique, a fine mist of foundation is sprayed with an air gun machine that produces a thin, even layer of makeup gently covering the skin, giving it a natural looking flawless finish at the same time allowing the skin to breath. This light-weight coverage does not exaggerate your pores and the skin will not feel the tightness of a thick foundation. The colors are mixed for a perfect blend to match your skin tone.

Make sure you engage a makeup artist who knows what she or he is doing. With the right combination of equipment, products and technique, this method gives you the comfort (you won't feel a layer of makeup on the face) and the much sought-after look (smoothness of color and texture). It is the preferred choice of today's brides. 
air brush tools
A fine mist of foundation is sprayed with an air gun machine that produces a thin, even layer of makeup gently covering the skin

yen makeup
Airbrush foundation technique by Yen Makeup - this light-weight coverage is very long lasting

Airbrush makeup technique is able to provide more consistency of foundation application

FREE nail art set for all Yen Makeup's bridal packages:
The makeup, hair and nails all being taken care of

From a newcomer in the bridal makeup sphere to now one of Malaysia's top bridal makeup artists, Yen has made a quite a name for herself. She has been listed as one of Malaysia’s Top 10 Bridal Makeup Artists, made basing on accumulation of public votes by TallyPress. Her hard work and belief in continuous improvement have paid off. She traveled places, attended courses, competitions, worked in shows for the sake of gaining experience and knowledge. Check out the reviews about her if in doubt. Her style has been described as simple yet elegant and classy. She managed to make a bride who sees herself as "not pretty", extremely gorgeous. Superb airbrush makeup, hairdo and nails to match the wedding gown perfectly. As a person, Yen is nice, down to earth and patient at the same time skillful and efficient in her profession.

Dec 2017
Well, I am impressed of Yen's punctuality, down to earth and she is a humble person despite the fact that she is one of the top 10 Malaysia MakeUp Artist. She have done my sister's wedding makeup previously and I love her style...Simple but Elegant and Classy.....During my wedding ceremony in the morning and night, I received alot of compliments, saying that I looked very beautiful...Am I a pretty girl? Well, I dont think so...But Yen really manage to make me a gorgeous bride...:-). Thank you, Yen...You have made my wedding become more memorable...I am so glad that my sister has appointed you as her makeup artist...and from there...I have known you!
Dec 2016
Thanks Yen so much for her superb make up & hairdo on my actual day!
Yen is very nice & professional, she provided services efficiently & patiently from Airbrush make up, hairdo and nails under her magical hands to match my gowns perfectly!
I felt so grateful to appointed Yen as my actual day MUA, she turned a girl-next-door to little princess on that day successfully! :D If interested, please contact Yen for more informations!

simple and nice hair
The hair nicely plaited, twirled and put in place

side pony
Simple yet elegant style

outdoor shoot
Yen can make you a gorgeous bride

Yen Makeup

adjusting hair

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Tel: 012-613 7324

List of Wedding Venue and Reviews

modern classy ballroom kl
THE WESTIN KL - Bukit Bintang, KL   ALBUM 
 03-2731 8333 |    Website   FB   fr RM2688/table
Nice food and presentation, ballroom is modern with nice lighting it creates great ambiance. Good location, parking is easy. May 17: We had our wedding in Westin and it was a beautiful setting. The hotel was accommodating to our needs. Attentive staff.
modern rustic venue
LAKESIGHT GALLERIA - near Subang Airport 
 017-304 7245 |   Website   150pax | fr RM132/pax
An all new rustic venue that radiates vintage and industrial charm, Lakesight Galleria is perfect for an intimate wedding reception and a romantic ROM ceremony. Wedding packages come with this lovely venue, photographer, food, decor and many more.
midland indian wedding
 012-917 4821 |   Website   1200pax | fr RM31/pax
This venue has a cozy ambiance, is pillarless, and gorgeous looking is similar to a hotel ballroom. The hall is equipped with intelligent lighting, state-of-the-art sound system, four projector screens, 60 x 23 feet stage with moving heads, fog/ bubble machine. It has its own parking lot.

Grand wedding banquet at Westin KL. Modern ballroom with nice ambient lighting. Photo by gallerie CK.
With exposed walls and top to bottom glass facade, this new rustic venue radiates vintage and industrial charm.

There is a full list with over 200 wedding venues, more than 500 reviews and increasing... You can sort the results by clicking the title bar. Search by venue type, location, outdoor options and wedding package price in the whole of Malaysia. [HERE]

When researching and planning for wedding ceremony or banquet venues, we usually consider factors like: 

  1. Ambiance of the hall/ ballroom: modern, old-fashioned setting, lighting, decoration
  2. Privacy (sharing entrance with walk-in guests or more than one weddings in the same hall)
  3. Obstructive pillars
  4. Wedding package/ price
  5. Other charges (corkage, PA system, projectors + screen/LCD, air cooler rental, etc)
  6. Freebies/ benefits (dummy cake, champagne+glasses, invitation cards, food testing)
  7. Other facilities: changing room, restroom, reception foyer
  8. Sound system quality
  9. Food quality, portion, presentation (Most hotels serve halal food)
  10. Person-in-charge, wedding planner
  11. Parking options
  12. Location (Distance from KL, traffic condition, easy to locate)

Price with "++" is subject to 10% Service Charge and 6% GST. Each venue has its positive and negative aspects. Don't be depressed over the issues, instead try to think of ways to work around them. Example, if previous reviews indicate problem of untrained staffs, then you can work out a plan with the manager to give specific instructions on what you expect them to do on the wedding day. 

If you find this list helpful, please help me by commenting your review. Let me know your experience and help build the information.  

Here's a list of wedding venue in Malaysia. Click into the links for more information about the wedding packages, capacity, reviews, contact, map, etc.

KL HOTELS:                                                                                                       Go to: TOP  
  • Westin (Jln Bukit Bintang, KL) 5★ | 03-2731 8333 | - nice ambiance, modern lighting. food is good
  • Aloft KL Sentral 4★ | | Grand Ballroom: 720 pax
  • Berjaya Times Square Hotel 5★ | Jalan Imbi KL city | | Manhattan (pillar-less) Ballroom has capacity of 2000pax
  • Cititel 3★ Mid Valley |
  • Concorde Hotel 4★ | Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL | Website 
  • Corus Hotel 4★ | Jalan Ampang | Package 2017: from RM910 | Crystal Ballroom: 500 pax with pillars, value for money 4star hotel.
  • Dorsett Regency | Jln Imbi |
  • DoubleTree by Hilton 5★ | Website - Oct 16: kudos on the food, food is tasty, warm, good service
  • Dynasty Hotel KL | Jln Ipoh |
  • Federal Hotel 4★ | Jln Bukit Bintang | | Wedding packages 2017 : from RM1288 nett per table
  • Flamingo Hotel (Tasik Ampang) 3.5★| | banqueting - lake side, romantic place 
  • Grand Hyatt KL 5★ | Jln Pinang | Wedding packages 2017: from RM2688++ per table, best wedding ballroom in term of ambiance.
  • Grand Millennium KL 5★ | Jln Bukit Bintang | Website 
  • Grand Seasons 4★ | Jln Pahang KL |
  • Hilton KL Sentral 5★ - | Package 2018: from RM2788 nett per table
  • Hotel Istana | Jln Raja Chulan |
  • Impiana KLCC 4★ | Impiana Banquet hall: 250 pax (with stage) | Website.
  • Intercontinental Hotel 5★ (previously Nikko Hotel) | Jln Ampang, KL | 800 pax
  • JW Marriott KL 5★ | Jln Bukit Bintang | 770 pax | Website - high ceiling classic ballroom.
  • Le Meridien KL Sentral 5★ - Website | 400 pax 
  • Majestic KL | | Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin (near KL Sentral) - heritage building with colonial charm | ROM, small event: Orchid Conservatory Room
  • Mandarin Oriental KLCC 5★ | Wedding packages 2017: - fr RM2901nett per table | 1800 pax
  • Melia Kuala Lumpur 4★ | Jln Imbi |
  • Novotel KL | Jln Kia Peng | Website  
  • Pacific Regency | Off Jln P. Ramlee | 
  • Parkroyal KL 5★ | Jln Sultan Ismail KL | 450 pax - helpful manager Amy
  • Pearl International Hotel (Old Klang Road) 3★ | - slightly old looking, food is not too bad
  • Pullman KLCC (previously Prince Hotel) 5★ | Jalan Conlay, KL | Package 2016: from RM2350nett per table, excellent food+service, too many good reviews.  
  • Pullman KL Bangsar - 1320 pax
  • Royale Chulan 5★ (Jln Conlay, KL) | | 1000 pax - Taman Mahsuri Hall is open garden with glass ceiling and air-conditioned.
  • Renaissance Hotel  5★ | Jln Sultan Ismail, KL | | Wedding packages 2017: - fr RM2388nett per table | 800 pax - great food+service, great sound system+lighting, value for money, high ceiling  
  • Shangri-La Hotel KL 5★ | Jln Sultan Ismail | 1440 pax | - Wedding Packages 2017: from RM2188++ per table
  • Sheraton Imperial, KL 5★ | Jln Sultan Ismail | 550 pax - great ambiance, planner is helpful, inconsistent service from staff, unique menu, nice food. Intimate event: Villa Danieli Italian Restaurant - good food, Italian country home design, 90 pax.
  • Swiss Garden Hotel 4★ | Pudu, KL | about banqueting | 400 pax
  • Sunway Putra Hotel 5★ (formerly known as Legend Hotel) | Jalan Putra, KL, opposite PWTC | | 800 pax - good food, well trained staff
  • The Boulevard, Mid Valley | - Capacity: 250pax
  • Vistana Hotel 4★ (Off Jalan Ipoh KL) | - good service, lovely ballroom, free decor+PA system, waived corkage, elegant hall, good food, ballroom has pillars, professional PIC, extra charge for projector, Wedding Package 2017: from RM800++ per table
  • Equatorial KL (Jalan Sultan Ismail) - Equatorial KL is undergoing comprehensive redevelopment and will reopen in 2015. The hotel operated last on 31 March 2012.
  • Carcosa Seri Negara | Taman Tasik Perdana, KL | | for weddings contact Ms Erina: or +60 3 2295 0888 - luxurious 5 star hotel, surrounded by lush greens, grand, perfect garden wedding
  • Crowne Plaza Mutiara (Jln Sultan Ismail, KL) - stopped operation  
SELANGOR HOTELS:                                                                                         Go to: TOP  
  • Armada Hotel (PJ) | | Wedding Consultants: Ms. Diana Ooi/ Ms. Kelly Chin at Tel: 03-7954 6888 ext:4590/ 4618 - Wedding Packages 2017: fr RM958+ per table 
  • Concord Inn KLIA 
  • Concorde Shah Alam | - ballroom has been refurbished in 2014, is grand and big. May 17: Wedding reception here. Helpful staff and damn good food.
Crystal Crown |
  • Petaling Jaya | - lower priced wedding packages. Dec 16: Thanks to the organising team, especially Ms.Thilaga for making my wedding dinner a successful event.
  • Port Klang | - Sep 17: comfortable hall, good food. need to improve on toilet cleanliness.
  • Johor Bahru
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kota Kinabalu
CONVENTION CENTRES :                                                                   Go to: TOP  
  • Astana Banquet Hall Cyberjaya | - Dec 17: hiasan dewan menarik, 5 star hotel service, makanan terbaik, suasana sekitar dewan menarik.
  • Emerald Ballroom | Batu Caves | - versatile space for banquet, ceremony, akad nikah, duo kitchen (halal and non halal). Wedding Packages: from RM78++ per pax
  • Dewan Gezal Minhat | Melawati, KL | | - Wedding Package 2017: RM22.90 per pax (1000 pax)
  • Dewan Cattleya, Wisma Perbadanan Pembangunan Pertanian (PKPS), Shah Alam (Tel: 03-5519 2621) - huge and nice ambiance, Pak Engku (Kuzie Catering)
  • Dewan Gemala Sari Risda | Ampang | T: 03 42535395 (Kak Nona), 03-4256 4022 - package is reasonable but hard to find parking
  • Dewan Gemilang Yayasan Felda | Kelana Jaya | | | 03-2698 8302 - May 12: package at RM25/ pax inclusive of catering, pelamin, decor, rental. Hot/ strategic location at Kelana Jaya beside LDP, best hall, everything is included 
  • Dewan D'Kelana MBPJ, Kelana Jaya | 03-7956 3544 - May 12: rental: RM250/ hour, capacity: 2000 pax (come and go crowd), lots of parking 
  • Dewan Guthrie Sime Darby, Bukit Jelutong | 012-9279313 (En. Jasni) - Apr 14: capacity: 340 pax (34 tables), RM1300 for hall rental, PA system, air cond, deposit RM400, full payment one month before wedding, RM100 for cleaning. 
  • Dewan Prima LJT | | Bandar Melawati | +603-4149 4440 | +6016-244 1187 | - Wedding Packages 2017: from 600 pax -RM 50/pax, 800 pax-RM 43/pax, 1000 pax at RM 38/pax buffet capacity: 1500 pax  
  • Dewan Sri Siantan of Perbandanan Putrajaya | Website - Jun 12: 1000 pax, rental from RM8500, PIC (tel: 012-923 0237) is a nice guy, Easy to work with although have to go through the bureaucracy and rules dealing with government agency.
  • Dewan Warisan Kompleks Warga Emas, Seksyen 24, Shah Alam | 019-357 1839 (Tuan Haji Bahary) - May 12: RM3500 for rental, tables, chairs. Deposit RM500. Hidden location at the back of Uptown Shah Alam. 
  • Galaxy Banquet Hall | Sentul | - Package 2018: from RM1368 nett per table. Amazing ceiling that looks like galaxy, stars 
  • Golden Chersonese Media Hall, Parkson Maju Junction Mall KL - reasonable price, plenty of parking | 300 pax
  • Kampung Pengantin Kuala Lumpur | The Sacred Garden | Setapak | - indoor air-cond hall or outdoor Terrace at Sky Garden. Package 2016: from RM35 per pax
  • Muzium Sultan Alam Shah | 03-5519 0050 - May 12: rental RM2k inclusive of tables, chairs, air-conditioning, PA system. Capacity: 300 pax.  
  • Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) | Serdang | | T: +60389484699,  +60389484380 | E: - Package 2014: fr RM30nett per pax for buffet inclusive of hall rental, pelamin, decor    
  • Pusat Komuniti Bukit Damansara | | Jan 16: RM36 per pax by Kuzie Catering, RM1600 for hall rental only. big and convenient hall
  • Pusat Komuniti Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) - well maintained hall. Hall Rental (2018): First 5 hours: RM500 | Every Consecutive hour: RM100 
  • Ruang | Shah Alam | | Capacity: 400 pax - affordable price of hall rental & wedding packages, good service and flexible. Rustic, comtemporary feel. Located in factories area. 
  • Ruang | Subang Jaya | | next to SS18 LRT Station. Industrial, casual vibe.
  • The Venue | Shah Alam | - Mar 17: looks like a ballroom in a hotel. venue is a 3 storey building. Wedding Packages 2017: from RM23,800
  • UPM Banquet Hall | En Rahim: 03-8947 1164 / 019-3040 930 | E: - Wedding package 2014: fr RM24++ per pax, capacity up to 2000 pax   
  • Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) Banquet Hall | Section 14 Shah Alam | - Hall rental 2018: from RM7420 | 500 pax - Jan 16: Hall memang cantik, lots of bloggers recommend.
  • KL Tower | - Nov 13: KL Tower Megaview banquet hall is a lovely place to host an event! Especially at night! 
BUNGALOWS:                                                                                Go to: TOP  
  • 9Kedondong | Ampang KL | - Nov 15: The place is impressive, clean, spacious and nice. The food was delicious with generous portions too. the staff friendly, professional and helpful too! up to 300 pax
  • A-Park | Puchong | - nice landscape, lake, garden wedding lakehouse, English cottage
  • Bijan, Jln Ceylon, KL | - up to 150 pax, Malay fine dining
  • Bora Ombak Wedding | Ampang  
  • Ciao Ristorante ( - Jln Kampung Pandan, Off Jln Tun Razak, Tel: 603 9285 4827  - Nov 12: Gorgeous view of golf course, love the Italian food, highly recommended. 
  • Duchess Place | Ampang | - English style wedding, white marquee with air-cond, English style chairs
  • EX8 Building Subang Jaya | City Harvest Church, Subang Jaya | for booking: - Spacious industrial feel hall with brick walls, can get natural light through the glass windows in the comfort of indoor air-conditioned hall
  • Flora Terrace at Hampshire Place | Jln Mayang Sari, KL | FB Page - impressive interior with English style princess feel, nice chandelier and lots of flowers decorating the ceiling.
  • Gita Bayu | Seri Kembangan - Package 2014: RM60++ per pax - wedding ceremony on a floating deck surrounded by nature and water. 
  • Glasshouse | Seputeh - floor to ceiling glass panels, beautiful, lots of greenery indoor.
  • K'Seena House | Kuang, Sungai Buloh | - Malay house, nice vintage interior
  • NEO Tamarind | | Jln Sultan Ismail - beautiful place with hefty price tag, Thai/Indo food
  • Passion Road (Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, KL) | - Wedding packages 2013: RM120nett per pax, romantic, modern, outdoor wedding, nice deco, extra charges: corkage, air cooler
  • Rahsia Restaurant, KL |
  • Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine | - Cosy ambiance with delicious food
  • Saloma Theater Bistro | Ampang |
  • Sangkot the Garden Wedding Place | Hulu Langat | - romantic garden setting  
  • Subak Restaurant | Bukit Lanjan, KL | - semi jungle on top of hill, Balinese flavor, rustic
  • Tamarind Springs | Ampang | - stunning jungle setting
  • Top Hat | Jln Stonor, KL | - good food and ambiance, garden wedding
  • Zebra Square | Jalan Kampung Pandan | - 450pax, Italian, French, and local fusion food, v beautiful hall and garden setting.
  • Courtyard Garden (Damansara Heights) | According to one of WEDresearch readers, the Courtyard Garden is closed for business. She called the number and the staff told her the restaurant has been closed down. 
  • Casa Jardin | Jalan Damai - Bungalow, garden can accommodate 600 pax
  • Haven | Ampang Hilir | - stopped operation
  • Covershots | Plaza Kelana Jaya | - 2013 Package: fr RM184/pax (including civil ceremony planning, makeup, photography, photobooth)
  • Dusun Garden Fairies | Hulu Langat - - wedding ceremony and pre-wedding photography
  • Full House Lifestyle Store and Cafe | | Wangsa Walk Mall - Aug 12: Terima kasih Supervisor En Zul memang sempoi. Menu buffet dari harga berbelas-belas ringgit. Dari ayam rendang ke spageti,  makanan Full House Sedap! Pujian dari sahabat.
  • PKumar's | | Ara Damansara PJ | (2013) ROM 30 pax 8-10 dishes plus drinks at RM1.8k. There is a rooftop area for cocktail sessions. Maximum capacity 100 pax (2nd floor + rooftop)
  • BGT Lakeview Restaurant & Bar | Plaza Kelana Jaya | - Italian and Asian food. Lake and sunset view. Fireworks service with extra fee. 
  • Lakesight | Plaza Kelana Jaya | | Capacity: 150 pax - scenic lake backdrop
  • Talent Lounge | PJ Trade Center, Damansara Perdana | -  modern industrial space, garden courtyard, bright, serene, concrete wall, brick flooring, glass windows, good sound system
  • Teeq Brasserie | Lot 10 KL - It is closed
  • Ahimsa | | Endah Parade Sri Petaling: up to 400 pax, Nanking in PJ: up to 250 pax
  • Kechara Oasis | Viva Home, Jln Loke Yew | - up to 500 pax, Chinese food, banquet, catering, Wedding package 2015: from RM688++
  • KLGCC | - Chinese vegetarian wedding package 2015: RM898++ per table 
  • M&W Healthy Vegetarian Restaurant | Kepong | - wedding up to 500pax
  • The Origin | | Ampang - Malaysian, fusion food
  • Radheys's Pure Vegetarian | | Brickfields - Indian cuisine, catering
  • Restaurant Cafe De Sky Garden | Old Klang Road | - Chinese food
  • Ring Zhi Vegetarian Restaurant | Kepong
Tai Thong Group of Restaurants
Menu price: Tai Thong Wedding Menu 2018 (from RM868 nett per table)
Imperial Series (RM918)

  • Royal China
  • Tai Thong Odeon Restaurant (Kepong Baru) +603-6257 7918 | 480pax 
  • Oriental Pearl Restaurant (Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort) | 03-8994 4811 | 38 tables (restaurant) or 820 pax (ballroom) - good food (pork free)+service, average ambiance   
  • Oriental Pearl Restaurant (Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort) | 03-2092 3118 | 560pax |  - good food (halal), good service, average ambiance, dull looking, need extra deco, private hall, stage and projection is small, guests parking is far from the restaurant        
  • Spring Garden Restaurant KLCC | 200 pax 
  • Spring Garden Restaurant (Kota Permai Golf & Country Club) | 150 pax
Oriental Group of Restaurants                             Go to: TOP  
Wedding Packages (till Mar 2017) - from RM999nett
  • Oriental Pavilion (Jaya 33, PJ) - 60 tables, nice food+environment
  • Oriental Banquet (Section 19, PJ) - 80 tables - good food and service, grand+gorgeous hall, the restaurant rents building nextdoor for more parking space, tall stage, big projector screens and tv's by the side of the hall, bad quality during food tasting but great on wedding day, sound coordinator is also a waiter!   
  • Maju Palace (Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL) - 40 tables - fantastic food (halal), good service, average ambiance, narrow and winding path to carpark
  • The Ming Room (Bangsar Shopping Centre) - 15 tables - no room for bride to change, good food+service, modern oriental setting, too compact for weddings
  • Noble Banquet (Jalan Bukit Bintang) - 60 tables, good ambiance+food, good food+service, deposit 3K  
  • Noble House (Off Jalan Tun Razak, KL) - 30 tables, private and simple modern hall, a bit worn out 
  • The Han Room (The Gardens, KL) - 23 tables
  • Oriental Viva (Viva Home, Loke Yew) - 35 tables
  • Noble Mansion (Plaza 33 PJ) 
Palace Group (2017 Package: fr RM888 to RM1398 per table)  
  • Imbi Palace (Off Jln Imbi, KL) - 60 tables, parking problem, high ceiling, large stage, grand hall
  • Grand Palace  (Pavilion, KL) - 50 tables, very nice ambience, good food+service, inconsistent service, average food, hall is not private, 2 big projector screens   
  • Mutiara Palace Restaurant (Mutiara Damansara) - 60 tables - like the atmosphere and food, great for sweet and simple wedding  
  • Jaya Palace (Wisma LYL, PJ) - 80 tables, classy setting, nice food, cramped table arrangement, inconsistent service
  • Klang Palace (Centro Mall, Klang) - 120 tables
Oversea Restaurants
from RM798 nett per table (2017)
Grand Imperial Restaurant (2016 Package) 
  • Bangsar Shopping Centre good food, grand modern hall, substandard PA system, shared entrance with walk-in guests
  • Hartamas Shopping Centre - have to walk pass public area before reaching the reception hall   
  • Royale Ballroom Subang - Next to Sunway Pyramid, grand ballroom
  • One Utama Shopping Centre - small and not very comfortable  
  • The 19 USJ CIty Mall
  • Casa Klang
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Packge 2017 (from Rm778 nett per table)
  • IOI Mall, Puchong (RM798) - simple modern setting, good food, non-obstructive pillars
  • Summit USJ (RM788) - great food, hassle-free parking
  • Klang Parade (RM798)
  • Brem Mall, Jalan Kepong (RM798)
  • Dataran C180 Balakong (RM798)
  • Golden Seafood Restaurant Ampang Waterfront (RM778)
  • Damansara Jaya PJ (Atria Shopping Gallery)(RM988) - Dec 16: dishes were cold, lights and sound not handled well
Unique Seafood | (Wedding Packages 2017)
Extra Super Tanker Fine Chinese Restaurant (Wedding Packages 2017: from RM1228 nett/ table)
  • Glo Damansara
  • Club Drive, Bukit Utama - great food, good ambiance, big outdoor/indoor area for cocktail session, 2 layered table cloth and chair covers, private ballroom with projector, stage and spotlights, parking is hassle-free
Duck King Tycoon | Wisma Selangor Dredging, Ampang | T: 03-2162 9819 - food is great, high ceiling with classy lighting, big window, no parking issues, up to 40 tables, good ambiance, shared entrance with walk-in customers       

Chinese Themed: 
  • Chuai Heng Restaurants (Bukit Bintang and Banquet hall at Jalan Imbi) |
  • Fei Chui Kajang Restaurant | - Dec 12: oriental touch, spacious hall, presentable and delicious food even with 90 tables
  • Hee Lai Ton Restaurant (Shaw Parade, Off Jalan Pudu) | FB page - 2014 Package: RM668-1488nett per table
  • Marco Polo Restaurant (Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Jln Raja Chulan) | FB page - fr RM688nett per table, old looking, jaded, good food + service
  • Grand Centro Ballroom (formerly Grand Imperial Ballroom) | Centro Mall Klang | - 2015 package: fr RM738nett per table, can arrange for other caterers such as Big Rajah, Jumbo, Little Caterers... - Nov 12: pleased with the hall table arrangement setup, lousy emcee
  • Golden Dragonboat Restaurant, (Kampung Pandan, KL) | - fr RM655 nett per table
  • Golden Sun Restaurant (Kuchai Lama, KL) | | wedding packages 2014 -fr RM588 nett per table, 3-storey premise
  • Sin Choi Wah Restaurant, Menjalara , Kepong- package 2017: from RM888 per table, Tel:+603-6277 1222, good food, chinese themed, ample parking space, average hall setting, very good food  
Halal Chinese Food:
  • China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre (Bukit Kiara) | 
  • Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant (One Bangsar)- closed down
JOHOR and SINGAPORE                                                                                              Go to: TOP  
Hotels in Johor
  • Marina Seafood | Straits View Hotel, JB - nice place, reasonable price
  • Grand Paragon Hotel, JB - The PIC who take care the wedding dinner had make the wedding dinner a very good experience for all the guest, attended a friend wedding dinner at paragon. everything was great. the location was great.  
  • Thistle Hotel JB - the hotel's wedding team is very initiative, and detailed about providing information to the cutomers  
Johor Others
  • Oversea Restaurant - Beach Road, Singapore
PENANG                                                                                                                         Go to: TOP  
Hotels in Penang
  • Bayview Georgetown Hotel (formerly City Bayview) 
  • Cititel Penang | - Package 2015: from RM928 nett per table
  • Equatorial Penang (Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant)
  • Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&O) | - heritage white bungalow, garden wedding by the sea, classic ballroom
  • Eastin Hotel |
  • G Hotel | Gurney Drive - right portion and good food. New and modern. Ballroom without pillars. Huge foyer.  
  • Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La | Batu Feringgi - adjacent to beach, lovely garden wedding with backdrop of the beach, some areas need refurbishment. Capacity: 240 pax
  • Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La (formerly Traders Hotel)  | | Capacity: 800 pax - Spacious ballroom, good food, need to improve on serving big crowd
  • Hydro Hotel Penang (formerly Hydro Majestic) |
  • Ixora Hotel Prai, Penang | | Capacity: 760 pax  - nice ballroom with many lighting configurations.
  • Lone Pine Hotel |
  • Parkroyal Penang | Website - Nov 15: The contingency plan to set up the venue during rain was not managed properly.
  • Rasa Sayang Hotel  western food and buffet is the best
  • Traders Hotel | 
  • Vistana Hotel | | 500 pax
Chinese Restaurant in Penang  
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (formerly Maple Gold) |
  • Ming Garden | Penang Time Square | - Package 2017: from RM558++ per table
  • Shelaiton Restaurant | | 04-502 2287
  • CRC (Chinese Recreation Club) Restaurant: Main branch at the Club @ Jalan Padang Victoria (mostly for walk-in customers) and New CRC Restaurant at Jalan Pangkor (mostly for weddings) | - delicious luxury Chinese cuisine, parking issues
  • Corner Club Restaurant, Gurney Drive | +604-228 2888
  • Stone Bay Restaurant | WebsiteDec 12: Nice place to have wedding dinner with ample parking
Halls in Penang
  • Jade Blossom Restaurant | Krystal Point 2 and 1st Avenue
  • Majestic Theatre | - 500 pax. events such as film screening, weddings...
  • Sunshine Square Banquet Hall, Bayan Baru | FB Page | 016-421 2222 | - up to 100 tables, fully air-cond, Rental: RM4.5k including tables & chair, exclude deco.
  • Taha D' Mutiara (formerly known as Kompleks Tabung Haji Bayan Lepas) | Hall |+604-641 2286 | | fr RM19/ pax (hall+food) | up to 1300 pax - air-cond, external caterer not allowed
  • Dewan Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi, Butterworth | Hall | Website - air-conditioned
  • Kompleks Sukan MPSP | Kepala Batas | Website | Nov 11: fit more than 1000 pax, plenty of parking, external caterer is allowed, air cond, high stage, PA System and tables/chairs not provided
  • Dewan Sri Endon, Kompleks Budi Penyayang, Kepala Batas | - beautiful and clean, air-cond, 3 caterers to choose from  
Penang Others 
  • Suffolk House | Bungalow | | 04-228 1109the
  • David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terraces | Bungalow | Bukit Bendera | | +604-828 8337
  • Macalister Mansion
  • Safira Country Club | | 04-398 3111
  • Setia Pearl Island Country Club (Pearl Palace) |
  • The Nattukottai Chettiar Temple, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Penang | - chokkatan (chequered) designed, popular temple in Penang
PERAK                                                                                                                               Go to: TOP  
  • Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Ipoh | Jeff's Cellar | - limestone cave wedding, unique 
  • Impiana Hotel Ipoh (formerly Impiana Casuarina) | Website 
  • Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites | | Ipoh - Apr 15: Well done wedding arrangement and decorations. The service provided from the banquet staff also good.  
  • MH Hotel Ipoh -  boutique hotel, pillars in ballroom
  • Ritz Garden Hotel Ipoh |
  • The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh | - garden wedding with backdrop of 280 million year old Rockhaven limestone, pristine lake. Aug 15: venue change from Tower Cycas to Ballroom due to thunderstorm, everything ended well.  
Chinese Restaurants
  • Royal China Restaurant, Ipoh (Tai Thong Group) | +605-241 3088 | 550pax | fr RM668nett per table
  • Oversea Restaurant - Jln Datoh, Ipoh
  • Oversea Restaurant Jalan Seenivasagam, Ipoh
  • Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant (Mun Choong) | Jalan Verasamy | 05 2419 348 - fr RM488 (+6% government tax)
  • Sun Lee How Fook | Ipoh - Dec 16: attended wedding, nice hall, great service, ramp for OKU
East Ocean (Tung Hoi)
  • East Ocean, Menglembu - Nov 15: attended a wedding there and enjoy the food very much. 
  • East Ocean Chemor - Jan 17: nice food, big portion, good service 
  • Tropicana Grand Ballroom, Ipoh 
  • Royal Perak Golf Club (RPGC) - up to 600 pax 
NEGERI SEMBILAN                                                                                                        Go to: TOP  
  • Avillion (Port Dickson, NS) Resort | | Menu packages 2017 - buffet: RM175 nett per pax, beach wedding at RM8888 nett.
  • Avillion Admiral Cove Resort (Port Dickson, NS) | | Package 2017:  garden wedding from RM5888 nett
  • Thistle Port Dickson Resort | Website - Sep 14: wedding went well, magical event, no cooling system provided for the humid outdoor, clean beach front, good food.
  • The Royale Bintang Resort and Spa (Seremban) | | Lake gardens
  • Allson Klana Resort (Seremban) |
  • The Dusun, Seremban | | Capacity: 40 pax - socially-conscious eco-resort on a durian orchard, 800 feet above sea level, intimate wedding in nature, next to Berembun Forest Reserve

MELAKA (MALACCA)                                                                                                    Go to: TOP  
  • Avillion Legacy (Jln Hang Tuah, Melaka) - from RM708nett per table
  • Holiday Inn | Website | 06-285 9000 ext 9110 - waterfront, straits view. Ballroom one of the best in Melaka.
  • Hotel Equatorial Melaka | Wedding Packages 2013: fr RM848nett per table
  • Philea Resort and Spa | Ayer Keroh, Melaka | Tel: +606 233 3399 | | Chinese menu fr RM888++ per table, Malay menu fr RM 700++ per table
  • New Lagoon Chinese Restaurant | Melaka Raya
  • RESTORAN KLASIK TERAPUNG (TOMYAM KLASIK) | Jalan Sungai Putat | - Wedding Packages 2017: from RM12.99 per pax (food only)
  • Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant (Tai Thong Group) | +606-2922933 | 100pax | fr RM638nett per table
  • Ah Yat Abalone Forum Seafood Restaurant - fr RM638nett per table | | First World Hotel, Genting Highlands
  • Tanarimba | Janda Baik Bukit Tinggi -
KEDAH                                                                                                                               Go to: TOP  
Sungai Petani
  • Dewan Mesra Perdana, IKM Sungai Petani | 04-4212382 | FB Page 
  • Dewan Majlis Perbandaran Sungai Petani (MPSP) | | FB Page | 04-4296666 - Jun 15: very grand and huge 
  • Cinta Sayang Golf & Country Resorts Sungai Petani | - Wedding Packages 2017: from RM1300 per table
  • Royal China Restaurant Kota Kinabalu (Tai Thong Group) | Sabah | +6088-703 300 | 600pax
  • Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa | KK - Wedding Package 2017: from RM1888nett per table
  • Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa | Tuaran - May 15: great place for wedding 
  • Sutera Harbour Resort | | KK
  • Ming Garden Hotel and Residences | | KK
  • Promenade Hotel | KK |
Chinese Restaurant in Sarawak
  • Lok Thian Restaurant | | Kuching | +6082-331 310 
  • KTS Garden | Contact&Reviews - RM788++ per table
  • The Banquet | | +60 82 – 451 414 | Kuching - halal Chinese cuisine according to the website, from RM468(+ 6% gov tax) per table, up to 55 tables - Dec 12: Grand place if you have a big number of tables. Doesn't look nice if you have small number as they will partition the hall. Have to spend extra on decor for huge hall.
Hotel in Sarawak
  • Grand Margherita | - Oct 13: from RM700nett per table, capacity: 60 pax (ballroom+restaurant)
  • Hilton, Kuching | Website | | up to 500 pax
  • Pullman, Kuching | | | up to 1500 pax - Dec 12: Hotel is clean and nice. Two huge pillars in the medium size hall. 
  • Fourpoints by Sheraton | Website | +6(60)(82) 280 888 - Dec 12: Grand hotel, love the hall so much!
  • Kuching Park | | up to 600 pax
  • River Side Majestic | Kuching |
  • Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK) |