We held our daughter’s wedding dinner party n hosted our family n guests at HI Melaka. We did looked at several hotels in Melaka before deciding on HI based on 4 criterias. It’s got to have 1)spacious&le carpark areas, 2)banquet hall must be without obstructing pillars and 3)location is accessible 4)hotel well maintained n secure! Indeed the banquet hall povided us was spacious enough to accommodate all 165 guests n a dance floor, yet cosy enough for an intimate wedding party. We were allowed to request for a special menu, to allow for more flavourful Nyonya dishes rather than the traditional Chinese set. Our guests all raved about the food n quality, although some did mention the portions were a little small! Throughout our discussions with Ms Genevieve, the Senior Business Development Manager and overall coordinator for our event, she understood what we required n promptly sought to provide it for us. She oversaw the entire dinner set-up right up to when dinner was done, hence the entire night everything went smoothly n efficiently. The hotel allowed us to use the space till 1am, which was fantastic as our guests refused to give up the dance floor! We also booked our family n guests for 1 night stay and that too went as well as can managed given that it was a big group. However it must be noted here for further improvements:-
– checking in was slow, we took 2 hours to settle the group check-ins despite already furnishing the hotel with a room booking list with a master account
– Ang pow box not provided. It would be good to provide this for future weddings
– Dinner floor plan missed being displayed. Better attention to this cos it did create some confusions
All in all we are most happy with Ms Genevieve and her team, the Chef, the Reception, housekeeping for keeping the wedding dinner and our stay at HI a pleasant, safe and most memorable time!! Well done!!
A friend of mine had her wedding at Holiday Inn last year, but it was lunch at their 2nd level cafeteria. I think one thing good about it is you can avoid the jam compare to equotorial (always very bad jam at theold road in front of Mahkota there especially during weekends, but to Holiday Inn just need to go by the bridge). And, it’s a new hotel, sure the interior design will be newer. Maybe you can try to get quotation from them.
The best in melaka is still Holiday Inn when it comes to ambiance and pillarless balroom. Yes…PILLARLESS! Another good thing about HOliday Inn is that their technician is very helpful to us. Their Sound System is much better than Equatorial…so you will save on hiring external sound system if you hire a Band.
Holiday Inn Melaka
FB Page: https://web.facebook.com/HIMelaka
Add: Jalan Syed Ab. Aziz, Melaka, 75000 Malaysia
Tel: 06-285 9000 ext 9110
Wedding Packages 2018: from RM1500nett per table
Seating Capacity: Straits Ballroom – 650 pax banquet style