Capacity: 1200 pax | With its history and the now refurbished white heritage building, it is the only place in town (other than Carcosa Seri Negara which is closed at the moment) where one can have a timeless wedding celebration with exquisite colonial charm. The hotel which is located near KL Sentral, no commercial area within walking distance, next to the old KL Railway Station, was renovated and reopened in Dec 2012. There are two wings; one section is a newly constructed building and the other wing on the heritage site.
Built in 1932, the neo-classical Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur was renowned for being the fanciest place for the elites to meet and where glamorous weddings were held back in the days.
There is an excellent team at Majestic KL to ensure the success of the wedding and comfort of guests:
- Bowie the PIC who is fantastic in planning the entire wedding.
- Hakim & his service team take care of the arrangements, set up and service throughout the wedding ceremony.
- Michelle of the front office is excellent in her duties, during check-in and helpful in the customers requests.
- Great service from Chrisleen of the Catering & Sales team
They have received very famous guests the likes of Jackie Chan, David Beckham who were in town for movie shooting or events. Some of the attendants are dressed in British colonial uniforms. However it can be a problem to grab a bite at odd hours as the restaurants are either closed or don’t accept guests without reservation. As the hotel is not located at the bustling area of the city, there are not many eateries around.
stories.my | Jan 2016:
|European-style ballroom with chandelier. Big enough for dance floor, beverage station, long or round table arrangements.|
|March in on the purple carpeting|
|The largest LED wall in any ballroom in Malaysia will enhance your event. Audio-visual facilities suitable for a dance party.|
|Ambient Lighting system|
|The pillarless Majestic Ballroom, on the second floor, seats 1,200 for a banquet|
Other venues and photos of the hotel:
|THE ROOF GARDEN – 30 to 100 guests.|
|Orchid Conservatory Room. About 15 (dinner/ lunch). About 20+ pax for ROM. Photo: The Wedding Barn (Duncan Mak).|
|Ballroom surrounded by windows instead of just walls|
Arriving early for a 5 pm wedding ceremony at 3.30 pm on Saturday, we decided to have hi tea here, however the restaurant on the ground floor was closed and the cafe on the 2nd floor only accept guests from in house or reservation only. We were turned away and disappointed. The only choice was to go out of the hotel. We were informed by the security guard that there was a mamak restaurant located about 8 minutes walk away using an underpass. Unfortunately, two snatch thieves robbed our female friend on her way to join us. Still in shock, she didn’t enjoy the wedding dinner the whole night. Attempts to use our own mobile data at the hotel were also blocked and we had no choice but were forced to buy the hotel owner’s Telco. The hotel is located far from shopping and far from known eateries…come prepared next time.
My wife and I recently held our wedding ceremony at the rooftop garden of The Majestic Hotel. It was a beautiful wedding and all our friends and family enjoyed it. The success of this wedding ceremony must be attributed to the excellent team at Majestic KL in particular Bowie & Chrisleen of the Catering & Sales team.
Bowie was our main PIC throughout the entire planning and she has been nothing but top notch in all areas of her service. She is reliable, prompt and attentive to all details. She is experienced and we had no problem leaving the coordination of the hotel details into her hands. We could not have look any more relaxed than we were without Bowie in the background. She deserves all the credit where it is due and she is an excellent gem to the management of Majestic Hotel KL.
We would also like to thank Hakim & his service team for the arrangements, set up and service throughout the wedding ceremony.
Lastly, I would like to thank Michelle of the front office who has been nothing but excellent in her duties. She promptly checked in my entire entourage of 15 rooms in record time and has been helpful in all our request. Thank you as your service is truly a reflection of Majestic Hotel KL showing that the hotel is just not beautiful on the facade, but there is soul in the service.
Majestic hotel. Price: RM2200++
Pro: Big ballroom to accommodate up to 100 tables, High ceiling with no pillar, comes with nice floral arrangement, European-style ballroom with chandelier
Con: Minimum spending required, purple carpet colour
The Majestic just reopened on 8 Dec 2012.
But it has side windows which give it an open kinda feeling, not a ballroom surrounded by 4 walls, personal preference I think.
It comes with huge LED screen with no additional charges, hence no backdrop required. A changing room beside the stage so you don’t have to run up to the room to change. The down side of it is, expect some teething problems since is so new.. Crossing my fingers!!! Parking spaces are limited to 320 bays only, But they do have Majestic own Shutter buses operating from KL Sentral and Bukit Bintang area.. I mean I also don’t expect my guests to dress up nicely and take the shutter bus.
You are now require to take up a min of 70 tables or RM140k revenue, per table now cost around RM2k++.
Overall, the feedbacks from my guests were generally good, considering is hotel banquet food. They have JW Marriot’s chef preparing the menu and the food at Marriot is generally alright (for hotel food!)
Service wise, so so, is individually serve hence everyone get an individual plate. Some guests complained that when they left the table for a toilet break & came back, the waiter refused the serve them the course they missed out on even thou they requested for the food.
I feel that 60 tables with a dance floor is juz nice.. not too crowded and still have plenty of space..
|50 years ago, Mr and Mrs De Silva said “I Do” at the original Hotel Majestic and recently, the sweet couple celebrated their golden anniversary at our Rooftop Garden of @themajestichotelkl.|
|Weddings back in the days.|
Photos: The Wedding Barn:
|Old English charm|
|Getting ready in the room|
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