5 non-traditional / experiential event venues of Singapore

| Industry Watch | March 9, 2015 | News

Bored of the traditional hotels, expo centres and convention centres? Looking at a fresh perspective for your next MICE activity? Here’s our pick of 5 experiential event venues that are bound to strike a chord for your next MICE programme!
 

1. 'Fast-Track’ Meetings @ Singapore Turf Club

If adding an element of thrill to your next MICE activity is what you're hoping for, then the Singapore Turf Club, the only authorised operator of horse-racing in the city, promises to deliver just that! Racing at the Singapore Turf Club is staged all year round, ensuring a steady-stream of entertainment for your meetings at any time of the year. The function rooms namely the Casuarina room, Bukit/Orchid Box and the Vanda Box offer an astounding aerial view of the sweeping race course vista. The Corporate Box promises an intimate event affair while the Lotus Room offers pulsating views of the horses galloping from the starting point. Another unique event space is The Marquee which offers splendid views of the horses approaching the finishing line which will truly be a memorable experience for your guests! While the Turf Club offers special arrangements for large groups, individual race goers, too have access to various lounge and viewing gallery options. Click here to know more about these.

F&B Experience: There are a wide range of dining and race viewing experiences that cater to groups of all sizes. The most exclusive of which is the INSPIRE programme, a unique rewards programme for event planners.The INSPIRE Premium Experience at the Singapore Turf Club offers an Indian buffet dinner at the Singapore Turf Club’s Marquee with trackside view of the race, with an exclusive tour of the Parade Ring and specially arranged talks and tips on horseracing. To read more about INSPIRE, click here 

Venue

Capacity

Seated

Standing

Vanda Box

90

120

Bukit/Orchard Box

60

80

Casuarina Room

100

150

Corporate Box

20

30

Marquee

400

600

Lotus Room

150

170

 

2. Meetings in the lap of nature @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

Get ready to host world-class meetings at Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination! The Botanic Gardens with its heritage trees, ginger garden, swan lake, stunning sculptures and multiple offerings in the lap of nature, promise to deliver a unique experience for your next event. Known to be the only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 a.m to 12 midnight every single day of the year, you could visit this massive place everyday and you’d still be surprised to stumble upon something new every time you go! The Burkill Hall, a quaint colonial house within the National Orchid Garden provides the perfect intimate setting for a garden wedding celebration while the stunning venue spaces - The Drawing Room, The Courtyard and The Batik Room at Villa Halia, an extension to the Halia Restaurant, offer a unique event experience due to their strategic location in a Ginger Garden.

F&B Experience: Nature is without boundaries and keeping that philosophy alive, the Burkill Hall does not offer a set menu for your events. Infact, the Burkill Hall provides the flexibility of hiring external caterers making it a truly customized experience. Be it continental, Chinese, Thai, Mexican or the local Singaporean culinary offering, you have the choice to zero in on your cuisine keeping in mind the theme of the event. The cuisine at Villa Halia is a fusion of European heritage with light Asian touches, offering food that is modern yet traditional. Honouring its unique location, various forms of ginger have been creatively introduced into some dishes and beverage preparations, providing flourishes of ginger aroma.

Venue

Capacity

Seated

Standing

Burkill Hall

180

400*

Villa Halia

(Combined for 3 venues)

230* 

400*

*Indicative Seating Capacity
 

3. The WHOLE Museum at your disposal! @ Red Dot Design Museum

How would you react when the largest design museum in Asia opens its doors, walls, windows and practically everything for you to host your next event? Yes, you heard that right! The Red Dot Design Museum screams exclusivity. When you host an event here, the entire museum is at your disposal instead of a mere area being allocated for your event! Your guests are invited to experience the entire museum without any distractions making it a truly worthwhile experience. A noteworthy feature of the Red Dot Design Museum is that its event spaces are integrated with it's permanent design exhibition. Presenting the latest trends in the international design scene with a collection of more than 1,000 exhibits from over 50 countries, the museum is one of the most sought after venue for events.

F&B Experience: The museum's event space consists of two adjoining spaces, namely Gallery 1 and Gallery 2. Like the many global art displays that adorn its walls, the museum believes in offering the best of both worlds while catering to the culinary sensibility of its diverse guests. Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 offer both the options of Western cuisine as well as local Asian Chinese fare making it a truly glocal experience for its guests.

Venue

Capacity

Seated

Standing

Gallery 1

100

250

Gallery 2

300

500

 

4. Get HIGH on Meetings! @ Faber Peak Singapore

For your next meeting, do things differently at Faber Peak Singapore! Located on Singapore’s happy hill, 100 metres above the sea, Mount Faber ensures you get HIGH on happiness by experiencing unique and wonderful moments. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Faber Peak features a vibrant cluster of dining, cable car joyrides, entertainment and leisure experiences enjoyed by local residents and international travellers at the Peak of Mount Faber. At Faber Peak Singapore, special events are spectacular, original and intimately exclusive at its two unique event spaces – The Ballroom and The Private Dining Room. The Ballroom presents an unique backdrop with breath-taking views of the cable car line, Mount Faber's greenery and the sea while the Private Dining Room, located at the highest point of Faber Peak, offers a bird's eye view of the precinct.

F&B Experience: Adhering to the philosophy of maintaining a synergy between the natural elements and its thoughtfully crafted leisure experiences, Faber’s unique event spaces offer spectacular international cuisine and vegetarian meals for its diverse guests.

Venue

Capacity

Seated

Standing

The Ballroom

200 

320 

The Private Dining Room

60

100

 

5. Meetings with ‘In-flight’ Entertainment! @ Jurong Bird Park

Fancy a lunch with parrots? Or just want to engage in the good old bird-watching? Jurong Bird Park, is home to the colours of the world, as Asia’s largest bird park with a collection of more than 5,000 birds across 400 species. Hike into the Waterfall Aviary or the 9-storey high Lory Loft,  or just carry a cup of nectar mix in your hand and watch the feeding frenzy unfold! Jurong offers unparalleled access to birds from different zones of the world. The open-concept Flamingo Lake and entertaining High Flyers Show features a star studded lineup of your feathered friends. Jurong’s unique offering ensures unforgettable meetings in its venues namely the Lakeview Ballroom offering a view of the park’s largest collection of flamingoes, the Lodge that is home to 1001 flamingoes, Treetops perched on the top floor of the Flamingo Lodge, and the Waterfall Aviary Terrace overlooking the entire lake.

F&B Experience: Dining, a great show and the company of birds. That’s what Jurong serves up as part of its unique dining experiences. Tuck in to a sumptuous Asian buffet lunch at the Songbird Terrace and enjoy the Lunch with Parrots show in a cosy setting that overlooks the beautiful Flamingo Lake. The venue spaces at Jurong offer vegetarian meals for buffet based on a ovo-lacto vegetarian diet which includes both eggs and  airy products. Jurong Bird Park is also a partner to the INSPIRE India Programme and offers an exclusive wild breakfast at Jurong Bird Park as part of its offering.

Venue

Capacity

Seated

Standing

Lakeview Ballroom (Air-conditioned)

260

400

The Lodge (Semi air-conditioned)

150

120

Treetops

30

40

Waterfall Aviary Terrace

30

50

 

Off-beat, unconventional and quirky, Singapore's unique venues will hit you like a breath of fresh air ensuring an unforgettable MICE activity for your group!

 

 

 

Bored of the traditional hotels, expo centres and convention centres? Looking at a fresh perspective for your next MICE activity? Here’s our pick of 5 experiential venues that are bound to entice you!

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