With spring weather and the opportunity to be outdoors again on the horizon, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts presents inspiring garden settings at its city hotels as the backdrop for an intimate wedding gathering, sunset solemnisation or moonlit reception. Packages with all-inclusive benefits and a designated events planner ensure a seamless experience.
Inspired by the Suzhou Museum, one of acclaimed Architect I. M. Pei's works, the 700-square-metre classical Shang Garden at Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou is an elegant venue for nuptials. Embellished with the traditional elements of rocks, water, plants and a pavilion, the garden serves not only as a venue for strolls, but also for more formal ceremonies.
From RMB4,999 per table of ten persons, the hotel will organise a set menu prepared by the Chinese executive chef and include a one night stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast for two, a champagne tower, complimentary invitation cards, and use of the Bridal Room and audio visual equipment. For more information, call the hotel’s wedding specialist at (86 512) 6808 0168 extension 6363 or e-mail email@example.com.
Situated in the metropolis of Shenzhen, Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen has banqueting facilities that span over 4,600 square metres and sited at the heart of the hotel is the airy 700-square-metre Roof Garden on level four. The open space has its own bar, unobstructed city views and a pathway that can be candlelit for a cocktail soiree for 200 guests.
The hotel's wedding package, priced from RMB798 per person, comprises a buffet of Asian and Western specialities, an overnight stay in a luxurious Executive Suite with breakfast, menu tasting for six persons, use of a bridal room, champagne tower, one hour Honey Milk Foot Massage and more. For enquiries, call (86 755) 8828 4088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brides- and grooms-to-be holding a ceremony in the Pearl River-facing garden of Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou will find the flower-filled and expansive grounds complementary to wedding photos. The outdoor pool, bordered by palm trees and groves and a gazebo surrounded by waterfalls, are also charming backdrops for snapshots.
A dedicated wedding specialist can arrange a styled solemnisation and food and beverage presentations as part of the wedding cocktail package that includes venue rental and an audio system. The packages start from RMB12,999. Reservations can be made by calling (86 20) 8917 6339 or e-mailing email@example.com.
In one of China's oldest cities, Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo offers a harmonised blend of tradition and modernity. The hotel can organise a Chinese banquet in its function space – the largest in the city – or customise catering for a ceremony at its 500-square-metre outdoor oasis that is enclosed by tall trees and water features.
The garden is ideal for 80 to 100 persons with a standing buffet and live band. Events are priced from RMB488 per person with an additional RMB8,000 required for venue rental. For enquiries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (86 574) 8799 8888 extension 6362.
Couples whose interests are more cultural have three Shangri-La Beijing hotels as options for their "I Do’s". At Kerry Hotel, Beijing the Rooftop Garden is a premier venue in the city and spacious for a 250-guest reception or 120 seated attendees. Its versatility to host a blessing under a dressed canopy or luncheon with music entertainment adds a subtle touch of romance.
For extravagant arrangements, the hotel's two ballrooms provide banquet packages, priced from RMB488 per person, to include one night's stay in a Bridal Club Premier Room with breakfast, a wedding cake, fresh flower centrepieces and an anniversary gift. Call (86 10) 6561 8833 or e-mail email@example.com for reservations.
Landscaped to resemble an imperial Chinese garden, the 3,000-square-metre natural retreat at Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing is a visual gem with koi ponds, red Chinese pavilions, willow trees and waterfalls. Guests can sit comfortably in the ornamental grounds for a buffet or Chinese set menu from RMB1,188 per person.
Privileges accompanying the wedding offer, for a minimum of 100 persons, include a detoxifying signature treatment at CHI, The Spa for the bride and groom; an overnight stay in a Valley Wing Diplomat Suite; a dining voucher for two at S.T.A.Y., – the acclaimed restaurant by French Chef Yannick Alléno, and homemade chocolates for each wedding guest.
Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing also boasts a rooftop garden to cater for smaller nuptial events. For enquiries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (86 10) 6841 2211 extension 6789.
The team at Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing ticks all the boxes to ensure any big day is planned without a hitch. Located in the quiet Embassy District of China's capital among luscious trees and blooms, the hotel's enormous glass podium entrance cleverly incorporates light and nature with the indoors and leads to a long fountain on the property's rear lawn. Here, the soothing water feature is a favourite for couples because it is an alternative to the confines of the hotel's ballroom, and can double as a walkway to solemnisations.
The garden can accommodate a maximum of 80 persons and is priced at RMB18,888. For enquiries, call (86 10) 5907 8319 or e-mail email@example.com.
Prices quoted are subject to prevailing government taxes and/or service charge.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages more than 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 38,000. Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of 'hospitality from the heart'. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com