Spring and summer are usually the most popular seasons for getting hitched! Apart from the approximate time in which you wish the host the ceremony, the biggest decision in wedding planning is choosing the venue. Luckily, Hong Kong is an amazingly beautiful city, full of aesthetically pleasing event spaces. We’ve compiled 20 of the best non-religious wedding ceremony venues in the city to kickstart your research. You’d be surprised at how many of these aren’t just hotels!
Understandably one of Hong Kong’s most sought-after wedding locations. While the entrance might not look like much, anyone who’s ever been to the restaurant before will know that this Grade II historical building is surprisingly spacious and high-ceilinged inside, leading out to a spectacular terrace that is surrounded by trees and ferns. It overlooks the quiet part of Hong Kong’s Southside and is also blessedly shielded from the tourist noise around the Peak area.
The Peak Lookout, 121 Peak Road, The Peak | (+852) 2849 1000
Tai O may be a humble fishing village, but it’s also (surprisingly) home to a gorgeous colonial-style boutique hotel. The building used to be the old Tai O Marine Police Station, but has since been restored and is now a charming nine-room hotel. Nestled in the westernmost tip of Lantau Island, the hotel is surrounded by forests and faces a breathtaking sea view. They’ve even got an option for a special wedding sampan ride! The hotel’s small size means you may be able to book it out completely for your party, making for the ultimate exclusive celebration.
Tai O Heritage Hotel, Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island | (+852) 2985 8383
If you want the romance of a seaside wedding without the hassle of sand getting into places it has no business being in, your best bet is the White Chapel at the Auberge Discovery Bay. This triangular affair that looks like a modern art installation is Hong Kong’s only seaside chapel; an intimate venue with the front and back made almost entirely of glass, which allows visitors to gaze past the main stage and out into the ocean. You can also hire a horse-drawn carriage to pick you up after the ceremony for a picturesque ride straight out of fairytale happily-ever-afters.
Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, 88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island | (+852) 2295 8288
The Peninsula has long been the classic pinnacle of old-world luxury in Hong Kong, so it makes sense that their wedding services are also top-notch. Whether you choose to host your ceremony in the elegant Salisbury Room or in their contemporary European restaurant Felix, you will be led every step of the way, and can have one-on-one consultations with their florist, pastry chef, banquet chef, and chief sommelier to ensure everything is exactly how you want it to be. Of course, The Peninsula also has their famous fleet of Rolls Royces so you can be chauffeured around on your special day in the height of style.
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2920 2888
Tai Kwun is one of the most stunning heritage compounds in the city, and part of its various blocks has been transformed into what is simply known as The Rooms. Colonial architectural elements, such as French windows, the verandah, and vintage monochrome tiles, have been retained and restored, so you can have your special day in a space that reflects Hong Kong’s special nature.
The Rooms, Block 9, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 3559 2600
For those who love the sea and sand, it doesn’t really get more romantic than having a wedding ceremony with the colonial heritage building of The Repulse Bay behind you and views of the South China Sea straight ahead. You can choose to have your event on the Front Lawn or the Seaview Terrace, followed by a reception at The Verandah restaurant or The Marquee.
The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay | (+852) 2292 2829
This secluded outdoor venue is a great getaway to escape from the city during your big day. The pastel orange building boasts a large indoor hall that can easily fit a dinner banquet, while the courtyard and garden outside are perfect for hosting a cocktail reception or a lunch buffet. Surrounded by trees and flowers, the possibilities are plentiful for a low-key and intimate celebration.
Secret Garden Sai Kung, Wo Mei Hung Min Road, Sai Kung | (+852) 2882 2773
Start your marriage off on the right note and get hitched at the happiest place on Earth! Disneyland Hong Kong has a range of wedding venues to choose from, including three different ballrooms and three outdoor spaces. You can even get Mickey and Minnie or Cinderella-themed dinner banquets, and special Disney wedding souvenirs to commemorate the day. Bonus: Your entire entourage can gorge on unlimited candy floss and popcorn for two whole hours. Our inner child is practically crying tears of happiness.
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Lantau Island | (+852) 3510 6000
If you prefer your wedding to be an intimate affair with only your favourite people on the guest list, then the Pomegranate Kitchen should be the cosy space of choice. Simple and elegant, but just blank enough that you can customise the event the way you want, there are two spaces available: a long dining room with an open kitchen and bar running along one wall, and a spacious adjoining terrace that can be booked together or separately. The Mediterranean-inspired food can also be served family-style or as rotating hors d’oeuvres to be passed around.
Pomegranate Kitchen, 4B, Sing Tech Factory Building, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen | (+852) 5233 7131
Rosewood might be the new kid on the hotel block, but it’s already become a firm favourite for dining out and relaxing in style for many. Their nuptial services include a dedicated wedding specialist who will help you decide and arrange every detail, however minor, made easier by the exclusive wedding accessories displayed for your scrutiny in the event studio.
The main event space, the Grand Ballroom, is perfect for wining and dining your guests banquet-style, but there are also other options available for a cosier experience. The cherry on top is obviously the gorgeous panoramic view of Hong Kong island across the harbour.
Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3891 8888
This far-flung country venue is operated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, so you know your event is in good hands. Say your vows among the leafy glades of the Fanling countryside and come out of the ceremony with perfectly atmospheric pictures of a dreamy garden wedding.
The club’s wedding packages include a one-night stay at the accompanying hotel chalet, round-trip transfer in a coach for your guests between Kowloon Tong MTR station and the venue, and even the opportunity to take photos with Shetland ponies from the Beas River Equestrian School!
Beas River Country Club, Kam Tsin Road, Kwu Tung | (+852) 2966 1977
The art lovers out there will most likely prefer Ovolo Southside, tucked away in the hip industrial district of Wong Chuk Hang. The entire hotel is a converted warehouse, and now displays plenty of contemporary art throughout.
They’ve got an dedicated events room (which apparently even features a rotating stage, in case the happy couple want to feel like wedding cake toppers) and also the excellent rooftop space, Above by Komune. Whichever space you choose, the hotel will be able to cater to your specific vibes.
Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang | (+852) 3460 8100
Apparently an acronym for Asia, Modern, Museum, and Original, AMMO is an award-winning Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant hidden away in Admiralty. The building that houses it used to be the site of a nineteenth-century explosive compound and is now the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. Tucked away in the hills behind Pacific Place, most people barely know the building is there, let alone that there’s a restaurant, but the relaxing setting is surrounded by botanicals and makes for a chill reception venue that is out of the ordinary.
AMMO, Lower Level, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty | (+852) 2537 9888
This ever-stylish hotel is a great venue for couples who don’t want to leave the bustling centre of the city. The Upper House sits right above Pacific Place, and boasts an outdoor event space called The Lawn, a swath of green within the surrounding concrete jungle. Come nightfall, the Sky Lounge will also have flickering open fires to add to the ambience. Plan a stay in the hotel’s well-appointed rooms right before or after the ceremony as well for the ultimate pampering nuptials!
The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 2918 1838
A bit off the beaten path, Crown Wine Cellars is mostly known only to Hong Kong’s wine-loving circles as a world-class wine cellar. This boozy basement is topped with a colonial-style conservatory that boasts a handmade mosaic feature wall and is semi-hidden by the surrounding flora, making for a gorgeous venue with a fantastic wine list. Another wow factor: The site used to be old World War Two bunkers and was named a UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Site in 2007.
Crown Wine Cellars, 18 Deep Water Bay Drive, Shouson Hill | (+852) 2580 6287
This is a privately-owned plateau hidden away in Clearwater Bay. Surrounded by greenery and elevated on a hill, you’re able to look straight out at undisrupted views of the sea, framed with the rugged green mountains of Sai Kung. The venue lends the reception a calming and natural vibe as if you’ve been spirited off to a place that isn’t Hong Kong with just your loved ones for company.
There is also a glass eco-shelter on the lawn, which can function as a bar, catering area, or dressing room, according to your needs. With permission from the owners, you can even make a dramatic entrance via helicopter!
Upper Garden, Clearwater Bay
As expected from the exceptional design tastes of the late Sir David Tang, Howard’s Gourmet has a classical beauty, with chandeliers, large French windows, and sumptuous textiles, for a venue that your entire party will enjoy luxuriating in. There is also a dim and elegant bar, and a cigar lounge, and the kitchen here also serves some of Hong Kong’s finest Cantonese dishes.
Howard’s Gourmet, 5/F, CCB Tower, 3 Connaught Road Central, Central | (+852) 2115 3388
The Lawn, the famously lush and well-maintained stretch of green right next to the water, is one of the Hong Kong Country Club’s most charming features. It overlooks the waters of Deep Water Bay and lends an idyllic vibe to the setting, reminiscent of a luxurious beachside resort on a far-flung island destination. There is also an adventure playground to keep the little ones occupied so they’re not wreaking havoc out of boredom.
Hong Kong Country Club, 188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay | (+852) 2870 6396
One-ThirtyOne is a quaint Mediterranean-style three-storey house on the outskirts of Sai Kung. Available to rent for events, there is also a spacious yard overlooking the ocean, and makes the perfect place to celebrate in privacy.
The organisers also like to keep their business eco-friendly and sustainable. The menu regularly changes according to seasonal produce available, and when possible, organic produce grown right in the neighbouring farm land will be used instead. There is even a private dock for mooring a yacht if you plan to sail off into the sunset!
One-ThirtyOne, 131 Tseung Tau Village, Shap Sze Heung, Sai Kung | (+852) 2791 2684
There’s no doubt that Hong Kong is home to one of the world’s most gorgeous skylines, made all the more pretty at night by the city’s glittering lights. Watermark, located right above the Star Ferry pier, offers an unparalleled 270-degree view of Victoria Harbour and an outdoor terrace to soak it all in from. Also, the entrance to the restaurant is along a dark catwalk-like stretch—perfect for making dramatic entrances.
Watermark, Shop L, Level P, Central Pier 7, Man Kwong Street, Central | (+852) 2108 4467