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Originally published by Catharina Cheung. Lasted updated by Beverly Ngai, Janice Lam, and Jianne Soriano.
Spring and summer are usually the most popular seasons for getting hitched, and one of the biggest decisions in wedding planning is choosing the right venue for your special day. Luckily, Hong Kong is an amazingly beautiful city, full of aesthetically pleasing event spaces. We’ve compiled some of the most beautiful wedding venues across Hong Kong to kickstart your research so you can plan ahead for your big day!
If you’ve always dreamed of having a storybook wedding in an enchanted garden, then look to Wooden Fairies in Sai Kung. This ethereal outdoor wedding venue is framed by picturesque trees and brims with beautiful blooms and fairy lights to add to the romance of your special day. In addition to a gorgeous setting, it also has excellent catering services provided by Chelsea Garden & Restaurant and Hara, and hosts wedding buffets of up to 200 guests. It’s an ideal choice for couples looking to enjoy a secluded alfresco affair.
Wooden Fairies, Hiram’s Highway, Sai Kung | (+852) 3974 0809
For something a little less conventional, how about taking your wedding to Victoria Harbour? Star Ferry is one of Hong Kong’s most beloved icons, having sailed commuters between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon for over 130 years. It may not be an obvious choice, but it’s got all the right makings for the perfect nautical-themed wedding: retro naval décor paired with timeless wood-panel flooring, and breathtaking views of the harbour and the city’s glittering skylines. No matter where you turn, you have a glorious backdrop to complement your nuptial celebrations! Click here for more information.
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 on the tip of Lantau Island, the hotel is surrounded by forests and faces a breathtaking sea view. It even has 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 is Hong Kong’s only seaside chapel. It’s 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
The Peninsula has long been the pinnacle of old-world luxury in Hong Kong, so it makes sense that its wedding venues are also top-notch. Whether you choose to host your ceremony in the elegant Salisbury Room or in the contemporary restaurant Felix, you will be led every step of the way and can have one-on-one consultations with the hotel florist, pastry chef, banquet chef, and chief sommelier to ensure everything is exactly how you want it to be. Of course, The Peninsula also comes well-equipped with its famous fleet of Rolls-Royces so you can be chauffeured around on your special day in the height of style.
The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2920 2888
Tai Kwun is one of the most stunning heritage compounds in the city, and part of it 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 unique style.
The Rooms, Block 9, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 3559 2600
For those who love the sea and sand, it really doesn’t 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 sea view terrace, followed by a reception at The Verandah or The Marquee.
The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay | (+852) 2292 2829
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 to make an appearance or throw Cinderella-themed dinner banquets, with special Disney wedding souvenirs to commemorate the day. Bonus: Your entire entourage can gorge on candy floss and popcorn for two whole hours. Our inner child is practically crying tears of happiness!
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Hong Kong Disneyland, 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 Pomegranate Kitchen should be the 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 hors d’oeuvres to be passed around.
Pomegranate Kitchen, 4B, Sing Tech Factory Building, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
Rosewood has become a firm favourite for dining out and relaxing in style for many. Its nuptial services include a dedicated wedding specialist who will help you arrange every detail, made easier by the exclusive wedding accessories displayed for your scrutiny in the event studio. 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 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 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
AMMO—an acronym for “Asia, Modern, Museum, and Original”—is an award-winning Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant hidden 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 an acclaimed restaurant, but the relaxing setting is surrounded by botanicals and makes for a chill wedding venue that is out of the ordinary.
AMMO, 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 boasts an outdoor events space called The Lawn, a strip of green within the surrounding concrete jungle. Come nightfall, the Sky Lounge has flickering open fires to add to the ambience. Plan a stay in the hotel’s well-appointed rooms right before or after the wedding ceremony as well for the ultimate pampering nuptials.
The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 2918 1838
Crown Wine Cellars is mostly known only to Hong Kong’s wine-loving circles, but 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 wedding venue with a fantastic wine list. Another wow factor: The site used to be old Second World War 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
Hidden away in Clear Water Bay, this intimate plateau is surrounded by greenery and mountains. The Grassland lends your reception a natural vibe as if you’ve been spirited off to a place that is not Hong Kong with just your loved ones for company! With a majestic set of stairs for the perfect grand entrance and illuminating fairy lights for an under-the-stars event, this is the perfect wedding venue if you want to feel at one with nature.
As expected from the exceptional design tastes of the late Sir David Tang, Howard’s Gourmet is classically beautiful, with chandeliers, French windows, and sumptuous textiles—a venue that your entire party will enjoy luxuriating in. There is also an elegant bar and a cigar lounge, and the kitchen here 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 soothing waters of Deep Water Bay and lends an idyllic vibe to the wedding venue, 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 are 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 Mediterranean-style house on the outskirts of Sai Kung. Available to rent for events, there is also a spacious yard overlooking the ocean, making for the perfect place to celebrate. The organisers also like to keep the business eco-friendly and sustainable, so the menu changes regularly according to available seasonal produce. When possible, organic produce grown right in the neighbouring farmlands 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
Sitting on miles of soft green grass and looking over the serene Lake Egret in Tai Po Kau, Lake House is an ideal venue for an idyllic celebration of love. The white, minimalistic architecture, graced with a dash of sunlight and greenery, creates a picture of joy and harmony. After a magical ceremony on The Lawn, you can either move indoors to Le Vow for a Cantonese banquet with a creative twist that accommodates up to 180 people, or opt for catering by Billow, a lively water-themed bistro that specialises in fusion cuisines.
Lake House, 2 Hung Lam Drive, Tai Po Kau | (+852) 2657 6013
Have the best of both worlds at Harbour Plaza Metropolis, where you will be surrounded by towering skyscrapers as well as the spectacular Victoria Harbour. The patio outdoor garden is not only perfect for an elegant wedding ceremony but it is also packed with lush greenery. Take advantage of the wedding package, which accommodates up to 100 people and includes an unlimited supply of drinks, a five-tier wedding cake, a reception table, and more.
Harbour Plaza Metropolis, 7 Metropolis Drive, Hung Hom | (+852) 3160 6888
Make your wedding dreams come true at The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel, whether you are looking for an intimate union or a grand celebration. As a prelude to your wedding, pamper the bride-to-be with a bridal shower at the Fullerton Spa. For the ceremony, you can choose to have it at the chic indoor ballroom or at the stunning outdoor pavilion. The ballroom has magnificent ocean views, complete with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, while the pavilion boasts a botanical setting to seat up to 120 guests. End your wedding in the courtyard with a soirée, at any of the restaurants, or with a romantic staycation getaway.
The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel, 3 Ocean Drive, Aberdeen | (+852) 2166 7388