Whether it is a festive celebration, a birthday, an anniversary or for no particular reason, a gathering of friends and family is always a cherished occasion. There are many restaurants with event spaces and private dining rooms of varying sizes and levels of privacy for a fete or an intimate get-together. If you are planning a special gathering, check out a few of the top places to host a party in Singapore.
The Alkaff Mansion
The Alkaff Mansion is a historical site and was already hosting high society parties in the 1930s. The beautifully restored multi-concept venue will let you and your guests sweep glamorously up a grand staircase into a romantic and beautiful mansion. The grounds of Alkaff mansion makes a unique venue for a reception. The Spanish restaurant UNA, located on the second floor, overlooks the verdant Telok Blangah slopes all the way into the dusky blue waters of the Keppel harbour. The floor plan of UNA centres on a spacious dining hall, with 2 private rooms easily created through sliding glass panels if privacy calls. The Alkaff Mansion is one of the top places to host a party in Singapore – whether a party of hundreds or a small intimate celebration.
The Alkaff Mansion
10 Telok Blangah Green
Housed within a beautiful 1920s Art Deco conserved building, Botanico is right in the center of Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO inscribed world heritage site and is a unique place to host a party or event in Singapore. Botanico offers an indoor dining area that accommodates up to 90 and an air-conditioned outdoor terrace bar that can seat up to 60.
Botanico at the Garage
50 Cluny Park Road
Tel: +65 9831 1106
The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar’s enticing menu showcases creative contemporary Asian-inspired European fare. Its convivial yet refined ambience carries through into its two spacious private dining rooms. With soaring ceilings contrasting the signature black-and-white floors, the spaces work especially well for those who like a dramatic setting to their gatherings. The private dining room seats 12 to 28 guests.
COMO Cuisine serves up international signature favourites from COMO hotels and resorts. It has an idyllic light-filled private dining room for an intimate gathering of 8 to 20.
Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar
17D Dempsey Road
Block 18A Dempsey Road
Tablescape of Grand Park City Hall may transport guests back into an era of elegant unhurried dining. Guests can expect a contemporary, upscale restaurant and bar serving modern European classics. Tablescape’s Private Dining Room, carefully tucked away from the main dining space, can be easily configured to host both sit-down or small standing parties of up to 30 guests.
Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Grand Park City Hall Hotel
10 Coleman Sreet
Tel: +65 6432 5618
Feel on top of the world at LeVeL33 with the relaxed elegance of their indoor private room, which sits in the middle of two contrasting views: a tranquil green bamboo garden on one side, and the soaring panorama of the Marina Bay waterfront on the other. The private dining room seats up to 30 guests. With one-of-a-kind ContemBrewery cuisine, house-brewed beers and boutique wines, LeVeL33 can be one of the top places to host your next party.
8 Marina Boulevard #33-01
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1
Tel: +65 6834 3133
Min Jiang at Goodwood Park offers a contemporary appeal with polished wood floors and muted colours. The popular Chinese restaurant has six private dining rooms which are perfect for intimate family gatherings.
Min Jiang at Goodwood Park
22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6730 1704
Min Jiang at Dempsey boasts a modern chinoiserie aesthetic housed in a charming British-era building on the fringes of Dempsey Hill. Surrounded by lush greenery, the restaurant has an ethereal and romantic ambience, and its three private rooms can be flexibly combined.
Min Jiang at Dempsey
7A & 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684
Tel: +65 6774 0122
Perched on the fifth floor of the City Hall rooftop within the iconic National Gallery Singapore, Yan is one of the top places for an intimate party with good Cantonese cuisine. Yàn’s three private rooms, featuring warm timber and original art installations, can be easily combined into a bigger one to host up to 20 persons.
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore
1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 63845585
藝 yì by Jereme Leung
Nestled in the restored Arcade of Raffles Hotel, 藝yi by Jereme Leung is a beautiful Chinese restaurant. Designed with modern sophisticated detailing, the restaurant provides an immersive dining experience with poetic dishes curated to evoke all five senses. For hosting of private affairs, intimate private dining rooms are available – with one room that seats 10 and two adjoining rooms that can accommodate 8 guests each.
藝 yì by Jereme Leung
#03-09, Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
Miraku 味楽 is a small intimate Japanese restaurant and definitely one of top places to host a party in Singapore when you want to book the whole restaurant for the very special occasion. With an L shaped wood counter that can seat up to 15 guests, the chef will personally attend to your guests and give them a unique omakase experience.
Miraku Sushi Restaurant
3 Pickering Street
#01-31 Nankin Row
Tel: +65 6904 9783
One of the best restaurants for a special celebration in Singapore is Les Amis. The French fine dining restaurant has three private rooms on the mezzanine level that can be merged to form one long dining room for up to 36 guests, or individually partitioned to accommodate smaller groups.
1 Scotts Road,
#01-16 Shaw Centre
Tel: +65 67332225
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