13 Alternative Wedding Venues In Hong Kong For A Unique Celebration
- The Rooms at Tai KwunThe Rooms at Tai Kwun
- The Repulse BayThe Repulse Bay
- Howard's GourmetHoward's Gourmet
- The Peak LookoutThe Peak Lookout
- Pomegranate KitchenPomegranate Kitchen
- Crown Wine CellarsCrown Wine Cellars
- One Thirty OneOne Thirty One
- Wooden FairiesWooden Fairies
- Star FerryStar Ferry
- The GrasslandThe Grassland
From beautiful lush gardens to historical sites brimming with character, check out some of Hong Kong’s most breathtaking and unique wedding venues
Hosting your wedding at one of Hong Kong’s many fabulous hotels might seem like the go-to option, but don’t settle until you’ve checked out some of the city’s alternative event spaces—and trust us, there are more than you think.
The Rooms at Tai Kwun
The Rooms at Tai Kwun (Photo: Derry Ainsworth)
The Rooms at Tai Kwun (Photo: Derry Ainsworth)
Originally built in 1841 as a Magistrate’s House, this heritage building in the heart of Tai Kwun was recently transformed into one of Hong Kong’s most unique venues—The Rooms. Colonial elements like vintage tiles, French windows and arched doorways have been beautifully restored, preserving the building’s character and providing a premium event space that is uniquely Hong Kong.
Salons of varying sizes are available for hire, with multiple terraces and a well-equipped kitchen.
The Rooms, Block 9, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong; taikwun.hk
The Repulse Bay
The Front Lawn (Photo: Courtesy of The Repulse Bay)
Seaview Terrace (Photo: Courtesy of The Repulse Bay)
If you dream of getting married by the sea but don’t want to get sand in your Jimmy Choos, consider one of Hong Kong’s most iconic wedding venues, The Repulse Bay. Here, a stunning colonial heritage building behind and panoramic sea views ahead make for a truly romantic setting.
The Repulse Bay offers two packages: a ceremony on the front lawn followed by a reception at The Verandah, or a ceremony on the Seaview Terrace followed by a celebration at The Marquee. For smaller, more intimate ceremonies, The Repulse Bay offers a new Secret Garden location for a maximum of 20 guests.
The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2292 2829; therepulsebay.com
Photo: Howard's Gourmet
Photo: Howard's Gourmet
Conceived and designed by the late Sir David Tang, Howard’s Gourmet is the first dining establishment outside of China for Guangzhou-based food and drink aficionado Howard Cai. The classically beautiful venue boasts French windows, sparkling chandeliers, sumptuous fabrics, delicate dinnerware and some of the finest modern Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong.
Howard’s Gourmet also has a sleek bar and cigar lounge, offering a wide range of delectable cocktails and a fine selection of cigars.
Howard's Gourmet, 5/F, CCB Tower, 3 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2115 3388; howardsgourmet.com
The Peak Lookout
The Peak Lookout is a Hong Kong icon. While it may not look like much from the entrance, walking through this surprisingly spacious Grade 2 historic building will lead you to the spectacular terrace that’s shrouded in trees and overlooks unparalleled views of Hong Kong’s South Side—a picture perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding.
The Peak Lookout, 121 Peak Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong, +852 2849 1000; peaklookout.com.hk
This chic, intimate space is ideal for couples who plan to keep things cosy on their wedding day. Simple and elegant, Pomegranate Kitchen comprises a long dining room with an open kitchen and a large terrace—both of which can be designed and decorated as you wish.
The menu here is Mediterranean-inspired and delicious, and can be served family style, as a fine dining experience or as hors d’oeuvres to be passed around to guests.
Pomegranate Kitchen, 4B, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, +852 5570 6370; pomegranate.com.hk
Crown Wine Cellars
Arguably one of Hong Kong’s best kept secrets amongst wine lovers, the former WWII bunkers on Shouson Hill are now home to a world-class wine cellar topped with a colonial style glass house shrouded by flora and fauna.
Named a UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Site in 2007, this one-of-a-kind venue is rich in history and character and is sure to amp up that wow factor on your wedding day.
Crown Wine Cellars, 18 Deep Water Bay Drive, Shouson Hill, +852 2580 6287; crownwinecellars.com
Located at Central’s Star Ferry, a dark, catwalk like entrance adds drama to arrivals at Watermark, which offers unparalleled 270-degree views of Victoria Harbour and 3,300 square feet of versatile space—including a covered wraparound terrace.
The menu focuses on fresh seafood and quality beef, which is dry-aged in the venue’s custom-built temperature-controlled dry-ageing cabinets.
Watermark, Shop L, Level P, Central Pier 7, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2108 4467; cafedecogroup.com
This venue will have you feeling literally on top of the world on your wedding day. Located on the 100th floor of ICC, the tallest building in Hong Kong, Sky100 is the only wedding venue in Hong Kong that offers aerial views over the city. This versatile space covers a whopping 16,000 square feet of pillarless space, which can be configured to suit your vision for the day.
A highlight is Sky100’s digital facilities, including a 6-metre-long tunnel featuring LED and digital lighting effects and a 6-metre sculpture is superimposed with a 360-degree stereoscopic projection which can be customised to display photos and videos of the happy couple and their loved ones.
Sky100, 100/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2613 3833; sky100weddings.com.hk
One Thirty One
Quaint and quiet, One Thirty One sits on the outskirts of Sai Kung and comprises a charming three-story house with a spacious yard that overlooks the ocean.
It’s the perfect venue for those looking to keep things eco-friendly and sustainable, as the menu focuses on seasonal produce, and whenever possible, organic produce grown in their neighbouring farm, as well as herbs grown on the premise.
One Thirty One, 131 Tseung Tau Village, Shap Sze Heung, Sai Kung, New Territories, +852 2791 2684; one-thirtyone.com
Love the ocean? Float is a recreational boat that boasts over 3,000 square feet of mingling space, accommodating small groups of up to 120 guests. Featuring glass ceiling and entry stairs, the boat comes with an al fresco bar and dance floor, perfect for post-ceremony dances.
The four-hour Aberdeen wedding package hosts up to 120 guests and includes an open bar, shuttle yacht service, surround-sound audio and wireless mic, projector and more. If you’re looking for a more intimate gathering, opt for the four hours harbour wedding, which accommodates up to 50 guests and includes similar package perks with several menu options such as the rainbow seafood menu and the prestige five-course dining menu.
Float, (Shx-1321), 45 Ap Lei Chau Praya Road, Hong Kong, +852 9820 3774; float-hk.com
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If you’ve always wanted to get married in a whimsical alfresco setting filled with beautiful flowers, Wooden Fairies may be the ideal choice. The secret garden found in Sai Kung is a tucked-away green oasis that's hard to believe is easily accessible from the bustling centre of the city.
Available to hire for any special occasion, Wooden Fairies is particularly perfect for weddings, offering a fairytale setting for your big day.
Wooden Fairies, Hiram’s Highway, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 3974 0809, woodenfairies.co
We’ve all sailed on the iconic Star Ferry on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, but did you know you can get married on it too? The ultimate venue for true lovers of the city’s history and culture, the venue promises a unique celebratory experience.
The Star Ferry has multiple boats that you can choose from for private hire, offering not only the quintessential Hong Kong setting for your nuptials, but the opportunity to enjoy some of the best views the city has to offer.
Star Ferry, starferry.com.hk
Nestled in the mountains of Clear Water Bay surrounded by gorgeous scenery, The Grassland offers a stunning setting for your wedding celebration.
The secluded outdoor venue can accommodate as many as 250 guests, and offers panoramic views of lush green mountainside––the ideal setting for nature lovers looking for a memorable day.
The Grassland, Lung Ha Wan Road, Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 5547 8447, thegrasslandhk.com
This article was originally published on September 26, 2019, and was updated on August 8, 2021.