Complete Guide to Planning a Hong Kong Wedding Reception

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A Hong Kong wedding reception is almost as important as the wedding ceremony (some even argue it’s much more important). This is a time for your guests to enjoy good food, good company, and fun festivities. 

Wedding receptions are also a reminder that sometimes, it takes a village to make love flourish. It is a moment to celebrate your love and the people behind it. 

However, sometimes life gets too busy for you to focus on wedding planning—especially if you’re in a business capital! Given this, Venuerific has taken the initiative to help you plan the best Hong Kong wedding reception!

1. Wedding Reception Venue

In planning a Hong Kong wedding reception, or any wedding reception for that matter, it’s very important to remember your guests. Top priority: how many are they, and will they be comfortable with your wedding venue? 

The perfect Hong Kong wedding reception venue has a great balance of space, accessibility, and amenities. In a city so crowded and busy, it will be nice for your guests to take a breather at your wedding reception. This way, they can enjoy every part of their evening, celebrating your love. 

Skip the endless scrolling and check out Venuerific’s top picks for a Hong Kong wedding venue: 

Restart.Zone

Restart.Zone Minimalist Hong Kong Wedding Reception

This multi-functional event space is mostly used as a studio for exhibits, marketplaces, and shoots. However—to Hong Kong wedding reception planners looking for space and freedom, Restart Zone is for you. 

Its minimalist and rustic style is a perfect fit for modernist weddings. On the other hand, this set-up makes it easy to dress up the venue however you want. If you want top to bottom control of each aspect of your wedding reception, send your enquiries to the Restart Zone today!

Address: 459 Castle Peak Rd - Tsuen Wan, Chai Wan Kok, Hong Kong
Amenities: Air conditioning, Wifi, Chairs, Tables, Sound System, Event Staff, Make-Up Table, Shooting Equipment, Cleaners

Soho House White Box

Soho White House Box Hong Kong Wedding Reception

Some caught up in planning a Hong Kong wedding reception may not always want full control of their decor, which is understandable. Everyone’s busy in one of the world’s most important business districts. 

To these planners, light is their friend. Natural light brings a natural elegance to every venue, and it does not matter if it’s outside or in. In line with this philosophy, check out the Soho House White Box for your wedding reception. 

With 3,900 sqft, this venue is definitely spacious and freeing. Check out the Soho House White Box today!

Address: 33 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Amenities: Air conditioning, DJ console, Cleaner, Housekeeping, Handicap access

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong Wedding Reception Banquet Halls

For a more traditional or if you’re looking for a hotel wedding reception in Hong Kong, elegant Hong Kong wedding reception, consider booking Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong. With three pillarless banquet rooms and elegant chandeliers, this suits any-sized fairytale wedding. 

The Harbour Room can hold up to 120 people while the Orchid Room and Grand Ballroom can hold up to 455 and 750 people respectively. However, because of COVID-19 measures in Hong Kong, guest numbers in these rooms may vary. 

With easy access to public transportation, Kowloon Shangri-La is a fail-safe option for your Hong Kong wedding reception. This goes especially if you have a large guest list! Book with Kowloon Shangri-La!

Address: 64 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Amenities: Full bar, Microphone, Projector, Stage, Wifi, TV Screen, Sound System, Tech Support, Event Staff, LED wall at a nominal charge, Digital signage

House Studio

House Studio is one of the best Hong Kong Wedding Reception venues

For those looking for a Hong Kong wedding reception with a personal touch and charm, the House Studio may be for you. Also an accessible venue, this boasts up 2,500 square feet of space. 

Moreover, its aesthetic is homey and elegant without being too maximalist. Upon entering, you will be greeted by a round staircase leading to the main venue. Spend the rest of your reception night with floor-to-ceiling windows, designer chandeliers, and even an outdoor area that’ll surely create an elegant evening. 

Check out the House Studio and craft a quaint but elegant Hong Kong wedding reception!

Address: 33 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Amenities: Private room, Projector, Smoking area, Sound System, DJ console, Tech Support, Event Staff, Swimming Pool, Spotlights (with dimming function), Outdoor area, Private reception area

2. Caterer

Hong Kong Wedding Reception caterer
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While many Hong Kong wedding reception venues have their own catering, some want to find separate caterers. This goes especially for the foodie couples that are specific about their food preferences. 

Needless to say, always remember to choose food that you as a couple enjoy. However, do not forget that the food is for your guests, too. Have various options that several lifestyles can enjoy, and take note of all food allergies! 

The other question is if the food will be served buffet or a la carte. Have a conversation with your wedding planner (or spouse) about this—go through the guest list and decide which is the easiest, calmest way to distribute food in such an eventful evening.

3. Decor

Table decor for a Hong Kong Wedding Reception
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What makes a first impression on your guests is always your wedding reception decor. There’s a lot to this—your wedding theme, your flowers, tables—but don’t fret! Here is a checklist of must-have decors for any Hong Kong wedding reception.

  • Floral Arrangements – These truly MAKE a wedding reception. Follow the color palette from your wedding ceremony and make custom arrangements for tables, pillars, and more. Some even go as far as hanging them from the ceiling!
  • Centerpieces & Table Settings – Remember guests at wedding receptions spend most of their time sitting on their tables. Other than the general decor of the venue, their table will surely make an impression on them. Make sure that the centerpiece does not cover too much of the view—there are a lot of festivities for the evening!
  • Signages – Greet your guests with beautiful signage of you and your spouse’s names! This has a practical use: guests will not get lost. It has an aesthetic value as well: it’s a simple but effective way to liven up your decor.

4. A stand-out wedding cake

Wedding cake for a Hong Kong Wedding Reception
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Speaking of making an impression during your Hong Kong wedding reception, do not forget to plan your wedding cake ahead. This is the pièce de résistance of the evening meal—with everything culminating in the cake cutting.

Don’t feel pressured to have traditional bride-and-groom cake toppers on your special day. Mix it up a bit! Do you want your dogs there? A reference to your favorite TV show? Or maybe just a rustic, naked wedding cake? You call the shots!

5. A Good Host and an Engaging Program

Cheers during a Hong Kong Wedding Reception
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Now, one of the pitfalls in planning a Hong Kong wedding reception is focusing too much on the decor and food and not enough on the evening program. Some may think it’s a no-brainer: toasts, dance, throw flowers, that’s it. 

Not really. Investing in a good host will work wonders for your evening. It is the fine line between a good Hong Kong wedding reception and a great one. Because after the food, there’s not much left to do than party, so you need a fun guide (host)!

6. Photographer and Videographer

Photoshoot for a Hong Kong Wedding Reception
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These days, it is essential to have an official photographer and videographer for your wedding reception. Everyone will have their own phones to document, yes, but you most likely won’t.

Hire a photographer and videographer so you don’t miss out on any wedding reception highlights. Weddings are really busy—especially for future spouses—and these hires remind everyone of why they’re here.

7. Party Favors

Flower party favors in planning a Hong Kong Wedding Reception
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Capping off every Hong Kong wedding reception evening are party favors—small tokens of appreciation to everyone who attended the event. You can also get creative with these giveaways to guests—do you want something more ornamental or practical? 

Some give away tiny wine bottles (for display or drinking). Others give preserved flowers in beautiful packaging like glass domes or craft paper wrappers.

What did you think of this list of Hong Kong wedding reception must-haves? Hopefully, these will guide to building the best reception for you, your spouse, and friends and family.
Interested in more wedding guides from Venuerific? Check out these universal wedding themes here!

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