Singapore is a gold mine of business hub and has been for decades. With the high traffic of international visitors along with working professionals, it comes to no surprise that their go-to places for meetings, exhibitions, seminars or luncheons just would not suffice any longer. Evidently, corporates are often on the lookout for unique spaces to bring their clients over to score that winning pitch or just have a comfortable brunch. No longer are the traditional hotel venues in demand. Firstly, the cost they incur and secondly, their rather standard interior with carpeted flooring and tall, luxurious chandeliers hanging from their vaulted ceilings. Don’t miss out on these Private Estates, Industrial Lofts and Unique Venues in Singapore you need to see!
(Photo Credit: Sentosa Cove)
For formality sake, according to Singapore Tourism Board, tourism receipts rose by 3.9% in 2017. Might not seem like a lot at first, however, that is a whopping $26.8 billion in figures. It was the second consecutive year of record tourism performance. Consequently, the Business Travel and Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions and Exhibitions (BTMICE) industry swelled up by 4% in the first three quarters of 2017. This year’s predictions are more promising than not with an estimation increase in tourism receipts and visitor arrival.
Therefore, it is highly likely that there will be an inexorable demand for offbeat venues that still showcase the beauty within Singapore. That being said, if you clicked on the blog to get a list of these spaces, let’s get on to it!
Tucked away in a historical site, Singapore Botanic Gardens, this space is surrounded by beautiful foliage and stunning flowers. Its exterior, a lush tropical garden within the courtyard and a pool with aqua blue flooring. The interior, a vintage one with rustic balinese furnishings. Furthermore, the capacious room makes it highly customisable to fit your event needs. Befitting its location, Villa Paradiso is a private sanctuary for you to host intimate gatherings or events. It does not get more exotic than this!
Most suited for: Product Launches, Exhibitions & Corporate Gathering Location: Botanic Gardens
A classic, contemporary yet elegant interior, Larkhill Mansion is nestled in the scenic and beautiful island of Sentosa. The polished laminate wood complements the neutral brown-toned fittings while elevating the space to a harmonic aesthetic. What’s best is that a microphone and projector is available upon request for your event needs! Also, if you’re lucky, you might catch a beautiful peacock on site, unleashing its ravishing feathers.
Most suited for: Seminars, Product Launch & Corporate Gatherings. Location: Sentosa
Treat your guests to a luxurious mansion in an exclusive, gated residential enclave in Sentosa. Indulge in the finest of interior with embellishments of opulent art pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. In addition to that, a built-in private cinema, mini bars along with an outdoor pool. Being the only true oceanfront residence in Singapore, it does not get any fancier than this! Consequently, if you’re looking to impress, this one would not disappoint!
Most suited for: Product Launch, Exhibition, Private Gatherings & Exclusive Networking Session Location: Sentosa
Flexible space with ample room for customisations? Chun Tsubaki offers just that with a stunning studio interior. The idea came about by combining the concepts of Danish ‘Hygge’ and Japanese ‘Wabi-Sabi’. The result? A minimalist-style industrial loft that embraces simplicity and organic elements for beautification. Moreover, its additional feature is its modernised colonial windows. Bringing in natural lighting, it creates an exuberant atmosphere for any event. From a photography studio to a social kitchen, Chun Tsubaki is well equipped with amenities, making it suitable for both social and corporate gatherings.
Additionally, given that is a halal-friendly venue, that’s just one thing off your checklist if you have muslim clients or colleagues!
Most suited for: Product Launch, Private Gatherings, Corporate Luncheons and Networking Sessions Location: Tai Seng
Where can you get a space for both work and play? Happen just happens to be a hybrid of the two! Situated inside a refurbished shophouse, its interior exudes a warm and refreshing vibe with yellow accents all around. Classic timber shophouse windows surround the space in the cathedral-like high ceiling. Happen was specifically designed to be a creative one with an assortment of equipment and facilities available for various event needs. Apart from the different event configurations offered, a pool table, dartboard, foosball or even a built-in bar is ready, at your disposal.
Most suited for: Corporate Gatherings, Casual Networking Sessions & Casual Corporate Functions Location: Jalan Besar
A modish, capacious studio with a highly accommodating space that would suit just about any occasion! The Weave offers two spaces that cater to different types of events. They can, however, be merged should you require a larger space. They’re well-equipped to hold an event so be rest assured for a hassle-free one! This minimalist-style space possesses a neutral colour palette that would allow you to customise the space according to your event needs.
Most suited for: Exhibitions, Product Launches, Corporate Luncheons & Corporate Functions Location: Bukit Merah
A loft-style shophouse is the ‘in-thing’ right now. Perhaps, the appeal is in its homely vibe in a spacious two-storey building. Noticeably, Cloud 9 Events is a space intended for your more casual events. It has gaming amenities that would keep your guests well entertained! Avoid the awkward small talks and just engage them in some competitive one-on-one foosball game. It would definitely break the ice and get them going.
Most suited for: Casual Corporate Events, Cohesion & Team-Bonding Events Location: Kallang
With its multi-faceted theatres, studios and a sky garden, this is essentially a home for the arts. The two main venues, the Theatre and Black Box boasts an impressive 920-seater and 207-seater theatre respectively. Its array of visual, audio and lighting systems makes it apt for various types of events. Most of all, one of its best features, the rooftop Sky Garden, is beautifully designed with a merge between greenery and concrete tiles.
Most suited for: Product Launches, Corporate Functions, Cohesions & Film Screenings Location: Bukit Merah
The posh lounge where contemporary meets classy. With the marble effect flooring against the grey and neutral colour palette, it creates a soothing and inviting ambience. Oakwood Executive Lounge provides an idyllic venue for the ultimate event experience with a scenic view and ergonomically comfortable chairs. Plan your events with ease along with their dedicated team of professionals and have a hassle-free one!
Most suited for: Corporate Luncheons, Product Launches, Networking Sessions & Corporate Gatherings Location: Tanjong Pagar
Located in the prime CBD area, Recognise Studios is an easily accessible venue that consists of three interlinked studios. Their extensive range of facilities and logistics that are readily available makes it a one-stop destination for your event needs. The grey concrete slates against the red and white striped design add a unique and personal touch to the venue, radiating a young and hip vibe. Full-length mirrors that are strategically placed in the studios elevate the spaces as they double up the size perception of the venue.
Most suited for: Seminars, Casual Corporate Functions, Networking Sessions & Corporate Luncheons Location: Shenton Way
Imagine a studio space with an abundant amount of light beaming through the windows and city lights in its full fledged glory during the night. Artzibit Studio is a raw venue with a space to envy. Its movable furniture allows for highly customised event configurations, making it a flexible space. Much like their vision for the space, they want people to, “hustle hard and play hard”. With the various entertainment amenities conveniently within reach, you can expect a memorable event ahead.
Most suited for: Casual Corporate Functions, Seminars, Casual Networking Sessions & Corporate Gatherings Location: Bukit Merah
In summary, event venues need not be repetitive and typical. First impressions always matter! Therefore, hosting them at unique spaces that not many have access to, would make your event more memorable and exclusive. Nevertheless, the venues you do end up choosing has to fit the nature of the event that you’re looking to host. There is nothing worse than, for example, holding an exclusive corporate function at a casual loft. So, keep up, look out and pick out the perfect venues for your upcoming events!
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