November 2011


Choosing The Venue: Chosen!

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The venue is finally chosen!


It is in a 4 star Hotel in North Jakarta *let's not spoil the fun of telling where it is =D*

Funny how we didn't choose the place based on all the places I have posted before. Other places are either too small, too close, too crowded, or too expensive! But this one is perfect! The location is not too far or not too close to my house, and people are generally should know the place. The parking space is huuuuuuggeeee and I'm not even exaggerating. The ballroom is very spacious. With a 9 m ceiling x 30 m length, it could be split into 3 smaller rooms, and if merge together can handle up to 1500 persons. What I love abut it is even for 600 persons we still can have the whole ballroom. We even think of using 2 merged rooms because we think it's too large. We'll see how it goes after discus with the decor & WO people.

Here is the sneak peak of the ballroom. My dad captured it during other people's wedding =P

It's only a matter of decor now..


Choosing The Venue (4)

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Choosing the Venue still continues!!

Next is Alila Hotel and Red Top Hotel. Both are located at Pecenongan district, Central Jakarta.

1. Alila Hotel
Alila is a nice new hotel with minimalist design. The ballroom size is medium size for 400 persons standing + 500 persons standing at the hall (full carpets). Unfortunately the parking spot is so limited that the guests will most likely to have trouble finding out where to park. They should've thinking about this before opening up a hotel!

Alila ballroom

2. Red Top Hotel
The ballroom is huge, could fit up to 1500 persons standing, but they could divide it to two rooms for 600 and 400 persons. The price is reasonable also. The hotel lobby is comfortable with lots of sofas, plus they have 3 storeys parking lot + additional parking spot outside the hotel. Nice!

Red Top Ballroom
We will consider this as our option :)


Choosing The Venue (3)

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another venue review, apparently we have not stop searching..

1. Hotel Peninsula
The ballroom size is big enough for 800 persons standing. The strong point is the chandelier which I think is very nice. But the hotel itself looks quite old. The ballroom's wall and carpet looks a little worn. Also the carpet on the lobby looks a little dirty. The hotel has a club/bar which offers hourly room rate. Hmm...
The wedding package price is quite high, it is around Rp200mil for 600 persons standing.

Peninsula's Ballroom

2. Hotel Santika, Slipi
The location is a little bit out of sight. And the hotel from the outside looks empty. But when I get inside I got surprised by the nice view of the lobby and restaurant. It was Wednesday at 9 PM, and there was singer, baby grand piano, and another instrument playing jazz. Nice. The ballroom looks "just-OK". I prefer the chandelier at Peninsula Hotel, but overall from the lobby view and restaurant, plus the price that is still below Rp150mil nett, this is far better than Peninsula.

Santika Restaurant which connected to hotel lobby

3. Sentral Restaurant Ballroom
This is a new building in Season City complex, North Jakarta. It has 3 floors. The first one is used as restaurant, the 2nd floor is a ballroom, and the 6th floor is the grand ballroom. The price of all is still below Rp100mil for 600 persons standing buffet. The food is the same as Sentral Tomang, which is a very plus point for it. I love Sentral's food. Almost everything is delicious. But you know wedding in a restaurant, of course it is not as prestigious as in Hotel..
6th Floor Ballroom
View from outside

More selection is more confusing!