Shanghai based wedding planner Highlife Asia Weddings has navigated through countless site inspections and real life events to give you their best of the best, with each choice having a unique aspect to offer brides to be.
Top 5 wedding venues in Shanghai:
1 Shangri-La East Pudong
We love this property! One of the only venues in downtown Shanghai that is big enough to accommodate a large gathering, the Shangri-La East Pudong is popular among clients not only for its capacity, but for its amazing professional and reliable staff who go above and beyond anything you ask. They are a dream to work with from a wedding planner’s perspective, and this peace of mind shines through in every wedding we create there.
2 The Portman Ritz Carlton
A Shanghai institution with an enviable postcode, the Portman Ritz Carlton is an ideal venue for a destination wedding or anyone with a large overseas contingent. The location is perfect for any sightseeing guests may want to do in the days surrounding your wedding, and has international standard Western and Asian restaurants conveniently housed in the same complex – perfect for any homesick or less ‘culinary adventurous’ friends who may want to swap pork buns for a pizza.
3 Shanghai Yacht Club
With stunning views of the Huangpu, the Shanghai Yacht Club has an event space perfect for night time functions. With floor to ceiling windows ensuring all guests have a prime position, the Shanghai Yacht Club’s unique feature is a large platform that raises to the level of the event hall – creating a dramatic grand entrance for the happy couple or even a small orchestra.
An urban oasis on the site of the former British Consulate, WaiTan Park was recently renovated bringing its historical past back to life. The large outside lawns could almost be from a stately home or National Heritage Site, and with the metropolis of Shanghai surprisingly limited on outside wedding venues, this is the jewel in the crown for an outdoor affair.
5 Swatch Art Peace Hotel
An innovative boutique hotel that is also listed as a protected cultural monument thanks to its design and historical standing along the famous river front Bund Area, this super luxurious and world class venue for contemporary art, has an enviable roof top terrace with breathtaking view of Shanghai’s modern sky scrapers across the river. An inside banquet followed by dancing and drinks on the roof make this venue one of the most popular choices for couples looking to wow guests.