1. The Haven's iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex holds the bridal bouquet

1. The Haven’s iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex holds the bridal bouquet

A wedding is one of life’s main events. Therefore, it is understandable that many bridal couples want to make this special occasion an extremely memorable one. A dream wedding does not necessarily mean it has to be an 800-table reception. It could also be a cosy wedding dinner with family and close friends.

2. floral arch that leads to the secret garden

2. floral arch that leads to the secret garden

Now, I am no expert when it comes to weddings although I have attended my fair share of them, but as a blogger who has received uncountable enquiries on where is the best outdoor wedding location in Ipoh, it is high time I let you in on the secret.

3. wedding in a secret garden location

3. wedding in a secret garden location

In my opinion, the best outdoor wedding location in Ipoh is within the property of The Haven Resort Hotel & Residences, where the secret garden could be transformed into a magical ground where guests could dine under the stars.

4. romantic setting

4. romantic setting

With the geological wonder of the 280-million-year-old 14-storey high rock named Rockhaven as the backdrop and in a pristine, prehistoric setting, this secret garden is able to accommodate smaller receptions of 50 pax to up to larger ones of 500 guests, depending on the seating arrangement.

5. the mock bridal couple with The Haven's General Manager, Mr. Jimmy Yeo

5. the mock bridal couple with The Haven’s General Manager, Mr. Jimmy Yeo

Last evening, yours truly, together with invited guests from Ipoh, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore were given a preview of what could be done should an outdoor wedding reception be hosted at this secret garden.

6. The Haven Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Chan

6. The Haven Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Chan

The wedding showcase was expertly handled by international wedding and social party planner, Spellbound Group, who flew in from Singapore. This collaborative effort with The Haven was mesmerising, to say the least. It was certainly not a fluke shot that The Haven won the World Luxury Wedding Venue Award for 2016.

7. one of the two lucky draw winners, Ivana (L)

7. one of the two lucky draw winners, Ivana (L)

The Haven does not only provide the perfect setting to host your dream wedding reception. It is also an awesome venue to solemnise your wedding nuptials or for a wedding proposal, flash mob or otherwise.

8. The Haven's guest, Ms. Vivienne Cheng (standing - centre) with the team from Spellbound Group (international wedding planners) and Singapore media representatives

8. The Haven’s guest, Ms. Vivienne Cheng (standing – centre) with the team from Spellbound Group (international wedding planners) and Singapore media representatives

Ipoh had recently been a tourist destination to be reckoned with and we are seeing more and more travellers, both domestic and international, taking a short break here. Being listed by Lonely Planet as the number 6 Asian destination to visit in 2016 has further shone the spotlight on Ipoh, which also boasts one of the lowest cost cities in Asia to retire in.

9. live entertainment by 4th Avenue Band

9. live entertainment by 4th Avenue Band

Direct flights from Singapore served by both Firefly and Tiger Air meant that the city is just an hour away for Singaporeans. Therefore, this new ‘hipster town’ is fast becoming an ideal alternative for Singaporeans looking to get away from the little red dot for a few days. Obviously, the three-time stronger Singaporean Dollar against Malaysian Ringgit does help!

10. appetiser - Cajun Caesar Salad with Grilled Prawns

10. appetiser – Cajun Caesar Salad with Grilled Prawns

If you are not aware yet, The Haven Resort Hotel is very conducive for family vacations because every unit comes with two or three bedrooms. These suites provide the opportunity for families to spend quality time together as they are all housed in the same unit, which is not possible in conventional hotels.

11. soup - Petits Pois Soup

11. soup – Petits Pois Soup

By now, you are probably already screaming to know the cost. Well, below is the 2017 Wedding Package at The Haven.

Havenly Garden Wedding Package
RM12,888+* (for 50 persons)
RM128+* for each additional person

Package includes (A + B + C):

A) Accommodation
*One (1) night’s stay at the Lakeview Bridal Suite, inclusive of breakfast for two
*One (1) unit of 2+1 Bedroom Lakeview Family Suites, inclusive of breakfast for five.

B) Food & Beverage
*Choice of international buffet, Western Set, Chinese Set, Malay Hidang or Indian Set
*One (1) bottle of House Wine or Sparkling Juice
*Ceremonial two-tier Wedding Cake
*Welcome Reception Mocktail

C) Garden & Wet Weather venue rental

*Canopy & Platform Set Up, Wedding Theme Decorations and Emcee Services at additional charge.

12. main course - Chargrilled Pechuga Pollo

12. main course – Chargrilled Pechuga Pollo

Terms & Conditions:
Surcharge applicable on designated public/school holidays. All rates are subject to prevailing 6% GST. No 10% Service Charge. Reservation is recommended and subject to availability. Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Other terms and conditions may apply.

13. Igloo Dessert Bar

13. Igloo Dessert Bar

For further information or to make a reservation, contact:

The Haven Resort Hotel & Residences
Add: Jalan Haven (Persiaran Lembah Perpaduan), 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 38.167′ E101° 9.684′

Email: sales@bestwesternhaven.com.my
Web: The Haven Resort Hotel & Residences
Tel: +605-2209000 or +605-5400000
Hotline: 1700 8 1700 0
Fax: +605 220 9011

14. a shot of the bridal suite

14. a shot of the bridal suite

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