Wedding ang baos are a form of blessing that we give unto newlyweds. However, more often than not, your ang bao can also help to cover the cost of the wedding banquet, making it an important part of wedding etiquette to give an “appropriate” amount. Deciding the “appropriate” amount to give for a lunch or dinner banquet can be a tricky affair and can depend on several factors, such as where and when the wedding is held and also cultural traditions.

Whether you are attending weddings this year or planning your own, you will find our list of updated wedding ang bao rates for 2018 useful.

wedding ang bao rates

How to calculate Wedding Ang Bao rates?

All prices shown on the table below (not inclusive of GST and service charge) are for the price of a table for 10 pax and updated for 2018. This rate serves as an indication of the recommended minimum amount that you can give to the happy couple. There is also a rating system that’ll give you an idea of how much the ang bao will cost you!

To calculate how much each person can give in an Ang Bao, take the cost of one table and divide it by 10, since each table usually seats 10 people.

$ – Least Expensive (< $120)

$$ – More Expensive ($121 – $160)

$$$ – Most Expensive (> $161)


Disclaimer

1. This article only covers rates for weddings held in hotels and well-known restaurants and country clubs.

2. The prices shown here are the cheapest wedding packages offered by each hotel. Prices are subject to change and can vary depending on the type of package, wedding venue, time of booking or date of wedding.

3. Please conduct your own additional research before deciding how much to pack in your ang baos. ShopBack will not be held responsible for any inconvenience caused due to reliance on this article.

4. Prices are not inclusive of GST or service charge

5. Feel free to contact us at connect@shopback.com if you have more updated information and rates.


Wedding Ang Bao Rates for Hotels and Banquet Venues in Singapore

Wedding Venues Wedding Lunch Rates Wedding Dinner Rates Ang Bao Rates
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa $1390++ (Mon-Thu)
$1740++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH. Surcharge of $120++ on PH)
$1390++ (Mon-Thu)
$1970++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH. Surcharge of $120++ on PH)
$$ – $$$
Amara Singapore $1220++ (Mon-Thu)
$1340++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1340++ (Mon-Thu)
$1460++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$
Andaz Singapore $1538++ (Sat, Sun, PH) $1868++ (Fri, Sun, PH)
$2200++ (Sat, eve of PH)
$$-$$$
Capella Singapore $1990++ $2220++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH) $$$
Carlton Hotel $1180++ $1290++ (Fri)
$1318++ (Sat-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$-$$
CHIJMES Hall Singapore $1530++ (Mon-Thu)
$1760++ (Fri & Sun)
$1880++ (Sat)
$1530++ (Mon-Thu)
$1760++ (Fri & Sun)
$1880++ (Sat)
$$-$$$
Concorde Hotel $1070++(Mon-Thu) $1130++ (Mon-Thu)
$1280++ (Fri, Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1400++ (Sat)
$-$$
Conrad Centennial $1438++ $1488++ (Mon-Fri)
$1688++ (Sat-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$-$$$
Copthorne Kings Hotel $1050++ $1050++ (Mon-Thu)
$1160++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$-$$
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport $1200++ $1070++ (Mon-Thu, ex. PH)
$1340++ (Fri-Sun)
$$
Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore $1388++ $1588++ $$
Faber Peak Singapore $1060++ (Mon-Thu)
$1150++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1390++ (Mon-Thu)
$1510++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$
Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford $1160++ $1280++ (Mon-Thu)
$1520++ (Fri)
$1580++ (Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1630++ (Sat, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day)
$$-$$$
Four Points by Sheraton $1050++ (Mon-Thu)
$1160++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1220++ (Mon-Thu)
$1340++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore $1540++ $1540++ (Mon-Thu)
$1751++ (Fri, Sun)
$1810++ (Sat)
$$-$$$
Fu Lin Men $1050++ $1100++ $$
Furama City Centre Hotel $1010++ $1130++ (Mon-Fri)
$1250++ (Sat-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$
Furama Riverfront Singapore – 2017 rates, to be updated $1050++ (Sun-Fri)
$1090++ (Sat)
$1070++ (Mon-Thu)
$950++ (Fri)
$1110++ (Sat)
$1000 ++ (Sun)
$-$$
Genting Hotel Jurong $880++ $900++ (Mon-Thu)
$1000++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$
Goodwood Park Hotel $1580++ $1580++ (Mon-Thu)
$1850++ (Fri & Sun)
$1900++ (Sat, eve of PH, PH)
$$-$$$
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel $1400++ $1440++ (Mon-Fri,
excluding eve of PH, PH)
$1620++ (Mon-Sun, excluding eve of PH, PH)
$$-$$$
Grand Hyatt Singapore $1690++ $1810++ (Mon-Thu)
$2050++ (Fri, Sun, eve of PH, PH
$2160++ (Sat)
$$$
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy $740++ (Mon-Thu)
$790++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$790++ (Mon-Thu)
$890++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$
Hilton Singapore $1300++ $1460++ (Mon-Thu)
$1630++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$-$$$
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium $1140++ (Sat & Sun) $1260++ (Mon-Fri)
$1260++ (Sat-Sun)
$$
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre $1160++ $1400++ (Mon-Thu)
$1630++ (Fri, Sun, PH)
$$-$$$
Hotel Fort Canning $1160++ (Mon-Thu)
$1390++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1160++ (Mon-Thu)
$1540++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1660++ (Sat)
$$-$$$
Hotel Jen Tanglin $1060++ (Mon-Sun, excluding eve of PH, PH) $1070++ (Mon-Thu)
$1340++ (Fri-Sun, 2017)
*Additional $50 per table applies on eve of PH and on PH.
$$
Hotel Re! Pearl’s Hill $988++ (Mon-Thu)
$1088++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1088++ (Mon-Thu)
$1188++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$
iFly Singapore Sky Garden $1740++ $1740++ $$$
InterContinental Singapore $1550++ $1550++ (Mon-Thu)
$1990++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$-$$$
JW Mariott Hotel Singapore, South Beach $1970++ $2100++ (Fri-Sun)
$2220++ (Sat, eve of PH, PH)
$$$
Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa $1990++ $1990++ (Mon-Thu)
$2200++ (Fri-Sun)
$$$
M Hotel $1100++ $1220++ (Mon-Thu)
$1490++ (Fri-Sun)
$$
Mandarin Orchard Singapore $1430++ (Mon-Sun) $1420++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1580++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$
Mandarin Oriental Singapore $1430++ (Mon-Fri)
$1530++ (Sat-Sun)
$1520++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1810++ (Fri & Sun)
$1940++ (Sat, Eve of PH, PH)
$$-$$$
Marina Bay Sands $1220++ (Mon-Sun) $1520++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1630++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$-$$$
Marina Mandarin Singapore $1250++ (Mon-Sun) $930++ (Mon-Fri)
$1470++ (Sat-Sun)
$$
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay $1140++ (Mon-Sun) $1200++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1480++ (Fri-Sun, PH)
$$
One Farrer Hotel & Spa $1400++ (Mon-Sun) $1630++ (Mon-Sun) $$-$$$
ONE°15 Marina Club $1090++ (Mon-Sun) $970++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1220++ (Fri & Sun)
$1280++ (Sat, Eve of PH, PH)
$-$$
Orchard Hotel Singapore $1220++ (Mon-Sun) $1220++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1630++ (Fri & Sat, eve of PH, PH)
$1520++ (Sun)
$$-$$$
Orchid Country Club $950++ $1050++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1120++ (Fri-Sun, PH)
$-$$
Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore $1128++ (Mon-Fri)
$1280++ (Sat-Sun)
$1460++ (Mon-Fri)
$1580 (Sat-Sun)
$$
Pan Pacific Singapore $1460++ (Sat & Sun, eve of PH, PH) $1460++ (Mon-Thur)
$1690++ (Fri & Sun)
$1870++ (Sat, eve of PH, PH)
$$$
Park Hotel Alexandra $810++ (Mon-Sun) $930++ (Mon-Sun) $
PARKROYAL on Beach Road $1260++ (Mon-Sun) $1280++ (Mon-Thu)
$1460++ (Fri & Sun)
$1580++ (Sat & PH)
$$
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road $820++ (Mon-Sun) $980++ (Mon-Thur)
$1050++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$-$$
PARKROYAL on Pickering $1520++ (Mon-Sun) $1160++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1870++ (Fri & Sun)
$$-$$$
Peach Garden @ Changi Airport T2 $930++ $930++ $
Peach Garden @ Hotel Miramar $860++ $980++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1090++ (Fri & Sun)
$
Peach Garden @ NTU $550++ $550++ $
Peach Garden @ OCBC Centre $1080++ (Sat-Sun) $1080++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1200++ (Fri & Sun)
$
Peach Garden @ Orchid Country Club $940++ $940++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1090++ (Fri & Sun)
$
Peach Garden @ The Metropolis $930++ $930++ $
Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza $590++ (Mon-Thurs)
$940++ (Fri-Sun)
$590++ (Mon-Thurs)
$940++ (Fri-Sun)
$
Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel $870++ (Mon-Thurs)
$930++ (Fri-Sun)
$930++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1050++ (Fri-Sun)
$
Peony Jade at Clarke Quay $950++ $1050++ $
Peony Jade at Keppel Club $950++ $1050++ $
Raffles Hotel (currently under renovation until mid/late 2018) $1288++ (Mon-Sun) $1588++ (Mon-Sun) $$ – $$$
Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park $1020++ $1280++ $-$$
Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel $1370++ (Fri-Sun) $1460++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1660++ (Fri &Sun)
$1600++ (Sat)
$$ – $$$
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore by Far East Hospitality $1160++ (Mon-Sun) $1280++ (Mon-Sun) $$
Resorts World Sentosa $1280++ $1630++ $$
Resorts World Sentosa, S.E.A Aquarium $2220++ $$$
Royal Plaza on Scotts $1400++ (Mon-Sun) $1400++ (Mon-Sun) $$
Seletar Country Club $730++ (Mon-Fri)
$890++ (Sat, eve of PH, PH)
$850++ (Mon-Fri)
$890++ (Sat, eve of PH, PH)
$
Serangoon Gardens Country Club $830++ (Mon-Fri)
$890++ (Sat, eve of PH, PH)
$830++ (Mon-Fri)
$890++ (Sat, eve of PH, PH)
$
Shangri-La Hotel $1750++ (Mon-Sun) $1870++ (Mon-Thurs)
$2100++ (Fri-Sun)
$$$
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa $1180++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1410++ (Fri-Sun, PH, eve of PH)
Barnacles by the Sea (last updated 2017):
$168 ++ per person
$1290++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1550++ (Fri-Sun)
Barnacles by the Sea (last updated 2017):
$188 ++ per person
$$$
Sheraton Towers Singapore $1460++ (Mon -Sun) $1460++ (Mon – Fri)
$1750++ (Sat , Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$$ – $$$
Shin Yeh $610++ (Mon-Fri)
$640++ (Sat, Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$610++ (Mon-Fri)
$640++ (Sat, Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel $1258++ (Mon-Sun) $1588++ (Fri, Sat, Sun, eve of PH, PH) $$-$$$
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa $1880++ (Mon-Sun) $1960++ (Mon-Thu)
$2100++ (Fri & Sun)
$2130++ (Sat)
$$$
Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore $1280++ (Mon-Sun) $1190++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1560++(Fri & Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$1680++ (Sat)
$$-$$$
Temasek Club $870++ (Mon-Fri)
$990++ (Sat, Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$930++ (Mon-Fri)
$1050++ (Sat, Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$
The Chevrons $788++ (Mon-Sun) $888++ (Sun-Thurs)
$988++ (Sat-Mon, PH)
$
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore $1490++ $1660++ (Mon-Fri)
$1950++ (Sat, Sun, PH)
$$$
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore – The Clifford Pier $2920++ $2920++ $$$
The Joyden Hall $850++ (Mon-Fri)
$1060++ (Sat, Sun, PH)
$
The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore $1870++ (Mon-Sun) $2210++ (Mon-Sun) $$$
The St. Regis Singapore $1740++ (Mon-Sun) $1870++ (Mon-Fri)
$2220++ (Sun, PH)
$2340++ (Sat, eve of PH)
$$$
The Westin Singapore $1388++ (Sat & Sun only) $1488++ (Mon-Fri)
$1588++ (Sun, PH)
$1688++ (Sat & eve of PH)
$$$
Tim Palace $630++ $630++ $
Tung Lok Heen $1150++ $1150++ $$
Tung Lok Seafood (Orchard Central) $630++ $630++ $
Tung Lok Seafood (Upper Jurong) $630++ $630++ $
Tung Lok Signatures (Orchard Parade) $910++
$990++
$910++
$990++
$
Tung Lok Signatures (The Central) $930++ $930++ $
Village Hotel Changi by Far East Hospitality $930++ (Mon-Sun) $950++ (Mon-Fri)
$1070++ (Sat, Sun, PH)
$-$$
Village Hotel Katong by Far East Hospitality $930++ (Mon-Sun) $950++ (Mon-Fri)
$1070++ (Sat, Sun, PH)
$-$$
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove $1750++ (Mon-Sun) $1690++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1870++ (Fri)
$2140++ (Sat & eve of PH)
$1910++ (Sun & PH)
$$$
YÀN 宴 $1160++ $1160++ $$
York Hotel $1010++ (Mon-Sun) $1010++ (Mon-Thurs)
$1110++ (Fri-Sun, eve of PH, PH)
$-$$

Most lavish and expensive wedding venues in Singapore

Beautiful wedding venue covered in blooming flowers
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As you have seen in the list, Singapore offers various options of venues to fit all tastes and wallets. If you are looking for the oly for the best of the best, these are the wedding venues among the most expensive: (Note: rates mentioned are based on the Saturday night dinner rates at the date of writing)

  • W Singapore: $214++/pax
  • Grand Hyatt Singapore: $216++/pax
  • The Ritz Carlton, Millenia: $221++/pax
  • Resorts World Sentosa, S.E.A Aquarium: $222++/pax
  • Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa: $222++/pax
  • JW Mariott Hotel Singapore, South Beach: $222++/pax
  • Capella Singapore: $222++/pax
  • Andaz: $232++/pax
  • The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel: $292++/pax

Different cultures, different wedding traditions

happy couple posing after wedding ceremony
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However, if you are attending a wedding in Singapore in 2018, just knowing how much to give isn’t enough. Here are some rules and customs for different cultures that you need to take note of when deciding how much to put into your ang bao!

Chinese Wedding Traditions

  • Monetary gifts are generally given for Chinese weddings in red packets or Ang Baos.
  • Physical gifts are uncommon, though not prohibited.
  • Avoid giving odd numbered amounts, and amounts beginning and ending with a ‘4’ since its Chinese translation sounds like ‘death’. Giving amounts ending with ‘8’ is the best, as it is an auspicious number in Chinese culture!

Indian Wedding Traditions

  • Monetary envelopes are also the most ideal gift at Indian weddings. However, for Indian weddings, it would be best to give amounts ending with ‘1’.

Malay Wedding Traditions

  • Monetary gifts are also presented during Malay weddings.
  • Monetary gifts do not have to be put in a green packet. Any envelope will do.
  • The typical amount given at a Malay traditional wedding can start from $10, but the amount varies based on the venue and set-up of the wedding, as well as how close you are to the couple getting married.

We Answer Your Wedding Ang Bao Questions

Happy married couple entreing reception venue
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What to do if you are invited to a wedding but can’t attend. Do you still need to give ang bao?

If you are invited to a wedding but can’t attend, make sure you RSVP to the couple as soon as possible. This way they can adjust their venue booking and not count you for the seating arrangements. Most couples won’t expect a gift from non-attendees, but if you wish, you can send them a card expressing your good wishes for their future married life, a gift or an ang bao. If you decide to offer ang bao, there is no obligation to give the full amount based on the rate of the venue. A smaller amount will be more than sufficient.

How much should you give if you are invited to a destination wedding?

Destination weddings are becoming more popular but they are usually a smaller affair. Couples tend to invite only the closest family and friends to the celebration. Since a destination wedding involves some kind of travel, the wedding ang bao rate should also reflect that. If the couple is sponsoring your flight and accommodation for the wedding celebrations, you have a reason to be more generous with the rate offered. If not, then the regular rates for ang bao giving apply.

Disclaimer: Giving ang bao is by no means an obligation. A the end of the day, what matters is celebrating such a special date together and communicate your best wishes to the happy couple. Always keep in mind that is ok to give whatever amount is within your means.


Celebrating a union with or without ang bao

Of course, being a wedding guest isn’t just about the money. A wedding is an occasion to share your joy with friends and family. Hopefully, this list of wedding ang bao rates in 2018 will help if you’d like to bless the couple with more at their wedding. But with more Singaporeans opting to tie the knot at more unconventional wedding venues, remember to do your research so you won’t end up putting too much in your ang bao!

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Last updated on 21 February 2018.

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