I checked my archive (thanks for reminding me to put our anniversary in my diary )aaakker wrote:Thanks @JR8, do I understand it correctly and you hired just the lawn for the solemnization without the lunch package from Raffles?
'Raffles Wedding Ceremony Package'
$1999++ for max 20 pax
Additional guests @ $48++
Includes free-flow of soft drinks (no juices) and mixers throughout event.
Additional beverages will be charged on a consumption basis'
Corkage at $40/bottle for liquor/wine/champagne. For one bottle corkage you pay, you can bring in one of your own with no fee 'as a gesture of goodwill'.
One bottle of champagne was provided in the package cost. IIRC that was the only alcohol that we (and our guests) had there. After all it was around lunch-time...
It also notes 'Enjoy continuous flow of drinks for as long as two hours while a tantalising selection of canapes is butler-passed during the cocktail reception [An average of five canapes per person]'.
And as I recall those canapes were really good, things like fresh from the oven mini-quiches and so on... [edit/add: To be clear the canapes were enough that 5 might equal a light lunch in itself AFAIR. But some guests had none, or just one or two, so even the hungriest ended up getting their fill]
Obviously prices are likely to have changed, but hope that provides some ball-park for you...