What are the best wedding venues in Shanghai?

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Sophie Friedman

Weddings are big business in Shanghai, where there are some 200,000 foreigners and millions of locals looking to celebrate their union in style. All of our Four- and Five-Star properties offer wedding packages, and here I’ve rounded up just a few different options.

At The Peninsula, Shanghai, there are two available wedding packages—Crystal, for ¥10,888 and Jade for ¥13,888. Both prices are for 10 people. The Crystal package includes three hours of Rolls-Royce chauffer service, a complimentary one-night stay on the couples’ first anniversary, and a romantic 50-minute treatment for two at the Peninsula Spa by ESPA. The Jade package is the amped-up version of the Crystal—five hours with the Rolls-Royce and an 80-minute treatment for two. The hotel’s Rose Ballroom can seat up to 450 people. Photos on the Palace Terrace frame you on your special day with Pudong’s shimmering skyline as the backdrop.

Shanghai’s second tallest hotel, The Grand Hyatt, has a 3,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate 600, and the 2,200 square foot Crystal Ballroom, in which 400 can be seated. The hotel’s 33-floor atrium, which is the second highest in the world, makes a popular photo backdrop. There are three wedding packages at the Grand Hyatt—¥7,888, ¥8,888, and ¥9,888 per table of 10. Views from the Grand Hyatt’s lobby are also knock-out and wedding guests will likely take to these for a few happy snapshots.

Get steeped in history at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, which has long been one of Shanghai’s top hotels. The eighth-floor Peace Hall, which has been the hotel’s ballroom since 1929, has high ceilings, marble floors, and can seat up to 300 people. Views of the Bund are so good guests may find it hard to keep their eyes on the bridge and groom. For a more intimate wedding, any of the hotel’s restaurants can be booked out. Wedding packages start at ¥8,888 per table of 10.

The PuLi Hotel and Spa is one of Shanghai’s chicest, sleekest hotels. Its event spaces are the second-floor Jing’an Restaurant, which can accommodate up to 120 people, and its garden terrace and 26th-floor event space, which can accommodate varying numbers of guests, depending on the set up. The garden is particularly lovely for an intimate gathering, a quiet green space tucked behind the hotel.

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