Why the Pan Pacific London is the perfect destination for urban nuptials
hile still perhaps less common than their country house counterparts, modern couples opting to hold their weddings in the heart of London can often find themselves overwhelmed with choice. The capital is, after all, home to a plethora of brilliant restaurants, five-star hotels and dedicated events spaces, each of which comes with its own quirks and character.
However, there are some non-negotiables that every city nuptial should offer: a convenient location, a backdrop of iconic city sights, fantastic food that can be adapted to your needs and, of course, gorgeous rooms for the couple and their guests to stay in once the day is over.
Step forward Pan Pacific London. Ideally located moments from Liverpool Street Station, and accessible by the Elizabeth, Central, Circle, Northern, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines, this stunning luxury hotel in The City couldn’t be better placed for couples welcoming guests from across the capital and the country. Plus, as a modern hotel in the heart of one of London’s oldest districts, Pan Pacific London also promises the best of both worlds for those all-important wedding pictures, as well as boasting proximity to attractions including Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Barbican to keep guests entertained before and after the big day.
Thanks to its Event Emporium, the Pan Pacific London will also ensure every single detail of your day is done to your exact specification. From personalised scenting and bespoke menus down to the tiny details that will make your day perfect, the Pan Pacific London’s Celebration Connoisseurs are on hand to make sure your big day surpasses your wildest expectations.
During a series of one-to-one appointments, your dedicated Celebration Connoisseur will talk you through every aspect of your wedding to help deliver a day that is completely individual to you as a couple. From floral arrangements and entertainment to hair and beauty services and the ceremony itself (Pan Pacific London offers various spaces licensed for civil ceremonies), whether you’re planning a grand fairytale affair or a beautifully intimate wedding, they’re on hand to take care of everything.
Not sure where to begin? To get you started Pan Pacific London has created a series of wedding packages inspired by the sculptures in the Gardens by the Bay in Pan Pacific’s homeland of Singapore, each offering the elements on which to base your perfect day.
Those choosing the Fern package, for example, will receive exclusive use of the majestic Pacific Ballroom throughout the day, alongside a sparkling wine reception and sumptuous three-course menu, while couples opting for the Lotus package will be granted all the above plus an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s suites and a one-year anniversary dinner at the hotel’s Straits Kitchen – perfect for reminiscing on your happy day.
Foodie couples, meanwhile, may like the sound of the Moongate package, which includes a champagne and canapé reception, a four-course wedding breakfast with wine pairings and an after-dinner cheeseboard, as well as an overnight stay in one of Pan Pacific London’s beautiful suites. Finally, for those looking to really go all out on their wedding day, the Dragonfly package takes care of every element of your big day. Ahead of the wedding, you’ll enjoy a menu tasting session for up to four people and a bridal party brunch, while the wedding day itself will be hosted in the Pacific Ballroom, with a four-course wine pairing menu, evening grazing table and an overnight stay in a suite followed by a champagne breakfast for the happy couple. Each of the newlyweds will also be able to recuperate from the excitement of the event with a treatment at the Pan Pacific London’s expansive Wellbeing floor.
Blending the Eastern hospitality of its roots with Western luxury, hosting a wedding at the Pan Pacific London is also ideal for those with specific cultural requirements. Its team of stellar chefs is well-versed in the traditions of halal and Kosher foods, as well as being able to cater to specific dietary requirements, while your Celebration Connoisseur is well-equipped to deal with any requests you may have for your ceremony or reception.
And, as for the venue itself, the Pacific Ballroom couldn’t be better suited to hosting events guaranteed to impress. Designed by internationally renowned designer Yabu Pushelburg, its fresh, contemporary interiors have been purposely rendered in neutral tones to accommodate whatever kind of decor you have in mind for your day, from classic romantic hues to bold, modern shades. Plus impressive high ceilings, gorgeous wood panelling and opulent chandelier lighting mean that, even with minimal styling, your wedding will still be stunning.
The Pacific Ballroom also promises a dedicated entrance so guests don’t have to go through the hotel lobby, a flexible design that can be used for dancing and eating, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and room for up to 400 people. Time to start making the guestlist…