Although beautiful Penang has no shortage of picturesque locations for your wedding day, whether amidst the rich history of Georgetown or lush greenery of the island, choosing a venue for your wedding ceremony or dinner can be a challenge. Spare yourself the headache with our list of the best wedding venues in Penang.
1. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Also known as the Blue Mansion, this gorgeous monument of traditional Chinese architecture would set a scene unlike any other. Host your ceremony at this 18-suite boutique hotel for RM16000, a package that comes with 50 chairs, snacks for your guests, and a one-night stay for nine suites. Alternatively, secure the entire venue for a day, and the experience of a lifetime for RM38000. This package, for up to 100 guests, gets you exclusive use of the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion’s spectacular grounds, as well as all 18 suites (38–40 pax) for a night.
Contact | +604 262 5289
Address | 14, Leith Street, Georgetown, Penang
2. Seven Terraces
Another property that pays tribute to Penang’s rich cultural heritage, Seven Terraces was a row of 19th Century terrace houses, now converted into an 18-suite hotel showcasing some of the most impressive architecture in Penang. Its opulent, intricate furnishings in Peranakan Chinese style offer a glimpse into the venue’s storied past. The entire hotel can be booked for three days and two nights for the likes of a ceremony, Chinese tea ceremony, or gate-crashing, ensuring you and your guests the privacy to make full use of its courtyard and swimming pool.
Contact | +604-261 8888
Email | Booking@georgetownheritage.com
3. Thirty-Two at the Mansion
Housed in an Italianate villa constructed in 1926 for the son of a tin magnate, Thirty-Two at the Mansion, or 32 Mansion, is a pork-free restaurant offering refined renditions of both Western favourites and the Malaysian cuisine Penang is renowned for. 32 Mansion’s grounds also house Beach Blanket Babylon, a seaside bar and café overlooking the shimmering waters of Georgetown. Food aside, arrange for an outdoor lawn ceremony with an approximate capacity of up to 50 and the mansion can serve as a beautiful backdrop for the exchanging of vows.
Contact | +604-262-2232
4. Macalister Mansion
Yet another repurposed colonial mansion that now serves as a luxurious retreat, Macalister Mansion stands out from the rest by seamlessly blending the grandeur of its original design with elegant touches of modern refinement. Host a maximum of 70 guests at your wedding ceremony in this ethereal ambiance for RM9999, whether indoors or outdoors, including exclusive use of the poolside for the ROM (registration of marriage), the tea set for a one-hour Chinese tea ceremony, usage of the venue for both pre-wedding and wedding-day photoshoots, and a one-night stay in the Bridal Suite.
Contact | 04-228 3888
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Address | 228, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town
5. Noordin Mews
Nestled within the labyrinth of seventh streets precinct sits Noordin Mews, a heritage Peranakan shophouse that was gloriously restored and now serves as a boutique hotel. Perfect for an intimate celebration, choose between the courtyard, poolside outdoor patio and peranakan-styled common area to cater for your ceremony. Bonus points! They are proudly pet-friendly.
Contact | +60 4263 7125
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The Majestic Theatre Penang is located in the heart of George Town, within the UNESCO Heritage site. Built in 1929, the recently restored space is now perfect for events such as weddings, corporate events, stage performances, balls, exhibitions and sports related activities. The ground floor has a stage while The Circle, located upstairs, is ideal for pre-dinner cocktail events. Seating up to 300 guests, it’s huge space for a reception.
Contact number | 04-261 3457
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7. Suffolk House
Complete with the title of being Malaysia’s sole surviving Georgian mansion, create history of your own at this historically significant Anglio-Indian garden house, which now doubles as a restaurant, museum, and events venue. Host 150–350 wedding guests on the Suffolk House’s prim lawns for a starting price of RM3000 or opt for the no less splendid Marble Hall at RM4000, which can seat 180 but has standing room for 200. The Suffolk House also features various spaces for your wedding lunch or dinner, with capacities ranging from 20 to 300.
Contact | 04-228 3930
Address | 250, Jalan Air Hitam, 10460, Georgetown
8. Botanica Mansion
Further away from busy Georgetown, towards the west side of Penang Island, is Botanica Mansion, a restored English plantation house built in 1881, updated with modern facilities such as a gym and swimming pool. Surrounded by rolling hills of sprawling green, expect a quiet garden reception for 120 guests to cost approximately RM4000, with RM128 per person the charge for a five-course wedding meal, but the mansion offers a wedding cake, dessert bar, photography, videography, and more with its packages.
9. Averie Hous
If you favour a quieter location some distance from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown, Averie Hous may be the place for you. Amidst 22000 square feet of meticulously sculpted gardens, this beautiful colonial villa is perfect for an outdoor wedding, with décor adjustable to the theme or style of your choice. The venue has adequate space for up to 200 guests, who will benefit from the courtyard and lawn for a breath of fresh air, while you may benefit from the catering, décor, and furniture rental services offered.
10. Tropical Spice Garden
Tucked away along the north-eastern coast of Penang Island is this lush tropical paradise sheltered from the distractions of city life. Featuring five acres of lovingly landscaped gardens comprising more than 500 specimens of flora, the seclusion and magical atmosphere of Tropical Spice Garden can serve as the backdrop for a wedding unlike any other. Host 60 pax to the lull of flowing water at the Water Garden, or 100 pax beneath towering bamboo in the Bamboo Garden.
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11. The Habitat Penang Hill
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Deep within the dense rainforest that cloaks Penang Hill is The Habitat, a 1.6km-long nature trail that would intimately connect your wedding guests with the wondrous sights and sounds of Malaysian flora and fauna in the Penang Hill nature reserve. Book the Andaman Tent for a starting price of RM500 per hour or plan an unforgettable ceremony beneath the treetops and clear sky on Curtis Crest, the highest viewing platform on Penang Island, for RM3000 per hour.
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12. David Brown’s Hilltop Garden Restaurant
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David Brown’s at Strawberry Hill is the highest restaurant in Penang. Tucked away in the corner of Penang’s iconic Penang Hill, it is a quintessential British colonial restaurant and tea terrace. This hidden gem is an experiential threat for your guest, making their way uphill by funicular or private jeep. The sky terrace is a great option for an intimate ceremony followed by a garden reception at the restaurant. Party away as the city of Penang light up, let most spectacular view be an integral part of your wedding memories. Do note that the last funicular ride is at 10pm, be sure to arrange for private jeep transportation down the hill for your guest.
13. Hin Bus Depot
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A creative arts space that frequently plays host to concerts, art events and screenings of international films, the Hin Bus Depot has numerous spaces brimming with old-school charm that could play host to your wedding as well. Take your pick from the quaint Exhibition Space (up to 150 pax), the open-air Deck (up to 180 pax), the rustic Mural Garden (up to 60 pax), or the spacious Lawn (up to 200 pax) for a wedding venue that defies tradition, much like the artists whose works inhabit it. In-house catering and furniture rental are available.
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14. Boulder Valley Glamping
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Boulder Valley Glamping and Event Place is a sustainable and ethereal woodland retreat venue. A rainforest enclosed glasshouse space fits 100 guests, an overhead giant fan keeping the atmosphere cool. The property has a total of 25 tents that is available for book out at RM13,500 ++ with other complementaries.
15. England House
A short drive across the Penang bridge from the island will take you and your geust to Nibong Tebal’s England House. A passion project of veteran wedding photographer, this english cottage style wooden house looks out of place amongst it’s neighbouring houses. A private lawn featuring an Edwardian water fountain surrounds the house, keeping away pryng eyes fits 100 comfortably. Cozy, charming and filled with antiques and oddities, this venue is a DIY project by the owner and his neighbours, a venue is best suited for a rustic wedding, requiring minimal decor and setup.
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With this list, that has covered 14 of the best venues to host your intimate wedding ceremony or reception and hope to alleviate some of the stresses that come inevitably, part and parcel, with planning your special day.