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Top 7 Corporate Event Venues in Singapore

When it comes to corporate events, it’s always important to put your best foot forward. Whether you are hosting a networking session or a company-wide presentation, the quality of your space can have a tremendous impact on how your event turns out. A smart screen projector, catering services, flexible chair layouts, design aesthetics – these are some of the many factors that go into making the perfect venue for any corporate function. In this blog, we cover some of the most popular corporate event venues in Singapore along with our recommendations.

Central

1.   Robinson Road: Formal event venue for 250

This space is one of the few options in Singapore for large networking events that cover up to 400 people. Apart from being conveniently located in the CBD area, this event space is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of layouts, ranging from an auditorium to a conference setup. The venue takes up two levels in a chic coworking space with members predominantly in the FinTech space. While the venue itself is big enough to accommodate 250 persons, it’s possible for you to hold a networking event that spills over into the surrounding lounge area.

Our Recommendation: This is an ideal event space if you are a looking to host seminars, corporate presentations or networking sessions in a convenient CBD location for 200-250 guests.The event should take at least 4 hours.

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2.   New Bridge Road: Bright and airy rooftop venue for 190

This next event space, on the other hand, is better suited for creative businesses and product launches. With its wooden tables and a bright, airy atmosphere, this space could easily pass off as a beach cafe. On top of that, you get to wow guests with a gorgeous rooftop view of the downtown CBD area. The venue can accommodate approximately 190 people – 150 standing, and 40 seated. Due to the limited seats available, this space is most popular for outdoorsy networking sessions and company socials where guests are free to roam around and talk. You even get to book a rooftop bar! Within the seating space, you can opt for theatre, classroom, cluster or conference layouts.

Our Recommendation: This space is great for networking sessions over drinks, company parties, and intimate product launches for a headcount of 40-200. Ideally, the event runs for a minimum of 3 hours.

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3.   Raffles Place: High-tech event venue for 150

A prime location in Raffles Place and smart technology – this corporate event venue has both. Housed in one of the most high-tech coworking spaces in town, this event space is packed with a large smart screen that can be used for presentations and video conferencing. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests in an auditorium or theatre setup. For additional needs, the coworking operator will work with you to customize the space for your needs. The space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that are three stories high, providing a great dose of natural lighting.

Our Recommendation: The biggest perk of this space is its smart board. Naturally, the venue is perfect for company presentations or video conferences, with an expected headcount of up to 150 people. Your event runs for at least 1 hour, and you’d like a convenient, prestigious location in the CBD.

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4.   Shenton Way: Chic, designer space for 60

Next up, we have an event venue with an award-winning, high-end design – perfect for professional functions that are meant to impress. Chic, grey furnishings and minimalist artwork appeal to a corporate crowd with sleek design sensibilities. Located along Shenton Way, this venue is packed with luxury amenities, including state-of-the-art AV equipment. Complementary parking is available for guests who arrive past 6pm. The larger coworking space is designed like a business lounge, but the event space itself can accommodate auditorium, theatre, an cluster layouts for various function types.

Our Recommendation: Are you looking to impress clients, partners or investors? This event venue is great for doing so, regardless of whether you are pitching a presentation or holding a networking session. You are drawn to a high-end, minimalist aesthetic, and you expect up to 60 people for an event that lasts for at least an hour.

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5.   Chinatown: Historic event space for 200

While the previous spaces generally feature a modern, professional vibe, this one takes on more historic qualities. Great for intimate gatherings and large, 200-person functions, this space is housed in one of Chinatown’s historic buildings. Nonetheless, it has been renovated and equipped with modern amenities. This location is relatively near the CBD, and at the same time, distant enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of corporate life. Guests have access to a private pantry with a beer garden for rent, alongside complimentary mineral water. Multiple seating layouts are available, including classroom, cluster, conference and theatre setups.

Our Recommendation: This is a flexible venue that can suit different event types, from breakfast sessions to panel discussions to art exhibitions. If you are looking for something different from the sleek and modern CBD venue, this space might be the one for you. You expect a maximum of 200 guests for an event that runs for at least 2 hours.

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East

6.   Lavender: Sleek, industrial space for 200

This space is another popular option for businesses looking to hold large networking sessions or presentations. Located in Kallang, this venue can be found at the fringe of the CBD area and is just a five-minute walk away from Bendemeer MRT. The vibe of the space is less “suit-and-tie” than many of the venues in the CBD, and is flexible enough to host anything from fashion runways to work parties to product launches. Tables are available for a classroom setup, in addition to theatre, cluster and conference formats. The sleek, industrial and wooden furnishing adds a creative edge to the space.

Our Recommendation: This space is best suited for more informal corporate events held by businesses in retail, fashion, or other creative industries. The event should expect no more than 200 guests and run for at least 3 hours.

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West

7.   Ayer Rajah Crescent: Practical event space for 40

Here’s something for those looking to hold an event in the West. Located in the tech cluster of Ayer Rajah Crescent, this event venue is great for businesses in the IT and R&D sectors. This event space is housed within a coworking space known for using technology to make operations more efficient for its members. In line with this vision, this event venue comes with a projector screen and video conferencing capabilities. On top of that, the space is packed with lots of natural light and 24/7 air-conditioning. Possible seating layouts include auditorium, cluster and theatre formats for a maximum of 40 guests.

Our Recommendation: This space is ideal for business events with a relatively intimate number of guests (fewer than 40). You value having a bright, well-lit space that easily accessible for guests.

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Final Thoughts

While renting out an event space is not the same as leasing office space, you still need to carefully consider how the space matches your business requirements. In Singapore, there are a wide variety of flavours to choose from in different locations – from a practical, high-tech space in the West to a chill, rooftop venue downtown. The seven we featured in this article are the most popular event spaces in Singapore – nonetheless, it is important that you keep your options open.

At GorillaSpace, you can find a whole range of corporate event venues that may suit your business needs. When searching for event spaces, you can filter your search according to specific amenities, location, and the number of guests you expect to attend. Alternatively, feel free to reach out to our Space Experts at +65 8817 9170 or [email protected] for recommendations on what you should be looking for.

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