In a world that continues to accelerate and grow more complex, harmonising and reconnecting with nature becomes imperative to success in all areas of life. The world of business is no different. Studies have shown that people generally thrive in nature, turning to lush gardens not just to alleviate stress, but enhance creativity and productivity.
Weaving nature into meetings can be relatively simple. For example, when searching for a meeting destination, consider locations either surrounded by nature or allow for plenty of outdoor activities. Likewise, when selecting a venue, look for options with a patio, terrace, or balcony thus enabling you to incorporate an outdoor element.
A year-round destination such as Gardens by the Bay is a prime example of just how easy it can be to connect your meeting with nature's many benefits. Here are some venues at Gardens by the Bay that planners should consider for your next meeting:
Flower Field Hall
Inject a refreshing change into your event by hosting it at the picturesque Flower Field Hall, which features a canopy of multi-coloured LED mood lights.
The marquee venue of Gardens by the Bay, the picturesque Flower Field Hall never fails to captivate guests with its stunning backdrop of perpetual spring.
With full views of the splendid Flower Field on one side and a spectacular panorama of the Marina Bay skyline on the other, this spacious 1,200sqm indoor space is perfect for hosting large-scale gala events.
Specially programmed LED mood lights that change into the different colours of the rainbow also add to the enchanting setting.
The Hall's versatile configuration means it can seat 700 guests for a sit-down dinner, 800 for a theatre performance, and up to 1,100 in a standing cocktail party.
The exclusivity of the venue means your guests will have a dedicated entrance to Flower Field Hall, private lifts, and a private hospitality desk for guest registration. There are also provisions for an exquisite holding room with fully furnished facilities and an ensuite bathroom for your VIP guests.
Waterview Room offers a relaxing, naturally-lit venue that overlooks the Marina Bay waterfront.
With breathtaking views of the Bay East Garden and the Marina Bay waterfront, the 300-seater Waterview Room is a versatile venue for events ranging from corporate events to intimate ceremonies. Take away the seats and a stand-up cocktail reception can hold up to 500 guests.
At 600sqm, the Waterview Room is well-equipped with a mobile sound system, projector and projection screen for your presentations, as well as exclusive bathroom facilities for your guests. There is also a food preparation area including steel counter-tops, ice-making machines, chillers and freezers.
Planners who need a bigger space can book the facility with the adjacent Flower Field Hall.
With a standing capacity for 30,000 people, The Meadow is an ideal pick for mega-sized events.
Hailed as Singapore's largest outdoor garden venue, this green space offers a stunning backdrop for mega events, concerts, large gatherings and corporate dinners.
With an area of 22,000sqm, The Meadow boasts stunning panoramic views of the iconic Supertrees, cooled conservatories, and Singapore's downtown cityscape.
The vast venue has a standing capacity of 30,000 people, and is able to take in 7,200 guests in a theatre setting. It can also be configured into a sit-down dinner for 3,600 guests.
Secret Life of Trees
Intimate-sized events can be held in this cosy garden nook, Secret Life of Trees.
To get even closer to nature, planners can treat your guests to a picturesque al fresco setting that boasts superb views of the Supertrees.
Surrounded by greenery, guests will have plenty of photo and video opportunities when the stunning Garden Rhapsody light and sound show commences after dark.
Suitable for cocktail receptions and private events, this cosy 475sqm outdoor area can accommodate up to 150 guests and can be equipped with audio and video systems.
Take a seat among the trees at this 600sqm venue with a prominent view of the Marina Bay skyline.
Nestled beside the Dragonfly Lake and with 600sqm of event space under the canopy of the Supertrees, Silver Leaf offers an intimate outdoor setting for your events.
With the cooled conservatories and Marina Bay skyline in the background, it provides a stunning backdrop for picture-perfect moments for your guests.
There is ample flexibility in the seating configuration. The venue can seat 200 people in a theatre setting, up to 320 for a sit-down dinner, and 500 guests for a stand-up cocktail session.
Champagne @ OCBC Skyway
Elevate the experience with a bird's eye view of the Gardens on Champagne @ OCBC Skyway, an aerial walkway stretching 128 metres long.
For a select group of VIP guests, planners can arrange for a spectacular champagne toast overlooking the Supertrees on the OCBC Skyway, an aerial walkway perched 22m high.
Nestled among the tree tops, groups can get to witness how the Gardens come alive with an exclusive showing of Garden Rhapsody, an immersive light and sound show.
Groups get ample opportunities to interact in nature, such as its cooled conservatory, Cloud Forest.
With more than 1.5 million plants thriving on its grounds, Gardens by the Bay also complements the events experience with inspiring opportunities for groups to interact in nature.
Dance, the first of four garden landscapes at Floral Fantasy, delights with more than 15,000 pastel blooms.
From its iconic cooled conservatories, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, to its newest attraction Floral Fantasy, a 1,500sqm floral-themed attraction housing four different garden landscapes, groups will be treated to a vibrant experience every time with the constant switch in seasonal blooms.
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