What is required by China for a legal wedding ceremony?
Marriage in China consists of a civil marriage registration by the couple at a Chinese municipal government office. The male partner must be 22 years of age or older and the female partner must be 20 years of age or older.
What do I need to know before contacting the hotel?
You should know the estimated number of guests, a date, and an approximate budget for your event. If possible, choose a few alternate dates in case your first choice is not available.
How far in advance should I reserve the date?
Although The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai often fills the most popular dates as far as one year in advance, other dates are typically available with less notice. Contact the hotel for more information about available dates.
What is the average cost per person for my wedding at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai?
Please refer to our wedding packages. Please be aware that we provide one-stop-wedding solutions to you for select variety wedding accessories. Your final pricing will be based on your actual selections.
What are the deposits based on and when are they due?
Deposits are 30% of total estimated expenses after contract signed. 6 months prior to your event, another 30% of the estimated charges are due. 1 month prior to your event, another 40% of the estimated charges are due. The estimated final balance is due on your event.
When do I need to tell The Ritz-Carlton exactly how many guests will be attending my wedding?
The catering department must be notified of the exact number of guests attending a function at least 10 working days prior to the start of the event. This will be considered a guarantee, for which you will be charged, even if fewer guests attend the function.
Do the bride and groom get a complimentary room for the wedding night?
The hotel provides a complimentary guestroom for the bride and groom on the night of their wedding with the wedding room setup and in-room bath relaxation.
Are there special room rates for wedding guests?
For family and friends of the wedding party, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai will be happy to quote preferential rates for the week of the event.
How do I arrange my wedding at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai?
Our wedding professionals will organize and coordinate all aspects of your wedding ceremony and reception to help create your vision, including:
- Assist with etiquette and protocol for your ceremony.
- Create a timeline for your entire wedding day.
- Coordinate the wedding ceremony.
- Recommend special event professionals to provide floral arrangements music, photography and invitations.
- Act as a menu consultant for all food and beverage selections, arrange and attend your menu tasting.