Safe Event Venues in Singapore: Status in Phase 2 Reopening


As Singapore entered into Phase 2 last Friday June 19 2020, we were able to regain some sense of normalcy: being able to meet up with up to 5 people at a time, dining out at restaurants, and even going to the gym. The government has also allowed people to hold weddings with up to 10 people at home, ROM or the ROMM or up to 20 people at other venues (this has since been updated to allow 50pax at certain events). However, safe distancing measures, including maintaining 1m distance, must continue to be followed so we can move towards Phase 3. So what do these new protocols mean for hosting events or meetings and which are safe event venues in Singapore? 

Activities Allowed to Resume

Here’s a quick recap of what businesses are allowed to resume during Phase 2:

  • Retail businesses
  • Sports, parks, and other public facilities such as playgrounds, beaches, swimming complexes, sports halls, gyms, function rooms
  • Home-based services
  • Personal health and wellness activities

Larger venues such as malls and standalone retail outlets however, must have strict capacity limits to control human traffic and prevent the build up of crowds and long lines. For a full list of what is and isn’t allowed, visit the official Singapore Government Agency website

Can We Hold Events?

It’s important to remember that some activities, particularly those that involve people being in close contact for long periods of time, will take more time to resume. The following are some examples of these events:

  • Religious services and congregations
  • Large cultural venues such as libraries and museums
  • Large events and venues such as conferences, concerts, and trade fairs
  • Entertainment venues such as bars, nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, and karaoke outlets

That being said, there are some events and meetings that can take place outside of the virtual world: weddings and solemnisations are allowed to resume with a maximum guest capacity of 20 in venues other than the home or the ROM (where up to 10 guests are allowed), with other events allowed to resume as we progress through Phase 2 (starting August 4, restrictions were further eased to allow for 50 pax at certain events). Check out some of our venues perfect for a private party here

Read also: Top 10 Conference & Meeting Room Rental Ideas in Singapore

Safe Event Venues for Physical Meetings and Trainings

Employers are asked to continue telecommuting and to ensure safe distancing measures are put into place. For many, working from home remains the safest solution. However, for those who need an alternative workspace once a week or a couple of times a month, renting meeting rooms or training rooms on an hourly or daily rate is a viable solution. 

These venues can be found in flexible workspaces such as coworking spaces and serviced offices. They have redesigned their locations to ensure the health and safety of everyone present, as well as encouraging everyone to use the SafeEntry app to check in and check out. Some of these new protocols include ensuring 1m distance between members, seating and spacing markers, health declarations, temperature checks, and requiring all visitors to have appointments before arriving at the space. 

Consequently, businesses can ensure they are following safe distancing policies without spending on office renovations. It will also help companies offer their teams short-term workspaces at cost-efficient prices. Alternatively, you can rent private offices or obtain a hot-desk subscription to house split-teams across Singapore on a monthly basis. These will help companies stay agile during this period of uncertainty.

Here are some of our favourite safe event venues and meeting rooms ready to accept new visitors:

Meeting Rooms

ibis Singapore on Bencoolen – The Orchid Room


Offering state of the art and acoustically engineered meeting spaces, The Orchid Room at ibis Singapore at Bencoolen is perfect for corporate meetings and functions. Equipped with LED TV, projector, WiFi, microphone, and sound system you can truly elevate your business. Plus, it comes with food and beverage options to keep you going.

– Location: 170 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189657

– Max Capacity: 12 guests (may vary due to safe distancing measures)

– Price Range (hourly): $51 – 100 SGD

– Price Range (half-day): $501 – 1000 SGD

– Price Range (full-day): $501 – 1000 SGD

Interested in this venue? Click here to find out more and get a quote

Training Rooms

Found8 – Innovation Workshop


Set up an effective training session or team brainstorming meeting in this training room in Found8. The room can be set up in either a theatre style, workshop style, or classroom style depending on what your agenda is. If you’re planning on using the room for several hours there are even breakfast, lunch, or dinner options to keep you and your attendees fuelled throughout the day. 

– Location: 79 Anson Road, #23-01, Singapore 079906

– Max Capacity: 40 guests (12 guests with 1m social distancing)

– Price Range (hourly): $101 – 250 SGD

Interested in this venue? Click here to find out more and get a quote

The Hive Carpenter – Meeting Room B


Focus on the task at hand in this private meeting room. Equipped with a whiteboard, secure WiFi, projector, blinds, and an interactive TV you can guarantee the success of your training session. You could even use this room as your private workspace for a few hours during the day for a change from your work-from-home setup.

– Location: 36 Carpenter St, Singapore 059915

– Max Capacity: 4 guests (may differ due to safe distancing)

– Price Range (hourly): $0 – 50 SGD

Interested in this venue? Click here to find out more and get a quote

Event Venues

White Rabbit Hole – Cosy Event Space


Step into the rabbit hole and see your event come to life in this cosy venue. Whether you’re hosting a mini celebration, a workshop, a training session, or a birthday party, you can truly make this space your own: customise your seating arrangements, have access to a sound system, complimentary infused drinks, plus add on food catering. 

– Location: 533, #04-29, Upper Cross St, Singapore 050533 

– Max Capacity: 20 guests (may differ due to safe distancing)

– Price Range (hourly): $51 – 100 SGD

– Price Range (half-day): $251 – 500 SGD

– Price Range (full-day): $251 – 500 SGD

Interested in this venue? Click here to find out more and get a quote

Makerlala – Studio + Rooftop Space


A beautifully handcrafted rooftop venue on top of a 1950’s shophouse overlooking the sunset, Makerlala can make your events come to life. You can host any event, from 21st birthday parties, pre-wedding photoshoots, hen nights, craft workshops, baby showers, or corporate team building events and enjoy custom decorations with good food and good drinks. 

– Location: 203D Lavendar Street, Singapore 338763

– Max Capacity: 35 guests (may differ due to safe distancing)

– Price Range (hourly): $101 – 250 SGD

– Price Range (half-day): $251 – 500 SGD

– Price Range (full-day): $251 – 500 SGD

Interested in this venue? Click here to find out more and get a quote

For more unique and safe event venues for rent in Singapore, browse our extensive inventory to find your perfect training room, meeting room, wedding venue, workshop space, and many more! 

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