This year we’ve only been invited to one wedding (yay for my wallet’s sake!) and the reception was held at Fisherman’s Terrace Seafood Restaurant (釣魚台海鮮酒家) located inside Richmond’s Aberdeen Centre. We’ve been here for dinner before but never for weddings. The restaurant has an odd layout where the entrance is wide and it gets narrower near the back of the restaurant. This makes it hard for guests that sits way at the back to see anything happening at the front of the restaurant where most of the action take place. The wedding that we’re attending didn’t take up the whole restaurant so they had section off the back and used it as the bridal room as well as set up a small area for the photo booth.
Photo booths had became more and more popular. This particular one at the wedding only took the digital photos. I prefer the ones where you are able to take a physical copy home as part of the wedding favors. It’s nice to see your silly photos right away. Hopefully we’ll get to see ours from this wedding soon.
I didn’t pay particular attention to the food at the wedding. It seemed like your typical Chinese wedding banquet. One thing that did stood out was that the bride’s family had divided the roast suckling pig, which was part of the dowry, and served it to the guests during dinner. So when the waiter brought the plate of roast pork to the table, she specifically said that this plate of roast pork was not prepared by the restaurant so if it doesn’t taste good, please don’t hold the restaurant responsible. The pork turned out to be a bit more on the salty side.
This is also my first time received eco shopping bags as wedding favors. The particular bags we got were a lot larger than I thought. It came in several different designs and I got the cherry one. My personal opinion is that the design on the bags aren’t very appealing but the size is nice for grocery shopping.
All in all, the food from Fisherman’s Terrace Seafood Restaurant is not bad for wedding banquet. I didn’t detect too much msg. However, I would be concern about the restaurant layout if your wedding is large. If you take up the whole restaurants, your guests at the back will not see anything. I heard they do have “live broadcast” where they will stream the action on their TV screen so guests who are unable to see from their table can at least watch what’s going on. But I feel that the atmosphere won’t be the same.