Celebrate in Modern Style Amid Centuries of Tradition with Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto Special Occasions Packages


October 4, 2019,
Kyoto, Japan

From its 800-year-old Shakusui-en pond garden to its unbeatable central location in the city’s temple district Higashiyama, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto weaves iconic history and culture into its contemporary embrace for weddings, anniversaries, and vow renewals with a difference.

The Hotel’s new selection of celebration packages offers a range of options and settings that combine a delicate fusion of Kyoto’s modern and traditional touches. Four Seasons wedding specialists ease the multifarious pressures of event planning while unique Hotel highlights – from musicians including a choir, violinist and harpist to exquisite floral centrepieces by Nicolai Bergmann Flower & Design – add whimsy and wonder to every occasion.

Cherish an intimate family wedding for up to six people in the Hotel’s pond garden surrounds; walk the aisle of the Hotel’s bamboo-framed Chapel during an atmospheric candle-lit ceremony; pledge – or renew – wedding vows in traditional Shinto style at Kyoto’s oldest shrine; absorb the intimate history of the Hotel’s Tea House; or go all out with an extravagant Ballroom reception complete with dancing into the night.

Full audio-visual services include equipment and technical assistance, while packages comprise signature wedding menus, beverage options and wedding cake plus a range of additional details: traditional kimono wedding attire; make-up and hair-styling; waiting and changing rooms; romantic dinner for two; plus the option to work directly with the Hotel’s expert team to create an event unlike any that Kyoto has seen before.

And then there’s the food. Under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Nicholas Owen, special occasion cuisine is a celebration in itself, packed with the finest local organic abundance from spring’s Fukuoka amao strawberries to autumn and winter delicacies including Kumamoto chestnuts and chiba alfonsino (sea bream).  “Our aim is to make every meal as memorable as the event and surroundings, from a classic French fine-dining approach enriched with local ingredients to a full immersion in the flavours of Japan,” explains Executive Chef Owen. “We are fortunate to have access to some of the best produce I’ve experienced in the world and keeping this local, seasonal abundance at the heart of our menus ensures that every dish is infused with vibrant life.”

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto invites unique insight into the hidden gems of surrounding Kyoto, Japan’s former Imperial capital. With 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than 2,000 temples and shrines, traditional tea houses, peaceful zen gardens, lively geisha districts, sake breweries and a vibrant cornucopia of festivals, rituals and ceremonies, it is a city that frames every celebration with culture and colour.

One of the few cities in the world to experience four distinct seasons, every occasion is set against a distinct backdrop of natural beauty, from spring’s cherry blossom to autumn’s golden blazes hues. For maximum immersion, A Snapshot of Love combines a two-night stay, breakfast and romantic dinner with a two-hour photo shoot to introduce newlyweds to the city’s most sacred and sublime spots for the ultimate Heian honeymoon escape.

More information on Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto special occasion packages is available online, or contact the wedding specialists by email at or call +81-75-541-8288.