The ceremony took place at Shilla Hotel’s traditional Korean house-style banquet hall called Yeong Bin Gwan. This venue is usually for small-scale weddings and costs at least 70 million won (approximately $63,000). Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki reportedly prepared 150 seats for the ceremony.
The couple also prepared full course meals for their guests, costing between 200,000 won and 300,000 won (approximately $180 to $270) per person. The meals reportedly consisted of assorted vegetables, sea cucumber dishes, beef in black bean sauce, wedding guksu (banquet noodles), tapioca pearl persimmon purée, and more.
It was further revealed that Song Hye Kyo’s bouquet was made of lily of the valley. These imported flowers are quite difficult to find in Korea because they are short-lived flowers that only bloom in May. Lily of the valley bouquets cost at least 1 million won (approximately $900), and for hotel weddings, they can cost up to 10 million won (approximately $9,000).
Song Hye Kyo’s wedding dress and Song Joong Ki’s tuxedo were both from luxury brand Christian Dior, and the floral decorations at the venue are expected to have cost anywhere between 50 million won and 80 million won (approximately $45,000 to $72,000).
What a grand wedding!