April 20, 2019

10 Romantic Wedding Destinations in the Philippines

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  • Pristine islands, beautiful churches, lush gardens—it’s no doubt that the Philippines is such a romantic country to be married in. You have so many options depending on your preferred theme, both intimate and open space.

    So if you’re planning to tie the knot soon, we’ve compiled a list of ideal places to check out:

    Also read: 10 Places in the Philippines for Prenuptial Shoots

    Church

    Manila Cathedral

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    If you want to stick with a traditional church wedding, there are lots of beautiful churches in the metro that you could add into your picks—one of which is the Manila Cathedral. Better inquire really early before you get your hopes up, though, as your preferred dates may be booked already.

    Address: Cabildo cor. Beaterio St., Intramuros, Manila

    Also read: 10 Most Beautiful Churches in Manila

    Paoay Church

    Going farther North, you may check out Paoay Church in the lovely town of Ilocos Norte. Just look at the enormous aisle that the bride-to-be is going to walk down! It’s an ideal church if you’re planning to take your wedding out of the city as Ilocos Norte is also blessed with lots of tourist spots.

    Address: Marcos Ave, Paoay, Ilocos Norte

    Also read: Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte: The Stunning Historical Icon of the North

    Garden

    Sonya’s Garden

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    Tagaytay is probably one of the top choices when brides are asked a location out (but near) of the metro. A popular venue is Sonya’s Garden, which is actually the private home of its owner, Sonya Garcia. This lush garden is sure to keep your romantic day extra special, bonus the sweet breeze of this quiet town.

    Address: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite
    Website: sonyasgarden.com

    Also read: Cool Climate South of the Metro: Tagaytay City

    Palazzo Verde

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    Palazzo Verde, formerly known as Fernbrook Gardens, is one of the popular wedding destinations in the Southern part of the metro. Getting married here would look like a fairytale with its beautifully-decorated, Victorian-era touch. It would be so easy to feel like Cinderella in this dreamy place, trust us.

    Address: Daang Reyna, Vista City, Las Piñas
    Website: palazzoverde.com.ph

    Beach

    Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa

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    Boracay is ideal for a beach wedding, as it’s undoubtedly among the most beautiful islands in the country. Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa may just be your first pick! This natural beauty is cocooned in the island’s northern coastline, giving you such lovely scenery of greens and blues.

    Address: Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
    Website: www.shangri-la.com/boracay/boracayresort

    Also read: Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa

    Balesin Island

    Balesin Island, on the other hand, is a private island owned by the Alphaland Corporation. Comprised of seven villages to take you around the world, it will surely make it hard for you to leave—it’s unlike any other. It’s such a romantic haven, giving you a story straight from a fairytale book. This members-only island may be very expensive to get married in, but it’s worth all the extra bucks.

    Address: Balesin Island Club, Balesin, Polillo, Quezon
    Website: balesin.com

    Also read: The Alpha Suites in Makati: Your Ultimate Staycation Destination

    Hotel

    Manila Hotel

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    Manila Hotel exudes a royalty vibe, and the Champagne Room is probably the most popular among bride-to-bes. With its lavish decorations and luxurious meal offerings, it’s guaranteed to give your special day the best it deserves. Plus, it just sits in the heart of Manila.

    Address: One Rizal Park, Manila
    Website: manila-hotel.com.ph

    Raffles

    There’s no other way to describe Raffles than exquisite. This beautiful hotel sits quietly amidst the busy city of Makati, offering both luxury and grace on your wedding day. The Ballroom screams elegance—it might just be the right place to act like grand royalties on your special day.

    Address: 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City
    Website: raffles.com / weddingsatrafflesmakati.com

    Cultural

    Casa Manila

    IMAGE Intramuros Plaza San Luis Complex

    If you’re looking for a cultural place but inside the metro, look no further than the walls of Intramuros, Manila. Casa Manila will entice you with its Spanish touches—perfect for those who are dreaming of vintage weddings. It’s recommended for intimate events, but it can accommodate up to 150 guests.

    Address: Real St, Intramuros, Manila

    Also read: Inside Intramuros: A Tour in Manila’s Walled City

    Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

    For all the old souls out there, the heritage town of Bataan is obviously the best bet—particularly in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. You may have seen couples doing their prenuptial shoots, but you can actually exchange your I do’s there. Be amazed by the Spanish-Filipino touches as this world-class historical hotel gives you a wedding like no other—the architecture alone is enough to convince you.

    Address: Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan
    Website: lascasasfilipinas.com

    Also read: Travel back in time at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan

    Did we miss out any other beautiful spot for weddings? We’d love to hear your thoughts below!

    Also read: Top Places to Go on a Honeymoon in the Philippines


    Written by Yana Bautista

               
               
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