10 Romantic Wedding Destinations in the Philippines
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:
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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
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
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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
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
Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa
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
Also read: Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa
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
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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
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.
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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
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
Did we miss out any other beautiful spot for weddings? We’d love to hear your thoughts below!
Written by Yana Bautista