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There’s always that one garden, ballroom, or even museum that will make an engaged couple’s big day more memorable.
Choosing a reception venue for your wedding may just be one of the most important—not to mention tedious—decisions any engaged couple has to make. But what makes it so exciting is that you know there’s always that one garden, ballroom or hall that encapsulates the couple’s style—you just need to have the patience to find it. That place may just be your own canvas to paint the wedding of your dreams, and we’re here to help you fulfill that as we list (in random order) some of the best wedding venues you can find in Metro Manila.
1. Fernwood Gardens, Sanville Subdivision, Cenacle Drive, Quezon City
Nestled in a quiet subdivision in Quezon City, Fernwood Gardens has charmed couples, event hosts, and debutantes alike. Its enchanting willow trees and vintage ambience have been its selling points, among many others of course, and have given it a trustworthy name in the business.
All halls can accommodate around 150 people, and the venue rental is priced around Php81,000.
2. Versailles Palace Grand Ballroom, Versailles Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Nothing speaks of class like the beauty of French baroque architecture. With a view of the dreamy city lights of Metro Manila, you can easily pull off that classic European motif and make your guests fall in love with the site’s luxurious interiors and its lovely view that is almost as romantic as France.
The Versailles Palace, situated in Versailles Alabang, can fit about 500 guests and rents for Php50,000–70,000.
3. The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion, 100 Park Avenue, McKinley Hill Village, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
This modern, Asian-inspired resorts location is a perfect fit for couples who want an urban-chic vibe for their wedding reception. Conveniently located in McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio, it houses three ballrooms (Banyan, Silk, and Jade) including private rooms for your wedding preps or outfit changes.
Banyan Hall can accommodate 300 guests, while both Silk and Jade can fit 250 people. Their all-inclusive wedding packages start at Php340,000.
4. The Glass Garden, Evangelista Avenue, Pasig City
Popular for its glimmering glass-tiled walls and high ceilings that are for either day or night receptions, The Glass Garden may just be one of the most coveted wedding destinations in Metro Manila. Ideal for couples who want a unique wedding location, the site boasts sophisticated English architecture with two elegantly built halls, which are both fully air-conditioned. Your guests will have no problem parking their vehicles as they provide ample parking space too.
The venue sets you back Php161,000–217,000 for their full wedding packages.
5. Metropolitan Museum, BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila
Who says museums are only for museum galas? If you want an unconventional or an artsy wedding reception, the Metropolitan Museum rents out their gallery for events such as wedding receptions—subject, of course, to some curatorial guidelines. Holding your one-of-a-kind reception here will be as memorable for your guests as it will be for you.
Prices start at Php65,000 for the first three hours, exclusive of catering services and other amenities. Visit their website.
6. Sitio Elena, Valley Golf, Don Celso Tuason Avenue, Pasig City
Sitio Elena’s white-washed walls and glittering glass windows will take your breath away. Surrounded by a lush garden, this versatile wedding reception venue can go from minimalist to grandiose. The pavilion alone is worthy of your wedding photo ops. The place is ideal for those couples who are keen on details, as they can customize the venue to their taste.
They offer wedding packages that range from Php200,000 to Php250,000 inclusive of most amenities and services.
7. Eton Elements, Eton Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
If you’re looking for a versatile wedding location, Eton Elements in Centris is a perfect venue to channel your creativity as a couple. Dressing up the site is no problem since the silky tented spaces can be used as blank bases that you can easily transform into whatever you can imagine.
Both tents fit 700 people—around 350 people can fit in each. Rental fees start at Php75,000 for the first four hours. Visit their website.
8. Fernbrook Gardens, Portofino South, Daang Reyna, Las Piñas City
For that fairytale-themed wedding you’ve always dreamed of, Fernbrook Gardens is an excellent choice. Located in the south of Metro Manila, this Victorian-inspired events place exudes an atmosphere fit for royalty. They offer four separate venues with motifs ranging from Baroque to Byzantine. You can opt to borrow their horse-drawn carriage, or ride their Venetian gondolas for more romantic wedding photos.
All their spaces can accommodate 100–150 guests; prices for their wedding packages start at Php181,000.
9. Casa Manila Patio, Intramuros, Manila
If you’re into the Old World charm of Intramuros, Casa Manila may just be one of your most fitting choices. Situated in the center of the old walled city, the Casa Manila Patio is a breath of fresh air compared to other extravagant venues with its toned-down, intimate atmosphere. The place is especially more romantic if couples plan to hold their wedding reception at night.
It costs a mere Php17,000 with additional fees for exceeding hours and catering services. The space can accommodate up to 200 guests.
10. The Loft @ Manansala, 38th floor, The Manansala, Rockwell Center, Makati
High ceilings, an impeccable view of the cityscape, and understated elegance are what The Loft @ Manansala promises. Located on the 38th floor of The Manansala Tower in Rockwell Center, this 440-sqm venue space is a perfect option for couples who wish a simple, yet elegant, wedding reception.
The venue will set couples back Php80,000 (plus VAT and a reservation fee of Php10,000). The Loft can accommodate up to 300 people. Visit their website.
Some pro-tips when you look for your wedding reception venues: stick to your budget, trust your instinct when choosing among the array of events spaces, and enjoy the thrill of preparing for your big day, as the preparation itself will create beautiful memories couples will cherish ever after.