TOP 10 Wedding Venues

Every couple dreams of the perfect venue to celebrate their love whether for the first time or for re-affirming their vows. But, the truth is, there are just too many venues to choose from. Wedding Digest eases the burden of finding that one special place. 

Fernbrook Gardens
An Incarnated Fairy Tale

Why Fernbrook Deserves The Top Spot
When you dream, make sure you are facing the metro south.  Head down to Las Pinas, find your way to the heart of Daang Hari Road and an 8,000 square meter garden of Fernbrook is waiting to capture your senses as you walk upon its majestic dome.  Amidst the tropical gardens are five grand European inspired venues equally impressive but designed to suit different venue needs.  Fernbrook Gardens has features that are unique and have dramatic effects for both night and daylight celebrations.  An indoor chapel of Notre Dame de Vie, a mini basilica for Catholic weddings, stood prominently among the lavish halls, wherein couples can exchange vows in a beautiful ceremony and enjoy the sight of the luscious surroundings.

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
Fernbrook Gardens takes pride of its Victorian Halls that can accommodate 500 guests combined. There is also the Byzantine Halls that can accommodate  430 guests together, the Colonial Ballroom, which is inspired by England’s Buckingham Palace, can accommodate 150 guests and soon-to-open is a small gazebo for  intimate celebrations of 20 to 50 guests.

Old English-inspired Gazebos allow one to make never-to-be-forgotten memories close to nature and amidst beautiful gardens. The Grand Conservatory – a stunning hundred foot high massive dome structure standing above a beautifully sculpted fountain never fail to make guest stare in awe. When parking is a common problem with most venues, guests can enjoy the spacious parking area at Fernbrook Gardens with its 500 parking slots. Secured enough that one need not worry about his car while enjoying the experience of a momentous event. 

Emma Ruth Amores, the General Manager, of Fernbrook Gardens the famed venue of the South, proudly commented, “The most common feedback we usually receive from our couples, is how their dream wedding had come true and how they look forward to celebrating their next momenous event here with us." 

Address: FERNBROOK GARDENS Daang Reyna, Vista City Las Piñas, Metro Manila
Tel: +632 710 8608 | +632 710 8545 | +63917 870 3838

The Pergola
Refreshingly Elegant 

Why The Pergola Deserves the Top Spot
Talk about beautiful back drop and soothing ambiance, this uniquely shaped structure with its wide wood-framed glass windows overlooking a waterfall and fishpond in the midst of a landscaped tropical garden will surely make your heart skip a beat. An ideal location that exudes both elegance and exclusivity, The Pergola offers both the comfort of indoor setting and the relaxed atmosphere of its tent-covered terrace and garden trellis.

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
The Pergola is ideal for medium-sized events. The fully air-conditioned The Octagon Hall has a seating capacity of 150 to 200 guests for wedding and debut set-ups, up to 250 guests for other regular functions and up to 350 guests for cocktails. The Octagon Terrace and the Garden are frequently used as an extension area for the buffet station, registration table, photo booth, mobile bar and cocktails. While the garden behind the terrace is a lovely setting for a wedding ceremony. The Garden Trellis on the left-side garden is another option for pre-dinner cocktails and additional table set-ups or a garden wedding ceremony.

It  has a private lounge with powder room, sala set, mini dining table, make-up counter and front and back doors, air-conditioned restrooms with a spacious hallway and ample parking space for up to 500 vehicles.

Address: THE PERGOLA, CCP Complex, Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. corner Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Tel.: +632 974 2555 | +632 577 0680
Globe Mobile: +63917 598.1088 | +63917 896 0035 | Smart Mobile: +63908 898 2908

Gazebo Royale
Mystical Metropolis Garden

Why Gazebo Royale Deserves the Top Spot
When most couples would opt to go out of town just to have the feeling of being lost in another world, Gazebo Royale offers more than just the feeling but an experience.  The sprawling garden is so exquisite for the sight that anything your mind can imagine for a garden wedding is simply possible.  It has a very strategic location which make it an ideal location for any occasion.  No need to travel far and book overnight for the event thus having Gazebo Royal is indeed an excellent choice.

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
Gazebo Royale has three event halls that can hold different number of guests. The Champagne Hall is the biggest among the three and can accommodate up to 700 guests. It is  beautifully landscaped and has a waterfall for a more relaxing ambiance.  It is accentuated by Capiz lamps and other ceiling decors to create a perfect setting for a classic wedding. The Phoenix Avenue is ideal for smaller functions of up to 250 guests. It is a 400- sqm area surrounded by lush greens and also has interesting water features and ambient lighting, with an optional use of air-condition. The Bamboo Grove, is ideal for more intimate functions of up to 60 guests, like family gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions, corporate seminars, and wedding ceremonies. 

What more can anyone possibly ask for? Arnold Santiago of Gazebo Royale beamed with pride as he recounted to us the numerous positive comments they receive after every occasion like the one from their February 2015 event that went, “Many thanks to all of you for accommodating all our changes even the last minute ones.  Our family is forever grateful for making this such a memorable experience,”  and another one last December 2014 which goes, “I love the way our event was treated. Gazebo Royale staffs are very accommodating, friendly and very professional.”

Address: RONA’S GARDEN COMPOUND, 29 Visayas Avenue extension, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel:  +632 920 6503 to 04 | Fax: +632 352 5547 
mobile: +63917 842 9326 | +63922 842 9326 • +63939 929.7273

Versailles Palace
The Majestic Venue

Why Versailles Palace deserves the top spot
Versailles Palace, the crowning glory of a premier property in Alabang, lives up to its name with a truly impressive design that has made it a landmark in the area.  Inspired by the Château de Versailles in France, the grand clubhouse creates an ambience of European flair that extends to the events held in their grounds.  In fact, for two consecutive years, the prestigious  Ms. Earth International has deemed the venue the perfect location for the Coronation Night.

It has beautiful water features, well-landscaped gardens and creative lighting that furthers the luxurious atmosphere.   Walking on the charming bridge, over the expansive pool, which leads one to the gazebo, is a picturesque scene that can be your very own on your big day.

This high-end venue is also easily accesible while maintaining that feel of exclusivity; it is within reach of posh commercial centers, business districts and other places of interest, in particular, only 15minutes away from Makati and international airports.

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
This topnotch venue is not just unparalleled in beauty but also in its facilities and amenities akin to what 5-star hotels can offer.   The Versailles Palace has a selection of venues with indoor and outdoor settings. The indoors overwhelm with classic elegance – from the cascading chandelier and marbled floors to the palatial interior design - sure to impress the most particular of guests.  The outdoors, on the other hand, inspires with the melding of nature with Mediterranean-inspired features.  At day, the pristine structures complement the greeneries and the blue skies.  
At night, it becomes a romantic, star-lit setting.
The Grand Ballroom accommodates 250 guests.  The cathedral ceiling and tasteful crystal chandelier attest to its grandeur among other exquisite features.  Toast the night away and captivate family and guests with your sense of style evident in your choice of venue.        

The Marguerite Venue, which accommodates 120, shares a similar vibe albeit the difference in dimensions.  Have a grand celebration in an intimate setting.

The Le Café is for much smaller functions with a maximum capacity of 50, best for conferences, seminars, board meetings or workshops.

The Veranda overlooks the pool complex and accommodates 300.  It is an al fresco area with a generous amount of scenic views both day and night.  Enjoy the cool breeze from this spot all day long.

The Trellis by the pool can accommodate 130 guests.  Its many interesting features make it a favorite for photo shoots. 

The Gazebo, last but not the least, offers a dreamy place for the exchange of I do’s or the renewal of vows.

The Versailles Palace is fully equipped with amenities to make sure your event is beautifully worry-free. 

Tel: +63 2 234 0502  | +63 2 234 0807 
Mobile: +63 932 880 0629 |  +63 917 533 1126 (Pearl) 
+63 922 761 4649 | +63 917 532 9690 (Stephanie)
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The Linden Suites
A Place of Intimate Bond

Why The Linden Suites Deserves The Top Spot
An intimate wedding - nothing less than a gathering of people who know each other by heart. The Linden Suites is perfect for someone who dreams of a grand but solemn wedding celebration. It provides elegant function rooms suitable for, but not limited to, more intimate wedding events. Be it black tie or blue jeans, the flexibility translates into freedom of choosing between ease of pre set menus or the luxury of personally crafted ones. The menu boasts the finest Asian and European cuisines, designed to provide unique experiences.

It is elegantly designed yet functional. It is a place where would-be-couple can relax and enjoy activities together with the family in one place. It has the feature and facilities that can multiply your once-in-a-lifetime event into days of meaningful reunions, strentghening family bonds.

The Linden Suites, established in 2000, is a frequent travelers' best option because it is conveniently located at the heart of Ortigas Center, one of the country's dynamic financial districts. It is just a few steps away from premier malls and other Metro Manila lifestyle hubs that business and leisure are within reach.

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
Elegant and functional - all of The Linden Suites' 168 suites and deluxe rooms are equipped with complete dining and kitchen facilities, purposely designed to keep the homey atmosphere while in a hotel. It also has a home entertainment system to enjoy and daily cleaning service available. An electronic safe is provided to safe-keep your valuables. And for your utmost convenience, there are NDD/IDD phone and WIFI access to keep every guest connected to the outside while enjoying the peace inside the comfort of their rooms.

Like any world-class venue, every health conscious guest can sweat out at its fully equipped gym or take a plunge at its temperature controlled indoor pool. The jacuzzi, sauna and massage facilities will surely warrant a relaxing experience and satisfy your senses.

The wedding packages amenities include use of the function room/event hall for 5 hours, complete banquet set-up, table centerpieces and luminaries according to theme, basic audio system, LCD Projector and screen, bottle of sparkling wine for toasting, refillable drinks, coffee and tea station, WIFI connection and complimentary parking.

We're eager to learn about you and excited to show you what we do. Get in touch to schedule an ocular and free food tasting session soon. 

Address: #37 San Miguel Avenue Ortigas Center Pasig City
Tel: +63 2 638 7878

F1 Hotel Manila
City Rendezvous

Why F1 Hotel Deserves the Top Spot
Weddings can be as grandiose, as thematic and as fabulous as we want it to be, but without our loved ones and friends, all of it will go to waste.  A well-thought plan would suggest that the best venue for precious occasions such as weddings and renewal of vows should always be a hotel and not just any hotel but one located at the heart of the city. Such convenience of an all-inclusive features, amenities and superb services without  worrying about the weather and long travel will surely make the event more convenient and stress-free. 

F1 Hotel Manila provides the best venue suitable for themes and set-ups every dream wedding requires. It has finely-appointed facilities and world-class amenities which are designed to accommodate different number of guests.  It has a modern yet timeless ambiance that will lend every guest a familiar air of elegance. The warmth in its personalized service which the hotel is known for, will surely make any guest want to linger for another day.

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
Infinity Ballroom can accommodate 250 guests and is collapsible into three function rooms.  Smaller function rooms are also available: the Platinum, Silver, Gold and Titanium. All of which has a drop-down LCD screen and projectors complete with complimentary internet connection for all participants.

F1 Hotel Manila has an all-day signature restaurant with expert chefs at your service.  An array of mouth-watering international dishes can be savoured anytime as you immerse yourself at the  panoramic view of the Bonifacio Global City and Makati skyline.

The hotel has 243 chic room and three loft suites furnished with the finest furniture, individually controlled air-conditioning systems, 32” flat screen LCD TV, IPod docking station, personal electronic safe, high-speed wireless internet and rain shower for your utmost convenience and comfort.  

When asked what made F1 Hotel Manila different from the rest, the team boasts that aside from its personalized service that anticipates every need of its guests, it is the dedication of its people to provide the warm and genuine Filipino hospitality. Indeed, the warmth of F1 Hotel Manila truly captivated our hearts.

Address: 32nd street, Bonifacio Global City
Tel: +63 2 928 9888  | +63 2 908 7888


All-in-One Venue

Why Ibarra’s Deserve the Top Spot
Let’s not dwell on the fact that Ibarra’s has been doing this for more than a decade which means they are quite the expert to handle your events. But more than that, Ibarra’s wide range of function rooms can cater to a whole spectrum of events. Whether you want an exquisite intimate gathering or a grand ball of 200 guests, the esteemed events venue can surely accommodate.

But just like most Ibarra’s guests, we are also guilty of being a fan of their food. Not only do they serve the best culinary offerings, they also innovate their presentation like the famous On-the-Spot Pasta Cooking Station. A client of Ibarra’s even said, “The food was without a doubt, masarap (delicious). All our guests craved about it even weeks after the wedding.”

We are not the only ones though that has been captivated by the Ibarra’s spell. In fact, Ibarra’s is the only venue and catering company “accredited by the Department of Tourism and has been awarded with Philippine’s Choice Superbrands”. 

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
But space is what Ibarra’s is known for, it’s the classic beauty of the interior. 
Plaza Ibarra in Timog Avenue, Quezon City is what Ibarra’s Marketing Manager, Mayen Familara call the “ultimate party venue”. With its long and winding staircase which “highlights the grand entrance of the celebrants” and the interconnected Mediterranean-inspired garden with the fully-air conditioned ballroom, no wonder why Mayen and other guests would call it such. 

Bella Ibarra prides itself with its artistic ambiance. Located in West Triangle, Quezon City, it is perfect not only for parties and gatherings, it is also an ideal venue for intimate celebrations. 
Ibarra’s Garden in Padre Faura, Manila, on the other hand, caters more on the conservative side. Its 1920’s style with a breath of antiquity and elegance makes it a perfect setting for social gatherings.

But if destination wedding is your thing, Villa Ibarra in Tagaytay is the perfect venue for you. The 4-star hotel provides a convenience of being at home but with a picturesque backdrop of the Tagaytay scene. Paired with hotel amenities, the Villa Ibarra experience provides more than just memories, it also provides a chance for guests and families to connect and enjoy a vacation.

Address: 525 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Tel: +632 522 9999 | +632 254 9088


Callospa and Resort
Romantic R&R Escape

Why Callospa and Resort Deserve the Top Spot
Special events are marked by celebrations and momentous celebrations like weddings and renewal of vows. It is meant to be shared not only with the immediate family members but with the whole clan, friends and people who played important roles in the lives of the couples celebrating.  A former farm transformed into a resort and built to accommodate large crowds, Callospa and Resort have a huge banquet hall designed to please guests with elegant taste.  And if the stylish indoor is not enough to hold the euphoria, the fresh outdoor ambiance will surely calm the spirit as it offers room for a more relaxed atmosphere.

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
The huge chandelier at the center highlights Callospa and Resort’s reception hall.  Complemented by a modern granite floor, the well-ventilated area can hold 250 guests comfortably for a banquet set-up and 500 to 700 guests for a theatre set-up.  It has a spacious elevated stage for programs and presentations.  Its lush tropical garden makes a beautiful backdrop for ceremonies like garden weddings. It also has a levelled pool side area that can accommodate additional 250 guests for a banquet set up.
When asked what made this venue different from the rest, Ms. Evangeline Garcia of Callospa and Resort enthusiastically remarked, “we accept one event at a time; an exclusive 24-hour package at a very reasonable rate like no other.  Most of our guests are traditional yet creative couples whose idea of celebration includes an extended gathering of friends and relatives meant to renew and cement bonds through various activities.” Callospa and Resort also has hotel and spa facilities for couples and groups and parking space can accommodate 100 cars.
“Receiving ‘thank you’ calls from satisfied clients, and remarks such as ‘napaka-relaxing po ng ambiance’ (you have a very relaxing ambiance) and a 5-star rate at the same time challenged us to be more competitive, thus we will be adding more rooms and will make our receptions halls fully air-conditioned,” she added.

Address: Marigman Road, Colaique, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
Tel: +63 2 570 1376 | +63 2 401 4621 |+63 917 824 3715 | +63 922 800 7889


The Aristocrat Restaurant  
Where Old Hearts Reunite

Why The Aristocrat Restaurant Deserves the Top Spot
Decades of experience and a very humble beginning, The Aristocrat Restaurant captures the heart of a typical Filipino family.  When Aling Asiang (Engracia Reyes), thought of that name, she had the Filipinos in mind; small income with big appetites but deserving to be served like royalty.  
Hefty servings of delicious Filipino dishes at a very reasonable price, the Reyeses had lived up to the masses expectation with “malinis, masarap at mura” (clean, delicious and affordable) principles guiding them. It is a place for families to gather and enjoy our very own tradition with good food and hospitable spirits. Today, with International cuisine added to their menu, the legacy of its founder lives on.

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
For decades now The Aristocrat Restaurant never fails to deliver what it does best; throwing memorable banquets for all occasions such as weddings (intimate and outdoors), civil receptions, despedida de soltera, bachelorette’s shower parties, wedding anniversaries and wedding rehearsals.

The Aristocrat Roxas Blvd Manila has a cozy ambiance that can seat 400 guests comfortably. The Aristocrat  Jupiter St. Makati  has a capacity of up to 80  guests. The Aristocrat in S&R Shaw Blvd Mandaluyong and The Aristocrat in Banawe 238 Quezon City are best for intimate receptions. No venue rental is required. 

The Aristocrat in SUBIC Bay has the contemporary Filipino ambiance and it is a traditional yet vibrant option for the modern-day couples can accommodate up to 100 persons but can be divided into two smaller venues.
Soon to open branches are The Aristocrat in Marcos Highway and The Aristocrat in Anabu, Imus, Cavite

Address: THE ARISTOCRAT Roxas Blvd. Manila
Tel: +63 2 524 7671  |  Mobile: +63 917 5112796
Address: The Aristocrat Restaurant Subic Bay is at Lot 2, Block 2 Maharlika Grounds, Rizal Highway Subic Bay Freeport Zone. (Beside Harbor Point Mall) near main gate.
Tele/Fax: +63 47 252.3909 • +63 47 252.3910  | +63 2 899 5035 | Mobile: +63 918 554 1847

Palacio de Maynila 
An Epitome of Old Manila

Why Palacio de Maynila Deserves The Top Spot
Conveniently located along Roxas boulevard beside the Rajah Sulayman Park, Palacio de Manila captures the beauty of Manila Bay and the exquisite view of the sunset.  Only a walking distance away from the Malate Church, it can easily be accessed through public transportation.  Palacio de Manila’s design is so flexible that it can be transformed into different themes such as, a full blown garden, a magical castle, mardi gras or it can also be vintage or modern or whatever concept the clients have in mind.  It is a magnificent venue and has an amazingly reasonable price that makes it attractive to event organizers within and even outside of Metro Manila.  

Highlights of Facilities and Amenities
Palacio de Maynila’s main hall can comfortably accommodate 650 guests for sit-down functions and 800 guests for cocktails.  It is also ideal for medium sized weddings of about  250-400 guests, and for couples who want a “look” that is different from the traditional hotel ballrooms. It is fully air-conditioned and has an ante room and lounge.  It also has its own back- up generator and CCTV cameras.  It also has the country’s best caterers on its list well as technical support agencies to provide for various requirements.  It has its own parking space for private cars. 

Amenities include the use of lounge room for the duration of the event,  use of stage, wide screen,  use of platform, podium, 4 hours use of venue with aircon.

Address: 1809 – 1813 M. H. Del Pilar Street, Malate, Manila
Tel: +63 2 524 7606 • +63 2 527 3239
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