When we think of weddings, we usually think of the most romantic setting possible in the middle of nature. While city weddings have their appeal, the stress dealing with traffic and the noise of city life can distract from that special day. It’s no wonder, then, that destination weddings continue to become more and more popular!
Although the idea of hopping on a plane for your wedding seems enticing, sometimes, the better choice is the nearby respite from the metro that your loved ones can easily get to. Batangas remains to be one of the most popular destination wedding locations nearby: it’s anywhere between an hour to a two-hour drive from Manila, and a wide range of beaches, as well as stunning sights of mountains and forests give you plenty of options for your dream wedding, whether you’re into a romantic garden reception, or an intimate, bohemian beach wedding.
We put together a list of some of the most beautiful venues in Batangas so you can celebrate your special day in style.
After a Bali-inspired wedding? Cintai Corito’s Garden will grant this wish without needing to leave the country! Everything about this place just spells paradise: this beautiful garden resort is filled with Balinese and Oriental-inspired architecture, animals such as ponies, alpacas and spotted deer grazing its gardens, and tropical greenery. Cintai Corito’s has two pavilions that can cater to weddings: the Napas Pavilion, which can hold 150 people indoors and 200 people in its garden; and Pavilion Tresna, which can accommodate between 180 to 200 people. If you want a more intimate affair, their Gazebo with Garden area is perfect for a garden wedding (you can do your rites in the gazebo!) with up to 150 guests.
Narra Hill’s interiors are a modern take on tropical architecture and materials, nestled in the lush sights of nature and offering a stunning view of Taal Lake. This, and its double-heighted glass pavilion is what makes Narra Hill one of the top wedding and reception venues in Batangas. They also offer a single package for all weddings: exclusive use of their venue and facilities at P198,000 with no corkage fees, and bed-and-breakfast accommodations for 20 people. This is absolutely perfect for brides who prefer total control over their weddings and have dream suppliers in mind!
This 2.4-hectare eco-farm is perfect for nature lovers. They offer wedding rates for guest numbers of 100 to 300 people (between P58,000 to P98,000), which include a seven hour use of the venue, guest parking, free venue use for engagement shoots, and a complimentary overnight stay for the couple. Say your vows overlooking a forest view!
Batangas has no shortage of beaches, but Stilts Calatagan stands out, with their resort mostly propped up on stilts. It’s a simple detail that gives off a naturally bohemian vibe, making this one of the most popular beach wedding venues in Batangas! If you’re eyeing a whimsical, boho-inspired theme, check out this resort.
Anilao is just one of Batangas’ most beautiful locations, especially if one or both of you are dive fans. So, we're calling adventurous and beach-loving couples! If you’re looking for a beach venue that feels luxurious, Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort has a exquisite clubhouse offering a perfect view of the beach. Hold your wedding festivities over the weekend and celebrate with a dive course with your loved ones!
No Batangas wedding list is complete without the mention of Club Balai Isabel, where many beach nuptials have come true. It’s an hour drive from Manila, boating of a beachfront as well as beautiful views of Taal Lake. Plus, they have several indoor and outdoor options for big, grand weddings. Their Kumintang Boardwalk just by Taal Lake can hold about 700 people, while the Aplaya Pavilion can hold the same capacity if you’re looking for an indoor venue. Oh, and did we mention they have an Aqua Park now, too? Sounds like a fun weekend wedding in the making, if you ask us!
This mountain view golf and country club is at 1,200 square meters above sea level if you’re looking for a venue with a mountain breeze, perfect for weddings held in the summer! At Mt. Malarayat Gold & Country Club, you’re treated to 360-degree views of Batangas’ mountain range and forests for that luxury destination vibe. Their elegant reception hall has all-in wedding packages for 100 guests starting at P300,000.
La Chevrerie Resort
French for “the goat”, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi about La Chevrerie that’s a favorite among divers frequenting the area, as well as weekenders. This chic, five-star diving resort in Anilao offers a wide range of art displayed around its premises, and is decked out in contemporary interiors for the modern, artistic couple. Of course if those aren’t enough, this stylish resort also has an unparalleled view of the sea where you can recite your vows by sunset!
Thinking of a nautical-themed wedding? Club Punta Fuego will make this white-and-navy dream come true from its classy, white exteriors, its yacht dock, blue seas and rocky shoreline. It’s the perfect scenic landscape to have your dream ceremony or reception!