When it comes to wedding destinations, there’s no doubt that Cebu is at the top of that list. Do you remember Kryz Uy's lovely beach wedding? It’s a beautiful island where you can get the best of both worlds: a tropical paradise and a sophisticated city backdrop. You won’t run out of grand hotels, sweeping ballrooms and halls, as well as memorable scenic locations for an affair to remember. Also, Cebu has a lively wedding industry of its own, with many talented suppliers to choose from such as photography, styling and catering services. You no longer need to pay extra just to fly in your Manila-based suppliers or worry if your wedding essentials will make it in time!
To help you plan your big day, we've rounded up just some of the best wedding venues in Cebu to consider for your wedding! Keep scrolling and get ready to bookmark your favorites!
Mactan Shangri-la is where many of the grandest wedding celebrations have happened, from its five-star amenities to beautiful seaside views. Arguably the best-looking Shangri-la hotel in the Philippines, it’s a luxurious tropical retreat for any of its guests. Recite your vows on their beach cove’s pristine shoreline, or in the beautiful Ocean Pavilion decked out in glass and teak wood.
Where: Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
Contact: +63 32) 231-0288
For a romantic, intimate wedding, check out Circa 1900, a property of preserved Filipino colonial houses nestled in lush gardens. Matching its turn-of-the-century interiors and architecture is its menu by Executive Chef Steve Shrimski. Featuring Filipino and international cuisine using quality local ingredients, Circa 1900 is also a premium dining destination among locals, perfect if you’re also particular about the food quality during the reception.
Where: Sanjercasvil Road, Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City
Contact: +63 32 272 9469 or +63 917 655 5005
Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel
If you want a wedding that screams beach getaway, then look no further than Costabella. Also located on the island of Mactan, it’s a convenient hop and skip away from the airport and on white sand and azure seas. Many couples have said their I do's on the beautiful shoreline! Plus, imagine how gorgeous your post-nuptial photos will be when shot against the beachfront!
Contact: (6332) 231-3272, 231-3273, 238-2700
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Sileo Bed and Breakfast
Nestled on the mountain of Balamban, Cebu is Sileo Bed and Breakfast, a charming stone inn that has witnessed a number of intimate, romantic and rustic weddings: think long tables, salvaged wood, wild flowers and tiffany chairs. Hang some string lights by the backyard for a memorable and beautiful night. This location is perfect for quaint weddings you won't forget!
Where: Balamban, Cebu City
Contact: 0966 319 4750
If you're planning a grand wedding with a huge number of guests, then you'll need an impressive venue that can comfortably hold all your attendees. If you need to be in the metro, Oakridge Pavilion offers some of the most elegant reception halls in the area at 1,200 square meters and can accommodate a banquet of about 800 people. It’s the quintessential city wedding venue!
Where: 880 A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City, Cebu
Contact: (+63) 917 622 8451 or (+63) 917 625 7015
Plantation Bay in Cebu is also a beach venue, but what makes this location special is that it mixes colonial influences with its tropical backdrop, making this a truly romantic setting. They offer an all-in package of P180,000 for the first 50 guests, including catering services, a buffet setup, and a two-night stay for the couple. What a deal!
Where: Marigondon, Mactan Island
Contact: + 63 32 505 9800 or +63 917 6313750
Are you a city girl at heart that wants a beach wedding? Mövenpick Cebu channels both cosmopolitan sensibilities and the allure of the sea. What’s great about Movenpick in Cebu is that weddings are effortlessly stylish, thanks to its contemporary exteriors and all-white, Mediterranean-inspired design for chic beach weddings! Just imagine you and your bridesmaids in matching white dresses and the men in linen suits as you recite your vows in the sea breeze.
Where: Mactan Island, Cebu
Contact: +63 32 492 7777 or +63 91 7623 7079
Chateau by the Sea
This boutique hotel offers a sophisticated and romantic destination for your special day, with several venues to your liking. Their Main Hall and Terrace offers a modern, Malibu-meets-Mediterranean feel thanks to its glass walls and white panels, while the Seaside Promenade gives off the classic beach wedding vibe. If you’re into more whimsical details, The Cottage can host a reasonable number of people at 150, a quaint country house with an al fresco venue.
Where: Brgy. Buot, Punta Engano Lapu-Lapu City
Contact: (032) 517.2000 , (032) 505.7701 or (0917) 306.2900
A luxury destination rooted in local and oriental details: Kandaya Resort is the ultimate sanctuary and getaway from the stress of the city. The resort is named in homage to Datu Daya, the ancient tribal chieftain and protector of old Bantayan. Tributes to its precolonial past can be seen in the resort’s aesthetic, and you don’t really need much to spruce up the place should you choose the resort as your wedding venue.
Where: Daanbantayan, Cebu
Contact: +63 32 260 6006
Another boutique resort you shouldn’t miss is the Abaca Resort, a boutique resort and restaurant by the famous hospitality and lifestyle group The Abaca Group in Cebu. Aside from their well-curated tropical interiors, the Abaca resort is known for its holistic and first-class service that sets them apart from other establishments. Check them out if you’re looking for a more tranquil and intimate wedding celebration over the weekend.
Where: Punta Engano Road, Mactan Island, Cebu
Contact: +63 32 495-3461 or at +63 32 236-0311
Sumilon Island in Oslob, Cebu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cebu itself, and if you want to roll your dream honeymoon vacation and wedding in one, check out Bluewater Sumilon. Its beautiful, turquoise waters and sunsets are unparalleled, making your special day even more magical.
Where: Sumilon Island, Oslob, Cebu
Contact: (032) 481-0801
Facebook page: facebook.com/bluewater.sumilon/
Instagram page: instagram.com/bluewater.sumilon/