If a getaway wedding just outside Manila is right up your alley, why not take that quick drive to Pampanga? A progressive province that can serve as an escape from your stressful city life, yet still brimming with commercial sites and venues to entertain and accommodate you, it might just be the wedding destination you’ve been looking for. To further pique your interest, we've rounded up a couple of gorgeous wedding venues around the province. Whether you’re dreaming of a garden wedding, a vintage mansion setup, or a banquet hall royal-themed nuptials, one of the choices below might just strike your fancy.
1. The Guagua Mansion
The Guagua Mansion, also known as the Lopez Mansion, was once a Spanish house and office built by Don Alejandro Lopez of Guagua. Restored to its former glory, it now serves as an events place for special occasions including weddings and receptions. The white Grecian Revival style architecture backed by Grecian Columns has the exterior alone screaming rich and sophisticated, ideal for taking a roll of regal outdoor shots right after your wedding. Meanwhile, its interior polished woodwork emanates a more nostalgic and romantic feel to aptly serve as the backdrop for your big day.
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Location: 72 San Nicholas 1st Guagua, Pampanga
2. Grand Palazzo Royale
Celebrate your own royal wedding at the Grand Palazzo Royale. Its elegant architecture and intricate interiors will have you raving about the palace wedding of your dreams. For a grand reception, you can choose between their three banquet halls that can accommodate 150 to 1000 guests depending on the size of your party. To make things easier, they even have two chapels to hold your actual wedding ceremony in, if you’d rather not worry about transportation logistics or getting your potentially hundreds of friends and family to the reception venue on time. You can also make use of their garden area if you’re aiming for a greener-themed nuptials.
Click on their official website for inquiries and more information.
Location: Royal Garden Estate Fil-Am Friendship Hwy, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga
3. The Lakeshore
With over 250 heactares of land, The Lakeshore isn’t just a luxury lakeside community. It also offers an array of commercial venues ideal for any type of wedding, all situated around its serene 12-hectare man-made lake. Its South Pier is a vast field that overlooks a gentle body of water, and holds the prime ambience for a laidback and fresh lakeside wedding. You can also opt for a garden venue with a line of palm trees at The North Park as your background, or take your party indoors for a cozy, boho-chic reception at The Lighthouse Tent. Whatever venue you choose, the exclusivity afforded by this tranquil community will definitely ensure you the quiet and intimate ceremony and celebration you deserve.
Find out more on their official website.
Location: The Lakeshore-Petron Toll Service Facility, along Kilometer 71, NLEX, Mexico, Pampanga
4. Kingsborough International Convention Center
For a grand wedding much like the Grand Palazzo Royale above, look no further than the Kingsborough International Convention Center. The events place’s aristocratic design and architecture provides for an elegant visual and feel only deserving of your big day. For bride’s who wouldn’t mind a little extra help, Kingsborough specializes on weddings and offers packages inclusive of a three-layer fondant cake with the design of your choice, professional wedding coordinators during the event, and even a wedding emcee. All of which you can easily just check off your list without having to stress on how to get them them yourselves.
For inquiries and more information, head over to their official website.
Location: Jose Abad Santos Avenue, San Fernando, Pampanga
5. Casa Salome
Casa Salome’s old Spanish design is perfect for couples on the lookout for a venue with a more rustic vibe. You can hold a photoshoot by its cobblestone steps, brick façade, and wooden balustrades outside for a period or Filipiniana-themed backdrop, or head inside to their events hall for a cozy and intimate reception.
For reservation and inquires you may contact them at 09172756294 or visit their website.
Location: Balacat Ave., Mabalacat, Pampanga
6. Mula de Leticia
Another potential exclusive garden wedding venue tucked away in the town of Bacolor is the Mula de Leticia Farm. The place is surrounded by a group of well-kept casas (which you can also rent for pre-wedding prep) on fresh-cut manicured greenery for that filmic and romantic, Spanish hacienda vibe.
Location: Zone 2 Cabalantian Bacolor, Pampanga
7. Midori Clark Hotel &Casino
Located at the heart of Clark Freeport, the Midori Clark Hotel and Casino’s state-of-the-art ballrooms may be the ideal venue to hold an elegant and sophisticated wedding and reception. To make sure things stay hassle-free for the couple’s big day, the hotel has four different wedding packages that one can choose from. You can even opt for a tailor-made package to make sure all your expenses remain within your budget. Churches nearby the Clark Freeport Zone include the Our Lady of Remedy Church, Saint Anthony Chapel, Bible Believing Baptist Church, and the Barangay Margot Church, if a traditional church wedding's more your style, right before you head to the Midori for your reception.
Location: Recto St, Clark Freeport, Angeles, Pampanga
8. The Country Garden Events Place
Escape into a country-like bliss in the city of San Fernando at the Country Garden Events Place. You can hold your ceremony in the venue of your choice whether it’s indoors or outdoors. Their cool and breezy courtyard is a must for garden weddings, accompanied by their white-painted gazebo for a homely reception. On the other hand, the Country Garden’s pavilion is ideal for larger, indoor festivities, contrasted by their Shabby Chic Hall for a more intimate reception.
For more information, head on over to their official website.
Location: KM 77 Mc Arthur Highway, Dela Paz Norte, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, KM 77 MacArthur Highway, San Fernando, 2000
9. Green Canyon Eco Art Resort
The Green Canyon Eco Art Resort boasts of well-manicured lands of greenery and simple yet sophisticated indoor halls. Backed by the slogan “where eco-consciousness meets indulgence,” it’s also the perfect venue to shake off all that wedding planning stress, as the sustainable resort promises a rejuvenating immersion into nature for a relaxing atmosphere once your special day comes.
Follow their website for more information.
Location: San Vicente Road, Clark Special Economic Zone, Mabalacat, Pampanga