Your wedding is a once-in-a-blue-moon celebration, and choosing the right place to exchange your life-long vows is just as important as the memories you’ll keep after decades of tying the knot. While some couples choose to remember their special day in grandiose venues, there are still a good number of couples who prefer celebrating their matrimony privately in the company of their chosen few. If you’re a bride-to-be who finds herself leaning towards the latter, then a solemn and intimate wedding location is perfect for you.
Ahead, nine intimate wedding venues in the Philippines that you can book for the most personal celebration of your life:
1. Narra Hill, Tagaytay
Picturesque wedding venues situated amidst wide and lush greenery are rarely seen in Metro Manila. Luckily, a relatively short drive down south will lead you to Narra Hill, a bed-and-breakfast slash wedding venue in Tagaytay that will let you enjoy a stunning view of Taal Lake when you finally say your I do. With its close proximity to the city, your guests won't have a hard time locating this abode come the day of your wedding.
Contact details: +63 977 840 4936
2. Villa Milagros, Rizal
Sitting majestically at the foothills of the the Sierra Madre, the all-white ancestral home that was once gifted to Milagros Liamzon by her beloved husband is now one of the most sought-after wedding locations in Rodriguez, Rizal. With a timeless architectural design and a one-hectare garden sprawling with lovely blooms, you'll surely get the best out of your most intimate celebration with your family and closest friends.
Contact details: +63 915 682 2943, +63 917 184 0109, or +63 943 317 298
3. Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo
Who knew that this local museum at the heart of Antipolo houses intimate wedding celebrations, too? Aside from championing contemporary Philippine art, the cultural abode that pays homage to local artists also serves as a wedding venue for quintessential couples who are looking for a rustic way to seal their life-long vows.
Contact details: +63 2 697 1015
4. The Mango Farm, Antipolo
Dreamy, garden ceremonies are becoming trendier these days, as more modern couples shift their taste from traditional church set-ups to newer wedding locations. Now a popular wedding destination, this 2.5-hectare mango farm is one of the perfect examples of a non-traditional wedding venue that will give you and your partner all the timeless feels.
Contact details: + 63 908 882 3929
5. Pico Sands Hotel, Batangas
If you're one who lives for nature-inspired celebrations, why not enjoy an awe-inspiring backdrop of the sunset while you and your partner seal your vows in a beautiful beach wedding ceremony? Perfect for small, intimate gatherings, Pico Sands Hotel in Batangas offers an ideal set-up for when you decide to tie the knot in a location that's close to the sea.
Contact details: +63 2 8464 7888
6. Circa 1900, Cebu
What happens when a cluster of ancestral residences get restored into a lifestyle and leisure destination? You get Circa 1900, a Spanish colonial property that houses a restaurant, a piano bar, and tons of functional venues that are perfect for a classic wedding celebration. Be it a small wedding ceremony for 15 guests or a medium-sized celebration for 50, you will surely find your sweet spot in this rustic, luxurious compound.
Contact details: +63 917 655 5005
7. Lagen Island Chapel, El Nido
Nestled in the vast, sustainable island resorts of El Nido, Lagen Island is just one of the four beautiful islands in the coasts of Palawan where you and beau can seal your I do's. An island wedding in a solemn, straw chapel will make your moments more wonderful, and you can get your own version of a traditional church wedding in a set-up that's as close to nature as it can get.
Contact details: +63 2 7902 5980
8. Fundacion Pacita, Batanes
A destination wedding, you say? Take a winding trip up north until you reach Batanes, and you will find Fundacion Pacita, an age-old stone house that's set atop a lush hill and caught between the mountain, sea, and sky. It sure may be off the beaten path of common wedding venues, but the distance that you'll have to endure will all be worth it once you seal your vows in this breathtaking location.
Contact details: +63 939 901 6353 or +63 917 855 9364
9. Balesin Island Club, Quezon
On to the luxurious wedding path? If you and your partner have the bucks to spare, then celebrating your matrimony on the private island club of Balesin in Polilio, Quezon is the perfect way to begin your wedded life. This private-leisure getaway will surely leave your guests in awe, and you'll have the time of your lives prancing around vast beaches with no one but your family and friends to witness your big day.
Contact details: +63 2 5337 2055
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