Weddings are a toast to what was and what will be. Not only is it an acclamation for the bright future you will have ahead, it is also a way of honoring the journey that brought you two together. Each love story is unique, and thus, deserves a celebration that is just as special, regardless of the length of the guest list.
Finding the right venue will be crucial as this will set the mood of your once-in-a-lifetime event. For a memorable affair that will delight you and those closest to you, why not venture off the metro and discover hidden gems in nearby provinces? Pampanga is a good place to start. Not only is it convenient to travel to, it also offers both urban and countryside amenities that can help bring your dream nuptials to fruition.
To start you off, here are seven intimate wedding venues in Pampanga for whatever motif you may have:
1. Clark Marriott Hotel
A classic ball is a lovely choice for any bride who’s ever daydreamed of marrying their white knight. Clark Marriott is a five-star hotel that can bring your timeless, fairytale nuptials to life with their elegant ballrooms. A stressed out damsel you won’t be as their Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to assist, from budget setting to execution on the day itself.
Location: 5398 Manuel A Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat, Pampanga
2. Abe’s Farm
Ideal for foodies, Abe’s Farm is a picturesque farmstead that offers accommodations, spa services, museum access, and of course, sumptuous hearty meals. They are, after all, from the same group that brought us esteemed Filipino eateries Café Adriatico, Bistro Remedios, and Abe, to name a few. Their menu includes topnotch Capampangan food together with signature dishes from their acclaimed restaurants. Here, you can have a serene ceremony amidst four-hectares of scenic greens. Afterwards, you and your entourage can feast your hearts out, and enjoy a night of moonlit merriment.
Location: 98 Livestock Village, Barangay Ayala, Magalang, Pampanga
3. Amanti Restaurant
Looking for somewhere relaxed but can still leave an impact on your guests? The newly opened Mediterranean restaurant, Amanti, will match any bride-chilla’s bohemian sensibilities. Their airy, island-vibe interiors are rustic with a touch of whimsy. Under the sea decor takes on a fresh, IG-worthy meaning as their nod to the coast and its marine life comes in the form of wooden furnishings and warm hues. Booking the entire restaurant will require 30-60 guests, but they also have private rooms available for smaller parties.
Location: 1-17-A Arayat Street, Diamond Subdivision, Balibago, 2009 Angeles City, Pampanga
4. Mula de Leticia
Initially built as a private family rest house, Mula de Leticia is a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of the metro. It is an enchanting estate surrounded by luscious greens and floras, with ample space for rest and recreation. You can choose to wed in the indoor El Festejo, or their sprawling Garden areas with the option to add an open-air tent for your exchange of vows. They offer discounted venue rates for clients with 50 guests and below.
Location: â€‹ Zone 2, Brgy. Cabalantian, Bacolor, Pampanga
5. Sky Garden Cafe & Resto
Perched on the fourth to sixth floor of the Eclat Building, the Sky Garden Cafe & Resto beckons any cosmopolitan pair to their contemporary abode. The modern, industrial space boasts of lofty architecture, exposed brick walls, and floor to ceiling warehouse windows. The abundance of natural light also makes the place perfect for taking prenup photos with your fiance. For intimate affairs, they offer glass enclosed function rooms, and an al fresco terrace where you and your guests can enjoy the view and some fresh air. Packages start at P1350/pax, with a minimum of 25 guests.
Location: 4th-6th Floor Eclat Building, Fil-am Friendship Highway, Pampang, Angeles City, Pampanga
6. The Orchid Gardens Resort
Conveniently located within The Orchid Gardens Resort are two events centers: The Forum and The Orchidarium. While The Forum could accommodate 1000 guests pre-pandemic, The Orchidarium is comparatively smaller in size, but is still undeniably big on personality. To illustrate, the latter has water features, an aviary, and of course, orchids, surrounding the hall, making for aesthetic photo opportunities as you tie the knot.
Location: Lazatin Boulevard, Barangay San Juan, San Fernando, Pampanga
7. The Guagua Mansion
The Guagua Mansion is a 92-year old historic structure that is as iconic now as it was back then. First dubbed as “The Pride of Guagua Pampanga” in 1935, this distinctive establishment continues to make jaws drop in 2021. Start in Juliana’s Garden and have a marvelous Greek Revival-style façade as the stunning backdrop for your I dos. After a romantic ceremony, head inside the restored halls and fete in gorgeous, old world charm to begin your dreamy happily ever after. The All-Day venue-only rental starts at P43,000, inclusive of the use of two suites for preparation, the garden, and both halls.
Location: 72 San Nicholas 1st, Guagua, Pampanga
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