Granted, the Philippines is brimming with admirable churches and towering cathedrals that are ready for the romantic dream wedding of your childhood. Whether you’ve got your sights set for a lush garden theme, a fancy indoor rendezvous, or a shabby yet chic barn nuptials, we have just the solution for you.
How about escaping into the charming province of Laguna? Just a three-hour ride away from the metro, it's the ideal place if you're aiming for a peaceful wedding desination just outside Manila. Laguna is most famous for its captivating mountains, gorgeous lakes, majestic falls, and expansive nature scenes. Given all of this, it’s definitely the perfect getaway with your significant other, along with your closest family and friends, especially if you’re looking to tie the knot away from the distracting clamors of the big city.
If you’re looking for secular romantic settings that still have the same solemn and tranquil aura as a church, check out our six picks for Laguna wedding venues below:
1. Mango Hills Garden Events Place
Set up your dream garden wedding at the serene Mango Hills for a peaceful and intimate ceremony, located far away from the distractions of the city. With its elevated brick stairway platform, there’s no better feeling than being on top of the world (quite literally) as you say your vows to your future spouse. To add to this, the venue is also surrounded by a foliage of mango trees and giant bamboos, along with a man-made waterfall for that full and fresh immersion into nature. Not to mention it’s also a well-known affordable events place in Laguna.
For more inquiries, visit their official website, here!
Location: 40 Yakal Street, Calendola Village, San Pedro, Laguna 4023
2. Casa San Pablo
Rustic wedding and reception theme, anyone? Look no further in Laguna than Casa San Pablo. Lovingly run by a husband and wife, Boots Alcantara and An Alcantara, the two speak of the bed and breakfast as a cozy safe space away from the hustle and bustle of your hectic life. Sounds like the ideal relaxed country setting for a romantic wedding, if you ask us. If you opt for a garden wedding, Casa San Pablo will set up an intimate ceremony in the preferred garden area of your choice. They also promise to prepare "a dramatic entrance for the bride," if you're up for one. According to their website, they also offer “worry-free packages” that promise to “take the load of church and reception details from you, so that you can focus on the more essential aspects of your special day. Our inn can accommodate friends and family who would like to linger with you before and after the wedding.”
For more details, read up on their official website!
Location: Colago Avenue, Barrio San Roque, San Pablo City, Laguna.
3. Cipriano’s Garden
Take you fairytale bridal walk down the long winding garden of Cipriano in San Pedro, Laguna. You can choose between their upper courtyard and the lower courtyard for your venue, which you can then follow with romantic al fresco dining under the night sky, come reception. However, if you’d rather celebrate indoors they also have a covered pavilion option with a seating capacity of at least 300 people, perfect for a much larger gathering. Cipriano’s lush greenery teamed with a multi-purpose pavilion, can adapt to any wedding theme of your choice. “Ranging from vintage, rustic, shabby chic, to bohemian-inspired, [or] whimsical” as their website suggests, there is no limit to the wedding of your dreams.
For more information, follow their website, here!
Location: United San Pedro Subdivision, 232 Malaya St, San Pedro, 4023 Laguna
4. La Faite Home and Country Garden
For a countryside rustic garden wedding theme venue, consider the La Faite Home and Country Garden in San Pedro, Laguna. Say your “I dos” around the area’s blooming flora and fauna with the peaceful musings of nature as your soundtrack. You can hang fairy lights overhead for a dreamy, intimate, and romantic feel if you choose to keep your reception under the great outdoors. However, if an indoor party’s more your style, after you exclaim your vows before the gorgeous setting sun, you can then move your celebration to their homely and cozy barn. Hot tip: The shabby-chic, country barn visual may be best paired with charcuterie and a little wine and dine action.
For additional information, look through their website and social media pages, here!
Location: #10-G Narra Rd., Brgy. San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna.
5. The Monochrome
If a garden wedding with a modern twist is more your speed, The Monochrome Events Place in Nuvali, Laguna could be a good choice. Its number of both indoor and outdoor facilities can cater to any type of wedding at any given season or weather. We must say though, if you really want to get the most ‘gram-worthy photos out of your special day, a garden wedding sprawled out by the expansive fields in front of The Monochrome is the way to go. Treat yourself, your future spouse, and your guests to views of blue skies and refreshing breezy weather by the lakeside as you tie the knot. Not to mention, the venue’s architectural backdrop of the building itself is an added bonus for a modern, urban touch.
For more information, visit their official website, here!
Location: Evozone Ave, Don Jose, Santa Rosa, Laguna
6. Villa Evanzueda
Characterized by polished cobblestone steps and a tranquil garden view, Villa Evanzueda in San Pablo, Laguna is another garden wedding venue to check out. Whether you’re planning a wedding by the poolside or a lakeside ceremony, this place has got you covered. Plus, its Spanish-inspired design could act as an added element to your wedding theme. Villa Evanzueda is a resort as well, saving you from worrying about lodging or travel time. After all, no one wants to be late to their own wedding.
For more information, check out their Facebook page!
Location: Sitio Baloc, Brgy San Ignacio, 4000 San Pablo City