Destination weddings are no doubt ‘gram-worthy, but while they are desirable, not all couples need white sand beaches, sprawling gardens, or poolside Bali villas to solidify their “I dos.” As lovers of tradition and solemn celebrations, most Filipinos are more attuned to the pure unadulterated romance of a church wedding. And, being a predominantly catholic country means finding a church at almost every other corner you can turn to. No need to travel far just to tie the knot. You just need to know where to look and which one fits you best.
Next up on our list? The progressive city of Pasig! Scroll through below to find all the gorgeous churches you can celebrate your nuptials in around the area!
1. San Sebastian Parish Church
For a simple and traditional church wedding, you have the San Sebastian Parish in M.H. del Pilar, Pasig. The entrance opens up to a high archway that’s sure to act as supplement for a gorgeous view of your after-wedding walk out of the church as newlyweds. Interior-wise, its polished wooden architecture along with its golden decorated altar gives off a vintage yet clean and regal feel to your nuptials. For interested couples, make sure to thoroughly decide on a date in advance as the parish requires you to file your application at least two months before your planned wedding date.
Location: 139 M.H. del Pilar St, Pasig, Metro Manila
2. Holy Family Parish Church
You’ll love the extra polished marble flooring of the Holy Family Parish Church in Kapitolyo, for an added glow to your wedding photos. Its cream and gold exterior and interior make for a minimalistic and chic natural color palette to complement your white gown. Let’s also not forget about the gorgeous and mesmerizing stained-glass religious art lining its high windows, or the beautiful imposing painting smack-dab on its ceiling. If you choose to celebrate your nuptials here, make sure to take lots of wide, establishing shots to truly appreciate its quaint yet artful décor.
Location: East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Metro Manila
3. Sto. Tomas de Villanueva
A tall off-white edifice characterizes the outside of the Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Church, which works for you if you’re opting for that washed out and dated yet pristine exterior visual. A perk of the church: Its wide aisle can perfectly accommodate and show off your voluminous train. You might also find its expansive and spacious brown marble altar to be the idyllic grand wedding stage for your grand day. And, in addition to this, the church’s overall size is ideal for a bigger set of guests. No need to trim down on your wedding party!
Location: Evangelista St, Pasig, 1800 Metro Manila
4. Santa Clara de Montefalco Parish
For the grandest wedding in Pasig, look no further than the regal architecture and rich design of the Santa Clara de Montefalco Parish. Established way back in the 19thcentury, the church is an unmovable and firm symbol of strength for the city after having survived years of wars and natural calamities. According to its official website, its patroness Sta. Clara de Montefalco is the patron saint of those with heart ailments; “the chapel therefore is a symbol of passionate love.” With a title like that, where else would you rather marry your better half, right? Despite its age, the parish has clearly been well kept and taken care of, as it was restored into a new and more modern look, boasting of high ceilings and an elegantly painted interior all around. It even has a polished driveway for your bridal car, and tall, imposing heavy doors to achieve your dramatic entrance, further proving that nothing beats the grandeur of this church.
Location: C. Raymundo Ave. corner Mercedes Ave., Caniogan Pasig City, Metro Manila
5. Sto. Rosario Church
The Rosario de Pasig Parish is perfect for the sky-blue interior wedding of your dreams. For devout Catholic couples, it might interest you to know that treasured in the church is a rare 19thcentury statue of the Virgin Mary, uniquely special for the moon under its feet. Sto. Rosario has been renovated a number of times since its establishment back in 1995. You’ll love its high-ceilings and stained-glass windows that allow for ample ventilation and natural sunlight to pass through. It has also been modernized design-wise and is now decked in art-deco paintings.
Location: Ortigas Ave., Pasig City, Metro Manila
6. Pasig Cathedral
Take your long, deserved walk down the lengthy aisle of Pasig Cathedral, or more popularly known as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral-Parish. It is known as the mother church of the Diocese of Pasig. Founded way back in 1573, the ancient structure is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Its baroque exterior holds a traditional and timeless beauty to it that’s perfect for sentimental couples going for an old, romantic feel. The inside, of course, has been renovated and modernized, set to as simple yet elegant white and gold décor.
Location: Plaza Rizal, Malinao , Pasig City, Metro Manila
7. Sta. Lucia Parish Church
The Sta Lucia Parish is a brick-built edifice perfect for a semi-intimate entourage of guests. The church, located in Amang Rodriguez Avenue, is mostly characterized by its wide aisles and a sky-painted concave ceiling detail atop its altar, for that dreamy and romantic head and heart in the clouds feels while you say your “I dos.”
Location: 554 Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Ave, Pasig, 1611 Metro Manila
8. Sta. Rosa de Lima Church
You’ll admire the pyramid-like architecture and contemporary structure of the Sta. Rosa de Lima Parish. This quaint church gives off a light and dainty vibe especially with its adorable pink-walled altar as it embodies its patroness, St. Rose of Lima, who is coincidentally also known as a co-patron saint of the Philippines. Oh, and you can bet the blush pink wall is also perfect for that IG millennial aesthetic.
Location: M.San Buenaventura, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila