While scenic destinations seem to be almost every couple's choice for their nuptials as of the moment, nothing still beats the timelessness of a church ceremony. If you're still on the lookout for a church that not only fits your dream wedding but can also provide points for the 'gram, check out our list of beautiful churches and chapels in the Philippines below!
1. Christ the King Parish, Quezon City
For a church wedding with a more modern feel, consider Christ the King Parish Church in Greenmeadows, Quezon City. At almost 30 years old, the church maintains its contemporary design, with its well-kept wide interior, high ceiling, stained glass walls and windows, and most importantly, air-conditioning. Perfect for the bride who’d rather not worry about whether her wedding dress is airy enough for the big occasion!
Location: Greenmeadows Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
2. Pedro Calungsod Church, Cebu City
Thinking of getting hitched in Cebu? You’ll love the crisp and clean white architecture of Pedro Calungsod Church, where actress Kaye Abad and her husband Paul Jake Castillo had their own nuptials. The structure boasts of a pristine contemporary design, with 100 walls standing in varying height and width. The church can hold up to 800 people.
Location: South Road Properties, near SM Seaside, Mambaling, Cebu City
3. St. James the Great Parish Church, Muntinlupa City
Thinking about your after-wedding photo-op? How about getting married at St. James the Great Parish in Muntinlupa, the same church where Vic Sotto and Pauline Luna said their I dos. Outside the traditional church is a gorgeous courtyard with lavish greenery, perfect for that mandatory photoshoot with your family and entourage.
Location: Cuenca corner Ibaan Streets, Ayala Alabang Village Muntinlupa City
4. Santuario de San Jose, Mandaluyong City
Remember the lavish weddings of stylists Kim and Boop Yap to their respective significant others? Well, the sisters both tied the knot at the Santuario de San Jose Parish inside the Green Hills East Village in Mandaluyong. One of the good things about this specific venue is that you won’t even need to roll on a red carpet for your bridal march. The church’s intricately designed marble aisle can speak for itself, and will definitely look good in photos when complementing your gown.
Location: Buffalo corner Duke Streets, East Greenhills, Mandaluyong, Kalakhang Maynila
5. Manila Cathedral, Manila
The Manila-Cathedral Basilica is the ideal candidate for a traditional yet grand ceremony. Rife with rich history and elaborate architecture, who wouldn’t want to be able to brag that they got married in the mother of all Filipino churches? Plus, it’s the only basilica in the country to be venerated as such by the Pope himself.
Location: Cabildo Street Manila, Philippines
6. Montecito Chapel, Laguna
If an intimate wedding with your closest family and friends in attendance is more your speed, the quaint but chic Chapel of Montecito in Nuvali is likely to be your ideal location. To see more of the venue, check out our feature on makeup artist and Preview Girl Nikki Duque’s wedding here!
Location: Nuvali, Calamba City, Laguna
7. Stella Maris Church, Albay
Fulfill your tropical wedding dreams and say "I do" at the Stella Maris Church in Misibis Bay. The chapel boasts of a scenic view of the Mayon Volcano. Hop on over to the beach with your guests right after, and celebrate your newlywed status with an intimate reception by the sea.
Location: Misibis Bay, Bacacay Albay
8. Magallanes Church, Makati City
You’ll love the brilliant art-deco inspired architecture both inside and outside of the Magallanes Church in Makati for your nuptials. Just make sure to check in with the priest first regarding their strict dress code, otherwise it’s definitely a gorgeous structure with its dome-like interior ushering in just the right amount of sunlight.
Location: Humabon St., Magallanes Village, Makati
9. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Antipolo
The astounding and intricate open architecture of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Antipolo is a beautiful venue for a fresh summer outdoor wedding, and is also a serene haven for nature lovers.
Location: Daang Bakal Rd, Antipolo, Rizal
10. Madre de Dios chapel, Tagaytay
The Madre de Dios Chapel in Tagaytay could make for a fine rustic-themed ceremony, highlighting its wooden-beamed ceileing. It's situated atop a hill overlooking the majestic views of the Taal Lake and the Taal Volcano. The short climb up is sure worth the hike! Make sure you’ve really got your hearts set on this one, though, because reservation must be made at least three months to one year in advance with a non-refundable deposit worth P5000.
Location: Tagaytay Highlands, Talisay, Batangas
11. Mt. Carmel Chapel, Batanes
Also known as the Tukon chapel, the Ivatan-inspired stone walled Mt. Carmel Chapel can be found in the windy hills of Batanes. Its lush greenery and breathtaking sea view make for an intimate and refreshing mountaintop wedding.
Location: Batan Island, Basco, Batanes
12. Santisimo Rosario Parish, Manila
The traditional bride and groom with quite the number of guests may opt to stick to the historical UST chapel, the Santisimo Rosario Parish.
Location: Ceferino Gonzales Dr, Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila
13.Ephrathah Glass Chapel, Iloilo
The stunning Glass Chapel at Ephrathah Farms in Iloilo is built right in the middle of an ampitheater. Its homely wooden make provides the ideal atmosphere for an intimate celebrtion, followed by a garden reception right after.
Location: Brgy. Sariri, Badiangan, Iloilo
14. Callao Cave Chapel, Cagayan
Whoever gets the chance to say they got married in a cave? Only a handful, I'm sure. If you're the type to stage a gothic-style wedding, or you just want to hear your vows reverberate loud and clear off the cave's hollow walls then Cagayan's secret treasure, the Callao Cave Chapel, could just be the perfect wedding venue for you.
Location: Peñablanca - Callao Cave Rd, Peñablanca, Cagayan
15. St. Therese Chapel, Pico de Loro, Batangas
Bask in the romantic sounds of the ocean during your wedding ceremony in the St. Therese Chapel in Batangas. You'll love its modern and minimalist design, with its wraparound glass walls that make for sophisticated and chic nuptials. Bonus: You can stay at the Pico Sands Hotel nearby and have a beach reception, too.
Location: Pico de loro, Nasugbu, Batangas