Exquisite bay views, stunning skylines, and sublime mountain ranges make Rizal the ideal setting for your dream wedding. Just east of Metro Manila, this province is close enough to travel to, but far enough to distance you from the hustle and bustle of your day to day.
Whereas larger affairs are no longer the norm, one thing remains constant with any nuptial: it is an important celebration of love. Now, just because the guest list is shorter doesn’t mean intimate weddings have to look less special. Regardless of the size of your party, you can still have what you’ve always imagined—a once in a lifetime event to signal the start of a new life with your beloved. FYI, the right venue can help achieve just that.
Check out these 8 picturesque intimate wedding venues in Rizal to consider for your special day:
1. Villa Milagros
Built as a 35th wedding anniversary gift in the late 1960s, Villa Milagros today remains to be a symbol of matrimonial bliss. Opening its doors as an events place, its ornate architecture is the perfect backdrop for a day, or evening, of romance. Get hitched in one of their impeccably manicured lawns or within the walls of their lavish mansion. Whatever you choose, the villa’s timeless splendor will surely leave both you and your guests entranced. Intimate wedding packages are available for a guest list of 20-40.
Location: Community Village, Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines
2. ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Café 360
Where better to put your union front and center than in an actual art gallery? ArtSector Gallery & Chimney Cafe 360 is housed in a multi-level, modern structure that is equally Instagrammable both inside and outside. Ensuring only gorgeous surroundings to accompany your big day, your party will be treated to exemplary Filipino art, and a panoramic view of the metro. If you want to start the week right, they offer exclusive use of all areas every Monday starting at P19,800, inclusive of five hours.
Location: Lot 18 Block 178 Eastridge Executive Village, Tayuman, Binangonan, Rizal 1940
3. Masungi Georeserve
Masungi Georeserve is your idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Apart from picturesque trails with suspended viewing decks the place is best known for, did you know they also have a hilltop glass hut? The Silayan is absolutely picture-perfect for saying your I dos. Not only will you get to wed your beloved surrounded by nature, but you can also participate in the sanctuary’s advocacy. Each wedding package comes with a Native Tree Ceremony where the couple will nurture a seedling to be planted in their reforestation site.
Location: Kilometer 47, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, Philippines
4. Jardin de Miramar
With the rise of modern Filipiniana themed weddings, you will be pleased to find out that there is a slice of Old Manila in Jardin de Miramar. You can tie the knot in the aptly called Intramuros Garden, where they recreated the landmark’s famous Spanish walls. Host your rustic fiesta over the Ylang Ylang, an empty, open air, nipa pavilion, which is the fitting blank canvas for all your Pinterest-inspired décor. If you want to keep it more intimate, a smaller tent awaits at the Paradiso Garden. Here, you and your 30 guests will dine under a chic, see-through canopy beneath a blanket of stars.
Location: 276 San Jose ext., Brgy San Isidro, Antipolo City, Rizal 1870
5. Tahanan Bistro
Tahanan Bistro is a feast for the senses. Built using 100% reclaimed wood by artist Benji Reyes, this charming restaurant is a wonderful addition to the already scenic landscape surrounding the area. The food is just as IG-worthy. Using international techniques to present local flavors, fine Filipino food is served by Melbourne-trained chef Kevin Tuason and his team. You can reserve the entire bistro to celebrate your matrimony for P35,000. This includes a five-course meal for a maximum of 20 attendees.
Location: 22 Loresville Drive Lores Farm Subdivision Barangay San Roque 1870 Antipolo, Rizal
6. Sitio Elena
Located within a prestigious golf club, Sitio Elena is traditionally known as an enchanting garden venue. Complete with its ponds and bridges, you will rightfully feel as if you’ve stepped into a fairy tale. Of course, just as magical is their newly opened Ellen Hall. Geared to cater to more minimalist sensibilities, the clean lines and high ceilings of this area will easily bring your wedding fantasies to life.
Location: 3B Don Celso Tuason Avenue, Valley Golf, Ortigas Ext., Cainta, Rizal
7. Thunderbird Resorts & Casino - Rizal
They say marriage is a great adventure, and in Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos you and your entourage can partake in one together. Seal the deal with a poolside shindig or a swanky gala in their convention center; packages for these start at P2000 per head. Afterwards, you can choose to continue the festivities with a day of fun and games, Team Bride versus Team Groom-style, as you enjoy their in-house archery range, open-air paintball grounds, KTV rooms, and casino.
Location: Eastridge Avenue, Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines 1940
8. The Emerald
Just because it’s an intimate affair doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little extravagance. A gem tucked in the cliffs of Antipolo, The Emerald is the picture of modern luxury. Apart from its immaculate greens and a mesmerizing infinity pool, it also has an airy, two-storey, grand hall that boasts of woodworks by Benji Reyes. This all-glass reception area can also be converted to a full alfresco space so you and your entourage can comfortably enjoy the fresh bay breeze. They are currently offering intimate event promotional rates for your party of 50-90 guests.
Location: Cabrera Road, Antipolo City, Rizal, 1870
Preview is now on Quento! Click here to download the app for iOS and Android and enjoy more articles and videos from Preview and your favorite websites!