This 2020, we now see a shift towards intimate weddings. All we can say right now is, yes, we're here for it! Aren't you?
But where can we actually celebrate intimate weddings? Because of the current travel restrictions, we may need it somewhere close to home. You'll be surprised with all you can find within the Metro - small lush gardens, traditional / colonial architecture - all perfect backdrops for the intimate wedding of your dreams.
Since we offer intimate wedding packages we thought it best to help you find worthwhile venues. For you, we list down 12 Top Intimate Wedding Venues in Manila fit for all kinds of fancies and themes. Plus, we added a few outside of the Metro. They're too pretty - we couldn't resist!
Mckinley Hill, Taguig
We adore coming back to Enderun every time. The Enderun’s Fort Bonifacio world-class appeal speaks volumes for any event and guest coming in.
The Atrium's gorgeous brick walls and large windows make it one of the most unique event venues in Manila. The 264 sqm. space is perfect for intimate celebrations. You may also consider their Restaurant 101 or the an outdoor venue such as their garden framed by Enderun's lavishly landscaped greens and Asian colonial-inspired architecture.
PROMO: Enderun Events has just released their intimate wedding package for 10 pax. This includes 4 hour use of their venue, 4-7 courses of plated service, and many more. Package starts at P27,000 nett and will only be available until July 31, 2020.
For more information, do visit their website here. or inquire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant
Tucked away in Quezon City, this restaurant boast of its innovative and expressive French Mediterranean cuisine. There's no doubt that Lemuria has the most amazing food! But did you know you can have a whole intimate wedding here as well - from ceremony to reception?
Venues you can choose from:
The Terrace - a garden area where you can hold your wedding rites (P20,000 for 1 hour).
The Main Dining - exquisite, rustic, and perfect for cozy and romantic dinners for 30 pax. Consumable rate of P45,000+.
The Garden - an elegantly lush covered area for 80 to 100 pax celebrations. Consumable rate of P55,000+.
And a few more - Check out their website for more information.
We love going to Antonio's! The feel of their place and their food exudes both a sophisticated and a homey ambiance.
"From social affairs to wedding celebrations, Antonio’s offers exceptional cuisine, an elegant and yet intimate setting, and always gracious service. Their staff is prepared to assist you in carefully planning your event. From customizing your menu and wine selection to preparing table settings that match your vision to managing the event itself, Antonio's make your special event even more memorable."
You may choose between the Chef's Room (for 60 to 80 pax), the Cabana (80 to 100 pax) or rent the entire restaurant exclusively. They also have an outdoor garden for a wedding ceremony and their fabulous Lanai Lounge for cocktails.
See this romantic wedding ceremony and candlelit reception at Antonio's. Video by Hello & Co. Cinema.
Private events can be booked one year in advance. For pricing and more information, contact Events Manager, Ms. Laarnie Alvarez at 0925 706 0837 / 0917 163 8374 or email email@example.com.
4. Mets Place
Located at the penthouse of the Freego Building in Magallanes, Mets Place is the intimate contemporary wedding venue you've always been looking for. It offers the best of both worlds - an al fresco and indoor venue in one.
You'll love having the penthouse all to yourself and your guests! All 290 sqm. Our favorite feature is it's glass windows that lets the light in beautifully. It perfectly frames a picturesque view of the Makati skyline. It's simple, clean, and minimalistic design will definitely suit any theme.
Check out how this couple styled their wedding at the Mets Place. Video by Hello & Co. Cinema.
Cost: Their venue package starts at P60,000. For bookings or more information, contact Nina Malveda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8249 9092 loc 706-707.
5. The Henry Hotel Manila
In the middle of the bustling metro lies a hidden gem - The Henry Hotel Manila, a hip and modern vintage boutique hotel. We love it's old-world Manileño design matched with contemporary ameneties.
"The I.P. Santos Lawn, dubbed as The Lawn, is the ideal venue for intimate celebrations and small gatherings. Be surrounded by the sprawling greens of our lush garden, and create lasting memories for your milestones." Have your cocktails at The Courtyard. You may also rent the whole Henry (venues and rooms and all) and have a blast!
Cost: Henry's The Lawn rental starts at P55,000 for half-a-day private use and includes a complementary overnight stay in the Garden Suite (with breakfast adjacent to The Lawn). Click here for The Henry's complete intimate wedding brochure.
Las Casas Manila is Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar's nearer counterpart. This former family-mansion in the late '60s has now been transformed into a boutique hotel and events venue, while staying true to its opulent art deco features. We love how old-world Filipino art is prominently displayed everywhere - with intricate carvings, Fernando Amorsolo paintings, and even paintings on the doors.
Now, we can have wedding celebrations with Las Casas' heritage magic and grandeur here in the Metro! Take your pick from their indoor and outdoor venues. There is a courtyard and a garden by the pool (60 pax) perfect for relaxed and laid-back intimate weddings.
Photos from Villa Milagros and Ram Marcelo
This beautiful mansion is not only a wedding venue but also a symbol of the love of a husband and a wife and family. Built between 1965 and 1969, the mansion was a gift of Isidoro Liamzon to his beloved Ma. Milagros. Today, it has now become a favorite of many for indoor or garden weddings.
There's nothing like the charm and grandeur of Villa Milagros. Despite it's history, Villa Milagros displays a classic and clean look that transports us to a new world. We especially love how bright the place is with white walls and natural light coming from their big windows. It's the perfect canvass for any event!
The stunning Liamzon Hall can seat up to 40 guests and it’s best for hosting intimate weddings. For a slightly larger crowd, you might want to consider booking half of The North Wing. If you have always dreamt of an outdoor ceremony or event, Villa Milagros has 2 gardens for you to choose from: The formal Delia’s Garden is a beautifully landscaped outdoor venue, while the rustic Cristina’s Garden is a great place for laid back and intimate gatherings. Both gardens have amazing views of the front and back facade of The Mansion, which serves as a stunning backdrop to your event. Both gardens also have adjoint terraces, which you can also use for your outdoor wedding ceremony.
Cost: For intimate events, their smallest air-conditioned venue Liamzon Hall costs P60,000 while garden venues start at P88,000. You can visit their website for more details.
Villa Milagros offers exclusivity for its guests. Regardless of how intimate or grand your wedding is, you and your guests have exclusive access to Villa Milagros.
Open-door policy - No corkage fees and Villa Milagros welcomes all of our clients’ chosen suppliers.
Photos from Masungi Georeserve
If you are a nature lover and don't mind a little drive, we highly recommend Masungi Georeserve! This award-wining conservation project slash nature sanctuary opened their doors to weddings just this 2019. And guess what, they specialize in intimate and sustainable weddings. How perfect!
Masungi is perfect for intimate weddings because the versatile backdrop requires no frills. You can get wed in a garden, a forest or in their quaint chapel. The awe and beauty of majestic limestone formations, views, and sceneries will make any event here simply beautiful, unique, and memorable. The most popular location is Silayan which is a hilltop glass hut with majestic 360-degree views of Laguna de Bay, Sierra Madre, Masungi, and the Manila skyline and a perfect sunset. The recommended number of guests Masungi Georeseve can accommodate is up to 120 guests. The smaller number of people, the better!
Cost: Standard venue use and conservation fees for weddings can start at P100,000. For more info on their venues and packages, visit their website.
Masungi will work with couples to make the events as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible,
Despite the forest setting, Silayan has 4G availability and an internet connection that can allow celebrants to livestream their wedding rites to their loved ones. This may come in handy considering the travel restrictions we may expect to have.
Silang, Cavite / Tagaytay
Photos from Bella Rosa Gardens and Ram Marcelo.
Now we move down South a little bit. Bella Rosa Gardens is a family-run property that was converted to a garden wedding venue in 2015 and have hosted countless weddings ever since. They have a 30+ room capacity, catering, a swimming pool area, and their very own Catholic chapel (Our Lady of Ephesus Chapel) in the premises. This means you can have your intimate wedding here from preparation, ceremony, to reception without going anywhere else!
Bella Rosa has two gardens (the Lower and Upper Garden, the former with a built-in trusses tent), a swimming pool area that can easily seat 80 guests, and their Indoor Pavilion. The surroundings are lush and beautifully landscaped.
See more of Bella Rosa in this wedding video. Video by Hello & Co. Cinema.
Cost: Bella Rosa's most affordable package right now for 80 persons is around P260,000, and that includes venue, catering, styling, lights and sounds, and a complimentary room, among others. You can refer to their website for more details. They're able to customize packages for couples who need more or less. Follow them on their socials as well, as they are constantly coming up with new promos and offers.
10. Relish PH
Branches at Ortigas, Pasig, Tomas Morato, Quezon City, and Makati
With 3 branches all over Manila (Ortigas, Quezon City, Makati), making your intimate wedding feel special and yet still close to home is now possible with Relish PH. Have yourself and your guests indulge in their staple comfort food from around the world while being in a cozy and posh party space fit for you.
For bookings and inquiries, send a private message in their Facebook page.
11. Vera Intramuros
Photos from Vera Intramuros
Vera offers cozy spaces apt for intimate events located in The Walled City of Manila, Intramuros, right behind Manila Cathedral and right across San Agustin Church.
Indoor Studio - 100 sq m equipped indoor space with direct access to a wide rooftop. Venue rental starts at P6,800.
Lounge - 22 sq m furnished homey space apt as a preparation venue for shoots and a place for intimate gatherings (more or less 10 pax). Rental starts at P3,800.
Family-style Restaurant - Vera also offers an event package in collaboration with a modern vintage family-style restaurant tucked in Intramuros that include catering service for 30 to 50 pax and other event essentials.
Event Place and Pre-event Venue Package - (Good for 150 pax, but may be booked for smaller gatherings too) Vera has packages that include an Intramuros event space (Casa Manila Patio, Teatrillo, or Casa Blanca) and Casa Vera Lounge that may be used as a preparation venue, VIP lounge, or holding room. Rates starts at P33,000.
For more information, contact Vera Intramuros at 0915 1236828 / 0932 7817492 or email email@example.com.
Shoots may be done on the rooftop with a close view of Manila Cathedral and around Intramuros featuring historic and scenic spots. Subject to additional charge. Vera will take care of your shoot permit application.
12. Pinto Art Museum
Everyone knows Pintô Art as a contemporary museum located in the Philippines’ historic pilgrimage city of Antipolo. "The museum (pintô means door in Filipino) was founded on the principle that art plays a diplomatic role in bridging distinctive nationalities, worldviews, and communities." Art. Culture. Now it has opened its doors for wedding celebrations! What more can we ask for?
Inquire here: +63 2 697 1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did we miss anything? If you guys have more suggestions on intimate weddings venues in Manila or in the Philippines, connect with us at our Facebook page and Instagram. Our goal is to simply give value and help all soon-to-weds navigate the quite new frontier of intimate weddings. We also offer essential intimate wedding services by top wedding professionals that will hold you by the hand in your wedding planning journey.
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