It is the day that you have been waiting for your entire life. You are finally going to become somebody’s wife or husband! I’m sure you’re excited and that you cannot wait to start planning for the big day. Now the big question is, where will you hold your DREAM wedding? Well, just sit back and relax because I’ve scoured the most romantic hotels and resorts in the Philippines with amenities and facilities perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
For City & Garden Weddings
Novotel Manila Araneta Center
You don’t need to travel far and leave the Metro to have your fairytalesque wedding because Novotel Manila Araneta Center has an exclusive Versailles Event Garden & Tent on its 7th floor where you could have the best of two worlds – a stunning garden overlooking the city views and a tent for your reception. Not to mention the spectacular sunset from here that will add magic and romance to this one special day of your life.
Address: Gen Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, 0810 Quezon City
I’M Hotel gives its guests the best of urban luxury. If you’re thinking of holding a wedding in this five-star establishment, you can be assured that you are making the right choice. The hotel prides itself of turning its customer’s visions into reality whatever the occasion may be. With their state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch service, your wedding is sure to be the dream celebration that you always wanted. They have different rooms to choose from depending on the size of your party, but we’d choose their Narra Ballroom that can accommodate 350 people for a really grand wedding.
Address: Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
For Beach & Island Weddings
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
A wedding at the 5-star Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa will surely be the most unforgettable event of the year for you and your guests. With style and elegance in mind, the resort’s skilled staff will craft a beautiful destination wedding for you in any of the stunning spots in this 13-hectare property. You could have a beach wedding at their beach cove with the crystal blue waters as your backdrop. They also have a number of ballrooms and event spaces to choose from if you prefer the indoors, and fitness facilities are available for brides and grooms-to-be who want to be in tip-top shape before the grand day.
Address: Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
Club Paradise Palawan
Club Paradise Palawan is THE resort for couples who want an unforgettable beach wedding in one of the world’s best islands – Palawan! This resort promises you exclusivity and the assurance that no two weddings at their beachfront property are alike. Club Paradise Palawan is a resort that combines the tropical island ambience with the first-class service of a hotel – definitely the most paradisiacal wedding venue you will ever have!
Address: Dimakya Island, Coron, Northern Palawan
Are you thinking of having an elegant beach wedding on the world-famous island of Boracay? If yes, then Fridays Boracay is the answer to all your prayers. Located in Station 1, the beachfront resort is one of the pioneers in Boracay and is an expert when it comes to beautiful weddings. Assuring that your celebration is held in utmost privacy, their highly-trained staff will take care of even the smallest details such as bright coloured flowers and sprinkles of seashells. They suggest having your vows between 4.30pm and 5.30pm so you and your guests can catch the island’s romantic sunset after you say “I do”. Check the full review of Fridays Boracay on TripZilla Stays.
Address: Boracay Island, White Beach, Station 1, Malay, 5608 Aklan
Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa
Celebrate your wedding at the beautiful Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa. Aside from the fact that all your guests will admire the grandeur of the place, their two signature wedding packages will make your planning so much easier! Priced at ₱225,000 and ₱275,000, both wedding packages are inclusive of use of venue for a maximum of 5 hours, welcome drinks for all guests, a ceremonial stage, and more. Their difference is that the second package includes floral decorations.
Address: Barangay Catangnan, General Luna, Siargao Islands
For Scenic & Rustic Weddings
Prepare to be whisked away to paradise! The multi-awarded Amorita Resort in Bohol will surely make your wedding leave a mark in the hearts and minds of your guests. They have various spots around the resort that are ideal for saying “I do”. What could be more romantic than a wedding at their Cliff Deck? Or at their private beach? How about on an island promontory? Trust me, you will “Love Amorita” as much as I do. Don’t believe me? Check the full review of Amorita Resort on TripZilla Stays.
Address: #1 Ester A. Lim Drive,Barangay Tawala, Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol
Taal Vista Hotel
If you want your guests to enjoy the cool, Tagaytay breeze on your wedding day, you need not look further. Taal Vista Hotel has made its name as a great hotel due to its exemplary service and the same goes for their weddings. If you and your fiancee are a traditional couple who wants the celebration to be the epitome of classic, it can be achieved at Taal Vista. If the two of you are more modern and want to deviate from the usual all-white motif, that can also be done. If you’re in for a more rustic vibe, you can have a garden wedding on the premises. So, what’s your pick?
Address: Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120
Club Balai Isabel
Club Balai Isabel in Batangas is a resort that can make all kinds of dream weddings come true! If you want a traditional reception indoors, they have air-conditioned halls for rent. Want a garden wedding? They also have vast gardens that you can choose from. Their Kumintang Gardens, for instance, is a huge greenery area that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. But the most romantic setting would be the lakefront area facing the horizon of Taal Lake.
Address: Fairways Drive, Talisay, Batangas
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar features reconstructed heritage houses from all over the Philippines. The enchanting place will transport you and your guests back to the Spanish times as you walk along cobblestone streets. Their bridges and heritage houses look picture-perfect for Filipino-themed weddings.
Address: Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan, 2107
A wedding is a special event to be remembered for a lifetime. This is just the beginning of your happily ever after and I’m sure you’ll find something that suits both your tastes and budget on this list. Do you have additional recommendations? I’d love to hear them!