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Wedding Planning Adventure : Reception Venue

This is so me... once I get started I won't stop hahahahah..
Well, I did started this blog for me to have a space to organize my wedding preps and of course to share my journey to anyone in the WWW :-)

So now, lets talk about reception venue. We've been able to booked my dream Church Our Lady of Mt Carmel Shrine now its reception time, its where the party is, the most anticipated part of the wedding why wouldn't it be. You have food, drinks, sweets, singing, dancing, laughing and maybe the occasional tears.

So finding the perfect venue is not an easy task, especially if you're an overseas bride. I rely on pics and reviews from the internet and my email conversations with their account executive. But then I was able to narrow my search into 3 venues that I would definitely visit during my June holiday in Manila.

And top 3 are:

1. Light of Love Events Place

1163 Santol Street is a property formerly owned by an artist Romel Tuazon’s family. On May 2009 this place was opened to the public as a wedding venue acquiring the name: Light of Love, which offers a wide parking space, a caterer’s area, and maintenance and security staff during the event, as well as courtesy rooms for wedding couples and debutantes.
Light of Love’s gates open up to a tree-lined driveway illuminated with suspended lights among its branches. The main building is an old mansion against a backdrop of a luscious garden surrounded by trees of up to 60 years old and a magnificent landscape.

Source : Hizon's Catering

 LOL has 7 areas that you could consider having your reception.
Let the moonlight and stars shine upon your intimate reception underneath the glass covered skylight.
I love the chandelier, I could imagine how it would look like at night

The plus factor for this is the balcony.

I've been communicating with Anthony he's nice, he answers my emails promptly even if our wedding is still next year for that mega points 

Address: 1163 Santol St,
Quezon City, Metro Manila,

Tel. Nos.: (632) 714-3871
Telefax: (632) 714-7989
Email Address:

Office Hours:

9AM - 6PM Monday to Saturday
Sunday and holidays are reserved for
special appointments

2. Oasis Manila

This was recommended by my Tita Mileth, she was able to attend a wedding at Oasis and she was impressed with this venue.

Did some research and found out that its just a stone throw away from Mt Carmel, points! points!

Emailed them got their wedding package rates, they're expensive than Light of Love with the almost the same inclusions and same accredited supplier, their rates vary if your having your reception in the morning - early afternoon or late afternoon - night or what venue you want to book sob! sob! sob!

but they have this super budget friendly payment scheme points! points!

 Orchard Ballroom
Orchard located on the topmost of the new building that can accommodate maximum of 200pax. This venue offers more intimate feel and at the same time a full view of the Garden area and the city. It also has Ceiling drapes and Crystal drops similar to the Pavilion because of it's square shaped function room

Verandah Ballroom
The Verandah located at the 2nd floor of the new building that can accommodate up to max capacity of 350 pax. It offers full view of the garden and pond through its clear glass sidings (from floor to ceiling). It has a grand lobby that can hold cocktails activities before the reception. Ceiling with drapes and crystal drops to add elegance to your events. Access for our open balcony overlooking Mt. Carmel Church and top view of Garden area that is perfectly landscaped and intelligently lighted to add garden ambiance to your venue.

Maan is such a help, she is aware that our wedding is next year and yet she answers my emails promptly which is a good sign, and the ladies in Girl Talk forum loves her.

169 Aurora Boulevard
San Juan, Metro Manila

Office Hours: 
9AM - 6PM Monday to Saturday
Sundays 1-5PM
Holidays 10AM-5PM

Phone: (02) 726-6832 / (02) 721-4585

3. Plaza Ibarra

I found Plaza Ibarra on one of my internet searching, and glad I did. They don't have this grand landscape to boast but their venue is equally beautiful and read good reviews about them. 

Their package rates is in par with Light Of Love and since they do their own catering I won't worry that we wouldn't have enough food.
And among the three AE I've been in contact with Chris is the best, not only does he answers my emails promptly, I have this feeling that he is nice and accommodating its just the way he writes his email.  

Address: No. 77 Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City
Telephone Number: (632) 922-6868; (632) 413-0706

Now am excited to finally visit these places and I do hope I would be able to book one of them :-)



  1. Nice venues. I love the color combinations that they are using. Thanks for sharing this one to us.

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  2. I have to say I absolutely loved going to this place the other night. The people that work there were trying to create an optimal dinner experience while making your choices their priority.

  3. The Oasis is a perfect for a garden wedding as well as a beautiful wedding reception, a place where couples and celebrators experience their life’s precious moment.

  4. I haven’t any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us.

  5. Thanks for sharing this informative post. I would definitely hire a planner for my wedding planning. For me it is quite hard to plan even a small event. My sister arranged couple of weddings to perfection at wedding venues Los Angeles and thinking to hire her.

  6. How much is Plaza Ibarra venue cost?

  7. Any other reviews of the Plaza Ibarra?

  8. Thanks for sharing this valuable post. Great blog!


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