Wedding Destination

Hot Prenup Locations
By: Rhea T. Ocampo
08 June 2011

Philippine weddings are incomplete without photos. And wedding photographs are never perfect without prenuptial shots. Prenup photos create excellent keepsakes to display and showcase at the reception. They can also be used as materials for the wedding invitations or for the souvenirs.

Throughout the years, prenup photo shoots had evolved from simple studio sessions to grand productions, a la magazine pictorials. Couples go gaga thinking of a theme and looking for magical settings for their prenups. Those who have supernatural, bottomless budget hold their prenups at the most famous vacation spots, here and outside the country. Some choose locations that are meaningful and beautiful, yet within their means. But regardless of resources, couples choose prenup shoot venues based primarily on the location’s significance, seclusion, convenience, and ambience.

To narrow down your choices, and help you choose the most enchanting venue for your prenups, here are some of the top picks for shoot locations in and outside Metro Manila.

Plaza Ibarra
Plaza Ibarra, a garden wedding venue
by Ibarra's Party Venues & Catering Services

Ibarra’s Party Venues & Catering
Ibarra’s Party Venues &Catering offers four elegant and well-equipped venues for celebrating valuable and memorable events. Each of these venues has its own unique feature to suit your choice and preference. These venues are located over the greater Manila area – making them accessible and convenient locations. They offer a wide range of wedding packages. Couples can enjoy and have their prenup sessions in the 1920’s inspired Ibarra’s Garden in Manila, in the captivating Bella Ibarra in Quezon City, and in the elegant and charming Patio Ibarra, also in Quezon City, provided, however, that they will use the same venue for their wedding. And the Mediterranean themed Plaza Ibarra, located in Quezon City, accommodates prenup sessions at PhP 40000.00 for four hours. For inquiries, please call 522-9999, 922-6868, 374-8354, or 410-5553.

Gazebo Royale
Gazebo Royale, a garden wedding venue
in Visayas Avenue, Metro Manila

Gazebo Royale
Gazebo Royale is an extensive garden venue located along Visayas Avenue. It features artistically landscaped surroundings where rare ornamental foliage abounds. It has three distinct venues – the Champagne Hall, the Phoenix Avenue, and the Bamboo Grove. Each has its unique feature but all three evoke the feeling of tranquility and ethereal beauty. The rate for the use of any of these venues is at PhP 3000.00 for the first hour and PhP1500.00 per hour for the succeeding hours. For inquiries or reservations, please call 920-6503, 920-6504, or 455-2035.

Garden wedding venue at Jardin de Miramar
Jardin de Miramsr, a garden wedding venue
in Antipolo City, Rizal

Jardin de Miramar
Just a couple of minutes from Ortigas, a beautiful green haven lies. Jardin de Miramar, located in Antipolo City, offers a perfect, cool venue for different events. The mountain ranges, springs and waterfalls in this haven create a relaxing atmosphere that is ideal for a prenup photo shoot. The different venues (Paradiso, Pergola, Terreza, Intramuros, Plaza, and Galera) are available for use at PhP 3500.00 for 2 hours during daytime and at PhP 4750.00 for 2 hours at night. In excess of 2 hours, additional PhP 700.00 per hour for daytime and PhP 1000.00 per hour for nighttime will be charged. This package is good for a maximum of five people. For inquiries or reservations, please contact 817-1589, 817-1591, or 817-1594.

Garden wedding venue at Velada Estate
Velada Estate, a garden wedding venue
in Antipolo City, Rizal

Velada Estate
Velada Estate in Antipolo City offers a beautiful environment with world-class facilities away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. It features elegant and grandiose function rooms – El Fuente, El Patio, and La Casa – that exude a romantic atmosphere that makes Velada Estate perfect for intimate and joyous events. The location is available for daytime prenup photo shoots at PhP 3000.00 for every 4 hours. For inquiries or reservations, please contact 682-3024, 681-3708, or 783-1957.

Garden wedding venue at Casa Ibiza
Casa Ibiza, a garden wedding venue
in Antipolo City, Rizal

Casa Ibiza
Only minutes away from the very busy city lies a lush of refuge, that is Casa Ibiza. Casa Ibiza features a Mexican inspired villa with a perfect view of the pools and the cabanas. It creates a stress- free environment and it provides seclusion that some couples require for a perfect prenup photo shoot. The relaxed and tranquil environment of Casa Ibiza is available for use at only PhP 5000.00, subject to 10% service charge. The package is good for a whole day and it includes the use of all amenities. For inquiries or reservations, please call 482-3487 or 484-9393.

Club Punta Fuego
Club Punta Fuego, a beach wedding venue
in Nasugbu, Batangas

Fuego Hotels and Properties
Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Batangas, provides an array of themes for prenups. Couples can choose from the different angles Punta Fuego offers – from the “sunset beach” theme to the “luau party” theme. Punta Fuego also houses the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, overlooking the sea – the perfect place for those couples who are considering traditional Catholic rites as their theme. Prenup photo shoots at Punta Fuego are open for members and guests at PhP 30000.00 for a whole day, from 9am to 6pm. For inquiries or reservations, please contact 729-0180 to 82 or 843-8700.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Pearl Farm Beach Resort, a beach wedding
venue in Davao del Norte

Also managed by the Fuego Hotels and Properties is Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Davao. The resort offers a luxurious South Sea pearls experience and it serves as the perfect location for those who are searching for a blissful prenup sessions in the south. Pearl Farm is open for prenup photo shoot sessions provided that the couple will use the same venue for their wedding. For inquiries and reservations, please call 750-1896, 750-1898, or 893 2093.

7 Stones Boracay Suites
7 Stones Boracay Suites, a beach wedding
venue in Boracay Island, Aklan

7 Stones Boracay Suites is another perfect hideaway managed by the Fuego Hotels and Properties. This condo-hotel on the Boracay Islands provides a luxurious and exclusive home-away-from-home experience. It exudes a relaxed and comfortable ambience, along with the natural beauty of Boracay. Couples can have their prenups at this condo-hotel on the condition that they will use the same venue for their wedding. For inquiries and reservations, please contact 288-1601 or 750-1999.

Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, a hotel wedding
venue in Angeles City, Pampanga

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn at Clark, Pampanga, offers a relaxing place to hold prenups. Surrounded by greenery and equipped with curvy, palm tree-lined outdoor pool, Holiday Inn makes a perfect venue for a secluded, romantic, and nature-themed prenup photo shoots. The venue accommodates prenup sessions for FREE, provided that the couple will use the same venue for the reception. For inquiries and reservations, please call 1800-1651-8888 ext. 5678.

Palmas del Mar
Palmas del Mar, a beach wedding venue
in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

Palmas Del Mar
The beautiful Palmas del Mar at Bacolod is an exceptional destination on Negros Islands. It offers a view of the majestic sunset and it provides a lovely and classy ambience. The Mediterranean concept of Palmas del Mar is perfect for couples who want to shy away from the usual prenup themes. The resort accommodates prenup photo shoots at a very affordable rate of PhP 2000.00 for 3 hours, inclusive of the use of amenities. For inquiries and reservations, please call 433-3587 to 88.

One Tagaytay Place Hotel
One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites, a hotel
wedding venue in Tagaytay City, Cavite

One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites
Accompanied by Tagaytay’s relaxed and cool atmosphere, One Tagaytay Hotel elevates its guests into a magical and tranquil place away from the fast-paced and busy city life. It infuses elegance, comfort and serenity. It also offers a wide collection of facilities that makes it an ideal location for holding special events. One Tagaytay accommodates prenup photo shoots at a net rate of PhP 8000.00 for four hours, inclusive of 10% discount at Azalea Restaurant and at O’ Spa (valid on the shooting date only). For inquiries or reservations, please contact 584-4111, 584-4156, or 818 8318.

Pryce Plaza Hotel
Pryce Plaza Hotel, a hotel wedding venue
in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

Pryce Plaza
Pryce Plaza is the sanctuary of charm in the beautiful city of Cagayan de Oro. It offers a view of the breathtaking scenery of the city, the mountain ranges, and the Macajalar Bay. The hotel’s function rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and complete amenities that make Pryce Plaza Hotel the perfect place to hold events in Northern Mindanao area. They are also open for prenup photo shoots. For inquiries or reservations, please contact 858-4537, 858-3111, 858-3131, or 858-4536.

Bohol Beach Club
Bohol Beach Club, a beach wedding venue
in Panglao, Bohol

Bohol Beach Club
Bohol Beach Club covers a big area where couples can get different choices of ambience. This hotel on Panglao Island exudes an atmosphere of luxury and beauty. The hotel also offers a view and access to the relaxing and stunning beachfront that is perfect for prenup sessions. Bohol Beach Club is open for prenup sessions. For inquiries or reservations, please call 522-2301 to 04 or 522-4162.

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