Wedding Destination

The Magic Of A Tagaytay Wedding
By Jonathan Dionisio
13 June 2011

What makes a Tagaytay wedding so appealing? Is it because of the cool climate, the lush gardens, its proximity to Metro Manila, or the romantic ambiance of the city? Perhaps all of these could be the reason why many Filipinos and even foreign soon-to-wed couples have opted to hold their wedding here. Let’s look at each one of them.

Climate
Tagaytay City's climate is characterized by relatively low temperature, low humidity and abundant rainfall. The city is endowed with a cool and invigorating climate with an average temperature of 22.7 °C. Situated approximately 600 meters above sea level, the city is misty and is relatively cooler during the months of December, January and February, commonly referred by Philippine wedding suppliers as the ‘wedding season’. Like most areas in the Province of Cavite, the city has two pronounced seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.

Tagaytay City has an average humidity of 78% which makes the city cooler than Metro Manila where relatively humidity exceeds 81%. Northeasterly winds prevail in the city from October to April. Winds come from southwest from May to September.

Tagaytay Garden Wedding Venues
Tagaytay’s average temperature is ideal for plants to grow well. This is the reason why there are many flower farms and private gardens in the city. As the years passed by, many private lot owners and even restaurants opened their doors to become an alternative wedding venue. From that point onwards, Tagaytay became one of the most popular Philippine wedding destinations.

But the real edge of a Tagaytay garden wedding is the perfect mix of cool climate and the unique garden ambiance of these garden wedding venues. Havi2g a garden wedding is also less expensive since couples do not need to decorate the ceremony and/or reception venue that much. The setting is the main decoration. However, no Tagaytay garden wedding venue looks the same, which makes it easy for soon-to-weds to choose a venue that suits their personality and preference.

Location
Tagaytay is approximately 55 km away from Manila. It’s roughly a three-hour drive via the South Luzon Expressway or the Cavite Expressway or CAVITEX. This makes it one of the most convenient Philippine wedding destinations in term of travel. Because of this, couples from Metro Manila are not that obliged to provide accommodation for their guests, which lessens their wedding expenses. For guests who may not have their own vehicle, there are buses in Cubao, EDSA, Pasay, and Baclaran that travel to this city on a daily basis.

One of the reasons why many tourists love visiting the Second Summer Capital of the Philippines is to get a scenic view of Taal Volcano and Lake – a lake within an island within a lake. Some say that one of the best moments during a Tagaytay wedding is when the sun set before, during, or after the wedding ceremony. Many describe it as breathtaking and romantic. This is probably the reason why some of the most popular Tagaytay wedding reception venues are strategically situated near the Taal Volcano.

Just like any wedding destination, Tagaytay gives couples the feel of being away from all the hustle and bustle of the metro and enjoy a wonderful day with the people who matters to them most. Soon-to-wed couples are able to experience their dream wedding without costing an arm or leg.

Romantic Tagaytay
What actually makes Tagaytay City romantic? The only way to answer this question is to go there and spend the night in one of the famous hotels in Tagaytay, or arrange a dinner date in one of the popular restaurants or garden venues in the city. After doing so, one could surely find the answer why Tagaytay City is an all-time favorite wedding destination.

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