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The Best Small & Intimate Wedding Venues in the Philippines

The Best Small & Intimate Wedding Venues in the Philippines

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While some couples like inviting the whole barangay to their wedding, there are those who like keeping things simple and intimate. Are you one of those who prefer a small and intimate celebration with only your family members and closest friends?

If you are, then this article’s for you! Scroll along for our top picks on the best small intimate wedding venues in the Philippines. Since we’re not Metro Manila-centric, we’ve got choices for the three island groups. We’ve rounded up some of the best intimate wedding venues in Rizal, Bohol, Cebu, Davao, and many more!

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Intimate weddings are wonderful. They’ve got the style, quality, and glamour of a big celebration but with less stress and only your most cherished loved ones to please. Plus, the smaller a wedding, the more personal and unique it can be, with many ways to add little touches and make your special day all about you as a couple.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect garden venue in Antipolo for an al fresco celebration or a beach resort in Bohol where you can dance the night away, you’ll find the most stunning small wedding venues in our list.

Luzon

Visayas

Mindanao

 

LUZON

From the majestic sceneries of Batanes to a cozy lodge in Baguio overlooking the mountains, there are plenty of intimate wedding venues in Luzon that will make your celebration simply unforgettable. Check these swoon-worthy venues you can book for your big day.

Basco Lighthouse (Naidi Hill, Batanes)

Have you always dreamed of a destination wedding with otherworldly views? Well, you won’t need to fly off to Switzerland or New Zealand. Way up in the northern tip of the Philippines, we have breathtaking Batanes with its rolling hills, limestone cliffs, and clear blue waters.

Basco Lighthouse Wedding
Photo credit: IBS Travel and Tours

One of the small intimate wedding venues the island offers is the Basco Lighthouse perched on top of the Naidi Hill. The lighthouse itself is already the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, but you’ll fall even harder when you see the garden area that boasts tranquil views of the vast Pacific Ocean. It’s a dreamy, romantic spot to hold an al fresco wedding reception, especially since it’s also one of the best areas to catch the famous Batanes sunsets.

Since Basco Lighthouse is a remote place, it’s one of the most intimate wedding venues in the Philippines. You’ll have a fun yet cozy celebration with your closest loves ones and friends, and forget about the city life — even just for a moment.

For full-wedding coordination services and pricing concerns in Basco Lighthouse, you can coordinate with IBS Travel and Tours.

Website: http://www.batanesibstravels.com/
Address: Abad Street, Brgy. Kayvaluganan, Basco Batanes
Phone numbers: 09178239477 / 09396485148

 

Mula de Leticia (Bacolor, Pampanga)

Mula de Leticia used to be a private rest house before it opened its guests as a private venue for photoshoots, family gatherings, and weddings. With the its inviting lush greens, wide open spaces, and homey accommodations, it’s one of the perfect small wedding venues that’s just a few hours drive from the metro.

The rest house has an open air tent that’s ideal for your dream intimate wedding under the stars. It has a capacity of 50 people and includes wood benches plus a wood altar. For pricing concerns, please contact their phone numbers.

Website: http://muladeleticia.com
Address: Zone 2, Brgy. Cabalantian, Bacolor, Pampanga
Phone numbers: 0917 625 7070 / 0908 888 8227
Email address: muladeleticia@gmail.com

 

14 Four Cafe (Taytay, Rizal)

14 Four Cafe is a charming furniture showroom that transforms into a quaint cafe during the weekends. Tucked in Taytay Rizal, it’s one of the more affordable intimate wedding venues in the Philippines.

With the cafe’s artsy vibe and the lush greenery of its outdoor area, you can easily host a fun and quirky wedding that everyone will remember. For reservation and pricing concerns, please contact their phone numbers.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/14FourCafe/
Address: 144 Magnolia Lane, Gregoria Heights Subdivision, Bgy San Isidro 1920 Taytay, Rizal
Phone number: +63 999 888-0144
Email address: info@14fourcafe.com

 

The Mango Farm (Antipolo, Rizal)

Antipolo is just filled with some of the best small intimate wedding venues in the Philippines. The Mango Farm, secretly hidden in the quaint village of Kingsville Court in the Cainta-Antipolo border, is a 2.5-hectare mango farm that’s home to tastefully designed outdoor patios, 200 fruit trees, and well-kept greens. During evenings, guests can revel in the elegance of the tree garden with its capiz drop lights and spotlights that have been strategically placed to emphasize the beauty and drama of the farm’s trees.

For weddings, the farm has an air-conditioned glass pavilion where you and your guests can celebrate in style and comfort. You can also opt to have an alfresco wedding reception. Rates start at P99,500 + 12% VAT (2020 to 2021).

Website: http://themangofarm.com
Address: 22 Shield St., Kingsville Court, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Phone numbers: + 632.8645.6993 (landline) or + 63.908.882.3929 (mobile phone)
Email address: themangofarm@gmail.com

 

Pio’s Kitchen (Quezon City)

Looking for more affordable intimate wedding venues in the Philippines? Check out Pio’s Kitchen.

Right in the heart of QC, it’s a little gem that’s famous for their delicious paellas and relaxed dining space. The quaint restaurant features antique lamps and other furniture pieces that highlight the clean, eccentric, and rustic feel of a mid-century home. It looks stunning for photo ops!

What’s great about Pio’s Kitchen is that they love serving weddings. They offer wonderful wedding packages that include elegant table flowers according to your color preference. The restaurant can fit about 50 people and you can reserve the whole place to yourself! It’s simply perfect if you’re looking for a small intimate wedding venue.

For pricing concerns, they can customize their packages to suit your preferences. You have four hours of free use of their facilities and private kitchen. If you exceed four hours, you’ll have to pay an additional Php3500/hour.

Website: http://www.pioskitchen.com
Address: 96 Scout Reyes cor. Scout Fuentebella, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City
Phone numbers: (0917) 532-2892 or (02) 509-4529

 

Cafe by the Ruins (Baguio City, Benguet)

Planning an intimate rustic wedding? Head over to Cafe by the Ruins. With its wood and stone interiors, it’s the perfect small wedding venue with countryside charm. The menu also features different cuisines using local and natural ingredients from the region.

For reservation and pricing concerns, please contact their phone numbers.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/cafebytheruinsph/
Address: 25 Shuntug Road, Baguio, 2600, Benguet
Phone number: (074) 422-9804

 

VISAYAS

Home to many beaches, lush gardens, and ancestral houses, Visayas offers many intimate wedding venues for your dream wedding. With the oversaturation of weddings and events in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon, you can have a destination wedding in one of the Visayan islands. And if you already live there, you’re in luck as Visayas has some of the best small wedding venues in the Philippines.

Mithi Resort and Spa (Panglao, Bohol)

Escape to a slice of paradise at Mithi Resort and Spa. The luxurious beach resort is home to probably one of the most exclusive intimate wedding venue in the Philippines — an actual man-made islet! You’ll celebrate the most special moment in your life surrounded by the clear and turquoise waters of the coast of Panglao.

The islet can hold up to 100 persons, promising a one of a kind experience for you and your guests. Among the inclusions of the resort’s wedding package are styling services, a bridal car, a 2-layer fondant cake, and complimentary accommodation for the wedding couple. Their wedding packages start at P145,000 for 50 pax min.

Website: https://www.mithiresort.com
Address: Bingag Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
Phone number: (63-38) 411-5878, (63-38) 501-8281, (63-38) 501-7288
Email address: info@mithiresort.com

 

Bantug Lake Ranch (Bacolod, Negros Occidental)

Bantug Lake Ranch is vibrant organic farm in Brgy. Alangilan, just a short drive from Bacolod City in the province of Negros Occidental. The seven-hectare property is a daytime destination resort and its natural garden setting is the perfect small intimate wedding venue for every couple’s dream rustic wedding. You and your guests can immerse yourselves in the tranquil beauty of nature as you celebrate a momentous occasion.

Their wedding packages start at P11,250 for 25 pax min.

Website: https://www.bantuglakeranch.com/
Address: Granada Alangilan Road, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philipines
Phone number: (034)213 1916

 

The Ruins (Talisay City, Negros Occidental)

Old world architecture possesses a stately and graceful kind of charm that’s perfect for an elegant wedding. The Ruins, located in Talisay, Negros Occidental, is one of the most famous locations for weddings in the Visayas, whether couples are looking for big or small intimate wedding venues. Its historical design provides a grandiose backdrop for a romantic and cozy celebration.

With its serene old-world beauty, The Ruins can make your dream intimate garden wedding a truly memorable one.

For reservation and pricing concerns, please contact their phone numbers and/or email.

Website: https://theruins.com.ph
Address: Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone number: (034) 476-9448 (landline), +63 (917) 8326003, +63 (905) 5133347, +63 (939) 2985657
Email address: lacson_mansion@yahoo.com.ph

 

Circa 1900 (Cebu City, Cebu)

Circa 1900 is a cluster of ancestral homes that have been fashioned into restaurants. The property is surrounded by lush green lawns and pocket gardens with picnic tables for your alfresco wedding celebration.

Aside from its colonial houses nestled in lush gardens, the menu is also stellar as it features both Filipino and international cuisine using quality local ingredients. If you’re particular about your food’s quality during the reception, Circa 1900’s menu will have you salivating.

The plated in service packages start at 20,000 for 20 pax. For reservation and pricing concerns, please contact their phone numbers and/or email.

Website: http://www.circa1900cebu.com/
Address: Sanjercasvil Road, Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City
Phone number: (032) 239 6265
Email address: circa1900cebu@gmail.com

 

Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is the perfect place to have your simple yet romantic wedding on the shores of the world-famous beach. The resort offers a wide range of intimate wedding venues, making it the perfect place for your dream reception to unfold. The picturesque view you’ll have of the ocean as you say your wedding vows and dance with your partner is just pure perfection!

Their wedding packages start at P500,000 for 50 pax min.

Website: https://www.shangri-la.com/boracay/boracayresort/
Address: Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, 5608, Philippines
Phone number: (63 36) 288 4988
Email address: http://www.shangri-la.com/boracay/boracayresort/contact-us/email-us/

 

Chateau de Busay Cebu

Wonderful and whimsical — there’s something so unique about a rooftop wedding reception, and, as far rooftop venues go, nothing quite compares to Chateau de Busay’s the Rooftop. For smaller gatherings of 100, the Rooftop offers both the beauty of outdoor space and the convenience of an indoor venue. You’ll also have a great view of the restaurant’s rich foliage and majestic trees.


Plus, your guests will be treated to an excellent selection of continental cuisine, from succulent seafood fresh from the sea to tender and mouth-watering Angus steaks seasoned with herbs sown and grown in the fertile earth of the Busay hills.

Their wedding packages start at P75,000 for 100 pax min.

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Website: https://www.chateaudebusay.com/
Address: Lower Busay Hills, Nivel Hills, Cebu City, Philippines
Phone number: +63 32 401 0564 / +63 32 231 2000
Email address: chateaudebusay@gmail.com

 

MINDANAO

Romance, grandeur, and elegance — all words that a quintessential wedding is known for. You’ll get to experience all these and more at the intimate wedding venues in Mindanao, whether it’s on top of a hill that boasts picturesque views or along a lovely coastline for a relaxed bohemian vibe. Whatever enchanting wedding reception you’re planning, you can host it in these intimate wedding venues in Mindanao.

Maison de Bonbon (Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental)

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Maison de Bonbon Cafe and Restaurant is a French-inspired restaurant that’s a favorite small and intimate wedding venue in Cagayan de Oro. Their cozy and white interiors will fit the theme of any wedding and have everyone feeling right at home. They also serve all meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — making them the perfect venue to hold an intimate wedding in the morning or early afternoon.

Website: http://thenestcdo.com/
Address: Corrales Avenue – Ramon Chavez Street Cagayan de Oro City

 

Ranchers Steakhouse (Malaybalay, Bukidnon)

Nestled in the middle of Malaybalay, Bukidnon is Ranchers Steakhouse. While the restaurant may not seem like a typical intimate wedding venue in the Philippines, it does make a good place for a rustic-themed reception. Their all-wooden furniture is definitely eye-catching and if you’re a couple who loves Western-style cuisine, then it might just be a match made in heaven.

For reservation and pricing concerns, please contact their phone numbers and/or email.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ranchers.sth/
Address: Camp Airstorm, Circumferential Road, Malaybalay, Bukidnon
Phone number: (0917) 700-3234

 

Dahilayan Gardens and Resort (Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon)

Ever wanted to have a wedding by the countryside? You can do so at Dahilayan Gardens and Resort. It’s one of Bukidnon’s hidden gems, boasting beautiful rustic houses beside Mt. Kitanglad. The wonderful views are made even better with the resort’s relaxing ambiance, fresh air, and cold weather. It’s simply the perfect place for a tranquil and small intimate wedding venue in the Philippines.

For reservation and pricing concerns, please contact their phone numbers and/or email.

Website: http://dahilayangardensandresort.com
Address: Sitio Balilid, Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Philippines
Phone number: +63 917 7147229
Email address: dahilayangardensandresort@yahoo.com

 

Salome’s Garden (Davao City, Davao)

Nestled amidst a forest of towering trees, Salome’s Garden is a charming venue with its luscious backdrop of greens, hanging lights, waterfalls, and old-fashioned lamp posts. It has a garden lawn that’s perfect for an intimate wedding venue, especially as you and your guests dine under a canopy of stars. As it’s in a quiet neighborhood away from the chaos of downtown Davao, your wedding will only be disturbed by the sound of crickets and birds chirping.

Their plated in service package starts at 25,000 for 20 pax.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/SalomesGardenByChippens/
Address: Holy Trinity Village, Cabantian Road, Davao City
Phone number: (082) 295 3625

 

Dakak Beach Resort (Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte)

Dakak Beach Resort offers a luxurious intimate wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. The resort has everything from a beachfront, a wide expanse of lush gardens, and various accommodation options for your guests. They also have plenty of outdoor, indoor, and water activities that you and your guests will surely enjoy. For a more thrilling adventure, you onboard a chopper and see the islands as you take the trip of a lifetime.

Their wedding packages start at P37,500 for 25 pax min and 49 pax max.

Website: https://www.dakak.com.ph/
Address: Brgy. Taguilon, Dapitan City, 7101 Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga, Philippines
Phone number: +63 905 315 2600 / +63 918 243 7745

 

The View (Davao City, Davao)

Magnificently perched on a high elevation, The View is a beautiful place and a wildly popular option for intimate wedding venues in Mindanao. True to its name, The View offers a gorgeous picturesque backdrop of the city and gulf of Davao, with lush greens surrounding you as you walk down the aisle. Plus, it gives you the chance to get married with the sunset in the background! It’s the epitome of romance.

Their wedding packages start at Php50,000 for a party of 50 pax.

Website: https://www.theviewdavao.com
Address: Brgy. Magtuod, Davao City, Philippines
Email address: theviewdavao@gmail.com

 

Bigger isn’t always better and intimate doesn’t mean less fun. What matters is that on your special day, you’re surrounded by the people closest to your heart.

If you’ve already made up your mind on celebrating only with the dearest ones in your life, feel free to check out the small intimate wedding venues we’ve listed above. You’re sure to have the time of your life in any of the places.

Good luck and happy wedding!

Chryss Segovia
Author: Chryss Segovia

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