Want to veer away from the norm when selecting your wedding church? Or is your first choice already fully booked? Don't worry! Here are three lesser-known wedding churches you might want to consider.
 

Mt. Carmel Church / Our Lady of Carmel Shrine (New Manila)

Standing high in the midst of New Manila, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine is one of the new sought-after wedding churches. While the church is hidden among rows of residential town houses in New Manila, it has gained much attention for its romantic, rustic charm. This old stone church is a serene location that is ideal for big weddings due to its wide, spacious interior. It has a long aisle that leads to a half-dome-shaped altar. The church walls are lined with intricate stained glass windows that will make your bridal walk truly heavenly. Mt. Carmel Church also offers a wedding package which includes a reception in their function room beside the church. If you avail of the package, you and your guests can quickly and conveniently move to the reception area after the ceremony.

Rental Fee: PhP18,500 (includes flower arrangement, carpet, soloist and organist); also offers complete wedding package for PhP170,000
Contact Information: (02) 724-5938; (02) 724-1489

Mary the Queen Parish (Greenhills, San Juan)

If you want to hold your wedding at a simple church with just the right amount of soft, fine decorative touches, then Mary the Queen Church (pictured above right) might be the church you're looking for. Paying homage to Mother Mary, its light blue façade sets a cool, relaxing mood for those who enter. White walls keep the interior of the church bright and cheerful, making it easy for your photographers to take great photos. The church's simple design will complement intimate and solemn ceremonies well. And since it's in the heart of Greenhills, you can choose from a variety of reception areas nearby.

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Rental Fee: PhP15,000 (includes flower arrangement, carpet)
See other information on Mary the Queen Parish in our Supplier Directory

Shrine of Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life / MOA Church

One of the newer churches in the metro, the Shrine of Jesus has become quite popular because of its proximity to a well-known mall; it is also close to the Manila Bay. The church draws attention not only because of its prime location, but also because of its brightly-painted façade. It has an ornate altar that will give your ceremony a sense of grandeur. You don't have to worry about looking for a reception venue here either, since there are many nearby restaurants to choose from.

Rental Fee: PhP25,000 (includes standard flower arrangement, use of red carpet, soloist, organist)
Contact Information: (02) 556-6175; 556-6176; (0918) 910-4245
See other information on the Shrine of Jesus in our Supplier Directory

Photo courtesy of Mary the Queen Parish

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