Antipolo has always been a popular venue choice for couples looking to hold nature-themed weddings not too far away from the metro. Scenic views, perfectly manicured gardens, and gorgeous quaint restaurants are just some of the options that the city and its nearby towns have to offer. So it’s no surprise that even now that the pandemic is upon us, Antipolo wedding venues remain to be a hit.
“Actually [ang] Antipolo, kilala na rin siya as destination wedding venue”. Wedding planner and owner of Eventist Manila, Adora Alcance Real told Female Network. “Mostly kaya nag-a-Antipolo rin yung iba, instead na mag-Tagaytay eh malaki ang expenses pag sa Tagaytay, medyo cheaper pag sa Antipolo,” she added. If you are looking to get married in the area soon, you can look into the options below!
Wedding Venues in Antipolo
1. Sitio Elena Events Venue
Location: Don Celso S. Tuason Ave, Valley Golf, Cainta, 1800 Rizal
Contact details: (0917) 838-5781 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The Mango Farm
Location: 22 Shield Street, Kingsville Court, Antipolo City, Rizal
Contact details: (0908) 882-3929 | email@example.com
3. Jardin de Miramar
Location: 276 San Jose Ext, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Contact details: (0917) 891-2208 | firstname.lastname@example.org
4. L' Aquinum Garden
Location: Charlemagne Street, Kingsville Executive Village, Antipolo City
Contact details: (0917) 316-7517 | email@example.com
5. BHMK Antipolo
Location: Unit 7, Pagrai Hills Subdivision, Cupang Lower, Antipolo City, Rizal
Contact details: (0977) 267-5102 | firstname.lastname@example.org
6. The Garden Hive Events Place
Location: ML Quezon Street Extension, San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal
Contact details: (0927) 642-6706 | email@example.com
7. La Huerta Estate
Location: Marigman Road corner Ahon Road, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal
Contact details: 0917-892-0020 | firstname.lastname@example.org
8. The Emerald Events Place
Location: Cabrera Drive, San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal
Contact details: (0998) 586-7839 | email@example.com
9. Casa Fuente Events Place
Location: 1390 Sitio Maagay, Barangay Inarawan, Antipolo City, Rizal
Contact details: (0999) 587-9275 | firstname.lastname@example.org">https://www.instagram.com/p/CR3mkciD8Ry/]
10. L'Orchard Garden Venue
Location: 105 Camelot St Kingsville Court Subdivision Mambungan Lower Antipolo Antipolo 1870 Rizal PH, Antipolo, Rizal
Contact details: (0918) 985-3560 | email@example.com
11. Velada Estate
Location: 21 Don Juan St., Villa Cecilia Subd., Antipolo, Lalawigan ng Rizal
Contact details: (0917) 808-3700 | firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Siena's Events Place
Location: 315 Buliran Road Sitio Bayugo, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Contact details: (0926) 178-7412 | Email: email@example.com
13. Timmy in the Woods
Location: 3 Mount Everest Avenue, Goldenhills Subdivision, Antipolo, Rizal
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Eugenio Lopez Center
Location: Sumulong Hwy, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Contact details: (02) 449 7241 | email@example.com
15. Tahanan Bistro
Location: 22 Loresville Drive, Lores Farm Subdivision, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal
Contact details: (0925) 880-1487 | firstname.lastname@example.org
16. Burrow Café at Antipolo Beehouse
Location: 113 Beverly Hills Avenue, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Antipolo City, Rizal
Contact details: (0917) 622-9795 | email@example.com
New Normal Wedding Guidelines in the Philippines 2021
According to Adora, the city adheres to the IATF guidelines for mass gatherings, which can be broken down into the following. During ECQ/MECQ, weddings are prohibited. While during GCQ, weddings are allowed but only up to 30% of the venue capacity. Likewise, weddings are allowed during MGCQ, but only up to 50% of the venue capacity.
In case of a granular lockdown, here are the restrictions per alert level:
Wedding reception is not allowed
Dining in Restaurants:
Al fresco dining at 30%
Indoor Dining at 10%
Wedding Reception Allowed at 30% of Venue Capacity + 10% with Safety Seal
Dining in Restaurants
30% of Venue with an additional 10% if the place has a safety seal
Wedding Reception Allowed at 50% of Venue Capacity + 10% with Safety Seal
Dining in Restaurants
50% of Venue with an additional 10% if the place has a safety seal
Things to Remember When Booking a Wedding Venue in Antipolo
Choosing the right venue can be pretty tricky. However, here are a few reminders from Adora for couples looking to wed in Antipolo or any location in general in these uncertain times.
Have a specific date in mind
Is it a weekday or weekend event? Daytime or nighttime? Would it fall on a holiday? Rates vary depending on these factors. You might also have to book earlier should your chosen date and time falls on what they usually refer to as a “hot date.”
Determine your budget
How much are you willing to spend? Bear in mind that there would likely be added expenses on top of the venue rental cost, such as security bond, inclusions, and add ons.
Consider the venue capacity
Make sure you check your desired location’s capacity for MGCQ, GCQ, and MECQ/ECQ. “Kasi kahit sabihin natin na gusto nila etong venue pero di naman pala kaya ng capacity para mag-hold ng wedding nila, so sayang rin,” Adora said. She also encourages couples to have a backup plan, holding their wedding in their desired venue falls through.
Check the health and safety protocol requirements
Different venues have different requirements, so make sure to double-check. “Mayroong mga venues, like sa mga upcoming events namin, na nirerequire na talaga nila yung vaccination card. Ngayon medyo naghihigpit na talaga yung mga venues sa vaccination card, at least vaccinated na talaga lahat ng guests. So kailangan macheck nila yun, kasi hindi naman natin mapipilit lahat ng guests natin na [dapat] may vaccination.”
Pay attention to the logistics
Is the place easily accessible to guests? Would the suppliers encounter any difficulty setting up in the venue? Would the parking be enough to accommodate the vehicles of the guests? Those are some of the things you should consider.
Note the accredited suppliers
Some Antipolo wedding venues prefer to work with specific suppliers, so it’s best to know this detail. Also, check how much the corkage fee would be if you bring in your own drinks.
Read the fine print
Carefully read the terms of reserving or booking the venue, especially the parts about cancellation, postponement, rescheduling of the event, and security deposit.
Read client reviews
Lastly, according to Adora, it is best to read the reviews of those who have had their wedding in your desired venue. Doing so will give you an idea of what to expect and how to prevent and manage problems that could possibly arise.