Big weddings are fun, but celebrating your nuptial with only the closest people in your lives can be just as memorable. If you're planning to throw a small nuptial, you'll want to look for an intimate wedding venue where everyone can just chat and bond, especially over good food.
To get you started, check out these quaint cafes and restaurants below!
1. Pio's Kitchen
Location: 96 Scout Reyes cor. Scout Fuentebella Bgy Laging Handa, Quezon City
Your family and closest friends will feel right at home in Pio's Kitchen. This charming private dining space in Quezon City used to be an ancestral house, so the entire place carries a cozy, homey feel. "We want our every guest to feel that this is also their home, with open space for guests to roam around," Pio's Kitchen wrote on their website.
You can book the entire house—which can accommodate up to 50 guests—for your wedding day. It has two dining areas and a gorgeous lanai, which is surrounded with white glass panels.
For inquiries, you can contact Pio's Kitchen via (0917)532-2892.
2. Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge
Location: 66 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
This fine-dining restaurant has private gazebos tucked away in a lush garden, so it's no wonder many couples celebrate their anniversaries here. The good news is, Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge can also accommodate intimate weddings! You can hold a romantic wedding ceremony in their gazebos and move the celebration to their main restaurant, where each guest will be served with an Asian-European 7-course meal.
For inquiries, you can contact Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge via (0939)921-5881.
3. Burrow Cafe at Antipolo
Location: 113 Beverly Hills Ave, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Antipolo (Home of Vincent Gutierrez)
Garden weddings are undeniably romantic, but if you don't want the unpredictable weather to get in the way of your special day, you might want to check out this hidden cafe in Antipolo.
You'll feel like you're dining outdoors at Burrow Cafe, thanks to its wall-to-ceiling glass windows that showcase lush surroundings. The gorgeous cafe can accommodate gatherings of up to 20 people for two and a half hours. Check out their packages here!
For inquiries, you can contact Burrow Cafe via (0917)622-9795.
4. Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant
Location: 5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City
Planning to throw a rustic-themed wedding? Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant might the venue you've been looking for. This fine-dining restaurant, which serves French Mediterranean cuisine, has a charming dining space that can accommodate up to 35 guests. If you prefer dining al fresco, they also have a spacious garden outside, which can accommodate at least 50 guests. P.S. This romantic spot has a winery, too!
For inquiries, you can contact Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant via (0927)428-4202 or (0998)175-4782.
5. Cafe Ysabel
Location: 175 M. Paterno St. San Juan
Cafe Ysabel is another restaurant worth checking out if you're looking for a laid-back venue for your small wedding. A family-gathering favorite, Cafe Ysabel has been around for more than three decades, and they're known for serving hearty Western and Filipino dishes.
For inquiries, you can contact Cafe Ysabel via (0905)590-5515.
6. Neil's Kitchen
Location: Lot C 701-704, Westgate Filinvest City, Alabang
If you and your partner love Filipino food, you might want to hold your intimate celebration at Neil's Kitchen. The restaurant nestled in Alabang is known for putting a twist in Filipino favorites. It's also brimming with photo op-worthy corners, too!
For inquiries, you can contact Neil's Kitchen via (0917)311-2916.