Transporting the bridal party to a new setting affords a unique layer of experience for the already special occasion. Luckily, there are hidden gems just outside NCR.
Laguna is one such underrated province that shouldn't be overlooked. Besides being accessible, this quiet and charming locale will also spoil you with Pinterest-worthy venue options for the wedding you have always dreamed of.
Here are 7 intimate wedding venues in Laguna to check out:
1. Archie's Events Place
Can't decide between rustic and industrial? Archie's Events Place marries both elements for a distinctive space that is equal parts cozy and contemporary. The grey concrete walls are the ideal backdrop for a color palette of either soft or bold neutrals. They also have a secluded, outdoor area if you prefer to entertain your guests al fresco.
Their Standard Wedding Package starts at P53,000 for 20 pax, inclusive of venue rental, styling, and food.
Location: B2 L5 Narra Road, Crismor Subdivision, Brgy. San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna
2. Lotuspod Bed and Breakfast
Part of the allure of destination weddings is that aside from tying the knot, you and your guests can also have a mini vacation. If a break from the hustle and bustle of the city is a requirement, then you should definitely check out Lotuspod Bed and Breakfast.
Not only will you have a serene and aesthetic ceremony amidst sprawling scenery, but you and your party will also be treated to a restful stay in this three-hectare nature retreat.
Booking the chic bed and breakfast for a party of 20 starts at P130,000.
Location: 2340 Kalsadang Putol Street Purok 6, Brgy. Puypuy, Bay, Laguna
3. Sulyap Gallery Cafe, Boutique Hotels, and Restaurant
Boasting a restaurant, a bed and breakfast, and a museum, the idyllic Sulyap Gallery Cafe is a testament to Filipino culture and tradition. Honor family and heritage in their Spanish-era-inspired compound. You and your entourage will surely be both delighted and comforted by its old-world charm.
For intimate weddings, they have a function hall with ornate details such as ceiling moldings, crystal chandeliers, and stained glass windows, which you can dress up to further enhance. It can accommodate a maximum of 60 attendees.
Location: Brgy. Del Remedio, Cocoland Compound, San Pablo, Laguna
4. Paradis Island
More of an unorthodox pair who wants to kick start forever on your own terms? The eco-friendly Paradis Island is perfect for free-spirited and laidback couples. You can create your personal wonderland on this private island by embracing your eclectic side and playing around with patterns, colors, and textures for a look that is all your own. String lights, starlight, and a bonfire will make the bohemian celebration of your dreams beyond whimsical come nightfall.
Venue rental starts at P50,000 for a 20-pax overnight stay.
Location: Lake Lumot, Cavinti, Laguna
5. Gabby's Farm
Looking for a one-of-a-kind venue with IG-worthy views? Gabby's Farm is a working cacao, lanzones, and black pepper farm just an hour away from Metro Manila. Here, you will be treated to marvelous city views while safely enveloped by fresh air and a lush forest. It is truly the best of both worlds.
The farmstead can welcome a maximum of 30 guests for P25,000. It includes a complimentary overnight stay for eight in their modern bahay kubo.
Location: Barangay Casile, Cabuyao, Laguna
6. Baliraya Resort and Spa
While flying off for your big day may not be an option for now, you can still give your guests a slice of paradise. Inspired by Bali, Baliraya Resort and Spa is a bright and airy, five-room, two-villa property in Lumban. Here, you can wed poolside or at the adjacent restaurant, and enjoy stunning views of the lake. Don't forget to snap a photo in their Instagrammable nest.
Their wedding package starts at P50,000 per night, inclusive of six-hour venue rental for a maximum of 40 day guests and 25 overnight guests.
For bookings and more information, visit their Facebook page.
Location: Barangay Lewin, Caliraya, Lumban, Laguna
7. La Faite Home and Country Garden
Getting away from the metropolis helps you to slow down and savor the moment. When you host your romantic, country-style affair in La Faite Home and Country Garden, you will surely be creating priceless memories with your nearest and dearest. You can start with cocktails at their well-manicured lawn, and then continue on to the spacious, shabby chic farmhouse for a lovely banquet.
They can currently host a minimum of 50 guests and a maximum of 100 guests.
Location: 10-G Narra Road, Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.