Wedding Destination

Tagaytay Wedding Ideas
by Nina Suzette Lim
October 2012

Cool breeze, breathtaking views, lush gardens, and good food – who doesn't want a romantic wedding in Tagaytay? One of the most well-known wedding destinations in the Philippines, Tagaytay is ideal for exchanging vows and relaxing in a peaceful setting with your guests. Not surprisingly, a local wedding industry has developed within this dreamy location. You do not have to source suppliers from somewhere else just to find the right people to organize your dream Tagaytay wedding.

A Wedding with A View
Many Tagaytay restaurants, hotels, and private gardens have opened their doors to meet the needs of soon-to-wed couples. Some venues even offer wedding and ceremony packages with food, banquet set-up, and entertainment programs to help couples reduce the hassles involved in wedding planning.

Villa Ibarra, the best specialty lodging in Tagaytay according to TripAdvisor, offers a comprehensive 200-pax Villa International Gala Wedding Package. Highlights include a sword parade during entrance, tempura and crepe station, and an unparalleled view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano from the spacious garden and from your honeymoon suite.

A Scenic View and a Beautiful Wedding Set-up at Villa Ibarra
A Scenic View and a Beautiful Wedding Set-up at Villa Ibarra

Mahogany Place Tagaytay's Tuscan Garden is perfect for weddings, both ceremony and reception. It is also ideal for any outdoor event. One of its highlights is its elevated walkway, especially crafted to allow each bride to have a grand entrance. It also gives all the guests a perfect view of the star of the occasion. Also, it can accommodate 300 to 500 people which makes it truly ideal for big events.

A Scenic Garden View at Mahogany Place Tagaytay
A Scenic Garden View at Mahogany Place Tagaytay

They say green is the color of life. With its lush gardens, Le Jardin Rosella is indeed a perfect place where you can hold any celebration of life. Le Jardin Rosella takes pride in its four Patios, each with garden theme.

A Scenic Garden View at Le Jardin Rosella
A Scenic Garden View at Le Jardin Rosella

The 150-seater View Deck at Josephine Restaurant is another excellent venue for a picturesque Tagaytay wedding. Besides premiere and deluxe wedding packages with lunch or dinner buffets, Josephine offers a premiere Filipiniana buffet menu craved by both locals and foreigners.

A Wedding in the Sky at Josephine's Restaurant
A Wedding in the Sky at Josephine's Restaurant


Tagaytay Garden Weddings
What about a garden wedding venue that may not offer view of the Taal but still offer the same cool climate, intimacy, and lush scenery that Tagaytay is famous for? What's more, some of these wedding venues offer free use of their gardens for prenuptial photo shoots if you avail of their wedding packages.

Hillcreek Gardens offers Basic and Premium Love Food Packages for couples. Venue amenities include use of the gazebo for Christian weddings or cocktails and use of its lush main gardens for prenuptial shoots and reception. For more intimate weddings, you can hold the reception at the indoor Anahaw House and Garden.

A Tagaytay Garden Wedding at Hillcreek Gardens
A Tagaytay Garden Wedding at Hillcreek Gardens

Meanwhile, ViewFort Events Venue offers the open-garden Ridge View Pavilion where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Laguna Lake and Manila Southwoods. To avail of its free prenuptial pictorial, book its Silver and Bronze wedding packages.

Evening Reception at The ViewFort Events Venue
Evening Reception at The ViewFort Events Venue

Gastronomic Wonders
Whether you decide to celebrate your wedding in your Tagaytay residence or rented wedding venue, there is no need to worry about your wedding preparation. Everything you need — caterers, cakes, and other wedding suppliers — can be found in Tagaytay and its surrounding areas.

Avengoza Catering, one of the premiere caterers in the Philippines, provides different kinds of worry-free packages for your wedding needs. Aside from sumptuous Oriental and Continental cuisine, Its Tagaytay satellite office offers five-star event styling for garden wedding ceremonies and banquet venues.

Main Course and Wedding Set-up by Avengoza Catering
Main Course and Wedding Set-up by Avengoza Catering

Most catering services offer two- or three-layered fondant cakes for weddings, but if you prefer having your own wedding cake, take advantage of Goldilocks wedding packages. Its Romance Wedding Package for example offers bridal cake and wedding favors in one cost-effective package.: one 3-layer fondant-inspired mocha wedding cake, six round miniature cakes for sponsors, and twenty-four polvoron cakes for your guests. You can select your own cake design from the website or from the store's photo album.

Romance Wedding Package by Goldilocks Celebration Cakes
Romance Wedding Package by Goldilocks Celebration Cakes

Tagaytay Wedding Photos
A wedding will remain only a memory unless you have a wedding album or a video to remind you of the most memorable event in your life. Tagaytay has its share of homegrown talents who offer different photo and video packages to suit your budget and personal preferences.

Bacoor-based Victor Reyes Photography prides itself in immortalizing precious moments with a team of passionate and versatile wedding photographers, videographers, and graphic artists. Besides wedding photo and video packages, you can avail of their photobooth service to add fun on your wedding day.

Scenic Bridal Shot by Victor Reyes Photography
Scenic Bridal Shot by Victor Reyes Photography

Isaac Digital Photography from Imus aims to create a timeless photo album that reflects your real personality. It uses the photo documentary style to take formal portraits and candid shots of your wedding. Besides normal lenses, he also uses fish-eye lenses to add a touch of whimsy to his wedding photos.

Tagaytay Prenup by Isaac Digital Photography
Tagaytay Prenup by Isaac Digital Photography

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With so many venue options, catering services, and professional wedding suppliers to choose from, you can make your dream Tagaytay wedding come true. For more information on Tagaytay wedding shops and suppliers, visit Kasal.com's comprehensive wedding supplier directory.