For the Love of H2O
by Diane Dominique Ting
Being underwater offers a sense of peace and serenity many people simply cannot achieve from being on land. Many times, the feeling of being in a totally different world is what amazes people. Aside from water being a necessity, water can also mean comfort, contentment and serenity. So being surrounded by water during memorable occasions such as weddings can be such a fitting image.
Fortunately, Hotel H2O can offer water like no other hotel can, maybe even more. Located along Manila Bay with breathtaking views of the most photographed bay in the country, Hotel H2O offers exceptional function rooms perfect for weddings, debuts and other special events. While each function room offers something unique, water and underwater life somehow becomes a part of it. Here is a look at the different function rooms available at Hotel H2O:
The Marina is Hotel H2O's smallest function room great for intimate gatherings of up to 50 people in a banquet style kind of set-up. Like most of the hotel's function rooms, the Marina provides a soothing view of the bay with floor-to-ceiling glass panels. While simple and limited, the Marina can serve as the perfect intimate venue for couples who want only their close family and friends present on their wedding day.
Aimed at a younger crowd, the Jellies Zone is a 230-meter space great for a gathering of 250 people. With its dim lights, low ceiling and glowing neon-lit jellyfish tanks, the Jellies Bar is a great option for small weddings with a cool and hip theme. The 17 cylindrical tanks and windows which showcase six different species of sea jellies serve as its main draw giving guests something to be amazed about during the event. These glowing creatures also offer a unique and incomparable backdrop to any type of function. More so, the Jellies Bar offers privacy and exclusivity with a location shield from the public eye. So for the ultimate intimate wedding, the Jellies Bar allows guests to appreciate the wonders of sea jellies up close.
The Seaport Function room is one of Hotel H2O's newest offerings located at the northern end of the hotel complex. With a sweeping view of the Manila Bay, the Seaport functional room can accommodate 120 people for sit-down banquets. While the Seaport room may be too small to use for weddings, it can serve as an ideal back-up area to the bigger and neighboring Pacific ballroom.
Located at the center of the hotel complex, this trifecta of rooms is the newest addition to Hotel H2O's function rooms. Elegantly decorated with a touch of sophistication, all three rooms together can serve up to 250 people in a banquet type of set-up making it great for large weddings. Fortunately, the hotel makes it easy for couples by adjusting to their budget and preferences, especially when it comes to catering to the number of wedding guests. The Arctic, Bay and Lagoon rooms can be individually rented with each offering their distinctive niches. The smallest among the three, the Arctic is meant for private gatherings of 50-80 people. Being able to accommodate 150 people, the Bay is the largest room. The lagoon, on the other hand, can cater to a maximum of 100 people.
Being the largest public space in the entire hotel, the Pacific room is Hotel H2O's crowning jewel. But more than just being a huge ballroom, the Pacific ballroom stands out with its signature element – a dazzling 22-by-1.5-meter aquarium wall that wraps around the inner section of the ballroom. Guests are able to gaze at the spectacular display of marine life from any vantage point in the ballroom giving them something to be excited about. Aside from the couple's close family and friends, giant rays, eels, snappers, grouper fish, guitar fish, unicorn fish and 770 other species will serve as spectators to the wedding.
The Pacific is able to accommodate 250 people for sit-down set-ups and up to 500 people for a theater-style seating arrangement. This extremely unique treat for guests is the first of its kind in the country. So for couples who are truly looking for a unique and memorable wedding, the Pacific ballroom will definitely not disappoint.
Hotel H2O makes it affordable for couples to use any of the hotel's function rooms with their wedding packages. Aside from a wide array of buffet items to choose from, wedding amenities include free use of the venue for 4 hours, the set-up of tables and chairs, use of the bridal car, a 3-layered fondant cake, styling of the venue, on-the-day coordinator, overnight hotel accommodations and more.
Being the first and only marine-themed urban resort hotel in the Philippines, Hotel H2O is able to offer a unique underwater wedding experience that will surely leave guests mesmerized. Find out more about Hotel H2O's wedding packages by visiting Hotel H2O's Kasal.com profile page.