Ceremony Venue – Booked!

The first thing we booked for our wedding is the church. Our preferred location is in Mandaluyong as we live in the area. The two criterias we were looking for – small and air-conditioned. We were not able to physically visit the churches and I just research over the internet for pictures.

Here are the list that we inquired through phone:

Archdiocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy Mandaluyong

This is our first choice but unfortunately they do not conduct wedding ceremonies because they said they were only a shrine.

chruch2church 1(Photos grabbed from their site)

Santuario de San Jose Greenhills

This was also listed as one of the churches in Mandaluyong area. This is also air-conditioned but it’s quite big for a hundred guest and the accessibility of the place for me is quite hard as this is inside a subdivision.

Address: Buffalo cor. Duke Sts. East Greenhills,Mandaluyong City

Contact number: (02) 725-2044

church 3church 4(photos grabbed from this site)

 Archbishop’s Palace, Villa San Miguel

This is also located in Mandaluyong. I came across this church through a blog. I checked it out and found out that there are two churches in this place. Small one which can accommodate 70 people and non-air conditioned.  The other one is bigger and air-conditioned. I called them but unfortunately they do not have a calendar yet for 2015 weddings, so they asked me to call again on first week of October for reservations. I dropped the idea of waiting until October to book the church so this was crossed out from my list.

Address: Shaw Blvd. cor. E. Rodriguez, Mandaluyong City
Contact Numbers: 531-7069 / 531-7034 / 531- 6150

small church - 70 pax

small church

(photo grabbed from this site)

outside the church

outside the church

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We also checked churches outside Mandaluyong.

Christ the King Parish, Greenmeadows

I also inquired in this church and I think this is also as big as Santuario de San Jose. This is also air-conditioned and too big for hundred guest.

Address: Greenmeadows Avenue, Quezon City Metro Manila, Philippines

Contact numbers: (02) 633-0280

inside Christ the King Church

inside Christ the King Church

(photo grabbed from this site)

church 1(photo grabbed from this site)

Blessed John Paul II Parish

This is the church that we visited. Our choice was trimmed down to two which was Santuario de San Jose and Blessed John Paul II Parish. But we finally decided to book Blessed John Paul because it is more accessible as it is inside Eastwood Libis. It was also small and air-conditioned. The personnel is patient to answer all our queries and they showed us pictures of the flower arrangements included in the package. Their office is located at the back of the church on the left side facing the church.

At first we have decided to have our wedding date as June 5, 2015 Friday but the problem with that if we booked a church in Eastwood, traffic might be heavy so we finally decided to have a weekend wedding which is on June 6, 2015.

Address: Orchard Road Eastwood City Cyberpark, Bgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Contact Number: (02) 219-2614

church 1(photo grabbed from this site)

church 1

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Peso Power: PHP 30,000

Package Inclusions: with or without priest, aircon, decoration, soloist & organist and commentator.

Marriage Requirements:

– Marriage license (original, from City Hall, 3 months inclusive of wedding date)

– Baptismal certificate (new, original copy and for marriage purpose)

– Confirmation certificate (new, original copy and for marriage purpose)

– CENOMAR (certificate of no marriage from NSO)

   for Filipino – Legal capacity or certificate of singleness (CENOMAR – NSO)

   for Aliens – Certificate of legal capacity (from your embassy)

– Birth certificate (authenticated copy from NSO)

– Pre-cana seminar certificate

– Marriage banns of bride and groom

– Wedding invitation (for filing)

– 2×2 ID pictures (bride and groom)

There is also a referral coupon that allows us to avail an additional overnight stay in a Superior Room with Buffet breakfast for two in Eastwood Richmonde Hotel when we confirmed our booking at Blessed John Paul II Parish.