Tagaytay Venue Hunting

Its been while, I’ve been busy or lazy updating my blog. I don’t have an interesting topic to blog anyway. But since my friend invited me to go to Tagaytay with them I took advantage of it and had ocular with the possible reception venue.

My friend is also planning to get married in Tagaytay. So went back to Chapel on the Hill and Caluerega so they can see the place.

The advantages and disadvantages are just based on my opinion.

Please take note that the price might change and its better to contact them.

These are the places that we visited:

Tagaytay Heights (Clubhouse)

Address: E. Aguinaldo Highway, Buck Estate, Alfonso Cavite
Phone: (02) 782-2016, (046) 413-2384, mobile: 0917-855-7822
Peso Power: Package starts at Php 550/ head, Php 750/ head, Php 825/ head, Php 870/ head, Php 770/ head,
Taal View: No
Time to get there from Caluerega: 10-15min with no traffic

Advantage:
1.) There are lodges and rooms that you can rent right next to the venue.
2.) High Ceiling
3.) A lot of parking space
4.) There are two venues one close aircon venue and one ballroom.
5.) The venue is big.
6.) Kitchen for the caterer
7.) Nice couple entrance.
8.) Nice waiting lodge

Disadvantage:
1.) Out-side caterer is not allowed

Tagaytay Royale (Clubhouse)

Peso Power: Php 10,000 (Venue Only)
Taal View: No
Time to get there from Caluerega: 15-20 min with no traffic

Advantage:
1.) High Ceiling
2.) A lot of parking space
3.) The venue is big.
4.) Kitchen for the caterer
5.) Accepts outside caterer with no corkage.
6.) Nice couple entrance.

Disadvantage:
1.) It looks like an abandoned building
2.) There’s lot of cleaning to do. You need to get a really good designer to dressed up the place.
3.) The walls are dirty

Bali Village Hotel Resort and Spa
Sylvina’s Garden (Ballroom)

Phone numbers: (046) 483-5297, 0923-280-6497, 0947-3255669
Peso Power: Php 50,000 (Venue, Room, Lights and Sounds)
Package: Php 135,000 100 guests
Php 175,000 150 guests
Php 210,000 200 guests
Php 250,000 250 guests
Taal View: No
Time to get there from Caluerega: 20-30 min with no traffic

Advantage:
1.) High Ceiling
2.) A lot of parking space
3.) The venue is big.
4.) Out-side caterer is allowed
5.) Nice couple entrance.
6.) There’s a full ceiling draipings
7.) There’s a room and free light and sounds included in the package.
8.) There’s two venue that you can choose.

Disadvantage.
1.) I dont like the entrance going to Bali Village .

Venue 2

Colossian Garden

Taal View: No
Peso Power: Php 25,000
Time to get there from Caluerega: 10-15 min with no traffic

Advantage:
1.) Nice big garden (If with set up or if its cleaned)
2.) Nice couple entrance.

Disadvantage:
1.) A lot of cleaning to do
2.) Rough Road Street going to the venue itself
3.) Out-side caterer is not allowed. Juan Carlo and Townsdelight ONLY.
4.) Covered garden
5.) Accepts two events in a day
6.) They change the color of dome. Before its white and now its green.
7.) Road is muddy
8.) Ongoing renovation

There’s an ongoing event when we went there

The first time we went here the ceiling is white and they replaced it with color green

Le Jardin

Peso power: It depends on the garden and the time that you will choose. Garden’s rate starts at Php 30,000 for the ceremony only and Php 35,000 for the reception. FOr the complate rates please visit http://www.lejardinrosella.com/members/lejardinrosella/adminpages/Rates.html
Taal View: No
Time to get there from Caluerega: 15-20 min with no traffic

1.) The venue is big.
2.) Beautiful garden
3.) Kitchen for the caterer
4.) There are gardens that you can choose
5.) 1 event per day.
6.) Nice entrance

Disadvantage:
1.) Accepts outside caterer with corkage. Accredited caterer: Juan Carlo, CVJ, Josiahs. Additional 15% of the total bill from caterer if not accredited.

Disadvantage:
2.) Tent is not included in the package. Though there is a garden that has a free tent.
3.) Limited parking space.
4.) Steep road going to the venue
5.) Outside lights and sounds have corkage (Php 8000).

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Summit Ridge (Hotel)

Taal View: Yes
Peso Power:
50 guest
Set A Php 88,000
Set B Php 104,000
Set C Php 115,000
Set A – 2 viands Php 80,000
100 guest
Set A Php 146,000
Set B Php 178,000
Set C Php 200,000
Set A – 2 viands Php 130,000
Time to get there from Caluerega: 20-30 min with no traffic

Advantage:
1.) 3year old hotel
2.) There are lodges and rooms that you can rent right next to the venue.
3.) High Ceiling
4.) A lot of parking space
5.) The venue is big (ballroom).
6.) Nice waiting lodge
7.) Affordable wedding package.

Disadvantage:
1.) Out-side caterer is not allowed.

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Rosemont Garden

Taal View: Yes
Peso Power: Php 45,000
Time to get there from Caluerega: 10-15 min with no traffic

Advantage:
1.) The whole house and garden is included in the price
2.) Beautiful house and garden
3.) Nice view of Taal
4.) Nice Gazebo
5.) Accepts outside caterer.

Disadvantage:
1.) The covered area is small
2.) Tent is not included in the package.
3.) Limited parking space.
4.) Steep road going to the house

The Cliffhouse (Garden)

Taal View: Yes
Peso Power: Php 75,000 (2012 rate). Php 80,000 (2013 rate) (Venue and Room)
Time to get there from Caluerega: 20-30 min with no traffic

Advantage:
1.) There are lodges and rooms that you can rent right next to the venue.
2.) The venue is big.
3.) Kitchen for the caterer though there is a Php 10,000 deposit incase your caterer breaks something. Else, it will be returned to you after the event.
4.) There are two venues. There’s a stairs going down for a Christian ceremony and the upper garden is for the reception.
5.) A good view of Taal
6.) There’s a room included in the package.
7.) Accepts outside caterer with no corkage.
8.) Rest house in the garden where your suppliers can leave their bags or your entourage can change clothes
Disadvantage:
1.) Tent is not included in the package.
2.) Limited parking space. 12 in the venue itself, 12 in Cliffhouse Hotel and the rest is a street right next to the road.
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Chateau Royale
Taal View: No
Peso Power: Php 75,000
Time to get there from Caluerega: 5 min with no traffic
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The Lincoln Place
Taal View: No
Peso Power: Php 45,000
Time to get there from Caluerega: 30 min with no traffic
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Pacific Heights
Taal View: No
Peso Power: Php 35,000
Time to get there from Caluerega: 15 min with no traffic
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Canyon Woods
Taal View: No
Time to get there from Caluerega: 15 min with no traffic
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Beatriz Garden
Taal View: No
Time to get there from Caluerega: 30 min with no traffic
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Two Gardens

Taal View: No
Peso Power:
Time to get there from Caluerega: 30 min with no traffic

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Church Booked! Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega

When I was younger, I love going to weddings with my mom. There was a time that I attended a Church wedding. The church is so big and beautiful. The only problem that I’ve noticed was there are few guests who attended the wedding. I told myself that when I get married I want the Church to be filled with all the people who are close to me. I wanted a small church rather than a big church with empty chairs.
When I was browsing the internet, I saw this Church in Nasugbu. I’m kinda hesitant to consider this church since it looks big in the picture.
It was a coincidence that my father invited us to attend a mass in the same Church.  I’m curious of the beauty of that Church so I said I’ll go with them. We left Manila  8AM; we reached Tagaytay at around 10AM, just in time for the 11AM mass. The Church is located in Batangas, boundary of Tagaytay and Nasugbu. We had a bumpy ride because the road going there is a rough road. The travel is so long but when we saw the Church, it’s totally worth it. Right then and there we felt the “THIS IS IT” feeling.
Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega

There is an entrance fee Php 30 if you will go there for a visit. But its free if there is a mass. This gate will be open for free around 10:30AM

The church is perfect! Its picturesque. Its small, I can hold an intimate wedding. I’m the kind of “bride-to-be” that doesn’t to want to walk in a long aisle.  I don’t need to bring a lot of decoration since the Church itself is beautiful. It looks fresh because of the flowers around the Church. By the way, There are a lot of things you can do in the vicinity. Rest assured that your guests will not get bored while waiting for you.
We wanted our wedding to be on December, though we don’t have a definite date. I also thought that I can only book the date a year before the wedding.
After a couple of months, I read in Femalenetwork that they were able to book Caleruega. They also informed me that December 2013 is almost booked. Wow, that’s how in demand Caleruega is. So I talked to The BF and asked him if he wants to get wed in Tagaytay. He said that he is 100% sure that he really wants it.
Caleruega can accommodate 3 weddings in a day:
Mondays to Saturdays: 9-11AM; 3-5PM; 6-8PM
Sundays : 8-10AM; 3-5PM; 6-8PM
As much as possible we wanted to celebrate our wedding on week-ends. I sent an email to Caleruega and they quickly answered. They told me that the available time for all the Saturdays are 6pm. The BF told me that it’s okay but I imagined that we will not be able to capture the beauty of Tagaytay at 6PM. I also considered my guests who will be coming from Manila . If the reception will start at 8PM, most probably the program will end at midnight. It will be hard for them to go home. The only available slot for 3PM is weekdays. I was so disappointed and I almost considered the 6PM slot. I sent an email again and asked what the available slots are for 3PM. They gave me the dates. I checked the calendar; December 30, 2013, Monday is still vacant. It will be a long week-end since Monday is a holiday and a day after is New Year. It’s also a bonus that it’s my father’s birthday. I asked The BF if he is okay with it, and he said yes.
We went to Caleruega. They gave us a form. We have to pay Php 5,000 so they can reserve the date for us. A month before the wedding we have to pay the remaining balance which is Php 10,000.
There are available reception venues as well:

Reception Areas (VENUE ONLY)
Couple will provide for their own caterer & sound system.

1) Plaza de Aza & Tuktok (Roofdeck) Php. 40,000.00
• Seating Capacity – 200 persons
• Outdoor and can be outfitted with tents.
2) VERITAS HALL Php. 30,000.00
• Seating Capacity – 200 persons
• Additional Php. 7,500.00 for the use of Aircon.
3) GAZEKUBO Php 25,000.00
• Seating Capacity – 60 persons
• Additional Php 5,000 for the use Aircon.

  • Restrictions for Wedding Reception:
  1. Reception music must be reasonably modulated.
  2. Fireworks / Firecrackers are permitted outside Caleruega premises.
  3. Reception until: 3 PM only for – morning weddings, 9 PM only for – afternoon wedding, 11 PM only for – evening wedding.
  4. No smoking inside Caleruega premises.
  5. Free parking inside Caleruega.

For more details, look for Jackie, Kaysel & Melda

E-mail: caleruega_philippines@yahoo.com

Contact Nos:  0921- 270-9890(call & text)

                         0921-830-4226(call & text)

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

Officially Soon-to-be-Caleruega bride!

Why Blog Now?

I’ve been thinking of creating a blog site ever since I started travelling. I just don’t know where to start.

So, why blog now?

1.) I’m forgetful. I want to remember all the things that happened to me. Someday I will surely look back to this site.

2.) I travel a lot, many of my friends ask for the itinerary of the places that I’ve been to. I often tend to lose these things. It’s hard for me to dig into my email to look for it.

3.) I’m trying to be organized. (Again, trying…)

4.) I’m not good with grammar, describing things, and I’m a very vague person. So this might help. ( Hope so…)

5.) I always talk to myself. There’s a lot of things going in my mind and I’m having difficulty to express it to people so instead of “thinking it loud”, I will just write it down. This will serve as my personal diary.

That’s it for now.

See, I am really a vague person!