Top 10 Best Churches for Weddings
As this article will show you, dream weddings can come to life. We have picked the country's best churches for weddings, where dreams are bound to come true, and here are your Top 10!
Known as the Transfiguration Chapel and located at Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas, this church stands proud and majestic at the highest point of Caleruega. Here, nature is at its glory, creating a well-orchestrated ambiance perfect for weddings and other intimate occasions.
The church is actually small and can seat just over a couple hundred but the area surrounding it is quite large with greeny hills in all directions. They also have several medium to large reception halls that couples can rent to serve as venue for the after-ceremonial party.
The church is so in-demand that would-be couples need to book a date a year ahead of the wedding date especially during peak seasons like June and December.
The Church of San Sebastian is the only all-steel church in the world located in the heart of Quiapo, Manila. Based on UNESCO description, the church is a reflection of the late 19th century innovations in architecture, art and construction. It is declared a National Historical Landmark per Presidential Decree No. 260. In addition, the church was listed among the 1998 World’s Most Endangered Sites by the World Monuments Watch.
This church boast of neo-Gothic architecture - lancet arches, vaulted ceilings, tracery, and jewel-like stained glass windows. A fusion of ancient art and innovative construction, San Sebastian is undeniably a much-favored venue for weddings.
Among the centuries-old churches that stand steadfast in Intramuros, Manila. This church's facade is in breathtaking Romanesque-Byzantine architecture featuring baroque elements, a perfect blend of contrasting styles. It features adobe walls, stone carvings, mosaic art, stained-glass windows and a very impressive main altar (a tribute to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) which are truly fit for vows made in heaven.
A wedding destination reminiscent of the country's glorious past, and home to marriages of promising future. The church serves as a major tourist attraction in the city and is frequently visited both by national and international tourists. San Agustin is located in the historic town of Intramuros, and stands out with its intricate design from floor to ceiling, especially its molave-carved doors. The church facade is built along neoclassic lines, complete with Ionic and Corinthian columns. It was designated one of the "World Heritage Sites" in the Philippines.
Established as a Parish in 1965, Santuario de San Jose Parish has very beautiful interior and is perfect for a grandiose venue for weddings located in East Greenhills, Mandaluyong City. It is frequented mainly by the residents of Wack-Wack and Whiteplains, its parishioners.
Located within an upscale subdivision, privacy and security are ensured during the ceremony. The interiors reflect a subdued atmosphere with a magnificent altar that lends a certain grandeur.
Huge venue for equally big weddings located in Greenmeadows, Quezon City, perfect for beautiful exterior shots. The structure is round, enclosed by clear glass, allowing plenty of light to seep through, including a magnificent altar which would look good in pictures.
Also known as the Abbey of Our Lady of Monserrat, located in Mendiola, Manila, inside the equally famous San Beda College. Richly neo-Gothic in style, the church is resplendent with its colorful interior with vault ceilings and half-dome. Murals and paintings abound from wall to ceiling, the most admired feature of the church.
Paco Church (St. Pancratius Chapel) is usually where solemn and intimate weddings take place. The perfectly designed facade in Romanesque architecture is beautifully set off by the serene ambiance of the historical Paco Park and cemetery.
One of the oldest churches in Manila with a fusion of Muslim and Baroque architecture.
The church served as stone fortress of the British against the Spaniards in Intramuros. The church with its conservative-looking solid, compact, and dark stone structure is the perfect setting for couples wanting solemn vows.
A 16th-century church located at Binondo, Manila where the Philippine Saint Lorenzo Ruiz started his ministry. From its original stone-walled, renaissance-
inspired facade and interior, this church has been transformed after multiple renovations and is now known for its semblance to St. Peter's Dome interior and Madonna encased in glass.
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