Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime occasion, so it’s only reasonable to want it to be a representation of you and your significant other as a couple. Fortunately, the wedding industry has been thriving in the past years and you now have a wealth of choice when it comes to suppliers. From event stylists to couturiers, you and your soon-to-be spouse can pick the best provider for your unique needs.
Of course, one of the most important elements of your wedding is the venue. This is where you will spend most of your time during your big day. In fact, depending on your religious beliefs and personal preferences, the ceremony and reception may all be held in one place. This makes the choice of the locations even more crucial.
Fortunately, there are a variety of wedding venues in Cebu to suit different kinds of personalities. If you’re an event planner or a couple looking for an ideal place, here are some options you can choose from:
Ballroom or Indoor Wedding
One of the more traditional options for a wedding venue is an indoor space, such as hotel ballrooms. The best thing about them is that they’re like a blank canvass that you can dress up to match any theme. Whether you want to evoke a fairy tale forest or a rustic “shabby chic” motif, a ballroom can provide you with the perfect anchor for all your decorations.
Another plus about ballrooms and indoor weddings in general is that you don’t have to worry about the weather. It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny, windy, or rainy—your wedding celebrations can go on without a hitch when you’re in a comfortable indoor space.
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Cebu, as the Queen City of the South, has plenty of hotels to choose from for your ballroom wedding venue. If you want ultimate luxury, there are establishments like NUSTAR Resort & Casino with spacious and elegant ballrooms where you can host a lavish wedding reception.
Beach or Seaside Wedding
For travel-loving couples and soon-to-weds who are looking for something elegant but still comfortable, you can opt for a beach or seaside wedding. In this wedding venue, you can forgo long trains and structured suits, and instead go for softer, floatier fabrics. You can also ditch the heels and closed shoes and instead wear sandals. Some couples may even want to go completely barefoot (provided that the sand isn’t too hot, of course).
What’s great about beach weddings is that you can save a lot of money on styling and décor. The beach, sparkling blue waters, and the surrounding palm trees are a stunning backdrop to your romantic exchange of vows. For even more drama, try to schedule a sunset wedding!
Couples who want to have an outdoor wedding but aren’t big fans of the beach can opt for a garden wedding. Surrounded by lush greenery, your big day can take on the sweet, fantastical charm of a fairy tale. If you’re holding a daytime wedding, you don’t even need to hire a lights supplier and let the sun’s glow serve as your illumination. The best part of natural light? Gorgeous photos!
Like beach weddings, garden weddings also don’t need a lot of styling. Depending on your choice of venue, you can simply let the trees, plants, and flowers serve as your decorations. Also, a garden wedding can either be as formal or as casual as you want. Many garden venues don’t have a strict dress code, so it’s all up to you to decide.
To make sure that your garden wedding goes off without a hitch, however, make sure to account for the weather. Find suppliers who can provide tents in case of rain or look for a venue that has an indoor space available to wait out the downpour.
For a garden wedding with a little more “oomph,” why not try a hilltop wedding? A perfect venue for this is Cebu City’s own Chateau de Busay, a restaurant and inn nestled on Busay Hills. With its overlooking view of the city and verdant surroundings, this wedding venue is the perfect choice for couples who want a beautiful and cozy outdoor wedding.
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Historical or Cultural Wedding
Last but certainly not least, for couples who are cultural buffs, you can opt for historical sites for your wedding. In Cebu, Fort San Pedro is one of the most popular venues for events. Its old concrete structures provide the perfect background for a rustic, charming wedding. Other options include museums, which can lend a touch of old-world elegance to your wedding.
The most important thing to remember about this type of wedding venue is to pay attention to any special rules. This way, you can preserve the integrity of the location. Remind your guests of any restrictions, so that there will be no surprises come the wedding day.
Your wedding day is a celebration of your love as a couple. It’s also the perfect opportunity to celebrate with your loved ones, who have been part of your journey. With these wedding venue ideas, you can ensure that your big day is memorable, enjoyable, and most especially, meaningful.