Dream Beach Wedding

Post taken from (http://www.mywedding.com/janyandjonel/blog_post_150602.html)

Even before we got (officially) engaged, we were already planning to get married mainly because we are already turning 6yrs and our condo unit will be turned-over within the year. Seems like all we need is marriage. We have been really into adventures and trips and having a beach wedding would be perfect for your lifestyle and will definitely define our relationship.

To celebrate 2013 valentine’s day, we decided to book the cutest treehouse at Laiya Coco Grove and spend the weekend there. Prior to that, I already asked for quotations of how much we will be spending for 100 guests if we’ll celebrate our wedding in Laiya, Batangas. Based from my experience, Laiya is the best nearest white beach from the metro. We were eyeing La Luz as our venue but we decided to book in a different resort to get a feel of other resorts within the area.

Here are some of the wedding packages that I got from well known Laiya Resorts:

1. Acuatico Beach Resort (http://www.acuaticoresort.com.ph/events.php)

Special Floral Arrangement for the Couple’s Table and Cake Table

Floral and Candle Centerpieces on each Guests’ Table

One (1) Bottle of Champagne for Toasting During the Ceremony

Decorated Birdcage with One (1) Pair of Doves

Free corkage for Two (2) Bottles of 750ml Wine

Full set-up of Lights and Sound System

Complimentary Overnight Stay at Casa de Playa

Breakfast for Two (2) persons

Fruit Basket and One (1) Bottle of House Wine

One Hour Full Body Massage for Two (2)

Overnight Accommodation for 60 guests inclusive of breakfast

 and use of resort facilities

Dinner Buffet with your Menu Choice inclusive of One Round of Iced Tea

For 60 persons                        Php 315,000 nett

For 100 persons                       Php 410,000 nett                            

For 150 persons                       Php 525,000 nett                                   

Extra person                        Php 2,100.00 nett

Above rates are inclusive of all taxes mandated by government and 7% service charge. 

Rates and package inclusions are subject to change without prior notice.

2. Acuaverde (http://www.acuaverderesort.com.ph/index.html)

Special Floral Arrangement for the Couple’s Table and Cake Table

Floral and Candle Centerpieces on each Guests’ Table

One (1) Bottle of Champagne for Toasting During the Ceremony

Decorated Birdcage with One (1) Pair of Doves

Free corkage for Two (2) Bottles of 750ml Wine

Complimentary Overnight Stay at Casa Laiya

Breakfast for Two (2) persons

Fruit Basket and One (1) Bottle of House Wine

One Hour Full Body Massage for Two (2)

Overnight Accommodation for 54pax inclusive of breakfast

 and use of resort facilities

Dinner Buffet with your Menu Choice inclusive of One Round of Iced Tea

For 54 persons                        Php 250,000 nett                     

For 75 persons                        Php 300,000 nett

For 100 persons**                   Php 350,000 nett                            

** Package 100 persons & above is inclusive of Full Set-up of Lights & Sounds System.

Above rates are inclusive of all taxes mandated by government. 

Rates and package inclusions are subject to change without prior notice.

3. Balai sa San Juan (http://www.balai-resort.com/2012/occasion.php)

WEDDING PACKAGE DAYTOUR P140,000.00

INCLUSIVE OF:

VENUE:
Use of Chappel (island) – 8 hours
Use of Beach (part of ) – 8 hours

Complimentary overnight stay with breakfast for (2)persons
Pica-pica, special dinner (buffet menu choice) for 100 pax
Chairs during the ceremony – maximum of 100 pax
Reception tables and chaires (with white cover)
Cutlery
basic lights and sound system
torches
Additional Security during the event
No Alcoholic Drink corkage
Chapel set up/Beach altar set up not included
Use of resort facilities is exclusively for those who availed of
daytrip/overnight package

4. La Luz Beach Resort (http://www.laluzresort.com/)

La Luz Wedding Package Overnight
For Couple
Complimentary Overnight stay at Junior Premier with breakfast for (2) persons
Special arrangement for the Couple’s table and cake table
Accomodations: Types of Rooms Price Max
Junior Premier           3,360.00 4
Annex           3,360.00 4
Premier           4,500.00 6
Premier Loft           5,520.00 10
Number of Guests Buffet Menu In excess
max of 50       107,500.00           1,650.00
max of 100       195,000.00           1,550.00
max of 150       282,500.00           1,500.00
max of 200       370,000.00           1,450.00
max of 250       457,500.00           1,400.00
Whole packages provided by La Luz Exempt Rooms
* Location Fee
* Your Buffet menu choice
* Lunch, pica-pica, special dinner by the beach, breakfast
* Waived corkaged hardrinks and wine
* Reception beach set-up depends upon request
* Beach Altar/Arch
* Benches chairs, tables, white clothes
* Basic sound system
* Candle light-oil lamp
* Tiki Torches (sulo)
* Cutlery
* Electricity
* Native Fruits
Not included on the package:
* Flowers, Center piece
* Wine Glasses with extra charge 50/pc

5. Virgin Beach Resort (http://www.virginbeachresort.com/)

Pavilion Set-up

During non-peak season, our Dining Pavilion is available for

wedding receptions to clients who book all the

accommodations  exclusively.

A minimum number of 76 overnight guests is required for

receptions with 100 guests or more.

Inclusions:

Welcome Banner for Bride & Groom

One Round of Welcome Drinks for Guests

Use of the Chapel or Designated Area at the Beachfront for the Ceremony

Use of Sound System for Chapel Ceremony

Use of Bamboo Arbor for Outdoor Ceremony

4-hour use of Dining Pavilion for the Reception

Complete Buffet Set-up with Floral Arrangement

Bride & Groom’s Table with Floral Centerpiece

Teak Table Set-up with Runners

Teak Chairs

Cocktail Tables with White Covers and Motif Accent

China, Cutlery, Glassware

Floral Centerpiece & Candles for Guest Tables

Waiter Service

Mineral Drinking Water

Beach Set-up

Through the year, outdoor receptions may be set-up at the

resort beachfront with venue fee. 

Venue Fee: P 40,000.00 for 50 persons

P 400.00 for each additional person

P60,000.00 for 100 persons

P  400.00 for each additional person

Inclusions:

Welcome Banner for Bride & Groom

One Round of Welcome Drinks for Guests

Use of the Chapel or Designated Area at the Beachfront for the Ceremony

Use of Sound System for Chapel Ceremony

Use of Bamboo Arbor for Outdoor Ceremony

4-hour use of a Designated Beachfront Area for the Reception

Complete Buffet Set-up with Floral Arrangement

Bride & Groom’s Table with Floral Centerpiece

Round Table set-up for 8, Rectangular Table for 10 with White Floor

Length Tablecloth & Runners

Chairs with White Seat Covers

Cocktail Tables with White Covers and Motif Accent

China, Cutlery, Glassware

Floral Centerpiece & Candles for Guest Tables

Waiter Service

Mineral Drinking Water

Note: Minimum accommodation requirement of 3 rooms for an overnight stay

Corkage Fees for alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages apply.

P 5,000.00 per hour extension fee for the use of the beachfront & pavilion is charged in excess of the first 4 hours.

Runners & Motif Accents limited to available colors only

6. Laiya Coco Grove (http://www.laiyacocogrove.com/)

Package Inclusion

·         Selection of dishes from our array of buffet menus

·         Refillable ice tea or lemonade with sufficient ice and with Mineral water

·         Wine for ceremonial toast for Bride and Groom

·         Tent cards for each menu item

·         Menu cards and table number of each buffet table

·         Gazebo with elevated platform for the Bride and Groom

·         Decorated Peacock chair for Bride and Groom

·         Paper lantern lighted walk-way

·         Wedding Guest book

·         Signature Frame

·         Torch parade

·         Decorated cage and a pair of dove

·         Skirted and Motiff topped Buffet table with floral center piece

·         Dining tables and Presidential table with floor length table cloth with motif topper and fresh flower centerpiece

·         Complete table set-up

·         Place cards for the presidential table

·         Cake and Gift Table

·         Sound system (mixer, cd player, sound box, microphones)

·         Spotlights and drop lights for the buffet table

·         Scheduled food tasting for two persons only after the second payment

·         Free overnight accommodation for the Bride and Groom (with breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Other wedding services:

·         1unit LCD Projector with  wide screen for Audio Visual Presentation = Php3,000.00

·         Lights and Sound with follow spot light – Php9,000.00

·         Flower for whole entourage – Php7,000.00

·         EMCEE – Php3,500.00 – Php5,000.00

·         Fondant cake (3 layers) – Php8,500.00

·         Fondant cake (2 layers) – Php6,000.00

Rates:

Package                 100 guests                         150 guests                           200 guests                           Per Head

A                             Php  95, 000.00 net          Php135, 000.00                  Php170, 000.00                  Php900.00

B                             Php120, 000.00 net          Php170, 000.00                  Php220, 000.00                  Php1100.00

C                             Php145, 000.00 net          Php210, 000.00                  Php265, 000.00                  Php1350.00

7.  Sabangan Beach resort (http://www.sabangan.com/index.php/resort/wedding-rates)

We went to all these beach resort and we both agreed that the best resort to hold a beach wedding in laiya is Virgin Beach Resort. It has good amenities, good ambiance, good rooms and the best and widest beach front. For those who wants a church wedding, Virgin Beach Resort also has a cute little chapel within the vicinity.

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to celebrate our dream beach wedding because we’re trying to be practical (financially, if you know what I mean). All good suppliers are in Metro Manila and they all have out of town fees which I think is way beyond our budget. I also worry about the fact that we need to spend another big amount of money for our guests overnight accommodation. We really do not want to pay a huge amount of money for one day. I’d rather save that money for our future (naks, serious). Kidding aside, we just need to let it go and travel wherever we want after this big day! 🙂

For beach brides, hope this helps! Have a blast and enjoy! Celebrate for us as well, ok? 🙂

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49 thoughts on “Dream Beach Wedding

  1. Hello, thanks for this information. Did you happen to explore “beach wedding” venues who have a view of the beach but does not necessarily have a sandy shore. Thanks!

    • Hi! We didnt really explored too much. We were very specific with the location when we looked for a good beach resort. We’ve been to laiya a couple of times already and its near metro manila thats why we liked it there. 🙂

  2. hi, your post is very helpful, we’re planning for a wedding but haven’t decided yet on venue. May i ask for the rate/package price in virgin beach?thanks very much!

  3. Thanks for sharing this..were about to make a reservation in pico de loro at nasugbu but seeing the prices you posted made me feel like we are being ripped off there big time..do you know if any of these resorts has its own chapel for catholic ceremony?

    • Laiya coco grove and virgin beach resort do have small chapels of their own. But there is a church in the city proper not more than an hour before the resorts in laiya. Very long aisle with a vintage feel.

  4. wow this is very helpful. i have inquired with Virgin but i think Palm Beach is nice too. we haven’t decided which resort to book though.

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  6. hello, thank you sa info abt beach weds. can u pls help me to find which beach resort for my simple wed. maybe 30 person lang ang attendee. and it is possible ba this december 2014. pls email me @ jhigger15jr@yahoo.com many thanks.

  7. Hi there Ms. Janylineee,

    Good day to you. Your page is truly helpful for couples who are planning to have a beach-wedding. May I just inquire, which do you think is the best beach resort in batangas (but near manila lang) to have a wedding but at a workable budget of below P300K for a guest of about 200. Your suggestion/s will be highly appreciated.

    • Hi! Most likely beach weddings are suitable for intimate weddings with few guests only. You wont be able to work around a budget of 300k if youll have 200 guests since youll be thinking of a lot of factors like your guests’ accommodation plus the out of town rates of your suppliers.

      • I think the nicest and cheapest venue would be la luz. Though in beach weddings youll need to be really cautious with your guestlist since most venues can’t house a lot of guests.

  8. Hi J,
    I was wondering if you can clarify something, when the quote says “Overnight acommodation for XX pax” is that included in the price?

    Thank you so much for this little round up!

    • Usually separate payment for the accommodation (but i think discounted). They give out free accommodation for the couple though.

      For Acuaverde and Acuatico, they have a separate package for Venue rental only and another package with overnight accommodation included. I think the one posted here is the latter package. You can also double check with them to make sure since this post has been years. 🙂 They might have an updated pricelist.

  9. Hi May i know how much if only 30pax for beach set up wedding set up inclustions of what…venue is 40k what for 50 pax what if i have only 30 guest only?

    • Hi Sha, this article is actually for reference only thus i wont be able to answer all of your questions. You may actually call or email your target resort to get more details

  10. Hi Janylinee!
    What beach would you suggest that has a nice view and has good food for a wedding with 150 guests? How much would an overnight accommodation be? Thank you!

    • hi. will recommend virgin beach resort or la luz. as with the pricing, you may reach out to them via their websites. the pricing in the blog is already outdated since these were their 2013 rates.

  11. hi janylineee. Do you know some place in Ilocos Norte or somewhere near within its vicinity where they have beach civil wedding packages also? Thanks!

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