Chapels and churches are peaceful and solemn places that will make your wedding more meaningful and romantic. If you are into the traditional wedding ceremony, which is held mostly in a church, we compiled the Top 10 Beautiful Chapels & Churches in the Philippines for your Wedding. Enjoy Reading!
Top 10 Beautiful Chapels and Churches in the Philippines for your Wedding
10. St. Tomas de Villanueva Church (Miagao Church), for distinctive designs
Miagao Church is located at Iloilo. It is served as a defensive tower of the people against the Moro invaders during the old days. It has a Baroque-Romanesque architectural style. Then, egg, coral limestone, and adobe were the materials used in constructing the church. Do also note that Miagao Church is one of the country’s architectural gems because of its distinctive design.
Zulueta Ave, Miagao, 5023 Iloilo
9. Tukon Church (Mt. Carmel Chapel), for a wedding venue on top of the rolling hills
Mt. Carmel Chapel is inspired by traditional Ivatan houses of Batanes with its stone walls and wood works interior. It is surrounded by rolling hills of Basco and has beautiful scenery of the terrain under the shadow of Mt. Iraya.
8. Caleruega Chapel of Transfiguration of Jesus, for a European inspired church
The Caleruega Chapel has a picturesque description because of its interiors providing fantastic photography for every wedding event. You must book at least a year before your wedding date because it is really a famous venue for weddings. The church has a breathtaking view of Mt. Batulao and the hillocks of Nasugbu and Tuy of Batangas.
The Caleruega Chapel
4231 Caleruega, Nasugbu, Batangas
(043) 931 5186
7. Callao Cave Chapel, for exchanging wedding vows in a cave
The Callao Cave Chapel that is located in Peñablanca, Cagayan is one of the serene places to pray. It has a natural stone altar where sunlight filters into the cave illuminating the limestone rocks in the area. The cave is accessible to all but some portions are closed for conservation purposes.
6. Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, for an old church located in a modern city
Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church or Our Lady of Grace is one of the popular wedding venues in the busy place of Makati. It is a 400-year-old church surrounded by five-star hotels, Skyscrapers, and fine dining restaurants. It has different architecture styles from Romanesque style to Gothic style but take note that the church was slightly damaged due to an earthquake but the whole place is still historically amazing.
Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church (Our Lady of Grace)
7440 Bernardino, Makati, 1211 Kalakhang Maynila
(02) 896 8444
5. La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church (Baclayon Church), for a church built out of coral stones
The Baclayon Church from Bohol is a cross-shaped and is built out of coral stones. You will find the church facing the sea. The interior of the walls was painted with icons of angels’ wings and head. The church has three altars and above the altar is a ceiling painted with the Last Supper and a Spanish inscription for the Virgin Mary.
La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church (The Baclayon Church)
Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines
(038) 540 9176
4. The Basílica Menor de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Church), for an altar with daylight illumination
It is located in the busy place of Quiapo. San Sebastian Church was made from steel without the use of welding but with fastened bolts and rivets. The structures of the church before fell because of earthquakes. The interiors of the basilica were painted to look like it was made of stone. You will find it very attractive because of the colorful glass and the decorative paintings surrounding the place.
The Basílica Menor de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Church)
Pasaje del Carmen St, Quiapo, Manila, Metro Manila
3. The Minor Basilica of the Holy Child (Basilica Minore del Santo Niño), for a theater-like structure church
This church is located in Cebu City. The Minor Basilica of the Holy Child was built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño was found a long time ago. The Mass is also celebrated at the Pilgrim Center in front of the Basilica. You can also find a museum where antique church furniture are displayed as well as the relics and statues of saints are on the exhibit.
The Minor Basilica of the Holy Child (Basilica Minore del Santo Niño)
2. The Saint Augustine Church (Paoay Church), for a wedding in a baroque style church
Saint Augustine Church which is also called Paoay Church is located at Paoay, Ilocos Norte. It has unique architecture featuring the buttresses surrounding the building. It adapts the pyramidal design of the baroque style as the massiveness of the structure is even-handed by changeability. For more information, you may click here.
The Saint Augustine Church (Paoay Church)
Marcos Ave, Paoay, Ilocos Norte
1. Lagen Island Chapel, El Nido Resorts, for a solemn island wedding
Photo via El Nido Resorts
Exchange sacred vows in a garden chapel enclosed within limestone walls. Lagen Island Chapel is in the private island of El Nido. It is behind the Garden of the Lagen Resort where many celebrities wedding have been held before. It offers one of the calmest and peaceful beach chapel to say ‘I do’ on your big day.
Lagen Island Chapel
The Immaculate Conception Cathedral, for pointed symmetrical arches
The Immaculate Conception Cathedral is a blue-colored cathedral with Gothic style because of its pointed symmetrical arches. The cathedral stands as the ‘central church’ of Puerto Princesa. It is a historic church and considered as one of the tourist attractions in Palawan.
The Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Rizal Ave, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan
0915 816 7526
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, for an elegant altar
If you’re planning a wedding venue in one of the best island which is Boracay, then Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary is the best church for you. It is decorated with mosaic tiles formed the image of Jesus Christ from the outside which makes the place one of a kind. It has a simple altar made with limestone that makes the place elegant.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Station 1, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Hwy Central, Malay, Aklan
(036) 288 3219
Madre de Dios Chapel, for breathtaking view
Madre de Dios Chapel has a California Mission-style located on a hill with the breathtaking view of the Taal Lake. Your reservation here must be at least 3 months advance before your wedding date. There is a small garden beside the chapel which is perfect for your wedding pictorials.
Madre de Dios Chapel
Madre de Dios Chapel, Tagaytay City, Cavite
(046) 483 2033
San Agustin Church, for massive church structure
San Agustin Church was built during the Spanish colonial period. The massive structure of the church was painted by two Italians. The church is very active and in demand, especially for weddings.
San Agustin ChurchSan Agustin Church
General Luna St, Manila, Metro Manila
(02) 527 4060
The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral), for Roman-inspired altar
The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) is known as The Manila Cathedral. This church serves as the premier cathedral and the Episcopal See of the Archbishop of Manila. It is the most visited church in Manila by the local and the foreigners. It has a Roman-inspired altar and the ceilings and carvings are designed uniquely.
The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral)
(632) 527-3093 | (632) 527-1796 | (632) 527-3889 | (632) 527-3876
Life’s important celebration like weddings somehow seem much more significant and special when celebrated in a church. We hope that our Top 10 Beautiful Chapels & Churches in the Philippines for your Wedding makes a big help for your wedding preparation. Thank you for reading!
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