These days, any place can become a wedding venue—from seaside resorts to sprawling garden villas. Although destination weddings are all the rage, saying “I do” in a church and having a traditional white wedding is still a classic and nothing short of magical.
Planning to walk down the aisle soon? Here are some of the best churches for weddings in the Philippines that can add flair to even the most traditional ceremony and should definitely be on your venue option list:
Grand and majestic, this UNESCO Heritage Site boasts stunning architectural designs that are fit for big weddings.
Built during the Spanish colonial period, this massive structure is the oldest stone church in the country and is one of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines. Its grand design makes for an elegant and solemn traditional wedding.
Location: General Luna Street, Manila
This glass chapel located within a massive organic farm and resort in Iloilo brings a new look to classic white weddings. The chapel is built in the middle of an amphitheater and is ideal for both indoor and outdoor weddings. The place can accommodate up to 100 guests and is equipped with air-conditioning and an audio system.
One great perk of this venue is that it provides natural lighting that will definitely make your wedding look absolutely beautiful on photographs.
Location: Barangay Sariri, Badiangan, Iloilo
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This stunning stone structure along Marcos Avenue is another Baroque church with a massive interior and an equally gorgeous bell tower standing right beside the main church.
Also known as the Saint Augustine Church, this national treasure can be the ideal venue for your wedding as Ilocos Norte is also a great honeymoon destination with its breathtaking sites and romantic experiences.
Location: Marcos Avenue, Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Say “I do” while overlooking the sprawling hills and mountains of Batanes and spice up your traditional wedding in this breathtaking destination up north.
Tukon—or Mt. Carmel Chapel—has a unique design inspired by the Ivatan houses, which has walls made up of stacked and bonded boulders. This wedding venue makes for a solemn ceremony ideal for small weddings, and will definitely provide stunning photos against a view that looks right out of a fantasy film.
Location: Basco, Batanes
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This huge church in Bohol is made out of coral stones. From the inside, it looks like it could pass as an underwater church in the lost city of Atlantis.
It’s the second oldest stone church in the Philippines (after San Agustin Church) and features paintings of stories from the bible on its walls and high ceiling, as well as relics reminiscent of the Roman Catholic Church’s history in the country.
The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Bohol is considered one of the best-preserved Jesuit-built churches in the Philippines and is only six kilometers from Tagbilaran City.
Location: Baclayon, Bohol
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The Minor Basilica of the Holy Child is said to have been built on the site where the image of Santo Niño was found years ago. With that being said, it only makes this place a more magical and blessed wedding venue!
The façade of the church has Muslim, Romanesque, and neo-classical features with a gorgeous interior fit for any bride to walk into.
Location: Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City
If you want to combine a beach and church wedding, El Nido is the place to be. Nestled in the luxurious El Nido Resorts is a charming little garden chapel where you can say your vows right on the sands of this private island.
The chapel is enclosed by limestone walls and is every bit of magical. It’s definitely one of the most peaceful places to start infinity with your lover.
Location: El Nido Resorts, El Nido, Palawan
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