In the past two weeks, I have been searching for large wedding reception venues in Metro Manila that can accommodate our guests and provide the best possible experience for us on our big day. Those who know me as a PM will surely get how I’m strict about time, budget, scope, and quality. A wedding is another event that takes a lot of organization and planning to complete. In this regard, like projects I handle, there are also resources to control and deliverables to fulfill at certain time points before the wedding.

Deciding on the wedding reception venue takes utmost importance, as this should really be an ideal place for the celebration. Advanced booking is a must. By “advanced,” I mean one or over one year ahead. Otherwise, there’s a huge chance that your dream spot is already taken. Trust me, I learned it from experience!

There are so many factors to consider when choosing the finest wedding reception venue. For us, the size of the guest list and the kind of food offered by the place are the two biggest determinants.

After days and days of searching, we have finally chosen and booked both the church and reception area. 🙂 Since it took me some time and effort to research and review decent locations (hotel grand ballrooms and restaurants in banquet setup), I thought it will be pleasant to share the result of my research already consolidated in one page.

I hope that this will make it easier for engaged couples, especially those who have over 400 guests, to contact the establishments and shortlist options as well. 🙂

Top 22 Largest Wedding Reception Venues in Metro Manila

1. Hotel Jen Manila
Contact Number: (02) 795 8888
Location Address: 3001 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, Metro Manila
Capacity: 420
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2. Gloria Maris
Contact Number: (02) 570 0921
Location Address: Missouri St, San Juan, Metro Manila
Capacity: 420
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3. The Peninsula Manila
Contact Number: (02) 887 2888
Location Address: Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City, Metro Manila, 1226
Capacity: 450
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4. Raffles Makati
Contact Number: (02) 555 9744
Location Address: 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, 1224
Capacity: 500
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5. Pan Pacific Hotel
Contact Number: (02) 318 0788
Location Address: Malvar St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
Capacity: 500
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6. Midas Hotel and Casino
Contact Number: (02) 902 0100
Location Address: 1501 Roxas Boulevard, 2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, Metro Manila, 1300
Capacity: 500
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7. Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila
Contact Number: (02) 800 8080
Location Address: Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines
Capacity: 500
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8. The Heritage Hotel Manila
Contact Number: (02) 854 8888
Location Address: Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Pasay, Metro Manila
Capacity: 500
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9. Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
Contact Number: (02) 691 1234
Location Address: Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines
Capacity: 500
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10. Fairmont Makati
Contact Number: (02) 555 9888
Location Address: 1 Raffles Drive Manila, Makati, Metro Manila, 1224
Capacity: 550
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11. Dusit Thani
Contact Number: (02) 238 8888
Location Address: Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Makati, Metro Manila, 1223
Capacity: 600
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12. EDSA Shangri-La Hotel (Isla Ballroom)
Contact Number: (02) 633 8888
Location Address: 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City, 1650
Capacity: 800
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13. Novotel Manila Araneta Center
Contact Number: (02) 990 7888
Location Address: Gen Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City, 810
Capacity: 800
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14. The Century
Contact Number: (02) 524 1821 / (02) 528 8888
Location Address: GF, Century Park Hotel, 599 Pablo Ocampo St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, 1004
Capacity: 840
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15. New World Makati Hotel
Contact Number: (02) 811 6888
Location Address: Esperanza St, Makati, Metro Manila
Capacity: 840
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16. Manila Marriott Hotel
Contact Number: (02) 988 9999
Location Address: No 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City, Manila, 1309
Capacity: 900
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17. Makati Shangri-La Hotel (Rizal Ballroom)
Contact Number: (02) 814 2580
Location Address: Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200
Capacity: 960
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18. Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Contact Number: (02) 633 7222
Location Address: Ortigas Ave Corner Asian Development Bank Ave Ortigas Center, Quezon City
Capacity: 1000
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19. Holiday Inn Galeria Manila
Contact Number: (02) 633 7111
Location Address: One Asian Development Bank Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1655
Capacity: 1000
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20. Manila Hotel
Contact Number: (02) 527 0011 local 1274
Location Address: One Rizal Park, Bonifacio Dr, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, 0913
Capacity: 1000
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21. Solaire
Contact Number: (02) 888 8888
Location Address: Aseana Ave, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Capacity: 1300
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22. Sofitel
Contact Number: (02) 551 5555 loc 6999/7018
Location Address: CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila
Capacity: 1500
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49 Responses

  1. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    Wedding and receptions can be so much fun but also stressful to plan when you do not have the right tools. You have created an amazing tool for brides and grooms to be. There are so many options for metro manila!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, there’s more, but I think these are the more popular ones when it comes to choosing wedding reception venues that are large and decent. Prices may be more expensive as well but that comes with the territory as expected. 🙂

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  2. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Planning a wedding can be so much fun but it can also be stressful. I remember planning my own wedding and how everyone was shocked we put everything together in about 8 weeks! I can’t believe many of these venues have to be booked one year in advance!

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  3. Dee

    I never knew how much work it took to prepare for a wedding until, I had to help my sister’s with hers. This list helps cut back on some of the ground work and allows the event planners to just make phone calls.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I won’t be hiring a professional wedding planner so I must beef up with all the information that’s available. Getting info from all these different hotels and restaurants took me 1-3 days to complete.

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  4. Claire Marie Algarme

    Kudos to you for creating this helpful post to those planning for their wedding. It’s a lot easier to find everything in one page rather than browsing the entire worldwide web for pocket information.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I’d be sad to put these info to waste if they would just sit on my laptop’s folder. With all the emotion and excitement that comes with the early stages of wedding planning, reserving the wedding reception early on will save big headaches.

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  5. Felicita Moncada

    Wow I didn’t realize it is recommended to book wedding venues so far in advance. My husband and I got married in City Hall and had a small party with friends and family. We wanted to spend the money on a down payment on a house instead of throwing a huge wedding party. Best of luck on your wedding planning!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh yeah, that’s practical to do these days when life is tough. 😉 We’re getting married on a Sunday so it’s harder to book a venue. We’ll definitely run out of good ones if we don’t reserve now.

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  6. Jennifer

    Ah the wedding planning days, they are so fun yet stressful at the same time. We had a fairly small wedding so finding a venue wasn’t too difficult. You are lucky that you have so many options to choose from!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, a wedding happens once in a lifetime so I don’t like to settle for a hastily created ceremony area in a dark corner somewhere. Of course, food must also be great! 🙂

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  7. Elizabeth O.

    I haven’t experienced planning an event as big as a wedding! There’s no doubt that it’s both challenging and stressful especially when it’s such a special day for you. It’s great to have a lot of options and these are definitely good ones too.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Cramming is not an option especially for a big event like this. Saturdays and Sundays are the most common days to get married. It’s convenient, it’s traditional, and it’s what most people are used to. And because it’s the most common day, it’s also the most expensive and most-booked. 😀

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, that’s the goal. Before choosing a venue though, the couple must at least have an estimate count of guests. Otherwise, it will be more challenging to pick a venue confidently.

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  8. Fred

    Good to see our own wedding reception venue is still up there on the list — the New World Hotel. Congratulations on your own upcoming wedding. I am sure you will be picking the best of these venues.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Fred! I received the proposal of New World Hotel and it was also one of our top picks. But considering the location or distance from the church and other conveniences, we chose another one. 🙂

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  9. Bhushavali

    That’s a very useful post for the people of Manila! Weddings are a once in lifetime major important event and are becoming bigger and bigger. And there are quite a few who would like it huge with large social circle with all their friends & relatives.

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  10. Shubhada

    Wedding planning can be such an exhausting affair. Listings like this post will come handy for people who are planning to get married. Thanks!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome! 🙂 Now that we’re done finalizing the location, the next step is to choose suppliers for the gowns, cake, invitation cards, souvenirs, and a lot more. The good thing is that we still have a year.

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  11. phyliciamarie

    I’m sure this will be helpful for me in the future, but first I will have to find my groom! Haha. Congrats again!

    I’ve always dreamed of having a wedding at Manila Pen, so I’m hoping you have yours there too! The place is amazing and rich in history.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha thanks, Phia. 🙂 Manila Pen’s area is too small for us so I just thanked the events team for their proposal. I really like their ambiance though.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah. We’re not fans of garden wedding because there are more things to worry about like the weather (whether it’s going to rain or it may be too sunny outside) and the temperature (guests will be in suit and gorgeous dresses). 😀

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  12. PJ Zafra

    Great post! I don’t plan on getting married yet but when I do, I certainly will most likely do it in the Philippines since most of my family is there. This post will surely help out when it comes to planning even though it’s not anytime soon. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  13. Sunshine Kelly

    Wow thanks for sharing this, I am sure those couple who will be getting married will have a good choice from this list. I will share it with my friends.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes. 🙂 Apart from the wedding venue though, the wedding style should come with the decision. Many couples think that they don’t need to decide on a wedding style in advance, but I think it is one of the most important decisions as well because you might be able to save on decorations and decor if you select a venue that suits your wedding day style.

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  14. Pal Raine

    This is great info sis Roch, this will help wedding coordinators and as well to the couples(like you) who are planning to have a simple and elegant wedding event. Good luck!

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  15. Tiffany

    I didn’t have a large wedding but I hope to have one for our renewals someday. These all seem like such beautiful locations. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Barely Vegan

    You just helped out SO many people with this post! My husband and I did not want a wedding because it can be very exhausting trying to pull everything together. This was a great post!

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  17. Mommy Roxi

    My dream reception would have to be a garden one. But if I am given a HUGE budget, I’ll definitely go for Sofitel or The Peninsula Manila.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Sofitel was one of my top choices as well however they don’t have Chinese food as part of the package and we can’t also invite catering services from outside.

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  18. Arisa

    Useful list for this planning to get hitched. Saves a lot of time and headache scouting around.

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  19. Danessa Foo

    Oh yes, I have heard so much about how wonderful weddings are at Hotel Jen. I saw one being prepared for in Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour (Malaysia) and it was so beautiful… I want to get remarried again! To my husband 🙂

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  20. Lin

    Hi, I’m considering Marco Polo Ortigas as a wedding reception venue. Did you try to check them out? It would help if I can have other reviews because they’re new and nothing much has been said about their ballroom. Hoping for some help! Thanks!

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