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Kennidy Hassell

April 17, 2023

If you’re searching for a destination wedding location that screams tropical paradise, the Philippines should be at the top of your list. This island country in Southeast Asia is an archipelago consisting of more than 7,000 islands and inlets and is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world. If you’re looking for a tropical paradise with the stunning contrasts of lush jungles and white sand beaches, this is it. In this post, I’ll be sharing my top picks for a Philippines wedding venue that are guaranteed to make for an unforgettable destination wedding experience you and your guests will never forget. 

Shangri-La Boracay 

The meaning of Shangri-La is a remote and beautiful place where life approaches perfection, so this first Philippines wedding venue definitely lives up to its name. This luxurious resort is located in a sheltered bay on Boracay’s northern coastline which means secluded beaches and calm crystal clear waters. They have some seriously stunning spaces for your wedding events including a cliffside pavilion overlooking the water for your ceremony and private beach space for an intimate sunset reception.

They have so many different wedding packages to choose from as well as the option to create a custom event. I always love when resorts have amenities for your guests to make the most out of their trip and Shangri-La has tons of them. From a treetop dining experience to a world-class spa and even scuba diving excursions, this resort has endless options for your guests to enjoy whether their vibe is relaxation or adventure. 

Mithi Resort & Spa

If you’re really looking to take it up a notch with guest experiences and amenities, this next resort is for you. This Philippines wedding venue and resort is located on the idyllic island of Panglao has its own private island, gorgeous seaview villas, and even an underground cave with sparkling waters for diving and swimming. As for destination weddings, they have three elegant venues on the property to host an intimate celebration and offer wedding packages to make your planning process super streamlined. While this resort has exclusive vibes, it’s actually pretty accessible with the nearest airport only 15 minutes away. If you’re all about having a private and personalized experience during your time in the Philippines, I highly recommend checking this one out. 

El Nido Resorts 

El Nindo resorts has four different properties throughout the Philippines, each on a gorgeous and secluded island with white sand beaches and tranquil waters. All of their resorts offer weddings that they describe as solemn, intimate and exclusive and each property has its own unique amenities. If you’re all about exploring the island and adventuring with your guests, you’ll definitely want to check out their Miniloc Island resort. Here you’ll have access to tropical reefs just outside your door where you can swim with native marine life and the location is a gateway to some of the most popular lagoons in the Philippines.

If you’re envisioning something a little more private and luxurious, check out the Pangulasian Island resort. Whether you opt for one of these venues or their other resorts, their team can help you plan the tropical destination wedding of your dreams with custom package options and gorgeous spaces. 

South Palms Resort

The vibe at this modern Philippines wedding venue and resort is all about tranquility. Located on the island of Panglao, this area is known for its unbelievable dive sites (including a preserved shipwreck) and easy island hopping accessibility. If pre-set wedding packages aren’t your thing, you’ll love that all of South Palms’ events are completely customized to your needs. While there are only a couple venue options on the property, the private stretch of white sand beach is really the only space you need.

As for guest experiences, your loved ones can take advantage of the holistic spa and explore local hiking trails through the Chocolate Hills when they’re not soaking in the sun at the beach. If you have any foodies in your group, they’ll love the on-site organic farm that provides fresh ingredients for the resort restaurants and offers daily tours. No matter what you’re envisioning, their team can help you make your dream destination wedding weekend itinerary a reality. 

All in all

The great news is, no matter which Phillipines wedding venue you choose, you’ll be surrounded by the   unmatched natural beauty and spirituality. If you want your destination wedding to be all about an exclusive and luxurious experience, I can’t think of a better place to bring that vision to life. And of course if you decide on a destination wedding in the Philippines, you’ll need the right videographer to capture all that magic. Get a feel for my process and style and check out some of my films on my website here. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to learn more about my services or even brainstorm ideas as you’re planning your dream destination wedding. I’m here for you every step of the way!

Finding the Perfect Philippines Wedding Venue