Thursday, April 22, 2010

Where the preparation & celebration took place

Pearl Garden Hotel
Address: 1700 Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila
Telephone no.: 525.1000 local 203/208
Email address:
Peso Power:
Reception - Php 65000 is their rate that they have for a wedding reception but we have a different price. Just PM me.
For the rooms - Php 3400 less 20% for Deluxe room
- Php 4600 less 20% for executive suite

If you are a follower of our blog, you would have known that our caterer is originally Hizon's but since we were having an awful time looking for a venue that will be cheap; I tried to look for an alternative. We even tried to check out Max's near the church but they do not want to accept April weddings because of their renovation plans! The next Max's big enough for a reception with 100 people is in Baclaran! No way! Aristocrat is too pricey! Scratch that. I even tried to check out the hotel where one of the couples in our pre-cana seminar will be having their reception! When Christian saw the website.. he said .. hell no!

The search paid off. Out of the blue, I discovered Pearl Garden Hotel. I have seen the site of the hotel and the rooms look impressive.. Hmmm... I was thinking that it might look good because it is an ad picture. What the heck, I emailed them to inquire about their reception rates. When I got it, this is really promising! I showed it to Christian and he said we should check it out, and that we did. We even tried the food during their Valentine’s Day promo. Food was great! Venue is presentable enough and the rooms are just the same as the photos! Lovely! We decided to have our wedding reception there, as well as the wedding preparations. All in one place and at a very good price.

Before the wedding, it is really to deal with Arleen, the AE assigned to us. She is easily reached through text and emails. She patiently answers all the inquiries and carefully looked into all the list of don'ts that we have. We took out a lot of stuff in the wedding amenities.... We are not the typical newly weds plus Christian does not want the whole shananigans! hehehehe...

The day before the wedding, the check in was a breeze. The staffs are really helpful. Our rooms were really beautiful. We booked 3 rooms for the day before the wedding -- one executive suite for me, one deluxe king for Christian and a deluxe twin for my family. It was also well noted that we will have the executive suite for late check out. Room service is fast also since we requested for a lot of ice. Hehehe... However, when we requested for them to fix the rooms; that took a while! We have to call 3 to 4 times. Aside from that, the rooms are great! The breakfast buffet is also good… it is not Spiral or Heat but it is a great deal.

For the reception, they really set up the venue in a very formal way. I love the way that they placed our cake as the center of attraction. They even went their way to get our two seats! Hehehehe! The colors that they have really matched our color motif! The staff even placed votive candles inside our luminaries!!!! All the requests that I have made they followed! Food wise! The guests were raving about the food. We did not hear a single complaint about it. They loved everything. Good good good reviews! Thank God. We even sampled the leftovers… I attacked the lasagna when they delivered it to our room!

The service is fast as well. They have student interns around so there were 3 servers per table! The VIP table seems to have 1 server to 2 VIP guests! The turn around of the food was really fast! The head waiter even apologized that it took like 3 minutes for our soup to be served! Service is two thumbs up.

Oh the only downside of the whole hotel thing, the expensive parking in the area. We forgot to tell our OTD Coordinator to get verified parking stubs for our guests! Christian said that they get a minus point for this one! LOL!

If I will be ask if I will recommend them, definitely yes! Especially to those planning a budget wedding! We just received a message from our AE that we still have the 10% discount if we stay in the hotel soon… so we are planning to celebrate Christian’s birthday there… and even New Year’s Eve! Yehey!

Rating: 4.99/5
I need to deduct something for the parking... I am a submissive wife! LOL!


  1. swak nga ang hotel na ito for reception venue for those couple on a budget :) and the those girls behind the foodtray--mukhang excellent sa Food Safe course :D

  2. hehehe... swerte lang talaga sis at summer.. super dami nilang OJT...