Monday, September 2, 2013

The Church Hunt Begins!

we started our Church Hunt adventure a month weeks ago in preparation for our Wedding. We had two objectives:

  1. Have a look and feel of the church
  2. Pencil book
Our plan of attack was to visit several churches every Sunday and select from there where we felt was the church destined for us. We have pre-selected 9 churches from Makati, Manila, Taguig, Mandaluyong, and Quezon City. Marc's church requirement was very simple: air-conditioning. I have this habit of fainting with crowded places and little oxygen. Therefore, we looked at churches that have air-conditioning and are located near Makati since we are both Makati residents.

Here are the churches we've pre-selected with their contact information and published rates.

ChurchLocationAddressContact InfoScheduleRates
Santuario De San JoseGreenhillsBuffalo cor. Duke Sts. East Greenhills,Mandaluyong City725-2044 / 721-3842 The wedding package for 2012 is P25,000, which is inclusive of the priest’s stipend, flowers, red carpet, use of the air-conditioners for 1 ½ hours, electricity for videos, lighted chandeliers, and a soloist and organist. To block off the date, you have to deposit P5,000. Each year though, the rates increase as well as the required downpayments. The wedding rate for 2013 is P28,000 with a reservation fee of P6,000, while the wedding rate for 2014 is P30,000 with a reservation fee of P7,000.
Christ The KingMandaluyongGreen Meadows Avenue, Quezon City633-0280 CTK holds three weddings a day: one at 10am, one at 1pm and one at 3pm. The church's package rate is P25,000, which is inclusive of the aisle decors and flowers, organist, soloist and use of airconditioning. They also have a P15,000 package, which has the same inclusions as the former but without the use of aircon. A P5,000 downpayment is required to lock your date and you must pay the rest of the balance in full three months before your wedding.
St. Andrew the Apostle ParishMakatiN. Garcia St. cor. Kalayaan Ave. Bel-Air II, Makati CityPhones: (632) 890-1796 / 890-1743; secretariat@saaparish.com; media@saaparish.comMon-Sat 10am, 4pm20,000 includes flowers and airconditioning; 13,000 without flowers and AC
St. John Bosco Parish MakatiMakatiArnaiz Avenue, Makati City, 1200 PhilippinesTel. (+632) 894-5932 to 34; Email: sjb.makati@gmail.com, www.sjbmakati.comMon-Fri: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 2PM, 4PM; Sat: (Same as weekday), 7PM; Sun: 2PMFor inquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, sick visitations, and other services, please contact MS. GING ROMERO (PARISH OFFICE Tel. No. 894-5932; Email: sjbparishmakati@yahoo.com) or fill up the form below. Thank you. RESERVATIONS must be made as early as possible and no later than THREE (3) MONTHS before the wedding. OFFERING: P17,000.00 (without airconditioning) or P22,500.00 (with airconditioning)
Santisimo Rosario Parish Church (UST Church)ManilaUST EspaƱa, Manila408257/7313062; srparish@catholic.org Rental Fee: Php15,000, Php12,000 if one of the couple is an alumnus (w/ aircon)
Santuario De San Antonio Forbes ParkMakatiMcKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati City, 1220843-8830; 843-8831; 843-8833Mon-Fri 1pm, 3pm, 7pm; Sat 8am, 10amWedding Fee: P25,000 -- inclusion: sacristans, aircon, carpet; P500 -- for photo/video permit; P 5,000 -- deposit
St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish ChurchMakatiAddress: Humabon St., Magallanes Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Telephone No: (632) 852-2750; 852-8228; Fax No: (632) 852-7284Tue-Sat 9am, 3pm 
National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of JesusMakati4 Sacred Heart St. (formerly Dao St.), San Antonio Village, Makati CityTel: 895-6331; 899-6107; Telefax: 899-6340  
Villa San Miguel Archbishop's PalaceMandaluyongArchbishop’s Palace, 438 Shaw Boulevard cor. E. Rodriguez Avenue, Mandaluyong531-6150/ 531-7069 

I'll post about our actual review next time. Stay tuned!

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