The Reception: Ibarra's Garden


Deciding where to hold our reception is another challenging task for us. Our first option is to have a garden reception in Patio Victoria in Intramuros because it has Old World charm ambiance, cobblestones walkways with antique wooden gate plus old fashioned fountain that makes the place perfect venue for wedding. Patio Victoria has two gardens and air-conditioned banquet hall which can accommodate 150-200 guest, but since all of us know that we have unpredictable weather and July is still a rainy season month, we don't want to risk all our guest to be uncomfortable and being hassle during our wedding day and for this reason booking at Patio Victoria was removed from our list.

Next option is Ibarra's Garden in Padre Faura, Manila. This place is a classic antique house built in the 1920s inspired with American Art Deco and a quaint garden converted into an ideal place for special events    like wedding. With four locations all over Metro Manila, Ibarra's Venues are easily accessible and very convenient for guests. Each venue has its own distinct personality that suits your preference. Ibarra's Garden  is now air-conditioned meaning even when the rain falls our guest still comfortable and stress-free from being  soaked, not only that they offers complete packages, so when we found out that Ibarra's is joining in Bridal Fair at PICC, we decided to book right away.

There are four wedding packages that Ibarra's offers; the Standard, Deluxe, Superior, All Inclusive Wedding and International Gala Wedding Package, each packages has different varieties of food. We choose Superior Wedding Package which includes Buffet Meals for 150 Persons plus use of amenities as follows:

  •  - Three- Layered Fondant Wedding Cake
  •  - Well Designed Floral Centerpieces for Presidential, Buffet and Guest Tables
  •  - Table Setting and Physical Arrangement of the Area
  •  - Pair of Doves in a Decorated Cage
  •  - Bridal Car with Bouquet (3 hours use)
  •  - 75 pcs of Souvenirs for Guests
  •  - Guest Book and Pen
  •  - Full Bottle of Sparkling Wine for Ceremonial Toast
  •  - Free use of Tiffany Chairs
  •  - Complimentary Food Tasting for Two (2) persons
  •  - Photographic Tarpaulin
  •  - Basic Sound System for Public Address and Background Music
  •  - Use of Red Carpet
  •  - Cake, Gift and Registration Tables
  •  - Sword Parade during entrance,  Buffet Tags
  •  - Table Numbers
  •  - Wedding Reception Programme
  •  - Use of Courtesy Room (event proper only)
  •  - Plated service for the Couple and Principal Sponsor

Since we booked during bridal fair, they give us additional freebies as follows:

  • - Pre-cocktail & welcome drinks or Chocolate Fountain
  • - Gift Voucher on Trial Make-Up from Epic Salon and Day Spa
  •  - Php 500.00 Cash Voucher at HG Studio Make-up and Photography

Plus we get to choose 1 of the following freebies since we booked for 150 pax.

  •  - Mobile Sound System Package from Cybersound Professional
  •  - Fondant Cake Upgrade from Hearts & Bells
  •  - Mobile Bar - Coctail & Dreams by Ibarra's
  •  - LCD Projector with Wide Screen
  •  - Hosting / Emcee Service from Manila Mystic
  •  - Photobooth Add-Ons (Magnet / Double Prints / Bag Tag)

Ibarra's staffs are very nice and accommodating. They are also generous in giving us additinal FREEBIES, instead of one round of ice tea, they make it bottomless; they also waived the electricity for LCD Projector. Nice!

Booking at Ibarra;s Garden allow us to make our memorable moments - unforgettable milestones.

Ibarra's Garden
Address: 525 Padre Faura St., Ermita Manila
Telephone Number: (632) 522-9999, (632) 523-3788, (632) 524-7655
Contact Person: Angelica Cando - Sr. Banquet Sales Associate