Party Venues in Metro Manila

Planning a birthday party should be daunting but with so many websites out there to help, organizing one can be done just by sitting right in front of your laptop because you can now search and book all the suppliers you need in a matter of minutes.

Since my son’s party is going to happen three weeks from now and yet everything is booked and set (thanks to my Gantt), I’ve  decided to blog about party venues to also ease other moms out there who are planning to celebrate their child’s birthday.

Photo Credit: Ging Lorenzo

There are so many things to consider when choosing a venue. Think of the following:

1. Capacity
How many guests are you inviting? Will it be a  buffet, or a sit down meal? These items will help you determine the size of the venue you require. 

2. Location
Is it accessible to your guests? Do they have enough parking space? Is it along the traffic belt? Will it be easy for your suppliers to bring all the good and services you need? 

3. Availability
 Before you contact a venue, identify several possible dates for your party.Then you decide when is the best one. Book early.  

4. Budget                                                                                                 
Your budget will have a major impact on nailing down a shortlist of venues. Be sensible; don’t try to impress your guests by getting an expensive venue and then later on, you’ll find you have little left in the kitty for food and other entertainment

These are the venues I have included in my shortlist:

Northeast Greenhiils (The number 1 on my list but it was fully booked on the day my son’s party was set, this venue has high ceiling and is very nice to decorate)
Location: La Salle Street Northeast Greenhills San Juan City
Type: Clubhouse
Rate: P8,000 for 5 hours plus refundable bond of P8,000 and P1,600/hour in excess of 5 hours
Capacity: 150 pax
Contact Details: 7260550 

Green Meadows (I attended a party here, the ambiance is relaxing. It is wide and well-lighted, so apt for a kiddie birthday party.)
Quezon City
Type: Clubhouse
Capacity: 150 pax
Contact Number/s: 637-3311, 637-3399

9 Waves Ciudad Christia – Pergola Gardens (It’s near my place but a bit costly)
Earth Street, Carrieland Country Homes II, Ampid San Mateo, Rizal
Type: Resort 
Capacity: 200 pax
Rate: P25,000 
Contact Number/s: 997-9999, 997-5945, 997-6009

Accropolis Clubhouse (Great for simple weddings, too big for a simple party)
Atlas St,. Acropolis Subd., E. Rodrigues Jr. Ave., Bagumbayan,
Quezon City, 
Type: Clubhouse
Capacity: 200 pax
Rate: P14,000
Contact Number/s: 6331937, 6345057

Aristocrat Restaurant
432 San Andres cor. Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila
Type: Restaurant 
Capacity: 200 pax
Basically, the venue is free. 
Contact Number/s: 5247671 to 80 loc 240

China Place Restaurant
Pan Pacific Hotel 
M. Adriatico cor Alonzo St Malate, Manila City
Type: Restaurant
Capacity: 300

Discovery Suites
Location: 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Type: Hotel
Capacity: 100 pax
Contact Person: Rachel Ramos
Contact Number/s: 6838211

Outback Steakhouse (My husband’s first choice because of its great food and affordable packages. You can also use their sound system and LCD projectors for free. We pencil booked here but decided to call it off after much pondering since the venue is too gloomy for a birthday party. They only have dim lighting.)
Location: Libis, Quezon City
Type: Restaurant
Capacity: 100 pax
Contact Number: (02) 634-380

This is a repost from my Melting Chocolate blog.