by Robbie Pangilinan
In this age of Facebook and Instagram, everything must be a feast for the eyes. Even the littlest detail must be visually appealing. Imagine picture-perfect weddings that will be the talk of the social media world. Experience this at Patio Victoria, the perfect venue with an old world charm within the Walled City of Intramuros.
Patio Victoria is the ideal venue for classic and elegant weddings and other occasions, with its walkways of cobblestone accented by an antique wooden gate, lush foliage, and an old-fashioned fountain. It serves exquisite food from its wide menu of local and international cuisine, especially Spanish dishes like callos, paella, lasagna and lengua.
Patio Victoria can accommodate almost a thousand guests with its two gardens and the fully air-conditioned Sofia Banquet Hall which is perfect for a meeting or conference of 200 guests.
The Sofia Garden has an air of grace and beauty mixed with a playful charm of natural and Tivoli lights, a central fountain and a lavishly designed gazebo. It can accommodate 350 guests and shade them at tented areas surrounding the garden.
The Diana Garden gives a feeling of sweet romance and magic with the lush foliage that surrounds the gazebo. The Acacia tree in the heart of this garden comfortably shades up to 350 guests and creates a quiet dreamy sight.
Besides offering a posh venue, Patio Victoria is also a one-stop shop for brides who want a beautiful yet worry-free wedding. It offers everything that a couple would need: bridal bouquets and flower for the entourage, flower for the church, wedding cake, souvenirs, invitations, make-up artists, bridal car, photo and video coverage, butterflies, string quartet, live band or singers, emcee, plus the wedding coordinator.
The wedding packages includes use of the venue for 4 hours, selection from various menus, bottomless drinks, elegant gazebo, three-tiered fondant cake, complete mobile system, chocolate fountain, cake table with floral arrangement and skirting, torch parade or sword parade for couple’s grand entrance or cake cutting ceremony, a bottle of champagne for ceremonial toast, decorated dove cage with doves, guest book, photographic tarpaulin, complimentary use of the Cristina Executive Suite, red carpet, flower arrangement for buffet and table, Tiffany chairs with ribbons for all the guests, elegant skirting for presidential tables, location map, free food tasting for two, and reception coordination.