Wedding Venue: The Mango Farm

I used to dream of a wedding in San Agustin Church and a reception in a hotel. I don’t know when my preference completely changed but now, we’re on to an outdoor wedding. Garden wedding specifically. As mentioned in another post about our Mood Board, we wanted a casual and relaxed celebration where our guests could easily enjoy themselves and not feel intimidated. And for me, garden wedding has that ability to make a wedding easy going, at the same time, intimate. :)

We initially scouted for a venue in Tagaytay – the nice view and cool weather was just irresistible. Ville Sommet, Splendido, Two Gardens, and Balai Indang are on top of our list. I can’t exactly remember, but it’s either they were already booked on our date or they have a tie-up caterer… which for us is non-negotiable! We’re sure that we want Passion Cooks to be part of our dream team! We also thought of our budget. Since Tagaytay is already outside Manila, most of our suppliers would require an out-of-town fee.

The only venue we found that would fit our style is Mango Farm, tucked within the quaint Kingsville Court Village in Antipolo City. Ge is from Fairview (north), I live in Cavite (south) and our wedding will be at Antipolo (east). Hahaha! I think that’s the best we’ve got for everyone to meet in the middle.

We haven’t seen Mango Farm when we decided to book it last year. We heavily based our decision on the lovely photos and positive reviews around the web. The location is actually popular, most wedding suppliers are familiar around the place and Dylan, the farm’s Operations Manager, is very accommodating and quick to reply.

The use of the 2.5 hectare farm is exclusive. We’re having an outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Mango Farm and the reception would be inside their air-conditioned Glass Pavilion. Having both the ceremony and reception in the same location is convenient for our guests and it’s also cheaper to have both of them in the same venue. Win-win!

The farm is big; there are actually different options where you can choose to hold the ceremony. The first one is Plan A, as in the above photo. It features a long line of trees that forms an aisle. I like this the best because it really feels rustic and looks so enchanting. The only problem is that, the grass or the soil is dry and brittle. That’s because it’s summer in the Philippines now, and it’s very hot. Hopefully, the grass will grow green again when ‘ber’ months come.

The Mango Farm, Antipolo City

Plan B is on concrete, shorter but wider. Most of the ceremony photos I see online were held here. You can arrange the ceremony stage between the two big trees perfectly. It’s a good choice too, if in case it rains, you won’t worry about walking on a puddle of mud.

The Mango Farm, Antipolo City

Just right beside the Glass Pavilion is Plan C. The mango trees in this area look younger and scattered. It’s also open and airy. I think this one’s better for an outdoor reception than ceremony.

Here are some setups at The Mango Farm.

The Mango Farm
Ceremony Setup at Plan A (photo grabbed from Vatel Manila)
The Mango Farm
Ceremony Setup at Plan B (photo taken by Jaja Samaniego)
The Mango Farm
Reception Setup at Plan C (photo taken by Passion Cooks)
The Mango Farm
Reception Setup inside the Pavilion (photo taken by Jaja Samaniego)

Isn’t it lovely? Nature is the most beautiful backdrop in the world. And with a garden wedding, we’re also taking advantage of the beautiful green grass, fresh air, and the natural goodness of the surroundings. I am excited!

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  • Robin Rue

    That looks like a lovely place for a wedding. It;s very pretty!

  • Alli Smith

    My daughter is getting married next year and I wish there was a venue like that around here. We live in a small town and there’s not much to choose from. Beautiful!

  • Outdoor wedding are just the best and are so beautiful. My son and DIL got married at the Bahama Islands and I have to agree nature weddings are the best.

  • I went to and outdoor wedding at a venue similar to this once. It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Wow, what a beautiful place for a wedding. I love outdoor weddings.

  • This really is the perfect spot to have a wedding. Those photos are incredible. The indoor/outdoor setups are awesome!

  • onceuponamaritime

    An outdoors wedding looks so beautiful, especially on a nice summer day with some cool weather. I personally feel that an outdoor wedding is best, the venue looks amazing.

  • What a gorgeous wedding venue, I love the fact that it’s outdoors too, especially when the weather is nice!

  • Nina Say

    Everything at this venue looks so magical and enchanting. I think it is an absolutely perfect spot to get married in.

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    These are all beautiful venues for a wedding. I love the outdoor one with all the lights. I am looking forward to going to a wedding this summer.

  • tiaras

    Yes, I agree. It is beautiful. I love outdoor weddings, they are so simple and pretty

  • That is such a gorgeous setting. Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    These is a beautiful place indeed for a wedding. I love all the plans but I would probably go with plan A because it is most nature. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    Such beautiful venues. I’ve always wanted an outdoor wedding. Mine was nothing like I had hoped (living room of my MIL) so we ara planning something for our 10th wedding anniversary. I need to start looking for something, and outdoor would be beautiful!

  • I love outdoor weddings, and the mango farm is just lovely! My sister had her wedding in a garden at a local historical site and it was so beautiful!

  • Tonya Blackstone-Coleman

    What a pretty venue for a wedding. Love the rustic environment which is such a popular wedding trend right now.

  • Jenni E.

    You have much to be excited about. That’s a gorgeous venue. We had our wedding in a church but we considered an outside wedding. I was just worried about the weather, so we ended up going with a church wedding.

  • This venue is so incredibly beautiful! I kinda wish I would’ve had an outdoor reception, I just didn’t want to get snowed on!

  • This place is stunning and such a great venue for a wedding! I regret not having our reception outdoors ;-(

  • MELAI – sOUNDS LOVEly and yes the images are just really so beautiful! What a great choice – We were also married in the outdoors of Big Sur, CA overlooking the ocean – So I recognize what you’re saying!

  • Yes it is certainly lovely. I would have loved to have an outdoor wedding myself but we got married when there was snow on the ground so too cold for that. This place looks great.

  • Rochkirstin Santos

    Finding a venue for the wedding can be stressful because almost everything that you can think of is already full. So it will be great to book super in advance. The Mango Farm looks beautiful!

  • Cherri Megasko

    What a beautiful backdrop for a wedding! Outdoor weddings seem to take on a life of their own, with nature being the most important guest.

  • Lynn Dee

    Lovely indeed! My stepdaughter is getting married in the summer and it’s going to be a garden wedding. I hope their decorations would be as lovely as any of those. :)

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    My daughter is getting married soon and they are looking at venues. A farm is one of their desires.

  • I agree! That place is stunning! Selecting a wedding venue was one of the most difficult, yet absolutely fulfilling task we had to do. We did ours in a winery wherein all the wine barrels had tea lights so it was so romantic. Then we had the wedding reception outdoors by the vineyards. Congrats on selecting your beautiful location!

  • This looks so beautiful! I love outdoors weddings. It must be so stressful to select a venue – I’m not at that stage (yet ;D) but a close friend of mine is. I this one is quite a catch!