The package we reserved for City Garden costs 83,100 for 100 guests, and pretty much offers everything. The banquet specialist who assisted us upgraded our package at no extra cost since we reserved our slot during a bridal fair in PICC.
|Sample set- up ♥|
|Sample Ceremony Set - up ♥|
|From Mark's camera -- lobby|
|Their booth during bridal fair|
|Function room we have reserved ♥|
|Facade of the hotel - super visible electrical wires and narrow roads are minus factors|
Here are the inclusions:
1. Overnight Accommodation in a Penthouse Room for two with FREE Buffet Breakfast **
2. Doves **
3. Guest Book with pen and logo**
4. Wine for the ceremonial toasting**
5. Floral decorations on stage, buffet & individual table centerpiece**
6. Sound System and Lights for background music & program support**
7. Free function room rental for 4 hours**
8. Torch Parade**
9. 50 pcs giveaways
10. Free Food tasting for Two persons
11. Three layer Fondant cake
12. FREE Chocolate Fountain
13. FREE Bubble Machine
14. Bridal Car w/ Car bouquet
15. Dedicated professional events personnel to attend to all necessities.
On top of 100 guests, we have to add 695 pesos. It was a good deal though, but since we are expecting more than 100 guests, then I think we have to allot more money than 83K. So we have set 100K for the food, since we are expecting 150+ guests. Aside from the food, we also have to pay for our P/V, our attire, the church, invitations, and other misc fees. When I computed everything, we would roughly go beyond 150K. I thought City Garden was the best package we have scouted, but when I came across Great Eastern Hotel, the urge I felt with City Garden suddenly vanished. Though it has never been my first choice, I was truly persuaded by the packages they offered me. Finding this hotel was like a matter of coincidence since I only found their contact information while I was browsing the yellow pages, and just tried to call them to compare the packages they have.
When I called them up, I was really convinced by their packages. When I told this to Mark, he was kind of hesitant because we already shed 5K for our reservation with City Gardens, but then I promised him that we can save more if we go for Great Eastern Hotel.
USE OF FUNCTION ROOM FOR 2 HRS.
KARAOKE W/ 1 MIC
WEDDING CAKE (2 LAYERS)
ONE ROUND OF ASSORTED SOFTDRINKS
50 PCS. GIVEAWAYS
FLOWER PER TABLE
But of course, we upgraded everything. Yes, their packages are more reasonable as compared to other hotels, but they a lot of corkage’s too! Good thing we were able to squeeze everything, and now can accommodate 200 guests.
|Winding Staircase (Mark really loved this!)|
|Strike a pose babe! ♥|