Philippines: A Rising Star for Luxury Destination Weddings in Asia

What are the things that come to your mind when you think of destination weddings – gorgeous backdrops, beautiful natural surroundings, great wedding organizers and planners – the Philippines has them all.

With diverse geographical landscapes and great weather, the Philippines has fast become a rising star for luxury destination weddings. Let’s look into the reasons why people around the world are choosing this Pearl of the Orient to witness their special day!

Abundant Choices For Ceremonial Setting

When it comes to destination weddings, people wish to do the craziest things to express their happiness, gratitude, and excitement. Some people wish to get to the peak to show that they are feeling on the top of the world, while others may choose to exchange rings underwater to showcase their adventurous spirit.

From churches to garden weddings, the Philippines has the perfect venue for your dream ceremony setting. Image: The Garden Wedding Co. on Facebook. Venue: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa

Whether you wish to take your wedding vows on clifftop venues overlooking majestic views, private islets, lakeside locations, tropical garden sites, breathtaking beaches, or rustic cathedrals, the Philippines has you covered.

Top Quality Suppliers/Organizers

The country has seen a steep rise in the number of top quality wedding organizers and suppliers to meet the demands of the le wanting to have their destination wedding here. You can find professional wedding photographers, videographers, planners, and designers who will happily assist you in turning your dreams into reality.

We strongly suggest you hire local wedding planners and organizers because they will not only help you get better rates from the local suppliers but will have good knowledge of venues. You just need to search on Google to find the best local wedding suppliers and organizers.

Top Wedding Destinations

The Philippines has no dearth of destinations where you can take your wedding vows with gorgeous backdrops to grace your wedding photographs. If you want your wedding to be an event that not only you but your relatives and friends will remember for life then here are some of the top destinations to choose from:

  1. Boracay

If the Philippines gives you images of sandy beaches and perfect sunset then the dreamy White Beach in Boracay can be your top destination. It’s a 4km postcard-perfect sandy stretch with bars, dive shops, restaurants, and hotels dotting the sides. This beach was so popular with visitors that the government had to close it temporarily to restore its old glory and then re-open with a limit on the number of daily visitors.

The quixotic sailboats of the ocean, fire dancers, and live music in the air make Boracay the hub for entertainment. If you are planning a beach wedding in Boracay, you may need to make advance bookings and talk to the concerned authorities.

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa is made for tropical-themed weddings. Image: J.Lucas Reyes via

Shangri-La‘s Boracay Resort & Spa gives a promise of paradise to couples who want to exchange their vows in this popular destination for beach weddings. Nestled in a secluded cove amidst stunning blue waters and powdery white sand, this resort boasts of state-of-the-art facilities and excellent service, making it one of the top choices for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

  1. Bohol

This tropical destination is packed with bountiful treasures such as jungle-fringed rivers, splendid Chocolate Hills, and pristine beaches. Bohol has everything couples seeking a destination wedding could possibly ask for.

From amazing natural sights and ancient churches to old houses and historical sites, this island is one of the most scenic provinces in the Philippines. The sunsets are absolutely magnificent, making your wedding photographs look out-of-this-world.

Eskaya Resort is an ideal venue for grand weddings and fun-filled receptions. Image: Randolf Evan Photography on Facebook

One of the Philippines’ most luxurious resorts, the exclusive Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa is a perfect paradise for scenic and intimate destination weddings. Located in the beautiful Panglao Island, this resort features luxurious amenities and gorgeous surroundings that will surely make your special day an event to remember.

  1. Cebu

If you would like to dive several meters down underwaters and exchange rings with aquatic animals witnessing your special moment then Cebu is the place to be. The island is a long and narrow stretch with numerous coves and beaches that can be the backdrop for your wedding photography.

Movenpick Hotel in Mactan Island is one of the top venue picks for destination weddings in Cebu. Image: TheCenterpiece on Facebook

Cebu and the surrounding islands are known as the diver’s paradise with stunning coral reefs, underwater falls, and amazing ocean life. Besides the magnificent natural surroundings, you can also treat your guests with mouthwatering seafood and local Filipino dishes.

  1. Palawan

Palawan is not called the best island for three years in a row for nothing. This long and thin stretch of the island feels like a paradise from end to end. It’s the perfect backdrop to start a new chapter in your fairytale. Palawan boasts a striking karst limestone topography with caves, mountains, and beaches to flaunt. Some of El Nido’s Beaches are still waiting to be discovered so you can find places that are not overcrowded and offer a perfect venue for an intimate gathering. Great Filipino beer and Filipino food further add a blob rustic romance – a perfect recipe for a memorable Philippines destination wedding.

Say “I Do” in this romantic beachside ceremony setting at Amanpulo. Image:

Amanpulo is an exclusive island resort that can turn your dream destination wedding into reality. From intimate ceremonies on the beach to fun-filled receptions amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, this resort offers a wide selection of first-rate facilities paired with excellent hospitality services to guarantee an unforgettable experience to the newlyweds and their guests.

  1. Siargao

If you and your partner are surfing enthusiasts, there cannot be a better place to mark this special day. Also known as a surfer’s paradise, this is where the local Filipinos and surfer enthusiasts ride the majestic waves, so your guests can have a whale of a time. The island is also home to tropical jungles, pristine beaches, spectacular lagoons, underground caves, and secluded coves. There are unlimited options for choosing a perfect venue to exchange vows and take stunning wedding photographs that your grandchildren will see in awe!

The luxurious island of Nay Palad Hideaway is the perfect paradise for nature-inspired weddings. Image:

Formerly Dedon Island, Nay Palad Hideaway is a tropical haven surrounded by lush mangrove forests and the fine white sands of Siargao. This idyllic resort is an ideal venue choice for couples who dream of scenic destination weddings where everyone can luxuriously bask in the comforts of nature and its undeniable beauty.


This article was produced in collaboration with Event Planner Philippines, one of the country’s most trusted event planners. Event Planner Philippines specializes in luxury destination weddings in the Philippines for elite international and local clients.


Featured Image: Paopao Sanchez Photo on Facebook