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Balai Taal Review | Wedding Venue in Tagaytay

UPDATED June 2019

Mark and I initially had eyes for a different venue. However, during one Sunday service, Pastor Erwin (Balanay of Victory Katipunan) mentioned a wedding he officiated in Balai Taal. I wrote it down as a potential Tagaytay wedding venue.

Then on December 2016, we drove up to Tagaytay to do an ocular on the venues we were eyeing. Since Balai Taal was just an option before, we headed there first. We called them up when we were there already, Mang Nelson was accommodating and offered to tour us in. So we went!

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While driving down to the gardens, we were already dropping our jaws out. To say the view was beautiful is an understatement. It was gorgeous and mystical, it was captivating, it was enchanting. It was love at first sight. We believe that this is but one of the many instances GOD had led us to better placesβ€”because unlike Mark and I, His choices and plans are far too perfect than what we could ever make and do.

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And so on February 21, 2018, Mark and I got married here! It’s been almost two months but I still can’t get over this gorgeous Tagaytay wedding venue. It definitely has one of the best (if not the best) unobstructed view of the Taal Volcano and lake.

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Balai Taal Rates, Packages, and Photos

Check out more photos of Balai Taal below. If you’re an engaged couple looking for the rates, you can check it here > Balai Taal Rates.

Quick note on our rating:

🌟 – Superstar. For service and dedication that goes above and beyond.

⭐ – 1 Star

β˜† – 0.5 Star

The Houses ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There are four houses in the area, you can rent House 2 and 3. Should there be more guests to stay, you can try asking to rent out House 4. All houses are an exact copy of each other: three floors, five bedrooms, one helper’s room, a dining area, living room, and a huge kitchen.

House 2 is usually used by the bride and her family during preparations while House 3 is for the groom.

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In here, House 2/Garden 2 is our reception–the house with tents. House 4/Garden 4 is where we held our ceremony–the garden with chairs and ceremony set-up.

The Gardens ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Balai Taal packages include free use of a garden during the event, usually Garden 2 for the reception. If you’re holding a Christian wedding like what we had, you can rent an additional garden for the ceremony, this will be Garden 4.

Communication Β β­β­β­β­β˜†

Mang Nelson is very kind and patient. He happily answered our questions no matter how many and repetitive they are sometimes. Hehe He replies fast via SMS and he also picks up the phone fast when you call.

Balai Taal Rates ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

For ceremony, reception, and accommodation, we’re giving Balai Taal a five-star rating for their packages. It was definitely the best value for the cost we paid. We compared the cost of individual rooms in various hotels (that can accommodate our families), possible venues for reception+ceremony, the sum is always more expensive than Balai Taal. The total package is also well within our wedding budget.

Besides, waking up with the view of Taal and the crisp cold morning is already priceless!

Check out our SDE and more photos of the venue below:

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Another perspective of the Garden 2 with reception set-up.
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Here’s Mark and a glimpse of the Balai Taal driveway to House 4/Garden 4.
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A view of Taal! Succeeding photos by Mark’s cousin Joash. Check him out at @joash_maramaraΒ on Instagram!
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If you’re into lush greens, the vastness of the sky, and calming waters, Balai Taal is for you!

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So, what do you think? Drop us a message for any inquiries!

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        Victoria Acelar

        Hi Cha,

        Thanks for blessing us with your blog, we are looking for a great place to spend our special day too. We just got engaged and we do not have any idea where to start.
        Is it okay if ask for the Balay Taal’s contact details?

        Thanks.
        Vky

      • CHA

        CHA

        Hi, Vky! Congratulations on your engagement! πŸ’– I’ll send Mang Nelson’s contact via your email. πŸ™‚ Also, you might want to check out this related post on wedding preparations, hope this helps. For now, may I suggest that you enjoy the highs and feels of the engagement! Start preparations after a few weeks! Haha Happy pres, Vky and congratulations again!

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    Jamie

    Hi Mrs.Cha! Hehe. Congrats po again sa inyo. Just pure love and happiness. Kilig! Hehehe. Sana dito din ako maikasal. Naghahanap din talaga ako ng place for wedding. Sana po makahingi ako ng kahit konting infos.if ever lang pk na hindi busy. Ang hirap kasi mag ayos pag nasa ibang bansa pareho. Walang time. I hope you could help me kahit sa number lang sana ng contact person sa balai po para may masimulan din ako. Thank you so much and more happy moments to your new life po. Godbless po. πŸ™‚

    • CHA

      CHA

      Hi, Jamie! Thank you! πŸ™‚ Yep, mahirap talaga kapag wala sa Manila to coordinate and prepare yung mga bagay-bagay. Pero kayang-kaya ‘yan! Basta mag-plan ng maigi together and you have one goal, ma-achieve niyo ‘yan. πŸ™‚ I’ll send you an email for Mang Nelson’s contact number. Happy preps!

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    Iya

    Hi Miss Cha, congratulations on your wedding! The photos turned out really great and the view is just breathtaking. Salamat sa review and pagshare ng location. So pretty!

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    Rona

    Hi Ms. Cha! Congratulations on your wedding. Ang ganda ng blog mo very helpful. Pwede ba ako makahingi ng number ng contact person mo sa balai taal? and kung ok lang sayo pati narin yung mga iba mo pang suppliers. Ask ko na din kung magkano yung budget mo sa buong wedding para ma strecth ko budget pag kulang 😁 Thanks in advance πŸ˜‰

    • CHA

      CHA

      Hi, Rona! Thank you for your kind words! πŸ™‚ Send ko sa e-mail mo yung contact ni Mang Nelson. As for the other suppliers, share ko yung GDocs ng mga suppliers. πŸ™‚ Yung budget naman, around 800K siya, more or less. Initially, 500K yung ni-set namin na budget. I highly recommend attending bridal fairs to get a cost estimate, specially with your non-negotiable suppliers! πŸ™‚

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    Eunice

    Hi! Can you also please send me the contact info?
    What other amenities do they have? Their website’s not opening properly on my phone. Thank you.

    • CHA

      CHA

      Hi, Eunice! Will do. Hmm, apart from the earlier mentioned venue amenities, they also have a helipad near House 1. Hehe Also good to note: ample parking space.

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    Mohammed Bellhouse

    Hello there, I discovered your site by way of Google even as searching for a related matter, your web site came up, it seems to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

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    Sheena

    hi ms. cha! congrats on your wedding by the way!
    πŸ™‚ ask ko lang po, can we just rent the house 2 and 3 for wedding preparations? if yes, how much po kaya per house? would be a great help.. thanks a lot! God bless!

    • CHA

      CHA

      Hello, Sheena! Thanks! Yep, definitely! There’s an actual package to rent for two houses. πŸ™‚ You can check out the Balai Taal Rates / Packages from this post also. πŸ™‚ Happy preps!

    • CHA

      CHA

      Hi, Rina! A room can fit 3-5 PAX if I remember correctly, then there are five bedrooms. May isang huge bed and additional mattresses per room. πŸ™‚

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    Elie

    Hello Ms Cha! Balai Taal is sooooo beautiful! Thanks for this helpful post. πŸ™‚ Quick question, yung reservation fee ba deductable sa total amount? Thanks a lot!

    • CHA

      CHA

      Hello, Elie! Glad to hear from you! πŸ™‚ Yep, yung reservation fee is deductible from the total package. πŸ™‚

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    Aiza

    Hi Ms. Cha! Congratulations on your wedding. Ang ganda ng blog mo very helpful. Pwede ba ako makahingi ng number ng contact person mo sa balai taal? and kung ok lang sayo pati narin yung mga iba mo pang suppliers. Ask ko na din kung magkano yung budget mo sa buong wedding para ma strecth ko budget pag kulang 😁 Thanks in advance πŸ˜‰

    • cha

      cha

      Hi, Aiza! Glad to know we were able to help kahit konti! πŸ™‚ I’ll send you Mang Nelson’s contact number via the email you provided. If you have any other questions with prep work, we’re happy to help! Happy preps and enjoy! πŸ™‚

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    Dhel

    Hi cha! Congratulations to your wedding.. I have one quick question. I booked Balai Taal for our wedding next year. We paid the reservation fee. Did Mang Nelson gives you contract?
    Thanks!

    • cha

      cha

      Hi, Dhel! That was how we processed our booking, too! Haha We didn’t get any contract whatsoever, I just kept note of all our agreed arrangements, whether via email or SMS. Though Mang Nelson replies lightning fast with SMS. Hehe It’s also a good practice to visit the venue if you can. Throughout our preparations, we visited 3-4 times prior to actual check-in, I guess this also helped a lot with reviewing the do’s and dont’s for the wedding, venue wise. πŸ™‚ Let me know if this helps or if you have further questions! Happy preps, Dhel!

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    Christine

    Hi! Can i get this venue’s contact number or email? Hindi ko makita online eh 😭😭😭 thanks in advance!

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