The Chapel on the Hill is an excellent choice for a small to medium-sized wedding party. While the space is conducive to an intimate wedding setting, the circular design of the chapel with its high ceiling gives you a feeling of openness and a more relaxed mood; as opposed to other wedding venues that may dictate a more formal and stiff affair.
In keeping with the casual theme, the chapel is furnished with brown steel-framed wicker chairs instead pews. The color palette is warm with rich dark browns, textured slate walls and stained glass accents. The walk down the aisle to the altar is a short one which may be ideal for nervous brides who shudder at the idea of having to walk a long way to get to the altar, which other brides (and videographers) might prefer for the dramatic effect. Outside of the chapel the guests can marvel at the hilltop view of Tagaytay.
The chapel is located in Calaca, Batangas. It’s around a thirty minute drive from the Tagaytay Rotunda to the chapel. You need to walk up two flights of stairs to get to the chapel but for elderly guests and people in wheelchairs the chapel provides a ramp access by way of car which is the same route that the bridal car goes to the venue. There is no parking lot but guests can park for free below the chapel but we didn’t notice any parking attendant or security in the parking area.
WEDDING VENUE CHECKLIST
Seating Capacity: 200 Guests.
Aisle length: Short, around 12 feet to the altar.
PUV Accessible: No. Guests will have to get to the venue by private/rental vehicle.
Parking Lot: Church visitors can park near the chapel area.
Smoker Friendly: Tagaytay has smoke-free laws restricting smoking in enclosed public places.
Pet-Friendly: No pets allowed in the area.
Wheelchair Access: Yes.
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Church Package Inclusions:
Basic Sound System: 6 Microphones, CD/DVD/Thumb Drive Player, Mixer and speakers
Host & Wine
Carpet provision: None
Floral Arrangements: None
Church Choir: Not included but you can arrange to have the Chapel’s choir booked for an extra fee.
- The couple may bring their own officiant/priest for the wedding. In the event that they could not have their own priest they may request the services of the parish priest in the area or any priest of Don Bosco Batulao at least three months before the wedding.
- The couple must provide the misalette to their officiant.
- Dress Code for the entourage should be in keeping with the religious celebration.
- Songs to be sung within the mass should be strictly liturgical.
- The couple’s theme song and other love songs can be played in the bridal and entourage march, contract signing and the entourage photo shoot at the end of the ceremony.
- Confetti poppers and showering of petals are not allowed.
Church Fees (as of June 2017):
The Chapel on the Hill requires couples to pay a non-refundable deposit/down-payment of Php 10,000 (around USD 200) upon booking their wedding date and Php 2,000 (around USD 40) one month before the wedding date.
An additional fee of Php 7,125* (around USD 145) for the Parish requirements must be paid directly to the Our Lady of All Nations Parish in Brgy. Payapa Ilaya, Lemery, Batangas.
*Price does not include fees for documents and certificate requirements.
Total Church Fees: Php 19,125 (around USD 384)
Chapel on the Hill (Chapel of the Adolescent Jesus)
Don Bosco Batulao, Brgy. Cahil, Calaca, Batangas
Office Landline: +632-4044327
Our Lady of All Nations Parish
Brgy. Payapa Ilaya, Lemery, Batangas.
• Baptismal and confirmation certificates of both parties, with the notation “For Marriage Purposes Only”, and issued within the past three months.
• Marriage license from the Local Civil Registry of the city/municipality of either of the contracting parties;
• A canonical interview with the parish priest or his duly authorized representative;
• Certificate of attendance in a marriage preparation seminar (also called “Pre-Cana seminar”);
• Ecclesiastical or marriage banns, which are posted in the respective parishes of both parties for at least three consecutive Sundays or weeks prior to their wedding date;
• Permit from the bride-to-be’s parish, to be submitted to the parish office of the church where the wedding will take place; and
• The names and addresses of the wedding sponsors.
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