- La Cathedral Cafe in Intramuros, Manila
- Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe in Marikina Heights, Marikina City
- Palacio de Memoria in Parañaque
- Sine Pop Movie House in Cubao, Quezon City
- Grace Park Dining in One Rockwell, Makati
- Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Quezon City
- Sunset Yacht in Manila Bay
- National Museum of the Philippines
- Intramuros in Manila
- Manila Ocean Park
Manila has romantic spots perfect if you’re gearing up to ask the most important question of your life. To make your proposal magical, we’ve prepared the top 10 places to pop the question in the metro.
Check the list and select which is best for your proposal of a lifetime.
1. La Cathedral Cafe in Intramuros, Manila
Address: 636 Cabildo St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila
Contact No.: 0977 420 4749
Operating hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 8 am – 10 pm
Best for: Proposers looking for venues with wedding packages and holding the proposal in a historic location with a Neo-Romanesque cathedral in the background
The La Cathedral Cafe is one of the best places to do your proposal without leaving the metro. The cafe offers a proposal package complete with dinner and an optional table and balloon backdrop to ensure your proposal is hassle-free and seamless.
The picturesque view of the Manila Cathedral makes the venue memorable and magical. With the food and the setup made available by the cafe, your proposal will be one experience your partner will never forget.
If you want it to be an intimate experience between you, your partner, and your loved ones, contact the cafe to secure the whole venue for the day.
2. Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe in Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Address: 145 Ipil St cor Champaca, Marikina Heights 1810 Marikina City, Philippines
Contact No.: 0922 809 8267
Operating hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm, 4 pm – 9 pm
Best for: Laid-back couples who like being surrounded by nature
If you want a low-key proposal venue, you should consider Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe. This quiet, simple, and elegant garden cafe makes it a perfect venue for wedding proposals.
Apart from the proposal, you can also hold an intimate wedding ceremony in the garden cafe. Just message or email them regarding your plans.
The food is simple yet flavorful and plenty. We recommend the sizzling sisig, the gourmet tinapa, and bagnet pakbet.
3. Palacio de Memoria in Parañaque
Address: 95 Roxas Blvd, Tambo, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Contact No.: (02) 2759 9804
Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
Best for: Lovers of Spanish-style architecture with Italian-Filipino cuisine as its menu
- P300.00 for adults
- P240.00 for students
- P214.00 for seniors/PWD
- P150.00 for kids from 4 to 12 years old
- P100.00 for access to Mosphil Lounge
- P1,300.00, 1,600.00 or 1,800.00 for Tour & Dine
- P600.00 for adults
- P480.00 for students
- P429.00 for seniors/PWD
- P300.00 for kids from 4 to 12 years old
- P100.00 for access to Mosphil Lounge
Palacio de Memoria is your best bet if you’re looking for a romantic Spanish-inspired setting for your proposal. The venue has a museum, a restaurant, and an events place.
The restaurant, Loggia, serves good Italian food with prices on par with usual Italian restaurants. The pastas and paellas are crowd favorites.
The venue also hosts auctions from time to time. If you and your beau love antiques, message them on Facebook for the auction schedule.
4. Sine Pop Movie House in Cubao, Quezon City
Address: 14 St Mary, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Best for: The artsy couple capable of creating movie trailers or short clips for their proposal
- Full cinema for 3-hour screening – P3,000
- Full cinema for 6-hour screening – P8,000
Nowadays, the more creative the proposal, the better. Fortunately, micro-cinemas like Sine Pop are available if you want a more creative approach to asking for your partner’s hand in marriage.
This theater looks different from mainstream ones given its rustic and intimate feel – it can only seat 48 people. You can book the whole theater and plan a surprise with your loved ones when you ask your partner the question of a lifetime.
The cinema requires full payment to reserve the theater. Make sure to message or email them ahead of time to get your desired date and duration.
5. Grace Park Dining in One Rockwell, Makati
Address: Ground Floor, One Rockwell, Makati, Philippines
Contact No.: (02) 843 7275
Operating hours: Monday – Thursday 11 am – 10 pm, Friday – Sunday, 9 am – 10 pm
Best for: Couples in Makati who want good mood and good food for the proposal
If you’re going for the classic wedding proposal in a fine dining restaurant, you should consider doing it at Grace Park Dining. This rustic restaurant is within Rockwell, making it accessible at any time of the day.
This farm-to-table restaurant serves Filipino and Italian cuisine with a twist. Their bestsellers are Lamb Adobo, Bacolod Oxtail Kansi with Chicharon, Spaghettini, and Baby Crab Fat, to name a few.
Some dishes, like the soups, might’ve been prepared hours beforehand. Make sure to ask the staff to heat it before serving.
6. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Quezon City
Address: 134 Fernando Poe Jr. Ave, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila
Contact No.: 0917 136 6796
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm
Best for: Couples who like Spanish cuisine and colonial architectural designs
Las Casas Quezon City is perfect for events like proposals, weddings, and anniversaries. The establishment is a replica of 17th-century colonial mansions and is good for pictorials or your big question.
The Las Casas has two restaurants: the Kusina ni Nanay Maria, which serves Filipino cuisine, and Las Casas, which serves Spanish cuisine. Choose the former if you want a more fine dining experience.
If you want a grand backdrop to your proposal, make sure to do it at Casa Juico. The casa’s grandiose interiors make it a perfect spot to drop down on one knee.
7. Sunset Yacht in Manila Bay
Contact No.: https://www.discoverandbeyond.com
Social media: Facebook
Best for: Couples who want to experience a personal cruise
If you’re looking for a grand way to propose, a sunset yacht cruise in Manila Bay might do the trick.
The cruise has a lot of inclusions available. You get a 2-hour private yacht use, a romantic four-course dinner, a bottle of red wine, and a photographer to capture the moment.
You have the option to choose the start of the cruise. However, the recommended schedule to board is at 5:00 p.m. – just in time for the sunset.
8. National Museum of the Philippines
Address: P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila
Contact No.: (+632) 8298-1100
Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm
Best for: Couples who are art and history buffs
Believe it or not, you can propose at the National Museum of the Philippines. They even allow wedding receptions, as long as you secure the documents.
The best venue for your proposal is the National Museum of Natural History. This museum has more natural lighting, making it a good location for your proposal photography documentation.
Make sure to contact the museum and secure your permits. You don’t want to be kicked out during the middle of your proposal.
9. Intramuros in Manila
Address: Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Best for: The adventure-seeking, history aficionado couple
The walled city holds historic relevance for the country and for you should you propose and gain your partner’s yes in this location. The venue has a lot of romantic spots perfect for your proposal.
You can also stroll along the Plaza San Luis Complex and find the perfect spot to pop the question.
There are a lot of activities in the city, such as walking and biking tours. You can request the organizer to find ways to fit your proposal into the itinerary to make it more exciting and memorable.
10. Manila Ocean Park
Address: Quirino Grandstand, 666 Behind, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
Contact No.: (02) 8567 7777
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
Best for: Thalassophiles who enjoy sea creatures and the sea
Aquariums are good locations to propose to your partner, especially if they are a fan of the sea. They have a magical feel to them, and you get to see various creatures in the exhibitions.
The aquarium also has shows available. You can have your partner participate and conduct your proposal during the show.
Make sure to ask the staff and inform them of your proposal plans. They will help you execute your idea.
Each place has its unique charm and ambiance. But remember, it’s not just about the location; it’s about the love you share.
Good luck with your proposal!