- Explore Casa Manila
- See the sea animals at Manila Ocean Park
- Dine with class at Blackbird
- Get the spa for couples package at the I’M Onsen Spa
- Tour the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Quezon City
- Visit Art in Island
- Take pottery classes at Odangputik Pottery
- Practice your trampoline skills at WiiJump Trampoline Park
- Try self-shoot photography at A Studios
- Create your custom jewelry at Studio 925
You no longer need to worry about where or how to spend your wedding anniversary. Whether you’re celebrating one year or a decade of togetherness, Manila has a lot of romantic spots and activities to make your anniversary unforgettable.
We created this guide on the top 10 wedding anniversary getaways and activities in Manila so you don’t have to travel far to celebrate your love.
1. Explore Casa Manila
Address: Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila
Contact No.: (02) 8527 4084
Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm
– P75 (regular rate)
– P50 (senior citizens, children, students, PWDs, government employees)
Casa Manila is the place to be if you and your partner love history and local cuisine. This ancestral home-turned-museum with restaurants available is one of the best ways to spend your special day with your partner.
The whole house itself is a museum showcasing how the affluent Filipino family lived during the Spanish era. Visit during sunset for a magical ambiance and capture stunning photos.
You can savor Philippine cuisine at Barbara’s Restaurant – they have lunch and dinner buffet plus ala carte options. Bestsellers are the Seafood Paella and Pritchon.
2. See the sea animals at 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
- Ongoing promo (August 20, 2023 – November 15, 2023, Voucher Validity, September 1, 2023 – November 16, 2023) – P680/ticket
Manila Ocean Park is not just for children and families, it’s for couples, too. Spend your anniversary by watching mesmerizing sea creatures and even interacting with some.
The day tour at the park includes eight attractions, including the Sea Lion Show and All-Star Bird Show. Its hotel partner, Hotel H2O, also offers a package with complimentary Ocean Park tickets.
The hotel room package is perfect for your anniversary celebration. You get overnight accommodation, 2 Manila Ocean Park tickets, 2 complimentary breakfasts, 2 Zenyu eco spa treatments, and more!
3. Dine with class at Blackbird
Address: 6752 1229 Makati Ave, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila
Contact No.: (02) 8828 4888
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 11 am – 10 pm
- Meal range – P1,000 – P1,200
If you want a fancy dinner to celebrate your anniversary, then book a table at the Black Bird. The restaurant offers modern French cuisine plus a broad wine selection.
We recommend the Blackbird seafood platter, the foie gras torchon, wagyu beef cheeks, and the spiced lamb chops. Top it off with a dessert like burnt butter and vanilla seed ice cream.
Inform your server if you have any dietary requirements or allergies. They’ll provide alternatives to the dishes you request for.
4. Get the spa for couples package at the I’M Onsen Spa
Address: I’M Hotel, UG Floor, Makati Avenue Corner, Kalayaan Ave, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila
Contact No.: (02) 7755 7888
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 pm – 2 am
- Romantic Enchantment package – starts at P7,000
- Swept Away package – starts at P12,000
I’M Hotel’s I’M Onsen Spa is a must-visit to pamper yourselves during your anniversary.
The spa offers two packages for couples: the Romantic Enchantment and Swept Away. Both have various inclusions, so it’s best to check out their spa menu and select the one that best fits your needs and budget.
If you’d like to make the most of your visit, try the various package add-ons like afternoon tea or a three-course dinner.
5. Tour the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar 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
- Tour and dine package – P300
The Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Quezon City is a smaller version of the one in Bataan, yet it still retains the beauty of the replicated 19th-century Filipino-Spanish town. Their tour and dine package lets you stroll around the place and enjoy snacks.
The place is best known as a photoshoot location. There are different houses that you can explore and take photos in.
Go on a weekday as soon as they open. This means fewer people and more opportunities to take photos.
6. Visit Art in Island
Address: 175 15th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila
Contact No.: (02) 7795 6256
Operating hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 7:30 pm, Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 8:30 pm
- Ticket – P800
Art in Island is perfect for couples who are fans of mixed media art. The venue has a lot of light displays, animated projections, and art installations perfect for Instagram-worthy portraits and even a couple of shots.
The museum changes exhibits every now and then. Make sure to stay updated by checking out their Facebook page.
Bring your socks since they don’t allow shoes in the area.
7. Take pottery classes at Odangputik Pottery
Address: Citiplaza 2 Commercial Complex, Tandang Sora Ave, Quezon City, 1116 Metro Manila
Contact No.: 0915 391 3936
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 12 am
It’s time to unleash your inner artist and create ceramic pieces by taking pottery classes at Odangputik Pottery. Apart from a complete course on ceramic making, the pottery studio also provides music and art gatherings as they promote art and culture.
Molding clay together can be a fun and intimate experience. Don’t be afraid to get creative and get dirty with clay!
While the pottery studio provides aprons, it’s best to bring extra clothes just in case what you’re wearing gets dirty.
8. Practice your trampoline skills at WiiJump Trampoline Park
Address: Festival Supermall, 1781 Civic Dr, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Contact No.: 0969 327 7020
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 9 pm
- General admission (1 hour) – P499
- Early hour (10 am – 12 pm, M – F) – P399
- Extended hour – P399
Growing old together doesn’t mean losing the childlike fun between you two. Embrace your inner child at WiiJump, an indoor trampoline park.
Bounce around, challenge each other, and share lots of laughter. Just remember to stretch before and after your jumping session to avoid any mishaps or injuries.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring extra because you’ll sweat a lot after going through the various activities in the park.
9. Try self-shoot photography at A Studios
Address: 395 Adela, San Miguel, Manila, 1005 Metro Manila
Contact No.: 0976 002 4787
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm
- Package 1 Solo or Duo – P500
- Package 2 Solo or Duo (Special) – P800
- Package 3 Solo or Duo (Digital) – P650
- Package 4 Barkada/Family – P1,500
Nowadays, you can shoot ‘professional selfies’ through self-photo studios – and A Studios is one of the bang-for-your-buck ones. Their basic package offers 30 minutes of studio shoot, unlimited background changes, 2 4R and strip prints, and more!
Another cool thing about the studio is that they allow your furbabies to join the shoot! Make sure to follow the studio’s protocols and that your furbaby has a diaper on.
The studio gets quite busy during its operating days. Make sure to book an appointment ahead so that you get your 30 minutes worth of shoot time.
10. Create your custom jewelry at Studio 925
Address: 34, Montivar Building, 1200 Jupiter, Makati, Metro Manila
Operating hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
- Intro to Silversmithing course 1, 2, 3 – P5,800/course
Your anniversary is bound to be even more special when you design and craft unique jewelry pieces together at Studio 925. They have beginner silversmithing classes, DIY wedding rings, and even intermediate silversmithing once you get the hang of it.
The studio also allows you to bring your materials from old jewelry pieces. Personalize your creations with precious gems from your collection or even a carving significant to both of you.
The studio schedules classes 2-3 months in advance due to the long waitlist. Make sure to book ahead so you’re guaranteed a slot in your chosen class.
The metro offers romantic and exciting experiences for couples on their anniversary. So, plan your anniversary getaway and create memories together without leaving Manila.