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A new venue in Metro Manila is getting the local wedding industry’s attention. 

PROMISES IN THE PALACE. Events and art center Palacio de Memoria in Parañaque City offers picturesque spots and ornate features that make it a splendid choice for nuptials and receptions.
Recently, some of the country’s most sought-after wedding planners were treated to an exclusive luncheon and tour of Palacio de Memoria, the seven-story, restored pre-war mansion that now functions as a one-of-a-kind heritage house, events place, and art center located in Parañaque City. 

Palacio de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier welcomed the members of the Philippine Association of Wedding Planners (PAWP) with a sumptuous lunch at the Palacio’s Ambassador’s dining room and gave them a walking tour, which showcased the picturesque spots, sprawling grounds, and ornate features that make it a splendid choice for nuptials and receptions. 

One of the highlights of the walking tour was the Palacio’s grandiose foyer where the beautifully restored terrazzo floors and luxurious, six-foot Murano chandelier provide an impeccably opulent backdrop for wedding pictorials. 

Palacio de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier (left) with Philippine Association of Wedding Planners board members Marex Gaba and Liza Alviedo.
Members of PAWP also got the chance to take a closer look at the outdoor area, which includes a pool area with patio and outdoor kitchen which can serve as a great setting for cocktails and parties. 

For al fresco garden wedding, there is a sprawling garden area where couples have the option to pitch the air-conditioned tent. “It is a gorgeous setting for stylish outdoor receptions in the summer and under the stars, and having a tent can shield guests from the rain,” Palacio de Memoria said in a statement.  

Monchet y Compania curator Jose Ramon ‘Monchet’ Olives and PAWP board chairperson Celia Cunanan
The Bunker Bar, located at Palacio’s top level is a cozy, masculine space perfect for bachelor’s parties, intimate gatherings, and other events that deserve a celebratory toast. Another jewel in the Palacio’s crown is the Mosphil Lounge, a passenger plane from a now-defunct airline that flew to and from Zamboanga. It reflects the swanky and hip spirit of the 1960s and ‘70s and makes for a fun after-party venue. 

Palacio de Memoria is located at 95 Roxas Boulevard, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, visit, call (02) 8253-3994, or e-mail [email protected] 

Topics: Palacio de Memoria , Metro Manila , Parañaque City , Camille Lhuillier , Philippine Association of Wedding Planners
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