Finding the perfect location for a beach wedding is challenging but far from impossible. Just a couple of hours away from Metro Manila is a beautiful breathtaking glass chapel with views not even the most-advanced cameras can give justice to. Romance in every angle, this picturesque and magical venue will delight any couple and their guests.
The St. Therese of the Child Jesus Chapel in Hamilo Coast is the perfect venue for any couple’s dream wedding. Nestled atop a hillside in Pico de Loro Cove, this Glass Chapel, combines modern architecture with nature’s awe-inspiring beauty, providing a superb backdrop for one of life’s most memorable occasions. Designed by renowned Filipino-Colombian New York-based architect and urban design consultant Carlos Arnaiz, the Chapel’s contemporary façade has a modern design that blends seamlessly with nature. The wide blue sky, expansive and stunning views of the sea, of the sun on the rise or as it sets dramatically, the intimate and romantic ambience, there is no sweeter place for love to grow than on this chapel on the hill.
Breathtaking view for a life’s vow
The venue is a big part of the magical vibe of any wedding. At the Glass Chapel, as the bride walks down the aisle to meet her groom, the blue waters and sun-kissed horizon in front greets her, as if ushering her to her future and happy ever after. As the groom excitedly awaits his bride walking slowly down the aisle, framed against a backdrop of lush forest trees swaying to the beat of the West Philippine Sea winds, he is held in awe of the woman he is destined to be with. The chirping birds, mingling with the wedding ceremony’s melody, flawlessly complement the union taking place.
The exchange of vows and the newly married couple’s first kiss become even more riveting and romantic, with the 360-degree picture-perfect view of the stunning surroundings.
Peace and quiet for the most solemn of celebrations
Hamilo Coast is the premier residential beach resort development of SM Prime. Surrounded by nature’s enveloping ambiance, only the gentle lapping of the waves against the rocks and shore, with the wind blowing through the trees breaks the quietude of this seaside resort community. Being atop a cove, the Chapel is free of surrounding distractions, creating a serene setting befitting an unforgettable wedding.
The Glass Chapel’s subtle yet modern architectural structure was designed to blend harmoniously with its natural backdrop. The roof expands and folds over the glass terrace, acting as a source of shade to the balcony below, an iconic indicator seen as a floating structure over the trees from afar at sea.
The transparent walls that encapsulate the air-conditioned chapel, create a tranquil and tropical atmosphere that makes guests feel close to nature. It frames the panoramic view of nature, bringing out the grandness of the beautiful seaside environment outside, while safely remaining inside the Chapel’s four walls, ensuring a memorable wedding any season, any time of the year.
The St. Therese of the Child Jesus Chapel in Hamilo Coast has been a witness to many unions, celebrating with many couples and their families. Its serene and solemn ambiance providing the idyllic setting for any wedding – to cherish and remember for a lifetime.