Admit it: you’ve dreamed about walking down an elaborate church aisle. Although there are numerous types of nuptials, the most traditional and classic setting is a chapel or cathedral. Elegant and solemn, exchanging vows in a church appeals to doomed romantics and traditionalists alike!
Even if you are not a huge adherent to tradition, there are gorgeous church venues for your wedding that can still reflect your individuality. Quezon metropolis is a large metropolis, in fact the largest in Metro Manila, with dozens of chapels and cathedrals to suit your tastes! Choose from a stately old cathedral, a parish with contemporary aesthetics, or a beautiful rustic chapel when planning a stylish wedding in Metro Manila.
1. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao
In the Cubao District of Quezon City, between Lantana and Vancouver streets, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao (ICCC) rises above the local residences, proclaiming itself as the seat of the Archdiocese of Cubao. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao is also known as “Cubao Cathedral”.
Around the 1940s, the chapel was relocated from its previous location between Spencer and Brooklyn streets to its current location. In 1950, the sanctuary was elevated to parish status after being dedicated to the Immaculate Conception in 1949. However, the modern structure that people are familiar with was constructed in the 1960s, in the modernized Neo-Romanesque style designed by Arch. Arturo M. Maalac (1915-1990). The medieval Romanesque design emerged in Europe between 800 and 1100 A.D. and incorporated elements of ancient Roman architecture, such as Corinthian columns and barrel vault ceilings, into medieval architecture. Arch. Carlos Antonio Santos-Viola (1912-1994) inspired this return to medieval church architecture with the Christ the King Mission Seminary’s castle-like Buttenbruch Building and the Neo-Gothic sanctuaries of the Iglesia ni Cristo.
This is the church where Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes had their wedding. Cubao Cathedral is located at 40 Vancouver, Quezon City that has an Italian-Romanesque style.