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Venue hunt: Don Jose Heights Clubhouse

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Since we kindof splurged on the catering, Jeckie and I thought we couldn't afford to get a venue over 20k. It's a great relief though that we found Don Jose Heights Clubhouse! It's near our place, and is very affordable :D Capacity is up to 200 guests.

This is the main entrance facing the driveway. Beautiful right? It's simple, wide and the walls are glass so it's super bright in the morning. :D 


Here's a panoramic of the facade,




View from the outside...


And a view from the driveway


Now let's go in! Ceiling drapes are included in the venue, and so are the small chandeliers. I think it's already beautiful on its own. The only thing that needs styling here is the bride and groom's stage area and of course, the tables. <3


I love panoramic shots lol.


And another view. Normally I would want a straight path from the entrance to the stage but in the case of this venue it's going to be very short if I put the stage parallel to the entrance haha so I guess I'm okay with an L carpet with the stage area on the left side. :)


It's not the most glamorous of venues but it surely is charming in its own way. There's another entrance  in front of the admin office with a lobby wide enough which you can use for other purposes, like a photo booth and registration area. The space at the back can be used for an additional cost. Usually when the guests are over 200, the admin advises to place the buffet spread outside.


And look, they have a holding room! Free for use for 1 hour, just let the admin know beforehand when you're arriving so they can prep it for you. It's not a bridal room okay, but it's already a pretty good place to retouch when you need to haha.


Aside from the beautiful venue itself, here's a couple of things I liked as well:

✔  They're very responsive to inquiries, online and offline :)
✔  There's enough parking space outside. 
✔  There's no corkage fee! 
✔  Restrooms are new. LOL I'm just assuming okay 'cos they were renovating it when we visited haha.
✔  No sponsorship required - you can book their venue even if you don't live inside Don Jose! :D
✔  One event per day

Rates (2017)
✔  Weeekdays - ₱20,000
✔  Weekends and Holidays - ₱25,000
✔  Reservation fee / Security deposit - ₱5,000
- non-refundable in case of cancellation
- refundable after the event, but subject to deductions when damages/violations are incurred
✔  Less 10% for homeowners and clients with endorsement.
✔  In excess of 5 hours - ₱2,000/hour

Payment terms
✔  ₱5,000 to reserve
✔  50% due 2 weeks after reservation
✔  50% due 2 weeks before the event

After checking the venue we booked it immediately because we didn't want to look anywhere else anymore. Our desired date was already taken huhu but since we really liked the place we settled for a different date haha. As much as we want to explore other venues, we don't have the time and resources for it na hahaha.

I asked one of my friends who live there to endorse me so I could get a discount. So yeyy for ₱2k off! <3

Location and Contact:
Address:
59 Dona Carmen Ave., Don Jose Heights Subdivision, Commonwealth Ave., Brgy. Greater Fairview, Quezon City, 1121

Contact:
(02) 428-4069
(63) 922-842-0527
(63) 917-883-3261

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