Friday, December 7, 2012

St. James The Great Parish in Alabang

This church is so popular for weddings and for the Christmas Bazaar they've organized every year. I've never seen the actual church but from the photos taken by Faith and Kaye (sisters of my sister's boyfriend/fiance),
It's evident why the church is so famous....
The church alone is photogenic
The Church's Aisle
This will be my sister's church for her wedding next year. When I found out how much they're charging for weddings for non-parishioners, my jaw dropped. It's quite pricey since flowers and musicians/singer/choir is not yet included on their rate. Back story, my sister and her fiance have a specific date in mind for their wedding, when I called the parish office that date is no longer available for 3pm wedding. In short, I have to asked them what Saturdays in Ber months for next year are open for 3pm weddings. They gave me 3 dates and I have to call each supplier that my sister booked for their availability on those dates and we zeroed the date to November 9, 2013. Whew!
Marriage Fees as of 2012
Good thing that the church is open for non-parishioners and for those who are not residing within the village. For the flowers, they have an in-house florists to help you. This will be a separate transaction as you need to talk to the Mother Butler.  As per my conversation with the staff in the Parish Office, the basic package for the flower starts at 15k and the max is 35k. My sister and her fiance will check out the church and the inclusion of the basic package for the flowers this month.
Court Yard
Spacious Parking Area
Multi-Purpose Hall
Just like other churches here in the Philippines, St. James The Great have a multipurpose hall situated underground for various events. It's a closed venue that can accommodate 150 persons but according to Faith and Kaye, the space may not be enough if you will put the 150 guests+the musician+the caterer+ tables and chairs.
Another Angle of the Hall
I think the space is enough for a baptism reception venue or private parties or a wedding reception venue that is for 100 guests or less.
Multipurpose Hall Rent is Php 10k-15k
Parish Office Hours

It's a good thing that their office is open for 7 days! Most of the time parish offices are closed on Sunday to observe Sabbath day.

St. James The Great Parish Church

Cuenca corner Ibaan Streets,
Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Telephone Numbers: (632) 807-1623, 807-2790
Telefax: (632) 8425140

Photo Credits: Faith Mangampat

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