Caleruega Church: A Complete Wedding Guide
One of the most popular wedding destinations in the south is Caleruega. This church in Nasugbu, Batangas is within a few minutes from various events places in Tagaytay.
Caleruega Church, which is also known as the Transfiguration Chapel, is nestled on top of a hill in Nasugbu surrounded by sprawling greenery. The church welcomes couples and tourists alike to beautiful landscapes, sceneries, and breathtaking views of Batulao Mountains.
Nasugbu's Caleruega Church is a haven for couples seeking a wedding venue that is both close to nature and close to God because of its idyllic location on top of a hill and its surrounding landscapes. Also known as the Transfiguration Chapel, soon-to-be married couples are invited to be 'transfigured' into the married life by exchanging their vows at this church in Batangas.
To ease up your preparations, here is a guide for your perusal for your wedding day in Caleruega.
Rates For Using The Transfiguration Chapel
Caleruega Church has different rates depending on the season. The church's peak season is during December and January with a rate of Php 20,000 for the use of the chapel. For the remaining months, the rate is Php 15,000.
Couples can book the church on the following schedules: 9-11 AM, 3-5 PM, 6-8 PM from Mondays to Saturdays; and 8-10 AM, 3-5 PM, 6-8 PM during Sundays.
Caleruega Church can provide a priest to officiate the marriage, but it is still subject to availability. However, soon-to-wed couples can still choose or invite a priest who they prefer. With regards to the honorarium or stipend of the priest, Caleruega does not have a fixed amount. Instead, the church leaves the generosity to the couples.
The use of the following amenities is inclusive in the aforementioned rates: sound system, organ and a CD player. A sacristan will also be assigned to assist during the wedding ceremony. Other wedding essentials such as flower arrangements, choir, wedding singers, photographers, misalettes, and carpet shall be provided or outsourced by the couples from wedding suppliers.
Rates For The Wedding Reception Venues Within The Caleruega Church Complex
Caleruega provides four wedding reception spaces on its site. It has Plaza de Aza, Veritas Hall, Gazekubo, and Kampo Arriba.
Plaza de Aza and Tuktok (Roof Deck) is an outdoor wedding reception venue at the Caleruega Church Complex. Tents can be installed in the area in order to accommodate up to 200 persons. Charge for the use of the Plaza de Aza and Tuktok is at Php 40,000.
Veritas Hall is an indoor wedding reception venue at Caleruega. It can seat up to 200 persons as well making it an idyllic indoor wedding reception venue. Charge for the use of Veritas Hall costs Php 30,000 plus Php 7,500 for the use of air conditioning.
Gazekubo is another indoor wedding reception venue at the Caleruega Church Complex. This wedding reception venue is suitable for intimate weddings with a maximum seating capacity of 60 persons. The use of the Gazekubo is at Php 25,000 plus Php 5,000 for the use of air conditioning.
Kampo Arriba is a camp site at Caleruega. This spacious outdoor space also serves as a wedding reception venue that can accommodate up to 200 people as well. Tents can be outfitted if desired by the clients. The use of Kampo Arriba is at Php 40,000.
Wedding Reservation and Other Policies
Reservation is on a first come first serve basis policy. Also, rates are subject to change without prior notice.
The Caleruega Church has some restrictions during wedding receptions.
Loud music is prohibited. Music at the wedding reception venue must be reasonably modulated.
Also, fireworks are not allowed within the premises. However, lighting of the fireworks can take place outside the Caleruega complex.
Smoking is also restricted within the premises.
The church would also like the couples to take note of the following duration for wedding reception. Morning weddings can hold their reception until 3 PM. Afternoon weddings can hold their reception until 9 PM. Evening weddings can hold their reception until 11 PM. Parking is available on site for guests.
Required Documents Prior The Wedding Day At Caleruega
The following documents must be accomplished three months before the wedding date.
Marriage license with 120 days validity. This can be secured from the municipal hall of any of the party. For civilly married couples, the original copy of marriage certificate is required instead.
New copy of baptismal certificate and confirmation certificate. These documents can be secured from the parish where the person received the sacrament of baptism and confirmation. Both documents must have six months validity and inscribed with “For Marriage Purposes”.
CENOMAR or certificate of no marriage with 3 months validity.
Certificate of attendance from the Pre-Cana Seminar. This can also be taken from any parish.
Canonical Interviews. For these interviews, schedule an appointment at least 6 weeks before the wedding thru the parish secretary of St. Francis Xavier Paris.
Marriage banns. Three Sundays posting from the couple’s parish.
Name /License No. of the officiating priest.
Name/s of principal sponsors.
Certificate of freedom to marry. This is a requirement for those who stayed abroad for more than six months.
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