Supplier's Rating - Reception Venue/ Caterer - Ibarra's Garden

January 28, 2015

Peso Power: 104,250 plus 12%vat

  • Venue
  • Standard Menu 3
  • 3-layered fondant cake
  • Well-designed floral centerpieces for presidential, buffet and table guests
  • Table setting and physical arrangements of the area
  • Pair of doves in a decorated cage
  •  2 hours photobooth
  • Guestbook and pen
  • Full Bottle of Sparkling Wine for Ceremonial Toast
  • Free use of tiffany chairs
  • Complimentary Food tasting for two(2) persons
  • Basic Sound system for public address & background music
  • Use of red carpet
  • Cake table, gift and registration tables
  • Sword Parade during entrance
Freebies (booked during bridal fair)

  • Welcome Drinks
  • Mobile Bar - 3-hour unlimited shots within contracted time
  • Overnight stay at Lotus Garden or City Garden with Buffet
Food - 5 / Styling 3 / Communication - 3
Their package is so “sulit” since it already includes rental of the venue. Ibarra’s garden is an airconditioned, indoor-garden place that is perfect for a classy yet with homey-feeling wedding. It also offers lots of freebies like the cake, bridal car, use of tiffany chairs & photobooth.that you can use to cut down your expenses I think the most sulit freebie that we got was the mobile bar. Imagine, we saved at least 10,000 for this. And the guests really enjoyed it. Worth it ang pagpunta naming sa fair just to book them right away.

Food was great; as in our guests are raving about it. As in naubos sya kahit yung buffer! Patok na patok sya esp yung pasta nila and the pork (Hickory Pork Spareribs BBQ). Cake lang natira sa min. Here are some of the pics nung food that were served to our guests. sorry medyo konti lang nakuha namin.

Their styling for me is ok but without “wow factor”.  As in super simple lang talaga. Though I did not mind it because I am more concern with the food they will serve.  Also, I think it is partly my fault since I rely so much on them that I did not bother to send them my pegs for the styling. Anyway, our guests love the place that  they say that it looks elegant and classy.

Our AE is Ms. Almira. She is kind and accommodating.  In fact, she gave in to some of our requests like the waiving of  50% corkage fee for their non-accredited suppliers . She also did not charge us for the extra guests that are in excess of our guaranteed 150 pax reservation. This is just as long as they will not prepare additional food for those guests. We’re ok with this since the menu includes 10% buffer or food for additional 15 pax (assuming our guests will not go back to the buffet table for their second plate..hehehe)

Yun lang, medyo may mga hindi nacoordinate sa min agad like yung layout ng photobooth which is 3 days before the event lang sa min nasend if hindi ko pa pinakulit ng bongga sa OTD ko. Also yung reservation dun sa free room namin sa City Gardens, hindi rin kami nainform kaya medyo nagkagulo kami nung mismong kasal. Will elaborate on this sa Preps Section.

Contact Details:
Ibarra’s Garden
525 Padre Faura St.
Ermita, Manila
522-9999; 254-9088 ; 09164041218

Marichu R. Francisco

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  1. Hi sis! Ok ba yung sound system sa Ibarra's? :)

  2. cant comment sis sa basic package nila kasi i upgraded ours eh

  3. Hi sis ask ko lang if ok ba ung aircon sa ibarra's garden i mean malakas ba and malamig para di magpaypay ung mga guest. Ok din ba ung reception set up nila? Thanks for the reply medyo konte kasi ngpopost ng review about them so clueless ako sa wedding reception set up.

    1. Hi Ms. Jennifer!

      Sorry for the super late reply. was so busy these past few months. anyway, about your questions, here are my answers. hope it will still help you in any way:

      1. ok ba ung aircon sa ibarra's garden i mean malakas ba and malamig para di magpaypay ung mga guest - Yes, I think naging super comfortable ang mga guests and kami during that time. Even my hubby that is really super pawisin, hindi naman nagreklamo that day.

      2. Ok din ba ung reception set up nila? - If you're looking for a grand set up, medyo madidisappoint ka sa kanila. Medyo simple lang kasi yung ayos nila. No "wow" factor for me.


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