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12 Intimate Venues In Metro Manila For Baptism, Birthday Celebrations, And More
PHOTO BY Bean and Yolk and Talisay Garden Cafe via Facebook
  • Maybe you’re planning a small baby shower for your bestie, a bridal shower for your future sister-in-law or considering where to host you’re little one’s baptismal celebration. With a huge number of events places in Manila, narrowing it down can be tough.

    12 events places in Manila for intimate gatherings

    Maybe you would like to plan an intimate birthday celebration for your little one without all the fanfare? Perhaps you would just like to gather your friends and family for a good meal to celebrate another milestone in growth or faith? Whatever your event, here is a great list to consider when choosing a venue for smaller gatherings.

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    Makati City


    Terraz is a casual bistro that offers comfort food in the middle of Makati. They have a tapas menu that includes sangrias and is a great place to have drinks with friends or gather people for business. It can serve as both a fun and business-like atmosphere for more important meetings. Terraz has more than one option for private rooms and can seat up to 117 people if you reserve the whole Bistro.


    Located at 3rd Floor Retail Pavilion, Zuellig Building, Makati Avenue. For reservations, call 8625-4831 or 8625-4832. Follow them on Facebook @raintreeterraz


    Commune offers more than just good coffee. With a private dining area upstairs, and baked treats that are perfect with cold brews or a hot cuppa, the place can serve as the venue for your brunch, or for an afternoon gathering as well. Catering menu is customizable and can seat up to 40 people in the main restaurant.

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    Located at 36 Polaris corner Durban Streets, Poblacion. For reservations, call 8275-6324 or 0919-8595848. Follow them on Facebook @CommunePH or visit their website at www.commune.ph

    Mess Hall

    The Moment Group has been serving up food with the different concepts that they have: Filipino food with a twist through Manam, or burgers that satisfy with 8 Cuts. From Moplex cookies to fusion Japanese and Din Tai Fung, foodies know and understand the language of food through their many concepts.


    The Mess Hall serves as the headquarters for The Moment Group and this venue offers a variety of menus based on your gathering. There is a minimum consumable for either of the two mini venues located within the HQ, which can be applied to the menu of your choice. The Mess Hall can seat up to 70 people while the Test Kitchen can seat 35 people.

    Located at 2316 Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Extension. For reservations, call 8869-9284. Follow them on Facebook @themomentgroup or visit their website at www.momentgroup.ph. 

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    Muntinlupa City

    Bean & Yolk


    Originally started in Poblacion, this now Southern spot is a popular favorite in the Alabang for all-day breakfast and brunch. Cold brews, crafted coffee and a laidback feel cultivates mornings that can easily turn into afternoons. Look for their newest menu additions to enjoy fun twists on classic faves. Catering Menu starts at Php700++/per person and can seat 50 inside with an additional 20 outside.

    Located at Westgate Hub Westgate Filinvest City, Alabang. For reservations, call 0916-5704878. Follow them on Facebook @beanandyolkph

    Neil’s Kitchen


    Filipino favorites with a twist. Self -taught Chef Neil Ramos has been serving up goodness for years with with his beautiful wife, Michelle, by his side. Interiors of the Alabang resto are fun with Instagrammable nooks and includes a private area of My Father’s Bookstore that is good for small groups. If you opt for keeping your celebration even smaller and hosting it at home, Chef Neil also prepares a wonderful turkey set that is easy to order, pick up, and serve.

    Catering Menu starts at Php650++ per person but can be customized to fit your budget and occasion. Maximum seating in Makati location is 65 pax and 200 pax for their Alabang location.

    Located at Lot C 701-704, Westgate Filinvest City, Alabang. For reservations, call 8810-5017. Follow them on Facebook @neilskitchen.bonellis

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    Quezon City

    Romulo Café


    With locations in Makati, Quezon City, and Alabang, this restaurant that grew out of a matriarch’s loving kitchen traditions has taken Filipino food prepared the way our families enjoy to provide comfort. Catering menus start at Php695++/per person and can seat up to 100 people.

    Located at 32 Dr. Scout Lazcano cor Scout Tuazon, Tomas Morato. For reservations, call 8332-7273 or 0927-391-1938. Follow them on Facebook @romulocafeph or visit their website at www.romulocafe.com

    Talisay Garden Café


    Chef Tatung from Cebu and his brother, Jomi, wanted their restaurant to feel like home. A venue that is clearly a converted residence speaks to clean white lines and a country feel. Dishes that evoke the same familial feeling of when these two brothers were growing up in Cebu are the mainstay of their menu. Catering Menu starts at Php790++ and can seat up to 80 people. The other private areas within the restaurant can also accommodate groups of 35-40 people.

    Located at 44 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village. For reservations, call 8293-9077 or 0919-877-6321. Follow them on Facebook @TalisayGardenQC

    Gourmet Gypsy 


    Chef Waya not only had a vision when she opened up her doors to serve the public, she had a mission that was inclusive. Many of the front and back of the house employees are trained through her school, Open Hands.

    Dining in either of the Gourmet Gypsy locations is certainly dining with a purpose. Catering Menu starts at Php595++/per person and can seat up to 100 in their Roces location and 80 in their Maginhawa location.

    Located at 25 Don A. Roces Ave. Brgy. Paligsahan, Diliman. For reservations, call 7211-1233. Follow them on Facebook @gourmetgypsy or visit their website at www.gourmetgypsy.ph

    Seya’s Kitchen


    Serving both Filipino and International Cuisine, this restaurant welcomes both small and medium sized gatherings. Reserving the whole restaurant includes a private outdoor veranda as well. Their catering menu starts at Php500/per person and diners can even pull their favorite dishes from the regular menu with an additional per person pricing. Catering Menu starts at Php500++/per head and maximum seating capacity is 50.

    Located at 42 Katipunan Ave, White Plains. For reservations, call 0998 952 7836. Follow them on Facebook @seyaskitchen

    Pio’s Kitchen


    Started by a husband wife team with their patron saint of Padré Pio, they converted their home to a restaurant that is open through reservation only. With a minimum of 15 people you can collaborate with Chef Chin to create a menu that befits any celebration. Catering Menu starts at Php3650++/per head and maximum seating capacity is up to 50 people.

    Located at 96 Sct. Reyes Cor. Sct. Fuentebella, Brgy. Laging Handa. For reservations, call 509-4529 or 398-0005, or 0917-532-2892. Follow them on Facebook at Pio’s Kitchen or visit their website at www.pioskitchen.com

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    Taguig City

    Events @ Enderun


    Restaurant 101 serves European-Asian Cuisine and can offer customized menus for any occasion. There is also a consumable rate that you need to reach based on the date of your affair.

    Catering menu starts at Php1150/per person and can seat 30 guests in the private room, and up to 80 people in Restaurant 101.

    Located at 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio. For reservations, call 8856-5000 local 101 or 0917-8743751. Follow them on Facebook @EnderunEvents

    Mimi & Bros


    Known for creative comfort food, they have been winning the hearts of foodies from all over the metro with their value for money and portions. They can customize any of their dishes for your function and have pleasant and accommodating staff that is eager to please.

    Catering Menu starts at Php800++ but can be customized to fit any taste and budget. There is a private room that can seat 30 comfortably, and you can reserve the whole restaurant for up to 120 people.

    Located at 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City. For reservations, call 0945-7985176 or visit their Facebook @mimiandbros

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