• 9 Party Venues With Good Food for a Small Baptism Reception

    Look at it as your guide to get a clear picture of how much it costs to host a christening party.
    by Tina Tanjuatco .
  • We usually don’t just look for small venues for our baptism parties these days; we look for a great experience for our guests. For a christening reception, these restaurants have a lot to offer especially when it comes to food and ambiance for grown-ups.  We have picked venues that can accommodate 10 to 100 guests  that offer different cuisines, from Chinese to Spanish. (After all, since it isn't a birthday party, you don't have to be limited to spaghetti.) 

    If you have an intimate gathering, you may be pleasantly surprised how far your budget can go with some of these restaurants. 


    1. Comida China de Manila 
    Location: FRDC Building 106 E.Rodgriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
    Price: Starts at Php6,000++ for 20 persons


    Chinese food and celebrations are always a good match. Its six function rooms can be connected to form larger function rooms, and they accommodate 20 to 220 guests. You can choose from 10 set menus. Their baptismal packages include souvenirs and a baptismal cake.

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    2. Xing Oriental Bistro 
    Location: 202 Wilson Street, San Juan City
    Price: Php450 to Php 950 per head depending on the package
    Call +632 505-0021

    A culinary journey of China, Xing Oriental Bistro combines the best of regional Chinese dishes from the North to South in one venue. They have a small function room that can fit 30 to 36 guests and its main hall can accommodate up to 100 guests.

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    3. Stacy’s 
    Location: Capitol Greenstreet Commercial Center,1 Capitol Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City and Forbes Town Center, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 
    Price: Php465 per head  (merienda buffet) to Php1,000 per head
    Call +63 952-6843 / +63 927 326-2244 

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    It has an afternoon tea party ambiance, and thanks to its pretty and quaint interiors, you don't need to dress up the venue. It also provides free handcrafted banner, balloon or floral centerpieces, party placemats and runners, all made according to your party color theme. Food is served buffet style with a minimum of 20 people for in-store parties.

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    4. Azuthai 
    Location: G/F Milkyway Bldg., 900 A Arnaiz Ave cor Paseo de Roxas, San Lorenzo, Makati City
    Price: Php 8,000 (12 guests) - Php 16,000 (30 guests) consumable
    Call +632 8130671 or (02) 817-6252

    It serves home-style Thai cuisine including traditional Thai desserts and beverages prepared by Chef Watee from Bangkok, Thailand. It has a function room that can accommodate 12 to 30 guests.

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    5. Mateo’s 
    Location: 54 N.Domingo Avenue, Barangay Horseshoe, Quezon City
    Price: Buffet packages from Php560++ to Php1300++ per head
    Call +63 945 765-2891

    Celebrations held here feels like you're in your own private home except you don't have to do anything. Serving Spanish- Filipino homecooked meals, it can accommodate 80-100 guests including their alfresco area. The Garden Cafe area can fit up to 40 guests.

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    6. CDP Global Table 
    Location: 148B Level R1 Power Plant Mall, Lopez Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
    Price: Minimum consumable amount starts at Php 20,000. Average cost per head is Php 600- Php 800
    Call +63 917 832-9828 

    It is run by the same group behind Mamou, Recovery Food, and Mesclun, to name a few. Its indoor dining area can accommodate up to 30 guests depending on the preferred layout. The al fresco area can an additional 30 guests.

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    7. Guevarra’s 
    Location: 387 P. Guevarra Street Corner Argonne Street Addition Hills, San Juan City
    Price: Buffet rate starts at Php559 to Php 671 per head. Free for children below 3.5 feet and 50% off for children between 3.5 to 4.5 feet
    Call +63 917 311-2222 /  +632 705-1811

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    It is housed in a 1920's heritage home and has an outdoor setting with a big garden suitable for cocktails.

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    8. Alba Restaurante Espanol 
    Location: 4th Level, Prism Plaza, Two Ecom Center Building, Bayshore Avenue cor Harbor Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City 
    Price: Php 695++ to Php 850++ for buffet
    Call +632 808-2326 / +632 808-8210


    This place transports you to Spain with its lovely interiors as you enjoy quality Spanish food from appetizers to desserts. It offers buffet or a la carte type of serving, and this branch has function rooms for small gatherings from 25 to 60 guests.

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    9. Lugang Cafe 
    Location: 5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
    Price: Approximately Php1,000 per head. It has consumable rates of Php30,000 and Php 50,000 for 30 and 50 guests, respectively.
    Call +632 519-5663

    It offers authentic Taiwanese cuisine. It can accommodate up to a group of 50 guests.

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