Thursday, September 13, 2007

A New Leaf

About a month ago, I went to S&R at the Fort to with my family to check out what new stuff I could get my hands on --- going to the grocery is therapy for me --- so I took the opportunity to check out the newest Events venue that side of town, The Blue Leaf.

As timing would have it, Josiah's was having a food tasting event that day, although I didn't stay long to enjoy Josiah's sumptuous menu. I was able to have a brief tour of the place, one hall of which wasn't fully completed yet.

The pond in between the Silk and Banyan pavilions.

Josiah's had their set-up in the biggest venue -- Banyan Pavilion which can accomodate about 300 pax. Adjacent to the Banyan Pavilion is the Jade Pavilion which can accomodate 200 pax so it is an optional hall to rent in case you have 500 guests. A separate venue, the Silk Pavilion can accomodate around 250 pax and unlike the two other venues, the Silk Pavilion has a circular/polygonal lay-out.

Outside the Silk Pavilion

Set-up by Josiah's at the Banyan Pavilion

Although the Blue Leaf gardens are already well manicured for nice photo ops and their facilities are ready to accomodate events, I would recommend holding your event at night to avoid seeing the unfinished buildings surrounding the area. The rental fee would cover the following:

Airconditioning charges
Pavilion sound system
Pavilion projector and screen
Use of VIP Lounge and Caterer's Area
Ample parking space
5 hours use of the pavilion
3 hours for ingress and egress

Other Charges:
Venue Rental in excess of 5 hours P5,000.00/hour
Electrical Charges for live band/mobile P5,000.00

Security Deposit:
P20,000 to be refunded with 10 days after the event.

Accredited Caterers:

Mandarin Oriental Manila
Boutique Caterers, Inc. (Kai)
K by Cunanan

Here are some photos I took as well as some photos sent to me by their very helpful Events Manager, Eia Dy.

The Jade Pavilion

The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion
100 Park Avenue
McKinley Hill Village
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
632 898-BLUE(2583)
917 831-1718