Once or twice, we were able to see the other side of the property, yet another wall, embracing two giant gates with lionheads that looked like massive door knockers. The sight of those gates all the more piqued my curiosity as a young girl. I wondered what it was like inside, a mansion perhaps? A field of flowers? A swimming pool?
Suffice it to say that I was always intrigued with what those walls were hiding and last Sunday, I finally found out.
Not one tree on the property was left without capiz lanterns. The trellis leading to the two tents was generously strung with tivoli lights and I could only imagine how magical it would be to go back here at night.
Each indoor venue is fully air-conditioned and has its own service area for caterers. The venue manager, Paul, informed us that soon, they will have a venue and catering package once they've finalized their list of accredited caterers.
Paul also showed us the guest rooms which can be used by the debutante or bride as a preparation room or wash up area before the ceremony or reception. All the guest rooms which have their own bathrooms are located at the main house. I really appreciate event venues that have guest rooms which save the celebrants time and money in booking a hotel room which will only be used just for taking photos. The only difference is that you have the convenience of chambermaids, housekeeping and room service in hotels :-)
(Above) The Love venue which can accomodate around 150 pax. Although this venue can be packaged with the Atrium, I would suggest having the Cherish (outdoor, below) venue instead for your ceremony and having the reception indoors at Love.
For kiddie parties, you can also use the balcony for an inflatable, a bubble show or food carts. Integrity can hold around 150 guests and possibly 50 more if you include the balcony area.
(Below) The Atrium.
The foyer leading to the Atrium. (That's me and my mom who was equally giddy as I was in touring the venues)
Since the reason for being at Light of Love was a food tasting, Hizon's Sales Manager, Raymund David treated me, my mom and sister to Hizon's new buffet menu offering:
Mozzarella and Tomato Crostinni, Onion Marmalade Crostinni, Smoked Tanigue Canapé, Bruchetta al Fungi, Salmon Gravlax and crème fraiche canapé, Asian Cocktail Salad, Carta Musica with Artichoke and Hummus Dip, Vegetable Sticks with Wasabi Mayo Dip
Quesadilla Station - a variety quesadillas freshly made by our chef
On Spot Pasta Station - Gourmet Pasta stations prepared on the spot by Hizon's chef
Gourmet Salad Station - Four Unique and healthy salads Asian Salad with wanton crisps, Caesars Salad, Vietnamese Chicken Salad, Salmon Gravlax Salad
Carving Station - 8 hour Oven Roasted Beef Fillet seasoned with Rosemary and Garlic, Char Grilled Beef Tenderloin Finished on a slab of Heated Granite, Pepper Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Stuffed Roast Turkey
Entrée - Lengua Royale, Panko Crusted Fish Fillet with Lemon Butter Cream Sauce, Bacon Wrapped Chicken in Marinara Sauce, Vegetable Au Gratin, Shiitake Mushroom Rice
Dessert Buffet Station - Miniature Cakes Served in shot glassesChocolate Mousse, Vanilla Mouse, Black forest Mousse Mango Pannacotta served in miniature teacups, Tiramisu, Crème Brulee
Classic Desserts in Margarita Glasses -Coffee Jelly, Buco Pandan, Nata Con Peaches
Crepe Station - Crepes Made on the Spot by our chef
Chocolate Fondue Fountain - 5ft chocolate fondue fountain served with fresh fruit dippings
Below are some of the table set-ups offered by Hizon's.
1163 Santol Street, Quezon City
(632) 714-7989, (632) 714-3871