Some considerations in looking for a venue for your wedding preps:
It's a good thing that most Metro Manila hotels offer yearly memberships that have discounted room rates and other services/freebies that you can use throughout the year even after your wedding.
Here are some of them:
The superior room (per night, PhP 13,000++). Superior rooms facing the garden starts at PhP 14,000++
Although a superior room would do ok for the members of the entourage or even your groom during his preps, I would suggest a bigger room (a suite would be ideal) to accomodate your make-up artist, hairstylist, videographers, photographers, entourage and other suppliers.
The day we checked in, cocktails were being served at the upper lobby area. (I even bumped into Jason Magbanua, who probably didn't know I'm one of his blog stalkers. Haha.)
The magestic iron sculpture by National Artist Napoleon Abueva.
The Peninsula Manila hosts a number of restaurants and bars that you and your guests could try during your stay.
Probably one of the most photographed hotel staircase in the country. A favorite area for bride and groom portraits.
The pool area which the kids loved.
Birthday dinner at Escolta.
My free 2lb cake!
And buffet breakfast...
A play area.
Books and toys.
The kiddie buffet.
An area where the kids can watch their favorite movies or cartoons.
There was even a balloon twister! I like that the Pen is such a family-friendly hotel.