GCQ Weddings: Intimate Wedding Packages, Total Guests, and More

With Metro Manila transitioning to General Community Quarantine, many restrictions have been lifted, but there are still certain limitations set in place to keep the general population safe. These changes have left many people wondering what they can and cannot do under GCQ. One of the more prominent questions being asked right now is if couples who had plans to get married in 2020 can push through with their weddings. The quick answer? Yes. Couples may choose to still get married under GCQ. However, there are a few restrictions you’ll need to keep in mind. Traditional large-scale weddings and receptions most of us are used to are strictly prohibited under safety and social distancing guidelines from the government. As such, intimate weddings will be the main option for couples looking to get married during GCQ. Here are a few things you need to know:

Wedding Proper

Churches will allow couples to get married in their chosen church. What has changed is the number of people allowed during the wedding. Church officials have said that only immediate family members of the bride and groom, as well as one pair of sponsors, are allowed to be present. Alternatively, couples may opt to go with a civil wedding for now, just to make things official. However, the number of attendees is limited to immediate family members for the sake of having witnesses to the civil wedding.

Guest Lists

The government has allowed intimate weddings to push through since the move to GCQ last June 1, 2020. Government guidelines, for now, are only allowing gatherings of up to (10) people. This is for strict compliance and many wedding suppliers are restructuring their services to ensure this 10-person limit is followed.

Event Spaces

The government has allowed event spaces to resume operations, provided that all events will follow the 10-person limit. Given this, couples who plan to push through with their weddings during GCQ should try to look for more intimate GCQ wedding venues, such as Restaurant 101 or The Atrium. Similarly, it’s a good idea to look for event spaces that offer in-house catering options to help limit the number of wedding suppliers present. On the other hand, couples may choose slightly more unconventional venues, like village clubhouses or their own homes, and opt to hire a catering service, like Enderun Events. Fortunately, many event spaces and catering services are offering Intimate Wedding Packages to help make planning intimate weddings easier for couples. These packages often come complete with venue, catering, and styling, easing the stress of having to plan a wedding and “reception” from scratch. You may view Enderun Events’ Intimate Wedding packages here.

3 Activities That Will Bring More Excitement to Your Next Corporate Event

Choosing a date and booking a corporate event space are two important steps when planning your company’s next event. However, those two details are not the only things that you organize a successful corporate event. Making sure you fill out your corporate event with the right kind of activities also plays a large role in an event’s success. Whether you are throwing a year-end party, planning a product launch, or preparing for a corporate training seminar, there’s no denying that having a fun and interesting line-up of activities helps make your event more memorable. Of course, coming up with these activities from scratch can be a little difficult. This is why we’ve compiled a shortlist of activities you can try including in your next corporate event:

Organize an internal TEDx event

Need an unconventional way to get your message across? Holding a TEDx talk in your company’s next event is a popular way to gather a crowd. TEDx brings a lot of value to an event that promotes learning and discussion. Try inviting an industry thought-leader to be your speaker to help generate more interest in your event. Just remember to register your event at TED.com if you plan to use the TEDx logo on your event’s marketing materials.

Have an immersive photo booth experience

One of the first things guests do when they enter a corporate event space is to take photos. This is why photobooths are a common inclusion in any corporate event. To take it up a notch, create an immersive 3D photo booth experience that will allow your guests to explore different landmarks around the world or delve deeper into the product that you are showcasing. By doing this, you give your guests a memorable souvenir of the event that keeps your brand in your guests’ top of mind.

Host a Guided Wine-Tasting Session

Food and drinks tend to be the highlight of most corporate events. However, there are a few ways you can turn dinner into an interactive activity for your guests. Try inviting an experienced wine expert to host a guided wine-tasting session. Have the expert help you with pairing different wines with the menu you’ve prepared. An event space with in-house catering, such as the Enderun Tent, can refer you to a wine expert who is familiar with the menus they offer. Whether your event is catered towards internal employees, external stakeholders, or both, it is important to create a memorable experience. Hopefully, these ideas have helped inspire you!

Caterers Share Tips for Building a Custom Menu for Your Next Event

There is no denying that having a great selection of food is vital to making any event a smashing success. After all, we Filipinos have a true passion for food. This is why choosing a trusted catering service, like Enderun Events, should be a priority when planning your next event. Most catering services in Taguig and the rest of Metro Manila will allow their clients to build their own menus. This is a fantastic service since you are free to choose all the items that you love. However, this doesn’t mean that you should simply pick everything that you enjoyed. Any foodie will tell you that the best menus are the ones that have diverse options that complement the other available choice well. Building a cohesive menu isn’t as difficult as it sounds, but it does require you to plan things in advance. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you build a menu that’ll have your guests talking about your event for years to come.

Match the Menu with Your Event’s Theme

Consider matching your menu with the theme you’ve chosen for your event. For example, a Great Gatsby-themed birthday party would benefit from a menu that offered a foie gras appetizer, beef medallion entree, and French macaroons for dessert. On the other hand, an outdoor event would probably call for more casual fare like potato salad bites, braised beef rib fingers, and milk chocolate pudding.

Don’t Load Up on Too Many of the Same Proteins

Another thing to consider is how much of a particular protein you have on the menu. If you aren’t careful, you may end up with eight different pork dishes and only one of each other kind of protein available. Apart from flavor fatigue, some guests may have dietary restrictions that might not be compatible with a pork-heavy menu. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want at least one dish that features seafood, chicken, pork, and beef.

Diversify the Flavor Profile of Each Course

Try to make sure that the flavor profile of each course is diverse. If you’ve already chosen two spicy food items as hors d’oeuvres, it might be a good idea to skip adding even more spicy options for mains. If you’ve chosen some relatively salty appetizers, on the other hand, you probably want to choose mains that offer a bit of sweetness or creaminess to balance out your menu.

Simple Tips to Help Your Booth Stand Out at Your Next Bridal Fair

Bridal fairs and expos are a cost-effective way for wedding suppliers to reach their target customer base. Brides are usually together with their family and friends. Mostly, these brides have already started planning their weddings, which means they are ready to avail your services. Hence, it is necessary to make the most of the bridal fair experience.

Since wedding expos are usually held in large trade show venues, like the Tent at Enderun Colleges, you usually have to compete with a lot of other suppliers to gain attention. One of the best ways to attract interest from potential clients is to have an eye-catching booth. Here are a few ideas that will help your booth standout:

Use visual presentations

Familiarize the attendees with your previous works and projects by showcasing these through audio video presentations or slide shows. Doing this will make it easier for them to encapsulate the quality of your services and give them an idea of the roster of clients you have worked with.

Up your freebie takeaway game

To gain further attention from prospect clients, take your booth activity into a whole new level. Create a roulette game and let the attendees spin their luck for a freebie takeaway. You can prepare eco-bags, shirts, calendars or pens. Make sure these items have your logo imprints for further brand recognition.

Choose corner booths

Always opt for corner spaces when deciding your booth area. Placing your booth on corners makes it easier for brides to see you because they are able to view you from two directions. It also helps you to utilize your space since it is not as stuffy and enclosed as those vendors situated in between.

Display one focal item

If you are a gown designer, you can ideally put about three of your creations and position them in the center of the booth. By displaying a focal item, attendees can conveniently grasp the idea of your services. Also, they can easily decide to book you if they are able to spot and touch your works and pieces. It even gives you a leverage because showcasing your works means you are confident in giving quality outputs to your prospect clients.

Do not clutter the booth

Avoid bringing in unnecessary materials that can only take up space in your booth. Take note that people tend to roam around inside it. Make sure there’s enough space for inquiries and sit-down bookings. Give them the comfort they need to freely move around.

Utilize your logo and logo colors as possible

As much as possible, make your booth thematic in the sense that its design aligns with the colors of your brand. Since it’s a wedding expo, you can try to incorporate whites and creams, even silvers, in your booth colors. Do not overdo it, though. Try to mix and match and see if it blends well. Utilizing your colors increases your chance for a higher brand recall.

Optimize your booth for social media

Once everything is set up accordingly, determine whether your booth is social media ready. With today’s digital technology, it is guaranteed that brides would love to take pictures of all things they have seen during the fair. Take this advantage by putting together the most Instagram-worthy elements and pieces in your booth design. You can also create an event hashtag so brides have a more personal feel toward your services.

If you are in search of an event space in Manila for your next social gathering, Enderun Events offers exceptional facilities that guarantee an unforgettable and memorable experience. Not only will you have the best time of your life, your guests will surely have to.

Why Prioritise the In-House Catering Service of an Event Space

For many event planners, hosts and guests, the two most crucial aspects of an event typically fall on the location and the food. Although making a decision on where your venue and who your caterer will be may bring in a significant amount of stress, choosing them wisely will reap the benefits of an enjoyable and memorable event.

If you are still on the lookout for a venue and catering service, why not consider someone who offers both? Here are some of the reasons why it may be smarter for you to book your next birthday party venue that includes a catering package and other add-ons!

Increase Your Time

As that old proverb goes, choosing the catering service of your event venue will allow you to “hit two birds with one stone”. Having just one contact for both the food and venue lightens your list of people to coordinate with and communication becomes easier and more transparent. In terms of disseminating payments on the day of your event, you have less accounts to worry about as well.

Lighten Your Pocket

It is common for event spaces to charge catering and corkage fees. You might encounter stories of hidden charges and extra fees too. But if you choose the in-house caterer of your venue, those fees are usually waived. If your event space can provide basic styling and a simple lights and sound set-up that is suitable for your event, that add-on will cut down your other supplier search by nearly half and will also lessen your expenses!

Reduce Your Stress

Aside from lessening the amount of people you communicate with, you also have less things to worry about. Having an in-houses caterer for your venue means that your catering staff have full knowledge of the venue’s specifics and service flow, which means less room for error on the day of your event. Another advantage is having quality fresh food from your caterer, since everything will be prepared on site.

If you are someone who is looking to reduce costs and ease your planning, it would be advantageous for you to choose a venue with an in-house catering service to ensure a more smoothly run event.

5 reasons why Azuela Cove is an ideal waterside estate to live in



“Azuela Cove is a joint venture development between Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and the Alcantara Group of Companies. Its name, Azuela, is a coined word from the words Azul, meaning blue, and Land, which works very well with the estate’s value proposition of being Davao’s prime waterside lifestyle district.”

By: INQUIRER.net BrandRoom


Read more: https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/348532/5-reasons-why-azuela-cove-is-an-ideal-waterside-estate-to-live-in/#ixzz62fiRaJ2r

Enderun Events Launches First Ever Eternity Wedding and Celebrations Fair



Wedding Essentials, one of the country premier bridal magazines, featured Enderun Events’ first ever Eternity Weddings and Celebrations Fair 2019 on their latest release. Check out the images below to see how the successful event transpired and book your next venue with Enderun Events!



Supplier Spotlight: Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events



One of the reasons why Enderun Events has been so successful over the years is because we are able to work with some of the most creative and talented partner suppliers in Metro Manila. Today, we’ll be featuring Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events, one of the top event stylists in Manila.


About Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events


Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events was established in 2014, fulfilling a childhood dream for Mr. Gary Dacanay. “From a young age, I’ve always had a big interest in flowers and stage design. It was all about that love and passion for the arts, which is why the interest developed into a full scale event styling company.” he says–and he hasn’t looked back since.>


Over the course of the last five years, Gary Dacanay has worked on the styling for numerous events in and around Metro Manila, including festivals, beauty pageants, concerts, weddings, and more. His stunning designs are truly a sight to see. In fact, his unique designs has helped him build an impressive list of celebrity clients like:

  • Sitti Navarro
  • Richard Gutierez and Sarah Labhati
  • Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez
  • Vic Sotto and Pauline Luna
  • Gladys Reyes
  • Senator Koko Pimentel
  • President Rodrigo Duterte

On Working with Enderun Events

Enderun Events and Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events have built an amazing partnership over the years. Many of Gary’s clients have chosen The Atrium or The Enderun Tent for their events, ranging from weddings to debuts and everything in between, thanks to the near limitless possibilities the event venues offer.

“I love working with Enderun Events. They are easy to work with since they are so organized and supplier-friendly with their policies. Their two main venues, The Atrium and The Enderun Tent, are blank canvases and a dream for any full-scale event styling company.” Gary says.

“Every event in Enderun, big or small, is a ‘positive challenge’. Their event venues are beautiful, inspiring me and my team to be as creative as possible when coming up with designs for our clients.”



Gary’s creativity definitely shines bright every time he and his team handles an event at Enderun Colleges. Eye-catching flower arrangements, elegant ceiling treatments, and other thoughtful personalized touches are the hallmarks of his designs. Every design is bursting with color and life, yet completely tailored to the personalities and preferences of his clients. The result is a truly customized events that his clients and their guests will never forget.



Gary and his team also never back down from a challenge. “In the world of event styling, there is no such thing as an ‘obstacle you need to overcome’. Every aspect of styling is a new opportunity to let your creativity shine. No matter how big or grandiose a client’s vision is, Gary and his team find ways to bring that dream to life.



“In event styling, the manta Hakuna Matata really applies. There’s no point in worrying. It’s all about ‘No worries. We’ll get the job done and do our best to match or even exceed your expectations’. This mindset helps us come up with designs that are pretty and create positive vibes all around.”


Add Gary Dacanay’s Unique Vision and Designs to Your Event!


Still looking for a stylist for your upcoming event at The Atrium or The Enderun Tent? We’d be more than happy to recommend you to Gary Dacanay Weddings and Events! Simply give us a call at (632) 856 5000 local 534 or 560. Together, we can make your event unforgettable.