RIGHT after we flipped our calendars to the ber-months, all we could ever think of is how to host yet another fun-filled Christmas party. And as Filipinos, we always love to have it grand, warm, and intimate.
Lucky for us Dabawenyos, there are a lot of places around the Metro to choose from that would be great for gatherings whether with friends, families, or officemates.
We suggest you book your venues early since available function rooms in nice hotels and restaurants are hard to come by during this season, so let's avoid the hassle and let's get started with the venues.
Eden Nature Park
Eden has always been everyone's dream getaway from the city. It must be with its cool environment and the variety of activities that you can do during your stay.
Situated in the highlands of Toril, fogs greet you in the morning just as you are having that hot coffee by the Cafe Vista witnessing the view of paradise.
They also offer team building packages at P950 per head for the day tour or you can have it at P1,580 per head for overnight stay.
For reservations, you may reach them through their Sales Office at Matina Town Square, McArthur Highway in Matina.
Tel. Nos: +63 82 299-1020, +63 82 296-0791
Fax: +63 82 299-0313
Mobile No.: +639189307590
Waterfront Insular Hotel
If you're not so fond of the cold breeze, there's always the sea breeze that you can enjoy at the Waterfront Insular Hotel. They serve just the best Filipino cuisine in town as they are known for their branding of showcasing the Filipino hospitality to guests and foreign tourists.
Intimate family gatherings would be best to have here.
For this season, they offer Joyous Jester at P800 per head minimum of 50 persons or at P750 per head minimum of 100 persons; inclusive of soup, salad, two main courses, pasta, vegetable, plain rice, dessert and a round of soda. Festive Fleur de Lis at P1000 per head minimum of 50 persons; inclusive of soup, salad, three main courses, pasta, vegetable, plain rice, dessert, and a round of soda.
Merry Mesquerade at P1,200 per head minimum of 50 persons or at P1,150 per head minimum of 100 persons; inclusive of soup, salad, three main courses, carving, pasta, vegetable, plain rice, dessert, fruit, and a round of soda.
For inquiries and reservations, you may contact (082) 233 2881 or (082) 300 8881. FAX: +6382 235-0900
The Ritz Hotel at Garden Oases
Located in the vast Bo. Obrero, along the stretch of Porras Street, Corner Villamor Street, is this hotel perfect for events with your barkada.
The hotel stretches with 1.5 hectares land area which houses a playground, golf course, and swimming pool.
Their package starts at P24,888 with minimum of 50 guests inclusive of four-hour use of the venue, 50 percent off on all types of rooms and on stay extension, floral arrangement, buffet lights on buffet tables, balloons, sound system and microphone, cake, complimentary pool passes, and food (soup/salad, beef/or any seafood, pork, chicken, vegetable/noodle, rice, fresh fruits, cold dessert, and softdrinks.
For reservations and inquiries, you may reach 224-1402 or 228-6885 or through their website http://ritzhoteldavao.com.