Manila’s growing economy has resulted in various good things, including the livelier events scene in the region. If you are planning an event and you need a place that is versatile and flexible, you should consider the following options. They offer excellent spaces for all types of small, medium, and large events.
What could be more versatile than this seemingly blank space called Whitespace Manila? Its white floors, walls, ceilings, and pillars make for a perfect canvas for any kind of event. Located in 2314 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, this is a highly versatile venue suitable for almost anything. It’s not a place with just four or more flat walls and a flat ceiling. There are so many things you can do to reimagine the way it would look. It can be transformed into a party venue with a Grecian or classical theme. It can become a place for a modern party or for some other social gathering, formal or informal. It can also be a place for pop-up events, weddings, art exhibitions, photo shoots, birthdays, and even concerts. With a 720 square meter floor area, Whitespace Manila can accommodate a big crowd.
Manila Marriott Hotel’s Grand Ballroom
If you are looking for something big and grand but still versatile, consider Marriott Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. It is touted as the largest ballroom in the Philippines and a game changer in the MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions) industry. Marriott Hotel Manila has 8,000 square meters of function space. The venue can accommodate all kinds of functions, large and small, from meetings to product launches, concerts, and parties. It has 3,000 square meters of pillarless venue, which can hold up to 4,000 guests for cocktails and up to 2,500 when used in a banquet setup. The place is huge so obviously, it’s not going to be cheap. Nevertheless, it is definitely one of the most versatile event venues to consider.
R Space Events Venue
A boutique venue for all occasions, R Space Events Venue is a great option for intimate social gatherings. It does not boast of a wide space but it stands out for being a versatile area for various social occasions. R Space Events Venue may feature modern French interiors but this should not be perceived as a design limitation. The all-white backdrop of the venue provides the flexibility clients need to implement their own themes, motifs, or concepts. It can accommodate up to 200 persons standing or 170 for a sitting-down-affair. Also, the venue has a wine cellar that is spacious enough to hold 20 people.
Palacio de Maynila
Offering an enviable view of the Manila Bay, the 800 square meter Palacio de Maynila is an events space ideal for medium sized social and corporate events. It is a great option for trade events, product or brand launches, anniversaries, corporate occasions, awarding ceremonies, as well as for weddings and family celebrations. The venue’s name may sound Filipino but don’t expect it to be limited to Filipino themes of motifs. This events venue located along Roxas Boulevard and Rajah Sulayman Park is highly versatile. It has an 800-square-meters wide main hall, a 133-square-meter anteroom, and a 35-square-meter lounge. You can rearrange the venue according to your need or preferences and put up the ornamentation you want without having to worry about any incompatibility with the venue’s design.
If you think white blank walls, floors, and ceilings are the epitome of aesthetic versatility, imagine what glass walls can offer. This is what Sitio Elena can provide. It is a glass-walled pavilion that offers the advantage of visual spaciousness as it allows guests to enjoy the view of the surrounding well-manicured gardens from inside the venue. Located in Valley Golf, Don Celso Tuazon Avenue, Pasig City, Sitio Elena is known for being a wedding venue but it is also a great place for other events including corporate gatherings, debuts, and photo shoots. It can accommodate up to 500 guests but it can also be a great venue for intimate affairs.
These are just a few of the many great events venues in Metro Manila. If you are looking for other great choices, FlySpaces can help you find distinctive short-term spaces for whatever purpose you have in mind.