” You feel calm the moment you set foot into the gardens. You will completely let go and commune with nature. Out of the blue you feel the buzz. The air is electric. It is palpable. Suddenly you find yourself in the middle of a party. You’ve found what you came for.“
“Welcome to Ville Sommet… explore the possibilities. ”
Wedding season is in the air and we are helping our big brother choose the perfect venue for their wedding in October 07. First stop, the Ville Sommet garden in Tagaytay. This was used to be the setting of the Seasons restaurant which ceased operation already. It is the first time I’ve been to this place and this reminded me of our Caleruega wedding while walking the path to the glass house and chalet. I’ve seen photos on their website but I need to see with my very own eyes and get the feel of the place.
As we stepped into the reception hall, we saw that the glass house has a high ceiling with cloth draped to add touch to the venue. The glass house can fit 350 people in one event. This covered reception hall is very useful specially during the rainy season. Lodging for the couple at the Chalet is also available as part of their wedding package. It would have been perfect if they built a chapel on top of the garden.
Overall, it was very nice and the landscaping is perfect if you like the garden setting for your wedding. For a 200 pax wedding, Ville Sommet will cost about P260,000+ (approx..) for an exclusive garden reception.
Here is the rundown of the Ville Sommet costs:
Chalet — P12,500 + 12% VAT (with breakfast) but P10,000 if part of the wedding package. Jacuzzi available for use.
GlassHouse — P85,000 + 12% VAT
Caterer — P635/head +10% Service Charge +12% VAT (Cheapest package anyone of the four caterers)
(I was advised by Ville Sommet not to publish the rates because it changes over time. Better to call: +632 5513422 to 23 for the rates. )
Let me tour you around Ville Sommet in its raw beauty…
This is the main private house of the owner of Ville Sommet but it is off limits.
Ville Sommet Chalet
The Chalet. Luxurious appointed 2 bedroom Chalet with living and dining area, Sauna/ Steam room and Jacuzzi.
“True to its name, Ville Sommet does indeed have a house on a hill—THE CHALET. Designed by architect Jose Mañosa to resemble a mountain cabin, the two-bedroom chalet can comfortably accommodate a party of two to a family of six. Furnished tastefully with Cebu’s finest creations, it has a living and dining area, a working kitchen, and even an outdoor whirlpool and sauna room which are overlooked by a trellis of stephanotises, artfully filtering the sunlight.” (www.villesommet.com.ph)
As you enter the chalet, you’ll be greeted by the homy sofa and a kitchen.
This will be the couple’s bedroom during their stay should they decide to get the Chalet.
Discover this Grand Garden dotted with exotic fruits, vibrant blooms, an enchanting lagoon, trellis, and winding paths. This oasis can hold up to 300.
The small lagoon is quite impressive and it adds to the overall romantic ambiance of the place.
This is a good set-up place for the wedding photo-ops. This is under the tree and near the lagoon.
The Glasshouse. A covered area that is enveloped in nature and can easily transform into a dream party space.
“The largest structure on VILLE SOMMET also looks its most gentle and fragile. THE GLASSHOUSE is ideal for large parties of up to 350 people, who can wine and dine no matter the weather outside. With views of the sprawling gardens all around, THE GLASSHOUSE is also home to a garden of its own right inside its glass walls. If you’re looking for the perfect venue that delivers drama and high-impact, this is it.” (www.villesommet.com.ph)
You might wonder, so where is the restroom? I’m glad that there is a stand alone restroom. As of this moment, they are constructing another one that is nearer to the glass house.
This is just one of the winding path across the Ville Sommet garden that reminded me of the path to the Chapel of the Transfiguration in Caleruega where we got married.
The Pavilion. An open air luxury Caban that could easily hold a party of 80.
This used to be the location of Seasons restaurant but they decided to stop it even before I had the chance to try it out.
Here is the insider’s look of the pavilion.
Ville Sommet, Tagaytay
Cell no: +63 917 832 3908
Tel#: +632 551 8940, +632 551-3422 to 23
Directions: Coming from Tagaytay Circle/ Manila, after reaching Tagaytay-Alfonso Arch, turn right to Barangay Sikat. This turn is directly in front of Residence Inn, Tagaytay. Just a few minute drive from the highway.
Ville Sommet has 19 parking slots inside their compound. Parking is allowed along the streets. Do not fret for Ville Sommet will ask the assistance from their Baranggay tanod to guard the parked vehicles.
Ville Sommet Qualified Caterers:
Juan Carlo the caterer
Main Office: 78-C Cenacle Drive Sanville Subdivision Q.C.
Tel. Nos. +63 (2) 9293674
Telefax: +63 (2) 4530071
Josiah’s Catering, Incorporated
Main Office: 34 East Drive Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Tel. Nos. +63 (2) 9342163; +63 (2) 9417032 loc. 101-107
Telefax: +63 (2) 9482669
Seasons Catering Services
Main Office: 247 Milelong Bldg. cor. Herrera St., Makati City
Tel. Nos. +63 (2) 8445315
Cibo di M. Signature Caterer
owned & operated by SOSTANZA, INC.
U-12 Session Apt., Session Rd. Araneta Center
Quezon City, Philippines 1109
Tel: 911.9970 • 913.3965 Fax: 439.5884
Mobile: 0917-830.5053 • 0917-881.5237