Doane Rest exists as a ministry to provide a place of rest for full-time Christian ministers. Through a desire to also bless you, we are open to having the weddings of Christian couples like yourself. To make this possible, before scheduling your wedding, along with us screening you, we will need to know what church you attend and we will need your pastor’s recommendation.

As a non-profit ministry, we desire to bless you with an affordable wedding venue, while also fulfilling our primary goal as a place of rest to Christian workers. To that end, we do have additional requirements that you must follow if you would like to use our facility. These are non-negotiable, but also very reasonable.

Basic Wedding Package

What’s Included?

  • 12-hour exclusive use of Doane Rest grounds:
  • 6 hours for the event itself, 3 hours setup, and 3 hours clean up and egress*

  • Up to 100 guests**
  • Exclusive use of the field
  • Exclusive use of the Meeting Hall and two CRs
  • Exclusive use of the basketball court area
  • One night accommodation the night before event for the bride
  • Bottle of sparkling grape juice and chocolates for the couple
  • Use of 40 large monoblock chairs and 6 plastic tables
  • 4 vehicles maximum (location is near Central Business District along main road)

What is not included?
Exclusive use of gazebo (unless additional cottages are booked by your group)
Use of cottages besides the bridal cottage
Use of additional parking spaces (unless additional cottages are booked by your group)

Minimum requested donation: P30,000.00

*Event must be between 8am-3pm only, PLUS 3 hours for setup & 3 hours for disassembly. Extra time is available if needed. Please see our conditions below regarding more time.
**It is possible to have more than 100 guests, but please see our conditions below regarding this.

Full Wedding Package

What’s Included?

  • 12-hour exclusive use of Doane Rest Grounds:
  • 6 hours for the event itself, 3 hours setup, and 3 hours egress*

  • Up to 100 guests**
  • Exclusive use of the field
  • Exclusive use of the Meeting Hall and two CRs
  • Exclusive use of the basketball court area
  • One night cottage accommodation the night before event for the bride
  • Bottle of sparkling grape juice and chocolates for the couple
  • Use of 40 large monoblock chairs and 6 plastic tables
  • Use of additional 5 cottages (all of our available cottages) the night before wedding for Christian family and friends (32 adults and 9 children max)
  • Exclusive use of gazebo
  • Exclusive use of parking (up to 10 vehicles, location is near Central Business District along main road))

Minimum requested donation: P45,000.00

*Event must be between 8am-3pm only, PLUS 3 hours for setup & 3 hours for disassembly. Extra time is available if needed. Please see our conditions below regarding more time.
**It is possible to have more than 100 guests, but please see our conditions below regarding this.

Terms and conditions apply. Please read guidelines below for complete details.

No Sunday weddings, preparation, or cleanup are possible at this time.

Terms, Conditions, and FAQs

Who is allowed to have weddings at Doane Rest?

Only Protestant Christian couples who desire to have a Christian wedding and have been endorsed by their pastor may have their wedding here. Doane Rest is a religious non-profit, therefore, we can legally only serve those who are of like affiliation and have been approved by our management.

Can my whole family stay at Doane Rest?

As a Christian guesthouse facility, all adult guests staying overnight must be Christians.

Can we have non-Christians attend our wedding?

Yes, you can have them attend, provided that they understand and will follow our good conduct requirements, namely, no smoking, no drinking, no vandalizing of our property, and no swearing while on or immediately outside our property.

Documented violation of our good conduct requirements by your guests will result in the appropriate penalty.

What equipment or items do you have for us to use?

Other available amenities for additional fees include:
Use of Meeting Hall kitchen for washing (cooking not available) – P3,000.00
Use of projector – P750 per hour
Use of place for rehearsals not on the day of wedding or extra setup/egress time – P500 an hour
Firewood – P700 for full load with kindling

Use of 40 large monoblock chairs and ? plastic tables is included. All other furniture, especially cottage furniture, is not to be used and should remain in our cottages.
So that our items are not misplaced or damaged, we do not have buckets, extension cords, or other miscellaneous items available for your or your suppliers use.

Prices, terms, and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

How do we "Save the Date"?

Once we have approved you and scheduled a date, a 50% deposit is required. The remainder, along with the security deposit, is required the day before your wedding.

The deposit is non-refundable within 7 calendar days of event. If event is cancelled prior to that, 50% of the deposit will be kept for booking and administration fees.

Is there a security deposit?

Yes, there is. A security deposit of P10,000.00 is required and must be paid in full the day prior to your wedding. Any additional charge, damage, or loss to property, equipment, fixtures, and storage fee for unclaimed catering materials/equipment/garbage shall be charged to the security deposit. If the damage is more than the security deposit, the client will have to pay for the additional charges. Your entire security deposit will be given back to you provided no damage has been done. The full amount or the remainder is refundable within five (5) days after the event.

What things are not allowed?

Absolutely no smoking (by guests or suppliers) and no alcohol (except for 1 bottle of wine for couple’s toast) is allowed on Doane Rest property or outside our gate. Violation of this policy will result in a P5,000 charge to be taken from security deposit, along with permanent blacklisting from Doane Rest.

We have signs posted on our gate regarding smoking not being allowed, and it is your responsibility to make sure your guests and suppliers are informed of these rules. This is why we recommend using our approved suppliers who are already familiar with our rules.

For security, we do have two trained German Shepherds. As such, we cannot allow your pets here. Please talk with us if you or any of your invited guests have a service animal.

What music is allowed?

Music for your wedding and during setup and cleanup must be clean, obscenity free music. If you have questions about music, please let us know.

Are there any days not available for weddings?

Throughout the week, Doane Rest is available for events from Monday to Saturday. During the year, Doane Rest is unavailable for weddings following the 14th of December until January 7th, Holy Week, All Saint’s Day, and other times regularly scheduled by other guests.

How many times can we visit Doane Rest for planning?

Once you have reserved your date through payment of a deposit, you may visit a maximum of 5 times before the event. Visits may be scheduled Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm, depending on availability, and each visit can be two hours at maximum. Please bear this in mind and arrange to have multiple suppliers visit at the same time to maximize your visits.

Can we have more than 100 guests?

Doane Rest is meant to be available for more intimate events. You can enjoy your time more if the number of guests is limited based on our place. For additional guests over 100, we ask for a donation of P1,000 per each additional person.

Can we use your facility longer than 12 hours?

We understand that a lot of preparation goes into weddings. Still, we want to make sure the most people can enjoy our facility. If you need more time for setup, for your event, or for tear-down, we will ask for an additional P500 an hour.

Suppliers may setup between 8am-5pm the prior day, or the day of event starting at 8am. In the event that suppliers need to setup longer, they may do so the day of the event starting at 6am for an additional P500 charge per hour. Setup and cleanup until 8pm at the latest is also possible for an additional charge of P500 per hour.

Use of approved suppliers/vendors is encouraged as they know the facilities the best and how to maximize the time.

Can we take our prenuptial photos at Doane Rest?

Yes, you may. For 3 hours, we ask for a donation of P1,000. If you’d like to do your pre-nuptial photoshoot only, please talk with us so we may schedule your time.

What suppliers and vendors are allowed at Doane Rest?

We expect you may have caterers, photographers, lights and sounds technicians, florists, stylists, furniture providers, and wedding coordinators. If you have others outside of this, please discuss the possibility with us. We also ask that the bride, groom, or wedding coordinator be in attendance for any visits by suppliers. We reserve the right to not approve certain suppliers.

We have a few expectations of your suppliers:

  • Caterers should prepare all food outside. No cooking for wedding will be allowed on Doane Rest grounds.
  • Suppliers are in charge of setup and cleanup of their materials. This is especially important for needles, pins, and other sharp objects as we have children and pets that can be injured by these being left.
  • Suppliers should clean up and remove their materials within the provided cleanup time. In the event that materials are stored for longer, suppliers must remove materials within 2 calendar days following event or materials will be donated (Sunday cleanups are not possible, so they will not be counted as 2 calendar days). We will deduct P1,000 from the security deposit per day for storage fees.
  • Suppliers must sort and dispose of trash appropriately in the provided bins. Improperly sorted or undisposed trash will be charged P5,000 for us to perform the necessary disposing and sorting required by the city (to be removed from security deposit).
  • Food must be prepared outside (no cooking for wedding inside the premises).
Who are your approved suppliers and vendors?

Here are the suppliers and vendors we recommend:

Florist and events stylist – Efren Bacawat

How long can we stay at Doane Rest?

With our wedding packages, we offer 1 night for simply you or also your Christian family and friends. For this night, check-in is at or following 1pm, and check-out is by 10am. In the event that your wedding will be after 10am, we would ask that you have your things packed so we may clean the cottages used.

If you would like to book extra nights at our very affordable rates, such as the night following your wedding for your Christian family and friends to stay longer, please let us know.

Do you have internet for live streaming our wedding?

Yes, we have reliable internet service. However, this is offered to you for free, and as such, we are not responsible for slow speeds or failure of the internet connection during your wedding.