A fabulous tour of the Palace

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    Some of the country’s most sought-after wedding planners were treated to an exclusive luncheon and tour of Palacio de Memoria, the seven-story, fabulously restored pre-war mansion that now functions as a one-of-a-kind heritage house, events place, and art center nesting in the heart of Metro Manila.

    Palacio de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier welcomed the prestigious Philippine Association of Wedding Planners (PAWP) with a sumptuous lunch at the Palacio’s Ambassador’s dining room and gave them a fabulous walking tour, which showcased the picturesque spots, sprawling grounds and ornate features that make it a splendid choice for nuptials and receptions. One of the highlights of the walking tour was the Palacio’s grandiose foyer where the beautifully restored terrazzo floors and luxurious, six- foot Murano chandelier, which would make for an impeccably opulent backdrop for wedding pictorials.

    (From left) Palacio de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier with PAWP board members Marex Gaba and Liza Alviedo
    (From left) Palacio de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier with PAWP board members Marex Gaba and Liza Alviedo

    Members of PAWP also got the chance to take a closer look at the outdoor area, which includes a pool area with patio and outdoor kitchen which can already be a great setting for cocktails and parties. For that perfect alfresco garden wedding, there is also a sprawling garden area where couples can have the option to have the air-conditioned tent pitched. It is a gorgeous setting for stylish outdoor receptions in the summer and under the stars, and having a tent can shield guests from the rain.

    The Bunker Bar, located on the Palacio’s top level is a cozy yet masculine space that is perfect for a bachelor’s party, intimate gatherings and other events that deserve a celebratory toast. Another jewel in the Palacio’s crown is the Mosphil Lounge, a passenger plane from a now-defunct airline that flew to and from Zamboanga. It reflects the swanky and hip spirit of the 1960s and ’70s and makes for a fun after-party place.

    Palacio de Memoria is located at 95 Roxas Boulevard, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.