Alpadi Estate: The Perfect Venue For An Old-World Photoshoot

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

If you are looking for a beautiful event venue with an old-world vibe, then Alpadi Estate is a good location to consider.

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We had our pre-nuptial photoshoot at Alpadi Estate in Antipolo, Rizal in 2014 and it was a beautiful experience that was unforgettable, something that we would definitely treasure for life. Alpadi Estate was a great choice because our photos turned out as we had envisioned them to be.

Alpadi Estate pavilion
At the pavilion

Alpadi Estate: The Perfect Venue For An Old-World Photoshoot

    Choosing Alpadi Estate as the venue for our pre-nuptial shoot


    One of the things that we enjoyed in the days leading to our wedding was our pre-nuptial photoshoot. It was fun because we got to dress up and we were styled like we were celebrities. Well, we felt like we were celebrities even just for that day.

    Alpadi Estate  townhouse
    At the living room of the townhouse

    Our wedding theme was Roaring ‘20s (The Great Gatsby), an era that I loved for its carefree persona, so we were looking for a venue that could provide the classic old world vibe. When it came to this, we were able to narrow it down to three locations:

    1. Heirloom Manila

    Address: 25 Mystic Rose Dr, Quezon City, Metro Manila,
    Telephone number: 0916 724 7542

    2. Casa Domingo

    Address: Edward Go St, Las Pinas, Metro Manila
    Telephone number: 0917 812 6733

    3. Alpadi Estate

    Address: Sumulong Highway, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo, Rizal
    Telephone number: 5716608 or 0927 628 1478

    We consider all of these three locations as some of the best and most scenic event, wedding, and photoshoot venues in or near Metro Manila. 

    However, we chose Alpadi Estate because of its location in the mountains of Antipolo, which meant that we could enjoy the cool mountain breeze while treating ourselves to picturesque views of the surroundings as well as the cityscape of Metro Manila.

    Alpadi Estate’s amenities


    Alpadi Estate is an ancestral home that had been converted into a wedding and event venue, complete with sleeping quarters for guests who want to spend the night here.

    Inside the Alpadi Estate townhouse

    Alpadi Estate offers the following amenities to guests:

    • The townhouse is a three-story duplex where the sleeping quarters are located. It also has a living room and a kitchenette.
    • The private chapel, which can be used for weddings and other solemn ceremonies.
    • A resort complete with two swimming pools – one for kids and one for adults – for guests who want to have fun while at Alpadi Estate.

    On top of these, Alpadi Estate boasts of a sprawling garden and a two-story pavilion that can comfortably seat up to 400 guests. The entire property is filled with lush greens that will make guests feel that they are indeed close to nature.

    Our photoshoot experience


    Days before our actual photoshoot, we already coordinated with Alpadi Estate for the entry of our photographers as well as our own vehicle. We arrived early on our appointed day and the caretaker was already waiting for us.

    Alpadi Estate themed photoshoot
    The Great Gatsby

    We were given a quick tour of the townhouse and after that, our stylist Rabbithole Creatives went down to business and set up the different scenarios. We also briefed our photographer, Bliss and Berries, as to our wedding theme, how we imagine our photos, and poses that we do not like.

    We went from one style to another, one shoot to the next, and everything went smoothly because our stylist and our photographer were professionals. It makes a whole lot of difference when you have reliable suppliers to help you out with your project.

    Our photoshoot lasted until early in the evening but we were completely happy with how our day turned out.

    How to go to Alpadi Estate


    It’s best to take a private vehicle if you are going to Alpadi Estate. Take Sumulong Highway and when you have driven past the road leading to the Eugenio Lopez Center, keep your eyes peeled for the Alpadi Estate gate and arch located on the right side of the road.

    Garden set up at Alpadi Estate
    Set-up at the garden

    You’d know you’ve missed Alpadi Estate when you see Padi’s Point. In that case, just go back for a few meters until you spot Alpadi Estate.

    Rates and reservation


    At the top of the chapel of Alpadi Estate
    At the top of the chapel

    For our photoshoot in 2014, our rate was P5,000 for 5 hours. Alpadi Estate requires a 50% refundable down payment. Rates may have increased since then. For reservations, oculars, and bookings, contact them at the telephone number and email address indicated above. 

    Epilogue


    Alpadi Estate is a beautiful piece of property located in Antipolo, Rizal. It’s perfect for intimate garden weddings and even small conferences or team-building activities. It also has swimming pools for guests who would like to take a dip.

    Pre-nuptial photoshoot at Alpadi Estate
    One of the last few shots

    We booked Alpadi Estate for our pre-nuptial photoshoot venue and we loved every moment of our experience in this location. It was perfect for our ‘20s-themed photographs.

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    Styling:

    Rabbithole Creatives
    Telephone number: 0917 512 2072
    Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

    Photography:

    Bliss and Berries
    Address: 133 R Rt. Rev. G. Aglipay, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila
    Telephone number: 0920 927 5696
    Email: [email protected]
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