Monday, June 12, 2017

We got married in Our Lady of Gudalupe in Montecito, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna last December 2015 and had Seda Nuvali as our wedding preparation hotel. There are a lot of beautiful wedding and reception places in Laguna, Cavite, and Tagaytay areas, but the problem is the lack of charming big hotels in the area for wedding preps. 

Seda Nuvali

My wedding planner initially discouraged us from having our wedding preparations in Seda for the lack of Presidential or Bridal suites that would fit all the wedding suppliers and entourage. We scouted the area, and our closest (other) option was an AirBnb in Ayala Westgrove. We ended up booking 6 rooms at Seda. We had 2 Premiere Rooms and 4 Deluxe Rooms for the whole wedding party for two days. We searched the area and concluded that this is (still) the BEST hotel in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.


Premiere Room's King Bed

My "bridal suite" was a Premiere Room with a King Bed and an adjacent Deluxe Room with Twin Beds. The Premiere Room was where we had all the photographs, while the Deluxe Rooms were where we had the make-up and the preparations. I dub this our "Clean Room" and "Mess Room." It got crowded when my entourage arrived, but everything went well. We also advised the hotel that we would use the rooms for wedding prep, so everything was fine and approved when our suppliers (photo, video, make-up, flowers, planners, etc.) went up to the rooms. My husband also had a similar set-up with a Premiere Room and adjacent Deluxe Room for his "groom suite'.

Wedding Prep at Seda Nuvali

Diane and I at Seda Nuvali

They charge an additional Php 10,000 if you want to use the hotel grounds and other hotel interiors for bridal photo shoots. If you book 10 rooms or more in one booking transaction, this will be waived. Ours was waived because of the number of stays and spaces that we booked together with some of our guests and entourage.

Hair & Make-up by Eds Go

The lobby and rooms of Seda are charming, modern, and well-kept. They also have a big parking lot and a massive ground compared to the other Seda Hotels I've been to in the Philippines. The swimming pool is also lovely and is a perfect background for photos. Despite the light rain we had on our wedding day, I insisted on having photos by the pool. It was all worth it. 

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Pictorials at the grounds in Seda Nuvali 

My bridal entourage at Seda Hotel
With my entourage before leaving the hotel

Seda's business center is also very efficient and commendable. I asked them to print something for me (my vows!), and they just asked me to e-mail it to them, and they printed and delivered it to my room after a few minutes.

The complimentary breakfast buffet has a wide selection (bacon: check!). Still, I like the taste and presentation of their Misto branch's breakfast food and buffet in Seda Cagayan de Oro City. 

Seda Nuvali's Room View
Choose the room with the lake view on the upper floors.

Seda is a business hotel that primarily caters to the many offices and headquarters in Laguna Technopark. But since the Sta. Rosa-Laguna-Cavite-Tagaytay area is fast becoming a favorite spot for weddings - I hope they consider converting some of the rooms into bigger bridal or presidential suites. We saw 3 brides when we checked out the day after our wedding.

I still recommend Seda Nuvali as a good wedding preparation hotel. Just get adjacent Premium & Deluxe rooms like what we did. The hotel is less than 10 minutes away from St. Benedict's Church in Silang2 minutes from Monochrome, and around 8 minutes from Montecito, Nuvali, where we had our wedding and reception. Seda is also suitable as a family staycation hotel. It's still the best in the area, with nearby shopping malls and a recreation area (Republic Wakepark is nearby).

More of our wedding posts & reviews are from this link.

[Update - 30 June 2017] My brother-in-law also had their wedding prep at Seda Nuvali. We stayed in Seda for two nights for his wedding. I observed that the soundproofing of the rooms could be better. I can hear voices in the adjacent room - where the rest of the family were billeted - and even in the room next door. I didn't notice this when we had our wedding preps in 2015. We were assigned to a higher floor then and had rooms on the 3rd floor on our last visit. 

Seda Nuvali
Evozone Ave., Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
(049) 255-8888

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