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Caleruega Church Wedding Complete Guide 2024: Guidelines, Rules and Regulations, Rates, Requirements, Contact Information

Caleruega Church in Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines

Caleruega Church in Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines is a popular wedding venue that some say is magical and a dream wedding destination. The church has a small, intimate chapel that can seat around 50–80 people.

In compliance with the instruction given to the Archdiocesan Ministry on Liturgy, by Most Reverend Gilbert A. Garcera, D.D Archbishop of Lipa, we are extending to you this information for the in-house/ Resident Wedding Coordinators, Coordinators, and couples:


The formation of the in-house or resident Parish Wedding Coordinators is an attempt to address these concerns. The following has to be kept in mind:

  1. The services to be rendered by the in-house or resident parish wedding coordinators are free of charge.
  2. Their services are limited to the celebrations that will transpire in the church
  3. The parish wedding coordinators will make sure that the rules and regulations as regards the celebrations of marriage in the Archdiocese of Lipa, implemented faithfully and properly.
  4. The parish wedding coordinators do not replace the wedding coordinators or planners personally chosen by the couple.
  5. It is the duty of the wedding coordinators or planners personally chosen by the couple to coordinate well with the parish wedding coordinators in order to clarify all concerns related to the Sacrament of Matrimony. Nothing outside the agreement must be done during the day of the wedding.



All who will participate in the celebration in the church must follow and respect the approved attire during liturgical celebrations for the Archdiocese of Lipa, which befits the sanctity of the celebration.

Flowers & Decors:

On Advent: flowers are decorated moderately.

On Lent: flowers are ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED. The prohibition of the flowers during Lent is part of the disciple of fasting-the fasting of the eyes. During Lent, it is improper to replace flowers with plants.


On Advent: the use of organ and other musical instruments should be done in a moderate manner.

On Lent: Musical instruments may be played only to give necessary support to singing. Couples must respect the special nature of the season of Lent, and must refrain from much pomp and display.

Only liturgical songs are permitted to be sung in the celebrations.

Religious songs which are not liturgical, may be sung in the church but not during liturgical celebrations.

Secular and love songs are absolutely prohibited to be sung in the church. Even instrumental love songs are prohibited in the church.

The commission on Sacred Music of the Archdiocese of Lipa has prepared a repertoire of songs which may be used during weddings. There are also approved songs which may be used when the bride walks down the aisle.

Profane bridal march music and profane songs are prohibited.

Decorations: the decorations must not hinder the view of the most important sacred furnishings like the altar table, ambo, and the chair of the celebrant. Decorating for the sake of pomp or display is prohibited.

Closing the doors before the entrance of the bride is strictly prohibited in as much as it is devoid of any spiritual meaning related to marriage.

Personal vows in any part of the marriage rite in the mass are absolutely prohibited in the Archdiocese of Lipa. It is not within the authority of the officiating priest, whether he serves in the Archdiocese or guest priest, to permit personal vows.

Unity candle is not permitted in the Archdiocese. Unity is shown by the other symbols, most prominently through the cord.

Photographers & Videographers:

They must keep proper decorum in the church, as approved by the Archdiocese of Lipa

They must avoid the mentality that the church is transformed like a studio.

They must avoid unnecessary movements as these can be the cause of the distractions in the mass.

They must perform their duties in a sober manner.

Smoking, using of prohibited drugs and drinking alcoholic beverages are prohibited within the church compound.

They must show due respect to the tabernacle, the altar, the ambo and the celebrant.

Same day edit videos (SDE’S) must not be done inside the church while mass in ongoing. They must look for another place to the SDE.

Wedding Entourage:

Little bride & little groom are not allowed in the Archdiocese of Lipa.

Secondary Sponsors are limited only to those who are in need for the celebration. Unnecessary multiplication is not permitted.

Liturgy of the Word: Readers must be well prepared to function in the mass. They must observe proper decorum as readers of the word of God.

Flower Girls and Bearers must be 7 years old and above and must have first communion

Commission on Sacred Music Ministry on Liturgy Archdiocese of Lipa

Suggested Wedding Song Repertoire


  • Canon in D


  • Entrance of the Wedding Entourage Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach Canon in D Major - J. Pachelbel
  • Air in G – JS. Bach
  • Ang Pag-ibig Mong Bigay – Maica Marqueses
  • "Wedding Marches" by Wagner and Mendelssohn have nothing to do with the Sacred Liturgy and may not be used. In fact, the origin of these compositions borders on the profane and the ridiculous. The "Bridal Chorus" ("Here Comes the Bride") from Wagner's opera, Lohengrin, accompanies an illicit ceremony. Mendelssohn's incidental music to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream accompanies a fake wedding. The two music are from opera and considered secular music.


  • May the Grace of Christ
  • Aawitin Ko ang Pag-ibig Ko (Butch Lingao and Jack Magsino) Ang Ngalan Mo Poong Mahal (F Bautista)
  • Ang Pag-ibig ng D’yos – Maica Marqueses Pupurihin Araw – Araw – Fr. Nilo Mangussad


  • Psalm 128 or in Filipino Salmo 127: (Mapalad ang sumusunod na taong may takot sa Diyos) Psalms 33, 34, 103


  • Celtic Alleluia (with appropriate verse for wedding or for the day) Alleluia (Fr Bong Panganiban)
  • Verse: Diyos ay pag-ibig na tunay, kaya tayo’y magmahalan; At Sya’y ating tularan
  • Song for Wedding Vow is not practiced in the Archdiocese of Lipa


  • When Love is found
  • Basbasan at Kalingain (Ferdz Bautista)
  • Where Charity and Love are Found (Ferdz Bautista)


  • SANCTUS – Banal Ka o Santo with approved text from the Roman Missal MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION – only approved and taken from the Roman Missal GREAT AMEN -no added text like Alleluia
  • LORD'S PRAYER (the traditional text is retained. All settings must provide for the participation of the priest and all present.” (MCW, #67)
  • - Ama Namin (Fr Bong Panganiban)
  • Our Father by Malotte not appropriate.
  • LAMB OF GOD - litany form and with approved text from the Roman Missal


  • Ikaw at Ako (Rudy at Fe Queta)
  • Pinag-isa Habang Buhay (EP Hontiveros, SJ) Dalawa’y Mag-iisa (Butch Lingao and Jack Magsino) Ang Pag-ibig (F. Bautista)
  • Pananalig (MFrancisco, SJ) I Am the Bread of Life Gather Us Together
  • Ubi Caritas - Taize or chant Eat this Bread
  • Taste and See - Haugen, Kreutz or Moore


  • Aawitin ko ang Pag-ibig Ko (Butch Lingao and Jack Magsino) Pinag-isa Habang Buhay (EP Hontiveros, SJ)
  • Dalawa’y Mag-iisa (Butch Lingao and Jack Magsino) Ang Pag-ibig (F. Bautista)
  • Pananalig (MFrancisco, SJ) Pananatili (MFrancisco, SJ)
  • God’s Love is everlasting (T. Tomaszek) Pagpalain Kayo (from Papuri sa Diyos)

Weddings - Rates & Schedules

The Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega-Philippines is an ideal place where individuals are “transfigured” by God’s grace into couples, where vows are solemnized and a lifelong journey into marriage begins. Our services include the following with the suggested amounts;

USE OF THE CHAPEL Php. 10,000.00 (off-peak season) Php 15,000.00 (peak season, Dec 1-Jan31)

Inclusive of Sound System, Organ (kawai ES110 digital piano) and the Sacristan who will assist in the mass.

Additional Php 7,000.00 for San Antonio de Padua Parish (see Wedding Documents)

All the other requirements should be provided by the couple (officiating priest, choir, flower arrangements, photographers, lectors, commentator, carpet, offertory items (candle, mass wine, bread (hosts).

Use of Aircon (optional)

Php 5,000.00 (2 1/2 hours)

Schedule of Weddings (3 weddings per day only)

Mondays to Saturdays: 9-11AM; 3-5PM; 6-8PM

Sundays: 8-10AM; 3-5PM; 6-8PM

*Please be reminded to start the processional 30 minutes before the ceremony.

Reception Areas (VENUE ONLY) Rates

Couple will provide for their own caterer & sound system.

VERITAS HALL Php. 30,000.00

Seating Capacity – 200 persons

Additional Php. 7,500.00 for the use of Aircon.

GAZEKUBO Php 25,000.00

Seating Capacity – 60 persons

Additional Php 5,000 for the use Aircon.

KAMPO ARRIBA (Camp Site) Php. 40,000.00

Seating Capacity – 200 persons

Outdoor and can be outfitted with tents

Reservation and other Policies

A non-refundable/ non-transferable down payment is required. Php 5,000.00 for the use of chapel.

Php 10,000.00 for the use of reception areas.

Confirmation is effected upon completion of the balance a month prior to the wedding otherwise the slot shall be automatically made available to other interested parties.

Reservation is on a first come first serve basis policy.

NO pencil booking.

Bank transfer is allowed.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Restrictions for Wedding Reception:

Reception music must be reasonably modulated.

Fireworks / Firecrackers are permitted outside Caleruega premises.

Reception until: 3PM only for – morning weddings,

9PM only for – afternoon wedding, 11PM only for – evening wedding.

No smoking / Vaping inside Caleruega premise

Free parking inside Caleruega and designated parking areas outside Caleruega.

Caleruega Retreat Center

For more details, look for Jackie, Cristalle & Melda E-mail: Contact Nos: 0921 270 9890 or 0920 853 8038

Office Hours: Mondays-Tuesdays 8am-12nn, 1-5pm Wednesdays- NO OFFICE

Thursdays-Saturdays 8am-12nn, 1-5pm Sundays 8-10:30am, 1-5pm

Wedding Documents / Requirements 

To be submitted at least 2 months before the wedding date at San Antonio de Padua Parish Nasugbu Batangas

  • Marriage License (120 days validity). This can be secured from the municipal hall of any of the party.
  • Original Copy of Marriage Certificate (if civilly married)
  • New Copy of Baptismal Certificate
  • New Copy of Confirmation Certificate

Document #2 and #3 can be secured from parish where the person received the Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation.3 months validity
Both documents must be inscribed with “FOR MARRIAGE PURPOSES”

  • Birth Certificate and CENOMAR 3 months validity
  • Pre-Cana Seminar- (please coordinate with the parish secretary of San Antonio de Padua Parish)
  • Canonical Interviews (wear proper attire) - (please coordinate with the parish secretary of San Antonio De Padua Parish)
  • Marriage Banns (3 Sundays posting from the couple’s parish)
  • Name /License No. of officiating priest and copy of priest’s Celebret, ID issued by their congregation
  • Name of Principal Sponsors
  • Certificate of Freedom to Marry

Requirement for those who stayed abroad for more than 2 years.

1. Couple’s picture (1 x 1 or 2 x 2)

2. For other wedding requirements inquiry (if non-catholic, divorced, annulled or foreigner).

Kindly contact the parish secretary of San Antonio de Padua Parish.

N.B. Instructions regarding these requirements shall be provided for by San Antonio de Padua Parish as the canonical requirements are processed by and pertinent documents kept by the said parish.


Php 7,000.00 – For payment instruction kindly coordinate with SAPP.

5000.00 - Parish Share 2000.00 – Processing Fee

Ms. Jackylene Ilao

Brgy. Kaylaway, Nasugbu, Batangas 4231
Contact No. 0917-120-1078 (Viber)


Office Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 8:00-5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00-12:00 nn

RULES & REGULATIONS for the Use of the Transfiguration Chapel & Venues for Reception

Caleruega Philippines, as a Dominican institution, adheres faithfully to the teachings of the Magisterium. We comply strictly with the liturgical rules established by the Church in general and the Archdiocese of Lipa and the Parish of San Antonio de Padua, Barangay Kaylaway, Nasugbu, Batangas in particular.

We believe that celebrating the Sacrament of the Eucharist is the highest form of worship (CCC 1324), and we celebrate it with utmost reverence with the people of God. Thus, we also expect all people present inside the chapel or the place of the assembly to do the same.

Caleruega Philippines, originally designed as a retreat house, is a place of prayer and silence. While we allow the celebrations of weddings and receptions in the retreat areas, we expect our guests and wedding suppliers to be constantly mindful of the original intent of the place. When the retreat house is free from other guests and has no retreatants, we can be more lenient regarding silence.

'Time is gold.' We start the liturgical celebrations on time. Thus, we expect the florists, wedding coordinators, photographers and videographers, choirs and servers in the Mass, and the food providers always to be mindful of the schedules.

The couple and their wedding coordinators are encouraged to inform everyone involved in the wedding and the reception about the schedules they need to observe.

The wedding procession of the entourage should be thirty minutes ahead of the start of the Wedding Mass. (e.g., 3 pm Wedding Mass, the wedding march must begin at least 30 minutes before 3 pm)

Set-Up Time For Florists:

Starts @5:00 am for Morning Weddings Starts @1:00 pm for Afternoon Weddings Starts @5:00 pm for Evening Weddings

Set-Up Time for Caterers & the Use of Venues for Reception:

We allow only twelve hours to use any of the reception venues. Ingress & egress for the catering services should be within this allotted time.

Morning Wedding - from 5 am to 5 pm only, fully cleared & cleaned up Afternoon Wedding - from 9 am to 11:00 pm only, fully cleared & cleaned up Evening Wedding - from 1 pm to 1 am only, fully cleared & cleaned up.

We shall collect a fine of two thousand pesos (P2,000.00/hour) for excess time of use.

Wearing proper attire that fits your work and the sanctity of the celebration enhances credibility & commands respect. A wedding is a social gathering and a sacrament celebrated with devotion.

Caleruega Philippines is a venue for events and a sacred place for prayer. We expect everyone to be modest and prudent in choosing clothes to wear in Caleruega Philippines.

For those in charge of ingress & egress, please do not wear shorts, sandos, slippers, & the like. Our staff in Caleruega Philippines are not allowed to wear them either.

We expect all wedding suppliers to always wear their company's ID together with the ID provided by Caleruega Philippines.

Caleruega Philippines is a smoke-free environment. Any form of cigarette smoking is not allowed.

We do our best to maintain order & cleanliness in all the areas of Caleruega Philippines. Please do your share. Observe cleanliness all the time. We have provided color-coded trash bins for proper disposal of your rubbish.

Our garden is sacred. We try our best to maintain it well. Please, no picking of flowers and plants. Fine will be imposed for violators.

Pets are welcome in the garden if they are friendly and wear diapers. Any damage or littering they may have caused is the owner's responsibility. We do not allow them inside the chapel or the halls for the receptions.

Liturgical rules must be strictly followed:

If the wedding mass falls on a Sunday, we shall use the Sunday mass liturgy. It will include the 1st Readings, Responsorial Psalm, 2nd Reading, and the Gospel for Sunday.

We observe proper liturgical postures in all our Eucharistic celebrations. We expect all our guests and wedding suppliers to recognize and respect the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the altar. Observe proper genuflection in front of the Blessed Sacrament, standing up during the proclamation of the Gospel and kneeling during the consecration.

The Liturgical Commission of the Archdiocese of Lipa and the Parish of San Antonio de Padua have provided a list of prescribed liturgical songs and music for liturgical celebrations within the Archdiocese and the Parish. Songs must be sung with devotion. Singers are not performers but are one with the people in rendering praise to the Lord. For strict compliance.

We comply only with the prescribed text of the Catholic wedding vow in the rite. It is concise & complete. Personal messages or vows are allowed only in the reception venue or outside the chapel after the wedding mass.

The use of gadgets and cell phones throughout the wedding mass is strictly discouraged.

The use of a wedding missalette is not encouraged. We encourage the people of God to listen intently to the liturgy.

We discourage using unity candles and other fancy decorations and accessories that are not liturgically appealing; instead, they distract people from praying solemnly. "Little bride and groom" are not allowed in Caleruega Philippines.

Guests who are non-Catholics and are inside our chapel for the wedding mass are expected to observe respect and proper etiquette. While we understand that they may not want to kneel during the consecration, we request them to stand up but not remain seated.

Wedding coordinators must orient all the guests attending the wedding mass about these rules and regulations to be observed while in Caleruega Philippines.

Florists may set up the flower arrangements at the back of the chapel. However, please keep the passageway for the pilgrims.

Flower decoration must be in moderation during the Season of Advent. During Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday until Holy Week, there should be no flowers as the Church prescribes.

Clean as you go. The florist must pull out all the flowers and stand after the wedding mass.

Photographers and videographers must plan their shots and movements inside the chapel, especially when the celebration has begun, to lessen the noise and distractions they create. Arrive ahead of time. No editing is allowed inside the chapel or even at the sides. Use the kiosks at the Tuktok for editing activities.

We only allow the use of fireworks and firecrackers outside Caleruega Philippines. Event organizers should take the necessary precautions and secure permission from the proper authorities before this event.

We have a designated parking area for wedding participants & guests that's for free. Please coordinate with our security personnel.

Be accountable for whatever damage incurred on the property of Caleruega during the working period. Replacement and repair of damages should be within ten working days after the incident, or we shall collect for monetary equivalent.

An inventory of all the items that will be brought inside Caleruega Philippines must be submitted to the security personnel on duty before ingress. Avoid using non-recyclable materials such as glitters, plastics, and colored papers as confetti; using nails, glue & the like is also strictly prohibited. This provision's violation results in a minimum fine of Php 5,000.00 or the equivalent market value of the damaged property.

All our rules and regulations are for strict compliance.


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