|08.15.2011 - The island of Guam is known for its exquisite white sand beaches, luxurious tax-free shopping and delicious local cuisine. Tourists from all over the world visit the tropical island to relax, splurge and have fun. |
There are also those tourists who take it one step further by planning not just a vacation in Guam, but also their wedding. Whether it is an intimate or a non-conventional wedding, Guam offers many options to couples that are ready to tie the knot.
One thing that is unique to Guam is that almost all hotels have built their own chapels to accommodate romantic island-themed weddings. With its tall glass windows, the chapels provide its guests a panoramic view of the blue skies and aquamarine waters of Tumon Bay. The couple may opt to hold their wedding while the sun sets for a dramatic backdrop to the ceremony.
The Crystal Chapel in Hotel Nikko, St. Laguna Chapel in the Pacific Islands Club and St. Probus Holy Chapel in Hilton Guam Resort and Spa, to name a few, have elegant interiors and astonishing view that create a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. If an open-air wedding is more ideal for the engaged couple, having the ceremony on Guam’s most popular white sand beach, Tumon, is a favorite alternative. For more adventurous couples who prefer to hold the ceremony in a non-conventional setting, Guam’s rich Chamorro culture provides unique venues where the bride and groom can exchange “I do’s”.
For Filipinos, the celebration after the wedding is almost as important as the ceremony itself. The reception can be held in any of Guam’s top hotel ballrooms where the food, drinks and dancing are sure to create fun and lasting memories not just for the newlyweds, but also for their families and friends.
Pilar Laguaña, Marketing Manager for Guam Visitors Bureau said: “Guam offers a refreshing change for Filipino couples who would like to hold their wedding outside of the Philippines, but do not want to travel too far. Guam’s close proximity to the Philippines makes it convenient for the couple and their guests. After the wedding, the newlyweds can opt to stay and spend their honeymoon on the island. Romantic dinners by the beach, fascinating ancient Chamorro sites, exciting shopping areas, and picturesque landscapes await to be enjoyed right after their big day.”
For more information about weddings in Guam, contact the Guam Visitors Bureau through tel:5196756
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