Chateau de Busay hosts some of the most extravagant wedding receptions in Cebu. It uses its peaceful ambiance and high-end facilities to create a one-of-a-kind experience, which is made possible due to its location in the mountains of Busay.
But this fortress is not only exclusive to newlywed couples, as it is also perfect for romantic dates, barkada bondings, and family gatherings.
This former ancestral house has several gardens, a fine dining restaurant, and provides relaxing accommodation, all with a vintage home feel. Its impressive castle-like structure definitely makes for memorable occasions or even a pleasant afternoon spent in the mountains.
HISTORY OF CHATEAU DE BUSAY
The house was built in 1968 by Paul John Kiener, an American engineer who came to the Philippines with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1946. Kiener became a reputable name in construction, building roads in different areas of the country, and even laying the groundwork for the Mactan International Airport.
Chateau de Busay became his home with his wife Cely and their five children.
In 1983, a Swiss food enthusiast named Roland Werro took over the house. He and his wife Emily turned it into the fine dining establishment that Cebuanos have come to know and love today.
The family of Cebuano businessman Victor Uy has owned the Chateau since 1991. His wife Nonie renovated and expanded the house, creating several areas for large celebrations.
It is deemed one of the top fine dining restaurants in the city, thanks to its soothing ambiance, magnificent view, and world-class offerings.
TOP EVENTS VENUE
Chateau de Busay is generally known as a popular and lavish wedding reception venue. The lush green gardens are perfect for outdoor events, while the numerous spacious function halls have beautiful and intricate designs and can fit large groups of people.
There are two gardens, namely the City View Garden and the Lower Garden. Both are spacious enough for large events and gatherings.
According to Brideworthy, the City View Garden, located outside the main building, can occupy 350 guests. You can instantly recognize it once you see the shady trees, balcony, and gazebo. It also offers a breathtaking view of the city, one that will look immaculate at night.
The Lower Garden is much smaller and can only occupy around 200 guests. It is, however, just as ambient and photogenic as the other areas within the Chateau. You can take snapshots of the view and the long walkway, or hang out at the gazebo or at the arch at the other end of the garden.
No matter where you go, both gardens make for a delightful experience if you want to go al fresco dining and share intimate moments with friends and loved ones.
Other venues include the Rooftop, the Garden Hall, and the Upper Hall. These are all spacious enough for large gatherings and ideal for indoor events and celebrations.
The establishment has a fine dining restaurant with a wooden aesthetic, reminiscent of vintage dining areas. The dishes served consist of recipes from popular international cuisines, offering you a continental feast.
Take note that some of the meals on the Chateau de Busay menu cost more than a thousand pesos, so make sure you have a budget intact to get the complete fill of their offerings.
Most Cebuanos know Chateau de Busay for its reputation as one of the best garden wedding venues in the Philippines, but this former ancestral house is also a perfect place to hang out with friends and family. The open air and breathtaking view offer you a luxurious yet relaxing experience, making each visit memorable and worthwhile.
HOW TO GET THERE
Lower Busay Nivel Hills, Cebu Transcentral Highway, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Motorcycle Taxi
You can get on a habal-habal near JY Square in Barangay Lahug. It is about 15 minutes away from the city. The fare will cost around 100, and you will be passing through Cebu Transcentral Highway.