Whether as a wedding venue or as a vacation home rental, Balai Taal is a popular choice, and you can see why moments upon entering the compound, which is located along Ligaya Drive in Tagaytay City.
The view, first of all, is spectacular. You can take in the scenery on your way to where the houses and gardens are. There are four or five three-storey houses which are being rented out, each one having five more-than-adequate bedrooms, a fully-equipped and functional kitchen, living room and dining area.
The gardens are just as well-maintained. We’ve been told that they hired the same landscaping team as Antonio’s Restaurant in Tagaytay, as well as Fernwoods in Quezon City. These gardens are frequently rented out as wedding reception venues, and we’ve had many clients who have had their weddings here.
About Balai Taal (from the Balai Taal website)
Discover Balai Taal where the calming energies of nature join with metropolitan life’s amenities. Amidst gently sloping hills and a forest valley, be a breath away from contemporary luxuries. Experience a natural environment… experience the calming sanctuary of Balai Taal.
This 19-hectare sprawl of residential lots is home to a fully landscaped forest which affords a panoramic view of Taal Volcano. Wake up to clean, pure air and a cool, windy atmosphere permeating the tranquil, open space. Seek daily refuge amidst a scene of lush foliage and scenic landscapes. Reconnect with one’s inner being, take a forty- five minute leisurely walk through the specially designed forest pathways, meditate and reflect in the heart of a silent haven. The Balai Taal forest is a perfect back drop for paintings, an idyllic setting for art hobbyists. The forest of Balai Taal makes the simple joy of reading in the quiet a reality.
Secluded by nature and surrounded by like souls, your privacy is ensured. You will grow in a quiet milieu enhanced by a locale abounding with natural radiance. Balai Taal is where you will find a forest paradise you can call home. Situated against nature’s own backdrop you can sit and listen to birds sing, watch butterflies fly or simply enjoy nature. Come home to Balai Taal.
How To Get To Balai Taal
Balai Taal is located along Ligaya drive in Tagaytay City. Once you get to Tagaytay, head down the Tagaytay-Calamba road, which should take you towards People’s Park and Tagaytay Highlands; Taal Lake and Taal Volcano should be on your right side.
Ligaya Drive opens up on your right side, so take this road and you’ll see the gates to the Balai Taal compound just a few hundred meters from the main highway.
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- The nearest church is the Ina Ng Laging Saklolo church, which is located along the Tagaytay-Calamba Road, close to where Ligaya Drive intersects it.
- Also nearby: Lourdes Church in Tagaytay City, as well as the Iglesia Ni Cristo chapel, which are both along the same highway.
- The Madre de Dios Chapel in Tagaytay Highlands.
- Going towards Silang via the Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road is the San Antonio De Padua church.
- Going towards Batangas: The Transfiguration Chapel in Caleruega, and Chapel on the Hill (Don Bosco Batulao).
Contact Balai Taal
Ligaya Drive, Brgy. Sungay,
Tagaytay City, Philippines
(+63 46) 413.4162
(+63 917) 855.5168
Mr. Nelson Blanco
Mobile: (+63 906) 500.6633
All photos were taken by Oly Ruiz and his team at Metrophoto.
The original article on Balai Taal was featured on Renzie’s blog, Renzie Baluyut Online. Not only has Renzie handled several clients who’ve chosen Balai Taal as their wedding reception venue, or their place to stay over the weekend, but he also has stayed in Balai Taal himself, along with his wife and their respective families, as part of their wedding preparations in July 2013.