(From Renzie Baluyut Online. Compiled by Renzie Baluyut)
Here’s a list of Catholic churches in and around Metro Tagaytay as compiled by resident Tagaytay business blogger Renzie Baluyut. You may find the original post, “10 Churches In Tagaytay Perfect For Weddings”, on his blog.
He’s also been nice enough to provide a Google Map with these churches (along with a few others) below:
Note that while we do our best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, contact details may change without our knowledge.
1. Candelaria Chapel in Alfonso
Located in Buck Estate in Alfonso, Cavite. Candelaria Chapel is just a stone’s throw away from Sonya’s Garden. There’s hardly anything online on Candelaria Chapel, although you might want to check out photos of Marjorie and Maynard’s wedding.
2. Ina ng Laging Saklolo in Tagaytay City
Ina ng Laging Saklolo Church is located in Sungay West, which should be on your left side, if you’re headed down towards that area of Tagaytay with View Park Hotel, Balai Taal, and People’s Park.
Ina ng Laging Saklolo
Sungay West, Tagaytay
Phone: (+63 46) 483.5239
Mobile: (+63 928) 262.0052 or (+63 923) 253.5593
3. Lourdes Church in Tagaytay City
Quite possibly the most popular option on this list because of its location, Lourdes Church is right along Aguinaldo Highway, right next to the Ayala developments, and a stone’s throw away from many wedding venues close by: Cliffhouse, Estancia Hotel, Lily Pond (formerly Moon Garden), Discovery Suites Tagaytay, and many other hotels and restaurants.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church
Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing West, 4120 Tagaytay City
Phone: (+63 46) 413.0758
Mobile: (+63 932) 859.7993
Official Website: None. But they do have a Facebook page.
4. Our Lady of the Candles Parish in Silang
Also known as Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, or Silang Church. The church has been around since the early 1600s, making it one of the oldest churches in the region.
Fun fact: On the main retablo is the image of its patron saint, the Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. The image was found in a mountain side in 1640 and disappeared nine times over the next few years – inexplicably going back to where it was originally found, until it was installed on its present site.
Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church (Our Lady of the Candles Parish)
J P Rizal, Silang, Cavite 4118
Phone: (+63 46) 414.2104 and (+63 46) 414.0352
Official Website: None. But they do have a Wikipedia entry.
5. Palocpoc Church (or San Isidro Labrador Church) in Mendez
San Isidro Labrador is the main church of barangay Palocpoc in Mendez. Best route: just past Mendez Crossing and Sotogrande Subdivision, turn right at Maglabe Drive, then left at Palocpoc Street. Turn right again at the end, and you will find Palocpoc Church.
Nearby venues include Hacienda Isabella, Hacienda Solange, Yoki’s Farm/Balay Indang, as well as Yellow Coco Hotel and Marcia Adams.
6. St. Augustine Parish in Mendez
Fun Fact: St. Augustine Church was where General Emilio Aguinaldo took his oath before God on his country’s struggle for freedom, as the President of the Revolutionary Government.
The church is relatively newly-renovated, with a red brick facade, and beautiful stained-glass windows.
San Agustin Church
Phone: (+63 46) 413.0249
7. St. Gregory The Great Parish Church in Indang.
Also known as Indang Church, St. Gregory The Great Parish Church aslo has a rich history dating back to the 1600’s; it was burned down during the Philippine Revolution, and then restored in 1953, with further restoration efforts in 1987.
Nearby wedding venues include Balai Indang, and Hacienda Isabella.
St. Gregory the Great Parish Church
Indang-Trece Martires Road, Indang, Cavite
Official Website: None. But they do have a Wikipedia entry.
8. St. Mary Magdalene in Amadeo
St. Mary Magdalene is another church with a rich history; it was a Japanese garrison during World War II. The guerrillas and resistance fighters that perished in the war are remembered as martyrs and heroes. The church was declared a National Historic Landmark by the National Historical Institute in 1984.
Nearby wedding venues: The Wedding Cafe, and Hotel Kimberly, as well as Villa Ibarra, Joaquin’s, Cliffhouse, and Nurture Wellness Village a bit further down.
St. Mary Magdalene Church
F. Lavina St., Amadeo, Cavite
Phone: (63 46) 483.3040
9. San Antonio de Padua in Silang
The easiest way to get to San Antonio de Padua, or San Antonio ng Padua is via the Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road. Wedding venues close by are The Hills in Silang, Angelfields, and the Monochrome in Nuvali.
San Antonio ng Padua
Pooc, Silang, Cavite
Phone: (+63 46) 414.1891
10. San Juan Nepomuceno Church in Alfonso.
From Aguinaldo Highway, past Mendez Crossing, and then Residence Inn on your left, you’ll be taking the Lucsuhin-Mangas Road. This road becomes the Mangas-Alfonso Road. Just before the Alfonso Municipal Hall & Town Plaza, you’ll see the grounds of San Juan Nepomuceno Church.
Nearby are wedding venues Hillcreek Gardens, as well as Ville Sommet.
San Juan Nepomuceno Church
Phone: (+63 46) 863.0913
Mobile: (+63 910) 819.9949
If you’re looking for mass schedules, or requirements for your Tagaytay wedding, we encourage you to give the respective parish offices a call for the most up-to-date information available.
Special Mention– Churches in nearby Cavite and Batangas:
Dasmariñas Church, in Dasmariñas, Cavite
Chapel on the Hill/Don Bosco Chapel in Batulao
Imus Cathedral, in Imus, Cavite
Madre de Dios Chapel in Tagaytay Highlands
Monte Maria Shrine in Alfonso, Cavite
National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Silang, Cavite
St. Benedict in Ayala Westgrove, Silang, Cavite
St. Joseph Parish in Alfonso, Cavite — (+63 917) 502.2836
St. Mary Magdalene Church in Kawit, Cavite
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church in Bacoor, Cavite
The Transfiguration Chapel in Caleruega
The Transfiguration Chapel in Caleruega, Batangas: photo by Sofia’s Cakes Tagaytay-Amadeo Road.