Let me interrupt the regular programming with a negative supplier rating.
Aerospace museum is the best place to hold an airplane themed party.
There are 17 real aircrafts on display in the museum grounds.
The museum is beside NAIA 3 so it’s one of the best places for airplane watching.
The rental fee of the hall is only 5K. Deposit was only 1K.
Management only allows one event per day. Ingress of the caterers and stylists can start as soon as the admin office opens at 8AM.
There is ample parking for everyone.
The hall is spacious and can comfortably fit 300+ guests.
So why the negative supplier rating?
THEY CANCELLED MY RESERVATION 27 DAYS BEFORE THE PARTY! That’s why!
That was one of the most stressful days of 2010. I will never forget that day when the admin office sent me a message via text, asking me to give them a call. Yes, they were about to deliver the most stressful news and yet did not have budget to give me a call! I can’t imagine the stress of the 2 brides whose weddings they also cancelled to give way for the 4-day entrance exam.
In fairness to Aerospace, the contract stipulated that management reserves the right to cancel reservations should the Air Force need the venue. The admin officer assured me though that government events are usually done one weekdays only and that October is a lean month for the Air Force.
As a consolation, they allowed us to have our family photoshoot in the museum free of charge and after the office hours. These photos were taken between 5-6PM. Any earlier, it would had been too hot. If later, it was already dark and I am dengue-paranoid.
Anyhoo, after 3 sleepless nights, we found a venue, Chateau Elysee here in Bicutan, Paranaque. Mega thanks to my officemate Macy, a resident of the beautiful condo community, who booked the venue for us.
Chateau Elysee, like our original venue, is spacious, blessed with ample parking, great for airplane watching, affordable at 4K for 4 hours and very photogenic. If I could turn back time, I’d make sure we arrive early so we can have more pictures taken outside the clubhouse. The only down side is that the venue is not airconditioned. Since I was walking around a lot, I was swimming in sweat inside my dress. Some of the guests thought the venue was breezy, especially those who sat near the sides. Maybe, it was just me. My FIL also commented that the venue would had been cooler if we positioned the backdrop differently because it blocked the air circulation.
Anyhoo, this is getting lengthy. If you find our pictures beautiful and would like have your own beautiful family photos, let me know so I can hook you up with my photographer friend who also shot Aki’s party.
If you are our friend in Facebook, you can view the rest of the pictures there.