Monday, April 23, 2012

Da Kubo, A Venue For All Occasion

It's been 4 days since the last time I blogged but now,  I'm finally home. Its just that, I've been busy these past few days because of work and summer class. We have guaranteed bookings until the month of June, I think, so my weekends will be devoted for catering. And just to be clear, a summer class doesn't necessarily mean subject retake because in my case, it's for advancement :).

As what I told you in my previous blog, I was not able to check the venue, Da Kubo in Angono because the caretaker didn't come. So, mom just described the place to me because she had been there already.

The Christian wedding event happened last Saturday. At exactly 9:30 am, we arrived at the place. After we carried down all the stuff, I observed the venue and gave it a good rating. Although it looks old,  it's grand and I admired the huge victorian fountain ( 17 or 18 ft., I think ) there which adds attribute to place.

the tall fountain

We positioned the tables and chairs under the tents. For 140 guests, we had a setup of 15 round tables, 2 presidential tables and of course, the couple table. Other tables were also provided like gift and cake tables. I knew that we came late and everything should be polished by 2:30 - 3 pm so I hustled in doing my tasks. I didn't permit the blistering weather to break me up so I drank plenty of cold water. To finish on time, I skipped my lunch although I was very hungry. When the other waiters called me to eat, I nodded but still didn't eat.

couple table

The ceremony and reception were held in the same place so the guests came early. Due to our persistence, we completed the arrangement on the expected time. We already transformed ourselves into uniformed waiters even before the wedding march. On my way to the toilet, I saw a swimming pool which was glittering under the sun's heat. I felt like I wanted to bath and swim there to freshen up but it was impossible. :)

peanut shaped pool

When the program began, we filled the goblets with cold water to ease the hot weather. They consumed 3 and a half gallons of water because of repeated thirstiness. I was in the bar station so I saw their reactions while they were calling us for water refill. XD. At the middle part of the ceremony, we tried the photo booth and we were the first and lucky ones. I scanned the original copy to have one.

The ceremony lasted for about an hour. When the sponsors' signing of contract was about to finish, I promptly prepared the drinks for fast serving. It was about 6 pm when the dinner started. They were in bottomless drinks so I expected a higher demand. I didn't bother because I mixed enough. It was just funny because some of them even asked for a drink refill 5 times. :))

The event ended through the gratifying words of the couple. That was the moment when we started dishing out. We finished the egress for an hour and got home at 10 pm. I didn't eat because I already lost my appetite so I just lay on my bed.

I never get tired of doing the same thing over and over again. I just love what I'm doing.


  1. You are absolutely right that this is a perfect venue for all kinds of events. I am so pleased to find these details here. I too have to book one of the best wedding venues in LA for our Oscar themed night wedding reception. Hopefully will find a nice spot soon.

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  3. This is perfect for a small wedding :) I really love the venue. Nice share! for those who are looking for a garden venue which dates back to 1586, I suggest the Baluarte de San Diego :)