It’s the holiday season again and that means your company or institution might be looking for a fairly large venue site for your annual Christmas Party.
Naturally, your company needs to consider space and sitting capacity based on how many employees there are, the different food menus and packages, sound system and stage area (since there’s the possibility of a program of some sort), and the venue location for easy accessibility for everyone. Additional amenities may also be considered like venue decorations, pricing for additional drinks, and even DJ music (if necessary).
With all this in mind, here is a partial list of some of the more popular party and event venues around Cagayan de Oro. Please do note that this is only a suggestive article since there are literally hundreds of venues around the city even with small restaurants, hotels, and resorts, and we cannot cover each one of them.
Limketkai Luxe Hotel
From the Cagayan de Oro’s first locally owned 5-star hotel the Luxe provides an impressive lineup of ballrooms, function rooms, and boardrooms. The main Ballroom is capable of sitting 700 – 800 persons for banquets or any other large party. It can maximize to 1,200 persons in theater style. Their other function rooms include the Emerald 1, capable for 250 – 300 persons or 500 persons in theater style; Emerald 3, capable for 150 – 200 persons or 350 persons in theater style.
Amethyst is capable for 50 – 60 persons or 80 persons in theater style; Ruby, capable for 20 – 40 persons or 60 persons in theater style; Sapphire is capable for 20 – 40 persons or 60 persons in theater style; Topaz, capable for 25 – 35 persons or 40 persons in theater style.
All function room and ballroom packages include full technical support, convention and technical equipment such as internet connection, LED monitor, LCD projector, LCD screen, DVD player, P/A sound system, lapel and wireless microphones, basic or special spotlight and lighting system, rostrum, and white boards. The hotel is located at the Limketkai Center in Lapasan.
Seda Centrio Hotel
The Seda is Cagayan de Oro’s first 4-star hotel from an international name. It has two meeting rooms capable of accommodating up to 14 persons, while its two “Sinamay” function rooms can accommodate between 70-100 persons. When both Sinamay rooms are opened, a total of 170 persons can be accommodated. Their current function rooms are classified into the following; the Board-room set-up, Classroom Set-up, Theater and Banquet Set-up.
The function rooms can be converted into a reception hall, banquet hall, theatre, or classroom. The “Al Fresco” area can also be opened and connected to the function rooms to accommodate up to 200 persons for really big functions. The hotel is located on Corrales Avenue right beside Ayala Centrio Mall.
Pacifico Boutique Hotel
Crema Café and Restaurant at the ground floor of the hotel and its second floor extension was formally launched last November. Both floors can hold more than 50 persons simultaneously. The menu is a fusion of Italian, French, American, and Filipino dishes.
The second floor function room also features a keyboard accompaniment and projector for singing accompaniment rather than the typical videoke machines. The hotel is located at the corner of A. Velez and Fernandez Streets.
Grand Caprice Restaurant
The Grand Caprice is one of the oldest and popular event venue sites in the city. It has 4 functions rooms that can accommodate between 150 up to 300 persons. When all four function rooms are opened to form a ballroom, it can accommodate up to 1,500 persons. It is located at the Limketkai Center in Lapasan.
This hotel has a ballroom and one other function room that can accommodate up to 250 persons. They even provide an overhead projector with screen and an audio-visual system.
The hotel is unique as being located in the middle of a preserved forest area park. Marco is at the Alwana Business Park in Cugman.
Another of the city’s oldest and popular event venues, the hotel has a Bayanihan Ballroom as well as 3 other function rooms and a rooftop veranda with a maximum capacity of up to 450 persons for each.
They also provide modern sound system equipment, lightings, smoke machine, and even laser lights. The hotel is located at the Limketkai Drive, in front of the Sto. Niño area.
This hotel’s main Lambago Function Room can accommodate from 150 – 300 persons.
Their other function rooms include the Cattleya with up to 80 – 120 persons, the Anthurium with up to 60 persons, the Alfresco with up to 50 persons, and the Heliconia with up to 40 persons.
The Bon Café Restaurant can be extended in order to serve as an open function area capable of seating up to 40 persons.
Xavier Sports and Country Club / Ridgeview Chalets
Though more known for its swimming pool and sports facilities, their Grand Convention Hall became well known after hosting several popular national beauty pageants in the past, with a capacity for 1,200 persons. Another convention hall can accommodate up to 120 persons, while their Gallery, Bar Lounge, and Sky Bar can also accommodate up to 120 persons.
They also have 4 small function rooms that can be opened into one large function area that is capable of seating up to 72 persons. They are located inside the Xavier Estates along Fr. Masterson Avenue in Upper Balulang.
Pryce Plaza Hotel
The city’s first 3-star hotel located on top of the Carmen Hill overlooking the city. It is the only hotel that can be seen from the city’s center. It has a Grand Mindanao Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,200 persons. This ballroom hosted local and national beauty pageants in the past.
The ballroom can be subdivided into 3 smaller ballrooms. They also have two other function rooms – Kamagong Room and Molave Room – capable of seating up to 700 persons. They also have a ballroom lobby that can be opened for a buffet party for up to 400 persons.
Grand City Hotel
This hotel has two function rooms that can accommodate up to 200 to 300 persons.
The hotel is located at the corner of A. Velez and R.N. Abejuela Streets. They have party and event menu packages for any occasion.
Loreto’s Bar and Grill
This is one of the oldest business establishments in the city located at the corner of Tomas Saco and 6th Streets in Nazareth. Their popular KTV rooms can accommodate up 50 persons with a few of their rooms with both KTV and a billiards table. Their main function room can accommodate up to 80 persons in buffet style.
Country Village Hotel
Located along Villarin Street in Carmen, this hotel has 2 function rooms that can accommodate up to 100 persons for each.
The swimming pool can also be converted into an open function area for swimming pool or children’s parties.
Hopefully, this partial list of party and event venues can help companies and other institutions out there in their search for a large to medium venue location for their Christmas party, or for future occasions and events in the future such as boardroom meetings, seminars, and conferences.