Montare Events Place and Food Hub
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Kaye Paredes Tan, who used to work in sales and marketing at Edsa Shangri-la Hotel before she and her husband put up their own events place in Marikina, says Montare helps clients customize their spcial events including the styling of the venue, the food and drinks to serve. All of these will depend on their customers' budget and requirements.
“We bend over our every clients’ needs. We are very popular for customizing a package suitable for their preferences and budgets,” says Kaye, in an interview on a rainy afternoon inside one of the function rooms of Montare. “We are very flexible. As much as possible, we want to give them the best that money can buy."
Her dedication is understandable since most of these events such as weddings and debuts are once in a lifetime occasions that the celebrants will be looking back years and years after.
If there is one thing that Kaye won’t allow is using artificial flowers to decorate the halls and rooms where the event would take place.
“We use fresh flowers, local or imported or both. I don’t know why artificial flowers become popular. They may look good on photos and even on videos, but not when you are actually inside the venue. Even a simple centerpiece looks gorgeous when you use fresh flowers. Especially if we use Casa Blanca flowers, whose sweet scent fills the room.”
The couple used the Italian word Montare because it means “to put together,” which aptly describes what they do for their clients who want to hold their memorable events here, whether it’s a wedding, a debut, a birthday, a kiddie party, or in the case of companies, for seminars, special meetings and brainstorming sessions.
Opened only three years ago, Montare has two function rooms – a bigger one at the ground floor that can accommodate up to 150 guests; and a smaller function room slash board meeting room that can sit up to 30 people located at the second floor. Both rooms are fully air-conditioned. It can also dress up its garden to fit up to 50 people for those who want a garden wedding or any other occasions that require an alfresco setting.
While Montare allows its customers to have their own caterers, it can also prepare its own food. It has eight kitchen stations, each one preparing its own set of food such as Filipino dishes, Italian, American, Japanese, Chinese. One station is dedicated solely for grilled items such as barbecues and another one for drinks and beverages.
While the place looks fabulous, especially when styled and dressed using fresh flowers that Kaye helps arrange, the rates are competitive with other events places in Marikina.
Kiddie parties for 100 guests are priced at P70,000 inclusive of the venue, food (international buffet), balloons and cakes. The place will be designed according to the theme and wishes of the hosts of the parties.
For other occasions, the rate is at P500 per person for both venue and the food. For premium packages such as weddings, it’s P148,000 for 100 persons inclusive of the venue, food, styling, events coordinator, photo and video coverage and an overnight use of a bedroom. They can also use the garden for photo shoots.
Aside from events, Montare is also open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 1am for those who want to sample its food offerings (thus the food hub on its name). It serves burgers and steaks, Mexican food, Filipino dishes, noodles, dim sum, grilled dishes and a lot more. It also serves wines, margaritas, milk shakes, coffee, among other beverages.
Even if Kaye is busy helping out her husband Jhiore in his construction and other businesses, she makes time for Montare, which has grown so fondly.
“I take my business passionately. I give my word and dedication to the clients. We never have any problems in terms of the quality of food, service, or anything,” Kaye says.
Lot 122 Centro Buenviaje Commercial, Gil Fernando Ave. cor Aquilina St.
(02) 907 1382
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