“Milagros is my grandmother. This was actually built for her, and so it has a lot of sentimental value to my family,” said Andrea Liamzon-Cote, managing director of Villa Milagros and granddaughter of Isidro and Milagros Liamzon.
Last Sept. 24, talk-posh.com paid a visit to Villa Milagros in Rodriguez, Rizal, in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Located at the foothills of the Sierra Madre, Villa Milagros’ breathtaking view, over-all magnificent design, lush gardens, and majestic mansion take the guests into a wonderful, nostalgic world.
Villa Milagros, a restored ancestral home in Rodriguez, Rizal, has now become a preferred location for weddings, pictorials and events. Behind the Villa’s beauty is an equally awe-inspiring romantic story.
On September 3, 1969, businessman Isidro Liamzon and his wife Milagros celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. After a renewal of vows at Aranzazu church in San Mateo, Rizal —witnessed by their 11 children and other relatives—Isidro presented to his wife the completed mansion named in her honor. It took Isidro five years to have this house built, and the event marked the first time Villa Milagros was used as celebration grounds.
For several years, Villa Milagros served as the Liamzon’s vacation home. In 2015, the family decided to restore the villa and opened it to the public. Since then, it has hosted numerous weddings, birthdays, baptisms, corporate events, launches, pictorials, even shoots, and other significant occasions.
Celebrities like Aljur Abrenica and Kylie Padilla, Mike Tan and his non-showbiz wife, Bangs Garcia, as well as fashion designer Francis Libiran and shoe designer Jefferson Si have made Villa Milagros their venue of choice.
“We are proud of the fact that we have kept this place alive for so long,” said Andrea.
Villa Milagros keeps strong ties with partners such as Banquets by VS&F and Project Events MNL, which are equally passionate about creating unforgettable memories and magical moments.
Headed by Chef Joyce Abesamis—who obtained her Culinary Arts degree at Enderun Colleges and trained in Paris, France—Banquets by VS&F is a full-scale contemporary catering service that provides delectable food, timeless banquet set-up and professional hospitality services. The company is rooted in VS&F Catering, a family corporation that has been in the industry for more than 25 years, and is a Wedding Expo Philippines Hall of Fame awardee.
Project Events MNL, meanwhile, specializes in clean, classy and contemporary event styling. Weddings comprise a bulk of their portfolio, but the company also styles debuts, launches, and other celebrations.
As Villa Milagros journeys into its 51st year and beyond, Andrea, her partners and their teams continue to reinvent, expand and innovate to meet the changing times. (Report by Daisy Liezel Cuison)