San Sebastian Church


The Church of San Sebastian was raised into the status of a minor basilica by Pope Leo XIII on June 24, 1890. The following year, on August 15, 1891, the all-steel church of San Sebastian was inaugurated and blessed. The interior of the church displays groined vaults just like what a Gothic architecture should be, the steel parts of columns, walls and ceiling were painted to resemble marble and jasper by Filipino artist Lorenzo Rocha and his students. True to the Gothic revival spirit of the church are its confessionals, pulpit and altars as designed by Filipino artist Lorenzo Guerrero. He, with fellow artist Eulogio Garcia, carved the statues of holy men and women. Trompe l’oeil paintings was used to decorate the interiors of the church.

As a wedding church, it exudes the magnificence of the old-world church gothic church. The high ceiling, long aisle and towering columns is reminiscent of the beautiful Westminster Abbey. The Church of San Sebastian is a reflection of the late 19th century innovations in architecture, art and construction.

The Church of San Sebastian is a declared National Historical Landmark per Presidential Decree No. 260. State funding was accorded to the church through the National Historical Institute which undertook restoration of the church since 1982. The Recollect community has likewise expended funds for the church’s maintenance and restoration. In addition, the church was listed among the 1998 World’s Most Endangered Sites by the World Monuments Watch.

Contact Information

Minor Basilica of San Sebastian
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine
Plaza del Carmen, Quiapo, Manila

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  1. Hi,

    How much will it cost to be wed in this church?.. I so love it..
    What are the requirements?

    Thanks & regards,

  2. how much is the rate for wedding? i am an alumna of SSC? what is the nearest ideal reception at this church?

  3. please send me the quotation for wedding pakcges.. i’m an alumna of SSC? can i have a discount? what is the most ideal wedding reception near the Church?

  4. Eds Braga says:

    Do they host baptismal? And is there a catering services and venue provided or somewhere near the church?

  5. jelaine cruz says:

    hi, could you please me your wedding package rite rate and their inclusions. target date of wedding would be dec. 2012. thank you very much.

  6. jelaine cruz says:

    hi, could you please email me your wedding package rite rate and inclusions. target date would be dec 2012.thank you

  7. Morning! Is it possible to have the package rates here? If not, appreciate if you can guide us to any site that can provide the same. Wedding is on November 23, 2012. Thanks! :)

  8. Please email me a price quote of your wedding packages.

  9. jennifer cabading says:

    how much the rate for the wedding in ssc ?

  10. MHAE RAMOS says:

    I would like to know what are the requirements and if 12-12-12 is still open for wedding date? We are planning our wedding on this church. Please response.

  11. How much is the package sa Malate Church for 100 people, May 26, 2012 (10am)?

    • Hello Myla,

      Are you having your wedding on may 26 of this year?

      I think you and I have the same target date for a wedding…

      Do you already have a Church?

  12. Rose Celestial says:


    Please send me a quotation for a wedding venue
    of 60 to 70 guests.I will appreciate most for your
    reply soon.Thank you very much.

  13. rowell eguia says:

    Inquire lang po ng wedding packages nyo. Rates and details. Salamat

  14. rowell eguia says:

    I would like to inquire about you wedding packages and rates. Thank you

  15. Inquiry about your wedding packages and rates. Thank you

  16. pls send me your wedding package and rates. tnx

  17. pls send me wedding package and rates. tnx

  18. Juvelyn Bayer says:

    Hi, just want to inquire the wedding package rate, January 18 2013 kung available sya, magkano po ang down payment..

  19. Remisa Joy Co says:

    Hi, I would like to ask for the wedding rate of San Sebastian Church. Thank you

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