Wedding Venues Costa Rica, where to get married in Costa Rica?
As a wedding photographer in this paradisiacal country called Costa Rica, I have had the opportunity to get to know a lot of beautiful venues to get married here! I would love to share my top 20 venues or places to get married, including photos of events that I have attend as a photographer. These venues have everything that you need for an incredible Destination Wedding in Costa Rica, such as beautiful landscapes, amazing food, excellent costumer service, clean and save areas, and of course the Pura Vida wedding style!
Costa Rica is an incredible place to get married, we have lots of amazing beaches, beautiful venues in Costa Rica for destination wedding in Costa Rica, countless hotels and awesome vendors that can help you with your destination wedding in Costa Rica. So get prepared because we are about to dip into the main areas to get marred in Costa Rica <3 Those are:
- Guanacaste (the driest section of the national territory and the most popular to get marred in Costa Rica. I believe you would find interesting the following places for a wedding in Guanacaste: Tamarindo (one of the most popular places to get lots of options to get married), Papagayo area (Hotel Andaz, Four season, Secrets Papagayo or Mangroove), el Coco beach, Hacienda Pinilla, Reserva Conchal.
- Costa Rica south are like Manuel Antonio beach, Dominical beach, Peninsula de Osa, Uvita beach and Herradura Beach.
- At Monteverde area, you can find a lot of beautiful options, for example Belmar Hotel. Belmar hotel
- San Carlos area has a lot beautiful hotels close by the volcano. The wedding photos get amazing with that gorgeous landscape like at the beautiful Nayara hotel.
- Puerto Viejo: The Caribbean area in Costa Rica and a perfect small and intimate place to get married, with a lot of nature and spectacular beaches!
1. Guancaste, Tamarindo, Pangas
Location: Guanacaste, Tamarindo
Capacity: 200 people
This is one of the most popular venues to get married in Costa Rica, so if you want it for your wedding, hurry up! It gets booked so fast, with a fresh shadow from this amazing tree and the food OMG, is delicious! You will find a lot of hotels very close where you can have your getting ready. The view is beautiful when walking down the aisle in this incredible place, white sand, gorgeous! You can check one of their weddings here.
P.d. You can have a small or big wedding here, this place is awesome.
2. Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Sueños del Mar
Location: Guanacaste, TamarindoThis is a perfect place for a small and intimate wedding, or to elope in Costa Rica. This venue in Tamarindo is so cute and lovely, the rooms are gorgeous and they are right next to the beach, I simply love it!
3. Manuela Antonio, Costa Verde
Location: Guanacaste, Tamarindo
Capacity: between 50 to 150 people
This hotel has the benefit that you can have your wedding in the beautiful mountain or right in the gorgeous Manuel Antonio beach. So, I recommend these two options, because if you are in Costa Rica for a destination wedding, the best options are the mountains or the beach, what we are known for, NATURE :) You can check this beautiful wedding here.
4. Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio beach
Manuel Antonio Beach has the benefit that you can have the wedding at a hotel or make it happen at the beach. The result is always a beautiful wedding or elopement, only in Manuel Antonio! You can fully check this beautiful elopement here.
5. Guanacaste, Dreams las Mareas
Capacity: 200 peopleThis is an all inclusive hotel in Guanacaste. This venue is perfect for weddings because it has a beautiful beach, with white sand and they have a lot of experience with previews weddings. You will find there everything you need to make it come together and also, I love this part, they offer the option to have the reception at the beach OMG! With beautiful warm lights, it is an easy and great option if you want it all at one place, no more loosing time in transportation, YAS!
P.d. You can have a small or big wedding here, this location is as versatile as beautiful and complete.
6. Guanacaste, Four Season hotel
Web https: https://www.fourseasons.com/es/costarica/
Location: Guanacaste, Papagayo
Capacity: 200 people
This luxury wedding venue in Costa Rica offers different and unique options to get married, you can choose between the mountain with the beautiful view of papagayo or in the gorgeous warm beach. They have amazing food, decoration, you don’t have to worry about anything, they have it all! I love this place because if you really want a luxurious service, this is the right venue! And well, Papagayo is at the driest area in Guanacaste, so you can come in green “rainy” season too. Check out this beautiful wedding here.
P.d. Also, here you can have a small or big wedding here.
p.d. you can have a small or big wedding here.
7. Alajuela, La Paz waterfall wedding
Web https:Waterfall Garden
Location: Alajuela, Costa Ria
Capacity: 10 peopleThis place is incredible for an elopement in Costa Rica, with the amazing waterfall and the bridges around the mountain. Oh, it’s so beautiful, you will have an intimate, romantic wedding, elopement or honeymoon. You can check this beautiful elopement here.
8. Dominical beach wedding
Location: Dominical beach and Uvita beach
Capacity: 10 people-40 people
Dominical is located in the South of Costa Rica, is get a little rainier than Guanacaste and the good thing is you can find more ECO Friendly hotels, or you can rent a house, there are a lot of options to stay in this area! You can check this wedding here.
9. Hacienda Pinilla weddings
Capacity: 10 people-200 people depends on the area in Hacienda Pinilla and it is one of the few places to offer a beautiful and small church.
Hacienda Pinilla is a residencial and hotel area in Guanacaste you can find Beach Club Hacienda Pinilla or you can rent a house, they have a lot beautiful houses to rent, with gorgeous architectural details. You can choose either have the wedding at the colonial church they have or if you prefer, the beach, there you can do it too! This venue is perfect, it offers tons of different scenarios to get the most beautiful pictures, and in Summer is simply amazing!
10. Guancaste, Hacienda Pinilla Houses
Capacity: 10-40 people depends on the area house in Hacienda PinillaThis incredible house is perfect for an intimate wedding or to elope in Costa Rica. It’s unique design and the beautiful landscape makes this house an amazing place to have a all-together gorgeous wedding.
11. Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa weddings
Capacity: 10-100 peopleSanta Teresa is one of the most beautiful places to get marred in Costa Rica, you can find a lot of venues such as houses, hotels and delicious restaurants too! It is perfect for destination weddings in Costa Rica; if you arrive to San Jose, you will need to across a little portion of the sea in a ferry to get to Santa Teresa, this kind of trip is great to get to know a different part of Costa Rica.
12. Llanos del Cortes waterfall Guanacaste Bagaces
Capacity: 10 people
This is a public waterfall in Costa Rica, Bagaces, Guanacaste. It is amazing, unique and an incredible place to have a small wedding or to elope here in Costa Rica! it has a magical light and the access is so easy, I love that beautiful simplicity. Just consider to have the wedding during weekdays, weekends are impossible because the place gets really crowded. This for sure is one of my favorite places, affordable and incredible!
13. Manuel Antonio weddings, Punto de Vista
Web: Punto de Vista
Capacity: 10-50 people depends on the area house in Hacienda PinillaThis venue for weddings in Costa Rica is located in Manuel Antonio. It is an amazing and gorgeous mansion, with a unique design and perfect for the getting ready and the wedding reception, they have an incredible staff to work with, and you can feel the privacy and the jungle at the same place, it is perfect for weddings.
14. Tamarindo, Casa Puro Dieces
Capacity: 50This venue is located in Tamarindo, is a perfect place to have an intimate wedding. You will need to hire rentals, food and a wedding planner, sounds a lot but it is worth it, and you can have the wedding in the beach (for this wedding planner is a must) and have the reception at the house.
15. San Carlos, Hotel Nayara weddings
Location: San Carlos
This incredible venue in La Fortuna, San Carlos, is the perfect place to have the impressive volcano and the amazing waterfall close to each other. If you really want a forest experience this place your choice, just consider that to get to the waterfall, we would have to walk a lot, but is part of the adventure! And if the weather is right, we can have the volcano included in the photos, so beautiful! It gets so rainy during a few months, so the best option is Summer, to we can have the volcano included, is an incredible detail to your pictures!
16. Guanacaste, Nosara
Capacity: 50 to 100 people
Nosara is one of the most exotic areas in Costa Rica, you can find a lot of beautiful and unique venues for weddings, elopements or your perfect honeymoon. You can find incredible beaches and hotels that offer exclusive design to your wedding. Nosara is simply amazing for weddings, you’ll feel the nature and the Costa Rica paradise vibe.
17. Guanacaste, Reserva Conchal
Web: Reserva Conchal
Capacity: 10 people-200 people depends on the area in Reserva Conchal
Reserva Conchal is a residencial and hotel area in Guanacaste, you can find Westin or Reserva Conchal as location, or you can rent a house, they have a lot beautiful places where you can stay. You can have the wedding at the church or if you prefer, the beach is an amazing option where you can have it too! This venue is perfect because it offers different scenarios and during Summer, is gorgeous! You can check wedding here.
18. Puerto Viejo wedding
Capacity: 50 people
Puerto Viejo is located in Limón, Costa Rica, and is one of the most beautiful and unique areas for destination wedding in Costa Rica, small town and home like. The only thing is people doesn’t know a lot about Puerto Viejo, but is an amazing place for weddings or to elope! You can rent a beautiful house or have a small wedding in Le Cameleon Hotel or Hotel Aguas Claras, for example, you only need a wedding planner to have an organized event and avoid having bad surprises. Because is a Costa Rican little town, the vendors or the experience with weddings is less big than Guanacaste, just to mention. I always recommend a wedding planner, and is a must if you want your perfect wedding at Puerto Viejo.
19. Dominical beach wedding, Peninsula de Osa
Capacity: 50 people
Peninsula de Osa is one of the most hard-to-believe and paradisiacal place in Costa Rica for weddings, and if you really really want to be far away of the city and to have a real destination junglish wedding, Blue Osa is perfect, check the amazing wedding here
This part of Costa Rica is so ECO friendly, you will feel in the real jungle, so free, is similar than Puerto Viejo but less rainy, just take into consideration that you will need a planner, for sure, to have everything done perfeclty and well organized.
20. Guanacaste, Papagayo Hotel Andaz weddings and Prieta Beach Club Papagayo
Web: Hotel Andaz
Capacity: 300 people
These beautiful hotel and beach club are part of the Papagayo area, you can find Four Seasons, Secrets, Mangroove and some others. But Hotel Andaz is one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Papagayo, Costa Rica. You will find beautiful rooms, incredible beach scenarios and high standard customer service. And if you want a BIG PARTY, you can have Prieta Beach Club as option. Either way, the good news is that Hotel Andaz recently expanded and you can have a big events too! Definitely amazing options for weddings or elopements in Costa Rica. You just enjoy your stay, we are in charge of make it feel like paradise.
21. Guancaste, Tamarindo beach, Casa Bali
Web: Casa Bali
Capacity: 50 people
This incredible house is perfect for an intimate wedding or to elope in Costa Rica, its unique design and the beautiful landscape made this house amazing.