Weddings in Costa Rica

If you are recently engaged and looking for a romantic and exciting destination wedding in Costa Rica, Montezuma is the perfect fit. Weddings in Costa Rica are fun, adventurous and relaxing for the couple and their wedding guests. Montezuma offers many tours and activities and beautiful beaches to relax on.

Our wedding ceremonies are decorated on the beach or grass with beautiful tropical flowers and decor.

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Our wedding receptions are set up in our restaurant area and we offer a full bar, course meal or buffet, music and entertainment options.

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Costa Rica Beach Wedding

Thai and Alyson moved to Costa Rica to teach English. They fell in love with the country and after having lived here for a couple years were offered the opportunity to run a language school here in Montezuma. They moved to Montezuma last August to run Proyecto Montezuma. In March, they invited their friends and family to come visit their new home and celebrate their wedding! In the days before the wedding a volcano erupted in Costa Rica’s central valley and strong winds blew the ash into San Jose. This caused many flights to be cancelled or delayed and unfortunately many of Thai and Alyson’s guests were effected my this. In the end two guests were not able to make it, but everyone else was able to arrive just in time for the wedding. The gorgeous day was captured by Ale Sura Photography. All wedding planning and preparation was done by Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Check out the beautiful photos below of their Costa Rica Beach Wedding. Beach Wedding Costa RicaCosta Rica beach weddingCosta Rica wedding bridesmaids costa ricawedding reception costa ricawedding photos costa ricaromantic beach weddingCosta Rica beach weddingromantic beach resort


Rainy Day Wedding

Kayla and Brian came to Ylang Ylang shortly before Brian was to be deployed to Afghanistan. On their trip to Ylang Ylang, they reserved a romantic dinner on the beach. During that dinner, Brian gave Kayla a promise ring and they committed to being there for each other when he got home. Because of this romantic evening, Ylang Ylang has always been a special place to them and they knew that some day they would come back and host their wedding here.

Last month, Kayla and Brian got married here at Ylang Ylang, surrounded by a large group of family and friends. The day of the wedding began beautiful and sunny, however, the afternoon turned stormy and we soon figured out that their outdoor beach wedding would not be possible. The entire staff at Ylang Ylang jumped into action to transform the yoga studio into a magical ceremony space. This rainy day wedding was completely transformed! Their ceremony was done by a close friend and was very touching. They wrote and read their own personal vows and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

The amazingly wonderful photographer, Ale Sura, offered to come back the next morning to capture their couple’s portraits. She did a stunning job of capturing this special day. Check out the photos below!

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Tropical Beach Weddings

Beach Wedding Costa RicaThis amazingly gorgeous beach wedding had beautiful personal touches and tropical colors. The wedding was hosted here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort where we work to create beautiful tropical beach weddings. The ceremony was decorated with pink, yellow and orange flowers, our beautiful driftwood arch and bamboo chairs.

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The bride and groom spent months collecting driftwood from the beach and painting signs for their ceremony. It was important to the bride and groom that their guests were comfortable and barefoot for their beach ceremony.

costa rica beach wedding The tropical wedding reception was decorated with light pink, orange, and yellow lanterns. The tables numbers, menus and name cards were decorated with a hand drawn traditional Costa Rican ox cart wheel made by the groom’s mother and sister (shown below) and our florist made customized wooden boxes for the flower arrangements. The also added some personal touches like the “Just Married” sign. Tropical wedding table decor

All photographs done by Ale Sura Photography.

Destination Wedding Ideas

This past weekend, we had a beautiful destination beach wedding planned. Unfortunately, we got a huge rain storm come through and we had to completely change the plan last minute. We moved the ceremony to an indoor area above the restaurant that is used as our yoga studio. It wasn’t what the couple had planned on, but we transformed the space into a beautiful ceremony. What resulted was a new destination wedding opportunity to offer to our guests.

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Our whole team worked hard to clean and transform this space. We now have a beautiful new ceremony location option, which is especially helpful during our rainy season. We are excited to expand our destination wedding ideas!

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Costa Rica Elopement Wedding

If you are looking for a simple and intimate way to tie the knot, a destination elopement could be just for you. Choosing a Costa Rica elopement wedding is a wonderful way to celebrate your love. We offer two special elopement packages, both offer romance and privacy. The ceremony can be on the beach or garden and can be either legal or symbolic. Both packages include flowers and decor made and grown in the Ylang Ylang gardens.

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After your personalized, romantic and intimate ceremony, you’ll be welcomed to your private dining table on the beach. You will enjoy a three course meal with a bottle of wine and a cocktail, all while enjoying the view with your toes in the sand.

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The other option is to customize your elopement exactly the way you want it, choosing from our various wedding options. An elopement in Costa Rica is an unforgettable experience. We create a personal and private day, just for you.

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Peacock Themed Costa Rica Beach Wedding

This past month here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we had a number of weddings. One of these weddings was a completely colorful and beautiful peacock themed wedding. From the peacock feathers in the flowers and peacock drawings on the tables, each detail was meticulously planned out.Peacock wedding costa rica The tables were decorated with hand made name cards and table numbers. A beautiful personal touch.

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Not only was the wedding decorated beautifully, the bride and groom are also vegan and gluten free. Therefore, most of their buffet, appetizers, and wedding cake was vegan and gluten free. IMG_3686

The wedding turned out to be a beautiful and perfect romantic beach wedding with delicious vegan and gluten free foods. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we work hard to create weddings that fit the bride and groom perfectly and create a dream Costa Rica beach wedding.

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A destination beach wedding at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers the perfect getaway and beach vacation for both you and your guests. A trip allows for you to spend time with friends and family and relax while having the wedding of your dreams planned out perfectly. All of the wedding planning at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is customized, meaning that you can put together a wedding your way. We give you options on everything and you can choose which ones you would like to include. Our weddings can be traditional or non-traditional, incorporating whatever aspects you find important into your ceremony. Each ceremony is designed in collaboration with the bride and groom and can be performed as a legal ceremony or symbolic.

Beach Wedding Reception in Costa Rica

After the ceremony we offer a number of ways to celebrate! Our reception dinners offer a wide variety of menus for a buffet or course style dinners. We cater to every type of eater and can create a menu for vegetarian, vegan, raw or gluten free lifestyles. We have a number of different entertainment options including a DJ, Latin Band, Fire Dancing Show, guitarist and bonfire, to entertain your guests. We offer all the opportunities to have the time of your life while celebrating your beach wedding in Costa Rica!

Wedding and Honeymoon: Costa Rica, Here We Come!

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The lush jungles and peaceful waters of Costa Rica await the most adventurous couples seeking a destination wedding. A Costa Rica beach wedding provides intimacy and comfort during a personal, life-changing event. Couples can strengthen their bond in the days following their wedding by having a Costa Rica honeymoon. Beautiful, natural habitats, music and food native to the country give couples everlasting memories filled with lots of love and happiness.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort has been proudly serving newlyweds and honeymooners since 1989. Our resort sits directly on the pristine beaches of Montezuma. We are the only resort in Montezuma located directly on the beach. We offer the perfect backdrop to a Costa Rica beach wedding – fiery sunsets, dancing ocean waves, chirps of tropical birds, and perhaps even the appearance of one of our unique monkeys as a guest. We have a stellar reputation for gathering and organizing essentials for a wedding day. A full range of wedding services that we offer include: legal arrangements, custom meal options, local entertainment, presentation, and professional photography.

What better way to end your wedding reception than to transition straight into a romantic Costa Rica honeymoon at our resort? We provide romantic accommodations with ocean and treetop views. We have a glistening, ocean side swimming pool and hammocks throughout the resort’s property for slow, quiet days. We help arrange tours throughout the Curu Wildlife Refuge for more active days. Our on-site spa provides couples massage and we have a skilled team that provides yoga for special retreats anytime.

Costa Rica’s forests and beaches are surrounded by beauty. Our resort is located in close proximity to the city of Montezuma. Couples who travel to our region are pleasantly surprised by all of our offerings. We do what we can to help make everyone’s visit special. From assisting with the right accommodations to pointing you in the right direction for food and entertainment, we are here to help you create an adventure of a lifetime.

Your Costa Rica Honeymoon Resort

Known for its stunning beaches, thick rainforest, prehistoric ruins and laid-back culture, Costa Rica makes the perfect getaway for adventurous newlyweds looking for a place to celebrate their new married life together. Fully one quarter of Costa Rica is devoted to protected nature reserves that harbor Costa Rica’s natural abundance of diverse wildlife and bird species. A breathtaking array of water sports are also available, from scuba diving to white-water rafting, and jungle trails offer excellent mountain biking or trekking opportunities.

When couples want to spend some time enjoying each other’s company, our Costa Rica honeymoon resort on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula offers secluded rooms and all-inclusive packages thoughtfully designed just for couples.

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Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers a range of packages, such as the Harmony of Happiness Package, which features three nights in a private beach bungalow including breakfast and dinner for two days, two complementary cocktails and an exclusive three-course dinner on the beach with only the sound of the waves and starlight for company. The Ever After Package gives couples a four-night stay in their choice of bungalow, three days of breakfast and dinner, including two cocktails, a bottle of Chandon Extra Brut champagne for toasting in their room upon arrival and a 50-minute Swedish massage in the on-site spa. Couples can even choose the Sunrise of Passion Package, which includes a bouquet of exotic local flowers to decorate the room, a bottle of Chandon Extra Brut champagne, a massage, two cocktails and dinner on the beach.

If three or four days are not enough in paradise, it’s easy to add on extra days to round out your wonderful escape. Ylang Ylang Beach Resort also offers fun packages that take advantage of local sites and activities, such as deep-sea fishing, zip-line tours, yoga, ATV or surfboard rental, horseback riding, a tour of Curu Wildlife Refuge and so much more.

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With its combination of luxury accommodation, delicious meals, pampering packages and exciting activities, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort will have couples wishing they could stay forever.

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