Cody and I can not say enough about Catherine and her team at Costa Rica Paradise Wedding. When I said that Cody and I were non-traditional, Cath didn’t bat an eyelash. When she suggested food trucks I knew that she got us and we were in good hands from the beginning. We wanted every color, unicorns, the Jurassic Park theme song as our processional, and she made us feel like we were normal. Everything was perfect and she went above and beyond. There were venue changes, budget cutbacks, and odd requests but in the end she delivered a magical day for us and our guests. Everyone thought the execution of our vision was fun and whimsical yet classy. We had an amazing time. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was responsible for the gorgeous weather – she’s that good. If you are looking for a trustworthy, professional, and fun wedding planner that will not pressure you into a cookie cutter wedding out of a pre-planned catalog – Cath is your gal!! We loved every aspect and we could not have had the wedding of our dreams without Costa Rica Paradise Weddings. If you are engaged and reading this review (congrats!), you will not go wrong by hiring this team of awesome people. Thank you to the moon and back!
Amy & Will got married on a rooftop terrace of one of the villas in Manuel Antonio. They had morning ceremony and then took entire wedding group to a Waterfall repelling and zip lines tour! They had their reception the same day in the evening. Tired but happy finished their wedding day with a party. It was truly adventures wedding!
We can’t imagine not having used Catherine to help us with our wedding day! We wanted a simple but beautiful wedding with a very nice reception for our 50 guests. Catherine took care of EVERYTHING! From the music and food to the outdoor lighting and ambiance, she thought of everything! We can’t sing her praises enough. Angela & Richie
The Costa Rica Paradise Wedding team gave Miri and I our dream wedding. We live in New York and we handled all the design elements and planning online. Naturally we were nervous planning from such a distance, but we live streamed with Catherine on several occasions and were able to make decisions about color palettes, place settings, flower arrangements, etc. We could do all this from the comfort of our home, a thousand miles away. On the day of the wedding, the team was calm, organized, kept the itinerary on point, and OVER delivered on every design element. Each detail was ABOVE AND BEYOND what we hoped for. We can’t thank the Costa Rica Paradise Wedding team enough. Thanks!
Located in Ballena, Mar y Selva Ecolodge offers a garden and year-round outdoor pool. Playa Hermosa is 24 km away.
Mar y Selva Ecolodge also includes a terrace. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant.
Uvita is 8 km from Mar y Selva Ecolodge, while Santa Elena is 26 km from the property. Eco lodge hotel is located on a hill with a nice view of the ocean. It is relaxing, great for nature lovers.
Rooms are simple and they don’t have a TV. Hotel offers large swimming pool, and is located just few minutes from the beach. We had a Moroccan theme wedding at Mar y Selva, which turned out wonderful.
Staff is friendly and helpful; they took care of our wedding group very well. We converted their restaurant to a Moroccan lounge with many lanterns and twinkling lights. They have a green area that was used for a ceremony. There was also a Taco food truck serving delicious vegetarian tacos and other yummy dishes.
Another wedding reception we planned there was more elegant and romantic, and ceremony was held at the beach Playitas. Recommended for a destination wedding for someone who’s looking for a simplicity and nature.
We had the BEST experience with Costa Rica Wedding Vendors!! I had the pleasure of working with Catherine. From our first email till the day of the wedding she was truly amazing- professional, very easy to talk to, reliable, and spot on with everything I envisioned! We planned the wedding from 2 different countries- I was in California and she was in Costa Rica- we never met until the day of the wedding- and when I saw her she was like a breath of fresh air (which is so important for a bride :). She was on time, had a calming energy, was very positive, and ready to go with her team! I asked her to do a very non traditional wedding in terms of ceremony and reception- and she completely understood the vision and made it more beautiful than I could imagine. She also visited the site before hand to map everything out, was communicating with my other vendors- and just made everything smooth, and easy. I can’t thank her, CRWV, and their team for creating such an incredible wedding, and for making the entire process fun, professional, and perfect! (August 2016)