a traditional costa rica wedding ceremony by the sea in montezuma

A Costa Rica wedding at Ylang Ylang provides an idyllic setting for your nuptials. Many couples come from Canada, the United States and Great Britain to be married in Cost Rica. Thea and Ryan from Alberta, Canada were married at the Ylang Ylang on February 13 of this year. Thirty-two friends and family members came along to celebrate with them.

They chose a wedding package that included a champagne toast for the bride as she and her bridesmaids had their hair primped by a local hairdresser. Their flowers included beautiful tropical bouquets, boutonnieres, floral crowns and table center pieces. Their ceremony was held at the beach with the bride and groom beneath a driftwood arch also adorned with tropical flowers.

Ylang Ylang also provided the ordained minister for the ceremony. This was followed by many congratulations at the cocktail hour with open bar, appetizers and music. Thea and Ryan’s buffet wedding feast culminated with a two-layer carrot caress cake. The DJ kept all the guests dancing during the reception and the evening ended with family and friends in front of a large beach bonfire.

Had my wedding here. Emma and the staff were absolutely amazing. I felt like a movie star every day waking up to these views in the jungle around me. The wedding was better than anything I thought I wanted.

I will cherish these memories forever. Food was five-star gourmet staff treats you like family. We stayed in Coco Joe’s, it has a walkway to the beach and in the loft and porch you can see the best views.

The loft windows open up above the bed and you wake up to the ocean absolutely amazing! The wedding reception And bonfire on the beach is something I will never forget!

The amount of exotic animals you see is awesome! I will be back!

Melissa Sheneman

flower petal walkway on sand toward the ocean for your costa rica wedding ceremony

If you’re wondering, “Can I get married in Costa Rica?” The answer is “of course!” The knowledgeable staff at the Ylang Ylang have been planning Costa Rica weddings for decades.

Not only will they answer all your questions and cater to your every whim, they’ll be sure to let you know all the paperwork you need to bring.


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The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort provides full service wedding packages for every taste and budget. Everything you need is available including the minister, photographer, florist, hair dresser, entertainment and much much more.

Of course no wedding would be complete without food.

The sumptuous wedding buffets at the Ylang Ylang include local fresh fish and chicken, a myriad of organic vegetables and desserts made on the premises, this incredible prepared food is prepared fresh and served elegantly to your wedding party.

See more on our press release here.