For many people, a wedding at the Marriot Los Sueños Resort and Marina really is a dream come true. Los Sueños (dreams, in Spanish) is a gorgeous resort, golf course, and marina nestled on the Pacific Coast in sunny, tropical Costa Rica.
The sparkling blue waters are popular among sport fishermen of all skill levels, which the marina attracts in droves.
It’s also a picture-perfect place to make your dream wedding come true. Check out the services and amenities available for weddings at Los Sueños in Costa Rica.
The Resort and Marina
There’s a lot going on at Los Sueños Marriot, making it a great location for weddings. The property is set on 1,100 acres of land and offers a variety of accommodations, activities, and amenities.
The area is best known as the “Billfish Capital of the World”, drawing fishermen from around the globe looking to catch a sailfish, marlin, tuna, or mahi-mahi. Some of those fish are catch-and-release only, but others you can take back with you and have a private chef or one of the area’s restaurants prepare you a freshly-caught feast!
Of course, fishing isn’t all there is to do at Los Sueños. The beautiful La Iguana 18-hole golf course gently rolls over the tropical landscape behind the marina. Designed by the famous Ted Robinson, the naturally challenging course manages to appeal to players of all skill levels. The course has been landscaped with exotic plants native to the area and is home to over 150 species of birds and other wildlife.
Down in the Marina village, you can find an array of shops, restaurants, and tour operators that will make your stay at Los Sueños better than you can imagine.
The property is also home to a deluxe 4.6-acre oceanfront beach club. This area with its freeform swimming pool, swim-up bar, al-fresco restaurant, and other amenities is off-limits to the general public but can be accessed by those who rent one of the luxurious condos on the property.
Rooms and Accommodations
The Marriott hotel, located just steps from the gorgeous beach Playa Herradura, provides spectacular accommodations. Choose from a variety of room styles including adults-only swim-up rooms, balconies with spectacular ocean views, or a spacious luxury suite. Most rooms feature a ridiculously relaxing hammock where you can relax and let your dreams sweep you away.
24-hour room service and high-speed WiFi is available for all rooms. The hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center equipped with everything you could possibly need to get your sweat on in Costa Rica. When it’s time to wind down, simply head over to the Sibö Rainforest Spa for massages, facials, skin treatments, and other services in a rainforest-inspired setting.
Scattered throughout the property are a variety of gorgeous 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom condos available for rent. Most of them are owned by individual property owners, but the Stay in Costa Rica property management company makes renting one (or a few) a piece of cake. They can also help you book tour packages for sport fishing, spa services, and any other area activities.
A stay in one of the condos will grant you access to the beach club as well as each condo community has private pools, jacuzzis, and some offer a fitness center.
Wedding Planning Services
The Marriott offers wedding planning services and enough space for up to 400 guests. With 18 event rooms to choose from, there is literally something for everyone at this venue. The hotel also offers discounts and special rates to those who book 10 or more rooms at the hotel for their event.
Certified wedding planners handle all the details. You can work closely with the planner to design the wedding of your dreams or you can give them a general idea of what you want and let them handle it all. These professionals literally take all the stress out of wedding planning!
There are 18 event spaces of various shapes and sizes at the hotel, however, beach ceremonies tend to be popular. The hotel is located right on the stunning Playa Herradura so it isn’t hard to see why.
The luscious Marina Garden can host up to 350 people and is a popular reception space for those seeking a relaxed vibe. To make things a bit fancier, couples can choose the stunning Carara Ballroom for their reception space. It can be set up either as a cocktail hour-type event space or a full-on sit-down dinner with extravagant decorations that make a statement.
These are just two amazing options at the hotel. Don’t hesitate to contact them directly to find out more about their event spaces which encompass an impressive list of beaches, gardens, and ballrooms.
Getting Married at Los Sueños in Costa Rica
A wedding at Los Sueños in Costa Rica is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Prepare to be pampered to the nines with all that the lovely Marriott has to offer. Alternatively, you can rent a condo or two to enjoy an intimate, yet opulent wedding on your own terms. Your guests will be delighted that you brought them to such a fantastic, exotic destination. And you will be over the moon with all the luxurious options for your special day!
And of course, I’m happy to come along for the ride and capture every moment of that once-in-a-lifetime experience. Weddings are a whirlwind and once they’re over, your photos and your treasured memories are what you get to keep from the experience. Immortalize them with beautiful photographs capturing genuine moments of love and laughter from the day.
Want to learn more about other venues in Costa Rica? Check out my guide on several of my favorite (and most photogenic) venues!