Hacienda Don Carmelo is a stunning outdoor wedding venue located at the Escuela Puertorriqueña del Arte Ecuestre (Puerto Rican School of Equestrian Art) in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. This property lies across 60 acres of rolling hills which overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The team at Hacienda Don Carmelo offers expert planning guidance and full-service wedding packages.
Facilities and Capacity
The gardens at Hacienda Don Carmelo offer discreet and romantic surroundings for a beautiful outdoor ceremony with a simple, natural backdrop for photos. The Secret Garden is suitable for ceremonies of up to 100 people and small receptions for 20 or less. Cocktail receptions are available under the Rain Tree, and more formal buffet receptions can take place at their Gazebo de El Rey for up to 100 guests. Tented areas and back-up spaces for inclement weather are also available for an additional fee.
Hacienda Don Carmelo offers a full range of services and wedding packages ranging from two-hour intimate celebrations for under 20 guests to more extended events for larger groups of 100. Their team will guide you through every step of your wedding planning and can create personalized packages if needed. Their most comprehensive wedding package includes a wedding ceremony in the Secret Garden followed by a three-course buffet-style reception at the Gazebo de El Rey. The package features personalized décor and wedding cake, hors d’ oeuvres, bouquets for the wedding party, and live music for the ceremony and reception. There will be a four-hour non-alcoholic open bar, and you can bring your own champagne and drinks with no corkage fee. Hacienda Don Carmelo can work with couples to create a personalized buffet menu.
Hacienda Don Carmelo was founded in 1964 by Don Carmelo Figeroa Rodriguez and his wife, Sara Padilla. The couple bred award-winning Paso Fino horses which have competed at competitions around the globe. The property is now home to the Puerto Rican School of Equestrian Art and has been featured on the Travel Channel on both Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.
Recommended by 100% of couples
User2719093 · 2+ years ago
We got married at Hacienda Don Carmelo in Vega Baja Puerto Rico. We found the place online and we are so lucky. They helped us plan the whole thing mostly over emails as we live in the states. I wanted a beautiful venue outdoors with character and unique to Puerto Rico and this place was perfect. We were able to enjoy every aspect of the wedding planning and the wedding. The food was amazing, the decorations were just what I wanted and the ceremony was beautiful. All of our out of town guests keep commenting on how beautiful ou venue was.Sent on 06/05/2013
Cindy · Married on 03/31/2018
Hacienda Don Carmelo is a magical place!. Our wedding was pure perfection!!! The staff is amazing, flexible, friendly and responsible. They would do anything to make your dream day a dream come to life. Thank you Melba and Cesar for everything. We will never be thankful enoughSent on 04/19/2018
Jaime A · Married on 07/26/2014
My wife and I got held our wedding on La Hacienda Don Carmelo and the experience was a drea come true!! The place is beautiful and just made our special day more meaningful!! Thanx again HDC!!Sent on 02/07/2015
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Hacienda Don Carmelo is one of the most beautiful haciendas in Puerto Rico to do your wedding and corporate event. Gazebo, Horses, Country Style, house in a tree, and much more! The place is gorgeous. Good service, good people and good food. As a Photographer we recommend Hacienda don Carmelo.