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Destination Wedding Central – Jaco Beach Event Center

Jaco Beach – Costa Rica

The fastest growing trend among those getting married is a destination wedding and Costa Rica ranks high with Casa Rio Mar and Casa Rio Mar Grande leading the way. Getting married at our private spacious homes on the beach is the perfect place to stay & say “I do” with your closest and dearest family and friends at your side in a tropical location on the Central Pacific Coast of the happiest country on Earth – Costa Rica.

Over the years we have hosted dozens of fairy-tale oceanfront weddings, anniversaries, vow renewals, bachelor and bachelorette parties. At Casa Rio Mar and Casa Rio Mar Grande we ensure your destination dream wedding comes true. Many couples are now thinking outside the chapel. One in four couples now choose to board a plane and fly to a tropical location far from home and far from formal black-tie affairs. A recent study found 58-percent of brides want their wedding and reception to be remembered as a fun, casual time. No wonder so many couples are hitting the road for their nuptials to exotic leisurely locations such as Jaco Beach, Costa Rica.

We have learned from experience a destination wedding allows the bride and groom more quality time and opportunity to truly interact with their family and best friends especially when everyone stays at the same place such as Casa Rio Mar and next-door Casa Rio Mar Grande -- which accommodates up to 40 guests -- in beachfront luxury complete with two tropical swimming pools and a large elevated sun deck overlooking the ocean perfect for sun tanning or hosting a reggae or salsa band. The average number of guests at a destination wedding is about 40 – perfect for our location.

At Casa Rio Mar we are a one-stop wedding shop. We take care of all the details from your pastor & proper marriage license paperwork, your wedding cake, your photographer/videographer, your catered reception & other meals, your transportation – everything -- leaving you free to enjoy your people and not sweat the details. We strive for perfection and can accommodate just about any reasonable request.

In choosing Casa Rio Mar your wedding photos and videos will take place in extreme tropical beauty on a truly magnificent National Park-like photogenic beach where the rainforest mountains comes down to kiss the sea. Time your wedding ceremony to the backdrop of a dramatic blazing sunset.

The international airport at San Jose, Costa Rica is only a 3-hour flight from such cities as Orlando, Houston, New Orleans, Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. The airport is 62 miles from Jaco Beach. We will pick you and your guests up then deliver you all to your wedding destination at our magnificent and modern home on the beach where world-class surfing is right out the front door.

Besides cost then comes weather to decide where to go. The Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica boasts on average 300 days-a-year of sunshine with average daytime temperatures in the 85-to-90-degree range. The rainiest months of the year are October and November.

Another thing to consider is most couples have friends and family in different locations around the country and the world so everyone flies in and meets up. Destination weddings are the great geographical equalizer because they take place in a neutral spot and since our location is largely new to everybody, your big day will be every bit as exciting for your guests as it is for you and have real stress-free fun doing it. This beach town has everything – great restaurants, sports bars, casinos and night life.

Costa Rica and especially Jaco is a place with a lot of punch with lush tropical rainforests, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, volcanoes and spectacular beaches. At Casa Rio Mar we can book any adventure tour available in the region from deep sea fishing, sunset horseback riding on the beach, zip-lining across the tree tops waving at monkeys, ATV mountain trail rides, SCUBA diving and snorkeling – all of it. A world of possibilities awaits you and your guests at Casa Rio Mar.

Our Venue

- 2 Beautiful adjoining beachfront homes with a private setting
- 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms
- 18 total beds + 10 additional sleeper sofas
- Accommodates up to 40 people depending on group make up
- 2 Private pools with amazing ocean views
- Huge covered patio for events
- Enormous sundeck overlooking the ocean. With direct access to the
beach for perfect wedding ceremonies. Perfect for live music and dancing
- 2.5 kitchens

Additional Amenities
-Personal Concierge
-Daily Maid Service
-Surf Boards, Boogie Boards, Sea Kayak, Pool Toys, house sound system.
-24-Hour Security
-MAX TV 300 + Channels in English + all sports channels
-Extra Staff for the day of the event

-Several Wedding planners to choose from

Booking Information

We are happy to provide a customized quote to help you start planning for your Costa Rica beachfront destination wedding from beginning to end. Our hospitality pros can help you plan all the details for your special day -- choosing from a world of possibilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?


How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

12 Bedrooms, Sun deck, covered patio, beach ceremonies

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What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Nathalie Married on 08/22/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Very amazing beautiful wedding

This location was not only private at the end of the beach, it was very clean, beautiful and offered so much from pools. grills and more! The main decision we went with this place besides the location was they helped plan every detail of our wedding, from hiring a great dj, to a great bartender, made a beautiful palm tree arch for our wedding and had the prettiest decorations offered. Being a bride, they truly took a lot off of my plate so I was able to truly enjoy my day. It truly meant a lot the effort they put into our day, the details and the assistance we needed to make this wedding our dream wedding while still remaining incredibly on budget as well. I would definitely recommend not only the houses we had reserved but for anyone to use them for the wedding as well. Truly such a magical, beautiful day. Not only did they offer all of this, but we did not setup or take down a thing as well, truly making our day relaxing!
Nick A. Married on 03/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Costa Rica Destination Wedding: The best choice!

Jaco Beach Event Center is your top choice for your destination wedding. The venue is flawless. There is plenty of space to accommodate your guests, beach access literally a step away, and tons of fun activities in the city and region that make the Costa Rica experience truly unforgettable. What makes this venue stand out to me is their dedication to serve you. Jim and the team are the best in the business and truly want to make your time in Jacó wonderful. As a wedding videographer, I highly recommend that you consider this venue as your choice for your upcoming wedding.
Justin P. Married on 05/25/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

Casa Rio Mar Beach Ceremony

My wife and I got engaged in Dec of 2018 and began planning a wedding in CR for May 2019. We had hoped to find a house that would offer that picturesque beach ceremony but could also accommodate as many of our 40 guests as possible. After a lot of searching and several phone interviews with rental properties, Casa Rio Mar seemed like the best fit.
Turns out… it was a perfect fit and our wedding was incredible experience from top to bottom!!! So we rented both houses at Casa Rio Mar because of capacity and the pictures of the beach view, wood decking and layouts online. Because we were never planning a trip down prior to our wedding weekend we had some apprehension about trying to plan the event. After a few phone calls with Matt and Jim early on though, I started to get a good feeling that things would work out. Both were very honest about the potential of the house and their down to earth kindness shined through.
I had indicated that we would be doing all the planning and we didn’t need a coordinator. This didn’t stop Matt from frequently making calls to vendors, getting additional quotes and arranging time for vendors to stop by during the process. He was incredibly helpful and also made a lot of arrangements for our guests as well.
Our guests arrived on various flights to San Jose, and their transfer shuttles were waiting and ready to go. When we got to the house, it was just as the pictures indicated! Overlooking the beach, 2 beautiful pools and plenty of space in the house. Casa Rio Mar Grande has a rather interesting layout in terms of rooms and access which was great, as it provides a little more privacy for guests. Casa Rio Mar is more typical and probably the more family friendly house. Both ended up being great as we had a combination of young families and friends coming. In the end we had something like 30 adults between the 2 houses which made for a comfortable fit. The other 10 stayed at a few different hotels which were within walking distance. All 40 guests had an incredible time and said it was one of the most beautiful weddings they had been to.
Matt was in and out of the house throughout our 5 day stay to answer questions and make arrangements as needed. On the day of the actual wedding, Matt showed up early to help direct vendors and Jim came by as well with a few gifts, very kind! We had used Zona Latina Eventos to do a bulk of our wedding stuff and that is another 5-star review I need to write. Highly recommend and extremely easy to work with minus the language barrier. In the end, the wedding was so perfectly beautiful.
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Jaco Beach Event Center frequently asked questions

Jaco Beach Event Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
Jaco Beach Event Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Jaco Beach Event Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by Jaco Beach Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Mansion
Jaco Beach Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Jaco Beach Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Jaco Beach Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Jaco Beach Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
Jaco Beach Event Center is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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