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Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person

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Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant is an elegant and modern wedding venue in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. At this gorgeous seaside venue, couples can host captivating wedding ceremonies on the soft white sands of the beach with the sparkling blue sea just beyond. With a long beautiful wooden walkway and the option to custom design your event, every ceremony at Kukua Beach Club is as unique as your love story. The unforgettable beach setting will ensure every couple's "I do's" echo in the minds of loved ones forever!

Facilities and Capacity

Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant is located on the world-famous Bavaro Beach and boasts not only breathtaking views of the sea and sunsets but features a magnificent pool that all guests can enjoy. This stylish venue provides various locations for wedding ceremonies and is licensed for civil, religious and symbolic weddings. Kukua is nestled between the Grand Bahia Principe and the RIU resorts.

It offers a private parking lot (and a full shuttle service for weddings), a spacious main salon/dining area, and a private air-conditioned Bridal room and grooms room as well. There is also a beach-front Palapa which allows you to have that beach ceremony without ever touching sand, as it is covered overhead and you are standing on solid ground, all the while being surround by the views of the Caribbean. Additionally, Kukua is wheelchair accessible.

Kukua Beach Club has grown to become a destination wedding hot spot with the venue selling out almost yearly to host custom weddings!

Services Offered

Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant is an ideal setting for a destination wedding, engagement party, or reception. It is renowned for its quality service, outstanding food and personalized wedding planning services. With its seaside view, oversized indigo pool and chic room options, it is impossible not to fall in love Kukua Beach Club on first sight!

Kukua's wedding team will work closely with you to plan the wedding of your dreams. They offer all-inclusive planning packages. With a restaurant on the property, catering and beverage services are all readily available. The restaurant features cuisine with daily-caught local seafood you can add to your menu. Hors d'oeuvres are available for a cocktail reception, and experienced chefs can make delicious desserts. The bartenders on hand can serve a variety of champagne, liquor, wine, and signature drinks during an open bar. Kukua provides the following to bring your wedding vision to life:

  • A wedding planner that works just for you!
  • Bamboo or Wooden gazebo with draping
  • Audio equipment
  • Barware
  • Centrepieces
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Dance floor
  • Menu Cards
  • Plate setting name cards
  • Table numbers
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables (including welcome table, cake table, favor tables
    .....and countless accents to match your theme.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Beach
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

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

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Reviews of Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant

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Kukua is a highly recommended wedding venue that provided an amazing experience to multiple reviewers. The staff, including Rachel, Mayte, and David, were praised for their exceptional service and attention to detail. The venue itself was described as beautiful and exceeded expectations. The food, drinks, and DJ services were all highly commended, with guests raving about the delicious food and signature drinks. The photography and videography by Laura Morales and Diego Cores were also highly appreciated. Overall, Kukua was described as a dream venue that made the wedding day memorable and stress-free.

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Kukua is a highly recommended wedding venue that provided an amazing experience to multiple reviewers. The staff, including Rachel, Mayte, and David, were praised for their exceptional service and attention to detail. The venue itself was described as beautiful and exceeded expectations. The food, drinks, and DJ services were all highly commended, with guests raving about the delicious food and signature drinks. The photography and videography by Laura Morales and Diego Cores were also highly appreciated. Overall, Kukua was described as a dream venue that made the wedding day memorable and stress-free.

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Kaylee M. Sent on 02/24/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding venue ever!!!!!!!

We had our wedding 2.10.24 with 82 of our friends and family travelling from all over the country and it was incredible!

Wedding colors/theme: Boho Glam! Cream/ivory, light blush, eucalyptus colored greenery, natural tones

DJ: Kukua DJ. He was great! We kind of took control and made playlists for everything, because I was just too much of a control freak. But he followed all our requests for music, cut it when it needed to be cut (our reception entrance got explicit at 32 seconds so we wanted it cut at 31 exactly lol), and kept the party going!

MC: Kukua MC. He was so sweet and did a fantastic job! Communicated with us well when we had questions and we loved him! We kept laughing as he kept calling my dad “Meeester (like Mr but drawn out) Jefff” and now it’s a nickname that’ll never leave the family. We loved him!

Wedding planners and Coordinators:
simply amazing and the best! Rachel made the process so easy leading up to the wedding. She isn’t just a wedding planner, she also is a friend you make for life! She is so kind with the biggest heart and we adore her! She was always there to answer every question and she went above and beyond for us! We had a small hiccup with chandeliers prior to the wedding (vendor issue, not Kukua) and Rachel and Mayte worked tirelessly to come up with a solution and it was BETTER than I could’ve ever imagined and way better than what it was originally suppose to be. I am so grateful to the two of them for this!!!! It honestly made my dream come to life with this hiccup, so in hindsight I’m so happy it happened LOL Mayte is exactly who Rachel makes her out to be- she is so sweet, wonderful, and incredibly talented. And she is on it!!! She ran through everything with us during our tasting, and eased all my anxiety! And how she brings it all to life- oh my gosh. I mean I knew Kukua was good, but I didn’t know they would be this good! My guests cannot stop talking about how incredible and beautiful it was- many told us it was the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever been to! I am a complete control freak and with Mayte, I was actually able to sit back and let it all unfold. I still can’t get over the floral arrangements and how they hand make them all in house. Mayte put all our bouquets together and they were incredible.

When you see the venue blank, it’s hard to envision your dream wedding come to life. But let me tell you… trust MAYTE, the staff, and the process. It will be far beyond what you could’ve ever dreamed!!!! And the moment you sit down with Mayte and start to go over it all and you taste the food, you are reassured right in that moment! We are soooooo happy we trusted Kukua, Mayte, Rachel, David, and all the staff to help our dream day come to life!

The Venue and Staff:
-Every touch, every thing, every one- from top to bottom, were AMAZING. They were so on top of it all and they were incredible. Every detail was perfect and if it wasn’t, I sure as heck did not notice at all! I can go on and on, but I think the pictures will do the talking. It was incredible and they carry out your dream! I am forever grateful to Kukua and all of its wonderful staff!

Bridal Suite:
-just the freaking best! Air conditioned and more than enough room for the 10 plus of us in there! Kukua’s steamer was perfect to do all of our dresses day of and the service was amazing with drinks and food for getting ready!

Tasting:
-Simply incredible. The food and drinks were top notch, as was Mayte! It was so fun to try everything and for everything to come together. Our signature drinks were the passion fruit mojito and the pina colada. My mom hates mojitos and even she was obsessed! The something blue was our other favorite! For apps we chose: 1. salmon roll, 2. chicken and pineapple skewers, 3. Fresh tomato, basilisco, and parmesan cheese Bruschetta, 4. Mediterranean style vegetables mini panni with goat cheese, and 5. Seabass and shrimp ceviche with spicy passion fruit dressing and plantain chips. Guest favorites were the ceviche, and the goat cheese and bruschetta- last two being my favorite for sure!!! For dinner we did the pineapple chicken salad (INCREDIBLE!), avocado carbonara, filet and seabass. I will be dreaming of the seabass forever- it was soooo good!

For the cake, omg. I’m still dreaming about it and wish I could get some shipped to my house. They get their cakes through Cake Studio by Ana and we did two flavors, and I never even tried the red velvet. The winner that all my guests cannot stop talking about is vanilla flavor, dulce de leche filling, American butter cream frosting. It’s seriously so good. I ate cake with my hands for like 3 days after the wedding in our room. And I would do it again if I had some at home. The best wedding cake I have ever had!!!! Our friends keep asking if we’re going back for our one year anniversary and if they can come so they can get a slice of cake! LOL

Mini Desserts: Churros, key lime pie, crème brule. We were obsessed at our tasting.

Late night: tacos and nachos- cant speak on these as we didn’t try our late night as we were on the dance floor all night long!

Add on’s we did that we considered our favorite/must do’s:
-Shot seating chart with tequila and lime, our guests loved it
-LOVE sign. I didn’t choose it at first cause it felt cliché but our guests loved it, especially with the little fireworks going off during our first dance! Get the fireworks they are worth it!
-Chandeliers, just do it. It was stunning
-Sweetheart table couch: felt like I was in game of thrones. It was awesome.
-Cascading lights and bistro lights: my groom wanted all the lighting and he was so right. It was pretty windy so we had to keep the shades down and the cascading lighting made it so romantic and intimate! Get all the lighting, its worth it!

We had our dream day, it was perfect. And we will be dreaming of it for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much Kukua, especially Rachel and Mayte, for making the wedding of our dreams come true.

Other vendors review’s:

Hair: Natalia (Instagram: browbar_dmn), I’m obsessed with her. She was so sweet to work with, brought a second to do hair since we had so many, and all of our hair styles looked amazing. I had done absolutely no trial and just showed her pictures from pinterest and told her what I did and didn’t like, and she knocked it out of the freaking park! Can’t recommend her enough!

MUA: Blushed Hair and Makeup from Detroit, MI- Lauren is incredibly talented and had actually done both my siblings weddings, so it was a no brainer to bring her along to help complete the trifecta! If you are in the Detroit area, highly recommend Lauren for your wedding prep and all things skin related- she is one of the most amazing estheticians (super successful business-#1 detroit metro area) and the kindest human being ever. And she made me feel like a Victoria Secret Angel on my wedding day!

Photographer: Shauna Wear Photography, also located in Detroit and we’ve done so many shoots with her, so we just had to bring her along. She is incredible so highly recommend if you want to bring her along to Kukua or if you’re in the Detroit area needing an engagement shoot, she’s your girl!

Videography: Wedding Films Punta Cana. Though we have not seen any video content just yet, they were incredible to work with and it definitely seemed like they were getting all the good shots and all the good angles! Joel and his assistant were so sweet! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

Save the dates and Invitations: Truly Engaging- can’t recommend enough. Affordable and worth the extra $ to have envelopes addressed for you.

Travel Agents: Kristen Bullock and Patty Jordan from Unique Romance and Adventure Travel. Cannot recommend these two enough! They coordinated travel for all of our guests and ourselves, answered every question along the way, and were on top of it 24/7. They were so friendly and so wonderful to work with! I would highly recommend them for your wedding room block, and personal travel in general!

Private Boat Tour- Renny Travel. We did a boat for about 30 of us (parents, grandparents, groomsmen and plus ones, bridesmaids and plus ones, siblings and their kids) and it cost about $1500 and it was soooo worth it! We were questioning if we had it in the budget, but I’m so glad we found a way to make it work! It was so nice to sneak away with just the bridal party and we had a blast on the boat. We did it as part of their gifts and everyone was so appreciative, with everyone saying it was one of their favorite days. The onlyyyyyyy thing I would say is ask them to skip the dolphin island- its basically dolphins in the middle of the ocean locked in areas. It’s sad and we hated it, and had I known we would’ve skipped. But otherwise they did a great job. They also brought a photographer and we got roped into buying all the photos but they were so good and we loveeeee photos, so we budged and bought over 500 photos for $250.

Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie Eucalyptus Stretch Satin. I’ve been in chiffon and pink for every wedding I’ve ever been in so I knew I wanted to do something different. These popped sooooo good against the sand and everyone was obsessed! My bridesmaids were really nervous about the stretch satin, a few of them concerned being a little bit more curvy. But they all looked AMAZING in them and all of them unanimously agreed the material was the best for the climate and these were dresses they would actually wear again! We let them pick out whatever they felt best in and I highly recommend. Cant recommend these dresses enough.

Men’s suits: men’s wearhouse light grey linen suit. Only the groom and dad’s wore full suit and remainder wore just pants with brown (belt, shoes) and it looked amazingggg. I’m just not a fan of khaki so im so glad we went with this decision and it’s something he will definitely wear again! It ended up costing groomsmen about $150 for nice pants, shirt, belt, and shoes that they’ll all wear again they said!

Dress: Lillian West, bought at The Bridal Collection in Centennial, CO

Resort: RIU PALACE PUNTA CANA. Ok, so mixed feelings about the RIU. We loved how close it was to Kukua and that they shared a property line with Kukua so it was just a few steps and you were there. We loved how cost affordable it was for our guests. Would we have liked to stay somewhere a little nicer? Maybe. But it did it’s job of being cost affordable, having decent food, great pools, and a beautiful beach! It was easy to find everyone within the resort. The pools were seriously so great! Food could’ve been better- but is all inclusive food ever really incredible? Steakhouse was okay- get the chicken. Japanese restaurant was bomb. Italian had good food but terrible service- went like 3 times and each time wondered why we went back lol. Bartenders and servers poolside were AMAZING. They also had daily entertainment and activities! We did a room block with our travel agent and because of it, got some freebies so highly recommend doing that! We paid to privatize the steakhouse for a “toasts and roasts dinner” the night before the wedding, and also had a welcome cocktail party. A few guests ended up with some upset stomachs, but a lot of us were there for a week, so I feel like it’s bound to happen at some point anywhere you go!
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Angelica L. Sent on 06/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

We had our wedding back in April and I’m still over the moon about it. Every single thing was absolutely perfect. From the start with my planning process with Rachel to my taste testing with Mayte and the day of, it all ran smooth and everything came out better then I had imagined. The decor was to die for, the food was amazing, the venue was breathtaking, the service was outstanding, the kindness from each staff member was unmatched, everything was top tier and I cannot say enough good things. It was the wedding of my dreams.
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Remy G. Sent on 01/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding venue!!

Choosing to have our wedding at Kukua was the best decision I could have ever made.

I’ll start with working with Rachel was amazing from beginning to end. Juan, David, and Mayte are all incredible and made sure our vision came to life. The venue is 10x more beautiful in person than in pictures. For our tasting we met with David and Juan - they were both incredible and were there executing everything on the wedding day along with Catalina. They went above and beyond to make the set up look beautiful and arrange everything how we wanted. The food was delicious, all our guests really enjoyed it. The drinks were great - we chose the passion fruit cocktail and Kukua refresh as our signature drinks. People couldn’t get enough of the passion fruit one. We asked for a specific set up for chairs and were unsure if they’d be able to do it due to number of guests, but they did it no problem. Bridal suite was great, lots of AC so that was nice. The bartenders and waitstaff were awesome. The MC was amazing!! Ended the night with everyone jumping into the pool - cherry on top! All in all - it was the best and most perfect day!!! Our guests haven’t stopped raving about it and loved every minute.

Kukua’s DJ was incredible! We provided genres we wanted and some artists we really like. He kept everyone on the dance for the entire night and our guests couldn’t stop raving about him. He played an extra song after we were supposed to end because everyone was having so much fun.

I was really specific about the wedding decor, we wanted everything to look elegant. They nailed the flowers, originally I wanted more minimalistic look but after chatting with Rachel back and forth, the way they did the decor was perfect. I’m an illustrator, so I decided to make my own menus, seating chart, and place cards. Kukua had no issues with this and set everything up perfectly.

For photography we used Laura Morales and her assistant - both were amazing. I was blown away, they truly captured the feel and brought our vision to life. They were on time and stayed pretty much the entire night. Would recommend Laura over and over again!

We decided to add videography about a month before our wedding, we’d gone back and forth about it but ultimately decided it was important for us. Joel from Wedding Films Punta Cana and his team were super accommodating and sent over a sneak peak reel the next day. They were amazing to work with and I highly recommend them.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Pascal Aubrion Saxophonist Pascal Aubrion Saxophonist Wedding Musicians

I had the chance to play many times at Kukua Restaurant Beach Club and honestly it's one of my favorite wedding venue in Punta Cana. The place front to the beach is just amazing and the wedding planner, Bego, is doing a great job and will make your celebration, the dream you always thought... Hardly recommanded.

HDC Photo - Huellas del Caribe HDC Photo - Huellas del Caribe Wedding Photographers

Beautiful venue, really private. Bego is an amazing coordinator.

Punta Cana Photographer Punta Cana Photographer Wedding Photographers

What can I say about Bego that you cannot find online.. there's only good things about Kukua everywhere. She's AWESOME to work with. Her decor looks better every time and it is always a pleasure to photograph her venue. The service is on top of my list and the people working in there make this place an amazing spot to get married.

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