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Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant

Punta Cana, DO View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
107 reviews
$35k - $41k For 100 Guests
Up to 140 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$35k - $41k For 100 Guests
Up to 140 guests

Fall in love with your wedding....

There is nothing more captivating than having a wedding ceremony on the soft white sands of the beach with the sparkling blue sea just beyond. With a long beautiful wooden walkway available, brides can have the most enchanting entrance with all on eyes on her. Every gazebo is custom designed to what couples envision for their special moment, which makes each ceremony at Kukua Beach Club all the more unique. The beach is truly perfection for having a wedding ceremony where the “I do’s” of every couple will echo in the minds of loved ones forever!

To see videos, tons of pictures and find inspiration, we invite you to visit/follow our official Pinterest page: Kukua Beach Club Weddings Punta Cana. On our PInterest photos/videos are released daily so you will never miss out on seeing everything Kukua has to offer.

Welcome to Kukua!

Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant has grown to become one of the Dominican’s highly desired wedding venues. It 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 enjoy. It is licensed for civil, religious (which can be beachfront) and symbolic wedding ceremonies and welcomes all ages. Kukua is nested between the Grand Bahia Principe and the RIU resorts.

Kukua is an elegant and modern venue that is also known for its culinary excellence. Using only the finest ingredients and locally sourced fresh seafood, our chefs strive to continuously push creative boundaries and create dishes that celebrate the Dominican Republic and countries worldwide.

With many years of servicing both its local and international clients, Kukua Beach Club has grown to become a destination wedding hot spot.

Facilities

This stylish venue provides various locations for weddings and receptions, both enclosed and open, as well as its own section of Bavaro beach which can be seen from any vantage point on the property. Kukua Beach Club is the picture-perfect setting to have a wedding!

It offers a private parking lot (and shuttle service), with a spacious main salon/dining area and an oversized pool. There is also a beach-front Palapa surrounded by a beautiful stretch of sand, lined with palm trees that leads directly into the ocean. There are bathrooms located both in the main salon and outside close to the beach, along with a beach shower allowing for guests rinse off before heading in for a meal. Kukua is wheelchair accessible.

With the venue selling out almost yearly to host custom weddings, Kukua created a stunning, private air-conditioned Bridal room and a private room for the groom/groomsmen, which are included for use on your special day.


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 exceptional 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 and then some. 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 the 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!
  • Aisle markers and runners
  • Bamboo or Wooden gaebo with fabric
  • Audio equipment
  • Barware
  • Centerpieces
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Dance floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables (including welcome table, cake table, favors tables)
  • Tents and tent accessories

Email us we are so excited to hear from you: kukuabeachclub@gmail.com

Love Always,

The Kukua Wedding Team

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 maximum capacity of your venue?

140

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
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

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
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
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
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

September

107 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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  • Helen
    Helen W. Getting married on 06/01/2022
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    Our Dream Wedding Thanks to Kukua

    I am finally getting around to writing our review for our wedding at Kukua at the end of Jan (I have been avoiding my laptop after work since working from home due to Covid so it is beyond overdue!)
    Now where to even begin this review as I’m not sure my words can really do it justice!

    From the very first email you could tell that Kukua and its amazing coordination team of Mayte, Rachel and Bego were operating at a completely different level to other wedding venues (and I reached out to a lot of venues around the world before choosing Kukua!)

    Kukua usually hosts 100s of weddings every year yet despite this they managed to make us (and I’m sure every couple that chooses them) feel like our wedding (and making it everything we ever dreamt of) was their top priority. Their customer service, attentiveness, responsiveness, flexibility, organisation and warmth was second to none and just makes you feel really special and excited about your wedding. I felt so comfortable and confident about our wedding because of the Kukua team - which was amazing given I was planning a destination wedding from Australia and had never been to Kukua before!

    Whilst planning the details of our wedding Rachel was on hand literally all hours of the day offering advice and support on any matters (even beyond our wedding) that came to mind. She felt like an old friend from our first conversation and still does now.

    Arriving at our tasting a few days before our wedding was like a dream. The venue is even more stunning than the photos let on and Mayte again just made my husband, our wedding and I feel so special, important and that everything was in hand. Nothing was too big an ask and Mayte stepped us through all the details so they would be just how we imagined.

    The food and drinks during the tasting were incredible (I’d return to the DR and Kukua just for that!) and they were replicated to the same super high standard on our wedding night (and we went with the cheapest menu option!)

    On our wedding day it was just amazing to see everything we had been thinking and dreaming about be come to life! The hard work, detail, organisation and care that Mayte and the Kukua team put into the décor and just making sure we had the best experience was unbelievable. Seriously the décor and floristry is just jaw dropping! I can’t imagine what our wedding would have cost if we tried to achieve the same result in Australia!
    Everything ran so smoothly throughout our wedding, the service us and our guests received was just another level and every little detail just blew us away. I honestly wouldn’t choose any other venue if we were to plan our wedding all over again!

    My advice to future brides would be do not hesitate to book Kukua for your dream wedding as they will make everything beyond amazing!

    Be specific with the DJ about the music/ songs that suit your wedding party (I wasn’t specific enough).

    Tell your guests to bring towels if they are going to jump in the pool at the end of the night.

    Confirm with Kukua if they can organise a towel for the bride and groom to get the sand off your feet after beach photos if you’re wanting to put shoes back on.

    Did I mention book Kukua if you’re serious about realising your dream wedding!?

    Thank you so much Rachel, Mayte, Bego and the whole Kukua team – you are all so special and truly amazing. We will cherish our wedding experience with you forever!

    Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant's reply:

    Helen,

    You were so easy to love from the moment we connected and having you share one of the most significant moments in your life with us, was our blessing! It means more than words can express to know that you felt loved and supported throughout your journey (and beyond), as choosing us all the way from Australia speaks volumes. Watching all the love that was shared on your wedding day and seeing you in your dress as your floated down the aisle, are memories that we will forever cherish! We can never express how grateful we are to have been able to make your dream wedding be everything you ever wanted. Our hearts and arms will forever be open awaiting the day we can shower you both with love again.

    Love forever and a day,
    Mayte & The Kukua Wedding Team
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    Gina A. Married on 04/28/2022
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    The Wedding of My Pinterest Dreams

    Our wedding was on April 28, and I’ve finally had time to digest everything and I’m ready to share with you all my destination wedding experience! Sorry this may be a long one!

    Our wedding was on a Thursday and we arrived on the Monday prior, and departed on Sunday. If I could change anything about this, I would have arrived closer to the wedding and stayed longer after the wedding. (EDIT: We arrived multiple days in advance because 48 hours prior to our wedding, we had a meeting at Kukua with Mayte to go over final details including menu and drinks. Additionally, you get to taste test all the appetizers, all the drinks, and they bring out a full course presentation similar to what you’ll get on your actual wedding night - aka come hungry because the food is delicious!) We were so excited and anxious for our big day, but didn’t want to do anything too adventurous in case of medical accidents, getting ill, or getting sunburned etc. would have loved to do some excursions (hiking, catamaran, or day trip to saona island or Santo Domingo) but we just stayed local near the resort.

    The weather during our week there was insanely gorgeous, never too hot, not too cold, it only rained the last two days we were there which wasn’t a huge deal to us. I brought hand fans for my guests thinking they’d boil during the ceremony but actually the ocean breeze kept everyone cool under the setting sun and it was quite comfortable. Even Carlos who was standing facing the sun at the alter didn’t break a sweat, and my dad who sweats just by stepping foot outside, didn’t sweat at all!

    Day of the wedding, my bridal group (mom, grandma, sister, & mom in law) got picked up at 945 from our resort. At Kukua, we met Mayte, and Olga Montilla (make up artist) showed up right at 10. Olga organized who would go first based on the services and styles we wanted - she was incredibly thorough, gentle, and kind. She made all of us look absolutely incredible and our makeup and hairstyles held up throughout the entire night. My sister has Down syndrome and Olga was so careful and patient with her, it was such a sweet moment for my sister and Olga had no problem making her feel at ease. During our getting ready we had options for lunch and drinks. The bridal suite is air conditioned which was great and felt just right. I love how cute the bridal suite is and fit our little group just right. But plenty of seating for larger groups too! And of course the big mirror!

    Around 2pm Mika from Punta Cana Photography showed up and she is such a gem of a human, I was so impressed by her professionalism behind the camera and telling us how to pose and different angles. I’m no supermodel but the sneak peeks I’ve gotten have blown me away. She did a great job at telling us where to go and what poses to do. You can tell that she knows what she’s doing without being rude or obnoxious, she was in fact just the opposite very calm and meticulous and the photos so far turned out amazing! I cannot wait to see the rest! I did do a first look with Carlos and it was great to see him before the ceremony because I was less nervous walking down the aisle and I was just so excited to see him and get alone time with him. Highly recommend if this is something you’re on the fence about!

    Ceremony time! After the first look I went back upstairs for last minute touch ups with Olga, and then I went downstairs to greet my dad who would be walking down the aisle. I had a huge emotional breakdown at that point because everything hit me all at once, all the feelings of being overwhelmed, the excitement that this day had finally come, and that my dad was here to be with me and share this moment. I did shed a few tears but my makeup did not budge!!!! Olga’s application and expertise really showed because my emotional state didn’t ruin the makeup at all! I forgot to mention that Alejandro (Kukua’s officiant) came to meet me upstairs before the ceremony to go over the script as we had planned to do a hand fasting piece. I wish I had been more focused and asked specifically about the hand fasting because I was under the assumption that Alejandro was going to perform it for us. But at the alter, he was holding the microphone and the iPad and so had no free hands to “tie our knot” so carlos and I awkwardly held our ropes and in the moment was too flustered to do it ourselves. Otherwise the speech he gave was beautiful and really touching for our guests. I would have rather practiced the hand fasting portion and communicated better about that but it did not distract from the overall moment.

    After that we took a few photos with friends and family, and then we had dinner. Let me tell y’all!!!! Dinner was freaking amazing, by far the best food I had while in Punta Cana. For cocktail hour we served yucca balls, cheese balls with guava, and paella. We decided our specialty drinks were the coconut mojito and the passion fruit mojito. Our welcome drink was the blue lagoon (or blue Hawaiian) since it matched perfectly with my accent colors! For dinner We had the salad with strawberry dressing (came in a pineapple), penne pasta with vodka sauce, white fish and chicken with mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes, and our cake was vanilla with guava filling. Guys, the food was so so good! But I got full really quick, I wish I could’ve eaten more of the food but I was so stuffed and also just excited about the day!

    Post dinner was cake cutting, and then the party started. The dance floor and bar server and the DJ were amazing, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We had such a small group that the bar server actually started bringing drinks and shots out to us on the dance floor it was great! We did an open bar for 3 hours and it sufficed perfectly.

    Overall, the day goes by way too freaking fast, and I just wish I had a time machine to slow it down and soak it all up. I thoroughly enjoyed every single moment and the service and hospitality of Kukua was beyond words. I don’t think my dream wedding would have came to life were it not for Rachel, Mayte, Olga, Mika, and everyone else involved. I realize this was a huge operation and everyone really put 100% effort into making our day so so special. Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who had a handle in our fairytale, it was a dream come true! 💕🥰

    Rachel: thank you so much from the bottoms of our hearts for being there from the very beginning when I thought the Pinterest wedding of my dreams was just a fantasy - you made the dream come true with the help of Mayte and I’m forever grateful for your guidance and assistance.

    If you made it this far, thanks for reading my review I hope it was helpful for future brides and that it solidifies your decision to have beautiful Kukua as your venue for your special day. I found Kukua on Pinterest as I kept searching for Caribbean beach wedding and Kukua kept popping up, and all the pictures were just so gorgeous. I knew after one conversation with Rachel that based on the price point and the customization options, this was where I wanted my fairytale to take place.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
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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