La Barcaza Wedding and Event Boat is a wedding venue located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic that offers a fun and romantic location for your event. With a private beach and beautiful Caribbean scenery, this setting is perfect for an exclusive wedding celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
La Barcaza Boat has an upper deck area with a spacious terrace as well as a lower deck that has more of a party atmosphere, accommodating up to 100 people. You can have a secluded beach ceremony in the elegantly decorated white wedding gazebo on the shores with panoramic views of the deep blue sky. You can also have a ceremony on the wedding boat and yacht, which will be conducted by a justice of the peace if needed. The gorgeous boat also provides a fun location for a reception, and the beaches in Punta Cana create an intimate setting where you can host your very own private celebration.
The professional team at La Barcaza Wedding and Event Boat have tons of experience and offer packages based on your choice of a legal or symbolic wedding celebration. Their event coordinators will give you valuable advice and make your wedding completely custom tailored to suit you. They provide DJ and planning options that will take the stress out of coordinating your destination wedding. The following services are provided:
This venue gives you the choice of five different menu options: the Dominican Shack, the Tropical Shack, Grill, Fisherman Grill and VIP Premium Package. Bar options include the National Open Bar and International Open Bar. Couples may choose from the following food selections:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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User4103555 · 2+ years ago
We used La Barcaza for our farewell after party the day after our wedding. This excursion was beyond incredible!!! I figured it would be kind of laid back, just sailing around but the ride home was a full blown party. OMG we had a BLAST!!! Jorge was so awesome, the whole staff was. Jorge got my party dancing and having a blast (along with the DJ who was great, I forget his name :( ). My guests are still talking about how much FUN they had on the excursion and they were so happy they decided to do it. Daniel was fantastic to work with as well, professional and always very quick to reply. The bartenders were super happy and friendly, it was just one giant party. The food was excellent, the boat was pristine and with a private charter for just 20 people minimum, I felt like we were Kardashians or something lol. The spots they took us to were straight out of a calendar. I couldn't even believe it was real. It was so much more than I expected and I would do it again in a heartbeat. There is NO better way to wind down after a wedding than to be on this boat. To top it off, at the very end they played a song that mean SO MUCH to me. I don't know how they knew, but it was the last song they played and it was my best friend's favorite song (she passed away my senior year in high school). It was incredible what they did. I don't know if they connected with my wedding DJ or what but wow- I was blown away. This excursion, this boat and this team blew away my expectations. I keep recommending them to every bride on FB looking for an excursion. You will not be sorry! I can't wait to come back!!
Kristen · Married on 01/06/2019
My perfect wedding day!
Our wedding day with La Barcaza was incredible! We were married with them on January 6, 2019. We had 34 guests plus ourselves, which fit on the boat perfectly. We did the symbolic beach ceremony with the reception on the boat to follow. Daniel and Brigi were my coordinators, Wedding Photography Punta Cana were our photographers and videographers, and Makuto Deejay was our DJ.
Brigi and Daniel took great care of me in the weeks and days leading up to the wedding. They answered emails quickly, were so accommodating with my requests and used their experience to help me make the best decisions to make the day go well. We met at our resort 2 days before the wedding to finalize all details and make final payment which was wonderful and gave me peace of mind going into the day.
We had a nice bus right with AC to the beach, then took small boats to La Barcaza. We had to step into shallow water to board the dinghies, but the crew was great to help anyone on that needed it to avoid getting wet. The water to the ceremony beach was deeper and one of the crew carried me across it! When we arrived on the boat, they already had drinks ready for us! The setting was so beautiful that very little decoration was needed to create a special atmosphere on the boat. There ceremony set up on the beach was beautiful. The beach was smaller than I anticipated, but it fit our group size perfectly. Daniel officiated our wedding and allowed me to provide my own script. The DJ was very accommodating with my requests to start and stop songs at certain times. There were a few small blips in the ceremony (a couple mispronunciations and misunderstanding of when to start the final song) but honestly it is just part of the things we will always remember that made the day special. A champagne toast was provided to my husband and I after the ceremony!
We took photos/video on the beach after the ceremony and Martin, Sebastian and Javier were a dream to work with. They instantly felt like we had known them forever. They knew the perfect places and poses for photos.
After we finished photos and arrived back on the boat, they served food almost immediately. I was so happy with this because my least favorite part of weddings is the part were your guests are starved out waiting forever to get to dinner. We had the grill menu and everyone enjoyed the food. The steak particularly was so delicious!! One guest said our wedding meal was his favorite meal of our whole week in Punta Cana.
The reception afterwards was a ton of fun for everyone. The DJ was great about asking questions to make sure all of the music was what I wanted. We added 2 hours for 5 hours total and everyone was still dancing when our time was up; no one was ready for it to be over.
Brigi, Daniel and the boat crew handled spur of the moment issues so well! One of my bridesmaids forgot her bouquet on the bus and didn't realize it until we were already on the boat. They sent someone back to get it and had it back to us so fast, before we even got to the ceremony beach. Then after the ceremony, all of my guest sat at the dinner tables before my husband and I and left no 2 spots next to each other for us to sit together. Instead of making everyone move, the crew instantly had a small table for 2 set up in the middle of the rest of the tables which was actually better than sitting at the big tables.
It was such a unique wedding experience and I wouldn’t change a single thing about our day (except perhaps adding 1 more hour!) Everyone working with La Barcaza truly wants you to have the best day ever and will do anything they can to make that happen.
Hannah · Married on 11/21/2018
We celebrated our wedding in November 2018 in Punta Cana and it was amazing! The staff was incredibly on top of things and more than accommodating. Daniel was invested in our happiness which was very nice. We had a beautiful ceremony on the beach and an amazing dinner and party! The DJ was awesome and took requests. I wore a ball gown and they literally carried me into the boat! The drinks we tasty and the bartenders were fun! I can’t say enough good things about them. It was amazing.
The coordinator met us at our resort and finalized everything to a T.
The day of, the huge coach bus picked us up and we were on our way! It was a party from start to finish.
I was nervous hiring a company off resort but put those fears aside! They are amazing. Have fun, and understand you’re in the Caribbean getting married!! You’re gonna get sandy and a teeny bit wet from the water with transferring to the boat but that’s the fun of it! Take it all in :)
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The food was great as well as the secluded location on the beach for the ceremony. Being professional photographers we worked at La Barcaza many times and can recommend them without a doubt. Daniel and his team make sure you enjoy every minute of your wedding day while enjoying the amazing views from the boat.
We had worked in La Barcaza for a lot of weddings since a few years now. People have always had a great time there, they have an excellent team and awesome boat, food, entertainment and decoration from the best in town. Really like working there!
It's always a pleasure to work with La Barcaza, a team willing to give the best attention to detail, always professional and knowledgeable, La Barcaza is the perfect location for a romantic wedding venue, guests love it!, we are pleased to have such an amazing partner. Our pictures and reviews are the proof for this great relationship.