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Whitney · Married on 10/31/2017
My husband and I got married here in October, we only had a couple guests and no reception. It was perfect, staff was enthused and eager to help, pictures were amazing due to beautiful views!
Jennifer · Married on 11/12/2016
We started looking for a venue a year prior to our date. We checked out four locations in Islamorada and Coconut Cove was our first stop. To be honest, it should have been our last stop too. I knew the second I walked up to the property, it was the one. Add the Jimmy Buffett music playing in the background, the water fall in the background, the sky turning pinkish purple as the sun was going down and the cold Miller Lite she placed in my hand, I was sold. We never regretted making this our venue, not once. Since we were in Maryland trying to plan a wedding in Florida, we needed a venue that was pretty much all inclusive. Coconut Cove is basically a one stop shop for weddings. Magda and Paul Bates along with Patti made it so easy to plan everything. The prices for all of the details are sent to you so you know how much to budget for everything. Although the real total doesn't come in until they send you the REV-3 which is about two weeks prior to the wedding, you can estimate what it's going to cost along the way so you have a pretty close idea. They really take care of it all, cake, decorations, flowers, alcohol, food, photography, officiant, music, anything you could possibly want, they will make it happen. My husband and I were lucky enough to come down prior to the wedding and not only have a sit down with Magda to go over everything but we were able to to do our cake tasting and even sample some of the wedding food and also see a preview of what is considered "the surprise". If you have it in your finances to do the "surprise", DO IT! We did and our guests can't stop talking about it. It really sets your wedding apart from others and makes for unbelievable photos. Magda was there the whole way holding my hand at every step. Paul was our officiant and Patti was even one of the bartenders for the reception. All of our guests had an unbelievable time and were amazed at how transformed the resort was. We cannot thank everyone there enough!!
Sarah · Married on 11/04/2016
My husband and I got married 11/4/16 at beautiful Coconut Cove! Magda was wonderful, flowers were perfect, setting was fantastic, food was delicious, and the decorations were beautiful! There was not one thing I would have changed about our wedding! Magda made everything run so smoothly that I just relaxed and took it all in! I would highly recommend this venue! No one in the keys will make you feel as special as these wonderful people. Very professional & fun! All of the vendors were great as well! Thanks for everything!! Everyone who attended said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
Esmeralda · Married on 09/23/2016
My husband and I are so happy we picked Coconut Cove Resort & Marina for our special day. Everything was amazing from the decorations to the food, they are very flexible as well as I wanted to bring my own centerpieces, everyone worked with me to make sure we were happy and also suggested ideas when we could make a decision. Thank you again for the BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES!
We definitely will be back for our first anniversary
Mirla · Married on 05/06/2016
May 6th was an amazing day, I will never forget!
Kristin · Married on 05/01/2016
Coconut Cove is so much more than a wedding venue in the Fishing Capitol of the World. This magical, oceanside beach front was the perfect setting for the best day of my life (to date)! I highly recommend booking all the rooms as it allowed us to have our own private oasis for the day before and night of the wedding allowing us to party uninterrupted to 2-3 AM! The pool was a spectacular hit with both adults and the few kids that made the wedding and I perk that I didn't know I (the bride) would use DAILY as a place to unwind, catch some rays, and sip a cocktail. Some of my favorite cameo pictures taken by friends and family, are in that pool! The Marlin Room in the big house is also a fantastic add on that was used for my 6 maids, 2 flower girls, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom to get ready in and share a mimosa bar the day of the wedding.
Besides location, Magda worked wonders to ensure that all my wedding dreams came true. She was patient in helping me to figure out colored napkins and sashes were what I wanted and worth the investment of curtains and tropical plants in the reception area to offset it. She helped bring to life an all star menu that my fam/friends raved about for days afterward; she helped compile all my scattered flower ideas into a beautiful floral arrangement for the bouquets/boutenieers/head table/down to the color of the flower petals thrown; she was the most amazing photographer that my seasoned wedding guests were awestruck by her ability to capture stellar photographs while not being seen during the ceremony (I can only find her in the rehearsal photos the day before!) She is an expert, worthy of greater recognition than I could give here. I highly recommend her services: wedding planner, decor consultant, florist, photographer, organizer of bridal party, and the one person you can absolutely trust to get things not only done, but DONE RIGHT on your wedding day. Thank you for the best wedding weekend!
Kurt · Married on 03/05/2016
My wife and I got married 03/05/16 at beautiful Coconut Cove Resort & Marina! We checked out multiple locations in the Florida Keys, but Coconut Cove was our #1 choice. Coconut Cove has beautiful views, is a unique wedding venue, perfect wedding destination, and relaxing true Keys style!! Magda (owner/wedding planner) was wonderful & very helpful, flowers were perfect, setting was fantastic, food was delicious, and the decorations were beautiful! If you want your family and friends to experience a true Keys atmosphere dream wedding, Coconut Cove is a must!!! The romantic beach ceremony will make your wedding something you will never forget, along with the fireworks we added on, a real crowd pleaser.
I highly recommend booking all the rooms on the property, I believe there is only about 20 rooms as it allowed you & your guest to have your own private oasis/resort for the day before and night of the wedding at least allowing you to party uninterrupted as late as you want. I would HIGHLY recommend Coconut Cove Resort and Marina for any wedding! It is an unforgettable experience for a destination wedding.
Shreya · Married on 11/21/2015
I am so happy with how everything turned out at my wedding at Coconut Cove. Magda and Paul make it so easy to plan everything with step-by-step guidelines that walk you through everything you need to think about. I also love how many services they offer in-house like photography, flowers, cake, catering, fireworks, DJ, wedding planning, etc. that it makes the whole process much easier - no need to juggle and co-ordinate between multiple vendors. Coconut Cove does it all!
I had an Indian/Hindu wedding with multiple events that required a lot of customizing. Magda held my hand throughout the planning process and was unbelievably flexible with everything. She had no problem accommodating my many special requests, and was so friendly, pleasant, and professional throughout. Overall, the wedding turned out so beautifully - the guests were so impressed with the location and decor. Magda convinced me to add fireworks to the event and I am so glad she did because it added an extra level of magic and a month later, our guests are still talking about it! I also highly recommend Magda's photography - she has a great eye for detail and capturing the candid special little moments.
Overall it was such a beautiful experience. With Coconut Cove, you get the cozy feel of working with a small family run business, with all the professionalism and expertise of a big company. Thank you Magda, Paul, and Patty for an unforgettable weekend that we will cherish forever!
Kristen · Married on 10/23/2015
To plan the perfect destination wedding at this unique venue, be sure to visit and sit down with the owner/wedding planner, Magda. Communicate your wishes and style and trust her to deliver the goods. Magda exceeded our expectations on details such as the perfect bouquet, decor, and photography. The ability to have the welcome/rehearsal party outdoors and also at the venue was an additional plus. Food and service were excellent; staff was unobtrusive but responsive. Although a bit dated, accommodations are moderately-priced and convenient for a wedding party to stay together and enjoy the beautiful pool and surrounds. This venue with one-stop shopping is perfect for the couple who wants to create their own memories!
Tracy · Married on 10/17/2015
What a magical day!!
Patty and Magda went above and beyond.
Dan and I are extremely happy with a life time memory.
Thank you again for everything
Tracy and Dan
Melissa · Married on 05/01/2015
They made our wedding so above and beyond our expectations. They transform the resort into a tropical dreamland with a smile. All of the staff was so accommodating, helpful and friendly. Magda made the most beautiful bridal and bridesmaid flowers I have ever seen. You want to have your wedding here--do not look any further! Only one caution, if you want your guests to stay before or after your room block dates make sure to have them book immediately or the rooms will fill up.
Overall, we are still smiling ear to ear over how amazing our wedding was. The first dance fireworks were the star moment of the night, a memory we and our guests will never forget! Thank you so much to Magda, Paul, Patti, and the rest of the fantastic staff for making our weekend truly the best ever!
User4091962 · 2+ years ago
The owners of this resort, Paul & Magda, and their pleasant staff, including Patty, really got the whole wedding gig perfected. We not only booked the resort for the wedding event, but we also used Magda’s florist and photo services. Being that this resort in in Islamorada Florida and my husband and I live in Orlando Florida, it was a little nerve racking for me to trust the venue to put on a good show. However when you do not have the opportunity to make more than one face to face meeting, trust is all you can do. So trust I did, and it sure paid off. Everything was perfect, from our arrival 2 days before the wedding all the way through our departure 2 days after the wedding. They really made us feel like the resort was our home away from home. We had free reign of all of the facilities and being that most of our guests booked up the entire resort worth of rooms, it truly felt like we were at home. They even left out most of the decorations after the actual wedding so we could enjoy them the remainder of our stay. It truly felt like a “wedding weekend”. As for the actual event, Magda made sure everything went smoothly as our wedding coordinator, while at the same time working as our personal photographer…I don’t know how she pulls this off! She is one of the sweetest, most professional and organized people I have ever met and I am extremely grateful that I got the opportunity to work with her for my wedding. Paul’s officiant services were amazing and flowed very well. Patty, the office manager, made sure everything with the rooms for our guests was taken care of and then moonlighted as one of our bartenders during the reception. This was a pleasant surprise. She made sure my husband and I got an hor d’oeuvre plate and drinks in between cocktail hour pictures; I didn’t think I would ever see those appetizers so I was very pleased with this. I could go on and on about how wonderful of a place this is but there is just not enough time. You will just have to “trust in
User4861501 · 2+ years ago
ABSOLUTELY, AMAZING Wedding Venue!!! We confirmed our wedding about 10 months in advance. From start to finish, working with Magda, Paul, and their staff was an incredible experience. They treated us like family, always working with us as if we were the only wedding they were doing that year. My eighty year old parents loved their room location, commenting that they enjoyed being at ground level, and having an outdoor space to enjoy. Indeed, they quickly became the "go to spot" for all guests; who gathered for drinks, snacks and even a key lime pie contest! Many of our guests, experienced travelers who enjoy fine dining on their trips, commented that the food was equal to a five star restaurant; and the reception area felt the same. They marveled at the fine linens & decor, while just a chair turn away they were gazing at the Atlantic Ocean. AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, were words used and heard often. My favorite guest comment? "You made Pintrest come alive!" Like any wedding, there were a few bumps in the road. NONE of the bumps were related to the venue. It was the calm professionalism of Magda, and her staff, that smoothed every bump along the way. No yellowtail for the buffet? Paul personally made the phone calls necessary to ensure we had the fresh yellowtail we were looking forward to for the wedding. Dress alterations a disaster? Magda calls a seamstress, takes us to her home at 10pm, and the dress is done to perfection by 2pm the next day! Photographer not performing as hoped for? Magda picked up a camera, and began taking photographs herself. From hand-painting the wood lanterns white, to custom creating mason jar vases for the flowers- to match our wedding colors, the Bates family paid careful attention to every detail. I can not thank them enough for everything they did, to make our wedding both unique and memorable. We ESPECIALLY LOVED the "special surprise"!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY... A MUST INCLUDE OPTION to make your wedding special!!! :-)
User4141071 · 2+ years ago
ABSOLUTELY, AMAZING Wedding Venue!!! We confirmed our wedding about 10 months in advance. From start to finish, working with Magda, Paul, and their staff was an incredible experience. They treated us like family, always working with us as if we were the only wedding they were doing that year. My eighty year old parents loved their room location, commenting that they enjoyed being at ground level, and having an outdoor space to enjoy. Indeed, they quickly became the "go to spot" for all guests; who gathered for drinks, snacks and even a key lime pie contest! Many of our guests, experienced travelers who enjoy fine dining on their trips, commented that the food was equal to a five star restaurant; and the reception area felt the same. They marveled at the fine linens & decor, while just a chair turn away they were gazing at the Atlantic Ocean. AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, were words used and heard often. My favorite guest comment? "You made Pintrest come alive!" Like any wedding, there were a few bumps in the road. NONE of the bumps were related to the venue. It was the calm professionalism of Magda, and her staff, that smoothed every bump along the way. No yellowtail for the buffet? Paul personally made the phone calls necessary to ensure we had the fresh yellowtail we were looking forward to for the wedding. Dress alterations a disaster? Magda calls a seamstress, takes us to her home at 10pm, and the dress is done to perfection by 2pm the next day! Photographer not performing as hoped for? Magda picks up a camera, and begins taking photographs herself. From hand-painting the wood lanterns white, to custom creating mason jar vases for the flowers- to match our wedding colors, the Bates family paid careful attention to every detail. I can not thank them enough for everything they did, to make our wedding both unique and memorable. We ESPECIALLY LOVED the "special surprise"!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY... A MUST INCLUDE OPTION to make your wedding special!!! :-)
User2624361 · 2+ years ago
Coconut Cove gave us an amazing wedding! Magda was wonderful to work with and made our day extra special. She is one talented lady! Paul did an excellent job with marrying us. Everything was exactly how we wanted it and could not have ask for a better day! They treat as family from the minute you start planning your wedding with them and they continue to do so! I highly recommend this place to any bride and the setting is absolutely gorgeous!
Antoinette · Married on 10/26/2014
Wonderful personalities & hospitality. Helpful sweet & accommodating . Everyone had a great time .
Bethany · Married on 10/18/2014
Just had our wedding last weekend at coconut cove and we are still hearing from our guests that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. They exceeded our expectations in every way. The whole process was stress free thanks to Magda, your very own wedding planner. Resort was beautiful, food was delicious, fireworks were amazing....the list goes on. If you are looking for an amazing beach wedding look no further.
DIana · Married on 10/04/2014
Wow! What a beautiful wedding we had and with such amazing service! It all worked out exactly as planned, plus more! I will definitely be recommending this venue to friends and family. Thanks for making my wedding unfortgettable
Amanda · Married on 05/25/2014
Magda made our special day extra special! Our guests had a great time and so did we!
Love Coconut Cove!! Beautiful view, relaxing true old Keys style!! Love !!!
Lisa · Married on 02/19/2014
Dale and I would like to say thank you so very much for everything and making our wedding day just perfect. You two (Paul and Magda) were such a pleasure to work with during the last year in preparing for our special day. We could not have been more pleased with everything (well it could have been a little less windy) and the two of you outdid yourselves. When I returned to my office my bosses had told everyone about the day and especially the fireworks and what a special touch that was for everyone, considering we told no one about them. Actually one of our guests thought we were going swimming! From the flowers to the decorations to the food, everything was amazing. We were so glad that we chose Coconut Cove for our wedding day and will highly recommend you and Coconut Cove to anyone we know getting married in the future. Everyone has said that this will be the most memorable wedding for them and one of the best that they had ever been to because it was so relaxed, the weather was beautiful and it went off without a hitch! We cannot wait to see the photos that Magda took in the coming weeks. We will definitely stop in next February when we are in town, as we have already booked for 2015! Again, thank you so much for a perfect day!
claudia · Married on 01/01/2014
My wedding was everything I imagined and more. Magda walked me through every specific detail and relaxed me every time I felt myself turning into a Bridezilla. When they say your own private resort it is so true. My guests felt that it was completely private for our wedding party. It allowed for everyone to enjoy themselves knowing they were a step away from their rooms. Magda was also very accommodating and helped me in every detail not just on the wedding day. When we first met she said she is not happy until she hears guests say "This was the best wedding I have ever attended", she must have been overjoyed at mine because that is all we heard througout our stay. Plus another couple was so inspired by my wedding ceremony (which was amazing) that they decided to marry the next day. Thank you Magda and Paul.
Kristina · Married on 12/28/2013
Amazing wedding, amazing people!! Paul, Magda and Patti were the most loving and helpful people to work with. To top it off our kids had the best time of their life playing and getting to know Paul and Magda's children. It was such a blessing. I was sick the entire time but they just took care of everything and made us feel so special. The place transforms before your eyes and it is just magical. I am just speechless. We had a sand and necklace ceremony for the children and it was just beautiful. We love you Paul, Magda and Patti. Planning on seeing you this summer. Little bit is missing her buddy.
Deana · Married on 12/06/2013
We would recommend Coconut Cove Resort and Marina for a destination wedding to anyone!! The staff is wonderful and treats you like family! They really make all your dreams come true and give you the wedding that you want!!
User3808022 · 2+ years ago
This is the best place to have a destination wedding!!!! They did a perfect job making my wedding the best day ever!!! The cake was awesome! The food and decorations were amazing! They really cater to you and take care of you!!!! All around they take great care of you!!!! My day was perfect and absolutely stunning!!! Thanks to Paul, Magda, and of course Patti!!!! We enjoyed you guys so much!
Megan and Steven !!
Helya · Married on 11/24/2013
From start to finish, Coconut Cove Resort exceeded our expectations!!! Paul, Magda, Patti, and the rest of the staff went above and beyond to make everything perfect on our wedding day! They were all so easy to work with and such a pleasure every step of the way! Decorations were gorgeous, food was amazing, fireworks were awesome, and staff was unbelievable! Very organized, professional, everything came together perfectly on our day. Paul and Magda really love what they do, which makes a huge difference because they care about every detail! I would HIGHLY recommend Coconut Cove for any wedding! It is an unforgettable experience!