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Jessica kim · Married on 09/14/2019
I’m so happy we picked El Mangrooves for our destination wedding! From the moment we contacted them, Jennifer, our event coordinator, was so responsive and helpful in planning every detail. She was great about letting us know our timeline and what we needed to be done to ensure we’d have a seamless wedding day. I just wanted a low stress destination wedding that was customized but with minimal planning on my part and I was absolutely blown away with how everything turned out. It definitely exceeded my expectations!Sent on 08/14/2019
The actual wedding was on the beach during a beautiful Costa Rican sunset and the setup was absolutely lovely. The violinist who played at our wedding was so talented! My now husband requested to come to the ceremony on a horse and all of the guests loved it! The dinner table setup was stunning as well.
The actual resort was absolutely beautiful, and perfect for our group of 34 guests to relax and enjoy themselves between activities. The accommodations and service were on par with any 5 star hotels I’ve stayed in around the world.
The first night, we met Michael, our bartender who ended up as bartender at our actual wedding. He made us the best cocktails that were well balanced and all made with fresh fruits and juices. I am very picky about cocktails but loved all the ones he made! The food at the wedding and all of the restaurants on premises were top notch! Definitely not your typical forgettable resort food. The presentation and well as taste of everything was amazing! The entire staff at El Mangrooves was so friendly and helpful. Each and everyone of them helped make this whole experience a very memorable beautiful one and deserve recognition! Thanks to all of you for making our wedding and trip such a memorable one!
El Mangroove's reply:Jess & Andy!
Michele Dupuis Munson · Married on 08/02/2019
We could not have asked for a more perfect venue. Service was impeccable, decor was fabulous and every last detail was what we wanted. They were incredibly flexible in working with us. Let Art Flower work with you on ideas for decor and you won’t be disappointed. Our friends and family can’t stop talking about how much fun they had! 10/10 would recommend to antoneSent on 08/06/2019
Jared · Married on 04/27/2019
Better Than We Could Have Imagined
We had our wedding at El Mangroove, and it was an amazing experience. We decided to do a small destination wedding (around 20 guests), so everyone opted to stay at the resort as well.Sent on 12/27/2018
The entire trip was great; every staff member - from the concierge, to servers and bartenders, to medical staff - was courteous and friendly (and they all knew we were there for our wedding; at breakfast on the day of the ceremony, multiple staff members came up to my wife and I to say congrats). Jennifer, our wedding coordinator, was incredible. From our very first email exchange, she was responsive and attentive to our requests. In addition to handling everything related to the wedding (ceremony, reception, menus, floral, hair & makeup, rehearsal dinner, welcome cocktail reception for our guests, etc.), she helped coordinate on offsite dinner for the entire wedding party during our stay.
We had our ceremony in the Beach Forest setting, which was perfect for an intimate wedding (the beach is public, so there were people nearby during the ceremony. But it never felt intrusive, and many people clapped and cheered at the end of the ceremony). The cocktail reception was help in the Ocean Terrace, which could have hosted a much larger reception than ours - the younger attendees had plenty of space to run around and play.
All of the food was excellent and flavorful - definitely not your typical wedding food. The atmosphere was very relaxed. Honestly, we can't enough about how pleased we were with the entire experience. Everyone who attended told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to; my brother (who recently got engaged) even said he and his fiance are thinking about having their wedding at El Mangroove as well! If you book your wedding st El Mangroove, you definitely won't be disappointed.
El Mangroove's reply:Hola, Jared & Olivia!
Kelly Katich · Married on 12/22/2018
Jennifer Ramirez the Events Coordinator at El Mangroove made our day so special and so easy to plan. We were renewing our wedding vows and Jennifer helped us with every detail. When we arrived, she met with us to review all the details and when we wanted to make a few changes she was very accommodating. We had an amazing and beautiful sunset wedding just as we had imagined. Pura Vida.Sent on 01/31/2019
El Mangroove's reply:Hola, Kelly!
Iria · Married on 08/18/2018
My brunch weeding was wonderful I’m really happy they were very flexible and did everything I dream. Brunch weddings are not that common but they understood my vision and made it a reality. My wedding was a international wedding and guest from every country where impressed. Jenifer form the sales department is wonderful.Sent on 11/26/2018
El Mangroove's reply:Hola, Iria!
Gerard · Married on 02/24/2018
What an amazing place with unbelievable people. Our wedding day was magical and the people at the Mangroove made it memorable. We really appreciate William and Jennifer's attentiveness and flexibity as we worked through the entire process. We even changed coordinators throughout the process and it had no impact on our event. Wonderful place with outstanding people.Sent on 03/14/2018
El Mangroove's reply:Dear Gerard & Ana,
Maria del Mar · Married on 02/17/2018
If you are looking for a place to celebrate your special day look no further!!! If a boutique hotel is what you're looking for instead of those massive resorts that will bring you intimate moments with your loved ones El Mangroove is the place to do it at. Their professionalism and care for detail is amazing. I could not be more happy with how my day went. They made it super memorable by always being attentive to my needs and those of my guests. I can not speak any higher of them. The staff and management was amazing! During the whole wedding planning they were very quick with their responsiveness to any question and or concern I would have. If I could do it all over again I would not change a thing! It was the most memorable day of my life all thanks to El Mangroove!Sent on 03/01/2018
El Mangroove's reply:Thank you for letting us be part of your special day!! it was our pleasure!
Tiffany · Married on 11/24/2017
personal and perfect
planning a destination wedding has its stressors, especially when it comes to vision and cultural differences BUT William Gutierrez, Cindy and every person at El Mangroove worked so hard to give me exactly what we wanted. Our wedding came out perfectly and the hotel was a perfect setting.Sent on 11/29/2018
El Mangroove's reply:Tiff & Ryan,
Rae · Married on 12/03/2016
I could not have asked for a better wedding weekend!! It was perfect and the staff at El Mangroove were EXCELLENT! I also wanted to comment on the food... WOW! We had a group of 70 and there were no issues and everyone left thanking me for the best weekend ever!! I highly recommend El Mangroove to any bride out there!Sent on 01/13/2017
El Mangroove's reply:Thank you so much for your review Rae! We loved having you and your guests at El Mangroove. We hope to see you again soon.
Gloriana · Married on 11/19/2016
Beautiful venue, perfect for a small or medium sized wedding. Wedding coordinators were friendly, knowledgeable, organized and responsive.Sent on 01/13/2017
Edgar · Married on 02/03/2018
The hotel and the staff responsible for organizing the event made a huge difference.Sent on 03/10/2018
El Mangroove's reply:Thank you for your coments Dear Edgar. It was our pleasure!
Ryan and J'nae · Getting married on 07/05/2020
Everything we wanted and more!
Everything about our wedding was more than what we could have ever imagined. We worked with Jennifer via email from the United States. That proved to be quite difficult but Jennifer continued to work with us and we met with her on the day we arrived on the property. The grounds are beautiful and we worked out options for weather. There were several options of where to hold the ceremony but ultimately we decided to have the wedding on the beach. It was BEAUTFIUL. The violinist was incredible, the officiant did exactly what we wanted, and everything worked out. Jennifer listened to all of our questions and concerns and was able to accomplish our vision without us being there and having to oversee everything.Sent on 06/03/2019
We had to make a slight adjustment with the reception due to weather but had it back in the garden area where it was covered. We had an INCREDIBLE meal. The cake was delicious and had a fantastic time dancing with our friends and family.
We would highly recommend El Mangroove for your wedding destination. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are comfortable, and the staff was extremely professional, friendly and attentive.
Additionally, we enjoyed the food at both Matiss and Makoko. Make sure you order the Matiss Burger and the Ribeye at Makoko! The hotel had the ability to coordinate transportation if you’d like to explore and also provide relaxing areas if you’d like to stay on site.
El Mangroove's reply:Hola, J'Nae!
Nas A · Married on 04/14/2018
My wife and I chose El Mangroove without visiting before our big day. We had some minor hiccups early on in the process but once William Gutierrez (Special Events Manager) got involved it was smooth sailing. Our entire wedding group had an amazing time and I cant recommend El Mangroove enough for your wedding location. Everything from the wedding planning, day of, coordinating with outside vendors (if you wish to use outside vendors) and the food were all amazing. El Mangroove has a very unique feel and the beach forest is a beautiful place to take your wedding photos.Sent on 11/27/2018
El Mangroove's reply:Dear Nass & Algery,