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Brooke · Married on 06/13/2019
Perfect wedding day
La Barcaza made the biggest day of my life, the best day of my life. It was the best decision I have ever made. With all of the negative stories about the Dominican right now, I was a little on edge to proceed with the wedding there.... but I am so glad I didn’t change my plans.Sent on 07/30/2019
The wedding coordinator and planning:
Planning was fun. The wedding coordinator gives you a catalog-type download via email to review all of the options. There’s a beautiful selection for any style you’re going for. All you have to do is choose your decor and the wedding coordinator takes it from there and sends you back a quote. I never felt bad about asking questions, as they were so helpful and made sure this day was about us and everything we wanted. The wedding coordinator....... where do I begin? So Brigi is the wedding coordinator and she is brilliant at what she does. She is so kind and listens to everything you want/need. I’ve talked with her for over a year now for planning, and she is so responsive and helpful. When I met with Brigi after arriving to Punta Cana, she recited everything I selected to me perfect. So clearly she knows what she’s doing and really develops that relationship with the bride and groom for the wedding. She helped put my groomsmen and father of the brides boutonnières on and had everything that I brought personally too (cake topper, name cards, fans, etc.) together beautifully. Little things she did like let me borrow her book so I can make sure speech papers didn’t fly away as they were being spoken... she literally tended to my every want/need.
The boat staff and bartenders:
Boy, do they know how to throw a party. I seriously had the time of my life with them and so did my entire wedding party/guests. They partied with us! The bartenders had a speciality drink and plenty of mamajuana. The DJ and one of the boat members noticed the party was dying down a little bit.... so they both planned this awesome, hysterical game for the couples to play. It made everyone laugh until we cried and got the party going again. My guests still won’t stop talking about how they aren’t sure they will be able to find another wedding to top this one.
Okay, the food is good. Its definitely enough to get you by for the night!! Everyone was satisfied and there were no complaints!
We had Deejay Makuto. He was also the bomb!! He loved my playlist that I brought and also incorporated his songs that went so well with my playlist. When I wanted to download songs too, he was quick to hop on that and got them to download in time for it to come up next. He was amazing, if you can... get him!! He would pull me aside and make sure what he was doing is what I wanted. He didn’t want certain things to be long and dragged out..... so he would make sure it is what i wanted which was SO helpful. I loved him and actually wish I could use him back here in the states for a DJ!
THE BEST. If I could give any advice it’s to not pay too much attention to all of the negativity in the Dominican right now. Still go. Be cautious of your surroundings and what you consume. I wouldn’t have changed my trip, my wedding, my days there for anything! 💕💕
Thank you La Barcaza and Brigi for giving me the wedding of my dreams!
Amy Peachey · Married on 05/04/2019
Very professional and attentive to personal needs.
Planning from the USA was easy with Brigi!Sent on 06/09/2019
Banfi Renata · Married on 03/12/2019
Sziasztok!Sent on 04/08/2019
Csak ajánlani tudom a La Barcazát!
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Köszönjük La Barcaza a hibátlan, profi esküvői szervezést amit nekünk nyújtottatok! Életünk legszebb napja volt! 😍
Kay Eno · Married on 02/14/2019
This is a great private event boat! It was an 4 hour durations which included a amazing DJ! Our tour was as sun set with a beach wedding ceremony. The service provided was awesome. The crew help asssist on and off the boat, and insurers everyone is safe. The food was really and we had open bar. I'd suggest La Barcaza for anyone planning a event and want something different then the normal hotel venues! Thanks for help making my day great!Sent on 04/07/2019
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.Sent on 01/13/2019
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.
Andrew Dingle · Married on 01/04/2019
La Barcaza Wedding Boat
We had just used La Barcaza for our wedding on April 1, 2019. It was an all around amazing experience! The ceremony location on the private beach was beautiful, and the meal (fisherman's grill) was some of the best food we have had! The DJ was excellent to work with as we had brought our own music for the ceremony on a tablet, and the music for the party was great! He was excellent to take music requests while partying as well. We also just received our wedding video and absolutely LOVE it! Start to finish, the coordinators made it an incredibly easy experience planning, and when the day finally arrived they went over and above making sure everything was flawless, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy our day!Sent on 04/22/2019
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.Sent on 01/16/2019
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 :)
Amy · Married on 11/13/2018
We had our wedding rehearsal dinner on the la Barcaza boat. It was absolutely perfect! Everything from the transport to the food and dj. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Our guests had the best time and are still talking about our experience. I would highly recommend this company as they were very professional, the boat was very clean, and the staff created such a fun environment for us!Sent on 11/25/2018
Jessica · Married on 06/13/2018
Just had my wedding in June. Aircon bus pickup from my hotel with a separate transfer for me and my bridesmaid. I could honestly go on and on about how amazing this place is but there are only so many words. I had started my wedding planning at my resort but all the "extras" were turning out to be on par with having a wedding in Canada. La Barcaza had everything I needed included and when I did want something that I felt was actually extra it was at a reasonable price. Every email I sent was answered within minutes and any provlprwas sorted out until I was happy!! No nosey onlookers during my ceremony, food and cake amazing, dj fabulous, ugh I could seriously go on forever. Do yourself a favor!!!!Sent on 06/21/2018
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Susan · Married on 04/12/2018
We had a Wedding Rehearsal Night Cruise for 32 adults and one infant! It was amazing. Everything was beyond our expectations and we danced all night. Staff were professional and fun. On time, easy to work with, responds to emails quickly! It was perfect and everyone had a blast!Sent on 04/17/2018
Alisha · Married on 04/08/2018
After much careful research, we selected La Barcaza as our wedding venue. The customer service provided from day one was nothing short of exceptional. The boat allowed us to have a private wedding, with no interrupts from the outside world. The crew was welcoming, energetic, kind, attentive and very professional. In addition to this, the crew went above and beyond to ensure that key members of my family where comfortable, and this included my 82 year old grandmother. My guests wanted for nothing, and this includes the very friendly and efficient bartender.Sent on 04/17/2018
We choose to have the ceremony on the upstairs part of the boat, and we do not regret that for a second. The environment was peaceful, relaxing, intimate, and beautiful. The boat was well kept, and the view was spectacular. No small detail was missed, and this was much noticed when it came to our beautiful wedding cake. We had 32 guests fly in from Canada to attend our wedding, and each guests was expressed how superb the boat, and there experience was.
We are grateful that our day was perfect; we had no issues and will forever look fondly on our wedding day. Thank You!!
Lucia · Married on 04/08/2018
Agota was very helpful in making my big day stress free. The wedding boat is perfect for a small wedding. The cake was a great value as well.Sent on 08/09/2018
Steve · Married on 01/27/2018
We had a wedding in January of 2018 with La Barcaza. We had the beach ceremony with the Reception on the boat. I have to say that the experience was wonderful and memorable. The staff was great, the food was as good as the reviews stated, and the location was outstanding. I would like to give a special note to La Barcaza's event coordinator, Agota. Agota was an absolute pleasure to work with, and helped to facilitate all of the details of the wedding and reception. Her attention to every detail and quick response time to questions by email made planning very easy. I would recommend La Barcaza to anyone. Thanks again to the La Barcaza team.Sent on 08/20/2018
Johanna · Married on 01/18/2018
Agota and her team went above and beyond for our wedding reception in January! She was easy to contact and provided amazing service before and on our special day!Sent on 07/28/2018
Her vendors were also amazing! We loved the DJ, the bakery and photography!
I so highly recommend! It was the highlight of our wedding day!
Felayne · Married on 12/15/2017
I had a beautiful lunch reception for about 40 people!Sent on 07/28/2018
Everything was very organized to perfection. They have an amazing crew
Making everyone smile and laugh at all times! I recommend La Barcaza and it’s Crew ?? % . Thank you for making it unforgettable!
Tara · event on 11/10/2017
I lovemy wedding party and eat and drunking and have funSent on 11/10/2017
Kirbi · Married on 10/26/2017
Super late review but better late than never. I had my wedding/reception on La Barcaza and it was absolutely wonderful!!! To start Agota, the event coordinator, was amazing!!! She answers everything and never once seemed bothered by all my questions. I was in a lot of Facebook group pages for weddings in Punta Cana and had to deal with my own resort for hair and other stuff pre-wedding, and let’s just say I’m pretty sure Agota is the only person in Punta Cana that doesn’t run on island time. I took longer to reply than she did.Sent on 08/09/2018
We did the Gold beach symbolic and got married on the beach. We did add hours, total of six. 5 on boat 1 on beach. The boat was decorated perfectly. I didn’t do to much and it still looked great!!! We got the grill for food and it was so delicious! Everybody loved our food and cake! Best food all week actually.
We ended up doing the national bar. I was a little worried because I’m a picky beer drinker, but let’s just say I took full advantage of the drinks they made, very good and did the job they are supposed to. We brought our two small children to our trip and wedding so this was my one party night and I sure did party!!!! Music was great, everyone had a blast. Speaking of children we had about 6 kids, ages 1-6, and they did great on the boat. Little nervous beforehand, but they all had a blast and luckily for me my one year old fell asleep in his stroller for most the night (yes I brought a double stroller on the boat. Everyone who had to carry it probably hated me but I was so happy it was there).
Everyone loves how different our wedding was, and I personally love the small boats that got us to and away from the actual boat. Just makes for great stories and people definitely don’t forget. They did wonderful helping everyone on and off. The older and the drunks!!! All in all, I absolutely loved my wedding, La barcaza was just perfect for us and I highly recommend them.
Kiril · Married on 10/13/2017
Life does not count with the number of breaths, but with the moments that stop breathing. I think this was one of those moment.Sent on 08/01/2018
Kira · Married on 10/05/2017
The whole team especially Agota and Daniel were fantastic, the boat, food, drink and decorations were amazing. The wedding day it’s self was magical from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble, I would highly recommend to everyone.Sent on 10/20/2017
Ginger · Married on 09/03/2017
I have never envisioned my wedding day to be an absolute picture perfect day but I am grateful to God he helped me find Agota. The patience, attention to detail, wonderful suggestions and yes even when your own wedding party may upset you the loving responsive and helpful staff is there to take care of every need. They can make your time with them most epic and memorable. I cannot begin to give them any higher praise because you will just have to experience it yourself. Go with whatever packages you want as long as you enjoy the experienceSent on 09/28/2017
Ward · Married on 08/16/2017
We used La Barcaza for our daughters wedding reception. We were very impressed as all details were met as initially stated. Crew was very attentive but also gave you your space. Very easy to work with and exceeded expectations. We highly recommend. Ward Almond - VirginiaSent on 08/25/2017
Keana Brogdon · Married on 07/27/2017
The dream wedding I didn't even know I wanted!
This review is long overdue, we had our wedding reception with La Barcaza after our ceremony at our resort on July 27, 2017 with 37 guests plus us and couldn't imagine doing it any other way. The packages they offer make the process so simple to plan and the prices are very reasonable. We booked 4 hours (6p-10p, perfect to get some photos before the sun sets), was able to bring our own decorations that they set up for us, our own photographer/videographer from home, they made amazing food (fries, grilled chicken & steak, plaintains), had an open bar, gave guests the chance to jump in the water, had a DJ who was easy to work with when we had to send our songs for first dances and my surprise hula dance over, provided pickup/drop off and even were able to get us a projector when we asked if we could show a video. The whole planning process was simple and easy. They were so easy to work with and the staff the entire night was so kind and even partied with us. I didn't have to worry about keeping on schedule as they did all that for us. A couple days before the wedding they even come by your resort to finalize all the details. I'm always raving about what a great experience this was and how it took our wedding (and our wedding video!) to the next level. All of our guests talk about how they've never been to a wedding like ours. Highly recommend La Barcaza if you're getting married in Punta Cana. What a beautiful setting with stunning views to celebrate such an important occasion!Sent on 03/17/2019
Darice · Married on 07/15/2017
We had the most amazing time on the boat for our 25Destination Vacation. This experience was the icing on the cake after we renewed our vows.Sent on 08/04/2018
JOSE · Married on 06/01/2017
Great service, perfect food and international bar. The stuff is really professional, the boat is clean and updated. The location at the beach is beautiful.Sent on 06/06/2017
Recomended for all!!!!
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LuzMery · Married on 05/27/2017
THEY DESERVE 100 STARS!!! It's a long review but people need to understand why they are the best of the best!Sent on 06/19/2017
Our wedding was on May 27th, 2017 and our wedding was amazing and everything we’ve wanted. It was a day full of fun, laughter, and so much fun. It was a unique experience to have our wedding on La Barcaza and as an event planner myself, it was completely different from the norm. Our guest loved being aboard La Barca and the crew was simply amazing. We worked with Agota who is a fantastic Event coordinator! She was on top of everything and very responsive to my emails she answered within minutes any time of the day. She is very patient, kind and attentive. An overall great Event Coordinator! The crew was A M A Z I N G!! From the shuttle driver and to the boat crew thy all came up one by one and introduced themselves to me and were very attentive before we even left the hotel on the shuttle provided by La Barcaza to the beach were the transfer boat were located. They made us feel so welcome and they were so funny and kept things so entertaining and fun (not that we needed it but it helped they were having as much fun as we were having). They are all very attentive and constantly making sure everyone was ok and we did not need anything especial me and my husband.
I cannot say enough good things about them especially Gorge who felt like he was part of the family just as funny and crazy fun as we are. He was a riot and we wish we could have brought him home with us LOL. We literally just made him part of the family we have so many pictures with him. He went up to every guest and had everyone laughing and drinking it was a riot. He also carried me on and off the transport boat so I did not get wet, he went above and beyond.
Jesus ( the Chef) was also very funny and accommodating. We had a guest with a pepper allergy, something we dropped the ball on and he made our guest a completely different plate on seconds notice. The food was also very delicious