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Allie Salzman · Getting married on 02/01/2022
Exceeded all my expectations
I am so so so happy I found Villa la Joya for my wedding. We wanted a destination wedding that was private, without any snooping hotel guests.Sent on 02/18/2020
Not only did it fit the bill for that, but it truly was the most magical setting and our guests absolutely loved it. Feels much more private and intimate than at a resort, but you're still in paradise.
They were also super easy to work with.
I would highly recommend their planner, Anna Schriemer through Paradise wedding events.
Leila Depina · Getting married on 07/26/2020
The owner is amazing, very professional and A+ customer service.Sent on 08/26/2019
Laura Anguiano-Wallace · Getting married on 07/10/2020
Heaven on Earth-Villa La Joya
Villa la Joya is everyone girls dream come true for a wedding venue. Not only is the location majestic, but the staff makes you feel like the most important people in the world. My guest were in awe on how attentive and friendly the staff were. My wedding is called the "wedding of the century" among my guest and Villa la Joya made that possible. Thank you so much to Anna, Irma, Carmen, Charo and el Sr. Domingo!Sent on 11/03/2019
Saul Moreno Palacios · Married on 01/25/2020
Villa La Joya is stunning! Picture-perfect and has a jaw-dropping view.
We got married in late January 2020 and could write an entire book about our wonderful experience with Mike and the entire team of Villa La Joya. The location is perfect, it is in a private community in Playa Paraiso which means there aren’t many, if any, on-lookers on that section of the beach. The front of the villa is big enough that it accommodated 80 people comfortably for our ceremony. The backyard setting was the reason why we chose the villa. The combination of architecture and design of the villa itself with the beach as a backdrop was more than enough. Very spacious, we had just over 100 guests plus vendors and the place did not feel crowded at all. Our guests loved the beautiful backdrop and had a blast taking photos all around the venue. VLJ has plenty photo ops from the front steps to the fountain and of course the backyard overlooking the ocean.Sent on 03/22/2020
During our visit to Playa Paraiso In October (pre-wedding) we stayed in Mike’s condo, which is a 3-minute walk to the venue. Carmen and Charo did a great job with hospitality and made us feel like we were in our own home. The condo is spacious enough to accommodate vendor meetings. We hired Soberanis catering for our wedding and they prepared the tasting for us there at the condo. We ate leftovers through the remainder of our stay, a huge bonus. We recommend you book the condo for the getting ready the day of your wedding, it is very convenient given the location, especially if you are thinking of having photographers for the first look since many hotels charge a vendor fee.
During the pre-wedding visit, Mike was flexible and accommodating, he realized we had concerns about our wedding vision and put us at ease, he said we could do certain things which unfortunately our initial planner said we couldn’t. Mike offers a list of qualified and highly recommended planners. We recommend that you select the package where you can take photos in the interior of the villa.
In the weeks leading up to the wedding, we had some weather concerns since there was rain forecasted. Villa La Joya has a vendor who you can rent different size clear tents from. We suggest you research the tents and your preferred wedding day set up and budget accordingly if you plan to wed during the rainy season. Luckily, we did not need them.
If you are looking for someone who is there for you and has your best interest in mind, then you don’t need to look any further. Mike, Irma, Carmen, Charo, and Domingo together make the experience truly a one of a kind. Villa la Joya maintains a great relationship with the vendors, is professional and hospitable. From the first day in contact with Mike, we knew we were in good hands, he was responsive, professional, and provided us with plenty of information before even selecting Villa La Joya as our venue. Irma is a vital member of the team, she ensured we had a pleasant stay. This included coordinating pick-up/drop off from and to the airport or into town with Domingo as well as recommending places to eat. They are very communicative and remained in close contact via a group chat on Whatsapp. During our pre-wedding visit, we got to witness the release of turtles back into the ocean after hatching, it was a memorable experience. The turtle sanctuary is an operation run by Irma and Domingo through Villa La Joya. Thank you, Irma, for let us be part of that.
We truly felt like we were part of the family and as if we celebrated our grand day in our very own backyard. They were very understanding when dealing with hiccups that occurred with guests as well. Everyone here is easy to reach, professional and just all-around nice people, which made the planning and wedding experience that much better! You will not be disappointed with Villa La Joya. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!! From Ellie & Saul
Lou Arden Gregory · Married on 11/30/2019
Villa la Joya is a dream!
We couldn’t be happier with the decision to have our wedding at this venue. From the moment we stumbled across Villa la Joya we knew that having our wedding in Mexico was exactly what we wanted and dreamed of. Not only are the villa and grounds beautiful and exceptionally maintained, Mike and team are so welcoming and accommodating. Our wedding guests were completely blown away by the exclusivity and beauty of Villa la Joya, as were we! Stop looking and choose Villa la Joya, you will be happy you didSent on 12/05/2019
Andrea Magana · Married on 11/26/2019
Breathtaking venue and exceptional staff
Villa la Joya was one of the most breath taking venues! Aside from the venue itself, the staff was the sweetest and most accommodating throughout our visit and even the day after our wedding. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to have their dream wedding with breath taking views and exceptional service.Sent on 01/08/2020
Shantal Alcoba · Married on 11/09/2019
A Magical Venue
This is not just a pretty Villa they use as a venue, this is truly a magical experience. From the moment I spoke to the owner, I knew this place was special and I could not have been more correct. He lends his beautiful home to couples so that they have the freedom to create the wedding of their dreams. The first day we visited Villa La Joya in person, it took our breath away with its elegant architecture, well-kept greenery/terrace and the beautiful oceanfront view (our wedding guests felt the same). Throughout our wedding process, we visited Mexico 3 times and had the chance to interact multiple times with the Villa staff. Every single individual we met was nothing short of warm, friendly, kind and respectful. We were beyond impressed with the service and friendly hospitality we received in every encounter. Their ability to accommodate all your needs before, during and after the wedding were greatly appreciated it. Our wedding turned out better than I could have imagined. It was beautiful and definitely one of the greatest nights of my life with family and friends. Thank you Villa La Joya and staff for giving us one of the most special experiences of our lives!Sent on 12/31/2019
Rosalinda Balmer · Married on 11/02/2019
Got married here November 2, 2019, everything was perfect and this venue was absolutely beautiful! All my guests were amazed and said it was like something out of a movie! Staff and owner were so friendly and everything went smoothly during the planning process. I’m so happy I found this wedding venue!Sent on 11/09/2019
Asteka Mulugeta · Married on 01/08/2019
The most perfect wedding venue!
The most perfect wedding venue!
On August 2019, we had our wedding at Villa la Joya. Our guests were in total awe of the beautiful scenery and accommodations.
We do not have enough nice things to say about Mike, his staff and Villa la Joya. Every member of staff were wonderful, accommodating and worked hard to make sure we had the most memorable day.
Things went so smoothly from the moment we spoke with Mike. He was like a member of the family, guiding us through the obstacles that accompany any wedding. Thanks to his generosity and kind heart our dream wedding was a reality.
I can't imagine that there is any other venue that could compete with Villa la Joya for your wedding. If you choose to have your special day there, I guarantee it will be amazing!Sent on 10/27/2019
Ryan · Married on 01/05/2019
Villa la Joya was absolutely amazing. It was the perfect venue for our group of 82 people. It felt cozy without being too crowded. The layout in the backyard was perfect for our group of 82 people. The pictures don't do la Joya justice as far as how pretty it is. It's the perfect place for a ceremony.Sent on 03/23/2019
Yuliya · Married on 11/23/2017
I don't even know where to start...Mike and Irma, mama Nina, and everyone else at Villa La Joya - Thank you! You have no idea what you've done. You made my dreams come true!!! I honestly couldn't wish for a better place to become a wife and to celebrate such an amazing event with our closest friends. It was perfect!
Thank you all again!Sent on 01/08/2018
Lucy · Married on 10/07/2017
Mike and Irma,Sent on 10/10/2017
thank you so much to you and your dream team (Domingo, Lola and company) for the attentions this Saturday, we are fully satisfied with your services.
Mike thanks a lot for the trust, it is needless to say you have a breathtaking property and an amazing hard working family!
We want to thank you and Irma for the support since day 1, with the weather craziness we were afraid things would get complicated but what we found was a fully supportive team in you and the other suppliers.
Please give thanks on our behalf to Domingo, who helped us all night long with the Villa logistics and the transportation for the guests, Lola too, she helped us all night with the restrooms logistics and they had always the best attitude.
Without doubt this will be the first of many more weddings and events!
Maria · Married on 06/19/2017
Muchas gracias a Villa La Joya por recibirnos de una forma tan cálida y hospitalaria. Son unas excelentes personas!!!Sent on 06/19/2017
Claudia · Married on 06/15/2017
La mejor atención! y el lugar súper padre con todo lo necesario para realizar un evento inolvidableSent on 06/15/2017
Yesica · Married on 03/17/2017
Villa La Joya was an amazing location couldn't of asked for a better location for our wedding reception. Everything was above and beyond the staff and the owner were super nice and very flexible with our request. If we could do our wedding again we would pick this location for sure. Our guests are already requesting for an anniversary party at Villa La Joya. We highly recommend this place for a destination wedding location!Sent on 03/26/2017
Jose · Married on 03/17/2017
AWESOME VENUE!!!!! Villa La Joya in pictures looks beautiful but actual real life view is AMAZING!!! I would definitely love to come back and experience the view Villa La Joya offers. LOVED IT!!Sent on 03/26/2017
Simon · Married on 11/09/2016
We got married here 10 days ago. Pictures are beautiful but in person its even better. Its right on the beach yet elegant setup for the whole event. The Administrator of the property really worked with us to get use the beauty of this house to its full potential. Mango Events coordinated all the communication for us but it was truly an amazing experience.Sent on 11/19/2016
Natalia · Married on 03/19/2016
I was the wedding planner for this wedding and the Venue Villa La Joya it is absolutely georgeous!!!. The Best place for Weddings on the beach and the staff VERY professional so I will recommend it to all my clients.Sent on 03/22/2016
Monika · Married on 03/19/2016
Villa La Joya is a truly beautiful beachfront property, and its outdoor areas and terraces provide excellent setting for wedding ceremony and reception. Owner is very dedicated to helping young couples making wonderful, everlasting memories, manager of the villa very professional and very helpful. My daughter and her fiance, currently husband, along with all of our guests had a wonderful time, all guests agreed that setting of the wedding was absolutely spectacular. We could not be happier that we decided to have a wedding there. We used wedding planning services of Natalia from Weddings on the Beach, who made it a spectacular event. If we had to do it again, we would select Villa La Joya without any doubt, as it's a truly spectacular property and a wonderful place for a wedding. Thank you to Owner, Manager, and a Wedding Planner!! Thanks to everyone who helped!!Sent on 03/23/2016
Monika McCormick (mother of the bride)
Isabell · Married on 03/19/2016
Villa La Joya is a dream come true! Our wedding was a memory we will cherish for the rest of our lives! We did not want to have our wedding at a resort to avoid all of the potential onlookers. We fell in love the moment we saw Villa La Joya. So many of our guests complimented on how gorgeous it is and the setting was something out of a movie. It was absolutely spectacular! If you are looking for an unbelievable venue with the privacy and beauty that will blow your guests away, we highly recommend considering Villa La Joya for your special day!Sent on 04/01/2016
Nicole · Married on 10/31/2015
Villa La Joya was just perfect - everything we were looking for in a venue! From the gorgeous architectural beauty of the Villa to the perfectly designed grounds and stunning ocean view, this was the ideal location for our big day. The staff was incredibly helpful, professional, and always quick to respond. Not only that, but the property manager, Irma, was fantastic - her vendor recommendations were more reasonable than those recommended by my wedding planner (I found my planner on my own). The staff went above and beyond, and by far exceeded all my expectations.Sent on 03/05/2016
I also decided to rent a condo (same property owners) down the road on the day of the wedding, in order to have a space close to the venue for my bridesmaids and myself to get ready. My hair and makeup artists met us there, and it worked out perfectly. The Villa was less than 2 min down the road.
If you are considering a beach wedding, but want a setting that is more elegant and private than a resort for your guests, then Villa La Joya is definitely worth exploring. The place is absolutely gorgeous, and exactly what I wanted for my big day.
Anant · Married on 10/24/2015
Situated perfectly in the middle of Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, Villa La Joya is the appropriate name for this hidden jewel. This marble palace, the grounds, the beach, the ocean breeze...everything is pretty much perfect.Sent on 03/04/2016
There are a number of details that set this place apart for us beyond the flawlessly manicured grounds and the spectacular villa. The most important of which is the location. This property ensured that our ceremony and reception remained unique and private for our guests to enjoy (side note: we literally saw 7 weddings at the resort we stayed at the weekend of our site visit).
We used the front of the house for our ceremonies (we had 2 ceremonies) and the impressive patios directly to the left and right of the grand entrance were perfect spots for pictures and to entertain with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails between events. It only gets better from here. Once we walked around the side of the property we passed a grand marble fountain (perfect for photos) before eventually seeing the clear turquoise Caribbean sea and feeling the magnificent ocean breeze. One in the back, you can let your imagination run wild as it can be used in a number dynamic ways for the perfect reception.
The day of the wedding our photographer, Dean told us that this place was a photographer’s dream with so many perfect backdrops and fantastic natural lighting-he was right. Also, the property’s staff and manager were very accommodating, courteous and professional. We don’t speak Spanish so all communication was conducted in English which didn’t present a problem at all.
Many of our guests still tell us that our wedding was the best wedding they have been to and our choice of venue had a very large part to play in making it what it was. So if you are looking for a private, picturesque and all around perfect venue, Villa La Joya won’t disappoint.
Cindy · Married on 01/01/2013
Villa La Joya was the most perfect wedding and reception venue! The villa itself is absolutely stunning with the most gorgeous views of the beach and ocean. The staff was very accommodating and met all of our needs. Every detail was taken care of and we were treated like royalty. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day! I can't say enough wonderful things about this fabulous place!Sent on 03/08/2016
Guillermo · Married on 07/23/2016
My name is Guillermo Montoya, Wedding Planner of MOVÀ eventos and I have worked in this Venue. It's really incredible, the first time you visit the house you will know for sure is the Venue for that special day, the house is extremely beautiful with sea view and one pool, it's the perfect Venue for a beach wedding.Sent on 07/28/2016
For the new couples that are looking for something special and unique, I recommend you talk with a Wedding Planner and visit this place, you will fall in love with it.
Gabrielle · Married on 04/13/2019
I couldn’t say more about the beautiful experience we had at Villa La Joya! So lux and gorgeous. Our families were really able to enjoy ourselves and we were able to have the wedding of our dreams. This would not have been the case at a resort. The staff and grounds are amazing!Sent on 04/20/2019