Our tropical gardens are the perfect setting for a Costa Rica wedding. When you choose to have your Costa Rica wedding at DoceLunas, you are choosing to start your great adventure in breathtakingly beautiful and calming, tranquil natural surroundings. We can also arrange for Costa Rica beach weddings or church weddings.
Jaco hotel DoceLunas has won Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Awards three years in a row for 2011-2013, placing number five for relaxation in Central America and top 11 hotels in Central America overall and also received Huffington Post's pick as Number Five Best Affordable Destination Spa in the World. Five acres of landscaped grounds with flower gardens and majestic flowering trees provide breathtaking open spaces for your ceremony in the sunny season and our elegant cathedral ceiling palm-roofed restaurant provides open air shelter with room for as many as 200 guests.
Our hotel's lovely hardwood reception center provides an excellent space for dancing afterwards and the ample elevated reception terrace is a great place to relax and kick off your heels before jumping in the spectacular mosaic pool with its waterfall cave. Surrounded by jungle covered mountains and shaded by the trees, our hotel is five to ten degrees F cooler than the town center, providing a naturally comfortable temperature range.
We have hosted many beautiful weddings since opening. Quotes from our very enthusiastically satisfied customers are included below.
Our wedding coordinator is a Canadian national and understands North American service expectations. With over 25 years experience planning events and weddings in Costa Rica, our coordinator also knows better than anyone how to meet those expectations in our beautiful developing nation, so we can guarantee all your plans will flow smoothly. Alternatively, you can retain your own planner and use our facilities, or have our staff take care of whichever particular items you choose and handle other items as you see fit. Feel free to contact our Costa Rica wedding planner with any questions you may have.
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We have seating capacity for 200 people under the palm roof for dining or ceremonies during the green season and we can provide tents if you prefer to be out in the gardens for the ceremony and under the palenque for dinner. The yoga/conference center with its french doors and hardwood floors and elevated terrace provides an elegant option, seating an additional 70 people. By splitting the guests between the two areas we can accommodate up to 270 for seated for dining in the two adjacent covered areas in the green season. The conference center and the palm roof restaurant area together provide space for 500 guests for a standing reception.
In the sunny season, the pool area provides another alternative venue for events and can accommodate 300 guests for reception or 150 for dining and up to 1,00 people can be seated for ceremony in our ample gardens.
DoceLunas has 20 rooms and bed space for 60 people as well as excellent relationships with nearby hotels should you choose to invite more guests.
For the bride and groom and their guests, we offer all the amenities of a four star hotel, including a salon so you can get ready for the big day onsite, spa and yoga center and a top notch restaurant featuring a chef from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.
Some of our very happy guests who celebrated their weddings here at DoceLunas have been kind enough to let us show you some of their wedding pictures.
Officiant (if desired, or you may bring your own)
Flower Garden, Palenque, or Beach Wedding Ceremony Area
Wedding Photography and Videography
Salon and Spa Services Onsite
Music from chamber music ensembles to DJs to live bands, including international artists by request.
Nearby attractions that we can arrange for you include the best of Costa Rica: surfing, golf, horseback riding, canopy tours, bird watching expeditions and mountain biking, deep sea sport fishing, whitewater rafting, nature walks, aerial tram tour, Bird watching excursions, and day trips to several different volcanoes, or Manuel Antonio National Park.
"I had my wedding reception at Doce Lunas. The experience exceeded my expectations.
From the beginning, Brian at Doce Lunas, replied to all of our emails quickly unlike some other Costa Rican hotels so that we could make the necessary arrangements with the church, florist, photographers, cake decorator, and other vendors. His staff really made an effort to make sure that all of the guests were taken care of. We rented out the entire hotel (all 20 rooms) for the wedding and it was a special experience having my closest friends and family members on the vacation of a lifetime. Brian helped coordinate the perfect room for each guest. Everyone said that it was the best wedding they've ever been to.
The reception was beautiful. Doce Lunas was recently remodeled in the past 9-10 years and I was impressed with the quality of rooms and grounds. I felt like we were tucked away in the jungle in our own world.
Brian has organized many wedding before and had all the necessary contacts/vendors to make the reception run smoothly. The food, music, cake, service, and pool were all great. Almost everyone ended up in the pool with their suit and tie on by the end of the night. Chris, the owner, even kept the bar open past hours for us to catch up with each other and enjoy a few drinks.
All in all, it was a dream vacation/wedding and all of my guests are already planning a reunion trip.
I would recommend a destination wedding at Doce Lunas to anyone interested."
Orange County Wedding Guest
We decided to have a destination wedding in Costa Rica because we were there in 2009 and fell in love with the hotel.
Brian was able to help us coordinate everything we would need for the wedding and reception. He was also very helpful with arranging airport transportation for our guests as each of them flew in. We arrived and were blown away by how beautiful the grounds were and how friendly everyone was.
The pool was always clean and the area around it was very nice as well. The day of the wedding they built an arch from bamboo, wrapped it in white cloth and covered it in flowers. They also peppered the grounds with petals going from the door of our room to the arch. It was so beautiful. Then Gaston, the chef, prepared a great menu for the wedding dinner.
After the wedding Diego coordinated everyone's excursions- there is so much to do here! And for those who wanted to stick around the resort and relax, Andre and Danny were great bartenders and waiters and Chris and Brian were fun to hang out and chit chat with.
Everyone had an amazing time and were blown away by the beauty of the place and fabulous food and great staff.
This resort is like an oasis from the jaco but only a three dollar cab ride to the party town. I absolutely recommend DoceLunas for a destination wedding.
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Please Email our Costa Rica wedding planner with your questions and let us help you start planning the perfect Costa Rica wedding in paradise at Jaco hotel DoceLunas.