Costa Rica is a top-tier destination, and Kate and Casey’s wedding at Dreams Las Mareas made the most of it! The couple wasn’t initially interested in getting married in Costa Rica since Kate’s parents own a house there, and they’ve visited frequently. However, the incredible Dreams Las Mareas Resort ended up ticking all their boxes! After visiting Dreams and another resort in Jamaica, they decided to host their colorful, tropical-inspired wedding celebration at La Arboleda Beach.
Seventy friends and family members joined the couple in Costa Rica to celebrate their wedding. As their destination wedding travel specialist, I facilitated travel bookings and accommodations for the couple and their guests. While planning a wedding in a different country can be stressful, it doesn’t have to be with Bridie Travel! I’m so glad I could help Kate and Casey plan the celebration they always envisioned.
Choosing a Destination Wedding Venue
As Kate and Casey’s travel specialist, I also helped them identify and book the perfect resort to be their destination wedding venue. There were several must-haves on the couple’s resort wishlist. First was onsite nightlife and entertainment! The couple didn’t want to go far to have a great time during their destination wedding weekend.
Moreover, since they were expecting 70 guests, the couple wanted a resort with wedding venues that could accommodate a large party. Dreams Las Mareas fit the bill for both of the above! The Arboleda Beach venue at Dreams especially stood out to the couple. From the beautiful white sand beach to the jungle along the coastline, they could immediately envision having their outdoor ceremony and reception there.
The seasoned wedding planners at Dreams Las Mareas made Kate and Casey’s wedding planning experience stress-free. The couple specifically wanted to book a resort that would be hands-on with the wedding planning process, and Dreams didn’t disappoint! Their onsite wedding planner was on it from day one, helping the couple achieve the wedding they’d always envisioned and ensuring everything ran smoothly when the special day arrived.
Should I Book My Destination Wedding at Dreams Las Mareas?
Dreams Las Mareas is an all-inclusive luxury resort located on the northwest tip of Costa Rica. There aren’t many resorts of its kind in Costa Rica, making Dreams unique! It’s a beautifully designed and laid-out four-star property that has impressed me every time I’ve visited. I especially love the resort’s lush look and feel! Picture waking up to the sounds of howler monkeys and tropical birds in the distant jungle trees…
Costa Rica itself is a famed destination for a reason. With world-class beaches and lush jungles, there’s no end to the things you can explore. However, before booking your destination wedding at Dreams Las Mareas, it’s important to note that the resort has a remote location far from most activities. You can anticipate a 90+ minute drive from the resort if you want to do any activities while in Costa Rica, plus a 90-minute drive to the nearest airport when you arrive and depart.
In Kate and Casey’s case, the distance to activities wasn’t as relevant since the couple had visited Costa Rica many times. They were content to hang out at the resort and enjoy a relaxing, romantic getaway! But for couples who haven’t visited the country before, it’s important to weigh Dreams’ remote location against its many advantages. Moreover, I don’t recommend Dreams Las Mareas for a quick destination wedding getaway. Since the resort is so remote, I advise staying at least three nights to enjoy all the onsite amenities and make the travel time “worth it.”
Book Your Destination Wedding in Costa Rica with Bridie Travel
I feel honored that Kate and Casey chose me as their travel specialist for their destination wedding at Dreams Las Mareas! It’s truly an incredible resort perfect for weddings and honeymoons, especially for couples who crave that secluded, intimate feel.
Are you ready to book your destination wedding getaway at Dreams Las Mareas? Skip all the stress of booking travel and accommodations for you and all your loved ones by hiring Bridie Travel! We would love to help you enjoy a seamless, romantic experience by providing our expert guidance as you undergo this process. Get in touch to learn more! Plus, don’t miss our complete guide to hosting a Dreams Las Mareas wedding.
Destination Wedding Specialist: Bridie Travel
Venue: Dreams Las Mareas
Photography: Jenn Guillen