Beachfront Weddings

Beachfront Weddings

Tyson & Elissa WeddingImagine your wedding day with us and a beautiful seaside ceremony on the gorgeous white sand beach of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Waves crash behind you as you share your vows surrounded by all your most loved and cherished family and friends. As the sun sets into the horizon you and your guests make your way back to your private reception by a walkway lined with orchids and beautiful tropical plants. A first class reception awaits you at your luxury beachfront vacation villa. A gourmet catered dinner and dancing under the stars make for a perfect evening, a perfect beach wedding.

The Discovery Beach House is the ideal location to celebrate your Costa Rica wedding. Our 2,800 square foot beautifully designed Spanish-style home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a huge infinity lap pool with 3 lanes, a Jacuzzi, and is a mere 1-minute walk to the beach. Our large 28 x 28 foot beautiful oceanfront wood deck overlooks breathtaking Espadilla Beach and is another perfect place to host your ceremony or reception.

The house has 3 beautiful window seats that convert into single beds and can host up to 8 people. Enjoy frequent monkey sightings from the ocean view honeymoon suite. The master garden bathroom has romantic hand-painted sinks, a bidet, and a tub built for two. The kitchen has professional appliances.

Allow our wedding planner to arrange the endless list of details such as your flowers, catering, music, photography, etc. Upon arrival into paradise you’ll be able to sit poolside, go beach combing and leave the endless tasks to our professional and caring staff. We want your time here to be all fun and stress free. Our wedding planner will make sure all your wedding details are taken care of allowing you to concentrate on what’s important, one another.

Let our expert event planners help plan your wedding or special event and come have the time of your life!

Additional Exclusive Service Included:

If you want stress relief from a time consuming destination wedding detail, your personal Discovery Beach House concierge can book blocks of hotel rooms and additional vacation rental homes for your entire wedding party at no extra cost to you (and sometimes at a discount). We know the area and hotels well because we live in Manuel Antonio. We’ll take the guesswork out of finding accommodations appropriate to your wedding party’s needs and budget, so you don’t have to.

Your concierge will also provide one-stop shopping for all your tours, services and activities, while you and your guests lay on the beach and work on your tans! Imagine – one less detail to worry about!

Costa Rica Beachfront Wedding House

Costa Rica Beachfront Wedding House

Ana Garter Belt

You have an amazing house. We celebrated our wedding in your house and it was the most beautiful day in our lives. The scenery could not be more beautiful or spectacular! Thanks so much for letting us celebrate it in this paradise of a house.

What to say about the Staff? They are all really good and nice and made our stay very comfortable. Especially Sabrina who has helped us with so many small details and was assuring that everything went well for us and our guests. I loved that Manuela, the housekeeper surprised us everyday with different towel decorations on our beds. The wedding cake made from towels was amazing – so sweet of her to do that. Everyone at the Discovery Beach House made us feel very much at home.

We were surprised at how much less expensive it was to get married in Costa Rica than in Italy and we loved the added bonus of getting a tropical vacation. We’ll be spreading the word about getting married in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica!

So to all of you Many Thanks and Pura Vida!

Perfect Beach Wedding Location!

Perfect Beach Wedding Location!

Monica Gutierrez with family & friends
Trip Advisor Review May 16, 2015  for a stay in February 2015

Monica Gutierrez weddingWe had our wedding at the Discovery Beach House and it was a truly amazing experience. If you’re looking for a beach wedding location in Manuel Antonio, I highly recommend doing it here.

The house itself is lovely and comfortable; the perfect gathering place for our large group of friends and family. We spent a lot of time hanging out by the pool, in the hot tub, and on the back patio. Its proximity to the beach can’t be beat! It was so nice to be able to lounge by the beach and make the short walk into the house to grab a drink or use the restroom. It felt like we had our own private section of the beach behind the house.

The staff here is amazing! We hosted gatherings at the house for several days, including the wedding, and they were excellent about accommodating us with a smile. They offer 24-hour security and assistance, which was an excellent feature. We felt safe being outside at night and well attended (Juan was there to unlock an accidentally locked door at 1 a.m.

We wanted a beach wedding with a more authentic and personalized experience than a resort and Discovery Beach House was simply perfect! We’re so happy we chose to have our wedding weekend here. It was AMAZING!

Vow Renewal Manuel Antonio Beach Costa Rica

Vow Renewal Manuel Antonio Beach Costa Rica

Dawn and Bill, Guy and Krista vow renewalBy Randy Gritz from Celebrations Costa Rica

When my phone rang the last thing I expected to hear was, “I’m bringing my wife Krista to Costa Rica on vacation. We’ve been married over 10 years and I’m going to surprise her by renewing our vows”

It’s not often a groom contacts me about a vow renewal. They were staying at the Discovery Beach House in Manuel Antonio on gorgeous Espadilla Beach with one of the prettiest tropical rain forests in all of Costa Rica as a backdrop. The setting was amazingly romantic.

To double their pleasure Guy’s friend Bill had decided to renew his vows with his wife Dawn as well. Both husbands managed to keep the secret until a day or so before the ceremony, just in case their wives wanted to shop or get their hair done. Smart grooms. Lucky brides.

The ringsThe day was perfect. Warm weather, the salt air smell of the sea and the sound of waves softly washing the shore was an ideal setting for the two couples as they renewed their vows on the beach. Bamboo poles with tropical flower arrangements blended beautifully with the environment.

Romantic stroll along the shoreAfter the ceremony Guy & Krista and Bill & Dawn were serenaded by local musicians. When they walked up the orchid-lined path back to the house there was a lovely wedding cake with cascading white orchids waiting for them to cut and a wonderful lunch prepared by a chef.

In a later Facebook post to the owner of the Discovery Beach House, Bill said, “It took me 12 years to prove to my wife I’m romantic!”

Guy and Bill – you not only proved to your wives you’re romantic; you raised the bar on how to romance and surprise your wife after a decade of marriage.

Donations to Costa Rican Non-Profits in Lieu of Wedding Favors

Donations to Costa Rican Non-Profits in Lieu of Wedding Favors

Our guest blogger, Randy Gritz from Celebrations Costa Rica blogs about a new destination wedding trend. When Whitney & Daniel Pace got married at the Discovery Beach House they asked their guests to bring donations for Kids Saving the Rainforest.

Capuchin MonkeysI’m often asked about what should we give our guests as a favor to remember our wedding. I have a list that usually includes things like Costa Rican coffee, personalized mugs with a tropical animal as the handle and sarongs for the beach. These are great gifts but I want to focus on another trend by donating something meaningful to the community. A card is left at each guest’s place setting letting them know that in lieu of favors a donation to the community has been made.

You can make a difference in the lives of the people who live in the community where you’re having your wedding celebration. Let’s look at some possibilities. Evelyn Gallardo is the owner of Discovery Beach House in Manuel Antonio. She has been working with Pack for a Purpose. Her guests allocate space in their luggage to bring supplies to the local schools or nonprofit organizations.

Titi monkey mother and baby

Kids Saving the Rainforest  was started by two young girls living in Manuel Antonio. These nine year olds were concerned about the impact that the disappearing rainforest was having on the animals. Initially their organization put up “monkey bridges” that spanned over the streets so the monkeys could cross safely. Their idea has grown and now there is a rescue center, sanctuary, and volunteer program.

ASEPALECO, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and sustainable use of natural resources, whose ultimate goal is to improve socio-environmental quality of life through education, training and community organizations focusing on sustainable development projects.

Greentique Hotels  have really stepped up and created various programs to represent sustainable practices. The Manuel Antonio Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge is an ongoing conservation project and nature exhibit. All proceeds remain with the operation of the refuge including the dormitory for the guides and student volunteers. The Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure and Conservation Projects focuses on reforestation and tree adoptions. Their tours help support many of the local families. At Villa Blanca the wedding couple and guests can adopt a tree or support school programs.