Congratulations! If you’re here, you’re planning (or, at least, thinking of planning) a wedding in paradise. You’re dreaming of your toes in the sand, a glass in your hand, and your new forever by your side. And now, you’re also thinking about Costa Rica wedding venues.
Hacienda Pinilla, set on 4,500 acres of tropical dry forest and open savannah, oceanside golf course and rolling hills, offers some of the best wedding venues in the country, if not the world. With the rhythms of the sea as your heartbeat, Hacienda Pinilla offers the sites, the activities, the venues, and the diversions to see you through pre-wedding festivities, your ceremony and reception, and into your honeymoon and beyond.
In Your Downtime: Hacienda Pinilla’s Incredible Amenities
Amenities mean little without spectacular surroundings: After all, you can play tennis, swim, and sneak in a round of golf in many places around the world. But there’s only one Hacienda Pinilla.
We’ll set the scene: Fronting three golden-sand beaches and one sparkling Pacific Ocean, Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica unfolds over 4,500 acres of ranch land, forests, wildlife sanctuary, and award-winning sands – the nexus of all things tropical paradise and outdoor wonders.
Carefully planned and deeply loved, this exclusive community has spent decades as an environmental steward, carefully nursing its nooks and crannies back to health. And over the years, Hacienda Pinilla has carefully curated a smorgasbord of outdoor offerings: sights to see, trails to trek, and wonders to behold:
- Golfing: Offering up to 7,200 yards of play, Hacienda Pinilla’s par-72 golf course is both a scenic paradise and environmental marvel, designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in honor of preserving ecological balance.
- Surfing: Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica may not bill itself officially as a surfing community, but surfing is a big part of the community.
- Beach Explorations: Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica curves around miles of pristine coastline – a paradise for surfers, swimmers, snorkelers, and everyone in between.
- Beach Club: At the convergence of ranch and sea, the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club is the crowning jewel of this luxury community. Located beachfront on Playa Avellanas, it’s the perfect place while away hours or days.
- Hiking & Mountain Biking: Your car can only get you so far! At Hacienda Pinilla, some of the best landscapes and most beautiful views are accessible only on foot or by bike.
- Tennis: Tennis goes tropical at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica, where two courts promise top-quality surfaces, perfect for both beginners and pros.
Discover all there is to see and do at Hacienda Pinilla.
Costa Rica Wedding Venues: Villa Tranquila
8 Beds | 10 Baths | 24 Guests
Once a bed-and-breakfast and now a luxurious mansion sleeping up to 24 guests in 8 suites, Villa Tranquila is just that: tranquila or tranquil, with serenity and calm to spare.
Because, when it comes to exclusive Costa Rica wedding venues, this one stands apart: sprawling to the point of nearly palatial, Villa Tranquila is a dream of waving palms and expansive outdoor spaces, a sweeping double staircase (perfect for photo ops!) and an unparalleled wedding experience. Not to mention, full-time staff, including an experienced culinary staff who serves you three daily meals.
From the pool terraces to the saltwater pool to the oversized yard, Villa Tranquila is picturesque – and one of the best Costa Rica wedding venues in Hacienda Pinilla. And that comes down not just to size, or to elegance, or to amenities, or to atmosphere, or to staff, but rather to what you can’t see or feel: No noise restrictions. Because in Costa Rica, this rare amenity should climb to the top of your must-have list (as many venues have a 10 p.m. cut-off).
Of course, when you book an event and stay at Villa Tranquila, you’re also reserving exclusive access to Hacienda Pinilla: swimming and dining at the luxurious Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club, and playing at the community’s many amenities, which include a championship golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails, tennis courts, an equestrian center, and pristine beaches.
Villa Tranquila Venue Overview:
- Max Guests: 100
- Event Fees: $1,000
- Noise Restrictions: none
Costa Rica Wedding Venues: Casa Costa Blanca
7 Beds | 7 Baths | 24 Guests
Infuse your wedding with the energy of the sea at Casa Costa Blanca, one of the most spectacular Costa Rica wedding venues: Welcome to your oceanfront wedding, directly on the beach. We’re talking toes-in-the-sand, seabirds-as-serenade, sunset-as-your-wedding-colors, secluded-to-the-point-of-almost-private beachfront. You know, the kind dreams are made of…
Because this is it – the one. (Well, the other one. You’ve already found the first!) One of Hacienda Pinilla’s most sought, best-beloved wedding venues – and it’s so easy to see why.
Casa Costa Blanca, located in Las Golondrinas, is a fully staffed and luxurious home that’s more than photogenic: Spectacular. Sprawling. Exclusive. With its oversized infinity pool and oceanfront hot tub, expansive decks and a palm-thatched outdoor rancho. And then, there’s the fact that every living space and private bedroom (all seven of them) offer Pacific Ocean views. You don’t have to trade this for that; here, you’ll have everything.
Additionally, when you stay at Casa Costa Blanca, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to Hacienda Pinilla: swimming and dining at the luxurious Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club, and playing at the community’s many amenities, which include a championship golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails, tennis courts, an equestrian center, and pristine beaches.
Casa Costa Blanca Venue Overview:
- Max Guests: 50 on the pool deck; please inquire for larger groups
- Event Fees: $1000
- Noise Restrictions: Strict – 10 p.m.
6 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 13 Guests
Named for Costa Rica’s national flower, the guaría morada (Cattleya skinnier), Casa Orchidea is a gracious Spanish-style mansion and one of our more old-world-elegance Costa Rica wedding venues.
Here, amidst the serenity of Hacienda Pinilla and Las Golondrinas, Casa Orchidea offers its own serenity: Surrounded by lush gardens and waving palms, living privacy fence and expansive skies, this special home feels like a world away – and yet, it’s located within Hacienda Pinilla and all its myriad amenities.
A perfect choice for a small wedding or to host your wedding party, here you’ll be within walking distance of the beach and with many amenities at your fingertips: a private infinity-edge pool and second-level wet bar, sun terrace and shaded outdoor seating, hammocks and loungers and private balcony.
As with the other exclusive homes on our list, your reservation at Casa Orchidea includes exclusive access to Hacienda Pinilla: swimming and dining at the luxurious Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club, and playing at the community’s many amenities, which include a championship golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails, tennis courts, an equestrian center, and pristine beaches.
And, if you’re planning a larger event, Casa Orchidea can be reserved in complement with neighboring homes. You’ll never sacrifice privacy or convenience.
6 Beds | 6 Baths | 17 Guests
Newly remodeled and the epitome of tropical cool, Casa Hamacas is named for its breezy hammock garden and oversized thatched-roof ranch, both of which instantly set a mood: You are here and here is perfect.
With six bedrooms, a gourmet-ready kitchen, and an expansive private pool, Casa Hamacas is ideally situated as either one of our more private Costa Rica wedding venues or as a respite for the wedding party or wedding guests.
Either way, you’ll want to stay as long as you can, because your visit to Casa Hamacas includes executive access to the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club and its fully-equipped fitness center, ocean-view international restaurant, and beachfront infinity pool. You’ll also have access to Hacienda Pinilla’s other amenities, including the community’s many amenities, which include a championship golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails, tennis courts, an equestrian center, and pristine beaches.
If you’re planning a larger event, Casa Hamacas can be reserved in complement with neighboring homes, to accommodate large parties.
Costa Rica Wedding Venues at Hacienda Pinilla
Whether you prefer a more traditional ceremony venue or have other reasons to take your vows (or celebrations) elsewhere, Hacienda Pinilla offers several elegant – and photogenic – choices for your big day:
Host a grand, beachfront ceremony and reception at the community’s spectacular Beach Club, where you can say “I do” with your toes in the sand and then enjoy upscale catering and the best-of-the-best everything at the club’s onsite international restaurant.
For more casual or intimate celebrations, the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club offers its second-floor lounge for ceremonies and receptions.
Housed in two thatched ranchos by the sea, this picture-perfect venue redefines “striking,” especially at sunset!
Hacienda Pinilla Chapel
For a more traditional ceremony, the community’s onside Spanish Colonial-style chapel offers an incredibly picturesque setting. Note that the chapel is non-denominational and open to all beliefs.
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Questions About Hacienda Pinilla and Other Costa Rica Wedding Venues?
We know there’s much to consider when it comes to your wedding. We would be delighted to help! Please get in touch, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions about Costa Rica wedding venues, including those featured here.
We’ll also be happy to put you in touch with trusted wedding planners, photographers and videographers, and other professionals who serve the Hacienda Pinilla wedding community.