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Nature-Inspired Weddings at El Mangroove Hotel

The term ¨destination wedding¨ immediately brings up images of unique and intimate love celebrations in remote and exotic places. It is no wonder these special events have become increasingly popular over recent years. Destination weddings bring with them a unique kind of magic; it could be the captivating backdrop of a foreign country or the vacation adventures shared with loved ones. Marking one of life´s most significant moments in a beautiful setting can be an exciting way for a newlywed couple to start their new chapter.

Beaches are one of the top choices when planning a wedding, followed closely by nature-filled green spaces; there is something about earthy scenes that sets the tone for romance. Do you picture a perfect wedding ceremony on a gorgeous beach encircled by a dreamy forest? Then Costa Rica is the place! Its rich vegetation and breathtaking coastlines make it the ideal canvas for spectacular nature-inspired ceremonies.

If you have decided to marry in the paradise of Pura Vida, you can be sure you are in for something extraordinary! The next step is selecting a place to bring your vision to life, a stunning resort with a great team of experts who will create and deliver an unforgettable event for you and your guests.

El Mangroove Autograph Collection, A Chic Boutique Hotel

El Mangroove is a chic boutique hotel part of the exclusive Marriott Autograph Collection. It has a privileged beachfront location overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste. The resort’s bohemian essence captures your attention with its elegant mix of contemporary pieces and earthy elements that bring warmth to its design.

The sleek spaces at El Mangroove, combined with a curated decor design, can create the most beautiful wedding events. The peaceful energy of the surrounding mangroves makes the forest/beach setting a favorite spot for ceremonies. Exchanging your vows in front of Playa Panama’s serene strand as the sun’s rays break through the forest is a moment of captured perfection you will cherish forever.

The recently expanded pool area adds stylish spaces to the ceremony sites at El Mangroove. The open area next to the circle pool is a popular option for pre-reception cocktails. Adding chairs and a wedding arch overlooking the beach will transform it into an elegant space.

The lush Costa Rican flora wraps the resort’s private garden making it an ideal space for a reception that continues the nature-inspired theme. This beautiful area can be set up for an unforgettable celebration with a layout that includes a tent, string lights, lounge sections, and lovely flower arrangements.

The hotel also has large event rooms if you prefer a more formal affair. You can plan a gorgeous reception in a space that will serve as a blank canvas for your vision.

Each chic space at El Mangroove is ready to make your most lavish wedding concept a reality.

A Gastronomic Journey to Begin Together

The food and wine choices are essential elements of any great wedding reception. Thankfully, deciding on a menu is an effortless experience at El Mangroove since it follows a culinary philosophy of bright, sustainable dishes. A dining experience at any of the resort’s three signature restaurants can give you a glance at the flavor profile you can expect at your dinner reception. You can taste these fresh flavors at Makoko’s international cuisine, the casual beachside Matiss restaurant, or the Mediterranean-inspired Malu.

The talented chefs of El Mangroove can design a delicious and lavish menu offering for your guest to savor. Like a bright ceviche de pipa (coconut) as a starter, an aromatic salad, or a beautifully presented catch of the day. The hotel´s top-of-the-list wine selection will pair perfectly with any menu choice. With your event planner’s guidance, this process will guarantee a culinary treat for everyone’s palette.

A Family Vacation Celebration

Sharing memories with your loved ones in Costa Rica is a gift full of fun adventures. The exciting experience of staying at El Mangroove is the best way to continue the post-wedding bliss. You can charter a boat for the family to sail up the gulf and watch a gorgeous Guanacaste sunset. Or spend the day soaking in the sun by the pool, resting in a private cabana, or having a beach picnic under the mangrove trees. Other entertaining activities everyone will love include bike cruising through the forest-filled paths around the hotel or spending evenings around the fire pit, creating happy memories with your special people.

The chic and luxurious vibes of El Mangroove hotel will fulfill your destination wedding expectations with breathtaking scenic views, contemporarily designed spaces, first-class service, and gourmet gastronomy. If you dream of a unique celebration in Costa Rica´s golden Golf of Papagayo, El Mangroove Autograph Collection hotel is the place to say ¨I do.¨

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