With ocean waves lapping the golden sand and a natural rugged hillside forming a dramatic backdrop, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is a magical setting for a momentous occasion. Allow our Costa Rica wedding planners to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.
Your Four Seasons Costa Rica wedding professional will be your dedicated contact throughout the planning process, arranging all the details – from scheduling events and coordinating your officiant, to securing accommodations during your stay. And of course, your wedding professional will be there to support you on the big day.
The key to a perfect wedding is attention to every detail, and your Four Seasons wedding professional holds that key. Whether you're looking for traditional Costa Rican flair or a modern, sophisticated feel, your wedding professional can help you create the wedding you always dreamed of.
License for ceremony
Our Four Seasons staff is happy to help you coordinate the paperwork required to hold your wedding ceremony in Costa Rica. At your request, our wedding professional will send you the paperwork that outlines the process for the certification of your marriage. You will be asked to complete the form and send in the appropriate documentation, and your wedding professional will handle the rest. The time required for document processing, which includes translation and authentication by the consulate of your country of residence, varies, but will take at least two months. Please contact our wedding professional for complete details.
The beaches offer perfect locations for your wedding pictures, or use the entire property as the backdrop for your memories.
Orchids, birds of paradise and all types of bamboo are the most popular local flowers. Use these blooms to enhance your wedding décor, or choose from a wide range of other flowers and arrangements for your special day.
Tiki torches are available for all outdoor events. Other lighting options include:
- Water-effect lighting, which gives the illusion of water
- Uplighting to light a tree or a column
- Spotlights from above to light a buffet, a table or a specific feature
- Carnival lighting (a coloured string of lights)
- String lighting
Your wedding professional can help you choose the music for your ceremony and reception. Add local Costa Rican flavour to your event with calypso and marimba bands or salsa and merengue music.
Spa and beauty
Decorated with indigenous stones and woods and featuring views of the tree-lined beach, the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo offers a uniquely Costa Rican experience in a natural, calming setting.
Bridal parties can book the Spa for select hours of the day, and can enjoy cold hors d'oeuvres and beverages, including champagne, during their appointments. The salon offers a comprehensive list of hair and nail services, make-up application and trials for hair and make-up.
Pacifico couple's suite experience
This package includes a 90-minute couple's massage of your choice, and use of our private facilities – including a dry sauna, a waterfall whirlpool for two and a shower for two – for 30 minutes.
Events and inspiration
With more than 10 event locations to choose from, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo boasts spaces to accommodate every occasion. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for family and friends, a post-wedding brunch for 80 or a reception for 250, we have romantic settings to suit your taste.
Caracol, our golf club restaurant and steakhouse, is an excellent choice for a rehearsal dinner. The stunning room is modern and vast, seating 54 indoors and 22 on the terrace.
The beach is the ideal place for your ceremony. Romantic, natural and exotic, it's every bride's dream for her destination wedding.
Playa Blanca is a serene setting overlooking Culebra Bay – perfect for smaller weddings – while Playa Virador, with its spectacular sunset views of the Pacific Ocean, is ideal for larger parties.
After the ceremony, continue the celebration on the beach for a casual, romantic ambience. Because the beach is a public area, festivities may run until 10:00 pm.
Alternatively, you may choose to move the reception to the Event Lawn. Close to the ocean, so you'll still enjoy the sounds of the waves, the Event Lawn is situated away from the guest rooms. Music can continue until midnight, and this venue offers a more private setting than the beach.
After the wedding, gather family and friends for a post-wedding brunch in Pesce. Usually only open to guests at dinner, this sophisticated and romantic setting has a terrace overlooking the beach and offers a private dining experience for your brunch. Bahia can accommodate parties of various sizes – the private-dining area seats 30, while the restaurant seats 77 indoors and 44 on the terrace.