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“Had the Wedding of our Dreams at Blue Venado”

Blue Venado Beach Club
Ranked #265 of 1,457 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $200
Cuisines: Italian, International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

The moment we arrived at Blue Venado we knew it had to be our wedding spot. It is like a scene out of a dream, and a hidden gem just South of the Playa del Carmen area. It is truly one of the most beautiful spots we've encountered, surrounded by an incredible eco park and miles of beautiful beach. We fell more in love with Blue Venado every time we visited, and it did not disappoint as our dream wedding destination. Our guests were absolutely blown away.

In comparison to the other, more touristy areas around Blue Venado, the prices are more than fair, and you get a much more intimate and private experience than anywhere else we visited. It was just us and our 75 guests having the best night of our lives-complete with an open bar until 2 a.m., which we no doubt took full advantage of.

The food is fabulous and the chef takes pride in producing beautiful and yummy meals. We had a wonderful cocktail hour, followed by a 3 course meal and then a taco bar at night-nobody went home hungry, that's for sure! The beach was the most beautiful spot to hold our ceremony, with the waves lightly crashing in the background, and the ocean breeze cooling everyone down. The palapa right next to the beach was the perfect spot to host our dinner and hours of dancing. The Blue Venado grounds are just picture perfect and breathtaking.

I didn't have a wedding planner, so as you can imagine it got overwhelming at times, but Sofia, my main contact at Blue Venado, was incredible at helping with every aspect every step of the way. Any question I had she was quick to answer, and she was so helpful at customizing our event to fit our personalities and making the event a night we will always cherish. The rest of the staff at Blue Venado were all fabulous, helpful, and super accommodating to us and our guests as well.

I feel that we were so lucky to discover Blue Venado, and would not hesitate to recommend it as THE SPOT to get married if you're looking for a beautiful beach wedding and a private experience for you and your guests. The venue is incredible, the workers are incredible, and the food was incredible. It truly was the best night of our lives.

2  Thank christinelydia
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bluevenado, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Blue Venado Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2015

Hello!

Thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure to be at your wedding, and witness the joy and happiness that we all had.

We wish you good future and prosperity, always !!

We'll be waiting for your return, Greetings!

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were married at Blue Venado in November 2014 and we couldn’t be happier with the venue. We also worked with Dream Weddings Riviera Maya as our wedding planner and Sopia Garcia at Blue Venado. Dream Weddings worked in conjunction with Blue Venado to ensure it was our perfect day and everything was just how we wanted it.

It was no secret that Blue Venado is a beach club that is open to the public with land (ATV’s, horseback riding) and water (jet skiing, kite surfing, snorkeling) activities. Because of this, we decided to rent out the location for the day making it private for only our party.

We were provided a catalog of options (from food and drink to table arrangements to lighting, and music) that were available to us. We the assistance of our wedding planner, we were able to select what we felt was best for us. We had many discussions about the food and when the wedding planner didn’t have the answer, she consulted Blue Venado and together they were able to answer any questions I had.

Once we arrived in Mexico, we met with the wedding planner and Sophia Garcia at Blue Venado. We were given samples of food that was to be served and just treated fantastic. Both the wedding planner and Sophia were very easy to work with and both were extremely helpful to ensure everything was perfect and how we wanted it. Since we had come from California, it was a relief to meet them and physically see where the wedding would be and taste the food we would be having. We met with our planner (and Sophia Garcia) at Blue Venado a few days before the ceremony and tasted all the food. We were able to make changes so it was exactly how we wanted. The food was perfect and there was more than enough for everyone. We had a schedule of food servings and it went off without a problem.

On the day of the wedding, we were greeted by the planner and Sophia. Throughout the day, they were there for our every need. They were never hard to find, never complained, and without them, we would have been a stress case. The food was presented on schedule as planned and tasted as good as they day we sampled everything. There was no shortage of food and everyone left with a full stomach.

I couldn’t imagine doing this on our own. Without the assistance of the planner and Sophia, there is no way we could have done it. Our day was perfect and wouldn’t have been without their help.

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1  Thank Tina M
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bluevenado, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Blue Venado Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2015

Hello!

Thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure to be at your wedding, and witness the joy and happiness that we all had.

We wish you good future and prosperity, always !!

We'll be waiting for your return, Greetings!

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had wrote this review on other sites but after reading the review from the British lady down below, I felt that I had to come on here and give my two cents on our experience at BV.

We had our wedding in November at the Blue Venado and wow, what a dream wedding it was. I had read up on the beach club on the BDW and after speaking with Daymar and our wedding coordinator about the venue, we decided to proceed with booking it. I was a little nervous as there is not much information out there regarding BV but wow, let me tell you once we set foot there for our food tasting, we were speechless. It's a rather big open air palapa that is about 10 feet away from the ocean - just breathtaking. My husband and I were speechless. And we hadn't even tried the food yet! The food was astounding - we ended up going with the shrimp bisque, steak with foi gras sause & cheesecake for desert for our mains. Best food I have ever had. We had some picky guests but honestly, they still can't stop talking about how amazing the food was. We had some appetizers for cocktail hour - the blue cheese chicken was a major hit, we actually ended up going back there and the chef, Angel, specially prepared us some :)

As far as the wedding day went, everything was decorated beautifully. Joyce and Sofia understood our vision and then made it even more amazing. I was taken aback when my husband and I made our entrance into the palapa. Just gorgeous. The wait staff were so attentive & friendly, people didn't go long without a drink at all and any questions were answered promptly. I still can't believe how amazing of a day it was, just perfect in every way. If you are looking for a private venue that has amazing food, service and people, please consider Blue Venado! You will not regret it. My husband and I are both looking forward to returning for our 1 year anniversary in November. :)

It makes me sad that this lady chose to complain so much on here about the venue when it seems most of her issues were either minor or due to her wedding planner (going with the first one) and NOT the Blue Venado. Nothing is ever going to go perfect on your wedding day and one should expect that but to come on here and write a bad review for the Blue Venado when maybe it should of been directed to her wedding planner is just bad taste.

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1  Thank Kozey11
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bluevenado, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Blue Venado Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2015

Hi!

Thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure to be at your wedding, and witness the joy and happiness that we all had.

We wish you good future and prosperity, always !!

We'll be waiting for your return, Greetings!

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Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had the wedding of our dreams at Blue Venado Beach Club on May 23, 2015. This venue exceeded our expectations. Having never been there before, and only seeing it through photos, the venue is much bigger than we had expected. All our wedding guests were impressed with the venue and kept telling us that this was the "Best Wedding they had ever been to".

We came to learn of this beautiful location through our Wedding Coordinator Erica Bressan from WeddingsInPlaya. We told her we were looking to have a Beach Wedding Ceremony with No Beach-Goers! What I meant is that I did not want "beach-goers" to be "photobombing" our wedding photos. Although Blue Venado's beach is public and very active during daytime, all beach-goers will leave around 5:00PM. Our Beach Ceremony commenced at 5:45PM, and the only people there were our 50 wedding guests and the Blue Venado Beach Club Staff. If you want the "Private-Beach" feeling for your wedding ceremony, this is definitely the place!

When you book Blue Venado Beach Club for your wedding venue, you will be getting a lot for your money. Not only do you get the reception area under the Big Palapa, your wedding guests will have access to their "Hammock Area" and "Beach Daybeds / Umbrellas" that over look the water.

Blue Venado Beach Club also offered us a Tasting of our Food Selection about 3 days before the actual wedding day. We tasted everything that we had selected for our event, and made small modifications based on our taste preference. This was our first time seeing the venue before our Wedding Day. On this same day, we also met up with all the other wedding vendors and exchanged information so that everyone was on the same page with Blue Venado Beach Club and this was all organized thanks to our Wedding Coordinator Erica Bressan.

Blue Venado Beach Club was booked only for its Venue, and for providing food and drinks to our guests! The food was great, flavorful, and had a great presentation! We had 10 FingerFood options that was passed around during the Cocktail Hour. We selected two entrees (Cochinita Pibil and Tikin Chik Fish) to be served after the appetizer (Ceviche), the food came out on time and was as the right temperature. We opted for an Open Bar for the entire evening, which was a big hit! Beer was served in Glasses and not in bottles. Two of my wedding guests are Vegans, and Blue Venado Beach Club was able to accommodate this special requests for us for no extra charge and without hesitation. I'd also like to mention, that for an extra charge, we booked a horse from Blue Venado Beach Club in order to take a photo with during our Wedding Photo Session after the ceremony. Blue Venado Beach Club allowed us to select the horse we wanted for our wedding photos in advance.

The Blue Venado Staff was very professional and attentive to all our guests.

We opted to book outside wedding vendors through our Wedding Coordinator Erica Bressan for a more personalized touch to our Wedding Day, instead of having to select a pre-packaged wedding from Blue Venado's catalog . We did not do the wedding package offered by Blue Venado Beach Club for that matter. We are happy with our decision because our Wedding Coordinator Erica Bressan was familiar with all the outside wedding vendors that she has worked with for many years.

The outside vendors we booked through our Wedding Coordinator Erica Bressan was the Minister, the DJ, the Photographer/Videographer, the Florist, the Cake, the Mariachi and Decorations. Erica Bressan provided us with a list of vendors from each category to pick from, so ultimately it was our decision of which outside vendor to proceed with.

Given the fact that our Wedding Coordinator Erica Bressan knew all the outside vendors and has hosted other weddings at Blue Venado Beach Club, our wedding turned out better than we had anticipated. We are extremely happy with our selection with Blue Venado Beach Club, but we are even happier with our Wedding Coordinator selection.

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bluevenado, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Blue Venado Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2015

Hi!

Thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure to be at your wedding, and witness the joy and happiness that we all had.

We wish you good future and prosperity, always !!

We'll be waiting for your return, Greetings!

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Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I had my dream wedding at Blue Venado last month. My Blue Venado wedding planner was Sofia Garcia, who was absolutely amazing! My son was only 4 months old when I started my 8 months of wedding planning so as you can imagine, my time was limited. Sofia was so well organized and kept me on track when I was falling behind. She made herself available to me all the time, whether it was over email, Skype, or phone. She was also very quick to respond to my emails...and there were definitely a lot of them. She went above and beyond, even AFTER the wedding was long over. For example: after finding out that the package I agreed to with my photographer did not include any edited pictures, I was pretty sad. I was given a file with all of the original pictures, but nothing that had been touched up (which had nothing to do with Blue Venado). Sofia emailed me and said that she has taken some photography editing classes and would do some editing for me in her spare time (free of charge) if I emailed her the images. I did and she sent me back some gorgeous pictures! Again, above and beyond!

I was very indecisive as to what I wanted, decoration wise. Sofia always had such great suggestions though! I actually left some decor decisions up to her and I'm so glad I did because when I showed up on the wedding day, it was exactly what I dreamt it would be!!

I would recommend Blue Venado to anyone getting married in the Riviera Maya. The venue is gorgeous, the beach is beautiful, the employees are friendly, and the food is amazing! It has been over a month now since we had our wedding there and we are still having friends and family calling us to say what an amazing time they had at our wedding. I've heard the words "best wedding I've ever been to" so many times and that is because of Sofia and everyone else from Blue Venado! If I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing. Our wedding was perfect from start to finish and was exactly what I wanted AND MORE!

5  Thank Ashleylyn24
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bluevenado, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Blue Venado Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2015

Hi!

Thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure to be at your wedding and witness the joy and happiness we all had.

We wish you good future and prosperity, always !!

we'll be waiting for you, come back soon!

Greetings

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