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“Perfect Wedding, Amazing Food, Awesome Venue”

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
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed December 19, 2015

My husband and I were married at Blue Venado Beach club on 12/5/2015. It is simply one of the most gorgeous beaches and venues in Quintana Roo, staffed by the kindest people, and featuring some of the most incredible food we have had anywhere. If you are in Playa it is definitely worth a visit as you can spend the day eating/drinking on the beach, riding ATVS and horses, and swimming in crystal blue waters.

Chef Angel Barreto Montes is an artist. Everything he creates tastes so fresh, complex, and satisfying. All of our wedding guests commented on how incredible the meal and cocktail hour appetizers were-- even days after the event. In addition, Angel is absolutely delightful to work with-- a wonderfully kind man who is so passionate about his work and it comes through in every conversation, and more importantly, every dish.

The beach is stunning and the stars are night are incomparable. Despite a massive rainstorm when our ceremony was supposed to begin, our wedding was gorgeous. We ended up getting married under the smaller palapa after our guests took cover there. It was impromptu and magical. All of the staff worked to keep everyone happy and libations flowing when we ended up under the main palapa for the entire event. Special thanks to Jose and Sela.

BV's wedding coordinator, Sofia Garcia, is an absolute doll. She answered all of our questions quickly, guided us through the process, collaborated with our wedding planner, and by the day of the wedding definitely felt like an old friend.

We returned to BV a few days after the wedding to take care of some final details and were immediately struck by the beauty of the place. We just kept saying how much we LOVE our venue as we sat on the bar swings, facing the ocean, eating Angel's incredible tuna tartar, and drinking delicious cocktailsa that the staff insisted we stay to enjoy. We cannot recommend this place enough-- be it for a wedding or just an amazing afternoon in paradise.

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Reviewed November 23, 2015

Spent the afternoon here while in mexico a must if you are in the area amazing food and service on the beautiful beach setting a hidden Gem

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Thank jembleton
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

My wife and I loved our wedding in late July at Blue Venado. Our wedding planner, Isabel, went above and beyond her duties to help us plan our wedding. She was in constant communication with planning leading up to the wedding and made our special day the best we could have hoped for.

At the venue, the jumbo shrimp and beef medallions were delicious. The mixed drinks were quite tasty as well. The wedding cake itself was also great. We even got a compliment on the cake from one of our guests who doesn't even like cake.

The DJ and lighted dance floor were a hit with the guests as well as ourselves. We were dancing for hours. It was also nice they had areas to relax for people that became tired.

Overall, my wife and I are very happy with our decision to select Blue Venado for our wedding venue.

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2  Thank Mike W
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

My now-husband and I were looking for a place to have a destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera. Our first thought was to do it at an all inclusive resort, but once we started looking at the add-on fees charged by hotels, wedding packages offered, and the fact that many of them would hold several wedding at the same time, with brides running into each other and anecdotes of the sort, the idea was immediately thrown out and we started looking around for an actual wedding venue.

We found Blue venado on the internet and inquired about costs, it turned out to be just as expensive as the hotels' estimates, but we got a lot more for our money. Just to make sure we made the right choice, and to scape the cold Minnesota weather for a few days, my parents flew into Playa del Carmen to see it and they loved it.

The Wedding coordinator for blue Venado, Norma Flores, was readily available to answer our questions, help us out with anything we needed and was very flexible with many of the requests we made. We ended up hiring a wedding planner for the who did a great job but was rather demanding, and still, Norma worked with her to get everything set-up how we wanted it and the wedding turned out out to be beautiful and more than we could have dreamed of.

The food was really good but they do take a bit long to serve it. I thought it was no big deal because the reason behind the delay is that they cook it on the spot, which I prefer, but I know some people are a bit more finicky about that.

Just as we thought it couldn't get any better, we had the privilege of seeing turtles dig their nests and baby turtles be born right on site! our guests were so amazed.

Simply amazing!

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Thank Aide S
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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.

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


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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