Puerto Rico Isla Verde Wedding Reviews & Guest CommentsRomantic ceremonies on the beach are the hallmark of our full-service San Juan, Puerto Rico destination wedding resort. Discover a magical oceanfront location, open air or indoor banquet facilities, expert wedding planners, and a creative culinary catering team. Get the inside story from couples who have experienced the magic by reading the following reviews and guest comments.
The Perfect Wedding
I had my wedding at the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde this past Saturday, January 9, 2016. I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing the venue, staff, and accomodations were throughout the entire process. I got engaged in August and with the help of Jatzel Lozano, Michelle Cotto, and Natalia Luna, I was able to plan the most beautiful wedding I have even been to (I know that I am a bit biased since it was my own but its true) in just 4 months! Jatzel and Michelle were very responsive to all of my requests and questions while I was planning the wedding from Boston. My fiancee and I also visited the resort back in October to finalize all of the details. We ended up changing around a lot of the details once we saw things in person and Jatzel was happy to help. Natalia took extra care to make sure that all of my guests had the proper rooms and that my immediate family members and wedding party were designated as VIPs. Everyone on the staff at the hotel is amazing as well. The level of professionalism is unparalleled. I want to also give a special shout out to Luis Delvalle, the bar manager, who took extra care of my guests at the pool bar. On the wedding day, everything was coordinated perfectly between the Courtyard staff and my vendors. As the bride, I did not have to stress about anything because everyone was working together so well. I was able to just sit back and enjoy my day. The food, drinks, and set up were amazing and all of my guests commented on how it was the most beautiful wedding. I had my ceremony on the sand area next to the pool, and my cocktail hour and reception were in the pool area. I couldn't ask for a more perfect setting. I highly recommend having your wedding at the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde or just going there for vacation. Everything was beyond perfect. Thank you to the wonderful staff. We love you all!
- Erin & Dave
- Chelsey Patterson
- Kim C
HONEYMOON for the Newlyweds
- Ronisha D
Amazing weedding destination and beachfront hotel with friendly and caring service
Later in this review I'll give you some particulars about the hotel but I want to emphasize the value of the personal touch and professionalism of the Courtyard's staff. Michelle Cotto was a constant source of counsel and -most importantly- solutions, for the various challenges that always come along in a sizable wedding event in which half of the guests were traveling in from the USA and the others were local. She was also big on personal details, making us feel welcome each time we visited the Courtyard Before And After the wedding... with really attentive VIP treatment. We developed a warm relationship with Michelle and we Never felt treated as a mere paying customer to be conveniently forgotten after the last check had cleared. The same can be said of Barbara Vélez, Senior Sales Manager at the Courtyard. She was also very accommodating with all the hurdles related to locating rooms to all the guests staying at the hotel.
The catering, restaurant, pool, and front desk staff were also quite helpful; housekeeping was top notch as well. All the staff seems to share a core set of values centered on client satisfaction and they all behave cheerful and relaxed. The wedding events staff also knows very well the top contractors in wedding coordination, floral arrangements / decorations and photographers which made collaboration among them very easy prior and during the wedding day. No finger pointing among suppliers here!
The Courtyard was recently renovated and the rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. The wedding ceremony took place on a wooden deck at the outdoor Sirena Restaurant which afforded us enough space to seat over 100 people yet have both direct access to the beach and protection from sun and sand.
They have a spacious event room with high ceilings, plenty of entrances and spacious enough to seat over 100 people and still have additional dedicated space for the dance floor, bar, serving area, and DJ console. The hotel graciously provided us with a giant (12' wide!) screen on which to project the couple's love story video and the Father of the Bride Toast's PowerPoint presentation.
The catering and bar selections were superb, plenty of food was provided and it was delicious. We had plenty of options to pick from and the actual food served at the wedding was as good as we savored during the food tasting session a month before the event.
The Courtyard is located at the end of the Isla Verde Hotel strip and their beach is far less crowded and cleaner than that of the hotels in Condado and the rest of Isla Verde. Their pool/beach staff is very nice and they provide chaises, beach umbrellas, drinks and (surprisingly good!) food at your request.
We can recommend the Courtyard by Marriott Isla verde Beach Resort without reservations, whether for a weekend get away, business trip, and especially as a wedding destination. Our daughter and husband, as well as all of us who attended the wedding, have only fond and happy memories of our experience with them. Thank you!