Getting Married? Let us Arrange the Event of Your Life for You!
If you dream of starting your new lives together with a ceremony in a tropical paradise, Congo-Bongo is well-equipped to make your dream come true. Surrounded by nature and lulled by ocean breezes, you will enjoy all of our luxurious facilities, plus the opportunity to hold your ceremony right on our secluded white sand beach with spectacular views of the Caribbean.
Couples that have been married at Congo-Bongo in the past have especially enjoyed the attention to detail and personalized service provided by our staff. We are happy to work with your personal wedding planner or connect you with a trusted professional here in Costa Rica (we typically work with Costa Rica Wedding Celebrations). The facilities at Congo-Bongo best serve intimate weddings of up to 40 guests, but we are also happy to hold a very private ceremony just for you and your partner.
We Are Here for You
We will be pleased to help you plan your magical beach wedding and look forward to hosting such a special event. Please contact us and let us know what you are looking for and how we can assist you design the perfect beach wedding. Please also feel free to ask about honeymoon destinations that would make the perfect combination with your wedding at Congo-Bongo.
What they say about Congo-Bongo:
"A 5-Start Gem!"
We stayed with our two kids (age 1 and 4) 3 days in the Dream Caribbean house. When we arrived Marisol came immediately to welcome us and she showed us the lodge. In one word: Wow! We loved the lodge and how it’s decorated. It’s a great feeling to be surrounded by nature and all its creatures living there, listening to the sounds they make.
We got married close by at Punta Uva Beach. It was special to get dressed and have my makeup and hair done on the porch of our lodge with the sounds of howler monkeys and birds in the background.
We’d love to come back with our kids, when they are a little older to show them this gem again."
---- a-wh163, Amsterdam, Netherlands (TripAdvisor)
"Incredible Wedding weekend experience"
"My husband and I just hosted our wedding at Congo-Bongo at the end of September and had an incredible experience! I had visited Congo-Bongo before and knew this would be a great place for our wedding and for our family and friends to visit, but they honestly exceeded our expectations.
One of the reasons we picked this place was because they keep the grounds so beautiful that it is naturally a perfect place for pictures! Due to the natural surroundings, you will get a chance to see monkeys, sloths, and toucans in the tree tops which make it such a rememberable experience. The beach is also beautiful and practically private.
The owners, Daan and Marisol, helped us get in contact with the Cool and Calm cafe to set up a Welcome dinner on site and the wedding reception, which was held in Manzanillo village beach area. For the Welcome dinner, the restaurant set up tables and chairs at Congo-Bongo, while the Congo-Bongo crew set up string lights, music, and AMAZING flower arrangements on each table. They just did this out of the kindness of their hearts and we, along with all our guests, were so impressed with how wonderful everything turned out!
For the weekend, we reserved all the houses for our guests and had a great time exploring the area and hanging out on the beach. Each house is unique and they create a fantastic experience. When we arrived, everything was set perfectly. This is a huge help when planning a destination wedding!!
The wedding itself was coordinated by Yeiling with Gekko Adventures in Puerto Viejo. Again, our expectations were far exceeded. She took some time with us to select the perfect spot on the beach. They cleared the area and set up an archway, chairs, and flowers. She handled all the details seamlessly, so all we had to worry about was getting ready and showing up. :) It was all more than we could have asked for. Daan and Marisol were also so helpful with anything we needed to make the experience easier and perfect.
We have received so many compliments and thank you notes from our guests about how they had such a great weekend! I don't think anyone will soon forget it. As a bride, they all made me feel so special and took care of everything I could possibly need. I could not have asked for a better place, or better people, to help with the wedding." -
---- EveATL, Atlanta, Georgia (TripAdvisor)