My husband and I got married at the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens on February 8th, 2012. We searched for months on end trying to find the perfect destination wedding venue and finally found it at the gardens.
The gardens is the perfect venue for a wedding in Puerto Vallarta. There are two wedding packages for you to choose from, in two different price ranges- one with a more Mexican feel and one with a more North American feel . Our 7 hour wedding package included: transportation for our guests to and from the gardens on a motor coach bus, the venue for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour consisting of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a sit down formal dinner (with a choice of three entrees), wedding cake, a DJ and open bar consisting of sodas, beer, wine, etc.
The whole day from start to finish was perfect. The food was delicious (we chose salad with mixed baby greens followed by chicken cordon bleu with steamed vegetables and roasted baby potatoes), the venue was absolutely stunning, providing an intimate atmosphere, and the staff were incredible- every time you turned around one of the waiters were there to take your plate or provide you with another drink.
Carlos Mendoza and Vibiana Curiel (also of DMC Vallarta) make an incredible team. They made sure that our vision became a reality. I had spent countless hours fussing over details for our big day and sent countless emails, but once we had our site visit prior to the wedding we knew everything would come together since they are extremely professional and accommodating. We had brought everything from bride and groom chair signs to ribbon for the cake and they made sure everything was taken care of. Vibiana, their wedding coordinator, even recommended a hair salon (Sebastian Hair Salon, which we used and did fantastic work) as well as a videographer (Daniel Romero, who we also used and did an amazing job on our wedding video) for me, as well as took care of ordering our flower bouquets from a local florist. To top it all off, Carlos allowed all of our guests to release wish sky lanterns at the end of the evening creating a truly memorable, magical moment against the black sky of the mountains. it was incredible.
We arranged for our own photographer (Puo Photo), and officiant (Robin from Vallarta Vows), but they can help you with that also, so it's truly a one stop shop. We also paid to have a slideshow, which was well worth it. There was even a golf cart that was used to help transport those with mobility issues... they truly have thought of everything!
In summary, if you're looking at getting married in Puerto Vallarta consider the Botanical Gardens. The staff is incredible, the scenery is breathtaking and I'm sure your day will be perfect just like ours.