Reception at Kukua
I cannot put into words how beautiful and amazing my wedding dinner and reception was at Kukua Restaurant Beach Club. I am seriously at a loss for words. If you are looking to have the best, most memorable day of your lives in the most stunning location Kukua is your place. When I arrived at Kukua on my wedding day tears instant formed and I got goose bumps all over because the atmosphere, decoration and setting was more than I ever dreamed. Here is our storyâ€¦
I always knew I wanted a destination wedding and had no clue that venues like Kukua existed. After following a facebook group on the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana I thought I wanted to have my wedding there at the resort. I was told the only location for my dinner was the Mexican restaurant (inside) or their ball-room (blue carpet and looks awful!). I immediately started searching for other options and came across Kukua Restaurant Beach Club on Trip advisor. I contacted Begonia (Bego for short) and instantly felt connected to her and reassured. Over the next 8 months I communicated through email planning my wedding. I sent Bego pictures of ideas and decorations I liked and asked her so many questions. She was so professional and reassuring and always responded within 24 hours. Towards the date of our arrival to Punta Cana I was emailing Bego on a daily basis, and she responded to every email and never appeared annoyed. Even when I was apologizing for bombarding her with my emails she assured me that there was no need to apologize and she understood how important marriage and weddings are to brides and grooms.
The day after we arrived we went for our taste testing. The food portions were unbelievable large and everything was delicious. We had their grilled seafood platter and the beef dish. The appetizer was also delicious. Their seafood is one of the tastiest I have ever had. My husband, who is a chef by trade, was extremely impressed by the presentation and taste. Before our taste testing we went over some decoration details, such as white table cloth vs ivory, and centre pieces. I also brought with me some of my own decorations and we went over each piece. This process was very professional and I did not feel rushed. My wedding ceremony was to take place at 11 am at the resort. I was not happy about this time but this was the only time the resort said they were available. An 11:00am ceremony meant getting up really early to start make up, hair, and pictures. Bego agreed that the time was too early and could see the stress on my face. She called the wedding coordinator at the resort and made arrangements to change the time to 3pm. Bego also made arrangements with my photographer, videographer, and officiant. She truly is amazing at event planning and made sure all the arrangements were made. The garden and beach Gazebo at the Majestic Colonial resort looks beautiful. In all honesty, it looks nicer than the gazebo at Kukua and because of this I stayed with Majestic for our ceremony. BIG MISTAKE!!! Our ceremony was horrible. Our guests were told to arrive at 2:30, the music and the gazebo were not set up until after 3. Our ceremony was to start at 3. My guests were sweating in their seats for longer than was necessary because they ran really late. My biggest regret was not having our ceremony at Kukua. Looks can be deceiving!!! Our ceremony was a disaster and I know this would not have been the case if we were at Kukua. If I could do it all over again, I would have the ceremony AND reception at Kukua.
During dinner, no glass went empty. As soon as someone was finished their drink, a waiter was at their side filling it up. Bego never took her eyes off me that evening and if I looked unhappy or worried she immediately was at my side. For dinner, we decided to go with half portions of grilled seafood and beef. I knew that two of our guests didnâ€™t like seafood and I thought they would just pass the seafood to their husband and eat the second main course. NOPE, they called Bego over and informed her they didnâ€™t was seafood. Bego apologized and said she made a mistake and made them a full order of beef. Bego didnâ€™t have to do this, but she did. Bego went above and beyond. I have tears writing this because she truly made my day so special. I will never forget her. She even had a basket in the bathroom full of personal hygiene products for any of my guests.
If you are looking for an intimate, private and beautiful reception look no further!! Honestly, you will not regret choosing Kukua Restaurant Beach Club for your wedding. My wedding at Kukua exceeded my expectation and I am so grateful. My guests all raved about the reception and said it was so classy and beautiful, the nicest wedding they had ever been to. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.