Attracting wedding parties and honeymooners from around the world, Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa is ideally located on a lush 500-acre hideaway just south of San Juan. Reminiscent of a sprawling Spanish plantation home, the resort greets romantics with sliding mahogany doors into a lobby touting views of the resort's Marbella gardens and the bronze sand beach.
Marrying elegance and style with stunning views, you have a choice of three locations for your ceremony: the privacy of our lush Vista Verde Gardens, the grand lawn of the Marbella Gardens, or a romantic ceremony on the beach with swaying palm trees and your feet in the sand. Whichever you choose, our experienced event designers will provide a wealth of creativity to manage all of the details for your once-in-a-lifetime event.
Our Oceanfront Caribbean Conference Center boasts the Caribbean’s largest ballroom, as well as acres of flexible outdoor function space that is an ideal location for Caribbean resort weddings. Stunning architecture emphasizes a carefully planned layout, and the fully self-contained Puerto Rico banquet areas are secluded from the rest of the resort.
For indoor options at the resort, the Oceanfront Conference Center spans 48,000 square feet and is adorned with "Old World" style lantern chandeliers and wrought iron candelabras. An ideal spot for romantic ceremonies, the 21,000-square-foot Rio Mar Ballroom is the "pride and joy" of the Oceanfront Conference Center. Accented with bold columns, intricately crafted crown moldings and palm imprinted walls, the ballroom creates an ambiance of elegance and attention to detail that characterizes the resort. And down the hall, the 6,500-square-foot Caribbean Ballroom has windows that frame the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
For occasions beneath the sun or stars, the Ocean Terrace, Vista Verde Garden, Wedding Gazebo and La Playa Beach Event Area are available for the special celebration. Each area beckons brides-to-be with spectacular views of the resort's mile-long beach and the tranquil sound of waves meeting the shore. Surrounded by lush gardens and exotic flora, the Wedding Gazebo serves as a picture perfect place to exchange vows or celebrate with friends and family from sunset to sunrise. Adjoined to Las Brisas Patio, where a striking water fountain dares to distract from the breathtaking Caribbean backdrop, the Gazebo offers a seating capacity of up to 80 guests, as well as plenty of room for a crowd-pleasing musical trio.
In addition to the spectacular locations of the Rio Mar, Puerto Rico boasts a number of natural settings, which are beautiful choices to create an unforgettable affair. Located in the foothills of El Yunque National Rainforest is Coco Rio, a private jungle paradise. Over 17,000 square feet of open-air covered pavilions are available dispersed amongst the lush vegetation and dense greenery covered with exotic tropical flowers, running streams and lavish waterfalls. This beautiful location provides the backdrop of an authentic rainforest setting for your reception. Or for a truly unique experience, celebrate your union with elegance and style at the Hacienda Siesta Alegre, a Spanish colonial horse farm with breathtaking views of the rainforest’s mountain range and of the ocean 400 feet below. The structure of this rustic, colonial residence is completely open and the continuous easterly trade winds make this an enchanting site. Coco Rio and Hacienda Siesta Alegre are only minutes away from the Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa providing a unique alternative for your special celebration.