Amazing wedding and vacation!
My fiance and I were looking for a venue for our destination wedding and we came across Hotel Nine on VRBO. Based on the reviews and a few good conversations with one of the owners, Jack, we reserved Casa 9 for 10 days, which included hosting the wedding on day 3 of the trip.
Despite doing all the wedding planning via email and WhatsApp, the wedding planning went very smoothly! Geoff, the other owner, and Francis, the hotel manager (he is the greatest!) understood our vision, obtained bids from vendors, and finalized all the contracts with the vendors. The wedding was beautiful and was exactly what we dreamed of! It was a little nerve-wracking not having seen Hotel Nine in person (and having 70 guests coming to the wedding), but the beach and hotel are even more beautiful in person than in the photos. The beach has the most amazing sunsets, which made for a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and reception. Due to the high tide the ceremony couldn’t be on the sand, but in hindsight, I’m glad it was on the concrete area of the Hotel so that guests didn’t have to deal with the sand, but could still enjoy the beautiful scenery.
After the wedding we enjoyed 7 days with 30 of our guests who also stayed at Hotel Nine (Geoff and Francis also helped manage overflow accommodations since all 70 wedding guests couldn’t fit at Hotel Nine). I can’t say this enough, but Francis is the greatest! He helped with booking excursions, shuttles, dinner reservations, and even coordinated beer deliveries! He was attentive and amazing!
Overall, our wedding really was the best wedding ever, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Jack, Geoff, and Francis. The entire 10 days at Hotel Nine was an incredible experience that we will cherish forever.