I fell in love with Casa los Jazmines the first time I visited. It was for a company retreat that we organized for our development team in Uruguay. I loved it so much, I knew I had to share it with my girlfriend (at the time). Upon my next arrival for our annual company retreat, I once again fell in love and knowing that my girlfriend was on the way, I was inspired to propose. After showing her around beautiful Colonia, we made our way to the Lighthouse (a must see) and it was there that I popped the question. She said yes (lucky me!) and we made our way back to CLJ to celebrate. The love there must really be infectious because in the middle of our euphoria, my new fiancee suggested that we have our wedding there. Of course, I was sold and we would spend the next year planning what would be one of the most amazing and memorable experiences of our lives.
Being local to Los Angeles, California, this would be quite the destination wedding. We wanted something intimate, however, and Casa los Jazmines was perfect. At first, we were nervous about planning all the details, but we quickly realized how accommodating the staff were and our concerns slowly slipped away. Organizing the details was stress free. We worked with a local liaison and they coordinated with the necessary vendors. We were presented with a variety of options in regards to decorations, music and food (I still fantasize about the food!). The details were set and we were off.
Our first destination was Buenos Aires. We decided to spend four days seeing the sights and experiencing the nightlife. It was just the right amount of time for our group of 80 to check out the city and fill our stomaches with the best food and spirits the city had to offer. We hopped the Buquebus ferry across the Rio Plata to Colonia where we were greeted by the CLJ staff. Buses took our guests to the local resort, while my fiancee’s and my family headed to CLJ where we would stay.
When we arrived, we were absolutely stunned. It was immaculate, inside and out. It was more than we could have hoped for. We hosted both our rehearsal dinner and the wedding at CLJ. For the rehearsal, we had a six hour long parrilla barbecue (mmmmm..) and we ate and danced and sung under the stars of the Uruguyan night sky until we could no more. The wedding day was even more spectacular. From the sunset ceremony to the fireworks display to the LED light dance floor to the gourmet deserts, we simply can’t list all the amazing moments. If we had to do it all over again, I don’t think we would change a thing.
If you are looking for a location for an amazing and magical destination wedding or simply a romantic place to stay with your significant other, look no further. I would highly recommend Casa los Jazmines and the backdrop of quaint Colonia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casual chic rural hotel boutique. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Los Jazmines Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento