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CARTAGENA!! A fairy-tale city of romance indeed!

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Caribe Cordial Weddings & Events
Cartagena, Bolivar
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial, the right wedding planning team to trust your special day!

CARTAGENA!! A fairy-tale city of romance indeed! With the help of “CARIBE CORDIAL” planning our destination wedding from Chicago, we couldn’t have asked for more exceptional service and delivery of our romantic, elegant and fairy-tale wedding! Kudos to “Caribe Cordial”. You truly exceeded our expectations!
I would like to paint a picture and describe our journey of planning a destination wedding with Caribe Cordial. Stress no more!

My husband and I got engaged in February 2016. We wanted a destination wedding, so the conversations to determine the location started the same evening as the engagement. My sister in law suggested Cartagena Colombia as one of the options to consider. After reading about Cartagena and seeing pictures of the “Old City”, I immediately fell in love with the colorful colonial city. One day later, my husband began researching wedding planners in Cartagena. We knew we couldn’t plan the wedding alone from Chicago. When he inquired with Caribe Cordial, he spent an hour talking with Juan Camilo. Juan patiently explained the road map needed to have a successful destination wedding and we immediately had a good feeling about him.

In the beginning, the amount of details to consider felt overwhelming. However, Juan explained that most of the wedding details were the responsibility of the wedding planner. With careful research and time spent reviewing 3 other wedding planners in Cartagena, we found Juan Camillo and his team at Caribe Cordial to be the most responsive, helpful and timely. We even spoke to wedding planners in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and St. Marten. However, the prices, service, and luxury of our Cartagena wedding couldn’t even compare!

A week later, we decided to work with Caribe Cordial. A contract was signed by both parties and an initial payment for their services was wired. We appreciated the fact that their fees were fixed and not a percentage of the wedding cost. There was no limit to the amount of communication we wanted to have with them in comparison to most wedding planners. My husband spent countless hours with Juan Camilo to plan every single detail of our wedding regardless if it was a weekend or 9:00 in the evening!

Juan Camilo suggested vendors such as the bands, DJ’s, caterers, locations to rent, florists, churches, hotels accommodations, a recreational island to spend one day with our guests, etc. All in all, everything was factored in to determine our initial budget. We coordinated the payments for all vendors with Caribe Cordial. Therefore, instead of sending payments to multiple vendors, Caribe Cordial received all our payments and provided us with the receipts from each vendor.

Feeling concerned that all this planning was being done remotely, I traveled to Cartagena for four days in April. Juan Camillo and his staff, who speak very good English, greeted me at the airport. The next several days, I was escorted by them to visit the hotels for our guests, the church¬¬¬ and colonial home where our reception took place. I met with the priest, caterers, musicians, decorator, florists, in addition to exploring the old city. I had never been to Cartagena, so it was refreshing to see what we were getting into! This visit was wonderful as it gave me the opportunity to feel comfortable and confidant with our vendors. Juan Camilo was even fine with us selecting a couple of different vendors from the ones he had suggested and worked with. He only requested a proper introduction so he could continue coordinating all the efforts.

We got married in June. Yes, we planned the wedding in 4 months! We arrived 5 days prior to our wedding, we brought some party supplies for the “Hora Loca”, welcome bags which Caribe Cordial packaged, and some liquor from the US to be served at our reception. We also shipped some party materials to the offices of Caribe Cordial as we didn’t have room in our luggage. Caribe Cordial organized and kept an inventory of all the materials we gave them. They were extremely organized!

From the moment we set foot in Cartagena to our guest arrivals, Caribe Cordial was prompt and on top of everything! Which made us feel very comfortable and stress free. They also coordinated transportation for our guests from the airport to their hotels, steaming of dresses as needed, and any other service you could imagine.

The day of our wedding, much to our surprise, both my husband and I were provided with staff to literally be at our beck and call. They provided anything we could possibly need and helped us coordinate the makeup, hair, snacks for the wedding party, dressing, photography session and final touch ups before the ceremony.

Finally, at the reception, the decor of the colonial home “Casa Kirby” where our reception took place was absolutely AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL! Our wedding planner Juan Camillo and his staff out did themselves! The entire organization was superb from the wait staff to the bartenders to the caterer, and all of Caribe Cordial staff. There were enough staff personnel to ensure all of our needs were fulfilled.

The wedding lasted until 4:00 AM. After all of our guests left, we invited our entire staff to stop their work and enjoy a beer with us thanking them for the incredible and unforgettable wedding they provided us.

All our guests mentioned this had been the best destination wedding they had ever attended!!!

The cost of our wedding for what we had in comparison to the US, Mexico or even some of the Caribbean islands doesn’t even compare. Give yourself the unforgettable wedding experience that you and your spouse deserve choosing Caribe Cordial as your wedding planning services!


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167955
Caribe Cordial Weddings
Cartagena, Bolivar
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial, the right wedding planning team to trust your special day!

With the help of “Caribe Cordial” planning our destination wedding from Chicago, we couldn’t have asked for more exceptional service and delivery of our romantic, elegant and fairy-tale wedding! Kudos to “Caribe Cordial”. You truly exceeded our expectations!

I would like to paint a picture and describe our journey of planning a destination wedding with Caribe Cordial. Stress no more!

My husband and I got engaged in February 2016. We wanted a destination wedding, so the conversations to determine the location started the same evening as the engagement. My sister in law suggested Cartagena Colombia as one of the options to consider. After reading about Cartagena and seeing pictures of the “Old City”, I immediately fell in love with the colorful colonial city. One day later, my husband began researching wedding planners in Cartagena. We knew we couldn’t plan the wedding alone from Chicago. When he inquired with Caribe Cordial, he spent an hour talking with Juan Camilo. Juan patiently explained the road map needed to have a successful destination wedding and we immediately had a good feeling about him.

In the beginning, the amount of details to consider felt overwhelming. However, Juan explained that most of the wedding details were the responsibility of the wedding planner. With careful research and time spent reviewing 3 other wedding planners in Cartagena, we found Juan Camillo and his team at Caribe Cordial to be the most responsive, helpful and timely. We even spoke to wedding planners in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and St. Marten. However, the prices, service, and luxury of our Cartagena wedding couldn’t even compare!

A week later, we decided to work with Caribe Cordial. A contract was signed by both parties and an initial payment for their services was wired. We appreciated the fact that their fees were fixed and not a percentage of the wedding cost. There was no limit to the amount of communication we wanted to have with them in comparison to most wedding planners. My husband spent countless hours with Juan Camilo to plan every single detail of our wedding regardless if it was a weekend or 9:00 in the evening!

Juan Camilo suggested vendors such as the bands, DJ’s, caterers, locations to rent, florists, churches, hotels accommodations, a recreational island to spend one day with our guests, etc. All in all, everything was factored in to determine our initial budget. We coordinated the payments for all vendors with Caribe Cordial. Therefore, instead of sending payments to multiple vendors, Caribe Cordial received all our payments and provided us with the receipts from each vendor.

Feeling concerned that all this planning was being done remotely, I traveled to Cartagena for four days in April. Juan Camillo and his staff, who speak very good English, greeted me at the airport. The next several days, I was escorted by them to visit the hotels for our guests, the church¬¬¬ and colonial home where our reception took place. I met with the priest, caterers, musicians, decorator, florists, in addition to exploring the old city. I had never been to Cartagena, so it was refreshing to see what we were getting into! This visit was wonderful as it gave me the opportunity to feel comfortable and confidant with our vendors. Juan Camilo was even fine with us selecting a couple of different vendors from the ones he had suggested and worked with. He only requested a proper introduction so he could continue coordinating all the efforts.

We got married in June. Yes, we planned the wedding in 4 months! We arrived 5 days prior to our wedding, we brought some party supplies for the “Hora Loca”, welcome bags which Caribe Cordial packaged, and some liquor from the US to be served at our reception. We also shipped some party materials to the offices of Caribe Cordial as we didn’t have room in our luggage. Caribe Cordial organized and kept an inventory of all the materials we gave them. They were extremely organized!

From the moment we set foot in Cartagena to our guest arrivals, Caribe Cordial was prompt and on top of everything! Which made us feel very comfortable and stress free. They also coordinated transportation for our guests from the airport to their hotels, steaming of dresses as needed, and any other service you could imagine.

The day of our wedding, much to our surprise, both my husband and I were provided with staff to literally be at our beck and call. They provided anything we could possibly need and helped us coordinate the makeup, hair, snacks for the wedding party, dressing, photography session and final touch ups before the ceremony.

Finally, at the reception, the decor of the colonial home “Casa Kirby” where our reception took place was absolutely AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL! Our wedding planner Juan Camillo and his staff out did themselves! The entire organization was superb from the wait staff to the bartenders to the caterer, and all of Caribe Cordial staff. There were enough staff personnel to ensure all of our needs were fulfilled.

The wedding lasted until 4:00 AM. After all of our guests left, we invited our entire staff to stop their work and enjoy a beer with us thanking them for the incredible and unforgettable wedding they provided us.

All our guests mentioned this had been the best destination wedding they had ever attended!

The cost of our wedding for what we had in comparison to the US, Mexico or even some of the Caribbean islands doesn’t even compare. Give yourself the unforgettable wedding experience that you and your spouse deserve choosing Caribe Cordial as your wedding planning services!


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Restaurante Don Juan
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Caterers

Simply Amazing!!! Chef Juan Felipe Camacho rocked with the food and all our guests were overly impressed.


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Iglesia Santo Domingo
Cartagena, Bolivar
Ceremony Sites

Beautiful church in front of Plaza Santo Domingo.


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Casa Fernandez de Madrid
Cartagena, Bolivar
Reception Sites

A few steps from Iglesia Santo Domingo.
We had 60 guests and the size was perfect. More people would be tight considering we had close to 30 staff catering all of our needs.

The pool area is very beautiful and perfect for amazing pictures by the arches.


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