Villas Rana Verde Weddings, Retreats, Events

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  • Panoramic ocean view acre plus private, gated, walled estate for weddings/events of up to 100 people
  • 4 ocean view pools, 2 main pools HEATED, ocean views from everywhere on the property
  • Beautiful onsite villas for 20+ guests in 3 private villas in Sayulita's best neighborhood
  • One event fee (starts@$1500US) covers ALL your wedding events: welcome, rehearsal, ceremony, brunch.
  • Several amazing wedding/event sites, the most beautiful gardens in Sayulita, 75 yards from the sand!
  • Locally acclaimed chef at ridiculously cheap prices for the tastiest food ever!

Villas Rana Verde Weddings, Retreats, Events in Sayulita is a Northside estate perfect for the most special of occasions. With panoramic ocean views and multiple areas for ceremonies, parties, and events for up to 120 guests, the estate is perfect for a Sayulita destination wedding, a yoga or business retreat, family reunion, anniversary, or milestone birthday. With three rental villas on the estate, you can accommodate 20 guests onsite. On the exclusive north side only 75 yards from the ocean. Villas Rana Verde is gated and has onsite parking. One event fee covers as many wedding or group events as you desire to hold during your stay: welcome party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, brunch all covered by one low fee!!

Event / Ceremony locations:

Ocean View Terrace:
A spacious 60 ft diameter, panoramic ocean view terrace with palapa for shade, comfortable seating options for dinner groups, and plenty of room to enjoy your guests.

Ocean View Poolside area:
Grassy lawn overlooking the ocean and heated pools, surrounded by palm trees and lush, tropical foliage. A tropical garden oasis offers a choice for those who prefer not to be on the sand. 

Venue Amenities include:

Multiple panoramic ocean view sites for your ceremony and celebration!

  • Private, gated and secure 1.5 acre estate with panoramic ocean views from everywhere only 75 yards from the sandy, private beach.
  • Huge 60 foot across panoramic ocean view patio perfect for ceremonies, yoga sessions, amazing ocean view sunets, meals for up to 110 people, meeting, greeting and just plain relaxing.
  • Beautiful matching flatware and matching Fiesta ware, Mexican hand loomed cotton napkins for up to 100 guests included at no charge for all event meals. Tables with chairs for 25 people. Additional seating for 20.
  • Optional access to in house wedding planner at greatly reduced prices.
  • Exclusive, private, acclaimed chef available for any or all your wedding/event/birthday meals (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner) at HUGE discount prices compared to private caterers! Special dietary meals by request.
  • In house pastry chef specializing in wedding cakes.
  • 3 private villas each with its own ocean view pool, kitchen, gardens, etc. Central air conditioned bedrooms!
  • Cobblestone onsite parking for 5 vehicles and up to 8 golf carts with plugs for all behind private gates in a walled compound.
  • 4 ocean view pools, CRV pool also has attached wading/kiddie pool with cascading waterfall, both Casa Rana Verde pools are heated. 
  • Hands down the most beautiful, matute, diverse, fun to explore (on our cobblestone paths) gardens in Sayulita!
  • The best mattresses, pillows, 100% cotton linens, 400+ thread count sheets, incredible folk art, full kitchens, free laundry and free US/Canada/Mexico calls. Quality everything!
  • 3 villas accommodate 17 Guests in built in beds, additional 4 movable beds, and 2 cribs.
  • Beach access via a two minute walk from front gate on a cobblestone path to the sand!
  • Beach chairs and towels, umbrellas, boogie boards, beach toys, pool toys and floats in a kid safe enviornment.
  • Hotel style beach and lounge chairs.
  • One low flexible, reasonable event fee covers any events during your stay!

We can recommend great Wedding Coordinators that have worked successfully with Villas Rana Verde, please see the Menus & More tab above.

We work with Wild Iris Catering for events/weddings. 

Please see our rental page for the entire estate: Villas Rana Verde Estate or view the individual villas onsite, Casa Rana Verde, Casa Mikayla, and Casa Pajaro.

Please contact us via the form, by email or telephone and we look forward to assisting you with your special event plans.

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A dream of a wedding venue and amazing place all around
Quit thinking and book this place. We booked the full estate for a week to have our wedding and loved every minute.

Barry and Connie are fantastic people - so funny, helpful, down to earth and accommodating. I was in contact with Barry for a full year while planning our events from abroad and he was always offering ideas and helping us along with the plan. He's straightforward and sets realistic expectations, and it's clear he gets genuine satisfaction from seeing his guests enjoy the property. He lives next door which is handy, but you honestly wouldn't need to get in touch with him because everything is well taken care of, in good working order, and the houses are all stocked with anything you'd need to have a comfortable time.

Dinora, Lucia, Don Chuy and the rest of the staff are there daily to take care of things and ready to help wherever needed. The girls cook great, as Barry mentions. They contributed a ton of time, energy, and good vibes to help us plan the wedding and we were able to do SO much more with our budget than initially seemed possible. It was the event of a lifetime, thanks to the crew at Rana Verde.

The pictures are accurate but don't fully do the place justice. It's so peaceful, spacious, and beautiful. Each villa has privacy and separation of space. The shared kitchens are massive and well-stocked. The views are stunning, the landscaping is gorgeous, and it's clear that all the details of the place have been well thought out over the years that Barry has built this out. Anything you need, he's there for it.

Incredible place to stay with family or friends - you've got every opportunity to enjoy each other in the beautiful common spaces, and every bit of privacy you could need when you feel like shutting them out!

We looked at probably every single venue in Sayulita before deciding on this one. Save yourself the hassle and get in touch with Barry!
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Experienced: February, 2022
We love Rana Verde
Our family absolutely loved our stay at Rana Verde, loved the food their amazing staff cooked up (Dinora and Lucia are the sweetest ladies ever), loved the incredible views and manicured gardens, and loved playing and cooling off in the many swimming pools. We wife and I hosted our wedding's welcome party there too and it blew our guests' minds -the decor was so lovely, the food was incredible, and the drinks flowed like water. Such a blast -a night we will never forget. We have nothing but the best to say about Rana Verde.
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Experienced: December, 2021
Amazing Stay at Villas Rana Verde!!
Let me just start off by saying that the owners of Villas Rana Verde, Barry & Connie were absolutely incredible to work with from start to finish! We visited Sayulita in May of 2019 to start planning our June 2020 wedding. Barry spent an afternoon giving us a tour of his beautiful property, telling us all about Sayulita and some of his favorite spots. All of this before we even signed to rent the property. We had looked at several other properties for our wedding guests, but they just didn't compare to Rana Verde. We decided to rent out the entire property for our guests. Throughout the next several months, Barry kept in communication with us, answering all of our questions and just genuinely helping with anything we needed. He gave us great recommendations for airport transfers and cart rentals. I recommend using his suggestions as they have been in Sayulita for quite some time and have great relationships with vendors down there. When we would say who sent us, they knew Barry and Connie by name. When Covid hit, we had to cancel our June 2020 date. We reached out to Barry and he was so kind and understanding about everything. He offered to give us our deposit back rather than rescheduling if we needed to do so, which really just speaks volumes to the kind of people you are renting from. We knew we wanted to keep our wedding plans and just push them back a year so we opted to reschedule. Again, they were SO accommodating with everything! Our guests RAVED about the villas! The staff, who have all been there over 14 years, really go the extra mile to ensure you have a wonderful stay! We hosted a brunch there the day after our wedding for our guests. Dinora and team made a delicious brunch for about 30 people and our guests couldn't stop talking about how good the food was! We also had them do 2 other dinners and a breakfast when we stayed after the wedding. I highly recommend doing this. It's incredibly affordable, delicious, and more authentic than some places in town. From start to finish our experience with Connie and Barry and our time at Villas Rana Verde was magical! The icing on the cake for us though was a beautiful, hand-painted Mexican wedding ornament given to us by Connie before we left to say congratulations on our nuptials! We collect ornaments from all of our travels, but this is by far the most special-- what a kindness! Being able to show our nearest and dearest this special little corner of the world meant so much to us. Do yourselves a favor, visit Sayulita and stay here with Connie and Barry. You won't be disappointed!!
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Experienced: June, 2021
Response from Owner/Manager on 06/21/2021

Wow! I am not sure how to respond. Thanks so much for the kind words, Megan. Hosting your and Mark's wedding was a special pleasure for us. It was a long haul but, I know it was magical. Thanks to all of you for being great guests. Best wishes to you and Mark!

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Great north-end location
Our family stayed here and enjoyed every minute of it, especially the cozy rooms and great pool location. We hosted our welcome party here as well and it's a perfect place to host this. The food from the kitchen staff was great and was truly authentic Mexican cuisine. We highly recommend this place for large groups.
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Experienced: June, 2019
Perfect property for a wedding in Sayulita!
We got married in Sayulita and hosted our welcome party at Casa Rana Verde. It was perfect. We also rented out the full property for the week for our family members. It is such a unique property with a stunning view of the ocean and within walking distance/golf cart ride to the town center. The chef onsite provide an incredible meal for our welcome party that showcased an authentic tasty Mexican cuisine. Highly recommend booking this property.
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Experienced: January, 2019
Amazing. More than we had even hoped for!
We had our wedding at Villas Rana Verde and rented out the entire property for a week vacation. We were able to hold the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception and the bridal brunch on the property. There were 21 people staying there and we had 50 guests at the wedding and still had SO much room.

Each casita has their own private area that it was easy to have individual privacy and shared fun on the property at any time. We stayed up late for the wedding and played music and laughed all night and were able to not disturb any of our members that wanted to go to sleep earlier in the evening.

The groundskeeper was awesome, he was always available to help whenever we needed it. The staff was wonderful and Barry and Connie were warm and wonderful and super attentive.

The walk to the beach was short and BEAUTIFUL down a beautifully paved path and the trip into town was so easy and fun with our golf carts. I picked this place randomly, having no experience with the property, and was able to hold a wedding and a group vacation that people are STILL raving about. I have recommended this place to others, plan to revisit in the future and stand by it 100 percent. Stay here. You won't regret it!
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Experienced: February, 2018
Perfect place and amazing host!
Absolutely amazing place to stay and perfect for large groups! We got married on the beach and had the reception at the house and it was a picture perfect wedding. Barry was the most helpful and gracious host he always told us his only focus was our wedding and to make sure we were having the best time and he truly meant it. The house is located an ideal distance from town it’s a short golf cart ride away or a 10 min walk to the heart of Sayulita. So weather your into the nightlife or like it quite and relaxing it works for both! The views from the giant cabana and bedrooms are amazing and the sound of the waves will put you right to sleep at night. The staff were always friendly and kept the place very clean. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to have a great time in a beautiful part of Mexico. This place is a real life paradise!
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Experienced: January, 2018
Pure Magic
My husband and I are beyond happy that we chose Villas Rana Verde to celebrate our small wedding for 60 in Sayulita, Mexico. We rented the entire estate and had our family and close friends stay for the whole week. It was an absolute dream! There was so much to explore. Every day we enjoyed the beautiful grounds and clean air-conditioned casas, 3 pools, breathtaking views of the ocean, amazing sunsets, and gorgeous landscape that was second to none. We felt close to nature, waking up and going to sleep with the sound of the waves, birds, and the surrounding jungle. It’s true as everyone says, with all the villas you feel great to be together, but you also feel a sense of privacy within your villa, especially with your own pool and kitchen. We loved this. The beds were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were so fun to get ready and even shower in with the colorful tiles, hot water, and strong water pressure. There were always fresh, clean towels and beach towels available. The decor of the villas and kitchens was a reminder of where we were–a festive town filled with color, warmth, heart, and soul. There was so much attention to detail put in every single room, it was fun to visit everyone and see what art and colors they had in their unique spaces. Barry the owner lives next door and is very down to earth and easy to talk to. He was very quick to respond to emails and answer all questions and requests we had regarding our stay and the wedding. He made us feel welcome and was always happy to offer tips if and when we ran into him, but he really let us do our own thing overall. It was nice to see him in town socializing with other locals. His staff includes Chuy who does daily maintenance of the landscaping (I can tell he puts a lot of love into his work!), and the sweet Lucia, who with her family not only did housekeeping but cooked for our wedding. The food was outta control! This was the best authentic homemade Mexican cuisine I’ve had. Chile Rellenos, ceviche, empanadas, steak, shrimp, and the best tortillas, beans, rice, guacamole, and flan made from scratch! The guests were impressed by their cooking and we definitely ate the rest of the leftovers the next day. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the food and how fresh everything was.
We had our ceremony at the beach down the hill from the estate, which was perfect. We hired a shuttle for taking elders down and up the hill even though it was close, but also found many people were happy to walk it. The picturesque walkway to the beach is very lush and beautiful. My mom made it her ritual to get up every morning and walk there as it was very peaceful and private compared to the beach in the main town. The palapa area was such a crowd pleaser for our reception. Here we ate and drank as we watched the sunset and danced all night. I know we were probably loud but we never got any complaints ;) I did my research and I honestly think Villas Rana Verde is the best place on the block, even without it being right on the beach. It’s nice to be away from the riff-raff of town, but still close enough if you want it! A golf cart is key here and the estate has parking for 12 golf carts! There’s a variety of closeby restaurants just down the hill, beachfront or not. Barry is an honest, humble guy who provides work to a wonderful family. Together they all make Villas Rana Verde a dream for many. I’d like to think of this as my second home now as it has officially become our happy place with so many precious memories shared with all the special people in our life. There should be no hesitation when considering this place for your event or vacation. Many thanks to Barry, Lucia & Family, and Chuy for their warm hospitality. We’ll be back!!
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Experienced: January, 2018
Arguably the best property in sayulita
The cozy small-town feel in Sayulita is immediate with cobblestone streets and an array of local places that you'll dearly miss. You come here for a traditional Mexican vacation sprinkled with tons of local flavor.

We stayed at this property for a week and participated in a wedding so that would allow for some margin for error, but our stay was absolutely flawless. Any mess we made was cleaned instantly the next day.

The beach is so close you can hear the soothing sounds of waves crashing on the beach, which makes for a restful sleep on a king sized bed.

Being able to have fully access to the facility gave the property a true feeling of a home away from home.

There so many good things I have to say about this property I wish there was an option for people to call me and ask about my experience, but I will leave you with this: the property comes highly recommended.
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Experienced: January, 2018
The reminiscing doesn't stop
2490 characters are probably not enough to write out in this review how grateful we are for Villas Rana Verde and the whole incredible crew!

My husband and I decided to get married in Sayulita and this was the place we were lucky enough to host our families and merge them into one.

Everything about this place is exactly what you wish it to be. From tiny aesthetic details that feed your Mexican craving to the amazing hands of Lucia and her crew, so much of it all in its individual parts and as a collective whole were reasons to feel grateful and overjoyed for our time spent here.

We spent 6 amazing days with our closest family and friends and were lucky enough to eat Lucias' breakfasts each morning, and not only that but those amazing women prepared the whole dinner and desserts the night of our wedding... the reminiscing doesn't stop.

We spent a 1/3 of the price of what the average American wedding costs, which consisted of 6 days, 5 nights, breakfast every morning, clean rooms, clean relaxing pools, ocean view, wedding, late night hanging out under the main Palapa, beautiful bird calling, iguanas, colors, beautiful smells, amazing family working with Barry and Connie, hot showers, prompt communication... I can keep going.

Barry, Connie, and the rest of the amazing crew, thank you once again for everything. We are beyond blessed and grateful for our stay at Villas Rana Verde.
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Experienced: October, 2017
Barry and Connie
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