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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

Naples , FL

LOCATION

9891 Gulf Shore Drive
Naples, FL US 34108 (map)

PHONE

239-597-3123

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is the ideal backdrop for your dream Naples wedding. Whether it’s your first special day or the many who share in the growing popularity of a renewal of... Read more
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is the ideal backdrop for your dream Naples wedding. Whether it’s your first special day or the many who share in the growing popularity of a renewal of wedding vows, La Playa’s spectacular Naples wedding location offers the ultimate in Florida weddings.

Naples, Florida is the perfect wedding destination with everything from white-sand beaches for your wedding ceremony to our elegant ballrooms overlooking picturesque Vanderbilt Bay. Imagine exchanging vows on the beach as a luminous Florida sun slowly sets over the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Then dance the night away in one of our elegantly appointed ballrooms.

When Planning Your Dream Wedding, Consider the Perfect Setting, the Perfect Menu and the Perfect Wedding Resort Location in Naples, Florida... LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1978
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Nautical, Tropical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
189
Number of suites
8
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
200
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

4.7
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Eric
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply an awesome location for our destination wedding. The weekend began with a rehearsal/welcome reception held at the north pool. The BBQ buffet and ice cream sundae bar were perfect. Guests used the pool and hot tub. Our lawn ceremony and cocktail hour needed to be switched at the last moment due to a late afternoon thunderstorm. Betsy was fabulous and made the switch without hesitation. Our guests enjoyed the cocktails and appetizers on the terrace. The sunset ceremony took place on the gulf lawn complete with a double rainbow and spectacular sunset. The ballroom was amazing as we were introduced as was the food and service. The resort took great care of all of our guests as well. We could not have asked for a better venue. Betsy and her staff are top notch and so easy to work with. We recommend LaPlaya enthusiastically and would definitely use this venue again. We can't wait to go back.
Simply an awesome location for our destination wedding. The weekend began with a rehearsal/welcome reception held at the Read more...
Simply an awesome location for our destination wedding. The weekend began with a rehearsal/welcome reception held at the north pool. The BBQ buffet and ice cream sundae bar were perfect. Guests used the pool and hot tub. Our lawn ceremony and cocktail hour needed to be switched at the last moment due to a late afternoon thunderstorm. Betsy was fabulous and made the switch without hesitation. Our guests enjoyed the cocktails and appetizers on the terrace. The sunset ceremony took place on the gulf lawn complete with a double rainbow and spectacular sunset. The ballroom was amazing as we were introduced as was the food and service. The resort took great care of all of our guests as well. We could not have asked for a better venue. Betsy and her staff are top notch and so easy to work with. We recommend LaPlaya enthusiastically and would definitely use this venue again. We can't wait to go back. Read less
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Regan
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We were fans of LaPlaya before we got engaged, so when the time came to look for our venue we didn't bother to look anywhere else.

Before booking them we always received top notch quality services at their beautiful hotel. And that was exactly what we got for our wedding. Melanie Delanie was there with every answer we needed. If I had to do it again I will book LaPlaya in a heartbeat.

Thank you Melanie for everything!
We were fans of LaPlaya before we got engaged, so when the time came to look for our venue we didn't bother to look Read more...
We were fans of LaPlaya before we got engaged, so when the time came to look for our venue we didn't bother to look anywhere else.

Before booking them we always received top notch quality services at their beautiful hotel. And that was exactly what we got for our wedding. Melanie Delanie was there with every answer we needed. If I had to do it again I will book LaPlaya in a heartbeat.

Thank you Melanie for everything! Read less
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Esther
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Exceptional!!!! I had the best experience with Laplaya...We were very pleased with EVERYTHING!!! Julie our coordinator was exceptional. I couldnt have made it through the planning and all the extra stress without her. She treated us as though we were her friends/family. She took care of all our needs and went above and beyond to do things that were not even part of her job duties. She truly helped make our experience with Laplaya a memoriable one. We had a beautiful ceremony and recpetion soley due to Julie. I will forever be grateful to Julie for all she did for us. Laplay is a great place to get married the location and ambiance is spectaculer but working with someone like Julie just adds a special touch to it. Its a bit costly but well worth the money. All our guest are still talking about what a beautiful wedding we had. We are very please and already have plans to renew our weding vows there...some day :-)
Thank You Julie Germer.
Exceptional!!!! I had the best experience with Laplaya...We were very pleased with EVERYTHING!!! Julie our coordinator was Read more...
Exceptional!!!! I had the best experience with Laplaya...We were very pleased with EVERYTHING!!! Julie our coordinator was exceptional. I couldnt have made it through the planning and all the extra stress without her. She treated us as though we were her friends/family. She took care of all our needs and went above and beyond to do things that were not even part of her job duties. She truly helped make our experience with Laplaya a memoriable one. We had a beautiful ceremony and recpetion soley due to Julie. I will forever be grateful to Julie for all she did for us. Laplay is a great place to get married the location and ambiance is spectaculer but working with someone like Julie just adds a special touch to it. Its a bit costly but well worth the money. All our guest are still talking about what a beautiful wedding we had. We are very please and already have plans to renew our weding vows there...some day :-)
Thank You Julie Germer. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Susan
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We interviewed four properties and our daughter chose LaPlaya for the venue of her wedding. We were very happy with her choice! Our guests were impressed with the property in every respect. The high level of service and friendliness of the staff were outstanding. The rooms, food, and intimate luxurious vibe of the property set LaPlaya apart from the Ritz and the Waldorf. We worked with Karen Marchand at LaPlaya and found Karen to be very professional and easy to work with. She worked hard to assist us in planning and made a number of valuable suggestions when we needed her input based on her extensive experience. We would highly recommend LaPlaya.
We interviewed four properties and our daughter chose LaPlaya for the venue of her wedding. We were very happy with her Read more...
We interviewed four properties and our daughter chose LaPlaya for the venue of her wedding. We were very happy with her choice! Our guests were impressed with the property in every respect. The high level of service and friendliness of the staff were outstanding. The rooms, food, and intimate luxurious vibe of the property set LaPlaya apart from the Ritz and the Waldorf. We worked with Karen Marchand at LaPlaya and found Karen to be very professional and easy to work with. She worked hard to assist us in planning and made a number of valuable suggestions when we needed her input based on her extensive experience. We would highly recommend LaPlaya. Read less
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Effie
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I just recently had my wedding at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort. Since it was a destination wedding we booked La Playa before we even got a chance to visit. La Playa did not disappoint. Everything was amazing. Julie Germer was our coordinator from La Playa and I can't say enough wonderful things about her. She was amazing to work with throughout the process. Julie made planning a destination wedding so much easier then I could have imagined. She is organized, professional, and always made me feel at ease. I had no doubt that the wedding would run smoothly and it did!

Thank you to all of the wonderful staff at La Playa that made our wedding so memorable. The service is top notch and worth every penny we spent. The food is amazing and our guests raved about their meal. Our friends and family who traveled from all over had a great time at the wedding and a wonderful stay at the resort.

Thanks again La Playa for giving us a day we truly will never forget. We had the wedding of our dreams and La Playa exceeded my very high expectations. We can't wait to go back for our anniversary!

Effie and Greg
I just recently had my wedding at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort. Since it was a destination wedding we booked La Playa Read more...
I just recently had my wedding at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort. Since it was a destination wedding we booked La Playa before we even got a chance to visit. La Playa did not disappoint. Everything was amazing. Julie Germer was our coordinator from La Playa and I can't say enough wonderful things about her. She was amazing to work with throughout the process. Julie made planning a destination wedding so much easier then I could have imagined. She is organized, professional, and always made me feel at ease. I had no doubt that the wedding would run smoothly and it did!

Thank you to all of the wonderful staff at La Playa that made our wedding so memorable. The service is top notch and worth every penny we spent. The food is amazing and our guests raved about their meal. Our friends and family who traveled from all over had a great time at the wedding and a wonderful stay at the resort.

Thanks again La Playa for giving us a day we truly will never forget. We had the wedding of our dreams and La Playa exceeded my very high expectations. We can't wait to go back for our anniversary!

Effie and Greg Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
So happy I found this beautiful venue. We had our ceremony on the south lawn near the beach and reception in the Bay view ballroom. Everything was amazing and much more then I had already expected. Julie Germer was our coordinator, she was wonderful to work with and worked very well with our wedding planner and vendors. I would absolutely recommend going to La Playa for your wedding you will not go wrong:)
So happy I found this beautiful venue. We had our ceremony on the south lawn near the beach and reception in the Bay view Read more...
So happy I found this beautiful venue. We had our ceremony on the south lawn near the beach and reception in the Bay view ballroom. Everything was amazing and much more then I had already expected. Julie Germer was our coordinator, she was wonderful to work with and worked very well with our wedding planner and vendors. I would absolutely recommend going to La Playa for your wedding you will not go wrong:) Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Hi Nicole! Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear we exceeded your expectations and your special day was everything you had hoped for.
We look forward to having you back for many years to come.
Congratulations!
LaPlaya Team
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose a destination wedding to get away, have a stress and hands free wedding and reception, and to create a strong lasting memory. LaPlaya provided this to us and beyond! Our wedding and reception was magical and pure perfection. The staff, location, cleanliness, food, etc could not have been more professional and enjoyable. They have such high standards for perfection and detail. There are only a few life events that truly make a memorable mark. LaPlaya will make your wedding event one that you and your family and friends will never forget. My husband and I honestly cannot put into words how happy and thankful we are with LaPlaya. We will be going back for our one year!
My husband and I chose a destination wedding to get away, have a stress and hands free wedding and reception, and to Read more...
My husband and I chose a destination wedding to get away, have a stress and hands free wedding and reception, and to create a strong lasting memory. LaPlaya provided this to us and beyond! Our wedding and reception was magical and pure perfection. The staff, location, cleanliness, food, etc could not have been more professional and enjoyable. They have such high standards for perfection and detail. There are only a few life events that truly make a memorable mark. LaPlaya will make your wedding event one that you and your family and friends will never forget. My husband and I honestly cannot put into words how happy and thankful we are with LaPlaya. We will be going back for our one year! Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Hi Jessica,
Thank you for your review! We are excited to hear your experience at LaPlaya was everything you had hoped for.
Looking forward to seeing you back on your one year anniversary!
Regards,
LaPlaya
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rachel
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently was married at La playa beach abs and gulf resort...I literally had my dream wedding!! The catering manager Julie was SO amazing!!!! She made me feel like my wedding was always first priority!! She was so unbelievably easy to work with and I had no stress when planning my destination wedding!! The staff at la playa is as good as it gets!! They are so friendly and Extremely accommodating. There was not one thing I would change at my wedding and it was so good I would have paid double!!!
I recently was married at La playa beach abs and gulf resort...I literally had my dream wedding!! The catering manager Read more...
I recently was married at La playa beach abs and gulf resort...I literally had my dream wedding!! The catering manager Julie was SO amazing!!!! She made me feel like my wedding was always first priority!! She was so unbelievably easy to work with and I had no stress when planning my destination wedding!! The staff at la playa is as good as it gets!! They are so friendly and Extremely accommodating. There was not one thing I would change at my wedding and it was so good I would have paid double!!! Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Great to hear you had an amazing wedding at LaPlaya! Thank you for your business and we look forward to having you back on your one year anniversary.
Warm regards,
LaPlaya
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Paul
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked La Playa 6 months out and worked with Julie in the months leading up to our wedding. She was tremendously helpful, and her attention to detail was greatly appreciated. As the date approached we learned that Juile wouldn't be available during our ceremony, however she introduced us to Robert a few weeks in advance of our wedding, and he too was very professional. Both Julie and Robert put us at ease each time we talked because they were very organized, consistently prepared, and genuinely interested in making our event wonderful. They were flexible every step of the way, and they allowed us make changes all the way up to the day of the wedding. In addition, we found the various other staff at La Playa very courteous and helpful throughout the day. They also coordinated efforts with our vendors, which made life easier.

The ceremony took place on the beach, and La Playa had everything set up two hours ahead of time. They also greeted our guests, helped with all issues that arose, and guided the wedding party accordingly to ensure everything went smoothly. That was followed by our lunch reception on the lawn, and that too went off without a hitch. The food was spectacular, and the service was top notch. Finally our package included a night at the resort and the room provided was absolutely breathtaking.

Leading up to the wedding we had heard great reviews firsthand from a few other people who had weddings at La Playa, and we have to say that the resort didn't disappoint. Compared to other local, quality resorts the overall price was competitive, particularly given the intimate, beachside venue. It wasn't cheap, but it wasn't overly expensive either and the resort was negotiable. Overall it was well worth the money.

All in all the people at La Playa treated us like family, and we couldn't have asked for more. It was literally a dream come true, and we would highly recommend it.

Linda and Paul
We booked La Playa 6 months out and worked with Julie in the months leading up to our wedding. She was tremendously Read more...
We booked La Playa 6 months out and worked with Julie in the months leading up to our wedding. She was tremendously helpful, and her attention to detail was greatly appreciated. As the date approached we learned that Juile wouldn't be available during our ceremony, however she introduced us to Robert a few weeks in advance of our wedding, and he too was very professional. Both Julie and Robert put us at ease each time we talked because they were very organized, consistently prepared, and genuinely interested in making our event wonderful. They were flexible every step of the way, and they allowed us make changes all the way up to the day of the wedding. In addition, we found the various other staff at La Playa very courteous and helpful throughout the day. They also coordinated efforts with our vendors, which made life easier.

The ceremony took place on the beach, and La Playa had everything set up two hours ahead of time. They also greeted our guests, helped with all issues that arose, and guided the wedding party accordingly to ensure everything went smoothly. That was followed by our lunch reception on the lawn, and that too went off without a hitch. The food was spectacular, and the service was top notch. Finally our package included a night at the resort and the room provided was absolutely breathtaking.

Leading up to the wedding we had heard great reviews firsthand from a few other people who had weddings at La Playa, and we have to say that the resort didn't disappoint. Compared to other local, quality resorts the overall price was competitive, particularly given the intimate, beachside venue. It wasn't cheap, but it wasn't overly expensive either and the resort was negotiable. Overall it was well worth the money.

All in all the people at La Playa treated us like family, and we couldn't have asked for more. It was literally a dream come true, and we would highly recommend it.

Linda and Paul Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Hi Linda and Paul!
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear your wedding was amazing. We place a great value on exceeding the expectations of our wedding clients and guests.
Looking forward to seeing you back at LaPlaya.
Warm regards,
LaPlaya Team
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Carolyn
Wedding:
11/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We really wanted to let you all know how truly wonderful our entire experience was and how absolutely impressed and amazed we were by all of their wonderful staff! Words cannot express how perfect, kind and awesome everyone was! They made the entire stay and wedding better than perfect for us, and our family and friends! We could not have asked for a better wedding experience! LaPlaya was absolutely outstanding! All of our friends and family agreed that it was the best wedding they've ever been to!

From start to finish, everything about LaPlaya was top notch! Starting with Julie Germer (my coordinator from LapPlaya! She always made me feel like I was her only bride and always her top priority! She is the most amazing women to work with!! She was always so helpful and so sweet! I could not have ever done this wedding without her! Her attention to every last detail and her ability it make it happen was just incredible! I cannot say enough wonderful things about how great she and her fabulous staff made our wedding!

The entire staff from the bell boys and valet, to the tiki bar and beach staff were incredible! There was nothing that any of them wouldn't have done to make our time there as perfect as possible! Just amazing people! Everyone one of them! I wish I had more room to write this letter cause I could go on and on about each person and all the extra things they did to make the entire experience more than we ever hoped for!

When we left the resort and said goodbye to the staff we truly felt like we were saying goodbye to friends. Words can never really explain the magical time we all got to share at the resort! The entire trip was just amazing and everyone had such a great time! All of our family and friends want to come back every year to celebrate our anniversary with us at LaPlaya. We can never thank them all enough for the wonderful experience! LaPlaya gave us a wedding we, and our family and friends will never forget!!
We really wanted to let you all know how truly wonderful our entire experience was and how absolutely impressed and amazed Read more...
We really wanted to let you all know how truly wonderful our entire experience was and how absolutely impressed and amazed we were by all of their wonderful staff! Words cannot express how perfect, kind and awesome everyone was! They made the entire stay and wedding better than perfect for us, and our family and friends! We could not have asked for a better wedding experience! LaPlaya was absolutely outstanding! All of our friends and family agreed that it was the best wedding they've ever been to!

From start to finish, everything about LaPlaya was top notch! Starting with Julie Germer (my coordinator from LapPlaya! She always made me feel like I was her only bride and always her top priority! She is the most amazing women to work with!! She was always so helpful and so sweet! I could not have ever done this wedding without her! Her attention to every last detail and her ability it make it happen was just incredible! I cannot say enough wonderful things about how great she and her fabulous staff made our wedding!

The entire staff from the bell boys and valet, to the tiki bar and beach staff were incredible! There was nothing that any of them wouldn't have done to make our time there as perfect as possible! Just amazing people! Everyone one of them! I wish I had more room to write this letter cause I could go on and on about each person and all the extra things they did to make the entire experience more than we ever hoped for!

When we left the resort and said goodbye to the staff we truly felt like we were saying goodbye to friends. Words can never really explain the magical time we all got to share at the resort! The entire trip was just amazing and everyone had such a great time! All of our family and friends want to come back every year to celebrate our anniversary with us at LaPlaya. We can never thank them all enough for the wonderful experience! LaPlaya gave us a wedding we, and our family and friends will never forget!! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding is a big job. Planning a destination wedding and doing everything sight unseen adds another layer of complexity and anxiety. Planning my wedding from MD was made so much easier with the help of Melanie at La Playa. She was friendly, prompt, funny, and incredible with recommendations. I trusted her implicitly and relied on her so much throughout our wedding planning. The resort was gorgeous and we were so amazed by how easily everything went. The food turned out so delicious and our guests still rave about the food and comment how lucky we were that it was so good, not having done a taste test before. All of the staff at La Playa was friendly and welcoming from the valet staff to the spa staff. We got married on the North Beach and had our reception (72 people) at the North Pool. it was incredible--again, our guests are still raving about it. I would highly recommend getting married at La Playa!!
Planning a wedding is a big job. Planning a destination wedding and doing everything sight unseen adds another layer of Read more...
Planning a wedding is a big job. Planning a destination wedding and doing everything sight unseen adds another layer of complexity and anxiety. Planning my wedding from MD was made so much easier with the help of Melanie at La Playa. She was friendly, prompt, funny, and incredible with recommendations. I trusted her implicitly and relied on her so much throughout our wedding planning. The resort was gorgeous and we were so amazed by how easily everything went. The food turned out so delicious and our guests still rave about the food and comment how lucky we were that it was so good, not having done a taste test before. All of the staff at La Playa was friendly and welcoming from the valet staff to the spa staff. We got married on the North Beach and had our reception (72 people) at the North Pool. it was incredible--again, our guests are still raving about it. I would highly recommend getting married at La Playa!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I am writing to offer my recommendation for the exceptional services that Melanie Delaney provided as our Wedding Coordinator/Social Catering Manager before and during our wedding day at La Playa Resort in Naples, Florida.

Melanie was an absolute joy to work with; we loved her engaging spirit and high level of energy. After our first meeting, I was completely at ease. I knew that no matter what, Melanie would go above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. Throughout the preparation for the wedding, Melanie was always available to us. We exchanged e-mails regularly, and she was always so professional, caring, informative, and accommodating. There was absolutely nothing left for us to worry about. Melanie made our dream day perfect and we could not have asked for better service than what she provided. She was not only proficient, but amazingly personable. One of the greatest pleasures was getting to know her.

We had such a wonderful time and wish we could do it all over again! Thank you again Melanie, we couldn't have done it without you – you really did make our wedding dreams come true!

We cannot even begin to show the appreciation that we have for Melanie’s services, and we would be more than willing to speak to anyone on Melanie’s behalf as a recommendation for one of the most cherished days of both of our lives.

Warmest regards,
James and Kristen
I am writing to offer my recommendation for the exceptional services that Melanie Delaney provided as our Wedding Read more...
I am writing to offer my recommendation for the exceptional services that Melanie Delaney provided as our Wedding Coordinator/Social Catering Manager before and during our wedding day at La Playa Resort in Naples, Florida.

Melanie was an absolute joy to work with; we loved her engaging spirit and high level of energy. After our first meeting, I was completely at ease. I knew that no matter what, Melanie would go above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. Throughout the preparation for the wedding, Melanie was always available to us. We exchanged e-mails regularly, and she was always so professional, caring, informative, and accommodating. There was absolutely nothing left for us to worry about. Melanie made our dream day perfect and we could not have asked for better service than what she provided. She was not only proficient, but amazingly personable. One of the greatest pleasures was getting to know her.

We had such a wonderful time and wish we could do it all over again! Thank you again Melanie, we couldn't have done it without you – you really did make our wedding dreams come true!

We cannot even begin to show the appreciation that we have for Melanie’s services, and we would be more than willing to speak to anyone on Melanie’s behalf as a recommendation for one of the most cherished days of both of our lives.

Warmest regards,
James and Kristen Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review, Kristen!
We are so pleased to hear you had an amazing wedding at LaPlaya and you enjoyed working with Melanie. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful team that trully care about our clients
We look forward to seeing you on your one year anniversary.
Warm Regards,
Karen Marchand
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
La Playa is gorgeous and the perfect setting for a wedding. When I was searching for venues I had a whole day of places lined up with La Playa being the first and after going there I had my mind made up! La Playa was it, no need to look anywhere else! La Playa has is small hotel feel while still having the 5 star vibe. I had my wedding on the lawn which is a great alternative because its right next to the beach so you have the views and the setting without sinking in the sand. We were suppose to have my cocktail hour on the beach to watch sunset but due to rain it was moved to the balcony of the ballroom which is covered from the rain but still has amazing views of a marina. The food at my wedding was BY FAR the BEST food I have had at a wedding EVER! People are still talking about how amazing all the food was. I served Filet and Grouper(the grouper I changed to a mango chutney because I did not like the butter sauce they served with it at the tasting and it was AMAZING! ) It was great that the chef was willing to work with me and change things to my liking. My wedding planner at La Playa (Karen) was also top notch and everything ran smoothly which is quite an accomplishment being that we had to move my wedding up 1.5 hours due to expected rain and change the location of the ceremony and cocktail hour. My only warning is that they hold A LOT of weddings. I lucked out that my wedding was the only wedding there that night but it is possible that you could have another wedding right next door to yours. My recommendation is to not book in their busy season. Overall, I was completely overwhelmed and impressed by the service, the ambiance, the food, and everything La Playa has to offer and I am looking forward to returning on vacation.
La Playa is gorgeous and the perfect setting for a wedding. When I was searching for venues I had a whole day of places Read more...
La Playa is gorgeous and the perfect setting for a wedding. When I was searching for venues I had a whole day of places lined up with La Playa being the first and after going there I had my mind made up! La Playa was it, no need to look anywhere else! La Playa has is small hotel feel while still having the 5 star vibe. I had my wedding on the lawn which is a great alternative because its right next to the beach so you have the views and the setting without sinking in the sand. We were suppose to have my cocktail hour on the beach to watch sunset but due to rain it was moved to the balcony of the ballroom which is covered from the rain but still has amazing views of a marina. The food at my wedding was BY FAR the BEST food I have had at a wedding EVER! People are still talking about how amazing all the food was. I served Filet and Grouper(the grouper I changed to a mango chutney because I did not like the butter sauce they served with it at the tasting and it was AMAZING! ) It was great that the chef was willing to work with me and change things to my liking. My wedding planner at La Playa (Karen) was also top notch and everything ran smoothly which is quite an accomplishment being that we had to move my wedding up 1.5 hours due to expected rain and change the location of the ceremony and cocktail hour. My only warning is that they hold A LOT of weddings. I lucked out that my wedding was the only wedding there that night but it is possible that you could have another wedding right next door to yours. My recommendation is to not book in their busy season. Overall, I was completely overwhelmed and impressed by the service, the ambiance, the food, and everything La Playa has to offer and I am looking forward to returning on vacation. Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review, Jennifer! We are so happy you had a wonderful wedding at LaPlaya. We look forward to having you back soon.
Regards,
Karen
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Mrs. & Mr.
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a destination wedding of 90 guests at LaPlaya and it was WONDERFUL! We thought our wedding was just perfect. LaPlaya was great at accommodating all of my guests who flew to Naples from all over the world. The staff was extremely friendly. The ballroom was beautiful, the rooms with the beach view was just what we wanted. The best part was Melanie, the social catering manager that was in charge of our wedding. She is LOVELY and super helpful. She made it so easy and she always said YES to everything. She went above and beyond and exceeded all of our expectations!
We had a destination wedding of 90 guests at LaPlaya and it was WONDERFUL! We thought our wedding was just perfect. Read more...
We had a destination wedding of 90 guests at LaPlaya and it was WONDERFUL! We thought our wedding was just perfect. LaPlaya was great at accommodating all of my guests who flew to Naples from all over the world. The staff was extremely friendly. The ballroom was beautiful, the rooms with the beach view was just what we wanted. The best part was Melanie, the social catering manager that was in charge of our wedding. She is LOVELY and super helpful. She made it so easy and she always said YES to everything. She went above and beyond and exceeded all of our expectations! Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Congratulations! We are so happy you had a wonderful wedding and that your friends and family enjoyed their stay at LaPlaya. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again.
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Tim
Wedding:
7/23/2012
5.0/5.0
La Playa Resort was Phenominal in all aspects for our wedding. From the food, service, set up, rooms, and pools were just Outstanding. Our families loved it, and raved about it. Julie (sales mgr) from La Playa is Professional, and will do whatever it takes to make every wish come true. We plan on going back for our 1 year anniversary...
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La Playa Resort was Phenominal in all aspects for our wedding. From the food, service, set up, rooms, and pools were just Read more...
La Playa Resort was Phenominal in all aspects for our wedding. From the food, service, set up, rooms, and pools were just Outstanding. Our families loved it, and raved about it. Julie (sales mgr) from La Playa is Professional, and will do whatever it takes to make every wish come true. We plan on going back for our 1 year anniversary...
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Tim, for your review! We are so happy you and Renee enjoyed your special day. We hope to see you on your one year anniversary. Once again, congratulations!
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Shree
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
An exquisite beachfront venue with old world Florida elegance, LaPlaya is a truly superlative resort.

It's also a wonderful location for a destination wedding, because your out-of-town guests can do as ours did: arrive a few days early and enjoy a mini vacation, complete with poolside cabanas, relaxing on the beach, enjoying drinks at the tiki bar, having a spa retreat, or golfing. I held my bridesmaids' luncheon at Baleen (how often do you find a wedding venue with a five-star restaurant?!), which just added to the feeling of a decadent wedding weekend.

Our ceremony and cocktail hour were scheduled to be held on the North Beach, followed by a reception in the Vanderbilt Ballroom. Despite the rain that was in the forecast, LaPlaya obligingly set up our ceremony on the sand. When the rain did come shortly after the end of the ceremony, the resort didn't miss a beat in swiftly and efficiently moving the cocktail hour to the covered terrace outside the ballroom. Here are a few examples of how far LaPlaya's staff went out of their way for us: they tailored their cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres to my Indian heritage and my husband's Cuban heritage; when my earring fell out just before our grand entrance to the reception, Karen, the Director of Catering, sent someone to find me a new earring back; the banquet captain at the reception tended to our every need, including cold towels after we'd been dancing; and when we returned to our bridal suite at the end of the night, LaPlaya had scattered our bed with rose petals and sent up a bottle of champagne along with a card wishing us well in our new life.

Bottom line? If you are looking for an upscale beach resort wedding, get married at LaPlaya.
An exquisite beachfront venue with old world Florida elegance, LaPlaya is a truly superlative resort.

It's also Read more...
An exquisite beachfront venue with old world Florida elegance, LaPlaya is a truly superlative resort.

It's also a wonderful location for a destination wedding, because your out-of-town guests can do as ours did: arrive a few days early and enjoy a mini vacation, complete with poolside cabanas, relaxing on the beach, enjoying drinks at the tiki bar, having a spa retreat, or golfing. I held my bridesmaids' luncheon at Baleen (how often do you find a wedding venue with a five-star restaurant?!), which just added to the feeling of a decadent wedding weekend.

Our ceremony and cocktail hour were scheduled to be held on the North Beach, followed by a reception in the Vanderbilt Ballroom. Despite the rain that was in the forecast, LaPlaya obligingly set up our ceremony on the sand. When the rain did come shortly after the end of the ceremony, the resort didn't miss a beat in swiftly and efficiently moving the cocktail hour to the covered terrace outside the ballroom. Here are a few examples of how far LaPlaya's staff went out of their way for us: they tailored their cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres to my Indian heritage and my husband's Cuban heritage; when my earring fell out just before our grand entrance to the reception, Karen, the Director of Catering, sent someone to find me a new earring back; the banquet captain at the reception tended to our every need, including cold towels after we'd been dancing; and when we returned to our bridal suite at the end of the night, LaPlaya had scattered our bed with rose petals and sent up a bottle of champagne along with a card wishing us well in our new life.

Bottom line? If you are looking for an upscale beach resort wedding, get married at LaPlaya. Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we chose LaPlaya to be our venue for our Reception site! Everyone at LaPlaya were so easy to work with! With mostly worked with Karen, the Dir. Of Catering....she took us from point A to Z throughout whole entire planning process. She is extremely professional and so very nice!

On our first day there, we already knew what we wanted our wedding menu to be!
Karen set up a meeting with the Chef and he prepared our special menu perfectly! The food was made exactly how we wanted it! We couldn't of been happier!

Our guest stayed at LaPlaya and absolutely loved it! Even guest that lived in town booked a room and said it was just a great place to have a weekend vacation!

The cocktail hour was held on the Gulf Lawn until the sun set, and then guest were escorted over to the Bay side into the Vanderbilt Ballroom. The ballroom is GORGEOUS and all of our guest loved it!!

For an amazing venue, staff, and DELICIOUS food, look no further: LaPlaya is it!
We are so happy that we chose LaPlaya to be our venue for our Reception site! Everyone at LaPlaya were so easy to work Read more...
We are so happy that we chose LaPlaya to be our venue for our Reception site! Everyone at LaPlaya were so easy to work with! With mostly worked with Karen, the Dir. Of Catering....she took us from point A to Z throughout whole entire planning process. She is extremely professional and so very nice!

On our first day there, we already knew what we wanted our wedding menu to be!
Karen set up a meeting with the Chef and he prepared our special menu perfectly! The food was made exactly how we wanted it! We couldn't of been happier!

Our guest stayed at LaPlaya and absolutely loved it! Even guest that lived in town booked a room and said it was just a great place to have a weekend vacation!

The cocktail hour was held on the Gulf Lawn until the sun set, and then guest were escorted over to the Bay side into the Vanderbilt Ballroom. The ballroom is GORGEOUS and all of our guest loved it!!

For an amazing venue, staff, and DELICIOUS food, look no further: LaPlaya is it! Read less
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Abboud
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married at the La Playa Beach & Golf Resort. We are from New York and visited the Resort before the wedding and it was everything we expected. The pictures on-line were no disappointment to what the resort looked like in person. Betsy worked with us until after the ceremony and she was so wonderful. She was professional, friendly and always had our best interest in mind from start to finish. The food at Balleen was mouth water, the beach beautiful, and the staff extremely friendly. The ballroom where we had our reception was classy and our guests raved about the dinner. The food was the best many had ever had at a wedding. We would absolutely recommend this resort to anyone thinking of getting married in Florida. There were absolutely no disappointments! Our family and friends are already set to head back to Naples to re-new our vows. Thank you to everyone at the La Playa for giving us the wedding of your dreams. You were are wonderful!
We got married at the La Playa Beach & Golf Resort. We are from New York and visited the Resort before the wedding and it Read more...
We got married at the La Playa Beach & Golf Resort. We are from New York and visited the Resort before the wedding and it was everything we expected. The pictures on-line were no disappointment to what the resort looked like in person. Betsy worked with us until after the ceremony and she was so wonderful. She was professional, friendly and always had our best interest in mind from start to finish. The food at Balleen was mouth water, the beach beautiful, and the staff extremely friendly. The ballroom where we had our reception was classy and our guests raved about the dinner. The food was the best many had ever had at a wedding. We would absolutely recommend this resort to anyone thinking of getting married in Florida. There were absolutely no disappointments! Our family and friends are already set to head back to Naples to re-new our vows. Thank you to everyone at the La Playa for giving us the wedding of your dreams. You were are wonderful! Read less
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Brandi
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at La Play this past May. We were thrilled with the outcome of our event. The grounds were immaculate and the service was first class. It truly could not have been smoother or enhanced in any way. Our day was just as perfect as we'd dreamed it'd be!
My husband and I were married at La Play this past May. We were thrilled with the outcome of our event. The grounds were Read more...
My husband and I were married at La Play this past May. We were thrilled with the outcome of our event. The grounds were immaculate and the service was first class. It truly could not have been smoother or enhanced in any way. Our day was just as perfect as we'd dreamed it'd be! Read less
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ELLEN
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
We had never been to La Playa before arriving in Naples for our destination wedding at the resort. La Playa surpassed our every expectations. Betsy and Karen were wonderful to work with in planning our day -- down to the details. Also, Joanna was fabulous in making our welcome party at the resort's poolside grill a night to remember. The staff at LaPlaya helped make our wedding absolutely perfect. Thank you for the wonderful memories!
We had never been to La Playa before arriving in Naples for our destination wedding at the resort. La Playa surpassed our Read more...
We had never been to La Playa before arriving in Naples for our destination wedding at the resort. La Playa surpassed our every expectations. Betsy and Karen were wonderful to work with in planning our day -- down to the details. Also, Joanna was fabulous in making our welcome party at the resort's poolside grill a night to remember. The staff at LaPlaya helped make our wedding absolutely perfect. Thank you for the wonderful memories! Read less
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TracyTheriault
Wedding:
4/9/2010
5.0/5.0
To all brides that want a high in style, classy, beautiful settings, scenic areas for photos, amazing service from every person you speak with, and amazing food all in one wedding package(and of course a view of the Gulf of Mexico). Then La Playa hotel and beach resort is the place for you! I can not explain in enough words how perfect everything was working with them. I did not have a wedding planner and I did everything myself, but with the help of my amazing cooridinators at LaPlaya and staff I didn't need one anyway. They will work with your budget and it doesn't hurt to ask any and all questions, bc they have and will find the answers for you. We also stayed there the night after in the amazing bridal suite, on the 13th floor and all I could see from the doorway is the big blue ocean! We had our reception in the ballrooms across the street that has a grand terrace looking at the bay water. Everyone said it was the best food and how beautiful it was too. I give this place 5 Diamonds! Thank you La Playa! And of course Betsy!! For all of your help and efforts 24/7.
To all brides that want a high in style, classy, beautiful settings, scenic areas for photos, amazing service from every Read more...
To all brides that want a high in style, classy, beautiful settings, scenic areas for photos, amazing service from every person you speak with, and amazing food all in one wedding package(and of course a view of the Gulf of Mexico). Then La Playa hotel and beach resort is the place for you! I can not explain in enough words how perfect everything was working with them. I did not have a wedding planner and I did everything myself, but with the help of my amazing cooridinators at LaPlaya and staff I didn't need one anyway. They will work with your budget and it doesn't hurt to ask any and all questions, bc they have and will find the answers for you. We also stayed there the night after in the amazing bridal suite, on the 13th floor and all I could see from the doorway is the big blue ocean! We had our reception in the ballrooms across the street that has a grand terrace looking at the bay water. Everyone said it was the best food and how beautiful it was too. I give this place 5 Diamonds! Thank you La Playa! And of course Betsy!! For all of your help and efforts 24/7. Read less
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Karin
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
My Reception was held at the LaPlaya Golf Club. It was so beautiful. The staff was so helpful and during the planning stage, called me every other week just to check up and say Hi! I was very happy with the finished product. Anne, Dining Room Manager, and Chef Cheryl did everything from arranging the tables just as I scribbled them out, to remembering to send my new husband and I on our way with a chilled bottle of bubbly to continue our evening at the hotel! IT WAS PERFECT! Everything was priced below what I had imagined. An awesome deal for waht we got in return! BRAVA!!
My Reception was held at the LaPlaya Golf Club. It was so beautiful. The staff was so helpful and during the planning Read more...
My Reception was held at the LaPlaya Golf Club. It was so beautiful. The staff was so helpful and during the planning stage, called me every other week just to check up and say Hi! I was very happy with the finished product. Anne, Dining Room Manager, and Chef Cheryl did everything from arranging the tables just as I scribbled them out, to remembering to send my new husband and I on our way with a chilled bottle of bubbly to continue our evening at the hotel! IT WAS PERFECT! Everything was priced below what I had imagined. An awesome deal for waht we got in return! BRAVA!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.8/5.0
Perfect day! I had always knew I would get married on Vanderbilt beach in my hometown of Naples. It was between the Ritz and LaPlaya, and I'm so happy I chose the right place! The service at LaPlaya is five star five diamond but without the commercial chain atmosphere. I wanted to rest assured with the "tried and true" dynamics of a luxury chain, but I didn't want to feel like a number or have other weddings the day of my big day. LaPlaya provided both.

Melanie was my catering manager and she is fantastic, really cares about what is going on with your day and takes the time to work with you and get to know you as a person, not just as her client.

The food was fantastic. People are still mentioning it. The venue is beautiful, and the service went off without a hitch. I am hard to please and also notorious for being a hotel snob, but this venue was impeccable. Four stars for value because this is not a tight budget venue and does not portend to be, but you get what you pay for, and I think the value was excellent - a small price to pay for the wedding of your dreams!
Perfect day! I had always knew I would get married on Vanderbilt beach in my hometown of Naples. It was between the Ritz Read more...
Perfect day! I had always knew I would get married on Vanderbilt beach in my hometown of Naples. It was between the Ritz and LaPlaya, and I'm so happy I chose the right place! The service at LaPlaya is five star five diamond but without the commercial chain atmosphere. I wanted to rest assured with the "tried and true" dynamics of a luxury chain, but I didn't want to feel like a number or have other weddings the day of my big day. LaPlaya provided both.

Melanie was my catering manager and she is fantastic, really cares about what is going on with your day and takes the time to work with you and get to know you as a person, not just as her client.

The food was fantastic. People are still mentioning it. The venue is beautiful, and the service went off without a hitch. I am hard to please and also notorious for being a hotel snob, but this venue was impeccable. Four stars for value because this is not a tight budget venue and does not portend to be, but you get what you pay for, and I think the value was excellent - a small price to pay for the wedding of your dreams! Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Hi Melissa! Thank you for your review.. We are thrilled to hear your wedding at LaPlaya was everything you had hoped for.
Please stay in touch and let us know when you are ready to come back for a visit.
Warm regards,
LaPlaya
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Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.8/5.0
An amazing place to have a wedding. Melanie was so helpful with everything. Beautiful wedding venue with beautiful reception options. Great food! Made all my daughter's wedding dreams come true. Thank you!
An amazing place to have a wedding. Melanie was so helpful with everything. Beautiful wedding venue with beautiful Read more...
An amazing place to have a wedding. Melanie was so helpful with everything. Beautiful wedding venue with beautiful reception options. Great food! Made all my daughter's wedding dreams come true. Thank you! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.8/5.0
The service at La Playa was absolutely impeccable! I received so many compliments on how beautiful the site and location was. The staff throughout the whole day was phenomenal. Our event coordinator from the hotel, Melanie was also very helpful!
The service at La Playa was absolutely impeccable! I received so many compliments on how beautiful the site and location Read more...
The service at La Playa was absolutely impeccable! I received so many compliments on how beautiful the site and location was. The staff throughout the whole day was phenomenal. Our event coordinator from the hotel, Melanie was also very helpful! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
12/19/2009
4.8/5.0
LaPlaya is truly an amazing place. My wedding was a huge success and fairly stress free due to the people that I worked with at the hotel. They were professionals and took care of everything. If you are looking for an upscale beach side venue that isn't pretentious (like the Ritz)- this is the place for you!
LaPlaya is truly an amazing place. My wedding was a huge success and fairly stress free due to the people that I worked Read more...
LaPlaya is truly an amazing place. My wedding was a huge success and fairly stress free due to the people that I worked with at the hotel. They were professionals and took care of everything. If you are looking for an upscale beach side venue that isn't pretentious (like the Ritz)- this is the place for you! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
5/10/2013
4.7/5.0
The LaPlaya is an amazing place to get married. The resort is beautiful, and the staff is extremely attentive and professional. I worked with Karen, and she was always highly responsive to my questions, and made the process easier for me, especially for being from out of town. Our guests had such a good time, and I could not have picked a better place to get married. Sure, it is a bit pricey I think, but they are also flexible to help you come up with a menu that is aligned to your needs and budget, and the resort is so beautiful, it is all worth it!
The LaPlaya is an amazing place to get married. The resort is beautiful, and the staff is extremely attentive and Read more...
The LaPlaya is an amazing place to get married. The resort is beautiful, and the staff is extremely attentive and professional. I worked with Karen, and she was always highly responsive to my questions, and made the process easier for me, especially for being from out of town. Our guests had such a good time, and I could not have picked a better place to get married. Sure, it is a bit pricey I think, but they are also flexible to help you come up with a menu that is aligned to your needs and budget, and the resort is so beautiful, it is all worth it! Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear your wedding was fabulous. Hope to see you back again at LaPlaya soon.
Warm regards,
LaPlaya team
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.6/5.0
La Playa was absolutely the right and best choice for our welcome party and wedding reception. We did not hold our ceremony at La Playa.

We looked at the Ritz, The Naples Beach and Golf Club, the Waldorf and La Playa. The setting at La Playa can't be beat. It is right on the beach and has an old Florida, vintage feel, while being totally updated and luxe.

Melanie Delaney was fantastic! She is a true professional who balances her business savvy with realizing how important this day is to the bride and groom and going out of her way to make sure they get everything they want. She is also fantastic at making recommendations and giving honest and direct feedback on vendors. She was there all weekend and made sure they were executed flawlessly.

I gave a lower rating on value and flexibility. On value, it's only because this is not a cheap place to hold a wedding. You get what you pay for, and to me it was worth every penny. On flexibility, you are somewhat limited by the La Playa menu, chosen cake vendor, linens, chairs etc. However, these were not issues for us. The menu was extensive enough and the food was fantastic. The cake vendor, Ella's cakes, is the best in Naples and the included cake in the package was perfect for us. We brought in all of our own rentals - chairs, linens, table cloths etc. It was one of the most expensive parts of our budget, but it was very important to me. You do not need to bring in extra lighting. The chandeliers and some candle light create the most perfect glow.

Our welcome party on Friday night was at North beach. It was amazing. We brought in a steel pan player, had heaters and food stations. They even created a special signature drink for us. We had lanterns and a show valet leading out to the party. It was the perfect introduction to our wedding.

Finally, all of our guests that stayed at La Playa were very happy with the choice. The resort is so special and I hope your experience is as good as ours!
La Playa was absolutely the right and best choice for our welcome party and wedding reception. We did not hold our Read more...
La Playa was absolutely the right and best choice for our welcome party and wedding reception. We did not hold our ceremony at La Playa.

We looked at the Ritz, The Naples Beach and Golf Club, the Waldorf and La Playa. The setting at La Playa can't be beat. It is right on the beach and has an old Florida, vintage feel, while being totally updated and luxe.

Melanie Delaney was fantastic! She is a true professional who balances her business savvy with realizing how important this day is to the bride and groom and going out of her way to make sure they get everything they want. She is also fantastic at making recommendations and giving honest and direct feedback on vendors. She was there all weekend and made sure they were executed flawlessly.

I gave a lower rating on value and flexibility. On value, it's only because this is not a cheap place to hold a wedding. You get what you pay for, and to me it was worth every penny. On flexibility, you are somewhat limited by the La Playa menu, chosen cake vendor, linens, chairs etc. However, these were not issues for us. The menu was extensive enough and the food was fantastic. The cake vendor, Ella's cakes, is the best in Naples and the included cake in the package was perfect for us. We brought in all of our own rentals - chairs, linens, table cloths etc. It was one of the most expensive parts of our budget, but it was very important to me. You do not need to bring in extra lighting. The chandeliers and some candle light create the most perfect glow.

Our welcome party on Friday night was at North beach. It was amazing. We brought in a steel pan player, had heaters and food stations. They even created a special signature drink for us. We had lanterns and a show valet leading out to the party. It was the perfect introduction to our wedding.

Finally, all of our guests that stayed at La Playa were very happy with the choice. The resort is so special and I hope your experience is as good as ours! Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Hello Melissa!
Once again, congratulations!
Thank you so much for taking the time in sending us such a nice review. We are ecstatic to hear everyone enjoyed their time at LaPlaya and we look forward to seeing you back with us soon.
Warm regards,
LaPlaya
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jnredding
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.6/5.0
Great Location! For the price you get high class service, fantastic food, and very accomodating staff! My only complaint would be the event planner left right after dinner was plated... not ideal for what you pay for but it was mostly during dancing so it didnt matter.

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Great Location! For the price you get high class service, fantastic food, and very accomodating staff! My only complaint would be the event planner left right after dinner was plated... not ideal for what you pay for but it was mostly during dancing so it didnt matter.

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Katie
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.5/5.0
La Playa was great. We loved getting married there and the site is gorgeous. Karen is wonderful to work with. One of the priciest places in Naples, but worth every penny because the site is just so gorgeous. Would reccommend it to anyone.
La Playa was great. We loved getting married there and the site is gorgeous. Karen is wonderful to work with. One of the Read more...
La Playa was great. We loved getting married there and the site is gorgeous. Karen is wonderful to work with. One of the priciest places in Naples, but worth every penny because the site is just so gorgeous. Would reccommend it to anyone. Read less
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Naples
Wedding:
6/18/2010
4.3/5.0
I had my wedding at LaPlaya and it was truly beautiful. The only aspect I would have changed would be the decision to move it indoors during a rain storm. I would have like a bigger voice and option for planning an indoor ceremony in case of rain. Otherwise, the food was incredible, the service was perfect, and so many of my guests have commented on the venue. I would truly recommend LaPlaya to anyone considering a classy beach wedding.
I had my wedding at LaPlaya and it was truly beautiful. The only aspect I would have changed would be the decision to move Read more...
I had my wedding at LaPlaya and it was truly beautiful. The only aspect I would have changed would be the decision to move it indoors during a rain storm. I would have like a bigger voice and option for planning an indoor ceremony in case of rain. Otherwise, the food was incredible, the service was perfect, and so many of my guests have commented on the venue. I would truly recommend LaPlaya to anyone considering a classy beach wedding. Read less
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Wedding:
12/29/2012
3.6/5.0
Pros
La playa is absolutely beautiful
The food is amazing
The ballrooms are spacious

Cons
La Playa is outrageously expensive- more than 300 per person (with alcohol) for dinner and total of 50,000
La playa promised to have a shoe station for guests when they came off the beach-which they did not have on the day of my wedding
La playa promised to have ushers to help guests get to the ballroom-however there were none and all my guests were lost
La Playa is NOT flexible and will not let you change anything if there are ANY issues that arise. EVEN if there is a storm on the beach and you have to move indoors-you will pay 4000 dollars more for the outside space.
On my wedding day my guests didn't want to stay on the beach anymore because it was cold and windy and La Playa did nothing to help the guests or offer them an inside area.
Although it was a beautiful wedding, La Playa did not come through and considering their price this is unacceptable.
Melanie at La Playa is also very rude and hard headed and very difficult to work with.
Pros
La playa is absolutely beautiful
The food is amazing
The ballrooms are spacious

Cons
La Read more...
Pros
La playa is absolutely beautiful
The food is amazing
The ballrooms are spacious

Cons
La Playa is outrageously expensive- more than 300 per person (with alcohol) for dinner and total of 50,000
La playa promised to have a shoe station for guests when they came off the beach-which they did not have on the day of my wedding
La playa promised to have ushers to help guests get to the ballroom-however there were none and all my guests were lost
La Playa is NOT flexible and will not let you change anything if there are ANY issues that arise. EVEN if there is a storm on the beach and you have to move indoors-you will pay 4000 dollars more for the outside space.
On my wedding day my guests didn't want to stay on the beach anymore because it was cold and windy and La Playa did nothing to help the guests or offer them an inside area.
Although it was a beautiful wedding, La Playa did not come through and considering their price this is unacceptable.
Melanie at La Playa is also very rude and hard headed and very difficult to work with. Read less
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort responded with the following comments:

Dear Bride,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your destination wedding experience at LaPlaya. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and our beautiful venue. We place a great value on exceeding the expectations of our wedding clients and guests.

While your review is not representative of the generally consistent positive feedback we receive from a Laplaya wedding, we do understand we can always improve and I apologize that your experience was not perfect in all aspects. I apologize that our price structure was a point of contention with your experience. We conduct numerous studies throughout the year on our competitive set to ensure we are priced properly with the luxury beach experience we provide. Our team strives to provide a value-added wedding experience for our guests, and I apologize you did not feel your experience was commensurate with the cost. Our package includes five hours of premium bar, five butler passed hors ‘Doeuvres, Salad, Entrée, Wedding Cake, Wine Service with Dinner, Champagne Toast, and a complimentary premium beachfront accommodation for the bride & groom on the wedding night, all this starting at $200 per person. Given the particulars of your wedding, and a extra 60 people added to the event, I can emphasize that the cost increased beyond original expectations.

In regards to your comment about the lack of a “shoe valet”, you are correct, it wasn’t at your cocktail hour, and again, we apologize. Typically the shoe valet is set-up for our beach ceremonies and with your ceremony at a different location, it was overlooked.

I apologize that there was confusion regarding ushers and getting your guests to the correct location. We did have ushers actively directing guests to your event. On this evening, many guests in your wedding enjoyed the bar at Baleen restaurant instead of your planned event, so coordination of this became difficult.

We are sorry to hear that you feel the resort is not flexible. One of the key points that makes LaPlaya a unique experience is that we can provide additional flexibility over our competitors given our independent boutique venue. As a business, however, there are binding agreements that we cannot change as an event approaches. This includes items such as releasing you from your outside space commitment which was held for 8 months in your case. I understand your frustration with this, but making a major change to space that you contracted within 2 weeks of your event is detrimental to our business and we cannot provide flexibility there, as discussed during your contract negotiations.

In regards to your comment about your guests not wanting to stay on the beach any longer; once the sun went down on that particular night, it did become cooler on the beach, and it was our banquet captain that came to you with the suggestion to move inside a little earlier, which he made happen quickly upon receiving approval to do so.

We typically receive rave reviews on the catering manager you mentioned in your review. I sincerely apologize that you did not feel this way. I have shared this review with her and will follow up as appropriate to ensure all of our guests receive the LaPlaya experience we are known for.

In closing, I apologize that clearly your event was not as expected. We take our reviews very seriously, and we understand we can always improve. I have shared your review with our entire team so we can monitor areas where improvement is needed, and ensure clear communication throughout the entire event process.

Should you wish to discuss any of these issues further, feel free to contact me directly at 239-598-5716.

Karen Marchand
Director of Catering
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Wedding:
2/23/2014
1.2/5.0
I had my wedding at La Playa due to the high quality of service they offer. We really liked our wedding planner and decided to go for it. Unfortunately after the wedding planner left and we entered the reception things went down hill. The communication bw the wedding planner and banquet manager was simply not there. Not enough seats for my guests and an UNwillingness to simply accommodate them quickly and move forward. The banquet manager kept approaching me to complain...THE BRIDE! Then, they said there was a few extra guests they had to charge me for (even though I ended 20 people under head count) and they followed me to the BATHROOM and waited for me a outside the door like a probation officer waiting with the papers to be signed to get MORE money! How embarrassing. It was my wedding and I missed so much due to them following me around and making me deal with all of these problems. They couldn't even wait until later, they kept pestering me during the whole reception. How awful. Worst part was...they blamed it all on me! Saying I should have done a better job with counting my guests. So sad, too expensive for this level of professionalism. Don't do it
I had my wedding at La Playa due to the high quality of service they offer. We really liked our wedding planner and Read more...
I had my wedding at La Playa due to the high quality of service they offer. We really liked our wedding planner and decided to go for it. Unfortunately after the wedding planner left and we entered the reception things went down hill. The communication bw the wedding planner and banquet manager was simply not there. Not enough seats for my guests and an UNwillingness to simply accommodate them quickly and move forward. The banquet manager kept approaching me to complain...THE BRIDE! Then, they said there was a few extra guests they had to charge me for (even though I ended 20 people under head count) and they followed me to the BATHROOM and waited for me a outside the door like a probation officer waiting with the papers to be signed to get MORE money! How embarrassing. It was my wedding and I missed so much due to them following me around and making me deal with all of these problems. They couldn't even wait until later, they kept pestering me during the whole reception. How awful. Worst part was...they blamed it all on me! Saying I should have done a better job with counting my guests. So sad, too expensive for this level of professionalism. Don't do it Read less
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