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Coconut Cove Resort & Marina

The Private Wedding Place
84801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-0123
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4.8
91 Reviews
Tina-Marie
6/15/19
Categories: Venues
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My sister just recently got married on March 6th and Coconut Cove was absolutely wonderful! We traveled all the way from Colorado and I wasn't involved in very much of the planning but when we arrived for rehearsal, I met Magda. She was professional, kind, and funny! She had everyone in the bridal party laughing and you could definitely tell that she knew what she was doing. On the wedding day, she kept in contact with us and put everything together exactly how my sister wanted it. Everything about the venue was beautiful from the two palm trees where they said their "I dos" to the fresh sand and rose petals they laid out. And.... the FIREWORKS!! They amazed everyone. The bar staff was wonderful as well. Todd, Patricia, and Natalie were such kind people and I promised them I would be back someday! The only reason why I did not give this venue the full 5/5 stars was because of the woman we spoke to upon arrival on rehearsal day. I believe her name was Patty. She was not kind whatsoever. She was rude to the bride, the bridesmaids, and a few guest on the actual wedding day. I even asked her a question on the wedding night asking if she knew where Magda was and she had a very unprofessional response. I understand everyone has bad days but when we are only there for a short time to celebrate the best day of my sisters life, I would hope that all of the employees would be a bit nicer than she was. All in all, Coconut Cove was perfect and I recommend this venue to any bride and groom looking to tie the knot in Florida!!
Lakshmi
6/16/18
Categories: Cakes, Ceremony Music, DJs, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Planner, Event Production, , , Venues
0.5
Quality of Service: 0.5
Responsiveness: 0.5
Professionalism: 0.5
Value: 0.5
Flexibility: 0.5
HORRIBLE WEDDING EXPERIENCE, SERVICE & VALUE at Coconut Cove Resort JUNE 2018. Owner Paul Bates is a scam artist that did not deliver services he was paid for. Magda that has positive reviews is no longer on his staff. Paul caused us extreme aggravation because he cancelled our contract a week before the wedding and tried to keep our money without giving us a wedding. We had to involve a lawyer and personally drive 8 hours twice from our home to his establishment to get our wedding. We had to provide our own bridal party bouquets, table centerpieces, party favors and wedding cake last minute because the establishment failed to provide these even though they were in contact. We paid $180 per plate. The food was terrible but we were hungry. We saw the food platted at the buffet and all our guests got a plate. But the rest of the food was withheld from us by Paul personally who literally removed our catered food. We paid for photography but have ZERO usable wedding portaits of the bridal couple. It is 3 weeks after the wedding still have NOT received any photos or CD. All we saw was a total of 336 small, dark, blurry, pixelated, watermarked photos online. 40 of those photos were of the inanimate objects like laterns, chairs and chinese dolls that were not part of our wedding theme. We suspect that photos used to market Coconut Cove are fraudulent photoshopped and not really taken at his establishment or by the photographer Julie. See attached photos from our wedding. Paul was very difficult to work with because he flat out ignored calls, emails and questions during the planning process. At the wedding, Paul inappropriately came on to a number of our female guests. We could go on and on with other examples. Bottom line is that we did not receive what we paid for and what we did receive was a horrifying wedding experience. We hate to leave a bad review but people deserve to be warned!
Mike
6/16/18
Categories: Venues
0.5
Quality of Service: 0.5
Responsiveness: 0.5
Professionalism: 0.5
Value: 0.5
Flexibility: 0.5
I have read these reviews, and have come to the conclusion that a woman named Magda did all of the previous planning here....well she was not there for ours. Here is OUR story....We met with Paul, a typical snakeoil salesman, with catchy lines and phrases such as “world class” and “5 star”, and nothing could be further from the truth. She showed us a portfolio..beautiful pictures, very professional..like the ones you see on his review.. Photoshop is an amazing tool. Our wedding pictures are out of focus, shadowed, horrible positioning and posing...no professionalism what so ever, and zero useable portrait photos of me and my bride. We paid $129 a plate for “5 star” food done by his “ world famous catery company”...half of it was on par with mcdonalds dollar menu, the other half like the filet mingnon was pulled early and eaten by the staff..at their own admission. We were charged $466 for a rose pedal lined aisle, and were met with about 2 feet of pedals, and zero at the alter. The bride tore her $3000 gown on the rotted wood flooring of the tiki hut, which location was a backup plan done last minute, due to the lack of cleanup done on the beach which ruined the entire plans for the evening. We had to pull services like cake, table decor, and flowers from them due to their lack of competence in understanding basic needs..even provided with specifics and blueprints. When it came to money, we sent certified funds to Paul, in which he declined twice, then Paul decided to breach our contract and attempt to keep over $5k,in which we paid him already. So after seeking legal advice, we drove the 4 hrs down there to pay on the spot..and the owner conviently was not on the premesis to go over this matter. Paul stepped over his bounds many times with his lack of professionalism such as verbage in text messages, overstaying his welcome like drinking and eating our food like the rest of the staff..and the way he interacted with many female guests. I WOULD NOT RECCOMEND THEM
Whitney
10/31/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I got married here in October, we only had a couple guests and no reception. It was perfect, staff was enthused and eager to help, pictures were amazing due to beautiful views!
Jennifer
11/12/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We started looking for a venue a year prior to our date. We checked out four locations in Islamorada and Coconut Cove was our first stop. To be honest, it should have been our last stop too. I knew the second I walked up to the property, it was the one. Add the Jimmy Buffett music playing in the background, the water fall in the background, the sky turning pinkish purple as the sun was going down and the cold Miller Lite she placed in my hand, I was sold. We never regretted making this our venue, not once. Since we were in Maryland trying to plan a wedding in Florida, we needed a venue that was pretty much all inclusive. Coconut Cove is basically a one stop shop for weddings. Magda and Paul Bates along with Patti made it so easy to plan everything. The prices for all of the details are sent to you so you know how much to budget for everything. Although the real total doesn't come in until they send you the REV-3 which is about two weeks prior to the wedding, you can estimate what it's going to cost along the way so you have a pretty close idea. They really take care of it all, cake, decorations, flowers, alcohol, food, photography, officiant, music, anything you could possibly want, they will make it happen. My husband and I were lucky enough to come down prior to the wedding and not only have a sit down with Magda to go over everything but we were able to to do our cake tasting and even sample some of the wedding food and also see a preview of what is considered "the surprise". If you have it in your finances to do the "surprise", DO IT! We did and our guests can't stop talking about it. It really sets your wedding apart from others and makes for unbelievable photos. Magda was there the whole way holding my hand at every step. Paul was our officiant and Patti was even one of the bartenders for the reception. All of our guests had an unbelievable time and were amazed at how transformed the resort was. We cannot thank everyone there enough!!
Sarah
11/4/16
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJs, Flowers, Photography, Planner, Event Production, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I got married 11/4/16 at beautiful Coconut Cove! Magda was wonderful, flowers were perfect, setting was fantastic, food was delicious, and the decorations were beautiful! There was not one thing I would have changed about our wedding! Magda made everything run so smoothly that I just relaxed and took it all in! I would highly recommend this venue! No one in the keys will make you feel as special as these wonderful people. Very professional & fun! All of the vendors were great as well! Thanks for everything!! Everyone who attended said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
Esmeralda
9/23/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I are so happy we picked Coconut Cove Resort & Marina for our special day. Everything was amazing from the decorations to the food, they are very flexible as well as I wanted to bring my own centerpieces, everyone worked with me to make sure we were happy and also suggested ideas when we could make a decision. Thank you again for the BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES! We definitely will be back for our first anniversary
Mirla
5/6/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
May 6th was an amazing day, I will never forget!
Kristin
5/1/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Coconut Cove is so much more than a wedding venue in the Fishing Capitol of the World. This magical, oceanside beach front was the perfect setting for the best day of my life (to date)! I highly recommend booking all the rooms as it allowed us to have our own private oasis for the day before and night of the wedding allowing us to party uninterrupted to 2-3 AM! The pool was a spectacular hit with both adults and the few kids that made the wedding and I perk that I didn't know I (the bride) would use DAILY as a place to unwind, catch some rays, and sip a cocktail. Some of my favorite cameo pictures taken by friends and family, are in that pool! The Marlin Room in the big house is also a fantastic add on that was used for my 6 maids, 2 flower girls, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom to get ready in and share a mimosa bar the day of the wedding. Besides location, Magda worked wonders to ensure that all my wedding dreams came true. She was patient in helping me to figure out colored napkins and sashes were what I wanted and worth the investment of curtains and tropical plants in the reception area to offset it. She helped bring to life an all star menu that my fam/friends raved about for days afterward; she helped compile all my scattered flower ideas into a beautiful floral arrangement for the bouquets/boutenieers/head table/down to the color of the flower petals thrown; she was the most amazing photographer that my seasoned wedding guests were awestruck by her ability to capture stellar photographs while not being seen during the ceremony (I can only find her in the rehearsal photos the day before!) She is an expert, worthy of greater recognition than I could give here. I highly recommend her services: wedding planner, decor consultant, florist, photographer, organizer of bridal party, and the one person you can absolutely trust to get things not only done, but DONE RIGHT on your wedding day. Thank you for the best wedding weekend!
Kurt
3/5/16
Categories: Catering, Flowers, Planner, Event Production, Venues, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wife and I got married 03/05/16 at beautiful Coconut Cove Resort & Marina! We checked out multiple locations in the Florida Keys, but Coconut Cove was our #1 choice. Coconut Cove has beautiful views, is a unique wedding venue, perfect wedding destination, and relaxing true Keys style!! Magda (owner/wedding planner) was wonderful & very helpful, flowers were perfect, setting was fantastic, food was delicious, and the decorations were beautiful! If you want your family and friends to experience a true Keys atmosphere dream wedding, Coconut Cove is a must!!! The romantic beach ceremony will make your wedding something you will never forget, along with the fireworks we added on, a real crowd pleaser. I highly recommend booking all the rooms on the property, I believe there is only about 20 rooms as it allowed you & your guest to have your own private oasis/resort for the day before and night of the wedding at least allowing you to party uninterrupted as late as you want. I would HIGHLY recommend Coconut Cove Resort and Marina for any wedding! It is an unforgettable experience for a destination wedding.
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Categories: Venues
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My daughters wedding was everything she dreamed of and more thanks to Magda, Paul, and Patti at Coconut Cove Resort and Marina ! I have to admit I was skeptical at first, as she booked this venue without seeing it in person first as we are from Michigan. After meeting with Magda 6 months before the wedding I felt more confident and relaxed. Magda was so friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful with planning the details of the wedding. She really knows her stuff and made long distance planning easy for my daughter. When the actual day of the wedding was here it was unbelievable how the resort was truly transformed! The setting for the ceremony right on the beach next to the ocean is naturally beautiful and the addition of the bamboo arch with flowers. tikki torches and flower petal runner for the aisle made it magical ! Picture perfect ! Paul took the time to get to know the bride and groom and performed a wonderful ceremony. The reception area and tables were decorated beautifully, the food was absolutely delicious and the tikki bar provided just about everything you could imagine and was very generous. The reception was beautiful and so much fun ! To add to the experience somehow it worked out that Paul was the pilot on the plane that flew my daughter and son in law to their honeymoon destination ! What are the chances of that happening? Thank you to Magda, Paul, Patti and everyone else at Coconut Cove Resort and Marina for making my daughters wedding dream come true !
Jacqueline
12/13/15
Categories: Catering, Flowers, , Venues, Videography
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This was the most magical experience of our lives. Everyone truly said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Magda and Paul made it so easy to plan our special day. It was so authentic and perfectly tailored for us. We were in heaven and there was truly something for everyone. The food was amazing, the venue transformed magically. I recommend to highest level. It was exactly what we wanted one place that would provide all of our needs with no hassle or stress.
Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Beach, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Tropical
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
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