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Testimonials

See what our guests have to say about celebrating their wedding in Naples Florida at our beach resort.

Karen,

Jeff and I would like to thank you for all your help throughout the months of planning and the days leading up to the wedding. Good call on Friday night to have the pre-wedding dinner on the terrace!

Everyone at LaPlaya was amazing. Our guests loved the resort and were very happy with the outstanding service. Words cannot express how happy we are with how everything turned out - it was even better than I had imagined. And all the food was delicious!

We will definitely be coming back to stay at LaPlaya in the future.

Thank you so much!!!
Sophia


Hi Karen,

Brent and I just wanted to say Thank you Thank you. You were wonderful and I cannot go on how much everyone Enjoyed the entire weekend. Food was amazing, room beautiful. I could not have asked for a more perfect day. We will be back to stay. Thank you again so very much, would not have happened without all Of your help and Renee’.

Sincerely
Barb and Brent Wohlford


Johna & Karen:
We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with LaPlaya and how you handled Christine and Adam's wedding. First of all, the vendors from your list were simply spectacular. All of them performed well, were very responsive and timely. Kevin's flowers were great, Scott/Tina played all the right songs at the right time, Gail helped with their vows and was a caring and excellent officiate. The lighting was just what we wanted and we particularly appreciated Johna's advice in that area. The Seaside Strings did exactly what Christine and Adam wanted and their music was beautiful. The cake was beautiful and delicious with the cutting arranged perfectly. We have not yet received the pictures from Gabriel but saw some of them on his camera. They looked wonderful and we have high expectations for the final product.

We were also very pleased with what you two did for us. Despite a small and quickly resolved hiccup with the table arrangements everything else was seamless. From the first meeting with Karen to the outstanding work that Johna did on the wedding day we would like to thank you both for your organizational skills, attention to detail and caring approach to Christine and Adam's most important day. Finally the food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Thank you again for all that you did; we appreciated it!

Best regards,
Linda and Jim Moxley


Dear Betsy,

There is so much good to say about LaPlaya and our catering manager Betsy Moffitt that I don't even know where to begin. My now-hubby and I searched up and down the east and west coasts of Florida for a venue for our October 14th wedding. LaPlaya checked off every box and Betsy absolutely sealed the deal with her calm demeanor, knowledge, and responsiveness.

Fast forward to a month before our wedding when Hurricane Irma came right through Naples! My husband and I had just moved to Alabama from South Florida and were suddenly finalizing a "destination" wedding and didn't know what would become of our wedding day.

Despite LaPlaya being closed to guests (even through today!), Betsy never abandoned us. We had our hearts set on LaPlaya and we were unable to find a new venue. Betsy worked with us and her manager and since it was only the beach side of the resort that was affected, LaPlaya agreed to still host our reception in their bayside ballroom. We also opted for a beach ceremony instead of the Gulf Lawn. Betsy then helped us to move all of our guest rooms to another resort down the street - she literally took care of the entire swap, I just had to notify my guests of the change.

My husband and I showed up at LaPlaya 2 days before our wedding when we got into town and did a walk-through of the LaPlaya property with Betsy. There were gardeners out replanting and cleaning up Lantern Lane. There were workers cleaning up the pool deck. Betsy brought in plants to camouflage the construction.

The day of the wedding, you'd barely know LaPlaya was closed, let alone recovering from a major hurricane. The beach ceremony was beautiful (and we had it to ourselves!), Lantern Lane was perfect, and the Ballroom was pristine. The service was superb! We truly could not have asked for a better weekend, hurricane and all!

– Lindsay & Ryan


An exquisite beachfront venue with old world Florida elegance, LaPlaya is truly a 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 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.
- Shree Wedding



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! We mostly worked with Karen, the Dir. of Catering...she took us from point A to Z throughout the 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 guests stayed at LaPlaya and absolutely loved it! Even a guest that lived in town bookd 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 the guests were escorted over to the Bay side to the Vanderbilt Ballroom. The ballroom is GORGEOUS and all of our guests loved it!!

For an amazing venue, staff, and DELICIOUS food, look no further: LaPlaya is it! 
- Alexis Wedding