- Villa Santa Cruz offers numerous distinctive venue locations for ceremony, cocktail and reception celebrations. Set on 20 acres of secluded beachfront property, all venue options ensure privacy and laidback elegance.
Exchange vows in front of the Pacific Ocean,with sand beneath your feet and the sound of crashing surf.
This beachfront option, just steps away from the ocean, offers spectacular views of the coastline, the Villa and the Sierra de Laguna Mountain Range.
The best view in the house is found up on theVilla’s Roof Terrace. The panoramic ocean views,miles of pristine coastline and beautiful sunsets offer a spectacular backdrop for your wedding ceremony.
COCKTAIL & RECEPTION
The wide pool deck is a perfect cocktail venue for both casual and elegant weddings. With palm trees and ocean views, it exudes an authentic Baja feel.
On the third level of the Villa, the Roof Terrace’s expansive views of the ocean,mountains and big sky are simply breathtaking.
Back Lawn & Patio
Dine under the Villa’s canopy of lights on the back lawn and dance the night away on the stone patio.
What is the minimum and maximum number of guests that Villa Santa Cruz can accommodate for an event?
The Villa is perfect for both small and large celebrations. We host intimate affairs for just two people or larger weddings with up to 125 guests maximum.
What is the basic fee structure?
We require a three night minimum booking of all accommodations and charge a separate event fee based on the number of invitees. Please inquire directly for rates.
What is included in the event fee?
The event fee includes the use of multiple on-site locations for ceremony, cocktail and reception celebrations on the day of the wedding, bistro lighting strung over the back lawn, cleaning the day of the event and the morning after, and one additional event (i.e. welcome pool party, Rehearsal Dinner or Sunday Brunch). Catering, rentals, music, flowers, etc. are not included and must be arranged separately. The event end time is 12 midnight. If you’d like to add additional events at the Villa (i.e. welcome pool party, Rehearsal Dinner or Sunday Brunch), an additional discounted event fee may apply. Please inquire to discuss directly.
How many people can sleep on-site?
Villa Santa Cruz can sleep up to 28 guests in 4 Standard Rooms (in the main Villa), 2 Beach View Bungalows around the pool (available Early 2019) and 2 Beach View Bungalows to the south of the Villa (available late Spring/early Summer 2019) and a neighboring vacation rental, Casa Tres Palmas (north side of pool). We recommend that our wedding groups book all accommodations to ensure privacy.
Where do the rest of my guests stay?
We have a list of nearby accommodation options for your guests that include glamping tents, vacation rentals and casitas (some are walking distance, others are a short drive) and hotels in Todos Santos.
Is there a service that can shuttle my guests between their hotel/vacation rental and Villa Santa Cruz?
Yes. Please inquire for more details.
Do you offer wedding coordination?
To take the worry out of planning a destination wedding, we offer wedding coordination services to help you plan and execute your big day. We can be as involved as you need – from rolling up our sleeves and coordinating all vendors, to stepping in just for “day of” coordination, or we can be completely hands off. Please inquire directly for rates. We provide all couples with our list of preferred vendors.
Can we bring in our own alcohol?
Yes, you are welcome to bring in outside alcohol. We do not charge any corkage fees.
Can I get legally married in Mexico?
The vast majority of our couples are married legally in their home country and then have a purely symbolic ceremony at Villa Santa Cruz. They find this is an easier and less expensive option.If you’d like to be legally married in Mexico, we can put you in touch with professionals who will guide you through the process (requirements include blood tests and health certifications, translation of birth certificates in Spanish, etc.)
Little needs to be said about Devon & Emerald’s destination wedding at Villa Santa Cruz – the amazing photos and video by Pink Palm Weddings perfectly captured the beauty and emotion of the entire day. This celebration of love, witnessed by 40 guests in June 2018, had so many personal touches – we especially loved the bride’s two-piece lace dress, the hand embroidered ring pillow, and the Day of the Dead figurines on the welcome table. Together with the mariachi and fun pops of bright color,…| |
All the way from New York City, Claire & Jack chose Villa Santa Cruz as their destination wedding location to escape the frenzied, hectic pace of city life. Here in Todos Santos, away from it all, they knew it was the perfect place to gather their most cherished friends and family, celebrate their love and connect to each other without distraction. In November 2018, in front of 40 guests, they threw an epic Mexican party complete with mezcal, mariachi and churros! Claire, an editor at…| |
A destination wedding in Todos Santos, Baja Sur at Villa Santa Cruz was the perfect antidote for Rachel & Destin after a long winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. With 85 guests, they said their “I do’s” as close to the Pacific Ocean as they could be, with the waves crashing behind them. Their photos, taken by the talented Dino Gomez, wonderfully captured the gorgeous golden light that swept across the property, highlighting the bride’s elegant, flowy dress and long blonde curls. Throughout the entire wedding,…| |
Carl & Marne’s gay wedding at Villa Santa Cruz was not only a dream come true for this awesome couple, but very personal for us as hosts. Matt, the Villa’s owner, has been friends with Carl for more than 25 years and we were honored that they wanted to get married at our place – they even asked Matt to officiate the ceremony. We hope to host more same sex weddings in the future, this was a blast! Escaping the cold and snow in Reno,…| |
As avid surfers who live here in Baja Sur (down in Cabo San Lucas), Brenda & Nando wanted their dream wedding in our little surf town of Todos Santos. Villa Santa Cruz was the perfect destination for their big day, especially because it is close to one of their favorite surf breaks, La Pastora, just a 10 minute walk down the beach. With 120 guests in attendance in December 2017, many flying all the way from the groom’s native Spain, they were ready to celebrate…|
Greg & Elise hosted an elegant destination wedding weekend in November 2017, coming all the way from Australia! With 40 of their closest friends and family cheering them on, they exchanged vows under the warm Baja sun and partied into the night. Bookended by pool parties the night they arrived and the day after their Mexico wedding, they created a celebration to remember in Todos Santos. We loved the documentary style approach of photography from Rick Collins. He captured such intimate wedding moments – writing…| |
Alex and Nadine traveled all the way from Munich, Germany, with a small group of family and friends, to celebrate their wedding at Villa Santa Cruz in May 2016. They were first married on the beach, then escorted by a 9 piece mariachi to the Villa’s Roof Terrace where they enjoyed cocktails and dancing, and then dined and danced under the Villa’s bistro lights and a spectacular full moon. It was a beautiful night! This video highlights the beauty of the Villa and really illustrates…|
It was a fun family wedding celebration at Villa Santa Cruz on Sunday night for Lauren & Michael. With perfect weather, an incredible sunset, and a group of 100 guests that danced the night away, the celebration was loud and lively yet included many personal details that gave the day an intimate feel. Here is a glimpse into their special day. With sand beneath their bare feet, the couple stood before their friends and family and exchanged vows and rings under a colorful chuppah canopy,…|
Over the weekend, a gorgeous wedding took place at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. Jenna and Adam radiated happiness on Saturday afternoon as they exchanged vows on the sand and became husband and wife in front of an intimate group of 55 guests. It was a special event for us at Villa Santa Cruz because the beautiful bride, Jenna, is the sister of Villa owner, Jessica. It was such a joy to share the property with…|
Love was in the air last night at Ross and Rachel’s wedding at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel in Todos Santos. Ross and Rachel celebrated their love in front of a small group of friends and family in a beautiful beach ceremony, followed by dinner and dancing under the stars. Take a peek into their special day.Ross and Rachel had a few moments to themselves before the ceremony for a private photo shoot around the Villa. Ross was so enamored with his beautiful bride. Shucking…|
What an elegant wedding it was for Laura and Mike last Saturday evening. Arriving at Villa Santa Cruz in Todos Santos from snowy Calgary, Canada, the couple was excited for the beach wedding they had always dreamed of. With an understated elegance and thoughtful detail, their wedding was personal and intimate with touches of Mexican charm. Take a look through the photos below to catch a glimpse into their special day. The boardwalk path was beautifully decorated with white luminarias, leading the guests to the…|
Kylie and Dave’s fun surf wedding at Villa Santa Cruz had the perfect Baja feel – casual and festive with authentic Mexican touches. Exchanging vows in front of 65 guests, the couple stood beneath a surfboard trellis and pledged to love each other when “the surf is firing, and when the ocean is glass.” The natural elements of the landscape beautifully decorated the ceremony – the waves rolled in, the sun swept soft light across the property and bright red bougainvillea petals popped against the…|
Adam and Justine’s Saturday evening beach wedding at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, was a beautiful and intimate affair. Having visited Todos Santos one year ago, they knew it would be the perfect place to invite their friends and family for their wedding celebration. We were thrilled to help create such a lovely day for such a lovely couple. Keep reading for a peak inside their magical wedding day! After the ceremony, guests gathered around the pool for cocktails and appetizers. As…|
We send our warmest congrats to Jon-Michial & Catherine Carter who wed at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, on Saturday evening. With bare feet in the sand, the couple exchanged emotional vows before 40 of their closest friends and family. Under the warm October sun, the waves rolled in, creating an idyllic beach scene that featured the bride in a slim sheath gown. The bridesmaids were a sight in long purple gowns and the groomsmen’s serrano pepper boutineers brought in a pop…|
Congratulations to James & Brianna, who were married at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach in Todos Santos on Saturday evening, March 16, 2013. With 100 guests in attendance, the wedding was fun, festive and fancy! The couple exchanged vows in the late afternoon under a beautiful canopy draped with gauzy white fabric. Blue glass hearts hung from wrought iron hooks that lined the aisle and gave the ceremony a distinctive Mexican feel. The crashing ocean in the background provided a soothing soundtrack.…|
Looking for the perfect destination wedding locale? Want something off the beaten track? Beachy? Mexican? Then, look no further than Villa Santa Cruz and Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico – featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons this month as the #2 hot spot in their “Where to Wed” Guide for 2013. As a beachy boho Mexican town, Todos Santos offers couples a picturesque beach wedding without the crowds of Cabo San Lucas. And, Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, provides the ideal backdrop…|
We send our warmest congratulations to New York couple, Katherine & Mason, who were married on Saturday evening at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. A select number of close friends and family joined them on their special day, making their wedding both intimate and elegant. They married under a palo de arco arbor lightly draped in gauzy white curtains, while being serenaded by a local Todos Santos guitarist, Tolin. Katherine looked gorgeous in her wedding dress,…|
Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, is an amazing wedding venue for a bride and groom with beachy boho style! Just take a look at Kea & Lorrin’s fun and festive wedding from Saturday night. The couple’s funky and creative details brought the wedding to life – we love the seating chart mounted on a custom surfboard, their colorful sparkle sombreros and tasty margarita cupcakes made with tequila! With a simple wood trellis decorated with strands of beach…|
Congratulations to Sara & Tim who tied the knot on a gorgeous Cinco de Mayo night at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. With an intimate guest list of just immediate family and close friends, their wedding ceremony and celebration was personal yet understated with elegant details. They stood beneath a rustic palo de arco wedding trellis draped in gauzy white curtains to exchange vows while the surf gently rolled in behind them. After their officiant/best man,…|
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A dream come true!
My now husband and I booked Villa Santa Cruz sight unseen for our wedding weekend and it was the best leap of faith we could have made! The villa exceeded all of our expectations and was the perfect venue to celebrate with our friends and family, who were so blown away that many are already making plans to come back on their own time 🙂 We also stayed at the villa before our wedding as guests and felt instantly at home, Jess and Matt put so much love into the place and it shows – from the welcome margaritas to the helpful tips, they took great care of us and went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. The pool, the grounds, the beach, the rooms, the view – everything was spectacular and the location is so private that you really feel alone in your own magical world. If you plan on hosting a wedding / event here, do not hesitate to enlist Jess as your partner in crime! As a producer I’m used to working with great people but she was the most caring, organized and efficient coordinator I could have wished for my special day. Everything went smoothly and allowed me to truly savor the moment! I would recommend Villa Santa Cruz again and again to anyone looking for an escape, a home, an adventure – it was a dream come true and we can’t wait to be back!
Our Dream Wedding!
We rented the entire venue for our dream wedding. Jessica owns a slice of heaven and coordinated a seamless wedding. She suggested and connected all of our vendors. Everything came together in a picture of perfection that our friends and family couldn’t stop thanking us for! You will truly have the wedding of your dreams here. Bonfires, two story palapa on the beach, groomsman and bridesmaids houses separated by a pool with swim up bar. Perfectly manicured Agave and cactus gardens. With boardwalks connecting everything. This is a 5 star home with 5 star staff, owners and attention.
Most Epic Villa EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are looking for an absolutely perfect Mexican getaway, then look no further than Villa Santa Cruz! I cannot begin to explain the sheer awesomeness of this property and the wonderful family that owns it. My husband and I were fortunate enough to choose this fabulous location for our wedding venue and all we can say is WOW!!!!Jessica & Matt were so helpful and super responsive whenever we emailed with questions leading up to the wedding day and they made sure that everything was perfect upon our arrival. They worked with our vendors and wedding planners with ease, making the flow of the wedding & event leading up to it so easy.The design & decor of the Villa gives all the medieval-Mexican vibes you could ever dream of, and the little details are done to perfection. Gas burning lanterns in the foyer?! Yes please. And the resident turtle, Owen, is a bonus along with Jessica & Matt’s dogs that stroll around the property from time to time ;)Each room is expertly designed for maximum comfort & relaxation. They each have their own private balcony and full bathroom! Beds are mega-comfy and let me tell you: being able to wake up and see the ocean from your bed is just about the best thing in the world.Did I mention the rooftop patio and gas fire pit!?! Hands down best place to watch a sunset over the gorgeous grounds & pool. And the rooftop skylight that opens up to cool down the house is insanely awesome!The grounds keepers were so friendly and kept the pool and surrounding areas immaculate during our stay. The housekeepers were the sweetest and did a fabulous job of keeping the Villa nice & tidy for us!Also, it was super convenient that they have another home on the property for rent: Casa Tres Palmas. My family stayed there and my husband’s family stayed in the Villa with us and it worked out perfectly!I could go on & on about this Villa, but truthfully you just have to go experience it for yourself. If you’re going to Todos Santos, you simply must stay at Villa Santa Cruz. I’ve never been anywhere like this in the world and I can’t wait to go back!!!!Thank you Matt & Jessica for everything! :)Room Tip: All rooms are incredible! We stayed in ‘Agave’ which was the largest and had a view of the ocean and pool 🙂 – Katie & Stefan, Married at Villa Santa Cruz on April 28, 2018
Breathtaking house and magical wedding venue! Casa Magico!
Our wedding weekend at Villa Santa Cruz was an absolute dream! It was the perfect place for our destination wedding of 85 people and we are thrilled to have Villa Santa Cruz as a place we can always revisit and remember. I hope it never changes!! The house is an extension of Todos Santos, which is truly “pueblo magico” making Villa Santa Cruz truly “casa magico”. From the moment you arrive, you are swept away into a unique landscape, with every view mesmerizing in its beauty. The details of the entire compound create so many sensory moments (the sights, sounds (unbelievable), textures, smells). The location is a breathtaking location for a wedding and our guests were in awe, exploring every little nook on the compound (pool, palapa, rooftop fire-pit, hammocks, boardwalk, patio area, beach bonfire, etc.). It was an absolute dream. We hired Jessica as our wedding coordinator, and she was professional, responsive, easy to work with, and accommodating in finding the perfect vendors to work with our vision. She went out of her way to find a vendor who would procure midnight churros (thanks Reyna!) and secured a smoothly operated wedding timeline that allowed us, as bride and groom, to have the best night of our lives! We feel so blessed to have had this experience as VSC, and as newlyweds are glowing from the love surrounding Villa Santa Cruz and everyone who was able to experience it with us.Thank you Jessica and Matt!!!We will always return to this place. – Rachel & Destin, Married at Villa Santa Cruz on April 7, 2018
Best Place EVER
I don’t believe a review could do justice to the beauty and ambiance of VSC. My wife and I were looking to do a destination wedding and were recommended Villa Santa Cruz in Todos Santos. Neither of us had been to Todos Santos before but decided to pull the trigger as the pictures looked great and it had all the necessary amenities.We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect place and we have traveled extensively, including a 6 month around the world trip this year. The architecture of the village is spectacular and everything you could ever think of is included. The kitchen is beautiful and perfect for cooking large meals, the roof top is spectacular and has amazing sunset views (not to mention the roof opens up), the pool is perfect, and the ocean is amazing for surfing and swimming (clear blue water). We had a bonfire and enjoyed spending every second outside on the property.We ended up going on our honeymoon to Mal Pais in Costa Rica, an amazing place in its own right, but found ourselves wishing we had never left VSC. We can’t wait to be back and hope to spend many future vacations there. – Elise & Greg, Married at Villa Santa Cruz on November 17, 2017