Don Pedro's Palapa

Don Pedro’s Palapa, also known as Brisa Mar Palapa is one of the most popular wedding venues in Sayulita and Nayarit, Mexico. Located on a hilltop on the southern edge of Sayulita, with sweeping 360 degree views of the ocean and surrounding pueblo, the palapa is uniquely isolated while still being close to town. The Palapa is an ideal spot for both an intimate wedding and a full-blown tequila fueled fiesta. Completely customizable and flexible, Don Pedro’s palapa is an incredible venue for a Sayulita destination wedding.

A bride and groom sit outside the palapa while their reception goes on. Photo by Erin Parker.

A bride and groom sit outside the palapa while their reception goes on. Photo by Erin Parker.

Palapa Specifics

Don Pedro’s Palapa is located on the south side of of the pueblo between the Villa Amor Boutique Hotel and Playa de los Muertos. It has a capacity of 300 people and includes 1778 square feet covered by a thatched palm roof palapa with a circular, polished concrete floor and 5380 square feet of exterior lawn facing north and west respectively. Daily rental includes the use of facility from 9 am – 12 midnight (plenty of time for setting up and hosting a spectacular wedding) and bathroom attendant and supplies during your event.

ceremony spaces

Most couples opt to hold their ceremony on the west lawn. Guests can face north or west. This is a fabulous options for Sayulita weddings December through September. In October and November, ceremonies on the north lawn are a great option as the palapa itself provides shade for the guests as they are seated. Click here to see more ceremony set up photos from real weddings photographed by Sayulita wedding photographer Erin Parker.

ceremony on the west lawn - guests facing north

ceremony on the west lawn - guests facing north

ceremony on west lawn with guests facing west. click the photo to see more photos of ceremony set ups from real weddings.

ceremony on west lawn with guests facing west. click the photo to see more photos of ceremony set ups from real weddings.

palapa lounges

Rental furniture and cocktail tables can be set up on either the northern or western lawns or under the large palapa to create chill spaces for your guests to relax and absorb the atmosphere and fresh ocean breezes during your wedding. There are a variety of different rental companies who can provide the style and design you’re seeking. Below are examples of a lounge area created underneath the palapa and a distincly different set up outside on the north lawn. click here for a gallery of more lounge designs from real weddings

interior lounge

interior lounge

exterior lounge - north lawn

exterior lounge - north lawn

dinner table set ups

To be under or not to be under - that is the question as to where you’ll choose to set up your dinner tables. alternative dinner table setup photos are here

Circular tables for guests and a sweetheart table for the bride and groom with wicker peacock chairs. alternative dinner table setup photos are here

Circular tables for guests and a sweetheart table for the bride and groom with wicker peacock chairs. alternative dinner table setup photos are here

Light it up and party down

Lights determine the ambiance of your reception. Wedding planners and DJs can string lights and bring in a variety of lighting options to set the mood you’re seeking. Click here to see more dynamic lighting setups for dinners and receptions and folks partying under the stars, under the palapa and under the influence of all the love.

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