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Destination Weddings Costa Rica

Tropical beach weddings and renewals are our speciality


Meet Allen Cudahy

  Allen Cudahy, of Celebration Community Church, Guanacaste, has 4 decades of wedding planning and officiating in the United States and Costa Rica.  Allen has worked with scores of couples in putting together just the right ceremony for the most significant day of their lives.  Every couple brings with them various religious backgrounds, spiritual leanings, and lifestyle themes... Allen can help you create a wedding ceremony that is perfect for YOU, within a budget you can appreciate!

It is all about the "Destination"

Our mission at Destination Weddings Costa Rica is to help couples  plan, organize, and  implement all the facets of a  destination wedding in Costa Rica.   You will remember and re-live your wedding experience for the rest of your lives... it should be "perfect".        Pastor Allen officiates regularly at the major resorts as well as leading our wedding planning team at DestinationWeddingsCostaRica.  We can help you explore the many alternatives and design a destination wedding which reflects your uniqueness as a couple, highlight the beauty of a particular venue, and capture the sentiment of forever promises. 

Standard Officiating Services include:

Ceremony Planning

Video Calls and Coordination

On-site recognizance

Custom ceremony and wedding message

In addition to officiating we can also provide assistance with:




Site set-up

Day of services, hair and make-up




Sightseeing and Tours while in Costa Rica

What the brides and grooms say

Allen's attention to detail and investment in our story really made our ceremony better than we could have ever imagined. He took the time to get to know us even from afar. He is kind, relaxed, jovial, and knows the Lord which was so important to us. His sense of humor throughout our ceremony made it even more fun! We were surrounded by howler monkeys in the middle of the jungle and Allen joked about it being like a scene from Jurassic Park which will stick with us for days to come! I feel like I've known him forever. He made us feel like we were the only couple in the world for our intimate ceremony and it was nothing short of perfection. Having Allen officiate the most important day of our lives was one of the best decisions we have ever made. 

Crystal & Kyle

It was a great pleasure to meet you and have you to perform such a beautiful beach ceremony. Looking back on our special day, there is not a thing that we would have done differently. Our wedding was a dream come true & we all had a phenomenal time including our guests. Thanks again, & we are looking forward to revisiting beautiful Costa Rica in the near future :)

- Andrea & Philip

"Pastor Allen perfectly captured the essence of our relationship and made the ceremony something we will never forget. Pastor Allen was the perfect addition to our special day. We would not have changed a thing!"

- John and Peggy

Hola Allen,

Just wanted to say thank you again for all your

help, patience and kindness in making our wedding

day so special.

- Christina and Rob

We were having difficulty finding someone to perform our ceremony in English and Spanish. We met with Allen and his friend in San Jose to put together a plan. The ceremony came off without a hitch and the Spanish translation was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our special day.​

-Richard and Sylvia

Hola Allen,

We absolutely enjoyed your services at our wedding and everyone else did as well. Thank you for making our wedding so special and funny with your awesome personality. I will keep in contact with you and will send you some photos as soon as we recieve them along with a recommendation for other brides and grooms. Thank you for everything Allen!

​- Jennifer and Justin

For not having met us prior to the ceremony, we thought you did a wonderful job! We appreciated that you took the time to ask us questions and learn about our lives which added a personal touch to the ceremony. It was a special day that could not have been more perfect. Thanks again for officiating our wedding!

- Rebecca and Paul

Thanks Allen. It was nice meeting you, and thanks for the terrific job on our ceremony.

-Carley and Matthew

"We were so happy with Pastor Allen and if we did it again we would absolutely choose him. The words he chose for our ceremony were perfect and truly encompassed what we were looking for in making this promise to each other. We would recommend him to anyone looking to have a meaningful ceremony."

- Craig & Lacey

"Thank you again, Allen, for everything and you will always hold a special place in our hearts for being such an important part of our marriage."

- Jake and Brandi

Thank you again for everything! You were amazing!

- Mandy and Joseph

I remember the day of our wedding as the most special of my life and your words were a big part of it.  The ceremony was beautiful.  Thank you for helping us receive the blessing of God in our marriage and making our day the most special!! Thank you sooo much!!  God bless you and your family.

- Imelda and Seamus :)

Just a quick note to say thank you for conducting a wonderful ceremony at Nemare.  All our friends and family loved it and remarked on the energy and passion you brought to the proceedings.  We truly appreciate it.



- Steve and Ashley


Destination Weddings Costa Rica

"My bounty is as boundless   as the sea.  My love as deep.           The more I give to thee           the more I have. 
For both are infinite."

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