In your heart, no matter the life around you, there keeps a passionate hope to be swept into an epic romance — a daring affair of the old world, all candlelit and serene. Well, as luck would have it, the folks at Hacienda Uayamon cordially invite you to wholeheartedly disappear from the modern age by escaping to their timeless oasis on the Yucatán Peninsula.
At this breezy daydream of artisan revival, the walls keep their centuries-old history and guests instantaneously abandon all stress. Deep, rich colors adorn everything from flooring to furniture, in contrast to the mystical ruins that weave throughout, while an enchanting jungle landscape surrounds and practically pours in through the open doors and windows. It’s as much an escape for young spirited newlyweds as it is a Hemingway type in search of novel inspiration.
So, with us beyond intrigued, we sat down with event planner Mahla Pourshamsa of The Eventeur Inc., to talk about this stunning photoshoot she planned with The Love Studio who shot this magnificent Mexican idyll.
Tell us a little bit about your experience at the venue, how did you come to learn about them?
I saw an image that captivated my imagination years ago and spent a while tracking it down before finding Hacienda Uayamon. I was in love with it long before I saw it and it was even more mystical than I had imagined.
Tell us about the venue in general.. Location, capacity, etc..
An 18th century hacienda, once a hospital, once the worker’s quarters. Private gardens, centuries of history and nothing but nature to protect it. Luxury in the heart of the Yucatan Jungle.
Why did you choose this venue?
I wanted an out of world experience.
What additional types of events do you think it's ideal for?
Retreats, workshop, dinner parties, wedding.
Any tips for hosting events and/or getaways here based on your experience?
Be sure to think about additional lighting for your event as the only existing outdoor lighting is candlelight.
What were your favorite design elements of this historic space?
I love venues that require next to no additional décor. In addition to the chapel, the 150 year old Ceiba tree at Hacienda Uayamon is the perfect ceremony backdrop.
Any local tips you can share?
Edzna ruins are a short drive away and so is the incredible walled city of Campeche. I also highly recommend taking the drive over to Merida or adding Merida as an extension to your trip. If so, you must try La Chaya Maya.
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