Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Est. 2012

Dorado, Puerto Rico

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Once a private plantation, this 'Ritz-y' reserve developed by a Rockefeller is known for it's remoteness, refinement and respect for Puerto Rico.
Allow your extraordinary moments to unfold here at this unique and utterly unmatched beachfront mansion, where the "one group at a time" policy ensures you and yours receive the hotel's undivided attention.
The Lowdown
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Golf Course
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Restaurant / Private Dining
Golf Course
Landscaped Grounds
Water Feature
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Legacy -"Su Casa" built in 1920s by Clara Livingston. A pioneering spirit, she ran her family's citrus and coconut plantation after her father's death, built an airstrip on the property, and became the first women to fly the Caribbean. After Laurence S. Rockefeller purchased the estate in the 1950s, it became the epicenter of Dorado Beach society, hosting celebrities and politicians in legendary style. Today, Su Casa's original grandeur is paired with contemporary amenities to create a venue steeped in local culture and heritage.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Additional Charges

Beach Ceremony Labor Fee 2,000 Su Casa Labor Fee 5,000 Service Charge 24% Tax 7%


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
No Alcohol Is Permitted
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Beer/Wine/Champagne Only
Licensed Server Is Required
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
Non-smoking Venue
All guest rooms with ocean view.
Eco/Green Events
Pet-Friendly Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
Inside Scoop

Guests are invited to discover a savory and memorable culinary experience at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve with exclusive culinary classes and wine theme dinners at La Cocina Gourmet Culinary Center. Explore an entertaining and unforgettable approach to food and wine in a contemporary recreational kitchen fusing the vibrant culinary talent of Chef Rory Dunaway and an oceanfront classroom backdrop. Offering engaging culinary classes to appeal to all experience levels,. La Cocina presents The Fresh Market, a fresh vegetable market available every Sunday.

  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Enjoy the exploration of an unusual place and the excitement of an unexpected adventure when you engage in the exotic sanctuary of Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve. Whether you embark on eco tours that celebrate the indigenous beauty of Puerto Rico or are drawn to resort activities that allow the joy of discovery to fill every moment with physical, mental and spiritual joy, you’ll find Dorado Beach is a rare place for those who desire the journey of a lifetime
Situated on Puerto Rico’s Caribbean coast yet worlds away from typical luxury beach resorts, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an intimate retreat offering a true sense of barefoot elegance. Blending Laurance Rockefeller’s novel environmental design philosophies and modern, yet minimal décor, this Dorado Beach resort blurs the boundaries between outside and in, creating an open-air enclave that embraces the natural splendor and diverse culture of an unspoiled corner of the world. From the dedicated butler appointed to create an experience tailored to your needs, to the indulgent spas, dining experiences and adventurous recreational opportunities, Dorado Beach is a true luxury sanctuary designed to allure the world’s most discerning travelers.
Standout Venue Features:
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment introduces guests to the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of Puerto Rico. Designed for adults, families, and children, participants in Ambassadors of the Environment can discover Puerto Rico's natural wonders both on land and sea, including coral reefs, a diversity of birds, wetlands, and traditional Taino culture through exciting and memorable adventures and activities, such as snorkeling, hiking and exploring an archaeological site directly on property. Also featured in the program is the historic Rockefeller Trail originally conceived by Laurance Rockefeller in the 1950s to create a walkable, open-air sanctuary through the resort's surroundings
Extra Perks:
*White Garden Chairs for your Wedding ceremony *Tiffany Chairs for your event reception *Banquet Tables *Dinnerware *Wood Bar *Elegant Tablecloth *Dance Floor
Awards & Notables Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve ushers in a groundbreaking level of culinary excellence with Mi Casa, one of the most heralded Spanish restaurants in Puerto Rico by world-acclaimed chef, José Andrés.
Celebration Locations
Surf Beach:
Magnificent outdoor event and wedding venues complement a rare tropical paradise with expansive lush grounds or an intimate gazebo with breathtaking ocean views
- View: Ocean Front View
- Max Capacity: 210
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Surf Lawn:
Spectacular open courtyard area, perfect for outdoor gatherings and recpetions.
- View: Atlantic Ocean View
- Max Capacity: 210
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Surf Room:
At 4,558 square feet, our luxury ballroom is space enhanced by spectacular views and natural daylight provided by floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto an outside terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
- View: Ocean View
- Max Capacity: 210
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Encanto View:
Connect your senses with the Caribbean Breaze of this venue
- View: Pool/Ocean View
- Max Capacity: 120
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Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
La Cocina Gourmet- Culinary Center provides Puerto Rican coffees, homemade gelatos and gastronomic delights while the culinary center offers an array of cooking classes and demonstrations. La Cocina Gourmet also provides an array of retail items mixed with our gourmet offerings. Tasty.
Bars & Lounges:
Positivo Sand Bar offers an impressive selection of fresh sushi and ceviches, as well as hand-crafted cocktails and tapas-style dishes. Enjoy small plates and delectable cuisine while enjoying Dorado Beach’s extraordinary sunset overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


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