Estancia Vik José Ignacio Est. 2009

Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio, José Ignacio, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Pulse-pounding parties, polo, perfect playas and panoramas make this South American province positively paradisiacal.
Calling all gorgeous gauchos and vibrant vaqueros! Here's where the promise of Uruguay's traditional ranch experience, coupled with near-perfect natural surroundings & the finest bohemian beaches meets the thrill of parties that outlast the sunrise.
The Lowdown
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Farm View
Product Launch
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Group Getaway
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Estancia Vik José Ignacio sits on 4,000 acres in the rolling countryside of José Ignacio, Uruguay. The Estancia borders the Arroyo and the Laguna José Ignacio, which meet the Southern Atlantic just a mile away. José Ignacio is Uruguay\'s idyllic, vibrant costal area, located just 12 miles northeast of Punta del Este. It is emerging as Uruguay\'s premier international destination, drawing travelers to enjoy the pristine beaches, nature, rugged landscape and relaxed, bohemian setting.
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Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $140 to $195


Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Indoors & Outdoors
Non-smoking Venue
12 Private Suites: 8 Suites and 4 Master Suites.
Eco/Green Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
Inside Scoop

The experience of artistic immersion is truly among the most inspiring aspects of the guest experience. The artists featured throughout Estancia Vik are celebrated for their vision and individuality. Each has been selected by owners Alex and Carrie Vik, through their involvement with art in Uruguay over many years. Some highlights include a statuary white marble sculpture by world renowned Pablo Atchugarry, a 300 square meter ceiling and frieze painted by Clever Lara, eight large semi-precious stone in their natural state, and a unique garden chapel painted by Carlos Musso is his beautifully spiritual manner.

  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Set on 4,000 acres with grand and expansive vistas, Estancia Vik is a 50,000 square foot structure and a haven of art, nature and high design. The property features multiple outdoor courtyards and idyllic gardens. Its expansive patios feature outdoor seating areas, sculpture installations, respites from the sun and a large organic herb garden. The south side of the Estancia boasts a large grass covered garden.
Estancia Vik was a collaboration between owners Alex and Carrie Vik and Uruguayan architect Marcelo Daglio as a traditional Spanish style estanica, featuring white adobe walls and a red tin roof with covered walkways linking its several gardens and courtyards. Estancia Vik boasts a brick barreled dining room, a Uruguayan parillero, or barbecue, with traditional tin walls and fogon, and a stunning collection of art. Each of the Estancia's twelve suites have a unique design and display and integrate original art conceived for each space by a leading contemporary Uruguayan artist.
Awards & Notables Travel + Leisure - Best Rustic Hotel on the \"IT List\" Time Style & Design - Named one of the best new hotels in the \"Green Design 100\" issue Condé Nast Traveler UK - Named to the annual \"Hot List\" Condé Nast Traveler Spain - named to the annual \"Hot List\" Tablet - Named one of the \"Top 10 New Hotels\" Gold Key Hospitality Award - Nominated in the \"Best Hotel Design\" category Country & Town House - Named one of the \"Top 20 Openings of 2010 Food and Travel - Named one of the \"100 Best Hotels in the World\" National Geographic Traveler - Named on 2011 Stay List: Favorite Hotels in South America
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Estancia Vik José Ignacio : Uruguay
Cortnie Fausner
byCortnie Fausner
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Estancia Vik José Ignacio

Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio, José Ignacio, Maldonado, Uruguay

The Report

Have you heard the word?! Jose Ignacio is a small village on the Southern Coast of Uruguay. It is often referred to as the Hamptons of South America.  Over the past few years it has become known as as a celeb hideout and one of the coolest destinations in Latin America. For the trendsetting bride or party thrower, this would be the new coastal paradise hotspot to host a wedding.

Located in sleepy fishing town turned socialite stomping ground is Estancia Vik José Ignacio, one of South America’s most exclusive retreats. This ranch combines incredible design, personalized service, eco-friendly practices and an unparalleled collection of contemporary Uruguayan and international art. For those in search of peace and privacy, the property sits on 4,000 acres and boasts a traditional Spanish colonial structure with white adobe walls and a red tin roof. The building is 50,000 square feet, with more than half of that space made up of interior patios of outdoor space – courtyards, gardens, covered walkways and an herb garden located within the Estancia walls. There are a plethora of venue spaces to host a shindig and photo-ops from every angle. From the front this may look like your average Estancia, but don't be mistaken, not only is Estancia Vik filled to the brim with interesting art from Uruguayan artists, but also has as a full sized polo field overlooking the Laguna de Jose Ignacio .

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Estancia Vik is accessible via the Punta del Este airport, which is serviceable by daily flights from airports in Argentina and Brazil. Punta del Este is an international airport that accommodates private jets 24 hours a day. José Ignacio is a thirty-minute drive along the coast. Alternatively, guests may fly to the capital city of Montevideo one and a half hours away

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