Hacienda Sac Chich, cas de maquanis Est. 2010

Hacienda Sac Chich, Acanceh, Mexico

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Equal parts old world charm & modern design, this estate is an elixir for a spectacular revelry of the senses.
There has been no expense spared nor a celebration not considered. Intimate weddings or larger celebrations of up to 150 guests, group getaways, friend and family reunions, spectacular dinner or birthday parties, it is surely a setting for the most luxe of nomads.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Castle / Château / Manor
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Plantation
Views
Courtyard
Garden
Jungle
Landscaped Grounds
Style
Colonial
Contemporary
Elegant
Medieval
Spanish
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Wedding Ceremony

Venue Setting

The historical Hacienda Tucked away on the lush grounds of Hacienda Sac Chich, Casa de Maquinas is a complex of 3 limestone buildings, a water tower and an 85 ft. chimney. Surrounded by palm filled gardens Casa de Maquinas consists of three 2000sq.ft. rectangular structures that date to 1850. Throughout the hacienda there is evidence of its previous utilitarian life. Iron wheels and massive beams are remnants of its past. One building, CASA ANTIGUA, houses the living room, 2 king bedrooms, a loft bedroom with a queen and a double and 2 bathrooms and a colonial kitchen. Opposite the Casa Antigua is another building, the CASA NUEVA, where a dramatic central hallway is the entrance to 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, all with soaring 26’ ceilings and 13’ high doors. The large master has a sunken living area, and outside within a walled garden is a settee and plunge pool. Between these two buildings the open-air living room and dining pavilion, the Loggia, is surrounded by lily and fish filled reflecting water ponds and dramatic lighting. From the loggia climb an enclosed spiral staircase to a rooftop lounge and star-viewing platform. Here you can watch the moon, stars, sunset, an approaching storm or enjoy the night breeze. Through a seashell mosaic tunnel from the inner courtyard you find the 40-foot pool. Once the water tank for the hacienda, the freshwater pool is now a shimmering refuge from the heat of the Yucatan. A steel and bamboo pergola and a playita of shallow water with a hammock suspended above provide areas for rest and shade. Beyond the pool, in a hidden garden you find the regulation size bocce ball court. Framing the entire hacienda are dry stacked stonewalls, tall hedges of fica and walls creatively designed with metal cages filled with local limestone. The grounds are filled with exotic rare palms, bamboos, gingers, tropical plants and fruit trees. The house restoration has been a project of the renowned Mexican architect Salvador Reyes Rios and his partner and wife Josefina Larrain. Most of the furniture throughout is designed by Salvador and fabricated locally. Casa Sisal Relax in the privacy of this contemporary home. Casa Sisal is adjacent to Hacienda Sac Chich, Casa de Maquinas. Surrounded by water lily reflecting ponds and a large green lawn, this 2000 square foot home is built within the 2 acre henequen drying fields of the hacienda and is enclosed by the haciendas original 10-foot wall, creating its own private world. Casa Sisal has 2 bedrooms (one king and 2 queens), 2 baths, full kitchen, living area and dining for 8. Walk out of the living area on one side you’ll find a patio with a 30- foot lily pond and out the other side is a beautiful 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool, palapa and patio. This home is constructed of hard woods, limestone and plaster polished to a sleek finish by the ancient Mayan technique called chukum. The ceiling and door heights are 10 feet giving every room a sense of great space. The house is lit very dramatically and on the lawn there are two rows of royal palms that at night seem to be suspended in space. Designed to experience the beauty of the Yucatan light and sky you will find Casa Sisal a respite from it all.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $15 to $50

Additional Charges

There is a 5% gratuity fee with is distributed between the house and garden staff

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
200
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2010
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
None
Smoking
Smoking Permitted
Accommodations
There are 6-bedrooms and 5-baths in the hacienda property which can sleep 13 in 4-kings, 2-queens and 1-double. Casa Sisal can sleep 6 in 2-bedrooms, consisting of 1-king and 2-queens.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

Trying to find the time to take in all the amazing viewpoints from which to admire the views, architecture, flora, sunsets etc. will be your biggest challenges!

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
Venue Features
The Scene:
Built from the ruins of a deserted sisal factory, Hacienda Sac Chich has been smartly renovated to capture the historical details of the Spanish Colonial fortress architecture overlaid with modern design touches to create a magical setting. 3 foot thick masonry walls, 24ft. ceilings, unique caged dry stacked walls, ponds, pools and lush gardens all create and outstanding architectural environment. But as the many reviews will tell you the pictures can not do justice to the overall sense of being there. The light, sky and sounds all contribute to the OMG sign everyone who enters utters when they first arrive. The hacienda was constructed in 1850 with the current restoration started in 2003 and its two phases completed in 2009. The 85ft. high chimney towers over all and constantly reminds one this was one a working plantation. At night, the over 175 in ground lights transform the property
Design:
The castilian architecture with its 3ft thick walls, 24ft ceilings, turrets and crenelation harkens back to when these buildings were the factory where sisal was grown, harvested and processed into twine, rope and woven fiber. The transformation of this property into this special residence has created a unique and special space to share with friends and family. Many guests have stated that "as nice as the property shows in the photos, in person the historical architecture combined with the light and sounds of the Yucatan make hosting an event at hacienda Sac Chich a memorable event.
Standout Venue Features:
Sunset for up on the hacienda roof is a magical time for cocktails and camaraderie while flocks of birds settle in for the evening. Star gazing from many areas provides a breathtaking night sky. Night lighting in all the common and private areas provide wonderful intimate areas to gather and relax while listening to music. Depending on the season the great lawn inside the drying field comes alive with hundreds of thousands of fireflies glittering in the grass. The fireflies light up the entire wall to wall area that is the size of 1-1/2 football fields. As one walks through the yard an 8ft circle goes dark around you and follows you as you promenade through the drying field. I promise this is an experience you, family and guests will never forget
Extra Perks:
Stargazing platform on the roof
Regulation size bocce court
2-swimming pools
Giant great lawn the size of 1-1/2 football fields, surrounded by a 10ft. privacy wall
2-fireplaces 85ft.
Bikes for 3-adults & 1-child
2- BBQ facilities

 
Awards & Notables CEMEX both aniversary design awards: First place winner for Mexico and International divisions in the residential segment, for Casa Sisal. Publish in the following magazines: Architectural Digest, Spanish issue 7/13 Ambientes 8/05 Premio Obras CEMEX Conde Nast Traveler 7/12 Habitante Destinos Y Hoteles 4-5/12 NY Times Style Magazine The New Yorker 6/12 Books: The New Hacienda Hacienda Style Haciendas de Yucatan Websites: designboom.com homedsgn.com squarelifeofcircle.tumbler.com archdaily.mx concierge.com yucatanliving.com yucatantoday.com revistasucasa.com issuu.com
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The hacienda staff can provide local food menus. For gourmet experiences we can assist in bringing in talented chefs.
Bars & Lounges:
Bars and lounges can be set up in multiple areas such as: pool areas, loggia and central courtyard at the hacienda. Pool and living area at Casa Sisal.
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Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Hacienda Sac Chich + Casa Sisal
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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Hacienda Sac Chich, cas de maquanis

Hacienda Sac Chich, Acanceh, Mexico

The Report

When we were contacted by Howard about his lovely property in the Yucatán we were thrilled, not only by his stunning venue but also because of his excited nature and gracious demeanor throughout our correspondence. We quickly learned about his glittering getaway and venue space, Hacienda Sac Chich. Maracas and Mariachi bands here we come!

Tucked away on the lush grounds of Hacienda Sac Chich lies Casa de Maquinas, comprised of 3 limestone buildings, a water tower and a stately, 85ft chimney. Surrounded on all sides by the exotic greenery of local Mayan Palms belies the antiquity of the building's history dating back to 1850. Sprinkled throughout the Hacienda there is evidence of the property's utilitarian past. Within Casa Nueva lie iron wheels and massive, exposed beams juxtaposed with the sunken modernity of the master suite's settee and refreshing plunge pool. Moving through more of the venue brings one to the open-air living room and dining room called the Loggia, surrounded by reflective lily ponds. With closed eyes one can imagine the spectacular revelry good wine and music would bring and overtake the senses, one at a time. Climb the dramatic spiral staircase to the rooftop lounge and star-gazing platform. As the sun slips past the horizon and the night becomes tender in it's soft embrace nothing in the world could possibly seem as important as drinking in that view.

Continuing our exploration through a seashell mosaic tunnel (worth the visit just to say you walked through a seashell mosaic tunnel) one arrives at the 40-foot pool, a shimmering refuge from the glorious Yucatan heat. A steel and bamboo pergola and playita of shallow water lie beneath a sweetly suspended hammock begging for an afternoon siesta. Beyond the pool lies a bocce court for impromptu competitions and much-needed leg stretching in the cool of the evening sky.

Casa Sisal is the third building in the Hacienda Sac Chich, Casa de Maquinas trifecta. Want a little more privacy from the rest of your guests? It's surrounded by more lily ponds as well as 2 acres of henequen drying fields and enclosed by 10-foot walls creating its own private, delicious world. Walk out of the living area and you'll find a 3-sided Infinity pool (yes, another one!), palapa and patio. High entryways and ceilings add to the grand feeling of open space and heighten the drama. As special and relaxing as the property is at night, 175 outdoor architectural lights coupled with the star-gazing platform make this property truly sing at night.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Sac Chich is usually reached in two ways: 1. Direct to Merida from Houston, Atlanta, Miami or Mexico City  2. To Cancun direct from many cities, then car rental to Merida (approximately 3 hours driving time)

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