Happy Couples

“Early on in our wedding planning, we found ourselves very lost and slightly panicked with a planner we were not connecting with as well as a venue we were unsure of. Samantha was the answer to our prayers! It was important to us that we found a wedding planner who was able to translate our vision and work closely with us on details, and we found just that in Samantha Kohn. Samantha helped us to get started quickly, always giving us multiple options, and made our visions come to life at the venue of our dreams. ‘Barefoot luxury’ was our theme, incorporating a relaxed, simple elegance to the day. We wanted everything to be intimate, timeless, simple, and to emphasize the beautiful setting that we had chosen. The day was an absolute fairytale. Samantha kept us calm and the day organized. She welcomed our family and guests warmly, and helped to create a day we will all cherish forever. The day was so beautiful that we received the honor of being featured in Style Me Pretty! Samantha was an absolute pleasure to work with and simply made our wedding day dream come true.” – Catherine & Steven

“Samantha did such an amazing job with our wedding. We really could not have been more pleased. When we arrived to our wedding in Puerto Viejo all the way from Chicago, everything looked just as we had wanted it to and the whole event ran so smoothly. She did such an exceptional job! Samantha is very familiar with and knowledgeable of Costa Rica and Costa Rican culture, so you can trust her to manage all of the planning with local vendors on her end. We had friends and family tell us how great our wedding planner was! She was SO organized the entire weekend. I really can’t stress enough how smoothly and efficiently everything went. She had everything timed perfectly.” – Dennis & Mark

“We wanted to tell you how much we appreciated all your efforts to make our wedding so special. You were easy to communicate with, flexible, patient and helped us work within our budget while maintaining a unique and intimate event. The wedding truly reflected our wishes and everything was perfectly executed. Our families and friends had nothing but positive things to say about their time in Costa Rica and the wedding itself. We heard over and over that the event exceeded their expectations. Everything was perfect from the ceremony to the food … even the weather! We truly appreciated everything and would not hesitate to recommend your company! Thanks so much!” – Megan & Brian

“Samantha was incredibly organized and kept everything on track on the wedding day. People said it’s the first wedding they’ve ever been to that ran on time!! Everything turned out so beautiful and there is not one thing that we would have changed. We were so happy with all of the vendors that you helped us select, everyone was lovely, fun and helped make the day even more special. You went above and beyond for us and our guests.” – Nicole & Lain

“I found Samantha 2 months before our wedding. We needed help planning our entire wedding in a very short time. Samantha exceeded our expectations and our wedding was more beautiful than we ever imagined! Anything and everything I requested, Samantha was on the ball. She was always quick to respond to my emails, made helpful suggestions to help us stay on track with our budget, was able to accommodate last minute requests and helped plan our wedding to perfection! I would highly recommend Samantha. She is a godsend! Thank you, Samantha! The best day of our lives was absolutely magical!” – Shannon & Chris

“Where do I begin! Samantha, you are absolutely amazing and made our wedding day so relaxed and fun! From the very beginning of the planning process, you bent over backwards to find the perfect vendors for us. We could not have imagined a more perfect wedding, and we owe everything to you! You were there every step of the way to help us with all of our crazy requests – not just for Albert and I, but for our guests as well. We are so thankful that we found someone so knowledgeable to plan our wedding. Not only do you work with all of the best vendors in Costa Rica, but your knowledge of the country, culture and customs was a huge plus in shaping our big day. Our guests loved all of the unique details and events that I could have never imagined without you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You truly have a gift!” – Courtney & Albert

“Samantha – you did such an exceptional job of capturing our vision for the most important day of our lives. Justin and I loved every single moment and we were completely blown away by you and Barbara. Thank you for making it the best day ever for us! Everything was even more fantastic than we had envisioned. Thank you a million times over! You are certainly the best at what you do! Pura vida!” – Sarah & Justin

“I highly recommend Samantha and her team for any event you might need in Costa Rica. She is a gem to the industry and we were so lucky to have found her. She is very organized and has a kind demeanor that instantly put me at ease. Every request I made was met with a resounding “Of course!” She is the perfect liason to handle my type A, American attitude of get it done now with the cultural laid-back Tico time of the Costa Ricans. She also brillantly handled my budget and finances and the booking of my guest’s activities. All were events that absolutly put an exclamation point on the trip.” – Sarina & Steve

“Samantha was always quick to respond with suggestions that tied in seamlessly with the vision of our wedding. She didn’t miss a single detail and her professionalism and creativity were undoubtedly reflected in our wedding. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.” – Michelle & Charlie

“My husband and I were married in Costa Rica and had the good fortune to hire Samantha as our wedding planner. She is extremely organized and extremely knowledgeable. She knows all of the best service providers in Costa Rica well. We relied on her recommendations and her recommendations were perfect! Samantha is also very responsive. When we emailed her (which happened frequently over 9 months) she immediately responded. When the wedding finally came around, she was on top of everything and stayed calm and collected throughout. She made everything run smoothly, without a hitch. We can’t recommend Events & Weddings Costa Rica enough. We’ll cherish the wonderful memories created during our wedding weekend forever, largely in part to Samantha’s hard work and efforts.” – Catherine & Richard

“The day was absolutely perfect, just as we had imagined! Thank you so much for planning everything, you really did a wonderful job! I can’t even count how many guests came up to us at the end to let us know it was the best wedding they had ever attended. We enjoyed everything from beginning to end!” – Perla & Jerry

“I truly don’t know how I would have pulled off my wedding without Samantha. Samantha is organized, hardworking, detail-oriented, full of great ideas, and a go-getter for your requests. She was always returning my emails immediately, which took the stress off of me. Samantha gave us a wedding we will never forget! It was my dream come true. If you want a wedding in Costa Rica, Samantha is the way to go!” – Victoria & Arin

“You were a tremendous help in planning our dream wedding. We could not even imagine planning such a beautiful wedding without you! Your recommendations were exactly what we had in mind and we couldn’t be more pleased with your services. Samantha – thank you for being there for advice and guidance during our year of wedding planning. You were always professional, on top of your game and kept us on track. You became a friend over the year and we will miss chatting with you so frequently.” – Whitney & Ryan

“How do we begin expressing our sincerest gratitude for all you’ve done pulling off our breathtaking destination wedding. You were our rock throughout this entire process. You kept us grounded when we needed to focus or make a decision. You understood our perspective and our uniqueness as a couple. From the mouths of our guests: It was the most unique, perfect, so “Jared and Liz”, amazing, fun and best everything wedding. There was not a single thing to worry about on our wedding day as we knew you were there to take charge. Our confidence in your abilities to handle any situation that would arise did not wane and we are forever grateful for your unyielding poise and organization. Thank you…for everything! -Jared & Liz

“When we decided to get married in Costa Rica with 60 guests, it became a huge undertaking. Thank goodness we had Samantha! She handled everything with style and grace and managed to “get” our vision and what we really wanted. Talk about a slam dunk! She was made to do this job! Every guest, every arrangement, every detail was taken care of. We would not have had our dream wedding if it wasn’t for her!” – Lauren & Kyle

“On the day of the wedding, everyone told me I was the calmest bride they have ever seen. I owe that all to Samantha! I was so confident that she would handle every little detail, from the flowers to the caterer and everything in between, that all I had to do was relax and enjoy our wedding. She exceeded my expectations on the day-of as well as during the months leading up to the wedding. She was always readily available to us, answering all of our questions and taking care of every last detail to make our wedding perfect. We’re very confident in saying that ours was the wedding of a lifetime and we have Samantha to thank.” Jazmine & Jimmy

“We always knew we wanted to get married in Costa Rica, but the thought of planning a destination wedding so far from the states was overwhelming. Then Samantha of Events & Weddings Costa Rica came into our lives. She completely took the stress out of wedding planning and made it fun and exciting! Everything was perfect. It is by far the best wedding I’ve ever been to. Thank you Samantha.” – April & Jack

“Everyone always says that your wedding is supposed to be one of the best days of your life and mine truly was!! And without Samantha, it never would have been possible! From the day I contacted her, she was right on the ball. She handled every detail calmly, efficiently and with so much professionalism. Samantha did such an amazing job at planning EVERYTHING! Our guests loved all of the activities she planned and as far as the rehearsal dinner and wedding, it couldn’t have been more perfect! I couldn’t have planned such a wonderful wedding without Samantha and I would recommend Events & Weddings Costa Rica to anybody; they will exceed your expectations!” – Tia & Jon

“I am so glad we decided to use Events & Weddings Costa Rica because Samantha helped us stay organized and on track. Samantha was so quick to respond to my obscene amount of emails, answered all my questions, provided great recommendations to vendors, and was so patient when I changed my mind about details. I really felt taken care of and that she was invested in turning our wedding into everything we envisioned: among nature, meaningful, peaceful, and fun. Samantha and Amedeo were so calm and helpful the day before and on our wedding that it helped us focus on being in the moment. I highly recommend Events & Weddings Costa Rica for any couple getting married or any event in beautiful Costa Rica!” – Mayna & Jason

“We cannot even begin to tell you how great you were. Not only did you tend to our needs but the needs of our guests as well. They were very pleased. And the wedding…It was PERFECT!!! Thank you so much for everything! We felt so at ease and relaxed the day of the wedding having complete faith in you and you exceeded our expectations. Thank you for your time and all of your attention to detail. It was a beautiful day for us that we will remember forever!” – Erin & Colin

“Almost immediately after we got engaged, we knew we were going to take the plunge on a destination wedding. We had never been to Costa Rica before so we knew we needed a wedding planner who we could trust. We couldn’t have made a better choice – Samantha and Amedeo were fantastic every step of the way. Every detail of the entire weekend was attended to professionally, creatively, and calmly, and our guests felt truly taken care of. We couldn’t have done it without her and we are so grateful for her help in creating our perfect wedding!” – Devon & Jamey

“Having never been to Costa Rica, we needed a lot of help to make our wedding vision become a reality. Samantha made us feel like we were her most important client because she was so responsive to our every question. Her calm demeanor and organizational skills made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. She also took the pressure off of me by reaching out to our guests, making sure that they felt comfortable with all their travel plans. The vendors were top notch professionals that I never would have been able to find on my own. We really appreciated that she was sensitive to our budget too. We had high expectations and Samantha really delivered – it was the best day of our lives!” – Veronica & Michael

“Costa Rica was the easy choice for us to have our wedding and Samantha was the perfect choice to plan it. We were initially considering having our wedding at the resort where we were staying, but felt it lacked the flexibility, personal touch and Costa Rican authenticity that was very important to us. Samantha nailed everything, from the perfect venue, elegant floral arrangements and decor to the incredible photographer and wonderful addition of the local guitar duo. Samantha was always attentive to our wishes, calm and professional, she thought of every detail and her follow-up was outstanding. The end result far exceeded our expectations; it truly was the wedding of our dreams.” – Jessica & Mike

“Luck isn’t a big enough word to describe how fortunate we were to have found Samantha as our wedding planner. I am not sure how she does it, but the planning and time she put into our day was amazing. She was meticulous in her planning leading up to the event and I was even more impressed when we arrived. Behind the scenes, Samantha kept my head on straight by assisting the entire weekend. She did it all, allowing us to enjoy our time in Costa Rica. The day itself seemed straight out of the pages of a magazine due to her flawless taste and recommendations. There wasn’t one element she missed. The end result was absolute perfection.” – Rachanna & Billy

“When we decided to get married in Costa Rica, I did a lot of research and knew I needed help since I would be planning the wedding long distance. Of all the money we spent on our wedding weekend, Samantha was the best investment! Samantha is always professional, calm, focused and low profile. She provided pleasant direction and support throughout multiple events, seamlessly managing vendors while maintaining impressive attention to detail. Samantha anticipated our every need and request, leaving us to focus on having fun! Our guests have told us it was the most amazing wedding they have ever attended. Samantha made that a reality for us and we couldn’t be more grateful!” – Emily & Dave

“When we made the decision to get married in Costa Rica, I had no idea what to expect. After several months of trying to plan the event ourselves, I realized we needed major help. I feel very lucky to have been directed to Samantha. I was impressed by how much time she contributed to the event. She thought of every detail – things I would have never considered. Samantha helped me find a great photographer, a tasty and beautiful cake, fabulous music, and much more. She pulled everything together and created a flawless and very memorable event. It was absolutely perfect and the most beautiful setting we have ever seen. We are so grateful for Events & Weddings Costa Rica’s work!” – Stephanie & Richard

“Samantha attended to our every detail and every concern that I had from beginning to end. Her commitment and dedication to ensure that our wedding was a success was apparent from the time we hired her until the last guest left Costa Rica. Our wedding was more than we ever could have imagined and we have Samantha to thank for that”.
– Cheyenne and Jeff

“When we decided to have our wedding in Costa Rica, I had no idea how to plan a wedding thousands of miles away in a country you’ve never even been to! Then I found Samantha who made it all happen! Over the course of a year, Samantha helped me plan the wedding of my dreams. She was knowledgeable, always calm, and a great partner for the entire process. And our wedding….well it was just perfect. It was exactly as I hoped it would be…it looked gorgeous, flowed flawlessly, and was truly our dream wedding. We have memories that will last a lifetime and I thank Samantha at Events & Weddings Costa Rica for making it happen.” – Loren & Orestes

“Samantha was a life saver, I could not imagine how we could have planned our wedding without her. She understood our vision and the feel that we wanted. It was such a pleasure working with her! She was wonderful at responding to our numerous emails and providing us with options and ideas. All of the vendors that she arranged were incredible. Our wedding was better than we could have ever dreamed. Our friends are still talking about it. Thank you again for everything you did for us!” – Lindsay & Chris

“We cannot begin to express our gratitude to Samantha and her team for making our wedding the most memorable wedding any of us have ever attended. So glad it was our wedding!! Samantha encouraged certain details that we would have never thought about, and every single detailed created this picture perfect wedding in most the beautiful place, Zephyr Palace. All we can say is WOW, thank-you for a wedding our friends and family cannot stop talking about. We will always cherish these memories deeply in our hearts.”– Tami & Nick


“We could not be happier with choosing Samantha as our planner. She was always quick to respond to our emails and went above and beyond in helping us plan the perfect wedding. Every detail of our wedding was planned to perfection. Samantha has a great talent for planning events and we highly recommend her to anyone who decides to have a destination wedding in Costa Rica. Thank you Samantha!” – Shawna & Jason

“When people say that your wedding will never live up to the idea that you have in your head, our wedding WEEK was absolutely BETTER than we ever could have dreamed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Samantha!” – Tarquin & Basil

“Samantha was an absolute pleasure to work with! She also has so much experience pulling off amazing weddings and had incredible suggestions on how to pull off our vision and help us plan an amazing wedding weekend with our closest family and friends. She helped us find the perfect hotel, venue, food, band, dj, cakes, flowers, and more. Our wedding day was more than we could have ever dreamed–every detail was executed to perfection!! We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding and we will be forever grateful to Samantha for being a part of our most memorable day. Thank you Samantha!!”– Dena & Shane

“Thank you for helping us organize and plan the most incredible night of our lives! The wedding day was beautiful and so moving for me. The memories I shared with my friends and family that day, I will cherish for a lifetime. I have you to thank for much of that. My cheeks hurt from smiling so much! Your total calm and zen presence was incredibly comforting and allowed me to relax and enjoy every moment of the big day. If there is anything I can do to pass along your amazing talents, definitely use me as a reference! I can’t say enough good things, you always made me feel like I was a VIP client! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” – Ann & Mark

”Our wedding in Costa Rica was the most incredible day of our lives and we have Samantha to thank for making everything so perfect. She was wonderful to work with throughout the entire planning process and always made herself readily available to answer any and all of our questions at a moment’s notice with ideas and suggestions for all aspects of the wedding. When the weekend finally came (after almost a year of planning) everything from the rehearsal dinner to the reception to the morning after brunch went off without a hitch in large part due to her professionalism and organization. Having Samantha behind the scenes allowed for my husband and I to be stress-free throughout the entire weekend so we could enjoy ourselves. She made our vision of a tropical Costa Rica wedding come true. We could not be happier with how beautiful everything turned out. Thank you Sam!!!”  – Laura & Josh