November 2019 - The Philanthropy Issue

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A Handful of Suggestions

Wedding Coordinators

Penzi Weddings

An award-winning destination wedding & event planning company. Their mission is to make your wedding unique, fun, and totally stress free. From photographers to music to food and decor, this shop does it all and does it well.

San Miguel Weddings

A full service destination wedding and event planning company that customizes each event to best suit the individual needs of the client. Alicia Vilar and her staff have been producing professional, creative weddings in San Miguel de Allende for the past 15 years. They are 100% bilingual and bicultural, with in-depth knowledge of local vendors, Mexican food, and culture.


Hotel Casa Cien

This boutique hotel is the latest project for Juan Leon De Vivero, owner of the popular Peruvian restaurant La Parada and bar San Mezcal. The six-suite property (adults only) has been in Juan's family for three generations and includes a private park that is one of the largest areas of undeveloped land within Centro, the perfect location for a wedding of up to 200 guests.

In-house staff is available to coordinate smaller events such as pre-wedding welcome cocktails or an after wedding brunch, although you will want to hire a professional planner to handle the wedding itself. Penzi weddings coordinated Juan's own wedding five years ago!

Spring months are the busiest and book up to a year in advance. Contact the hotel as soon as you are ready to start planning your wedding or event. Photos above. Phone: +52 1-415-152-0168.

Casa Hyder

This breathtaking luxury estate is available for weddings, corporate retreats and private getaways. Colonial-style villa with park-like grounds and pool sleeps 23, with a full-time staff of 10, including a renowned cook. The home is absolutely legendary, a living museum full of 17th century collectibles and art. Owned by a family from Texas, Hyder House has graced the pages of Garden & Gun Magazine, Vogue, and the New York Times.

Your wedding planner can assist with booking, and the home can be booked as a vacation rental through a luxury rental specialist such as Agave Sotheby's or Premiere San Miguel.

The Rosewood

This luxurious hotel can accommodate weddings for groups as small as two people to as many as 1000 guests. The hotel boasts beautiful gardens with breathtaking views and several other spaces on the hotel grounds. With several restaurants and the best roof top bar view in town, wedding guests will delight in staying at the hotel.

They have their own in-house wedding specialists who can handle every detail of your big day, or you are welcome to bring in your own coordinator. Just note that if you do decide to hire an outside coordinator, all food and beverage must be handled within the hotel.

Hacienda La Romita

This charming hacienda is located just outside of San Miguel de Allende in the El Vergel area. This is a great space for those looking to be in more of a country atmosphere. They can accommodate weddings for 80-100 guests in the pool gardens and up to 400 guests in the main venue space. They also have a charming cava where guests can enjoy a private organic wine testing.

Prices range from about $3,000- $4,000 US for the venue. This does not include any rental items such as tables, chairs, linens, etc. It does, however, include one night in the hotel's 8 rooms, which can sleep up to 20 people. Guests can rent the full hacienda for the weekend. You will need to hire your own coordinator. Phone: +52 1-415-167-0387.

Hair & Makeup


Emily Theis - Book online at

Maricarmen - Phone +52 1-415-122-1792.


Lorena razo Makeup - Phone +52 1-415-149-4390.

Jimena Tamayo - Phone +52 1-415-122-1792.