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Jenn & Scott Hendel

Jennifer & Scott Hendel weddingCanada

 June 2012

Sharing the letter we sent a week after we returned home:

So hard to beleive we have been home over a week already! I just wanted to pass on our heartfelt thanks for such a fabulous week at Sunrise Villa! From the moment we walked into the villa our breath was taken away! You think you know what it will be like from pictures but when we actually arrived it exceeded the imagination! The rooms were all beautifully decorated and allowed privacy for all of our guests. Our suite on the cliff was so amazing! I woke up every day and enjoyed coffee on our veranda and took in the amazing sunrise on several occasions! The nice breeze that sweeps up the cliff gives some relief from the hot days. The outdoor shower was so refreshing and to look up and see the trees swaying was so fantastic!

The kids spent every waking minute swimming in the pool. It was so hard to get them out! And of course all the adults loved the pool too being able to cool off or end the day with a quick dip. So many laughs were had sitting around the Manana bar and enjoying yummy drinks. One night we created our own little karaoke party and had some really bad singing going on. Another night we set up a little poker tournament and played till early hours of the morning. Smoking cigars, drinking presidente and pina colodas, playing poker, swimming, reading a book, and just bonding our family togethers was all that was on the agenda for the most part! Truly paradise!

Our wedding day was so spectacular it is almost difficult to put it into words!!! From all the staff working so hard to have everything just perfect to the beautiful location on the was all just amazing! We will have that day in our hearts forever and can't imagine even one single detail being different. The flowers were stunning, the cake was beautiful and delicious, the photographer took awesome pictures and created a first rate video, the band was so entertaining that we almost kept them all night, the food was spectacular, the ceremony was beautiful, hair/makeup was perfect, and of course Silvia was there to make sure all of it went perfectly!

The staff at Sunrise Villa were the ones who made it the best week ever, always making sure we had anything we needed! Ramone was entertaining, efficient, courteous, and by the second day was for sure one of the most appreciated. He is just such a great personable guy that seemed his only goal was to make sure we were happy! Tania was also always available to assist with anything we needed! She was quick to make sure details were not overlooked and there to provide advice and suggestions. Chris was at the villa every day checking in with all of us to make sure we were having an awesome week. Silvia was just so good at everything she did. I wasn't even one bit nervous about the details of our wedding and I can tell you hands down this is because I knew Silvia was working hard to make sure nothing was overlooked. Sunrise Villa and Silvia are exactly the reasons we chose to get married away from home! Beautiful, stunning location in paradise with someone there to ensure it all went perfectly!!!

I could go on and on about all of the things we loved about this week! The Dominican was such a wonderful place to visit with awesome people and beautiful scenery and beaches. Thank you so much for providing us the place and people to make our day memorable and I guarantee you we will be back!!!

Jenn and Scott Hendel :)

Karen & David Harwood

Karen and David Wedding March 2011London, United Kingdom

March 2011

We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for our recent stay, and amazing wedding,at Sunrise Villa. We've been back a couple of weeks now and we still miss the place and wish we weren't in the office but back in the Manana bar (or hot tub!) instead!  Everyone that came with us had such an amazing time and we just wanted to tell you how perfect the villa was for our holiday and wedding. We had so much fun and have so many happy memories and amazing photos so we will never forget our week in paradise!

Silvia, thank you so much for all your hard work creating our amazing wedding day.  The villa looked so beautiful, from the flowers to the dining table everything was what we had hoped for and more!  We loved the fireworks and beach bonfire too!  That was a fantastic way to end such a special day.  We really enjoyed our trip to see the Judge in Rio San Juan - it added to the adventure! Our marriage certificate has been translated and certified by the DR Embassy here so we have an English version.
Thanks again, we all had a brilliant week and one day you never know we might be back!!
Love Karen & Dave xxx

Stephanie & John Little

British Colombia, Canada

November 2007

We couldn't have picked a more perfect location to begin our lives together. The surroundings and grounds are beautiful. Brides looking for a stress free and easy planning experience will love how easy Monica and the staff made everything. I never imagined everything could be as relaxed as it was, leaving us time to just enjoy our guests and time at Sunrise Villa!
Our wedding and stay and Sunrise Villa surpassed all expectations!

Michelle & Tim Clauberg

Summerfield, NC

April 2007

I knew as I was in good hands and appreciate everything you did to make the wedding perfect!!! I love Sunrise and cannot wait to go back. Everyone there went out of their way to make everything perfect and it is sooo appreciated. There is not a thing I would have changed. Felix (the photographer) was incredible and I loved his work. The gentleman that sang, Amauris, was out of this world. And the fireworks — they were stunning. And my wedding planner, well — I could go on about her forever!!!
Thank you for everything!

Nikki & Kevin Sweet

 May 2006

We just got home today from spending 3 weeks in the Dominican Republic for our wedding at Sunrise Villa, and I can tell you that everything was absolutely fabulous!!! The staff, Chris the manager, and Monica the wedding planner went above and beyond and shocked myself and all of our guests. Monica outdid herself on the wedding and the pictures on the Web site cannot even begin to show how wonderful this location is! The food was amazing and every one of our guests enjoyed their time.

I know that I made the right decision with Sunrise Villa, and if you are looking for a beautiful location away from all the tourists and want to be treated like a superstar (we kept waiting for the paparazzi to show up!) then go with Sunrise.

Sophia & Brian Pelton

Warren, NJ

May 2006

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding! The flowers, food, friendly staff, beautiful ceremony, the cake, the meringue band … everything was perfect! We couldn't have started married life in a better place. We will remember Sunrise Villa always and look forward to returning for future anniversaries! Muchas gracias!


Caitlin Kasmar & Andrew Flesch

Washington, DC

April 2007

Andrew and I want to thank you for everything you did for our wedding — it turned out wonderfully. Everyone had a great time and I don't think it could have gone more smoothly.


Carolyn & Charles

Louisville, KY

 May 2006

I wanted to tell you again how pleased I was with the outcome of our wedding. Everything was just done beautifully. You really did come through with everything that I had described ... The video was done well. Felix did a good job showing the villa and every aspect of the wedding and was great to work with as well.

Thank you!


Caroline & Eric Hoste

British Columbia, Canada

 February 2007

Thank you so much for everything — it truly was the wedding of my dreams.

We all experienced a huge come-down when we left the villa — so much excitement, fun and happiness. Leaving was hard!

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