Casa Ybel Wedding Reviews – 5 Stars on The Knot

I just returned from my destination wedding at Casa Ybel. If I can give the resort 10 stars I would. First, the accommodations – outstanding with waterfront views for Villa’s. Additionally, the rooms were so spacious that it was the perfect spot for family and guests to gather. It was extra special since all the rooms were together making it easy for all guests to continue mingling throughout the evening and for the entire weekend. The beach – wow… beautiful where you can see the sunset on the water. The tent reception was elegant and convenient since no one had to drive anywhere. The white birch arch and flowers from Libby’s were gorgeous. The food and service was off the charts! Most of my guests eat at the best restaurants in the country and the food was on par with them. I can not say enough good things and thanks to Amy S and Jessica……..Casa Ybel is also within an hour from the airport making this destination wedding spot very viable. This is the place for a destination wedding!


Pure Elegance Under the Tent { Dede + Charlie } Casa Ybel Resort – Sanibel Island


These are some of our favorite photos, those last few moments of quiet before the whirlwind begins. The bride reflecting on the importance of this day, her husband to-be waiting for her, and all of the friends and family who have come to witness their declaration of love.

Dede and Charlie said their I Do’s a year ago on the lush green lawn at Casa Ybel and it’s one of those weddings we talk about still. The details were simple yet spectacular under the tent. Bouquets of white lilies were a stunning contrast against the bridesmaids navy dresses. Krista from Impressions Photography did an amazing job incorporating the landscape of Casa Ybel into the story of the couples wedding day, photos we’re still ooh-ing and ahh-ing over.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Officiant: Rev. Danner | 239-272-2947 | 
Florist: Signature Florals | 239-437-2860 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 |
Photography: Impressions Photography | 239-437-1838 |
Music: Vanderbilt Strings | 239-949-4314 |
Hair & Make Up: Duality Artistry | 801-557-0054 |

Perfect Pastel Waterfront Views { Andria + Robert } Casa Ybel Resort – Sanibel Island

The colors of the sky over Sanibel vary each and every day. Somehow on Andria and Robert’s wedding day they were the perfect blues to compliment the color scheme they had chosen.  The Waterfront Room at Casa Ybel was the ideal venue to witness the skies turn from blues to oranges and pinks as the sun set over the gulf. Along with the beautiful views guests were treated to an expansive buffet for dinner. Wanderlust Imagery captured some intimate moments from the ceremony and reception, memories the bride and groom will cherish for years to come.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Officiant: Pastor Funk | 239-770-5710 |
Photography: Creative Imaginations | 239-476-2867
Music: Wiley Entertainment | 239-989-6999 |


Radiant Sunset Ceremony { Sara + Scott } Casa Ybel Resort – Sanibel Island


A blanket of shells cover the beach in front of Casa Ybel and the colors of sunset reflected in the gulf water and in the clouds. This is exactly what Sara and Scott imagined when they were planning their dream Florida wedding. A simple bouquet of greenery on the arch made for a perfect backdrop on the beach as the Bride and Groom said their I Do’s. Dinner on the patio at Thistle Lodge was intimate and romantic. Guests were treated to Grilled Mahi Mahi with fresh pineapple salsa and perfectly grilled Filet Mignon. Of course to top the evening off there was a stunning three-tiered cake for guests with a sweet tooth to enjoy.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Officiant: Pat Slater | 239-472-8712 | 
Florist: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 |
Photography: Nick Adams Photography | 239-395-7671 |
Music: Steve Farst | 239-645-0651 |

7 Years in a Row! The Knot BEST OF WEDDINGS!

2018 best of the knot casa ybel

Casa Ybel Resort and it’s Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant are  thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a 2018 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings award! The Knot is the #1 trusted wedding media and service company, providing today’s to-be-weds with comprehensive wedding planning information, tools, and resources.

The Knot’s annual Best of Weddings awards honor the best- and most-rated wedding professionals, as reviewed by real couples on Only two percent of local wedding professionals receive this prestigious award!

We are so proud of our amazing team, and their commitment to providing an exceptional level of service to all of our couples. We would like to thank all of our couples who took the time to write incredibly touching reviews–and made us want to host their weddings all over again! We feel humbled and honored for the opportunity to be a part of so many special celebrations, and look forward to many more in the years to come!


Beachside Ceremony { Stephanie + Austin } Casa Ybel Resort – Sanibel Island


For Stephanie and Austin it was important for them to incorporate family into their wedding on the beach at Casa Ybel. The calm waters of the gulf behind them for the ceremony, their daughter took part in the I Do’s and his mother created the simple yet elegant bridal party bouquets. Guests moved in the the Waterfront Room at Thistle Lodge for the reception. Friends and family were treated to an impressive dinner buffet that included Hibachi Salmon and a Beef Strip Loin carving station. The new Mr. and Mrs. had the opportunity to take some stunning photos after dark on the beach and in front of the Thistle Lodge. 

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Photography: New Ground Photography | 239-449-8897 |
Officiant: Dr. Dan Lamey | 239-272-2947 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 |
Music: Ron Rutz | 239-454-9999 |
Hair & Make Up: Kari Myers Hair |239-895-6333 | MW MakeUp Artistry | 239-940-2921

Casa Ybel Wedding Reviews – 5 Stars on The Knot

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Maureen G

Our rehearsal dinner for our son and his bride was everything we hoped it would be! The patio and deck area were the perfect spot – we were even protected from a little rain! The photos we have seen, with the little lights on the roof of the patio which were turned on after dark, looked enchanting! The staff was amazing – very helpful throughout the evening – including helping to get the AV equipment ready for our presentation. Last but not least, the food was great! Several people commented on it! The event coordinator was more than willing to make a few substitutions to the menu due to some of our preferences! Great experience!!