About Casa Chavela

This was the last residence of the great singer Chavela Vargas from 2007 until her death in August 2012. She was one of the most influential voices in Latin American music.

"Everyone dreams of Mexico. It's Mexico that attracts music. I dreamed of a paradise called Mexico." - Chavela Vargas

Casa Chavela's restoration began in 2019, using local materials to preserve the original elements and essence of the architecture. Today, Casa Chavela serves as an event garden for weddings and cultural events, an artist residency, and a guesthouse. It offers a stay surrounded by nature, art, and stunning mountain views.

Behind The Brand

What was the initial spark for the property and how did it all begin?

The main goal was to rescue the history of the place and the story of the great artist who lived here. The house was restored based on old photographs and interviews conducted with people who knew her at that time. Each space was designed drawing inspiration from the 60s and 70s, with art and decoration carefully selected to highlight the minimalist style of that era, while also incorporating Mexican elements and local materials that together create bohemian and cozy spaces.

Vegetation plays a very important role in the venue. All existing plants were preserved, and many more were integrated to create beautiful green environments that blend with the mountain view, making you feel like you’re in a botanical garden due to the wide variety of species.

Personalized attention makes you feel like you’re arriving home to family and friends, reflecting the owners main goal.

What spaces do you offer for a wedding or event?

We offer three gardens for each event that takes place during the wedding. Starting with the ceremony in the central garden, following to the cocktail garden, which is shaded by centuries-old fruit trees, the celebration concludes at the main esplanade for the catering and party. However, any garden of the property can be adapted for any happening. Likewise, the spaces can be rearranged according to the needs of the couple.

We also have a balcony above the esplanade, which offers a unique view of the mountain and the surroundings of the garden. This space has been used for intimate ceremonies or small gatherings. The couples love to take photos here.

How many guests can you cater for?

400 people for weddings.
20 people for staying in the guesthouses.

What is it that makes your property magic?

The history it has since the 70s when it was built, you can feel a special energy from Chavela who left an essence of art, music, anecdotes from the famous and not so famous people that visited her. Also, the centenary endemic flora and the landscape of the Chalchitepetl mountain which inspired Chavela and now inspires us.

What advice can you give couples when selecting their venue?

The most important aspect of choosing the venue is finding one that resonates with you, a place you identify with.

Casa Chavela is a space with a vibe filled with nature due to the mountain and vegetation it boasts. Simultaneously, it holds significant historical value for the famous singer who lived here. The architecture, interior design, art, and overall layout of the house create a contemporary yet cozy and bohemian atmosphere. Additionally, Casa Chavela offers easy access from Mexico City while still being close to the center of Tepoztlan, where you can experience the local traditions of a magic Mexican town.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

What was once the home to the famous singer and poet has since been transformed into one of the most palatial escapes in the south of Mexico City. There is so much we adore about Casa Chavela, from the stone work of the walls exterior, to the sun drenched timber windows. Situated in the lustrous Tepoztlán, the architectural splendor speaks for itself. Offering the apex of private luxury and seclusion, the property is fitted with everything you need for a destination wedding.

For the couple…

For those longing to escape and bask in the throes of Tepoztlán history and culture, Casa Chavela grants you the opportunity to escape into an enchanted locale made for the bohemian duo looking for the ideal luxury, Mexican wedding. With everything from bespoke lodging services to local activities on site, this venue is made for fellow nature puritans.