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8 Best Places to Have Your Dream Mexico Destination Wedding


Planning a destination wedding in Mexico is a dream come true for many couples. With its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and luxurious resorts, Mexico offers so many options for an unforgettable wedding experience. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best resorts in Mexico, each offering unique amenities and reasons why they would be a perfect choice for your destination wedding.




Xcaret:


Xcaret is an extraordinary resort that combines natural beauty with cultural heritage. With lush gardens, breathtaking cenotes, and a private beach, this resort provides an enchanting backdrop for your wedding. Its amenities include:

Example Package: Deluxe Package

  • Makeup and hairstyle for the bride

  • Bride’s bouquet

  • Boutonnière for the groom

  • 2 bouquets or corsages for the bridesmaids

  • 2 boutonnieres for the groomsmen

CEREMONY

  • Minister for the symbolic wedding

  • Venue for the ceremony

  • Standard gazebo

  • Tiffany chairs

  • Wedding cake

  • Toast with sparkling wine

  • Live music (45 minutes set)

COCKTAIL

  • Venue for the cocktail

  • 1 hour of premium open bar

  • Canapés (4 pieces per person)

RECEPTION

  • Private dinner

  • Three-course menu or buffet

  • 4 hours of premium open bar

Price: The wedding packages at Xcaret start at around $3,000 to $5,000. Website Link: https://www.xcaretweddings.com/weddings/ Wedding FAQ's : https://www.xcaretweddings.com/faqs/


Barceló:

Barceló resorts are known for their elegance and impeccable service. With picturesque locations in Riviera Maya and Cancun, Barceló offers stunning venues for your wedding ceremony and reception. Their experienced wedding coordinators will ensure that every detail is taken care of, from personalized decor to exquisite cuisine. With access to world-class amenities such as spa facilities, pools, and gourmet restaurants, Barceló will make your wedding a truly luxurious experience. Barceló:


Example Package: STRAWBERRY PASSION PACKAGE, BARCELÓ MAYA GRAND RESORT

Wedding Day:

  • Wedding location

  • Premium wristband for bride and groom

  • Free upgrade to the next category (upon availability)

  • Justice of the Peace or Non denominational Minister

  • Marriage certificate (documents issued in Spanish if it is a Legal wedding)

  • Witnesses for Legal Ceremony if required

  • Live music during the Wedding Ceremony

  • Wedding Cake

  • Sparkling wine for Ceremony Toast

  • Bridal Bouquet and Groom Boutonniere •

  • One Tabletop flower arrangement

  • Private dinner reception and open bar served on the beach during 3 hours for 30 guests**

  • 50 minutes Couples Massage for Bride & Groom sent to the room

  • Late check out until 3:00pm (on request, subject to availability).)

For bride:

  • Manicure & pedicure

  • Bridal Make-up

  • Bridal hair style with a natural white orchid


Price: Barceló: Barceló offers wedding packages that range from approximately $2,000 to $6,000. Website Link: https://barceloweddings.com/en/mexico/mayan-riviera/barcelo-maya-palace/offers--packages


Viceroy:

Viceroy resorts are synonymous with sophistication and luxury. With breathtaking ocean views, stylish accommodations, and impeccable service, Viceroy creates a dreamy atmosphere for your wedding day. Their dedicated wedding planners will work closely with you to design a personalized ceremony and reception that reflects your vision. Guests can enjoy amenities like infinity pools, spa treatments, and gourmet dining, making their stay at Viceroy an unforgettable experience. Example Package: I Do & Anniversary for Two Package

"Our vow to you: At Viceroy Riviera Maya, your wedding will be unforgettable. Book your wedding celebration and experience our I Do & Anniversary for Two package. It’s wedding bliss, bundled with extra amenities and offers that make planning easy and infinitely more enjoyable. The icing on the cake: return to Riviera Maya and you’ll receive a complimentary two-night stay for your one-year anniversary."

  • Complimentary upgrade for the couple to Viceroy Villa

  • Romantic turn-down on Wedding Day with champagne

  • Couples massage & meditation for the couple on wedding day

  • Courtesy villa for the groom on the day of the wedding for getting ready (subject to availability)

  • Complimentary location venue fee available at the hotel (excludes the Beach due to government license required, subject to quote)

  • Complimentary two-night stay for the couple on their one-year anniversary (based on availability)

Viceroy: The wedding packages at Viceroy typically range from $4,000 to $8,000.


Website Link: https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/riviera-maya/weddings Wedding FAQ's : https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/riviera-maya/weddings#wedding-faq


Iberostar:

Iberostar resorts are renowned for their attention to detail and exceptional service. With stunning beachfront locations and extensive wedding packages, Iberostar offers a seamless and stress-free wedding planning experience. Their experienced team will assist you in creating a personalized ceremony, providing options for beach weddings, garden ceremonies, and elegant ballrooms. Guests can enjoy amenities like golf courses, spa facilities, and a variety of dining options.


Example Package: Gold Star Wedding Package

  • Bride’s fresh floral bouquet and matching groom’s boutonnière

  • Minister (symbolic ceremonies)

  • Witnesses (if required)

  • Setup of wedding venue (canopy, chairs and table with white linen)

  • Sparkling wine served after the ceremony

  • Fresh floral centerpiece for the head wedding table during the ceremony

  • Recorded music and microphone provided for the ceremony

  • Live music (45 minutes)

  • Cocktails with cold appetizers for an hour, at ceremony venue

  • Traditional white frosting cake decorated with fresh flowers

  • Wedding dinner in a specialty restaurant (one hour and a half)

  • Iberostar gift 10% discount on spa services for wedding guests (boutique purchases excluded)

  • Upgrade to the next category of room for the bride and groom (subject to availability, Presidential Suite is excluded from upgrades)

  • Late check out for bride and groom (subject to availability)

  • Hair trial and hairstyle for the bride

  • 30-minute couple’s massage

  • Romantic dinner for the wedding couple

Iberostar: The wedding packages at Iberostar generally range from $2,500 to $6,000.


Website Link: https://www.iberostar.com/en/weddings/mexico/ Wedding FAQ's : https://www.iberostar.com/en/faq/


Valentin Imperial:

Valentin Imperial is a romantic adults-only resort perfect for an intimate destination wedding. With its lush tropical gardens, white sand beaches, and luxurious suites, Valentin Imperial provides an idyllic setting for your special day. Their wedding specialists will help you plan every aspect of your wedding, ensuring a seamless experience. Guests can indulge in gourmet dining, spa treatments, and enjoy the resort's lively entertainment. Example Package: The One & Only Package

  • On-site wedding coordinator services

  • Ceremony location: intimate white sand beach, romantic gazebo, or a choice of two overwater bridges

  • Minister*

  • Ceremony setup in white with Tiffany chairs

  • Flowers**

  • **Elegant white bouquet for the bride & matching boutonnière for the groom

  • **Flower petals for the aisle during the wedding ceremony

  • **Centerpiece for the wedding ceremony table

  • Pressing service for the wedding couple’s attires

  • Small sound system and microphone for the ceremony

  • Sparkling wine for the toast after the ceremony for up to 20 guests

  • One-hour cocktail party with canapés for up to 20 guests

  • Dinner reservation for up to 20 guests in one of our specialty restaurants ***

  • One-tier wedding cake for up to 20 guests

  • Sparkling wine and fruit platter for the wedding couple on the wedding day

  • Romantic in-room decoration with rose petals for the wedding couple on the wedding day

  • In-room breakfast served to the newlyweds the morning after the wedding day

  • Romantic dinner for the wedding couple at any of our specialty restaurants***

  • One 30-minute moisturizing facial treatment at the resort’s Aromance Spa

  • 10% discount on beauty salon services at the resort’s Aromance Spa

  • 20% discount on massages at the resort’s Aromance Spa

  • Preferred room assignment within the purchased room categories

  • One complimentary room upgrade to the next Junior Suite category for the wedding couple, subject to availability****

  • Late check-out up to 1:00 p.m. subject to availability

Price: Valentin Imperial: The wedding packages at Valentin Imperial usually start at around $2,000 to $4,000.


Website Link: https://www.valentinmaya.com/en/weddings/

AM Resort: Dreams Resort & Spa


AM Resorts encompass a collection of luxurious brands including Dreams, Now, and Sunscape. With multiple locations throughout Mexico, these resorts offer a wide range of amenities and wedding packages to suit your preferences. From elegant ballrooms to beachfront gazebos, AM Resorts provide versatile venues for your ceremony and reception. Guests can enjoy activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and relaxing by the pool, ensuring a memorable stay. Example Package: Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package

Preparations

  • Preparation and ironing of couple’s wedding day attire

Ceremony

Flowers

  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple

  • Two boutonnieres and two corsages for wedding party

  • One natural floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table

  • One natural floral centerpiece for ceremonial table

Food & Beverage

  • Semi-private rehearsal dinner for ten max

  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine (up to 30 guests)

  • Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres (Gold menu, up to 30 guests)

  • Private dinner reception (Gold menu, up to 30 guests)

Accommodations

  • Complimentary room for one member of the wedding couple the night before the wedding (based on availability and upon request)

  • Special turndown service night of the wedding

  • Late checkout for the couple (based on availability and upon request)

Additional Inclusions

  • Sound system with speaker and microphones

  • Hairstyling and makeup application for one member of the wedding couple on the day of ceremony

  • Live music trio (one set, during cocktail hour)

  • 15% off spa treatments (spa boutique purchases not included)

  • Newlywed Package (Welcome letter, fresh fruit, bottle of sparkling wine, breakfast in bed with mimosas - reservations must be made in advance with concierge)

  • 50 high resolution digital images and wedding album

  • Choice of one couples spa treatment (options to be provided by the resort)

  • Free anniversary nights (stay a minimum of five paid nights over first anniversary date and receive two additional nights free, or stay four paid nights over first anniversary date and receive one additional night free)

Price: AM Resort: Dream, Now & Sunscape: The wedding packages at AM Resorts typically range from $2,500 to $6,000. Website Link: https://www.amrcollection.com/en/resorts-hotels/dreams/mexico/riviera-cancun-resort-spa/events/weddings-honeymoons/wedding-packages/




Sandos Playacar:

Sandos Playacar is a vibrant resort nestled along the beautiful beaches of Riviera Maya. With its tropical gardens, spacious pools, and diverse culinary offerings, Sandos Playacar is an excellent choice for a destination wedding. Their experienced wedding planners will guide you through every step, creating a personalized wedding experience. Guests can enjoy amenities like spa treatments, water sports, and themed entertainment, ensuring an enjoyable stay.

Example Package: Featured Package Ceremony includes:

  • Symbolic ceremony

  • Ceremony setup as per resort location

  • Government beach permit and mountaintop terrace

  • 3 medium-sized flower medallions

  • Rose petals for the aisle during the ceremony (1 bag)

  • Sound system and microphone during the ceremony

  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière, or 2 bouquets, or 2 boutonnière

Reception Includes:

  • Private cocktail with open bar and appetizers (duration: 1 hour)

  • Private dinner reception with open bar (duration: 3 hours)

  • Basic setup and ambient lighting

  • Sparkling wine for the wedding toast

  • 3 tier custom made wedding cake

  • 3 centerpieces

  • DJ, light, and sound during dinner (duration: 3 hours)

Additional Benefits:

  • Wedding organization and personalized service from our wedding coordinators

  • Steaming service for the wedding outfit (arrival 3 days prior is required)

  • 1 make-up and hairstyle session (excludes trial) at the Sandos Beauty Salon

  • Couple’s massage at the Sandos Spa (duration: 50 minutes)

  • Upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability)

  • Complimentary honeymoon amenities*

  • Earn up to USD 2,000 discount off your wedding package, based on number of rooms booked*

Sandos Playacar: The wedding packages at Sandos Playacar usually start at around $2,000 to $4,000. Website Link: https://www.sandos.com/sandos-playacar/wedding-packages


Moon Palace:

Moon Palace is a luxurious all-inclusive resort chain renowned for its grandeur and breathtaking locations. With expansive event spaces, stunning beachfront gazebos, and elegant ballrooms Example Package: Basic Package

  • Ceremony location.

  • Minister to perform symbolic ceremony.

  • Ceremony setup and decor.

  • 30 white avant-garde chairs.

  • Audio system for the ceremony.

  • Sparkling wine for the ceremony.

  • Semi-private dinner for up to 30 guests.

  • Tailoring your ceremony.

  • Booking hair & make-up for the day.

  • Hiring the services of a photographer and/or videographer.

  • Choosing a private reception venue.

  • Selecting reception add-ons.

Moon Palace: The wedding packages at Moon Palace generally range from $4,000 to $10,000. Website Link: https://www.moonpalacecancun.com/weddings

*Please note that specific inclusions may vary depending on the resort, package, and any additional customizations you choose. It's recommended to contact each resort directly for detailed information about their wedding packages.* Mexico's breathtaking landscapes, luxurious resorts, and warm hospitality make it an ideal destination for couples seeking a memorable wedding experience. From Xcaret's natural beauty to Moon Palace's grandeur, each resort offers unique amenities and personalized wedding packages. With stunning venues, and a wide range of activities for guests to enjoy, Mexico promises to create lifelong memories for everyone involved. Say "I do" in paradise and let Mexico's magic set the stage for your dream destination wedding.

Need Help Planning?


Our team of experts at My Wedding Songbird will happily assist you in putting together the perfect wedding package to make your dream day a reality. From finding the best venue's in Mexico to booking your all your vendors, we’ll be there to help you through the whole process!


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