Have you been thinking of having a dreamy destination wedding? Do you want to marry your love in a magical and picturesque setting in paradise? The best destination wedding resorts offer top-notch accommodations, breathtaking scenery, and private locations to ensure your special day is perfect. Whether you're planning a beach wedding in Mexico or a destination wedding in the Caribbean, our all-inclusive resort partners will help make your dream come true.
Here are five of our favorite destination wedding resorts for a beautiful, romantic, and stress-free experience:
El Casitas Royale
Surrounded by lush jungles and white sandy beaches, El Dorado Casitas Royale is the perfect place for a dream wedding in Mexico. The resort offers packages that include an on-site wedding planner, flowers, music, and more — all you have to do is show up! After your big day, couples can enjoy their honeymoon at one of the resort's many private plunge pools or swim-up suites.
And for couples looking for a one-of-a-kind exclusive wedding experience for your adult-only wedding, consider the Private Enclave Wedding Experience. This wedding package is your chance to reserve an entire private section of the resort, inclusive of your own private enclave with a private pool exclusive to your group, personalized butler service, private events including a Mexican Beach Fiesta with Live Mexican Trio, plus luxury accommodations and so much more.
At the end of your wedding celebration, you’ll be whisked away to an overwater bungalow or beachfront villa for your honeymoon.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
There are many reasons to host your wedding at a luxurious hotel and spa resort such as the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. This exquisite all-inclusive hideaway is located in the magical Mexican Riviera Maya, which is known for its picturesque beaches and abundant wildlife.
The resort is just steps away from world-class beaches and an abundance of fun activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, aqua aerobics, and tons of amazing excursions.
From the Pinterest-worthy grand ballrooms to the exquisite outdoor venues, and the world-class service to the executive chefs, Grand Velas has you covered.
With a gorgeous wedding chapel that seats up to 150 guests, an ocean terrace that is the perfect setting for an intimate reception, and an oceanfront wedding deck that offers stunning views, this destination wedding resort is truly jaw-dropping.
They only do a handful of weddings per year, ensuring that you receive the attention and help you deserve. Your big day should be as unique as your relationship, so let’s find your ideal setting at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica
When you think about the most romantic destinations for a wedding, we invite you to consider the magical island of Jamaica. And after your dreamy wedding experience at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica, you’ll be glad you did. This newly designed resort offers numerous amenities catering to the needs of those celebrating their special day.
Weddings are a memorable and once-in-a-lifetime experience that deserves to be planned with care and style. If you want your wedding to be perfect, do what the stars are doing and book at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica.
Another benefit to hosting your destination wedding in Jamaica is that legal weddings are easy and inexpensive.
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
There are a lot of reasons why people choose to have their destination wedding in Mexico. Some of these reasons include close friends, family, time off work, and the warm weather. Other reasons include the nightlife and of course the fantastic beaches. Whatever your reason is for choosing to have your destination wedding at Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, Mexico you can be sure that you’ll have an unforgettable time.
This resort has been built from its very foundation with the idea that guests will experience luxury while they are on vacation. With luxury comes comfort which will allow you to focus on making memories with those close to you.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect wedding or the most spectacular setting for a company event, the staff at this one-of-a-kind resort will make sure all your dreams come true. Their award-winning team is known for delivering seamless events by creating unforgettable experiences, which are designed to create lasting memories you will want to celebrate again and again.
For those celebrating a Catholic destination wedding, you will love the oceanfront chapel that seats 112 people and offers spectacular views!
Beaches Turks & Caicos
Beaches Turks & Caicos is the ultimate luxury vacation for guests of all ages. Featuring fine dining, premium drinks, butler service, large suites to accommodate bigger families, a waterpark, and unlimited water sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Why get married at Beaches Turks & Caicos? Why not? Because all eyes are on you and every memory counts, you need a venue where every moment of your wedding will be perfect. Choosing Beaches Turks & Caicos means never having to worry about anything going wrong, because they’ve got everything covered for you.
Plus, there aren’t many venues that offer award-winning services, stunning settings, and fresh Caribbean air — all in one place. The luxury resort and all-inclusive nature ensure that no detail is left unattended — making your wedding unforgettable.
These are just a few of the amazing places to consider for your dream destination wedding in The Caribbean and Mexico. The best thing about a destination wedding is that you get to say “I Do” in a bucket list location of your choice.
All of these resorts are incredible and have been known time and time again to host one-of-a-kind weddings and unforgettable honeymoons. And if you're planning a destination wedding, we applaud you for having the courage and imagination to go for something incredibly unique.
And if you feel like you are stuck and need some help planning your dream destination wedding, feel free to schedule a free 45 Minute Consultation with me today!
Cancun features the famous "hotel zone" where some of the most popular resorts in Mexico reside, on powder white sand beaches contrasting turquoise blue water! There is an abundance of great resort options in Cancun for your wedding. You can choose from ultra-chic & modern, to more laid-back and casual. Cancun has more nightlife, shopping, and powder white sand beaches, but you’ll also face more crowded beaches and resort areas.
The Riviera Maya is about 30 minutes and beyond south of Cancun and resorts here are more spacious and spread out from each other. The beaches are a little more natural here, due to protections set up by law to protect the natural coral and beach areas. The resort venues here in Riviera Maya, are going to give you a less crowded atmosphere and a more authentic natural vibe.
Do you want a poolside cabana, maybe a beach cabana? How about a private terrace with an ocean view, or an infinity pool that looks like it disappears into the ocean? Well, you can have all of this and more at one of the many fantastic resort properties here in Los Cabos. Luxury is the main focus at many of these resorts which is a win for both you and your guests! These resorts also have some alluring and brilliant wedding packages to give you a dream destination “I Do”.
Turks and Caicos:
There's a nice variety of fantastic resort wedding venues in Turks & Caicos, especially on Grace Bay in the Providenciales. These resort wedding venues offer amazing wedding packages, luxurious accommodations and great activities for both you and your guests.
You’ll have a wide range of accommodations to meet every budget for your destination wedding. You can go ultra-high-end or beautiful & balanced with many resort wedding venues St. Lucia has to offer. All of these resorts will do a great job for your destination wedding, it just depends on your style and budget.
While I usually recommend doing a symbolic wedding, for most locations, St. Lucia is one of the easier Caribbean locations to get legally married in.
PROS: Bucket list excursions and activities that will make lasting memories for your wedding.
CONS: St. Lucia is in the southern Caribbean, so it is about a 5-6 hour flight from the states. St. Lucia is more expensive than other locations in the Caribbean
Costa Rica is home to many unique and beautiful resort wedding venues. You can host your wedding at a beachfront resort, or at a resort tucked away in a jungle paradise, it really depends on what you and your wedding group are looking for. All of the resort companies in Costa Rica have great wedding packages and accommodations to give you a wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
When deciding where to get married in Jamaica you’ll want to consider the best fit for you and your wedding guests. For example, if you are more of a lively party type of crowd, and don’t want a long drive to your resort, then Montego Bay is a great location for your wedding as most resorts are within 5 minutes of the airport and there are some beautiful beach locations. Montego Bay is known for its shopping and nightlife as well.
If you are looking for a perfect beach, and a more relaxing vibe, then Negril could be just the spot. And if you like more mountainous terrain near some of Jamaica’s most famous activities, such as Mystic Mountain with the Bobsled ride, and Dunns River Falls, then a resort in the Ocho Rios area may be more to your liking. No matter what area of Jamaica you choose, there will be a resort wedding venue that will give you everything you need for a dream destination “I Do!”
The Dominican Republic has some of the newest and most sophisticated wedding resort venues in the world. Because the Dominican Republic is a relatively newer player in the tourism industry, compared to Mexico or some of the other more popular tourist locations, new resorts on some of the most amazing beaches and properties are still being built for an amazing experience for both of you and all of your guests! You can relax and know that there is a resort venue in the Dominican Republic that will give you a magical wedding day!
If you picture yourself saying “I do” with the waves crashing behind you, a remote, exotic beach might be the perfect spot. We’ve rounded up our top destination wedding locations that allow you to tie the knot in unique and unforgettable locales: Check out our list of the most beautiful destinations in the world to get married. If you enjoyed this brief overview, please be on the lookout because I am going to be writing more in depth about each destination and what makes them so great for a destination wedding.
Mexico: Riviera Maya/Cancun
Located in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, along the Caribbean Sea, Cancun & Riviera Maya is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Mexico, offering miles of white sandy beaches, a seemingly endless number of local sites to see and explore, and a plethora of activities for you and your wedding guests to see and do! If you think the Riviera Maya or Cancun it going to be a good fit for your destintion wedding, click here to learn more about his amazing location!
Mexico: Los Cabos
Located in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Cortez, beautiful palm trees, and incredible desert landscapes, Los Cabos brings a blend of up-level luxury and endless things to see and do for the ultimate wedding away.
Los Cabos offers something for everyone looking to have a destination wedding. Here you have your choice of stark desert landscapes intermingled with mountains and beautiful coastlines.
Known as the Hawaii of the Caribbean, St. Lucia is the emerald of the Caribbean isles! Lush green tropical rainforests, waterfalls, active volcanoes, Sulphur springs, and beautiful beaches, St. Lucia really does have it all!
Jamaica is one of the most diverse wedding destinations in the entire world, offering you sun, sea, sand, rivers, and waterfalls. Jamaica has a relaxing and fun vibe that flows throughout the island no matter where you get married.
Turks and Caicos
If you’re looking for the quintessential destination wedding in paradise with both exotic white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, look no further than Turks & Caicos.
Your wedding photos will be stunning with a backdrop of dazzling white sand and turquoise blue water that will almost look fake! If you and your guests are beach lovers, Grace Bay beach ranks among the top beaches in the world.
The Dominican Republic is the second-largest and most diverse Caribbean country. Just two hours south of Miami, and less than four hours from New York, this under-the-radar wedding destination offers gorgeous beaches, coral reefs, swaying palm trees, rich history, and culture, spectacular outdoor activities that make it a magical option for your destination wedding!
If you love lush green vistas, mountains, wildlife, beautiful beaches, and an emphasis on eco-protection, then Costa Rica may be the perfect destination for your wedding. Located between the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, Costa Rica can offer many different experiences.
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