The Best Wedding Venues in Mexico

Travel to one of Mexico's popular locales for a dreamy destination wedding in paradise.
Taylor Carson
by Taylor Carson
Updated Aug 01, 2021

From the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, there are countless coastal Mexican towns desirable to both locals and visitors year-round. Even in 2020, a year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, over 23 million tourists traveled to Mexico. The appeal is obvious—turquoise waters, white sand beaches, Mayan ruins, all-inclusive resorts, authentic margaritas and Mexican cuisine—and it extends beyond the average vacation. The country is also a delightfully tropical wedding destination.

Getting married in Mexico starts with determining where you want to spend your special day. Options include Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Tulum and more, and where you'll wind up comes down to what you're looking for. Cancun, for example, is known for its beaches, while Tulum is famous for its cenotes, which are enchanting underground sinkholes.

Whether you're starting the wedding planning process and would like to browse Mexican wedding venues or you're narrowing down your list of Mexico's best places to say "I do," you've come to the right place. In this guide, we've sourced 13 of Mexico's best venues—all captivating places for your most romantic getaway.

Iberostar Selection Cancun in Cancun, Mexico

Iberostar is a luxury all-inclusive hotel and wedding venue offering destination wedding packages and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The Cancun hotel has wonderful amenities to take advantage of during your wedding weekend: 10 swimming pools, a nightclub, six restaurants and beach access. For your wedding, Iberostar has four stylized collections to choose from, accommodating up to 32 guests, and they are Mexican Chic, Romantic Blush, Glam and South Asian. Each collection includes personalized service from a wedding specialist, a minister, flowers for the spouses-to-be, a wedding gazebo, varying color schemes, a three-hour open bar and so much more.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa Del Carmen's Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is "all natural, all inclusive." The resort has so many excursions to enjoy during your wedding weekend, from photo safaris to river adventures to kayak tours and cenote exploration. Sandos' three wedding ceremony locations include a famous cenote, a beach gazebo and an oceanview rooftop terrace. With multiple wedding packages (Seaside Bliss, Sweet Romance and Dreamcatcher), complimentary honeymoon amenities for couples who hold their nuptials on-site, and options for green and a la carte weddings, Sandos has something for every couple. To top things off, this wedding location also provides you with a wedding planner to handle your big day needs.

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Your Dreams Puerto Aventuras wedding will be just that: a dream. Here, you'll exchange vows at breathtaking ceremony steps from the ocean. The beach resort offers three wedding packages that range in price, so you can find something within your budget. The Dreams Wedding in Paradise package is the lowest-priced package, but the inclusions are comprehensive—a wedding coordinator, a complimentary room the night before your nuptials, bouquets and boutonnières for the spouses-to-be, a wedding cake, a wine toast, a discount on spa treatments, free anniversary nights for years to come and more. The Dreams of Love package has add-ons such as a judge or minister, hair and makeup for one member of the wedding couple, and a private cocktail hour and dinner reception. Finally, the Ultimate Wedding Package offers all that and then some.

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta presents stunning backdrops for your Mexican wedding. On Mexico's Pacific Coast, the highly rated resort comes with a brand name you can trust, plus a solid planning structure for your wedding celebration. Your wedding specialist will help you nail down the details: Do you want to host your event on the beach, at a beachside gazebo, on a terrace, in a penthouse overlooking the ocean or in a grand ballroom? You have the option to do whichever suits your style and vision. You'll also get to customize your wedding menu, choosing everything from your hors d'oeuvres to either a plated dinner or a buffet to your wedding cake.

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

A short distance from Puerto Vallarta is Nuevo Vallarta, and here you'll find another wondrous resort and wedding venue: Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. Vidanta's beautiful landscape boasts views of the Sierra Madre mountains, the Pacific Ocean and the Ameca River Valley. The venue also boasts seven wedding venues, and they all feel like paradise. First, the Grand Bliss Beach is perfect for beachfront weddings, with capacity for over 1,000 guests. The Santuario palapa accommodates over 200 and has pretty fountains and decks. Grand Luxxe Beach is an exclusive beach wedding venue, this one capping out at 800 for ceremonies and 500 for receptions. The Grand Luxxe Pier is a lovely outdoor dock venue. Grand Luxxe Viewpoint is a garden on the bay. Inside, Vidanta offers the Vidanta Ballrooms and, for large-scale events, the Grand Vidanta Ballroom.

Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico

Haven Riviera Cancun Resort is an adults-only all-inclusive Cancun resort in the Mexican Caribbean, with much to offer for your destination wedding. Of course, you'll have desirable ocean views here. But you'll also delight in personalized service, an on-site planner, a private bridal suite and group rates for your wedding guests. Haven Riviera Cancun only hosts one wedding per day, so the focus will be on you and your soon-to-be spouse during the occasion. Haven in Love is the site's intimate wedding package; Wedding Bells Are Ringing is the package you'll want to opt for for a full-blown destination wedding; and Tie the Knot is the property's most exclusive package, which includes a welcome rehearsal dinner, a soloist and more.

One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico

The luxurious One&Only Palmilla resort in Los Cabos is a romantic, secluded oasis on the Baja Peninsula. Welcoming elopements, intimate events and grand celebrations, it's a gorgeous destination suitable for all types of weddings. Event spaces include the Bahia Ballroom, the Bahia courtyard, Turtle Beach, Pelican Beach, the Agua Pool Deck, the South Lawn, and a picturesque white-washed chapel and chapel terrace. The resort offers special touches, such as a horse-drawn carriage entrance. Accommodations available for yourself and your guests include junior suites, one-bedroom suites, pool casita one-bedroom suites and villas. After your wedding, enjoy nearby excursions: Head to the golf course, whale-watch, go deep sea fishing or relax on the One&Only yacht.

Hotel Xcaret Mexico in Playa del Carmen

Hotel Xcaret Mexico opened in December 2017 "as a tribute to Mayan culture and to our country, its artisans, its gastronomy, its living wealth and its cultural heritage." The hotel is Five Diamond-certified, so you know you'll have a great vacation and wedding experience. Xcaret has its own spin on an all-inclusive offering with the All-Fun Inclusive concept, providing guests with unlimited access and transportation to its parks and restaurants. Xcaret is filled with above-average wedding spaces. Of course, you have the option for a wedding on a white-sand beach overlooking turquoise waters. Additionally, there is a hilltop chapel, an ecumenical temple, the Las Cuevas Ballroom, areas within the rainforest, the Hacienda Henequenera venue, open-air restaurants, a wine cellar, and the Guadalupe Chapel found inside of a cenote.

El Cid Cozumel in Cozumel, Mexico

El Cid Cozumel's Elite Wedding Experience is just that—elite. As it should, the all-inclusive experience offers so much to the marrying couple. Included for the wedding party are a bridal bouquet, a groom's boutonniere, two bridesmaid corsages and two groomsmen boutonnieres. The venue will provide a justice of the peace or minister and a wedding planner, as well as a champagne toast, a floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table, and a fruit basket and a bottle of champagne in the newlyweds' room. Other desirable inclusions are a candlelit dinner on the beach for you and your spouse and a beach cabana massage for two. If you're looking for less, El Cid has other more affordable packages: the Premium Wedding Experience, the Romance Wedding Experience and a Vow Renewal Experience.

NEST Tulum in Tulum, Mexico

Head to NEST Tulum for a boutique hotel experience that will be truly unforgettable. The 12-room, one villa property can be rented in its entirety for your big day. The hotel describes itself as exuding "the romance and deep-rooted spirituality of the Yucatan," so you can get in touch with yourself, your relationship and your surroundings here. Your special event requires a three-night rental and a wedding planner. The picture-perfect venue has a $5,000 food and beverage minimum and a maximum capacity of 50 for a full reception service. All fees include day-of hospitality and house staff; exclusive use of the house, house items, living room and beach; and additional drinking water for guests.

Villa La Joya in Riviera Maya, Mexico

If you want to wed in Mexico but you don't want to go the resort route, Riviera Maya's Villa La Joya may be exactly what you're looking for. The oceanfront private residence allows you to exchange vows in seclusion on the sand or in the garden. It's only a half-hour from Cancun, with space for up to 200 wedding guests, so your friends and family will have many enticing lodging options nearby. An exciting add-on at Villa La Joya is its Clear Sky Tents offering. The venue has several custom-fitted—and clear!—tents that you can rent to cover the lawn, pool and patio to ensure everything goes off without a hitch as you get hitched.

Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico

When you envision an escape to paradise, it might look something like the setting at Excellence Playa Mujeres. It's an adults-only all-inclusive filled with all-inclusive essentials: swimming pools, suites, delectable dining options. For your Excellence wedding, you'll select a wedding package and then be assigned a wedding expert to bring your event to life. Your ceremony choices are on the beach or under a beautiful stone gazebo, and receptions can take place on the beach, in a ballroom, on the Spice Terrace or the Convention Center Terrace. The tiered wedding packages start with the Excellence Wedding Package, extend to the Excellence of Love Wedding Package, and top off with the Gold Excellence Wedding Package.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal has been rated five stars by Forbes for five consecutive years. It's no secret Waldorf Astoria is all about luxury, and that luxury paired with the awe-inspiring scenery of Cabo San Lucas makes this resort a dream wedding destination. Yes, you can get married on the beach, surrounded by nature's beauty, but there are other gorgeous venues on-site too: the Main Lobby Terrace, adorned with a wood pergola; the Pool Terrace, with an infinity pool that blends with the ocean backdrop; La Palapa, an open venue featuring a thatched roof and a fireplace; the Beach Club, an indoor-outdoor space with ocean vistas, chandeliers and hanging lanterns; Don Manuel's restaurant, an authentic Mexican hacienda setting; and El Farallon, a cliffside venue over the Pacific.


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