13 Absolutely Stunning Places to Get Married in Mexico and the Caribbean

Destination wedding getaways you need to see to believe.
by Jennifer Hirshlag
AM resorts huatulco

Want to tie the knot in paradise? Look no further than these resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Between the beautiful beaches, palm trees and blue skies, you’ll have some of the world’s most breathtaking backdrops for your “I dos.” But those aren’t the only reasons you’ll fall in love. With their luxury amenities (unlimited top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room service, nightly entertainment), these resorts aren’t your typical all-inclusive. Not to mention, their wedding packages cover everything from the photography to the private seaside dinner reception, making budgeting and planning your perfect day at any of these 13 getaways  a cinch.

  1. 1. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

    Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita

    Riviera Maya, Mexico

    If you’ve dreamed of running away to the ends of the earth to get hitched, you’ll fall in love with Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita. Hidden among acres of wilderness, the intimate 90-room resort feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere, yet it’s easily accessible from everywhere. Reserve a luxurious oceanfront suite with a plunge pool and outdoor shower as your escape for two. You’ll feel pampered like a star with complimentary inclusions such as a catamaran sunset sail and maid service three times a day.   And with an on-site wedding coordinator taking care of all the details, you’ll have plenty of time to relax in the seawater pool at the property’s thalassotherapy spa before celebrating your marriage on a lush lawn overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

  2. 2. Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

    Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa Huatulco

    Huatulco, Mexico

    As you fly over the Sierra Madre mountains to this area along the Pacific Coast, you’ll notice nine picturesque bays. Secrets Huatulco caps one of them, the Conejos Bay, with access to sapphire waters and rock formations that’ll make you feel miles away from home. Walk down the aisle to a modern tiled gazebo for your ceremony, before inviting your guests to celebrate your union in the resort’s ballroom. With 399 suites at the property, you won’t mind if a few friends and family stay behind while you kick off your honeymoon.

  3. 3. Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

    Riviera Maya, Mexico

    With its sunny yellow buildings designed to resemble a Mediterranean villa, Secrets Capri will make you feel like you’re vacationing in a spectacular home—one with enviable oceanfront real estate. Host a ceremony by the pool dotted with fountains and palm trees around its perimeter. When the moon rises, invite your crew down to the water for a final toast around a crackling bonfire.

  4. 4. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

    Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Tulum

    Tulum, Mexico

    Some of the best memories can be made days before you make it official. How? Plan a wedding weekend leading up to the special moment. At Secrets Akumal, you can create an itinerary that’ll get every member of your bridal party together for some major bonding at the beach. Add a pair of goggles to everyone’s welcome baskets—they’ll come in handy when you swim out to look for green sea turtles (that’s how Akumal, meaning “place of the turtle” in Mayan, got its name) or scuba dive among the nearby reef. They’ll still have plenty of time to rest back in their suites—or at the spa—before your ceremony. Our favorite intimate spot for exchanging vows? This seaside arch cascading with local greenery.

  5. 5. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

    Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun Playa del Carmen

    Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Interested in celebrating your nuptials with all your friends and family? It won’t be hard to convince them to join you at this expansive 412-room resort facing a beautiful stretch of Maroma Beach, voted one of the best beaches. Escape the tropical breezes under a wood gazebo decorated with colorful local flowers for the ceremony. When the bash begins, you’ll have your choice of where to host it with the property’s range of restaurants and lounges—but we’re guessing you’ll want to party under the stars.

  6. 6. Secrets The Vine Cancun

     Cancun, Mexico

    You’ll feel on top of the world at this high-rise resort in the popular getaway of Cancun. Get married on its beach or in an elegant ballroom. Then you and your guests (but remember: there are no children allowed) can party nonstop as you toast to your future at one of the property’s multiple restaurants or bars, or bar hop along the nearby strip. When you’re ready to unplug, lounge beside one of its three infinity pools or take a day trip. Both the low-key destinations of Isla Contoy and Isla Holbox are just a short drive away.

  7. 7. Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun

    Riviera Maya, Mexico

    The toughest decision you’ll have to make at Secrets Silversands is which of the eight pools you’ll want to swim in each day. Then, of course, there are the warm crystal depths of the Riviera Maya. Our suggestion? Try all of them. Thanks to on-site wedding planners, some of whom also specialize in South Asian celebrations, you’ll be able to truly vacation as you count down the hours to becoming newlyweds. When you’re ready for we time, head back to your thatched-roof honeymoon bungalow, where you can lounge side by side on your private terrace with a plunge pool and take in the postcard-perfect surroundings for hours on end.

  8. 8. Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa

    Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Check off two dreams from your bucket list at this destination: getting married to your true love and swimming with dolphins. In addition to having a gorgeous tropical setting along the Riviera Maya for your wedding (think: blue skies, thatched gazebos, and dinner and dancing right on the sand), Dreams Puerto Aventuras has its own dolphinarium. Catch a show and then get psyched to meet its stars up close and in person. You can even splurge for video so you can relive the experience back at home.

  9. 9. Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

    Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa Playa

    La Romana, Dominican Republic

    Don’t let the size of Dreams La Romana steer you away. The 756-room resort 45 minutes from Punta Cana feels just as intimate as a smaller property because it’s built within a tropical jungle. Take advantage of its meandering grounds to find the most personalized spot for your wedding—in a classic white gazebo with a view of the ocean, along a wood pier that juts out over the water or in a flower-filled garden. The options are endless. Afterward, head indoors for an epic dance-off at one of the many bars or lounges.

  10. 10. Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

    Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

    Trust us: You’ll have the best wedding pictures ever if you say your vows in front of the Sierra Madres. The mountains stand majestically in the horizon of this resort along the Banderas Bay, making for a backdrop that becomes even more spectacular when the sun sets behind it. And with four pools that wind along the property, you’re bound to find a secluded spot to sunbathe, so you can hold on to that feeling of having the place to yourselves even after the ceremony.

  11. 11. Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

    Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    Dealing with an all-ages guest list? Don’t sweat it. At Now Amber in Puerto Vallarta, both the young and, ahem, mature will enjoy your wedding weekend. After all, there’s plenty to keep everyone busy, including pool slides, a rock-climbing wall, an outdoor movie theater, five lounges and, of course, swimming in the warm waters of Banderas Bay. Then wait for sunset for your big moment on the beach, with the ocean and the mountains in the background. Later on, keep the festivities going in the Moroccan-inspired Desires lounge.

  12. 12. Sunscape Cove Montego Bay

    Montego Bay, Jamaica

    With its manicured lawns and tidy two-story lodgings, Sunscape Cove has a country club vibe that’s ideal for an elegant affair. But you can still keep it low-key if you prefer. Exchange vows in the beautiful gardens leading down to the beach and then hold your reception in its open-air Terrace Restaurant surrounded by verdant palm trees. You’ll love the intimate setting—and the location. When you’re ready to let loose, you can snorkel in Jamaica’s fully underwater Montego Bay Marine Park or make a splash at the nearby Pirate’s Paradise Water Park.

  13. 13. Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    It doesn’t get any more romantic than exchanging rings on a rocky outcropping perched above the turquoise ripples of Banderas Bay. Under a flower-adorned gazebo with the hills off in the distance, it’s a pretty epic location for an epic moment—and it’s bound to give you goose bumps. Back on land, you can kick off the celebration in one of the four outdoor lounges at Sunscape Puerto Vallarta or right on its beachfront.

    The Knot and AMResorts present Get Married Away, a sponsored series full of tips and ideas for planning a destination wedding. Visit AMResorts.com to find the perfect location for your wedding

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