14 Puerto Vallarta Wedding Venues That Feel Like Paradise

Escape to Mexico for a destination wedding along the Pacific Coast.
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
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Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
Taylor Carson
The Knot Contributor
  • Taylor writes wedding venue roundups for The Knot.
  • Taylor was formerly the Assistant Managing Editor at Philadelphia magazine, and she continues to freelance for Philadelphia’s lifestyle and wedding verticals.
  • She received her degree in journalism, with a minor in English, from Temple University.
Updated Mar 16, 2022

If you dream of saying "I do" at a beach wedding, we're here to let you in on a secret: Head to Puerto Vallarta. You may think of the Mexican city as a place you'd visit for your honeymoon, and you're not wrong. But the coastal hotspot is also an amazing wedding location that offers you the ability to host a destination wedding—beachfront—with your closest family members, friends and, of course, your one true love.
With many beach resorts and boutique hotels for you to choose from for your big day, your Puerto Vallarta wedding will be a vacation unlike any other. And there's more to enjoy than simply stunning beaches: Located between the Sierra Madre mountains and Banderas Bay, the lush city also boasts tropical forests, art galleries, restaurants, shops and the much-loved Malecon boardwalk.

With average temperatures ranging from 77 to 89 degrees in the summer and 62 to 81 degrees in the winter, Puerto Vallarta has enjoyable climates year-round. However, when planning your special day, you'll want to consider rain season, which typically occurs from mid-June to October, and much-loved whale-watching season, occurring from mid-December to March.

Now that we've covered the basics of this beautiful locale, let's dive into the fun part—exploring Puerto Vallarta destination wedding venues. Below, browse 13 of our favorite venues to get started planning the wedding of your dreams.

Conrad Punta de Mita in Punta Mita, Mexico

Located just over 24 miles (45 minutes) from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Conrad Punta de Mita is a great option for couples who want an easily accessible destination wedding that still feels remote and secluded. Upon arrival from the airport, guests are greeted by a luxurious property that's nestled between the brilliant turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains. Inviting guests to the Punta de Mita Peninsula, just north of Puerto Vallarta, provides a feeling of exclusivity and intimacy so you can focus on celebrating with your nearest and dearest, without any distractions. While the property's seven dining establishments, relaxing spa and three pools leave little reason to leave the resort, off-property activities for wedding guests like golf, horseback riding and a visit to the beach town of Sayulita can all be coordinated through Conrad Punta de Mita. For wedding party members and guests who book one of the property's 56 suites, look forward to relaxing amid wedding festivities in comfort with unfettered views of the deep-azure ocean from a private balcony on a chaise lounge or in a private plunge pool.

Hotel Playa Fiesta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hotel Playa Fiesta is an award-winning boutique hotel specializing in intimate destination weddings and events. The facility itself can hold up to 150 guests, with accommodations in the form of standard rooms, terrace suites, ocean view suites and penthouse suites. The venue is absolutely breathtaking, with pools, outdoor bars and spectacular views of the ocean, and extremely experienced—they've hosted over 700 weddings. The Hotel Playa Fiesta staff also understands apprehensions about planning a wedding far away, so they provide couples with full coordination, including unlimited wedding planning emails, vendor support, a wrap-up meeting when you arrive and a rehearsal walkthrough.

Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Velas Vallarta, an all-inclusive resort, is situated on 10 acres along Banderas Bay. From a wedding perspective, it has everything: 16,000 square feet of full-service venues on the beach and in ballrooms and gardens. Three outdoor venues include the jetty, a pristine waterfront wedding ceremony space able to accommodate 150 guests; Banderas Bay Beach, great for beachfront wedding receptions under the stars with room for up to 800; and the Aqua Bar Terrace, accommodating 200 and overlooking the resort pool and gardens. When you sign on to this venue, you'll receive a wedding specialist who can cater to your every need—cuisine, music, flowers, decor, photography, videography and more.

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Martoca Beach Gardens in Bucerias, Mexico

Martoca Beach Gardens is so special because it's a family-owned wedding venue. Martoca means "the sea touches," and the name comes from the family's original 1979 bungalow, which had doors "within a wave's reach." The beachfront venue, just 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, is a wonderful option for intimate outdoor weddings; you'll hold your wedding ceremony on the beach and your wedding reception in Martoca's lush garden. Mexican culture is also celebrated here, and you'll enjoy authentic cuisine and table settings. Other decor includes driftwood, bougainvillea, palm leaves, shell curtains and blown glass, all of which help to immerse you in the location.

Don Pedros Restaurant & Bar in Sayulita, Mexico

The Mexican town of Sayulita is located 22 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, and it's home to the highly rated Don Pedros Restaurant & Bar. The world-class restaurant was opened in the 1990's by two Los Angeles natives, who since then have also worked on developing the town. Weddings at Don Pedros take place at the hilltop Brisa Mar Palapa, an open-air outdoor venue with panoramic ocean views. Your big day here can accommodate up to 300 guests. The restaurant, of course, will cater the occasion, and your rental includes use of the facility from 9 a.m. to midnight, up to 150 white resin chairs, up to 15 round tables (seating for 150), and a bathroom attendant.

The Westin Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

We all know Westin Hotels & Resorts, so it's only natural that the upscale hotel chain has a desirable Puerto Vallarta location. The Westin Resort & Spa features 17 event rooms and 22,894 square feet of event space for your wedding day. The event spaces are suitable for all types of weddings, from intimate ceremonies to grand celebrations. (The largest indoor event space, Pintores, can hold up to 550 for a reception.) The venue will provide a wedding coordinator to ensure your celebration is "a reflection of your distinct personal style." What's more, you can also enjoy the Westin's spa services before or after your big day.

Barcelo Puerto Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Waterfalls, jungles and rivers all enhance the atmosphere at Barcelo Puerto Vallarta, an elegant resort on Banderas Bay. This venue has many great aspects found in other Puerto Vallarta hotel wedding venues (spectacular views, oceanfront wedding sites, a spa)—and then some (four swimming pools, a kids club). It's also close to tourist attractions, like the Malecon, Los Arcos and El Eden. Barcelo Puerto Vallarta wants to meet couples where they need to be met, so it offers six different wedding packages, with pricing starting at $0. Seriously, the Coconut Paradise package is free so long as you book 30 rooms over two nights or 60 rooms for one night.

Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Casa Velas was named 2021's number one all-inclusive hotel in Puerto Vallarta by Tripadvisor, which means there are only lovely things to say about this adults-only destination. The boutique hotel features tropical gardens, palm trees, an oversize pool, cabanas, koi ponds, peacocks, and an organic garden that provides sustenance for Casa Velas' restaurants, bars and spa. Wedding venues here include a ballroom, the Tau Beach Club, a pool terrace, a botanical garden and a golf garden. The site offers top-notch wedding planning services as well, covering everything from decor, catering, entertainment and venue selection to spa and salon services, hotel room blocks, rehearsal dinners and honeymoons.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a picturesque resort and the recipient of Conde Nast's "Most Excellent Spa Hotel" award. Within the all-inclusive resort are eight gorgeous venues, both inside and outside: Gazebo Beach, Gazebo Terrace, Gazebo Garden, Tamayos Ballroom, Grand Marissa Ballroom, Ocean Garden, Pool Pavilion and Frida Terrace. The food is also spectacular—the on-site AAA Four Diamond restaurants span Mediterranean, Mexican, French and Asian fusion cuisines, and the culinary team will design a wedding day menu specially for you and your partner. Bouquets, boutonnieres, a wedding cake and a premium bar are also included.

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is another amazing all-inclusive property—but this one boasts its own private beach, Las Estacas. Resort highlights include nine restaurants, bars and lounges and whale-watching opportunities during certain parts of the year. The Hyatt Ziva can host you, your spouse-to-be and 500 guests for the wedding of your dreams. A particularly cool venue here is the Wedding Penthouse, which overlooks Banderas Bay, features lined glass walls and accommodates up to 80 ceremony attendees. Your guests will enjoy the oceanfront suites, with family options and swim-up suites with private plunge pools. Wedding packages are available for elopements and intimate weddings of up to 40 guests.

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa has a wedding day offering similar to the Westin: 15 event rooms, 8,880 square feet of event space, capacity for up to 700 in the Vallarta Ballroom. Off the bat, you know you can trust a household name like Marriott with your most special day. On top of that, the venue feels like paradise. Exchange vows on the jetty surrounded by 30 of your loved ones, with the Pacific Ocean nearby and the Sierra Madre mountains in the distance; the Las Casitas Garden, with desirable ocean views, is a great reception spot only steps away. There's also the main garden, a beachside venue, a beach patio and a poolside patio.

Casa Karma in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Want to get married at a private villa on Mexico's Pacific Coast? Look no further than Casa Karma, located on Conchas Chinas beach. The property's original villa was built in 2001; in 2013, the current owners merged it with an adjoining property, adding three event terraces, a lobby, a bridge and a two-story penthouse. Here's the lowdown on the venue: You must stay for a minimum of three nights during low season and five nights during high season. The Labyrinth Terrace caps out at 120 for a ceremony and dinner reception and 200 for a lounge reception. The Middle Event Terrace has capacity for 70, and the Garden Event Terrace accommodates between 20 and 30 guests.

Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

One look at an aerial view of Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, and you'll be packing your bags and heading to paradise. The property itself is an oasis, and nearby attractions include golfing, whale-watching, shopping and nightlife. For your wedding, you'll be paired with an on-site coordinator. The Dreams website even has a Pinterest board and a "Dreams Destination Wedding Checklist" you can access while wedding planning. Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta offers three wedding packages: the Wedding in Paradise package, the Dreams of Love package, and the Dreams Ultimate package. Bonus: All packages include a discount of 15% off spa services—and who wouldn't love a trip to the spa during their wedding weekend?

Four Seasons Punta Mita in Punta Mita, Mexico

Four Seasons Punta Mita is a short trip north from Puerto Vallarta … but it's absolutely worth the trek. Mexican cuisine, tasteful decor and experienced planners are just a few perks at this picture-perfect venue. There are also two secluded beaches, a lazy river (for your nostalgia fix), an adults-only pool and an infinity-edge pool. Get married at Las Manzanillas Beach, Cuevas Beach, the Rock cliffside venue, the Tuturi Garden indoor-outdoor space, the Ciello Oceanfront Villa or the Takua Event Palapa—there's really something for every wedding size and style. Overall, the romantic resort is absolutely #VacationGoals, but we wouldn't expect anything less from a Four Seasons venue.

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