All-inclusive resorts are undoubtedly one of the most carefree ways to enjoy a vacation.
When everything’s already paid for, all you have to do is make a few leisurely decisions about what you want, when you want it.
The great news is that if you’re a lucky couple who wants to tie the knot in exotic and exciting locations, this same principle can also apply to your special day.
One of the best areas for a destination wedding is Cancun, with its proximity to an international airport, access to world-class beaches, and countless destination wedding resorts and venues.
Wedding resorts in Cancun are diverse and offer a wide range of experiences, whether you want a romantic adults-only event, an all-out extravaganza, or even a free wedding in paradise.
In this article, we’ll share some of the best all-inclusive Cancun wedding resorts to explore their wedding packages while answering some questions you’re probably asking.
Over several decades of helping couples plan their big day, we’ve found October and November are the best months to take advantage of the yearly fluctuations in tourism and the climate.
July and August can be much too hot, especially for outdoor weddings.
Remember, the goal is to make a toast, not a roast.
Most hurricanes and tropical storms occur in Mexico between July and October.
Resorts often have a backup plan for inclement weather, and we recommend travel protection for guests who may be unable to make it last minute due to weather.
The advantage of getting married in paradise is that there are no “bad” months, and couples get married year-round in Cancun.
When planning a wedding in Cancun, timing the ceremony well can help you get the best atmosphere and photos to make the day even more memorable.
The key to picking the best time of day is to consider where the sun may be.
Wedding ceremonies typically last about 20-30 minutes, so consider this when you time your wedding day proceedings.
If you want direct sunshine for a bright and summery ceremony on the beach or outdoors, try to aim for two hours or more before sunset.
This will give you a bright daytime atmosphere that leans into the tropical vibe of Cancun.
It’s best not to have your ceremony too much earlier, as the temperature is hotter the closer you are to midday.
One and a half hours before sunset is preferred for many couples, as it takes advantage of the warmer sun tones and the slight temperature decrease.
This can create a pleasant, gold-tinted atmosphere for more of a romantic vibe.
Golden hour occurs between half an hour before sunset and half an hour afterward. You can also time your reception dinner or post-ceremony cocktail parties in this window to give a picturesque environment to a special evening once the ceremony is complete.
The good news is that through all-inclusive resorts and the wedding packages they offer, a wedding may cost as much as you can spend or as little as free.
Some resorts offer comprehensive packages that provide all the bells and whistles for as many guests as you can bring.
Other all-inclusive resorts invite you to stay with them, and if you can satisfy a few criteria, they reward you with a complimentary wedding.
The average cost of a destination wedding for couples choosing Cancun is between $15,000 and $20,000, excluding travel.
Depending on a few key factors, you can spend much less or more than this amount.
How luxurious and high-end the resort is, the scale and scope of the package, the number of guests you plan on bringing, and the incentives and rewards you take advantage of can all influence the price of your wedding.
Here’s a list of our favorite all-inclusive to help you find a Cancun wedding resort to satisfy your vision and budget :
The Moon Palace Cancun is one of our favorite locations for larger family weddings of 100+ guests.
It has seemingly endless entertainment options for children, especially those who enjoy splashing around in unique pools and wave simulators.
For the grown-ups, there are many ways to enjoy the finer things with gourmet cuisine options and the world-class Awe Spa.
The resort is split into two sections, Nizuc and Sunrise, each with a different selection of pools, bars, stores, and activities.
Moon Palace Cancun is also next door to the Grand at Moon Palace, it’s upscale sister property and one of the most luxurious family-friendly all-inclusive resorts for a destination wedding near Cancun.
The Moon Palace provides wedding offers catering to various budgets, including a complimentary wedding.
Their incentive program offers $20 of Wedding Credit per guest room per night, which you can put toward cakes, décor, and other aspects of the wedding.
This means if you’re considering a large destination wedding of 100+ guests, you definitely want to consider Moon Palace Cancun.
For smaller weddings, their Eternal Vows, Blissful Eternity, and Dreaming of Love packages are perfect for groups of 10-20 people.
Rather than offering self-contained wedding packages, Palace Resorts has scalable benefits depending on the number of guests you bring.
The Moon Palace can cater to a range of wedding needs, including:
You can read our full in-depth review of hosting a wedding at Moon Palace Cancun here.
This Cancun wedding resort, Le Blanc Cancun, is another Palace Resort offering a premium experience at the top of the luxury scale.
What differentiates Le Blanc Cancun from some others in the Palace line is that this is an adults-only resort.
This makes Le Blanc perfect for couples who want smaller weddings that are more intimate and romantic.
Situated right between the Nichupte lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, Le Blanc has no shortage of natural beauty and access to Cancun’s most lively attractions.
Le Blanc is another Palace resort that offers scalable offers for larger weddings and intimate packages for smaller groups.
Le Blanc Resort doesn’t offer the $20 per room incentive for complimentary weddings.
The resort rewards larger guest lists with complimentary private events.
The packages at this resort offer a leveled-up luxury experience, such as bridal spa, makeup, and hair services for a touch of pampering.
Breathless Cancun Soul Resort and Spa offers a chic beach experience with its prime location close to the airport and the heart of the lively Cancun strip.
Breathless Soul has an elegant design, modern suites, and world-class bars and restaurants.
There’s more than one way to touch the sky with this epic resort’s picturesque rooftop and terrace venues.
Breathless Cancun Soul Resort offers a broad range of packages to cater to different sizes, vibes, budgets, and requirements.
Regardless of your wedding package, they all include a symbolic ceremony, bouquets and boutonnieres, flowers, and an on-site wedding coordinator.
They offer the following AMR Collection wedding packages:
The Beyond Memorable wedding package is one of the most popular with couples and it’s easy to see why. You can read our full breakdown of the package here.
The El Dorado Royale Casitas is one of our top picks for couples who want to set their destination wedding against a uniquely Mexican backdrop.
This resort puts wedding couples and their guests amidst the tropical vibes and gorgeous surroundings.
If you want to connect with the Caribbean Ocean and the cultural heart of the Riviera Maya, El Dorado Royale Casitas provides exceptional value.
Each wedding package includes a symbolic ceremony, a romantic location, and a non-denominational minister.
Lomas Hospitality wedding packages also include the necessary elements for a legal civil union, including the filing of documents, translation services, and a wedding certificate.
Resorts under this banner also allow couples to save on their wedding or upgrade their special day through their “Cash for Your Bash” promotion, although this doesn’t apply to all their wedding packages.
One of our most popular resorts for Cancun wedding packages is Secrets Riviera Cancun.
This resort offers a luxury experience at an intimate scale.
Secrets Riviera Cancun is the perfect destination wedding resort for couples seeking tranquility, sophistication, and romance.
Secrets Riviera Cancun also offers the AMR collection wedding packages, including a symbolic ceremony, flowers, bouquets, and boutonnieres, and an on-site wedding coordinator.
While these packages may have different names under the Secrets resorts, they’re just as high-value as all the AMR collection wedding packages.
Secrets Riviera Cancun even offers complete South-Asian wedding packages.
One of Cancun’s best all-inclusive resorts for wedding packages is a family-friendly favorite: Dreams Riviera Cancun.
Dreams Riviera Cancun has no shortage of stunning venues to host a unique wedding and a wide range of AMR collection packages to suit almost any destination wedding couple.
Its location beneath the southern tip of Cancun places it perfectly for guests to explore ancient Mayan ruins or reach the world’s second-largest barrier reef just offshore.
Dreams Riviera Cancun puts its own spin on the AMR collection wedding packages and offers tremendous value for wedding packages under $15,000:
Live Aqua Cancun is one of the region’s premiere resorts for adults-only sophistication and luxury.
It offers all the gourmet dining options you dream of and endless activity and entertainment options to turn up the fun dial.
All wedding packages that Live Aqua Cancun offers include the essentials, such as a symbolic ceremony, scenic decorated setting, wedding cake, sparkling wine toast, bouquets and boutonnieres, and a dedicated celebration expert.
Each wedding package allows you to add guests at an extra cost per person. Their packages include:
Dreams Vista Cancun Golf and Spa Resort, as the name implies, is a double-hitter that offers world-class spa treatments and access to some of the best golfing in Cancun.
This resort is conveniently located a short drive from the Cancun airport in a prime location overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Haven Riviera Cancun’s approach to casual elegance makes it all too easy to soak up the sea and sun while enjoying an elevated, adult-focused wedding trip.
Situated between Cancun and the Riviera Maya, this resort is perfect for couples who seek the tranquility of this pristine area.
Haven’s wedding packages include an on-site wedding coordinator, a wedding day bridal suite, and a symbolic ceremony.
You can even have a legal ceremony with additional costs.
Haven also caters to a range of wedding types, including Christian, same-sex, and Mayan weddings.
If you want to exceed the standard group size for a particular package, you can do so at an extra charge per guest.
For the wine-lover or anyone passionate about the finer things, Secrets The Vine Cancun is an option you do not want to overlook.
Secrets The Vine is undoubtedly one of the best places for a destination wedding in Cancun that’s luxurious, sophisticated, and expertly curated.
Secrets the Vine is like a slice of modern heaven with soaring ceilings, all-white finishes, and expansive views.
Secrets offers the same great AMR wedding packages, including the South-Asian options.
Against the surroundings of Secrets The Vine’s unique viticultural style, these packages offer couples the opportunity to have an even more sophisticated experience.
The Beach Palace is a fantastic Cancun wedding resort for those who want a child-friendly wedding experience.
With a contemporary Mexican design aesthetic, you can truly feel like you have a second home in paradise.
For adults and kids alike, boredom is almost impossible at Beach Palace.
The Beach Palace is another resort under the Palace umbrella, which is excellent news for those who want to take advantage of their guest room incentive.
This is another resort where couples can earn $20 per guest room per night to go toward their wedding.
As with the Moon Palace, smaller weddings may come to life with the Blissful Eternity, Dreaming of Love, or Eternal Vows packages.
The Beach Palace also offers the same complimentary wedding packages for budget-savvy couples.
Generations Riviera Maya is approximately 15-20 minutes from the Cancun airport.
This means you get easy access while enjoying the quiet away from Cancun’s busy hotel zone.
Generations is one of our favorite resorts, focusing on gourmet food and terrific staff and is consistently rated one of the best resorts to host a destination wedding.
Generations Riviera Maya is another resort that offers couples the resources required to get legally married in Mexico, including wedding certificates, translation services, and document filing.
Other essential elements are included across all packages, such as a symbolic ceremony with a non-denominational minister and an unforgettable location for the big “I do” s.
The same Lomas Hospitality wedding packages are available at Generations Riviera Maya:
In the northern area of Cancun is Costa Mujeres, where the Palladium Hotel’s TRS Coral offers guests a luxury, modern, chic environment with everything they could need or want.
Because of its proximity to neighboring sister resort The Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, guests can have family with children attend the wedding and stay next door in a tranquil and sophisticated adults-only resort.
This is the “have your wedding cake and eat it too” option that so many couples enjoy taking advantage of.
Palladium Weddings offer guests a range of packages, from small and intimate couple-only experiences to larger-scale luxury wedding collections by party guru Karen Bussen.
All packages include a dedicated wedding coordinator and a stunning venue for an unforgettable special day.
TRS Coral can host a range of wedding types, including same-sex, Catholic, and legal weddings (with additional legal fees). The Palladium wedding packages they offer include:
With decades of experience planning hundreds of weddings, our team understands what couples are looking for and how to navigate working with the resorts.
Our dedicated team will work with all your friends and family so you can focus on planning your dream wedding.
Ready to start planning your big day?