If you’ve watched any of our videos or talked to any of our team members, you probably know how much we love the Grand at Moon Palace Cancun – especially for destination weddings.
The Grand At Moon Palace is a beautiful resort only 15 minutes from Cancun airport that we love staying at ourselves and adore working with.
All of our clients who have hosted their wedding here rave about the spacious resort that’s loaded with adventure for the whole family.
In this article, we give our honest thoughts on everything you need to know about hosting a destination wedding at the Grand At Moon Palace Cancun, including what are the benefits of hosting your wedding events there and why do we love this venue so much.
The Grand at Moon Palace is a large, luxurious 5-star all-inclusive resort and a stunning family-friendly destination to host your wedding.
It may be on the pricier side, but we believe the luxury, service, and amenities make it worth it. So let’s go into a little more detail…
The Grand At Moon Palace is just fifteen minutes from Cancun Airport, making it easy for you and your guests to get to.
After a long flight, you can hopefully have a cocktail in your hand by the pool within two hours of touching down (of course, after you clear customs, get your bags, etc).
As you take the 15-minute journey south from Cancun airport, you’ll pull into the property and notice there is Moon Palace and the Grand at Moon Palace.
More on that later though!
Calling all foodies… you will not be disappointed by the quality and sheer amount of choice you will find when eating at The Grand At Moon Palace.
This is world-class dining at its best.
There are 12 restaurants for you to enjoy.
Here are some of our favorites:
You will also have access to 16 delicious restaurants at the Moon Palace Cancun next door.
For your wedding at the Grand, you will find over 20 delicious menus to choose from.
As far as the drinks go, the Grand at Moon Palace offers some of the best brands of alcohol out of all the resorts in Cancun.
All of the restaurants have a huge wine selection and let’s not forget we are in Mexico – so you can enjoy over 15 different types of tequila!
Prepare yourself to enjoy an insane number of luxurious amenities and activities during your stay. A diverse group of guests will be entertained with lots to offer for both adults and kids… it’s impossible to be bored here!
There are NINE refreshing pools for you to choose from, some of which are adults only so you can get bottle service as you relax in a cabana.
The Awe Spa is the largest spa of any Palace resort with dozens of treatments available to you all – perfect for wedding day prep and getting ready.
For the kids, you’ll discover mini golf, arcades, a bowling alley, and a huge on-site Water Park.
For the adults, you’ll be impressed by the variety of bars – we love the secret Speakeasy that you enter via a hidden bookcase and can enjoy artisanal craft cocktails.
There’s also a complete program of evening entertainment each night, including a variety of shows to choose from plus a nightclub.
You can also take a beautiful afternoon boat trip to nearby Isla Mujeres, where you can swim and snorkel with dolphins and enjoy the picture-perfect beaches.
Some of the trips will also take you to explore ancient Mayan temples.
The rooms at The Grand At Moon Palace are stunning and very spacious.
The luxury suites all feature hot tubs, two king-size beds, aromatherapy, freshly stocked minibars, and of course 24-hour room service.
The swim up suites, where you can walk right out your back door and straight into the pool, are very popular!
We love the little touches, like a bottle of wine upon check-in for every room.
There are so many different and unique wedding locations throughout the Grand at Moon Palace that you can choose from to host your wedding event.
Most of these are tucked away off the beaten path, so other resort guests won’t walk past your ceremony as you say “I do”.
Here are just some of our favorite locations:
A great, mid-size outdoor space with a ceremony setup that can fit 70 guests, a cocktail setup for 80 guests, and a buffet setup for 40 guests.
Just meters from the ocean, you can use the private beach for your reception, ceremony, or your cocktail party with as many guests as you like.
A perfect outdoor space for larger weddings, the Grand Terrace can comfortably fit 400 guests with a cocktail setup and 200 guests with a buffet setup.
A huge, grand indoor room that can be used for ceremony, cocktail, and buffet setups.
The Lily Garden is a stunning gazebo that can fit 80 guests for a ceremony and 50 guests for a buffet.
This list barely begins to scratch the surface of options at The Grand at Moon Palace. Take a look at some of their other venues here!
When starting to plan your wedding, you’ll find that there are several all-inclusive and flexible wedding packages for you to choose from.
We can help you navigate the wedding packages to assist you in understanding the cost of your destination wedding.
You’ll also be able to customize your experience with a variety of entertainment choices, beautiful decor options, and don’t forget the bridal beauty treatments at the Awe Spa.
If you have 25-30 rooms for your wedding event, you’ll benefit from the best perks of nearly all the resorts we work with.
You will pretty much earn your reception, your cocktail party and your welcome party for free.
If you have 70 guests, this equates to around $5,000 to 10,000 in savings because of the promotional benefits.
The resort also frequently runs promotions that grant you upgrades based on the number of guests that attend your wedding.
For 2023/2024 weddings, you’ll be able to earn $20 per room night to spend on wedding extras such as flowers, the dance floor, and DJ entertainment. If, for instance, you have 30 rooms booked to stay 4 nights each, this could save you $2,400 extra to spend on your wedding extras.
Here are some other perks you can enjoy:
As long as you book the rooms, you will earn perks – they have superb offerings that stack up to significant savings for your destination wedding.
Not every wedding has to look the same – the resort has a decor and furniture catalog that is 98 pages long!
You will no doubt have plenty of options to design the wedding of your dreams.
We’ll work closely with you and the resort planner to bring your wedding moodboard and ideas to life.
YES! You can take a look before you book with a special opportunity to preview the resort – there is no better way to design how your wedding will look and feel than by experiencing it firsthand.
Join The Grand at Moon Palace for a Preview Paradise event, during which you can explore the locations, meet suppliers, and most importantly, sample the food, drink, and cake!
What’s better is that this two-night preview stay is completely free – think of it as a preview to your honeymoon, too!
We hope you can sense our excitement about the Grand at Moon Palace – truly one of our favorite family-friendly all-inclusive resorts in Cancun that makes the perfect venue for your destination wedding in paradise.
It’s consistently one of the best resorts to host your destination wedding as their planning team understands luxurious events and your guests will have an amazing time.
If you like what you’re reading, but want a more affordable option, you can check out the neighboring Moon Palace, one of the best family-friendly resorts to host your wedding.
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?