Our team has planned hundreds of destination weddings, mostly in Mexico and the Caribbean, and we know what it means to find the perfect venue for your special day.

When it comes to planning an Indian destination wedding, finding a resort that understands the traditions and culture can be challenging.

Our team curated a list of the best wedding packages for an Indian destination wedding:

The unmatched paradise of the Caribbean is the perfect backdrop for when you tie the knot (both figuratively and literally if your ceremony includes a granthi bandhanam).

Fortunately, many resorts offer competitive promotions that save you tons of money when hosting your friends and family on beautiful beaches or in opulent ballrooms.

From mendhi artists to world-class Indian chefs, these resorts have everything you need to bring your vision to life.

Keep reading to discover the full list of our favorite all-inclusive wedding packages for an Indian destination wedding.

Azul Riviera Cancun – South Asian

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Overview of Azul Riviera Cancun

The family-friendly Azul Riviera Cancun offers competitive incentives that make it easier to invite more guests to your celebration without breaking the bank. 

We know the cost of an Indian wedding in Mexico is something many couples wonder about, and the team at Azul Riviera Cancun can navigate various budgets and guest counts.

The South Asian Wedding package offers a variety of venues to suit different styles, such as the Rooftop Garden with lush greenery or the ocean-front Lavaz Gazebo with a tropical backdrop.

Key amenities

  • 435 suites
  • Beachfront massages
  • Bali beds along the beach
  • Several pools, including a lazy river and hot tubs
  • Beautiful venues that can accommodate up to 120 people
  • Toddler-inclusive amenities so parents can relax and enjoy a luxury experience

Wedding highlights

The South Asian Wedding Package price is based on 50 guests, but you can add more family and friends for a fee.

Notable features of the package include:

  • Signature Wedding Designer to help you plan your event from start to finish
  • Cash For Your Bash promotion provides the opportunity to earn $15,000 in resort credit
  • Book 5 rooms for a minimum of 3 nights each and receive $950 credit
  • Knowledgeable team with access to several South Asian features, such as a beautiful sangeet setting, lively baraat procession with dhol drummers, and an elegant mandap
  • Ability to organize unique events to wow guests, such as a mendhi or private foam party

What we love

  • The 3-night Wedding Dress Rehearsal offer that allows couples to meet their wedding planner in person, visit venues, and taste food before the event
  • The Cash For Your Bash promotion provides significant financial benefits
  • The Gourmet Couples Honeymoon offer is included in the package price

El Dorado Casitas Royale – Always and Forever

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Overview of El Dorado Casitas Royale

Featured on Condé Nast’s list of top 100 hotels in the world, the adults-only El Dorado Casitas Royale prides itself on delivering unparalleled luxury. 

The Always and Forever Package is the perfect foundation for an unforgettable wedding and offers unlimited ways to personalize every aspect of your event.

Venues like the white gazebo make for a stunning backdrop for your ceremony, and events hosted at the Palapa Ganesh, Pier, and Rooftop spaces are stunning add-ons to consider.

Key amenities

  • 203 suites in unique palapa (thatched-roof) casitas
  • 14 international restaurants
  • 17 bars
  • 2 spas
  • 14 pools (including natural saltwater pool)

Wedding highlights

The Always and Forever Package is complimentary if you book 10 or more rooms for a minimum of 3 nights each, and includes:

  • Dedicated Expert Signature Wedding Designer to help you fully customize your event and bring your vision to life
  • 18 venues with capacities of up to 1600 people
  • Complimentary hospitality room with gourmet drinks and snacks as you prepare before your wedding
  • Option to personalize your event with cultural add-ons, such as haldi decorations, Rajasthani umbrellas, dhol drummers, mendhi parties, or a gold juhla
  • A romantically decorated suite, candlelit dinner on the beach, and breakfast in bed for your honeymoon after the event

What we love

  • Cinema for a private Bollywood movie night
  • Chef Kaushal’s curated, gourmet Indian dinner menus

Generations Maya Riviera – Always and Forever

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Overview of Generations Riviera Maya

Right next door to the El Dorado Casitas Royale, Generations Riviera Maya is a family-friendly alternative if you want to host young friends and family members at your wedding. 

For a variety of reasons that we break down here, Generations Riviera Maya is one of our favorite family-friendly venues for a destination wedding in Mexico.

These two sister resorts work together, so you’re able to host events at venues across both locations while accommodating families in larger suites. 

Key amenities

  • 144 rooms, including swim-up suites
  • International restaurants and lounges
  • Extensive pool stretching the length of the hotel
  • Designated kid’s club with experienced nannies where parents can leave their little ones while visiting the El Dorado Riviera Maya for some luxury and quiet time

Wedding highlights

The Always and Forever Package is complimentary if you book 10 or more rooms for a minimum of 3 nights each. Some features include:

  • Dedicated Expert Signature Wedding Designer to help you fully customize your event and bring your vision to life
  • Choice of several ceremony settings and the ability to honor your culture and traditions with themed Indian decorations, such as color smoke bombs, a bindhi and bangle bar, dandiya sticks, and brass Urli bowls.
  • Post-event honeymoon package
  • One complimentary night’s stay when you book 5 nights or more on your first anniversary

What we love

  • One of the top wedding planning teams available
  • Access to the variety of cultural and traditional add-ons offered at the neighboring El Dorado Casitas Royale

The Grand at Moon Palace – Complimentary

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Overview of the Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

As one of the largest resorts in Cancun, The Grand at Moon Palace is family-friendly and has extensive experience accommodating large Indian celebrations. 

With a top-notch wedding team that we talk about here, AAA Four-Diamond service, and several high-value promotions, the Grand at Moon Palace Cancun provides the perfect backdrop for your dream shaadi.

Key amenities

  • Over 1,300 rooms
  • 11 restaurants
  • Palace Production services
  • Free flow access to all Moon Palace properties in the vicinity
  • Golf course and spa

Wedding highlights

Some features of the Compliments of Palace Resorts package include:

  • Experienced wedding team to offer professional advice and planning support
  • Several large venues that can accommodate 100+ guests
  • The longer your guest list, the greater the benefits
  • Book over 10 rooms for 3 days or more and become eligible for a short cocktail reception
  • Get an unlimited number of free events in the days leading up to your wedding when you book 100 rooms for 3 days or more
  • Gain credit towards Palace Production services for every room booked
  • Traditional add-ons such as an extravagant bamboo mandap, cultural decorations, and sangeet and haldi ceremonies

What we love

  • Dedicated in-house Palace Production team to organize important wedding details
  • Speakeasy bar and nightclub perfect for continuing celebrations after the main event

Moon Palace Cancun – Complimentary

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Overview of Moon Palace Cancun

The Moon Palace Cancun is a more affordable sister resort next to The Grand at Moon Palace. 

As with The Grand, there are incentives in place for longer guest lists, and the resort offers complimentary events when you meet certain booking criteria.

Booking a wedding at a Palace Resort leads to ample incentives, especially as your guest list expands.

It’s one of the reasons we think Moon Palace Cancun is one of the top family-friendly venues for a destination wedding.

Key amenities

  • Over 1,000 rooms
  • 2 swim-up bars and 6 whirlpool tubs
  • Kids’ club and playroom
  • Free flow access to all Moon Palace properties in the vicinity
  • Palace Production services (cakes, decor, photography/videography, and more)
  • Golf course and spa

Wedding highlights

Some features of the Compliments of Palace Resorts package include:

  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator
  • As with The Grand, the longer your guest list, the greater the benefits
  • Book over 10 rooms for 3 days or more and become eligible for a short cocktail reception
  • Get an unlimited number of free events in the days leading up to your wedding when you book 100 rooms for 3 days or more
  • Gain credit towards Palace Production services for every room booked.
  • Option to organize add-ons such as belly dancers, fire shows, mendhi artists, horse-drawn carriage for kanya aagaman, and a baraat procession

What we love

  • Chef Sarvesh Sureshchandra Patankar, specializing in Indian dishes and wedding menus
  • Kids under 17 stay and eat for free (not applicable at The Grand)
  • Cost-effective benefits that make a long guest list affordable

Dreams Playa Mujeres – Shaadi

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Overview of Dreams Playa Mujeres

Even with its long list of amenities and activities, Dreams Playa Mujeres has a boutique feel to it. 

This family-friendly, all-inclusive resort delivers high-end luxury service so you can be sure guests are well-taken care of in their spare time. 

This is the perfect choice for couples looking to host intimate wedding celebrations under 150 people.

Key amenities

  • 502 luxury suites
  • 10 restaurants and bars
  • Golf course and spa
  • On-site water park
  • Variety of pools, including 2 infinity pools, a lazy river, and hot tubs

Wedding highlights

The Shaadi Package price is inclusive of up to 75 wedding guests, with the option to add more friends and family to your guest list for a fee. Other benefits of the package include:

  • Wedding coordinators with extensive experience planning Indian weddings
  • Intimate venues for smaller wedding celebrations
  • Cultural and traditional features, such as a mandap, mendhi party, and baraat
  • Ample vegetarian options to suit guests’ dietary requirements

What we love

  • Bespoke Indian, international, and gourmet fusion food options prepared by experienced chefs
  • 6 pre-organized cultural events featuring a foundation of food and decorations that are easily customizable to suit your dreams and traditions

Hard Rock Riviera Maya – Ishq

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Overview of Hard Rock Riviera Maya

The Hard Rock Riviera Maya blends luxury and entertainment to offer fun for the whole family.

Between the large venues to choose from and the number of rooms on the property, this is the perfect place to host an enviable celebration if you have an extensive guest list. 

Key amenities

  • 1,264 rooms
  • 14 international restaurants and bars, including swim-up pools
  • Several venues up to 32,275 square feet, from opulent ballrooms to white sand beaches
  • Golf course, salon, and spa
  • World famous musical performances and entertainment
  • Unique activities such as the Music Lab, where guests can unleash their artistic talents
  • Adults-only and kid-friendly areas of the resort to suit every type of traveler
  • Pet-friendly

Wedding highlights

Some features of the Ishq Package include:

  • A WOW Specialist ready to help you plan a one-of-a-kind wedding
  • Unlimited free events when you book 25 rooms or more (minimum 3 nights each)
  • Incentives to book more rooms, perfect for accommodating extended family and friends
  • 1 free room for every 10 booked
  • Room upgrades for the bride and groom
  • Connections to local South Asian vendors to organize authentic Indian weddings with creative cultural and traditional features

What we love

  • In-house Indian chef and the ability to create custom menus with both Indian and Mexican dishes
  • Music-focused atmosphere so you can play whatever you want, whenever you want during any event

Hard Rock Punta Cana

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Overview of Hard Rock Punta Cana

The family-friendly Hard Rock Punta Cana is the perfect place to host opulent large-scale weddings. 

Experience the impossibly white, soft sand beaches in the Dominican Republic.

Key amenities

  • 1,779 rooms
  • 13 pools, including a water park for kids
  • Casino
  • Salon and spa
  • World-famous musical performances and entertainment
  • Stunning white sand beaches for wedding ceremonies
  • Venues up to 37,500 square feet, including the Harmony Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests

Wedding highlights

Some features of the Ishq package include:

  • A WOW Specialist dedicated to helping you plan your dream wedding
  • Unlimited free events when you book 25 rooms or more (minimum 3 nights each)
  • Incentives to book more rooms, perfect for accommodating extended family and friends
  • 1 free room for every 10 booked
  • Room upgrades for the bride and groom
  • Connections to local South Asian vendors to organize authentic Indian weddings with creative cultural and traditional features

What we love

  • Access to in-house vendors to keep planning easy
  • Signature cocktails to feature at your events
  • Space for hundreds of guests

Le Blanc Los Cabos – Complimentary 

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Overview of Le Blanc Los Cabos

Le Blanc Los Cabos is an adults-only resort with stunning views of the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. 

The property delivers on its name with pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear water up and down the shore. 

Plan your wedding with the help of the Palace Production team to elevate your events with photography, entertainment, flowers, lighting, and more.

Key amenities

  • 373 rooms
  • Multiple pools, hot tubs, and swim-up bars, including 1 infinity pool
  • Several fine-dining options with international cuisine
  • Spa with all-inclusive services and hydrotherapy area
  • Butler service
  • Venues with capacity for up to 700 guests

Wedding highlights

The Complimentary Collection package is free when you book at least 10 rooms with a combined total of 30 nights. Some features of the package include:

  • Wedding essentials, such as decorations, floral arrangements, and chairs
  • Unique venues, like the Palm Pool Terrace and Blanc Beach where the landscape creates the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony
  • The more guests you invite, the greater the benefits
  • Meet the minimum booking requirements and become eligible for a cocktail reception and other events in the days leading up to your wedding, perfect for mendhi parties, sangeet, milni, and haldi ceremonies

What we love

  • Top-rated Five-Diamond standard resort, ensuring the ultimate luxury experience
  • Multiple venues with high capacity for large-scale weddings

Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Indian Wedding Package

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Overview of Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Located near the ever-popular Playa del Carmen, the family-friendly Grand Velas Riviera Maya provides the ultimate luxury experience. 

The team’s consistent dedication to top-notch service and the resort’s value for money has earned it several awards for the best all-inclusive resorts not just within Mexico, but also around the world.

Key amenities

  • 539 rooms
  • 7 international restaurants
  • Infinity pool
  • Spa
  • Incredibly beautiful venues

Wedding highlights

Some features of the Indian Wedding Package include:

  • Experienced Hindu wedding coordinator to anticipate and understand your needs
  • Complimentary suites and upgrades for large guest lists
  • Several venues with high capacities to accommodate large events
  • Gourmet South Asian catering featuring creative, gourmet dishes
  • Included essentials, such as ceremony set up, tables, linens, and chairs

What we love

  • The dedicated wedding planning specialist certified in Hindu celebrations to help you plan a bespoke event
  • The included couple’s spa treatment to help you relax before the big day

BONUS

For a limited time, we’re offering couples an exclusive wedding gift when you book at one of the resorts in this article.

  • Book a wedding of 60 – 99 paid rooms to receive $2,500 cash 
  • Book a wedding of 100+ paid rooms to receive $5,000 cash

Frequently asked questions about Indian destination weddings

What destinations have the least amount of requirements to have a legal wedding?

Anywhere in the US will be similar to getting married at home.

Mexico and Jamaica are also convenient places to get married legally.

In Mexico you will have to complete some paperwork prior to arriving, have a blood test in Mexico, be over 18, have a witness and be in the country a few days prior to the legal ceremony.

Most other destinations have similar requirements.

The reality is that most clients will get legally married in the US and then have a symbolic ceremony at the destination of their dreams.

What locations at the resorts can I be married at?

Most of the resorts our team at Destination Weddings by Vacationeeze works with offer several venue options.

Resorts such as Generations Riviera Maya have roof top venues that look over the resort and the beach and have amazing views. Most resorts also have locations in the gardens, in a gazebo, on a pier or around the pool.

If you’re planning an Indian wedding, or a wedding of 100+ guests, you want to double check that your desired venue can accomodate your guest list.

I want to have my wedding at an adults-only resort but I have guests with children, can they attend?

The simple answer is, maybe!

Some adults-only resorts will allow the kids to attend but for a limited amount of time.

Some resorts will have restrictions as to where you can hold the ceremony and reception if there are children.

In some cases, Vacationeeze will work with resorts that are close to a sister family-friendly resort that allows everyone to stay.

In that case, you might have the adults stay at the adults-only resort and have the ceremony at the family resort.

What are your most popular destination wedding resorts for an Indian Wedding?

Some of the best resorts are:

  • Azul Riviera Cancun
  • El Dorado Casitas Royale
  • Generations Riviera Maya
  • The Grand Moon Palace Cancun
  • Moon Palace Cancun
  • Dreams Playa Mujeres
  • Hard Rock Riviera Maya
  • Hard Rock Punta Cana
  • Le Blanc Cabo
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya

I see advertisements for free Destination Weddings. Are they really free?

The answer is actually yes.

Many of the resorts we work with will provide you a free wedding package, that may include a ceremony and components to your reception.

Each resort has certain requirements such as a minimum number of rooms booked or that you stay in a certain room type, or that you (or your guests) stay a minimum number of nights.

Most of the free packages are for symbolic weddings only.

Each package typically includes the ceremony, a toast, cake and a few other special things.

We want to include a Baraat in our wedding. What can you do for us?

Anything you can do at home, we can typically arrange for your destination wedding.

If you dream of arriving to your reception in a horse-drawn carriage, we can do that.

If you want a barefoot party on the beach with a DJ and special lighting we can handle that. Interested in fireworks on the beach or a bonfire, we can do that also.

We can help you customize the menu, hire a photographer, pick your theme and decorations, and select your music to make your event memorable.

The cost for events are typically much less than it would cost you at home.

How far in advance should I book my destination wedding?

For your destination wedding, we suggest that you start to plan 12 to 18 months in advance.

Booking your tropical wedding well in advance is better for both you and your guests.

How much does an Indian wedding cost?

Based on our experience, an Indian destination wedding with about 200-300 guests typically costs around $150,000 for a three-day celebration.

Of course various factors contribute, but this tends to be the average for couples that we work with.

How do I get my wedding outfit to the resort?

We do not suggest shipping your clothing in advance as there is no way to assure it will make it to the resort.

We suggest that you either carry your garments on the plane or you ask the shop to pack it for you in a carry-on or a box.

Once you arrive at the resort you will meet with one of the wedding planners and they will work with you to unpack and steam the clothes so they look brand new.

What is the best time of day to have a destination wedding?

Each resort has certain times for the ceremony.

As we help you plan we need to think about the time of day and time of year.

It is not much fun having a wedding on the beach at 1 pm in the afternoon when it is 100 degrees out.

We have to think about the weather in selecting the location.

Do I need to hire a wedding coordinator for my destination wedding?

It depends.

We will work with you to plan the travel arrangements for you and your guests.

We will also have you work with one of the coordinators at the resorts that we work with.

They can help you with everything from selecting your menus, the location for the ceremony, your flowers and anything else you can think of.

If you’re planning a wedding with 100+ people, or multiple events we may recommend hiring a wedding planner as they can help with all the small details.

Recap: The best all-inclusive wedding packages for an Indian destination wedding

We hope this list has helped you find a package that speaks to your Indian traditions and suits your budget. 

You can also check out our similar list of the top resorts and venues for an Indian destination wedding.

Between our limited-time promotion and the extensive list of special offers at our favorite resorts, we’re sure we can find the perfect place to host your dream wedding.

Our team of wedding experts is familiar with all the best current packages and promotions in destinations around the Caribbean.

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