Congrats, you’re engaged!
And you’re excited about hosting a destination wedding…
But you’re feeling lost.
You don’t want a generic, run-of-the-mill resort with watered-down drinks, bad food, and a wedding department that’s filled with more chaos than small details.
Well, we’ve curated a lineup of the best resorts for a luxury destination wedding in Mexico.
What makes them the best?
Our team has 30+ years of experience planning hundreds of weddings, so we know what differentiates a good venue from a GREAT one.
Let’s jump in!
It’s a common misconception that destination weddings are inherently more expensive.
In fact, by offering wedding packages that include many key elements of your wedding events, you’ll save money along the way.
Some top resorts even offer complimentary weddings for couples meeting specific requirements.
So, to answer the question of how expensive a destination wedding is, well, the average cost of a destination wedding is around $30,000… but this isn’t reflective of destination weddings in affordable nations like Mexico.
The average cost for our clients to have a destination wedding in Mexico is between $15,000 and $20,000.
If you’re aiming for a luxury experience, you may find yourself at the upper end of this range.
Of course, you can spend more than $20,000, which may result in even better value for your money.
While working with a destination wedding planner is optional, the benefits can simplify the wedding planning process.
Throughout planning your destination wedding, having an expert represent your interests can make all the difference.
Destination wedding planners help you get what you want and keep on top of the process by leveraging our relationships with resorts.
A destination wedding planner can also help you navigate a confusing landscape of terms and conditions, timeframes, and obligations.
Plus, bringing groups of family and friends overseas can be like herding cats, so a destination wedding planner can certainly help with that.
If you have any questions about how you might work with a destination wedding planner, get in contact with us, and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
There are a few countries that are especially popular for destination weddings.
Usually, these locales offer a stunning climate and natural scenery, such as Hawaii, or history and culture, such as Italy or France.
The destinations that we (and our clients) love the most are those that combine all of these elements.
Of course, the destination can also be the journey, and large-scale cruise ship destination weddings around unique places such as Tahiti can also make for unbelievable experiences.
Mexico tends to be the most popular location for a destination for our clients.
So let’s get into it!
Le Blanc Cancun is a resort that offers an elevated adults-only stay right in Cancun’s popular hotel zone.
If you’re looking for a five-diamond resort specializing in the best quality food and mixology with exceptional service, Le Blanc Cancun is a choice you shouldn’t overlook.
Everything at this resort is edited, elegant, and sophisticated, providing an escape from the bustle of the hotel zone.
Le Blanc Cancun prioritizes luxury, from its well-thought-out pools to its world-class spa and dining options.
Couples who want one of the best adults-only resorts in the Cancun hotel zone.
The Finest resorts are aptly named, and Finest Playa Mujeres is no exception, situated on the peninsula just north of Cancun and across from Isla Mujeres.
Finest Playa Mujeres ensures that everybody can have the luxury experience they want, introducing their Excellence Club and adults-only category that gets you grown-up access to exclusive lounges, restaurants, pools, and beach areas.
If you or guests have little ones, their thoughtful facilities also allow quality time for families to connect.
Couples who want a luxury experience with budget-friendly packages and adult-only options for heightened romance.
Atelier Playa Mures is a 5-star all-suite resort that takes advantage of the peninsula’s natural beauty and adjacent golf course.
With its 539 suites, this adults-only resort offers guests a chance to relax in a high-art slice of paradise.
There are seemingly endless activities and opportunities to unwind and forget about any part of the world that doesn’t involve world-class mixology and gourmet food.
Every corner is inspired by Mexican art and design, making it an art lover’s dream destination.
Art lovers, golfers, and couples who want an all-out exclusive experience with an emphasis on sophistication. Most suitable for groups of about 50 guests.
Impressions Isla Mujeres is one of Secrets Resorts’ best-kept secrets, nestled on a stunning island amid the aquamarine waters of the Riviera Maya.
With its scenic clifftop location, the views from Impressions Isla Mujeres offer unparalleled turquoise ocean views.
This 125-suite, adults-only resort offers guests unbeatable opulence and luxury with exceptional service.
Couples who want top-of-the-line, expertly curated weddings and experiences with exclusive privileges in a remote environment.
The Garza Blanca resort sits along one of the best stretches of white sand beach in Playa Mujeres.
This resort is a big win for families and couples who want to enjoy adults-only areas.
The beach is the star of Garza Blanca’s show, and guests enjoy lounging beneath the picturesque palm trees by the bright blue waters.
With 425 suites, this is a luxury-loaded destination wedding location.
Couples with about fifty guests who want luxury all-inclusive experiences with a competitive price tag.
Situated in Playa del Carmen, Grand Velas is where the jungle meets the sea, offering a unique tropical experience.
Fun fact: Grand Velas Riviera Maya is also where the couples in Season 5 of Love Is Blind spent time after being in the Pods!
Grand Velas is another resort that offers family-friendly luxury at the highest level.
This five-diamond resort offers three distinctive categories of stay, or “experiences”:
Couples who want a highly personalized, family-friendly wedding surrounded by luxury.
Le Blanc resort in Los Cabos is where the desert and sea meet at the very tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
This adults-only, five-diamond resort offers 373 chic rooms that allow guests to soak up the beauty of Los Cabos in elevated luxury.
Whether whale-watching or lounging by the pool with a cocktail, couples choosing Le Blanc Los Cabos won’t want to be anywhere else.
Le Blanc Los Cabos is ideal for couples who prioritize elegant design and next-level pampering, bringing a large group to unlock perks and benefits.
You can read our full review of Le Blanc Los Cabos here.
Garza Blanca Los Cabos is situated away from the main city on a beautiful stretch of sandy coast between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
Garza Blanca is a five-star beach hotel that welcomes the whole family, with ample entertainment for the kids and opportunities for adults to unwind.
This resort’s world-class Spa Imagine takes pampering to a new level. Between the mountains, the desert, and the sea, this location is also a stone’s throw from the best golf courses in Los Cabos.
Couples wanting a lavish wedding with the whole family might enjoy the unique design touches and package flexibility of Garza Blanca Los Cabos.
Zoëtry Casa del Mar overlooks the Sea of Cortez from its location in the famous corridor on the south coast.
This AAA four-diamond winner is a truly inspirational stay, incorporating the look and feel of the Mexican hacienda into an ultra-luxurious getaway spot.
With only 57 suites and rooms, Zoëtry Casa del Mar offers a level of luxury that few can rival.
This resort is adult-oriented but permits children.
Couples who want a no-holds-barred luxury destination wedding with unique and personal touches, whether an elopement or a large-scale event.
Grand Velas Los Cabos is another resort in a prime location along the tourist corridor with its own stretch of pristine sandy beach.
Grand Velas Los Cabos is a spectacular option for a family-friendly destination wedding for those also seeking beach, sun, and top-notch food and beverage.
Savor the best mezcal Mexico has to offer or delight in fresh ceviche while looking out over the Sea of Cortez.
It’s easy to see how this sophisticated and contemporary resort earned its five-diamond status.
It’s an excellent destination wedding venue if you’re planning to invite 100+ guests.
Couples who want the whole family along for a sophisticated, elevated, and customized destination wedding.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is an ultra-lux resort on the Mexican Pacific’s west coast.
The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is the only all-inclusive in the Mexican Pacific to be awarded five diamonds by the AAA.
From its prime beachfront location, you can drink in the magnificent views of the Siera Madre mountains and the bright blue waters that match their beauty.
As a family-friendly resort, this is a perfect way to enjoy a premium wedding experience with all of your nearest and dearest.
Couples who spare no expense for the best luxury experience possible and want to invite the whole family.
Garza Blanca Preserve offers guests stunning coastal views of Banderas Bay along the southern coastline of Puerto Vallarta.
This five-star hotel is a family-focused haven for fun, relaxation, adventure, and, for lucky couples, romance.
Garza Blanca Reserve takes advantage of its unique surroundings, nestled between the tropical Mexican jungle and the bay’s turquoise waters.
Couples who dream of aesthetically unique weddings in an inclusive, family environment.
Secrets Vallarta Bay is conveniently situated only 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport and has a stunning location along Banderas Bay.
This adults-only resort is a generous example of luxury, adventure, and elegance for an all-inclusive vacation in Mexico.
It’s no wonder Secrets Vallarta Bay earned four diamonds from AAA, considering how elevated their decor is and the quality of their food, beverage, and service.
Golfers and other guests enjoying Unlimited Luxury experiences can soak up the mountain and bay sunset views from the open-air lobby.
Couples who want an adult-focused destination wedding with a chic, modern atmosphere and generous wedding packages.
The Fiesta Americana resort in Puerto Vallarta holds a privileged location in the area’s hotel zone overlooking the Bay of Banderas.
This family-friendly resort offers the best of both worlds, with plenty to keep the kids smiling and the adults relaxed.
Stunning tropical gardens and the picturesque aquamarine waters of the Mexican Pacific coastline surround Fiesta Americana.
Couples seeking a budget-and-family-friendly all-inclusive, with opportunities for adult-oriented and romantic environments.
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?