Wedding venues in Mexico offer couples a special day with views they may never otherwise get.
They say you should start something the way you intend to continue. To that point, why not start a beautiful marriage with an equally gorgeous setting?
Our team knows as well as anyone that there are many great reasons couples have long chosen Mexico as the backdrop for their special day.
In particular, Riviera Maya offers a unique atmosphere, stunning turquoise views, and the salt air you’ll smell whenever you look back at your Mexico destination wedding photos.
After years of setting couples up with dreamy wedding backdrops in world-class venues, we’ve put together this list of the most gorgeous wedding venues in Mexico, along with answers to some important questions you’re probably asking.
Several factors influence the cost of your wedding, including its scale, location, and, most significantly, the number of guests you invite.
When you choose a resort with a comprehensive wedding package, many complex elements, such as your photographer, catering, music, and officiant, may all be included.
This makes budgeting for these elements much easier and allows you to save money instead of trying to do everything a la carte, which can quickly add up.
As of 2023, the average cost of a destination wedding is $30,000, wrapping up all expenses, including airfare, accommodation, and wedding costs.
This figure is likely driven up by costly destinations such as Europe or Hawaii.
In our experience, most clients achieve their dream destination weddings for between $15,000 and $20,000, excluding travel. They do this by choosing Mexico or the Caribbean for their destination weddings.
According to The Knot, the average cost for a wedding on American soil is around $30,000 as of 2022.
This varies by state, with the most costly state to get married in being New Jersey, averaging weddings at $51,000.
When you compare that to the $15,000 to $20,000 that our clients typically spend – and consider the beauty and uniqueness of Mexico – the choice to go destination is a no-brainer.
So why is it so much cheaper to get married in Mexico?
One major reason is that all-inclusive resorts help destination wedding budgets stay as light as possible.
Destination weddings also help couples narrow their guest list to the most important people, making for a more personal and unique experience.
In our experience, October and November often allow couples to achieve a lower-cost wedding than in some of the more popular months, between January and March.
The increase in tourism and the high demand for destination weddings at this time of year can raise the prices considerably.
One thing to keep in mind when weighing the costs of your destination wedding is to consider other factors, such as the temperature.
Although months in the middle of summer can be even cheaper, it may be better to aim for some of the cooler months to avoid the heat.
While prices can be lower in late July and August, as mentioned, these months can be uncomfortably hot.
Thinking about the experience your guests will have means considering how they feel when sitting during the ceremony.
It also requires you to consider their general comfort when they attend your wedding.
If you’re budget-conscious, shoulder seasons near the end of the year can help you get better pricing, avoid too many crowds, and take advantage of more manageable weather.
These months also help to avoid hurricane season, which goes without saying, is a wise move.
Choosing October or November for your Mexican destination wedding can help you take advantage of the weather, pricing, and break in tourism.
Here’s our curated list of the most gorgeous wedding venues in Mexico for an unforgettable day.
Generations Riviera Maya resort is excellent for couples who want to feel connected to the beach experience while avoiding the hassles and hold-ups that come with getting married on unpredictable sandy beaches.
Their pier extends over the water to allow wedding couples to take advantage of the beautiful turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya while staying high and dry.
Dreams Tulum is an excellent resort for couples who want to keep the “Mexico” in their Mexican destination wedding.
Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita is a boutique resort at the highest level, perfect for couples who want a quiet, zen wedding experience.
The versatile space at Dreams Riviera Cancun offers couples a visually stunning ceremony with a truly epic feel.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya is one of the newer venues, sure to offer a unique, laid-back beach experience with outstanding service to lucky couples.
If you’re looking for a beautiful wedding venue in paradise, you’ll have endless options in Mexico and the Caribbean.
From our experience, the value you’ll receive in Mexico, paired with the on-site wedding teams and stunning venues, you’ll have plenty of resorts to choose from.
So whether you’re dreaming about a boho chic wedding on the white sand, a colorful affair on a rooftop, or a laid-back wedding infusing Mexican culture, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding venues in Mexico.
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.
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