By Jared Benoff | Published on July 30, 2023

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.

What is the average cost of a wedding in Mexico? 

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. 

When considering all the factors that influence your budget, you may find it helpful to hear directly from brides like JuliaPaige, and Sherese.

Is a wedding in Mexico cheaper than in the US?

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. 

What are the cheapest months to get married in Mexico? 

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.

What is the best month to get married in Mexico?

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.

1. Generations Riveria Maya

generations riviera maya | destination wedding | mexico | pier

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. 


  • Family-friendly, boutique resort
  • Suitable for receptions, ceremonies, and cocktail parties
  • One of the best wedding planning teams we work with
  • Compelling wedding packages available (Read our review here)

Key amenities

  • Pier provides wind, shade, and shelter 
  • Wedding planning team
  • Customized decorations

Wedding highlights

  • Provides beach experience while covered from the heat 
  • 270-degree views
  • Pier stretches 100 feet over the water
  • Guests can wear heals

Favorite Venue

  • The pier at Generations Riviera Maya Resort

2. El Dorado Maroma Palafitos

el dorado maroma | mexico | destination wedding | palafitos | overwater bungalow

El Dorado Maroma resort and its Palafitos, or stilt houses, are a truly unique and luxurious way to enjoy the waters of the Mexican coastline. 


  • Adults only 
  • Two rooftop venues
  • Suitable for receptions, ceremonies, and cocktail parties
  • Smaller venues for 10 to 70 people

Key amenities

  • Accessibility to rooftop bars with elevator
  • Fully equipped bars on the rooftops
  • Experienced staff

Wedding highlights

  • 100% privacy
  • Full exposure to natural beauty
  • Views of both the oceans and gardens

Favorite Venue

  • Both rooftop venues at El Dorado Maroma or the Palafitos

3. The Grand at The Moon Palace 

the grand at moon palace | mexico | destination wedding | rooftop venue

The Grand at Moon Palace is an over-the-top, all-inclusive, family-friendly resort with approximately 1,300 rooms and is one of our favorite family-friendly resorts in Cancun.


  • Around 25 restaurants and bars, including two steak houses
  • Kid-friendly facilities
  • Two rooftop venues over both Caribbean and Peruvian restaurants
  • Suitable for receptions, ceremonies, and cocktail parties
  • Both venues ideal for 30-125 people

Key amenities

  • Fully equipped rooftop bars
  • Elevator to the Peruvian rooftop
  • Staff can assist guests up to the Caribbean rooftop

Wedding highlights

  • Total privacy
  • Cultural atmosphere
  • Renowned for its excellent cuisine
  • Views of the pool and the beach

Favorite Venue

  • Both the Caribbean and Peruvian rooftop venues

4. Dreams Tulum

dreams tulum | mexico | destination wedding | authentic mexico experience

Dreams Tulum is an excellent resort for couples who want to keep the “Mexico” in their Mexican destination wedding. 


  • Authentic, colorful plaza setting
  • Suitable for receptions, ceremonies, and cocktail parties
  • Can host up to 200 people
  • Family-friendly

Key amenities

  • On-site Mayan spa experience 
  • Coastal access
  • Close to ancient Mayan ruins

Wedding highlights

  • Unique town square atmosphere
  • Spacious and versatile
  • Close to the historic area of Tulum

Favorite Venue

  • Town Square at Dreams Tulum

5. Zoetry Paraiso De la Bonita

zoetry paraiso de la bonita - mexico - destination wedding - pier venue

Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita is a boutique resort at the highest level, perfect for couples who want a quiet, zen wedding experience. 


  • Five diamond, AAA resort
  • Smaller, with only around 100 rooms
  • Private pier for receptions, ceremonies, and cocktail parties

Key amenities

  • 20 minutes from the airport (Something to remember for your guests!)
  • Focus on quality service 
  • On-site wedding coordinator
  • Excellent cuisine

Wedding highlights

  • Customizable wedding packages
  • Private pier extending over turquoise waters
  • Intimate setting, suitable for 40-60 guests on the pier
  • Relaxed and luxurious atmosphere

Favorite Venue

  • The private pier at Zoetry Paraiso Del la Bonita

6. Dreams Riviera Cancun

dreams riviera cancun - mexico - destination wedding venues

The versatile space at Dreams Riviera Cancun offers couples a visually stunning ceremony with a truly epic feel. 


  • 20 minutes from the airport
  • Approximately 400-500 rooms
  • Family-friendly

Key amenities

  • On-site spa by Pevonia
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Kids club and child-care options

Wedding highlights

  • Excellent wedding coordinators
  • Child-friendly venue
  • Epic stairway setting closed off for your ceremony

Favorite Venue

  • Stairway at Dreams Riviera Cancun

7. Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya

margaritaville island reserve riviera maya - new hotels mexico - beach wedding venue

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. 


  • Smaller resort with around 130 rooms
  • Rooftop bar overlooks the beach and sand
  • Suitable for approximately 60-70 wedding guests
  • Great for receptions, ceremonies, and welcome parties

Key amenities

  • Great food and service for the entire stay
  • Beachfront Landshark Brewery
  • On-site spa

Wedding highlights

  • Excellent venue for flip-flop weddings
  • Total privacy on the rooftop bar
  • Bright, Summer atmosphere
  • Views of the beach and resort

Favorite Venue

  • Rooftop venue at Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya

Recap: Gorgeous Wedding Venues in Mexico

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. 

Need help planning? 

Our experienced wedding planners at Destination Weddings by Vacationeeze are with you every step of the way.

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?

Call us at 215-454-2070 or get in touch with us here

Looking forward to chatting soon! 

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About The Author

Jared Benoff

Jared is a certified destination wedding travel advisor and has been recognized as a top agent by Palace Resorts, Karisma Resorts, Lomas Hospitality, and Hyatt Inclusive Collection.

He caught the travel bug early in his life as his parents (the founders of Vacationeeze!) instilled a passion for travel and adventure in him and his siblings.


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