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The 8 Best Places to Get Married in Mexico

When you think of the best places to get married in Mexico, your mind probably wanders to somewhere warm, tropical and sunny. There are many places that fit this description both on the East Coast and West Coast – including our customer’s top favorites, Riviera Maya, Cancun and Cabo San Lucas. Mexico has a lot to offer couples looking for a unique destination wedding setting. From ancient Mayan ruins to crystal-clear cenotes and of course, pristine white-sand beaches, the variety of landscapes ensures every couple can find the perfect venue for their nuptials.

Destination wedding setup in Mexico

Photo courtesy of Dreams Aventuras Resort & Spa

Read on to discover more about our top places to get married in Mexico!

The 8 Best Places to Get Married in Mexico

  1. Riviera Maya
  2. Cancun
  3. Cabo San Lucas
  4. Puerto Vallarta
  5. Riviera Nayarit
  6. Cozumel
  7. Isla Mujeres
  8. Tulum

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Riviera Maya

As one of the most traveled to destinations in all of Mexico, the Mayan Riviera is a highly-sought-after wedding location for many reasons. The white-sand beaches, bright blue waters and calm ocean breeze make for the perfect setting to say “I do.” Aside from the breathtaking views, the sheer number of all-inclusive resorts to choose to host your celebration is also a great draw, most of which offer complimentary wedding packages and special deals to help you stay within budget.

Popular Riviera Maya wedding venues include: El Dorado Royale, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Iberostar Grand Paraiso & Secrets Akumal Resort & Spa

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With 24/7 entertainment and exciting nightlife everywhere you look, it’s easy to pinpoint Cancun as one of the best places to get married in Mexico. Couples look to this vacation hotspot to provide them and their wedding guests with a lively atmosphere and unforgettable memories – and boy does it deliver! But beyond the excitement is also romance and tranquility. The upscale resorts found in the Cancun Hotel Zone provide some of the most luxurious amenities, white-glove service and stunning venue locations in all of the Mexico.

Popular Cancun destination wedding venues include: Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres, Riu Palace Las Americas, Moon Palace Cancun & Le Blanc Spa Resort

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Cabo San Lucas

On the west coast of the country lies another one of the best places to get married in Mexico: Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos. Originally made to be a vacation town, this region has all the amenities you need for the perfect romantic getaway. Incredible destination wedding ceremonies and receptions can be held overlooking the mountainous landscape, and the vast marine life allows for dolphins and humpback whales to photobomb your first kiss! No Cabo San Lucas wedding is complete without a romantic boat ride to El Arco, the iconic natural rock structure that is just a few miles offshore – so be sure to book a couple’s excursion before you leave!

Popular Cabo destination wedding venues include: Sandos Finisterra, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos & Riu Santa Fe

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Puerto Vallarta

The small yet highest-rated Mexico resort town is situated between the blue Pacific Ocean and lush green mountains, creating some truly breathtaking views. If you’re looking for an exciting group excursion to treat your wedding guests to, the charming downtown is a great way to explore authentic Mexican cuisine and culture, while the nearby jungles offer unbelievable zip-lining and bungee-jumping adventures.

Popular Puerto Vallarta destination wedding venues include: Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta & Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort

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Riviera Nayarit

Formerly known for being a secret surf town amongst locals, this little slice of pacific heaven has had a lot of growth in the past few years and is now one of the best places to get married in Mexico. If you’re looking for a secluded, intimate setting with authentic Mexican charm and romance, look no further than the venues in Riviera Nayarit. Filled with boutique all-inclusive resorts which offer customizable wedding packages and amazing service, you’re sure to find the quiet, tropical haven you’ve been searching for.

Popular Riviera Nayarit destination wedding venues include: Dreams Bahia Mita Surf & Spa, Iberostar Selection Playa Mita, Riu Vallarta & Armony Luxury Resort & Spa

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Just off the coast of Cancun is the small island of Cozumel. Home to spectacular sunsets and incredible reefs, this tropical oasis is the perfect spot for couples to exchange vows. The best way to get to Cozumel to get married is by flying into Cancun International Airport and then taking a ferry to the island. Being secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city provides an intimate, romantic atmosphere, so you can’t go wrong with any venue you choose.

Popular Cozumel destination wedding venues include: Cozumel Palace, Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort & Spa, Iberostar Cozumel & Secrets Aura Cozumel

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Isla Mujeres

This quaint Mexican fishing village has recently been on the rise for tourists looking for an authentic, off-the-beaten-path vacation. Destination weddings in Isla Mujeres provide all of the beautiful views of sunny Cancun but with a more laid-back vibe. Wanting to plan a unique group excursion with all of your guests? Check out the Underwater Sculpture Museum! Isla Mujeres wedding resorts tend to be smaller, giving a more boutique feel as opposed to sprawling skyscrapers in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

The most popular Isla Mujeres destination wedding venue is Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun.

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This trendy hot-spot on the East Coast of Mexico boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is renowned for its laid-back yet exciting bohemian vibe. Destination wedding couples and their guests will enjoy plenty of eco-tourism, from discovering the crystal-clear cenotes to the ancient Mayan ruins archaeological site. Tulum wedding venues include a tropical atmosphere with luxury amenities, making the perfect blend for your destination wedding in Mexico.

Popular Tulum destination wedding venues include: Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All Inclusive Resort, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club & Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort

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Best Wedding Venues in Mexico

With such a large array of beautiful wedding venues in Mexico to choose from, it’s clear to see why majority of destination wedding couples flock there to get married every year. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best Mexico wedding venues available!

Beach Weddings in Mexico

When having a destination wedding in Mexico, there’s nothing more classic than exchanging vows with your toes in the sand. A ceremony right on the beach allows you and your guests to bask in the ocean breeze and enjoy the crystal-blue waters you traveled so far to see. For a quintessential beach wedding in Mexico, the calm and picturesque beaches in Cancun Hotel Zone and Playa Mujeres beaches can’t be beat.

Garden Weddings in Mexico

The lush garden venue at UNICO 20 87 in Riviera Maya will bring all of your destination wedding dreams to life. Surrounded by endless palms trees and stunning greenery, this private setting will make your ceremony and reception extra special.

Catholic Chapel Weddings in Mexico

For those looking to be in an exotic destination yet hoping to keep things traditional, many resorts throughout Mexico offer Catholic chapels. Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa’s chapel is set by the sea and filled with gorgeous flowers. Moon Palace Cancun also offers an oceanfront chapel so you don’t have to forego the gorgeous view you’ve been longing for!

Rooftop Terrace Weddings in Mexico

To really get the most of the amazing ocean views, a rooftop terrace is the perfect venue option. Offering a fun and modern twist to the classic beach destination wedding, rooftop vows are a real showstopper. The sky terrace wedding venue at Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is a great place to start your search!

Pier Weddings in Mexico

An ocean pier is a spectacular place to hold a destination wedding ceremony. This is another venue option that ensures great views with plenty of privacy. The pier gazebos at Dreams Aventuras in Riviera Maya, Sunscape Sabor Cozumel and Sunscape Puerto Vallarta are all affordable and breathtaking wedding venues.

Mayan Ruins Weddings in Mexico

If you want to immerse yourself into the authentic Mexican culture, then the ancient Mayan Ruins in Cancun and Tulum should be high on your list. A unique ceremony and reception can be held atop the ruins at Occidental at Xcaret Destination.

Cenote Weddings in Mexico

Cenotes are crystal-clear caves that are very special to Mexico and hold so much beauty. A Mexican cenote wedding is extra special for who love nature and really want to incorporate natural scenery into their wedding setting. Sandos Caracol Eco Resort offers a Green Wedding Package where you can exchange vows at an onsite cenote – making for a truly remarkable and memorable destination wedding experience.

How to Choose the Best Wedding Venue for You

So, with all these choices, we understand it may be hard to narrow down the exact venue that’s best for you. That’s where the expert services of our Certified Destination Wedding Specialists come in. After a few preferences and details get hashed out, your Specialist will be able to pinpoint a select few options for you to choose from, ultimately leading you in the right direction to find the best place to get married in Mexico for your specific celebration.

Before your initial consultation, be sure to ask yourself a few key questions:

  1. How many guests will attend my destination wedding?
  2. Will I have children at my destination wedding?
  3. What’s my destination wedding budget?
  4. What type of scenery do I envision for my ceremony and reception?
  5. What are the most important things to me on my wedding day?

These initial details will be important in helping you select the best place for you and your special someone to say “I do.”

To Recap: Where to Get Married in Mexico

Mexico is made up of some incredible destinations. Whether you are looking for something fast paced and fun, filled with adventure and culture, or totally relaxed – Mexico has somewhere special for you!

The many different regions are what make Mexico such a lovely destination and a country you can visit over and over again to celebrate your love (hello first anniversary trip!). Stay true to what you love, and the perfect wedding venue in Mexico will be there waiting for you!

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