Mexico is the most popular location for destination weddings (after glitzy Las Vegas) and for good reason. With great connections from Canada and the US it is easy to travel to. There are many fabulous resorts and beaches to pick from and let’s not forget the amount of culture Mexico has that that you can incorporate into your wedding. Mexico can be a very affordable destination wedding location choice or you may want to take the opportunity to customize at a very reasonable price point.
Mexico is a huge country offering a variety of choices: white sandy beaches, colonial towns, dramatic landscape, waterfalls, deserts, and stunning sunsets.
Mexico Caribbean – Cancun, Cozumel and the Rivera Maya- is beachy bliss!
Beautiful shoreline, jungle, Mayan ruins and infinite choices of hotels and ceremony options to pick from. You can decide on classic beach wedding, to a garden or beach gazebo wedding, to sky weddings where you are married up on a roof top patio where you have a 360 degrees view of the ocean to enjoy without the sand in your shoes. Weather in the Riviera Maya is warm all year round.
There is not a shortage and things to do and see in the Riviera Maya. Shop in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, cruise to islands just off the shoreline, dive in cenotes and in the turquoise sea, explore nearby ecological parks and mysterious Mayan ruins or tune into your adventurous spirit and try zip-lining. Bottom line is that your wedding party and guests will not be bored. They can enjoy lazy days on the beach or take in an adventure any day they like.
Puerto Vallarta & Rivera Nayarit Wedding
Stunning sunsets, friendly people, jungle, sea, mountains and zip-lining group adventures are all here in the Jalisco province. A great destination year round (a bit tropical in the summer months with the rest of the year being idyllically warm). If you are worried about hurricane risk, Banderas Bay is very much protected from hurricanes. If you are here between January – March, you have a good chance of seeing whales and from June – October you will have the chance to see the baby sea turtles that are released into the ocean.
Many resorts offer fabulous and care-free wedding packages and there is opportunity to try something a little different. There are over 300 gourmet restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, how about a welcome dinner or reception away from the resort? Or steering away from an all inclusive resort, consider a private villa for your affair. Feeling adventurous, how about a private barefoot wedding on nearby island (perhaps on the shores of Las Caletas) where you can still stay at an all inclusive property and have your wedding day off-site.
Los Cabos Wedding
Dramatic landscape where the desert meets the sea, meets the sky. And that all blends so nicely at sunset when gazing at the sky over the Sea of Cortez and the famous Arch at Land’s End, Los Cabos.
Surely there is no shortage of resorts to pick from here in between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Cabo is known for its golden beach zone, marina, shopping opportunities and many bars and restaurants- both the rowdy kind and more refined choices. San Jose del Cabo is quainter and you will spend time walking around cobblestone streets, bobbing in and out of art galleries and stores. Between the two cities are many world-class golf courses and a desert to explore – whether looking for an oasis or by sand dunning!
Wedding in Mexico – Something Different
Oaxaca – bursts of color and plenty of culture. It is known as the ‘eternal spring’ as it sits high on a central plateau and isn’t that perfect weather for a destination wedding? Evenings can be cool and rain is mostly in July and August. Weddings can be in the historic downtown, or at an elegant hotel. Think garden ceremony and reception in a true Mexican hacienda.
Huatulco – direct flights from many Canadian cities and about 6 hour drive from Oaxaca. Stunning beaches and nearby towns to explore, surfing opportunities and ecological parks to visit. More resorts are building in this area, such as the Secret brand and existing is the lovely Dreams Huatulco Resort. Think…Huatulco wedding with your family and friends and then jet over to Oaxaca for your honeymoon. Lovely beach and colonial history in 1 trip.
Campeche & Merida in the Yucatan – a step back to colonial splendor in a UNESCO World Heritage site full of Mayan customs and rich history. A recipe for romance. Weather speaking it is usually warm and tropical with rainy season during the late summer and fall. The century old hacienda’s in this area are where to get married or in a large visually stunning garden area. For a group excursion, why not see the ruins of Chichen Itza – magical and at your doorstep.