The Best Resorts for Destination Weddings

LT Globetrotter

January 9, 2023
Destination Wedding

A gorgeous beach surrounded by palm trees. A covered pier overlooking miles of ocean and blue sky. A garden gazebo filled with tropical plants and flowers. Deciding where to host your big day is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) decisions to make when you're planning a wedding.

With destination weddings becoming more popular—thanks in part to their increasing affordability—there are countless properties in Mexico and the Caribbean to choose from. Whether you want a pure party atmosphere or a decadently pampered experience, here are five of the best resorts for destination weddings.

The all-inclusive Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres is perfect for couples who want a scenic ceremony for their destination wedding.

Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres (Costa Mujeres, Mexico)

Perfect For: Scenic Ceremonies

When you decide on a destination wedding, you can guarantee that your event will take place in the most beautiful of settings. What makes the all-inclusive Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres a little extra special are its gorgeous Sky Wedding Gazebo, Sky Terrace, and Sky Lounge. These unique rooftop locations offer breathtaking views of palm-lined beaches and vivid turquoise water.

Couples can mix and match where they host the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at these venues. The Sky Lounge accommodates up to 120 guests, the Sky Wedding Gazebo fits up to 50 guests, and the intimate Sky Terrace holds up to 30 guests. Other locations at the Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres include a beach area, a ballroom, the Lively wet bar, and the Piano Bar Terrace.

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is known for hosting epic destination weddings.

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun (Cancun, Mexico)

Perfect For: Rocking Good Times

You know that staying at a Hard Rock Hotel is all about being the life of the party. And Cancun is the perfect place to be loud, get wild, and host an epic event that will have guests talking for months (maybe even years!) to come. But that doesn’t mean it’s all glitz and glamour.

From barefoot in the sand to stilettos in the ballroom, this resort sets the stage for a ceremony and reception that perfectly suits you and your attendees. Located in the heart of Cancun's famed "hotel zone," the there are several venues to choose from—including the 12,378 square-foot Rock N' Roll Ballroom, intimate Sunset Garden, and multiple outdoor terraces.

The Grand Palladium Colonia Resort & Spa offers wedding couples extra amenities and perks.

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

Perfect For: Events with All the Extras

If you want to celebrate with even more special moments, you have to try the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa, named for it’s stunning Spanish-influenced architecture and décor. Take extra time to celebrate your love in the Riviera Maya with a twilight photoshoot and dinner for two (also perfect for that surprise proposal or anniversary), a cozy Mediterranean-style picnic for two, or a moonlight dinner for two, among other experiences.

From dramatic couture bouquets to charming chapels, a Palladium wedding is anything but basic thanks to their partnership with celebrity event planner Karen Bussen. Ceremonies can be held on the beach, on the romantic cliff-top gazebo overlooking the sea, or even at the tranquil Zentropia Spa, with its majestic columns and fountains. Plus, this all-inclusive gem is super family friendly with a kid’s club and on-site water park—making it our pick for a multi-generational gathering.

At the Fives Beach Hotel & Residences, couples can choose from various wedding ceremony locations.

The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Perfect For: Blooming Garden Parties

The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences in Playa del Carmen offers gorgeous beach, terrace, and indoor venues for wedding events. But what sets this AAA Four Diamond Resort apart from others are the magical tropical garden areas. Filled with countless shades of green and a rainbow of flowers, the Grand Garden and Love Garden reception areas provide colorful contrasts to the white sands, aqua water, and cerulean skies of the ceremony.

Speaking of ceremonies, along with the traditional beach, The Fives delivers out-of-the-box options for saying, “I do,” including a modern beachfront gazebo and a covered pier.

Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort offers a luxury, adults-only setting for destination weddings.

Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

Perfect For: Adults-Only Experiences

For an ideal adults-only wedding, escape to the luxurious all-inclusive Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort located in Punta Cana. Situated on the famed Bávaro Beach—one of the longest white-sand beaches in the Caribbean—and the only wellness-included resort in the Dominican Republic, this is the perfect place for all of your guests to recharge and renew. Each stay includes the Wellbeing 360 Experience with included yoga, meditation, organic culinary delights, and more.

The bridal suite is over 1,300 square feet and includes a living space, dressing room, and hair and makeup area. For even more indulgence, upgrade to The Level for an oceanfront villa, exclusive lounge and pool area, and a private beach cove.

Wedding spots include the beach, gazebo, garden, and multiple terraces. You can even do a few pre-event events, including the fabulous Primp & Pamper Bachelorette Party and the action-filled Wolf Pack Bachelor Party.


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