Destination weddings are all the rage these days, with couples choosing to tie the knot in locations including Mexico, Hawaii, Jamaica and more. But given that most of these dream weddings are often held at resorts you’re probably not familiar with, it can be tricky to narrow down which one is best suited to your needs and style. That’s where we come in! After months of research, we’ve narrowed down a few of our favorite resorts that cater specifically to destination wedding couples. Whether for romance, to save on wedding expenses, or to have a bucket list location that your friends & family will NEVER forget, planning a wedding away from home can be both fun and stressful. Finding the right resort for your wedding is crucial to having destination wedding bliss!
Enjoy these 5 amazing destination wedding resorts that could be perfect for YOUR destination wedding.
1. El Dorado Casitas Royale
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Surrounded by lush jungles and white sandy beaches, El Dorado Casitas Royale is the perfect place for a dream wedding in Mexico. The resort offers packages that include an on-site wedding planner, flowers, music, and more — all you have to do is show up! After your big day, couples can enjoy their honeymoon at one of the resort's many private plunge pools or swim-up suites.
And for couples looking for a one-of-a-kind exclusive wedding experience for your adult-only wedding, consider the Private Enclave Wedding Experience. This wedding package is your chance to reserve an entire private section of the resort, inclusive of your own private enclave with a private pool exclusive to your group, personalized butler service, private events including a Mexican Beach Fiesta with Live Mexican Trio, plus luxury accommodations and so much more.
At the end of your wedding celebration, you’ll be whisked away to an overwater bungalow or beachfront villa for your honeymoon.
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If you’re drooling over what I just shared, let’s just hit the pause button and contact me because the availability of the private enclave is limited, so there’s no time to waste!
2. The Grand Velas, Riviera Maya
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There are many reasons to host your wedding at a luxurious hotel and spa resort such as the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. This exquisite all-inclusive hideaway is located in the magical Mexican Riviera Maya, which is known for its picturesque beaches and abundant wildlife.
The resort just steps away from world-class beaches and an abundance of fun activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, aqua aerobics, and tons of amazing excursions.
From the Pinterest-worthy grand ballrooms to the exquisite outdoor venues, and the world-class service to the executive chefs, Grand Velas has you covered.
With a gorgeous wedding chapel that seats up to 150 guests, an ocean terrace that is the perfect setting for an intimate reception, and an oceanfront wedding deck that offers stunning views, this destination wedding resort is truly jaw-dropping.
They only do a handful of weddings per year, ensuring that you receive the attention and help you deserve. Your big day should be as unique as your relationship, so let’s find your ideal setting at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
3. Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica
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When you think about the most romantic destinations for a wedding, we invite you to consider the magical island of Jamaica. For me personally, Jamaica has always felt like home and my family . The food ,the culture and the people alone are truly amazing and can't be to put into words! You'd have to experience it for yourself. And after your dreamy wedding experience at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica, you’ll be glad you did. This newly designed resort offers numerous amenities catering to the needs of those celebrating their special day.
Weddings are a memorable and once-in-a-lifetime experience that deserves to be planned with care and style. If you want your wedding to be perfect, do what the stars are doing and book at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica.
Another benefit to hosting your destination wedding in Jamaica is that legal weddings are easy and inexpensive.
If you're wondering how much you're looking to spend on a luxury destination wedding, check out this blog post here on How Much Does a Destination Wedding Cost in 2023 .
4. Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
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There are a lot of reasons why people choose to have their destination wedding in Mexico. Some of these reasons include close friends, family, time off work, and the warm weather. Other reasons include the nightlife and of course the fantastic beaches. Whatever your reason is for choosing to have your destination wedding at Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, Mexico you can be sure that you’ll have an unforgettable time.
This resort has been built from its very foundation with the idea that guests will experience luxury while they are on vacation. With luxury comes comfort which will allow you to focus on making memories with those close to you.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect wedding or the most spectacular setting for a company event, the staff at this one-of-a-kind resort will make sure all your dreams come true. Their award-winning team is known for delivering seamless events by creating unforgettable experiences, which are designed to create lasting memories you will want to celebrate again and again.
For those celebrating a Catholic destination wedding, you will love the oceanfront chapel that seats 112 people and offers spectacular views!
5. Beaches Turks & Caicos
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Beaches Turks & Caicos is the ultimate luxury vacation for guests of all ages. Featuring fine dining, premium drinks, butler service, large suites to accommodate bigger families, a waterpark, and unlimited water sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Why get married at Beaches Turks & Caicos? Why not? Because all eyes are on you and every memory counts, you need a venue where every moment of your wedding will be perfect. Choosing Beaches Turks & Caicos means never having to worry about anything going wrong because they’ve got everything covered for you.
Plus, there aren’t many venues that offer award-winning services, stunning settings, and fresh Caribbean air — all in one place. The luxury resort and all-inclusive nature ensure that no detail is left unattended — making your wedding unforgettable.
These are just a few of the amazing places to consider for your dream destination wedding in The Caribbean and Mexico. The best thing about a destination wedding is that you get to say “I Do” in a bucket list location of your choice.
Options like these resorts above are great ideas for a couple that wants to do something different, and at the very least throw the type of wedding you and all your family & friends will NEVER forget.
Planning a destination wedding can be a big undertaking, especially when it comes to discovering the perfect resort where you intend to get married. After all, bringing your wedding vision to life will depend a lot on the resort you choose. The right resort can make your dreams of a spectacular wedding come true.
Don’t forget you’re not alone in your destination wedding planning. If you would like to talk to someone about your destination wedding resort options, then feel free to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with me so that you CAN have the wedding you have always dreamed of! We can make it happen .