Getting Married the All-Inclusive Way

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Couples can exchange vows in an oceanfront area with fire pits at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica.

While there are plenty of other options to be found in Mexico, you can’t go wrong with pitching any of these all-inclusives to the brides and grooms heading to Mexico on a budget.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, on two and a half miles of pristine, white-sand Cabo beach, comes with five dining experiences, including gourmet à la carte restaurants, poolside snacks and 24-hour in-room dining. Recently, the resort converted exclusively to the Luxury Without Limitations program, in which a one-time payment secures a complete vacation experience for guests.

The best rooms on property are the Oceanfront Suites. These two-room suites include a bedroom with a king-size bed, and a separate living area consisting of a queen-size sofa bed, parlor with a sofa and chairs, additional TV and closet, minibar and a built-in bar.

Among Pacifica’s wedding services are onsite certified wedding planners and wedding packages as well as photo and video services; musicians; wedding cakes; entertainment, including fireworks and fire dancers; dance lessons; special event furniture; linens and chairs; and lighting. Six sites are available for receptions and ceremonies, including the pool decks, an oceanfront fire-pit patio area, oceanfront terraces and gardens, a meditation area, beachside cabana and a secluded beach.

For more information, agents can contact Enrique Gandara (619-864-3875, [email protected]), corporate director of sales and marketing, and Laura Oritz (011-52-624-142-9953, [email protected]), wedding coordinator.

ME Cancun

Sol Melia Hotels & ResortsME Cancun officially became an all-inclusive on January 1. At the 419-room resort, guests now have an array of packages to choose from as part of the Complete ME concept. Traditional all-inclusive perks such as unlimited food and beverage, access to the YHI Spa fitness center, complimentary pool access, Wi-Fi and all in-room amenities, including iPod docking stations, are available.

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“Our clients who have had a destination wedding generally like to replicate the experience and location,” says Destination Weddings Travel’s Quentin Carmichael. “And there are couples who have had a traditional wedding and now want a destination vow renewal. For all of these clients our top six locations are: Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Hawaii and various European locations, such as Scotland, Italy, France and Spain.”

We recommend any room on The Level, the hotel’s premium collection of accommodations. Guests in these rooms have elevated privileges and amenities as part of  The Level package.

ME Cancun’s basic wedding package includes a pre-wedding spa treatment, a free upgrade to a Loft Suite for the bride and groom (valid only for contracted dates), a VIP treatment for the couple, an Ocean Front terrace or designated beach area for the ceremony, a wedding cake for up to 30 people, premium cocktails for guests at the ceremony (for one hour), pre-recorded lounge music to play during the ceremony and a personal wedding planner.

Agents should contact Mourad Essafi, director of sales for ME Cancun, at 011-52-998-881-2679 with questions.

Solmar All-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club

Around two months ago, Solmar Resort in Cabo San Lucas became an all-inclusive and was renamed Solmar All-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club. Amenities and services now include breakfast, lunch and dinner daily on the property, and domestic drinks and snacks at Pool Bar Tejaban, as well as at Trebol.

The best rooms at Solmar All-Inclusive Resort are #2592 and #2582; both are two-bedroom suites with unobstructed views of the majestic Pacific Ocean and the pristine Playa Solmar.

The resort recently launched its brand-new wedding ceremony packages that include a commemorative marriage certificate; a setup on the beach with a gazebo, chairs, white covers and more; a bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere; a 50-minute couples’ massage; and the assistance of a wedding coordinator.

For more information, agents should contact Israel Gatica (011-624-145-7575, ext. 4112, [email protected]), director of sales, marketing and e-commerce.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraíso

Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraíso is a five-star, all-inclusive adults-only Riviera Maya property featuring 24-hour personalized butler and concierge service. The property offers four á la carte restaurants, three pools, a renowned spa with a health bar, and a challenging 18-hole golf course. The resort’s 10 suite-style honeymoon villas come with private pools, ocean views, and butler and concierge service.

The onsite wedding planner at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraíso can assist with every wedding detail to ensure that the couple has the wedding of their dreams. Ceremonies and receptions can be held on the beach, by the pool or at one of the property’s à la carte restaurants.

Agents should call the resort’s wedding sales division at 011-52-984-87-72800, ext. 8009, or e-mail weddings [email protected], for details.

El Dorado Seaside Suites, by Karisma


Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraíso
At Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraíso, an onsite wedding planner assists with every wedding detail.

The 280-room El Dorado Seaside Suites, by Karisma, also in Riviera Maya, is known for its barefoot elegance. In this adults-only setting, couples, both the to-be-married and honeymooners, will enjoy their Gourmet Inclusive experience that includes beach butlers and signature Beachfront Sky Massages. Your romantic clients are provided with rose petals and swan towels on their bed, drawn aromatic baths in their room’s Jacuzzi tub, king-size beach beds and the simple pleasures of a meal served at a table for two.

The Presidential Villa at El Dorado Seaside Suites has a spacious master bedroom, a separate living room with a plasma TV and a fully stocked bar, a private oceanfront pool and private beach bed, an in-suite Jacuzzi for two and aromatherapy menu, as well as the services of a 24-hour personal butler.

With their recently enhanced offerings, El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels’ packages come with the added, complimentary services of a wedding guest concierge to assist with guests’ every need. A personal in-room wedding attendant for the bride is available on her wedding day to pamper, help with dressing-up, and serve as a point person for last-minute bridal requests. A groom’s personal dressing room, which serves as a home base for the groom and his groomsmen, is stocked with food and beverages. 

Agents should contact Faith Wishnie (305-715-9844, ext. 7205; [email protected]), director of wedding services, with queries. 

El Dorado Seaside Suites
The Presidential Villa at El Dorado Seaside Suites has a spacious master bedroom.


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