The “floating bed” by the Sea of Cortés at One&Only Palmilla
The resort towns and cities of Mexico have plenty of destination wedding and honeymoon spots, but Los Cabos is for the crème de la crème. From the traditional to casual to adventurous, the packages on offer cover every theme. Couples can have their ceremonies on the beach, in luxurious private villas, on yachts, in golf clubhouses and even under the sea while scuba diving! Church weddings here come with a difference as well, in the destination’s several unique chapels.
Having zeroed in on this region, though, Travel Agent soon learned that a shortlist of the pick of the wedding locations was not going to be as short as expected.
One&Only Palmilla is a great setting for romance. Its chapel has been a favored place for bridal couples to exchange their nuptial vows since 1956. The quaint building sits high on a hill overlooking the ocean, surrounded by swaying palms and vibrant bougainvilleas. Guests can also stage their wedding ceremony on the white sand beach with the Sea of Cortés as a backdrop.
Travel agents should contact Celebrations Concierge Beatriz Mejia at [email protected].
An elegant, newly constructed chapel at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa is set adjacent to the Salón Monasterio and has seating for 140 guests with views of the Pacific Ocean. This hillside resort is renowned as one of the best vantage points for Baja’s magnificent sunsets.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso has it all for the most memorable wedding: ambiance, a dramatic setting facing the Sea of Cortés, attention to detail and luxury accommodations. Las Ventanas even has a “director of romance” who will work closely with the couple to plan every detail and execute a uniquely intimate and personal wedding and a ceremony of their dreams.
The Plaza, a terrace perched on the resort’s highest point, looks out on panoramas of sea and coastline. Ceremonies held at sunset typically enjoy a striking display of nature that becomes the backdrop to the affair. The beach is another favorite with couples. The private banquet room that opens to a beautiful inlaid-pebble terrace with gorgeous ocean views is ideal for a reception. Guests may dine indoors or outdoors under the Baja sky, or both at the same time.
For the couple’s rehearsal dinner, a favorite venue is La Cava, the private wine room where guests dine among thousands of bottles of the world’s finest vintages. A traditional Mexican beach barbecue, with sizzling aromatic grills and roaring bonfires, is another popular option for special dinners.
Agents should get in touch with Mónica Esmeralda Silva (011-52-624-144-2800, [email protected] hotels.com), the onsite wedding coordinator, for details.
At Cabo Azul Resort & Spa, a wedding coordinator and skilled catering staff are on hand to manage every aspect of the event. The Cabo Azul team comprises trained professionals who can customize and personalize the event.
The sheer range of venues—not only for the wedding ceremony but also for rehearsal dinners, receptions and other family gatherings—is impressive. El Corazon, the resort’s open-air, five-story wedding chapel with candlelit waterfalls, and the Sea of Cortés as a backdrop, provides the most romantic locale for exchanging vows. In this same grand structure, couples can also reserve a spacious terrace and indoor reception area, both with the same breathtaking sea view. A beachfront ceremony in front of the resort is also a possibility, as is an intimate event on the balcony of a luxurious penthouse villa or an oceanfront patio setting.
Agents should contact the property’s wedding coordinator at 866-977-2226 or [email protected] for more information.
At the Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, during a ceremony on the white sand beaches of Playa Solmar, nature provides an amazing backdrop comprising the Sea of Cortés, the Pacific Ocean and Los Arcos, the famed rock formations in the sea.
After the ceremony, the celebrations can continue either on the beach or at the property’s signature restaurant, Brigantine. The property also has several event spaces that can accommodate groups of varying sizes. Salon Mision De San Ignacio, the property’s largest space with a capacity of 250, has colonial architecture, lighting, state-of-the-art sound equipment and wide presentation screen. For smaller celebrations, Misiones De Santiago De Las Coras is an intimate option for up to 55 guests.
Agents should contact Lorena Mejia, the property’s wedding coordinator, at 011-52-624-175-4545, ext. 5115.
The newly constructed chapel at Pueblo Bonito seats 140 and has superb views