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Finding the perfect Cancun wedding locale takes a little time and dedication

Cancun is the center of the Mexican Caribbean, and one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world.  Whether you seek out a resort in the hotel zone for your wedding site, or one of the more natural locations along the coast, Cancun will provide the prefect backdrop for your big day.

Many people find that one of the biggest challenges with preparing a Cancun wedding is searching for a wedding location without getting to check out the venue before you book it.  Employing a wedding or event planner is an excellent choice for people who are looking for someone to take care of everything in Cancun related to their wedding before the big event. These professionals work to make sure that your wedding operates as smoothly and ideally as possible. Should you decide to do all the organizing on your own, determining the type of wedding you'd like to have will narrow down your possible choices tremendously, making the task a bit less overwhelming.

Types of Ceremonies

A wedding in Cancun can be anything you want it to be. Regardless of the fact that the most common style of wedding planned by travelers is a beach front ceremony, there is a large selection of alternative venues to suit your tastes, from traditional churches to nuptials under the sea.

Traditional Wedding

If you're looking for a more traditional wedding at a local church, don't think it is impossible just because you have chosen a tropical location.   Even in Cancun, couples can pay homage to their faith. Your event planner can aid you in finding a church or temple that that suits your faith.

Places of Worship in Cancun
Venues Location Phone Number
Cristo Resucitado Chapel Hotel Zone 011-52-998-849-5035
 Cristo Rey Chruch
Dreams Cancun Chapel Hotel Zone 011-52-998-848-7000
Gran Caribe Royal Chapel Hotel Zone 011-52-998-881-5500
Fiesta American Condesa Chapel Hotel Zone 011-52-998-881-4200
Fiesta American Grand Coral Beach Hotel Zone 011-52-998-881-3200

You may alternatively choose to celebrate with a more traditionally styled ceremony at a museum, plantation house, or significant historical site.  Visit our guide to Cancun Landmarks for details on some of Cancun's most important sites.

Outdoor Wedding

From the sandy shoreline and relaxing seas to towering palm trees and dainty shells, it's no surprise that the beach in Cancun is the most popular venue for outdoor weddings. It goes without saying that a wedding on the beach is a wonderful event. With plenty of natural beauties encompassing your nuptials, like soft sand and lush plants, you'll find that very few additional adornments are necessary. Beach weddings are also very easy to plan, and smaller weddings may not call for permits.

Other options, are available as well, such as garden ceremonies.  One of the most breathtaking spots for you to hold your Mexican Caribbean wedding would be at the site of one of the ancient Mayan ruins.  Sharing your modern love at the site of antiquity is something truly remarkable.

Outdoor Wedding Venues in Cancun
Venues Location Phone Number
 Marriott Casa Magna Garden
 Hotel Zone
Mayan Ruins Varies 800-44-MEXICO
Xcaret Park Cancun Solidaridad 01-998-883-0470

Marriage at Sea

Cancun provides an ideal wedding destination for couples looking to get married at sea. The Caribbean Sea delivers some of the most perfectly clear, calm waters, and amazing views. You might arrange to get married aboard a major cruise line that makes a stop in Cancun, or charter a yacht for a few hours. It's also possible to charter the boat for the whole day and hold your reception on board too.  View our guide to Sailing in Cancun for more details.

Casual vs. Formal

Whether you're organizing a formal or informal wedding, Cancun offers choices to suit any couple's wedding needs. Although island weddings are usually regarded as informal occasions, you can you can make your wedding fancier with formal wear and place settings. Similarly, you can dress down a commonly formal event like a church wedding by asking for simple ornaments and allowing your guests to dress casually.

Resorts with Wedding Packages

A trendy choice for couples organizing a wedding in Cancun is investing in a wedding and honeymoon package in a bundle at a large resort. All-Inclusive resorts are common throughout Cancun, and these establishments virtually all supply wedding packages.

Purchasing a wedding package at a Cancun resort is an easy way to arrange your big event, because virtually everything is managed for you. Most packages consist of the following:

  • Personalized wedding consultant and planner
  • Ceremony location
  • Reception venue
  • Officiant
  • Floral bouquet and boutonnière
  • Cake
  • Reception food and drinks
  • Professional photographer
  • Marriage certificate
  • Government fees

Optional add-ins may include:

  • Accommodations for wedding guests
  • Videography
  • Music and entertainment
  • Wedding gifts
  • Honeymoon package
  • Planned expeditions and recreation for wedding party and guests

Most wedding packages at resorts in Cancun begin at around $1500(USD) and increase from there, depending upon add-ons and number of guests.

Resorts with Wedding Packages in Cancun
Resorts Location Phone Number
Azul Beach Hotel Puerto Morelos 998-872-8080
Bel Air Collection Hotel and Spa Hotel Zone 52-998-192-1700
800-799-9097 ext. USA
CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort Hotel Zone 52-998-881-2000
Dreams Puerto Adventuras Resort and Spa Puerto Adventuras 866-237-3267
52-99-48-75-3000 ext. 2049
El Dorado Casitas Royale Hotel Zone 888-280-7558
Excellence Riviera Cancun Puerto Morelos 52-998-872-8500 866-540-2585 ext. USA
Gran Melia Cancun Hotel Zone 800-33-MELIA
Hotel Presidente InterContinental Cancun Resort Hotel Zone 52-998-848-8700
Hyatt Regency Cancun Hotel Zone 52-998-891-5555
Le Meridien Cancun Resort and Spa Hotel Zone 52-998-881-2225
Le Reve Hotel and Spa Playa Carmen 52-984-109-5660
Moon Palace Golf and Spa Hotel Zone 52-998-881-6000
Rotz-Carlton Cancun Hotel Zone 52-998-881-0808
The Royal Hotel Zone 52-998-881-7305

From over-the-top celebrations in a conventional venue, or a romantic exchange of vows on the beach front, Cancun offers event locations to cater to any couples needs. Enjoying your wedding in Cancun will be an experience to remember for the rest of your life.


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