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5 of Our Favorite Non-beach Venues

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When it comes to destination weddings, most people envision sandy shores and ocean horizons. 

But many forget that there’s a whole world of enchantment beyond the beach waiting to be discovered. Picture exchanging vows in lush gardens, tranquil cenotes, or even aboard a luxury vessel. These breathtaking non-beach venues offer a charm that will make your special day an extraordinary experience.

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If you’re thinking of tying the knot abroad, why not consider something a little different from the beach-side event? Thinking outside the box with your venue offers limitless potential, from the allure of garden weddings to the mystical ambiance of cenote ceremonies. Ready to explore some non-beach venues that serve as magical wedding settings?

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    Tulum Weddings

    Dreams Tulum

    Constructed near Mayan ruins, flanked on all sides by winding green foliage, and just minutes away from the breathtaking natural waterpark Xel-Há, this resort offers newlyweds and their guests the ideal setting to unplug and connect with the local culture — and with each other.
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    • venue iconVenues: 12
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon90-120 Minutes
    Package Costs: $999$11,999

Enchanted Garden Wedding Venues at Dreams Tulum

The allure of a garden wedding is undeniable. At Dreams Tulum, couples can immerse themselves in the mystique of an ancient paradise, where the lush flora provides a vibrant backdrop against which to begin their new lives together. The natural beauty of the gardens offers a sensory experience unlike any other, with the fragrance of blooming flowers and the melodious sounds of nature as your soundtrack.

  • Intimate settings among verdant landscapes
  • Natural decor provided by Mother Nature herself
  • A serene ambiance perfect for daytime or twilight ceremonies
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    Playa del Carmen Weddings

    Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

    Cenote? More like cenot-yay! This Riviera Maya property invites nature lovers seeking to tie the knot in reverence to natural beauty just steps from its incredible, refreshing set of cenotes – all elevated by luxury perks and friendly wildlife ranging from peacocks to spider monkeys.
    Sandos Caracol Eco Resort: Read more
    • venue iconVenues: 5
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon60 Minutes
    Package Costs: $390$4,750

The Mystical Charm of a Cenote at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

In the heart of the Mayan Riviera, the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort offers a truly incredible ceremony location—a mystical cenote. These natural sinkholes, once sacred to the ancient Maya, provide a tranquil and spiritual setting for a wedding ceremony. 

The echoing sounds of water droplets and the encompassing emerald greenery create an atmosphere that is both otherworldly and intimate. Read the Forbes hotel review here, and check out this list of the best cenotes on the Yucatán Peninsula.

  • An ancient and spiritual ambiance unlike any classic venue
  • Privacy and seclusion for your ceremony
  • An eco-friendly choice that celebrates the beauty of the natural world
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    Riviera Maya Weddings

    Generations Riviera Maya

    With candlelit beach front dinners, nightly live entertainment, and beach and pool butlers, you can enjoy endless sun-filled days with your wedding guests and not have a worry in the world.
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    • venue iconVenues: 10
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon25 Minutes
    Package Costs: $1,399$9,999

All Hands on Deck at Generations Riviera Maya

For those with a love for the sea but who want to steer clear of the beach, the luxury deck at Generations Riviera Maya offers an exquisite alternative. 

Here, you can enjoy the sounds of the crystalline waters lapping under the glow of a setting sun and exchanging vows against a backdrop of ocean and sky that stretches infinitely.

  • A dynamic venue that combines the allure of the ocean without the issue of sand
  • Customizable experiences to match your nautical dream wedding
  • Spectacular photo opportunities with panoramic sea views
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    Cancun Weddings

    Dreams Natura

    With architecture inspired by the surrounding lush jungles, nature themed suite decor and design styles, and gorgeous views of the dense mangroves, a destination wedding at Dreams Natura sees you married where modern luxury marries natural wonder.
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    • venue iconVenues: 6
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon20 Minutes
    Package Costs: $999$8,999

Starlit Poolside Soirées at Dreams Natura

Picture a twilight ceremony by the pool, where the water reflects the stars above, and the evening’s ambiance is charged with elegance and sophistication. Dreams Natura offers this chic, contemporary setting for couples who envision a blend of glamor and modernity for their wedding. With the pool’s shimmering surface as a centerpiece, the scene is set for a night of celebration and romance.

  • An elegant and modern setting for evening ceremonies
  • A blend of water elements with state-of-the-art resort amenities
  • An atmosphere that invites celebration and joy
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    Riviera Maya Weddings

    El Dorado Royale

    Spread along a secluded beach off the Mexican coast, this adults-only resort is a romantic oasis. Savor every moment with your loved ones at El Dorado Royale by enjoying the warm ocean waters and vast beaches, or lounging by one of the 13 luxury pools.
    El Dorado Royale: Read more
    • venue iconVenues: 12
    • adults only iconAdults-Only
    • car icon30 Minutes
    Package Costs: $950$7,985

Jungle Retreat Nuptials at El Dorado Royale

Amidst the lush foliage of the Riviera Maya, the El Dorado Royale offers a secluded jungle haven for tying the knot. The natural canopy of trees and the sounds of the tropical forest envelop guests in an exotic escape, perfect for saying ‘I do.’ This retreat allows couples to step off the beaten path and into a world that celebrates the untouched beauty of the wild.

  • A serene escape tucked away from the hustle and bustle
  • An intimate setting that embraces the grandeur of nature
  • An adventurous venue that offers tranquility and privacy

Think Outside the Box with Non-Beach Destination Weddings

Every couple’s love story is unique, and their wedding venue should be too. The non-beach venues outlined here offer a taste of the diversity and magic that await beyond the conventional. 

With each setting offering its own atmosphere and experience, your wedding is guaranteed to be as distinctive as your love.

Ready to explore the possibilities and plan the destination wedding of your dreams? Reach out to our team at Destify to discuss your vision and how we can bring it to life in one of these stunning non-beach venues.

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