When asked, “What’s your dream wedding?” most couples will agree that their ideal ceremony involves family, friends, and almost everything going right. Despite these similarities, couples pursuing an extravagant destination wedding do not commonly follow this cookie-cutter concept. Conversely, destination weddings can come in all shapes and sizes, flower arrangements and venues, all garnering the ability to accommodate any group type.
Regardless of whether you’re renewing your vows on the sun-soaked shores of Costa Rica or seeking a more avant-garde and adventurous celebration, we at Destify have discovered some of the best resorts and venues for your day of romance. With exciting venues such as refreshing cenotes or an intimate beachfront gazebo, there is an abundance of destinations and spaces for every wedding party in our resourceful guide:
Curating a guest list with a collection of younger guests and families? A plethora of wedding resorts provide appropriately sized venues perfect for large destination weddings. With some spaces capable of comfortably accommodating 300 guests max, wedding parties with 20+ guests can enjoy an engaging day of romance no matter how large the group is. Additionally, most resorts possess interactive Kid’s Clubs and water parks idyllic for families and guests of all ages.
The brand new Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana all-inclusive resort offers a little something for everyone during your destination wedding. From the signature white sands to the fascinating architecture, along with separate resort sections for either families or adults-only. Delight in unique services only the Hyatt brand can deliver, like a hand-tailored wedding experience, thoughtful decor options, and brand new gastronomy offerings sure to entice the pickiest of tastebuds. Whether staying at Ziva, or next door at Zilara, expect a world-class establishment ready and beckoning.
Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, Spanish-style hospitality, and unforgettable vistas provided with an Iberostar Bavaro wedding. Iberostar Selection Bavaro has recently undergone extensive renovations, which include newly renovated rooms, family-friendly bungalows, seven restaurants, revamped massage rooms, a swimming pool for just for young guests, and a new Star Camp area for kids and teens. Guests can also choose to stay within The Coral Level, a hotel within a hotel with further luxurious amenities.
Finest Playa Mujeres has all the makings of a luxury all-inclusive, with a modern design that would translate to a most stylish wedding ceremony, plus stunningly soft sand and world-class pools that would make for a sophisticated destination wedding. A Finest Playa Mujeres wedding is ideal for couples looking to have a ceremony with a modern design and tropical feel. The resort prides itself on being a chic, upscale resort with opulence the entire family can appreciate.
The sprawling Hard Rock Riviera Maya resort features everything, with a heavy emphasis on ‘everything’! For your wedding: wedding chapels, overwater gazebos, restaurant reception venues, and the Las-Vegas style nightclub for your after-afterparty. For your guests: a skatepark, obstacle course, waterpark, more bars then you can count on your fingers, and did we mention that nightclub and how it has a pool instead of a dancefloor? Extend beyond the 20+ guests and invite your second aunts and second uncles too, there’s room for everyone.
For more active wedding couples and parties, our featured resorts are devoted to delivering an exquisite destination wedding experience. Whether you’re taking pictures while swimming in a refreshing Mexico cenote or participating in adrenaline-pumping off-site excursions, you can take advantage of several properties whose close proximity to a multitude of adventures will elevate your collective stay. Featuring all-inclusive tour guides and streamlined transportation, adventure wedding resorts offer intriguing venues that will be sure to spice up your ceremony.
The lush and full jungles, crystal clear waters, and the colonial architecture of Dreams Tulum wedding resort will leave you speechless. Sitting on 2 miles of powdery fresh sand, a secluded adults-only section, and every room offering a hammock on the private balcony, this resort has endless opportunities to feel serene. With Mayan traditions of holistic well-being creating a leisure atmosphere, this is the perfect resort to unwind and enjoy yourself at. Dreams Tulum have recently added two new wedding ceremony and reception venues to their impressive portfolio including the Secret Garden and Sky Terrace.
This new adults-only resort is surrounded by the Montego Bay Marine Park. With beachfront cabanas, tranquil pools, and butler services that allow you to experience ultimate levels of relaxation, as well as endless activities, lounges, and parties, Breathless Montego Bay weddings offers something for everyone. Make your dreams come true, and have your Montego Bay destination wedding as lively and exciting, or as small and intimate as you wish.
For couples who desire a secluded tropical destination wedding, look no further than the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, tucked deep within rich jungle surroundings. A Sandos Caracol wedding is perfect for couples who love excitement and exploration. No matter where you have your wedding ceremony at the resort, you will be surrounded by the environment, with rich mangroves and exciting wildlife that includes peacocks and spider monkeys.
The brand-new Hotel Xcaret offers a new take on the all-inclusive resort, with an atmosphere created around Mayan influences, and a jaw-dropping series of lagoons and natural pools that make up the main swimming complex. Your wedding ceremony can feature modern detailing and gorgeous venues along the beach or amongst the beautiful coves of the resort. Wedding guests will love the opportunities for exploration, including full access to the nearby Xcaret Park, which includes cenotes, ATV rides and more.
Maybe you and your spouse are seeking a more secluded, adult-orientated wedding experience. For couples desiring an exclusive retreat without children, adults-only resort chains such as Secrets and Sandals offer a vast selection of spaces and on-site amenities ideal for mature guests. Leading up to your wedding day, take part in dazzling events such as wine tastings and tango classes, as well as stellar nearby entertainment that will provide your party with seemingly endless entertainment.
The last on our list has become a staple of Costa Rica, the adults-only Secrets Papagayo. Take time away from the stress of real life, by inviting your family and friends to a quiet resort tucked within the Gulf of Papagayo. Wedding venues utilize the rolling hillside, and there are two areas of Arenilla Beach to explore unspoiled views of the Pacific Coastline, with the black volcanic sand being a standout feature. Overall the vibes are that of a boutique hotel, and should your guests choose to leave the resort, nearby is world-class sports fishing at Marina Papagayo.
The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall offers an adults-only choice when it comes to Jamaica’s top destination wedding resorts. Inside you’ll find a mature atmosphere and a well-appointed pool complex that focuses on the beachside views. The intimate beach offers wedding parties of 20 or more a stylish ceremony, and before you even arrive, you’ll be treated to the Hyatt lounge at the Montego Bay international airport, and free transfers for before and after your vacation. For an added touch, book a suite that utilizes private butler service.
With an extensive list of dining, shopping, and nightlife options to choose from, the Sandals Grenada is all about giving you choices. Spread across a 17-acre property, there is always something to discover around each new corner. The well-manicured resort grounds cater to couples, with firepits and romantic swinging chairs set before breathtaking views and scenery. A Sandals Grenada wedding is perfect for those looking for a tropical getaway filled with elegance, luxury, and wonder.
This gorgeous all-inclusive resort features preserved natural jungles that include waterfalls, grottos, and beaches. Couples Sans Souci weddings offer a stunning and unique locale for your celebratory time. Immerse yourself in genuine Caribbean culture and feel the presence of the natural world around you. Beyond the stunning resort, guests will have access to the wonderful area of Ocho Rios, known for its excursions and tangerine sunsets.
In this contemporary era of wedding resorts, vow renewals are continuously transforming from smaller, local ceremonies to extraordinary tropical getaways. Fortunately for couples desiring to renew their vows in paradise, a bevy of resorts offer all-inclusive or complimentary packages to heighten your enchanting week of romance. With resorts enabling couples direct access to stunning wedding venues, on-site staff will ensure that your ceremony is both intimate and uniquely yours.
Dreams have made the list several times, and the brand has earned it. The Costa Rica resort of Dreams Las Mareas rests on palm-studded El Jobo Beach, which is a private beach perfect for wedding ceremonies. Surrounded by lush mountains, couples will enjoy easy access nearby to natural treasures like Santa Rosa and Guanacaste National Park. This was the first resort in Costa Rica to feature swim-out suites, and as one of AM Resort’s preferred partners, you may be entitled to room upgrades, romantic dinners, or even spa treatments.
The Fives, a new resort to Hilton’s the Curio Collection, is a beachfront luxury all-inclusive resort that offers everything from gorgeous beaches to vibrant gardens, along with the perfect accommodations to make for a wonderful destination wedding. With rooftop decks and lounges, the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea are endless, creating an incredible experience for you and all your The Fives Beach Resort wedding guests.
Coconut Bay Resort sits on 85 acres of stunning oceanfront on legendary Saint Lucia’s south coast, a setting sure to make your destination wedding unforgettable. Enjoy wandering pathways that will guide you to warm sands and the crystalline Caribbean sea. A thoughtful combination of relaxation and exploration will ensure your Coconut Bay wedding is unforgettable.
Opening in 2020, the Secrets St. Martin all-inclusive resort will welcome wedding couples and their guests to a lavish destination. Once open, guests will have spaces for romance, dining, entertainment, swimming, relaxing, and so forth. It’s safe to predict that the well-equipped wedding team will swiftly coordinate any wedding preparations, and the new resort will provide fresh takes on trademark Secrets’ culinary a-la-carte restaurants. Even safer is the forecast for ceremony venues which will focus on the intimate Dutch-island surroundings.
Well, have you decided? It’s ok if not, we’ve given you a lot to digest. Are you ready to talk about one or several of these resorts in further detail? Talk to an agent by completing the form below. Remember, our services are always complimentary: