The postcard-perfect Grand Velas all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya boasts an unbeatable destination wedding location, with access to pristine beachfront and luxurious amenities throughout. Your wedding ceremony could hug the Riviera Maya coastline, or even feature the mangrove surroundings as its background. Before the ceremony your guests will have access to a wide range of features, from rooms with their own personal plunge pools, to the public “zen” pool which is enclosed by lush jungle.
The resort is broken into three rooming sections – Zen, Ambassador, and Grand Class. Each has its own characteristics and pools, and the Grand Class wing is available for adults only.
You’ll never go thirsty with over 11 bars available, including 2 on the beach, a health bar, and a smoothie bar too.
In an area full of luxurious spas the Grand Velas takes it even further, with an outdoor high-tech hydro-therapy spa treatment available for adults.
Entry level package includes VIP transportation to/from airport.
Entry level package includes hair and makeup for bride.
Entry level packages includes $300 credit towards photographer.
Packages require a minimum of 20 guests staying on-site. Packages do not include dinner reception. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost.
$230 – $300 average price per person per night. Rooms include private balcony or terrace, minibar, and Nespresso machine. Grand Class section is available for adults-only.
Beach area ceremony location | Ceremony decoration | Non-denominational officiant | Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial champagne toast | Audio system during ceremony | Room upgrade based on availability | VIP transportation to/from airport | Hair and makeup for bride | $300 credit towards photographer
There are 491 rooms with resort, jungle, and ocean views. Due to the sprawling nature of the resort grounds it is recommended for more active guests. Shuttle service is available throughout the resort.
Convention Center – 1000 guests max, Chapel – 143 guests max, Grand Class Beach (ages 12 and older) – 100 guests max, Zen Grand Pool Terrace – 100 guests max, Ocean View Terrace (ages 12 and over) – 100 guests max.
This hotel allows a maximum of 3 adults per room or 2 adults and 2 children. Child’s age break is 16 and younger.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya hosts 1 wedding per day.
The resort’s busiest months, with high chances of occupancy sell-out include April, May and June.
The wedding coordinator typically responds in 24 hours.
The resort is located 40 miles from the CUN airport.
Q: How many weddings have you coordinated?
A: Our team has coordinated more than 400 weddings throughout their professional careers.
Q: What makes your resort a great place for a destination wedding?
A: We have exclusive venues for weddings (terrace, beach, garden & ballrooms). We make the event as unique as can be and only host one wedding per day on our property. We offer a certificate to return and celebrate their first anniversary with Velas Resorts, extra bonuses for other services such a Spa, photography, video and more.
Q: What is your favorite part of a destination wedding?
A: Enjoying your closest friends and family more than just a wedding day, an entire wedding getaway!
Q: What compliments do brides typically give about the resort?
A: Outstanding service and great food!
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“Amazing all-inclusive resort. Setting was crazy, food was lights-out, and service outstanding. Cancun/Playa de Carmen area has a really rocky ocean floor in the surf as you first wade in from the beach… some other resorts nearby groom swimming/wading areas for you, removing all the rocks so it’s soft and sandy under your feet as you wade out. Grand Velas does not, and that is sort of a bum bum. But hey, that’s the way the region really is, so in a way it’s just keeping it real… Still, my feet didn’t like keeping it real. Everything else about the property and the stay is a vision of perfection, except the check out process was unnecessarily burdensome and long… Especially if you are rushing to catch a flight. We had lots of time, so it didn’t add stress, but it seemed silly to make us individually settle up at the counter and fill out a lengthy survey before they would give us this paper slip that tells the shuttle driver it’s ok to go ahead and driver us away. Hey guys, you had my credit card on file for incidentals… If I owed you something (which I didn’t), just do what every other hotel in the world does and charge me already. Still, the experience is so over the top, there was no way for me to remove a Star.” – Mike F. 12/17
“Outstanding attention to detail with personalized service at every turn. There wasn’t a time we needed something and the staff wasn’t around. The staff watch after you everywhere at the resort, if you drop your sunglasses, they pick them up and spray them off with cleaner before returning them to you. Wonderful experience, we will return. “ – Waler B. 12/17
“Loved our experience at Grand Velas! We stayed at Zen and loved the beautiful rooms, tall ceilings and calm, peaceful atmosphere of the rooms surrounded by jungle. The shuttles were available all of the time and got us conveniently to and from the beach in a matter of minutes any time we wanted. All of the grounds were immaculate, service was wonderful and the food was great everywhere we went. We will be back to this fabulous resort!” – 12/17