RIU Palace Mexico sets the stage for a beautiful and extravagant destination wedding. This gorgeous hotel’s architecture is inspired by the traditional style of Mexican estates, the decor is made up of hand-painted murals, and it sits beachfront on the Caribbean Sea surrounded by lush gardens. Let one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the world be the backdrop to your RIU Palace Mexico wedding, or have your ceremony in the romantic Spanish style chapel. Explore the nearby pyramids and ruins of the Mayans and other national parks in the area as well during your destination wedding.
Access all bars at the RIU hotels in Playacar, including free entrance to “La Piata” nightclub at a nearby sister resort.
Have your RIU Palace Mexico wedding at the unique wedding venue the Solarium Terrace, and have incredible views of the Caribbean Sea as you say “I do!”
The hotel includes two freshwater swimming pools surrounded by a vast park, a Jacuzzi, a solarium-terrace.
The base price for this package is $1499, while the complimentary wedding package is eligible with the purchase of any room category. Symbolic and civil ceremonies are available with each package. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost for any RIU Palace Mexico wedding.
Rooms range from $150 – $230 per person per night. Every room includes wifi, a split-level living room area with two steps, and a minibar and a liquor dispenser. Children ages 2 and younger stay free.
Decoration set up for the ceremony location | Recorded music during the ceremony | 1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière | RIU Palace Mexico wedding cake | Sparkling wine toast | Semi private dinner at a specialty restaurant | Special decoration in guest room | Witnesses if required | Minister/Judge service | Surprise gift | Romantic massage (couple only) | 10% discount all spa treatments (couple only)
There are 434 total guest rooms with views of the courtyard or ocean. Buildings on the resort are 3 stories high, and everything is within walking distance. Handicap accessible rooms are available upon request. RIU Palace Mexico shares exchange privileges with nearby RIU resorts.
Beach – 100 guests max, Garden – 100 guests max, Chapel – 24 guests max
All rooms allow up to 2 adults and 2 children max, or 3 adults. Children are ages 12 and younger.
The resort will host no more than 3 weddings per day, Monday thru Saturday. RIU Palace Mexico wedding ceremonies can be held at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and sometimes 6pm. Same-sex and LGBT marriages are available at this resort.
High-season months typically include January, April, June, July, August, November and December. It is always encouraged to have your guests book their stay 8 – 12 months in advance as the hotel can sell out during these months.
The RIU Palace Mexico wedding coordinators typically respond within 48 – 72 hours. During the resort’s busy season, they may take longer.
Hotel RIU Palace Mexico is located 34 miles from the CUN airport. The resort is located 5 minutes from downtown Playa Del Carmen.
Q: What is your favorite part of a destination wedding?
A: My favourite part of a destination wedding is that the couple and all of their guests enjoy being in a different place than their own country to have the special day and share it. I can see they are enchanted by the color of the water, or even if they like the garden more.
Q: What makes RIU Palace Maxico a great place for a destination wedding?
A: The special venues options to enchant locations, the beautiful beaches for ceremonies, and I think that the most important is that all the staff is willing and able to support and help them.
Q: What do brides usually compliment about RIU Palace Mexico?
A: All the help and disposition they got while were planning their special day.
“Just returned from a stay at Riu Palace Mexico Feb27-Mar5 2020 and it was fantastic!
The friendliness of the staff made the trip. Not to mention the lovely rooms with special decorations from housekeeping, great food and dinner service.
We absolutely loved the lobby bar, the bartenders/staff (Felix, Luis) were lovely and personable, and the piano player was fantastic. We planned our evenings to listen to him.
The food service staff (Santiago, Ana) were great to interact with.
Ermilo, Ariel, Rueben, Omar and Axel at the pool bar made our days so much better.
The entertainment staff were so enthusiastic and got everyone up and interacting (and thanks to them we now know my husband looks like Canelo) 😉
We will definitely return and recommend it to anyone!” – Diane E. 3/20
“Upon arrival check-in was fast and amazing… Great service from concierge service to cleaning. The hotel was amazing full of color and smiling faces, staff was knowledgeable & accommodating. The Riu-fit team kept the party going and made my day amazing from games to dancing. Looking forward to spending another trip here!” – Darryl J. 1/20
“HIGHLY recommend this resort!! First time in Mexico and this resort was amazing!! Absolutely beautiful. The staff treated you like family! I got married here too… the wedding was perfect and the resort made our special day absolutely amazing and beautiful. The entertainment everyday was so much fun!!!! We will be back!!” – Christina P. 1/19
“Great location. Very family-friendly and has a beautiful beach. The food is above average and the service is quick. Really love the staff and excellent place to be in Mexico.” – Brandon B. 7/17
“All the staff are pleasant, the restaurants and facilities are perfect for what you need. And the rooms are clean and well maintained. Easily our best hotel experience yet 😀” – Dave S. 7/17
“Amazing hotel with beautiful beaches and service! The grounds are very well kept! Great drinks and bartenders were fantastic! The beach is large and water is the most amazing shade of blue with soft white sand! One of the best stretches of beaches! There are plenty of beach chairs for everyone all the time! Will definitely be back!!!” – Steve Z. 4/17