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 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.

Tips From a Travel Agent

Access all bars at the RIU hotels in Playacar, including free entrance to “La Piata” nightclub at a nearby sister resort.

Have your 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.

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RIU Palace Mexico Wedding Package and Resort Information

Wedding Info

Resort Info

Package Costs

$1199 – $4199

The base price for this package is $2199. There is less expensive wedding package available for only the wedding couple for $1199. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost.

Price Range


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.

Entry Level Package

$2199 – 20 Guests

Decoration set up for the ceremony location | Recorded music during the ceremony | 1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière | 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)

Property Size


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.

Venue Options


Beach – 100 guests max, Garden – 100 guests max, Chapel – 24 guests max.

Room Occupancy


All rooms allow up to 2 adults and 2 children max, or 3 adults. Children are ages 12 and younger.

Weddings Per Day


The resort will host no more than 3 weddings per day, Monday thru Saturday. Ceremonies can be held at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and sometimes 6pm.

Chance of Sellout


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.


Slow to Respond

The wedding coordinators typically respond within 48 – 72 hours. During the resort’s busy season, they may take longer.

Distance from Airport

60 Minutes

Hotel RIU Palace Mexico is located 34 miles from the CUN airport. The resort is located 5 minutes from downtown Playa Del Carmen.

Resort Insights

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.​​

– “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. (07/2017)

– “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. (07/2017)

– “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. (04/2017)

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