A Destination Wedding Venue with Something for Everyone

Learn more about weddings at this all-inclusive resort in Mexico.

Barceló Maya Grand Resort aerial view of ocean mexico destination wedding venue ideas
Unless you have a personal attachment to a particular location, it can be hard to decide where to host a destination wedding. Those still looking for the right place to say “I do” may want to consider the Barceló Maya Grand Resort, located between Tulum and Playa Del Carmen on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. The property features six all-inclusive hotels, allowing you and your guests to choose the best experience for your needs. While some friends may prefer to stay at the adults-only hotel, there are also properties for families to enjoy. Don’t fret about everyone being too spread out, as shuttles help guests travel between the expansive properties to enjoy shopping for last-minute accessories, having a drink or listening to live entertainment, or of course to attend a wedding-related event.

Barceló Maya Grand Resort panorama view
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The large, well-designed U-Spa Wellness & Fitness Centre offers a variety of treatments and beauty services to help you and your bridesmaids prep and relax before the big day. Activities such as ziplining or swimming with dolphins will keep everyone entertained for the full wedding weekend and create an experience you and your attendees will never forget. Those who may worry that an all-inclusive resort setting will take away from having an authentic experience will be pleased that ancient ruins and archaeological sites are close by and make for an easy day trip from the refined accommodations.

Barceló Maya Grand Resort pool at hotel
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Due to the size of the expansive property, there are many venues to choose from for hosting your nuptials, welcome party, rehearsal dinner, and more. There is even an outdoor Catholic church for those who want to take in the beauty of their surroundings while still having a traditional church ceremony. A variety of restaurants featuring an array of cuisines make catering and pre-wedding events a breeze. An onsite French restaurant is a highlight for a romantic date night with your new spouse or a luxurious get-together with your close family and friends, but note it does require reservations – so don’t delay, especially for larger parties like a rehearsal dinner!

Barceló Maya Grand Resort water sports boat
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If you find yourself too busy with planning and finalizing details to full enjoy the resort in the days leading up to your celebration, simply remain on property for your honeymoon! Whether you have a destination wedding or honeymoon at the resort, you’ll always have a romantic spot to return to for future anniversaries.

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Authored by: Emily Lasnier