4 Things You Should Know About Xcaret Weddings
Are you thinking about having your Destination Wedding at Xcaret?
I had my own wedding at Xcaret and I’ve planned and organized 100’s of weddings in this region.
So you’re in good hands with this post.
You can also imagine how amazing Xcaret must be a venue right?
Our team at Playa Del Carmen weddings work with many stunning venues….. Xcaret always has something unique to offer when it comes to destination weddings.
Here are the 4 things you should know about Xcaret weddings.
1) What is Xcaret and Why Get Married There
Xcaret is an Eco-Archaeological Park located about 15 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. It’s nestled in the lush tropical jungle and right along the Caribbean coastline.
Known as “The Pride of Mexico”, Xcaret offers a wide range of activities such as swimming in underground rivers, an aquarium, Mayan ruins, beautiful beach, observing wildlife and much more.
With its natural beauty, Mayan heritage, culture and traditions, its an ideal location for Wedding ceremonies.
2) Ceremony Options
Xcaret have various types of Wedding Ceremonies available.
It’s important to remember that the requirements vary depending on the type of Ceremony chosen. The wedding coordinators will be able to provide all the information needed so documentation can be prepared ahead of time.
Civil Ceremony – Performed by a Judge from the Registry Office.
Catholic Ceremony – Xcaret has 2 Catholic Chapels, both of which have the decree of official recognition to the Catholic church.
Symbolic Ceremony (non-denominational) – Performed by a Minister/officiant.
Mayan Ceremony – A symbolic yet spiritual ceremony performed by a Mayan Shaman
3) Location Options
Just as Xcaret offers many ceremony options, it also boasts numerous locations for Wedding ceremonies, cocktails, and Receptions.
Or “Natural Pools”, are the perfect location for a Civil wedding ceremony. With a beautiful backdrop of the Caribbean sea and the warm breezes, this unique setting has a special charm about it.
The Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi
This is a beautiful Chapel located at one of the highest points of Playa del Carmen. The Chapel is situated on top of a hill and has breath-taking views!
The Chapel of Guadalupe
Outstanding architecture combined with a beautiful Alter, this is a stunning Chapel includes an image of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” carved on a 39 foot tall tree trunk.
A fitting location for a Mayan Ceremony, surrounded by historical ruins. A wedding location like no other.
Wine Cellar “Wines of Mexico”
A one of a kind location for an intimate Wedding celebration. A great idea for a small Wedding Reception, the Wine cellar can accommodate up to 22 people.
La Isla Restaurant
The Restaurant is inside a cave and surrounded by water. It’s an extraordinary location and has the WOW factor Wedding couples look for. It’s a big space, some events here have had up to 600 people!
There are other locations such as Restaurants with ocean views or Hacienda courtyards.
4) Excellent staff
This I can confirm from first-hand experience! I got married in the Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi. It was a beautiful day and it was just how I imagined and wanted it to be.
Whether communication is via email or in person, everything is made clear and explained step by step so all details get covered.
The Wedding Coordinators will go the extra mile to make sure couples have the Wedding they dreamt of and really care about making everything just perfect.
I had a very special request when booking my wedding at Xcaret. I wasn’t sure whether or not the staff would be able to pull it off or if they would just think I was crazy!!! It was really important for me to have my 2 Chihuahuas with us at the Wedding Ceremony. My dogs are part of my family and they had to be part of our special day.
I knew that the park had a No Pets policy, and also considering that my wedding would be in a Catholic Chapel, this was definitely a tough request. But guess what… The Wedding Coordinators got special permission from the park management so we were allowed to bring our 2 Fur Babies with us for the Ceremony and Cocktail hour!
Its details like this that make Xcaret so special.
As you can see, Xcaret has so much to offer for couples looking for a unique Wedding experience. With a magical atmosphere and beautiful landscapes, its a wonderful location like no other.
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