Top 10 Hotels for Gay Weddings in Mexico
Are YOU planning a gay wedding in Mexico and don’t know where to start?
I’m here to help you!
Here at PlayaDelCarmen.com, we’ve organized 100’s of all-inclusive weddings.
So…. you can be confident that we know our stuff!
In this post, you’ll discover our 10 favorite resorts for GAY weddings and much more.
Are you getting excited? Let’s get started 🙂
So, are gay weddings legal in Mexico?
Yes, they are! Gay weddings are legal in certain states in Mexico. We’re in the Riviera Maya, the state of Quintana Roo, and gay weddings are legal here.
2 Types of Ceremonies – Legal or Symbolic
- Legal ceremonies have a lot more requirements. You must complete paperwork before the marriage can take place.
- Symbolic marriages are more common. Many people usually get married in their home country and celebrate with a symbolic ceremony with friends and family here in Mexico.
You can read more about the requirements for legal ceremonies here.
Mexico is home to world-famous beaches, Mayan ruins, lots of things to do, and beautiful balmy weather, there’s no better place state your love for one another.
Regardless of the ceremony you choose, you’ll be creating memories that will last a lifetime with all of your friends and family.
Top 10 All-Inclusive Packages for Gay Weddings
Here are our top 10 resorts and hotels that offer same-sex wedding packages.
Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly, or adults-only options, these have you covered. 😉
Explore all these amazing gay-friendly wedding resorts below.
1. Sandos Caracol
Sandos Caracol is a 5* all-inclusive family-friendly eco-resort.
The hotel boasts three absolutely stunning wedding locations to suit the taste of every couple.
- Beach Gazebo Location
- Sky Terrace
The Sandos Caracol has almost 1,000 rooms which are separated into different sections for different preferences and budgets.
You can truly immerse yourself in nature at this hotel as it is encapsulated by lots of lush vegetation. It’s never a dull day for the kids staying at this resort because the hotel offers a wide variety of activities all day, every day.
Things I love about this hotel:
- The beach is long (you can walk for miles) a little rocky in parts, but still absolutely stunning.
- There are 6 cenotes on the hotel grounds.
- Eco concept, lots of nature, animals, and preservation.
Read our recent review of the Sandos Caracol here.
2. Sandos Playacar
If you’re looking for a family-orientated hotel close to the heart of town then put Sandos Playacar on your list!
This hotel enjoys a privileged position on one of the best beaches in Playa del Carmen, aka Playacar beach.
When you start comparing the cost of destinations weddings, you will find they are one of the cheapest all-inclusive resorts around and the bang for your buck is incredible.
This also applies to their wedding packages! They are great value for money.
The room categories are great for weddings with some accepting families with 3 kids (we know how difficult it can be sometimes to find somewhere that accommodates a larger families.
They also offer the Select Club Adults-Only area for those guests wanting a kid-free zone to bask in the serenity of the Caribbean.
Playacar is a gated community just footsteps away from 5th avenue. The hotel boasts lots of activities, entertainment, and sports for the whole family.
3. Iberostar Hotels
The Iberostar Hotels are recognized worldwide for their amazing hotels, first-class service, and comfortable rooms.
The Riviera Maya is home to a number of Iberostar hotels so you will be spoilt for choice, many of them are an ode to Mayan culture, everything from the architecture to the status replicas of Mayan gods. They are particularly great for wedding groups traveling with families.
The family-friendly hotels include:
Iberostar offers great packages for groups of all sizes, and boast some absolutely stunning locations, take a look for yourself.
If your confused about which Iberostar hotel to choose scroll to the bottom of this blog and call one of our expert Travel Gurus today.
Based on the information you give them they can help you choose the right one for you and your guests.
4. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Hard Rock weddings are exactly that, rocking!
This hotel boasts both family-friendly and adults-only areas, so there is something to suit you and all of your guests.
The hotel is vibrant, from the décor to the atmosphere….perfect for your wedding in the Riviera Maya. Who wants a dull atmosphere when it comes to celebrating your love? Not me!
Things I love about this hotel:
- The food and drink options.
- Connecting rooms for larger families, as well as kid club and teens lounge.
If you’re looking for a little more serenity during your stay The Hard Rock Heaven (adults-only) hotel is right next door.
Check out our review of the Hard Rock Hotel if you want the inside scoop on this resort.
5. Hyatt Ziva
Behold, the Hyatt Ziva!
In my opinion, they have one of the best wedding locations I have ever witnessed with my own eyes.
Celebrate your love story and romance in style!
This all-inclusive, all-ages resort is perched neatly on the edge of the Caribbean Sea and sugar-white sands of Cancun.
You can choose from gorgeous ballrooms, beachfront gazebos, lush gardens, or a sky-lit terrace overlooking the ocean for your ceremony.
They offer great wedding packages for groups of all sizes.
Things I love about this resort:
- The beach.
- Dining options.
- Impeccable service.
6. El Dorado Seaside Suites
El Dorado Seaside Suites promises a sophisticated and seductive getaway.
This adults-only boutique hotel offers the ultimate romantic getaway for couples, honeymooners and wedding parties.
At this hotel, you can enjoy 24-hour in-room dining, beach beds, indoor jacuzzis, and gourmet cuisine.
It’s located 90 minutes from the airport but that extra time in the transfer is well worth the wait.
You’ll be just 20 minutes from the gorgeous town of Tulum and the world-renowned Mayan ruins.
My favorite room category at this hotel is the Ocean Front Swim Up Jacuzzi Suite. It includes spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and comes equipped with chic interiors, and the ability to swim directly up to the gourmet corner and swim up bar.
7. RIU Hotels
In total there are 6 RIU hotels to choose from:
All hotels are located within the Playacar gated Community in Playa del Carmen and range in star-rating and amenities, so it really depends on your budget and what you want for you and your guests.
If you need help choosing or would like a full breakdown of the hotels scroll to the end of this article and give one of our expert Travel Gurus a call today on our toll-free number.
Prices for the wedding packages start from $2165 which includes 18 guests, and every additional guest after that is an extra $25.
The Riu’s wedding packages are affordable and a popular choice for destination weddings.
They have family-friendly options as well as adults-only.
8. Playacar Palace
The Playacar Palace resort is an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort made up of spacious guest rooms and suites.
Situated on one of the most sought-after beaches in Playa del Carmen you’ll have the most amazing views of the water with Cozumel Island just across the way.
They boast a number of wedding locations with the option to customize every detail of your ceremony.
Your guests will be wowed, and the pictures and memories you’ll take home with you will be outstanding.
Things I love about this hotel:
- The great variety of activities available such as kiting, and windsurfing.
- Your footsteps away from the famous 5th avenue where all the shops and bars are.
- The attentive staff, and willingness to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The resort is located one hour from the Cancun International Airport.
We can package with airfare from the US & Canada and will provide free private airport pick up on any stay of 5 nights or more.
9. The Royal
The Royal is the epitome of 5* all-inclusive adults-only luxury.
It is a impeccable resort that sits just footsteps away from the famous 5th Avenue so is perfect for couples who enjoy being in the heart of town rather than outside of it.
We recently stayed at this hotel and decided it would be fun to bring you a video to show you guys around.
Wedding locations include:
- A huge wooden gazebo which can be customized and decorated to your tastes, with a stunning backdrop of the ocean.
- A garden wedding with beautiful fauna and flora.
The Royal is one of the most popular hotels in Playa del Carmen, and they offer great wedding packages for groups of all sizes.
If you have guests that wish to bring children they can stay in the neighboring property Panama Jacks and will be allowed access to The Royal for the wedding ceremony.
10. AM Resorts
We find the AM resorts a hit for destination weddings because they deliver such high-quality experiences.
Every aspect of your stay is taken care of from start to finish.
*Picture credit Del Sol Photography
The family-friendly resorts in the AM chain are:
Luckily for you, there are a number of AM Resorts in the Riviera Maya.
The hotel chain prides itself on what they call ‘unlimited luxury’, which includes top-shelf spirits, no reservations at the a la carte restaurants, 24 room service, free wi-fi and no pesky plastic bracelets (just to name a few).
The kid’s clubs are open during extended hours so an evening kid-free meal is always a possibility. Does it really get any better than that? They offer many options for sports, activities and have a wide variety of entertainment options.
SUNSCAPE is Cozumel is located on Cozumel island, just a quick ferry trip from Playa del Carmen.
Package Cost: $3199
Guests Included: 20 (extra guests are $105 per person)
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