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Your Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding – My Honest Review 9.5
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(Last Updated On: January 10, 2018)

Your Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding – My Honest Review

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Are YOU wondering if a Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding is the right choice for you?

Because you’ve come to the right place!

Planning your wedding shouldn’t be stressful.

Sometimes the most overwhelming part can be just getting hold of the right information and being able to digest it properly so you can make an informed decision.

That’s where we come in.

The Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding

We make planning easy.

The Royalton Riviera Cancun is renowned for boasting a whole range of wedding packages to suit every budget, with added options that allow you to customize every detail of your big day.

Come and take a look around this spectacular 5* all-inclusive resort with us, to see if it looks like somewhere you would like to celebrate your love…

The Royalton Riviera Cancun – What Can You Expect?

Lisa and I are from Playa del Carmen Weddings.

Our team plan 100’s of weddings in the Riviera Maya each year.

We can help you get organized.

Connect with us at weddings@playadelcarmen.com


Want more details? Keep reading!

Encapsulated by lush tropical jungle this spectacular 1200 room resort is guaranteed to impress guests of all ages.

The hideaway adults-only section is perfect for guests hoping to soak up the tranquility and splendor of the Caribbean during their stay.

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The family-friendly section boasts a wide range of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

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The Royalton Riviera Cancun is uber modern with state of the art facilities however, it still manages to maintain a tropical vibe through the use of natural decor and furnishings.

How Much Does a Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding Cost?

Their starting wedding costs are absolutely FREE if you and your guests have a combined booking of 35 room-nights.

Free wedding inclusions:

  • Up to 10 Guests – The FREE wedding option includes up to 10 guests and additional guests may be added for an extra cost.
  • Wedding Coordinator – You’ll have access to a professional wedding coordinator who’ll be your best friend/confidant helping you to plan the perfect day.
  • Room Upgrade – Bride and groom room upgrade, upon availability. You check in, and the hotel does everything in their power to work their magic.
  • Late Checkout – Late checkout for bride and groom, based on availability.
  • 20% Spa Discount – Get a 20% discount on spa treatments. A good reason to book your mani-pedi and bridal beauty treatments in advance.

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Ceremony inclusions:

  • You can enjoy a symbolic ceremony with friends and family (performed in English).
  • Personalized vows.
  • You can choose from a number of wedding locations, including the beach, or Gazebo (all of which can be decorated to suit your tastes).
  • A bridal bouquet (a beautiful, tropical bunch of flowers to compliment your wedding vision).
  • Boutonniere (A “matchy-matchy” buttonhole).
  •  Ceremony sound system (an iPod compatible system with a microphone so everyone can hear those beautiful vows you’ve prepared).

Reception options: 

  • Continue the celebrations with a semi-private dinner at one of the hotels fabulous restaurants (set menu).
  • Sparkling wine.
  • Wedding cake (one-tier, pick your favorite from their flavor offerings).

Please note, all of the wedding options in this article can be upgraded to a civil ceremony with the addition of the notary fees. Inquire with our wedding planners for a quote based on the package you choose. 

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The Royalton Riviera Cancun is a popular resort for weddings for a number of reasons.

The hotel enjoys a privileged position perched neatly on the pristine white sands of Cancun, their wedding prices are comparatively low, but they offer a large range of packages to upgrade and customize your big day!

What Are the Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding Packages?

The Royalton boasts a number of tailored wedding packages to suit every budget.

In total there are 8 packages to choose from, including one option for honeymooners.

Once you think you’ve chosen the right package for you if you think there’s something missing you can choose from 6 custom add-on experiences to add the finishing details to your perfect day.

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1. LOVE – Price $949 USD

The love wedding package includes everything in the FREE package as well as these exclusive upgrades:

  • VIP treatment – you’ll arrive at the resort in VIP style with private check-in and welcome cocktail for the bride and groom.
  • Romantic breakfast – Stay in bed as newlyweds the morning after the wedding and the hotel will bring you breakfast in bed!
  • Wedding Gift – You’ll be treated to a special wedding gift from the hotel.

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Ceremony inclusions:

  • 20 Guests – Package includes up to 20 guests – additional guests can be added for an additional rate.
  • Ceremony chairs – The hotel includes 20, but they can accommodate as many as needed.
  • Ceremony table setup – They will drape a table with white linens and a tropical centerpiece – and stick to your colors.

Reception details: 

  • Personalized menu cards for your guests.

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2. Dream – Price $1,999 USD

If you choose the Dream wedding package you will receive all of the Love Package inclusions, in addition to the following:

Wedding inclusions:

  • Refreshments – A bottle of sparkling wine for both bride and groom while getting ready.
  • 20 Guests – Package includes up to 20 guests, additional guests may be added for an additional rate.
  • Photography – 30-minutes of pictures with the hotel’s professional onsite photographer, 15 printed photos taken within the 30 minutes provided for you to share with your friends and family back home.
  • Romantic turndown service – On your wedding night, come home to a romantic decoration and sparkling wine.
  • Couples massage – Escape the madness and take some time to enjoy each other with a 25-minute by the sea massage.

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Ceremony Inclusions: 

  • Aisle runner – Elegant and white, as you walk down the aisle.
  • Bridesmaid bouquet – Have your bridesmaids hold a matching, smaller floral bouquet.
  • Groomsmen boutonniere – A little something for your number two man’s lapel.

Reception options: 

  • Cocktail party – Host a one-hour shindig for your guests after the ceremony featuring bride & groom signature cocktails.
  • Solo musician – A 40-minute solo set – choose from a violinist, guitarist or saxophonist.

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3. Paradise – Price $2,999 USD

Select the Paradise Package for your Wedding Experience and receive all of the Love and Dream Package inclusions, in addition to the following:

Wedding inclusions:

  • 20 Guests – Package includes up to 20 guests, additional guests may be added for an additional rate.
  • Bride’s personal attendant – Sit back and relax as the bride will have a personal attendant for the wedding day! Pretty sweet.
  • Pressing service – Wrinkled dress or suit from the plane ride? Steaming or pressing services are included for the wedding dress and groom’s attire.
  • Bridal spa morning – Relax the morning of the ceremony with a manicure, pedicure and hair styling for the bride.
  • Photography – 30 minutes of pictures with the professional onsite photographer, 30 printed photos taken within the 30 minutes provided for you to share with your friends and family back home.
  • Rehearsal dinner/bon voyage brunch – get your whole group together with an additional reservation in one of our restaurants, with a set menu. Use as a rehearsal dinner or bon voyage brunch to thank your guests for coming so far.

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Ceremony inclusions: 

  • Witnesses – If you’re having a legal ceremony, the hotel will provide some stand-ins at no cost.

Receptions options: 

  • Wedding cake – 2 tier, pick your favorite from the hotel’s flavor offerings.
  • Romantic dinner for 2 – Enjoy a night alone with a romantic private dinner just for the two of you!

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4. Sky Terrace Ceremony Package – Price $1,500 USD

The Sky Terrace Package can be added on to any wedding package if you wish to hold your ceremony at the Sky Terrace Gazebo location.

The impressive Sky Terrace is accessible via elevator, complete with private washrooms.

Why choose the Sky Terrace? 

  • In the adults-only section of the hotel, The Hideaway sky terrace can accommodate up to 70 people. In the family-friendly section, the terrace accommodates up to 90 guests.
  • It’s a private, secluded, romantic, location.
  • You can welcome your guests while they wait for your arrival with a cocktail or mocktail.
  • Sky Gazebo is draped in white linens and aisle chairs tied with ribbon (to enhance your wedding vision).
  • Cocktail tables will be set up giving your guests something to set those drinks on.
  • Sky sand ceremony (vase and 2 colors of sand included to blend your new family together).

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5. Just the Two of Us – Price $449 USD

“Just the Two of Us” Package is designed for the bride and groom who are planning a private elopement.

Wedding inclusions:

  • Professional wedding coordinator.
  • VIP welcome (arrive at the resort VIP style with a private check-in and welcome cocktail for the lovebirds).
  • Bride and groom room upgrade, upon availability.
  • Late checkout for bride and groom.
  • 20% discount on spa treatments.

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Ceremony inclusions:

  • You can enjoy a symbolic ceremony.
  • Personalized vows.
  • You can choose from a number of wedding locations, including the beach, or Gazebo (all of which can be decorated to suit your tastes).
  • A bridal bouquet (a beautiful, tropical bunch of flowers to compliment your wedding vision).
  • Boutonniere (A “matchy-matchy” buttonhole).

Reception options:

  • Romantic wedding dinner (enjoy a romantic private dinner just for the two of you with a personal server).
  •  Sparkling wine.
  • Wedding cake (Sweetheart cake for you to share).

6. Vow Renewal – Price $549

The Vow Renewal Package is designed for couples who are looking to renew their vows after 2+ years of marriage.

Package includes up to 10 guests – additional guests can be added for an additional rate.

Copy of marriage certificate required at the time of booking.

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Wedding inclusions: 

  • Professional wedding coordinator.
  • VIP welcome (arrive at the resort VIP style with a private check-in and welcome cocktail for the lovebirds).
  • Bride and groom room upgrade, upon availability.
  • Late checkout for bride and groom.
  • 20% discount on spa treatments.

Ceremony Inclusions:

  • Symbolic vow renewal ceremony, performed in English (We now pronounce you … Married! We suggest you add in your own vows to make it extra personal)
  • Vow renewal location.
  • Bridal bouquet (A pretty, tropical floral bunch to compliment your wedding vision).
  • Boutonniere (A “matchy-matchy” buttonhole).

Reception options:

  • Dinner reception (continue your celebration with your guests by hosting a semi-private dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants – set menu).
  • Sparkling wine (a glass of bubbly to celebrate your nuptials).

7. Mexican Experience – Price $3,199 USD

The Royalton Signature Mexican Experience is a unique add-on package.

You can combine it with any Royalton wedding package to give your guests a true taste of Mexico.

*Location to be determined on-site, depending on group size. *Package based on up to 20 guests. Additional guests can be added for $50 USD per person.

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What is included? 

  • A one-hour private cocktail party including three Mexican hors-d’oeuvres and two traditional cocktails.
  • Live Mariachi Band performance for cocktail hour (45 minutes).
  • Traditional Mexican dinner in a private location* with a Mexican-infused menu. Includes 3-hours of open bar.
  • Mexican Duo performance during dinner reception (1 hour).
  • One-tier wedding cake.
  • Tequila Tasting – taste and sample different tequilas during your private reception.

8. The Honeymoon Package – Price $399

The Honeymoon Package is designed for the bride and groom who have been married within the last 6 months and are looking for some peaceful romance.

Things to note:

  • Pricing is based on 7 nights stay.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate is needed at the time of booking.

If you choose to upgrade to the special honeymoon package you will be given VIP treatment from the moment you step foot on to the resort.

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What to expect: 

  • A king-sized bed.
  • Sparkling wine and fruit tray in your room upon arrival.
  • Couples massage.
  • Romantic dinner just for two.

Custom Religious Services

The Royalton is experienced in handling and planning weddings affiliated with different religions.

If you are looking to incorporate your religious traditions into your wedding celebration, please inquire with our wedding planner for a custom quote.

Hindu Ceremony:

  • Assistance confirming Pandit services.
  • Mandap decor and design assistance.
  • Pre-ceremony blessings.
  • Organization of Mehndi ceremony location and artists (if required).
  • Coordination of ceremony requirements (fruit platters, coconuts, flower petals, etc).
  • Custom Indian catering menu planning.

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Jewish Ceremony: 

  • Assistance confirming Rabbi services.
  • Chuppah decor and design assistance.
  • Coordination of locations for Ketubah signing and Bedeken ceremony.
  • Kosher wine provided for the Kiddush, including Kiddush cup.
  • Glass and linen wrap for “breaking of the glass”.
  • Organization and chairs for the Hora.

Catholic Ceremony: 

  • Advice on the arrangement and coordination of Catholic documents from home parish to destination church.
  • Coordination of transportation to and from the church for all wedding guests (transportation costs extra).
  • Arrangement and coordination of transfer of Catholic documents from home parish to destination.
  • Unity candle for the ceremony provided.

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Custom Add-On Experiences

The Royalton Riviera Cancun allows you the option to customize every detail of your big day. The Custom Add-On Experiences can be purchased and combined with any wedding package.

1. Bridal Party Spa Experience – Price $559

  • Bridal suite exclusively reserved for the bridal party during spa appointments.
  • Bride’s hair and makeup services.
  • Toast the bride with one bottle of sparkling served in bridal suite.
  • An assortment of light bite-sized appetizers provided in a suite to keep nourished for the big event.
  • Bridesmaids spa discount of 10% for the wedding day.

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2. Groom’s Experience – Price $549

  • Groom’s room exclusively reserved for the party either on the wedding day or previous day.
  • Cold beer and one bottle of scotch served.
  • 10 Cigars for the boys.
  • An assortment of light bite-sized appetizers provided in suite • Use of DVD player/TV for film or sports screening.

3. Romantic Beach Dinner for Two – Price $400

  • Enjoy a romantic private beach dinner with a set menu.
  • Toast to your love as the sun sets with champagne for two.
  • Romantic setup with ivory linen and tropical floral centerpiece.
  • VIP treatment with a personal butler for dinner and drink service.
  • Romantic serenade by a soloist.

4. Late Night Food Station – Price $320

(Based on 20 guests, additional guests will be priced $15 per person).

  • Select from our cool selection of late night menus (grilled cheese, French fries, make your own pizza)
  • Set up on one side of the venue, to be served during the last 30 minutes to an hour of the reception.
  • One server to assist guests with service.

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5. Welcome Party Experience – Price $490

(Based on 20 guests, additional guests will be priced $18 per person).

  • Welcome your guests to your wedding celebrations with a bar set up to serve beer, wine and a signature cocktail of your choice
  • Delight your guests with two trays of hors d’oeuvres (cheese and fruit)
  • Three high top tables
  • Microphone set up to thank guests and kick off the week’s festivities.

6. Candy Bar Experience – Price $260

(Based on 20 guests, additional guests will be priced $12 per person).

  • A sweet bar candy table will be set up in last hour of the reception.
  • Includes a choice of candies (Depending on availability)
  • Includes take away bags and full station set up
  • One server/attendant to assist guests with service.

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My Royalton Riviera Wedding Review – What We Like

When planning your wedding The Royalton offers a HUGE range of options to customize every detail of your big day.

The wedding team provides an impeccable service, and you are guaranteed to have a beautiful day.

You will create memories that will last a lifetime for you, your partner, and all of your friends and family.

Whether you want a beach wedding, private setting, or sky terrace, ALL of the locations at this resort are simply stunning.

This 5 STAR hotel enjoys a privileged position situated on pristine white sands of Cancun, surrounded by lush tropical greenery.

It’s the epitome of Caribbean bliss.

The family-friendly and adults-only options mean that you don’t have to worry if your guests are traveling as singles or as families.

We recently had the opportunity to stay at this hotel, so for more information on the hotel itself be sure to read our Royalton Riviera Cancun review.

Ready to Start Planning Your Dream Day Today?

Our team of expert wedding planners at Playa del Carmen Weddings organize 100’s of weddings every year.

We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure stress-free planning.

You and your group will get the best service, prices, and perks available.

Call our destination wedding experts at 1-888-537-9797, or alternatively, email us at weddings@playadelcarmen.com

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The Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding

9.5

The Royalton Riviera Cancun offers a huge range of packages to suit every budget. They cater to groups of all sizes and their expert wedding team are also experienced in planning Hindu, Jewish, or Catholic weddings. The ceremony and cocktail party locations are simply stunning, and there are even additional custom add-on experiences you can add on to your packages allowing you to customize every detail of your big day!

Packages10.0
Ceremony Locations9.0
Service9.5
Rooms10.0
Hotel 9.0
Amenities9.5
Reader Rating: ( 2 votes ) 5.6

Elizabeth Urraza Elizabeth is a travel expert that has called Playa del Carmen home for the last 5 years. This ex dive instructor loves to share her experiences on travel, cultures and is passionate about organizing vacations and weddings as a travel consultant for PlayaDelCarmen.com.

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