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Top 10 All-Inclusive Riviera Maya Wedding Packages
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(Last Updated On: September 18, 2017)

Top 10 All-Inclusive Riviera Maya Wedding Packages

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Planning your destination wedding in the Riviera Maya doesn’t need to be stressful.

But, where do you start right?

How do you choose the perfect resort for you and your guests? How much will it cost? What’s included?

Well, our destination wedding team at PlayaDelCarmen.com has made it easy for you.

Why?

Because not all wedding packages and hotels are created equal!

Our top 10 wedding packages from the best resorts.

  1. Sandor Playacar
  2. Barcelo Resorts
  3. Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort
  4. Riu Resorts
  5. Gran Porto Real
  6. AM Resorts
  7. Royalton Riviera Cancun
  8. Paradisus La Esmeralda
  9. Hard Rock Riviera Maya
  10. Grand Velas

These resorts cover the best all-inclusive wedding packages for the Riviera Maya and offer family-friendly with adults-only areas too.

1) Sandos Playacar

The Sandos resorts are fabulously family orientated.

They offer great amenities, a wide range of activities, sports, and options for kids and adults of all ages.

sandos-caracol

When it comes to the cost of destinations weddings, they are one of the cheapest all-inclusive resorts around and the value for money is incredible.

This also applies to their wedding packages.

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort is aptly named, being located on one of the best beach beaches in Playa del Carmen.

The Playacar gated community, adjacent to town, offers a stunning stretch of beachfront as well as varied activities, entertainment and sports for the whole family.

The Sandos Playacar offers several different room categories, some accepting families with 3 kids. They also offer the Select Club Adults-Only area for those guests wanting some kid-free areas.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Price for Adults: $112/night
Price for Kids: $56/night (kids for free promo may apply for certain dates)
Rooms: 819 rooms
Clubs: Baby, Kids, Teens and a nightclub
Activities for Kids: daily and varied
Activities for Teens: daily and varied
Pools: 8
Restaurants: 11
Bars: 6
Beach: gorgeous stretch of beach
Highlights: the beach, variety of dining options available
More information: Sandos Playacar Beach Resort

SANDOS PLAYACAR WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: $4150

Guests Included: 30 (extra guests are $69 per person)

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Symbolic ceremony including essential set up, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private cocktail hour
  • Private reception dinner (3 hours)
  • DJ, light and sounds during dinner
  • 3 tier wedding cake
  • 4 floral centerpieces for dinner
  • 1 make-up and hairstyle
  • Couples massage
  • Complimentary honeymoon package

Optional extras: Dance floor, photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, Mayan and Same Sex Marriages.

*Contact us to receive $1000 off the price of your package.

2) BARCELO RESORTS WEDDING

The Barcelo resort is a gorgeous mega property, perfect for accommodating weddings groups of all sizes.

It’s comprised of 5 separate hotels.

  1. Tropical
  2. Colonial
  3. Beach
  4. Caribe
  5. Palace

The complex is called the Barcel Maya Grand. If you stay at any one of the first 4 properties, you get access to all 4 so it’s very popular for destination weddings.

The hotel is located within a lovely bay about 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen.

The hotels offer an amazing array of activities, food and drink options and even a double decker bus to travel between the hotels.

Barcelo Palace offers luxury at another level. If you stay at the Palace, you can visit any of the 4 Barcelo resorts, but the guests in the Maya Grand hotels (Tropical, Colonial, Beach, Caribe)  don’t have access to the Palace.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Price for Adults: $125/night
Price for Kids: $64/night
Rooms: 2004
Clubs: Baby, Kids, Teens and a nightclub
Activities for Kids: daily and varied
Activities for Teens: daily and varied
Pools: 12
Restaurants: 16
Bars: 14
Beach: very long and wide stretch of beach
Highlights: the amount of activities and services available

BARCELO WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: $4100

Guests Included: 15 (extra guests are $70 per person)

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Symbolic ceremony including essential set up, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Live music during ceremony
  • Private reception dinner with open bar (3 hours) for 15 people or more on the beach
  • One table top flower arrangement
  • Wedding cake for 10 people
  • 3 bottles of sparkling wine
  • Couples massage
  • 1 manicure / pedicure
  • Bridal make-up and hairstyle

Optional extras: Dance floor, DJ, photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, South Asian and Catholic weddings.

Have Questions? Get help from our destination weddings team at PlayaDelCarmen.com.

3) AKUMAL BAY BEACH & WELLNESS RESORT WEDDING

The Akumal Bay Beach is a hidden gem.

Not luxurious, but a small, inviting hotel set on a stunning stretch of beach in Akumal.

This family-friendly hotel is laid back can great for a group looking for an affordable and fun destination wedding away from the mega resort.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Price for Adults: $116/night
Price for Kids: FREE
Rooms: 324
Clubs: Kids
Activities for Kids: daily and varied
Pools: 1
Restaurants: 6
Bars: 5
Beach: gorgeous stretch of beach
Highlights: snorkeling right off the beach, relaxed vibe
More Information: Akumal Bay Beach Hotel

AKUMAL BAY BEACH WEDDING

Package Cost: $3250

Guests Included: 30 (extra guests are $75 per adult, $40 per child)

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Symbolic ceremony including decorated gazebo 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private reception dinner (3 hours)
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine
  • 3 floral centerpieces for dinner

Optional extras: Dance floor, DJ, photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, Catholica, Mayan and Same Sex Marriages.

4) RIU RESORTS WEDDING

The Riu resorts are well known for high-quality food & drink as well as the number of awesome activities offered.

There are 6 Riu hotels
  1. Riu Lupita
  2. Riu Tequila
  3. Riu Yucatan
  4. Riu Playacar
  5. Riu Palace Mexico
  6. Riu Palace Riviera Maya

All hotels are located within the Playacar gated Community in Playa del Carmen and range in star rating and amenities.

The Riu’s wedding packages are affordable and a popular choice for destination weddings. They offer wedding packages ranging from just the wedding couple to groups of 40 and more.

For more details, you can check out our Riu Tequila Hotel Review or our Riu Palace Hotel Review.

RIU HOTELS WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: $2165

Guests Included: 18 (extra guests are $25 per person)

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Symbolic ceremony including essential set up, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Recorded music during the ceremony
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine
  • Semi-private dinner at one of the specialty restaurants

Optional extras: Cocktail hour, Private Reception, Dance floor, photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, and renewal of vows

5) GRAN PORTO REAL WEDDING

The Gran Porto Real is a fabulous family-friendly hotel for weddings located in the heart of Playa del Carmen.

Great for families due to its compact size (everything is close together and easily walkable), rooms that accommodate families of 5, and activities for guests of all ages. Only steps away from the famous 5th avenue yet still located on the beach.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Price for Adults: $128/night
Price for Kids: $43/night
Rooms: 287
Clubs: Kids and Teens
Activities for Kids: daily and varied
Activities for Teens: daily and varied
Pools: 2
Restaurants: 5
Bars: 4
Beach: busy and a little rocky, sandbags to the left-hand side
Highlights: the location
More information: Gran Porto Real Hotel

GRAN PORTO REAL WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: $4000

Guests included: 20 (extra guests are $75 per person)

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Symbolic ceremony including essential set up, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine
  • Cocktail hour after the ceremony
  • Private wedding reception
  • Couples Massage
  • Manicure, pedicure, hairstyle and make-up for one person
  • Complimentary Honeymoon Package

Optional extras: DJ, Dance floor, photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, Same Sex and renewal of vows

6) AM RESORTS WEDDINGS: Dreams, Now and Sunscape

The AM resorts are high quality and always a hit when it comes to destination weddings for many reasons.

The family-friendly resorts in the AM chain are:

  • NOW
  • Dreams
  • Sunscape

In the Riviera Maya, we are fortunate enough to have several AM Resorts.

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 kids clubs are open during extended hours so an evening kid-free meal is always a possibility. They offer many options for sports, activities and have a wide variety of entertainment options.

NOW has: Now Sapphire and Now Jade

DREAMS has: Dreams Riviera Cancun, Dreams Puerto Aventuras, and Dreams Tulum.

SUNSCAPE is Cozumel is located on Cozumel island, just a quick ferry trip from Playa del Carmen.

DREAMS / NOW HOTELS SYMBOLIC WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: $3199

Guests Included: 20 (extra guests are $105 per person)

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Symbolic ceremony including essential set up, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Two boutonnieres and two corsages for the wedding party
  • Preparation and ironing of the couple’s wedding day attire
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine
  • Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres
  • Private wedding reception
  • Floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table
  • Hairstyle and make-up for one person
  • 24 full color photos and wedding album (taken during the ceremony)
  • Complimentary Honeymoon Package

Optional extras: DJ, Dance floor, extra photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, Shaadi, Same Sex and renewal of vows

7) ROYALTON RIVIERA CANCUN WEDDINGS

The Royalton Riviera Cancun is a new contemporary hotel with modern facilities and large rooms.

Certain room categories can accommodate families of 5. Multiple pools, activities, and sports ensure fun throughout the day.

royalton riviera cancun wedding

The restaurants are varied and the buffet restaurant has to be the best I’ve ever experienced and I do this for a living 😉

The hotel offers a kids club, teen club and nightly entertainment with live music.

Wedding guests preferring an adults-only experience can opt for the Hideaway, which guarantees that not only the room area is kid-free, but also the beach club and certain pools.

For more information, you can also check out our review of the Royalton Riviera Cancun, or even check out our video on the wedding venues at the Royalton.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Price for Adults: $150/night
Price for Kids: $80/night (1 child free promo may apply for certain dates)
Rooms: 840 rooms (+340 rooms Hideaway section)
Clubs: Kids, Teens
Activities for Kids: daily and varied
Activities for Teens: daily and varied
Pools: 6
Restaurants: 9
Bars: 12
Beach: long, wide and very swimmable. Water is less turquoise.
Highlights: The food is incredible, lots of different pool areas, and the rooms are large and well appointed
More information: Royalton Riviera Cancun

ROYALTON RIVIERA CANCUN WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: $2999

Guests Included: 20 (extra guests are $20 per person)

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Pressing/ steaming service for wedding couple’s attire
  • Bridal spa morning (manicure, pedicure & hairstyle)
  • Symbolic ceremony including basic set up, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Solo musician for 45 minutes (can be used for ceremony or cocktail)
  • One-hour cocktail party
  • 2-tier Wedding cake and sparkling wine
  • Rehearsal dinner for the group (or can be used as bon voyage brunch) in specialty restaurant
  • Semi-Private wedding reception
  • 30 minutes of photography with the onsite photographer and 30 printed photos
  • Romantic dinner for two

Optional extras: DJ, Dance floor, extra photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, Hindu, Jewish, Same Sex and Renewal of vows.

8) PARADISUS LA ESMERALDA

The Paradisus is a classy modern hotel offering a high level of service and many family-friendly options.

The Family Club option is fantastic for those traveling with little ones and the adjacent Paradisus La Perla offers adults a kid-free option.

paradisus weddings packages

Amazing and varied dining options offer up gourmet food and the top-shelf drinks are available at multiple bars.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Price for Adults: $160/night
Price for Kids: are FREE
Rooms: 512 rooms
Clubs: Kids
Activities for Kids: daily and varied
Pools: 4
Restaurants: 12
Bars: 10
Beach: the beach is wide, water tends to have rocky areas but very swimmable.
Highlights: Excellent service, varied and gourmet food options
More information: Paradisus La Esmeralda Playa del Carmen

PARADISUS LA ESMERALDA WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: $4215

Guests Included: 24 (extra guests are $88 per person)

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Hairstyle and make-up for one person
  • Symbolic ceremony including basic set up, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Recorded music during the ceremony
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine
  • 3-hour private reception with buffet-style meal
  • Complimentary anniversary nights

Optional extras: DJ, Dance floor, photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, Hindu, Jewish, Same Sex and Renewal of vows.

9) HARD ROCK RIVIERA MAYA

Vacation in style! The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is for those families wanting fun, in an all-inclusive resort that offers more than average.

This hotel is vibrant, from the décor to the atmosphere….perfect for your wedding in the Riviera Maya.

hard rock wedding packages

With great food and drink options, connecting rooms for larger families as well as a kids club and teen lounge, this hotel will please the entire family.

The recently added camp Woodward which includes the following facilities for kids 7 and up: Skateboarding, Cheer and Hip Hop dance programs, Trampoline park, Dry land snowboarding and skiing and a digital media program.

Seeking an adults-only getaway? The Hard Rock Heaven hotel is right next door, it’s adults-only and you will not be disappointed.

Check out our review of the Hard Rock Hotel if you want the inside scoop on this resort.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Price for Adults: $190/night
Price for Kids: $70/night (kids for free promo may apply for certain dates)
Rooms: 687 rooms (+577 rooms Heaven section)
Clubs: Kids, Teens
Activities for Kids: daily and varied
Activities for Teens: daily and varied
Pools: 1 very large freestyle pool, 4 jacuzzi areas
Restaurants: 5
Bars: 2 (plus nightclub)
Beach: lagoon style beach, short beach area but clear, calm water for swimming
More information: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

HARD ROCK RIVIERA MAYA WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: $4000

Guests Included:  32

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Symbolic ceremony including décor options with themes, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Soloist for the wedding ceremony
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine
  • Ground fireworks after ceremony
  • Complimentary honeymoon package

Optional extras: Cocktail hour starting at $400 for 10-20 guests, Private wedding function starting at $50 per person for 2 hours and includes standard décor, event space, menu and open bar. DJ, Dance floor, photography / videography

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Same Sex and Renewal of vows.

10) GRAND VELAS WEDDINGS

The Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers unique vacation experiences and destination wedding packages.

grand velas resort

Separated into 3 distinct areas:

  • Grand Class (Adults Only)
  • Ambassador (Family-Friendly)
  • Zen Grand (Natural View)

You can choose the Grand Class Adults Only area, the Ambassador Family-Friendly or the Zen Grand Natural View which is also family-friendly.  Spacious suites offer modern luxuries which include 24-hour suite service and a personal concierge.

All meals are available a-la-carte or buffet and are offered at 5 signature restaurants.

Daily activities include kayaks, pedalboats, bicycle tours, various sports and even a mixology class.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Price for Adults: $425/night
Price for Kids: $50/night
Rooms: 539 rooms
Clubs: Kids, Teens
Activities for Kids: daily and varied
Activities for Teens: daily and varied
Pools: 3
Restaurants: 8
Bars: 6
Beach: long stretch of secluded beach
Highlights: Lavish accommodation, luxury hotel, gourmet food and personalized concierge services
More information: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA WEDDING PACKAGE

Package Cost: customized based on preferences

Guests Included:  varies

Package Inclusions:

  • Wedding organization services from your wedding coordinator
  • Bridal hairstyle and makeup
  • Preparation of the couple’s wedding attire
  • Symbolic ceremony including décor options with themes, 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Audio equipment for the wedding ceremony
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine

Optional extras: Cocktail hour, Reception, DJ, dancefloor, photography & videography packages

Types of wedding packages available: Symbolic, Legal, Mayan, Catholic, South Asian, Jewish, Persian, Renewal of vows, Elopement

Conclusion

Although it is hard to narrow down to the top 10, I think the list above has a great selection of hotels that can accommodate every size group and budget.

Hopefully, your head didn’t explode! Please feel free to comment below, I love feedback and helping out 🙂

Ready to get married yet?

We, PlayaDelCarmen.com, are remarkably skilled at organizing destination weddings.

You want us on your team ;-).

We’ll get you and your group the best package price and perks available.

Call our destination wedding experts at 1-888-537-9797, weddings@playadelcarmen.com, or get more info on our destination wedding services.

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Lisa Wright Lisa is a travel expert who lives and works in beautiful Playa del Carmen. A native Montrealer who has successfully escaped winter for 15 years straight, she's all about helping people organize awesome vacations as a travel agent for PlayaDelCarmen.com.

Comment(2)

  1. I’ve been looking at wedding packages for the Riviera Maya for a few months. Too many options and my head is spinning.

    When i speak with hotels directly about their wedding packages I feel they’re bias.

    I would really love some honest advise on which hotel and package is a good fit for my fiance and i. We’re going to be 30+ guests, some single/couples others with kids and would like everyone love their hotel.

    Can you please have someone from your weddings team reach out to us?

    1. Hi Jessica,
      First of all – CONGRATS! And yes, I know how intimidating and confusing it can be. Just so you know, our team is based here in the Playa del Carmen and know the hotels inside out due to frequent visits and training. We work with ALL hotels, and our goal is to match you with the best one for YOU, based on your preferences. I will have one of our fabulous wedding gurus reach out ASAP. Please let me know if you have any other questions at all.
      Lisa

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