Mexico Elopement Guide
Looking for the best wedding venues to elope in Mexico? This beautiful country is an incredible place for an elopement or destination wedding. Not only does it boast the kind of wild beauty that is hard to find anywhere else, but it also has the most exquisite hotels & venues. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous elopement for just the two of you, or a deluxe vacation to celebrate with your closest friends and family, there are wonderful venues for you to explore.
Mexico has been popular as a vacation destination for years, but more & more couples are realizing that it’s an incredible elopement spot, too. From dramatic desert landscapes & soaring mountains to lush rainforests & white sand beaches, the nature here is stunning no matter what you’re after. And the caliber of hospitality in this nation is unmatched!
Best Time to Plan a Wedding in Mexico
When it comes to the best time to elope in Mexico or plan a destination wedding here, I’d suggest that you go for September through November. This time of year means that you’ll avoid the crowds that arrive during winter and the holiday months, & you won’t have to endure the high heat of the summer. You’ll get to experience balmy nights and refreshing ocean breezes. Furthermore, try to plan your elopement day on a weekday, so that weekend crowds won’t hinder you from enjoying your adventure.
Best Wedding Venues to Elope in Mexico
I’ve gathered a list of my top 5 venues for you to consider as you plan to elope in Mexico. Each of these has immaculate style and is surrounded by natural beauty, and each varies from the next. From the heights of luxury to the most down-to-earth intimacy, there is a venue here to accommodate any vision.
#1 – Acre Resort, Cabo
The city: When you think about getting married in Mexico, it’s probably scenes from the Baja peninsula that come to mind. This part of the world is famous for its sandy white beaches & turquoise waters. San Jose del Cabo, where the Acre Resort is located, is right on the southern tip of the peninsula. The city has earned the nickname “Old Town” for its picturesque colonial architecture and elegant atmosphere.
The venue: The Acre Resort is an absolute oasis. This is top of my list of places to elope in Mexico because it has the space and the options for any size of celebration – from a micro-wedding on the roof to a full destination wedding on the tiled dance floor in an orchard of mangoes. Plus, I have two words for you: treehouse suites. Need I say more?
#2 – Ma’xanab, Tulum
The city: Tulum is famous as the site of an old Mayan port town, so the history & the ruins here are pretty spectacular. You can swim in countless cenotes – natural sink-holes – and explore the tangled mangroves. It’s right on the coast, too, so if an adventure elopement is what you are dreaming of, there is no shortage of activities, on and off the water, to explore.
The venue: This luxurious resort opens directly out onto the beach (think: saying your vows to the crashing of the waves!) The minimal color palette & earth tones give it an air of refined relaxation & luxury, while the design hearkens back to the Mayan history of the area. If you choose to elope in Mexico at this venue, the photos would be inspiring, and the honeymoon – with private swimming pools looking out over the ocean and sunset views – would be the perfect oasis.
#3 – Pachamama, Todos Santos
The city: If you want to get off the beaten track of places to elope in Mexico, I really suggest that you consider Todos Santos! This picturesque town is known for its culture, particularly the streets lined with art galleries. It’s on the Pacific coast, so the waves and surf are wilder here!
The venue: Pachamama is an intimate boutique hotel (and a yoga retreat!) that sits just a short walk to the beach. In fact, you can bask in the sun & the sound of the waves from beside their gorgeous infinity pool. The aesthetic here draws on traditional Mexican elements, with tiled floors and pale plaster, while the surrounding landscape is more dramatic desert than lush forest. There are a variety of accommodation options here, but do check out their permanent teepees for an elopement option that’s out of the box & unique!
#4 – Nizuc, Cancun
The city: If you’re thinking about places to elope in Mexico, Cancun is usually top of the list. This glittering city is a destination for a reason: above the searing white of the sand is a metropolis full of all kinds of entertainment & adventure. Cancun also boasts some incredible coral reefs right off the coast – if you ever visit, snorkeling is a must.
The venue: In a region full of wonderful hotels and venues, the Nizuc resort stands out. It’s a beautiful world to itself – if you’re looking for an all-inclusive stay with every detail looked after, this is the resort for you. It has ocean views, countless luxurious suites, and private villas – not to mention six different world-class restaurants on-site alone!
#5 – Majahuitas, Puerto Vallarta
The city: This venue isn’t in the heart of the city, but it’s worth noting that this region is close to the gorgeous town of Puerto Vallarta. It’s considered a resort destination, like Cancun is, but the atmosphere couldn’t be more different. Puerto Vallarta has winding cobblestone streets & artistic boutiques. It’s full of charm, perched between the blue Pacific and the Sierra Madre mountains.
The venue: This might just be my favorite venue out of all of these places to elope in Mexico. Majahuitas is a dedicated destination wedding venue – a private beach, accessible only by boat. You and your wedding party have the beach and the surrounding forest all to yourselves for the day, with a ceremony under the sand and reception under the swaying palms.
Looking for Venues & Places to Elope in Mexico
I hope you’ve gotten a taste of the amazing venues on offer in this beautiful nation, and you’re inspired to start planning!
For more information, check out my guide to how to elope in Mexico – & while you’re here, why not scroll through my portfolio to get some inspiration, too?
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