A wedding is a magical time of celebration, which deserves an awe-inspiring setting. From a small, intimate gathering to a grand, extravagant ceremony, this Mexican paradise is the perfect place to create unforgettable romantic memories.
Mexico has long been considered one of the world’s top wedding destinations. However, if you head to the country’s lesser-known west coast, two majestic, neighbouring regions: Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, await discovery as unparalleled hotspots for those looking to tie the knot abroad.
No matter where you picture proclaiming love to your partner, whether on a golden, sandy beach, or within the walls of a quaint, traditional chapel, the possibilities are endless here. A place epitomising authentic beauty, where gorgeous natural vistas and vivid sunsets blend with verdant landscapes, palm fringed promenades, rugged mountains and deep blue seas, the winter chill is a distant memory in this part of Mexico. These diverse sceneries also mean that there is the option to combine the wedding with a fun-fuelled vacation, with adventure round every corner, from surfing in boho town Sayulita, to zip lining through the forests of the Sierra Madre mountain range.
Fulfilling the criteria of the perfect venue, both regions are home to numerous hotels catering for weddings of all sizes and budgets, offering special deals for those booking before the end of the year. For 5* luxury in Riviera Nayarit, look no further than the exclusive St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Complete with private beach and a decadent 2,600 square-foot Astor Ballroom; personal wedding planners are on hand to ensure that you do not have to lift a finger. Or for a more budget option the tranquil Hotel Riu Vallarta offers wedding/honeymoon packages starting at just £475.50 (10 guests), with all the on-site amenities you could wish for.
Puerto Vallarta also has a diverse location offering. For a truly unique experience hire a private villa, such as 5-bedroom home Casa las Amapas, a serene hideaway nestled into the hillside of residential area Conchas Chinas, offering breathtaking views across the bay. To wed in style opt for 5* Secrets Vallarta Bay, a luxurious, adult-only, all-inclusive resort right on the beach. The resort is complete with elegant rooms, tailored butler services, unlimited premium alcohol, world-class gastronomy and specially designed wedding gazebos.
Importantly, ultimate privacy and exclusivity is also a guarantee, accentuated by the fact that many celebrities have chosen to celebrate special occasions in both regions over the years. Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have been host to romantic getaways by famous couples including Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson, Christina Aguilera & Matthew Rutler and Leighton Meester & Adam Brody.
As a year round destination no matter what season nuptials are planned there are endless ways to be enchanted by the magic of Mexico’s Pacific Coast and make a dream wedding a reality…