Mexico Is For Lovers

By Natasha Garber | Make Favorite

Photo: Courtesy of Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda Del Mar

The Sea of Cortez or the Caribbean Sea? Old-world hacienda charm, or contemporary cool? Custom wedding creation or all-in-one package convenience? Three of Mexico’s in-demand destinations let you choose your wedding experience, and let your guests revel in relaxation, fun…and plenty of sun.

Sheraton Grand 
Los Cabos Hacienda Del Mar
With colorful Mexican-colonial design, and warm, inviting service, the Baja Peninsula’s Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda Del Mar is the perfect location for a destination wedding with Old World charm and gracious hospitality. Set on the brilliant white sands of private Tortuga Beach, with the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific as its backdrop, this waterfront enclave offers so many enticements—from its luxurious Cactus Spa, to premier golf, to mouthwatering Mexican and Pacific Rim dining choices—your wedding guests may never want to leave.

As for your very special occasion itself, sales manager Jose Piñeda Rojas is quick to point out: “The resort does not offer wedding packages, as our service allows couples to completely customize their dream wedding based on their needs and specific ideas.”

Whether you opt to have a hometown ceremony prior to your destination event, a ceremony in the resort’s luxurious air-conditioned chapel, or a symbolic ceremony on the beach, beneath a flower-bedecked canopy overlooking the Sea of Cortez, your wedding guests can enjoy all of the enticements the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos has to offer.

These include the divine dishes served up by Pitahayas, “a five-diamond, award-winning restaurant with fabulous food, cocktails and sunset views,” and the De Cortez, also a five-diamond establishment, where you and your guests can “end the evening with desserts and a tequila bar on the beach, complete with lounge furniture, music, tiki torches, s’mores and more,” Rojas says.

Along with celebrating your nuptials with a beach fiesta, or a grand celebration in one of the resort’s fine ballrooms, treat your guests to a day of luxury sailing, where they’ll have a chance to spot whales and sea lions, and drift beneath the spectacular Arch of the Confluence, on the sparkling Sea of Cortez.

Oasis Hotels & Resorts, Cancun and Tulum
For busy couples who crave an oceanfront destination wedding without the logistical and design responsibilities a destination wedding can entail, Oasis Hotels & Resorts has the ideal wedding package solution, in one of two Yucatan Peninsula destinations: Cancun, offering dazzling beaches, endless shopping and high-energy nightlife; or Tulum, where soaring cliffs and Mayan ruins meet soft sands and cavernous cenotes.

Whichever site you select, Oasis will take care of every detail, from ceremony to reception to accommodations and more, when you choose the “O Weddings” package that fits your destination-wedding dream.

Options include the O Mayan Package, which incorporates local history and culture into your nuptials, with a traditional Mayan altar setup at your beachfront location, and a ceremony performed in the Mayan language (with English or Spanish translation, of course!).

For larger, more lavish celebrations, the O Eternity Package includes exclusive ceremony and reception decor; a private poolside or beachfront dinner with open bar, DJ and custom lighting; and a rehearsal dinner in one of the resort’s acclaimed specialty restaurants.

And while your O Weddings package features may be pre-set, the service you’ll receive is completely personalized. Oasis Resorts’ U.S.-based staff will serve as your concierge throughout the planning process, and put you in touch with your own personal bilingual wedding expert, on site, to make everything simple…and superb.

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