Unique Wedding Destinations in Mexico
When you think of destination weddings in Mexico, you may have a very specific picture in your head. But Mexico has so much more to offer than beach weddings at all-inclusive resorts! Here we’ve outlined some unique wedding destinations in Mexico.
Wine Country Weddings
Did you know Mexico is home to some thriving wine regions? Get your wine-country wedding at a cheaper price than you would in Napa or Sonoma.
Valle de Guadalupe
Valle de Guadalupe is one of Mexico’s more popular wine regions due to its proximity to the United States – you can get here by driving less than two hours from San Diego!
- El Cielo Winery has wedding packages so you don’t have to coordinate on your own. With their farm-to-table restaurant, and a pool, bikes, and hiking trails, there’s plenty for your guests to do on their weekend getaway. According to Wedding Wire their wedding packages can start as low as $1,500.
- Hacienda Guadalupe is another venue with wedding planning services on-site, and a boutique hotel.
- Monte Xanic is a winery with beautiful views. We love this wedding video from Baja Wedding Films that showcases the stunning venue.
- Casa de Piedra has a stone building that makes for dramatic weddings shots.
- Finca La Carrodilla is the best place for a boho farm wedding. Known for sustainable, organic practices, and with plenty of animals roaming the property, choose this for a wedding that’s truly unique.
This area has plenty of local wedding vendors you can find on Valle de Guadalupe Weddings website.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, head further into Mexico to the wine region around Queretaro, 3-4 hours north of Mexico City. The specialty in Queretaro is sparkling white and rose, though reds are also grown here.
- Freixenet México began in 1979 and is the largest of the sparkling wine producers in the country. In addition to festivals and events, their beautiful vineyard makes a great wedding venue.
- De Cote: De Cote has restaurants, a garden, and a number of spaces to hold a wedding on their large property.
Historic City Weddings
For those seeking more history, architecture, and culture, there are many options in Mexico. These have something for everyone: art, museums, history, food, nightlife, and a range of accommodations.
San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is full of Spanish-style architecture, and has a huge English-speaking expat community.
- Casa Hyder is a historic mansion located in the heart of San Miguel de Allende that has hosted some incredibly elegant weddings. See a better view of the venue with photos from photographers Lily Red and Evangeline Lane.
- Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is set in a 17th-century mansion and offers a variety of locations for weddings, including a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, and a beautiful garden courtyard. The hotel also offers a range of wedding planning services and customizable packages.
- Casa de la Cuesta is a charming boutique hotel with just seven rooms for an intimate setting. The hotel has views of town and the Guanajuato Mountains, and witnesses spectacular sunsets daily.
- Rancho Las Sabinas is a ranch 15 minutes outside San Miguel de Allende that manages to be rustic and elegant at the same time. Sprawling gardens, breathtaking mountain views, and a pool make this perfect for couples looking for a relaxed wedding experience.
Guadalajara is a well-known tourist destination due to its rich history, as one of Mexico’s oldest cities. With historic buildings, plazas, museums, a UNESCO World Heritage site, not to mention fantastic food, drinks, shopping, and nightlife, Guadalajara is guaranteed to keep your wedding guests entertained for a weekend away. Plus it has a large international airport, and has plenty of accommodations, making it easy to get to.
- Hacienda del Carmen has a number of spaces for events, but the 18th century barn is especially unique, with space to hold 220 guests. See more photos here from an engagement session shot by Tamara Grüner.
- Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel was a mansion in the 1930s, later turned into a ten-room boutique hotel. Located in the Zona Rosa Tapatia in the heart of Guadalajara, this venue is perfect for being in the middle of the historical architecture.
- Casa Pedro Loza was built in 1848 and is in the historic center of Guadalajara. It can fit up to 340 guests and has a team to plan and coordinate your wedding. These shots from Om Storytelling show the space.
Campeche is a little more difficult to get to than some other locations; Campeche has their own airport, but more likely you’ll head to Merida International Airport and make the three-hour drive. But the impressive Mayan ruins of Calakmul and Edzna, Gulf beaches, and the city of Campeche, a UNESCO World Heritage site is well worth the trip.
Hacienda Uayamon is a Marriott hotel just outside of Campeche, with a beautifully restored 18th-century hacienda, lush gardens, and elegant indoor and outdoor reception spaces. We found so many wedding photos we loved we could barely choose. Check out
Boho Beach Weddings
Tulum may be the first place on most people’s lists for a boho beach wedding, but if you’re looking for something quieter and more off-the-beaten-path, try these spots.
Todos Santos is a small village of 6,500 people just north of Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Peninsula, making it easy for guests to get to for a weekend.
- Hotel San Cristobal has a number of ceremony locations to choose from, including an on-site chapel.
- Photographer Catalina Jeanhas a great overview of the property and photos on her site. For more inspiration visit photographers Martina Micko and Katie Edwards.
- Rancho Pescadero is just south of Todos Santos for a wedding that feels like a weekend retreat.
- Villa Santa Cruz is full of color and is a fantastic spot for a vibrant wedding and photos that ‘wow’. In addition to the hotel’s wedding-specific instagram page, you can find inspiration from photographers Dino Gomez and Ana & Jerome.
- Guaycura Boutique Hotel has a number of options for hosting your wedding, from their Sky Lounge Bar which can host up to 60 guests, to their Beach Club which can accommodate up to 400 guests, there’s something for every wedding size.
- Cerritos Beach Inn can accommodate many wedding sizes, but also has a small beach wedding package, making it easy to have a small, intimate wedding with minimal planning and stress. If you want extra help, Saltwater Weddings, and Chaz Event Design are local wedding planners that will ensure your day runs smoothly.
Zihuatanejo is harder to get to unless you live near a major airline hub in North America, but if you want to combine your wedding with a prime surf destination, this is the spot.
- La Casa Que Canta is perched on a cliff over Bahía de Zihuatanejo, and is right next to Playa La Ropa, so you’ve got dramatic views for your wedding, and beach activities for your guests, all in one place.
- Thompson Zihuatanejo is part of Hyatt hotels, bringing you international luxury in this small town. Check out photos from Jonathan Moore to get a feel for the location.
- Casa Angelina knows weddings, with accolades from international wedding magazines and websites. Not convinced? Check out multiple weddings shot by Moises Diaz, a photographer based in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area.
- Capella Ixtapa, located north of Zihuatanejo, this resort can accommodate weddings up to 120 people and has event planners available to make sure your day fits your style
It’s clear that when planning your destination wedding, a resort wedding isn’t your only option and you can find something for every style in Mexico.