LGBTQ Destination Wedding Locations

The passage of marriage equality laws throughout the world has made the choice of a wedding away much easier for couples. There are 3 LGBTQ destination wedding locations I recommend that should be at the top of your list when choosing a destination.

LGBTQ destination wedding locations, Puerto Vallarta vacation packages

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is a destination with a lot of allure; from its restaurants and bars to the spas and exclusive tours.

LGBTQ destination wedding locations

Costa Rica. Lush verdant jungles, tropical rainforests, and beautiful beaches; what more could you ask for?

LGBTQ destination wedding locations

Cancun, and Riviera Maya Mexico. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, nightlife, and lots of activities & places to explore.

There are many resorts & private wedding locations to choose from. Which is the right one for your wedding? The first step is to work with a destination wedding & travel specialist who will help you bring your dreams and vision to life.

Your specialist will make recommendations based on your needs and wishes. Planning a wedding away is not a ‘one size fits all;’ each couple is unique and has their own vision of their perfect wedding.

There are several things to think about when choosing the right location. Your total wedding & travel budget, the number of guests, will children be attending, and the travel costs for your guests. Where do you see your wedding ceremony taking place? On the beach, in a garden, on a rooftop terrace with amazing views, or something more private?

If you would like more information about these and other LGBTQ destination wedding locations email me.

All Villa Resort in the Riviera Maya

On my recent visit to the Riviera Maya of Mexico, I focused on seeing resorts in Playa del Carmen that I have not seen before. Set in a tropical jungle like enclave along the white sands of Playa, is the home of the Viceroy. This all villa resort in the Riviera Maya offers luxury accommodations, amazing outdoor massage cabanas, and the views will leave you speechless.

viceroy riviera maya

The Viceroy offers 41 villas. It is adults only, but children over the age of 12 are welcome. The resort offers an all inclusive package that can be added to your stay. The are several villa categories to choose from; the best one is the beachfront villa where you are just steps from the sand.

viceroy riviera maya beachfront villa

Each villa includes your own heated private plunge pool, outdoor rain shower and a hammock for two. Renewed energy and wellness are all part of the experience at the Viceroy Riviera Maya. The spa treatments are based on natural local resources and Mayan traditions. During my visit, we were able to participate in a Mayan blessing ceremony. The spa services include many options for you to experience a Mayan journey.

villa riviera maya

This all villa resort in the Riviera Maya does a wonderful job of combining modern luxury with local traditions.

Plan Your Luxury Getaway

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

I planned a year ago to visit Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The purpose of my visit was to check out some resorts that I had not seen before. Having returned two days ago, and while travel has changed under the new requirements, it was a wonderful visit. I was able to tour some great resorts that each offer something different.

The first night I stayed at one of my favorite resorts a little further south along the Riviera Maya. The next day I headed to Playa del Carmen for a three night stay at Sandos Caracol. Joining me on this site inspection trip was Shannon, from Riviera Reflections Weddings & Events, based in the Riviera Maya.The purpose of this trip was to scout out some new locations for honeymoons and destination weddings.

sandos caracol

Sandos Caracol is a family friendly, all inclusive resort set along a beautiful beach. There is also an adults only section, with its own beach club area. The staff is wonderful, and the food was good. This resort offers something for everyone, and the natural setting is amazing. Jungle, cenotes, monkeys, waterfalls, and a suspension bridge are just a few of the things waiting for you. The rooms are  comfortable, and a good size for 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids. If you are traveling as a family, I recommend the Eco Family Suite which gives you more room, a separate bedroom for the kids, a larger bathroom with 2 showers, and a plunge pool on your balcony.

playa del carmen mexico

Celebrating my birthday during my visit was extra special; the resort went out of their way to show me some ‘birthday love.’ It is special touches like this that will make a special occasion, honeymoon or destination wedding that much more memorable. The cake was delicious by the way!

playa del carmen wedding packages

Destination Wedding Options

The resort offers several wedding locations. Beach palapa for toes in the sand, but shaded from the hot sun. A rooftop terrace with views for miles. At the edge of a cenote; the possibilities are endless to craft your picture perfect wedding day. The resort offers several wedding packages which can be customized anyway that you like.

sandos caracol wedding packages

Contact me for more information or to start planning your visit to this amazing resort