Location is right

Knowing if a place is right for your DW

The following questions are key to establishing whether a place is right for you and your gang:

How many rooms does the hotel have, and how many are available for the days you want? The answer to this question tells you whether your hotel is intimate (under 100 rooms), mediumsize (under 250 rooms), or large — and consequently what percentage of it your guests will fill.

What types of guest rooms are available? Usually hotels have a combination of single rooms and suites with a separate living room and bedroom. If families are traveling together, they may need these bigger rooms or adjoining ones. Some resorts have private villas with multiple bedrooms, which can be ideal for a small destination wedding party.

What facilities does the hotel or resort have for a wedding? Are there scenic areas, an outdoor terrace, an indoor ballroom, or special suites for smaller parties? Do they cater banquet meals?

Does the hotel or resort have a standard wedding package? Can it be customized? Do you have an on-site coordinator?

What recreational facilities are onsite? Is there a swimming pool? Golf course? Spa? What about tours of area attractions? Does the hotel arrange them? You may favor a resort that offers guests a variety of recreational activities during their stay.

What are the best rates available for a party of your size? Ask the hotel whether it offers a group discount or special accommodations for the bride and groom.

Does the hotel hold a reservation? Hotels will set aside a group of rooms for your guests to book by an established date. However, the hotel only holds those rooms for so long, so you need to find out the date by which guests must book to secure a room, when is a deposit required, and how much. What is the cancellation policy? What if some guests pull out? What if the event has to be postponed or cancelled? You need to know what costs you may incur if your plans change.

What is unique about your property? This question gives the hotel or resort rep an opportunity to bring out points that you may not have been aware of

 

Locations – cruise

Cruising on a Love Boat

  In This Chapter

Deciding whether a wedding at sea is right for you

Working out the details of your cruise wedding

Hosting shipboard and portside weddings

Obeying marriage laws where you sail

Celebrating your honeymoon on the water

  P icture yourself and your honey exchanging rings on a cruise ship deck as your closest friends and family stand nearby. The breeze blows in your hair, and you smell the saltwater. What could be more romantic?

Getting married at sea is one of the simplest ways to have an affordable destination wedding. This fact alone may convince you to get on board: The average cost of a shipboard wedding with a twohour reception for 100 guests on a premium cruise line is $7,000. The average cost of a land-based hometown weddin

for the same number of guests is close to $27,000.

In addition to being cost-effective, a shipboard wedding allows couples to combine their ceremony and reception with a cruise honeymoon. (In fact, a bridal couple must sail if they want a cruise-hosted wedding.) Are you tempted to board a cruise ship for your wedding? If so, this chapter reveals what you need to know.

Sailing into Matrimony: The Benefits of a Cruise Wedding

Cruise weddings range in size from intimate ceremonies with bride, groom, officiant, and witnesses to parties of, well, titanic proportions. In addition to the affordability of cruise ship weddings, this type of destination wedding also offers marrying couples the following:

Extensive amenities. On the newest ships, amenities are equal to those of fine resorts: spas that pamper, swimming pools, and even concierge and butler service. In ports of call, you can participate in land and water sports, tackle an extreme adventure, tour historical and cultural points of interest, and shop for duty-free goods.

Before you contact an agent and book a cruise wedding, ask yourselves these questions. Doing so can make it easier for the agent to tailor recommendations based on your needs.

Who is sailing with us? Do we expect family and friends to join us on the cruise? If so, the travel agent may be able to secure a group discount. You may even get a free cabin for yourselves if you meet the cruise line’s definition of a group.

What is our budget? Knowing what you can spend helps identify the most affordable cruise lines for you. Keep in mind that the cost of the cruise is separate from that of the wedding.

Where do we want to sail? Caribbean itineraries are popular with Easterners and Midwesterners. Cruises to Alaska, Mexico’s Pacific coast, and within Hawaii are most convenient for West Coast residents. But that needn’t affect your decision. If you’ve always dreamed of sailing to Tahiti or through the Panama Canal, go for it!

When do we want to sail? Although cruises leave from ports year-round, summer is prime sailing season, and you have the widest choice of ships and itineraries at that time of year.

How long a cruise should we take? Budget is a factor in the length of any cruise. The more you can spend, the longer you can sail. Itineraries range from overnight cruises “to nowhere” to 100-plus days at sea on a round-the-world cruise. Most voyages are in the

five- to eleven-day range.

Working with the pros

Cruise weddings are as close to a turnkey affair as a couple can get, yet a lot of planning still goes into the simplest affairs. Having a wedding coordinator onboard can make you grateful to have someone to help guide you through the process.

Look to your coordinator to handle all the wedding details from booking to bon voyage. The responsibilities that fall to the wedding coordinator include

Answering your questions

Informing you of the legal requirements, helping you to get required documents, and making sure that your ceremony will be valid in the port you choose

 

Is there enough going on around your preferred location to prevent you and your guests from becoming bored over the course”

Hard Rock Resorts, Wedding Package Information

An extraordinary ocean-front experience where you can live life to the fullest

WOW Specialists are exclusive to the Hard Rock Resorts brand and are devoted to providing a destination wedding experience like no other! The Weddings on the Water Travel Agent Specialist Program is there to ensure no detail is overlooked and no luxury spared for your special day. They assist in bringing your wedding to life with extraordinary passion and commitment. WOW Specialists will help prepare for all your guest arrangements — from travel and flights to welcome receptions, cocktail hours, group events, and more. With a Hard Rock signature wedding collection, a certified WOW Specialist will ensure the wedding and wedding style you have always imagined is available through an all-inclusive beach resort experience.Relax knowing every detail of your dream wedding day is taken care of thanks to the dedication of your certified WOW Specialist and the All Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Specializing in Cancun, Punta Cana, Vallarta, Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive experience.


Destination Wedding Locations - Hard Rock Resorts


TO RESERVE A WEDDING OR REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT OUR WEDDING DEPARTMENT:
(405) 418‑4180 / info@allinclusiveweddings.com

Group Benefits

Group Benefits for all types of wedding group sizes.

Now you and your guests can experience even more lavish style with our All Inclusive Wedding Group Benefits. Celebrate with friends and family and enjoy these group benefits. VIP Check-in upon arrival, complimentary room upgrade, private functions, cocktail receptions and more!

From a small crew of friends to an entourage of guests, we’ve got you covered with a full list of All Inclusive Wedding Group Benefits. Enjoy the very best of paradise with complimentary room nights, room upgrades, complimentary cocktail receptions, and so much more.

All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels offer an authentic experience that rocks for guests of all ages, making each location an ideal destination for multi-generational groups. Hard Rock Hotels & Resorts offer an unrivaled fun factor that is key to any wedding.

Destination Weddings are a growing market and we want to make sure we cater to each and every segment.


UNICO Destination Weddings in Riviera Maya

UNICO 20°87° redefines the meaning of all-inclusive by offering the unexpected. From select spa and beauty salon treatments to excursions and golf, your stay includes all the amenities of a luxury hotel plus more.Marylen Exposito is the creative mind behind the design of UNICO 20°87° experiential wedding packages. Marylen is an award winning, South Florida wedding planner whose work has been featured in Style Me Pretty and Enchanted Brides and whose creative style offers a touch of fairytale with a pinch boho chic.

The UNICO destination wedding collection features personalized details with regionally inspired touches to make each destination wedding at UNICO feel exactly as it should. A truly special, one of a kind event.


Compliments of UNICO 20°87° – Price: FREE

  • Ceremony location
  • 32 chocolate avante garde chairs
  • One rose bouquet and one matching boutonniere OR two bouquets OR two boutonnieres*
  • Non-denominational minister to perform symbolic or vow renewal ceremony**
  • Audio system for ceremony
  • 1 tier wedding cake for 32 guests
  • Sparkling wine toast for 32 guests after ceremony
  • Dreams and Destinations WOW Specialist, pre-resort event consultant and onsite wedding coordinator
  • Dreams and Destinations customizable complimentary wedding webpage and registry
  • UNICO 20°87° Honeymoon Experience

*Two bouquets or two boutonnieres option are available for same sex weddings

**Additional cost applies for civil (legal) ceremonies


The Riviera Maya Experience – Price: $5,800

UNICO’s new take on the classic beach wedding offering a fully immersive experience.

  • Ceremony location
  • Ceremony decor
  • Ceremony seating for 32 guests
  • One bouquet and one matching boutonniere OR two bouquets OR two boutonnieres*
  • Non-denominational minister to perform symbolic or vow renewal ceremony**
  • Audio system for ceremony
  • 2 tier wedding cake for 32 guests
  • Sparkling wine toast for 32 guests after ceremony
  • Unpacking service for couples, including preparation of wedding day attire (dress and suit pressing)
  • Dreams and Destinations WOW Specialist, pre-resort event consultant and onsite wedding coordinator
  • Dreams and Destinations customizable complimentary wedding webpage and registry
  • UNICO 20°87° Honeymoon Experience

*Two bouquets or two boutonnieres option are available for same sex weddings

**Additional cost applies for civil (legal) ceremonies


The One of a Kind Experience – Price: $7,700

Expands on the Riviera Maya Experience with a deeper level of personalization.

  • Ceremony location
  • Ceremony decor
  • Ceremony seating for 32 guests
  • One bouquet and one matching boutonniere OR two bouquets OR two boutonnieres*
  • Non-denominational minister to perform symbolic or vow renewal ceremony**
  • Audio system for ceremony
  • Choice of violin, guitar or saxophone soloist for ceremony
  • Phone valet to allow ceremony to be more intimate with unplugged wedding signage
  • 2 tier wedding cake for 32 guests
  • Sparkling wine toast for 32 guests after ceremony
  • Printed menus and place cards for wedding reception for 32 guests**
  • Unpacking service for couples, including preparation of wedding day attire (dress and suit pressing)
  • Personal Valet Concierge for one of the parties throughout the getting ready process
  • In room hair and make-up service for 1 person****
  • Dreams and Destinations WOW Specialist, pre-resort event consultant and onsite wedding coordinator
  • Dreams and Destinations customizable complimentary wedding webpage and registry
  • UNICO 20°87° Honeymoon Experience

*Two bouquets or two boutonnieres option are available for same sex weddings

**Each additional place card is $0.50 per person and each additional menu is $0.50 per person. Guest list and menu selections must be provided 2 months prior to wedding date

***Additional cost applies for civil (legal) ceremonies

****Must be part of wedding couple


The 20°87° Experience – Price: $8,500

Immersive wedding experience taken to the next level. The 20°87° Experience weaves in Unico destination weddings Proud Local spirit with Riviera Maya’s natural elegance to create a setting unlike any other.

  • Ceremony location
  • Ceremony decor
  • Ceremony seating for 32 guests
  • One bouquet and one matching boutonniere OR two bouquets OR two boutonnieres*
  • Non-denominational minister to perform symbolic or vow renewal ceremony**
  • Audio system for ceremony
  • Choice of violin, guitar or saxophone soloist for ceremony
  • Phone valet to allow ceremony to be more intimate with unplugged wedding signage
  • 2 tier wedding cake for 32 guests
  • Sparkling wine toast for 32 guests after ceremony
  • Printed menus and place cards for wedding reception for 32 guests**
  • Unpacking service for couples, including preparation of wedding day attire (dress and suit pressing)
  • Personal Valet Concierge for both parties throughout the getting ready process
  • In room hair and make-up service for 1 person****
  • “Getting Ready Suite” for one party to use for the day leading up to the ceremony
  • In room hair and make-up service for 1 person in “Getting Ready Suite”****
  • Welcome bag delivery free of charge
  • Dreams and Destinations WOW Specialist, pre-resort event consultant and onsite wedding coordinator
  • Dreams and Destinations customizable complimentary wedding webpage and registry
  • Complimentary honeymoon package
  • Private Dining Experience For Couple
  • Upgrade for wedding couple to suite*****

*Two bouquets or two boutonnieres option are available for same sex weddings

**Each additional place card is $0.50 per person and each additional menu is $0.50 per person. Guest list and menu selections must be provided 2 months prior to wedding date

***Additional cost applies for civil (legal) ceremonies

****Must be part of wedding couple

*****Requires group contract of 10 or more rooms. Based on availability


Of course you are not limited to just what is offered in each package. That is the beauty of UNICO destination weddings. Each aspect is completely customizable. You can start with the complimentary option and add elements that are most important to you. Or you can take the luxurious inclusions of the 20°87° Experience and elevate that further with different design elements and experiences.

Wedding Ceremony Locations :
Gazebo
Beach

Wedding Event Locations:
Beach
Multiple pools
Multiple terraces
Ballroom

Wedding Group Amenities for UNICO Destination Weddings
UNICO destination weddings can range from intimate elopements for just the two of you or large group weddings full of family, friends and new memories to be made. For wedding groups beginning at 10 rooms (minimum of 3 nights or longer) couples can accrue amenities based on the size of their group and number of room nights. These amenities range from complimentary rooms, complimentary upgrades, and complimentary private functions (food and beverage).

Locations

After picking the right partner, choosing the right location for your destination wedding is one of the most important decisions you make (and also one of the most fun). All Inclusive Weddings can help you brainstorm potential places that fit your needs, taste, and budget and help lead you to a decision. The rest of this article takes a closer look at specific locations worth considering — from places in the United States and Canada to exotic tropical islands to chic European cities. We even tell you what you can expect if you’re thinking of sailing into matrimony on a cruise ship. So get ready for some globetrotting armchair travel.

 

Finding the Right Destination: There’s a Place for You

If you’ve decided to have a destination wedding, congratulations. You’re embarking on an experience you won’t ever forget. Now the big question looms: Where?

 

 

Before you start the decision-making process, understand that a destination wedding location consists of three parts, all of which you need to line up. Normally the process follows this order, drilling down from general to specific: choose a destination, a resort, and a property.

The site is the physical space where you’ll speak your vows, such as in a chapel, on the beach, or on a terrace.

Bermuda

May–October

Too chilly for swimming much of the year, Bermuda blossoms in summer.

Caribbean

December–May

Hurricane season stretches from June to November, but doesn’t reach Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.

Mexico

November–May

Summer, the rainy season, is extremely hot and humid country-wide.

Checking in on hotel and all inclusive resorts

Couples with active, love-to-party guests may find an all-inclusive resort the most costefficient option for their tribe. Not only can guests eat, drink, and play to their heart’s content, their revelry remains safely within the perimeter of a protected property. The appeal of an all-inclusive is that you pay one price that covers food, drinks, lodging, sports, and entertainment during your stay. Spa treatments and excursions are normally extra.

 

To make their facilities even more enticing, some all-inclusive resorts offer a free basic wedding package to couples who commit to spending a minimum number of honeymoon days there after the ceremony.

Mexico and the Caribbean are home to the majority of all-inclusive resorts that promote wedding packages ranging from modest to spectacular. Nearly every one offers the choice of setting the wedding on the beach or in a gazebo, chapel, or tropical garden. (See Figure 6-1 for an example of a better all inclusive resort.)

Weddings by Palladium Costa Mujeres

Such a pleasure having you in our little paradise!

Let me introduce myself again: my name is Marlene Pelayo, your Wedding Sales Specialist at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & SPA and I will be more than happy to help you with all the information you need to plan your clients perfect wedding!

Attached you will find our tentative dossier with the Brand New Wedding Collections from the acclaimed wedding expert Karen Bussen. She has designed a complete line of beautiful collections exclusively for our resorts. The colors, fabrics, and flowers are fabulous and there is a wide variety of styles plus lots of fun and pretty details for you to choose from. I’m sure you will find here the perfect option for your clients!

Feel free to share with me if your clients have any preferred wedding dates, so I can verify the availability in our wedding calendar. Our times and locations are subject to first come and first serve basis. In case they are interested in any available date I can hold tentatively the date for you in our calendars.

Note that we can hold this date during 48 hours without a deposit, if you would like to confirm the date, a $300usd deposit is required ( non refundable in case of cancelation ). An additional $1,000 USD deposit will be required in order to book a Private Reception location. Both deposits will go towards the final balance and they’re not refundable in case of cancellation.

Important: the couple is required to arrive at the resort at least 2 business days (Monday-Friday) prior to the wedding date; 4 days in case of a civil/legal ceremony.

HERE you’ll find our “Wedding Information Form”, which I’ll need in order to know a little bit more about what the couple is looking for, and will also be required when you request to hold a date.

You’ll find our Ceremony Locations HERE

You’ll find our Private Reception Locations HERE

Our available special PROMOTIONS: valid just for United States and Canada.

  • FREE WEDDING PACKAGE: Book your wedding with a minimum of 12 rooms, staying for a min 4 nights or 48 room nights with 24 adults paying, and receive a FREE Wedding Package with basic decoration or $500 USD credit to be applied to any of our Karen Bussen Wedding Collections. Not combinable with Pre-Wedding Site Inspection.
  • FREE COCKTAIL HOUR: Book your wedding with at least 30 people and get a free cocktail hour for 30 people (service must take place before or after the wedding day). Date, time and venue are subject to availability.

Please take a look at our FAQ HERE

Do not hesitate to contact me back in case you need further information, I will be more than happy to assist you!