Destination Wedding Packages
in the South

  • The perfect soulmate, picturesque settings, utopian wedding, all unite on this one day, and spectacular it must be.
    And with us, spectacular it shall be!

  • How to book?

    Take advantage of our best group rates to celebrate your destination wedding with family and friends.

    Find out more Request a group quote online

  • Good morning, it’s your wedding day!

    From “Will you marry me?” to “I do,” we’ll fill every nook and cranny with idyllic moments to create a day that even the wedding of your dreams will be jealous of. Do you have your something borrowed, something blue and something old? Let us be your something new.

Celebrate your love with us

  • Love is universal

    A religious ceremony in an intimate beachside chapel. A same-sex union under a charming beachfront gazebo. A culturally themed reception serenaded by a mariachi band… Love knows no bounds, and neither do our destination wedding packages.

    That’s because we’ve tied the knot with some of the most picturesque resorts in the most idyllic destinations in the South to create a wedding designed just for you. Grand or understated. Classic or whimsical. Exotic or simple. Distinctly you.

  • Renewing wedding vows

    Relive the romance of your wedding — and the sparkle of your honeymoon — by renewing your vows at a tropical destination. Follow the rose-petal path to our dreamy partner resorts, whose romance packages will even shame Casanova.

    And once you retie the knot on a fabled whitesand beach, in a lavish garden or atop a cliff overlooking the sea, you’ll want to do it over and over again. You know, for love.

  • Honeymoon

    Sunsets too bewitching for words. Waters that compete with the ocean for bluest hue. Towering cliffs that seem to tickle the sky. Nature has already carved a lovers’ paradise in our Sun destinations.

    And our partner resorts have summoned the sizzle of a thousand love stories to craft sweltering honeymoon packages. Champagne breakfast in bed. Candlelit seaside dinners. Rose petal-strewn baths. Not a bad way to start life as one.

Weddings at home vs Destination weddings

Should you tie the knot at home or in a slice of paradise with a tireless sun, exotic settings and guests whose names you’ll know for sure?
Here are some of the terrific reasons to choose a destination wedding!

  Weddings at home Destination weddings
sun icon Timing Seasonal Any time of the year
icône marqueur carte Setting Typically indoors Exotic, outdoor locations
icône sablier Duration One-day celebration Week-long celebration
icône groupe personnes Guest list Higher number of guests,
including acquaintances and distant relatives
Smaller group of guests,
which tends to include close friends and family
icône presse-papier Planning Stressful and time-consuming Wedding coordinators manage all the details
icône lune Honeymoon Additional planning and savings required Begins after the ceremony
icône dollar Cost Average cost to bride and groom: $25,000 Average cost to bride and groom: $6,000-$10,000

 

We love weddings in the South!

We’ve hand-picked the top resorts with the most unique ceremony settings, the best gourmet menus, the most intimate ambience, and the hottest honeymoon packages.

No matter which resort you choose, you’re in for a whole lot of romance and a storybook wedding!

Testimonial:
Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa Riviera Maya, Mexico

A COUPLE FROM LONDON, ONTARIO, WHISKS GUESTS OFF FOR A SPECTACULAR TRANSAT DESTINATION WEDDING AT THE GRAND PALLADIUM KANTENAH RESORT & SPA ON THE BEAUTIFUL RIVIERA MAYA.

  • Alexandra Cabral ♥ Brandon Fellner

    January 23, 2017

    Brandon and I both love travelling. We decided that on our next vacation, we would include all our family and friends and get married! We had previously travelled to Riviera Maya in Mexico and had an amazing experience, so we knew that it would be the perfect place to say our ‘I dos.’ There are a ton of activities and excursions for our guests to take part in, and we knew it wouldn’t disappoint.

    We were so impressed with how our resort, the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa, took care of us. When we landed in Mexico, there was a bus waiting for our group to take us directly to the resort.  ↱

  • When we got there, we were attended to immediately. We were able to meet with the wedding co-ordinator and photographer the next day, and we didn’t feel like it interfered with our vacation time.

  • Our guests loved the activity and food options. Some of them did one excursion a day, and many of them were able to relax poolside while their kids played on the waterslides. There were also plenty of a-la-carte options for our guests. My parents really enjoyed their morning beach walks, followed by coffee at the beach bar. Each of our guests had a different experience, but they all left with such great memories.

  • Our wedding day went off without a hitch. My sisters and family commented on how relaxed I was from beginning to end. I did my own hair and had my makeup done at the spa, and they did an incredible job. Since our ceremony was in the afternoon, Brandon and I spent some time with family and friends at the pool bar.

  • The beach bash near the end of the reception was definitely a highlight. Brandon created a playlist based on our guests’ requests. When the DJ started playing my favourite song, “Paradise” by Coldplay, both our families huddled in a large circle, singing their hearts out. It was an amazing ending to the most memorable day of my life.


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  • 2017 wedding trends

    We are proud to be Weddingbells’s reference for destination weddings! The 2017 Trends Guide features the top 5 destinations for honeymoons and weddings abroad this year. Each one has unique bucket list-worthy experiences that perfectly complement the celebration of a lifetime. Check out the 2017 Wedding Trends!

    Check out the 2017 trends

Destination Wedding

Seven tips for planning the ultimate destination celebration.

By Nicole Greenberg, weddingbells
Photos: A Brit and a Blonde
  • DO

    Pick a dress that withstands the heat

    Your dream satin dress is a showstopper, but wear it under the Mexican sun and you’re sure to melt. Choose a climate friendly gown in a lightweight fabric like chiffon, georgette or silk organza.

    Pick a location that's easily accessible

    You have always dreamed of tying the knot on a mountaintop, but it’s a climb and many of your guests might not be up for the journey. If your heart is set on a hard-to-reach locale, arrange transportation for guests to and from your venue.

    Show your gratitude

    Your guests are coming a long way to celebrate with you, so acknowledge their efforts by adding a heartfelt welcome note to their room. On the day of, tell each guest just how much their presence means to you.

    Consider hiring a local wedding planner

    Planning a destination wedding is a major undertaking, so having a local wedding planner on board is a stress reliever. They’ll not only help with personalization, but will have insider information on the best vendors in the area. Most hotels offer the service of a wedding coordinator on site.

  • DON'T

    Skip the SPF

    Getting married under the sun’s glowing rays puts you at risk for burning, and that is something nobody wants on their wedding day (or honeymoon!). Be sure to pack and wear sunscreen on your wedding day (pack a spray formula so you can easily reapply) and be a thoughtful host and have SPF on hand for your guests too.

    Skimp on the research

    While it’s easy to get swept up in the romance of having your wedding in paradise, overlooking the hard facts could result in disaster. Check everything from your destination’s exchange rate to its marriage requirements before putting down a deposit.

    Forget to live in the moment!

    Wherever you and your partner choose to get married, remember you’re celebrating your love for one another, and this is what your wedding is all about! Let go of your worries so you can fully appreciate every second of your day and your chosen destination!


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