Thursday, July 19, 2007

7 Great Places to Get Married in Puerto Vallarta

Image: Copyright © Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort

Q: I want to get married in Puerto Vallarta. Do you have any suggestions for hotels?

Here are seven hotels that would make an exceptional wedding location. The properties range in style and price to meet a variety of tastes and budgets.

1. Playa Fiesta Beachclub & Hotel, South of Puerto Vallarta
(Boutique Hotel)
A few minutes south of Puerto Vallarta you will find Playa Fiesta Beachclub & Hotel, a charming boutique hotel that has chosen to focus exclusively on weddings. Affordably priced, the entire property is typically rented out by wedding groups, creating a completely private atmosphere for their event. Couples have the freedom to fully customize their wedding day with a variety of symbolic ceremonies, unique decorations, and specialty wedding cakes. To keep the wedding guests entertained, couples can arrange to have live music, a moonlit dance, fire jugglers, a fireworks display, and more! With beautiful accommodations and stunning ocean views, this quaint hideaway is one of Puerto Vallarta’s best-kept secrets. For more information, visit

2. Four Seasons, Punta Mita
(Luxury European Plan)
Without question, the Four Seasons Punta Mita is one of the most luxurious hotels in the region, situated on a private stretch of beach 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. The resort has received the coveted AAA Five Diamond award, and has been named among the best hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler (2007 Gold List) and Travel + Leisure (2007 T+L 500 – world’s 500 best hotels). Every detail of your wedding is completely customizable, right down to the type and color of your chairs. Elaborate receptions can be held at various locations around the resort including the patio, garden, beach, and in the ballroom. With no limit to what the resort can accommodate, you can create your fantasy wedding in a tropical paradise. For more information, visit

3. Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort, Nuevo Vallarta
(Luxury All-Inclusive)
The only member of The Leading Hotels of the World in the area, Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort is one of the classiest resorts you will encounter. Its spacious and luxurious suites, which are all a minimum of 1,000 square feet, feature teak wood imported from Bali and most offer ocean front views. Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this peaceful all-inclusive resort has stunning views of the ocean and a fabulous stretch of fine sandy beach. The resort has two spectacular wedding sites, both in semi-private areas overlooking the ocean. A patio set just off the beach makes the perfect spot for a ceremony, and the large garden site can accommodate an elaborate reception dinner by the sea. For more information, visit

4. Vallarta Palace, Nuevo Vallarta
(Mid-Range All-Inclusive)
This contemporary-style hotel, which is part of the Palace Resorts family of hotels, is located in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit. Far from the noise of the city, this hotel offers a more peaceful and romantic setting for your wedding day. A contemporary wedding gazebo that overlooks the ocean has been constructed in such a way that the sun sets right in the middle of the gazebo. Just behind the gazebo is a large green space where you can hold a cocktail or dinner reception for literally hundreds of guests. In addition to the garden area, receptions can be held on the beach, at the snack bar, in the ballroom, or if you have a smaller group, in any of the resort’s four restaurants. For more information, visit

5. CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort, Puerto Vallarta
(Mid-Range European Plan)
For a high-class experience at a reasonable price, CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort provides comfort and luxury in a tropical setting. The polished marble floors, elaborate chandeliers and high ceilings give the resort a formal ambience. Located in the Marina Vallarta, this resort enjoys a more secluded setting, but is still close to downtown entertainment. The resort has fabulous outdoor ceremony and reception sites in the beach and garden areas, all with full ocean views. In addition, couples can choose from an extensive menu for their wedding dinner. For more information, visit

6. The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
(Mid-Range European Plan)
Its modern architecture, brightly-colored décor, and beautiful tropical grounds are what make this resort stand out from the rest. Located down the street from the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort in the Marina Vallarta, guests are separated from the bustle of the city center, but can still easily head downtown with a short taxi ride. The resort customizes its wedding services to fit each couple’s individual style. Ceremonies can be held on the beach or in the nearby garden area. Afterwards, couples can enjoy an outdoor reception with dinner and dance directly on the beach or in the ocean front garden. For more information, visit

7. Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, South of Puerto Vallarta
(Affordable All-Inclusive)
Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the crystalline waters of the Banderas Bay, this resort is in one of the most picturesque areas of the region. Tailored to families, it has a variety of activities to keep a wedding group entertained night and day. If you want to venture off the resort, it is only a few minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta. There are several indoor and outdoor wedding sites around the property to choose from. For beach weddings, it is one of the few resorts that offer a semi-secluded beach away from beach vendors and other hotels. This wedding site allows for a catered dinner on the beach with music, dancing, and even fireworks! The wedding services are reasonably priced, and couples can opt for a free wedding package if they so choose. Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is a great family resort that offers quality service at exceptional value. For more information, visit

If you were married in the Puerto Vallarta area and have uncovered a wonderful wedding location, we would love to hear from you. Send your comments or stories to Note that resorts can change their services and wedding locations without prior notice so please contact the resort directly for current rates and offerings.

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