Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Best of the Best - The Most Intimate Wedding Hotels in Mexico

If you have always dreamed of a destination wedding in Mexico, but loathe the idea of holding your wedding at a big beach resort with thousands of tourists gawking as you exchange your vows, this list is for you! Here are some of the most romantic and intimate wedding hotels we've come across in Mexico.

1. La Casa Que Canta $$$$

Image: La Casa Que Canta. This photo is copyright material and used with permission.

La Casa Que Canta, literally "The House That Sings," is esteemed as one of the best hotels in Mexico, sweeping the hotel awards year after year. This year La Casa Que Canta was rated the #1 hotel in Mexico by both Travel + Leisure (2007 T+L 500 - world's 500 best hotels) and Condé Nast Traveler (2007 Gold List). Perched on a cliff at the end of Playa la Ropa beach in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, this luxurious 25-room hotel prides itself on its superb food, service and accommodations.

The hotel features intimate ceremony sites with panoramic views of Zihuatanejo Bay for wedding groups of up to 60 guests. For a more private event, couples can also choose to rent out the hotel’s private residences, El Ensueño or El Murmullo, each with 4 suites and a breathtaking ceremony site by the pool. Reception dinners are typically held in the hotel's romantic outdoor dining terrace, which is well known for its traditional seafood and Mexican cuisine.

For more information and photographs, see www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=176

2. Hotel Esencia $$$$

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Hotel Esencia is located on a two-mile stretch of white powdery sand along the beautiful Mayan Riviera coastline. A former home of an Italian duchess, the house was opened as a luxury bed & breakfast in 2006. As most of the region is developed by large resort complexes, Hotel Esencia stands out as one of the few luxury boutique hotels available in the area. With only 29 rooms, you can reserve the entire property to host an intimate wedding event, and can be assured that your guests will be pampered for their entire stay. The hotel features two main pools and 12 suite plunge pools, an organic spa, yoga instruction, butler service, and a first-class restaurant featuring international cuisine. To complete your VIP experience, private transportation is available to and from the airport.

Couples can exchange their vows on the beach or in the garden, and for an alternative experience, the hotel will even arrange for a traditional Mayan ceremony. Hotel Esencia creates a very romantic ambience for cocktail parties and reception dinners. Imagine dancing the night away under the stars by a pool illuminated by candlelight. To capture the memory of this special day, you won’t have to venture far to find an exceptional wedding photographer. The Mayan Riviera is home to several award-winning photographers. Some of the most popular include Pierre Visual Studio, Sol Tamargo Photography (Del Sol Photography), Elizabeth Medina Photography, d-eYe-d International Photography, and more! For a complete list, visit the Find A Photographer page.

For more information and photographs, see www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=23

3. Playa Fiesta Beachclub & Hotel $$

Image: Playa Fiesta Beachclub & Hotel. This photo is copyright material and used with permission.

Only five minutes south of the bustling city of Puerto Vallarta, you will find Playa Fiesta Beachclub & Hotel. This boutique hotel dedicates itself entirely to serving wedding groups, and since the entire hotel is rented out one week at a time, you can be assured complete privacy on your wedding day. One of the greatest strengths of Playa Fiesta lies in its ability to provide customized service and attention during your entire stay. However you envision your wedding day, wedding coordinator and co-owner Lindsay Burgess will do everything in her power to make your dreams a reality.

The hotel’s ceremony site has a fantastic ocean view, with a wooden terrace to provide some shade for your guests. The pool area makes the perfect spot for a cocktail or dinner reception, complete with a dance floor. Lindsay takes care of every detail and can arrange for special entertainment including live music, fire jugglers, salsa lessons, and even a fireworks display. The atmosphere is fun and casual, the staff are warm and welcoming, and this hotel is quickly becoming the most popular wedding spot in Puerto Vallarta!

For more information and photographs visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=56

We want to hear from you! Do you agree with these picks? Is there an intimate wedding hotel in Mexico you think should be on this list? Let us know!

1 comment:

Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

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