Sunsets and white-sand beaches are the backdrop for these beach weddings.
Fresh off debuting its new resort-within-a-resort concept—The Towers at Pacifica—the adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is celebrating the expansion by offering a new romance package designed exclusively for The Towers at Pacifica. Ideal for honeymoons, vow renewals, and weekend escapes, the package includes a 45 percent discount on online rates, sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival; a $100 credit for a private, romantic dinner on the beach; and a $100 credit for a couple’s massage or other spa treatment and a hand-blown glass heart keepsake made by the local San Miguel Blown Glass Factory using donated recycled glass from the resort.
For destination weddings, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica presents a variety of picturesque backdrops for romantic ceremonies, receptions, and other events surrounding the special day. Mosaic artwork, onyx panels, desert gardens, and glimpses of the Pacific Ocean complement ocean-view wedding and reception locations, including a secluded beach, one of the resort’s most desirable venues accommodating up to 500 guests; the constellation pool deck offering sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean for up to 200 guests; and the fountain deck, a quaint setting for a private reception with up to 100 guests surrounded by palm trees, stately gardens and lively fountains.
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica has a dedicated team of expertly trained wedding professionals—certified by the Academy of Special Event Professionals—to provide full-service wedding planning and create personalized experiences for every couple including LGBT and ethnic wedding services. In addition to the ceremony, the team is available to plan events and activities for every couple and their guests, including welcome cocktails, rehearsal dinners, Sunday wedding brunch, sunset cruises, sports activities, spa treatments, bridal hair and makeup packages, beachfront bonfires, and much more.
The Towers at Pacifica feature 47 club-level guestrooms and suites including six suites with private plunge pools, as well as a top-floor Presidential Suite and an array of luxe amenities, including 24-hour British Butler Institute-certified service. Call for rates. For more information, visit pueblobonito.com/weddings-in-mexico/wedding-packages-cabo. For more stunning Mexico wedding venues, read the June story “4 Weddings & A Paradise Setting.”
A Caribbean Ceremony
Situated on the famed Gold Coast of Barbados, the all-inclusive Mango Bay Hotel is bringing storybook weddings to life with intimate nuptial packages including the Standard Wedding and the Ultimate Wedding. The beachfront, boutique-style property pairs couples with experienced wedding coordinators to ensure a stress-free wedding experience in paradise.
Mango Bay Hotel’s Standard Wedding Package, starting at $1,075, includes services of a clergyman, administration and marriage license fees, roundtrip transfers to obtain the marriage license, a decorated wedding gazebo, a bridal wedding bouquet, the groom’s boutonniere, a chilled bottle of sparkling wine and a one-tier sponge cake. The Ultimate Wedding Package, starting at $1,850, includes all the features of the Standard Wedding Package, plus one chilled bottle of champagne, a steel pan soloist for one hour, complimentary room upgrade, romantic turndown service on the wedding night, a couple’s half-hour massage at Elements Spa, breakfast in bed on the morning after the wedding, and a romantic 1-hr sunset cruise on a speedboat. Add-on options range from digital photographs with album and video to salon services.
After newlyweds say their “I do’s,” they can retire in comfort and seclusion in the hotel’s 1,200-sq.-ft., glass-enclosed Ocean Front Penthouse Suite, offering views of the Caribbean Sea and west coast of Barbados, with a wetbar at the entrance, a fully furnished living area and patio, along with a private jetted plunge pool and two 42-inch plasma TVs located in the living room and bedroom. Rates start at $545 per room, per night dbl. For more information, call (246) 626-1384 or visit mangobaybarbados.com. To see some Caribbean wedding venues that are off the beach, read our June article “Off the Beach: Caribbean Weddings in Unique Venues.”
Tying the Knot in Key Largo
Dolphin Point Villas, Key Largo’s newest haven nestled in a seaside enclave, is the perfect destination for the bride and groom who seek an intimate, outdoor wedding against the backdrop of the famous Florida Keys sunset. Dolphin Point Villas consists of six Caribbean-style villa homes with 10 rentable units. The property can accommodate up to 62 guests; 100 guests for weddings.
Couples who tie the knot in front of a small group of family and friends can reserve the Nautilus House, starting at $1,750 per night, complete with three wings featuring five bedrooms and five bathrooms for up to 16 guests, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and a private pool. The Nautilus House’s covered pavilion-style, ground floor area is ideal for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. Larger groups can book the entire resort.
For those couples looking to make this a one-of-a-kind experience for their guests, there is no shortage of unique Keys experiences they can arrange through the property’s staff. Dolphin Plus Bayside, located directly next door to the Villas, is the premier marine mammal facility in the Florida Keys, where guests can swim or paint with a dolphin, learn to train them, share a kiss, or even include them in the wedding ceremony. Guests staying at Dolphin Point Villas can also take advantage of kayak tours, paddle boarding, massages, scuba diving, wine tasting and snorkeling among a living coral reef. For more information, call (305) 451-0315 or visit dolphinpointvillas.com/weddings. And Dolphin Point Villas is not the only wedding venue in North America with a few. In our June “Weddings With a View” we’ve handpicked three venues with dramatic views.