3 All-Inclusive Destination Wedding Packages for Your Ideal Escape

Oct 25, 2022

As luxury travel specialists, we’re familiar with the ins and outs of destination wedding packages. We know how to look past corporate lingo and dense paragraphs to get to the heart of the benefits you’re receiving!

If you can’t make any sense of the destination wedding packages you’ve researched, we want to help. We’re highlighting three of our favorites so you can clearly see what’s included, what isn’t, and how booking more can actually help you save. So grab a glass of wine and get reading—we’ll have you on a beach in Mexico with the love of your life in no time!

Mexico destination wedding packages

Beyond Memorable at AMR Resorts

This all-inclusive package is available at select AMR resorts and hotels, including Dreams Riviera Cancun. The more you book, the more you save, so it’s perfect for weddings of 75 or more guests!

What’s Included

  • On-site wedding coordinator
  • Welcome cocktail party (1 hour)
  • Rehearsal dinner (2 hours)
  • Symbolic ceremony
  • Beach pergola or wedding gazebo drapery
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for the couple
  • White linen-covered chairs for guests
  • Wedding reception (3 hours)
  • Sweetheart table with upgraded linens
  • Sound system with speaker and microphones 
  • Buffet and private bar with bartender
  • Dessert station with couple’s choice of wedding cake
  • Every fifth room FREE

As you can see, it pays to invite all your fave people to join you in paradise with this destination wedding package—and these are just the highlights! View the complete list here.

All-inclusive destination wedding packages

 

 

What’s Not Included

  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for the wedding party and parents of the couple
  • Entertainment, including ceremony musicians, DJ or live band, and any surprise entertainment such as a mariachi band or fire dancers
  • Decor, including string lights, a dance floor, and table florals
  • Photographer and videographer
  • Any additional vendors, such as a cigar roller

Total Package Price

  • $7,500 (for 50 to 79 guests)
  • $11,999 (for 80 to 100 guests)

Many couples ask me if they must pay for the $11,999 tier if they go over by one or two guests. Unfortunately, the answer is usually yes. Some resorts may allow you to pay per person if you only have one or two extra guests—but don’t rely on that!

Why Is This Package Worth It?

The comps you’ll receive for booked rooms make this package a steal! You’ll receive every fifth room free, for up to 10 complimentary rooms. This is HUGE. 

Let me break it down: say you booked 38 rooms for 75 guests. That would give you SEVEN whole rooms absolutely FREE!

Approximately 30 days before the wedding, the resort will provide you with the total comped amount. They calculate this based on the lowest room category booked and the average number of nights, and it can easily be upwards of 8k! I even had a couple receive $10k for this exact package once. Basically, you’re paying for the package cost and whatever enhancements you’d like. So, it’s easy to regulate your budget and pay only for what you need!

All-inclusive destination wedding packages

Hard Rock All-Inclusive Resorts

Hard Rock all-inclusive resorts include Hard Rock Cancun, Hard Rock Riviera Maya, Hard Rock Vallarta, Hard Rock Los Cabos, and Hard Rock Punta Cana. These resorts don’t offer a typical destination wedding package. Instead, you can earn free events for your wedding weekend through booking! Groups of all sizes can benefit, from small to large. So if you’re ready to party all weekend long, Hard Rock Resorts are for you!

Before we move on to what’s included, it’s important to understand what a ‘room night’ is. It’s simple: the number of nights booked per room x the number of rooms = total room nights.

So let’s say you’ve booked 40 rooms at an average of three nights per room. Then you’d be looking at 120 room nights! That means you’d earn 30-49 rooms or 90-149 room nights: equivalent to two private functions for a total of three hours! Note that these events must occur on separate days.

What’s Included

    • Every tenth room FREE (up to 14 rooms)
    • One complimentary room upgrade
    • Private functions (more room nights equals more events and more time!)
    • A variety of international cuisine
    • Wedding groups with 225-299 room nights will receive one dinner menu from a local catering company
    • Wedding groups with 300+ room nights will receive the option of 1 breakfast or lunch menu and one dinner menu from a local catering company

    Learn more about the benefits you can earn through purchasing more room nights here!

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 What’s Not Included

This package looks a bit different since there aren’t any extras (except for food and drink). 

  • Floral: bouquet(s), boutonniere(s), table decor
  • Entertainment (as above)
  • Decor (as above)
  • Photographer and videographer
  • Any extras

Total Package Price

There is no specific package pricing. At Hard Rock, everything is customizable to make your wedding your own!

However, they do offer several wedding collections with specific pricing, including a complimentary package. Their collections are curated to accent the venue perfectly while being fully customizable! Find more information here.

Why Is This Package Worth It?

If you’re expecting a large number of guests, you’ll earn SO many free private events! Your wedding will be the weekend-long extravaganza you’ve dreamed of without breaking the bank.

You’ll also receive up to 14 comped rooms. As with the Beyond Memorable package, this will help you to offset wedding costs, making everything more affordable!

Destination wedding packages at Hard Rock Riviera Maya
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Abrazo Wedding Package at Live Aqua Cancun

What’s Included

  • Symbolic ceremony
  • Wedding altar or gazebo with drapery and floral accents
  •  Aisle runner, chairs, and ceremony table
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for the couple
  • Sound system
  • Wedding cake
  • Private cocktail hour with open bar
  • Private reception with open bar
  • Tables, chairs, glassware, and non-floral centerpieces
  • 3-course seated meal
  • 45-minute set of live music

View the complete list of benefits, including the ‘Honeymoon Begins’ package, here!

What’s Not Included

  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for the wedding party and parents of the couple
  • Entertainment (DJ or live band, and any surprise entertainment)
  • Decor (as above)
  • Photographer and videographer
  • Any extras

Total Package Price

  • $6,085 (for up to 30 guests)
  • $90 for each guest exceeding 30

Why Is This Package Worth It?

Live Aqua also provides room comps! You’ll receive every sixth room free for every five rooms paid, up to a maximum of three comped rooms per night.

But that’s not even the best part! You can earn group resort credit based on the number of room nights booked, which will be paid out in addition to your room comps.

  • 45-75 Room Nights: $750
  • 75-99 Room Nights: $1,500
  • 100+ Room Nights: $3,000

 For example, if you hosted 30 guests in 15 rooms, each with a 3-night stay, you would receive two comped rooms at a value of $2,000.

15 rooms x 3 nights per room = 45 room nights, or $750 in resort credit.

That means you’re looking at a minimum of $2,750 going back into your pocket!

Mexico destination wedding packages

Destination Wedding Packages

Of course, these are just a few examples of destination wedding packages. Working with a destination wedding specialist will ensure you find the right one! If you’re looking for an all-inclusive, stress-free experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth, then you need the resources and know-how of Bridie Travel on your side. Contact us today for more information!

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