Destination weddings are becoming an increasingly popular choice for LGBTQ+ couples looking to celebrate their love in a tropical oasis. To help you pick the perfect spot to share your first married kiss, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite LGBTQ+ wedding friendly destinations and resort options where you and your other half can say “I do” in paradise!
Mexico is an ideal destination for LGBTQ+ couples looking to tie the knot with a legal ceremony. Home to vibrant culture and remarkable beauty, Mexico has plenty of dreamy destinations that are perfect for hosting a beautiful wedding.
Los Cabos offers a breathtaking backdrop with impressive mountains and endless sparkling seas. Located on the picturesque coast of the Baja California peninsula, Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is a popular resort for weddings. Couples can start their forever on the expansive beach or in a decorative gazebo surrounded by panoramic coastal views. With an abundance of options for a private reception, couples can share their first dance beneath the glowing moon at Gazebo Mezcal or enjoy a gourmet meal with wedding guests at the poolside Torote Terrace.
Puerto Vallarta boasts golden-sand shores at the foothills of the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallartaoffers an array of elegant wedding packages to suit every couple’s style; from an intimate affair surrounded by loved ones to a luxurious event complete with a violinist, video service, stunning tropical floral arrangements and additional perks. The happy couple can toast to new beginnings at a lavish reception hosted on a breathtaking beach or on the spacious terrace overlooking the ocean.
Outgoing couples looking to celebrate their nuptials in style will love Cancun’s incredible nightlife and weather. At Royalton Riviera Cancun, sip signature cocktails at a poolside terrace reception or on a renowned white-sand beach overlooking pristine turquoise seas. Take advantage of sunny afternoons with brunch service at Agave Restaurant, serving authentic Mexican cuisine on an expansive terrace or host a semi-private dinner at the resort’s beachfront Caribbean Restaurant & Grill. For an idyllic ceremony surrounded by stunning ocean vistas, choose the glamorous Sky Wedding venue.
Home to lush rainforests, volcanoes, waterfalls and world-class beaches, Costa Rica’s remarkable natural beauty makes it an idyllic destination for a symbolic ceremony.
Dreams La Mareas Costa Rica offers the perfect setting for a vibrant beach wedding. Leading up to the big day, unwind at the resort’s elegant spa offering luxurious packages with luminous facials, relaxing massages and invigorating wraps. This resort boasts fifteen gorgeous venues including the Royal Palm Tree Terrace for dinner and cocktails, the Wedding Gazebo for a sunset ceremony with scenic views and the Ball Room for an extravagant affair. Plus, wedding guests will love the elegant suites with tropical or ocean views and swim-out options.
Another great option in Costa Rica is Riu Guanacaste. Nestled between lush rolling mountains, couples can get married overlooking the bright blue ocean along the shores of Mata Palo Beach, decorated with swaying palm trees. Couples can customize their wedding with plenty of unique options including fireworks, beach lanterns, a dessert table full of decadent treats and other personal touches. Host a lively after party at Santa Cruz Bar and dance to the sounds of a Latin American fusion band or other entertainment options from the resort.
Another great option is Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. Featuring A-list wedding venues, couples can host a symbolic ceremony on the Roof Top surrounded by majestic coastal views, mingle with guests during a chic cocktail hour on the Pool Terrace or plan a gorgeous reception on the beach. Brides and grooms can choose from an array of décor package add-ons fit for a star such as The Classic package offering old Hollywood glam with black and white décor or couples can steal the show with the Star Struck package including a red-carpet arrival, paparazzi and opulent black and gold décor. Plus, couples can relax in celeb-worthy suites and enjoy VIP treatment with a complimentary upgrade to the resort’s coveted Star Class™.
Another destination for a beautiful symbolic ceremony is Aruba. Known for its remarkable natural beauty and miles of soft white-sand beaches.
Couples looking to celebrate their love at an adults only oasis can choose Riu Palace Antillas. This resort hosts elegant beachfront ceremonies with a selection of decorative gazebos and arches, where happy couples can start their forever on sparkling shores. Venue options for receptions include the pool deck in the glow of the sunset and the resort’s glamorous ballroom. Wedding guests will love the lavish facilities including spacious suites, pristine pools and exquisite à la carte restaurants such as Malmok serving authentic Aruban cuisine.