Beach ceremonies have been a long-time staple of destination weddings, and for good reason! There’s nothing more romantic than saying your ‘I dos’ with your toes in the sand as waves lap against the shore. From sparkling sands to magical mountain views, Barceló Hotels & Resorts has no shortage of gorgeous beachside ceremony spaces. Get inspired with our top five favourite beach venues!
Barceló Bavaro Palace, Punta Cana
Located on the sparkling white sand beaches of Punta Cana, there are two gorgeous beach venue options at Barceló Bavaro Palace. You can choose from a flowy white archway right next to the waves, or a romantic Roman gazebo a little further down the beach. Both options offer gorgeous views of the sparkling turquoise ocean and are shaded by lush palms (so you don’t have to worry about ruining your wedding day makeup).
Occidental at Xcaret, Riviera Maya
Add a little history and magic to your beachside ceremony with Occidental at Xcaret’s one-of-a-kind beach venue. Be inspired by the enchanting Mayan culture as you recite your vows at this unique and private ceremony space located next to the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple. The ruins provide the ultimate romantic ambiance and are the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos – and your Instagram shots!
Barceló Ixtapa, Zihuantanejo
The beachside venue at Barceló Ixtapa is simply dreamy! Recite your vows at sunset on the shores of El Palmar Beach, as colourful rays shimmer on the Pacific waters. With the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains encircling the bay and the Los Morros de Potosi rock formations in the distance, the beautiful scenery of this venue will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a romance novel.
Occidental Papagayo, Costa Rica
Photographer: Julie Comfort Photography
Say your ‘I dos’ amidst the lush tropical paradise of Costa Rica at Occidental Papagayo. The picturesque landscapes create a unique and dreamy setting for your beachside ceremony, with the beach venue sitting on warm golden sands and overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Pacific. You and your guests will be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery of Culebra Bay and its surrounding mountains!
Barceló Puerto Vallarta
If your guest list is a bit bigger than the average destination wedding, the beach ceremony space at Barceló Puerto Vallarta is a great choice. Sprawling over two kilometers of warm golden sands, this venue can host up to 600 people, offering beautiful views of Banderas Bay and the surrounding landscapes. Bonus: the resort features a massive oceanview terrace right off the beach where you and your guests can dance the night away.