Cancun Wedding Photographer | Playa del Carmen Wedding Photographer
After working as destination wedding photographers in the Riviera Maya of Mexico for more than five years, we would like to list some of our favorite places for a wedding. These places are certainly among the best wedding venues in the Riviera Maya. It would be hard to pick a #1, since no place is perfect, so this is a geographical listing north to south, beginning on Isla Mujeres, then Playa Mujeres (north of Cancun hotel zone), then Cancun, then Puerto Morelos area. Next week, we’ll list our favorites for the area beginning just north of Playa del Carmen to Tulum.
PRIVILEGE ALUXES – Isla Mujeres
Privilege Aluxes is one of the better all-inclusive (AI) resorts in the area and certainly on Isla Mujeres. We love the location near North Beach, the friendly and talented wedding coordinators led by Elba Machado. We’re always happy to return here for weddings.
ZAMA BEACH CLUB – Isla Mujeres
Another favorite venue further south of town is Zama Beach Club, where we have had the pleasure of working with the very talented and stylish Sunhorse Weddings. The beach club is private, has lovely grounds, and great spaces for dining and dancing regardless of the number of guests. We have worked here numerous times and Tiffany, Alex and Jana never fail to create something new for every bride.
THE FINEST – Playa Mujeres
We love The Finest for the same reasons we love all of these places. Great location, wonderful staff, good food and the dedication to making sure everyone has a good time. The outdoor dining venue created for this wedding was magical. Something that you don’t see at every venue. The Finest is part of the Excellence Group and it is well-named!
SECRETS – Playa Mujeres
While Secrets has all of the required attributes to make this list, they have created a resort that blends in with the wild dunes and vegetation on this strip of beach north of the Cancun hotel zone.
JW MARRIOTT – Cancun Hotel Zone
The JW Marriott Cancun is a nice change from the AI resorts, you can bring in your own planner, coordinator, photographers, etc without incurring extra fees that the AI resorts usually require. There is a nice beach spot and a grassy spot with a gazebo between the JW and the other Marriott. Just make sure you ask the room guests to close their drapes if they are going to indulge in an “afternoon delight” during the wedding! It happened!
EXCELLENCE RIVIERA MAYA – Puerto Morelos
The Excellence Riviera Cancun resort has lovely architecture for creative photos and a great shaded spot for a beach wedding. Definitely one of our favorite AI resorts!
NOW SAPPHIRE – Puerto Morelos
Now Sapphire is one of the well-run Now resorts with accommodating staff, good food, a nice beach venue and good locations for photos.