The Mayan Riviera is one Mexico’s most beloved wedding destinations, offering visitors a bevy of mystical settings to explore and enjoy. From lush jungles to pristine beaches, couples and their guests will have no shortage of things to do during a destination week or weekend in the Riviera Maya – especially when that wedding is taking place at Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Carolina Moreno, the property’s Senior Group Sales Manager, shares more about this stunning resort and what the Banyan Tree wedding experience entails. 

GO: How would you describe the architectural style and essence of Banyan Tree Mayakoba?

A: Banyan Tree Mayakoba is an Asian-inspired hideaway in the heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya. Our luxury beach resort invites you into a world of lush mangrove forests and pristine coastlines imbued with the charm of the Riviera Maya.

Nestled within a private gated community linked by canal waterways, our resort is surrounded by an arcadia of untouched nature in a carefully maintained ecosystem.

GO: When is your busiest time of year, and how far in advance should couples book their wedding if they hope to secure a date during those months?

A: The high season in the Riviera Maya is considered from January to May, and we highly recommend to book at least 12 months out in order to secure the desired date. Especially if the wedding will be over the weekend.

GO: Is there a type of wedding that fits best with your venue?

A: I’ll say all styles are welcome as we offer a variety of venues that can accommodate different needs. If you’re looking for a glam tropical and elegant wedding style, then we are your best option! The resort is nestled in the jungle, mangrove, and it’s an oceanfront property; therefore our couples choose our property because of the existing natural beauty.

GO: What indoor and outdoor spaces are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions?

A: State-of-the-art facilities and exotic settings are our thing. The resort offers a variety of venues for different type of private events. The most popular for ceremonies are the Lobby terrace and the beach area. For receptions, the property features a beautiful over-the-water venue called MK Blue and a beachfront space called the Beach Shack.

GO: In what type(s) of cuisine does your culinary team specialize? Are custom wedding menus available?

A: Banyan Tree Mayakoba houses an extraordinary team of professionals that create superb culinary experiences, worthy of a Sanctuary for the Sense of taste. Using ingredients and recipes from around the globe, our award-winning chefs masterfully incorporate imagination, creativity and technique to all our banquets and social celebrations. You may choose from our crafted wedding menus or simply tell us what you’d like and we will customize it to perfection.

GO: For couples wondering which Mayakoba hotel is best, please feel free to elaborate on what makes Banyan Tree Mayakoba such a wonderful wedding destination.

A: The encounter of nature with the mystical Mayan culture and the romantic sense of intimacy provided by our sophisticated Thai touch, creates a harmonious environment which promises to build breathtaking memories and of course a celebration to remember. Our private pool villas and suites offer exquisite spaces with large terraces, plus full and mid-size swimming pools.

Visit banyantree.com for more information.