Velas Resorts encompasses five spectacular properties for luxury destination weddings in Mexico. While each property has its own signature vibe and character, couples and their guests are sure to experience a world-class standard of service – not to mention, a stunning environment – no matter which Velas location they prefer. Choose from the sprawling Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the scenic Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, the vibrant Grand Velas Los Cabos, or the adults only Casa Velas and Mar del Cabo. We checked in with the Velas Resorts team to learn more about their current offerings and what the planning process may entail for couples envisioning an unforgettable Mexico wedding getaway.
GO: If you had to describe Velas Resorts in three words, what would they be?
A: Velas Resorts in three words is – Luxury, elegance and tailored experiences.
GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: As long as we have availability, we don’t require specific amounts of days in advance. Our certified in-house wedding planners always recommend doing it a year in advance to ensure that you will have access to your desired dates, and also secure the availability of the vendors of your preference.
GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: As part of the Velas Weddings standards, we provide the Wedding Planner service in all of our properties. Our planners are experienced professionals who are certified in South Asian Weddings, LGBT Weddings, Jewish Weddings, and Event Planning.
GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: We do have the option to do a buyout, which is a very strong trend in these times of social distancing. The capacity depends on the property:
Grand Velas Riviera Maya: 539 suites
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: 264 Suites
Grand Velas Los Cabos: 307 Suites (Maximum capacity of 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids per suite)
Mar del Cabo (Adults only): 48 Suites
Casa Velas (Adults only): 80 Suites
Please notice that when doing a buyout, special concessions apply. For example, in our boutique properties (normally adults only), we can allow children, as the entire property will be for the couple and their friends and family.
GO: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: In all of our properties, we have terraces, gardens, beach areas, and ballrooms to celebrate wedding events. Due to the “one wedding per day” rule that we offer, couples can enjoy their events in multiple venues and enjoy different ambiances and backdrops on their wedding day.
GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that Velas Resorts offer a couple?
A: In Velas Weddings, we offer a curated catalog of benefits and concessions for the wedding couple, some of them are:
Private wedding group pre-registration
Use of one (1) Hotel Suite as Bridal preparation suite on the wedding day
Confirmed rates apply 3 days prior and 3 days after wedding main dates
Suite upgrades for the wedding couple and their parents
Special Romantic Amenity in couple’s suite and Special Honeymoon turndown service on the wedding night
SPA credit for the wedding group
Certified wedding event planner
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding. Tell us about your menu customization options.
A: The unparalleled culinary experience we offer at our properties will be present during your wedding stay, available for all your guests in our specialty restaurants awarded with Diamonds by the American Automobile Association, and selected banquet menus for your events.
One of the highlights is that we can personalize your wedding menu and adapt to any type of allergies or food restrictions.
GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What do your properties offer couples and their guests that set you apart from the rest?
A: A personalized and exclusive wedding (we do not offer pre-made packages; we tailor your event base on your needs and wants). Exclusivity: One wedding per day. Professional service: Certified Wedding Specialists in charge of your events.