Few surroundings can rival the coasts of Mexico when it comes to love and enchantment; and with Velas Resorts’ range of services, weddings become truly stunning events. Each property offers an unforgettable experience highlighting art, cuisine culture and design, while acclaimed chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers add a deliciously gourmet element to every wedding – complete with a beautifully designed ambiance according to each couple’s specifications. Specialist Raquel Adriana Millan Hernandez gave us more info about planning the perfect destination wedding at Velas Resorts.
GO: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Luxurious, Service, Gourmet.
GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: One year before.
GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: Yes, they are.
GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: Yes –
Grand Velas Riviera Maya: 539 suites; single, double or triple occupancy. Capacity from between 1000 people and maximum 1600 people.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: 267 suites; single, double or triple occupancy. Capacity from between 750 people and maximum 1350 people.
Velas Vallarta: 331 suites.
Grand Velas Los Cabos: 300 suites; single, double or triple occupancy. Capacity from between 800 people and maximum 1450 people.
Casa Velas: 80 suites; single, double or triple occupancy. Capacity from between 200 people and maximum 300 people.
GO: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: Grand Velas Riviera Maya: Wedding beach, Ocean Terrace, White Ballroom, Zen Pool, Ambssador Garden, Zen Garden, Convention Center, Ambassador Beach.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: Gazebo Terrace, Garden, Ballrooms, Beach.
Casa Velas: Beach Club, Golf Course, Botanic Garden, Ballrooms.
Velas Vallarta: Jetty, Beach, Garden, Ballrooms.
Grand Velas Los Cabos: Terrace, Garden and ballrooms.
GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that the property offers a couple?
A: Non-motorized activities by the beach, Karaoke Bar, Piano Bar, Fine dining in our 4 and 5 diamond restaurants, wine tasting, cooking classes.
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell us about your menu customization.
A: Our Wedding Menus are designed by our Executive Chef. We try to keep them updated and appealing to our wedding couples and their guests.
GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What does the property offer couples and their guests that set you apart?
A: We offer personal concierge, lobby concierge 24/7, pool concierge, and 5-diamond service throughout the hotel – from the person that greets you at the main entrance, to the last person that helps you with your checkout and wishes you farewell. The transportation service we provide is only luxury SUVs; the same vehicles that will pick up our bride and groom at the airport as part of our wedding collections.