Tucked away in Mexico’s mystical Riviera Maya, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is a world in and of itself. Destination weddings in Mexico take on a whole new ambiance when hosted at this scenic property, surrounded by lush trees and infused with a zen-like ambiance. Carolina Moreno, Senior Group Sales Manager at Banyan Tree Mayakoba, shares more about Riviera Maya weddings and what couples can expect to experience.

GO: Please describe in detail what makes Banyan Tree Mayakoba special for Riviera Maya weddings.

A: Banyan Tree Mayakoba is an Asian-inspired hideaway in the heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, with a private pool for every villa.

GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?

A: Ideally, from 9 to 12 months in advance.

GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?

A: We offer an onsite events coordinator service instead, which includes managing onsite events, confirming menu and bar selection, rooming list, and coordination of our culinary team.

GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?

A: Yes! We offer 162 villas and suites. Couples can host a variety of events throughout the weekend, and when booking a buyout, they are able to use the resort’s spaces as they prefer without any limitations.

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

A: The Beach area, the Lobby terrace, the inner lobby, and our top wedding venue – MK Blue – is perfect for a wedding reception.    

GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives, and activities that Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a couple?

A: The resort offers a variety of onsite activities for wedding guests like our award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, El Camaleon golf course, Kayak on the Mayakoba lagoon, eco boat tours, amongst others. Incentives and special benefits can be from a complimentary upgrade for the wedding couple, couples massage, spa specials, complimentary nights, etc.

GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding. Tell us about your wedding menu customization options.

A: There’s an array of international culinary offerings like Mexican, local cuisine, kosher food, and menu customization is available as well.

GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What does Banyan Tree Mayakoba offer couples and their guests that set you apart?

A: A personal Resort Host assigned upon arrival, complimentary bicycles for all attendees, daily assortment of whole fruit, coffee and tea, Banyan Tree signature toiletries including bath oils and salts. We offer a 10% discount at our award-winning Banyan Tree spa for all wedding guests to be used during official wedding dates. The discount applies towards body massages and facials.