At Liz Moore Destination Weddings we know your resort choice, no matter what your budget, should provide everything you could ever wish for in a destination wedding resort. Through our extensive travels and couples seeking the best bang for their wedding dollars, I’ve created a nice list of company favourites. I’ll share my thoughts on these 12 fantastic, budget-friendly All-Inclusive Wedding Resorts that are fun-filled and sure to please you and your guests.
This resort has been a tried and true destination wedding resort for as long as I have been working with couples on their wedding travel. Located in the pristine area of Tulum where the beaches are that ever so requested white powder sand.
2. Riu Santa Fe
The Riu Santa Fe has recently gone under extensive renovations, and it’s been worth the wait. Located just a short drive from Cabo San Lucas the Santa Fe is truly a fun-filled resort option for couples wanting to marry in Los Cabos, and want to stick to a budget. Complete with waterpark this property also lends itself perfectly to couples with children or guests bringing smaller children.
Oceans Riviera Cancun was a much-anticipated resort that once open, did not disappoint. This lovely modern style property is located just a few minutes from Playa Del Carmen, approximately 1 hour south of the Cancun Airport. I love the design of this property offering sections dedicated to families with children and the opposite side the adults-only section all within the same property. With modern art deco mixed in with eclectic 50’s American themed restaurants, this property offers something special for guests of all ages. Best of all, it’s one of the newest and most affordable resort locations in the Riviera Maya area.
The Iberostar Playa Mita has to be one of the best and most affordable destination wedding resorts in the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico. Located in Punta Mita, this lovely 5-star property situates itself conveniently right next to a pristine golf course. The outside wedding gazebo is truly unique and lends itself perfectly to smaller intimate weddings and larger weddings as well. Guests seating is available to up to 110 guests on the oceanside deck. It provides breathtaking oceanviews while offering a great location for a dance floor, speeches and private location for wedding reception festivities.
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta is a little treasure of a resort property, found in the beautiful and lush area of Nuevo Vallarta. This area is a golf lovers paradise. What I also love about this property and area is the beach. You won’t find a rock or seaweed insight, and you can walk for literal miles along this stunning beachfront.
I have always recommended this beautiful five-star Dreams resort to couples looking for a more budget-friendly property with a five-star look and feel to it. You’ll find the service impeccable, and the food options the same great choices as any of the Dreams resort properties. The other wonderful option with this property is its location in Puerto Aventuras. You can walk the cobblestone streets to charming coffee houses and restaurants. It’s a dream location for families bringing children as well with its next-door proximity to the dolphin emporium. Best of all the wedding gazebo is located front and centre overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea!
The Barcelo Karima Palace is the place to go for your destination wedding if a fun-filled, budget-friendly property in a unique destination is at the top of your wedding list. Manzanillo is a wonderful destination located on the Pacific side of Mexico. This makes it number 7 on our list of 12 fantastic budget-friendly all-inclusive wedding resorts. This property has been a regular favourite among my couples over the years. It also has a great deal of repeat clientele due to the charm, pricing and staff attention to detail. It carries the Barcelo name for great tried and true reputation as one of the leaders of destination wedding resort chains.
Riu Emerald Bay, located in Mazatlan, is one of the nicest Riu Properties I have visited and also one of the best pricing Rius. Many of our clients come to us wanting a unique and different location for their wedding vows. Mazatlan is a wonderful tourist area with lots to see and do and provides a truly magical wedding experience. The food and service are fantastic, and so are the caring wedding coordinators. Riu also offers a complimentary wedding as well, which is always a welcome option for our clients.
Grand Palladium Punta Cana is a fantastic option for couples craving those sparkly sugar-white sand beaches. It is located only in the ever-popular Punta Cana. Palladium strives to provide the best in service and amenities while offering one of the most competitive resort pricing options in Punta Cana.
Iberostar Bella Costa is located in the ever so popular area of Varadero Cuba The Iberostar is one of the most loved resort chains in Cuba, and the Bella Costa is at the top of the wedding resort popularity list.
11. Melia Las Dunas
The Melia Las Dunas is one of Cayo Stata Marias best decorated and fully staffed with dedicated wedding planners. My favorite wedding aspect of this property is the spectacular beachfront with its white sand and emerald green waters.
The new Now Emerald Cancun is something to rave about for sure. It is the last of our 12 fantastic, budget-friendly All-Inclusive Wedding Resorts. It’s stellar location, and stunning oceanfront views are what will keep couples coming back over and over again. Best of all it’s a Now property which does give our couples a bit of a pricing break from their Dreams properties.