4 Reasons You Should Have an All-Inclusive Destination Wedding

October 24, 2023 | marissa
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Lexi and Marissa in the Casa Velas Presidential Suite

With the engagement ring on your finger and the wedding budget set, the next step is choosing your dream wedding venue. While searching for the ideal wedding backdrop, the options can seem endless. If a beach wedding is calling your name, we have some great advice just for you: don’t overlook an all-inclusive resort.

We’ll admit that all-inclusive resorts haven’t always had the best reputations. But it’s time to clear your mind of those preconceived notions. The days of mediocre food and stereotypical wedding ceremonies are a thing of the past. Simply look to Velas Resorts, who are single-handedly changing the game for all-inclusive resorts. A wedding at any of the Velas Resorts properties is a one-of-a-kind, exceptional event filled with luxury, sophistication, and fine dining. We’re here to tell you why it’s the perfect choice for your destination wedding.

4 Reasons To Have An All-Inclusive Destination Wedding

We had the unbelievable opportunity to visit two more Velas Resorts properties in Mexico. This time, we traveled to Puerto Vallarta to stay at Casa Velas and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Our phenomenal stay was full of relaxation, special surprises, and delicious food. The properties are designed with weddings in mind, with gardens, terraces, beaches, and ballrooms ready for ceremonies and receptions. Both of these unique resorts are the perfect venues for your destination wedding, and here’s why: 

1. Luxury Vacation at Your Finger Tips

The all-inclusive lifestyle means your friends and family can be guests at a wedding while also experiencing a personal vacation. It’s a bonus for everyone involved. The Casa Velas and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit staff are there to make you–and all your guests–feel as pampered and cared for as possible. We can certainly attest to this.

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Casa Velas All-Inclusive Resort Pool

Walkway at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

All your guests will enjoy the available in-suite dining services, beach access, onsite spas, and the gourmet culinary experience at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s 5 AAA Diamond-awarded restaurants. Both properties also have giant swimming pools with swim-up bars that make your poolside time oh-so relaxing and effortless. For the guests with children, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit even has onsite childcare. It’s convenient for the parents, and the kids will have a blast in the Kid’s and Teen’s Clubs. 

2. Easy To Budget 

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but wedding budgets can be complicated. Think of all the different assets you have to cover–venue, rentals, hotels, food, flowers, the list goes on and on. But not when you have an all-inclusive destination wedding at Velas Resorts. Instead, you’re paying one comprehensive fee for everything wedding-related. There won’t be surprise invoices or separate vendor bills to budget for. It’s all packaged into one easy and digestible payment so that you can leave the budgeting stress behind.

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The Gazebo Terrace at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Pool

All-inclusive resorts also make budgeting easier for your guests. Like you, they’ll pay one comprehensive bill to cover it all. Inviting guests is much easier when you know the upfront cost for their hotel and food. They’ll only need to cover the cost of their flight (in addition to the hotel cost), and they’ll be set for the weekend. They can eat and drink to their heart’s content without worrying about fees and expenses. 

3. Streamline the Wedding Planning Process

As we mentioned, there are a lot of steps to planning an unforgettable wedding. And hiring the right vendors is a huge part of the process. When getting married at the Puerto Vallarta Velas Resorts, you can expect to have all the best wedding vendors at your fingertips. Most importantly, the onsite wedding planners know how to bring your complete wedding vision to life. And they do so with the utmost care, attention to detail, and dedication. That ultimately sets Velas Resorts apart–their team of incredibly talented professionals. 

Grand Velas or Casa Velas, whichever you choose, both work with the best vendors in the Puerto Vallarta area. They have relationships with the top choices in DJs, live music, decor rentals, salon services, floral arrangements, and everything in between. 

View from Casa Velas

View from Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Suite

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit All-inclusive destination wedding

Veranda of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Suite

Another feature that improves the planning process is a free one-night stay before your wedding. That way, you and your significant other can check out the property first-hand. You can view the multiple ceremony locations, test out menus, and get an overall feel of the wedding vibes.

4. Camaraderie and Community

With all your guests in one spot, the fun never has to end. That’s the joy of your wedding venue doubling as your hotel–it limits travel times between locations. Plus, all-inclusive obviously means endless food, drinks, and entertainment for everyone. What’s better than that? 

You can meet up at Koi Bar for drinks and dancing after the ceremony or have a day of golfing at Marina Vallarta & Vista Vallarta Golf Clubs. There are relaxing options, too–like taking a water ceremony journey together at SE Spa. At Casa Velas and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, there are countless ways to spend time together.

The Casa Velas Presidential Suite plunge pool

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit pool walkway

Lastly, Puerto Vallarta is a place for adventure. If you and your guests are looking for ways to explore the surrounding areas, try snorkeling or scuba diving, sailing in the Bay of Banderas, or taking a day trip into the charming city of Puerto Vallarta.

We feel so fortunate to have visited two more Velas Resorts properties. We’re already missing the poolside snacks and endless generosity from the Velas staff. We can’t recommend these properties enough for your dream all-inclusive destination wedding.  

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