Below are the words of Clare, who held her dream wedding at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya in November of 2021. This powerful account of her experience, is just a taster of what to expect from a wedding held here.
“We completely fell in love with Grand Velas. Every single one of our guests mentioned that they felt like royalty. Every staff member went above and beyond to make sure you were taken care of. The day of the wedding was stress-free thanks to Andrea and Fernanda, they were truly the dream team! They were there every step of the way making sure our guests were happy, and that the night ran smoothly. We were in awe and it made us feel so special. We wouldn't change a thing about our wedding and couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. We'll definitely be returning!”
Looking through the Grand Velas hotel’s reviews is all it takes to realise how special it is, not to mention their long list of international awards. You will be hard-pressed to find any reviews that do not share Clare’s enthusiasm.
Known as a ‘beyond’ all-inclusive resort, the Grand Velas team live up to their reputation by delivering the ultimate all-inclusive experience. Nestled in the jungle, at the point where it meets the sea, the exotic setting provides an unmatched base for a destination wedding.
With most of the wedding guests also staying at the Grand Velas, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the hotel’s luxuries together. The hotel has so much to offer, that if you so desired, you would never have to leave.
A Stress-Free Wedding Plan
A strong work ethic built the foundation for the Grand Velas experience. The desire to provide the most indulgent, luxurious experience was cultivated early on. No request is too extreme, and the comfort of the guests is of the utmost priority. This can be felt across all of the hotel’s offerings, and can be felt especially in their approach to planning weddings.
You decide your level of involvement, and the Grand Velas wedding team is more than capable of putting together an incredible wedding. With an impressive list of partner suppliers, they will have you covered on every front.
They will suggest a range of teams dedicated to creating a divine experience. You’ll have only the best at your disposal, ready to tickle the senses. Every aspect of the wedding can be customised to your liking, from the style of cuisine to the type of music.
The flowers are chosen to enhance the hotel’s natural beauty, and the decorations are carefully arranged, according to your preferences. With a team of personal stylists taking care of hair & makeup, the scene will be set for the most aesthetic expression of your love.
The Velas wedding team maintains a strong relationship with all of their suggested vendors, and they each offer the level of impeccable quality, and attention-to-detail that you will come to expect from the Grand Velas. Discover the whole list of their partner suppliers here.
Of course, as this is your special day, no supplier is imposed and you are free to choose your own, to fit your particular tastes, at no extra cost.
The Scenic Route
Every great wedding needs a meticulously planned wedding schedule. This is why Grand Velas has eight scenic venues to make up different parts of the day. Like every other part of the Grand Velas wedding service, the schedule can be customized exactly to your liking.
The path you take through each venue feels like every step is part of a journey, imparting a grand sense of exploration. The hotel’s wide variety of enchanting spaces, both extravagant and intimate, promise new and exciting atmospheres throughout the day.
Enjoy the Grand Class Beach’s tranquil sea views, for an idylic ceremony straight out of your dreams.
You’ll also find secluded spots such as the Zen Pool Terrace, transporting you to the depths of the Mayan jungle for an unforgettable cocktail.
Finish off the night in the grandiose Grand Velas Convention Center, the hotel’s dedicated lavish event space, a fitting end to your special day.
Our Important Role
The wedding team at Grand Velas shares our belief: that creating memories out of these incredible moments is the most important aspect of the wedding. Naturally, we have formed a strong partnership. Thanks to the schedule that they’ll be carefully curating with you, you’ll have the perfect backdrops for your couple’s photoshoots throughout the day.
While traversing the hotel’s endless amount of romantic nooks and crannies, we’ll be on hand at all times. Thanks to our talented photography & videography teams, we will ensure that you’ll have the most amazing wedding photos and videos of you and your loved one.
We can be as present as you like, and can even create content for social media. The content created while getting ready for example, lends itself perfectly to luxury lifestyle photography, showing off the elegant, modern hotel suites. We also offer drone services, allowing you to witness the celebrations from an angle you didn’t think possible.
We then compile all of the amazing moments we’ll have captured, into one stylish Luxury Wedding Book. Expertly designed by Ana, our Luxury Books Manager, it is exquisitely made in Italy, and can also be fully personalized. We can’t think of a better way to have a tangible memory on hand, to relive the excitement of this incredibly important day.
Explore the Riviera Maya
The Grand Velas hotel is conveniently located on the mystical Yucatan peninsula. As well as enjoying the perfect hotel wedding, you will have the chance to discover all of the secrets of the Riviera Maya’s ancient civilizations.
Explore the many magical cenotes on the peninsula. The clear waters of these majestic sinkholes are said to be infused with ancient powers, and if you are a scuba diver, you can delve even deeper into what is the largest underground cave system in the world.
The hotel is also in close proximity to some of the most striking ruins on the peninsula, dating back to the Mayan empire. Following the coast to the south, you will find the ancient coastal city of Tulum by the jungle. You’ll also be close enough to the ruins of Coba and Chichen Itza to take a tour to visit them, too.
The islands surrounding the peninsula are a must-see. Visit Cozumel for some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. To escape the crutches of reality and go back to a place seemingly forgotten in time, visit Holbox, and see flamingos, crocodiles and plenty of other wildlife. Don’t miss out on the smaller island of Isla Mujeres, for stunning views and beach walks.
Hire a photographer
During your stay at the Grand Velas, we will also be around for any Lifestyle photography services you may be interested in, whether it be a family beach photoshoot or a couples photoshoot amongst the trees. You are welcome to visit our branch near the Grand Class Lobby, or you can always contact us through your personal concierge.