Recent Wedding Venues Posts

10 Amazing Winter Wedding Venues

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 19, 2013


Photo: Devil’s Thumb Ranch 

Searching for a winter wedding venue that looks picturesque in the snow? Check out our favorites from WeddingWire’s WinterBook 2013:

For more inspiration, be sure to read the reviews!

Top 4 Spots for Beach Weddings in Mexico

Posted by destinationweddings on Dec 02, 2013

One of the most popular destinations for weddings outside of the United States is not surprisingly Mexico. Resort choices are plentiful, the beaches are spectacular, and you can’t beat the price for you and your guests. Many couples, who flock to Mexico, have their heart set on a beach wedding. You cannot beat the relaxed vibe of a beach wedding, and your wedding photos are sure to be memorable. So, how do you decide at which beach in Mexico to say I do? We asked our seasoned Wedding Specialists to list their picks for beach wedding locations in Mexico. They consistently answered: too many choices to list in a blog! After looking at their lists, here are four spots that appear on many lists for Mexican beach weddings:

El Dorado Maroma – There is just something magical about the beach wedding setups at this resort.  The beach itself is picturesque and inviting and the attention to detail in the resort’s wedding setups in impressive.

 Spectacular views at El Dorado Maroma beach weddings

Barcelo Puerto Vallarta – Surrounded by the jungle, the mountains and the sea, the Barcelo Puerto Vallarta offers the complete package for an amazing beach wedding backdrop. The sunsets in Puerto Vallarta are legendary, offering an unmatched background for those wedding photos!

Destination wedding in #Mexico at Barcello Vallarta

Excellence Riviera Cancun – If you are looking for a secluded sugar white sand beach, Excellence Riviera Cancun is your resort!  This adults-only resort caters to the romantic and their beach wedding location will not disappoint.

Gorgeous #beachwedding resort : Excellence Riviera Cancun

Sandos Playcar Resort & Spa – One word one of our specialists used to describe beach weddings at this Riviera Maya resort: captivating. The combination of the incredible turquoise ocean water, the white sands and the beautiful wedding setup is stunning.

romantic spot for a destination wedding: Sandos Playacar

How can you lose with beach weddings? Sand between your toes, happy, relaxed family members and guests, fantastic photo opportunities all add up to memories of a lifetime!





Catholic Wedding Options for your Mexican Destination Wedding

Posted by destinationweddings on Oct 18, 2013

Destination weddings are  certainly growing in popularity in recent years. One of the top requests for locations for weddings away is Mexico. But sometimes, we have a couple who starts the wedding planning process and then calls to say that they are not going to continue because their family really wants them to have a Catholic wedding.

Not so soon!

Just because you want to get married in a tropical locale doesn’t mean you can’t also be married in a Catholic church. Several Mexican resorts have breathtaking options that allow you to have a Catholic wedding ceremony, while still having that beachy feeling. Here are some of our most sought-after Catholic wedding venues in Mexico:

Wedding chapel at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

Photo by Del Sol Photography

Is a gazebo? No, it’s a chapel surrounded by glass. The Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort offers its couples a beautiful and comfortable Catholic Chapel that has spectacular views of the Caribbean ocean!

Catholic Chapel overlooking beach at Gran Caribe Real

Your guests will love Gran Caribe Real Cancun’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Oceanfront Chapel. It offers the best of both worlds: you have the full views of the turquoise ocean water and white sand beach and you can still have that religious ceremony that means so much to you and your family.

Beachside chapel at El Dorado Royale

The chapel at the El Dorado Royale  possesses a cozy Mexican charm that cannot be duplicated. Catholic wedding ceremonies that take place here are intimate and elegant. When it’s time to make your grand exit after you say ‘I do” you’ll just be steps away from the beach!

Are you ready to start planning your destination wedding at an all-inclusive Mexican resort with a stunning chapel? Our Certified Wedding Specialists would love to help you plan a memorable destination wedding.


7 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Venue

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 30, 2013


Photo: Mulberry Lane Studio

It’s a fact — weddings are expensive. That’s why this week on the blog, we’ll be sharing budget-savvy tips to help you cut costs without sacrificing style on your venue, dress, flowers, food, and drinks.

1. Have the ceremony and reception in one location – It will cut travel time for vendors you pay for per hour.

2. Skip saturday – Pick Friday or Sunday. Friday will allow you to extend your post-nuptial weekend, and Sunday will allow you to have a brunch reception.

3.  Think off-season – You won’t have to deal with scorching temperatures and humidity from November to April.

4. Look for non-profits – Did you know that public parks, museums, and historic landmarks are all tax-deductible?

5. Use preferred vendors –  Venues can recommended vendors that can give you the best value based on your budget.

6. Read your contract carefully – Make sure you understand what’s included and what’s not included.

7. Trim the guest list – Invite only the people who are most important to you and your parents, rather than everyone you know.

Fall Foliage Venues That Match Your Color Scheme

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 05, 2013

From mid-September to late October, leaves transform their summer shades of green into the reds, oranges, and yellows that signify autumn’s return all over the country. The vibrant backdrops are perfect for any fall wedding. Choose a color scheme that will not only complement your venue but also Mother’s Nature scenery. Take a look at how these real couples pulled it off:

1. Haunted Historic Home = Red + Orange 

Lindsey and Skyler’s halloween-themed wedding was located at Belvoir Winery, also known as one of the most haunted locations in the Midwest. Guests helped carve over 100 pumpkins! See more here.


Photos: Heather Brulez Photography