This list is out! We’ve rounded up our top adult-only wedding resorts of this year. Keep reading to see who made the cut!
El Dorado Royale
Karisma's Gourmet Inclusive weddings offer the style, service and setting you crave at the gorgeous all-inclusive, adults-only, El Dorado Royale. Here, you’ll explore signature wedding collections, beautiful offerings, and award-winning cuisine. In addition, the lush and tropical scenery makes the perfect backdrop for your special day.
Villa Premier Boutique Hotel
Puerto Vallarta is considered one of the most romantic and spiritual destinations in Mexico, and is full of possibilities! At Villa Premier Boutique Hotel, your dream wedding can come to life at one of the most breathtaking oceanfront adult retreats in the area. Here, your wedding planner will take care of the details, so all you have to worry about is soaking in the memories.
The authentic details and artful touches make UNICO 20º87º a breathtaking setup to tie the knot for just about anyone. Known for its exceptional value, authentic cuisine, and modern amenities, everything at this luxurious resort is included... even the spa treatments, select tours and excursions! P.S. UNICO also makes for one fantastic honeymoon!
Secrets Wild Orchid
Say "I do" under a beautifully-decorated wedding gazebo, or on a private beach at this adult-only, Jamaican escape! At Secrets Wild Orchid, take some time to focus on each other, while the resort’s full-service wedding coordinators and designers take care of the rest.
El Dorado Maroma
The Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma are the first overwater bungalows settled on one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya. Here, couples will have the chance to wed in a delightfully breathtaking setting. And as a part of the Karisma Experience, guests will receive nothing less than outstanding service and luxury every step of the way.
Le Blanc Spa Resorts
Known for its upscale luxury and utmost elegance, Le Blanc Spa Resorts present the dreamiest settings for weddings. Sit back and prepare to be pampered with the resort’s signature wedding package, which includes everything from a personal wedding coordinator, décor and flowers, bridal perks, a honeymoon package, and so much more. Oh, and the around-the-clock butler service doesn’t hurt either!
Secrets Cap Cana
This Dominican Republic property is situated in an exclusive community in Cap Cana, bringing the highest level of elegance and luxury to your wedding experience. Known for its incredible sugar-sand beach, sparkling pools and fancy rooms, it's no wonder this one made our top destination wedding list for adults. Additionally, Secrets Cap Cana offers a variety of romantic packages just for the happy couple.
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Why did you choose Romance Travel Group? Romance Travel Group was recommended to me by a friend who also had a great experience. Having a team local to MN was super helpful as well!
How did you select the resort? What were the deciding factors? My (now) husband and I always knew we wanted a destination wedding so picking the resort was the hard part! We asked Shelli for recommendations of places she or her team stayed at…as we picked our resort sight unseen! Crazy, I know. Our deciding factors were being a middle-of-the-road price point for our guests, family friendly and a good location. We read a TON of reviews. The Riu Palace Cabo hit all of those notes after lots of back and forth.
What were some of your biggest fears about having a destination wedding? Some of my biggest fears relate to the earlier question…when you plan a destination wedding you HAVE to accept from the get-go that not everyone is going to make it. We talked to those we knew we needed there first (my grandparents, the Maids of Honor, Best Men, immediate family etc…) and once they were on board, we went full steam ahead! There were of course a few people important to us that couldn’t make it and we knew early on we had to be good with that. If you don’t visit your resort first (like us) there was a huge nervous factor of what if we hate it…but we still went with it. I also brought my own stylist. I was TOO nervous to put my hair/makeup in the hands of someone I have never met. I also have very difficult hair and don’t wear a ton of makeup so I needed to make sure my hair/makeup and I would be on the same page on one of the best days of my life!
Describe what it was like working with the wedding coordinator at the resort? What went well? Any challenges? The wedding coordinator was INCREDIBLY responsive. For our particular resort the wedding coordinator only answers a ton of your details 6 months ahead of time. I am a big planner/organizer so that was hard for me. However, you can ask a certain amount of questions per month before that. I can honestly say I have ZERO complaints about our wedding coordinator at the resort. Lupita was amazing. She also helped advise on certain questions I had and changed our location based on our number of guests. They don’t tell you what you need to be doing every step of the way though. You do need to be a proactive person to make it through this phase. If you are someone who is waiting for everything to come to you first, that will not happen. Just reach out to them and they will help with everything.
Tell us about your wedding dress – How did you find it? Who went shopping with you? How do you feel wearing your dress? Well this is such a fun and at times frustrating part I think! I chose a dress that was (in my opinion) incredible for a destination wedding. I would not have chosen the same dress if I was doing a church wedding in Minnesota. One thing you HAVE to think about is a travel-friendly dress! I went multiple times of course. The first time I just brought my mom and sister…then I brought 4 of my best girlfriends and then the final time was my mom, sister, future sister in law and mother in law (after I narrowed it down)! I had 2 final choices and then selected my final with my family.
Describe the booking process for your guests. Did they find that to be easy to navigate? I think it was pretty simple! I know Shelli reinforces this to BOOK EARLY but for some reason we had to reiterate this many times…so that part I put on my guests, no one else. aving Shelli send you everything in one form, arrange the transportation to and from the airport etc…was amazing. Knowing we could go to her with any issues was amazing. We were married in Cabo where the resorts are a bit of a drive from the airport so the transportation was extra helpful.
Describe the meeting you had with the onsite wedding team when you arrived at the resort. It was great! We met with everyone the day after we arrived in the lobby. We went through all of our selections, changes etc…one amazing thing about our resort was that you could change pretty much anything once you arrived. After you see things in person it might change a few selections (other than flowers). They were able to show us any changes they thought should be made, etc…turns out they’ve done a wedding or two so they have great insight…and they do it without you feeling any pressure. The biggest thing is I felt like we had someone the entire time…I knew I could ask for my coordinator and I would get a response, but they also reminded you and allowed you to have a great/relaxing time. I should note although I’m a type A planner I was pretty laid back for my wedding, that is how I wanted it though.
How easy/difficult was it to travel with your wedding dress? Did you carry-it on, where did you store it? Did you get a lot of comments at the airport? My dress was very easy to travel with. I had an extra large garment bag from my friend who had her destination wedding a few months before. On the way down I was allowed to hang it up and on the way back they didn’t have a hanging area but they let me put it up in first class carry on that wasn’t full. I would say telling people it was my wedding dress definitely helped.
Tell us about your wedding – did you have a traditional wedding with a cocktail hour, dinner reception and dance? What was different about a destination wedding compared to a wedding at home? We had a semi-traditional wedding. We had our wedding on the beach and dinner reception and dance. I’ve never had a wedding at home vs. destination so I can’t imagine the differences. So much of it is that there is a ton out of your control…you don’t know exactly how things will look, exactly how the food will taste, exactly how the flowers will be etc…and I was great with that. I was so excited to spend multiple days with the people that meant the most to me in an incredible location. If you aren’t okay with some ambiguity, I would not recommend it. Everything went amazing for us though. Our dinner was great, decorations, our DJ was great…I enjoyed every second but it did go too fast! I think everyone says that though.
What is your most favorite memory of your wedding experience? The entire planning and actual wedding trip! You get stressed in the moments, want things “to be done” and before you know it, it is all done. This is another reason I recommend a destination wedding – you might be busy but you get to spend 2,3,4,5,6 etc…days with your guests.
In what ways did Romance Travel Group make the planning less stressful for you? Oh my in so many ways – having resort recommendations, insider info, having everyone’s travel docs and booking ready to go….basic travel questions, their email reminders, their payment choices, their final travel docs all being in one place, transportation info etc…
What would you do differently? What advice would you give to couples just starting the planning process? The ONLY thing I would do differently (and remember I was a super laid back bride) is bringing your own photographer. Romance Travel Group started a partnership like this after we were married but that would be my only change. Different countries have a different idea/styles of pictures, and by having someone you know you can see their pics beforehand…and can understand if your styles are similar or not. Oh yes and as I did – definitely bring your own hair/makeup or do it yourselves. Invite all of these people to your wedding so you don’t get the “outside vendor” fee.
Would you recommend Romance Travel Group to other couples who are considering a destination wedding? Yes I would recommend them for sure. Despite what you tell them or what Romance Travel Group tells them, guests will still contact the bride/groom for travel questions. We directed them back to the Romance Travel Group as much as we could..I think there was only 1 case where I had to “get involved” and it was more so for my guest to feel support even though I knew Romance Travel were doing all they could.
Congratulations, Lindsey & Scott!! We are so happy for you!
The island of St. Lucia is as breathtaking as they come. Here are four things we just love about this enchanting destination…
Great for Honeymooners
St. Lucia is easily one of the most romantic places in the world. Aside from its obvious natural beauty, the island presents visitors with an array of cozy boutique hotels that are perfect for honeymooners. In fact, it’s oftentimes called “The Hawaii of the Caribbean” for its iconic landscapes and laid-back atmosphere. It is a fabulous option to kick off your new life together, that’s for sure!
More Than Beaches
Whoever said paradise consisted of just beaches hasn’t been to St. Lucia! While the island has some of the best white and black sand beaches out there, you’ll realize its beauty goes way beyond that. St. Lucia is home to some of the most breathtaking natural wonders including waterfalls, reef diving sites, volcanoes, a national rainforest, botanical gardens, and more! This is what paradise looks like, if you ask us!
Home to An Iconic Backdrop
Situated between the towns of Soufrière and Choiseul, stand the iconic Pitons, one of the most breathtaking backdrops in the Caribbean. The two volcanic plugs are covered in lush vegetation and exotic plants and soar between 2,400 and 2,600 feet high. Travelers often gush about this natural wonder for its dazzling views and hiking experiences, not to mention its extensive range of wildlife!
World-Class Water Adventures
Because St. Lucia is comprised of numerous fishing villages, it’s a popular destination to explore the area’s marine life and exotic plants. It’s also famous for a variety of world-class diving sites, coral reefs, underwater volcanoes, shipwrecks, and so much more. Visitors are encouraged to discover rare species through snorkeling and diving excursions and guided tours to make the most out of their experience!
Think St. Lucia could be the perfect place for you? Then, message us today for more info on some of our favorite accommodations and itineraries! We look forward to working with you!
Adults-only, all-inclusive, and oh so elegant. Here’s why Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun makes for one dreamy honeymoon...
Situated on the idyllic white sand beaches of Mexico lies Le Blanc Cancun, a gorgeous retreat designed for adults looking for a bit of added luxury on their vacation. Here, you and your sweetie can relax and unwind in complete serenity while views of the sparkling blue sea take your breath away. Enjoy the quiet time you deserve after months of wedding planning in a setting that was made just for you.
Experience renovated splendor at this glorious all-inclusive getaway! Honeymooners will enjoy everything from refined accommodations, relaxing infinity pools, and delectable cuisine bursting with flavor. In addition, you’ll be presented with a number of premium spirits throughout the resort, quality wines, and gourmet teas and coffees!
Le Blanc Cancun greets couples with an upscale luxury and sophisticated essence the very moment you arrive. From plush bedding and authentic décor, to luxurious amenities and impeccable service – this really is a lover’s paradise.
Enjoy your very own personal butler during your stay at Le Blanc Cancun. Whether you’re in need of restaurant reservations, someone to unpack your luggage, or simply give you suggestions of what to do in the area. Your private butler is happy to accommodate your every need, so you feel as relaxed as possible during your honeymoon.
What better way to unwind after all the hustle-and-bustle of a wedding than a day at the spa together to put your mind, body, and spirit at ease? Le Blanc Cancun’s comprehensive wellness program provides you with exclusive in-room wellness amenities, a complimentary aromatherapy menu, and multiple spa packages. Your romantic oasis awaits…
Think Le Blanc Cancun could be the perfect honeymoon for you? Then, contact the honeymoon experts for a custom quote, here. We look forward to working with you!
As a destination wedding bride, you have a endless variety of options when it comes to where you'll say "I do!" Here are some of our absolute favorites for you to consider!
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