We specialize in traditional and Mayan wedding ceremonies, alternative and gay weddings, and vow renewals, taking care of all the details to help you tie the knot at the water’s edge. Imagine the walk down a sandy aisle bordered by sea stones, to an arbor decorated with Mexico’s tropical palm fronds and flowers.
Our wedding experts have years of experience serving couples who celebrate their marriage in the casual, relaxed atmosphere of Akumal. Work with our US-based planner to organize vendors from floral and music to cakes and day trips, photographers, menus, transportation, accommodations, and anything else you might need to arrange—all well ahead of your vacation – so you can relax when the time comes!
Once you arrive in Akumal, our on-site wedding coordinator will meet with you before your big day. You will have a chance to tour the ceremony location options in person and choose the place most special to you as a couple. Discuss the final details of your wedding face-to-face: placement of chairs on the beach for your guests, final menu decisions, and more.
We know you want your wedding day to be incredibly special and we understand how important it is to trust your wedding coordinator. From your first phone call to the US to your meeting in Akumal and the day of your ceremony, we will be present to answer your questions, put your mind at ease, and help you navigate the path to a perfectly relaxing destination wedding.
Types of Ceremonies
Spiritual (Non-Legal) Wedding
Spiritual Weddings are not legal ceremonies. They are an affirmation of a couple’s commitment to one another, and participating in this ceremony will not legally change your marital status. For this reason, anyone can perform a spiritual wedding ceremony: a religious celebrant, a friend or family member, or a local resident. Our Akumal Weddings celebrant can perform your Spiritual Wedding, or, you may wish to choose someone special to you. Most couples choose to legally marry in the US before arriving in Mexico and we highly recommend this route!
Alternative weddings and commitment ceremonies are welcome!
Like our Spiritual Wedding and Commitment Ceremonies, a Vow Renewal includes your service on the beachfront adorned with fresh flowers, and assistance from our on-site wedding coordinator in Akumal. Consider dinner afterwards at our lovely beachfront restaurant, with a choice table and panoramic views of the bay.
Civil (Legal) Wedding
We do not offer civil (legal) wedding services at this time. We highly recommend participating in your Civil Ceremony (getting legally married) in the US prior to celebrating your marriage in Akumal. We do not recommend undertaking a civil marriage in Mexico. There are many requirements, and it takes a lot of time out of your vacation.
Religious ceremonies performed by the Catholic church are not permitted outdoors and must take place inside a church. For this reason, we do not coordinate Catholic ceremonies.