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Weddings at Barcelo Maya Palace | Our Honest Review 2024

I know what you’re thinking….

“Is Barcelo Maya Palace the right spot for my destination wedding?”

We heard you .😘

So, this is our in-depth review of the resort… cost breakdowns, wedding packages, activities, pictures, and more.

Why listen to us?

Our experienced planners have organized 100s of weddings in Mexico.

So, trust this info is accurate & up-to-date. 

Are you ready to find out if Barcelo Maya is right for you?

Let’s get started..

Weddings at Barcelo Maya Palace

1. Hotel Overview


Barcelo Maya Palace is a luxury, all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya.

And it’s located on 1 of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean!

This resort has 6 restaurants & 3 swimming pools, with 1 for adults-only…

barcelo maya palace

They also have a children’s water park, fitness center, shopping area, spa, and a mini-club. 

By the evening, you have a variety of leisurely options to keep you entertained. 

Overall, Barcelo Maya is a great option for couples looking for a family-friendly resort that has something for everyone.

Plus, by staying here, you get access to their 4 other hotels on-site!

With so much to do, you & your guests will never experience a dull moment.

2. Wedding Package Options

Barcelo Maya Palace offers 5 all-inclusive wedding packages to choose from.

5 Wedding Packages:
  1. Coconut Paradise – FREE for 25 guests
  2. Blueberry Dream – $2,000 for 25 guests 
  3. Mint Breeze – $2,750 for 30 guests
  4. Strawberry Passion – $4,300 for 30 guests
  5. Tangerine Sunset – $11,500 for 35 guests

You can invite more guests for $30 – $79, depending on the wedding package.

2 of their most popular packages are…

1. Mint Breeze

Price: $2,750 for 30 guests

Additional guests: $30 per person

This package includes:
  • Wedding location & coordinator
  • Minister service
  • Premium wristband for bride & groom
  • Free upgrade to the next category
  • Marriage certificate & witnesses for a legal ceremony if required
  • Live music during the ceremony
  • Sparkling wine for toast
  • Wedding cake
  • Bridal bouquet & groom’s boutonniere
  • 1 Tabletop flower arrangement
  • Private dinner reception & open bar in a Banquet Room (3 hours)
  • 40-minute couples massage
  • Honeymoon celebration with sparkling wine & breakfast in bed next morning
  • Special amenities & sparkling wine sent to the room
  • Special wedding gift courtesy of the resort
  • 50% discount in the VIP area of the Jaguar’s Disco for the wedding group
  • Free access to the VIP area for the wedding couple
  • Late check out until 3:00 pm

2. Strawberry Passion

strawberry passion package barcelo

Price: $4,300 for 30 people

Additional guests: $70 per person.

This package includes:
  • Wedding location & coordinator
  • Premium wristband for bride & groom
  • Free upgrade to the next category
  • Justice of the Peace or Non-denominational Minister
  • Marriage certificate & witnesses for legal ceremony (if required)
  • Live music during ceremony
  • Wedding Cake
  • Sparkling wine for toast
  • Bridal bouquet & groom’s boutonniere •
  • 1 Tabletop flower arrangement
  • Private dinner reception & open bar served on the beach (3 hours)
  • 50 minutes couples massage sent to your room
  • Special wedding gift courtesy of the resort
  • 50% discount in the VIP area of the Jaguar’s Disco for the wedding group
  • Bride & groom get free access to the VIP area
  • Late checkout

The bride gets amazing benefits such as a mani & pedi and hair & makeup for the big day!

Their package options also include a Catholic wedding, as well as 3 Indian wedding packages.

For more on Indian weddings, check out the 10 Best Indian Wedding Packages in Mexico!

3. Ceremony Venues

Barcelo Maya Palace offers 3 stunning ceremony venues for your wedding.

Choose from…

1. Gazebo Palace

With stunning decor & breathtaking ocean views, you’ll most definitely leave your guests in awe with this location.

barcelo wedding gazebo

2. Playa Azul

Dreaming of a beach wedding?

Then this is the spot for you!

beach wedding in mexico

Soak in the sun & hear the waves crashing in the background as you share your vows…

Plus, you’ll get to say that you got married on 1 of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean!

How’s that for an unforgettable day?

3. Chapel

With beautiful Mayan influences, the Chapel is the perfect venue for couples having a Catholic ceremony!

barcelo maya chapel

After your ceremony, celebrate in style in 1 of the resort’s ballrooms or among their lush gardens!

4. Gay Weddings

At, we believe that love is love.

So, we only work with resorts that share the same values!

Barcelo Maya Palace is an LGBTQ-friendly resort that welcomes all couples.

lesbian wedding

A popular option for couples is to have a symbolic ceremony in Mexico…

Taking care of the legalities will be much easier in your home state!

5. Room Types

Barcelo Maya Palace offers a variety of room types to choose from, depending on your needs.

They have everything from standard rooms & suites, to swim-up suites & villas!

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect…

1. Junior Suite

Price: from $272/night.

Occupancy: 5 people / 4 adults max. / 3 children max.

Enjoy this spacious room with tropical garden views!

junior suite barcelo maya

Amenities include a balcony/terrace & a bathtub.

2. Suite Oceanfront Premium Level

Price: from $504/night

Occupancy:  3 people / 3 adults max. / 2 children max.

These brightly lit suites are elegantly designed with gorgeous views.

barcelo suite oceanfront premium level

Amenities include TV, Wi-FI, balcony/terrace, AC, and more!

3. Presidential Suite Oceanfront Premium Level

Price: from $737/night

Occupancy: 2 people / 2 adults max. / 1 child max.

Indulge in luxury & comfort at 1 of the resort’s biggest rooms!

barcelo maya presidential suite

These suites offer gorgeous views of the lush tropical gardens.

Amenities include a terrace, hot tub, walk-in closet, and more!

Which room amenities are available at Barcelo Maya Palace?

All rooms include AC, a balcony/terrace, Wi-Fi, TV, bathtub, and safe.

Premium level rooms include:

  • A minibar
  • King-sized bed
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities

And more depending on the suite!

6. Beach

The beaches at Barcelo Maya Palace are truly a piece of paradise.

With over a mile of coastline, there’s plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the sun & sand.

couple on beach at barcelo maya

And when you’re ready to take a dip, the water is crystal clear & refreshing!

If you’re looking for some excitement, you can also try your hand at windsurfing, sailing, or kayaking.

Or if you’re looking to relax, you can take a stroll down the beach or lounge in a hammock with a good book.

No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

7. Food & Drink

The food at Barcelo Maya Palace is truly top-notch.

With 6 restaurants to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

From Brazilian, French & Caribbean to other international cuisines, there’s something for everyone.

barcelo maya palace restaurants

And if you’re looking for a romantic dinner for 2, they offer private dining on the beach!

As for drinks, you’ll find everything from tropical cocktails to international & domestic brands of beer, wine, & liquor.

8. Activities & Group Entertainment

There’s no shortage of things to do at Barcelo Maya Palace!

For starters, they have a world-class spa where you can enjoy massages, facials, and more.

Or if you’re looking for some adventure, you can take part in their water sports or zip-lining!

And if you’re travelling with kids, they’ll be sure to love the kids club & water park!

barcelo water park

For couples looking for a romantic activity, we recommend taking a sunset cruise!

And if you’re looking for some group entertainment, they offer shows & live music every night!

Overall, there’s something for everyone at Barcelo Maya Palace.

9. What People Are Saying...

“We always love coming to the Barcelo Palace for our all-inclusive vacations! Even during the pandemic, the Barcelo staff made our stay comfortable and enjoyable! The grounds were immaculate, beach was kept clean of debris (including everyone’s favorite seaweed), and the food and drinks were delicious as always. Our group was there for a wedding for the week so spent the week relaxing by the beach and pools. Our group LOVED water aerobics at noon with Kenddell – SO. MUCH. FUN!” – Nathan P. 

couple on beach destination wedding

“They had a great Mexican party. Games food and treats for everyone and especially with the kids. Our second visit here and we loved it. We had my sisters wedding and the whole service and staff was AWESOME!!! DEFINITELY COMING BACK! Marlon Lucio Noami Carlos Katia & Mori” – Cynthia 

10. Why We Like It (Pros/Cons)

There’s no doubt that Barcelo Maya Palace is a truly beautiful resort.

Here’s what our wedding planners had to say:

Things we love:

With its pristine beaches, lush gardens, and luxurious rooms, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular choice for weddings!

barcelo maya

However, there are a few things to keep in mind before booking your wedding here…

Things we don’t love:
  1. Located in a remote area. Challenging to get there.
  2. It’s a compound, not a resort. Lots of walking!
  3. Can be quite crowded during peak season (December-April), so if you’re looking for a more intimate setting, consider booking your wedding during the off-season.

Overall, it’s is a stunning resort that’s perfect for weddings of all sizes.

Have you ever been to a wedding at Barcelo Maya Palace?

Let us know in the comments below!

Need Help Planning?

Don’t let wedding planning stress you out.

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Our team of planners at can work with you to create a custom wedding package that fits your budget & needs.

For more info, give us a call at 877-737-0177 or contact us here.

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