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Weddings at Dreams Riviera Cancun | My Honest Review 2024

Planning your destination wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun?

Then you’re in the right place!

I’m sharing my honest review of this resort…

You’ll get everything like packages, prices, and things to do before your big day.

Our team has planned 100’s of weddings in the Riviera Maya.

So we’ve got all the inside info you need!

Ready to get started?

Let’s dive in…

Your Wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun

1. Hotel Overview

★★★★ | Family-Friendly | All-Inclusive | Cancun

Dreams Riviera is a luxurious all-inclusive resort located in the heart of Cancun.

This beautiful property offers everything you could want for your wedding!

dreams cancun lobby

With world-class amenities, stunning ocean views, and excellent customer service…

It’s perfect for couples, families and big groups of friends.

2. Wedding Packages

Our wedding specialist Alison told me this resort is very popular for weddings and gets booked pretty fast. 

They offer 5 wedding packages to choose from.

They make it super easy to find the perfect option for your big day!

5 Wedding Packages:
  1. Wedding In Paradise – FREE or $999 for 10 guests 
  2. Elope In Luxury – $1,100 for you 2
  3. Dreams Of Love – $3,399 for 30 guests 
  4. Dreams Ultimate – $3,799 for 30 guests 
  5. Beyond Memorable – $9,499 for 50 – 79 guests.

The 2 most popular wedding packages at Dreams Riviera Cancun are:


1. Dreams Wedding in Paradise

Price: $999 USD

This package can be FREE if…

  • You book at least 7 nights in the Preferred Club Ocean View or higher
  • OR if 5 rooms are booked for at least 3 nights

dreams riviera wedding

This package includes:
  • Wedding organization & on-site coordinator
  • Preparation of wedding attire
  • Symbolic ceremony
  • Bouquet & boutonniere for the wedding couple
  • Wedding cake with sparkling wine toast (up to 10 guests)
  • Complimentary room for 1 member of couple night before the wedding
  • Special turndown service on wedding night
  • Late checkout for couple
  • 15% off spa treatments
  • Newlywed package
  • Free anniversary nights (stay 5 paid nights on 1st anniversary and get +2 nights free)

2. Beyond Memorable

This package is the perfect option for bigger weddings.

The resort requires this package to be booked a minimum of 1 year prior.

wedding couple in cancun

The package includes everything from the previous one, plus:

  • Beach pergola or wedding gazebo drapery
  • White-linen covered chairs for guests
  • Shoe check station for ceremonies on the beach
  • 1-hour private welcome cocktail party
  • 2-hour rehearsal dinner
  • 3-hour private wedding reception
  • Sweetheart table for the couple with linens & seating for 2
  • Buffet with a wide variety of cuisine options
  • Private bar with bartender
  • Dessert station and couple’s choice of wedding cake
  • Romantic breakfast in best with mimosas day after the wedding
  • Sparkling wine & fresh fruit for couple & parents
  • Every 5th room free (up to 10 free rooms)
  • 1 free upgrade for every 10 paid rooms
  • Sound system with speaker & microphones
  • 20% discount on spa treatments for couple & their parents
  • Complimentary access to the spa’s hydrotherapy areas
  • Free anniversary nights
  • $100 in resort coupons per guest
  • Private group check-in

So, no matter what your budget or vision, there is a wedding package at Dreams Riviera that will suit your needs!

3. Ceremony Locations

Choose from 5 stunning locations for your wedding ceremony…

1. Lobby Staircase

Maximum capacity: 250 guests

Our wedding specialists Alison, Pamela and Dana love this venue and highly recommend it.

If you want an elegant grand entrance for your wedding, the Lobby Staircase is perfect for you!

lobby staircase wedding setup

With its marble flooring, crystal chandeliers, and sweeping views of the ocean, this location is sure to take your breath away.

2. Gazebo

Maximum capacity: 150 guests

For a naturally beautiful ceremony, exchange your vows under the gazebo. 

beach wedding gazebo cancun

3. Beach

Maximum capacity: 100 guests

The beach is a popular choice for couples, and you can see why…

beach wedding ceremony setup cancun

With the sound of waves crashing in the background and the sand between your toes, this is an experience you’ll never forget.

Tip: If your ceremony takes place on the beach, please note that shoes are not allowed.

4. Oceana Terrace

Maximum capacity: 150 guests

If you’re looking for breathtaking ocean views, the Oceana Terrace is the perfect setting for your ceremony.

terrace lounge

With its elegant decor, this space is sure to impress your guests.

Tip: This location is best for sunset weddings.

5. Ceiba Tree

Maximum capacity: 60 guests

For an intimate & unique ceremony, exchange your vows beneath the Ceiba Tree.

Dreams Riviera Cancun

This 300-year-old tree is a symbol of strength & wisdom, making it the perfect backdrop for your big day.

4. Reception Venues

After the ceremony, you have the choice between 7 venues for your reception.

1. Beach

Maximum capacity: 200 guests

For a fun & festive reception, the beach is a perfect choice!

beach lounge party setup

Your guests can enjoy drinks & dancing under the stars, with the sound of waves crashing in the background.

Tip: If your reception takes place on the beach, shoes are not allowed.

2. Chef's Garden

Maximum capacity: 40 guests

For a truly unique experience, host your reception in the Chef’s Garden!

chef's garden

Your guests will enjoy delicious farm-to-table cuisine while surrounded by beautiful greenery.

Tip: This venue is best for intimate gatherings.

3. Ballrooms

Maximum capacity: 250 guests

If you’re looking for a glamorous reception, the ballrooms are the perfect choice!

dreams cancun ballroom

Photo by Del Sol Photography

With their elegant decor and stunning views of the ocean, these spaces will make your wedding dreams come true.

Tip: The ballrooms are best for larger weddings.

4. El Patio Restaurant

Maximum capacity: 250 guests

For an authentic Mexican experience, host your reception at El Patio Restaurant!

el patio restaurant wedding

Photo by Del Sol Photography

Your guests will enjoy delicious regional cuisine and live entertainment while surrounded by beautiful décor.


  • This venue is best for larger weddings.
  • El Patio Restaurant can also be used for cocktail hour!

5. Deck

Maximum capacity: 180 guests

If you’re looking for a casual & relaxed reception, the Deck is the perfect choice!

dreams riviera deck wedding reception

Your guests can enjoy cocktails & snacks while taking in stunning views of the ocean.

6. Oceana Restaurant

Maximum capacity: 250 guests

For a lavish & elegant reception, host your event at Oceana Restaurant!

oceana restaurant

Your guests will enjoy gourmet cuisine and picturesque views of the ocean.

Tip: This venue is best for larger weddings.

Oceana Restaurant can also be used for cocktail hour!

5. Gay Weddings

Wondering whether you can have a same-sex wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun?

Well, you can!

This resort is 1 of the most LGBTQ-friendly destinations in Mexico.

gay weddings at secret akumal

They welcome all couples with open arms.

At, we believe love is love.

So we won’t recommend any resort that doesn’t share our values!

From intimate ceremonies to lavish receptions, we’ll help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

6. Room Types

Dreams Riviera Cancun boasts 486 octagonal rooms and suites.

The rooms are beautiful & spacious with a modern, contemporary vibe.

Prices start at $167.60 per person, per night.

Amenities include:
  • Private, furnished balcony or terrace
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Mini-bar refreshed daily
  • Free Wi-Fi

Preferred Club Ocean Front Presidential Suite Living Room

Choose from Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Premium Rooms & Suites.

If you’re looking for a truly luxurious experience, we recommend booking 1 of the resort’s suites.

They come complete with a private balcony, Jacuzzi and butler service!

7. Beach

The beach at Dreams Riviera is absolutely stunning, with white sand & crystal-clear water.

There are plenty of umbrellas & loungers for guests to use, as well as a beach bar.

balinese bed on beach cancun family

If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy!

Enjoy a game of volleyball, take a swim in the ocean or go parasailing.

We promise you won’t be disappointed with the beach here.

It’s the perfect place to exchange vows or host your reception!

8. Food & Drink

The food & drink options at this resort are endless.

You can enjoy anything from gourmet cuisine to casual fare, poolside or on the beach.

Your 9 restaurants options include:
  • El Patio Restaurant (Mexican)
  • Bordeuax (French)
  • Oceana Restaurant (Seafood)
  • Barefoot Grill (Grilled favorites)
  • Portofino (Italian & mediterranean)
  • Himitsu (Pan-Asian)
  • Coco Cafe (Coffee & snacks)
  • World Cafe (International buffet)
  • Seaside Grill (Grilled favorites)

el patio restaurant

24 hour room service is also available!

For drinks, choose from 6 bars:
  • Barracuda (Beach bar)
  • Desires (Sports & music lounge)
  • Manatees (Swim up bar)
  • Rendezvous (Lobby bar)
  • Revive (Spa bar)
  • Sugar Reef (pool bar)

rendezvous lobby bar

If you’re looking for a festive atmosphere, be sure to check out Rendezvous.

This bar offers a wide variety of cocktails & international beers.

Plus, they play some pretty awesome music!

9. Activities & Group Entertainment

There is no shortage of activities & entertainment at Dreams Riviera.

You can spend your days lounging by 1 of their many pools…

Or on the beach

Or take part in a variety of activities such as tennis, golf, kayaking, and more!

explorer's club stage

In the evenings, you can enjoy live music & shows at 1 of their bars or nightclubs.

10. What Brides & Grooms Said...

11. Why We Like It (Pros/Cons)

There are so many things we love about Dreams Riviera Cancun!

dreams riviera golf course

Here’s what our wedding planners had to say:

Things we love:
  1. Beautiful wedding venues. “Stairs” location is pretty unique.
  2. Excellent customer service.
  3. Wide variety of food & drink options.
  4. Range of activities available on site.
  5. Their wedding team is pretty responsive and quick.
Things we don’t love:
  1. The beach is not the best.
  2. Availability is hard to come by.
  3. Lack of privacy. Wedding venues are by the pool. 😕
  4. It can be pricey.
"It's an amazing family-friendly resort. Their oceanfront wedding locations are great."

Need Help Planning?

Feeling overwhelmed or still have questions?

Our team of wedding planners are here to help!

We’re located in the Riviera Maya and have helped 100s of couples plan their dream day.

Whether you need personalized support or simply some advice, we got you covered.

Just give us a call toll-free at 877-737-0177 or contact us here.

Our services are free! (think travel agency that specializes in destination weddings)

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