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Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa

Weddings At Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa | Our Honest Review

Thinking of having your destination wedding at Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa

Our wedding planners have the inside scoop you’re after!

We’re giving you an up-close view of the resort – wedding venues and packages, room types, prices, activities, and more!

Ready? Let’s get on it!

Nestled in Puerto Vallarta’s beautiful landscapes, Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort.

It’s an all-suites resort boasting 327 spacious suites, each providing breathtaking views of the bay or the Sierra Madre Mountains.

For relaxation and fun, the resort boasts rejuvenating spa treatments, plenty of activities, and multiple pools

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa pools With several restaurants serving up international cuisines and local specialties, you and your guests will never go hungry here!

We love their seafood dishes, especially the freshly caught ceviche – it’s a burst of local flavors!

We found the attention to detail in service impeccable, and the staff’s warmth adds to the overall experience. 

At Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa, you’ve got 5 fantastic wedding packages to pick from.

Aiming for a cozy wedding or a big bash? They’ve got your back!

What’s cool is that every package is packed with lots of amenities and services.

And our wedding specialist Alison loves how super responsive their wedding team is. 

5 wedding packages include:

  1. Wedding In Paradise – possibly free 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 – $8,999 – $9,499 for 79 guests, $13,499 – $14,399 for 100 guests

Additional guests can be invited from $25 to $125, depending on the package you choose.

Terraza La Vista venue at dreams vallarta bay

Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package

The Dreams Ultimate package is a hit with our couples.

It offers luxury at a budget-friendly price! 

For $3,799, you get:
  • Wedding organization & onsite coordinator.
  • Preparation of couple’s wedding attire.
  • Service of judge or minister.
  • Ceremony décor.
  • Video of ceremony (30 minutes)
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for the couple.
  • Semi-private rehearsal dinner for 10 guests.
  • Wedding cake.
  • Sparkling wine.
  • Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres.
  • Private dinner reception.
  • Sound system with speaker & microphones.
  • Live music trio during cocktail hour.
  • 50 full color photos & a wedding album.
  • and so much more!

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa boasts 7 gorgeous venues.

While they’re all great, our wedding specialist Alison loves the spectacular Terraza La Vista venue; it’s got enchanting bay views😍

1. Terraza La Vista

You see why it’s our favorite?! The setting and the views are just incredible!

  • Ceremony – up to 100 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 100 guests
  • Reception – up to 100 guests

Terraza La Vista reception dinner setup dreams vallarta bay

2. Beach

Oh, the beach wedding venue is something else!

Soft sand, gentle breeze, and a stunning backdrop of the sparkling waters…

The setup is just perfect for a romantic, barefoot ceremony under the sun, or even a sunset affair.

  • Ceremony – up to 250 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 250 guests
  • Reception – up to 250 guests

beach wedding venue at dreams vallarta

3. Gazebo Dreams

A lot of our couples love this venue.

Not a fan of sand in your toes? This venue gives you a tropical, oceanside wedding without the sand!

  • Ceremony – up to 70 guests

Gazebo Dreams venue at dreams vallarta bay

4. Lobby Dreams 

The Lobby Dreams wedding venue is an absolute stunner!

It’s perfect for a ceremony during sunset.

If you want a touch of glamor with that relaxed resort atmosphere, we recommend this venue.

  • Ceremony – up to 75 guests

Lobby Dreams venue dreams vallarta bay

5. Pool Dreams

This charming poolside venue is exclusively for receptions.

It’s perfect to gather all your loved ones and celebrate your wedding day.

  • Reception – up to 250 guests

Pool Dreams venue at dreams puerto vallarta

6. Saloon

The Saloon ballroom is a stunning venue for wedding receptions.

It can host a good-sized crowd and still feel spacious.

  • Reception – up to 250 guests

saloon ballroom at dreams vallarta bay resort

7. Deck Dreams

This venue overlooks the gorgeous bay, setting the stage for a breathtaking ceremony.

We love the versatility of this venue – you can deck it up the way you want.

  • Ceremony – up to 70 guests
  • Reception – up to 70 guests

Deck Dreams venue at dreams vallarta bay

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa is all about embracing diversity and inclusivity.

It’s an amazing choice for LGBTQ+ weddings.

2 grooms lgbtq couple

Our wedding specialists collaborate with the resort’s team to give you the wedding of your dreams. 

Need help with documentation? Our specialists can guide you with that too.

Get ready for your own slice of luxury at Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa.

They’ve got 327 suites, each with killer views of either the Banderas Bay or the tropical gardens.

They even have our favorite swim-out suites!

You can upgrade to the Preferred Club and take advantage of elevated concierge service, access to the Preferred Club lounge, and designated areas throughout the resort.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Garden View at dreams vallarta bay

You get to choose from 8 suite categories…
  1. Junior Suite Ocean View – 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds
  2. Junior Suite Swim Out – 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds
  3. Preferred Club Junior Suite Garden View – 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds
  4. Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View – 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds
  5. Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim Out – 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds
  6. Preferred Club Master Suite Swim Out Garden View  – 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds
  7. Preferred Club Master Suite Partial Ocean View – 1 king-size bed
  8. Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front  – 1 king-size bed

For the wedding couple, we highly recommend the Junior Suite Swim Out!

Junior Suite Swim Out at dreams vallarta bay

The spacious Junior Suite Swim Out’s where comfort meets fun.

Think a relaxing bed, and a private furnished terrace with direct pool access.

There’s also a full bathroom with a hot tub and luxury bath amenities.

Get pampered round-the-clock with 24/7 room service and a concierge always on standby.

Plus, that mini-bar? It’s restocked daily to keep your good times rolling!

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa boasts 3 massive swimming pools – the main pool, an activity pool, and a dedicated pool for the little ones to splash around.

There’s also 1 outdoor hot tub for you and your wedding guests to relax in.

We love that all pools are heated during the winter.

main pool at dreams vallarta

The beach at the resort is a total paradise!

It’s got plenty of palms and is the perfect spot for snorkeling, beach volleyball, or trying out non-motorized water sports.

And if that’s not your thing, just kick back on those comfy beach beds and soak up the sun. 

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa is a foodie’s dream with 7 restaurants dishing out delicious local and international flavors. 

Thirsty? Hit up any of their 4 bars, including an outdoor theater bar, for a refreshing sip.

A tip from our wedding specialist, Alison: the Chef’s Table Dining Experience is a must-try.

Carnival International Café dreams vallarta bay

7 restaurant options include… 

  1. Barefoot Grill | beachside burgers, hot dogs etc.  
  2. Capers | Italian cuisine
  3. Carnival | international buffet 
  4. Castaways | seafood specialities 
  5. Coco Café | café 
  6. Himitsu | Pan-Asian fusion delicacies
  7. Tamarindo | Mexican cuisine

Capers Wine Cellar dreams vallarta bay

Your wedding getaway to Dreams Vallarta Bay’s going to be full of entertainment.

The resort is a hub for activities day and night, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

And if you’re up for exploring beyond the resort, they’ve got you covered with tours and thrilling excursions in Puerto Vallarta.

Our manager Elizabeth loves how the kids at your wedding can have a blast enjoying the loads of fun stuff lined up just for them. 

Movie Night at dreams vallarta bay

Fun activities and entertainment include…

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Soccer and pool/beach volleyball
  • Explorers Club For Kids
  • Core Zone Teens Club
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing
  • Movie nights on the beach
  • Live nightly entertainment
  • Chef’s Table dining experience
  • Weekly tours of the restaurant kitchens
  • Seasonally available – turtle release and whale watching
  • Dance classes
  • Spanish classes
  • Yoga classes
Q. Are Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa and Secrets Vallarta Bay the same?

No, these are 2 different resorts located next to each other with a common shared space in between.

Q. How many rooms does Dreams Vallarta Bay have?

This all-suites resort has 327 spacious suites.

Q. How far is Dreams Vallarta Bay resort from the airport?

The resort is just 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

Q. Is Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

Q. Is Dreams Vallarta adults-only?

No, Dreams Vallarta Bay is a family-friendly resort. The Secrets Vallarta Bay resort located next door is adults-only.

lobby terrace at dreams vallarta bay

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa seems like the perfect resort for a destination wedding. 

Spacious suites, awesome wedding packages, delectable dining, and loads of activities for your guests.

But, there’s also the flipside to look at.

So our wedding planners spilled the beans!

reception venue at dreams vallarta

Things we love: 
  1. Plenty of beautiful venues.
  2. Lots of wedding packages for you to choose from.
  3. Responsive and creative in-house wedding planning team.
  4. The downtown location is great.
  5. Fantastic resort for families wanting to explore Puerto Vallarta while enjoying an all-inclusive stay. 
Things we don’t love: 
  1. Plumbing in some bathrooms needs to be fixed!
  2. Rough and rocky patches on the beach.
  3. Guests have complained about vendors on the beach.
  4. High-rise structure offers a city hotel vibe, but somewhat ruins the ‘coastal resort’ feel.
  5. They need comfier lounge chairs – tailbone starts to ache without padding!
Like all Dreams resorts, you'll find plenty of kids' activities here. Paired with the adjacent adults-only Secrets Vallarta Bay resort, it's an incredible combination for hosting weddings.

swim up bar at dreams vallarta bay

Still unsure? 

Take a look at these 3 similar resorts that could be perfect for your wedding. 

  1. Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort
  2. Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
  3. Dreams Bahia Mita Surf & Spa

Feeling overwhelmed & need some help narrowing down your options?

Our wedding planners would love to chat with you!

We’ll help you figure out which resort is the best fit for you & your guests.

Plus we can negotiate group rates that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own!

Call us today at 877-737-0177 or contact us here.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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