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Weddings at El Dorado Maroma | Our Honest Review 2024

Yeah, you’re looking for the perfect place to get married.

But is the El Dorado Maroma the perfect place for your wedding?

Our wedding planners are here to help figure it out. 🙌

So we’re sharing our honest review of all El Dorado Maroma has to offer.

You’ll get wedding packages, costs, room types, entertainment options & more!

Ready to see if this is the resort for you?

Let’s go!

El Dorado Maroma Weddings

1. Hotel Overview


El Dorado Maroma is a luxury, adults-only resort ideal for a romantic getaway.

Located on 1 of the world’s most beautiful beaches, you get stunning tropical views… 

Plus gourmet cuisine, world-class 24-hour service & amazing amenities. 

el dorado maroma

There’s an on-site spa, which is entirely based on ancient Mayan principles of the elements…

And with plenty of daily activities & nightlife entertainment, there is never a dull moment!

Plus, all accommodations are energy efficient.

This resort has gone to great lengths to ensure that sustainability is prioritized.

The recycling & water filtration system converts 92% of the used water into drinking water. 

So, you can have your wedding & save the planet all at the same time!

2. Wedding Packages

El Dorado Maroma offers 3 wedding packages.

3 wedding packages include:

  1. Always and Forever | possibly free for you 2  
  2. Memorable Moments | $3,999 for 24 guests 
  3. Ultimate Memorable Moments | $9,999 for 24 guests 

Additional guests can be invited for $30 to $195 per person, depending on the package.

The Always & Forever package is great for couples on a budget. 

always and forever el dorado maroma

This package includes:
  • Romantic ceremony location
  • Ceremony decor 
  • Signature wedding designer & team
  • Sound system with speakers & microphone
  • Justice of the peace
  • Wedding certificate 
  • Filing documents & translation services
  • Witnesses
  • Semi-private dinner reservation
  • Groom’s room with gourmet bites
  • Free wedding website & honeymoon gift registry
  • Free memorable moments honeymoon & anniversary package

Looking to have a more extravagant wedding?

They also offer a South Asian Wedding Experience.

This package is $16,799 for up to 50 people.

indian destination wedding el dorado maroma

This package includes:
  • Stage area with backdrop draping
  • 3 sets of lounge furniture
  • 5 round tables with white linens & avant-garde chairs 
  • Gourmet South Asian food 
  • 4-hour open bar 
  • 4 hours of DJ service 
  • Baraat procession including a Dhol drum player, horse in traditional garb, onsite wedding designer
  • Romantic location for the ceremony 
  • Groom’s room with gourmet bites 
  • Free wedding website & honeymoon gift registry 
  • Dance floor covered with white vinyl 
  • 5 round tables set for 10 people

The Ultimate Memorable Moments experience offers the ultimate romantic experience.

el dorado maroma memorable moments wedding

With this package, you get:
  • Decoration for the altar
  • 24 chairs with designer covers
  • Floral arrangements
  • Aisle runners
  • Bouquet for the bride & boutonniere for the groom
  • Wedding certificate 
  • Non-denominational minister or judge 
  • Witnesses if required 
  • Sound system, speakers & microphone
  • Welcome drinks
  • Personal on-site attendant on the day
  • Wedding guest concierge 

3. Ceremony & Venue Options

The wedding venues at El Dorado Maroma are beautiful with attention paid to every detail. 

There are 8 venues on the resort, and each 1 is gorgeous. 

If you’re having a larger wedding,  the beach is the ideal spot for you as its capacity is 150 guests. 

beach area lima limon

Or you can choose the Chapel which is slightly smaller, holding 120 guests. 

el dorado maroma chapel

You can also choose from:
  • Gazebo 24 (max. 100 guests)
  • Chapel Gazebo (max. 80 guests)
  • North Beach (80 guests)
  • Sky Deck (50 guests)
  • Sky Massage (max. 50 guests)
  • Mio’s Restaurant Palapa (max. 30 guests)

So whether you’re hosting an intimate ceremony or a big event, you’ll find the perfect venue for your special day!

4. Gay Weddings

El Dorado Maroma is gay-friendly & welcomes all couples! 

They offer the same wedding packages for same-sex couples as they do for straight couples. 

lesbian wedding

Most couples choose to have a symbolic ceremony & handle the legal stuff back home. 

However, it is possible to arrange a legal wedding in Mexico.

It may just take a little extra planning & paperwork. 

Need any advice?

Reach out to our experts and we’ll be more than happy to help!

5. Room Types

Want your wedding guests to relax in absolute luxury?

They can do just that at El Dorado Maroma. 

You can choose from a variety of rooms, suites, villas & bungalows. 

el dorado rooms

Every room comes with:
  • A hot tub
  • Fan
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe-deposit box
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Minibar

Are you & your partner looking for the ultimate romantic stay?

They offer 3 honeymoon accommodations to choose from…

You can choose 1 for your wedding stay, as well as a honeymoon in heaven after the ceremony. 

el dorado honeymoon suite

The Honeymoon Suite offers a king-sized bed, a private patio & an “Aguas del Amor” outdoor shower.

Other amenities you can enjoy are:
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Bathroom amenities

Looking for a little more?

Try the Honeymoon Villa, which offers a huge living space. 

el dorado honeymoon villa

These villas are fabulous

They come with a private garden & pool perfect for relaxing. 

Each villa has its own private oversized terrace with access to your pool. 

You also get an entire living & dining area, and a modern kitchen & bathroom. 

There are plenty of other accommodations for your wedding guests as well!

You can choose from:
  • Junior Suite
  • Mi Hotelito Beachfront Suite
  • Royal Suite
  • Private Pool Suite 
  • Swim-Up Suite
  • Royal Swim-Up Suite 
  • Presidential Studio

And let’s not forget the breathtaking Palafitos or Overwater Bungalows. 

overwater bungalow

Each bungalow includes a glass-bottom floor & ladder that gives your access to the ocean.

You also get a massive deck with a private infinity pool where you can spend time relaxing in the sun. 

6. Beach

The beach at El Dorado Maroma is breathtaking. 

The sand is soft, white & gorgeous with crystal clear water in the background.

It’s perfect for enjoying a romantic walk with your partner. 

el dorado maroma beach

The overwater bungalows (palafitos) are a once-in-a-lifetime experience to stay in.

You can also enjoy other relaxing activities along the beach, like a massage or candlelit dinner.

Looking to keep active during your stay?

Try paddleboarding or beach volleyball!

7. Food & Drink

If you’re looking for a venue with outstanding food, look no further. 

You can enjoy a range of gourmet cuisine at 1 of their 10 restaurants & bars.

maroma restaurant

Your restaurant options include:
  • Mexico Lindo | Mexican cuisine
  • Papitos Gourmet Beach Club | International cuisine 
  • Mio Cuccina Italiana | Italian
  • Lima Limon  | A la carte & Peruvian dining
  • Kiyoko | Asian cuisine
  • Caribbean Grill Restaurant & Terrace | Mexican & Caribbean fusion

After your meal, sit back & enjoy a drink at 1 of the resort’s bars or lounges.

el dorado maroma bar

Choose from:
  • Joe’s | Take in the gorgeous views with a delicious beverage
  • Rick’s Bar | Enjoy live entertainment with breathtaking views of the ocean
  • Mio | Float by the pool & swim up to enjoy a refreshing cocktail
  • Bar 24 | Find your new favorite drink at this swim-up seaside bar

8. Activities & Entertainment

There is never a dull moment for you & your guests at El Dorado Maroma. 

Finding something that every 1 of your guests will enjoy will be easy. 

Interested in taking a yoga class or even cooking lessons?

You can do that here!

yoga on the beach

Other activities include:
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Jet Skis 
  • Parasailing
  • Camel Tour
  • ATV Tour 
  • Ocean Tour 
  • Wave Runners Tour
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayakin
  • Paddle Boarding 
  • Aqua Fit
  • Bingo
  • Massage Lessons

9. What Brides & Grooms Said...

“My husband and I got married at El Dorado Maroma and Jasmine at the spa did a wonderful job with my wedding hairstyle and makeup. Her attention to detail and genuine personality added to my special day. I could tell she took great pride in what she did and truly cared about making her brides feel beautiful. I highly recommend Jasmine and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend the day with her.” – Tess H.

brides opinion

“When I tell y’all the most amazing experience ever in our entire lives… Days leading up to the wedding things got a little crazy due to the hurricane but when I tell y’all they made this place look like the hurricane NEVER came through! They were so prepared but we knew how to turn up even with the rain!… The view amazing, weather was perfect and our awesome wedding crew Mariana, Cristina, Rafadolfo, etc man say they gave us what we wanted all the way up to the day! From the wedding on the beach to choosing to have our reception inside of one of the bars instead of on the beach!” – Norris & Berry

10. Why We Like It

There is a lot to love about El Dorado Maroma…

el dorado maroma

Here’s what our wedding planners had to say:

Things we love:
  • They’ve got 1 of the most breathtaking beaches in the Caribbean
  • Beautiful wedding venue options
  • Their sustainability policy & pledge called Passion for Sustainability
  • A wide range of activities for both day & night
Things we don’t love:

The only con (for some people) is that it’s adults-only. So if you’re planning to have kids at your wedding, this isn’t the right spot for you.

If you’re really set on a family-friendly resort, read this post for the 10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts for Weddings in Mexico

Comments from our planners:

Elizabeth from our team says…

“Pros. The most amazing beach in this world, top-notch food and service,intimate, quiet, sexy, and did I mention the beach??? Also, they have

Elizabeth wedding planner

 palafitos, the over-the-water bungalows, which are out of this world. Cons… Can’t think, maybe aged rooms… But honestly, my only con is why don’t I live there.”

Alison from our team says…

“It’s great for Honeymooners etc… better for smaller weddings like 50 people to have more options for event locations. Gorgeous beach. At the moment a couple of restaurants are being updated. They have amazing suites like theAlison wedding planner Honeymoon villa and Private Pool suite – this resort is for people with a healthy budget and rich guests.”

Need Help Planning?

Not sure if an El Dorado Maroma wedding is the place for you?

Our wedding planners can you help find a venue that fits your budget & vision. 

Plus, we can get you the best deals & discounts!

We’ve helped 100s of couples plan their destination wedding here in Mexico.

Will yours be next?

Give us a call at 877-737-0177 for a free consultation or contact us here.

Let’s start planning your dream day today!

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