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Weddings at Excellence Playa Mujeres | Our Honest Review 2024

Planning a destination wedding can be stressful…

But it doesn’t have to be!

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort that will take care of everything, Excellence Playa Mujeres might be the spot for you.

Our expert team has planned 100s of weddings & we’re giving you the DL on all you need to know. 🙌

You’ll get our review of the wedding venues, packages, room types, pros/cons & more!

So, are you ready to get started?

Let’s go…

Excellence Playa Mujeres Wedding Review

1. Hotel Overview


Nestled on a pristine stretch of white sand beach in Cancun, Excellence Playa Mujeres is an adults-only oasis of luxury & romance.

This all-inclusive resort features gourmet dining, world-class amenities & impeccable service.

excellence playa mujeres lobby

With 7 pools, an on-site spa & endless activities, you’ll never want to leave!

2. 3 Wedding Packages

The wedding packages at Excellence Playa Mujeres are truly all-inclusive.

This resort has some of the most affordable wedding packages in Mexico!

With prices ranging from $850 – $2,400, you can have the destination wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.

3 Wedding Packages:
  1. Excellence – possibly free, or $850 for 10 guests 
  2. Excellence Of Love – $1,500 for 20 guests 
  3. Gold Excellence – $2,400 for 20 guests 

bride and groom cutting cake

Their most luxurious offer is the Gold Excellence Wedding Package.

It costs $2,400 for 20 guests staying at the hotel.

Wedding package includes:
  • On-site assistance by wedding coordinators
  • Minister service (Symbolic Ceremony)
  • Beach venue or gazebo overlooking the Caribbean Sea
  • Ceremony décor (white avant-garde chairs & high tables w/ white fabric)
  • 1-hour cocktail party w/ hors d’oeuvres & an open bar after the ceremony
  • Private reception dinner for 4 hours (w/ standard white set-up & an open bar)
  • Sparkling wine during dinner for main toast
  • Wedding cake
  • 4 boutonnières or corsages for the wedding party (Gold Level)
  • Upgraded floral bouquet & boutonnière (Gold Level)
  • Upgraded natural floral centerpiece for the head wedding table during dinner
  • Sound system for the ceremony
  • Romantic or Caribbean music trio (45 min)
  • Bride’s hair & makeup for the ceremony
  • Complimentary Duet Balance Massage for the bride & groom (50 min)
  • 15% discount on all spa treatments
  • 20 digital full-color photos (during the ceremony)
  • 15-min video of the ceremony
  • Preparation & ironing of bride & groom’s attire
  • Honeymoon package
  • Preferential suite within the category reserved
  • Complimentary suite for the groom the night before the wedding
  • Special turndown service for the wedding night
  • Late check-out for the bride & groom

You’ll have your choice between the beach venue or gazebo for the ceremony.

And there are plenty of reception venue options, too…

3. Ceremony & Reception Venues

There are 2 wedding ceremony locations & 4 reception venues to choose from here!

Ceremony venue options include:

  1. The Beach
  2. Stone Gazebo

excellence playa mujeres beach ceremony

As for your reception, you can pick between:

  1. Beach
  2. Ballrooms
  3. Spice Terrace
  4. Convention Center

No matter which venue you choose, the views are guaranteed to be breathtaking!

4. Gay Weddings

Same-sex weddings are welcome at Excellence Playa Mujeres!

The staff has plenty of experience planning LGBTQ+ weddings & makes sure you feel safe & supported.

lesbian wedding

Just note that couples usually choose to have a symbolic ceremony, since legal paperwork is easier to deal with at home.

If you want a legal ceremony in Mexico, it’s still possible with some extra planning.

Just reach out to one of our experts & we’ll gladly help you along your journey!

5. Room Types

There are several room types to choose from at Excellence Playa Mujeres.

Each room is designed to merge the luxury of a resort with the warmth of home.

Prices start at $465/night.

excellence playa mujeres luxury junior suite

You can choose from:
  • Junior Suite Spa or Pool View
  • Junior Swim-Up Suite
  • Terrace Suite w/ Plunge Pool
  • 2-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite Spa or Pool View

For an upgraded stay, we recommend booking a room in their Excellence Club category!

These suites offer an even higher level of luxury, with added perks & VIP treatment.

6. Beach

The beach here is truly breathtaking.

With its white sand & turquoise waters, it’s no wonder this is one of Mexico’s most popular destination wedding locations!

excellence pool and beach

The best part?

It’s never too crowded, so you can relax & enjoy your time here.

Whether you’re looking to sunbathe, swim, or snorkel, there’s something for everyone.

7. Food & Drink

The food here is excellent, no matter where you eat.

From the buffet to the gourmet restaurants, you’ll find plenty of delicious options.

There are even gluten-free, vegetarian, & vegan options available.

chez isabelle

Restaurant options include:
  • Toscana | International Buffet & Italian Taverna
  • Barcelona | Meditteranean Cuisine
  • Agave | Mexican Cuisine
  • Spice | Asian Cuisine
  • Chez Isabelle | French Cuisine
  • Basmati | Indian Cuisine
  • Flavor Market | International Cuisine
  • The Lobster House | Seafood
  • The Grill | Grilled Meats & Seafood
  • Magna | French Cuisine
  • Las Olas

As for the drinks, there’s an endless supply of top-shelf liquor & wine.

You can also find plenty of non-alcoholic options, like fresh juices & smoothies.

live music bar cocktail couple

Cool down with a cocktail at:
  • Sports Bar
  • Martini
  • Prelude
  • Blue
  • Sol
  • Aroma
  • Stars
  • Xlounge
  • Revive
  • Havana Cigar Bar Lounge
  • Excellence Club Lounge
  • Cielo

8. Activities & Entertainment

Excellence Playa Mujeres is the ultimate adult playground.

There’s no shortage of activities here!

From water sports to land activities, you’ll find plenty of things to do.

If you’re looking for some group entertainment, there are also tons of options.

Water-based activities include:

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Private Yacht excursions
  • 7 pools & 4 jacuzzis
  • Sailing
  • Water aerobics
  • Water polo

couple playing beach volleyball

Land activities include:

  • Golf
  • Yoga & Pilates
  • Archery
  • Fitness Center

Group entertainment options include:

  • Circus School
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Cooking Classes
  • Live Music & Shows
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Air rifle shooting
  • Billiards
  • Beach Volleyball/Soccer/Football

9. What Brides & Grooms Said...

“We had our wedding ceremony at this resort last year surrounded by friends and family, and this year we returned for our first anniversary by ourselves. They greeted us with champagne and “Welcome home,” and it felt amazing to be back. Not much has changed – it still is paradise, the grounds are immaculate, and everyone is still friendly as ever. We saw a few familiar faces, which really cemented the feeling of being at home. They exceeded our expectations again – anything we asked they provided above and beyond.” – Angie S.

brides opinion

“Just wanted to make a quick post about the service at our wedding and cocktail party the night before the wedding. We were blown away by our servers and bartenders! Our wedding day brought some nasty weather, so we were a little sad about that, but Gustavo and his team (Fabio and Yobany) made sure our guests still had a wonderful time! No one was ever without a drink, in fact they always had a drink ready for me before I was even done with my last sip! We had Polaroid cameras for our guests to take pictures and everyone loved the staff so much that someone snapped a picture of me with Gustavo- that’s how you know it was great service haha” – Emily

10. Why We Like It (Pros/Cons)

There’s a lot to love about Excellence Playa Mujeres!

The stunning location… affordable wedding packages… variety of activities & entertainment options!

The only downside is that it can be a bit pricey for some guests, and the rooms aren’t always perfect.

See Pros and Cons below 👇

excellence playa mujeres

Here’s what our wedding planners had to say:

Things we love:
  1. Stunning beachfront location.
  2. Gourmet, award-winning food & drink options.
  3. Tons of activities & group entertainment options.
  4. Friendly & attentive staff.
  5. Very affordable wedding packages.
Things we don’t love:
  1. Their team isn’t responsive via email.
  2. Can be pricey for some guests.
  3. 50 guest max for weddings.
  4. Not ideal if you’re looking for a party atmosphere.
  5. Some guests have complained about the quality of the rooms.

Comparable wedding resorts
El Dorado Royale
Paradisus La Perla
– Secrets Playa Mujeres

What do you think? Considering a wedding at Excellence Playa Mujeres?

We’d love to hear about your thoughts in the comments below!

Need Help Planning?

Have more questions about Excellence Playa Mujeres?

Not sure if it’s the right resort for you?

Our experts are local & here to help!

We have all the inside info you need and can get you the best deals & discounts.

Just give us a call at 877-737-0177 or contact us here for your free consultation.

Let’s start planning your dream day today!

Hi, I’m Najah! If you're planning a destination wedding in Mexico, I'm your girl. Our team of experts at help me create these posts to prepare you for magic! Whether you’re just looking for information or need help planning, we’ve got your back. Have any questions? Reach out in the comments below!


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    I went to a wedding at this resort and it was AWFUL. The food is sooooo bad and the rooms are outdated. The entire pool area needs a renovation. Cocktail party on the beach was sub par. Would never get married here. Trying to plan my own destination wedding and very scared of reviews that say this place is a good choice.

    • admin

      Hi Lauren, I think you might be referring to the Excellence Riviera Cancun because Excellence Playa Mujeres is a relatively NEW resort and doesn’t fit the experience described. Guests have been VERY happy with the food and service… but any resort can have an off day or a change of chef.

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