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Weddings At Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa | Our Honest Review

Thinking about having your destination wedding at Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa?

With 100+ resorts and hotels in Puerto Vallarta, what makes the Grand Palladium Vallarta stand out?

Get ready to find out!

Our certified wedding specialists are sharing all the info – from wedding packages and prices to the pros, cons, and plenty of photos.

Let’s jump right in!

We love the location of the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa – on the stunning shores of Riviera Nayarit!

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this resort offers an unparalleled wedding getaway.

Our Weddings Department manager Elizabeth says, “The resort feels unique, cozy, and economical.”

You and your guests will love the spacious and elegantly appointed rooms and suites.

And the breathtaking views of either the ocean or the resort’s landscaped gardens! 😍

terrace of suite at grand palladium vallarta
The resort has a variety of restaurants and bars, from authentic Mexican dishes at La Adelita to sumptuous pizzas at Portofino.

Plus there’s never a dull moment here, thanks to its array of activities and events.

Did I mention the resort’s kids’ club? It’s perfect to keep the little ones at your wedding entertained!

And if you want to rejuvenate before your big day, the resort’s world-class spa offers many treatments and massages.

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa offers 5 amazing destination wedding packages.

Each one has a separate theme and comes with plenty of perks and services.

5 wedding packages include:

  1. Crazy In Love – possibly free for 20 guests
  2. Eternal Love – $1,350 for 20 guests
  3. Palladium Signature – $4,000 for 20 guests
  4. Tropical Bliss – $5,500 for 20 guests
  5. Garden Blooms – $12,500 for 20 guests

bride and groom at grand palladium vallarta

The Tropical Bliss Package

We highly recommend the Tropical Bliss package.  

You get a beautiful, vibrant ceremony, and décor that boasts tropical vibes. 

For $5,500, you get:
  • Ceremony location and decor.
  • Selection of white chairs for the ceremony.
  • Palladium sound system.​
  • Customized TROPICAL BLISS flowers for the couple.​
  • Minister – with no religious denomination – for symbolic union.​
  • Soloist for the ceremony (45-minute set)​
  • Toast with sparkling wine after the ceremony.​
  • Hotel wedding coordinator.​
  • Wedding cocktail with 1-hour standard open bar and hors d’oeuvre options.​
  • 3-hour private reception with plated dinner menu and standard open bar.​
  • White two-tier wedding cake.

The resort offers 5 stunning wedding locations.

Our certified wedding specialist Alison told me, “There’s a cute chapel for Catholic weddings, and some pretty terraces too.”

She also said, “the resort is best suited for smaller wedding groups, up to 50 guests.”

1. Bougainvillea Terrace

Say ‘I do’ on this breathtaking terrace, boasting unparalleled views.

We highly recommend it for golden hour ceremonies.

  • Ceremony – up to 60 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 60 guests

Bougainvillea Terrace venue at grand palladium vallarta

2. Catholic Chapel

This open-air,colonial-style chapel called Nuestra Señora de las Nieves is perfect for couples seeking a catholic destination wedding.

  • Ceremony – up to 80 guests

Catholic Chapel venue at grand palladium vallarta

3. Ocean Deck

This terrace gives all guests a stunning view of the beach and ocean. 

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

Ocean Deck venue at grand palladium vallarta

4. Sunset Sky Terrace

Sleek and stylish, the Sunset Sky Terrace has a modern look and feel.

It’s got striking architectural features and gorgeous views.

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

Sunset Sky Terrace at grand palladium vallarta

5. Beach Pergola

This oceanside Beach Pergola offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and dramatic cliffs.

It sets the stage for unforgettable toes-in-the-sand celebrations.

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

Beach Pergola venue at grand palladium vallarta

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa is known for its inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.

The resort loves hosting LGBTQ weddings and is supportive of diverse celebrations.

If you need help with documents, or have questions about the process, reach out to us.

Our team of certified wedding specialists can help you every step of the way.

There are 420 rooms and suites at the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa.

The spacious rooms boast amazing views; our only complain is not many have ocean views. 

And the suites feature private jacuzzis. 

connecting suite at grand palladium vallarta

You get to choose from 11 room and suite types…
  1. Deluxe Garden View – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds 
  2. Deluxe Ocean View – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds 
  3. Deluxe Oceanfront View – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds 
  4. Deluxe Panoramic Ocean View – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds 
  5. Connecting Suite – 1 king-size bed + 2 double beds 
  6. Junior Suite Garden View – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds  
  7. Junior Suite Ocean View – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds  
  8. Suite Panoramic Ocean View – 1 king-size bed
  9. Ambassador Suite Panoramic Ocean View – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
  10. Signature Suite Panoramic Ocean View – 1 king-size bed + 2 double beds
  11. Family Selection Junior Suite Garden View – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds

For the wedding couple, we highly recommend the Ambassador Suite Panoramic Ocean View!

Signature Suite Panoramic Ocean View grand palladium vallarta

The Ambassador Suite Panoramic Ocean View is one of the most exclusive accommodations at this resort.

It comes with a hydromassage bath and a furnished terrace complete with a jacuzzi. 

If you visit from December to March, you might see whales crossing the Pacific, directly from your terrace!

This suite comes with memory foam mattresses, a dressing room, minibar, electronic safe, steam iron, tea and coffee facilities, a hair dryer, etc.

You can also enjoy concierge service throughout your stay.

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa has 4 gorgeous pools, including a saltwater pool, and a small water park for kids.

The main pool has a swim-up bar that serves amazing handcrafted cocktails. 

pool at grand palladium vallarta

The resort sits on a gorgeous private beach.

You can enjoy activities like surfing, kayaking, and bodyboarding here.

Or you can simply enjoy the loungers and catch up with your loved ones.

At Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa, dining and drinks take center stage!

With 5 restaurants and 6 bars, including a swim-up bar, there’s something for everyone.

Savory Mexican dishes, delectable Italian cuisine, and even flavors from Asia, they serve it at grand palladium vallarta

5 restaurant options include… 

  1. Las Terrazas | local and global cuisine
  2. Bamboo | Asian cuisine
  3. Portofino | Italian cuisine
  4. La Adelita | Mexican cuisine
  5. El Bosque | local and global cuisine

sports bar at grand palladium vallarta

With daily events scheduled, you and your wedding guests are going to have a blast here!

The resort’s got entertainment activities for all age groups – from the kids to the kids at heart!

couple paddleboarding at grand palladium vallarta

Fun activities and entertainment include…

  • Surfing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Catamaran tours
  • Paddleboarding
  • Mexican cooking classes
  • Spanish classes
  • Mixology workshops
  • Live music and theater performances
  • Sports like soccer, beach tennis, volleyball etc.
  • Kids Club
  • Spa
  • Fitness center with classes
Q. How far is the Grand Palladium Vallarta from downtown Puerto Vallarta?

The resort’s a 50 minute drive from downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Q. What are the pool hours ?
  • Main pool: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Adults-only Infinity Pool: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Saltwater Pool: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Children’s Water Park: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Q. How many rooms are at Grand Palladium Vallarta?

The resort has 420 spacious rooms and suites.

Q. How far is Grand Palladium Vallarta from the airport?

It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel from the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (Puerto Vallarta airport) to the resort.

infinity pool at grand palladium vallarta

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa seems like the perfect resort for your destination wedding.

But still wondering if it’s the one for you?

I asked our destination wedding specialists for the lowdown.

Here’s what they said 👇

wedding venue at grand palladium vallarta

Things we love: 
  1. Beautiful wedding venues and amazing packages.
  2. Private beach!
  3. Fantastic resort for families.
  4. Spacious accommodations.
  5. Fabulous entertainment options.
Things we don’t love: 
  1. Some guests find the remote location an inconvenience.
  2. Huge property, so get ready to walk a lot!
  3. Guests have had issues with ACs not working properly. 
  4. Very few rooms with ocean view.
  5. Main pool gets very crowded during peak tourist season.
"It feels very green and spacious, has a good beach, different pool areas, and is super family-friendly."

spa at grand palladium vallarta

Still unsure? 

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

  1. Iberostar Selection Playa Mita
  2. Velas Vallarta
  3. Marival Armony Luxury Resort & Suites (adults-only)

Want to plan your destination wedding, but not sure where to start? 

We can help!

Our team at has planned 100s of weddings and can guide you every step of the way. 

Call us today at 877-737-0177 or contact us here for a FREE consultation.

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