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Grand Riviera Princess Weddings | My Honest Review 2024

Are you considering Grand Riviera Princess for your wedding?

How sure are you?

Well…we’re here to help you decide!

Our team at have organized many wedding here, so…

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Your Wedding at Grand Riviera Princess

  1. Hotel Overview
  2. Package Options + Add Ons/Perks/Discounts
  3. Ceremony & Reception Options
  4. Gay Weddings
  5. Room Types
  6. Beach
  7. Food & Drink
  8. Activities & Group Entertainment
  9. What Brides & Grooms Said…
  10. Why We Like It (Pros/Cons)

1. Hotel Overview

Dreaming of a tranquil and stunning destination wedding that isn’t too far from dynamic bars and restaurants?

Then Grand Riviera Princess is the resort of your dreams.

This 5-star hotel is 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen but is surrounded by an oasis of peace.

Picture pristine white sand next to lush tropical gardens.

If you want to feel like royalty on your big day, a Grand Riviera Princess Wedding is where it’s at.

You even get to take the Avenue of the Gods from the hotel to the beach.

The Mayan deities line your path as you head for the crystal clear waters.

This paradise is just 40 minutes from the airport and has 674 elegant rooms to choose from.

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You can opt to add extra luxury to your destination wedding by choosing a Platinum Suite or a Laguna Villa Suite.

The ultimate in spoiling yourself!

If you’re looking for a family-friendly destination wedding, this is the place.

There’s a mini-club for the youngest guests, and water sports and tennis courts for older kids and teenagers.

While the kids are enjoying themselves, the adults can relax with a drink at 1 of the 9 bars…

Or at the spa with a private session.

Average Price Per Person, Per Night

  • The average cost of a room per person, per night is between $158 to $374.
  • Maximum room occupancy is 5.
  • There are 674 rooms, ranging from junior suites to family suites.

Many rooms feature a balcony or a hot tub.

Swim-out suites at this hotel even give you private access to the pool.

2. Wedding Packages

Do you want a magical destination wedding that you can customize with a-la-carte services?

Grand Riviera Princess Resort gives you precisely this.

Choose from wedding packages with ceremonies and receptions taking place in striking locations, including the beach, poolside, and a dedicated wedding gazebo.

Then, add individual touches as you please. 

Each package gives you the personal experience that your wedding should be!

7 Wedding Packages:

  1. Just For Two – $300 for you 2
  2. Magical – $2,200 for up to 20 guests
  3. Infinity – $2,200 for up to 20 guests
  4. Mayan – $2,200 for up to 20 guests
  5. Princess – $2,200 for up to 20 guests
  6. Royalty – $2,750 for up to 40 guests
  7. Hibiscus – $12,500 for up to 32 guests

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If you’re happy with a private and intimate ceremony, Just For 2 is perfect.

For a more grand affair, you have plenty of options. 

From their affordable entry-level package, there are plenty of incredible add-on options to allow you to customize your day.

For the occasion of celebrating with others, packages start at entry-level rates.


This Includes:

  • Symbolic/non-denominational ceremony.
  • Symbolic marriage certificate.
  • Tropical flowers for the Bride.
  • Tropical flower boutonniere for the Groom.
  • Simple decorations for the venue.
  • Chairs for the ceremony.
  • Recorded music for the ceremony.
  • Semi-private dinner for 20 guests.

Special Amenities For The Newlyweds

  • Wedding breakfast the morning after the wedding.
  • Bathrobes in your room.
  • Romantic honeymoon amenities including a king-size bed and fruit plate and floral decoration in the room.
  • Late checkout subject to availability.

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Grand Riviera Princess wedding packages are available for ceremonies including Indian Weddings and vow renewal.

Optional Add-Ons & Upgrades

Every wedding package at the resort includes a private venue for the ceremony and can be upgraded to a premium setting for a set fee.

You can be sure of dedicated service as the resort limits the number of weddings each day so that every occasion is special.

Customizing your package for an extra fee allows you to choose additional services and amenities.

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3. Ceremony & Reception Venues

There are 5 captivating venues for your wedding at this resort.

Venues options include:

  • Beach
  • Wedding gazebo
  • Poolside
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge

1. Beach

Beach wedding ceremonies are popular in this resort for obvious reasons…

Look at those incredible white sands and crystal clear waters!

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You can imagine the gentle breeze around you as you share this special moment with your partner and guests.

It’s a magical place to exchange vows.

Ideal for:

  • Intimate weddings for just the 2 of you.
  • A natural ceremony that brings you close to nature.

 2. Wedding Gazebo

Do you love the idea of saying “I do” to the sound of the Caribbean Sea gently lapping against the shore?

The exquisite wedding gazebo at the resort is a superb space to make this happen.

The wooden structure is natural and romantic.

It also gives you much-needed shade without losing any of the glorious sunlight.

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Ideal for:

  • A ceremony that captures the beauty of the Caribbean.
  • Exchanging vows in a picturesque setting with shade.

 3. Poolside

Relax by one of the resort’s swimming pools while you celebrate and make sure that everyone has an amazing time.

You can have a small reception or simply sip cocktails with your guests.

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Raise a glass to spend a happy life with your partner!

Ideal for:

  • A reception with a small number of guests after the ceremony.
  • Cocktails for the bridal party on the evening before you exchange vows.

4.  Restaurants

Are you inviting friends and family to your destination wedding?

You can include everyone in making incredible memories at 1 of the dedicated resort restaurants.

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I personally love the dedication to refinement and mouth-watering menus that you get from this option.

Ideal for:

  • Gathering all of your guests so that everyone can be part of your wedding event.
  • A stylish reception with extra refinement.

5. Lounge

After a ceremony on the beach, celebrating with a private dinner is the perfect end to a unique day.

The lounges at the resort are beautifully decorated.

You also get personalized service so you can relax and enjoy the experience.

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Ideal for:

  • A personalized reception with the special touches you would expect.
  • Celebrations centred on exquisite cuisine and refined surroundings.

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4. Gay Weddings at This Resort

Love is love here at

If you’re hoping to plan an LGBT wedding here in Mexico, you’re in luck — Grand Riviera Princess is LGTB friendly!

Many LGTB couples come to Mexico to get married in paradise. I mean, why wouldn’t you, right?

For destination weddings in Mexico, there a few different options and approaches to choose from.

The most popular is to have a symbolic ceremony and get legally married back home.

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However, a legal marriage can be arranged with a little extra planning and help from one of our expert coordinators.

It involves medical tests, paperwork, and additional fees.

I should note not all hotels in the state actually advertise this type of wedding, but Grand Riviera Princess does and would be delighted to host your gay wedding.

Something to be aware of:

Marriage can be legalized here in Mexico but your home state may not class it as legal if they don’t allow gay marriage yet.

5. Room Types

There are 674 rooms at the Grand Riviera Princess Resort, all fully equipped and designed to provide an exceptional stay.

You don’t need to worry about having to choose the right room on your own; that’s what we’re here for.

1 thing is certain: there is an ideal room waiting for you.

Accommodation includes:

  • Suites with hot tubs or balconies/terraces for guests travelling with or without children.
  • Family club suites for guests who have children with them.
  • Luxury Platinum Suites with an exclusive beachfront location and butler service that just has to be the choice for the wedding couple.

I’ve put together a summary of what you can expect from the different room options to get you started….

1. Junior Suite

Ideal affordable accommodation option for couples or families.

Maximum occupancy: 4 (3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children).

These suites all have a king bed or 2 double beds and a sofa, a balcony or terrace, full air conditioning, and a ceiling fan.

2. Junior Suite Deluxe

Your guests can book accommodation with an extra bit of luxury with this suite that has all the amenities of a Junior Suite plus its own hot tub.

Maximum occupancy: 4 (3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children).

3. Laguna Villa Suite

People travelling without kids can surround themselves with luxury in these 18+ only suites for a maximum of 2 people.

Room features include a hot tub and aromatherapy on request.

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Guests also get a free 1-day spa package and access to the exclusive Platinum Lounge and benefits such as a reserved area on the beach and a private pool.

4. Platinum Suite

These suites have the same luxuriant interiors as the Laguna Villa option, with a maximum occupancy of 4 —  3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Unique advantages of this accommodation include 1 special dinner and discounts on spa treatments and water sports.

5. Family Club Deluxe

These rooms are designed for adults travelling with children.

Any young guests at your wedding will love this accommodation because it includes access to Family Club benefits like an entertainment program for children and a teen disco once a week.

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Maximum occupancy: 5 (2 adults and 3 children or 3 adults and 2 children).

6. Family Club Deluxe Jr.

Last but not least, an extra-special family experience awaits guests in this accommodation.

There are the same sleeping options:

  • 1 king-size bed and 3 single bunk beds or
  • 2 double beds and a sofa bed 

And the same Family Club benefits as the Family Club Deluxe option. 

But, guests also have private pool swim-out access.

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6. Beach

The Grand Riviera Princess Resort couldn’t be closer to the beach.

The location beside the white sands and turquoise waters is perfect.

Even if you don’t stay in 1 of the beachside luxury suites, you can be strolling along the sands in minutes by either walking through the lush grounds or using one of the regular shuttle services.

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The sand is pristine and provides a naturally beautiful backdrop for exchanging vows or taking a pre-wedding walk at sunset with your partner.

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7. Food & Drink

International cuisine is on the menu at the resort.

You can travel from Mexico to Switzerland with your taste buds and stop off at several countries in-between.

There are 12 places to eat.

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Some are in the Grand Riviera Princess and some in its Grand Sunset Princess sister property.

All-inclusive meals at the International Buffet restaurants are great for family dining, especially with the pretty relaxed dress code.

Just don’t turn up in your swimsuit, and make sure any men in the party wear a shirt with sleeves.

While I’m on the subject of dress code, always check before you arrive.

Eating at non-buffet restaurants like Hacienda for Mexican food and Las Olas for seafood means dressing “smart casual.”

You can take your food choices up a notch if you’re a Platinum Club Guest.

Make a reservation for an International Gourmet meal at “Le Fleur.

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8. Activities & Entertainment

 Aside from the excitement of celebrating your wedding, there’s no way you or your guests will be bored at the Grand Riviera Princess.

You can keep active with sports, including beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, and soccer.

Water-based activities include kayaking and water polo.

Kids in your party will love the games room with video games to play as well as table soccer and air hockey.

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After all the strenuous activity, there’s a chance to relax and enjoy a show at the Princess Theatre or listen to some live music.

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9. What Brides & Grooms Said…

“The suites themselves are very spacious (a little cramped if it’s 2 adults & 2 children), and spotlessly clean. The maid did a wonderful job and had usually cleaned our room by 11am each day. The beds are huge and very comfortable. The bathroom has a huge walk in shower and his/hers sinks which was very nice. We were in room 2134 which looked onto the gardens and was nice & quiet. All our guests were placed close by which was also good.”

Susan Mc

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“The hotel was absolutely beautiful, with hard workers everywhere you looked. It really was an amazing sight.”


“I would highly recommend getting married in this resort or just go there for some R&R. As for the wedding, the resort is very accommodating. The gazebo on the beach is gorgeous and the flower arrangements and chairs beautiful. They are very well organized.”


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10. Why We Like It

Our team at doesn’t sell or recommend any resort that we don’t completely LOVE ourselves.

We want your special day to be absolutely perfect for you, so we give you the honest advice and support you need.

Looking at what the Grand Riviera Princess Resort has to offer, our highlights include:

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  • The beautifully built wedding gazebo on the beach. Being immersed in natural scenery when you say “I do” is an experience with the wow factor.
  • The family-friendly activities on-site including discos, a Teen club lounge with video games and refreshments, and evening activities to keep the young members of your party entertained while the adults relax.
  •  Platinum Club facilities including access to a private pool and a reserved space on the beach.
  • The Mexican-Inspired and integrated decor.

Areas for improvement: 

  • More wedding venue options

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Need Help Planning?

Want to take the first step to your dream wedding in paradise?

Find a wedding planner who has all the expert knowledge you need at

We are an international team so you can almost guarantee to talk with someone who speaks your language.

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As a local business, we live and work in Cancun and the Riviera Maya priding ourselves on providing you with an honest and unbiased opinion.

Because ultimately, it doesn’t matter which hotel you book with us. We want you to have the best time possible making memories that last a lifetime.

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

Happy plannings!

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