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Weddings at Grand Velas Riviera Maya | Our Honest Review


You’ve decided on a destination wedding, that’s a great choice. 

But now you have to find the perfect resort… 

Don’t panic! That’s what we’re here for. 

We’re here to give you our honest review on weddings at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. 

Our team of wedding experts at give you the pros, cons, and everything in between. 


Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a AAA Five-Diamond resort where romance, luxury, and comfort intertwine. 

Set on a private white sand beach, this beautiful resort has more than you need, but everything you want. 

Relax and recover here with many different amenities, including 2 pools and a calming spa. 

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This resort has 3 different categories of suites and each suite is upscale with amazing views. 

There are 8 restaurants on-site, which gives guests the opportunity to try out different cuisines from around the world. 

You can also grab a drink at one of the 6 bars, including a karaoke bar!

At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the wedding packages are different from other resorts. 

While they offer 5 wedding packages, there is no set price or set amount of guests. 

This means it can be customized to your budget and your guest list!

Wedding packages include: 
  1. Truly Yours
  2. Eternally Yours
  3. Infinitely Yours
  4. Special Concessions Experience
  5. Mayan Connections Experience

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Infinitely Yours

Infinitely Yours is the most lush package the resort offers. 

The resort describes this as their ultimate bundle, and we totally agree. 

This covers the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and SO much more!

With the Infinitely Yours wedding package, you get… 
  • Choice of venue
  • Symbolic ceremony
  • Bouquet and boutonniere
  • Sparkling wine
  • Setup from the Velas Collection
  • 4-hour open bar
  • VIP airport pickup
  • Room upgrade
  • Velas Collection decor
  • Venue for cocktail and reception
  • Welcome cocktail party with open bar
  • 3-course menu or buffet
  • Wedding cake
  • $300 credit for the photographer
  • Hair and makeup trial

Grand Velas Riviera Maya has 8 wedding venues you can choose for your special day. 

No matter what your style is, you’ll find one you love!

1. Ocean Terrace

The Ocean Terrace is set on a rooftop where the ocean views will steal the show. 

It’s great for small, intimate parties or a guest list of up to 120 guests. 

  • Ceremony: 100 guests
  • Cocktail hour: 120 guests
  • Reception: 100 guests
grand velas terrace wedding
2. Zen Pool Terrace

Surrounded by bright green gardens, this tropical venue is a great option for those wanting something different. 

The Zen Pool Terrace is private and can be decorated to your liking, right down to the napkins. 

  • Ceremony: 100 guests
  • Cocktail hour: 120 guests
  • Reception: 100 guests

grand velas pool terrace

3. Grand Class Deck

This beachfront gazebo gives guests the perfect view of the wedding couple, as well as the ocean. 

Whether you want a circle, square, or octagon gazebo, they have it all for you!

  • Ceremony: 250 guests

grand velas beach wedding

4. Grand Class Beach

Need a spot for a ton of guests? Lucky for you, Grand Class Beach is perfect. 

Listen to the relaxing waves as you and your partner exchange vows. 

  • Ceremony: 500 guests
  • Cocktail hour: 520 guests
  • Reception: 500 guests

grand velas beach wedding

5. Virgen de Guadalupe Chapel

This Chapel makes every wedding look extravagant. 

Great for those who want a religious ceremony, it can also be completely transformed by decor including flowers and aisle runners. 

  • Ceremony: 120 guests

grand velas wedding chapel

6. Chakah Garden

The Chakah Garden is ideal for those looking for a more intimate ceremony. 

Surrounded by greenery, this private area will allow you to spend time with your most cherished people. 

  • Ceremony: 30 guests

grand velas resort garden

7. White Foyer

The White Foyer is a bright, classy ballroom that will amaze those who want an indoor wedding. 

It has large windows where guests can look out and see the beautiful gardens. 

  • Ceremony: 75 guests
  • Cocktail hour: 95 guests
  • Reception: 75 guests

grand velas white ballroom

8. Grand Velas Convention Center

As the largest venue at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, this ballroom is for those who want a lavish wedding… and who have a big budget. 

Whether you want minimal decor or bright, flashy decor, you can make it happen here. 

  • Ceremony: 1000 guests
  • Cocktail hour: 1200 guests
  • Reception: 1000 guests

grand velas ballroom

Does Grand Velas Riviera Maya celebrate gay weddings? 

Yes, they do!

Anyone from the LGBTQ+ community can host a wedding here. In fact, it’s encouraged!

Every wedding package stays the same no matter who you’re marrying. 

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If you need help with important paperwork, reach out to our wedding experts!

We can help you with anything along the way. 


At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, you get to choose between 3 categories of suites. 

There are 491 suites here and each category offers something completely different.

The categories include Grand Class Suites, Ambassador Suites, and Zen Grand Suites. 

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Grand Class Suites: 
  • Grand Class Oceanfront
  • Grand Class Presidential Oceanfront
Ambassador Suites: 
  • Ambassador Suite Ocean View
  • Ambassador Pool Ocean Front
  • Ambassador Two-Bedroom Family Suite Ocean View
  • Ambassador Governor Ocean Front
  • Ambassador Presidential Ocean Front
Zen Grand Suites
  • Zen Grand Nature View
  • Zen Grand Pool Nature View
  • Zen Grand Presidential Nature View
  • 2 Bedroom Family Suite Nature View

For the newlyweds, we recommend the Zen Grand Pool Nature View Suite. 

grand velas zen garden room

Those who want to relax during their wedding week (when there is time) will love this suite. 

There is a plunge pool right on the balcony, a king-size bed, and a stocked mini-bar… all under the Rivieria Maya jungle. 

Relaxing by the pool or the beach won’t be an issue at this resort. 

Grand Velas Riviera Maya has 3 beautiful pools, including the Ambassador Pool, an infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. 

The Grand Class Pool is for adults only, while the Zen Pool is a more relaxing and quiet pool for everyone to use. 

Safe to say you’ll have no shortage of where you can cool off here!

You will find the private beach here pristine and relaxing, with many chairs to lay on!

Grab a drink from the swim-up bar at the pool to sip on. 

Grand Velas Riviera Maya has 8 restaurants that will make your mouth water. 

There are also 6 bars that you won’t want to skip out on!

The resort offers a swim-up bar, live-music bar, karaoke bar, coffee bar, and more!

grand velas resort restaurant

Restaurant options include…
  • Piaf | French cuisine
  • Azul | Buffet
  • Frida | Mexican cuisine
  • Bistro | International cuisine
  • Chaká | International cuisine
  • Sen Lin | Asian cuisine
  • Cocina de Autor | Fine fusion
  • Lucca | Italian cuisine

grand velas resort bar

If you want activities and entertainment on your vacay, you can find them here!

Grand Velas Riviera Maya has an array of activities that will keep all of your guests occupied. 

Want to play in the water? Or take a romantic stroll while horseback riding? You’re in luck!

grand velas resort activities

Fun activities and entertainment include…
  • Renting a bicycle
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Golfing
  • Horseback riding
  • Snorkelling
  • Movie nights
  • Karaoke
  • Kids Club
  • Teens Club
  • Spa Day

Need answers to your questions about the resort?

We have the answers for you. We’ve added the most asked questions below so you don’t have to go searching yourself!

Q: How far is Grand Velas Riviera Maya from the airport?

A: It’s about a 25-minute drive from the Cancun International Airport. 

Q: What time do check-in and check-out start?

A: The check-in time starts at 3 pm and the check-out time starts at 12 pm. 

Q: Are pets allowed at this resort?

A: Unfortunately, pets are not allowed. 

Q: Is there a dress code for restaurants? 

A: Each restaurant has its own dress code and you can ask the front desk ahead of your reservation.

Q: How many weddings are there per day at this resort?

A: The resort takes wedding planning seriously, so there is only one wedding per day!


Weddings at Grand Velas Riviera Maya are customizable, and beautiful, and can be your own version of a fairytale wedding. 

You also have many choices of venues and wedding packages!

Is it too good to be true?

We asked our talented wedding team what they thought about the weddings at this resort, and they gave us their honest pros and cons. 

grand velas resort wedding

Things we love: 
  • Amazing restaurants
  • Beach venues are stunning 
  • Beautiful suites
  • The white ballroom is made specifically for weddings
  • Michelin Star chef on-site
  • Bridal suite is included in the packages
  • They don’t have a ton of weddings so there is more time for you
Things we don’t:
  • Weddings can be expensive
  • Service can be slow at restaurants
  • Seaweed on the beach can be bad
Grand Velas Riviera Maya has everything; beautiful backgrounds for photos, specific ballrooms and beach areas for weddings. The list goes on and on!

grand velas riviera maya resort

Still unsure?

These 3 similar resorts could be another option. 

  1. Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
  2. Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya
  3. Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa

Not too sure about Grand Velas?

Want to explore other with an experienced planner? 

Out team has helped organize 100’s of destination weddings. We can help you find the perfect resort. 

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

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