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Weddings at Hotel Xcaret | Our Honest Review 2024

So, planning to have your destination wedding at Hotel Xcaret?

You’re in for a treat! 🙌

Our wedding planners have organized 100s of weddings in the Riviera Maya.

We’ve got all the inside info you need!

Today, you’ll get a closer look at Hotel Xcaret… and what sets part from other Mexican wedding resorts.

You’ll get wedding options, room types, prices, activities, and more!

Ready to find out if Hotel Xcaret is THE wedding resort of your dreams?

Let’s get started…

Weddings at Hotel Xcaret

1. Hotel Overview


Hotel Xcaret is an eco-archaeological resort located in Riviera Maya.

It’s situated on a gorgeous stretch of coastline, surrounded by lush jungles & ancient ruins.

hotel xcaret

This all-inclusive resort features 5 Mayan-inspired Casas that house 900 suites…

As well as a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, and amenities!

There are also plenty of activities & entertainment options on-site. 

With access & round-trip transportation to 8 Xcaret parks as well as Isla Mujeres, it’s the perfect place to stay for couples, families, and big groups!

2. Wedding Package Options

Hotel Xcaret offers 4 wedding packages that can be customized to fit your needs.

3 Wedding Packages:
  1. Paraiso Symbolic Ceremony – $16,750 for 30 guests
  2. Paraiso Catholic Ceremony – $16,750 for 30 guests
  3. Paraiso Legal Ceremony – $17,750 for 30 guests

Additional guests can be invited for $190.

The resort also offers a beautiful Prehispanic Ceremony that includes 1 priest, 2 smokers, 1 musician, 1 goddess Ix Chel, and 1 god Itzamn.

The resort offers several types of ceremonies. They are:

1. Mayan Ceremony

For the mystics among us, a Mayan wedding in Mexico can be the perfect start to the rest of your life.

This unique ceremony includes a traditional shaman officiating the ceremony & performing a cleansing ritual.

mayan ceremony wedding

The shaman will call upon the 4 natural elements (water, fire, earth and air) & Goddess Ixchel (of the Moon, Sea and Fertility) to bless your union.

2. Catholic Ceremony

If you’re looking for a more traditional ceremony, a Catholic wedding might be the right choice for you.

catholic ceremony

The on-site chapels at Hotel Xcaret are beautiful & perfect for Catholic ceremonies!

3. Symbolic Ceremony

A symbolic ceremony is a great choice for couples that want to keep things simple.

This type of ceremony doesn’t legally bind you, but it’s a beautiful way to celebrate your love!

The hotel has a variety of locations that would be perfect for a symbolic ceremony, like the beach or 1 of the many gardens on-site.

Don’t worry, you’ll be getting a more in-depth look at their venues shortly…

4. Civil Ceremony

For couples that want to get married quickly & without any fuss, a civil ceremony is the way to go.

bride and groom beach wedding

Hotel Xcaret can help you arrange everything with the local government office, so all you have to do is show up on your wedding day!

Plus, you’ll get to reap some amazing benefits by having your wedding here!

You’ll get perks like…
  • Early check-in
  • Room upgrade for the bride & groom
  • 15% discount on their Muluk Spa for ALL wedding guests
  • Romantic amenities on your wedding night
  • Romantic breakfast the morning after
  • Late check-out
  • Get your 4th night free if you choose to come back for your 1st anniversary

They also offer a “Renovation of Vows” ceremony for married couples wanting to celebrate their love!

3. Ceremony & Reception Venues

Hotel Xcaret has a variety of wedding venues to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering or a large-scale event, they’ve got you covered.

Your options include…

1. Chapel of Todos Los Angeles

This is a stunning chapel is located at the top of the Xpiral Pyramid, 148 feet above the Mayan Jungle.

chapel of todos los angeles

With 180-degree views of the Caribbean and jungle, this venue will be sure to leave your guests in awe!

It’s perfect for Catholic ceremonies and can accommodate up to 150 guests.

2. Beach

The hotel’s private beach is the ideal place to exchange your vows.

With the turquoise water & white sand as your backdrop, it’s a truly magical setting!

beach ceremony at xcaret

The beach can accommodate up to 150 guests for a ceremony or reception.

3. Fuego Inlet

This is a unique venue located at the edge of a cenote.

It has amazing views of the jungle and can accommodate up to 350 guests.

xcaret fuego inlet

Guests will be able to take a dip in the refreshing waters of the cenote during your reception!

4. Playones

This is a beautiful, open-air venue that’s perfect for couples wanting a fairytale wedding.

playones xcaret

The stone columns, lush greenery & emerald waters make for a truly majestic setting!

5. The Caves

This is an intimate, underground venue that’s perfect for couples wanting a unique & romantic setting.

caves at xcaret

6. Xpiral Ballroom

This is a beautiful ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Caribbean.

xpiral ballroom

It’s perfect for large weddings & can accommodate up to 500 guests!

There are also plenty of restaurants on-site that would be great for a reception, like Las Cuevas, Trajinera, or Teatro Del Rio.

4. Gay Weddings

At, we only work with resorts that share our values!

Hotel Xcaret is a gay-friendly resort that welcomes all couples with open arms.

xcaret gay weddings

They offer all of the same services & benefits to same-sex couples as they do to straight couples.

So whether you’re looking for a traditional ceremony or something more unique, you’ll be able to make your dream wedding a reality!

5. Room Types

The hotel has 900 suites spread across 5 buildings called Casas:

  1. Tierra – best for families
  2. Fuego – best for adults-only
  3. Espiral – best for weddings & big groups
  4. Viento – best for families with little ones
  5. Agua – best for a zen getaway

xcaret casa tierra

Each Casa pays tribute to the Mayans, drawing upon inspirations in its unique style.

They are all represented by a universal element from Mayan culture: Spiral, Air, Water, Earth, and Fire.

All suites are spacious, modern & comfortable.

Plus, the decor in the suites were handcrafted by artists from local communities!

Their room options include…

1. Suites

These spacious & luxurious rooms offer views of the jungle, river, sea, or beach!

Prices start at $944 per night depending on your suite type.

They come with a king-size bed or 2 double beds, a balcony or terrace, and a marble bathroom with a rain shower and more!

2. Junior Suites

These rooms are best for guests wanting a space that makes them feel at home. 

Prices start at $1,391 per night depending on your suite.

xcaret junior suites

They come with a king-size bed, a terrace overlooking the sea, dining room for 2, and plenty of room to relax.

3. Swim-Up

These suites offer direct access to 1 of the hotel’s pools!

Prices start at $1,282 per night.

xcaret swim up suites

They come with a king-size bed, a terrace, and premium organic amenities!

4. Master Suites

These are the most luxurious suites at the hotel!

Prices start at $2,640 per night.

xcaret master suites

They come with a king-size bed, living room, jacuzzi, plus a terrace with amazing views and a lounge area.

6. Beach

The beach here is absolutely stunning & definitely 1 of the highlights of the resort!

The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft & white.

There are plenty of beach umbrellas & sun loungers for guests to use.

xcaret beach

Plus there are staff members who will bring you drinks & food while you relax on the beach!

There’s also a section of the beach that’s reserved for adults only, so you can enjoy some peace & quiet if you want.

7. Food & Drink

There are 12 restaurants at Hotel Xcaret, so there’s definitely something for everyone!

1 of the highlights is the Mexican buffet that’s served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

xcaret buffet

It features all of your favorite traditional Mexican dishes, plus there are live cooking stations where you can watch the chefs prepare your food.

There are also plenty of international options like Italian, Japanese, and more.

Plus, there are 10 bars on-site so you’ll never go thirsty!

For a quiet & sophisticated jazz night, you’ll want to check out the Lobby Bar. 

8. Activities & Entertainment

This is an all-inclusive resort, so there are plenty of activities & group entertainment options included in your stay!

xcaret spa

Some of the highlights include:
  • Unlimited access to all of the hotel’s parks & attractions
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving in the world’s 2nd-largest coral reef
  • Mayan cooking classes
  • Guided eco-tours of the nearby mangroves
  • Stargazing in the planetarium

And that’s just a peek of what you can expect…

With an on-site spa, 3 gyms, kid-friendly & adults-only sections, there’s truly something for everyone here!

9. What Brides & Grooms Are Saying...

“Got married at HXM on 2/2/22 and I could NOT be any happier that we chose this amazing resort for our wedding. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious EVERYWHERE. The hotel staff and butlers are so helpful and accommodating. The hotel is HUGE and absolutely gorgeous. We spent a lot of time just wandering around and exploring and it was great! The (all-inclusive) excursions were easy to book and so much fun (Xoximilco was hands-down everyone’s favorite). Our guests were in love, nobody wanted to leave! We absolutely cannot wait to return for our anniversary next year!” – Chanel

brides opinion

“We had an absolutely great time at Xcaret. We were there for a week and it wasn’t enough time. The hotel was amazing and beautiful, the staff was great and helpful. We had our wedding at the resort along with 30 family member and everyone is already talking about going back. Our wedding coordinator Daniel was great, we stayed in the Fuego building and had 2 great butlers, Daniel and Ernesto, and one staff member in the building, Adilene, was also great and took our picture on the roof with a just married sign. The parks were also great, we went to as many as possible, but our favorite was the Xenotes tour, I highly recommend it. The hotel was a lot of fun, we cannot wait to go back.” – Jarrett G.

10. Why We Like It (Pros/Cons)

Hotel Xcaret all-inclusive stay is one of the most comprehensive we’ve seen, so you definitely get your money’s worth.

Here’s what our wedding planners had to say:

Things we love:
  1. It doesn’t get more family-friendly.
  2. The hotel is fabulous & huge… always something new to explore.
  3. The staff is incredibly friendly & helpful.
  4. Food is fantastic!

xcaret parks

When it comes to the resort is that it can be a bit overwhelming because there’s SO much to do!

But trust me, that’s the best problem you can have.

Things we don’t love:
  1. Boring at night. No entertainment.
  2. Wedding team is awful, even with couples 😱

Alison from our team says…

The wedding department is beyond slow – attention to the brides is terrible! They have minimum room restrictions for various days of the week… Alison wedding plannereg for weddings from Sunday to Thursday it’s 11 rooms and Friday 20 rooms and Saturday it’s 25 rooms.. Also they don’t allow groups of more than 80 people unless it’s an Indian Wedding.



Have you ever been to Hotel Xcaret? Have question?

We’d love to hear more in the comments below!👇

You can also check out our 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts to Get Married at in Cancun!

Need Help Planning?

Feeling overwhelmed & need some help narrowing down your options?

Our wedding planners would love to chat with you!

We’ll help you figure out which resort is the best fit for you & your guests.

Plus we can negotiate group rates & perks that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own!

Ready to start planning?

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

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