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Weddings at Royalton Riviera Cancun | Our Honest Review 2024

Is the Royalton Riviera Cancun right for your wedding?

You’ll know soon! 👏

Our team has planned 100s of destination weddings in Mexico…

And this is our honest review of weddings at Royalton Riviera Cancun.

So brace yourself….

You’ll get everything from venues, package prices, room types & more!

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Your Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding

1. Hotel Overview


Royalton Riviera Cancun is a luxury, all-inclusive resort located in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

With world-class amenities, and impeccable service, it’s no wonder this hotel is a popular choice for destination weddings!

Our wedding specialist Pamela told me, “I love the lobby entrance – it’s on higher ground, giving you this awesome view of the resort and the ocean! So beautiful!”

royalton riviera cancun

The Royalton has 840 rooms, including suites and villas.

Plus, there are a total of 21 restaurants & bars on-site.

Some of the top amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, and kids club.

They offer daily activities & nightly entertainment, so there’s always something to do!

2. Wedding Packages

3 Wedding Packages:

Royalton Riviera Cancun offers you 3 magnificent wedding packages.

  1. Luxury Wedding – possibly free for 10 guests 
  2. Refined Wedding – $4,199 for 30 guests 
  3. Exclusive Wedding – $11,199 for 40 guests 

Depending on the package, you can add more guests for $20 to $120 per person.

royalton riviera cancun wedding

Their Luxury Complimentary Wedding is a great option for couples on a budget!

It starts at $999 or FREE if you book a minimum of 35 room nights or 14 room nights in the Diamond Club category.

75% of your wedding group need to stay at the property to qualify for the free package.

This package includes:
  • 10 guests
  • A personal wedding planner & onsite coordinator
  • VIP welcome & late checkout for bride & groom (based on availability)
  • Bride & groom room upgrade (based on availability)
  • “Getting Ready” refreshments & fruit platter for the couple on wedding day
  • 10% discount on spa services for entire wedding group
  • Ceremony location (excluding Sky Terraces)
  • Symbolic ceremony (can upgrade to a civil ceremony for an additional fee)
  • Chairs included
  • Sound system
  • 1 tropical bridal bouquet & 1 groom’s boutonniere
  • Ceremony table with linen & tropical centrepiece
  • Sparkling wine toast 
  • 2-hour semi-private dinner at 1 of their restaurants
  • Personalized menu cards
  • 1-tier wedding cake

wedding cake

But if you want to go all out, we definitely recommend their Exclusive Wedding package.

It includes:
  • Personal wedding planner & onsite coordinator
  • VIP welcome & late checkout for the couple (based on availability)
  • Bride & groom room upgrade (based on availability)
  • “Getting Ready” refreshments & fruit platter for the couple on wedding day
  • 10% discount on spa services for the entire wedding group
  • Breakfast in bed for the morning after the wedding
  • $150 spa voucher – 6 coupons each of $25 USD value
  • Couples massage (25mins) 
  • 2-hour Pre-wedding event with standard open bar
  • 2-hour private BBQ party (this could be used as an all-white party!)
  • 10 Tikki Torches (*only provided on the beach)
  • Caribbean Trio performance (45 mins) 
  • Ceremony location (excluding Sky Terraces)
  • Symbolic ceremony (can upgrade to civil ceremony)
  • Chairs included
  • Sound system for ceremony
  • Ceremony table with linen & tropical centerpiece
  • 1 premium tropical bridal bouquet & 1 bridesmaid bouquet
  • 1 premium groom’s boutonniere & 1 groomsmen boutonniere
  • Aisle chair tropical floral corsages (up to 8)
  • Sparkling wine toast
  • Cocktail hour with 5 appetizers from signature cocktail menus
  • 3 cocktail tables with white linen
  • Bride & groom signature drink
  • 1 hour of standard open bar service
  • Solo musician – violinist, saxophonist or guitarist (45 mins)
  • 4-hour private reception (plated, family-style, or buffet options)
  • 4 hours of standard open bar & sound system
  • Round tables with white linens
  • $300 USD reception floral centrepiece credit
  • 2-tier wedding cake with a table dressed in white linen
  • Personalized menu cards

So if you want to feel like royalty on your big day, this is the package for you!

3. Ceremony & Reception Venues

Our wedding specialist Alison says, “Royalton has a variety of venues to choose from!”

For your ceremony, you get 4 options: 

1. Beach

Maximum capacity: 300 guests 

royalton riviera beach wedding

Hear the waves crashing as you exchange your vows with the sand between your toes.

This is a great option if you want a truly romantic ceremony.

2. Ocean View Gazebo

Maximum capacity: 80 guests

Say “I do” while surrounded by lush gardens and the Caribbean Sea in the distance.

ocean view gazebo royalton

3. Sky Wedding

Maximum capacity: 90 guests 

This is their rooftop terrace that offers panoramic views of the resort, the ocean, and Puerto Morelos.

royalton sky wedding

4. Sky Wedding at Hideaway

Maximum capacity: 70 guests

This is an adults-only rooftop terrace with a pool, bar, and breathtaking views.

sky wedding at hideaway

For your reception, you have even more options!

You can choose to have it in 1 of their many restaurants, terraces, or on the beach.

If you want an intimate gathering to celebrate your special day, their Hideaway terrace is perfect.

hideaway terrace royalton

It has a capacity of up to 40 guests and offers an intimate setting with beautiful views of the resort!

4. Gay Weddings

Royalton Riviera Cancun is a gay-friendly resort that welcomes all couples!

They offer the same packages to same-sex couples as they do to heterosexual couples.

lesbian wedding

A popular option for couples is to have a symbolic ceremony in Mexico and a legal one back home.

It makes for an easier process and you won’t have to deal with foreign paperwork.

If you prefer a civil ceremony, it can totally happen with a little extra help.

Just reach out to one of our specialists and we’ll be happy to guide you!

5. Room Types

The rooms at Royalton Riviera Cancun are absolutely breathtaking!

Their 840 rooms start at $434/night and range from standard rooms to villas.

All of these are spread across 3 luxurious sections:

  1. The resort
  2. Diamond Club
  3. Hideaway (adults-only)

royalton luxury suites

All of their rooms offer:
  • Exclusive DreamBed™ with high thread count sheets
  • Unlimited free resort-wide WiFi for all your devices
  • Rain showers
  • Minibar
  • Balcony or terrace
  • A/C with individual thermostat and ceiling fan
  • In-suite Jacuzzi soaker tub 
  • SB charging station
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite television including specialty channels
  • 24-hour room service 
  • Coffee maker under request
  • Other amenities like iron and board, hair dryer, etc. 

If you’re looking for something extra special, we recommend a Diamond Club suite.

They come with all of the standard room amenities and so much more.

diamond club chairman

You’ll have a separate living area, some with a kitchenette and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Plus, you’ll get access to the concierge & butler services.

No matter which room type you choose, you’ll be blown away by the views.

6. Beach

The beach at Royalton Riviera Cancun is simply stunning!

It’s a wide, sandy beach with crystal clear waters.

The best part is that it’s never too crowded so you can always find a spot to relax.

hideaway royalton beach

If you’re feeling active, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

You can go for a swim, try out stand-up paddleboarding, or take a catamaran out for a spin.

7. Food & Drink

The luxury dining experience at Royalton Riviera Cancun is not to be missed!

They have a total of 9 restaurants & 12 bars.

Their chefs use the freshest ingredients to create culinary masterpieces.

Plus, they have a wide variety of dining options to suit everyone’s taste.

From French fine dining to Mexican street food, there’s something for everyone.

And of course, they have an extensive wine list to pair with your meal.

zen royalton

Restaurant options include:
  • Gourmet Marche | International Buffet
  • Agave | Mexican Cuisine
  • Armadillo | Tex-Mex Cuisine
  • Caribbean Grill | Caribbean Cuisine
  • Grazie Italian Trattoria | Italian Cuisine
  • Hunter Steakhouse | Authentic Steakhouse
  • SCORE Sports Bar | Pub & Grill
  • Taj | Indian Cuisine
  • Zen | Japanese Cuisine
  • Scoops Gelato and Cafe Lounge
  • C/X Culinary Experience | Chef’s Table

royalton bar

Bar options include:
  • SCORE | Sports Bar & Lounge
  • Lobby Bar
  • Martini Mix
  • Tides Beach Bar
  • Diamond Club Lounge
  • Diamond Club Beach Bar
  • Sand Beach Bar
  • Nautica Beach Bar
  • XS Disco Bar
  • Dips Swim-Up Bar
  • Chill Swim-Up Bar
  • Encore Swim-Up Bar

8. Activities & Entertainment

There’s always something going on at the Royalton!

If you’re looking for some daytime fun, you can join 1 of their many activities.

They have everything from water sports to cooking classes.

For a zen day, drop the kids off at the Kid’s Club or Splash Park and head over to their spa!

royalton splash water park

And if you’re looking for evening entertainment, they have live music & shows.

Plus, they offer a wide variety of group activities.

You can join a yoga class, go on a snorkeling excursion, or take a dance lesson.

No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Royalton Riviera.

9. What Brides & Grooms Said...

“We had our wedding here in March 2022. Everything was perfect. Yectli from wedding services, Geovanni and Jose were my AM and PM butlers. There wasn’t anything they wouldn’t do for us, we actually felt bad asking because we knew they would do anything. My wife and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The perfect orchestration for a wedding party of 50 people from all around the world.” Tien D.

Bride and groom Live Aqua Mexico

“I enjoyed a 7 night stay at this wonderful resort. The staff is very friendly and professional. I would like to make a special shout out to Salvador, he was a poolside attendant and was amazing! He catered to us every day we were there. He honestly made the stay so much more memorable. I also hosted my wedding there, our coordinator, Pamela Vargas WAS AMAZING! I honestly never felt so relieved she handled everything with ease. Our staff we had for our reception was even better, another special shout out to Cristy! She helped us think of a tequila game to play with our guests! It is something that is still talked about. Thank you for making this memorable experience for us! I will definitely be back SOON!” Lyanne M.

10. Why We Like It

There’s a lot to love about Royalton Riviera Cancun…

Here’s what our wedding planners had to say:

Things we love:
  • Luxurious & with stunning views.
  • Wide variety of dining options to suit everyone’s taste.
  • Plenty of activities for guests of all ages.
  • Live music & evening shows.
  • Their Diamond Club is an adults-only oasis!
  • Drop-dead gorgeous sky terrace.
  • Fantastic for a no-sand option with an ocean view.

diamond club beach

Things we don’t love:
  • Beach is not the best – water is always brownish.
  • The wedding department is notoriously non-responsive.
  • Sells out a lot, often 1 year in advance (it’s that damn sky terrace!)
  • Requires a booking of minimum 4 nights.
  • Many weird room categories. 🤔
"The resort is super affordable for guests. It serves delicious food + bonus points for the adults-only section! And plenty of unique wedding venues!"

Need Help Planning?

Still not sure if the Royalton Riviera Cancun is a good fit?

Need a hand with the nitty-gritty details?

Our wedding team has your back.

We can help you decide, and suggest some similar options..

And we’ll work with you to create a custom package that fits your needs & budget.

For more info, give us a call at 877-737-0177 for a free consultation or contact us here.

Let’s start planning your dream day today!

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