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Velas Vallarta aerial view

Considering a destination wedding at Velas Vallarta?

With plenty of resort options out there, this one’s a big decision!

That’s why you’re here, right? To find out the details and make the best choice?! 

Our wedding specialists will help you figure out whether Velas Vallarta is perfect for you.

From packages and venues to pros and cons, we’re sharing it all.

Let’s get started!

Velas Vallarta is a luxurious family-friendly resort that boasts an impressive 10-acre layout.

It features 3 swimming pools that cater to different preferences.

And the expansive beachfront ensures guests have plenty of space to unwind.

Our wedding specialist Alison says, “the resort’s beautiful central garden gives it a lush feel, despite being downtown.”

gardens at velas vallarta

For foodies, the on-site restaurants include everything from fine dining to casual beachfront options. 

This all-suites resort features 345 spacious suites – perfect to accommodate all your wedding guests, and then some!

But, our wedding specialist Pamela says, “since it’s the first Velas resort, I feel like its infrastructure isn’t as modern as other resorts in the region.”

Despite these minor drawbacks, Velas Vallarta stands out for its exceptional service, and impeccable scenery.

So, here’s the thing, Velas Vallarta does weddings differently.

You won’t find any wedding packages here.

But if you’re looking to personalize every aspect of your big day, from the décor to the menu, this resort is a fantastic choice.

reception dinner setup on the beach at velas vallarta

You can personalize your wedding with:
  • Beautiful indoor & outdoor wedding venues.
  • Complete catering service with gourmet cuisine.
  • Menu tastings.
  • Professional photography and videography.
  • Flower arrangements and décor.
  • Live music & DJ services.
  • Sound & lighting.
  • Minister & wedding certificates.
  • Luxurious spa experiences.
  • Beauty salon services.
  • VIP transportation arrangements.
  • Wedding planning specialists & services.
  • Wedding checklists & calendars.
  • Wedding budget guides.
  • Special luxury amenities for the bride & groom.

Elevating coastal luxury, this resort kicks it up a notch with 8 breathtaking venues.

We love how they effortlessly mix glamour and elegance with functionality.

1. Jetty

Our wedding specialist Alison loves this gorgeous venue and highly recommends it.

And why wouldn’t she?! Just look at it! It’s as romantic and dreamy as can be!

  • Ceremony – up to 100 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 150 guests

jetty wedding venue at velas vallarta

2. Banderas Bay Beach

Say your vows on the golden sands of this romantic beach venue.

It offers you and your guests a picturesque view of the stunning Banderas Bay.

  • Ceremony – up to 450 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 450 guests
  • Reception – up to 450 guests

bandaras bay beach wedding venue at velas vallarta

3. Pool Terrace

This one’s a beautiful venue overlooking the resort’s main pool.

  • Cocktail – up to 250 guests
  • Reception – up to 200 guests

Pool Terrace venue at velas vallarta

4. Convention Center Grand Alejandra

This versatile venue can be effortlessly transformed into a variety of styles, depending on your need. 

It’s perfect for hosting elegant banquets and grand celebrations.

  • Ceremony – up to 600 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 600 guests
  • Reception – up to 450 guests

Convention Center Grand Alejandra venue at velas vallarta

5. La Ribera Garden

Nestled along the oceanfront, this garden treats guests to stunning views of both the ocean and the Sierra Madre mountains.

Plus we love how delightfully tropical it smells!

  • Cocktail – up to 120 guests
  • Reception – up to 20 guests

La Ribera Garden venue at velas vallarta

6. Grand Foyer

This charming foyer is versatile and offers a blend of intimacy and style.

If you’re searching for a covered venue with fabulous views, this is the one for you.

  • Ceremony – up to 100 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 220 guests

foyer wedding venue at velas vallarta

7. Jetty Beach

The beach adjacent to the jetty is a beautiful one with stunning views for days.

We recommend that you have your ceremony on the jetty, and then move the party here!

  • Ceremony – up to 450 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 450 guests
  • Reception – up to 450 guests

jetty beach venue at velas vallarta

8. Garden Tower C

Located near Tower C, this garden venue’s perfect for your dinner, cocktail, or reception event. 

And if you want a tropical garden ceremony, you could consider this venue.

  • Ceremony – up to 120 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 120 guests
  • Reception – up to 70 guests

tower c garden venue velas vallarta

Velas Vallarta is an inclusive and welcoming resort that embraces diversity.

It’s a fantastic choice for hosting LGBTQ weddings.

Need help with documentation? Our specialists can guide you with that.

With views of Banderas Bay and tropical gardens, Velas Vallarta’s 345 suites boast Mexican décor and modern furnishings.

The suites have separate sleeping, living, and dining spaces, and come with amenities like minibars, premium bath products, and fully equipped kitchens.

Our wedding specialist Alison finds the options for 2 and 3 bedroom suites convenient for wedding guests.

deluxe suite at velas vallarta

You get to choose from 8 suite categories…
  1. Deluxe Studio – 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds
  2. One-Bedroom Suite – 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds + sofa bed
  3. One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite – 1 king-size bed + 2 twin sofas
  4. Two-Bedroom Family Suite – 1 king-size bed + 2 double beds
  5. Three-Bedroom Family Suite – 1 king-size bed + 1 queen-size bed + 2 twin beds
  6. Master Suite – 2 king-size beds + 2 twin beds
  7. Ocean Front Suite – 2 king-size beds + 2 twin beds
  8. Presidential Suite – 2 king-size beds + 2 twin beds

For the wedding couple, we highly recommend the One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite!

One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite at velas vallarta

Indulge in comfort and breathtaking views at the One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite.

Relax on the inviting wraparound furnished balcony that seamlessly connects the main bedroom to the living area.

Inside, you’ll find a king bed, a spacious living area, a dining table, and vibrant Mexican décor, creating a cozy retreat.

Enjoy the convenience of a full bathroom with a bathtub, and luxury bath amenities.

You also get a minibar restocked daily, and nightly preparation of your suite for ultimate relaxation. 

Dive into the good times at Velas Vallarta, where 2 pools await.

Plus there’s a separate pool exclusively for the little ones.

The pool area hosts plenty of fun activities daily, ensuring the fun never stops.

And our wedding specialist Pamela loves the lazy river that connects these pools.

pool at velas vallarta

Just a few steps away is the 150-meter-long beach that our wedding specialist Alison can’t get enough of!

Get ready for water sports, beach games, and more.

Embark on a delicious journey at Velas Vallarta, where local flavors and global cuisines come together.

With 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and food stations, you’re in for a treat!

You and your guests will get to try dishes showcasing the seasonal delights of Puerto Vallarta and unique global fusions.

Pamela, our wedding specialist, says, “La Ribera Steakhouse is the one I remember the most a-mazing!”

la ribera steakhouse at velas vallarta

3 restaurant options include… 

  1.  Andrea | global cuisine
  2. La Ribera | global cuisine, including fine cuts of steak
  3. Foodies Cantina | traditional Mexican cantina food and drinks

You can also grab a quick and casual bite at Velas Vallarta’s poolside food stations.

Indulge in burgers, hot dogs, nachos, guacamole, and ice cream 😋

andrea restaurant at velas vallarta

Get ready for a thrilling experience at Velas Vallarta!

Whether you’re up for water sports, lounging by the pool, or treating yourself to spa indulgence, the resort has you covered.

Our wedding specialist Pamela loves how wellness takes center stage here, including a fitness program with a personal trainer.

gym at velas vallarta

Fun activities and entertainment include…

  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Nightly shows and entertainment
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Kids Club
  • Basketball court
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Boutique
  • Art gallery
  • Daytime excursions
  • Romantic cruises across the bay
  • Daily activities by the pool area
Q. How far is Velas Vallarta from the airport?

Velas Vallarta is just a quick 5-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. 

Q. What is Velas Vallarta’s check-in and check-out time?

Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m.

Q. Is the beach at Velas Vallarta swimmable?

Yes, the beach is perfect for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Q. How many rooms does Velas Vallarta have?

This is an all-suites resort with 345 spacious suites.

Q. When was Velas Vallarta built?

Velas Vallarta opened in November 1990. 

velas vallarta entrance

Weddings at Velas Vallarta are truly something special.

The suites are spacious, the service is top-notch, and the food is downright delicious!

But our wedding specialists are also sharing the cons with you. 

jetty wedding venue with bride and groom velas vallarta

Things we love: 
  1. Breathtaking wedding venues.
  2. Weddings are affordable despite being à la carte.
  3. Peacocks roaming in the gardens!
  4. Location – super close to Malecon boardwalk.
  5. Fantastic resort for families.
  6. Impeccable service.
Things we don’t love: 
  1. Property is old and in need of renovation.
  2. Although the beach is beautiful, it’s not the best in the region!
  3. There are no all-inclusive wedding packages.
  4. Located close to the airport = noisy airplanes!
It's a great resort for families. Plus the suites are huge, and the reception area is gorgeous with high vaulted ceilings.

lobby at velas vallarta

Still unsure? 

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

  1. Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa
  2. Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
  3. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Ready to plan your destination wedding? 

Or looking for more resorts in Puerto Vallarta?

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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