Five reasons why you should choose Riviera Maya for your wedding

Whether gay or straight, Riviera Maya is a beautiful destination for your nuptials

Your wedding day is a big deal, so it's important to make sure that the added pressure of saying 'I do' overseas is made easier by choosing the perfect resort. Mexico is home to an abundance of LGBT friendly resorts, and with a culture famous for its welcoming attitudes, it's a fantastic location for your special day.

With so many resorts within Mexico, it can be a difficult decision to pick which location and hotel to tie the knot in. What if you're looking for a tranquil beach setting with spa facilities, adult only luxury, and incredible parties in the evening, but somewhere that is also suitable for kids with plenty of fun entertainment? Well, Hard Rock Hotels at Riviera Maya might be what you're looking for. With a host of incredible customisable wedding packages and world class hotel facilities, Hard Rock Hotels have put together the top 5 reasons why Riviera Maya might just be your dream wedding destination.

LGBT accredited and friendly destination

Gay wedding in Mexico

Because of its rich Spanish roots, Mexico is considered to be a very inclusive country. Its people are caring, loving and above all, welcoming. Some say this stems from strong Spanish family values and the desire to protect one another, and as such, LGBT family members haven't tended to be ostracised in quite the same way as many in the West. You can also find TAG Approved hotels across Mexico, with all three Mexican all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels meeting the acceptance standards of LGBT welcoming accommodations, as well as the Dominican Republic Hard Rock Hotel. LGBT marriages may be performed symbolically in Punta Cana, and may be performed legally in Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Cancun. Mexico is the perfect same sex destination for those wanting to say their vows in a vibrant, colourful and glamorous place.

Bespoke wedding packages

With a variety of incredible and lavish wedding packages available, the Hard Rock All Inclusive Collection is tailored to meet your wildest dreams. The complimentary collection is simple, clean and elegant, including all basic wedding requirements to make the day go with a bang. On top of that you can also choose to have a musical soloist to set the mood, firework and bubble displays, or even a dove release. Up the ante even further by parachuting into your wedding! On arrival, your wedding party and guests can kick back and relax in the luxurious 5* bedroom or suite, complete with private Hydro Spa Tub to unwind in and plush bath robes and slippers to relax in afterwards. Slip into your bath robe and make the most of the completely unlimited 24 hour room service, with premium mini bar, never-ending cocktails and personal in-room optics with full size spirit bottles – simply hit the star call button from your in room phone and consider it done – all so you can start the party as soon as you check in. Don't forget to book an incredible pre-wedding dinner on the beach. Please ask OutOfOffice.com for full details.

Location, location, location

Gay wedding destination Riviera Maya

Mexico boasts a wealth of stunning resorts, but if it's glorious coastline and white sandy beaches you're after, then Riviera Maya is the dream location for you. Famous for its luxurious all inclusive hotels with private beach coves and crystal clear water, Riviera Maya is the perfect spot for diving and snorkelling, as well as visiting limestone cenotes (underground fresh-water swimming holes), vibrant jungle and hidden caves. From ancient wonders to modern culture, nearby attractions include Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, swimming with dolphins, Tankah, Garrafon Natural Reef Park, and the cenotes. You can also enjoy a romantic dinner on the smooth lagoon accompanied by live music aboard the Galleon Columbus, take a luxury sunset sailing tour, or, for the more adventurous couple, experience the extreme canopy tour with jungle ziplining and swimming in refreshing cenotes.

Adult only resort within the resort

Gay wedding in Riviera Maya

Heaven at Hard Rock Riviera Maya is a resort within the main resort which has been exclusively designed for adults only. If you're the type of person who enjoys ultimate luxury and relaxation surrounded by amazing cocktails, food, music and access to private pools, bar and spa facilities, then this option is for you. Adults are welcome to visit while staying at the main resort, but for complete luxury you can even book a room or suite in Heaven. There are a range of bedrooms and suites to choose from, both in Heaven and Hacienda (family part of the hotel), whether you're looking for a state of the art hypo allergenic Deluxe Gold PURE® room, or Rockstar Suite Platinum Rooftop Lounge with personal assistant for total relaxation and rock star treatment. Complete your stay with a cool drink at one of the swim up pool bars, one of 75 lavish Rock Spa® treatments or round of golf on the championship golf course.

Family friendly

If you or your wedding party have children, Riviera Maya has stellar facilities to keep the whole family happy, as well as some of the best children's clubs and activities. Linking family suites are available, and the kids' rooms are kitted out with an XBox, non-alcoholic minibar, mini bathrobes and slippers and 24 hour room service with tailored kid's menu. The fun continues outdoors, with kids' pools and outdoor entertainment and games. You can even keep a Fender guitar in your room for the duration of your stay. If you want to keep the kids occupied while you sunbathe, they'll be thrilled to experience the amazing kid's clubs on offer. The over 12s can rock out in the Music Lab, where they will star in their own band, attend rehearsals, lessons and sound check with the grand finale live on stage to a packed house. They can even star in their own music video, and will receive a copy to remember the experience forever. The younger children can head to The Little Big Club where they can hang out, learn and play with their favourite characters like Angelina Ballerina and Bob the Builder, as well as performing in the ultimate Rock Show. There are also Ultimate Playtime Packages available for 0 months to 12 years. Babysitting is also available on request.

Riviera Maya in Mexico is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for stunning coastlines, culture and vibrant nightlife. Naturally, it's the perfect location for a beautiful wedding abroad.

We don't want to give away all the amazing things Riviera Maya has to offer. Why not find out for yourself?

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