Cabo San Lucas and Destination Weddings Go Hand-in-Hand.
by Chris Sands
Few places on earth can match Cabo San Lucas when it comes to natural beauty and spectacular seaside settings. This charming resort town situated at the Baja Peninsula’s southernmost point has become a mecca for destination weddings, honeymoons, and renewal-of-vows ceremonies.
But the popularity of Cabo San Lucas and also San Jose del Cabo — Los Cabos — as destination wedding settings is not solely attributable to Land’s End monuments, golden sand beaches, and glorious sunsets. From wedding planners to photographers, catering companies to horse-drawn carriages, the Los Cabos area offers a rich array of first-class event service providers, as well as a generous collection of luxurious accommodations options.
Private villas are always in high demand, not only for ceremonies, but as accommodations for the wedding party and guests. Want to feel like visiting royalty? Try Castillo Escondido, a magnificent architectural blend of Moorish castle and Mediterranean Villa located right on the beach at La Laguna. Home to stone turrets, heavy wooden gates, and Mission-style roofing, this expansive property has over 4,500 square feet spread across four levels, with exquisitely appointed suites and ample deck space. There is a pool, jacuzzi, and fire pit onsite, and plenty of room beachside for wedding services.
For a chic option that won’t break the budget, Baja Hacienda Surf is an excellent alternative. This superb beachfront rental property is blessed with high-end amenities, easy access to sea, sand, and surf, and prices that start as low as $50 per person, per night. Located on Playa Costa Azul near Zipper’s, Baja Hacienda Surf offers three suites with private kitchens and Sea of Cortez views, all within a private, walled compound. The site can host up to 100 guests, and the onsite property managers are happy to recommend wedding planners, caterers, and other vendors.
Hotels & Resorts
Prefer a more traditional hotel or resort? In San Jose del Cabo, Casa Natalia is a perennially popular spot. This boutique European-style resort boasts a central downtown location, and can host up to 100 guests for wedding services and receptions. Plus, with 16 rooms and suites, it is a perfect lodging for wedding parties. The onsite restaurant, Mi Cocina, is helmed by ace chef Loic Tenoux, and features custom menus for receptions.
In Cabo San Lucas, the world-class Capella Pedregal showcases signature Yours Truly wedding services that include classic Mexican traditions like encircling the couple with a lazo, the gift of 13 gold coins from the groom to the bride, bouquets for the bride and the Blessed Virgin, and the music of mariachis. Cabo’s premier luxury resort also offers gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, sumptuous accommodations, and a full slate of activities options.
When you are thinking of Cabo San Lucas and destination weddings in Los Cabos, you have to think of menus! For larger receptions, it’s hard to beat Don Sanchez Restaurante in San Jose del Cabo. This fine dining landmark is located in the heart of colonial San Jose del Cabo, and specializes in “Baja Contemporary” cuisine. Soak up the gorgeous courtyard ambience, dance the night away to an eight-piece Cuban orchestra, relax in the tapas lounge, or sample premium selections from the onsite wine bar. This spacious eatery has something for every taste, and provides excellent service for up to 300 guests.
Billed as the most romantic place on Earth, Sunset da Mona Lisa boasts magnificent views of Land’s End and the Sea of Cortez, and is a perfect place for both ceremonies and receptions. How many places can you get married overlooking El Arco, then adjourn to the restaurant for traditional Italian cuisine and generous helpings of fresh local seafood? This is a wow-factor setting of the highest magnitude, and is also an excellent choice for rehearsal dinners.
Sunset Weddings is the best of the area’s full-service event providers, and handles every detail imaginable. Whether it’s legal documents, blood tests, floral arrangements, or transportation, the team at Sunset removes all stress and worry from the process. They offer several superb locations for ceremonies and receptions, including secluded beaches and private villas, and have custom-tailored packages available to suit every budget.
For that special touch of traditional Mexican elegance, master equestrian Francisco Barrena’s Cuadra San Francisco has a fleet of horse-drawn carriages to transport the bride and groom and other members of the wedding party to and from the ceremony or reception in the highest of Cabo style.
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