The Complete Guide to El Dorado Maroma Weddings

If you are looking for an intimate resort with a breathtaking beach, gourmet dining options, and a Caribbean feel for your destination wedding, El Dorado Maroma resort may be the perfect choice.

This adults-only resort offers gourmet dining options, lush tropical surroundings, gourmet dining options, complete wedding packages, and stunning wedding locations.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about getting married at this stunning destination. Keep reading to learn all the details and why El Dorado Maroma weddings are so extraordinary!

el dorado maroma weddings beach ceremony
Get ready to say ”I Do”!

Content of the Complete Guide to El Dorado Maroma Weddings

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Where is El Dorado Maroma?

El Dorado Maroma is located on Maroma Beach, considered one of the Top 10 Best Beaches in the world by Travel Channel and Discovery Channel, nestled within lush tropical jungle gardens, with views that overlook breathtaking white sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

The resort is just 40 minutes south of Cancun Airport, 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen, 15 minutes from Playacar Golf Club, and right in the heart of many of Mexico’s most exciting attractions.

Our Experience with El Dorado Maroma

This is a very special resort for us. We have visited a few times and have very good relationships with the weddings department. They strive to create unique experiences tailored to each couple’s individual needs while making sure every detail is taken care of.

We can’t wait to organize many weddings at this spectacular resort!

hola weddings team with el dorado maroma weddings team
Hola Weddings team with Gilberto Machain, weddings director, and Alejandra Vazquez, BDM.

Resort Overview

  • Rooms: 157
  • Adults Only: Yes
  • Pet-Friendly: Only service animals are allowed
  • Room Service: Yes 24-7
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Restaurants: 6 restaurants, including buffet and a la carte options
  • Bars: 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Cafe: No
  • Nightclub: Rick’s Bar is a lounge bar with music, a bar, screens, a theatre, and Dj
  • Spa: Naay Spa inspired by Mayan and worldwide traditions
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments
  • Fitness Center: Yes
  • Pools: 3 pools
  • Water Sports: Non-motorized water sports are available for guests, as well as organized activities by the entertainment team
  • Exchange Privileges: Staying at El Dorado Maroma will not grant you access to other resorts but with that beach and so many things to do, you won’t want to leave!
Beach area of el dorado maroma resort in the riviera maya
This beach is a dream!

Pros and cons of El Dorado Maroma


  • Maroma beach is considered one of the best beaches in the world. It’s wide, and long, receives minimum seaweed and the water is clear and calm. It’s perfect!
  • El Dorado properties offer the Gourmet Inclusive program, ensuring the food has excellent quality and flavor.
  • The hotel has only 157 suites divided into separate buildings surrounded by lush mangroves, so the general feeling of the property is super private and intimate.
  • The wedding venues are beautiful! And due to the size of the beach and the tranquil waters, a beach wedding here is just spectacular!


  • The hotel was built in 2007. It’s very well kept and the grounds are beautiful, but it feels outdated if you compare it to newer modern resorts.
  • Wedding packages include semi-private receptions. If you want a private event you need to pay extra.
  • Due to the resort’s size, most wedding venues are limited in space, and semi-private receptions can only host up to 20 guests.
A colorful lobby mural at a beach wedding resort in cancun with tropical flowers and greenery
A colorful and cozy lobby welcomes you to this beach paradise.

Rooms and Sections

Now that we’ve discussed the pros and cons of getting married at El Dorado Maroma, let’s take a look at the rooms and sections available to you. From presidential suites with their own private pools to ocean-view balconies, there are many luxurious options for your wedding party and guests.

Hotel room with two double beds at a beach wedding resort in cancun
Mexican details and touches are available in every room. Can you spot them?

The hotel offers one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites as well as penthouses. Each suite is fully equipped with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and fully stocked bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers

Swim up rooms at a beach resort in the riviera maya
Swim-up rooms connect to the main pool and the swim-up bar.

With all these wonderful features coupled with its breathtaking Caribbean views, it’s easy to see why so many couples choose this destination for their weddings.

Palafitos Over the Water Bungalows

These exquisite over-the-water suites will transport you to a world of luxury and intimacy with breathtaking views of the ocean, private infinity pools, oversized decks, and outdoor showers, complete with glass ceilings to enjoy the water from everywhere!

el dorado maroma palafitos over the water bungalos
This is not French Polynesia, this is Mexico!

Staying at the Palafitos will also include elevated services such as private check-in, personal butler service, exclusive beach areas, preferential reservations at sister resorts, and an exclusive overwater grill restaurant, also with glass ceilings.

interior of the over the water bungalows at el dorado maroma
These rooms offer panoramic views of the water, from almost everywhere!

Palafitos Overwater Bungalows made our Top 5 Luxury All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts in Cancun list!

The Beach

The beach is one of the key elements of this property, and it makes a stunning backdrop for your wedding. The sand is soft and the beach goes for miles and miles in both directions. Also, the water is not deep, so it’s ideal for a relaxing and refreshing swim under the Caribbean sun.

el dorado maroma beach area
A large beach that goes for miles and miles!

With its white sand and crystal-clear water, it’s the perfect place to celebrate your special day in paradise!

Crystal-clear beach at maroma beach in cancun
These blue hues and clear waters are a dream.

Food & Drinks

Ah, the delicious food and drinks! If you’re looking for a truly luxurious experience at El Dorado Maroma weddings, you’ll be happy to learn that their culinary team is here to serve. From beachside barbecues to formal feasts in the ballroom, they can provide whatever kind of dining you desire on your special day.

couple dining in a restaurant holding a glass
Ready for a true foodie experience?

Here’s what awaits your wedding guests:

  1. Gourmet cuisine with an array of exquisite dishes prepared by expert chefs.
  2. Handcrafted signature cocktails tailored specifically for your event.
  3. A variety of beers and wines from around the world that are perfect for pairing with meals or sipping alone.
  4. A range of non-alcoholic beverages – juices, soft drinks, sparkling waters – all served up fresh and flavorful throughout your stay.
Buffet restaurant with food display and food menu on the wall
Find delicious international food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The resort offers several specialty restaurants to choose from. You can try Mexican, Asian-inspired cuisine, Italian, and Caribbean as well as an international buffet. Several bars include two swim-up bars, and lounge bars with live entertainment and performances.

beach bar with palapa roof at el dorado maroma
A refreshing drink with this view? The perfect day!

This resort is known for its delicious gourmet food options, with restaurants and bars to suit every taste. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a more elegant dinner, you’ll find something to your liking.

Activities, Sports & Kids Club

Weddings are so much more than just vows and the cake, and staying at El Dorado Maroma it’s the perfect chance to have many adventures and create memories with your loved ones!

You can join the entertainment team for some beach volleyball, arts and crafts, games, and contests by the pool or by the beach.

Kayaks on the beach with over the water bungalows on the background
Maroma beach is ideal for water activities.

Night-time activities include karaoke, live music, shows, and live performances throughout the resort.

With countless exciting options available to keep everyone busy – from adrenaline junkies to laidback loungers – the only thing left to do is start planning your dream vacation today! Since this is an adults-only property, no kids or teens club is available.

camel rides are activities available at marina maroma in the riviera maya
There are many activities available at the marina next door!

If you want a little extra adrenaline, Marina Maroma next door offers aquatic expeditions to the reefs, ATV rides, wave runners, fishing trips, parasailing, and much more. If you want to schedule a group excursion with a discounted rate, reach out!

Exchange Privileges

Staying at El Dorado Maroma will not grant you access to any other resort in the area, but honestly, with that beach and delicious food, I can’t find any reasons to leave this place!

Only guests staying at the Palafitos bungalows are entitled to dinner reservations at sister properties. See the concierge for terms and conditions.

Restaurant with ocean view
A few miles away, Generations Resort offers delectable cuisine options for guests staying at the Palafitos Bungalows.

Looking for tips and wedding ideas? Here are our top 16 wedding ideas for a perfect day!

What makes this resort different from other all-inclusive resorts

El Dorado Maroma sets itself apart from other all-inclusive resorts by offering the perfect combination of luxury amenities, personalized service, a stunning beach, and wonderful wedding venues.

Not only does El Dorado Maroma offer an unforgettable experience for couples tying the knot, but they also go above and beyond to make sure their guests feel right at home as well. With spacious rooms, luxurious spas, and friendly staff ready to help out with any request – your friends and family are sure to have a wonderful time celebrating your union.

With so much on offer here, it’s no surprise why El Dorado Maroma has become such a popular destination for couples planning their dream weddings. To top it off, the amazing natural beauty surrounding this resort makes it easy to escape reality while still enjoying all its modern comforts.

el dorado maroma beach sunset
A stunning sunset at the beach.

El Dorado Maroma Weddings

From venues and decorations to food and guest accommodations, planning your dream wedding is a complete breeze. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, here you can plan your special day as magical as you imagined.

RELATED: Simple steps to planning a perfect wedding!

El Dorado Maroma Wedding Packages

Here are the most popular wedding packages at El Dorado Maroma with some of the key inclusions. There are more items and elements in each package. For full information and details: get in touch!

a beach wedding reception set up at el dorado maroma resort
Memorable Moments SignatureMemorable Moments Ultimate
24 Guests24 guests
Key Inclusions:Key Inclusions:
* Wedding ceremony with judge or minister
* Personal flowers for the couple
* Basic decor package
* Semi-private dinner reception
* Gourmet bites for one room
the day of the wedding
* Private dinner on the beach for the
couple after the wedding
* 2×1 Sky massage for the couple
Memorable Moments Signature
package inclusions plus:
* Wine and cheese welcome event
* Semi-private welcome dinner
* More decorations for the ceremony
* Signature welcome drink
* 1-hour cocktail
* 3-hour, 4-course private dinner
* 2-tier wedding cake
$3,499 USD
$161 USD – Extra guest (may vary)
$9,999 USD
$161 USD – Extra guest (may vary)

Extra Costs to Consider

  • Photography and Videography
  • DJ & Dance floor
  • Lighting
  • Decor tweaks
  • Floral Tweaks
  • Outside Vendor Fees
  • Wedding Favors

RELATED: Top 5 destination wedding costs to consider.

Same-Sex Weddings

Here you can be confident to express your love and have the wedding you always dreamed about, exactly as you envisioned it. #LoveIsLove at El Dorado Maroma!

Promotions for El Dorado Maroma Weddings

With the ”Cash for your Bash” offer, the more rooms you book, the more wedding credits you receive to spend on your ceremony, wedding decor, cocktail party, and more!

Also, booking with Hola Weddings will give you FREE maracas for your party, upgrades, free rooms, and extra cashback. Click here if you are ready to start planning your big day.

a wedding set up in gold and green with an hola weddings maraca
Maracas are a great way to add personality to your celebration!

RELATED: Learn how to cut down destination wedding costs.

El Dorado Maroma Wedding Venues

Beach Papitos

el dorado maroma wedding ceremony arch at the beach with white flowers and dry greenery

The picture-perfect backdrop you have been dreaming of for when you say “I do.” *** By Mexican Law, a beach use fee applies. // CAPACITY: 80 guests for a ceremony or cocktail hour.

Catholic Chappel

Say ”I DO” in a beautiful and sanctified space. Take note that decorations and religious services are available at an extra charge. // CAPACITY: 120 guests for a ceremony.

Lima Limon Beach

beach wedding reception set up with golden chairs, white drapes and pink accents

A more expansive area is ideal for a wedding reception since you can have music up until 11 pm. *** By Mexican Law, a beach use fee applies. // CAPACITY: 150 guests for a ceremony or a cocktail hour. 120 guests for a reception.

Chapel Gazebo

Right in front of the Catholic Chapel, there’s a beach area where you can have a beautiful wedding ceremony. // CAPACITY: 100 guests for a ceremony.

Palafitos Sky Deck

El Dorado Maroma wedding ceremony set-up with white gazebo and white chairs on the ocean front sky deck.

A stunning view with all the privacy you want for your wedding day! *Extra fee applies for this venue. // CAPACITY: 50 guests for a ceremony, 60 for a cocktail.

Sky Deck Lima Limon

A second option for a private rooftop with an impressive ocean view. *Extra fee applies for this venue. // CAPACITY: 50 guests for a ceremony, 60 for a cocktail.

Papitos Restaurant

If you want a covered area but still to feel like you are in the tropic, this venue is for you! // CAPACITY: 60 guests for a cocktail hour, 40 for a reception.

Sky Massage

This is a very special venue. An elevated palapa-like structure right on that beautiful beach with breathtaking ocean views. For a small wedding, you can use the 3 sections of it. // CAPACITY: 50 guests for a ceremony and a cocktail.

Gazebo 24

beach wedding ceremony set up with white drapes and coral chair covers

As you can see, El Dorado Maroma offers many beachfront settings for your wedding events! // CAPACITY: 84 guests for a ceremony.

See more videos of the resort amenities and wedding venues on our YouTube Chanel.


We’ve come to the end of our exploration of El Dorado Maroma, and I’m sure you’re just as impressed with this all-inclusive resort as we were.

If you are considering having your wedding at El Dorado Maroma, I highly recommend it! Not only will you be able to enjoy an unforgettable ceremony surrounded by loved ones on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, but also have access to top-notch amenities and service throughout your stay. You won’t regret saying “I do” here!

From our own personal experience with El Dorado Maroma weddings: they far exceed expectations. So don’t hesitate – start planning your dream destination wedding today at El Dorado Maroma and make long-lasting memories together!

If you’re ready to take the next step, head over to our website and contact us today. We can’t wait to help make your special day unforgettable.

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