The Complete Guide to Grand Palladium Vallarta Weddings

Grand Palladium Vallarta Weddings are memorable love celebrations for the whole family. This resort is the perfect setting to tie the knot, with stunning ocean views, gorgeous grounds, picturesque views, and plenty of amenities to keep your guests happy.

If you’re looking for a wedding destination that will truly take your breath away, Puerto Vallarta should be at the top of your list! Pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and a charming town will make your special day beautiful and extraordinary.

hotel swim up bar
Drinks + pool + ocean view = Paradise!

Content of the Complete Guide to Grand Palladium Vallarta Weddings

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Map and area description
Our experience with Grand Palladium Vallarta
Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort Overview
Pros and cons of Grand Palladium Vallarta
Rooms and Sections
The Beach
Food & Drinks
Activities, Sports and Kids Club
Exchange Privileges
What makes this resort different from other AI resorts
Grand Palladium Vallarta Weddings
Sample Wedding Packages at Grand Palladium Vallarta
Extra Costs to Consider
Same-Sex Weddings
Wedding Promotions
Wedding Venues

Where is Grand Palladium Vallarta?

Grand Palladium Vallarta is located 40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, on the picturesque Bahía de Banderas on Mexico’s sublime Riviera Nayarit, surrounded by verdant vegetation and an incredible 300-meter-long beach.

Our Experience with Grand Palladium Vallarta

We visited Grand Palladium Vallarta and we loved it! The whole natural environment, lush vegetation, and beautiful beach are true tropical paradise. We can’t wait to send many couples to this resort!

Hola weddings at grand palladium vallarta
Hola Weddings team with Jazmin, wedding staff at Grand Palladium Vallarta

Resort Overview

  • Rooms: 518
  • Adult Only: Family-Friendly
  • Pet-Friendly: No animals of any type are allowed into the hotel, with the exception of guide dogs, which are welcome and free of charge
  • Room Service: Yes. With a $15 USD charge per room per service
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Restaurants: 7 dining venues including buffets, a la carte, snacks, and show cooking
  • Bars: 11 uniquely themed bars
  • Cafe: No
  • Nightclub: Not really a nightclub, but a 24-hour sports bar with screens and board games
  • Spa: Zentropia Spa with hydrotherapy areas and room treatments
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments
  • Fitness Center: Yes, it opens daily
  • Pools: 5 pools including an aquatic park for children and one natural saltwater pool
  • Water Sports: The resort offers catamarans, kayaks, snorkeling, and other non-motorized activities to all guests free of charge
  • Exchange Privileges: There are no exchange privileges while staying at this resort.
Sign letters of the grand palladium vallarta resort
Welcome home! Courtesy of Ana Acosta, Palladium

Pros and cons of Grand Palladium Vallarta


  • The natural saltwater pool is a unique amenity. Very refreshing and super safe for the kids to swim.
  • Each wedding location has spectacular views.
  • The resort has its own Catholic Chapel, making it a great option if you want a Catholic ceremony.
  • Couples and adults interested in a more romantic and quiet ambiance can enjoy an adults-only pool.


  • Most resorts in this area were built years ago, making them feel aged in comparison to super modern and new hotels.
  • They perform more than one wedding per day. This could make some venues unavailable so make sure to book your date asap!
resort pool with a jacuzzi, lounge chairs, a cactus garden and ocean view
A relaxing and beautiful adults-only section

Rooms and Sections

The hotel and the rooms have a modern Mexican style complete with bright colors, colorful fabrics, and natural elements like wood and stone. They come with one king-size bed or two double beds accommodating a maximum of two adults and two children each.

hotel room building with balconies and a large tree

If you want to stay with the family all together, you can book a Connecting Suite, which is two deluxe rooms one next to each other separated by a door. One room could have one bed and the other two beds, accommodating up to 4 adults and 3 children.

Hotel room with one king size bed, wooden furniture, sitting area and a large window

For an added touch of exclusivity, the Family Selection Junior Suites provide views of the lush tropical gardens, VIP family host service, a Nespresso coffee machine, a personalized mini-bar, and incredible amenities for the kids!

family selection rooms at grand palladium with boss baby amenities
Find everything you need and more at the Family Selection Area

The Beach

This is just a beautiful place to go. The water is so clear and the sand is very soft. The beach is also very wide so you never feel crowded.

Beach area of a resort in Los Cabos with palapas and cactus

True. It is a little bit rocky in some areas, but you can always dip into the natural, saltwater pool and enjoy your time in the sea. And if you get tired of swimming or sunbathing, there are plenty of other activities to keep you entertained.

Food & Drinks

The Resort has two buffet-style restaurants where you will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also enjoy different themed dinners with international dishes throughout the week.

Italian restaurant with hanging lanterns, large windows and a still life painting
A lovely setting to enjoy delicious Italian food

The complex also has three specialties a la carte restaurants for dinner service. Try an artisanal pizza at Portofino Italian Restaurant, sophisticated Southeast Asian fare at Bamboo, authentic Mexican dishes at La Adelita, and savory grilled steaks at El Dorado.

Meat filet with mushrooms, a green sauce and rose petals
Looks delightful!

If your favorite team has a match you can watch it at the 24-hour sports bar, or have a drink at 11 unique swim-up bars, the beach bar, and the lobby bar. You will never feel thirsty staying at The Grand Palladium Vallarta!

sports bar with pool table, stools and large screens
Completely renewed, the sports bar is available 24-7!

Activities, Sports & Kids Club

The resort has something for everyone with all sorts of activities to keep guests entertained. Water lovers and sports enthusiasts can participate in many activities at the resort. Sail away in a catamaran, row into the infinity in a kayak, or explore underwater wonders while you snorkel!

Aerial view of a natural saltwater pool with paddle boards
Paddleboard session at the natural saltwater pool. Courtesy of Ana Acosta at Palladium

The baby club provides a safe and fun environment for the little ones to play and explore, while the mini club offers a variety of activities for kids aged 4-12. The teen club is the perfect place for teenagers to hang out, with video games, a pool table, and a teen’s disco. There’s also a kids pool and a playground so that everyone can have a great time.

xbox video game room with screens and seats
Teens will be amused with the many games and activities available

There’s live music and performances to enjoy, evening shows at the theatre, and plenty of activities at the pools. Plus, there are classes and games to join in on during the day, and the disco is the perfect place to dance the night away. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Grand Palladium Vallarta.

Neon glow show at a resort theatre
Glow in the dark fun!

Exchange Privileges

Your stay will grant you access to the facilities at the resort. Dining rooms, bars, and entertainment. But it won’t grant you access to other properties in the area.

What makes this resort different from other all-inclusive resorts

There’s just something about Grand Palladium Vallarta that sets it apart from other resorts in the area. Maybe it’s the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains or the pristine beaches that seem to go on for miles.

Aerial view of a beach resort with mountains and forest around it

Also, the property features five outdoor swimming pools, a spa and fitness center, and a variety of dining options. There is also an extensive kids’ club and nightly entertainment. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder this resort is one of the most popular resorts in the area.

Grand Palladium Vallarta Weddings

Couples can celebrate in the most romantic setting, surrounded by tropical beauty, spectacular terraces with ocean views, and ideal weather. Also, Grand Palladium Vallarta Weddings are great value for the cost of the packages. Here you have a few examples.

Grand Palladium Vallarta Weddings Packages

$3,550 USD Selling price
$25 USD extra adult + TAX + Service fee
$175 USD for external guests (restrictions apply)

Wedding set up in white and pink

Wedding Day Inclusions: Dedicated Wedding Coordinator • Assigned wedding venue (beach has a surcharge) • Standard Gazebo • Palladium Sound system for the ceremony with background music • Sparklingtoast immediately following the ceremony • Personal flowers from Palladium signature package for the couple and ceremony decor • White Tiffany chairs • Two-tiered Wedding Cake with ‘Naked’ or ‘Buttersweet’ white Icing • Semi-private dinner reservation at one of the restaurants.

Other Inclusions: Breakfast in bed for the wedding couple • Special turn down service • Wedding gift • 1 Free access to the Hydrotherapy Area • Wedding gift • Late check-out for wedding couple room (Subject to availability) • 15% discount on all spa treatments, not applicable to hair and makeup packages • Honeymoon package • Room upgrade for wedding couple (Subject to availability) • Private Check-In for wedding couple • 02 nights honeymoon for the bride and groom.

Party Lovers Deluxe Package – 50 guests

$6,000 USD Selling price
$60 USD extra adult + TAX + Service fee
$175 USD for external guests (restrictions apply)

Ocean front white wedding pergola with nude drapes and tropical flowers

Wedding Day Inclusions: Dedicated Wedding Coordinator • Assigned wedding venue • Standard Gazebo • Palladium Sound system for the ceremony and the wedding reception • Non-denominational Minister • Choice of your favorite Karen Bussen Wedding Collection for your ceremony • Personal flowers for the couple • Toast with Sparkling Wine immediately following the ceremony • White Avant Garde chairs • Two-tiered white wedding cake in your choice of ‘naked’ or ‘buttersweet’ icing • 04 hours private event with food and standard open bar included • White linen tablecloths for round tables • Round tables 66″ for reception • 5 Dinner table centerpiece.

Other Inclusions: Breakfast in bed for the wedding couple • Special turn down service • Wedding gift • 1 Free access to the Hydrotherapy Area • Wedding gift • Late check-out for wedding couple room (Subject to availability) • 15% discount on all spa treatments, not applicable to hair and makeup packages • Honeymoon package • Room upgrade for wedding couple (Subject to availability) • Private Check-In for wedding couple • 02 nights honeymoon for the bride and groom.

Extra Costs to Consider

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

Same-Sex Weddings

Puerto Vallarta is an inclusive paradise for the LGBTQ community, and Grand Palladium Vallarta is a great spot for gay and queer weddings. The resort welcomes all couples with open arms and offers a variety of services to make your special day perfect.

Two brides dressed in white dresses holding hands and a rose bouquet
Love will always win at Grand Palladium Vallarta. Courtesy of Ana Acosta, Palladium

Promotions for Grand Palladium Vallarta Weddings

Did you know that booking a wedding can get you numerous benefits such as room upgrades, free rooms, and cashback? Just to mention a few. Drop us a line and we will be glad to provide more information and tell you how you can get even more perks.

Related: How to cut down destination wedding costs in 6 easy steps.

Grand Palladium Vallarta Wedding Venues


Beach wedding set up with round tables and a dance floor with guests seated
Courtesy of Ana Acosta, Palladium

You can say ”I do” at a large sandy area with a romantic sunset in the background. / MAXIMUM CAPACITY: Varies for reception, cocktail, or ceremony according to the setup.

Travel Terrace

This location is ideal if you want a different ceremony experience. It has a roof to cover you from the weather but it still feels very open and tropical. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 80 guests or more for a ceremony.

Catholic Chapel

A just married couple leaving the ceremony at the catholic chapel while guests clap
Courtesy of Bernice Vazquez, Photographer

This open classic Spanish Colonial style is the perfect location for a Catholic wedding. / MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 80 guests inside, can set up chairs outside for more guests.

Bougainvillea Deck

A more intimate space for oceanfront ceremonies. If you have a petit group, you can also request a cocktail hour here. / MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 60 guests for a ceremony or a cocktail hour.

Family Deck

wedding set up at an ocean view deck with a mr and mrs sign and a frame with drapes

A beautiful wooden deck with views of the ocean. This venue has a rental fee. / MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 85 guests for a reception.

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If you’re looking for a wedding destination that’s both beautiful and memorable, that provides great value for your budget, and has something for everyone, look no further than Grand Palladium Vallarta! Let’s start planning that special day together, our wedding experts will be glad to assist you.

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