The Complete Guide to Dreams Jade Weddings

This resort was formerly known as the Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort.

The Dreams Jade Riviera Cancun offers weddings for groups as small as an intimate elopement to a large fiesta of over 100 guests! It’s a beautiful, modern hotel that is fantastic for families and groups, and offers fabulous service and stunning ocean views from just about everywhere on the property.

Here is what you can expect to find in our complete guide to Dreams Jade Weddings:

a beautiful wedding ceremony gazebo on the beach, with white and pink drapes and tropical flowers
Get ready to know all about Dreams Jade Weddings!

Where is the Dreams Jade?

Puerto Morelos is a sleepy fishing village located about 25 minutes south of the Cancun airport. Tucked between the mangrove area and the stunning white sandy beach, you will find the Dreams Jade.

This hotel is about a 5-minute taxi ride from Puerto Morelos town, where you can find a little bit of shopping or experience authentic Mexican beach life. If you want something a little bigger, grab a cab to Playa del Carmen town, about 25 minutes south. There you can find excellent shopping, bars, and restaurants located on the famous 5th avenue pedestrian walkway.

Our experience with the Dreams Jade

We know and love this resort! We have planned several weddings here and stayed here multiple times in the past couple of years. The on-site wedding team knows their stuff and if you need extra help from us, we are only 30 minutes away!

hola weddings staff with weddings manager of the dreams jade weddings resort
Hola Weddings staff with Claudia Cantillo, weddings manager at the Dreams Jade

Resort Overview

  • Rooms: 550
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet-Friendly: Yes. Only small dogs up to 10 kgs (22 lbs) are allowed in the required room category, prior to reservation. Additional fees apply
  • Room Service: 24-hour room and concierge service
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Restaurants: 9 dining options. Buffet, grill, and gourmet a la carte
  • Bars: 7 bars and lounges
  • Cafe: Yes 1, Coco Cafe
  • Nightclub: Scores bar offers flat-panel TVs, pool tables, and a DJ. Guests must be 18+ to access Scores in the evening as it serves as the nightclub
  • Spa: Yes, world-class spa
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments
  • Fitness Center: Yes, open daily from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Pools: 3 heated swimming pools with breathtaking views
  • Water Sports: no–motorized water sports, including kayaks, snorkel, water, beach aerobics, and water volleyball. Some activities may have a surcharge
  • Exchange Privileges: Sip, Savor & See program for evening meals and entertainment and nearby sister hotels.
swimming pool with loungers and ocean view at now jade

Pros and Cons of the Dreams Jade Resort


  • All rooms are Junior Suites, which makes them very spacious in every category
  • The resort is only an easy 25 minutes ride from the airport
  • The hotel site is relatively compact and everything is easy to get to
  • Wedding venues all have gorgeous ocean views
  • Groups can access promotions for every 5th, 6th, or 7th room free


  • The beach is beautiful, but consider water shoes as there are rocks upon water entry
  • The adults-only pool is reserved for Preferred Club guests
  • They do have a vacation club (timeshare) that will try to trick you into a presentation
  • Wedding venues are stunning but offer very little to no privacy
dreams jade weddings resort sign letters
The iconic Dreams Jade sign

Rooms and Sections

There are two main sections for the rooms at Dreams Jade. The regular rooms and the preferred club rooms.

The view you get will be the view you pay for. The view is listed in the room type, so if it says tropical view, you will see jungle, trees, gardens, and mangroves. If you choose the oceanfront, then you will be at the end U shaped buildings with full oceanfront views.

aerial view of now jade with boxes to indicate which rooms are preferred club and which ones are not.
Blue: regular rooms vs Pink: Preferred Club Section

The preferred section rooms are larger in terms of size and have a separate living area, versus the junior suites in the regular section have an integrated living area.

When you book preferred, you do get a few extra perks for the extra money such as:

  • Preferred club lounge for check-in, check-out, hors d’oeuvres, premium liquor
  • Preferred club pool exclusive to guests 18+
  • Upgraded amenities in the room
preferred club room at now jade with living room area and bedroom area
We moved one of the double beds from the bedroom area to the living room area for the kids. This is a preferred club room.

The Beach at the Dreams Jade

The beach can be narrow in certain areas, but the sand is white and soft. There are a lot of palapas for shade and if you head out on the beach to the right-hand side, you can walk for miles. It can be a little rocky on entry, so consider bringing water shoes.

white sand beach with palapas for shade and loungers at now jade hotel
Beautiful sand and turquoise waters, but bring water shoes for entry

Food & Drinks

In addition to the main buffet restaurant, Dreams Jade has 7 a la carte restaurants, including the super swanky Cin Cin for adults only. You will find French, Italian, French, Asian, and of course, a Mexican restaurant. There is something for everyone’s taste in here!

I am SO dying to try that rotisserie chicken. Yum!

For coffee and sweet lovers, head to the Coco Cafe. 24-hour room service is included for all room categories.

Come by to enjoy a sweet treat

7 bars and lounges are available, including a swim-up bar in each pool. The Time Out outdoor lobby bar is the perfect place for a cocktail and to check out the events on the big screen. Scores will be your after-hours hotspot for dancing and drinks.

oceanfront bar with hammocks at a beach resort in the riviera maya
Hammocks + drinks + the ocean = Happiness!

Activities, Sports, and Kids Club

The Kids club is available for children ages 4-12 and is open until 10 pm. With both indoor and outdoor activities, including a camping night, you can take some well-deserved ‘me’ time while your kids are entertained.

Teens will love the Core Zone with video games, tabletop games, a game room, and a relaxed vibe. They even have a cool ”night club” complete with a led light dancefloor and a giant screen. How fun!

teens nightclub with a light dance floor and a big screen
Shake it off at the core zone

There are many sports available including kayaking, and organized games such as soccer, and water polo, and you can also head to the rooftop area if you prefer tennis or basketball.

The Dreams Jade has great entertainment that varies from live music to theme nights, to audience participation shows. They do deliver fun for everyone, all day long!

show of a traditional mexican dance with folk outfits
Night shows, theme nights, and special occasions are not to be missed

Exchange Privileges

Staying at the Dreams Jade grants you access to the Sip, Savor & See program. You can make reservations with the concierge on-site to visit the nearby sister resorts as of 6 pm to enjoy a dining experience and entertainment elsewhere.

Dreams Natura, Dreams Riviera Cancun, and Dreams Sapphire are the nearest properties available for you to discover.

mexican restaurant with tradicional mexican dresses as decor
El Patio Restaurant at the Dreams Riviera Cancun is both beautiful and delicious

Dreams Jade versus Dreams Sapphire

Check out our infographic that lists the details and if you have any questions, please get in touch! We have been and stayed at both properties multiple times and our team can guide you through which resort would be the right choice for you.

dreams jade vs dreams sapphire infographic
Which one would you choose?

Dreams Jade versus Dreams Natura

The Dreams Natura is a fairly new resort, that opened in 2020. Although both resorts are modern and offer similar services in terms of dining and activities, here are some of the major differences between Dreams Jade versus Dreams Natura :

  • Room size, the square footage of the junior suites at Natura is over 150 ft² smaller than Dreams Jade
  • Swim Out rooms. The Dreams Natura has them, the Dreams Jade does not
  • Walking distance of the resort, Dreams Natura is more compact
  • Dreams Natura has a waterslide area
  • Catholic weddings are available at the Dreams Jade (not at Natura)

Check out our Complete Guide to Weddings at Dreams Natura for more details.

dreams jade vs dreams natura infographic
Both are great resorts, honestly!

Dreams Jade Weddings

The Dreams Jade has simple ceremonies for elopements, a free wedding ceremony package if you are seeking something simple yet elegant, and then more complete packages including up to 100 wedding guests. The maximum guest count for a wedding at the Dreams Jade is 200 guests.

Want to check wedding availability or get group rates? We can help.

a wedding ceremony set up on an ocean front terrace with an hexagon with flowers
Dreams Jade offers limitless possibilities for your celebration

With several ocean-view wedding venues to choose from, you can have a symbolic, legal, Catholic, Indian, or same-sex wedding at the Dreams Jade.

Need a little guidance? Get in touch. Travel agents are your friends! 🙂

Sample Wedding Package

Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package – 30 guests
$3799 USD selling price
$3599 USD August, September, October
$105 USD extra person + TAX +Service fee

Wedding Day Key Inclusions: • Service of a judge or minister • Preparation of couple’s wedding day attire • Personal flowers for the couple • Sound system with speaker and microphones for the ceremony • Hairstyling and makeup for one • Wedding cake and sparkling wine • Private cocktail hour • Private dinner reception • A couple of natural flowers centerpieces • 50 full-color photos • Ceremony video coverage

Other Relevant Inclusions: • Couples massage spa treatment • Breakfast in bed with mimosas • Romantic turndown service night of the ceremony • 20% off spa treatments • Late checkout for the couple (based on availability and upon request) • Free anniversary nights

Extra Wedding Costs to consider

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

a wedding reception set up on a terrace by the beach
Adding just a few extra elements can make your celebration come to life

Can you have a Same-Sex Wedding at Dreams Jade?

Yes, you can have a same-sex wedding at the Dreams Jade. However, same-sex Catholic ceremonies are not permitted.

Promotions for Dreams Jade Weddings

Booking with Hola Weddings will give you the following benefits for you and your group:

  • Every 5th, 6th, or 7th room free (depending on the season)
  • Wedding couple flies for free with 75 room nights
  • Upgraded transfers for the wedding couple
  • Guests of the group pay for shuttle transfer and are upgraded to non-stop
  • $500 off a catamaran charter for your group with 75 room nights
  • Free personalized maracas for your party with 75 room nights paid
a wedding set up in gold and green with an hola weddings maraca
Maracas are beautiful and very festive!

Venues for Dreams Jade Weddings

Beach Wedding Venue

a small wedding ceremony set up on the beach of a resort in riviera maya

CAPACITY: Ceremony maximum capacity of 150 guests, Reception maximum capacity of 200 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Reception

El Patio Deck Wedding Venue

You can choose to decorate this stunning ocean-view venue with as little or as much detail as you want. The hotel will optionally provide the hexagon background at no extra cost.

CAPACITY: Ceremony maximum capacity of 200 guests, Reception maximum capacity of 100 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Reception

Garden Wedding Venue

a wedding set up on a garden area

CAPACITY: Ceremony maximum capacity of 200 guests, Reception maximum capacity of 120 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Reception. Not available on Wednesdays or Sundays.

Pergola Deck Wedding Venue

This venue is just amazing! Although is right outside the buffet and next to the beach, the structure surrounding it provides a sense of privacy and exclusivity. Also, you are a few feet elevated from the sand so no photo bombs from guests bathing in the ocean!

This is the venue for catholic or religious ceremonies.

CAPACITY: Ceremony maximum capacity of 120 guests, Reception maximum capacity 50 guests approx // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Reception

Pool Terrace Wedding Venue

a wedding reception at the pool terrace
Pool terraces are always great locations for dinners

CAPACITY: Reception maximum capacity of 80 guests, a little more if you use the whole pool area // AVAILABLE FOR: Reception

Fountain Wedding Venue

CAPACITY: Ceremony maximum capacity of 60 guests, Cocktail maximum capacity TBD // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Cocktail.Not available on Wednesdays or Sundays

Bamboo Room – Private Ocean View

Wedding set up on a beautiful ballroom with hanging lanterns and purple and pink lights

Right behind the wedding pergola, this place has the best of both worlds. It is covered, and it has an ocean view. Best part? There is no extra fee to use it!

CAPACITY: Reception maximum capacity of 80 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Reception

Ocean Front Deck – Carnival Terrace

wedding reception set up on an ocean front terrace, with hanging lanterns and white round tables

Carnival Terraces is conveniently located right next to the wedding pergola, so you could have your whole wedding in locations that are within steps of each other!

CAPACITY: Reception maximum capacity of 60 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Reception

Over the Water Pergola

This wedding venue is absolutely stunning! The pergola area located in the adults-only pool has an ocean view and it’s super private. Even when it’s in the adults-only area, for receptions you could have children. There is an extra cost to use this location.

CAPACITY: Reception maximum capacity of 30 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony and reception

Castaways restaurant

castaways restaurant at the now jade

CAPACITY: Reception maximum capacity of 120 guests // Available from 7-10 pm. Not available on Friday


Now that you know everything there is to know about destination weddings at the Dreams Jade Riviera Maya Resort, it’s time to start planning your own!

Use our comprehensive guide to help you choose the perfect room, select the best food options, pick the wedding venue that suits your needs, and more. And be sure to take advantage of our amazing promotions and wedding packages – they’re too good to pass up!

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today and let’s start planning the destination wedding of your dreams!

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