We recently stayed at the Dreams Playa Mujeres and I have to say, it was fabulous! So, here is our first-hand experience of the resort and our complete guide with all the information you will need to know about planning a Dreams Playa Mujeres Wedding.
The Dreams resort is part of the AM Resorts chain of hotels that promise unlimited luxury. It did not disappoint.
It is a family-friendly hotel, and we were there to celebrate our son’s 13th birthday. Our teens were impressed by the teens club and variety of games and sports, the room service and the friendliness of the staff.
We were impressed by the food (wow, the food!) and the service was AMAZING. Additionally, I have to mention that we were there for American Thanksgiving and despite the hotel being at 100% capacity, the team there was attentive and had planned ahead to make things run as efficiently as possible.
The rooms were super spacious, and with the two teen boys, we even had connecting rooms which made the stay that much easier. One of the perks of this job is that we visit and stay at hotels often. The downside is that I am not easily impressed. The Dreams Playa Mujeres left us wanting a much longer stay which does not happen all that often.
Considering we see everything from the wedding’s perspective, the amount of variety for the destination wedding venues as well as the options are pretty impressive. Many large destination wedding groups have problems finding resorts that can accommodate large groups, well the Dreams Playa Mujeres has several wedding locations that can accommodate 200 and more!
If I have to find a negative about the Dreams Playa Mujeres it is the fact that they have a dolphin swim facility on site. This is shameful and surprising that in this day and age, they have not reconsidered their association with the dolphin swim company. Anyone who has issue with animals in captivity or the mistreatment of animals will not want to stay here.
However, this post is about weddings at Dreams Playa Mujeres weddings, so moving on…
Rooms: 502 rooms
Family Friendly: yes, with a kids and teens club
Exchange Privileges: yes, adults 18+ have access to the Secrets resort next door
Room Service: 24 hours
Wi-Fi: yes, free Wi-Fi throughout the resort
Restaurants: 10 dining options
Bars: 12 bars, including juice bars for kids and teens
Beauty Salon: yes, including a bridal suite
Fitness Center: yes, open daily
Pools: 65,000 square feet of pools AND a water park on-site
Water Sports: are available at the beach and include SUP paddleboard
Dreams Playa Mujeres Wedding locations
There are several locations for weddings at the Dreams Playa Mujeres, for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions. Here is a breakdown per location, including capacity and uses. You can see videos of the wedding locations at the Dreams Playa Mujeres, check out the full playlist here.
The Paramount Suite is another great option for a private destination wedding venue. You need to reserve the Paramount Suite for a minimum of two nights and you can use it for up to two wedding events. The stunning ocean view rooftop area has a capacity of 80 guests for the wedding ceremony or 60 people for cocktail and reception. Again, despite being private, we do need to check wedding availability prior to reserving the suite.
You have two options for a beachfront wedding at the Dreams Playa Mujeres. They have the wedding gazebo, which you can decorate or not, or if you prefer no structure or want to customize, there is a separate beach area where you can get married.
The curfew for the beach areas depends on the season as from April to November, there is no light permitted after a certain time as it is turtle season and this interferes with the laying/hatching process.
Therefore, from May 1st through until November 30th, the curfew is 9 pm, however from December 1st through until April 30th, the events can continue through until 11 pm.
This area has a capacity of 200 guests. You can use the nearby beach area for cocktail hours, and reception dinners.
Beach area for Weddings
The beach area can be used for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions dinners and can accommodate a group of up to 250 guests.
Ocean Front Presidential Suite
The use of the Ocean Front Presidential Suite for your wedding events requires a minimum 3-night reservation. This suite is not available for general reservations on any website, so if you need availability or rates, let us know and we can help. Although this wedding venue is completely private, we also need to check wedding availability as well as the suite availability to ensure that the team of staff is available for your big day.
This area has a capacity of 80 people for the ceremony and cocktail hour. If you have been searching for an option that allows for a platform over the pool for your ceremony, this is it. The reception in the Presidential Suite can host 60 guests in the main terrace area, or 30 guests if you prefer to use the rooftop area.
Central Garden Wedding Platform
This gorgeous and ample area is a fantastic option for large wedding groups. With a capacity of up to 250 guests for a wedding ceremony or up to 350 for the reception event, it is spacious and accommodating. Please note that the minimum number of guests required here for a reception dinner is 70.
Additional Dreams Playa Mujeres Wedding Locations
The Mermaid Terrace is conveniently located in the center of the main courtyard area. This area can be used for cocktail hours for groups of 150 or reception events for up to 70 guests.
This area can be used for cocktail hours for up to 80 and receptions of up to 40 guests.
There are two pool terrace areas, on either side of the pool that is closest to the beach. The pool terrace is available after 6 pm for a reception dinner. It can fit up to 8 round tables, so capacity is capped at 70 guests.
Indoor Wedding Locations at Dreams Playa Mujeres
Seeking an ocean view wedding reception with air conditioning? This is it. The Azure Veranda has enough space for 100 guests, a dancefloor and yes, offers A/C! The Azure Veranda is also used as a backup location.
If you want a wedding venue where you can continue to party until the wee hours, the ballroom is your best option. This area can host up to 250 guests, or has the possibility to be separated into smaller sections for smaller wedding groups. This location is also used as a backup location.
Wedding Packages at Dreams Playa Mujeres
The wedding packages at Dreams Playa Mujeres tend to be on the pricier side, however, the price goes hand in hand with the quality of the hotel and its services.
Free Destination Wedding
The Dreams Playa Mujeres offers a free destination wedding. This package is called the Wedding in Paradise Package and essentially includes a free wedding ceremony for up to 10 guests, including basic set up, sparkling wine and wedding cake. You can add on more guests if you have more than 10 at for a minimal cost per extra guest.
In order to get the package for free, you book a preferred club junior suite ocean view or higher for at least 7 nights or have the equivalent of 15 room nights in that category or higher (your group books 5 rooms for 3 nights each). In the case that you do not have the required room nights, the package cost is $999.
You need to consider that the ceremony times for the free packages, tend to be allocated earlier in the day, so chances are, your ceremony will be scheduled at 11 am or 1 pm. You can also use this package as a vow renewal. For smaller more intimate wedding groups or if you just really want to have the ceremony or vow renewal and celebrate elsewhere (a catamaran trip is always fun) this is a great option and a good way to keep your destination wedding costs down.
Destination Wedding Cost for a group of 20
There are two packages at Dreams Playa Mujeres that include 20 guests. These packages include your ceremony, a private cocktail hour and a private reception. Décor and set up are basic white on white, but you do get a floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table, as well as your bouquet/boutonniere for the wedding couple, hairstyle and makeup for one member of the wedding couple and the package includes 36 photos taken during the ceremony.
Total Cost for 20 guests is $3399USD for the Dreams of Love Package or $3799 for the Ultimate which also includes a few extras like a semi-private reception dinner and a video of the ceremony.
Based on the Dreams of Love, you are looking at about $170 per head for the package, based on 20 guests. You can see the full package inclusions here. Extra guests run anywhere between $107 to $114 per head depending on the package once you have added in the tax and service fees.
Keep in mind that this does not include optional services photography, videography, DJ or MC, dancefloor, or any floral or décor tweaks.
Dreams Playa Mujeres Paramount Wedding Package
If you are looking for an exclusive and private option for your destination wedding in Mexico, this is it. The Paramount suite at the Dreams Playa Mujeres offers a private space that you can use for 2 events. This 5,000 square foot suite had ocean views, a private terrace and can accommodate events of up to 60 guests.
This package is exclusive to this Dreams resort with the Paramount Suite. $7399 for 30 guests ($80 per extra guest over 30) gets you the following inclusions.
Welcome cocktail party, ceremony, private cocktail hour with a Mexican Trio and a private reception dinner. They also include 60 photos taken during the welcome cocktail and ceremony. Upgrades included in this package are choice of linens, VIP wedding cake, and a platinum menu for the hors d’oeuvres and the dinner. To see full details, click here. Optional additional services would be extra photography, videography, DJ or MC, dancefloor, or any floral or décor tweaks.
Destination Wedding Cost for a group of 100
The Dreams resorts offer a wedding package for 50 guests and for 100 guests called the Beyond Memorable Package. A destination wedding package for a group of 100 is hard to come by. This is one of the few resorts that has customized something for large wedding groups.
Here you will find a summary, but if you want all the inclusions, send us an email and we can send you the details.
Welcome events include a cocktail hour and reception dinner. The wedding day includes the ceremony, private cocktail hour, private reception dinner. Décor and floral inclusions are minimal, but the package does include your bouquet/boutonniere.
So, you will need to budget extra for décor, florals, hair, and makeup. Then add on photos and video, DJ and dancefloor or any other extras you may want to add on.
This wedding package is a fabulous option for large groups and especially if you want to customize the look and feel of the events.
Wedding package cost for 50 guests $7,500
Wedding package cost for 100 guests $11,999
South Asian Weddings
The Dreams resorts do offer two specialized south Asian wedding packages with several event inclusions. If you want us to send you the details, just get in touch.
Secrets Playa Mujeres guests
One of the amazing benefits of having the adults-only Secrets right next door is the exchange benefits that you have. Therefore, you can stay at the Dreams and as long as you are 18+, you can use the facilities at the Secrets!
In addition, you have access to the facilities and you can use their wedding venues! Check out videos of the Secrets Playa Mujeres wedding locations here. For example, they have an ocean view gazebo that is on a platform, so if you want to avoid the sand, this amazing venue could be a good choice for you.
We hope that this guide to weddings at Dreams Playa Mujeres has helped you determine whether or not you want to get married here. Still have questions or doubts? Contact our team of expert destination wedding planners, we are happy to help.