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The Complete Guide to Excellence Playa Mujeres Weddings

Welcome to the complete guide to weddings at Excellence Playa Mujeres! If you are looking for an adults-only, active lifestyle all-inclusive, look no further than the Excellence Playa Mujeres.

This 5-star resort, located in the exclusive Playa Mujeres gated community, offers gourmet dining, daytime and nightly entertainment, premium alcohol, and an upscale all-inclusive vibe.

Grand hotel staircase with palmtrees and stainglass in the ceiling
A gorgeous option for wedding photos

Content of the Complete Guide to Excellence Playa Mujeres Weddings

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Map and area description
Our experience with
Resort Overview
Pros and cons of the Excellence Playa Mujeres
Rooms and Sections
The Beach
Food & Drink
Activities, Sports and Entertainment
Exchange Privileges
Weddings at Excellence Playa Mujeres
Sample Wedding Package
Extra Costs to Consider
Same-Sex Weddings
Promotions
Wedding Venues
Conclusion

Resort Lazy river with lots of palm trees and vegetation
The lazy river around the resort

Map and area description

Playa Mujeres is a relatively new area north of Cancun. While you fly into Cancun airport, you are not located in the hotel zone, but rather in a gated area about 30 minutes north. It is a peninsula with gorgeous white sandy beaches on one side and a lagoon on the other. The Playa Mujeres Golf Club is also minutes away offering a Greg Norman-designed course that is challenging and for all levels.

Related: Where is Playa Mujeres?

Our Experience with the Excellence Playa Mujeres

I love this resort. If I need a kid-less getaway (which does not happen often enough) this is one of my top choices. Spacious rooms, a stunning stretch of beach, and the service is fabulous.

Hola weddings team with Excellence Playa Mujeres weddings manager
Hola Weddings team with weddings supervisor Raul Magana

Plus, our team has planned quite a few weddings here and the fact that they only host one wedding per day says a lot about the quality of service you can expect.

Resort Overview

  • Rooms: 450
  • Adult Only: Yes, 18+
  • Pet-Friendly: No
  • Room Service:24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Restaurants: 10 Restaurants, Breakfast, and lunch buffets feature separate vegetarian zones. And at dinner, every restaurant offers a selection of dishes for vegetarians as well as guests seeking gluten-free or lactose-free options.
  • Bars: 11 Bars/Lounges
  • Cafe: Yes.
  • Nightclub: No, but they have daily live musical performances, nightly shows in their outdoor theater, theme nights with special outdoor dinners, and an array of nighttime bars and lounges.
  • Spa: Yes, Miile Spa, featuring one of the most extensive hydrotherapy circuits in the Mexican Caribbean.
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments.
  • Fitness Center: Yes, it opens daily
  • Pools: 7 pools & 9 outdoor jacuzzis
  • Water Sports: water aerobics, water polo, kayaks, snorkeling gear, windsurfing, paddleboard, sailing, non–motorized water sports).
  • Exchange Privileges: No
Bench scultpure with a couple hughing each other under a tree
Beautiful and romantic nooks at every corner!

Pros and cons of the Excellence Playa Mujeres

PROS of the Excellence Playa Mujeres

  1. Service – Just WOW. Needs are anticipated. Service with a smile.
  2. Beach – the sand is soft and white. The beach is really wide and there are a lot of loungers with shade. The ocean is clear and swimmable. Take me back, now, please!
  3. Wedding Cost – The wedding packages at the Excellence Playa Mujeres are VERY affordable.

CONS of the Excellence Playa Mujeres

  1. The maximum wedding size is 40 guests – If you are planning on a large wedding, this hotel does not accept groups over 40 guests.
  2. Only one room category accommodates 3 guests – If you are planning on traveling with friends, the only room that accommodates 3 is the junior suite spa or pool view.
  3. No nightclub – Although they do have nightly entertainment varying from live music to shows, there is no nightclub per se. The lobby bar is open until 1 am, but if you want to dance until the wee hours, consider adding on a few extra hours to your reception event.

Rooms and Sections

Elegant hotel suite with a king size bed, couches, a fruit bowl and wine bottle

The resort is split into the regular rooms and then Excellence Club. The rooms start at 810 ft² (75m²) so they are spacious and have an integrated living room area. All have 24-hour room service, a mini-bar stocked daily, and bath amenities.

Suite bathroom with double vanities and bulgari amenities

Excellence Club offers a few more perks and even more service. Exclusive lounge, a private pool area, and upgraded services for the rooms like upgraded room service, bath amenities, and liquor options.

The Beach

stretch of white sand beach with turquoise waters at excellence playa mujeres

AHHHHH. The beach at Excellence Playa Mujeres is the stuff dreams are made of. Long, wide, soft white sand and the water is as turquoise as it gets. Lots of space and loungers available. Also, sit back and chill as the waiters bring you your cold drinks and snacks.

Expansive beautiful beach with palm trees and loungers

Food & Drink

With 10 restaurants and 11 bars, chances are you will not go hungry or thirsty.

Elegant lobby bar with marble, lots of mirriors and hanging lanterns

Keep in mind that the resort does enforce a dress code, so men, plan on packing long pants and closed shoes. Ladies, normally a sundress is fine, but they do ask for dressy sandals and the French restaurant wants shoulders covered. Well worth it for the delicious food!

Elegant restaurant with white chandeliers and light tones

Activities & Sports

The hotel has a full activities program ranging from sports on and off the beach throughout the day as well classes ranging from yoga to cooking to dance.

Non-motorized water sports include kayaks and stand-up paddleboards if you want to get out on the ocean.

Game tables in a garden with stick roof
Game tables are available for guests to enjoy

In the evening the hotel has live music performances, theme nights, a variety of shows and a choice of bars and lounges open until 1am.

Resort theatre with chairs and a brick vault
An open theatre with full bar to enjoy nightly entertainment

Exchange Privileges

Although there is another Excellence Resort property right next door (Finest Playa Mujeres) and another Excellence property in the Riviera Maya, the resort does not offer exchange privileges.

Ultra modern lobby bar with marble floors and a big window wall
Lobby bar at Finest Playa Mujeres

Weddings at Excellence Playa Mujeres

If you want exclusivity, this is it! The Excellence Playa Mujeres performs only 1 wedding per day.

Three tiered wedding cake with pink flowers and, macaroons and cookies

In addition, the wedding packages are surprisingly very affordable. This is the most complete package at $2400 for up to 20 guests. Each guest over and above the included 20 costs only $45, which is one of the lowest prices we have come across.

You can also choose a wedding ceremony only or a vow renewal ceremony.

Need to check wedding availability? Get in touch

Gold Wedding Package at the Excellence Playa Mujeres

Stone wedding gazebo with ocean view and flower garlands and wooden chairs

Ceremony Inclusions

  • Minister or judge services Any other legal needs have an extra charge.
  • Wedding gazebo overlooking the Caribbean or beach location.
  • Standard Ceremony Decor (starfish and seashells or candles and river rocks along the aisle, avant-garde chairs, one high white table with white linen and gazebo curtains.
  • One bag of rose petals or 20 chair sashes
  • Sparkling wine toast
  • Upgraded floral bridal bouquet and boutonniere
  • 4 upgraded boutonnieres or corsages for the wedding party
  • 20 digital full-color photos
  • A 15-minute video of the wedding ceremony

Cocktail Hour Inclusions

  • One hour premium open bar
  • Selection of 3 cold and 3 hot hors d’oeuvres
  • A 45-minute set of live music with Caribbean music or Mexican Trio

Reception Dinner Inclusions

  • 4-hour private dinner reception
  • Premium open bar for 4 hours
  • Standard white decor set up (banquet tables with white linens, chairs with white covers)
  • Natural floral centerpiece for the head wedding table
  • Wedding Cake
  • Sparkling wine toast during dinner

Other Inclusions

  • Professional services of an onsite wedding coordinator.
  • Bride’s hairstyling and makeup application
  • Preparation and ironing of wedding day attire
  • One Balance massage for 50 minutes.
  • 15% off all spa treatments for the wedding couple (product purchases not included)

Extra Costs to Consider

The packages do include basic decor and floral arrangements. If you want to add on, there will be an extra charge. Also, depending on the venue you choose, you may want to consider extra lighting, such as a bistro or fairy lights.

Photography and videography packages are always extra.

If you want to add music or dancing to the reception, consider renting audio equipment or hiring a DJ and/or dancefloor.

Related: How much does a destination wedding really cost?

Same Sex Weddings

YES, Excellence Resorts offer same-sex weddings with the existing wedding packages.

Promotions for Excellence Playa Mujeres Weddings

Here are a few of the promotions we can access for this resort.

  • One (1) one-hour cocktail party for groups of 10 rooms or more.
  • One (1) semi-private dinner for groups of 10 rooms or more (max of 40  people) 
  •  Every 6th room is complimentary (max 4)
  • Complimentary rooms are to be applied to the lowest total value room of any occupancy.** One (1) complimentary upgrade for every 6 rooms paid (max 4) 
  • All guests pay shuttle transfers and get upgraded to non-stop and private for the group
  • The wedding couple flies for free with 75 room nights.
  • $500 off a catamaran charter for a group event
  • Free custom wedding maracas 1 per guest (your choice, color, design, and font)

Wedding Venues

Stone Gazebo

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: up to 40 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony.


Beach

excellence playa mujeres wedding on the beach

The beach wedding venue offers soft white sand and stunning views of the turquoise ocean. The images show the venue with the included decor.

It borders the Finest Playa Mujeres property to the left.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 40 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Cocktail, and Reception.

Tips for the Beach Wedding Venue

  • try to choose a later ceremony time as it can get quite hot
  • if planning a beach cocktail or reception, factor in a little extra money for ambient lighting such as string lights
  • best without heels as the sand is quite soft

Ceco Terrace

This area, the Ceco (Se-co) terrace is located in the far back of the property next to the Convention Center and is very private and quiet. It is quite magical in the evening with the surrounding fountains and tropical vibe.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 40 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail and reception

Tips for the Ceco Wedding Venue

  • there are lights within the fountain area which adds ambiance
  • if you want a private venue, this is the most private option
  • the hard surface allows you to save on a dancefloor

Spice Terrace

This area right off of the Spice restaurant offers a covered, private option for your reception dinner.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 40 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail and reception

Tips for the Spice Terrace Wedding Venue

  • this area has a roof, so unless the rain is extremely heavy (or it is very windy) you do not need to plan for a backup venue
  • the hard surface allows you to save on a dance floor

X Lounge

Ocean front lounge with wooden pergola and couches

Beach Vibes, anyone? This lounge area is available for cocktail hours and reception dinners for smaller groups.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 40 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail and reception.

Tips for the X Lounge Wedding Venue

  • the surface is wood, but stilettos could stick
  • this area can get windy, so consider it when planning your hairstyle or decor

Convention Center

If you want a venue with air conditioning, then the ballroom is your best bet. This can also be used as a backup venue in the case of bad weather.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 40 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail and reception

Conclusion

If you want an elegant, adults-only resort with stellar service and only one wedding a day, then this resort could be right for your destination wedding in Mexico!

I hope that our complete guide to Excellence Playa Mujeres weddings has been helpful.

If you have any questions or doubts, please get in touch! Our team is happy to help.

[email protected]

1-888-472-7077

Lisa Wright

Soccer-mom, newlywed-wife, dog-lover, yoga-doer, tequila-drinker and master-wedding-specialist-extraordinaire! At your service…

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