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The Complete Guide to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Weddings

If you’re dreaming of tying the knot in a Mexican paradise, look no further than the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya. With all-inclusive wedding packages that include everything from photography to flowers, this resort can take care of every detail for your big day.

On top of that, its stunning setting on the Riviera Maya coast makes for unforgettable photos. So whether you’re planning an intimate affair or a larger celebration, the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya is definitely worth considering. Read on to learn more!

Flaming pond at a beach resort
Exotic fauna welcome you to this tropical paradise in the Mexican Caribbean!

Content of the Complete Guide to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Weddings

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Map and area description
Our experience with Grand Palladium Riviera Maya
Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort Overview
Pros and cons of Grand Palladium Riviera Maya
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 Riviera Maya Weddings
Sample Wedding Packages at Grand Palladium Riviera Maya
Extra Costs to Consider
Same-Sex Weddings
Wedding Promotions
Wedding Venues

Where is Grand Palladium Riviera Maya?

Situated on 305 acres of tropical land and with 81 mile-long coastline of pristine beaches, the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya hotel complex is located 90 minutes south of Cancun International Aiport, in close proximity to a number of touristic and archeological sites with significant cultural importance, such as Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Akumal Bay Turtle Sanctuary.

Our Experience with the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya

Stepping in at this resort is quite an experience. Starting with the flamingo pond that welcomes you, to the dense tropical forest and the expansive beach, this complex is truly special.

There are so many beautiful areas and locations to celebrate weddings, all with tropical vibes and a Mexican feel, it almost guarantees your pics will be perfect! Our wedding groups and couples have always been satisfied with the facilities and the services here, and we can’t wait to continue working with this beautiful resort.

Hola weddings staff posing on a large love letter sign with flowers
We love The Grand Palladium Riviera Maya!

Resort Overview

  • Grand Palladium Colonial Rooms: 406
  • Grand Palladium Kantenah Rooms: 416
  • Grand Palladium White Sand Rooms: 264
  • 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: from 11 am until 11 pm.
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Restaurants: 14 dining venues including buffets, a la carte, and show-cooking venues with different styles and specialties
  • Bars: 21 Bars/Lounges
  • Cafe: No
  • Nightclub: There is a sports bar that offers drinks, snacks, table games, and sporting events on large screens. Chic Cabaret Show is a 3-hour burlesque dinner show available for a fee
  • Spa: Zentropia spa offers hydrotherapy areas and treatment rooms
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments
  • Fitness Center: Yes, it opens daily
  • Pools: 6 expansive pools including 1 kids pool with a playground and 1 adults-only pool with a bar
  • Water Sports: The resort offers catamarans, kayaks, and other non-motorized activities to all guests free of charge
  • Exchange Privileges: Staying at any resort in the complex, you are allowed to enter and enjoy the restaurants, bars, pools, and beach areas of the other Grand Palladium Resorts, excluding the TRS Yucatán.
Beach resort pool with a swim up bar palapa
I am so ready to dip into that pool!

Pros and cons of the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya

PROS

  • The three lobbies and areas have a unique ambiance and facilities worth exploring during your stay. There is something new and different at every turn!
  • This resort offers activities for every member of the family according to their age and interests, so everyone will have fun, be entertained, and be as busy as they want during their stay.
  • The on-site Catholic chapel saves valuable time for your guests during the wedding day. No traffic jams or transfer issues, plus it’s beautiful!

CONS

  • The hotel is huge and there is a lot of walking between the rooms and the common areas. There are walking paths but they may not be ideal for mobility-challenged guests.
  • Due to the layout of the complex, there are no beach views or oceanfront views from any room.
  • Transportation between lobbies and main areas is offered, but when there are high occupancy levels you may need to walk around or wait for the next van available.
Cenote area at the Palladium Riviera Maya resort
A cute and romantic cenote area

Rooms and Sections

Grand Palladium Colonial

The Grand Palladium Colonial is centrally located, in close proximity to the beach, and decorated in a stunning Spanish colonial-style architecture, contrasting with the lush mangroves and open manicured gardens.

Open hotel lobby with large chandeliers and a big palapa roof with arches

Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites are available with one or two double-size beds, hydromassage tubs, and balconies overlooking the mangroves. The suites offer extra space with a living room area with a sofa bed.

Hotel room with two double beds decorated with bright warm colors

24 extra spacious Romance Villas provide private relaxation heaven, with added touches such as a hammock on the balcony and an outdoor shower. These villas are in close proximity to the main pool areas and are only available for couples and adults.

Hotel bathroom with a bathtub a large mirror and bath toiletries
Spot the intruder?

Grand Palladium Kantenah

Newly remodeled, Grand Palladium Kantenah features towering ceilings, marble floors, local stones, and decor that embody the richness of the local environment with a modern and minimalistic look.

Grand Palladium kantenah new lobby

Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites are ready to welcome adults and families, with one or two double-size beds and hydromassage tubs. Nature lovers will be pleased to admire the impressive garden views from every room.

Hotel room with two double beds a ceiling fan and a balcony

The adults-only Romance Villas offer extra space with a living area with a sofa bed, an outdoor shower, and a hammock on the balcony. Guests can easily reach the beach within a few steps from these villas.

Hotel batroom with bathtub and a large mirror

Grand Palladium White Sand

Grand Palladium White Sand features beautiful traditional architecture in more neutral colors with an elegant and modern touch. It is the smallest resort with only 264 rooms in total.

Hotel lobby with a big palapa roof and indigenous sculptures

Being most of them suites, there is ample space for the family or for romance. With extra space in a living room area with a sofa bed, a furnished balcony, and a large hydromassage tub.

Hotel room with one king size bed, a balcony and a large gray headboard

The unique Romance Bungalows overlook the lake and offer the ultimate secluded nook for couples and honeymooners. Plus, you get to request a canoe ride to take you from right outside your balcony to other areas of the resort. How luxurious is that!

Hotel bathroom with a baththb and round mirrors decorating the walls

The Beach

The beach at the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort is the perfect place to have a beach wedding or just to relax on vacation. The white sand and clear blue water are so beautiful and the beach is huge so there’s plenty of room for everyone.

The beach bar is a great spot to grab a refreshing drink, and the beach grill is the perfect place to get a delicious lunch. There are also beautiful pools if you need a break from the sand.

Two lounge chairs on a caribbean beach in mexico

Food & Drinks

There is a wide array of dining options for every guest’s mood and desire. Whether you’re looking for a casual beachside snack or a fine-dining experience, the resort has something to offer.

Modern spanish restaurants with hanging decoration and large window walls
A stylish and modern Spanish restaurant will satisfy your ”tapas” cravings

The restaurants at the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort offer creative cuisine and beautiful views of the gardens and lake, making them the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion with the family and loved ones.

Thai restaurant with a buffet station and a wooden pattern on the walls and ceiling
A Thai restaurant with a unique decoration and ambiance

Try the most authentic and popular Mexican dishes, traditional Japanese sushi, Mediterranean and Italian flavors, contemporaneous Spanish cuisine, a Thai buffet, a steakhouse, and a Brazilian restaurant, along with a few international buffet options.

Indoor sportsbar with big screens and people watching a game
The sports bar offers all you need to watch your game or match

The bar options here are endless as well. Try a refreshing drink at the swim-up bars, at the lobby bar of each resort, while the ocean breeze and listening to the ocean, right next to the lagoon, and while catching your game at the sports bar.

Activities, Sports & Kids Club

Find a complete and daily program of sports activities and entertainment on the beach and pools, including games, lessons, boat rides, mini-golf, kayaks, and catamarans, along with live music from the morning until the evening.

If you are keen to keep active, the many tennis and paddle courts, badminton fields, volleyball areas, shooting, and archery ranges will surely bring the competitive spirits to you and your group.

hotel guests playing beach volleyball
Ready for volleyball?!

Kids of any age have guaranteed fun at the baby, mini, and teens club with indoor and outdoor facilities, arts and crafts, sports, video games, a waterpark, and a teenage disco a few nights a week!

Kids water playground with a palmtree with water jets and animals
A kids water park with slides and water jets and fountains

Exchange Privileges

Guests staying at any of the three Grand Palladium resorts have free access between all the facilities, beach areas, bars, and restaurants, having almost three vacations in one!

Although the TRS Yucatan Resort is also located in this complex, guests of Grand Palladium can’t access it.

Aerial view of TRS Yucatan wedding resort
The TRS Resort, a luxurious adults-only exclusive property

What makes this resort different from other all-inclusive resorts

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya complex is in a class of its own. Besides being the perfect location for memorable beach weddings, it is also the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon or a fun-filled family vacation. With multiple pools, a huge world-class spa, and plenty of activities for kids of any age, there’s something for everyone here.

Hotel spa with jacuzzis and wet areas
Huge hydrotherapy areas at the Spa will provide you with the pampering you need!

Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Weddings

Celebrate your love at a beachside resort in the Riviera Maya ideal for weddings and special occasions. The many romantic locations, sweeping ocean views, and the flexibility to tailor every detail provide an unmatched experience with incredible value for you and your guests.

Oceanfront white wedding pergola with white chairs

Ready to start planning your big day? Get in touch

Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Weddings Packages

$2,800 USD Selling price
$25 USD extra adult + TAX + Service fee
$13 USD extra kid 3 – 11 years old + TAX + Service fee

Indoor salon set up for a wedding with a white pergola with blue drapes, white chairs and tropical flowers

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
$30 USD extra kid 3 – 11 years old + TAX + Service fee

Oceanfront white wedding gazebo with purple drapes, wooden chairs 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

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

Same-Sex Weddings

Grand Palladium Riviera Maya is proud to offer beautiful beachside weddings for gay couples, lesbian couples, and queer couples. Everyone is welcome to express their love and say I DO with a fabulous queer destination wedding in paradise. All invited!

Promotions for Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Weddings

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Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Wedding Venues

Beach Gazebo

Oceanfront wedding gazebo with white chairs, pink drapes and greenery

An elevated gazebo with impressive ocean views, surrounded by tropical mangroves. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 100 guests for a ceremony.

Beach Pergola

Located on the furthest beach of the resort offers a more private beach area, close to a bar, and services easily accessible within steps. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 150 guests for a ceremony.

Garden Gazebo

Wedding garden gazebo surrounded by trees

A smaller and more intimate area surrounded by greenery. This gazebo is right next to the Catholic chapel and the sports bar. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 80 guests for a ceremony.

Catholic Wedding Chapel

Grand Palladium Riviera Maya weddings chapel

Beautiful, open, and classic. This Catholic chapel offers a great option for your religious ceremony. Only for Catholic services. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 80 guests for a cocktail or reception.

Las Olas Beach Club

With a rustic feel and ocean view, a more intimate space for a boho-chic reception by the beach. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 70 guests for a reception.

La Laguna Terrace

Palapa terrace set up for a wedding with lights and a led dance floor

If a large bash is what you want for your wedding, La Laguna terrace is the ideal place to hold big receptions. It has beautiful views of the lagoon area, large open arches, and a palapa roof to remind you of the tropical location you are at. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 200 guests.

Kantenah Beach

Oceanfront beach venue with bistro lights and a wedding set up

A very large oceanfront, sandy area for the whole event! MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 200 guests for a cocktail hour and reception.

Watch a full video playlist of wedding venues and the areas of the resort on our YouTube Channel!

Conclusion

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. The Grand Palladium Riviera Maya resort takes the stress out of wedding planning with its amazing wedding packages. From start to finish, your big day will be handled with care and professionalism by the staff at this luxurious location. If you’re ready to start planning your dream wedding, drop us a line today! We would love to help make your big day perfect in every way.

Get in touch, we love to help!
1-888-472-7077
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