pool with ocean views and over the water hammocks now jade
Destination Wedding Information

The Complete Guide to Now Jade Weddings

The Now Jade 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, 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 Now Jade Weddings:

Where is the Now Jade?

Puerto Morelos is a sleepy fishing village located about 20 minutes south of the Cancun airport. Tucked between the mangrove area and the stunning white sandy beach, you will find the Now 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 an 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 Now 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!

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 reservation. Additional fees apply.
Room Service: 24-hour room and concierge service.
Wi-Fi: Free
Restaurants: 8 restaurants. Buffet options and gourmet a la carte.
Bars: 6 bars and lounges.
Cafe: Yes 1, Coco Cafe
Nightclub: No, but they have Scores, a casual ambiance with flat-panel TVs, pool tables, and a DJ. Guests must be 18+ to access Scores in the evening.
Spa: Yes, world-class spa.
Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments.
Fitness Center: Yes, open daily from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Pools: three heated swimming pools with breathtaking views.
Water Sports: no–motorized water sports, including kayaks, snorkel, water, and beach aerobics, water volleyball
Exchange Privileges: Sip, Savor & See program for evening meals

swimming pool with loungers and ocean view at now jade

Pros of the Now Jade Resort

  • Junior Suites are very spacious
  • AmResorts offers high-quality food, drink, free WiFi and room service
  • 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

Cons of the Now Jade Resort

  • 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
  • The do have vacation club (timeshare) that will try to trick you into a presentation
main courtyard area with now jade sign, palm trees and the ocean in the distance

Rooms and Sections

There are two main sections for the rooms at Now 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 Now 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 & Drink

In addition to the main buffet restaurant, the Now Jade has 7 a la carte restaurants, including the super swanky Cin Cin for adults only. For coffee and sweet lovers, head to the Coco Cafe. 24-hour rooms service is included for all room categories.

6 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 afterhours hotspot for dancing and drinks.

outdoor bar area with swings and ocean views at now jade

Activities, Sports and Kids Club

The Kids club is available for children ages 4-12 and is open through until 10pm. 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, table top games and a relaxed vibe.

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

The Now Jade has great entertainment that varies from live music to theme nights, to audience participation shows.

Exchange Privileges

When you stay at an AMResort (Dreams, Secrets, Now, Reflect) you have the privilege of the Sip, Savor & See program. You can make reservations with concierge on-site, but you can visit the sister resorts as of 6pm to enjoy a dining experience and entertainment elsewhere.

Italian restaurant at Now Natura
You can check out the Italian restaurant at Now Natura with the Sip, Savor & See program

Now Jade versus Now 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.

infographic now jade hotel versus now sapphire hotel

Now Jade versus Now Natura?

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

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

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

infographic now jade versus now natura hotel

Now Jade Weddings

The Now 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 Now Jade is 200 guests.

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

Now Jade Weddings simple venue and white ceremony arch on a deserted beach
preferred club beach area for beach weddings at Now Jade

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

Need a little guidance? Get in touch.

Sample Wedding Package

NOW TO ETERNITY PACKAGE
$3399 for 2020 and 2021 ($3199, August, September, October)
Includes: 25 guests, extra guests are $125 per person

Wedding Day Inclusions: • Service of a judge or minister • Dedicated on-site wedding coordinator • Preparation and ironing of couple’s wedding day attire • Complimentary room upgrade for wedding couple (based on availability) • Bouquet(s) and boutonniere(s) for wedding couple • One corsage and one boutonniere for the wedding party • Sound system with speaker and microphones • Hairstyling and makeup application for one member of the wedding couple for day of the ceremony • Wedding cake and sparkling wine (up to 25 guests) • Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres (Silver menu, up to 25 guests) • Private dinner reception (silver menu, up to 25 guests) • One natural floral centerpiece for the reception table • 24 full-color photos

Other Inclusions: • Couples massage spa treatment (50 minutes) • Breakfast in bed with mimosas (reservations must be made in advance with concierge) • Romantic turndown service night of the ceremony with rose petal-drawn Jacuzzi bath, a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries • 20% off spa treatments (Spa boutique purchases not included) • Late checkout for the couple (based on availability and upon request) • Free anniversary nights (stay a minimum of five paid nights over first anniversary date and receive two additional nights free, or stay four paid nights over the first anniversary date and receive one additional night free)

Extra Wedding Costs to consider

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

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

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

Promotions for Now Jade Weddings

  • Every 5th, 6th or 7th room free (depending on the season)
  • Wedding couple fly free with 75 room nights
  • Upgraded transfers for the wedding couple
  • Guests of the group pay shuttle transfer and are upgraded to non-stop
  • $500 off a catamaran charter for your group with 75 room nights
  • Free custom maracas to offer as favors with 75 room nights (you choose the design, color, and details).

Venues for Now Jade Weddings

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

Beach Wedding Venue

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

Pergola Deck Wedding Venue

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

Fountain Wedding Venue

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

Now Jade weddings garden reception set-up and garden wedding pergola

Garden Wedding Venue

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

Pool Terrace Wedding Venue

CAPACITY: Reception maximum capacity of 40 guests// AVAILABLE FOR: Reception

Now Jade weddings reception set-up by the pool
image courtesy of the Now Jade Weddings dept.

Bamboo Room – Private Ocean View

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

Ocean Front Deck – Carnival Terrace

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

outdoor Carnival terrace with ocean views for a Now Jade weddings reception
image courtesy of the Now Jade Weddings dept.

Castaways restaurant

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

castaways restaurant at the now jade

Conclusion

We hope that our complete guide to Now Jade Weddings has helped you determine if this hotel is right for your destination wedding in Mexico.

Still have questions or doubts?

Get in touch, our team is happy to assist you!

[email protected]

Lisa Wright

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

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