Mexico is one of the best options for your LGBTQ+ destination wedding. But with stunning beach destinations scattered across the country, we're taking out the guesswork and sharing our top favorite spots in Mexico.
Is a Destination Wedding Right For You?
Trying to choose the perfect location for your destination wedding as an LGBTQ+ couple can be a little confusing. You want to make sure the country you’re traveling to is inclusive, welcoming, and safe because let’s be honest – all you want to worry about on your wedding day is looking flawless and celebrating your love!
Mexico is one of the the most liberal countries in Latin America, so you don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable or judged on the best day of your life. I’ve helped hundreds of couples plan gorgeous destination weddings, and I can assure you that your destination wedding in Mexico will be everything you’ve dreamed of… and more.
If you choose to work with me as your destination wedding travel agent, I can assure you that I’ll help you prioritize supportive resorts that will celebrate your wedding day right alongside you. I hold a certification from the Gay Wedding Institute – part of the Equality Insittute – so I can best support all of my wedding couples.
And if you’re worried about random resort guests peeking in on your beachside ceremony, you’ll be impressed at how far destination wedding venues have come! Most all-inclusive resorts in Mexico now have more private options that include expansive, luxurious suites and sky terraces overlooking the water.
Mexico is a large country with a vibrant culture. There are different vibes across its beach cities and towns, so there’s somewhere just right for every couple.
Top Spots in Mexico for LGBTQ+ Destination Weddings
- Riviera Maya
This gorgeous stretch of beaches is home to some of my favorite all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. South of Cancun, it includes the hippy-beachy town of Tulum as well as the snorkelers-paradise, Akumal. If you want the ultimate beach vibe with tons of resorts to choose from, the Riviera Maya is for you.
Even better? This area is convenient for couples and guests traveling from across the US. Many airlines offer direct flights to Cancun and then it’s just a short drive to your resort from there.
- Puerto Vallarta
This lovely beach town is on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, so it’s convenient for couples and guests traveling from the midwest and West Coasts.
Are you from the Northeast? No fear! Airlines are adding more flights to Puerto Vallarta every season, partially due to the growing popularity of this area. With plenty of boutique shops, beautiful all-inclusive resorts, and no shortage of stunning beachline, Puerto Vallarta is a stunning choice for your LGBTQ+ destination wedding.
- Los Cabos
Have you ever seen photos of tan couples on a catamaran cruising by a stunning stone arch over sparkling turquoise water? They were probably in Cabo! The natural arch is one of the most picturesque locations in this beach town located on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.
“Los Cabos” is actually two cities in one: the artsy laid-back San Jose del Cabo and nightlife hotspot Cabo San Lucas. Cabo is one of the most upscale destinations in Mexico, and airlines are answering this demand.
West Coasters? Cabo is a short easy flight away. Midwesterners? This is an easy-to-get-to spot. For those on the east, no fear. Delta, American, and now Eastern airlines all offer non-stops from the east coast to Cabo.
Ready to start planning your destination wedding yet?
What About LGBTQ-Friendly Destination Wedding Locations that Aren’t Mexico?
Mexico is overwhelmingly a great option for a supportive, welcoming environment. Latin America is pretty conservative as a whole, so I’m very careful about where I advise my LGBTQ+ clients to go.
If you are planning a destination wedding for an LGBTQ crowd, it's very important to work with an expert. There are many destinations (in the Caribbean in particular) that are unfortunately less welcoming.
Even more good news: the list of destinations that welcome LGBT couples with open arms is growing! Costa Rica just passed marriage equality in 2020! If you’re imagining less beach and more jungle, this might be the perfect place for your destination wedding.
When you work with me to find your perfect wedding location (and let me manage alllllll the travel details), you can totally relax, knowing I’ve got your best interests at heart.
Equality has always been the centerpiece of my business and I look forward to working with you!