In the grand scheme of things, a Los Cabos destination wedding may not seem groundbreaking. But why mess with a good thing? The area does get 350 days of pure sunshine per year, practically guaranteeing your big day won't be rained out. And thanks to resort openings and updates in the classic and idyllic Mexican vacation spot, it can actually be much more unique than you might think. While it's somewhere you may want to go in advance for “research,” properties' in-house planners will make it a flawless process to plan even from afar. They'll also provide vendor lists that offer a range of prices, making it feasible to do a Los Cabos destination wedding on a budget.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
Opened in 2017, Chileno Bay Resort is the former historic Hotel Cabo San Lucas, where old-Hollywood stars like John Wayne and Bing Crosby hung out. Now it's an Auberge resort, with Los Cabos's largest year-round swimmable beach, a dreamy spa, a three-tiered zero-edge pool, and a chic contemporary design that has indoor spaces bleeding into the tropical outdoors. With its 22-acre grounds, the property has nine options for venues, ranging from intimate to massive—think a 7,800-square-foot lawn or a 1,000-square-foot air-conditioned space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the sparkling Sea of Cortez.
Grand Velas Los Cabos
Grand, sweeping views are also on hand at the all-inclusive Grand Velas Los Cabos, where a plush ballroom is the place to have your elegant affair, though there's also a golden-sand beach where you can have a casual barefoot wedding during one of the iconic, spectacular sunsets. If you plan on having hundreds witness you saying "I do," there's nowhere more picturesque than the Terraza del Mar terrace, which boasts panoramic views of the sea and space for up to 600 guests. The resort's wedding planners are experts at creating one-of-a-kind spectacles for each couple, with gourmet eats—Mexican or otherwise—and plenty of tequila, mezcal, and even locally sourced Mexican wines. They're also versed in ceremonies of varying cultures and customs, like South Asian.
The Cape in Cabo San Lucas
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, is fairly new to the local scene but offers couples unreal views of Land's End and the Arch rock formation. Plus, you'll get the opportunity to eat unbelievably delicious food by famed Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, whose restaurant the Manta at the Cape is a must for an intimate rehearsal dinner or romantic evening before everyone arrives. The hotel also has Cabo's only rooftop lounge, so consider your after-party taken care of. Options include a boho wedding featuring Mexican traditions or a more modern look that plays off the striking architecture.
Viceroy Los Cabos
The design is also a big draw at Viceroy, a luxury hotel that has a sunset-view open terrace for making it official, along with NIDO restaurant—where local craftsmen constructed a nestlike structure out of recycled twigs—for the reception.
One & Only Palmilla
Those seeking the perfect place for super-private nuptials should look no further than the lush, verdant One & Only Palmilla, where the whitewashed chapel with its bell tower can hold up to 40 and you may arrive via horse-drawn carriage.
Las Ventanas al Paraíso
Another dreamy bet in the destination known for its sailing, snorkeling, whale watching, and hiking (your guests will have no problem saying "yes" to your invite) is Las Ventanas al Paraíso, the Rosewood resort that redefines luxury and offers edge-of-the-ocean locations for a paradisiacal wedding that could include flowers perfectly matched to the sunset sky. It doesn't get more magical than that.