Your wedding day is a truly special moment created from love and should be treated with the utmost care and respect. Here in Los Cabos, the significance of your union is well understood. Event coordinators and vendors come together and work diligently to assuage any potential fears and, simply put, make dreams come true. The options in Los Cabos—for everything from venue to cake to entertainment—are exceptional and work within most budgets.
Setting the Stage
Los Cabos wedding coordinators are experts at researching venues, helping to maintain a budget, and seeing to the details—big and small—come wedding day. We’re fans of Allure Events (www.allureevent.com), Baja Weddings (www.bajawedding.com), and Sunset Weddings (www.asunsetwedding.com); their coordinators will help you every step of the way. “The emotion your event evokes, the visual effect you seek, and the enjoyment of the experience are of upmost importance,” says Amy Abbott of Amy Abbott Events (www.amyabbottevents.com). J&S Audio Visual (www.jsav.com) can enhance your event with audio, video, lighting, and much more. The company’s mission is to help clients’ stage and design impactful events by fusing creativity and technology.
Los Cabos is home to a corps of professional and reliable photographers like Gilda Badillo (www.gildaphotovideo.com), Carlos Aboyo (www.caboyo.com), Francisco Estrada (www.photoamore.com), Miguel Ventura (www.caboimage.com), and Tomas Barron (www.tomasbarron.com), who excel at capturing every exciting moment using state-of-the-art equipment. Videographer Jorge Ibarra (www.jorgeibarra.com) brings the spirit and emotion of weddings to life in high-resolution DVDs.
Solomon Landing’s (www.solomonslandingcabo.com), Mi Tierra (624-142-5508), and Denni’s Catering (www.denniscatering.com) provide exceptional cuisine and personalized touches to receptions and rehearsal dinners. In addition, many hotels provide full-service event planning and on-site catering. Wherever you choose to get married in Los Cabos, you are guaranteed two things: incomparable service and the world’s most beautiful setting.
Location! Location! Location!
Let’s take a look at some of the potential wedding venues, beginning with resorts.
The Cabo Surf Hotel (www.cabosurfhotel.com) is a charming 36-room boutique beach resort overlooking Acapulquito Beach, which was voted the seventh-best-kept secret by Elle, listed in Lucky Magazine as one of the editor’s “no-apologies splurges,” and featured in Bridal. The location is made all the more attractive for the the privacy of the ocean cove, the comfort of the beachfront suites and villas, and the Cabo Surf’s Sea Spa & Salon, which provides full-time therapists and estheticians. Special wedding packages begin at $4,000 U.S. and include accommodations, judge or minister, flowers, ceremony set-up (chairs, canopy, sound system), hair and make-up, professional photography, wedding coordination, and catering. The on-site 7 Seas Seafood Grille (www.7seasrestaurant.com) will work with you to create the perfect wedding menu. It accommodates up to 100 guests in the covered palapa dining area, as well as at the pool deck and beach area.
The newly renovated Bahia Hotel (www.bahiacabo.com) is chic. The boutique resort is close to bustling Médano Beach and boasts an amazing restaurant: Bar Esquina. Each sophisticated and stylish room beckons you with contemporary Mexican decor and custom furnishings. This hotel is ideal for intimate wedding parties. Packages start at $3,500 U.S. for up to 25 people and include a professional wedding coordinator, bamboo canopy with white tulle, aisle petals, bridal bouquet, boutonniere, wedding cake with ribbon and flower detail, live musical trio, hair and make-up for bride, two hours of professional photography, courier service, and transportation to and from a beachfront ceremony. The ceremony can be followed with a four-course, all-organic reception with two-hour open bar at Bar Esquina, starting at $78 U.S. per person plus tax and service.
Hotel Guaycura (www.guaycura.com.mx) in Todos Santos blends modern-day elegance with old-world charm. Each of its 14 rooms comes equipped with a plasma TV, Bose iPod deck, DVD player, 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets, wireless internet, king or twin canopy bed, luxurious L’Occitane Verbena bath products, copper sink vanity, 24-hour concierge, and much more. Even with the contemporary amenities, the hotel remains true to the classical romance of Todos Santos with its incredible architecture, intimate courtyard dining, artwork, and personalized service. The hotel offers special wedding and activities packages upon request.
The sleek 619-room beachfront Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe (www.barcelo.com) offers convenient all-inclusive packages for your guests. With its expansive setting, this hotel can easily accommodate large parties. Packages start from as little as $2,400 U.S. The wedding coordinator can assist clients with special amenities, flowers, decor, a private cocktail hour, menu options, and music.
The Holiday Inn (624-142-1733), formerly known as Presidente Intercontinental Los Cabos, not only caters to weddings but it also offers a special vow renewel package, which for $1,200 U.S. includes the ceremony, reception, a relaxing couples massage, spa discounts, and a gift certificate for a three-night anniversary getaway.
Sunset da Mona Lisa (www.sunsetmonalisa.com), a fine dining seafood and Italian restaurant, provides extraordinary views of Cabo’s famous landmarks and is one of the most picture-perfect wedding venues. The multilevel oceanfront restaurant and air-conditioned salon can accommodate up to 400 guests. Chef Salvatore Messina creates the ultimate dining experience by pair haute cuisine with an extensive international wine list.
Wedding guests often turn destination weddings into minivacations. A fun way to bring everyone together during their stay at the Los Cabos Golf Resort (www.cabosanlucascountryclub.com) is to set up a special group golf outing. Cabo San Lucas Country Club can help you turn your wedding into a full event with special rates and stay-and-play packages.