If the breathtaking Sea of Cortez views at this splendid oceanfront resort in Los Cabos were not enough, the outstanding service and charming hacienda-style architecture of Hacienda Encantada Resort will tip your destination wedding to the truly unforgettable. This romantic resort offers a beautiful setting for your big day or honeymoon. A great location in the Corridor area of Los Cabos, Mexico, between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, means you’re just a short drive to all the fun and exciting activities of this destination, including scenic beaches, nightlife and dining. The unique, traditional Mexican décor of this luxurious resort will serve as a magnificent backdrop for your special event. This is a wonderful place to plan a magical reception overlooking the surf, with the sound of the waves creating the perfect atmosphere. You might even spot a migrating whale offshore as you sip your celebratory champagne.
After your wedding, you can settle right into your honeymoon, since you’re already in vacation paradise! Gourmet dining and marvelous swimming pools set the scene for relaxation. There’s also a spa offering soothing massages and body treatments. If you’re ready to explore Cabo, you can take the free shuttle to the resort’s sister property, Marina Fiesta Resort located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas.
Here are some photos of some lovely weddings at Hacienda Encantada Resort.
Photos courtesy of Hacienda Encantada Resort
On January 23-25th, Los Cabos destination wedding professionals including our team, Be That Bride Events, A Matter of Taste Catering, and Linens, Things & More came together to showcase some of the area’s best event planning services. Los Cabos has long been known as an outstanding location for destination weddings, with sunny weather, gorgeous beaches, luxurious villa rentals and stunning beachfront resorts. Hosted by Linens, Things & More, this wedding showcase offered just a taste of the many unique offerings available to couples looking to customize their dream wedding.
The event took place at Villa Marcella, a magnificent estate set right on the sand of Pedregal Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Located in Cabo’s most exclusive community, this 5BR vacation villa rental is perfect for scenic weddings and sleeps up to 14 guests in comfort and style. Events of up to 200 guests can easily be accommodated at this beautiful estate, offering breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean and beach. While the location feels wonderfully serene and private, downtown Cabo San Lucas is but minutes away.
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Here are just a few photos from the event…
Our team can help you start planning your dream destination wedding in Cabo!
The Los Cabos menu—extraordinary scenery, exhilarating activities, great restaurants and shopping, stupendous villas and resorts—has so much to offer travelers that 10 trips aren’t enough to enjoy it all. But for a wedding, an event at which the principals might enjoy all those things listed above, there’s only one shot: you have to get it right. That’s why we work with the team of Be That Bride Events (BTBE) to deliver Cabo’s signature destination weddings. BTBE gets it ALL right, to the most minute details, so a bride’s only sigh will be one of bliss.
BTBE is a division of Be That Bride, a marketing company (and Internet talk show) for destination weddings. The company grew out of Alec and T. Photography, which has focused on Los Cabos weddings for over 5 years, with 10 years’ wedding photography background in general. The company has a long track record of seamlessly working with the Los Cabos area’s finest vendors so that wedding planning—and especially the wedding day—feels like a work of art. But a work of art that’s incredibly and memorably fun!
“We have a strong communication with all the wedding professionals that we work with. We are ‘vendor friendly’—we make sure that they get support to do their job to the very fullest. For instance, since every photographer works differently, the photographer will have a say in the timeline so his or her photography style can shine. The musician will have support for their sound equipment and setup. The floral design team will be involved from day one. The wedding will be a total team effort,” says T. Thompson, of Be That Bride. Thompson has considerable cred regarding BTBE’s wedding expertise: “This happens all the time: a couple says, ‘the wedding was perfect, I would not have changed a thing. You made my vision become reality.’”
Of course, one significant advantage wedding couples have is Los Cabos itself. Few venues can boast its stunning vistas, its inviting air, its sense of place. As Thompson says, “Los Cabos is made for weddings! The weather is almost perfect year-round. It’s very safe. Many of the resorts specialize in weddings and the wedding vendors are wonderful. Because Cabo has so many weddings, the standard of service is very high compared to other Mexico destination weddings.”
BTBE does right by its clients: They provide full disclosure on costs, not marking up for vendors, or accepting commissions from vendors. But no costs are cut either: all wedding-associated items are top-quality, every time. They strive to work within the budgets of their clients, and to deliver a spectacular experience. They know communication is the key, and thus they are personally involved with the bride and groom from the very start.
Working with our team at Be That Bride Events means your wedding will be the most relaxed knot you’ll ever tie. Los Cabos is a place of magical sights and happy feelings: a wedding here captures that enchantment, making delightful moments that become joyful memories forever.
- By Tom Bentley
Extraordinary service is at the heart of the Capella experience. Each guestroom is assigned a “majordomo” whose responsibilities include keeping your unit comfortable and clean. The majordomo can also assist with childcare or preparing light breakfasts and lunches in your unit. You also have a “personal assistant” available as your own dedicated concierge, committed to addressing your special requests.
*recently blogged about on Martha Stewart Weddings Online
The accommodations have all been recently updated with stylish new décor. Suites and guestrooms feature balconies, expansive views and deluxe bathrooms. Some suites even offer private ocean view hot tubs, perfect for an evening savoring the sunset and sea breezes.
Beyond the luxurious rooms, the Meliá Cabo Real offers a range of fine amenities and exciting activities sure to please every guest. Enjoy the many on-site restaurants spanning international cuisines, including Mexican, Asian-fusion, Mediterranean and American menus. There’s not a dull moment in sight with Meliá’s lagoon-like swimming pool, tennis courts, oceanfront hot tub, in-room spa services and theme nights featuring live entertainment. You can even take part in a Spanish, cooking or yoga class. After a full day of fun, enjoy a tropical cocktail from one of the Meliá’s bars.
Located along the Tourist Corridor, the Meliá is ideally situated for convenient access to all the wonders of Los Cabos.
The Meliá, with it’s four very inclusive wedding packages and 2 romantic honeymoon packages, makes itself one of the most attractive resorts for weddings of all sizes and budgets. It is sure to make your wedding or anniversary a very special and memorable one.
So breathe deep, inhale the ocean air and feel the tranquility begin to seep into your body and soul at Villa Esperanza.
Villa Esperanza can accommodate wedding parties/events of up to 75 guests (sit down) and 100 (standing). One-night additional rental fee + $550 HOA permit (minimum 3-night rental required).
While the many activities of Los Cabos are just minutes away, you’ll find a wealth of recreational opportunities onsite. Enjoy the full fitness center, game room and many planned resort activities for all ages including: water aerobics, cooking classes, bingo, ping pong tournaments, Spanish lessons, dance lessons and more. In the evening, gather around the large fire pit with panoramic sunset views. The resort’s concierge, located in the lobby, can assist guests daily with personalized suggestions and dinner reservations.
Experience a tantalizing taste of paradise at this breathtaking resort, set in a convenient Corridor location just minutes to world-class golf, fishing and more.
Imagine a stunning hillside villa in the elite Pedregal community of Cabo San Lucas perfectly blending the best of modern architecture, the warmth of Baja, luxurious amenities and boundless views of the Pacific. Now imagine this outstanding setting can be exclusively yours for an unforgettable sojourn. Imagine no more; newly constructed Villa Bellissima is just such a vacation home of rare distinction.
Exceptional style and grace are clearly evident in every aspect of this sophisticated 5-level, 8BR/11BA home. The sleek contemporary architecture has been designed to maximize the impressive hillside location. Balconies and terraces invite guests to revel in the vistas. Inside, a spacious atmosphere of comfortable elegance awaits. Expanses of glass on each level flood interiors with that peculiarly brilliant Baja light. Guests will enjoy the privacy of the 8 roomy suites, each with its own balcony/terrace and inspiring ocean views. You’ll also find a home theater with 112” screen and reclining seating for 12, a gourmet kitchen, an ocean-view gym and even an elevator to zip you from floor to floor. Outside, the dramatic swimming pools look out over sweeping views of the Pacific.
With a gourmet kitchen and indoor dining for 16 in the magnificent dining area overlooking the scenic main terrace, Villa Bellissima is ideal for entertaining. In fact, this exquisite property is a perfect choice for special events and can easily accommodate 150 guests for a dream location wedding!
Currently Cabovillas.com’s Villa of the Month for November 2010!
Choosing Los Cabos as your wedding destination was EASY. Now you’re getting to the hard part; choosing your venue. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be hard! If you just follow these steps, you’ll be crossing “find venue” off your list in no time!
The most important thing you want to have figured out when choosing your venue is your budget. This is really going to help narrow down the type (resort or villa) and the location of your venue in Los Cabos.
The second thing you want to keep in mind are your dates. Like all travel destinations, there are high and low travel seasons in Los Cabos. Rates are going to be higher in high season and lower in low season. If you have your heart set on a New Year’s Eve wedding, be prepared to spend about 25% more on your accommodations than you would if you were getting married on October 15th. This all goes back to knowing your budget, and the better researched your budget is, the easier this whole process is going to be for you.
And the third thing you’re going to want to know is how many people you plan to invite and how many will actually attend. There are venues to accommodate weddings of almost any size, so feel free to invite as many people as you want according to your budget. (Again, I can’t express how important it is to know your budget.) You may be surprised at how many people will RSVP “yes” to a Los Cabos wedding so keep that in mind when you’re sending out invites.
If you call me with this information, I KNOW that we can have you narrowed down to three venues in a 10 minute call. Doesn’t that sound less daunting than looking through our entire inventory of 100’s of properties to find your perfect venue?
Choosing a venue can be really stressful and I know you want this day to be a once-in-a-lifetime, magical, romantic, and unforgettable day. It’s my job to make that a reality for you. Keeping those three steps in mind, give me a call and we’ll be planning your Los Cabos wedding in no time!