A Cabo San Lucas Wedding Locale Where Planning Is An Art
Edging the Pacific Ocean on the pristine western edge of Cabos San Lucas, our resort is a breathtaking locale for your Mexico destination wedding. Browse our most frequently asked questions before planning your perfect day, or contact our attentive team with any other questions you may have. Here, planning is an art, and our staff is poised to attend to every detail to ensure your Cabo wedding is everything you envisioned.
Do we need to send any documentation prior to arrival?
Yes. All legal documentation must be sent at least one month in advance to verify all information. Also, you must have all original documentation with you when you arrive at the resort.
Documentation will only apply for legal ceremonies.
If your date is available, the wedding department at the resort will be happy to reserve a tentative date. After we receive a deposit and the signed contract, we will reserve that date for you.
How many days do we need to arrive prior to the ceremony?
If one desires a legal wedding, Mexico requires that you be in the country at least four business days prior. Saturdays, Sundays and Mexican holidays do not count. Also, your arrival day does not count towards the "business day" requirement. You must arrive four full business days prior.
How much time would we need to reserve our wedding in advance?
Weddings should be reserved at least three months in advance. Please consider weekends and high season has more demand than weekdays and low season periods.
What is the difference between legal (civil), religious and symbolic ceremonies?
Only a civil ceremony is legally recognized. A religious ceremony has no legal bearing and does not replace in any way the binding legal civil marriage. A renewal of vows or religious ceremony is a symbolic ceremony. It is performed by a non-denominational minister (please note that Catholic ceremonies cannot be performed outside the church). In this case, the bride and groom will receive a symbolic marriage, not legally valid.
What services does your wedding planner provide? Is there a fee?
There is no fee for providing our wedding coordinators. A specialist will assist you prior to and on the special day and they are available throughout the entire wedding planning period to answer any question you may have regarding the event.
Questions about the ceremony and reception
Are indoor spaces air-conditioned?
Yes, they're located at Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa.
If we want our wedding on the beach, what is the set-up?
It's very important to let you know that we are not able to do weddings on the beach at Grand Solmar Land's End, due to the closeness to the ocean and the tides change all the time. However the Gazebo is beautiful and is really close to the Beach.
At Playa Grande Resort you can have a beautiful wedding on the beach, we have plenty of space to fit more than 100 people and a front ocean terrace that can fit your reception.
Is the wedding performed in English or Spanish?
Legal ceremonies are performed in Spanish; please ask your wedding coordinator for a translator. Symbolic ceremonies (renewal of vows) are performed in English.
What do you offer in the way of decorations?
Decorations are available at an additional charge and are made to the bride's interest. Please discuss this with your wedding coordinator.
What if I don't have a witness?
If you do not have witnesses available, they will be provided by the resort at an additional cost.
What private indoor and outdoor areas of the resort are available for a wedding?
Weddings at Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa are performed at our wedding gazebo. Weddings at Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa are performed on the beach with our wedding huppa.
What time of day do most destination weddings occur?
Most guests chose to marry at sunset.
Calculating the Cost of a Destination Wedding
If I want to bring friends and family members, do you offer a discount on the price of rooms?
Group rates are available when booking ten rooms or more. You can find the Best Rate Available at www.solmar.com
What is the cost of a destination wedding at your resort, or is it included in the price of our stay?
We offer three packages. Rates and inclusions depend on which package you choose. You may add any additional elements you wish.
What is the location fee?
Only one wedding is scheduled per day. The location fee for having your wedding at Grand Solmar is $4,000 usd, and the location fee at Playa Grande Resort is $1,500 usd.
Destination Wedding Details
Can you email me suggested menus for the reception?
We have several wedding menus. You may request these from the wedding coordinator.
How long is the ceremony?
The ceremony lasts about 20 minutes.
What do you do if I schedule an outside ceremony and reception -- and it rains? Do you have a picture of the backup plan?
We can move your ceremony into our ballroom at Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa if the wedding is at Playa Grande, if the wedding is at the Grand Solmar we can move it to one of the restaurants.
What time is the sunset and the approximate temperature an hour before?
The sun sets between 5pm and 8pm depending on the season. The temperature also depends on the season. Once you have an exact date, the wedding coordinator can supply more specific information
What types of flowers are available locally? Do you have a flower vendor?
We do have a flower vendor that we always work with, almost all flowers are available locally. Although, not all of them are locally so if you are planning on having exotic flowers or winter season flowers then the vendor can import them, prices are different for imported flowers.
Who performs the ceremony at your resort?
A local judge or minister will come to the resort to perform the ceremony.
Will someone be available to iron my wedding dress?
The resort does not offer steaming yet, there are off-property services that will handle it, prices will depend on the material and size of the garment.
Destination Wedding Legalities - Mexico
Are witnesses required?
Yes, four witnesses must arrive 4 days prior to the ceremony with passports and copy of tourist cards (green sheet received at the airport), witnesses can be provided by the hotel if needed.
Can I have a doctor perform the test in my country and take the results to the resort?
No, the test must be taken in Mexico in order to be valid, no exceptions.
Do we need proof of any medical tests?
Yes, a blood test must be taken.
I was divorced less than one year ago. Can I have my civil ceremony at the resort?
Unfortunately no. If you have been divorced you will need to wait at least one year before marry again, and you must bring a copy of your divorce decree.
If my name is different from the passport and birth certificate will this present problem?
Yes, in order for the documents to be finalized and legal in Mexico, there must be proof of different names in order to get married (ie. divorce, birth certificates, etc).
Is there someone who can handle the legal details for us and will guide us through the process?
Yes, the wedding coordinator deals directly with the local officials to coordinate the legalized wedding process.
What are the requirements to get a marriage license in Mexico?
Valid passport Tourist Cards (green sheets that you receive at the airport)
Certified birth certificates for Bride & Groom
If applicable, final Record of Divorce
If applicable, Death Certificate
Health certificate and blood test provided by a Mexican Official*
Bride & Groom must arrive 4 days prior to the ceremony! (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays do not count). *Additional costs apply
Can I bring American dollars?
Yes, American dollars are recognized and accepted in Mexico, unfortunately we are a cash free Resort and for all the wedding payments a credit or debit card will be require.
Is it easy to enter into Mexico?
You must have a valid passport to enter Mexico.
What is the time zone?
Los Cabos, Mexico is in the Mountain Time Zone.
Carretera Todos Santos Km 120 #1, Zona Pacifico, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 23473
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