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Wedding Guide Mexico - Tulum

sandy golden beach in Tulum, Mexico with Mayan ruins in foreground

Come, visit Tulum for a magical wedding paradise. You can enjoy pristine beaches, exotic jungle life, and beautiful weather. The food scene is diverse, with food from Taco street joints to high-end restaurants.

Highlights Food and Drink
Weather and Climate Money and Wedding Costs
Culture and Etiquette Legal Requirements for Marrying in Mexico

Celebrate with a relaxed vibe and enjoy the experience of swimming in unique cenotes, natural deep-water sinkholes, and magical lagoons.

There are many Tulum wedding venues to choose from, so here are a few to consider.

Highlights

Conrad Tulum Riveria Maya

Tulum Wedding Venues, Mexico, Conrad Tulum Riveria Maya

As featured on Conrad Tulum Riveria Maya, Destination Wedding Tulum

Do you dream of a wedding by the Caribbean Sea? In that case, the Conrad Tulum Riveria Maya offers Tulum wedding venue packages. You can choose from an intimate elopement of ten people to 400 guests for a large celebration.

A small ceremony for two people, including a musical soloist and sparkling wine toast, costs US$2,150 (€2,186).

If you are planning a big ceremony, a package can include.

  • The ceremony
  • An hour of hors d’oeuvres
  • A three-course meal
  • Wedding cake
  • DJ

The price for 200 guests is around US$73,100 (€74,329).

You can feast on Mexican, Japanese, and Mediterranean in one of the 11 restaurants and bars. Enjoy a poolside snack at a choice of five pools. To experience total relaxation, immerse yourself in a multisensory ritual at the wellness spa.

The Beach Tulum

Tulum Wedding Venues, Mexico, The Beach Tulum

As featured on The Beach Tulum, Destination Wedding Tulum

If you want to feel the sand between your toes, The Beach Tulum is available for a small elopement. Be pampered with a private cocktail hour, dinner on the beach, a couple’s massage, and breakfast in bed the following morning.

You can also rent the venue, partially or entirely, for a larger Tulum wedding. Exclusivity of the hotel for 60-120 guests includes:

  • Hair and make-up for the bride
  • A welcome coconut drink station
  • Music soloist
  • 1-hour cocktail party
  • 3-course dinner
  • A drinks bar
  • Wedding cake
  • DJ
  • Photography

It is possible to arrange a civil or symbolic marriage at an additional cost.

There are 28 beachfront rooms, and a restaurant provides international cuisine. The updated menu serves freshly caught octopus, pork-belly tacos, and beef steak.

Zorba Tulum Beach Homes

Tulum Wedding Venues, Mexico, Zorba Tulum

As featured on Zorba Tulum, Destination Wedding Tulum

For a boutique experience, Zorba Tulum provides fully-equipped villas sleeping up to 44 guests.

This wedding venue holds events for 100 people. It is possible to request 120 for an additional fee. The fee for the day is US$3,000 (€3,050).

For a traditional Mexican experience, there is a taco bar where you can enjoy fish tacos and a lime Margherita on the beach.

It is also feasible to arrange private chefs, childcare, and massages onsite.

SUPs, kayaks, and boogie boards are available for fun and games.

For more Mexican wedding destinations and ideas, explore our wedding services.

Weather and Climate

A favorite time to visit Tulum is between November and April. The hurricane season has finished. April is before the weather gets hot and the rainy season starts.

Tulum has warm temperatures year round. May is the hottest month, between 73°F-91°F (23-33°C).

The coldest month is January, when temperatures drop slightly to 66°-80°F (19°-27°C).

The rainy season falls between June to October. The latter is the wettest month.

September and October are during the hurricane season.

March is the driest month.

March to May have the most sunshine, approximately 8 hours per day.

The sea is warm all year round, between 79°-84°F (26°-29°C).

Culture and Etiquette

Tulum fuses traditional Mayan culture with a blend of international traditions. The Mayans believed everything had a spiritual soul, whether it was living or inanimate, like rocks, rivers, plants, and craftwork.

Today, this spiritual vibe attracts visitors who seek to be energized by the medley of available healing treatments. Travelers are encouraged to immerse themselves in an eco-friendly stay, go barefoot, and be spiritually cleansed and healed at one of the many wellness spas.

People from Tulum are polite, welcoming, courteous, and respect their elders.

Food and Drink

Cochinita Pibil is slow-roasted pork marinated in orange juice, garlic, and ground achiote seeds. It is a tender and sweet-flavored dish. Usually served with tacos, pickled red onion, and garnished with cilantro.

Xtabentun is a traditional Mayan liqueur made with fermented honey flavored with pollen from the xtabentun flower. With added anise seed, the drink has an intense smell and sweet flavor. It can be drunk cold or add tequila, lime, or pineapple juice for a cocktail.

Money and Wedding Costs

The local currency is Mexican Nuevo Peso (MXN), more commonly referred to as Peso.

A wedding venue in Tulum is much more affordable than in the US or UK, and many Tulum Mexico wedding venues offer packages starting from US$5,000 (€5,160) for 30 guests.

Some resorts will include incentives such as room upgrades or discounted honeymoons.

Legal Requirements for Marrying in Mexico

The best place to find documentation for what is required to get married in Mexico as a foreigner is at, Foreigners marrying in Mexico.

Many Tulum wedding venues provide a wedding planner to guide you through the documentation to ensure the marriage ceremony is legally recognized.

Mexico recognizes civil marriages as legal. A Mayan wedding is symbolic and is not recognized.

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