Congratulations on your engagement! We’re thrilled that you & your fiancé are considering having your destination wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico! If you are looking for the best destination wedding venues in San José del Cabo, Rich & Kitch are here to help! San José del Cabo has some of the best destination wedding venues that we can’t wait to share with you! There are over 85 hotels & resorts in Los Cabos, not including all of the individual private villa rentals & Airbnb's. With that, we’ll do our best to cover the resorts that we like the most, as well as venues that our wedding planners host weddings at most often!
Here is the Rich & Kitch list of the BEST destination wedding venues in San José del Cabo:
While Rich & Kitch prefer the Cabo San Lucas side of Los Cabos, San José del Cabo is equally amazing in its own way. San José del Cabo has a completely different downtown feel than the lively downtown Cabo. In San José del Cabo, you can expect a more laid back, traditional Mexican town. There is definitely no shortage of luxury resorts along the Sea of Cortez in this part of Los Cabos! Every time we visit San José, we are impressed by all of the new bars & restaurants being built up in the area. The town is already becoming the next big thing Los Cabos will have to offer, & Thursday night art walks in the square are a must! So, if San José del Cabo sounds right up your alley, keep reading about our favorite resorts for destination weddings!
The One&Only Palmilla is one the most luxurious resorts & destination wedding venue options San José del Cabo has to offer. Everything about the property is beautiful & they have a lot of different offerings for your destination wedding. A favorite among many couples is getting married in their beautiful Mexican chapel. They have other beautiful lawn/courtyard options, as well as the beach & pool terraces, so you have many options to choose from as seen here! This is a great resort for a honeymoon, too. Their rooms, suites, & villas are luxurious & private, & many come with private pools. Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon at One&Only Palmilla.
If you love to surf, then the Cabo Surf Hotel will be perfect for your destination wedding. This hotel is located in one of the only surfing locations in Los Cabos; they even have a surf school! See how beautiful weddings can be at the Cabo Surf Hotel on their website or Instagram here! Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon at the Cabo Surf Hotel.
**JUST FOR FUN BONUS RECOMMENDATION: PESCADITO BREAK**
Right down the street from the Cabo Surf Hotel is a new & hidden gem of a restaurant called Pescadito Break! It has the best beach vibes & impressive décor. The food & drinks are affordable & delicious, too. Pescadito Break is a favorite among locals in Los Cabos! Dining in the open air restaurant lets you watch surfers as they’re catching waves on Costa Azul beach. On the weekends, they even have sunset sessions with live DJs! If you are staying in San José del Cabo, make sure you check out Pescadito Break! Check out their Instagram here & make your reservation on OpenTable here.
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is a nice all-inclusive resort in San José del Cabo. They even have swim up rooms! For weddings, their oceanfront gazebo is a beautiful & popular spot for wedding ceremonies. They offer beautiful beach weddings as well which can be seen here. Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.
One of the more luxurious resorts in this area of San José del Cabo is Viceroy. The architecture at this resort is simply amazing! As seen here, Viceroy Los Cabos offers so many unique wedding ceremony & reception venue options for a beautiful & luxurious destination wedding! This resort is a lovely choice for your honeymoon, too. Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon at Viceroy Los Cabos.
Cabo Azul is an affordable resort making it a great option for your destination wedding. They have a beautiful open air chapel for a wedding, as well as other wedding venue options on property as seen here. Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon at Cabo Azul Resort.
Vidanta Los Cabos is another amazing luxury resort with beautiful architecture. Can you imagine walking through here on your wedding day?! This luxury resort has many beautiful venue options for your destination wedding as seen here.
Even if you don’t get married at Vidanta Grand Mayan Los Cabos, we highly recommend checking the resort's OMNIA day club for your bachelor/bachelorette party and/or honeymoon! We went to OMNIA during our honeymoon when one of our favorite DJs, Flight DJ, was the resident DJ & we had such an amazing time! We got to relax at our poolside cabana & have fun in the sun & pool! If you’ve been to a day club in Vegas then you will absolutely love OMNIA. They get the best DJs to perform & this is always a favorite spot for bachelor & bachelorette parties! Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding, honeymoon, or bachelor/bachelorette party at Vidanta Los Cabos.
Hotel El Ganzo is definitely one of our favorites for a destination wedding in San José del Cabo, Mexico.
We are obsessed with one of their main wedding ceremony locations - on the strip of lawn in between the water as seen in the photos below. When getting married at Hotel El Ganzo, you can take some of your wedding day photos on a boat which is so fun! A wedding reception can be held on their rooftop, which has beautiful views, as well as a unique infinity pool.
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Even if you don’t get married here, honeymooning at this boutique hotel would be amazing! Their rooftop & beach club would be great to spend your days relaxing as newlyweds. Also a fun fact about Hotel El Ganzo is that they have an underground recording studio that attracts artists from all over the world. Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon at Hotel El Ganzo.
The JW Marriott Los Cabos is an amazing resort for a destination wedding. The entire property is beautiful & very zen. It really makes you feel calm from the moment you step into the lobby. This is the vibe they are going for here & they totally achieve it!
This is an affordable, yet luxurious, resort making it a great destination wedding option for you & your wedding guests if you are more budget-conscious. While this is not a traditional all-inclusive resort, because they don’t have entertainment dinner shows at night, they are able to offer meal packages if that is something your wedding group is looking for. We love this resort because while it is a large property, it also offers a lot of private options for a destination wedding as seen in this video.
One of our favorite locations for a wedding ceremony & reception is the Amnet Patio. It offers you a blank slate to customize your dream wedding with a beautiful backdrop of the Sea of Cortez as you can see in the photos below!
If you want to extend your wedding past the JW’s curfew of 10pm, you can move into their ballroom right behind the Amnet Patio for an additional fee.
Another location we love for weddings at the JW Marriott Los Cabos is the Kepe Gazebo. We especially love this space for cocktail hours - the built-in fire pits are such a nice touch! Also, the views from the Kepe Gazebo do not disappoint as you can see in the photos below. You can also have your wedding ceremony & reception in this location, but please keep in mind that it will be hot if it’s sunny like it usually is in Cabo!
The Nak Grill area, located by one of the pools as seen in the photos below, is another great option for a wedding welcome pool party, cocktail hour, or wedding reception.
One of the main restaurants on the property, Café des Artistes, can be used for wedding receptions as well, but we think this makes a great option for a rehearsal dinner if you want to remain on the property.
If you prefer to venture off-site for your rehearsal dinner, which we highly recommend, you can read about one of our favorite restaurants for a rehearsal dinner here.
The JW Marriott Los Cabos also has a very unique option for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, & receptions called the Amphitheater as seen below. This resort really has options for everyone’s wedding style!
Depending on the tide in the Sea of Cortez, you can also get married on the beach, but we don’t recommend beach weddings at the JW Los Cabos, since their other venue options are more luxurious. Also, their beach area is not swimmable, so it isn’t the nicest beach you will see in Los Cabos. This is the only downside about this property, but the JW Marriott makes up for it with all of their amazing pools!
When getting married at the JW, the resort charges a wedding setup fee & has a minimum consumption price for food & beverages. During our last wedding at the JW Los Cabos, we were SO impressed by the cocktail hour appetizers, wedding reception dinner, & cocktails during the entire wedding!
JW Marriott Los Cabos wedding packages also offer standard décor like chairs, cocktail tables, & round reception tables, free of charge. Additional décor like flowers/candles are quoted separately by an outside vendor. Unless you are working with an outside wedding planner before deciding to get married at this resort, we recommend using JW’s approved wedding vendor list to choose your photographer, videographer, florist/décor vendor, minister, musician/DJ, etc. These vendors will be familiar with the property & if you want to use a different vendor, the resort will charge an additional fee. Overall, the JW’s wedding ceremony & reception packages are reasonably priced, as are their wedding block room rates for your guests, which makes the JW a great option! Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon at the JW Marriott Los Cabos!
The Ritz-Carlton brand speaks for itself, so this is the right destination wedding venue for you if you aren’t worried about a wedding budget, & neither are your wedding guests. Zadún offers many options for your luxury destination wedding such as the beach, secluded gardens, luxurious restaurants, & more as seen here. For your stay during your destination wedding week or honeymoon, the luxury suites & villas offer private plunge pools which is one of our favorite features about a luxury resort. Every inch of this property is amazing & the architecture is to die for! Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon at Zadún, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
Sixty minutes north of San José del Cabo, located in the East Cape of Mexico, is the new Four Seasons Resort & Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. At the time of this blog post, this is one of the only major resorts in the East Cape area, which is why it is making this list. This is another resort where the Four Seasons brand speaks for itself, so if your wedding budget is limitless, along with your wedding guests, then this Four Seasons Los Cabos will not disappoint for the destination wedding of your dreams. They have many amazing wedding venue options, including the beach, ballroom & pool terraces, marina, golf course, or the orchard farm as seen here. For your rehearsal dinner, you can choose from their lemon grove, restaurants, or enjoy the exclusivity in a private residence.
When staying at the Four Seasons Los Cabos, all of their accommodations are stunning, & many include private plunge pools & outdoor showers. Whether you are having your destination wedding week or honeymoon here, the Four Seasons offers 2 miles of swimmable beach, a private boat, spa, Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course, fitness center, & more. There will be no need to leave this luxury resort! Please contact us here if you are interested in having your destination wedding or honeymoon in the East Cape at Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas.
While we’ve already shared amazing destination wedding venue options, we wanted to mention a few other destination wedding venues in San José del Cabo. Once we have a chance to explore them, we will update this blog post, so stay tuned!
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos - Located next to the JW Marriott, this Secrets resort is a popular recommendation among standard travel agents. It is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort & you can see their wedding packages here.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR WEDDINGS
Last but not least, there are a few resorts Rich & Kitch do not recommend for destination weddings in San José del Cabo. We’re not saying that these are necessarily bad places to stay during a trip to Cabo, but they aren’t very destination wedding friendly in our opinion, so here is the list:
Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos - Honestly, we’re going to judge a book by its cover here because the outside of this resort is not attractive. It seems like an outdated resort & there is not a lot of information about their weddings, which suggests that it would be challenging to plan a wedding here.
Royal Decameron Los Cabos - This is another resort that doesn’t look very impressive from the outside, seems outdated, & there is not a lot of info about their weddings.
There are probably some we are missing from this list, but since there are so many other options for a Cabo destination wedding, we don’t recommend these hotels for a wedding.
READY TO SAY “I DO” IN LOS CABOS?!
Are you surprised by all of the destination wedding venues San José del Cabo has to offer?! We’re obsessed with Cabo not only because it’s been my second home since I was in high school, and we got engaged & married there, but it truly has so much to offer for the destination wedding of your dreams! Rich & Kitch would be honored to help you get hitched in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, so please feel free to reach out to us here if you have any questions!