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Planning Your Flawless Los Cabos Weddings

Have questions about planning your wedding or special event at our resorts in Los Cabos? Solmar Resorts is dedicated to creating spectacular celebrations in Baja, Mexico. Whether you want to know about obtaining your Mexican wedding license, booking group accommodations or using our event planning services, here are some frequently asked questions to get you started on your journey.

General Wedding Questions

  • Yes, we offer a full spectrum of wedding services and venues at all of our resorts. Our experienced wedding planners can help you with all of the details, from choosing the right venue and dining menus to arranging group activities and accommodations.
  • There is no fee for using our wedding coordination services. A specialist will assist you prior to and on your special day. Our coordinators will be there throughout the entire wedding planning period to answer any questions you may have about your event.
  • 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.
  • Our wedding department is happy to reserve a tentative date with you in advance. Once we receive your deposit and the signed contract, we will reserve and confirm that date with you.
  • For a legal wedding, Mexico requires that you arrive in the country at least four business days prior to the event. Saturdays, Sundays and Mexican holidays do not count. Your arrival day does not count towards the business day requirement. You must arrive four full business days prior to the event.
  • 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 and is simply a symbolic ceremony, not a legally valid wedding. Please note that Catholic ceremonies cannot be performed outside the church.
  • 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.
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Questions about the ceremony and reception

  • Weddings at Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa are performed in our wedding gazebo. Weddings at Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa are performed on the beach in our wedding huppa.
  • Yes, we offer air conditioned indoor venues at our Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa locations.
  • Decorations are available at an additional charge and are made to order per your instructions and personal style. Please discuss the options with your wedding coordinator.
  • Most of our guests choose to celebrate with a romantic sunset ceremony. You may choose your favorite time of day for your own wedding ceremony and reception celebration.
  • At Playa Grande Resort you can have a beautiful wedding ceremony on the beach, then celebrate with a reception at our oceanfront terrace. Due to the proximity of the ocean and changing tide conditions, we do not offer beach weddings at Grand Solmar Land's End, however our gazebo is beautiful and very close to the beach.
  • Legal wedding ceremonies are performed in Spanish. Symbolic ceremonies and vow renewals are performed in English. If necessary, please ask your wedding coordinator for a translator.
  • If you do not have friends, family or other guests that can serve as your witnesses, the resort can provide witnesses for you at an additional cost.

Calculating the Cost of a Destination Wedding

  • For your convenience, only one wedding is scheduled per day at each of our resorts. The location fee for holding your wedding at Grand Solmar is $4,000 USD, and the location fee at Playa Grande Resort is $1,500 USD.
  • We offer a choice of three different wedding packages. Rates and inclusions depend on your preferred package choice. You may add any additional elements at an additional cost. Please contact our events coordinator for specific details.
  • Yes, group rates are available when you book ten rooms or more. Please visit our website's booking engine to find the best rate available for your group.

Destination Wedding Details

  • A local judge or minister will come to our resort to perform your marriage ceremony.
  • For your comfort and the comfort of your guests, our wedding ceremonies generally last around 20 minutes.
  • The resort does not offer steaming or ironing services, however there are many local companies that do. Prices depend on the dress material and size of the garment. Ask our wedding planners for a list of providers.
  • If your wedding is at Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, we can easily move your ceremony into our ballroom. If your wedding is at the Grand Solmar, we can move it to one of our spacious restaurant venues.
  • The sun sets between 5pm and 8pm, depending on the season. The temperature also depends on the season. Once you have an exact date, your wedding coordinator can supply more specific information about the expected weather.
  • We use a trusted local vendor, and they offer almost every type of flower. Not all flowers are available locally, however, so please speak to your wedding coordinator if you are planning on having exotic flowers or winter season flowers. Our vendor should be able to import them (prices are higher for imported flowers).
  • We have several wedding menus to choose from. You may request menu choices from your wedding coordinator, who will be happy to email them to you.

Destination Wedding Legalities - Mexico

  • Yes, your wedding coordinator will deal directly with our local officials to coordinate the legalized wedding process and take care of all of the details before your ceremony.
  • To obtain a marriage license, you must provide: -A valid passport -A Tourist Card (green sheets that you receive at the airport) -A certified birth certificate for the Bride & Groom -A health certificate and blood test provided by a Mexican Official* -If applicable, a final Record of Divorce from prior spouse -If applicable, a Death Certificate from prior spouse Bride & Groom must arrive 4 days prior to the ceremony (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays do not count). *Additional costs apply.
  • Yes, four witnesses must arrive 4 days prior to the ceremony. Witnesses must present their passports and copy of tourist cards (green sheet received at the airport). If you do not have any witnesses, they can be provided by the hotel.
  • Unfortunately, if you have been divorced you cannot have a civil ceremony in Mexico. You will need to wait at least one year before you marry again. If you have been divorced at least one year, you must bring a copy of your divorce decree as proof.
  • Yes, a you must have a blood test taken by a licensed medical professional. Your blood tests must be performed in Mexico and should not be performed more than 14 days prior to the wedding ceremony.
  • The blood will be tested for HIV, RPR (sexually transmitted diseases) and your blood type. The results, together with a certificate of the blood test, will be ready in 24 hours. Upon your arrival, our wedding coordinator will set the appointment for the next morning at 8am. The test requires an empty stomach. The doctor will perform the blood test either in your room or in the coordinator's office.
  • The cost for the blood test is $350 per couple.
  • No, the blood test must be done in Mexico in order to be valid. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made.
  • No, you can't. According to Mexican law, if your blood test comes back positive you cannot be married in Mexico.
  • In order for the marriage documents to be finalized and legal in Mexico, you must provide a valid explanation and proof of different names (ie. divorce, birth certificates, etc).
  • All documents must be presented and they must be in order for the ceremony to take place. Your wedding coordinator will help assure everything is in order. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions.

About Mexico

  • Los Cabos, Mexico is in the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Yes, American dollars are recognized and accepted in Mexico. Please note that we are a cash-free resort and require a credit or debit card to cover all of your wedding payments.
  • Yes, entering Mexico is easy, as long as you have a valid passport from your country of origin.
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