Bride and groom portraits from their intimate Tulum wedding

A Complete Tulum Wedding Guide For 2024

February 21, 2024

If you’re here, that likely means you’re dreaming of a Tulum wedding. First of all, congratulations! Tulum, Mexico is a gorgeous destination location, and for good reason. With its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, lush greenery, and unique activities, you’re sure to have a memorable wedding experience!

With that being said, trying to plan a destination wedding abroad can feel like a task, especially if you’ve never been before. Lucky for you I’ve had the amazing opportunity of capturing several weddings in Tulum! Because of this, I wanted to create an epic guide that’s jam packed with all of the information you’ll need when planning your destination wedding! Without further ado, let’s dive in! 

Ruzin Cunningham Photos | Tulum Wedding Photographer

Where is Tulum?

Tulum is located on the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico! It’s very well known for its white sandy beaches and its well-preserved ancient Mayan ruins! 

Why Get Married in Tulum?

Tulum offers a variety of unique experiences and truly unforgettable backdrops! If you’re looking to have a wedding in an extraordinary and unforgettable location, Tulum is perfect for you! The ancient ruins add a perfect touch of history while its white sandy beaches provide the opportunity for fun in the sun! And you don’t want to forget all of the adventure opportunities that Tulum has to offer! Also, don’t get me started on the food. YUM! 

Is it Expensive to Get Married in Tulum? How Much Does a Tulum Wedding Cost?

Just like with planning any kind of wedding, the price is dependent on what you envision for your day and what is a priority to you. This will also vary greatly depending on the number of guests you want for your Mexico wedding. Are you planning on a 20 people wedding celebration, maybe only a few close family and friends, or just you and your partner? It also depends on whether or not you’re looking into an all inclusive resort wedding or planning a custom wedding experience! 

If you’re thinking of an all-inclusive luxury resort wedding, you can plan to spend 5,000-7,000+ USD depending on guest count. Keep in mind that this is just for the resort and does not include specific vendors like photography, videography, etc. 

Keep in mind that the average wedding in The United States costs around $30,000, so you can still save quite a bit of money when you plan a destination Tulum wedding!

5 Dreamy Tulum Wedding Venues

Tulum has some gorgeous venues in the area! With that being said, I want to share my top five venues that you should absolutely check out! From beachfront venues, garden weddings, and even villas, you’re sure to find the venue of your dreams!

Dreams Tulum Resort & SpaTulum Wedding Venue

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa offers endless beach views and fun! Here’s a few details on having your special day at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa:

Inquire with Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa for your wedding here!

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - Tulum Wedding Venue

La Zebra – Beachfront Tulum Wedding Venue

La Zebra is a stunning beachfront boutique hotel in Tulum that is definitely worth checking out! Here’s a few details on having your wedding at La Zebra:

  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Delicious food
  • Beachfront access

Check out this real Tulum elopement at La Zebra here and inquire with La Zebra for your wedding here!

La Zebra - Beachfront Tulum Wedding Venue

SANARA – Boutique Seaside Tulum Wedding Venue

SANARA is another beautiful boutique seaside hotel in Tulum that is perfect for your special day! Here’s a few details on having your wedding at SANARA:

  • Rooftop Terrace for cocktail reception
  • Accommodations for up to 53 guests
  • Complimentary Spa massage for bride and groom and 15% spa discount for guests with full hotel buy out.

Inquire with SANARA for your wedding here!

SANARA - Boutique Seaside Tulum Wedding Venue

KIMA Tulum – Jungle Tulum Wedding Venue

KIMA is a private jungle estate that’s nestled back on 2.5 acres, making it perfect for an intimate and private wedding celebration! Here’s a few details about having your wedding at KIMA:

  • Private jungle estate on 2.5 acres
  • Located 5 mins South of Tulum town
  • 20 min drive from the beach
  • Up to 100 guests
  • Three large private suites and a rustic jungle cabana

Photo by: ay_video

Inquire with KIMA for your Tulum wedding here!

KIMA Tulum - Jungle Tulum Wedding Venue

RADHOO Tulum – Jungle Tulum Wedding Venue

RADHOO is a beautiful 14 room property that sits on Tulum’s coast. It offers awesome amenities and features for a destination wedding in Mexico! Here’s a few details about having your wedding at RADHOO:

  • 14 room property with king beds
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Beach acess
  • Spa access
  • WiFi
  • Bicycles for guests
  • Poolside lounge
  • Restaurants

Inquire with RADHOO for your wedding here!

RADHOO Tulum - Jungle Tulum Wedding Venue

When is The Best Time For Your Tulum Wedding?

Tulum is beautiful all year round, but there are things you should consider when planning, such as hurricane season, tourists, and pricing.

The best time to have your Tulum wedding is between late October to December! Hurricane season will be over during this time, it’s less likely to rain and storm, and the weather is still nice and warm!

What You’ll Need to Get Married in Tulum

Getting married in Tulum is fairly easy! As a US Citizen, there are a few things you’ll need to have prior to getting married in Tulum. Let’s dive into the requirements!

Requirements to Get Married in Tulum as a U.S Citizen

  • Valid Passport and tourist permit
  • 4 witnesses that are at least 18 years old. They MUST have their passports and tourist permit.
  • Blood tests done IN MEXICO no more than 14 days prior to the ceremony.
  • Divorce documentation if applicable. MUST be divorced at least one year prior to getting remarried.

Fun Things to Do & Check out While in Tulum

Tulum is full of fun things to do such as activities and attractions! Whether you’re coming alone or bringing family and friends, here are some activities you should definitely look into while on your Tulum wedding adventure!

3 Tulum Wedding Planners to Consider

While I know quite a bit about planning a Tulum wedding as a destination wedding photographer whose captured several weddings here, I still recommend looking into a planner that is local to the area or who is specialized in planning weddings here! This will also take stress off of your plate! Here are some well rated wedding planners to consider:

Angelina Cardenas – This planner is local to Tulum and offers different planning packages to help in your planning. They not only offer wedding planning in Tulum, but in Holbox and Yucatan as well. See some of the weddings they’ve brought to life by checking out their gallery.

Destination Weddings Tulum – This agency has been in the game since 2008 and has helped plan over 300 weddings with over 18 years of experience! They also have connections with over 40 exclusive venues to help you choose the perfect location!

Mae & Co Creative – While this wedding planning agency is located on the West Coast and not in Tulum, they have a team of highly experienced and detail oriented planners that have helped to bring wedding visions to life all over the world. Check out some of the weddings they’ve helped bring to life here.

Tulum Wedding Packages

Ready to book your Tulum wedding? I would love to be your Tulum wedding photographer! As a destination wedding photographer whose captured multiple destination weddings in Tulum, I’m familiar with the process! Feel free to learn more about me and check out my packages. Also looking for a Tulum wedding videographer? I offer films as well! If I sound like the perfect photographer for you, then inquire with me! I can’t wait to hear from you! In the meantime, check out other destination weddings on the blog for inspiration!

Xoxo,          Ruzin

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