We’ve worked with over 240 couples who’ve hosted their wedding at Hotel Xcaret Mexico and one of the most common questions we receive about having a wedding at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, right after “Is my wedding date available?” is “How much does a Hotel Xcaret wedding cost?” While that dollar amount depends on a number of factors, there are some average ranges of pricing that we tend to see with all of our past couples that have had their wedding at Hotel Xcaret Mexico.
For the purposes of this blog, we’re going to assume that you:
Have the Paraiso wedding package
Will have 40 guests
We’re using these 2 factors for this blog since the Paraiso wedding package is the only wedding package offered by the resort and approximately 40 guests is about the average wedding guest count. (Could you have a different guest count? Sure! But for the sake of this blog, we are using typical averages.) You can take this information and adjust it for your actual guest count and come up with a more accurate budget for your wedding.
Here are the items that are included in the Hotel Xcaret Paraiso Wedding Package:
Venue for the Ceremony
Minister for a Symbolic Ceremony
Table for the Ceremony
Floral Arrangement for the Ceremony Table
Live Ceremony Soloist
Mic & Speaker Set Up
Sparkling Wine for After Ceremony Toast
Cocktail Hour Inclusions:
Venue for Cocktail HourTables & Chairs, as needed
1 Hour Premium (Top Shelf) Bar
Passed Specialty Cocktail
4 Appetizers per Guest
Venue Location (Maximum of 2 Venue Locations can be chosen)
Tables and Chairs
Private Dinner with personal staffing specifically for your event
3 Course Plated Meal (or Buffet option for Guest Counts over 50 Guests)
4 Hours Premium (Top Shelf) Bar
Personal flowers for the couple (bouquet and/or boutonniere)
Up to 4 Bouquets and/or Boutonnieres for the wedding party
4 Hours DJ Service
16×16 Wooden Dance Floor
2 Hours Photo Session one day before or after the wedding
Here are some other costs that are not included in the wedding package, that most of our wedding couples spend additional money on:
Photographer/Videographer Costs (there are several options on this):
You can use the “in house” recommended photography options. There are 2 at this time but we would recommend requesting the updated vendor list from the wedding department at the time of booking, in case of changes.
You can use your own photographer/videographer that you bring with you from the US. As long as you include them in your wedding room block for 3 nights, there is no additional fee to use them.
You can use a local photographer/videographer of your choice but there is a $580 outside vendor that you must pay to the resort for this, and it will allow resort and event access to the photographer and his/her crew for the day.
To learn more about the ins & outs of hiring a Destination Wedding Photographer/Videographer check out this detailed guide on our blog.
Floral & Décor Costs:
Most of our couples have worked with Corazon or Event Design, as these are the two preferred in house floral and décor vendors. Pricing for floral varies greatly and depends on your style preferences, the florals you choose, and much more. If you budget from $250 – $400 for a bridal bouquet, $75 – $125 for wedding party bouquets, $25 – $50 for boutonnieres and/or corsages, and $150 – $300 per table centerpiece this will give you a good range of what you can expect to spend.
Based on the Hotel Xcaret Paraiso wedding packages and the average spend of our past couples, here is what you can expect to budget for your Hotel Xcaret Mexico wedding:
- Hotel Xcaret Mexico Wedding Package – up to 30 Guests (2024 pricing) – $16,750
- Each additional guest = $190 each (10 additional guests X $190 = $1,900)
- Photographer – $3,000 – $4,000
- Floral / Additional Décor – $4,000 – $7,000 on average
Based on these averages, your Hotel Xcaret Mexico wedding costs for the Paraiso Wedding Package and all the typical extras for about 40 guests would be in the range of $25,650 – $29,650.
Again, these are averages of what we normally see our couples spend on their total wedding experience at Hotel Xcaret Mexico for a guest count of 40.
Some of our couples have chosen not to add additional flowers and decor and have spent about ~$5,000 less than this, while some of our couples have spent many thousands more by adding additional décor, a full welcome party event, or even an LED light show. You may choose to spend less, or you may choose to spend more, but these prices will give you a good general idea of what you can expect to spend on your Hotel Xcaret Mexico wedding.
Some final thoughts on Hotel Xcaret Mexico Wedding Costs:
I often hear that Hotel Xcaret Mexico wedding costs seem a bit higher than some other Cancun and Playa del Carmen area resorts, but Hotel Xcaret Mexico includes a lot more for the price when compared to most wedding packages. The Paraiso wedding package includes almost everything you “need” for your wedding, including the DJ service and dance floor. You really just need to add your photographer and any flowers you’d like to add.
Also, most resorts offer standard resort-style ceremony and reception options and basic furnishings – like a beach ceremony or a boring ballroom with white folding chairs and white polyester linens – while Hotel Xcaret Mexico weddings will have multiple uniquely beautiful ceremony and reception options to choose from and will include upgraded furnishings, like solid wood tables and cross back wood chairs that come standard with their wedding packages.
One other feature included in the Hotel Xcaret Mexico Paraiso wedding package that we absolutely love is the plated meal option. Hotel Xcaret Mexico includes a full 3 course handsomely plated dinner in a private venue space with their Paraiso wedding package. Most area resorts will charge $6 – $15 more per person for a plated seated service meal.
So, while the Hotel Xcaret Mexico wedding prices may at first appear higher than the area’s average, there are a lot of “extras” built in that are hidden costs at other resorts.
If a Hotel Xcaret Mexico wedding is in the future for you and your significant other, please consider us to assist you. We’d love to help you secure your wedding date and room block with Hotel Xcaret Mexico! We’ve worked with more than 240 couples at this amazing resort, and we’d love to plan with you as well.