Saying I Do in Mexico: How to Have the Perfect Destination Wedding at TRS Yucatan

Dreaming of the perfect destination wedding in Mexico? Put TRS Yucatan on your list! Located in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean in the district of Riviera Maya, this idyllic all-inclusive adults-only resort offers unparalleled relaxation and gorgeous views of the sea, tropical foliage, and rocky coastline. With its luxurious all-suite accommodations and breathtaking scenery, TRS Yucatan is a dreamy place to say I Do for couples seeking a stress-free wedding away from home. After our own personal experience with staying at the resort as guests and meeting the lovely Weddings by Palladium team in September, we are sharing all the details on how to have the perfect destination wedding at TRS Yucatan. This is definitely one to consider!

TRS Yucatan destination wedding

The Beach Pergola

Why We Love TRS Yucatan

About one hour and fifteen minutes south of the Cancun International Airport, you'll find an entirely different kind of vibe that allows the Mexican Caribbean's nature and coastline diversity to show off its very best. TRS Yucatan is no exception as you immediately are surrounded by a curated jungle garden en route to the lobby for check-in. The warmth of traditional Mexican hospitality greets you through TRS Yucatan's experienced staff and refreshing welcome glasses of O'Bocoi Dorado sparkling wine. The front desk staff detail the highlights of the property -- from nine all-included restaurants to the three outdoor pools overlooking the sea to exceptional spa services. And if you still have more questions, your personal butler concierge service within your suite's building will be on hand to provide you with thoughtful information.

On the wedding side of things at this property, while the Caribbean is unfortunately still inconsistent on gay marriage, LGBTQ+ couples won't have to worry here in the Mexican Caribbean. Love is love at TRS Yucatan and in the state of Quintana Roo since 2012, so all couples can experience a legal (or civil), Mayan, cultural, religious, or symbolic wedding ceremony depending on their personal preferences. We share more about the legal requirements below!

From luxurious accommodations for both guests and couples to top-notch service, we found every detail will be taken care of by the hospitality and wedding teams at TRS Yucatan, allowing you to focus on what truly matters - celebrating your love story with the people you love most.

TRS Yucatan destination wedding

The Beach Gazebo

Finding the Perfect Wedding Package

Planning a destination wedding can be overwhelming, especially when planning from afar. But at TRS Yucatan, finding the perfect wedding package is a breeze. The resort offers a range of options to suit every couple's needs and preferences. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony with just a few close friends and family or a grand celebration with a larger guest list, TRS Yucatan has thoughtful wedding packages and add-ons to choose from. Pricing begins at $1,100 USD for their basic intimate Lovebirds package that includes up to 10 guests and goes up from there depending on the number of guests and personal decor choices.

All wedding packages vary with levels of decor, florals, ceremony setup, reception amenities, wedding cake, and more -- this is customized to your vision so no one wedding is the same! TRS Yucatan's wedding packages also include additional perks for the couple like a romantic in-room breakfast the morning after the big day, late checkouts, and even complimentary anniversary return stay nights (our personal favorite!).

To give you an idea of what their basic Lovebirds package entails, you can start getting inspired with the following inclusions:

• Wedding coordinator
• Room upgrade (subject to availability)
• Symbolic ceremony officiant
• Reserved wedding ceremony location
• Personal flowers for the couple (e.g., bouquet, boutonniere, flower crown, lei, et cetera)
• White chiavari chairs and signing table decorated with a floating white blossom
• Sound system with microphone and speaker for duration of ceremony
• Sparkling toast immediately following the ceremony
• One-tiered wedding cake in your choice of "naked" or buttercream icing decorated with fresh flowers
• Wedding dinner reservation at one of the on-site restaurants (non-private, restaurant subject to availability and group size)
• Special room turndown service for the couple
• Breakfast in bed for the wedding couple
• Romantic moonlight dinner for the wedding couple during their stay
• Complimentary access to the Hydrotherapy Circuit Area at Zentropia Palladium Spa and Wellness and 15% Discount on spa treatments (not applicable to hair and makeup)
• Honeymoon amenities

Want more information to start planning? Reach out to the Weddings by Palladium sales team, and they will send you a packet of information, so you can get the most up-to-date details to help you plan your special day.

TRS Yucatan destination wedding

Venue Options for your TRS Yucatan Wedding

When it comes to ceremony venue options for your TRS Yucatan wedding, you'll be spoiled for choice. The resort offers a variety of four stunning locations to exchange your vows. From the Beach Pergola to Infinity Beach, there's a picturesque setting to suit every couple's taste. There's even a paved Beach Gazebo overlooking the sea available for those who may need a non-sandy accessible location or a Catholic Chapel for those who request a traditional religious ceremony. And if there's rain in the forecast, there will always be an indoor option available, too!

Depending on how many guests you'll have, all reception dinners are semi-private at one of TRS Yucatan's on-site restaurants where they can cater to every dietary requirement, such as Tentazione (the moody romantic Italian one), La Bohème (the French gold and white one), El Gaucho (the rustic chic Argentinian one), Helios (the beachside boho Mediterranean one), and Capricho (the modern black and white International one).

Thanks to neighboring sister resort Grand Palladium, you also have access to the Kantenah Beach for a starry outdoor wedding reception nestled amidst palm trees right on the sandy beach as well as Las Olas Beach Club with a paved and roofed location also on the beach. Cocktail hours can be setup in various outdoor locations depending on availability and package, so your choices really are limitless. You only need to share what you envision with your wedding planner so they can make it happen!

Whichever venue you choose, you can be sure that it will be beautifully decorated and set up to create a truly magical destination atmosphere.

TRS Yucatan destination wedding

Coastal Outlook near Helios Restaurant at TRS Yucatan

Incorporating Spa Treatments Into Your Wedding Weekend

What better way to unwind and pamper yourself than by incorporating spa treatments into your TRS Yucatan wedding weekend? After all the excitement or even preparation leading up to your special day, taking some time to relax and rejuvenate is essential! While everything else at the resort is all-inclusive, the Spa is at an additional cost. With some wedding packages, there are spa service discounts and free access to exclusive spa areas so be sure to take advantage of that!

Designed in a Mayan meets grand contemporary aesthetic, TRS Yucatan offers an opulent spa experience at their Zentropia Spa and Wellness center. With a sky high, open air lobby area, you know you're in for a real treat when you arrive. From indulgent massages to invigorating facials, their highly trained therapists will help melt away any pre-wedding stress and tension. Imagine sinking into a state of pure tranquility as you enjoy a couples' massage or a dip through their hydrotherapy circuit, featuring hot and cold plunge pools, saunas, and steam rooms. Or simply unwind in the peaceful relaxation areas, sipping herbal tea and soaking up the serene tropical atmosphere.

Since the main pool areas at TRS Yucatan can be busy depending on the time of year you go, this secluded haven is exactly the ticket to self-care while on vacation if you prefer quieter places to relax.

Making it Legal: Navigating the Marriage Requirements in Mexico

When planning a destination wedding in Mexico, it's important to understand the legal requirements for getting married should you need this for your special day. Navigating the marriage requirements in Mexico can seem overwhelming, but with a little preparation, it can be a smooth process.

To legally marry in Mexico, you'll need to provide legal documents to verify your identity and other potentially applicable legal statuses. You will need to provide originals and at least two copies of each. All documents including birth certificate, divorce, or death decrees must be legally translated to Spanish and certified by an Apostille (which is not the same as a notary, so be sure to look to find your closest service).

In Quintana Roo, you will also need 4 witnesses (two for each partner) with valid passports and visas. These tourist visas are simply the stamps in your passport given upon arrival by an immigration official at the Cancun Airport.

• Valid passport
• One additional valid state-provided photo I.D. card (e.g., a driver's license, military ID)
• Original birth certificate (or certified copy)
• Tourist visa for Mexico
• Prenuptial medical certificate for each partner completed in Mexico and certified by a doctor (includes blood test results)
• Completed marriage application from the local Registry Office
• Divorce certificate or decree dated at least one calendar year prior, if applicable
• Death certificate, if widowed

If you choose to have a symbolic ceremony instead of a legal one, you can still have a beautiful celebration at TRS Yucatan. This option allows you to have a personalized ceremony without the legal paperwork. Sometimes it's just understandably easier to go to your hometown's courthouse or city hall, especially if your state's requirements are even more simple!

To make the planning prep easier, TRS Yucatan's wedding coordinators are there to assist you every step of the way. They are the locals and know everything about Mexico's legal marriage requirements and can help ensure all the necessary paperwork is in order. So don't let the blood test or legalities deter you from having your dream destination wedding if officially tying the knot in the Riviera Maya is important to you! With proper planning and the assistance of TRS Yucatan's dedicated team, you can have a flawless and legally recognized wedding in Mexico and back home.

Final Tips for a Flawless TRS Yucatan Destination Wedding

Planning a destination wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming. To ensure a flawless TRS Yucatan destination wedding, here are some final tips and considerations for you and your partner to keep in mind.

First and foremost, communication is key. Stay in touch with the dedicated wedding coordinators at TRS Yucatan throughout the planning process. They will guide you every step of the way, offering valuable advice and ensuring that all your needs and preferences are met.

Secondly, consider the weather. Riviera Maya has a tropical climate, so it's important to plan your wedding during a season that suits your preferences. Be prepared for potential rain showers during the wetter months, and provide your guests with options for staying cool in the warmer months.

Make sure to pack appropriate attire for both the wedding ceremony and your stay at TRS Yucatan. Consider the climate and bring lightweight and breathable fabrics, as well as comfortable shoes for walking on the sand and dancing the night away. You get a wedding and a vacation, so pack accordingly!

And lastly, don't forget to create a timeline for your wedding weekend to communicate with your guests. Plan out the order of events, including the ceremony, reception, and any additional activities you have planned. You may have everything figured out with your wedding coordinator, but your guests may not be aware of this. Having a guest-dedicated itinerary will help keep everything running smoothly and ensure that you and your guests have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

By following these final tips and considerations, you'll be well on your way to having a flawless TRS Yucatan destination wedding. ¡Felicidades, and here's to a lifetime of love and happiness!

TRS Yucatan destination wedding


Chelsea Barton

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

As a retired wedding photographer obsessed with the wedding industry, Chelsea has always had a passion in helping couples find their wedding ideas for over 14 years. Marry that with her sea-loving personality, and you have Tidewater and Tulle in a nutshell.

Wedding photography provided by Weddings at Palladium and additional photos taken by Chelsea Barton.

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