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Mexico Destination Weddings

Getting Married in Merida

Between the beauty of its historic haciendas and sun-kissed inlets, the scintillating array of gastronomic delights and vibrant culture, Mérida (the capital city of Yucatan) is in no shortage of attractions that make it a compelling wedding destination. Whether it be a horse-drawn carriage or a stroll through one of the many botanical gardens, Mérida has an array of opportunities for romantic activities to make your destination wedding one for the ages. This colonial "White City" has a booming food and cultural scene, with plenty of charm and Mayan influence. Read more about getting married in Merida and contact us when you're ready to start planning your celebration! 

Top Highlights

  • Mayan influence
  • Boutique hotels
  • Tropical climate
  • Rich history
  • Cityscapes
  • Unique architecture

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Merida Marriage Requirements

Marriage Requirements

To get legally married in Mérida as a foreign citizen, you must have a valid passport and an up-to-date Tourist or Residence permit that has been reviewed by Mexican Immigration Authorities. You will also need to request a marriage permit from Mexican Immigration. Once these conditions are met, your marriage can be officiated at a Civil Registry Office.

Merida Wedding Packages

Wedding Packages in Merida, Mexico

Couples can expect to find a wide variety of appealing wedding packages in Mérida. These packages typically include accommodation at one of the city's many breathtaking haciendas, likely with a stunning view of the region's cerulean waters. Merida wedding packages can differ by venue, but will typically include the ceremony and reception site along with professional day-of coordination. Some vendors, such as a florist, photographer and/or DJ, may need to be found individually. Our Certified Destination Wedding Specialists will assist in putting together the perfect package for your destination wedding in Merida.

Travel Tips

Merida Travel Tips

Travel Documents

It could not be easier traveling to Mexico as a U.S. or Canadian citizen, which is great news if you plan on getting married in Mérida. You will just need to present a valid passport and tourist permit, which is usually facilitated by the airline.


The primary language spoken throughout Mexico is Spanish, but in popular tourist areas, English is widely understood.

Currency & Tipping

The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso, although it's not uncommon for workers in the tourist industry to accept U.S. Dollars as payment. The tipping of hospitality staff, especially waiters, is also considered customary, especially at boutique hotels and restaurants.

Things To Do in Merida

Merida Attractions

Attractions & Activities

  • History tours
  • Mayan World Museum of Merida
  • Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins
  • Mangrove boat ride
  • Cooking classes

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Merida Wedding Planning FAQs

How much does a destination wedding cost in Merida, Mexico?
Mérida destination weddings can cost upwards to $50,000. This is for anywhere between 50 to 200 guests and includes all the relevant amenities you could think of, from the venue down to the cake.
When is the best time of year to get married in Merida, Mexico?
It’s best to get married in Merida between the months of December and February, when it is neither too hot and humid, nor cold and dry. Mérida destination weddings are best held in the winter months when the weather is at a perfect medium.
How do I plan a wedding in Merida, Mexico?
Here is how we recommend planning a destination wedding in Merida:
Draft an initial budget and guest list Research resorts and venues Contact an expert (like us!) to get a quote Select your resort, venue and wedding package Confirm your wedding date Secure a group room block for accommodations Send your save the dates and/or invitations Book your travel arrangements Finalize the details with your event coordinator Pack up, relax and say “I do” in paradise! We’re here to help every step of the way. Contact us today to get started!

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