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Love is love! LGBT DESTINATION OPTIONS 13/04/2018


In our eyes all love is equal. But understanding your options for a destination wedding as an LGBT couple is not always straightforward. Let’s go through the destinations and ways you can celebrate your love and create the wedding that you both dream of. Yes, please! 

First up, let’s talk legalities. Depending on the location, there are two types of ceremonies that you may choose from: civil or symbolic

A civil wedding is a legally binding ceremony that will result in a marriage certificate that you can take home, and may be recognised if same-sex marriage is legal in your home state or country. There will be an offical process that will need to be followed. However, it is straightforward and your personal wedding planner will walk you through every step.

And a symbolic ceremony is an official promise of everlasting love between two people. It can look and feel just like a ‘regular’ wedding ceremony, with the exchange of vows and rings. The only difference is that it is not legally binding. But this can also mean more flexibility! Legal ceremonies absolutely must be performed by a representative of the state or country. But a symbolic wedding can be performed by anyone you wish! Like a close friend or a special family member. The legal paperwork is then only a formality, which you may do in your home country, if you are able. 

 And now the destinations! Let’s go! 

Riviera Maya, Mexico

The term ‘tropical paradise’ has never been more fitting than for the white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and lazy palm trees of Riviera Maya. This Caribbean escape is the perfect setting for the start of a new chapter. 

With three hotels within Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa and the sparklingly new luxury TRS Yucatan Hotel to choose from within the resort, there is the perfect room for all tastes. 

In Mexico, same-sex marriage is recognised! Yassss! Which means, you may go with a civil or a symbolic ceremony. Feel the sand between your toes as you make your vows with our beach pergola. Or have the Caribbean shore as your backdrop with a beach gazebo option. 

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Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Stretching around the sparkling blue bay of Bahía de Banderas and lined with lush mountains, Riviera Nayarit is one of Mexico's most seductive coastal destinations. The local town, Puerto Vallarta, is even considered the gay beach capital of Mexico! And is an acclaimed LGBT-friendly vacation spot for tourists. 

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa is an oasis with the most spectacular and romantic sunsets in Mexico. But don’t take our word for it, come see them for yourself!        

Here you can pick between a civil or a symbolic ceremony, which ever suits you! Dip your toes in the water with a beach pergola for your ceremony, or choose from two ocean view terraces for your ‘I do’s.   

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Costa Mujeres, Mexico

Coming soon is our new location at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, opening November 2018!

Located just outside of Cancun, here you will be able to chose from a civil or symbolic service! 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Bienvenido a la República Dominicana! The picture perfect paradise where the Atlantic Ocean kisses the Caribbean Sea. Punta Cana is nothing but white sandy shores, turquoise waters and swaying palms trees. 

Here in the Dominican Republic you can plan a touching symbolic ceremony for you and your loved one. Say ‘I do’ to the love of your life in our charming garden gazebo with the soft tropical breeze in your skin. Or, chose from the beach, of course! Celebrate your love with the ocean as your backdrop.

Chose from three hotels within our Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa complex, or for the ultimate luxury, consider TRS Turquesa Hotel.

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Imbassaí, Brazil 

Imaging bragging for the rest of your lives that ‘we got married in Brazil’! The vibrancy and ‘vida’ of this country is the perfect location for the unforgettable experience you’re seeking in your destination wedding. The Praia de Imbassaí is a true paradise enchanted with fine sand beaches, tropical forests and ribboned rivers to explore.

Here in Brazil, you can celebrate your love with an exotic symbolic ceremony in one of two locations along the beach. Our Grand Palladium Imbassai Resort & Spa reflects a perfect harmony between modern and luxurious facilities of a first class resort and the beautiful, natural environment of coconut groves and rivers.

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A Quick Recap! 

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Costa Mujeres (Coming Nov 2018) 

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Imbassaí, Brazil 
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Costa Mujeres, Mexico

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