AAA Four Diamond
All-Inclusive resort with 486 premium octagonal rooms and suites, 70% of which feature ocean views
Contact us to plan your travel! Our sister company Del Sol Travels is a full-service travel agency that specializes in planning destination weddings, honeymoons and special events. Their services are complimentary, and our team of travel experts is available to assist you with travel planning around the globe, not only for weddings and honeymoons but with all of your travel needs.
Dreams Riviera Cancun is a luxury resort and top destination wedding venue and part of the AMResorts family of hotels. The resort is conveniently located between downtown Cancun and Playa del Carmen, a quick 20 minutes from Cancun international airport.
You’ll find more relaxation than the party lifestyle most of us associate with anything that has “Cancun” in its name! With 486 suites, Dreams Riviera Cancun’s location and design give you room to escape crowds and enjoy the white sand beach. Dreams Riviera Cancun weddings are always amazing!
Nine gourmet, no-reservation restaurants offer the finest in international dining. From seafood at Oceana to fine French cuisine in Bordeaux. There are six bars ranging from elegant to swim-up, snacks all day at the Poolside Grill and 24-hour room service. Don’t forget to unwind in the world-class Dreams Spa by Pevonia®.
Kids club and nanny service is available for little ones, including a Mayan-themed Explorer’s Club. More “grown up” activities include cooking classes and wine tastings in the Chef’s Garden and complimentary greens fees at a nearby golf course.
Dreams Riviera Cancun are true destination wedding specialists. From the moment you walk into the romance office you can tell they mean business! The DRC wedding team totals 9 specialists. Each manage a specific part of the wedding process. That’s amazing news for couples who are excited to start planning asap. The 2 on-site dedicated wedding designers can start work on decor and details as soon as you’re booked. Starting planning so early is huge, as many resorts put you in touch with the onsite team 3 (or less) months before your wedding and make you to wait to pick out decor.
If you are able to visit Dreams Riviera Cancun for a site inspection before your wedding date, the team can also organize a personal “wedding showroom.” They will search for decor options, based on your tastes and references, from their extensive list of vendors. They then create setups for you to see in real life. If you need to pick out the perfect of pink napkin in real life, the wedding showroom service is a priceless wedding planning tool.
Dreams Riviera Cancun is one of the most creative resorts in the Riviera Maya and Cancun for wedding venues. DRC can also host large weddings: up to 300 guests for ceremony and reception. Dreams Riviera Cancun offer gazebo, oceanview roof terrace, pool terrace, oceanfront beach deck, beach, grand staircase, ballroom and garden venues. Walking around the resort there are wedding venues everywhere – even a cocktail hour venue next to a jacuzzi! The most famous option is the stunning wedding gazebo, though the ocean view terrace is a new fave with increased privacy and stunning views. The grand staircase is another innovative ceremony location while we love recent additions of the Chef’s Garden and the Ceiba Garden.
High heel lovers will be happy at Dreams Riviera Cancun. The only ocean view location where you touch sand is the beach. All other wedding venues have some form of solid floor. There are minimal stiletto eating decks or staircases and there is no need to cross any area that puts your Loubies in danger on your wedding day. Because Dreams Riviera Cancun is so inviting for elegant and black tie weddings the ballrooms are a popular reception option.
“Dreams Riviera Cancun is a great resort for multi generation groups. After visiting the first time with my husband I knew my teenage kids would love it. Within a few months we returned for a getaway with the whole family. The luxury tropical experience begins from the moment you step into the open air lobby which doubles as a bar, lounge, and live music venue in the evening. The resort is in Puerto Morelos which sits conveniently between Cancun and Playa del Carmen so the options are endless for those interested in venturing out for nightlife, shopping, and street markets. That’s if you even have time to leave the resort with all the sports and games in the pool and on the beach, cooking classes, tequila tastings, indoor evening shows shows, the nearby professional golf course, and my personal favorite indulgence, a massage in the spa.”
The beach is a classic choice for a destination wedding and Dreams Riviera Cancun has a beautiful one! The resort beach itself feels private with no other hotels nearby and since space is pretty unlimited it’s a great option for LARGE weddings. The DRC team offer beach wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 250 guests!
Photographer tip – since the beach ceremony venue is close-ish to the buildings behind consider have your ceremony earlier if you want sun and bright colors in your wedding photos.
The unique “palapa” wedding gazebo is a firm favorite. With the ocean view behind it and a solid floor for high heel lovers it’s a great spot! The resort make sure there are no sun loungers behind the gazebo itself for wedding ceremonies. However, since the Gazebo is located poolside, couples looking for privacy may prefer the new Oceana Wedding Terrace as some guests are always likely to be visible, especially in the bride entrance. The DRC wedding gazebo has a capacity up to 100 guests.
The recently opened location of the Grand Lobby Staircase has an epic and elegant vibe and can seat up to 150 guests. The location is situated directly behind the lobby, but never fear, other hotel guests are diverted around the ceremony location while the wedding is in progress. The Grand Staircase is an amazing blank canvas for couples looking to make an elegant and dramatic statement decor wise. It is equally stunning for large or small wedding groups.
The Oceana Rooftop is our new favorite Dreams Riviera Cancun wedding venue. With its location on the roof of the Oceana Restaurant, the location is completely private. Access is via a 24 step, wide and easy to walk staircase. The shape of the terrace allow for a ceremony “zone” with a cocktail area set up to the side. Due to the location of the The Oceana Rooftop, high up and behind the main alley leading to the lobby, this is a great spot to catch the sunset light. Terrace is available for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours.
Dreams Riviera Cancun do NOT charge a supplement or additional fee to have the Oceana Rooftop Terrace as your wedding ceremony venue. This is HUGE for your wedding budget, as most venues charge an additional fee for terrace venues, many from 1000 USD and up!
The Beach Deck is a large wooden deck set next to the sand, directly below the Oceana Rooftop Terrace. If you want to have your wedding reception on the beach without the sandy toes this is the spot. With a capacity of up to 120 guest, the Beach deck is also a great cocktail hour spot. Worth noting is that since the deck is on the edge of the resort buildings, you’ll need to consider adding lighting if you’re having your reception here. The infinity pool just behind the terrace offers stunning reflections for artistic night portraits.
Set in the center of the resort, the Dreams Riviera Cancun Pool Terrace offers an outside location with a little more shelter from wind than the beach deck that still offers ocean views. The surrounding buildings and illuminated pools also provide an illuminated backdrop while the pools themselves give the feeling of being close to water and pretty reflections. The Pool Terrace has a max capacity of 150 people.
The Dreams Riviera Cancun Ballroom is a popular option for elegant and black tie weddings. Air conditioning is a welcome amenity for many! Ballrooms are the ultimate “blank canvas” and can imply an extra investment for reception decor. The area outside the ballrooms is also a backup venue in case of rain.
The Dreams Riviera Cancun Chef’s garden is a romantic and private enclosed garden set right next to the lobby. Since it’s right next to the Grand Staircase it’s a great cocktail hour option for that venue. Another budget friendly bonus is that the Chef’s garden has string lights permanently as part of it’s decor. It’s right next to the big LOVE lovelocks installation that is a feature of Dreams Riviera Cancun – each couple is gifted their own personalized padlock.
The Dreams Riviera Cancun Ceiba garden is located between the lobby and convention center. It’s close proximity to the Grand Staircase and the Ballrooms makes it a great cocktail hour location for both venues. There are hard floor areas, however this is a less high heel friendly spot, as the prettiest bit of the garden in on gras. The giant ceiba tree in the center has permanent hanging lighting, rustic woven spheres, that are an attractive addition to any ceremony, cocktail or reception setup.
If you have the budget to splurge on your wedding reception El Patio is up there as a really special location. Though the fee to privatize the area is hefty, it’s a beautiful space.
The Oceana Seaside Restaurant has recently been renovated to accommodate the awesome Seaside terrace, built on its now solid roof. The Oceana restaurant offers and undercover, semi outside reception area with the beach and sand only steps away. There is an additional fee to privatize the Oceana Seaside restaurant for your reception.
Contact us to plan your travel. Our Del Sol Travels team will assist with maximizing the benefits to you when booking a room block for your guests at Secrets Playa Mujeres Weddings. They will also assist with travel for all of your guests, letting you focus your attention on the details of your celebration. Their services are complimentary, and their expertise is not limited to weddings. Our team is available to assist you with travel planning around the globe!
Looking at real weddings is a great way to help previsualize you wedding day. For information about wedding schedules and timing check out our seasonal guide. For our full portfolio of wedding photography at Dreams Riviera Cancun, see the galleries below.
Must see wedding – Angie – Jeffery
This is a highlight event for Dreams Riviera because of the Indoor reception design and decor in the El Patio venue of Dreams Riviera Cancun. Also, perfect opportunity to choose Xcaret for a Catholic ceremony and DRC as a reception venue
“When we decided to have a destination wedding, very early on we decided we wanted to go to the Cancun area. We knew we wanted to go with an AMResorts property. Our first trip down to look at venues we decided to stay at Secrets Playa Mujeres and Secrets Capri. We had one minor coming to the wedding, knowing this we wanted to look at family-friendly properties. We viewed Dreams Playa Mujeres (sister property to Secrets Playa Mujeres), Zoetry Mayan Riviera, and Dreams Riviera Cancun. Upon arriving at Dreams Riviera Cancun we fell in love with this property. The second we made it to the top of the Oceana Rooftop we knew this is where we wanted to get married. Then we saw the deck on the beach below, that was it for us.”
“Having a Mexican themed wedding with the venues of Dreams Riviera Cancun and Xcaret Park brought a magic to us and our family that had all our guests talking about a return trip to see more of these amazing places.”
“As soon as we seen the pictures of Dreams Riviera Cancun we knew that was the resort we wanted. It looked gorgeous and the reviews for the rooms, food, and staff were great! The Wedding Team and the staff were incredible, not only on our wedding day but throughout the entire week. They made our trip amazing! Our wedding planner Natalia helped us from the planning stages up until our wedding day and was there for us every step of the way. They made our day run smoothly and stress free!”
“Del Sol caught my attention because of the stunning artistic style. I felt like your photographers were able to capture all the emotional moments, interesting angles, fantastic use of color and light and both candid and formal shots. I love how you see your role and responsibility as ‘capturing the story of the day.’ You don’t simply check the box for all standard traditional shots. We both love how you want to know your couples personally and not just book a date. I feel like the chemistry between the photographers and couple is so important and trust is key!”
“Reading your reviews from all the happy brides and grooms put my mind at ease. Your company is professional, trustworthy and was a joy to have as part of our day. We want you to feel welcome as honored guests and have just as much fun WITH us as we have with our loved ones. Thank you for recommending Dreams Riviera Cancun. WOW. The wedding coordinator Georgina Palomares and her team were more than accommodating.”
“Dreams Riviera Cancun was a beautiful resort! The staff were unbelievably nice and helpful. We showed the team exactly what we envisioned our wedding day to be like and they did better than we could have imagined. We are both so lucky we had so many friends and family come out to celebrate our big day. But what we think was better was how we had 60 loved ones be on a week vacation with us, making memories we will never forget!”