Las Villas Akumal is the perfect setting for an exclusive private wedding. Say “I Do” with the incredible background of the Caribbean ocean without having non-invited guests in bathing suit to ruin your perfect moment as often is the case in big resorts! At Las Villas Akumal your wedding will be a private secluded affair.
Since every couple is unique, every wedding should be unique as well. At Las Villas Akumal we don’t offer pre-arranged packages, we offer you selection to choose and quote you from those decisions so your wedding can be the way you always dreamed it would be.
Your wedding ceremony can either take place in our beautiful garden with ocean view or on the beach. If you choose, the ceremony can be followed by cocktail hour in same location. You then have choice of having dinner at our ocean view rooftop open-air restaurant or in our garden. We will gladly quote you food and beverages for the whole event (from simple buffet to fancy 5 course meal).
Rental of the wedding ceremony site and restaurant site is free of charge if you rent a minimum of 45 room nights. (For example, 5 three bedroom villas for 3 nights is equal to 45 room nights).
Our wedding coordinator will be happy to quote and coordinate the following for you:
- Flower arrangements
- Wedding cake
- Music: dj, live band, mariachi, violin or saxophone player, etc.
- Judge or shaman
- And whatever else you desire to make this day special.
Civil wedding are recognized legally here and abroad. We will take care of contracting the judge, pre-marital medical tests and all the paper work for you.
You’ll need to present the following:
- A current passport with tourist card or visa (Visa FMT is given at the airport in Cancun)
- Or certified copies of your birth certificate translated into Spanish by an official translator
- An application form (Given by the Wedding Coordinator)
- If divorced in Mexico, a certificated decree from the Mexican Consular Office
- Medical Blood test showing the results of Blood Type, HIV, and Syphilis (the Wedding Coordinator will recommend a doctor/clinic. To be done 72 hours prior to wedding.)
- Four legally qualified witnesses (over 18) who must be present during the ceremony
- (The witnesses must present their official identification such as passport and visa in case they are foreigners or “credencial de elector” in case the witnesses are Mexicans.)
**All paperwork signed by the couple and witnesses must be received by the civil register office 3 days prior the wedding.
**You’ll receive your copy of the marriage certificate immediately after the Ceremony.
For more information please contact us.
A Mayan wedding is not legally valid.
Mayan weddings can range from a simple ritual ceremony to a very elaborate wedding service and are held in Mayan and English. We use only authentic Shamans to perform authentic Maya wedding ceremonies.
Based in the Maya’s connection with the universe and their gods, which is described in their sacred book the Popol Vuh, the ceremony brings the couple to the four cardinal points (north, south, east and west) to unite them to the feminine Mother Earth and the masculine Cosmic Energy, symbolized by a central sacred candle.
An altar is created to represent these four cardinal points. Flowers mark these four points and on the altar there are traditional offerings to the Gods – corn, beans, rice, fruit – to represent the gifts of prosperity and fertility. North is represented by red flowers, East with yellow, South with purple, and West with white. Candles are located on the altar on the four cardinal points – north, south, east and west – to symbolize the presence of the four Maya cosmos gods.
The center candle unites the feminine and masculine – Mother Earth and Cosmic Energy, the fifth flame – which is lit by the Shaman or by the one he designates. Prior to the ceremony, the area is cleansed at the four cardinal points by the Shaman with the sacred smoke from the Copal tree and the blowing of the ritual conch shell horn. Family and friends circle around the altar and they celebrate the union of the bride and groom by presenting gifts of flowers, music, food and drink. Mayan music with pre-Hispanic instruments and the sacred conch shell is performed before and during the ceremony.
For more information please contact us.