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Barceló Malaga


4817 reviews

The best-connected hotel in Malaga
Ideal for conventions, trade fairs and conferences
One of the top 50 business hotels in the world

Occidental Cozumel


6891 reviews

Unique architecture on the Mexican hacienda island
Excellent location on one of the best beaches on the island
Ideal for diving enthusiasts

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Selecting a wedding location is the most important decision a couple makes when planning their special day. Choosing a hotel wedding is a great first step. Upscale hotels have wedding planners who turn a couple’s dream into reality, ensuring that the ceremony flows smoothly from start to finish. Hotel weddings offer many advantages; couples need only decide on the size of their guest list and choose a hotel accordingly, accommodation will be available for the entire group. When the party is over, the newlyweds can stay to celebrate their honeymoon.

Beach or city

Choosing a location comes down to two options: beach or city. Many couples opt for the beach. Celebrating a wedding in front of the ocean creates an unbeatable ambiance. At Barceló, weddings can be anything from bohemian-style to formal. Sandals and sarongs are the norm at Mexico’s Riviera Maya in resorts such as the Barceló Maya Beach hotel. If the sunny sands of the Yucatán are beckoning, the Occidental Costa Cancún is a great option. On the Pacific side, places such as the Barceló Karmina hotel offer vistas of rocky coves. And, for a truly exclusive setting, couples can look to the Occidental Papagayo, located on Costa Rica’s Culebra Bay. An urban location also has a lot to offer: The elegant terrace at the Barceló Valencia in Spain provides an exclusive atmosphere, especially after dark when “I do’s” can be said amidst the backdrop of the city’s sparkling lights.

Help planning

Deciding on a hotel venue does not preclude a religious ceremony, which can be held in a nearby church or at the hotel’s own chapel. This is available at the picturesque wedding hotel Barceló Monasterio Boltaña or the luxurious hotel in Loja: La Bobadilla, A Royal Hideaway Hotel. Children are another important consideration. For those wishing to hold a sophisticated adults-only event, the Barceló Bávaro Beach in the charming town of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is a great option. If the guest list includes youngsters, a great option is a family-friendly resort with child care that leaves parents free to mingle. The number of guests also influences location choice. There are categories for accommodating anything from an intimate group right up to a crowd of more than 1,000. Deciding on a number range helps narrow down the possibilities.

A wedding planner becomes the bride and groom’s best friend. So many details can be overwhelming, and a talented planner helps couples make decisions to ensure that their wedding reflects their personalities. Entertainment, music, food, drinks and flowers all contribute to the tone of the celebration, and a good planner will help couples choose wisely. Another possibility is a complete package. With Barceló weddings there are as many as 100 offers with prices for specified numbers of guests, which eases budget concerns. Then there are the memories. Finding a photographer who takes both spontaneous snapshots and posed group photos is essential. The Barceló Photocall feature ensures that every guest is included in the wedding photos.