Cabo wedding GUIDE

A wedding couple is standing on a path between palm trees in Cabo.


My name is Lukas, I am an elopement and wedding photographer. I created this wedding guide for all of you to give you a jumpstart when planning your wedding in Cabo.

If you have always wanted a destination wedding, then you should definitively consider los Cabos as a wedding location. The municipality of Los Cabos sits at the southern tip of Mexico´s Baja California Peninsula and is known as the place where the desert meets the sea.

This wedding guide gives you a brief overview of everything you need to know if you have never been there. Scroll down and learn all you need to know about your future wedding in Cabo.



A wedding couple is walking between their cheering guests in Cabo.

There are many reasons why Cabo should be on the top of your list when it comes to wedding locations.

The pristine blue waters and panoramic desert landscapes give you breathtaking backdrops for your wedding photos.

Los Cabos offers plenty of stunning locations for a dream wedding: from oceanfront resorts, to beach weddings or desert wedding spots, there is a perfect Cabo wedding venue for everyone.

Your wedding guests will also have the time of their lives as there is so much to explore and do.


Imagine being surrounded by verdant palms while taking your wedding photos at Acre Baja. I have already had the pleasure to take Scott & Alyssa´s wedding photos at Acre Baja. For more inspiration, check out their breathtaking Acre Baja wedding in Cabo.

Acre Baja is a beautiful wedding location nestled in the foothills of San Jose del Cabo. The calming sanctuary offers you over 25 acres of lush nature, elegant treehouses, organic farms and much more.

This venue is perfect for intimate gatherings with around 20 guests, but it can also accommodate lavish celebrations with up to 500 guests. You can celebrate at a mango orchard and enjoy the open-air rooftop perched above the bustle of the bar.


Acre Baja

lush sanctuary



Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa is a breathtaking wedding venue that sits in Cabo San Lucas. The venue loves to host same-sex weddings and offers various spacious sites for an unforgettable wedding day.

Get married at one of the tranquil beaches near the resort or in the Rooftop 360 restaurant. You can also rent the Aleta & Aleta Terrace, the Sundeck, or the Cachet Beach Club for your ceremony. The Baja Brewery Rooftop is probably the largest space and fits up to 600 guests.

Celebrate your love with gentle breezes from the sea surrounding you and a beautiful view of Land's End and the Sea of Cortez.

Cabo Villas

Beach resort


Sandos Finisterra is a LGBTQ friendly resort located on one of the best beaches in Cabo San Lucas.

This venue offers three breathtaking outdoor event spaces that give you the pacific beach atmosphere that you have been dreaming of.

Enjoy remarkable sunsets and spectacular views at the white sand beach, the tropical Finisterra garden or the mountainside location.

These spots will make your wedding day unforgattable and give you jaw dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and the Cabo San Lucas marina.


Sandos Finisterra

tropical resort


The SUR beach house is a beautiful open-air venue at Medano Beach. The spectacular spot is perfect for intimate and big celebrations in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Their venue options include the beachfront, terrace, open air restaurant, and upstairs palapa. Get married at the SUR and enjoy sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez as a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding day.

The SUR beach house is a part of the Bahia Hotel which gives you and your guests an accommodation during your wedding festivities.


Bahia hotel

Sur beach house



Esperanza is the only private beach resort located in Cabo San Luca. Get married in an incomparable natural setting you will never forget.

Imagine hearing the waves crash along the rocks of the beach and feeling a salty spray into warm, topical air.

This beautiful wedding venue is nestled between two scenic bluffs on the Baja peninsula. The secluded beach areas give you plenty of intimacy and privacy.




Casa del Mar Boutique Resort & Spa is located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and offers you several breathtaking event spaces.

You can get married at one of their scenic outdoor venues or elegant indoor function rooms.

The resort offers you the Beach Club, a classic beach venue with a stone arch, the Sea of Cortéz Beachfront, the Wedding Gazebo, and the Mirror Zone, for intimate celebrations.

The Main Pool Deck is another venue for smaller gatherings.

Casa del mar

Boutique resort & Spa


A wedding couple is embracing each other in Cabo.

What do you need to get married in cabo?

Getting married in cabo is pretty easy but there are some things you need to do as an U.S. Citizen

For a civil, or legal wedding ceremony, make sure to prepare these documents:

You better start collecting all of these things now!


Both of your passports & tourist visa cards

original and copy of birth certificates annotated and translated by an authorized translator in Spanish



4 legally qualified witnesses (they have to be over 18 years old and bring their passports and tourist visas)


an application documenting your wish to marry

medical certificate and blood test results (done in Mexico no more than 15 days before the wedding)



Divorce documentation ( If applicable, you must have been divorced for at least one year berore remarrying)

And the most important thing that you need, would be a photographer that captures the beauty of your Cabo wedding.



A wedding couple is standing on a path between palm trees in Cabo.


The best time for good rates

Cabo usually experiences a bit of rainfall during the summer months and the chances of a hurricane appearing are slightly higher. Temperatures climbs up a bit and Cabo´s usual dry climate can feel a bit muggy.

Although you shouldn´t expect heavy rainfall, the less ideal weather gives you good rates and deals on your accommodation.

Also, keep in mind that Cabo San Lucas is usually more warm and dry than San Jose del Cabo.

A wedding couple os kissing each other and standing in front of palm trees in Cabo.


THe best time for pleasant temperatures

Cabo experiences highs of around 80°F and in general is known for its pleasant temperatures. You can enjoy plenty of sunshine and there is hardly no rain in winter.

But make sure to bring a light jacket if you plan to get married in the evening. Desert evenings are a bit cold sometimes.

Or you just get married earlier in the day when temperatures are a bit warmer and way more pleasant than during the evening.

A groom is holding his bride in Cabo.


THE time with high rates

Spring brings pleasant temperatures but is also known to be relatively crowded, even tough the weather is less than ideal.

Springtime also gives you the best weather, so it might be worth paying a bit more for your wedding venue and accommodation.

Altough it is quite hot and rains the most in autumn, prices are high as it is high season. But there is definifely more sunshine and less rain during these months. And even if it rains, it doesn´t poor down for hours, it is more a light rain shower.

Best wedding planners in Cabo

A wedding couple is getting married in Cabo.

Karla Casillas


Karla Casillas and her team are wedding coordinators in Los Cabos and are professionals in planning destination weddings. They offer couples professional help and plan their wedding from start to finish. If you are looking for team that gives you a truly personal and meaningful experience, then these wedding designers give you a perfect big day with jaw dropping moments.

How much does it cost to get married in Cabo?

One of the most asked questions by couples that are planning their Wedding in cabo is the costs!

There really is no honest answer to that as it also depends on what your wedding should look like!

The right question should be how much you really want to spend to make your wedding unforgettable.

No matter what your answer is, you can make your wedding special.

Cabo Beach Weddings


Christina Redahl and her team at Cabo Beach Weddings offer you several wedding packages like the "carry me home" package - an offer exclusively for destination weddings. The team is experienced in planning smaller weddings but also bigger weddings. They have teamed up with Cabo´s best vendors in order to offer you a stress-free wedding.

Cabo in Love


Paola Camacho and her team at Cabo in Love have over 20 years of experience in planning events and weddings and will make your dream of a romantic getaway or a destination wedding come true. The company plans elopements and big weddings, and it is up to you how much help and planning you would like to have. Their team also helps to you find the perfect spot for your Cabo wedding.

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Cabo Wedding Services


Tammy and Jessy from Cabo Wedding Services offer you wedding planning that truly reflects your personalities on your big day. They love to help you with every detail of your wedding and are even local experts in Cabo. Their personalized approach includes finding the perfect venue and always staying within your budget. Tammy and Jessy are real experts in planning destination weddings.

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