Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
Sprawling beachfront grounds, tons of watersports and festive nightly entertainment are just a few of the marquee amenities of this all-inclusive chain. Stay at one of the five-star properties—Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro in the Dominican Republic, Ibersotar Grand Hotel Rose Hall in Jamaica or the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso on Mexico’s Riviera Maya (below)—and you can add a wedding ceremony to that list. The couple also gets a room upgrade, champagne toast and spa discount. Five rooms must be booked for three nights to enjoy the free deal (room rates start at $216 per person, per night, all-inclusive; iberostar.com).
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Barceló Hotels & Resorts
Book as few as 25 room nights at participating properties and get a free ceremony at one of these family-friendly, all-inclusive resorts. The wedding program is available at 16 resorts across five countries (including the Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe Los Cabos, below) and offers couples the opportunity to swap vows in the sand. On-site planners handle decor, ceremony and menu requests, as well as helping with any legal requirements. Important celebratory items (like cake and champagne) are standard in each of the 50 wedding options offered. Reserve just 70 room nights at select Barceló resorts and they’ll throw in the reception too (room rates at Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe Los Cabos start at $150 per person, per night, all-inclusive; barcelo.com; barceloweddings.com).
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Occidental Hotels and Resorts
Picture it: You, your sweetie and 20 of your besties on a white-sand strand toasting to your love. Spend seven nights in the Royal Club Master Suite at any one of the Occidental resort properties across the Caribbean and Mexico and it can be yours gratis. The basic wedding package, which includes an on-site planner, some flowers, a cake and more, is also available to couples who have a party of 10 rooms for a minimum of three nights. The oceanfront, all-inclusive properties all offer fun activities—water polo or beach volleyball, anyone?—multiple bars and restaurants, (Zen, the pan-Asian eatery at Occidental Grand Aruba, above, is a favorite). Golf, deep-sea fishing and scuba can be arranged by the resort staff (room rates at Occidental Grand Aruba start at $280 per person, per night, all-inclusive, occidentalhotels.com)
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Dreams Resorts & Spas
The upscale Mexican and Dominican properties are lauded for their sleek accommodations on miles of gleaming sand. In addition to offering guests complimentary ceremony experiences with an officiant, cake, champagne and more, anniversary incentives are also available—stay four nights to celebrate your first anniversary and get a free night for next year’s toast. All the Dreams resorts including Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta on Mexico’s west coast (below), boast fantastic pampering spas. Some offer breezy treatment areas on the beach (room rates at Dreams Villamanga Nuevo Vallarta start at $205 per person, per night; all-inclusive; dreamsresorts.com).
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Note: All of these complimentary wedding packages are subject to blackout dates, restrictions and availability