Sheraton Hacienda del Mar
There’s something magical about a destination wedding. Not only do the attendees celebrate the bride and groom, they also have the opportunity to make a vacation out of the experience, creating memories that will live on long after the final Champagne toast.
For those who love to escape to Baja, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas is an ideal pick for a wedding infused with that distinct Cabo flavor. Reminiscent of an upscale seaside village with a sprawling, hacienda-inspired design, the resort captures the feel of Old Mexico with its cobblestone lanes winding past bubbling fountains, elegant restaurants, and charming shops, and its colonial-style tower, wrought iron balconies, and intricate tile floors.
Naturally, there’s always the option for a toes-in-the-sand beachfront wedding, but the resort also boasts a 12,000-square-foot Hacienda Ballroom that can be divided to accommodate a variety of group sizes. The open-beamed ceilings of the smaller, more intimate Los Arcos banquet room set the framework for a customizable décor, and the property’s wedding chapel provides a dramatic ceremony setting. Lush gardens, pool decks, and terraces can also host receptions or ocean view ceremonies.
There are a handful of bars and restaurants on property to tempt and delight, not just for the big event but throughout the entire stay. Sheraton Hacienda is the only resort in Los Cabos to feature two Five Diamond restaurants — Pitahayas, serving world-class Pacific Rim delicacies; and De Cortez Grill & Restaurant, which offers fresh produce from local markets, delectable seafood from the cold waters of the Pacific and Sea of Cortez, and the finest cuts of meat.
For golf enthusiasts, two premier championship courses beckon just ten minutes away: the Cabo del Sol Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, and the Cabo del Sol Desert Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf to offer mountain-style play in a seaside location. A variety of other activities ranging from hiking, horseback riding, and ATV tours to water sports, whale watching, and deep-sea excursions add some adventure to the trip beyond the wedding festivities.
When there’s time to steal away for a memorable dinner off property, consider the Sunset da Mona Lisa. Carved into a cliff overlooking the Bay of Cabo San Lucas with a breathtaking view of the famous Arch at Land’s End, the restaurant’s Italian Michelin Star-trained chef Paolo Della Corte serves the finest quality gourmet Italian food.
With so much to see and do and taste, the bride and groom won’t be the only ones on cloud nine — their guests will be likely to fall in love all over again. sheratonhaciendadelmar.com