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August 25, 2009updated Feb 07, 2013

Acapulco Invites Couples To Say, ‘I Do’

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Acapulco offers a truly unique backdrop for couples celebrating a special occasion such as a destination wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Whether lovers choose to declare their devotion beneath the stars or celebrate their new nuptials at one of the beautiful hotels lining the shores of the Santa Lucia Bay, Acapulco is a destination where romance awaits and memories are made.

Acapulco offers a number of unique wedding venues and locations to suit any personality – starting with the ceremony. La Capilla de la Paz or Chapel of Peace, surrounded by gardens with a beautiful view of the entire bay of Acapulco, is an ideal location within the destination to conduct a wedding ceremony. One of the most popular and recognizable spots in Acapulco, La Capilla de la Paz is located 1,200 feet above sea level and is symbolized by the 130-foot cross that stands adjacent to the chapel. The cross is adorned with quart reflectors that illuminate at night and can be seen from many areas throughout the destination. From its place on the mountaintop, the Chapel of Peace is a non-denominational venue that offers superb views and a romantic setting for an intimate wedding ceremony.

With over 200 hotel choices, Acapulco is the ideal location for a destination wedding. Many of the region’s world-class hotels offer extensive wedding menus, from on-site banquet services to romantic nuptial suites. Wedding and banquet services are available at the Camino Real Acapulco Diamante, Emporio, Elcano Hotel, Fairmont Acapulco Princess, Fiesta Americana, Fiesta Inn Acapulco, Grand Hotel Acapulco, Las Brisas, Quinta Real Acapulco and many others. The hotels offer a team of wedding professionals to make this special day unforgettable for couples and provide an intimate setting for their ceremony. On-site wedding planners are available to assist the bride and groom with every detail as they embark on a journey of a lifetime.

Acapulco also offers an extraordinary selection of specialized catering services and wedding planners that can assist couples who are seeking a truly unique event. Susana Palazuelos, one of Mexico’s premier event planners and caterers, has earned notoriety for her customized services. Susanna works with couples to create a wedding that fits their personality, budget, number of guests and will even plan events for them and their guests stay while in Acapulco. Locations for weddings include mansions, private beaches, and cliffs overlooking the bay. In addition, Susanna has created three distinct locations for celebrations: Casa del Mar is located on Playa Encantada surrounded by water and palm trees, Casa de la Laguna is on a plantation of 1,200 palm trees complete with a bridge that brings the couple to the middle of a pool for their ceremony and the newest location, Casa de la Selva, a wooden terrace 60 feet above the tree tops which is ideal for smaller weddings. From custom made décor and menu, makeup artists and hairdressers, even fireworks, Susanna and her team have access to the most exclusive and beautiful wedding services that Acapulco has to offer. For more information on Susanna Palazuelos and all the services she offers, visit

Another prestigious catering service available in Acapulco is Banquetes Erick Galindo. For over 12 years, Chef Erik Galindo has been making dreams come true with his class and creativity. Erik and his team are committed to ensuring a sophisticated affair for any couple they work with, from flower arrangements and fabric selection to lighting and creative cuisine. Additional services are also available through Banquetes Erik Galindo, including fireworks, entertainment, beauty parlor, house and villa rentals and much more. For more information on Banquetes Erik Galindo and all the services he offers, please visit

Other celebrated caterers in the region include Caty Gomez Exclusive Events, whose unique style has created and contributed to spectacular events for over 10 years and Banquetes Olguin, who have offered elegant banquet services for weddings and special events for a decade in Acapulco.

Once the formal celebrations are complete, couples often runaway for a relaxing and romantic getaway. Newlyweds need not look further than Acapulco’s world-class resorts, which have been luring honeymooners for decades. From private beachfront dinners by candlelight to in-room romantic amenities, the resorts of Acapulco flawlessly combine romance and luxury for the picture perfect getaway. The following hotels offer packages tailored specifically to honeymooners:

Once named the “Best Resort for a Honeymoon or Romance Vacation in Mexico,” Las Brisas Acapulco is a unique complex of 251 private casitas that are perfect for enjoying time alone. With the Las Brisas’ “Honeymoon Package”, couples are welcomed to their Brisas Beach Club room with rose petals leading from the door to the bed, fresh flowers and a bottle of champagne. The romance continues with a 45-minute couples massage as well as dinner, wine and dessert of chocolate and strawberries set up on the casita terrace. Additionally, this package includes daily breakfast delivered to your casita, car with driver available for one night, an upgrade to a suite if available and a surprise gift of two bathrobes.

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The Fairmont Acapulco Princess “Bed and Breakfast Package” offers couples the chance to enjoy breakfast daily while overlooking the Pacific Ocean from their terrace. In order to relax, the couple is able to add on either of two spa packages available at the Fairmont’s Willow Stream Spa. The “Ritual for Two” package begins with a therapist showing the couple how to give each other spa treatments before being left alone with a variety of mud’s and masques to use on each other followed by a side-by-side full body aromatherapy massage. The “Hip to Hip Honeymooners” package includes a side-by-side brushing with rosehip oil massage application and full body wrap.

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