Cabo Wedding Venue Spotlight – Grand Fiesta Americana
Los Cabos’ appeal as a destination wedding locale is based on more than just obvious tropical charms like palm trees, year-round sunshine and glorious beaches. The region, and particularly cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, are also home to dozens of first-class luxury resorts, coastal lodgings whose exquisite appointments and magnificent views mark them as perfect sites for romantic celebrations like engagements, weddings, anniversaries, and renewal of vows ceremonies. As a convenience for couples considering the destination Cabo experience, we’ve been profiling some of these top resorts in recent months, zeroing in on their most noteworthy event spaces and extras. This month, we shine our Cabo wedding venue spotlight on one of the most perennially popular and in-demand spots for destination nuptials, Grand Fiesta Americana.
Why Grand Fiesta Americana is an Iconic Cabo Wedding Venue
What’s better than a spectacular golden sand beach that looks out upon boundless blue waters? A spectacular golden sand beach that also comes with a fascinating backstory. In the case of Playa Barco Varado (In English, Shipwreck Beach), it all dates back to a dark and tide treacherous night in 1965, when the Japanese longline fishing vessel Inari Maru ran aground on offshore rocks. For years, local families would sun themselves within view of the wreckage, secure in the knowledge that none of the ship’s crew had been injured. Nowadays, however, all that’s left is glorious golden sand and horizon-stretching Sea of Cortés views. For Grand Fiesta Americana, it’s not the history, but the breathtaking backdrops that mark it as an iconic Cabo wedding venue.
Set on 33 sculpted acres of picturesque coastline, six miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas, Grand Fiesta Americana offers resort guests a choice of 249 luxurious rooms, suites and villas, elegant all-inclusive dining at no less than nine restaurants, not to mention half a dozen swimming pools, vinotherapy at its pampering SOMMA WineSpa, and twice weekly theme nights with live entertainment.
If you’re looking for a place for your wedding guests to relax before the big event, it’s hard to do better than this splendid seaside resort. But even if you choose to lodge family and friends elsewhere leading up to your destination wedding, Grand Fiesta Americana still bears strong consideration as a site for ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners thanks to its impressive collection of gorgeous indoor and outdoor event spaces.
Ceremony & Reception Sites
Does your fairy tale wedding dream include an elegant outdoor ceremony held on manicured green grass, under a flower garlanded altar, with guests watching you and your spouse-to-be exchange vows against a backdrop of endless azure sea, as waves break cinematically over offshore rocks? Or are you partial to a similarly arranged ceremony on a wide swath of soft golden sand, with white altar and the traditional white wedding gown contrasted by a wedding party attired in pastel hued tropical style?
Have you ever pictured a wedding reception whose design scheme drips with rustic beachfront charm, with tables set on a terrace near the sand, colorful flower arrangements interspersed with candlesticks along center-lined runners, linen napkins artfully folded over scripted menu cards on hand-crafted chargers? How about a terrace set reception dinner whose design scheme focuses on the destination aspect of the wedding, incorporating witty décor touches like postcard racks and vintage luggage with colorful tropical themed tablescapes? Or an elegant ballroom under the skies, with a multi-course banquet hall dinner followed by dancing on an elegant column-framed terrace, guests twirling and dipping as the band plays classical standards and moonlight glitters on the surface of the Sea of Cortés?
Grand Fiesta Americana is a great “Cabo wedding venue” precisely because of this surfeit of eye-catching al fresco settings which allows weddings to segue easily from beach or beach adjacent ceremonies to beach, terrace or banquet hall based receptions. The resort’s configuration was originally put in place, in fact, with just this sort of seamless event flow in mind. The expansive series of interlocking swimming pools starts right at the beach line, with event-friendly lawns and terraces that can be cordoned off on either side. In total, the resort boasts four dedicated outdoor event spaces, plus nine large banquet halls, each with its own easily accessed terrace featuring fresh ocean breezes and stunning wave crashing vistas.
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding for 20 close friends and family, or a sprawling affair for a few hundred, Grand Fiesta Americana is a great choice. The resort showcases varied and beautifully arranged event spaces outfitted with the sort of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment needed to support even the most generous roster of vendors and entertainers, from photographers and videographers to caterers and musicians.
Trust us: no one who attends a wedding here will ever forget it.
Adding Design & Décor Elements for Weddings at Grand Fiesta Americana
Grand Fiesta Americana is as magical and exclusive as any wedding venue in Cabo, with enough diversity in its ceremony and reception spaces to accommodate virtually any design and décor style…from the aforementioned rustic beachfront charm to bohemian chic to traditional wedding white to gold-accented tropical elegance.
But remember: The event spaces at Grand Fiesta Americana only provide the metaphorical canvas for your masterpiece of a destination wedding. The artistry of the design and décor elements must be envisioned and provided for by a talented outside team.
That’s where Cabo Linens, Things & More comes in.
CLTM is the premier event design and décor firm in Baja California Sur, best known for our talented cadre of designers, but also acclaimed for our large inventory of event focused furnishings and accessories. We’ll help you stylize your Cabo wedding venue with creative design and décor, starting from an initial one-on-one consultation to help tease out your vision, then progressing to digital design models and three-dimensional floor plans before finally making the whole event experience come brilliantly, breathtakingly alive. Call us today at (619) 819-9180 for an initial consultation.