Cabo Wedding Venue Spotlight – The Resort at Pedregal
Many of the charms of Los Cabos are evergreen, meaning they never go out of style and never go out season. These charms are easy to catalogue, from year-round sunshine and a tropical locale brimming with palm trees and golden sand beaches to world-class restaurants, boisterous nightlife and a profusion of outdoor activities and pampering high-end amenities.
But it isn’t just the obvious attractions that have made the Land’s End region one of the world’s most popular destinations for weddings and renewal of vows ceremonies. Cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo–commonly known as “Cabo”–also boast a wealth of fantastic wedding venues, resort or villa based event spaces that are perfectly situated and set up to deliver an unforgettable wedding in paradise.
As a convenience for couples considering the destination Cabo wedding experience, we’re going to profile some of the top local wedding venues in coming months, zeroing in on their most noteworthy event spaces and extras. This month, we shine our Cabo wedding venue spotlight on the most exclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas, The Resort at Pedregal.
The Resort at Pedregal is famed for its muy romántico settings and amenities, and in addition to being a popular site for destination weddings, is also very in demand for dinner parties, birthday celebrations, engagements, and a wide variety of special events. But weddings are a particular specialty, whether intimate ceremonies for 2 or convivial gatherings for 150.
Why the Resort at Pedregal is an Iconic Cabo Wedding Venue
When it comes to choosing a Cabo wedding venue, it’s not just the space, services and amenities that matter, but the views; and few places on earth can top The Resort at Pedregal when it comes to gorgeous coastal vantages.
The ultra-luxury boutique property is chiseled into granite cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the midst of Cabo San Lucas’ most famous neighborhood, Pedregal, the hillside haunt of A-list celebrities and their vacation luxury villas. The Resort abounds in picturesque panoramas, from horizon-stretching vistas of ocean blue to magnificent views of the Land’s End headland that marks the southernmost terminus of the Baja California peninsula.
If you’re looking for perfect wedding backdrops, in other words, this is the place.
The story of The Resort dates back to the early 1970s, when a Mexico City born architect named Manuel Díaz Rivera made one of the most prescient real estate purchases of all time: buying 330 acres of hillside property that fronted two beaches and looked out upon two major bodies of water–the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés–at a time when few people had even heard of Cabo San Lucas.
Parcels of this land now sell for a small fortune, but Díaz Rivera was also prescient enough to set aside 24 prime acres for a future hotel property, a foreshadowing that finally came to fruition in 2009 when The Resort at Pedregal opened its doors. It has been ranked as one of the best and most romantic resorts in the world ever since.
Primary Ceremony & Reception Sites
One could be forgiven for thinking The Resort at Pedregal was built specifically with wedding and events in mind, so perfectly do many of its spaces work within this context.
Typically, there are three primary spaces used for ceremonies, and four for receptions, although creative use may also be made of spectacular features like the entrance tunnel, dynamited through sheer granite and now outfitted with luxurious fittings like chandeliers, with an alcove specially carved out for romantic private dinners for two.
But for most interested in the property as a “Cabo wedding venue”, potential ceremony sites are limited to the outdoor lobby, the pool terrace and beach. Each has its virtues. The stunning lobby, for example, is bisected by a long decorative pool, with ocean views framed by a traditional handcrafted palo de arco pergola. From 50 to 150 guests can gather here, making it more capacious than the pool terrace, although the latter does offer the breathtaking visual of a bride and groom pledging their eternal love between infinity pool and seemingly infinite ocean. The beach, meanwhile, is a favored site for more casual, even barefoot-friendly affairs. Bounded by sun, sand and sea, with surf lapping the shore cinematically in the background, it’s the perfect spot for a ceremony featuring handwritten vows and a happily ever after sunset celebration.
Reception options, by contrast, take advantage of both natural splendor of the resort and its spectacular onsite restaurant facilities. There’s El Farallón, for instance, which features dinner tables set on a cliffside precipice above crashing waves, with an adjoining Champagne Terrace that seems to have been custom crafted with the cocktail hour in mind. Signature onsite restaurant Manuel’s offers more festive Mexican ambiance, while the Beach Club boasts panoramic ocean views from an enchantingly airy setting, its shade-giving pergola festooned with chandeliers and hanging lanterns. Each of these three sites can accommodate 100 to 120 guests.
For more intimate receptions at your chosen Cabo wedding venue, there is La Palapa, which can host up to 30 beneath its artisanal palm-thatched roof. Nearby fire pits and tiki torches only add to its rustic beachfront charm.
Adding Design & Décor Elements for Weddings at The Resort at Pedregal
The Resort at Pedregal 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 The Resort at Pedregal 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.