1062008: Mexico’s Hacienda Xcanatun Offers Wedding Package

If the two of you dream of a Mexican wedding in an authentic hacienda, here’s a package for you. From May through September, Hacienda Xcanatun is offering 25 percent off “A Hacienda of Your Own Destination Wedding Package.” This gives you the 18 rooms for you and your guests plus an experience you’ll never forget.

Price: The cost is is $3,750 per night for full hacienda bookings of two or more nights. During other times of the year, the wedding rental price is $4,550 per night.

The Package: Included in the package are:

  • 18 suites and superior rooms, accommodating 36 in all
  • daily Xcanatun breakfast
  • exclusive use of facilities, pools and gardens.
  • on the wedding night, the bridal suite and a Maya Wedding Blessing ceremony are both complimentary.

Why It’s Dreamy: Set on nine-acres of manicured gardens just outside of Merida, the historic and elegantly restored 18th century neo-classic hacienda blends the warmth of colonial Mexico with the luxury and comfort of the finest boutique hotels. Other facilities include an intimate spa where holistic Maya treatments are combined with beauty and wellness programs; a gourmet restaurant, two freshwater pools and a new Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course nearby.

Your Wedding: Wedding ceremonies can take place in the restored family chapel, the chapel terrace or on any of the lovely areas among the extensive grounds. Assistance ranges from finding a person to perform the ceremony to developing and executing a sumptuous wedding feast, designing the rehearsal dinner, champagne beach picnics, and/or archaeological excursions. Because of their extensive experience, the hacienda has access to the best musicians, florists and photographers. Any unusual requests are deftly handled by co-owner, Cristina Baker, an incurable romantic. She and her husband have unique entrée throughout the Yucatan and take pride in making the impossible possible for their guests.

Your Wedding Night: On your wedding night, the suite is bedecked with fresh flowers, candles and incense. Dona Carolina begins the Maya Blessing by asking the gods to bless the newly weds. She massages the couple with honey to moisten the skin and then places flower petals on them (“flor de mayo”, rose, or frangipani depending on the season). The petals are believed to cleanse and bring the soul into balance with the body while opening positive energy channels for the couple’s future life. After a soothing deep massage, she ends by singing ancient Maya hymns asking the gods to grant the newlyweds happiness and a long life and giving the couple of a cup of Xtabentun, the Yucatan’s herb and honey-based liquor. She departs after filling the tub with warm scented water and flowers.

For More Information:
• call 1-888-883-3633
• email
• visit

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