Mexico’s Hacienda Xcanatun Offers Wedding Takeover Package

Imagine inviting friends and family to your own tropical, historic hacienda for your wedding and a few days of unforgettable fun. Hacienda Xcanatun, a restored 18th century former sisal plantation on the outskirts of Merida, makes that wedding dream a reality. The new Hacienda of Your Own Wedding Package encourages bridal couples to bring along 34 friends and family to this historic estate for an unforgettable event, all at a price far lower than just a traditional wedding back home. You and your wedding party will be the only guests, making it your own home away from home for a few magical days.

The Package: The Hacienda of Your Own Wedding Package includes the following:

  • accommodations for two nights for 36 people
  • daily breakfast
  • the wedding ceremony and a sumptuous bridal feast (details below)
  • taxes and service charges are included

Additional nights booked before or after the ceremony enjoy a 20% discount.

The Wedding and Bridal Feast: The wedding package includes:

  • Floral decorations for the wedding ceremony ranging from minimalist bird of paradise to classic white or red roses, colorful orange lilies
  • Use of chapel, dining terrace or the 40-seat private dining room for the bridal feast;
  • Personalized table settings, flowers and candles following the theme of the wedding
  • A three-course gourmet menu featuring Continental, fusion Yucatecan or Caribbean delicacies
  • A multi-tiered wedding cake in the couple’s favorite flavor; 6 bottles of French sparkling wine for toasting.
  • Complimentary services of Hacienda Xcanatun’s on-site Wedding Coordinator
  • Taxes and service charges

What’s Not Included in the Package: The following items are not included in the wedding package:

  • Judge or clergyman to perform the ceremony
  • laboratory fees for blood tests
  • notary costs
  • live music or a DJ
  • all liquor and beverages except for the sparkling wine to toast the newlyweds

Price: The Hacienda of Your Own Wedding Package, including accommodations for 36 people, is priced at $9,995. This represents a 25 percent reduction off standard pricing.

Dates: Valid from April to December 15, 2009

Wedding Venues: Wedding ceremonies take place in the restored family chapel or chapel terrace, on the dining terrace, or any of the lovely spots in Xcanatun’s extravagant gardens. Flowers and candles decorate the wedding site and bridal feast, which features a three-course menu combining continental, fusion Yucatecan or European delicacies; a multi-tiered wedding cake; and sparkling French wine for the wedding toast. Xcanatun’s on-site wedding coordinator ensures a stress-free experience for the bridal party by tailoring every detail to their wishes.

The Honeymoon Suite: The spacious bi-level honeymoon suite has a huge wrap-round terrace, 20-foot beamed ceilings, polished stone and marble floors and a marble-clad bath area with a circular hydrotherapy tub. Hand carved furnishings, and antiques decorate the suite, in addition to alabaster amenities, fine cotton robes, and toiletries made from the essence of grapefruit and juniper. On the wedding night, fragrant with the scent of fresh flowers, candles and incense, the king-size bed is covered in a flower petal design.

Why It’s Dreamy: With just 18 suites and rooms set on nine acres of greenery, each accommodation at Hacienda Xcanatun has a private patio or balcony with a Yucatecan hammock. Some boast outdoor hydrotherapy tubs. All of the suites are individually furnished with antiques and heirloom textiles, hand-carved furniture, marble floors and original oil paintings. Huge marble-wrapped bathrooms feature a hydrotherapy tub, a three-way shower head, and a skylight.

Hacienda Xcanatun also offers a world-class restaurant, named among the top 50 restaurants in Mexico by the American Society of Hospitality Sciences. The boutique hotel also is home to an intimate spa offering holistic Maya as well as beauty/ wellness treatments. A short drive away, guests enjoy colonial Merida’s fine museums and markets, trendy clubs and horse-drawn carriage rides. Champagne picnics can be arranged along miles of deserted beaches, and, the wonders of the ancient Maya explored at famous ceremonial cities such as Uxmal and Chichen Itza.

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