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Top 6 wedding churches and chapels located in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Riviera Maya

In the last year, with more wedding trends coming our way, there are a lot of couples who are trying to decide between the dream beach, outdoor or hotel wedding they’ve always wanted and the more traditional chapels or churches wedding that maybe they, their family wants. For instance, nowadays, marrying couples have so many options when tying the knot. That is to say, personalizing your special day has never been so easy. Therefore, your wedding ceremony can still be accommodated to suit your preferences and reflect your personal choices.

Wedding ceremonies are truly special, and for some, saying “I do” in a church feels like a profound way to express the significance of their faith not only in their own lives but in the new joint life they are embarking on with their spouses. Know that every religion has its own beliefs and traditions, and you can easily customize it to yours. According to Elite Daily, the aesthetic beauty of certain churches can provide an incredible backdrop for tying the knot. So it goes without saying that planning a church wedding comes with plenty of rewards — but it also requires specific considerations as well.

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That being said, for this week blog, we wrote about our favorite churches and chapels options in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya region. We shared with you further about their history, importance, and fantastic pictures.

If you would like to get married at a Catholic Church, then this blog is just for you. Keep on reading to find out more about the beauty of Riviera Maya’s church and chapels. 


Santa Cruz Chapel or also Called Chapel ¨el Pueblito¨ located inside Mayakoba Development

Firstly, we have the delightful Catholic chapel called ‘La Santa Cruz’ or El Pueblito Church established in the “heart of Mayakoba” boutique luxury and eco-friendly hotels. It’s a replica of an authentic Mexican plaza. “El Pueblito” (in English translates to Little Village). Moreover, it’s a place where you can live a true Mexican experience and see the colorful architecture of Mexico. Chapel at El Pueblito offers perfect ambiance with air-conditioning, beautifully decorated and very private space for weddings, with elegant bridal room for getting ready.

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Chapel Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen located on 5th ave.

The ‘Nuestra Señora Del Carmen’ chapel is located on the famous 5th avenue in Playa del Carmen. This small and white chapel, with a capacity of 80 persons has a touch of colonial style. The lively atmosphere of the local scene and the amazing oceanside makes it the most wonderful place to get married with a local touch. If you are interested in having a small and private ceremony, then this chapel is right for you.

Nuestra Señora Del Carmen wedding chapel ceremony

Parrish Nuesra Sra. Del Carmen ( located in Downtown PDC)

This white, beautiful Catholic chapel ‘Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen’ or in English The Parish of Our Lady of the Carmen is located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, in the State of Quintana Roo. The Parroquia and the Chapel of Nuestra Señora del Carmen are the best known in Playa del Carmen, which have become a point of reference both for tourists, destination weddings and for people who live in this city. The Parrish has a small park with large palm trees and usually, some local vendors are present to sell local sweet treats. This is an ideal place for larger Catholic Wedding Ceremonies. 

Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen chapel

San José Obrero Parrish located in Puerto Morelos

San Jose, the Roman Catholic church in Puerto Morelos, is based on the prime town square.  It serves as the cornerstone of the local Puerto Morelos community with many town events held at the church. The village of Puerto Morelos is, to a great extent, centered on this landmark cornerstone. For over a century, the bell tower of Parroquia San José Obrero has overlooked the town square of Puerto Morelos. In Spanish, the name of this Roman Catholic church means the Parish Church of St. Joseph the Worker. The style of the church is unique and filled with vibrant colors with a part of Mexican influences. Right outside, there is a park with a fountain surrounded by trees and blooming flowers, and it’s a perfect place to take wedding photos.

Parroquia San José Obrero chapel

Xcaret Park Catholic Wedding Chapels

In the middle of the lush jungle and the sparkling shores of the Mexican Caribbean, there is a unique place in the world, called the Xcaret Park. It is located in the Riviera Maya, just south of Playa del Carmen.  A Majestic Park to the sea that gives you the opportunity to know and enjoy the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya and the Mayan heritage, culture, and traditions of Mexico. There are two Catholic churches located in Xcaret Park.

Capilla de Guadalupe

On one side of the Hacienda Henequenera, is the Chapel of Guadalupe. It is characterized by its beautiful altar set in the middle of cenote at the base of a Ceiba tree. This tree is known as the “tree of life” to the Mayans which serves as a ladder to reach the heavens. In addition, cenotes are a portal to the underworld and a source of channeling gods and they also take a special part of the local culture. It has a neoclassical architecture of the twentieth century and different images of the Virgin and a carved wooden trunk with a height of 12 meters picture.

Chapel of Guadalupe wedding ceremony
Chapel of Guadalupe

St. Francis of Assisi Chapel

At 37 meters above sea level is the chapel dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, for his teachings to the care and preservation of plants and animals. The Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi has a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea. In other words, is the perfect place for a wedding with a wonderful sea view on the highest point of Xcaret park. It is constructed of all natural materials of stone and wood.

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Both of these chapels have ambient lighting with candles and torches from the entrance to the chapel. Therefore,
That is to say, the decoration with a trunk with natural Bromeliads in front of the altar creates the most wonderful atmosphere for a Catholic Wedding Ceremony. 


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