When it comes to romance, few destinations in the world can compete with San Miguel de Allende, a cultural hotspot in the heart of Mexico. The soaring pink spires of the neo-Gothic Parroquia parish church impart a fairy-tale feeling on the city center. Cobblestoned streets lined with houses painted an array of sunset hues are perfect for ambling walks through a city steeped in history. Once the sun goes down, open-air restaurants encourage long candlelit meals underneath star-filled skies.
It is not surprising, then, that this charming destination draws couples from around the world who want to celebrate their big day in sensual style. For many, however, the prospect of planning a destination wedding in Mexico can feel daunting. Fortunately, the new Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende is ready to help, with event spaces large enough for groups of every size and a staff prepared to handle all the logistics.
The first decision every engaged couple must make is how many guests to invite to their big day. With a variety of spaces, Live Aqua can accommodate celebrations with up to 1,000 guests, though of course smaller wedding parties are also welcome. Whether you opt for a reception on the Terrace with its panoramic views of San Miguel’s rooftop, or the uniquely designed Explanada Live Aqua in the heart of the hotel, you will find a stunning backdrop for guests to mingle and dance the night away.
The culinary team at Live Aqua will create a custom menu for your event, tailored to your wishes, including signature cocktails created by the hotel’s head mixologist. For smaller gatherings, pre- or post-wedding, the resort offers a selection of convenient dining venues: Zibu Allende, Asia Bistrot and the Snack Bar. Enjoy artisanal pastries at the resort’s La Panaderia bakery and toast your love with a cocktail made from the world’s most celebrated tequila with a stop at the hotel’s Casa Dragones Cigar Bar.
Once you have entrusted your wedding logistics to Live Aqua, you won’t have to spend the days leading up to it worrying about following up with your caterer or scheduling last-minute meetings with your planner. Instead you’ll be able to spend time lounging by the pool, working out at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or dropping into Feel Urban Spa by Live Aqua for some pampering. Or you can venture outside the resort, perhaps visiting the Mercado de Artesanias to shop for local crafts and unique gifts (if you have yet to figure out what to get your bridesmaids and groomsmen, you’ll find plenty of choices there). At every turn, you’ll find galleries, celebrated restaurants, and sites that make this centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage site an unforgettable wedding destination.
Live Aqua includes wedding package extras that will start your marriage on the right note: bridal and groom’s suites, two deluxe bedrooms, and a late checkout of 4 p.m.—so you can leisurely gather with your guests over brunch before embarking on your honeymoon. At an additional charge, the resort can arrange everything from custom floral centerpieces to DJs. All you have to do is get to the ceremony on time.