As if a destination wedding at a Velas Resort in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, or Nayarit wasn’t spectacular enough, couples and their guests can now experience a wonderful “sense of place” with a Kermes rehearsal dinner. Destination wedding weekends offer several opportunities to entertain and design an epic itinerary, from casual welcome parties on the beach, to pots-wedding brunches aboard a yacht. Kermes rehearsal dinners are yet another way to curate an unforgettable wedding experience while incorporating local culture.

For those unfamiliar with the term, a Kermes is a popular Mexican Fiesta that involves music, games, and delectable food that blends together the best of Mexican traditions. Velas Resorts invite wedding guests to enjoy this authentic experience with an interactive Mexican Antojitos station (aka “street food”) that includes churros, cotton candy, tacos, street corn, and more. A mariachi band, traditional games like Loteria (similar to Bingo), marbles, darts, a fire show, and fireworks also add to the magic of a Las Ventanas Kermes rehearsal dinner. Prices are USD $2,500 for up to 10 people, with additional guests starting at $55 per person.

Along with Kermes rehearsal dinners, Las Ventanas offers a variety of unique features and services to take a couple’s destination wedding in Mexico to the next level. There’s massive Frida and Diego mojigangas (puppets); a margarita cake menu; live streaming of the wedding ceremony for those unable to attend in person; and a personal social media concierge to capture and post that special moment when couples say, “I do.”

Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for services and facilities include Virtuoso's Best Family Program, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for spa, and TripAdvisor's Top Hotels in the World, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta is a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay and Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course. Casa Velas' guests have beach access at Táu Beach Club, a casual, relaxed atmosphere overlooking the ocean, with a jacuzzi, pool, delectable cuisine, and an expansive event space. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, opened in December 2018 as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side.

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