First Comes Love, Then Comes Elopement

Marquis Los Cabos Resort’s package lures those in love

By: Dawna Robertson

The Las Vegas romance market is seeing a bit of competition these days from “south of the border.” The Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa & Casitas has made nuptials a breeze with its all-new Elopement Package.

Frederique Naffrichoux, director of marketing and sales for the property, noted that the package was created in response to guest requests. “This is the first time we’ve offered an elopement package,” he said. “We launched it because we had couples asking for it.”

Available June 1-Dec. 15, this temptress features a bridal bouquet, wedding minister, solo minister, and traditional Mexican wedding wear for the bride and groom.

“The package includes everything you need without having to worry about anything,” Naffrichoux continued. “You have a private coordinator at your disposal to make all the necessary arrangements. Also, a very unique feature is that we provide the tuxedo and wedding dress, which are traditional garments from Mexico.” 

Couples can relive the experience and share their memories with family and friends via a special e-video of the ceremony included in the package. And they’re sure to receive congratulations en route to the airport in their Hummer decorated with a “Just Married” sign.

The plan also includes accommodations in a Suite Marquis or Private Pool Casita with oceanfront view balcony, buffet breakfast at the resort’s Vista Ballenas restaurant and one dinner with drinks at any of the resort’s restaurants or served in suite.

The three-night Elopement Package is $4,560 per couple, with each additional night available for $1,520 per couple.

Couples are greeted with a Marquis Los Cabos signature welcome drink and receive a daily bath service with candles and rose petals. Unlimited access to the fully-equipped fitness center and Jacuzzi, VIP airport transfers, taxes and service fees round out the package.

Naffrichoux pointed out that visitors find Los Cabos a very romantic setting. “Lots of couples come to Los Cabos and are struck by the beauty and tranquility,” he said. “Once they are here, they want to elope or renew their vows. Even the whales are coming here just to have their babies! It’s a magical place.”

Couples should note that certain legal requirements must be fulfilled before marrying in Los Cabos. They must complete lab work in Baja California Sur, and bring copies of birth certificates, Tourist Immigration Forms (obtained from their airline) and a divorce decree (if applicable). It is necessary to be divorced at least one year in advance of marrying in Mexico.

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Marquis Los Cabos Resort features a chef with a Michelin pedigree, dramatic water features, an extensive Latin American art collection, and a holistic spa and fitness center. The beachfront property is located in the “Cabo Real” section of Los Cabos, 18 miles from the airport and six miles from San Jose del Cabo.