Average Los Cabos Wedding Cost
Having a destination wedding without a doubt will save you money, why? Because your number of guests will be limited to what you can expect if you have your wedding back home.
A single guest could add between $339 and $465 to the overall cost of your Cabo wedding. The best way to save money on your wedding is to limit the number of guests, and the best way to do this is to plan a destination wedding.
It is a miss-conception to think that because you are heading south the border that services will be less expensive and that you will somehow find the perfect all inclusive package. The real savings are by managing your guest list to a number you can afford.
So what is a wedding cost in Cabo San Lucas?
Let me also point out that Los Cabos is constituted by Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo and so the average wedding cost in Los Cabos will apply to both cities.
AVERAGE WEDDING COST BY NUMBER OF GUESTS
Number of guests less than 50 $20,674 - $28,124
Number of guests between 50 and 100 $28,868 - $69,780
Number of guests between 100 and 200 $59,117 - $83,529
Number of guests between 200 and 300 $89,160 - $101,934
Number of guests more than 300 $125,115 - $178,525 +
These average wedding costs in Los Cabos are based on the spending of other couples getting married and not wedding vendor prices nor venue category. Spending prices can vary widely. For this reason why you will not find a "one size fits all" wedding cost.
You should expect to pay, on average, 50% to 100%+ more when choosing well-experienced professionals, designer labels, popular event locations, unique or custom products and services.
In a nutshell, there are no $10,000 or $15,000 weddings for 50 guests in Los Cabos. Yes, you will find wedding packages for that price range, but that does not, by all means, determine what your final spending will be. Be savvy and do more research.
So the ideal budget lies somewhere between what you want to spend and what you can actually afford to pay. Here are some examples according to Resort and Venue type:
Providing the highest level of service and complete privacy for your wedding and related events. These properties are where VIP’s find their own paradise. The approximate cost for a 50 guest wedding is $65,000 to $85,000. High-End resorts will require that 80% of your guests lodge with them; the average price per room per night is $450 - $1750. High-End Resorts will hold one wedding per day. Outdoor event curfew is 10:30 PM.
Grand Tourism Resorts
European plan resorts are fantastic travel options, and offer great event spaces! These resorts will reserve the right to hold more than one wedding per day. The approximate cost for 50 guest weddings is $35,000 to $55,000. The retreat will require a 3-night stay with a minimum room block of 10 rooms per night to host your wedding or private event on site. The average cost per room per night is $210 - $450. Outdoor event curfew 10:30 PM
These resorts are the most sought after because the cost of food and beverage for private events is significantly lower than prices offered at other location categories. These properties will hold three or more weddings per day. They are extremely popular and booked continuously. The approximate cost for 50 guest wedding is $20,000 to $25,000. All inclusive resorts will require a 3-night stay with a minimum room block of 10 rooms per night. The average cost per room per night is $340 - $375. If privacy and exclusivity are not at the top of your list of requirements, then all-inclusive properties can be a fantastic option. Outdoor event curfew 10:30 PM
Once you travel “villa style,” you will never go back! Villas are simply awesome, allowing you the freedom to create the wedding you have envisioned. Do keep in mind that there are extra costs to consider when hosting your wedding at a villa, such as staff and banquet equipment. Generally, these villas will hold 50 to 75 guests comfortably, and any more than this number will make your villa feel overcrowded. The approximate cost for a 50 guest wedding is $25,000 to $45,000 +. The Villa rental company will require a 3-night minimum stay and an event fee. Event curfew 10:00 PM.
We highly recommend the use of restaurants for rehearsal dinners and other wedding-related events, rather than the wedding itself, allowing you to enjoy everything Los Cabos has to offer for your wedding weekend. Except for a buy-out (pricey but worth every dollar!), restaurants are never private and have certain restrictions as they are also catering to the public. The approximate cost for a 50 guest wedding $25,000 to 35,000 +
We are committed to offering our clients a clear vision of their potential spending from the onset of the planning process, and it is important to us that you are not hit with monetary surprises in the middle of planning your destination wedding. Obtaining a clear understanding of the standard wedding expenses in Los Cabos will make you a happy couple.