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Our Dream Wedding Came True At The Banyan Tree
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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

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By palmsnsand, · 858 Views · 2 Comments

Pros: Stunning, gorgeous resort. Amazing Staff!

We traveled to BT last fall to scout the wedding venue. We were originally planning with Rosewood Mayakoba, however it turned out they have some crazy policies to commit to amount of guests, which to me is impossible to do on a destination wedding. Banyan Tree welcomed all of our requests and changes from the start and through the end of planning. Their coordinator at the time Katherine, started my planning, and later Brenda and Karina took over, and carried out all the requests and planning to perfection! They are superb, extremely professional and make everything appear seems like at a snap of a finger.

Banyan Tree was such scenic and unique venue! We are still speechless trying to describe how amazing everything was!

Upon arrival we were treated like kings and queens! We got upgraded to a Spa Suite, which is a villa of its own. Pretty much everyday we had a surprise romantic set up at night with bottles of wine, and trays of cheese as welcome and congratulations gifts! We were pampered all the way! And we are pretty spoiled travelers ( must confess). We received a couples spa massage out of this world! All this was just leading up to the wedding!!! We were amazed all the way!

The trials for hair and make up were arranged seamlessly; so was everything else leading to the wedding day. There was no request that couldn't be done! 

The wedding was our fairy tale come true! So many fantastic moments, our beach set up, arriving on the boat from the beach with my husband and guests cheering us from the upstairs La Copa Terrace was absolutely gorgeous! Such a unique bridal arrival, I couldn't think of a better one. We had an abundant buffet at Oriente. The DJ was unbelievably good!!! We danced the night away., we had a cigar roller, and every guest even a non-smoker enjoyed a cuban. It was pure indulgence for all. We also hired Fire-dancers, which are worth it completely. I know brides are bargaining for fire-dancers, and they seem a bit steep at first, But boy-oh-boy are they wonderful exciting, thrilling, fun, amazing! My husband thought I spend double of what I did,  because he thought it it worth even triple! So much entertainment, great energy, music, food., the guests got tired right in time for us to retreat to our Spa Villa. When we got back, a romantic turn down out of this world was awaiting.... !

I was crying the day we had to go back home, Banyan Tree is a true sanctuary for the sense, and I want to add " sanctuary of love and its celebration". I am deeply thankful to all the staff who made it unforgettable for us and our families! We can't wait to get back for our anniversary ;)


What was the outcome of your wedding? Did everything turn out as you wished and you loved BT Mayakoba or were your disappointed and the wedding didn't go off as you planned? We are considering this location for our wedding and are wondering what your experience ultimately was? Thanks and Congrats!


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Hi Sodalime,

I have just revised my review, please read it again. My bridal stress was getting to me months before the wedding, the BT wedding coordinator change was a brief pause in planning but I wanted everything all at once, so it got to be complete bridal stress, but once it was taken over everything was spectacular!!!! So I am thrilled to share the after math in my new review! Cant wait to come back to our beloved Banyan Tree!


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