With it being Valentine's day, doubtless some of you are thinking about popping the question. And when you start to plan the big day, maybe you'll be wanting to choose somewhere beyond Miami. How about a hacienda in Mexico? Mérida, in the state of Yucatan is a short flight from Miami, and easily accessible via AeroMexico's non stop service several days a week. It's closer than St. Thomas, and oh so much more exclusive.
Mérida and the state of Yucatán offer many venues for weddings and events, and indeed, many haciendas. Hacienda Dzibikak however, with its superb reconstruction and stunning panoramas is a truly special ‘hidden gem’, located 20 minutes driving distance from Merida, just outside Umán.
A big part of the appeal of holding a wedding in Mérida is the safety and security offered by the location, and this is proving a major attraction for couples from other parts of Mexico and further afield. Destination weddings increase in popularity all the time, and the Mérida area is riding the wave started by Cancun.
The hacienda charges between US$1550 and US$2700 at current exchange rates for the venue for a wedding, accommodating up to 1200 guests for 8 hours. The average attendance at weddings to date is in the region of 350 – 400 guests. The big appeal of holding a wedding at Hacienda Dzibikak is the ‘homelike’ atmosphere, with attendees free to roam throughout most of the property. The rate includes overnight accommodation in a deluxe suite for the bride and groom.
In addition to weddings, the hacienda is popular for photo sessions, often catering to wedding couples who are looking for a spectacular location for their photos, even if they are holding their reception elsewhere. Other clients include ‘quinceañeras’ as well as corporate photo shoots, an area which the owners are particularly keen to see developed further. Corporate events have been held at the hacienda, and a ballet with 300 attendees was a recent success.
While continuing to develop the wedding and corporate business areas, a future focus will be the rental of the entire hacienda, for family getaways or incentive events. Available for a minimum duration of 3 or 4 days, the hacienda can accommodate 12 people, with staff to cater to their every need, and will cost from US$15,000 per week off peak and US$25,000 per weak in peak season. The owners are currently working on a website featuring hacienda rentals, which in addition to Hacienda Dzibikak, is planned to showcase other haciendas in the area, providing a one stop shopping site for anyone in the market for a hacienda rental.
If you are planning a wedding, corporate or incentive event, or fancy taking over a hacienda for a few days for an unforgettable family reunion, why not consider Hacienda Dzibikak? The owners and their team stand ready to assist you with whatever you need. For more information, visit http://haciendadzibikak.com/?lang=en