Get Married at an Aristocratic Oasis in Tulum

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Hotel Esencia was originally built as the private getaway home for Italian duchess Rosa de Ferrari, a majestic 50-acre estate located at the midpoint between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, on the white powdery bay of Xpu-Ha, a natural haven where marine turtles nest. This secluded gem is currently owned by Hollywood player and media entrepreneur, Kevin Wendle, who transformed it into what The Sunday Times of London has referred to as “the most heavenly hotel on Earth.”

Photo by Colin Cowie

Ideally situated far from all the hustle and bustle of large resorts, privacy and top-notch hospitality remain the ultimate luxury at Hotel Esencia. Accommodation options include 38 suites and 3 villas, featuring white washed walls, sleek mid-century furniture, private terraces, plunge pools, Caribbean views, walk-in closets and more. Other hotel amenities include heated pools, a private beach, two restaurants, a cold-pressed juice bar, a beach bar, an organic spa, fitness room, sunrise yoga, 24-hour concierge services and more.

Hotel Esencia is an enchanting wedding location which can accommodate up to 300 guests. Whether you get married on the property’s private beach, or in the Main House Garden, the skilled event staff and culinary team can help couples customize every detail of their big day. At Hotel Esencia, catering for weddings is all done in-house, with decadent menus of locally-inspired cuisine, featuring dishes like Yucatan lime soup, red snapper with rustic tomato salsa over potato and rosemary gratin, and ancho-and-coffee-rubbed beef tenderloin served with grilled baby onions and local sweet potato purée. And to wash it all down, your guests can enjoy the hotel’s refreshing Margarita Esencia, with hints of grapefruit, rosemary and ginger. This will definitely set the mood for a great fiesta!

Hotel Esencia has been featured in Forbes, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and many other prestigious publications. To learn more, visit:


Featured Photo: Xpu-Ha Beach, Courtesy of Hotel Esencia


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