Akiin Beach, Tulum - Wedding Venue Review
Situated on a beach that seems like an endless stretch of beautiful white sand with a turquoise sea, Akiin Beach Club (or Ak´iin as it is often written) is an idyllic and highly sought-after wedding venue for Destination Weddings in Tulum. This stunning wedding venue in the heart of Tulum is akin (no pun intended) to something straight out of a romantic movie.
Akiin Beach club´s mix of pristine white sand beach on the beachside, combined with it´s rustic-chic décor and lush jungle behind, makes the wedding venue a popular choice with many couples seeking a location for their boho wedding in Tulum.
Most couples who plan on getting married in Tulum will stay within this boho-chic town. Adorning the Caribbean shoreline and situated 70km south of Playa del Carmen, Akiin Beach Club has ample exclusive boutique hotels within close proximity that you and your guests can relax, and make the most of whilst you enjoy a few pre-wedding mojitos during your getting ready.
Arriving at Akiin Beach Club
The Bride, Groom and your wedding guests will generally arrive at Akiin Beach in private mini-buses, with a warm welcome (and maybe a refreshing cocktail!) from your wedding planner 🙂 But should any of you or your guests be driving, there is parking literally opposite the venue.
Passing through the large bamboo gates that lead into Akiin Beach Club…a beach and jungle paradise awaits you.
A rustic yet beautiful wooden walkway leads up to the restaurant of the beach club, surrounded by abundant lush vegetation and white sands on either side, with the ladies and gents bathrooms conveniently located on either side, should you wish to freshen up.
Take a few more steps towards the beach, and you may want to slip your shoes off…it´s much easier on the feet. 🙂 Here, you and your guests will likely be presented with a refreshments and mini-shot bar, with a special area celebrating the both of you under a small palapa to the left, complete with space for a wedding guest book, photos of the both of you, pens, and any other symbolic items you would like your guests to see and share with them.
Exquisite Pre-wedding Cocktails and Friendly Chit-chat
Your special wedding guests can enjoy a few exquisite cocktails to line their taste buds along with a bit of friendly chit-chat before the wedding ceremony on the beach.
Not a fan of the sun? Part of the beauty of Akiin Beach club is the ample shade that it offers guests via multiple palapas.
The onsite beach bar boasts a palapa and…Swings! Whoop!
Feel like taking your pre-wedding drinks a step further at Akiin Beach Club? Give your guests a chilled coconut from a coconut stand complete with ice-bucket to complement the rustic-chic setup this venue has to offer.
Beachside Wedding Ceremony
With the toasty warm sand between your toes, the sun on your faces, a refreshing light sea breeze on your back, the dreamy turquoise sea and murmuring sound of the waves a stone´s throw away. Akiin Beach is a fantastic and unique place to have your destination wedding. Where you´ll both feel at one with mother nature and her majestical natural elements surrounding you on your wedding day.
Group Wedding Photos at Akiin Beach Club
With the wedding ceremony finished and your grand exit to a huge applause from your cheering wedding guests, it´s time for wedding and bridal party photos.
As a professional wedding photographer in Tulum, I can advise that it is the norm to have your family and group portraits near the shoreline. Besides, I am certain you´ll want to complement your wedding photo collection with some beach photos, especially if you come from the city.
Bride and Groom Portraits at Akiin Beach
With your family, friends and group photos completed, it is now just the both of you and your wedding photographer for some stunning wedding photos in Akiin Beach Club.
Akiin Beach is an absolutely unique wedding venue for wedding photographers in Tulum, in that it offers 2 areas with stark contrasts for your wedding photo collection. The beach, with its vast open space, gleaming white sand, turquoise sea and light breeze flowing through your hair, and…the jungle that leads you into Akiin Beach Club. Few destination wedding venues offer such a unique diversity!
1 hour is always recommended for bridal portraits for destination weddings in Akiin Beach Club in Tulum…no more, no less. This will ensure your wedding photographer makes the most of their creative time with you both in Akiin Beach Club, and ensures you both get the wedding collection you deserve.
When I am fortunate enough to work with brides and grooms in Akiin Beach, I will generally make use of as much of the property as I can. Thus complementing the rustic-chic design of the wedding venue with the style of the bride and grooms wedding.
Small and Beautiful Wedding Venue
Fortunately, Akiin Beach Club is a small “All-in-one” wedding venue. Which means the area where your beautiful wedding ceremony takes place, to the refreshing cocktail reception with comfy beachy lounge furniture to the beach bar with tequila (yes! Tequila is a must!) to the elegant post-wedding dinner and vibrant dance floor…all are within very close proximity! Which also means your dedicated waiter will be within arms reach (or close enough!) during the photo session for you to get a quick refresher should you feel the need to!
Oh, and did I mention the views?…whilst you and your now husband/wife embrace one another, sipping on one of the magnificent and exclusive ice-cold cocktails whilst you take a pew on one of the rope swings looking out to sea at the palapa-roofed beach bar. And your specially invited guests celebrate the occasion with you, lounging around on the ultra-comfy beach sofa´s or a hammock perhaps!
Open Air Wedding Reception at Akiin Beach Tulum
Akiin Beach Club provides its newlyweds with the option of hosting their wedding reception outside with an invigorating sea breeze filling the air or alternatively, in the main restaurant area which boasts a huge palapa, which also serves two-fold as a shelter should it decide to rain.
Grand Entrance, First Dance and Wedding Frolics
If your wedding reception takes place outside at Akiin Beach, the palapa roofed restaurant will likely be your backdrop. Your grand entrance onto the dance floor will likely be preceeded by your bridal party pulling off fun manouevres as they enter one by one.
Wedding guests seating arrangements at Akiin Beach tend to circulate around the dance floor on the sand, besides…its far easier to get your wedding guests onto the dance floor if they are so close! 🙂
A Few More Benefits...
Whilst it is more than likely all your wedding guests will arrive in private transport or mini-buses to the wedding venue. Should anyone decide to drive, there is ample parking on the opposite side of the road to Akiin Beach.
There are multiple types of ceremony you can have at Akiin Beach Club, including a Mayan ceremony! For more information, get in touch with us and we can advise you accordingly or put you in touch with a few select wedding planners.
Destination Weddings Akiin Beach Club – Bottom Line
This is a compact and brilliant destination wedding venue in the heart of Tulum that you and your guests will love! It offers the best of both worlds for your wedding; the vast beach with pristine white sands, turquoise seas and the lush vivacious jungle that greets you upon entering Akiin Beach Club.
Maximum number of guests: 150
Location: Carretera a Boca Paila KM 9.5, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R.
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