Hacienda Tekik de Regil, Yucatan - Wedding Venue Review
Yucatan Weddings and Tekik de Regil
Yucatan weddings have grown significantly in recent years. As has the demand for Hacienda Tekik de Regil as a destination wedding venue has grown phenomenally in recently years. Not just for Mexican weddings. But also as a wedding venue for destination weddings for brides and grooms from the US, Canada, Europe and further afield. For wedding couples looking for an extravagant wedding venue that blusters style and elegance. There isn't really anything not to like about Hacienda Tekik de Regil as a wedding venue. From a Mexico wedding photographers point of view. It is certainly one of the most photogenic wedding venues (if not, the most!) I have come across.
Yucatan Destination Wedding Venue Location
Hacienda Tekik de Regil is a wedding venue situated in the small town of Timucuy about 30 minutes from Merida city centre, in the state of Yucatan. It features beautiful ample gardens, an augustan style chapel, two bedrooms with stone bathtubs. An antique Mayan house, and a swimming pool at the rear of the main house. And another which forms a moat around part of the main building and connects to the inside of one of the bedrooms.
GETTING READY AT THE HACIENDA – BRIDE AND GROOM
Two of the magnificent aspects of Tekik de Regil for Yucatan weddings are the two bedrooms it has. The bride and groom each have their own room in the hacienda to get ready. Both large rooms are stunning and beyond words. Thus allowing Mexico wedding photographers to easily jump between one room and the next consistently.
Both rooms are within about 50 meters proximity of one another. Be it the bedroom with the water moat on the exterior that connects to the interior of one of the bedrooms. Or the bedroom with a 4-poster bed and huge sliding wooden doors that open onto a picture-perfect patio. It is hard to not get good shots at your Tekik de Regil wedding. It is so majestic and classy! It just reaps style and class onto itself. And that is before splashing out extensively on wedding design and décor, should you wish to do so.
Both bedrooms come with a shower and bathtub. Should you wish to freshen up at the Tekik de Regil on the day of your wedding. I would recommend going to the hacienda a few hours before the ceremony with your wedding party to socialise. Have a few drinks and get your wedding photographer there to make the most of the getting ready photos.
If you have rented the Tekik as your Yucatan destination wedding venue. It would be wise to get as much of it as you can in your wedding photos. Those magnificent colonial style arches at the back of the main building, the turquoise water in the moat, the picturesque patio, the infinite possibilities of wedding photos of just the 2 of you in the machines room. I'm not wanting to ramble on! Just saying!
HACIENDA TEKIK DE REGIL - First Look
Due to the size of the hacienda and the marvellous Spanish colonial architecture. You have ample possibilities of locations for a First look. A common place is in front of the main building with the fabulous yellow painted walls (and ceiling!). And why not? It makes a fantastic backdrop for spectacular wedding photographs.
The colonial style arches around the back of the main building next to the moat, also are also very attractive. These are just a few possibilities. Your photographer will likely review the hacienda thoroughly before deciding the most suitable place to have your first look.
Wedding ceremony in the hacienda chapel
Unlike having your wedding ceremony in a church, in a hacienda it can be a little complicated. The Hacienda Tekik de Regil has its own classic style chapel on-site. However, it is illegal for a religious catholic ceremony to be conducted in the chapel on the hacienda. If you insist on having your ceremony at the hacienda, it will have to be a symbolic ceremony. With this in mind, no official paperwork will be issued for your wedding. Although, If you and your fiancée are not comfortable with this and would like a Catholic ceremony. There are churches nearby where a catholic wedding ceremony can be legally conducted and recognised by the Catholic church. This is perfectly normal with Yucatan weddings.
WEDDING AND BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAITS
Upon finishing the wedding ceremony, it will likely be time for your wedding portraits with your family and friends. As a Yucatan wedding photographer. I would recommend taking your wedding portraits with your friends and family back at the Tekik de Regil (i.e. If you have opted to have your religious ceremony in a nearby church). The reason being, the longer people are hanging around the church waiting for photos. The harder it will be to get everyone back on the transport to go back to the hacienda. Furthermore, cocktail hour at the hacienda will have likely already started at the hacienda and no doubt guests will be peckish!
Once back at Tekik de Regil. You have ample opportunity for some fantastic family and group photos on the steps in front of the main building at the hacienda.
BRIDE AND GROOM SESSION ON THE HACIENDA GROUNDS
With the family, friend and group photos finished. It's now just the both of you and your wedding photographer for the bride and groom portraits. If you had a First Look, your wedding photographer might have already taken some photos of you both alone. The Tekik de Regil is a dream come true through many Yucatan wedding photographers eyes. It lets your imagination run creatively. Also, there are infinite creative possibilities for beautiful romantic wedding photos here.
The machine room can also give a stark contrast to your wedding photos. Its dark, rusty and dated feel combined with your elegant wedding dress. As a result, your Yucatan photographer can take flattering pictures for your wedding collection.
I would strongly recommend you allocate at least 1 hour for bridal portraits. Thus ensuring your wedding photographer can make the most of your wedding portraits in the Tekik de Regil. Without having to rush, this would give your wedding collection the elegance it deserves.
Luxury Hacienda Wedding Reception
Usually at this point your bridal portraits are done, what's next? You will most likely be having a grand entrance to a standing ovation. With your wedding guests clapping and cheering as you come down the steps in front of the main building to your chosen song. As is so common in Yucatan weddings.
Many wedding couples also opt for cold fireworks to go off on the steps as you go down. This makes for some magical photo moments.
One of the significant advantages of the Tekik de Regil is the finishing time. Many destination weddings on the beach in the Riviera Maya have a curfew of 10pm, 11pm or perhaps 12am. With the Hacienda Tekik de Regil as your destination wedding venue. It is yours to own, dance and party till 4 am. Once your Yucatan wedding reception finishes and all your wedding guests return to their hotels in private transport. The bride and groom simply go to their bedroom at the hacienda to stay the night… Wow!
Finally, as if that is not enough, the next day you are given a lush romantic breakfast in the hacienda. It is unlikely your wedding photographer will be around for this. However, no doubt you can get take some stunning photos of this yourself, even on your smart phone!
TRANSPORT TO/FROM THE HACIENDA TEKIK DE REGIL, YUCATAN
The Tekik de Regil is in a tiny populated community 20 minutes from Merida, Yucatan. Due to its location, you will need to organise transport for your guests to/from the hacienda. Many companies in Mérida rent shuttle vans and drivers for 12 hours. Rent a few and that should be enough to get your guests to the hacienda for some pre-wedding photos. Next, on to the church for the wedding ceremony. Then back to the hacienda for the wedding reception, and finally dropping your “well-oiled” guests back at their hotel. When your destination wedding finishes in the early hours of the morning!
A FEW FINAL BENEFITS...
Other benefits of Hacienda Tekik de Regil as your wedding venue. It has its own toilets for wedding guests and others for external staff (waiters, chefs, valet parking, etc.). Which means it isn't necessary to rent toilets. Parking is also free for wedding guests. In some of the other haciendas in Yucatan there are no toilets, so they would have to be rented. And guest parking incurs an additional expense to renting your wedding venue.
Some more Stats about the Hacienda Tekik de Regil as a wedding location:
- Maximum number of wedding guests: 1500
- Location: Tekik de Regil-Mucuyche, 97377 Timucuy, Yucatan, Mexico
The Tekik de Regil is a dream destination wedding venue in Yucatan. Not just for the wedding couple, but also the wedding photographer. Words just do not do this place justice. I can certainly recommend wedding planners who can arrange a site visit for you!
Also, did I mention I also have the first-hand experience of the Tekik de Regil as a wedding venue? I got married there 🙂. So it is a place that has significant importance to me. Such importance that I offer significant discounts to destination wedding couples who would like to book me as their Yucatan wedding photographer at the Tekik de Regil.
Contact me for a no-obligation chat about how I can capture your destination wedding at this fascinating hacienda.