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San Miguel de Allende: The Ideal Destination for LGBTQ Weddings


June 3, 2024
Words by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of Ricardo Arellano

Exchanging vows with your partner shouldn’t be about finding a place that tolerates your love – it should be about celebrating it in a vibrant, accepting atmosphere. Look no further than San Miguel de Allende, a Mexican city where LGBTQ+ couples can truly feel welcome and free to express their love on their wedding day. This enchanting destination offers more than just breathtaking scenery – it offers a community that embraces love in all its beautiful forms.

But don’t just take it from us, hear from Raul and Samuel, a gay couple who traversed the streets and outskirts of San Miguel for an adventurous multi-day destination wedding!

A City Made for Love

“The experience was incredible,” says Samuel, who recently married his partner Raul in San Miguel. “San Miguel de Allende is a very inclusive city and a destination for all weddings. Gay marriage is allowed in the state of Guanajuato so everyone is friendly.” This welcoming atmosphere is echoed by Guadalupe, owner of Penzi Weddings: “San Miguel is a very accepting town and we believe each couple is equal.”

Planning with Pride

San Miguel removes the stress from finding LGBTQ+ inclusive vendors. “Guadalupe and her team at Penzi helped us from day one,” Raul says. Guadalupe herself assures couples, “All the vendors that we work with are inclusive, we have been planning same sex marriages for more than 15 years and all our vendors and staff members are happy that couples can get married and be loved.”

Your Special Day, Your Way

San Miguel allows you to personalize your wedding without limitations. “We wouldn’t change anything,” reflects Samuel. “Our gay and non-gay friends were at our wedding… God was present and blessed us.” Guadalupe adds, “We know the couples appreciate that [San Miguel is a respectful city].”

Tips from the Experts

While planning from afar has its perks, Samuel says, “We would have liked to live in Mexico those months before the wedding and enjoy the organization process more with Penzi.”

Ready to Tie the Knot?

San Miguel de Allende offers a magical backdrop for your special day. With its inclusive spirit, stunning scenery, and expert planners like Penzi Weddings, your LGBTQ+ destination wedding will be filled with love, laughter, and memories to cherish forever. So go ahead, start planning your dream wedding in San Miguel de Allende, where love truly is beautiful.

Vendors: Photography: Ricardo Arellano; Planning, Design & Florals: Penzi Weddings; Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty; Wedding Location: Hotel Concepcion; Videographer: Santiago Balderas; Cake: Peggy Guzman; Ceremony Music: Alex Gutierrez; Shirts: Hackett London; Shoes: Baudoin & Lange; Cufflinks: Simon Kemp Jewellers; Bowties: La Bowtique; Pants: Richard James; Watch & Rings: Cartier; Blazers: Suitsupply; Buttons: Budd; DJ: Omar Colunga DJ

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