The Minimoon: A Local Honeymoon Staycation

Want to go on a luxurious, romantic honeymoon, but don’t want to break the bank? Minimoons, or local honeymoons, are the perfect solution. Rather than spending thousands of dollars to fly across the country (or the world) to stay a short time together in a foreign land with jet lag, invest in your future and go on local honeymoon instead — it’s just as fun and romantic without all the stress of traveling. Plus, you get to relax from all the wedding festivities!

Once you find the perfect minimoon spot, you can still do all the fancy things you would normally do on a conventional honeymoon far far away. You can still have a beautiful candlelight dinner, get a his and her massage or go sightseeing and discover new things about each other and your city on bike, horseback or trolley. Best of all, you don’t have to spend the first few nights as a married couple in crowded airports and rental cars!

Lucky for you, we have some of the most beautiful and relaxing honeymoon spots right here in New Mexico! Some of our favorites include Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, Sandia Resort & Casino, Hotel Andaluz, Girliebird & Co, La Fonda on the Plaza and Isleta Resort & Casino. And many of these gorgeous locations offer all the amenities you would want on a romantic honeymoon getaway and then some.

For instance, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm offers a beautiful farm-to-table breakfast and dinner. Not to mention, they can make arrangements for a couples massage or local bike tour. If you would like a more intimate setting, Girliebird & Co is the perfect option. Like a home away from home, they offer a cozy honeymoon cottage and delicious homemade breakfast. It is so charming you won’t want to leave.

What about a romantic weekend at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe? Explore the historic sites of Santa Fe by day and relax with a rooftop dinner overlooking the city by night. Whether you’re staying in a friends cabin, a family vacation home or one of our honeymoon favorites, you don’t have to go in debt to have a romantic minimoon staycation. Besides, just being together is what a honeymoon is all about! ♥

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Photo by Kevin & Amanda
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Photo by Mike Crane Photography
Girliebird & Co
Girliebird & Co
La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe
La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe

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Valentine’s Day Weddings at Hotel Cascada

Love will be in the air all day on Valentine’s Day at Hotel Cascada!

The urban resort is hosting an all-day wedding marathon of group weddings, same-sex weddings, private weddings, express weddings, exchange of vows, and full wedding ceremonies on February 14th!

Hotel Cascada's Valentine's Day Wedding Marathon Information. Please click to enlarge.
Hotel Cascada’s Valentine’s Day Wedding Marathon Information and ceremony and honeymoon package pricing. Please click to enlarge.

Weddings will be presided over in a beautiful chapel setting provided by Occasions Events, with music & photo booth by Complete Music, delights by Nothing Bundt Cakes & ceremony presided over by Rob Helmer.

Register now; be the first Albuquerque couple to get married on Valentine’s Day. The first ceremony will be performed at 12:01am, February 14, 2014.
You can also register to be a part of history; Albuquerque’s 1st annual largest group wedding ceremony at 6pm on February 14, 2014. The application for Albuquerque’s largest group weddings ever, has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records!

Please bring your marriage certificate with you at time of service.

Wedding Fees:
Express Wedding 15 Minute Service:
$50 to officiate at time of service
$50 venue fee at time of registration

Exchange of Vows: 30 Minute Service:
$75 officiate at time of service
$75 at time of registration

Full Ceremony 45 Minute Service:
$100 to officiate at time of service
$100 venue at time of registration

Honeymoon Packages (wedding fees not included):
Package 1: $209-Dinner for two, champagne & tuxedo strawberries, Passion Kit, breakfast for two, 1pm late checkout.
Package 2: $159-Champagne & strawberries, Passion Kit, breakfast in bed for two, 1pm late checkout.
Package 3: $109-Champagne & strawberries, Passion Kit, 1 pm late checkout.

To book your ceremony time & venue: Call: 505-888-3311
You may also book your honeymoon package at the time of registration.

Hotel Cascada, 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505-888-3311

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