Oaxaca weddings offer the perfect venue in a colonial city known for architecture.
Oaxaca has ancient ruins, colonial architecture, distinctive food, and one of the country’s largest Indian markets and friendly, relaxed people. The central historical district is compact and walkable. A good place to start is Macedonia Alcala, a pedestrian street lined with galleries, restaurants, and gift shops. Santo Domingo church, Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Museum of Contemporary Art, the Benito Juarez market, and Abastos market are all sights to see while walking through town.
Visit the ruins of Monte Alban. They are set on a hilltop overlooking three agricultural valleys. Some of the structures are closed to visitors because of earthquake damages in 1999, but the site boasts a nicely preserved ball court. Another set of ruins is Mitla. These ruins are located twenty seven miles from Oaxaca. This set of ruins consists of five groups of buildings built by Zapotecs around AD 900 as a burial site and ceremonial center for priests. Its unusual geometric carvings and mosaics are especially impressive. Yagul is another set of ruins which are located on your way to or from Mitla. This set was settled by the Zapotecs and later influenced by the Mixtees, the ancient site built on top of a hill offers magnificient vistas of the Tlacolula valley. Don’t visit all of these ruins in a day because you will wear yourself out!
For a beautiful colonial setting for your Oaxaca wedding, register with Weddings on the Move. We will be able to customize a quote for your Oaxaca wedding based on your wedding and reception needs.