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Nothing could be more romantic than a wedding on Paradise Island

General wedding policies

The couple and and at least 80% of their guests must stay at the same resort where the wedding will be performed.

The rest of the guests not staying at Riu Palace Paradise Island must purchase a day pass to attend the ceremony & reception.

Couples must respect the arrival date, they have to arrive at least two (2) full business days for symbolic/religious ceremony and three (3) full business days for a civil ceremony, prior the wedding date (not counting weekends, National Holidays and the arrival day).

Weddings are not performed on Sundays neither on the Bahamas national holidays.

Confirmed weddings cancelled within a month of the ceremony date or upon arrival to the hotel will be charged a cancellation fee of $250.00 USD.

Maximum capacity of the Riu Palace Paradise Island: 150 people.

Documentation

  1. Passport or Driver’s license (Original).
  2. Divorce decree if needed (Original or certified copy and it is kept on file in the Bahamas). For European residents, the original decree or a certified copy (with a raised seal) must be produced in the native language along with a translated certified or notarized copy in English.
  3. Death Certificate if needed (Original or certified copy)
  4. Immigration forms issued during the flight (Original).
  5. Written parental consents (Notarized document under 18 years).
    NOTE: The papers must be translated to English.

It is important to have in mind that you should have at least One (1) document with your full and correct names. To have this done we suggested that you seek legal assistance in pertaining an affidavit indicating your true and correct names.

All documents must be in order before your ceremony date without exceptions

  • Renewal of vows: Wedding couple must be legally married, send their marriage certificate 45 days prior the wedding date and bring the original to be present on the renewal of vows day.
  • Important: Due local laws is a must to send the scanned document and present the original on  the wedding day in order to proceed with the renewal of vows ceremony that has legal value in Bahamas.

Marriage certificate

Both documents will be issued in English.
  • Civil Marriage Certificate: The marriage certificate will be issued in English Language and will be send to the couple from two to four weeks after the wedding date.
    We suggest, that once you have received the Original Marriage Certificate you should take it to your City Hall or Registry's Office to let your government know about your legal status.
  • Important: Please verify the procedure that you'll have to follow, in order to legalize your marriage in your home country, as sometimes an apostille is required. If you need to Apostille your Marriage Certificate, please be advised that you'll have to cover the amount of this service.*Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure.
  • Renewal of Vows Certificate: The couple will receive a symbolic marriage certificate without international legal value on the wedding day.
    Renewal of vows document is legally recognized in Bahamas.
  • Important: Please note that for all types of ceremonies in Bahamas is necessary to have 24 hrs residence on the island in order to apply for a marriage license (Arrival Day)after 24 hrs the marriage license is can be requested (1st business day of your stay in the Bahamas) another 24 hrs time frame is needed for you to receive the marriage license (2nd business day of your stay in Bahamas) that way the wedding will take place on the 3rd business day of your stay in the Bahamas. This process is established by law in Bahamas and cannot be modify.

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Services

  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • "Atlantic" restaurant (non-smoking) with terrace
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant (non-smoking)
  • "Tengoku" Japanese restaurant (non-smoking)
  • "Sir Alexander" gourmet restaurant (non-smoking)
  • "Bahamas" restaurant (non-smoking) with terrace / grill and steakhouse
  • "Colony" lobby bar
  • "Calypso" lounge bar with terrace
  • Sports bar (open 24 hrs, All Inclusive service)
  • "Soca" poolside bar with swim-up bar

  • Swimming pool (300 m2) with adjoining whirlpool bath
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool
  • Sun terrace
  • "Renova Spa" with massages and various treatments (additional charge)
  • Free gym, sauna and whirlpool bath
  • Use of the gym, whirlpool bath and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym.
  • Hairdresser and beauty salon (additional charge)
  • Conference room
  • Kiosk / gift shop and boutique
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel

Rooms
  • 379 guest rooms
  • Junior suites with:
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • 110 V
  • Fitted carpet
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Electronic in-room safe (Laptop size 15")
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony
  • Most rooms have partial sea view
  • Suites with:
  • Sitting area or living room area
  • Sea view
Gastronomy
  • All Inclusive 24 hours a day
  • All meals and snacks:
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American-style breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruits, juices and Cava
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet, live cooking stations and assorted desserts
  • Light meals
  • Dinner:
  • Buffets and dishes prepared live
  • Special evenings: themed buffets (three times a week)
  • Optional à la carte dining (reservations required in advance):
  • Grill / Steakhouse
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Tengoku" Japanese restaurant
  • "Sir Alexander" gourmet restaurant
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers.
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Beverages:
  • Local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Regulary restocked liquor dispenser and minibar
  • Room service 24 hours a day
Sport
  • All Inclusive
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, workout, table tennis
  • Sauna and whirlpool bath
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Shows or live music (daily)
  • Sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
  • Water sports available
  • Golf course
  • The RIU Group has no direct or indirect relationship with external services (especially PARASAILING) and does not assume any liability for them, any contract between them being the exclusive responsibility of the clients themselves.
All Inclusive
  • All meals and snacks:
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American-style breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruits, juices and Cava
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet, live cooking stations and assorted desserts
  • Light meals
  • Dinner:
  • Buffets and dishes prepared live
  • Special evenings: themed buffets (three times a week)
  • Optional à la carte dining (reservations required in advance):
  • Grill / Steakhouse
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Tengoku" Japanese restaurant
  • "Sir Alexander" gourmet restaurant
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers.
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Beverages:
  • Local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Regulary restocked liquor dispenser and minibar
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • In-room safe
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, workout, table tennis
  • Sauna and whirlpool bath
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Shows or live music (daily)
  • All accommodation, taxes and tips included
  • All hotel guests are required to wear an "All Inclusive" wristband for identification purposes
Map and location
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Casino Drive Paradise Island
Paradise Island - Bahamas - 6307
Tel: (+1) 242 363 35 00

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