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Type of Ceremonies

Weddings by Riu celebrates three different types of ceremonies: Civil, Symbolic & Renewal of Vows.

  • Civil Ceremonies: Are performed by an official Judge in Spanish, his speech is translated from the On-Site Wedding Coordinator, are legally recognized. Paperwork is required. The newlyweds will receive a legal marriage certificate in Spanish Language from 6 to 8 months after the wedding date.
  • Important:

    Civil weddings are legally recognized in the country where they are performed. We recommend you to contact your respective Embassy or Consulate in order to get the complete information regarding the procedure that you'll have to follow in order to legalize your Marriage Certificate in your home country. *Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible for this legal procedure.

  • Religious ceremonies (Catholic): Performed by a Catholic Priest which offers a marriage certificate. The ceremony takes from 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Important: Catholic ceremonies can take place only at Riu Bambu's Gazebo or Riu Palace Bavaro's Garden Area, this type of ceremony can not take place on the beach.
  • Symbolic & Renewal of Vows ceremonies: Are Blessing Ceremonies performed by a Non-denominational Minister and are not legally recognized. No paper work or witnesses are required. After the ceremony, wedding couple will receive a “symbolic” marriage certificate. This wedding takes from 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Important: If you bring a Minister of your own please be aware the price will be the same and the minister must stay for 3 nights minimum.

    In order to apply for a renewal of vows ceremony is a must to send a photocopy from the legal marriage certificate of your home country.

Locations

  • Locations: All of our resorts offer different locations to hold the wedding ceremony. At Riu Palace Bavaro you may choose from:
    • • Beach: Maximum capacity 150 persons Located at Riu Palace Macao.
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Services

  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • "Montecristo" main restaurant (non-smoking) with terrace
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Geisha" Japanese restaurant
  • "La Bámbola" Italian restaurant
  • "Taíno" poolside restaurant - grill and steakhouse
  • "Daiquiri" lobby bar with "Capuchino" pâtisserie & ice cream parlor
  • "La Fiesta" lounge bar with terrace
  • "La Yola" poolside bar with swim-up bar
  • "La Plaza" bar
  • Sports bar (open 24 hrs, All Inclusive service)
  • 2 swimming pools, 1 with adjoining whirlpool bath and swim-up bar
  • Children's swimming pool
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool area
  • Sun terrace
  • Miniclub
  • "Renova Spa" with a variety of treatments, beauty salon, hairdresser and massages (additional charge)
  • Free gym and steam bath

  • 6 conference rooms
  • Kiosk / gifts, boutique
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • Exclusively for villa clients:
  • Exclusive freshwater pool with adjoining whirlpool bath and sun terrace
  • Own poolside bar with swim-up bar
  • Bathrobe in rooms
  • On Caribbean Street:
  • Gym, hairdresser, jeweller's, chemist's, photo studio and lab, a variety of shops, "Pacha" discotheque

Rooms
  • 610 guest rooms
  • All guest rooms have:
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • Turndown service
  • Integrated lounge area with sofa
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub and shower cabin, double washbasin
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Special make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • 110 V
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV
  • Electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15")
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace
  • MAIN BUILDING
  • Junior suites with:
  • 2 beds (125 x 200 cm) or 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Some with larger terrace
  • Whirlpool bath suites with:
  • 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Whirlpool bath on balcony or terrace
  • VILLAS
  • Only available for adults over 18 years of age
  • Junior suites with:
  • Bathrobe
  • 2 beds (125 x 200 cm) or 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Some with whirlpool bath on balcony or terrace
  • Whirlpool bath suites with:
  • Bathrobe
  • 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Whirlpool bath on balcony or terrace
Gastronomy
  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Dinner (main restaurant):
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
  • Optional dining (à la carte, reservations required in advance):
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Geisha" Japanese restaurant
  • Grill and steakhouse
  • "La Bámbola" Italian restaurant (buffet starters)
  • 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
  • For additional lunches and snacks, free choice from a selection of restaurants within the Riu Resort (excluding Riu Palace Macao)
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Access to all bars within the Riu Resort (excluding Riu Palace Macao and "Pacha" discotheque)
  • Minibar and regularly restocked liquor dispenser
  • Room service 24 hours a day
Sport
  • All Inclusive features
  • Sports and activities:
  • Table tennis, workout
  • In the Riu Resort: 4 tennis courts
  • Gym, steam bath
  • Windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling equipment
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 12 (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
  • "Pacha" discotheque (open every night)
  • Free entry to "Pacha" discotheque (excluding special evenings); drinks not included
  • Sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
  • Various water sports available
  • 18-hole 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 breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Dinner (main restaurant):
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
  • Optional dining (à la carte, reservations required in advance):
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Geisha" Japanese restaurant
  • Grill and steakhouse
  • "La Bámbola" Italian restaurant (buffet starters)
  • 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
  • For additional lunches and snacks, free choice from a selection of restaurants within the Riu Resort (excl. Riu Palace Macao)
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Access to all bars within the Riu Resort (excluding Riu Palace Macao and "Pacha" discotheque)
  • Minibar and regularly restocked liquor dispenser
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • In-room safe
  • Sports and activities:
  • Table tennis, workout
  • In the Riu Resort: 4 tennis courts
  • Gym, steam bath
  • Windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling equipment
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 12 (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
  • "Pacha" discotheque (open every night)
  • Free entry to "Pacha" discotheque (excluding special evenings); drinks not included
  • 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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Playa de Arena Gorda
Punta Cana - -
Tel: 001 809 221 2290

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