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A romantic wedding in the Caribbean, an unbeatable Palace.

General Wedding Policies.

The couple and 80% of their guests must stay at the same Riu Hotel where the wedding will be performed. Only 20% of the total group can stay at another hotel chain, wedding couple must purchase a established wedding package.

For weddings at Riu Palace Peninsula guests staying at Riu Palace Las Americas will be able to attend the wedding and semi private dinner reception without extra charge. Guests staying in other hotels will have to pay a day pass per person.

Couples must respect the arrival date, they have to arrive at least two (2) full business days for a symbolic 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 & 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 Peninsula: 50 persons.

Riu Palace Peninsula holds only one private event per day based on the request of the same, please note that if on the wedding date of you choose, if there is a private event scheduled, the second or subsequent event will be semi-private at the specialty restaurant. (Subject to availability)

External vendors are allowed, if they are staying at the Hotel where the wedding will be performed or if they pay a Vendor's Fee of $250.00 USD per person.

Documentation (Civil ceremonies / legal only)


  1. Couple's Birth certificate (original, apostilled and translated into Spanish)
  2. Couple's Passports and of the 4 witnesses (photocopies)
  3. Couple's Tourist Card and from the 4 witnesses (photocopies)
  4. Divorce decree, if apply (Original, apostilled and translated into Spanish)
  5. Death Certificate of previous partner if apply (original, apostilled and translated into Spanish)
  6. Blood tests included in the wedding package (This is done only at the hotel)
  7. Parental consent in writing only for couples under 18 years old (original, Apostilled and translated into Spanish)
  • Spanish translation.: The required documents must be translated into Spanish by a certified translation office in your country. This process should be done prior your arrival at the hotel.
  • Apostille: It is a seal that authenticates the signature of an official public server who signed the document. An Apostille certificate confirms that the person signing the document has the authority to do so, and that the document will then be recognized as legal without having to request more evidence from another member state of the Hague Convention. The apostille must be filed in the state where the document was originally issued.
    Foreign offices of every state and country can provide the Apostille. In fact, all documents should be apostille before arrival at the Hotel.
  • Blood test: They are required for legal weddings in Mexico. HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes and all kinds of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). The analysis must be made in Mexico by a certified doctor. The onsite wedding coordinator will schedule the doctor's appointment in your hotel room. It's very important to clarify that if you test results positive; the civil ceremony can not be performed.

    If the couple owns the nationality of the country where the wedding will be preformed, they need to provide this information in advance to the weddings sales executive, due this type of ceremony have different legal requirements.

Marriage Certificate

  • For Civil weddings: The marriage certificate will be given to the couple at the end of the Ceremony in Spanish. If you require a copy of your marriage certificate please inform your onsite wedding coordinator during your interview.
  • Important: We kindly ask you to verify the procedure that you will have to follow in order to legalize your marriage in your country, as sometimes an apostille is required. If you need to Apostille your Marriage Certificate, please be advised that you will have to cover the amount of this service. * Riu Hotels & Resorts is not responsible for this legal procedure. 
  • Symbolic Ceremonies or Renewal of Vows: The couple will receive a symbolic marriage certificate without legal bearing on the wedding day.
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Services

  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • "Las Olas" main restaurant with terrace
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Kabuki" Japanese restaurant
  • "Venecia" Italian restaurant
  • "Tamales" Mexican restaurant
  • "Isla Mujeres" snack restaurant / grill and steakhouse
  • "Cabanga" lobby bar
  • "Capuchino" pâtisserie & ice cream parlor
  • "La Latina" lounge bar with terrace
  • Plaza bar
  • Sports bar (open 24 hrs, All Inclusive service)
  • "Trinidad" poolbar with swim-up bar
  • "Tobago" beach bar with chill-out terrace
  • 4 swimming pools, one with swim-up bar
  • Children's swimming pool
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool
  • Sun terrace
  • "RiuLand" kids' club
  • "RiuArt" atelier
  • "Renova Spa" with a variety of treatments, beauty salon, hairdresser and massages (additional charge)
  • Free gym, steam bath and whirlpool bath
  • Use of the gym, whirlpool bath and steam bath is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym
  • Shops
  • Internet room (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • During the day: access to the facilities of the neighbouring Hotel Riu Caribe
  • In accordance with Mexican law smoking is not permitted inside the hotel: guests may only smoke outdoors
  • Exclusively for guests staying at the ADULTS ONLY DELUXE VILLAS:
  • Welcome drink of Cava
  • Exclusive service at the villas' pool area (snacks, drinks, fruit, etc)
  • Swimming pool with chill-out terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Concierge service
  • "Kulinarium" restaurant
  • Speciality wine list (additional charge)
  • Romantic dinner on beach (additional charge)

Rooms
  • 562 guest rooms
  • All guest rooms have:
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • Turndown service
  • 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:
  • Integrated lounge area with sofa or sofa bed
  • 2 beds (125 x 200 cm) or 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Inter-connecting rooms available
  • Whirlpool bath suites with:
  • Integrated lounge with sofa
  • Bathrobe
  • 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Whirlpool bath on balcony or terrace
  • ADULTS ONLY DELUXE VILLAS
  • Whirlpool bath Junior suites with:
  • Integrated lounge area with sofa
  • 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Whirlpool bath on balcony or terrace
  • Whirlpool bath suites with:
  • Integrated lounge with sofa
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • 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
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • 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 (reservations required in advance):
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • Japanese restaurant
  • Italian restaurant
  • Mexican restaurant
  • Grill and steakhouse
  • Exclusively for guests staying at the ADULTS ONLY DELUXE VILLAS:
  • "Kulinarium" restaurant
  • Romantic dinner on beach (additional charge)
  • 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:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • Room service 24 hours a day
Sport
  • All Inclusive features
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, work out, beach volleyball
  • RiuFit: backfit, aquagym, stretching, bums-legs-tums (several times a week)
  • Steam bath and whirlpool bath
  • Catamaran, kayaking, snorkelling equipment, body board
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the scuba diving pool
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Activities programme at the "RiuArt" atelier (six times a week)
  • Riu evening programme, shows or live music (daily)
  • Sports and facilities in the hotel (additional charge):
  • Billiards
  • Sports and facilities nearby (extra charge):
  • Various 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 breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • 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 (reservations required in advance):
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • Japanese restaurant
  • Italian restaurant
  • Mexican restaurant
  • Grill and steakhouse
  • Exclusively for guests staying at the ADULTS ONLY DELUXE VILLAS
  • "Kulinarium" 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:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • In-room safe
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, work out, beach volleyball
  • RiuFit: backfit, aquagym, stretching, bums-legs-tums (several times a week)
  • Steam bath, whirlpool bath
  • Catamaran, kayaking, snorkelling equipment, body board
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the scuba diving pool
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Activities programme at the "RiuArt" atelier (six times a week)
  • Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (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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Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5,5, Lote 6-C, Zona Hotelera
Cancún - Quintana Roo - 77500
Tel: +52 998 848 8090

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