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Hold your wedding or renewal of vows in the most romantic, natural beauty possible

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. 
Guests staying in other hotels must purchase a day pass to attend the ceremony and dinner reception.
 
For weddings at Riu Tequila guests staying at a sister hotel do not have to pay a day pass. 
If wedding guests for a ceremony to be at Riu Tequila; are not staying at any sister hotel, they will have to pay a day pass of $65.00 USD per person. *Prices are subject to change without prior notice. 

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. days prior for Civil weddings (Not counting Arrival Day, Sundays and Holidays).
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 Tequila: 80 persons

External vendors are allowed if they pay a Vendor's Fee of $200.00 USD per person (maximum 2 people for vendor).
Restrictions apply in the vendor's allowance & is subject to on site coordinator approval.

Documentation (Only for Civil/Legal Ceremonies)

  • Couple's and 4 witnesses passports photocopies.
  • Couple's and 4 witnesses tourist cards photocopies, this is provided at your arrival to Mexico.
  • Blood Test (It can be done only at the resort)
  • Couple under 18 years old parents must be witnesses.

If apply:

  • Divorce Decree (Regular Copy)
  • Death Certificate of previous partner.

* * Please notice that we require 4 witnesses that must have at least 18 years old. They will have to arrive three (3) full business days prior the ceremony as well as the couple * *

  • All documents must present the same name or have a legal document that states that the name has been changed.
  • Last names must match with the parent's last name.
  • The couple have to bring all the documents upon arrival to the on site wedding coordinator. The couple do not have to send any documentation in advance.
  • Blood Test: Are required for legal weddings in Mexico. HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes and all the STD´s are tested. Tests must be performed in Mexico by a certified doctor (for the medical certificate).
    The onsite coordinator will arrange the doctor appointment in your hotel room. It is very important to mention that If one of the tests appears positive the ceremony cannot be performed.
  • Important:

    If the bride or the groom own the Nationality of the country where the wedding will be performed, they need to notify this information in advance to the Sales Executive due that these type of marriages need to follow different legal requirements.

  • Apostille: Is a certified seal that authenticates the signature of the public official who has signed the document. An apostille certificate confirms the person who signed a document has the authority to do so and that the document should therefore be recognized as legal without further evidence in another member state of the Hague Convention. The Apostille must be required in the State where the document was made. The Foreign Offices of each state and country can provide the apostille. In fact, you should apostille the documents before arrive to the hotel.
  • Translation into Spanish: The required documents must be translated into Spanish by a certified translation office/bureau in Mexico country. This process must be done at your arrival to the hotel; please take in consideration that original documents must be present with an apostille and there are extra charges that must be cover by the couple for translations.

Marriage certificate

  • For Civil weddings: The newlyweds will receive the original marriage certificate at the end of the ceremony in Spanish  When you receive this document in Spanish, you should translate them into English and verify with  your local City Hall the procedure to legalize the marriage in your country.
  • 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.

    Please be aware that at Playa del Carmen; every event performed on the Beach is subject to a Beach tax of $250.00 USD this is established by law from Solidaridad Government, the payment of it will be made at front desk in the local currency (MXN, Mexican Pesos) **Price is subject to change year by year.
  • Symbolic Ceremonies or Renewal of Vows: The couple will receive a marriage certificate without legal bearing on the wedding day.
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Services

  • "Jalisco" restaurant with terrace
  • "Bamboo" Asian restaurant
  • "Lupita" poolside restaurant/ Grill and steakhouse
  • "La Lupita" swim-up bar
  • "Beach Club" snack restaurant/ Mexican restaurant (located on beach)
  • "Maguey" lounge bar with terrace
  • Sports bar (open 24 hrs, All Inclusive service)
  • "El Kiosko" pavilion bar
  • Two swimming pools with artificial beach (684 / 645 m²)
  • Children's swimming pool (16 m²)
  • Free whirlpool bath
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool area

  • Sun terrace
  • "RiuLand" kids' club
  • Children's playground
  • "La Piñata" discotheque
  • Shop
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi in public areas of the hotel
  • WiFi in rooms (charges apply)
  • In accordance with Mexican law smoking is not permitted inside the hotel: guests may only smoke outdoors
  • In the Riu Resort:
  • "Renova Spa": beauty treatments, massages and hairdresser (additional charge); free gym and sauna
  • Use of the gym and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym
  • Riu Playa del Carmen Resort Conference Centre (next to the ClubHotel):
  • 5 conference rooms with capacities for up to 785 persons. Total 7,836 sq ft (728 m²)

Rooms
  • 664 guest rooms
  • Double rooms with:
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • 110 V
  • Telephone
  • WiFi (charges apply)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Electronic in-room safe (Laptop size 15")
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Junior suites with:
  • Bathroom with bathtub and bidet
  • Living room area with sofa
Gastronomy
  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American breakfast buffet and live cooking stations
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold starters, assorted meats, fish and snacks
  • Buffet and live cooking stations at the "Beach Club"
  • Dinner ("Jalisco" restaurant):
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
  • Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
  • Asian restaurant (buffet)
  • Grill and steakhouse (à la carte)
  • Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert) at the "Beach Club"
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • For additional lunches and snacks, free choice from a selection of restaurants in the Riu Tequila, Riu Playacar and Riu Yucatan hotels
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Access to all bars in the Riu Tequila, Riu Playacar and Riu Yucatan hotels
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
Sport
  • All Inclusive features
  • Sports and activities:
  • Table tennis, workout, volleyball and 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Sauna and gym
  • Windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body board and snorkelling equipment (at Water Sports Center located on beach)
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Riu evening programme, shows or live music (daily)
  • Free entry to "La Piñata" discotheque and drinks (open every night)
  • 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 and live cooking stations
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold starters, assorted meats, fish and snacks
  • Buffet and live cooking stations at the "Beach Club"
  • Dinner ("Jalisco" restaurant):
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
  • Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
  • Asian restaurant (buffet)
  • Grill and steakhouse (à la carte)
  • Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert) at the "Beach Club"
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • For additional lunches and snacks, free choice from a selection of restaurants in the Riu Tequila, Riu Playacar and Riu Yucatan hotels
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Access to all bars in the Riu Tequila, Riu Playacar and Riu Yucatan hotels
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • In-room safe
  • Sports and activities:
  • Table tennis, workout, volleyball and 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Sauna and gym
  • Windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body board and snorkelling equipment (at Water Sports Center located on beach)
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Riu evening programme, shows or live music (daily)
  • Free entry to "La Piñata" discotheque and drinks (open every night)
  • 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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Avenida Xaman-ha, Manzana 3, Lote 19, Condominio Playacar
Playa del Carmén - Quintana Roo - 77710
Tel: (+52) 98 48 73 43 00

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