Weddings by Riu celebrates three different types of ceremonies: Civil, Symbolic & Renewal of Vows.
Civil ceremony: Are performed by a Judge and are legally recognized. Paperwork as well as blood tests are required (HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and all STD's are tested). The newlyweds will receive a legal marriage certificate in Spanish Language.
Important: Civil weddings are legally recognized in the country where the wedding is performed. As each country has specific requirements, We highly 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 country. *Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure.
Symbolic & Renewal of Vows Ceremonies: Are Blessing Ceremonies performed by a Non-denominational Minister and are not legally recognized. No paper work, blood tests and witnesses are required. After the ceremony, wedding couple will receive a “symbolic” marriage certificate.
Important: For symbolic and renewal of vows ceremonies, please consider that if you cancel the minister service within 60 business days before your wedding date there will be a charge as cancellation fee of $ 250.00 USD which must be paid at front desk upon arrival.
Riu Hotels & Resorts prides itself on the reliability of our properties which always welcomes cultural diversity, please note that our Riu properties in Mexico performs symbolic same-sex weddings.
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.
Couples are allowed to bring their own Minister if he/she is part of the wedding group. They must advise of this at least a 60 days before the ceremony date in order to avoid penalizations. $250.00 USD modification penalty charge. Once the wedding couple is in contact via email with the Minister provide by Riu Hotels & Resorts and in the event that decide to cancel his services a penalty of $250.00 USD will apply.
Locations: All of our resorts offer different locations to hold the wedding ceremony. You may choose from:
2 floodlit hard surface tennis courts, beach volleyball court
Sauna, steam bath and whirlpool bath
1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
Free entry to "Pacha" discotheque and drinks (open every night)
In hotel (additional charge):
Sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
Sailing, scuba diving school, jet ski (2 km)
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 meals and snacks
Full American breakfast buffet and live cooking stations
Continental breakfast / snacks
Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
Buffets and dishes prepared live
Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
"Zashila" Asian restaurant (buffet)
"Carusso" Italian restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)
"La Misión" Mexican restaurant (à la carte)
"Torote" steakhouse (à la carte)
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
Local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day