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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.
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.
Please note that the Judge officially works from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays he charges $150.00 USD over the regular Riu Wedding Package price.
- 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: All of our resorts offer different locations to hold the wedding ceremony. At Riu Bachata you may choose from:
- • Beach: Capacité maximum 60 personnes
- • Cliff Gazebo : Capacité maximum 50 personnes Please be advice that to perform weddings at the Cliff Gazebo (over looking the ocean) the Judge will charge extra $50 USD for clients staying at the Riu Bachata. However, couples staying at the Riu Merengue or the Riu Mambo will have to pay $80 USD. Fee subject to change without prior notice.
- • Garden Gazebo: Capacité maximum 60 personnes