Weddings by Riu celebrates three different types of ceremonies: Civil, Symbolic & Renewal of Vows.
Civil Ceremonies: Are performed by a Judge and 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 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 or witnesses are required. After the ceremony, wedding couple will receive a “symbolic” marriage certificate.
Important:Riu Hotels & Resorts prides itself on the reliability of our properties which always welcomes cultural diversity, please note that our Riu properties in Costa Rica perform same-sex symbolic 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.
At Riu Palace Costa Rica you can choose:
• Beach: Maximum capacity 100 persons
• Terrace: Maximum capacity 200 persons
IMPORTANT:1:00 PM & 3:00 PM schedules are not available for the terrace use; private events and ceremonies on the 4th floor terrace can be performed only at 5:00 PM, with background music with maximum duration until 10:00 PM. (Subject to change due weather conditions) Please note that events or ceremonies performed on the outdoors during the months of May 1st until December 15th every year; according to Costa Rican National Weather System; there is a high probability of rain, therefore outdoors events (dinner / reception) are not allowed by hotel policy.
Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
Shows, Riu evening programme or live music (daily)
"Pacha" discotheque (open 6 nights a week)
Free entry to the discotheque and the Casino (drinks not included)
Other sports and facilities in the hotel (additional charge):
Activities programme at the "RiuArt" atelier (six times a week)
Other sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
Various water sports available
Golf course (20 km), horse riding
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 24 hours
All meals and snacks
Varied buffet, live cooking stations, fruits, juices and Cava
Continental breakfast / snacks
Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts (Italian restaurant)
Dinner ("Arenal" 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
"Tokio" Japanese restaurant
"L'Anfora" 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 breakfast, lunch and snacks, free choice from a selection of restaurants at the Riu Palace Costa Rica and Riu Guanacaste hotels
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
Sports and activities:
Gym, beach volleyball court
Group fitness activities in the RiuFit area (6 times a week)