In order to have a wedding/renewal at Riu, the wedding couple and at least 80% of guests must stay in the same Riu Hotel where the wedding will be performed purchasing a established wedding package. (Wedding package are not able to be customized & reception dinner will take place at the same Riu hotel where the wedding will be performed)
If clients are staying at other hotel chain and they wish to attend the wedding, there will have to pay the cost of the regular day pass. Customers staying at another Riu Hotel and wish to visit one of the Palaces would have to pay an additional cost per person.
Couple must respect the arrival date according with their ceremony. In the case of Symbolic ceremonies and Renewal of vows, they have to arrive at least 2 full business days prior the
ceremony date (Not counting the Arrival Day, Sundays and Holidays), and 3 full business days prior for Civil & Catholic weddings (Not counting Arrival Day, Sundays and Holidays).
Weddings are not performed on Sundays & National holidays.
Confirmed weddings canceled 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 Bavaro: 350 people.
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 $200.00 USD per person (except photographers that must cover a $500 USD fee).
**Name Changes: Names in a wedding confirmation submited through a third-party person and/or travel agents are not eligible for any changes. Please contact your assigned Wedding Reservations Executive or email@example.com for assistance.
Written parental consents Notarized (Notarized Document under 18 years)
WEDO is an agency that works the Dominican Consulate and they legalize the documents of our customers. They have one office in Houston and Santo Domingo. You will be able to contact them at www.wedo.com.do
- The above documentation must be send by e-mail to the on site wedding coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month before your arrival date.
- Please bring all your original documents in any language and their translations in Spanish to the on site wedding coordinator at your personal interview.
For Civil Ceremonies you will need 1 witness for the Bride and 1 witness for the Groom. Relatives can not be witnesses, sister, brothers, parents, etc.
In the Dominican Republic, men can remarried a day after they receive the Divorce Certificate. Women need to wait 10 months after they received the Divorce Certificate.
We require specific documentation. For more information, please contact your wedding reservation executive at email@example.com so she can send you the paperwork you will need to provide in order to have a Catholic wedding at RIU Hotels in Punta Cana.
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 wedding reservation executive due that these type of marriages need to follow different legal requirements.
IMPORTANT: Please take in consideration that all Ceremonies (Civil & Symbolic) are perform in Spanish language by the Judge / Minister; while he performs his/her speech the onsite wedding coordinator will translated it to English.
The newlyweds will receive the Marriage Certificate within 4 to 5 months at their home as this is the time needed by the Government of Dominican Republic.
Your Marriage certificate will be issued in Spanish as you are getting married in the Dominican Republic. When you receive these document you should translate it to English and go to your City Hall to legalize your marriage status.
*Riu Hotels & Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure or time established by the local government.
Please verify the procedure that you'll have to follow, in order to legalize your marriage in your home country prior your trip, as sometimes an apostille is required. If you need to Apostille your Marriage Certificate, please be advised that you'll have to cover the amount of this service before you leave the country.
*Riu Hotels & Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure.
Playa de Arena Gorda
Punta Cana - -
Tel: 001 809 221 2290