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General wedding policiesThe couple and 80% of their guests must stay at the same resort where the wedding will be performed. Only 20% of the total group can stay at another hotel chain.
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.
Documentation (For Civil & Religious Ceremonies)
The following documents must be sent to Jamaica, in English, at least 45 days prior to the ceremony:
-Notarized copies of Birth Certificate.
-Notarized copies of Valid passports or driver's license.
-Notarized copies of divorce papers (if apply)
-Notarized copies of death certificate (if apply)
-Notarized documents stating name changes (if apply)
-Notarized, written parental consents (if couple is under 21 years old)
- 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.
Documentation (For Renewal of vows in Jamaica)
These ceremonies are a blessing, however, in Jamaica, you need to send us a photocopy of the Marriage Certificate at least 45 days prior the ceremony.
Please send the documents as follows:
Attention: MICE DEPARTMENT
Hotel Riu Montego Bay
Mahoe Bay, Rose Hall
Half Moon Post Office Box 4049
Montego Bay, St. James
- Renewal of vows: Couple must be already married and bring a regular photocopy of their marriage certificate.
- Marriage Certificate (For Civil & Religious weddings):
The marriage certificate will be issued in English and sent to the couple between two and four months after the wedding date.
We suggest that once you have received the Original Marriage Certificate you should take it to your City Hall or Registry´s Office to let your government know your legal status.
- Important: As each country has specific requirements, we recommend you to contact your respective Embassy or Consulate in order to get the complete information regarding the procedure that you have to follow in order to legalize your Marriage Certificate in your country. * Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure.
- Renewal of Vows: The couple will receive a marriage certificate without legal bearing on the wedding day.
- Important: All weddings at Riu properties in Jamaica are subject to mandatory payment of Judge/Minister and documentation fees which is established by the local government, this payment will be made at the reception of the Riu Hotel where the wedding will be performed, this applies even if you're traveling with a Minister of your own, as this is established by law in Jamaica. All Riu wedding packages prices are pre-established therefore can not be modified or waived.