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Perfect setting for Jamaica weddings and honeymoons.

Do you want to to get married here from?

Yes, I do!

General wedding policies

The couple and 80% of their guests must stay at the same resort where the wedding will be performed. Only 20% of their guests can stay in other hotels. 
People not staying at the resort must purchase a day pass to attend the ceremony and/or dinner reception.

Weddings Couple must respect the arrival date, they have to arrive at two (2) full business days in order to perform any type of ceremony in Jamaica (Not counting the arrival date, Sunday or National Holidays). Weddings are not performed on Sunday & National holidays.

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.
Maximum capacity of the Riu Ocho Rios: 120 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 $350.00 USD.



Notarized copies of Birth Certificate
*Must have full names and last names of the couple and parents as well.
Notarized copies of Passports or driver’s license
Notarized Documents stating name changes (if apply)
Notarized written parental consents (if couples is under 21 years old)
Notarized copies of divorce papers (if apply)
Notarized copies of death certificate (if apply)

*All documents have to be notarized and presented in English 45 days prior to the ceremony, NOT before.


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:



Clubhotel Riu Ocho Rios

Mammee Bay
Ocho Rios St. Ann
P.O.  Box 4442

  • 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.

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: IMPORTANT:
    We kindly ask you to verify the procedure that you will have to follow in order to legalize your
    marriage in your country, as sometimes an apostille is required. If you need to Apostille your Marriage Certificate, please be advised that you will have to cover the amount of this service.
  • For Renewal of Vows: The couple will receive a marriage certificate without legal bearing on the wedding date.
  • 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.

Do you want to to get married here from ?

Yes, I do!

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