Free cancellation

If you book now on or through our call centre, for an arrival date up to 30 April 2021, you can cancel or change your stay with no charge.

Your dream wedding in Guanacaste; the hotel for letting yourselves be pampered in the Caribbean

Type of Ceremonies

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.
  • Important:
    Civil weddings are legally recognized in the country where the wedding was performed. As each country has specific requirements, we highly recommend you contact your respective Embassy or Consulate to get the complete information of the procedure that you will have to follow with the purpose of legalize your Marriage Certificate in your country. *Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible for 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 welcome 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 200 persons  
    • • Terrace: Maximum capacity 200 persons
      **4th Floor Terrace available
      only for Wedding Ceremonies** 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM schedules are not available for the Terrace use.  Wedding Ceremonies on the 4th. floor Terrace can be performed only at 5:00 PM (subject to change due weather conditions). Please note that ceremonies performed on the outdoors during the period of May 1st until December 15th every year; according to Costa Rican National Weather System; will have a high probability of rain, therefore this type of outdoor event are not allowed by hotel policy.
    • • Garden: Maximum capacity 200 persons  

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