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Types of Ceremonies:

Weddings by Riu Punta Cana properties offers 4 types of ceremonies: Civil, Catholic, Symbolic & Renewal of Vows.

  • Civil Ceremony:

    It's performed by an official Judge in Spanish language, his speech it's translated from the on site wedding coordinator, it's legally recognized.

  • Important:

    A civil wedding it's legally recognized in the country where the wedding it's performed. We recommend you to contact your respective Embassy or Consulate prior your trip; 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 home country. 

    *Riu Hotels & Resorts is not responsible for this legal procedure.

  • Religious ceremony (Catholic):

    Performed by a Catholic Priest which offers a marriage certificate. The ceremony takes from 45 to 50 minutes.

  • Important:

    Catholic ceremonies can take place at a Riu Garden Area only, this type of ceremony can not take place on the beach, please note that if you select a Garden Area; additional charges apply for this area, your on site wedding coordinator will inform you about it.

    This type of ceremony must be requested at least but not late than 6 months prior the wedding date, in order to be confirmed.

  • 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. This wedding takes from 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Important: If you bring a Minister of your own please be aware the price will be the same and the minister must stay for 3 nights minimum.

    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 Naiboa you may choose from:
    • • Beach: Maximum capacity 60 persons Located at Riu Palace Bavaro.
    • • Beach Gazebo: Maximum capacity 60 persons Located at Riu Palace Punta Cana. Available for couples staying at any of the Riu Hotels in Punta Cana.

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