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Things couples should know

  • A civil ceremony includes all legal paperwork, apostil, shipping of legal documents, and the blood test.
  • A Catholic ceremony cannot be performed at the hotel. Special package and instructions apply for this religious legal ceremony.
  • Ceremonies are performed Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
  • There is an additional charge for ceremonies on Sundays and at times other than those listed.
  • Legal ceremonies performed on Sundays are subject to an additional charge.

Special requirements for a civil wedding include

  • Tourist card (receive form at the Cancun airport)
  • Valid passport
  • Completed application form (upon arrival at the hotel)
  • Blood test and health certificate (Your wedding coordinator will make arrangements for this test and health certificate. This test must be done in Playa del Carmen four business days before the wedding day. The blood test is used to check for blood type, HIV and STD. If either the bride or groom tests positive for HIV or STD, the marriage application will be refused by the local authorities.)
  • Four witnesses - 2 witnesses for the bride and 2 for the groom (A witness must be over 18 years old, with a passport and tourist card and must be presented four business days before the ceremony. If you cannot bring your own witnesses, our wedding coordinator will arrange this for you. ($25 USD per witness extra charge).
  • In the event either the bride or groom is previously divorced, adopted or widowed, there are other requirements. Contact our wedding coordinator for more information.

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