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Excellence El Carmen  

Wedding from £720
7 nights All Inclusive from £1,209

Create the wedding you’ve dreamed of

Set among lush palms on an endless stretch of beach, Excellence El Carmen surrounds you in luxury, tranquility and romance--the ideal components for your wedding or vow renewal.

Wedding Features

  • Wedding gazebo overlooking the Caribbean or beach location
  • Standard Ceremony decoration included
  • Bridal Bouquet and groom´s boutonnière
  • Wedding cake
  • Sparkling wine toast after the ceremony
  • Special turn down service the night of the wedding
  • Preferential location of room accommodation
  • 5 digital full color photos (During the ceremony)

More Information

Excellence El Carmen is in the happiness business. There may be no more exquisite setting to say your I Do’s or renew your vows than with the Caribbean at your back.  Excellence El Carmen will ensure your special day eclipses your wildest fairy-tale fantasies. Wedding venues include a beach gazebo settled amidst the golden sands with Caribbean landscape is also the perfect setting to say Yes I Do. Or the stone gazebo - lush shades of green from the surrounding gardens and the beautiful fountains make this gazebo a perfect location for turning your dream wedding into a reality.

Free Weddings

The Classic Wedding is free when booking an Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View category or higher, for a minimum of 7 nights, or with a bridal party of minimum 5 rooms of any category for 7 nights. (Please note that the Excellence Punta Cana only offers a small amount of outside wedding guests to come for the day and will be subject to a day pass rate).

Wedding Parties

When thinking about what type of wedding you want, you may also want to think about any family & friends also travelling with you.  The Classic Wedding has been designed for Bride & Groom & up to 8 guests.  If you are looking to include a wedding reception and you have more than 10 guests, take a look at the Premier & Luxury Wedding packages as these include a private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a private dinner reception for up to 18 guests staying at the Bride & Groom's hotel.

Symbolic Wedding Ceremonies

With compulsory blood tests, Judge fees to perform the wedding, and marriage validation mounting up to $1000 paid locally, we understand that getting married in Mexico might not be the most straightforward. That’s why many loved-up couples are now getting legally married in the UK, before travelling over to Mexico’s fun atmosphere and pristine sands for a symbolic wedding ceremony in a gorgeous resort. This option is perfect for those hoping to cut down the costs and keep everything easy-going. The wedding package inclusions below are based on a symbolic wedding, as all legal fees are paid in resort.

Civil Legal Wedding Ceremonies

Perhaps you have your heart set on getting legally married in Mexico. If that’s the case, you’ll be required to have a number of document translations completed in the country at an extra cost, as well as blood tests and a Judge fee in order for them to conduct the legal wedding. Paid for locally, these all add up to at least $1000.

Excellence El Carmen Weddings

The wedding package prices shown below are for guidance only.  If booking your wedding at the Excellence El Carmen, Tropical Sky will book the wedding for you, however the cost of the wedding package chosen and any wedding optional extras and legal fees are paid on your arrival at the hotel. No wedding deposit is required.

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Excellence El Carmen Includes: Classic Premier Luxury
Minister or judge services
On-site assistance by wedding coordinator
Wedding gazebo overlooking the Caribbean or beach location
Standard Ceremony decoration included (white Avant Garde chairs and high table with white fabric)
Bridal Bouquet and groom´s boutonnière
Wedding cake
Sparkling wine toast after the ceremony
Preparation and ironing of bride & groom attires
Complimentary suite for groom the night before the wedding (subject to availability)
Special turn down service the night of the wedding
Preferential location of room accommodation in the category reserved
Late checkout for bride and groom (based on availability and upon request)
5 digital full color photos (During the ceremony)
15% discount on all spa treatments (product purchases not included)
Honeymoon Package
Classic Wedding designed for Bride & Groom & 8 wedding guests - -
Upgraded Floral Bridal Bouquet and groom´s boutonnière -
4 boutonnieres or corsages for wedding party -
One hour cocktail with hors d’oeuvres -
Love Private Reception (Standard white set up) -
Natural floral centerpiece for the head wedding table during the dinner -
20 digital full color photos (During the ceremony) -
Bride’s hairstyling for ceremony -
Bride’s Make-up application -
Premier Wedding designed for Bride & Groom & 18 wedding guests - -
Additional decoration for the ceremony - -
Upgraded Floral Bridal Bouquet and groom´s boutonnière - -
Upgraded boutonnieres or corsages for wedding party - -
Romantic or Caribbean Music trio (45 min) - -
Gold Private Reception (Standard white set up) - -
Video of the ceremony (15 minutes) - -
Duet Balance Massage 50 min. - -
Luxury Wedding designed for Bride & Groom & 18 wedding guests - -
Bride & Groom along with 90% of the total wedding guests must stay at the Hotel where the wedding is taking place - - -
These packages include the services of a judge or minister, for legal ceremonies additional legal fees will also apply - - -
Prices shown are for guidance. The cost of your wedding & any legal fees & optional extras are paid by yourself on arrival - - -
  From £720 From £1,270 From £2,060
  • Minimum residency period prior to marriage: 3 working days
  • Minimum age :  18 years old

Documents Required for Civil (legal) Wedding

  • Valid original 10-year UK/Irish passport (with 6 months validity on your return home
  • The original of your birth certificate, showing your parents' names.
  • Affidavit to prove single status. 

If Required

  • If you have been divorced, the original of your decree absolute.  According to Dominican Law a divorced woman has to wait 10 months before remarrying.
  • If you have been widowed, the original copy of your partner's death certificate.
  • If you have changed your name, the original copy of the deed poll proof of name change will be required. Please note that if you have been divorced and have reverted to using your maiden name then this counts as a change of name, and proof of that change will be required.
  • If you were adopted, the original copy of your adoption certificate.

Before you travel:

All documents listed above – except for passport, must be legalised by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.  Once legalised, we suggest using the services of ‘WE DO TRANSLATION’ to complete the wedding formalities.  They will translate all the documents into Spanish, endorse them with the Dominican Embassy and send them to the resort & hotel.  Please contact and pay them directly at: / / Telephone: 001 809-383-2199

WE DO TRANSLATION costs – from US$180 per person.  Extra costs payable depending on number of documents.  If divorced or previous partner deceased an additional US$105 per person applies.  Couples must send documents to WE DO TRANSLATION 12 weeks before the wedding.  Please note that you are required to pay locally for the Judge to perform your legal/Civil wedding ceremony.  An approximate cost for this is US$540 (subject to change).   All original documents must be taken with you when you travel.

As Tropical Sky weddings have no jurisdiction over hotels/resorts/venues/legal requirements and their charges, we cannot be responsible for any increases or changes to these wedding arrangements.  We will, however, endeavour to advise you of changes as soon as we are made aware of them.  All prices and legal requirements correct as of June 2015.

Translation of documents.  All legal documents must be in English or legally translated into English. All translated documents must be from a legal translator with letterhead, stamp and seal from the translator's office or notarised by a Notary Public.  Occasionally the documentation will have to be sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for their approval before being sent back to the notary to sign.

The Wedding Ceremony.  In most destinations, your wedding ceremony will be conducted Monday to Friday (excluding local holidays).  In some destinations, local festivals and holidays will determine available wedding dates.  Generally, your wedding will take place in the grounds of the hotel unless otherwise specified.  Many hotels offer wedding gazebos for extra privacy.  Some hotels may offer more than one wedding per day with the first wedding taking place at around 10am with the last wedding at 4pm.  The majority of our weddings are conducted by a marriage officer whose title varies depending on the resort.  Where it is possible to be married by a Minister, the ceremony will be non-denominational unless otherwise stated and will be a civil wedding.


Tropical Sky Weddings and the information given above only apply to couples that are born in the UK & Ireland & have a valid UK/Irish passport.  If couples do not fulfil these requirements they must advise us.  Couples should be referred to the embassy of the country of origin and the country where they wish to marry as they may require extra documentation to satisfy their own embassy requirements – Tropical Sky cannot advise on this and couples must investigate this on their own.

Symbolic Wedding Ceremonies

You may have done some research and found that having a legal Civil wedding in the Dominican Republic can be fraught with additional costs for the Judge, or that you have to or just don’t have the time to complete the array of translations and certifications required for a legal wedding.   Regardless if you booked a free wedding or not, the marriage validation, Judge fees to perform the wedding are paid for locally and can amount up to $1000.  Many wedding couples are now choosing to be legally married in the UK followed by a symbolic wedding ceremony in resort with family and friends. Symbolic weddings are less costly, and a great choice for busy couples that prefer to bypass the gathering and completion of documentation required for a legally-binding ceremony in a foreign country.

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Why book your Dominican Republic Wedding with Tropical Sky?

  • Expert travel and wedding planners
  • Complete wedding & honeymoon packages
  • ATOL Protected for peace of mind
  • Amazing wedding destinations and venues

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