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Grand Velas Riviera Maya  

Wedding from £4,930
7 nights All Inclusive from £2,589

Experience romance, passion and joy

Start planning a romantic wedding on the stunning beaches at the luxurious Velas Resort of Mexico. The beautiful resort offers magnificent venues and all-inclusive wedding packages in Riviera Maya. Experience the romance, passion and joy.

Wedding Features

  • Private Round-Trip for the wedding couple
  • Velas Collection Gazebo                                              
  • Bridal Spa Preparation Suite                                       
  • Preparation Suite for the Groom                                             
  • Hairstyle and Makeup for the Bride                                        
  • $300.00 toward Professional Photography                                 
  • Semi-Private Rehearsal Dinner for up to 20 guests                                           
  • Beach Location for Ceremony                                   
  • Sparkling Wine for Toast 20 minutes for up to 20 guests                           

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Experience the wedding of your dreams at the luxurious Grand Velas resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The beachfront resort offers a spectacular backdrop for walking down the aisle in view of the ocean.  Allow yourself to be amazed by landscapes that take your breath away with their impressive Caribbean coastal beauty and the perfect arrangements for viewing the best part of the scene: your wedding. From oceanfront ceremonies with white sands and turquoise waters kissing your feet to receptions in intimate gardens, we can arrange the perfect setting for you. The choice is in your hands and we will follow the master plan to the letter, coordinating your dream wedding exactly the way you have always imagined it.

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 $1100.

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya Includes: Classic Premier Luxury
Minister for Symbolic Ceremony (non-denominational)
Welcome Amenity for the Bride and Groom
Private Round-Trip Transportation for the wedding couple
Velas Collection Gazebo
Bridal bouquet & Groom's buttonhole
Velas Collection Single-Layer Wedding Cake in the flavor of your choice
Bridal Spa Preparation Suite
Preparation Suite for the Groom
Hairstyle and Makeup for the Bride
Ironing of the wedding couple's attire
$300.00 USD toward Professional Photography
Audio System for ceremony
Wait staff and bartenders
Personal wedding coordinator services
Velas Collection Ceremony Setup
Semi-Private Rehearsal Dinner for up to 20 guests staying at the Bride & Groom's hotel
Beach Location for Ceremony
Sparkling Wine for Toast 20 minutes for up to 20 guests staying at the Bride & Groom's hotel
Special honeymoon turndown service on the wedding night
Romantic in-suite breakfast the day after the wedding, with pre-set schedule and menu
Suite Upgrade for the Wedding Couple and their parents
Velas Collection Cocktail Setup for up to 20 guests staying at the Bride & Groom's hotel -
Chef's selection of hors d'oeuvres for up to 20 guests staying at the Bride & Groom's hotel -
Velas Collection Dinner Setup - -
Three-Course Plated Dinner for up to 20 guests staying at the Bride & Groom's hotel - -
Four-Hour International Open Bar with Sparkling Wine for Toast for up to 20 guests staying at the Bride & Groom's hotel - -
Two Velas Collection Flower Bouquets or Corsages - -
Minister/Judge fees payable locally & not included in the packages - - -
  From £4,930 From £6,190 From £7,850

Minimum residency period prior to marriage: 5 working days

Minimum age: 18 years old

Before travel:

The legal documents required for a wedding in Mexico are dependent on your personal circumstances and vary between the regions of Mexico and will vary from hotel to hotel as each region is looked after by a different Wedding Judge/Minister. It may be necessary to have some or all of your documents legalised in the UK prior to travel.  This is the process of certifying the signature or stamp on a document to prove that it is authentic in order to be accepted by the overseas authorities.  This is done at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or the Ireland Consular by attaching a legalisation certificate to the document which is known as an 'apostille'.

We have been advised recently that if you are single and never previously married or changed your name for any reason you may have the option to just travel with just your passport, saving you unnecessary time and cost.  Whilst this will avoid the need for the translations of birth certificates and other documents, you must be aware that parents’ names will not appear on the marriage certificate.  In all situations, we will work with the hotel Wedding Planners on a case by case basis.

It may also be necessary to have Spanish translations made of some or all of your documents which for most hotels can only be done in Mexico on arrival at an extra cost, other hotels offer the choice of the translations being made in the UK prior to travel or in Mexico on arrival and a few insist that translations be made in the UK only.  We have listed below documents that may be required, depending on your personal circumstances.

  • Passport (which expires more than 6 months after the date of your return to the UK)
  • Birth certificate (showing both parent’s names)
  • Tourist ID. These are provided on the plane prior to arrival.

If applicable

  • *If you have been divorced: Decree Absolute is required.
  • If you have been widowed: the former marriage certificate and original
  • Death certificate.
  • If you have changed your name: Deed Poll certificate is required. 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 have been adopted: Adoption papers are required.
  • If any of the above documents are required they must be legalised (except for your passport) by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the address below, prior to travel. The approximate cost of this is £30 per document (subject to change).

*If the Bride is divorced, at least a year must have passed before she can remarry) If divorced less than one year, a mandatory pregnancy test must be taken, (additional costs). If test is positive, wedding cannot be performed.

1. If the groom is divorced no additional documentation is needed.

2. If the bride is divorced at least one year must have passed before she can remarry. If her passport is under her maiden name no additional documentation is needed.

3. If the bride is divorced and her passport is under her ex-husband's last name, then she must present official Spanish translations of her birth certificate and divorce certificate, with an apostille seal. The apostille seal is necessary when issuing a document from one country to another for legal purposes.

4. If a bride or groom's former spouse is deceased then a copy of the death certificate is required.

Please note that all legal documents will remain in the legal wedding file. They will NOT be returned.

If you have any queries regarding the legalisation process, please use the contact details below:

Legalisation Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, PO Box 6255, Milton Keynes

Telephone: 03700 002244 / Website: www.fco.gov.uk/legalisation

Or

Consular Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 80 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Telephone: (10.00-13.00) (01) 408 2682

Witnesses: Legal Wedding Ceremonies four witnesses are required.  If the wedding couple provides their own witnesses the following is needed; passport copies & Tourist ID.  If not the hotel will provide at no extra cost. Witnesses must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the ceremony.

In Mexico:

Both the bride and the groom are required to have compulsory blood tests taken before the marriage to determine blood type H.I.V and S.T.D.   Tests must be taken at the resort. (If test is positive wedding cannot be performed).  This will be done at a Mexican hospital (or in some cases, at the hotel) during your stay and will be at an extra cost. 

The marriage certificate will be issued in Spanish. Most hotels offer a translation service in resort at an extra cost, payable locally. Alternatively the marriage certificate can be translated in the UK.  Please note: to ensure administrative problems or delays are not encountered, you accept that by booking a wedding in Mexico with Tropical Sky that you commit to taking the documents detailed by the hotel.

Regardless if you booked a free wedding or not, in Mexico, the compulsory blood tests, marriage validation, Judge fees to perform the wedding are paid for locally and can amount up to $1000. 

As each wedding is individual we highly recommend that you scan all of your existing documents to us so that these can be checked for you.  This may save you time and costs depending on your personal circumstances. However we feel that it is best to advise you of these additional costs if they are necessary.

Where it is possible to be married by a Judge or Wedding 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:

•        Born in the UK & have a valid UK passport (with some month’s validity on return home)

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.

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 April 2015.

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Why book your Mexico 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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