What To Expect From your Costa Rica Wedding Package
This destination is ideal for an elopement for two, perhaps joined by a few of your closest friends and family, as well as a one-of-a-kind honeymoon!
For our Costa Rica properties, you’ll be holding your wedding events in the resort, and will have an experienced wedding coordinator helping you every step of the way. Our properties on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica offer a range of packages to cater to size, budget, and taste. The resorts will offer a complementary package, when booking a certain room category and when staying for specified number of nights. These package inclusions vary per resort, but often cover the basics of a ceremony, the bouquet and boutonniere for the wedding couple, a wedding cake and champagne toast for a handful of friends and family, special touches such as a spa discount or romantic dinner for the 2 of you. For those wanting to go all out, packages are available that include a rehearsal dinner, cocktail party and sit-down dinner reception, plus a video of your ceremony and your hair and make-up artist. There really is something for everyone, and an array of venues you can make your own.
Legalities, Requirements, & Same-Sex Weddings
For a symbolic or legal wedding in Costa Rica, you need to arrive 2 business days before your ceremony, though resorts recommend 3, and your arrival day counts as day 0.
Your legal fees, such as the notary and translation costs are not included in your wedding package, however some resorts will include the services of a judge or minister in their more comprehensive packages. Your dedicated in-resort wedding coordinator will help you with the legal arrangements. After your ceremony, you will be sent your notarised and translated marriage license to your home address. This can take 8 – 12 weeks to come through.
In Costa Rica, same-sex marriages are legal. This means you can have both a legal and symbolic ceremony at most resorts.