Boasting pristine beaches and turquoise water, Cuba is a perfect destination for a holiday with family and friends. The country is also home of among the world favourite wedding location. Quality hotels indeed offer good deals for a Caribbean wedding dream! Some venues are at Santa Lucia Beach, in Camagüey.
Exchange vows at the Brisas Hotel
Brisas is the top pick of wedding venues in Santa Lucia. The 400-room family hotel can welcome a big celebration with a good budget. Their wedding packages includes a beach ceremony, a reception at one of its 4 restaurants, a room upgrade and free breakfast the next day and honeymoon service. Set near the coral reef, the beachfront hotel is also perfect for couples who want to have their honeymoon by the sea and do water activities. The hotel also delivers a wedding certificate. The only cons of Brisas is the limited Wi-Fi access. If you need Internet during your stay, you will be better off at a holiday villa rental. You can find many of them in Santa Lucia.
Have your wedding at Club Amigo Mayanabo
The all-inclusive hotel Amigo Club Mayanabo is a favourite choice for water sports enthusiasts. However, the 3-building resort makes a beautiful wedding reception venue. The hotel staff will setup the beach for the ceremony. They will clean the beach and will supply the chairs as well as their decoration. The gardener will create a flower arch and get petals down the aisle ready before the ceremony. If needed, the hotel will also offer live music for the ceremony and reception. For an extra fee, their photographer can shoot your beautiful day. For the reception, newlyweds can choose between 3 restaurants: Taino Ti, El Pation and El Marinero. The staff will decorate the venue for the occasion.
Get married at Gran Club
Unlike Brisas and Club Amigo Mayanabo, Gran Club is not a very popular wedding venue. Yet, it is a striking location for a wedding. Instead of exchanging voices at the beach, the hotel suggests doing the ceremony at a colourful stage that depicts typical Cuban architectures. The staff can nonetheless arrange you one at the beach. The reception can then be held at one the restaurants or at Brisas – which is nearby. Gran Club’s restaurants may indeed be closed on your planned wedding date.
Requirements for a wedding in Cuba
A dream wedding in Cuba is incredibly cheap and somehow easy. However, there are requirements the to be wed have to fulfil. The contracting parties should each submit an ID form of each contracting parties – containing name, address, profession, level of studies, citizenship and parents’ names (living or deceased). The spouses should also provide an act of birth and a wedding or divorce certificate in case one of them has been married before. They must be translated in Spanish and legalized. The original and translated the documents along with a copy of the passports should be faxed to the resort or the travel agent 3 weeks prior arrival.