Riu Hotels & Resorts Offers Stress Free Wedding Packages

From Free to Fantastic, Riu Hotels & Resorts
offer Couples Stress-Free Wedding Packages
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Dec. 5, 2008 – Millions of viewers who recently saw California couple Sarah and Tristan at the luxury beachfront resort Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas on MTV’s “True Life: I’m Having a Destination Wedding”  can tie the knot too with Riu’s renowned wedding packages ranging from free – yes, free! – to the fantastic. 

Known for their stunning beachfront locations, Riu Hotels & Resorts offers stress-free destination weddings. In Cabo San Lucas, the free wedding package is available to couples who book five or more rooms at Riu Santa Fe. Wedding packages, such as the decadent Caprice Wedding Package, which starts at $2,555, are available at both Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and Riu Santa Fe, both located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Package rates do not include rooms and are valid now through December 31, 2009.

“Weddings can be very stressful to families, so our wedding coordinators work closely with the couple to ensure their wedding dreams come true, handling all the hectic details for them so they can focus on having a great time and beginning their future together on a positive note,” said Ricardo Luque, executive vice president of marketing for Riu Hotels & Resorts, “We truly enjoy helping couples and their guests create wonderful memories that last a lifetime.”

Riu Santa Fe and Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, two all-inclusive resorts located on one of the most dramatically beautiful beaches on the Baja California peninsula, feature discos, multiple bars including pool bars and sports bars, internet cafes, day and nighttime entertainment, tennis courts, gym, sauna and jaccuzi.  Spa services and motorized watersports are available at an additional fee.

The Riu Santa Fe is less than three miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas, offering specialty restaurants, a children’s club with daily activities, and snacks and beverages 24-hours a day. 

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas boasts 642 deluxe guestrooms and select suites feature hydro-massage bathtubs and a Jacuzzi on the terrace. Unique amenities at the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas include 24-hour room service, four a la carte restaurants and Riu’s renowned mini-bar and liquor dispenser that features full-size bottles of liquor. 

For weddings in Mexico, the bride and groom and witnesses (if required) need to be in the destination for three full business days prior the wedding for Civil ceremonies and two full business days for Religious or Renewal of vows ceremony. Arrival day, Saturdays and Sundays do not count as a full business day.

Additional items can be added to any of the packages, at a fee, such as a Mariachi band, photographer, additional flowers (bouquet, boutonniere, corsage, etc), sparkling wine, open bar and more. To plan a destination wedding, couples can visit www.weddingsbyriu.com.

Riu Wedding Package details are below:

RIU FREE PACKAGE  (available only at Riu Santa Fe)
For those who want a beautiful wedding without the costs, the RIU Free Wedding Package, available at Riu Santa Fe, includes an on-site wedding planner, a beautifully decorated location for the ceremony, a wedding cake, sparkling wine and more. The free wedding package is available to couples who have booked five or more rooms. Minister or judge service fees, legal documentation and fees are not included in the package.
•    On-site wedding coordinator
•    Decoration set up for the ceremony location 
•    Bouquet of flowers for the bride and a matching boutonniere for the groom
•    CD or recorded music during the ceremony
•    Reception dinner for the wedding group at one of Riu’s specialty restaurants
•    Wedding cake for the couple and guests
•    Sparkling wine for the couple and guests (during the Main Toast only)
•    Surprise spa gift
•    10% discount on spa services for bride and the groom (restrictions apply)
•    Surprise gift and fruit basket

RIU CLASSIC WEDDING PACKAGE 
The RIU Classic Wedding Package caters to wedding groups with a maximum of 10 guests plus the bride and the groom. The package includes the flowers, ceremony, reception dinner, champagne toast and more. The RIU Classic Wedding package rates start at $995 for religious weddings of vow renewals and $1,175 for Civil/legal weddings. 
•    On-site wedding coordinator
•    Classic decoration set up for the ceremony location
•    Bouquet of flowers for the bride and a matching boutonniere for the groom
•    CD or recorded music during the ceremony
•    Reception dinner for the couple and 10 guests or less at a RIU specialty restaurant
•    Wedding cake for the couple and wedding guests
•    Sparkling wine for the couple and wedding guests (during the Main Toast only)
•    Surprise spa gift
•    10% discount on all spa services for the bride and the groom (restrictions apply)
•    Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
•    Minister/Judge service & wedding certificate are included
•    Witnesses if required

RIU ROYAL WEDDING PACKAGE 
The RIU Royal Wedding Package caters to wedding groups with a maximum of 50 guests plus the bride and the groom. The package includes the ceremony, reception dinner, champagne toast, spa treatment, photographs and more. The RIU Royal Wedding package rates start at $1,565 for religious weddings of vow renewals and $1,750 for Civil/legal weddings. 
•    All of the elements in the Classic wedding package, plus:
•    Twelve color photographs
•    Natural body exfoliation for the bride and groom
•    Complimentary room upgrade for the couple (subject to availability) (External Jacuzzi Suites are not included)
•    Late check out for the couple (subject to availability) 
•    Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding

RIU CAPRICE WEDDING PACKAGE 2009
The RIU Caprice Wedding Package pampers the couple with spa treatments, room upgrade, breakfast in bed, wedding photos, late check-out and more. Minister or judge service and wedding certificate are included in the package. The Caprice Wedding package rates start at $2,555 for religious weddings of vow renewals and $2,595 for Civil/legal weddings.
•    All of the elements in the Royal wedding package, plus:
•    Two rose petals bags
•    Twenty-four color photographs (instead of twelve color photographs)
•    Natural or Chocolate body exfoliation for the bride and groom
•    Aromatherapy massage for the bride and groom
•    Deep-tissue or Lomi Lomi massage for the groom
•    Manicure, pedicure and hairstyle for the bride

About Riu Hotels & Resorts – Riu Hotels & Resorts, a family owned operated hospitality company, was founded in 1953 in Mallorca, Spain. Ranked as the 27th largest hotel chain in the world by Hotels Magazine (2008), the company operates more than 100 hotels worldwide with 29 hotels (15,000 rooms) in the Americas region. They are located in the Dominican Republic (8), Florida(1), Mexico (14), Jamaica(4), the Bahamas (1) and Aruba(1).  In 2009, Riu will open a new resort in Mazatlan, Mexico, one in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, two hotels in Tunisia and one in Morocco. Worldwide, Riu Hotels & Resorts employs more than 20,000 people in 16 countries on three continents, offers more than 37,000 rooms and serves 2.7 million guests annually. For more information about Riu Hotels & Resorts visit www.Riu.com or contact your travel professional.

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