At Valentin Imperial Maya, we know that the perfect wedding means the difference between a good event and a perfect moment that will be remembered for the rest of your life.
- Pre-arrival services of a Wedding Coordinator
- Choice of location for the ceremony: The romantic Gazebo, a bridge surrounded by mirror-like waters, an area of white sand beach.
- Boutonniere for the Groom
- Bridal bouquet
- Organizational services of the Wedding Coordinator upon arrival
- Pressing Service for the Wedding dress and the groom’s tuxedo/suit
- Complimentary room for the Groom the night prior to the wedding (subject to availability)
- Wedding Cake (serves up to 16 registered hotel guests attending the wedding)
- Sparkling wine for Wedding Toasts (serves up to 16 registered hotel guests attending the wedding).
- In-room breakfast served the morning after the wedding for the Bride and Groom
- Late check-out up to 1:00 P.M. (applies to Bride and Groom’s suite, based on availability and must be requested in advance)
- Special decoration of the Bride and Groom’s suite
- Romantic dinner in one of our restaurants for the Bride and Groom on the night of their choice.
- 20% discount on massages in the “Spa” (applies to maximum 16 registered hotel guests attending the wedding)
Important: Prices are subject to change without notice.* The symbolic ceremony is presided in English by a non-denominational minister. This ceremony is not a legal marriage in Mexico or any other country, it is only symbolic.
Mayan Wedding Ceremony
The Mayan Wedding is performed in a traditional manner, with prayers in the Mayan language complete with explanations and translations (Spanish, English, French or Italian) and our participation. This ceremony may be performed every day of the week with previous confirmation and the ceremony lasts approximately 30 minutes.
The bride and groom are accompanied by musical instruments, songs and copal to the altar where they receive the first blessing. A Mayan prayer is said, the seashells are sounded asking for permission, special attention and blessings from the four cardinal points. A sacred Balché drink is presented and shared so that the soul is fed and blessed with smoke from the copal. Bracelets are exchanged representing the rings of love that unite them. Prayers are said asking for blessings from the four elements, dried beans of four colors are offered. The bride and groom offer maize and cocoa with the intention of creating a beautiful relationship and they are blessed along with white and yellow flower petals which represent the sun and the moon, the man and the woman and symbolizing the uniting of their lives.
At the end, they deliver the floral offering to the sea, accompanied by music, song and the sounds of seashells being blown.
In order to provide this ceremony, we would need the following:
- Complete names of the Bride and Groom
- Birthdates of the Bride and Groom
A commemorative document of the ceremony is provided.
Total Cost:$900.00 USD (Price includes ceremony setup)
The Mystical Native American Wedding is steeped in tradition and can include any adaptations that the Bride and Groom desire. This is an emotional and profound ceremony that touches the hearts of the Bride and Groom as well as the invited.
This ceremony may be performed every day of the week with previous confirmation and the ceremony lasts approximately 30 minutes.
The Bride and Groom arrive at the altar and the Shaman welcomes them and announces the purpose of the ceremony.
The seashells are sounded, the drum is pounded, and permission is asked of the Four Corners (East, West, North and South) as well as of the skies, the Superior Powers, the Mother Earth and all those who inhabit her and her heart, the center of love.
A central point is established and the purpose of the ceremony is given: the spiritual union of the couple.
The godparents of the wedding cover the couple in a cloak that has ribbons of the seven colors of the rainbow which will encircle the Bride and Groom in their love.
The cloak symbolizes the Universe and the ribbons are the seven rays of Light.
During this union, the Shaman blesses them with the four elements.
Grains of maize will be offered to Mother Earth, blessing them with abundance and food.
They will be blessed with Water, flowers and prayers for their relationship.
Perfumed with the blessing of Copal, prayers will be offered for understanding in their relationship.
And finally, they will be blessed with the Spirit of Fire, so that they can receive positive energy and creativity during their union.
These blessings are accompanied by traditional instruments and song.
The couple then delivers their vows to the godparents, parents and close ones who likes to share their wishes and advice (Optional)
The Shaman then takes off the cloak and asks the Bride and Groom for the wedding rings. He asks the Bride and Groom to express between them whatever words they want to say to their partner.
In the presence of the gods and the Superior Powers, they are declared husband and wife and showered with flower petals.
Then an offering of flowers can be given to the sea.
The ceremony lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
The music at the ceremony is comprised of song, seashells, drum and traditional instruments.
It is suggested that the Bride and Groom bring the cloak that will cover them during the ceremony so that they can keep it.
A commemorative document of the ceremony is provided.
Total Cost: $850.00 USD (Price includes ceremony setup)
Requirements for a Civil Wedding
- PASSPORTS (Bride & Groom must have valid passports)
- TOURIST CARDS (it is given to every foreigner on the flight to Mexico).
- BLOOD TEST (to determine blood type, HIV, RH factor and Venereal diseases) – by law this must be done in Mexico at the Hotel Medical Center, it costs: US$ 320 per couple (payable at the moment of the test directly to the Medical Center).
- WITNESSES You need four (4) witnesses with their picture Passport and their Tourist Card for your wedding. They need to be here at the latest three working day’s prior to the wedding.
If one of you is divorced
- DIVORCE CERTIFICATE It is necessary to be divorced at least one year prior to your Civil Ceremony in Mexico. This is a government law and there are absolutely no exceptions here.
- If the groom is divorced, no additional documentation is needed.
- OPTION 1 - If the BRIDE is divorced (must be for one 1 year before remarrying) and her passport is under her maiden name, no additional documentation is needed. If the bride’s passport is under her ex-husbands last name then she must have her birth certificate.
The birth certificate must also have an Apostille Seal and be translated into Spanish by an official translator here in Mexico. For information on how to obtain the Apostille document please contact the Secretary of State office or visit www.state.gov/www/authenticate or www.coordinatedlegal.com/secretaryofstate.
- OPTION 2 - The BRIDE can use the passport with his ex-husband last name.
Important information for the Legal Ceremony
- The wedding couple and their witnesses must be in Mexico for at least 3 complete business days (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Mexican Holidays are not included) before the wedding, not counting the arrival date or the wedding date, to meet with the wedding coordinator and submit all the required documents and go over the wedding details.
The legal ceremony will not be performed unless all documents are in order
- Marriage License Apostille (for USA, Canadian and British Citizens) – After the wedding you will receive your Marriage License. In order to make this valid in your country, we will obtain the apostille for the Marriage License as well. The procedure takes 3 to 5 months, as soon as we have it back, you would receive by courier mailing. The apostille services are not including on the wedding package. The apostille has an extra cost 350 USD.
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Book Your Wedding
Due to the high amount of weddings requests that we have, we kindly ask you to request the wedding date as soon as possible.
If you would like to reserve the date, please contact us to check the date availability and for us to send you the booking format required (find attached the form); please enclosed a copy of a credit card and photo ID (both sides) as a guarantee for us to save the date.
We do require a deposit for $1000 USD to keep the wedding date. The hotel accepts credit cards (Master card, Visa & American Express – In Mexico we do not take Discovery CC), travelers checks and cash.
Here at the Hotel Valentin Imperial Maya we understand that all couples have their own ideas of how they want their special day to be, we try to be as flexible as possible so please feel free to forward them to us (restrictions apply).
Between now and when you walk down the aisle, you will have lots of questions; please do not hesitate to contact our Wedding Coordinators by email so we can answer any individual questions. No questions are too small or too big, please let us help you as much as possible. We are here to take away the stress of planning a wedding in a different country.
*Our Wedding Coordinators are certified by the Institute Weddings Beautiful Worldwide.