We help you all the way from the proposal to the “I do”

We’d also love to help you plan your rehearsal dinner and other wedding-related events. An elegant dinner can be hosted in our renowned Alexandra Restaurant or if you prefer a more relaxed, outdoors environment, Las Palmas Café offers amazing views and delicious menus.

Here, a getaway can turn into a romantic proposal at the drop of a hat. We have breathtaking views all around the property, like a white dock that glistens in the afternoon sun, a gazebo in the sand and 100-year-old trees. But let’s say you have something more personal in mind; just bring the idea to us and we’ll help you make it a reality.

Just fill out our request form and our wedding coordinator will get in touch with you to start planning your destination wedding at Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa. Meanwhile, learn more about required wedding documents, our space layouts, and more in our wedding guide.

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Required Documents

Like with any destination wedding, it’s important that the couple complies with the governmental requirements in a timely fashion to celebrate their wedding. Here’s a list of the required documents to get married in Puerto Rico. Please check with local government for any updates or changes:

  • Medical certificate indicating that you met all the tests required for marriage in your place of residence. The certificate is valid for ten (10) calendar days from date of issue, after ten (10) days the certificate will not be valid and a new one will be required.
  • Present to the Demographic Registry a copy of an affidavit stating that: (1) you’re not a Puerto Rico resident, (2) that the purpose of your visit is for marriage, and if a foreign citizen, will not stay in Puerto Rico for more than what’s specified in the permission documents.
  • Submit to Demographic Registry a valid photo ID issued by the government of the country, or state, where you live, which could be:  driver’s license, Passport, or State ID. If you’re not an US resident, you must present a valid Passport, visa, or Green card.
  • An Internal Revenue Stamp from the Puerto Rican government is required $20.00 for local residents, and for non-residents $150.00. Each can be purchased at the Demographic Registry office. This will be affixed to the license to authenticate the document.
  • Birth certificate copies
  • Divorce decrees from each previous marriage and/or death certificate of spouse.
  • Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent when delivering the required documents.

Puerto Rico Wedding Requirements (up-to-date information): www.salud.gov.pr

Timeline & Checklist >

Timeline & Checklist

Saying that a wedding requires a lot of planning is an understatement, even more so when you talk about a destination wedding. This checklist will give you an idea about the things you should be doing at the different stages of planning your wedding in Puerto Rico:

  • Set a budget.
  • Decide what kind of destination wedding you want and start researching the location.
  • Write down your guest list.
  • Send save the date cards (optional).
  • Verify local marriage requirements.
  • Consider visiting the destination to be sure this is THE spot for you and the accommodations are suitable for your party.

Book Copamarina Beach Resort (Puerto Rico) as your destination wedding location.

  • Meet with your destination wedding coordinator and/or wedding planner so you can start a profile of the destination wedding you want.
  • Start putting together any legal documents required to marry at the destination wedding location.
  • Make travel arrangements to the Puerto Rico wedding site, if possible.
  • Make your own travel arrangements for the wedding.
  • Register for gifts and honeymoon adventures in Puerto Rico.
  • Determine style, formality and colors of wedding .
  • Consider stationery style for invitations.
  • Select your wedding gown.
  • Choose and order bridesmaids dresses.
  • Order groom and groomsmen attire.
  • Shop for wedding rings.
  • If possible, come to Copamarina (Puerto Rico) and meet with your wedding planner to finalize the selection of wedding cake baker, florists, and decorators.
  • Work on ceremony details and buy any necessary items.
  • Buy gifts for wedding attendants and parents.
  • Mail out your wedding invitations! The big day is almost here.
  • Check with your confirmed guests and answer any questions about the location.
  • Update your budget.
  • Review contracts again and familiarize yourself with arrival times, etc.
  • Start creating seating charts. Yes, it is hard but it must be done.
  • Call guests who have not yet responded.
  • Release any unnecessary rooms.
  • Finalize all wedding day itineraries.
  • Confirm travel arrangements with the hotel/resort.
  • Make a final count for all meals and/or any special dietary needs for a particular guest.
  • Contact your wedding planner and contracted vendors to finalize the details.
  • Make sure to mail anything that needs to be at the destination for your wedding if direct shipping wasn’t possible.
  • Prepare all luggage and items that will be traveling with you to your destination wedding.
  • Arrive at Copamarina Beach Resort!
  • Meet with wedding coordinator and planner.
  • Go over details.
  • Consider a relaxing massage, pedicure and manicure for you and your bridesmaids at NI Spa.
  • Relax.
  • Take a little swim.
  • Walk down the aisle.
Yes! This is the perfect place for my wedding! Let's plan my wedding now! So, do you like it so far?

Space Layout

Want to better imagine how everything will fit into place? Look at the different layout options for our salons.