Weddings at Melia hotels
The hotel chain Melia Hotels International is well-known for their destination weddings, and Cuba is a great place to celebrate a wedding, honeymoon or renewal of vows.
In Cayo Santa Maria, the most popular hotel for weddings is the Melia Las Dunas, and wedding packages are also available at their other hotels: Melia Buenavista (aduls only) and Melia Cayo Santa Maria. At the Melia Buenavista they recently built a footbridge with a gazebo overlooking the sea in the Playa Matamoros area, a nice place for a wedding! Note that there's no wedding celebration at their hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria. In 2017, Melia will open a new luxury Paradisus hotel in the eastern sector of Cayo Santa Maria, wedding packages will most probably be offered at this hotel too.
They offer several wedding and renewal of vows packages year round; they include the service of a wedding coordinator who assists in the planning of every detail to make this happy event the most memorable.
GOOD TO KNOW: April is the most popular month of the year, during that period they may even do more than one celebration each day. It's very important to book early (6 to 12 months prior) to make sure they'll still have the date and time of your choice. For singles, only the passeports and birth certificates are required, but for divorcees and widows other documents are required (and some must be translated into Spanish), ask your travel agent for more details. or click the following link: Legal Documents from the Melia website.
Honeymoon: The hotels also offer Honeymoon packages for couples who got married less than six months ago; a wedding certificate or license (or any other proof of wedding) is required upon check-in.
Here are the Melia Cuba packages available :
(minimum 17 people staying 6 nights, OR, 8 people minimum staying 12 nights)
Luxury Wedding (1380 to 1650 CUC)
Memorable Wedding (600 CUC, 500 CUC for Canadians)
Symbolic Ceremony (399 CUC)
Free Renewal of Vows
(25 people minimum staying 6 nights, OR, 12 people minimum staying 12 nights)
Renewal of Vows (450 CUC)
There are many other additional services offered, see the Melia website www.weddingcubachannel.com for more details.
Lily & Normand