Riviera Nayarit – Getting Married In Mexico

Have Your Wedding In Mexico’s Pacific Treasure

And/Or Enjoy A Romantic Honeymoon in Riviera Nayarit

Getting married in Mexico can be a dream come true! Riviera Nayarit is a beautiful destination on the Pacific Coast of Mexico that offers some of the most romantic resorts, spectacular pristine sandy beaches, and superb cuisine. Let us help you pay special attention to all of the myriad details of organizing your wedding in Riviera Nayarit Mexico.

Couples can choose to get married in the exclusive Punta Mita resort enclave like the W Hotel or the Grand Palladium. There’s also many stylish boutique hotels along Banderas Bay. Or you might want to have your wedding at a fabulous all-inclusive luxury resort in Nuevo Vallarta like the Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort or the Dreams Villamagna Hotel.

Whether you are getting married in Mexico or planning an exceptional honeymoon in Riviera Nayarit, this is an ideal location. In addition to these beautiful wedding locations, there is so much to do and see for wedding guests and for anyone who wants to honeymoon in Mexico along the beaches of Riviera Nayarit.

Riviera Nayarit offers 192-miles of pristine beaches framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Create an unforgettable, one-in-a-lifetime wedding that might include luxury yachts, world class spas and wellness, six championship Nayarit golf courses, and great diving and snorkeling. Nayarit also has some of the best surfing beaches in the world, plus many opportunities to commune with nature. Enjoy shopping at local markets plus local and international gourmet restaurants – all in an authentically Mexican, unspoiled setting.

Couples getting married in Mexico can have a civil marriage ceremony or a religious ceremony with a priest, minister or rabbi. Riviera Nayarit wedding planners in each of the hotels can help couples prepare the necessary documentation and if desired, obtain clergy from the appropriate religious denomination. Below we have outlined the documents needed for getting married in Riviera Nayarit.

Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Mexico

Below you will find Documentation required for each participant in a Civil Marriage Ceremony in Mexico. You can bring the originals and one complete set of copies or send it to your wedding coordinator at least 15 days prior to the wedding. Birth, divorce, death, and name change certificates must be translated into Spanish by an authorized translator from the City Hall of Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit. You will need the following:

  • Valid passport.
  • One additional form of valid picture identification, such as a driver’s license.
  • Birth certificate, translated into Spanish.
  • Mexican entry visa or tourist card (this is provided by Customs upon arrival at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport).
  • Blood test results for HIV and STD. These tests and the required medical certificates are normally taken care of at the hotel with results in 24 hours.
  • If either party has been married before, the proper dissolution documents, dated at least one year prior to the wedding date, must be provided. If by divorce, a certified copy of the divorce decree. If by death, a certified copy of the death certificate.
  • Legal documentation of adoption or name change, if applicable.
  • Two witnesses for the bride and two for the groom. If the witnesses are not Mexican citizens, they must provide their Mexico entry visa or a tourist card, passport and another form of picture ID.
  • Completed and signed “Application for Civil Marriage.” This is normally available to sign at the Civil Registry Office upon arrival.

It doesn’t matter if your ceremony is Religious or Non-denominational, the required documentation for the bride and groom who are getting married in Mexico include the following:

  • Valid passport and a driver’s license or birth certificate.
  • Mexican entry visa or tourist card (provided by Customs upon arrival at the Cancun International Airport).
  • Two witnesses with their passport, driver’s license, or birth certificate and their Mexican entry visa or tourist card.
  • If either party has been married before, the proper dissolution documents must be provided. If by divorce, a certified copy of the divorce decree or, if by death, a copy of the death certificate.
  • A copy of the original Marriage Certificate.

Here is a link for U.S. citizens to find additional information on getting married abroad.

If you are planning on getting married in Mexico here in Riviera Nayarit, we are here to help. To get started, please contact us at:

Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau

Silvia Duarte – Events Manager

E-mail: sduarte@rivieranayarit.com