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Here’s all you need to know before you say “I do”:

Demographic Registry

For your convenience, the Demographic Registrar’s Office opened a new customer service office exclusively for destination weddings. The office is located in Old San Juan, at Ochoa bldg., (500 Calle Tanca). Operation hours: Monday - Sunday 9:00am – 5:30pm. Special schedule might apply on holidays. Please call for more information to: 787-721-2400 Ext. 3210, 3211.


  1. Call 1-800-866-7827 from the United States or Puerto Rico. From Latin America, the number is 1-800-981-7575. Both numbers are toll-free. The line is open from 8am to 12 midnight.
  2. One of our representatives from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company will help you coordinate an appointment to visit the Demographic Registrar’s Office.
  3. The representative at the Registrar´s Office will require the names and some information of the bride and groom to make the appointment official. The appointment can also be made by wedding planner if you have one.
  4. Once at the appointment, a representative will be awaiting in a designated service area for speedy service. Both the bride and the groom must be present.
  5. All of our staff is completely bilingual.

Documentation Requirements

  1. Official identification card or passport from the state or country of residency.
  2. Divorce decree (if applicable).
  3. Spouse's death decree (if applicable).
  4. Affidavit or sworn statement stating that:

    • The applicants are not residents of Puerto Rico,
    • That the purpose of their visit to the Island of Puerto Rico is to get married and,
    • in case of foreign residency, that applicants will stay in the Island no longer that the period of time established in the visa and/or federal entrance permit to United States territory.
    Note: If the affidavit is not written by a lawyer, this must be accompanied by the certificate of the county clerk of the state to certify that she/he is qualified to notarized documents in your state . If it is written in a foreign coun try, this must be accompanied by the Apostille seal.
  5. Medical certification that meets all the tests required for marriage in their place of residence. Such certificate will be valid for a period of ten (10) days from their expedition. After 10 days, the couple will have to get a new certification to get married.
  6. Once the proper documents are submitted and revised for compliance by the registrar, the marriage certificate will be issued and signed. It's very important you bring it to the ceremony!
  7. A properly identified parent must accompany couples under 21 so they can then sign the marriage certificate in the presence of the minor(s).
  8. For the last and final step, make sure the priest/minister or judge who officiates the wedding deliver the certificate, marriage license and all other documents to the Demographic Registry of the municipality where the ceremony took place no more than 10 days after the marriage.

Keep in mind that a wedding coordinator can arrange all this process for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. To get this license, do I need to see a physician who is a resident practitioner in Puerto Rico?


  2. Are civil ceremonies required?

    Yes, if you want a legal marriage. A locally registered minister or judge is mandatory.

  3. Are religious ceremonies required?

    No, but if you decide to have one, then a civil ceremony with a judge/minister is not necessary.

  4. Are there any other requirements?

    Official stamps for Marriage Certification.

  5. Are there any costs?

    Yes, $150.00 Official Stamp for Marriage Certificate.

All of Puerto Rico’s resort hotels have facilities that cater to weddings, and many offer elegant ballrooms, a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, and an expert staff to take care of all the details.

  1. Caribe Hilton

    Website (787) 721-0303
  2. Condado Plaza Hilton

    Website (787) 721-1000
  3. Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa

    Website (787) 821-0505
  4. Copamarina Resort & Spa

    Website (787) 821-0505
  5. Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Hotel

    Website (787) 791-0404
  6. Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

    Website (787) 626-1100
  7. El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

    Website (787) 863-1000
  8. El San Juan Resort & Casino, A Hilton Hotel

    Website (787) 791-1000
  9. Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort

    Website (787) 796-6125
  10. Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

    Website (787) 259-7676
  11. Hotel El Convento

    Website (787) 723-9020
  12. La Concha A Renaissance Resort

    Website (787) 721-7500
  13. Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

    Website (787) 863-1000
  14. Parador Villas Del Mar Hau

    Website (787) 872-2045
  15. Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino

    Website (787) 813-5050
  16. Rincón Beach Hotel

    Website (787) 589-9000
  17. Rincón Beach Resort

    Website (866) 589-0009
  18. Rincón of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel

    Website (787) 823-7500
  19. Rincón of the Seas, Grand Caribbean Hotel

    Website (787) 823-7500
  20. San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

    Website (787) 722-7000
  21. San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel

    Website (787) 728-3666
  22. Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino

    Website (787) 721-5100
  23. The Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel

    Website (787) 253-1700
  24. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

    Website (787) 809-8000
  25. Villa Montaña Beach Resort

    Website (787) 872-9554
  26. W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island

    Website (787) 741-4100
  27. Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar

    Website (787) 850-6000
  28. Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Counrty Club

    Website (787) 888-6000
  29. Rain Forest Ocean View Inn

    Website (787) 889-1713

Puerto Rico is tailor-made to host a destination wedding, and the perfect escape for a honeymoon. We offer an unbeatable choice of venue, from the elegant majesty of Old San Juan, to an idyllic beachfront setting, to the verdant backdrop of a rainforest.

Old San Juan

Imagine getting married in one of the oldest cathedrals in the western hemisphere, a converted Carmelite convent, or a historic fortress. The undeniable romance and cosmopolitan sophistication of Old San Juan make it the most popular choice for a wedding in Puerto Rico.

  1. Hotel El Convento

  2. Sheraton Old San Juan

Secluded Beaches

Many brides dream of an intimate sunset ceremony on a pristine beach. We’ll help you choose the perfect spot from among our 300 beaches.

Top Wedding Venues

  1. Antiguo Casino de Puerto Rico

    Old San Juan

  2. Casa España

    Old San Juan

  3. Cuartel de Ballajá

    Old San Juan

  4. Fuerte San Cristóbal

    Old San Juan

  5. Hacienda Campo Rico


  6. Puerto Rico Museum of Art


  7. Río Piedras Botanical Garden

    Rio Piedras

  8. Castillo Serrallés


  9. Ponce Museum of Art


Romance and Puerto Rico have enjoyed a long friendship, thanks in large part to our fabulous resorts. Since they put us on the tourist map in the 1950s, our chic hotels have attracted couples and lovers for generations. Today, Puerto Rico is home to an array of world-class resorts that offer enough amenities and facilities to entertain, excite, and indulge your loved one.

Romantic Resorts

A honeymoon is all about indulging your passion. Start with choosing where to stay. In Puerto Rico, your options range from luxurious retreats on a tiny island, to expansive beachfront resorts, to elegant colonial structures in the heart of the city.

Many couples prefer the intimate touch of a boutique hotel to the sprawl of a resort. In Puerto Rico, you’ll find some of our best boutique properties in our most enviable settings: in the heart of Old San Juan, along the shores of a beach in Rincón, hidden in our forests or nestled within our pristine beach retreats.

Top Boutique Hotels

  1. Acacia Seaside Inn

    Website (787) 725-0668
  2. At Wind Chimes Inn

    Website (787) 727-4153
  3. Ciqala Luxury Home Suites

    Website (787) 998-1176
  4. Coral Princess Inn

    Website (787) 977-7700
  5. Hotel El Convento

    Website (787) 723-9020
  6. Olive Boutique Hotel

    Website (787) 705-9994



  1. Hix Island House

    Website (787) 741-2302
  2. Blue Horizon Boutique Resort

    Website (787) 741-3318

There’s a reason hundreds of couples honor us each year by choosing to get married in Puerto Rico. The wonderful variety of attractions we offer will keep your guests entertained and enchanted during their stay, and our wedding planners will work with you to organize custom tours around the island.

Tour Operators

  1. Rico Suntours

    Website (787) 722-2080
  2. United Tour Guides

    Website (787) 723-5578
  3. Dragonfly Adventures

    Website (787) 889-7430
  4. Hacienda Campo Rico

    Website (787) 752-8182

But wait, there's more!