special event should be an event to remember. Mayan Beach Garden is
perfect for small intimate destination weddings, anniversaries and
birthday parties. Let us help you plan yours. Destination weddings,
anniversaries and Birthdays are a great way to combine your event
with the perfect honeymoon or vacation.
If it is just the two of you, saying your vows on the beach can be
romantic and memorable. Mayan Beach Garden's intimate setting and
hospitable hosts turn your wedding day into an unforgettable "mini-vacation"
for you and your guests.
Cival Wedding Ceremony
There are two types of marriages in Mexico -- Legal and Religious.
If you want your Costa Maya marriage legalized in the country that
you live in, there are legal procedures that must be followed:
Must be performed by a legal judge with the authority
to make your marriage legal
Bride and Groom must be present in Mexico several
days in advance in order to get blood tests and to have legal documents
Birth Certificates: These will need to be certified
and translated by an approved translator. This can be done here
in Mexico or contact your nearest Mexican Consulate for details
regarding Quintana Roo.
Legal documentation showing parents name (in Mexico,
your marriage cannot be recorded without your parents names)
Legal documents - these differ depending on country
of origin and previous marriage history (divorced, widowed, etc.)
Passport: valid for at least 6 months and a copy
of same (both the bride and groom).
Immigration form: Original copies of the tourist
permit which was completed at the port of entry or other resident
permit (visa, FM3, FM2, etc.)
Divorce Decree / Death Certificate: If the woman
was previously married, or either partner is widowed, copies of
the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate, if applicable, will be
required for presentation. This too must be translated into Spanish.
In Quintana Roo, the State where Mayan Beach Garden
is located in, women (not men) who have been previously married
may not remarry for 300 calendar days following the date of the
final decree of divorce unless during that time they have given
birth or can prove "by medical dictate" that they are
Four Witnesses -- either Mexican Nationals or foreign
persons with FM3s
If the list above looks daunting, don't despair. You can have
a beautiful Religious ceremony which can take any form you like
and does not require formal documentation or blood tests. You
then register your marriage at the justice of the peace or other
legal office in your own country.
See Photo Gallery below!
Design your own Costa Maya Wedding, Anniversary
or Birthday Experience
We are small enough at Mayan Beach Garden that you can design your
own custom made experience. Options:
- Name your Location -- under
a beachfront palapa, in the surf, on a completely deserted beach,
in a boat on a private lagoon, on our rooftop observatory, under the
palms, in the restaurant -- you pick the place!
- Music -- choose a full Mariachi band,
two musicians serenading your guests, or CD's of your favorite music
- Dining experience -- From Surf N Turf
(Steak and Lobster) to appetizers on the roof -- you choose! Choose
a night before rehearsal dinner and an after wedding "Moonlight
Bash" on the roof.
- Flowers -- Pick your colors or use
the traditional Mexican colors of Orange, yellow and White. Have flowers
delivered for all of your guests, and fill the place with tropical
- Wedding Activities -- Options are
endless, but included rooftop dancing, Piñata on the beach,
Bachelor and Bachelorette parties -- the ideas are endless
- English or Spanish ceremony (legal
ceremony may be in Spanish and translated)
- Drinks -- you can select to treat your guests
to a an open bar (you can define this), champagne toast, wine, Sangria,
Pitchers of Margaritas, pineapples or green coconuts full of Piña
Coladas -- the list of ideas is endless. Selection of virgin drinks
available for the
- Guest mementos -- help us provide
ideas for items that your guests can take home to make this special
day truly memorable, from personalized hand-embroidered Mayan enspired
napkins to local souveniers.
- Massage/Spa station
- Special Requests? -- just ask
Let your friends toast you on the Beach!
"I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful hospitality! The day was perfect....and when we look bacik, it was definitely a highlight of our trip.
Last night when we arrived home around midnight (after traveling all day) I rushed in to see the pictures you had sent. Bob and I so enjoyed re-living that day and some of the shots Heather captured were priceless. Thanks for a remarkable day! You will definitely get some good PR from the Harrises!! (March 2009)"
Malinda and Robert say their vows on the Beach.