04 APR 2013: Occidental Hotels and Resorts are offering same sex ceremonies at resorts in Mexico, Costa Rica and Aruba. These popular travel destinations welcome the LGBT community with numerous gay-friendly bars, clubs, hotels, tours and beaches. Occidental Hotels and Resorts makes planning the big day as simple as saying “I do”.


Occidental Hotels & Resorts provides all the ingredients for an unforgettable ceremony from exotic locations, experience, and expertise to create the perfect ambience to make the occasion extra special.

Book 10 deluxe category rooms for seven nights, and Occidental will offer a free basic ceremony. For the award winning, Royal Hideaway Playacar, the couple and party only need to book 10 rooms for seven nights in any luxury category room to qualify for a complimentary basic ceremony.

Ceremony packages are customizable and include the assistance of a personal wedding coordinator which will guide the couple through every step of the way.

The Simple Love wedding package - Occidental’s basic wedding package available at all Allegro and Grand Occidental resorts. This package is complimentary if the wedding party meets the following requirements:

At Occidental Grand properties, one reservation in the Royal Club Master Suite category reservation for 7 nights, or 10 Deluxe category rooms reservations for 3 nights. At Allegro properties a reservation of 15 rooms for 7 nights or longer in any room category.

Royal Hideaway wedding packages - Customizable options, performed with renowned award-winning service. Only one wedding ceremony is performed per day at the Royal Hideaway, the day is truly about the happy couple. Packages include: Luxe Wedding Package, Extravaganza Wedding package, Infinite Bliss Wedding.

Customized packages - Honeymoon packages and vow renewal packages are also available at select Occidental Hotels & Resorts. We offer unique packages which can also be customized to match the client’s style and taste. Packages include: Coral Mist Wedding Package, Fiesta Wedding Package, Everlasting Vow Renewal Package.

On the day of the ceremony the special couple will receive a duplicate of the ceremony certificate. Documents will be sent to the governing city of the resort and then the registrar will issue original certificate. It can take up to 12 weeks to receive the official certificate in the mail.

Family and friends staying off-property may join the ceremony by purchasing half day or full day passes. These passes vary by resort, and must be confirmed with the wedding coordinator prior to arrival.

For information on any Occidental Hotels & Resorts property, visit www.occidentalhotels.com. Occidental Hotels & Resorts is marketed by VoX International in Canada.

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