Resources for Brides

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do we start?
Once the date and time have been established for your wedding, separate the wedding venue and sign a contract.

2. How far in advance do we need to book?
We encourage you to book your Reception up to one year in advance. However, we offer Individual Wedding Ceremonies that can only be booked with 45 days in advance or less. Do not hesitate to contact us for availability.

3. What will the Catering Manager do for me?

  • Your Catering Manager will work with you to see through every step of the wedding process:
  • Provided Event Suggestions and serve as your primary hotel Contact throughout the planning process
  • Personally oversee the details of the Bride & Groom's reservations
  • Provide all necessary information to obtain a Marriage License in Puerto Rico
  • Recommend and design meals for all of your food & beverage events, as well as arrange and attend your menu tasting as requested
  • Recommend Special Events Professional to provide music, floral design and event décor, photographer, videographers, ceremony officiants and professional wedding coordination. (An In House Certified Wedding Coordinator is available to help you plan all the details of your ceremony and reception.)
  • Created an estimate of charges outlining your financial commitments and deposits
  • Provide a personalized tour of the Ceremony/ Reception locations prior to the event
  • Confirm all of you event specifications by reviewing your event orders (BEO's) and ensure that it is communicated flawlessly to the operational team of the hotel
  • Provide an assignment seating floor plan as required

4. Where can we hold our Wedding Ceremony?
La Concha offers a variety of outdoor locations to suit your style. No wedding is too small or too big for us, our space will accommodate from 2 to 500 guests.

5. Does La Concha offer Ceremonies on the Beach?
We offer ceremonies at Sereno Sand Ocean front venue, which is inside of the property.

6. What happens if it rains?
In the best interest of your guest, all events held outdoors require an indoor backup location which is at the hotel's discretion. The Resort reserves the right to relocate any event to this indoor location based on the weather conditions obtain from the National Weather Service.

7. Does La Concha offer Wedding Packages?
Absolutely, in addition to our "a la carte" menus and services, the resort offers wedding packages which are available through your Catering Manager and our Website.

8. Does La Concha offer Wedding Coordination?
We offer several wedding coordination packages design to suit every need. An in house Certified Wedding Coordinator is available to assist you through the end of your special day. Additional coordination services are provided upon request.

9. Is there a Food & Beverage minimum spend?
A Customized Food & Beverage minimum will be provided for you based on your venue selection, amount of guests and preliminary proposal. Also, our resort's 22% service fee and the 7% sales tax will apply. These fees are not included in your Food & Beverage Minimum.

10. When should we discuss our menu selections?
Menus can be discussed at any time, but we request that they be finalized a minimum of thirty(30) days prior to the start of your wedding event date in order to guarantee availability of items and price.

11. Can we organize a food tasting of our menu selection?
A complimentary menu tasting is provided with a signed contract. A menu tasting may be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 4pm, for up to 4 guests.

12. Do we get a discount on rooms?
La Concha Resort offers several wedding packages in which the Bride and Groom's wedding night is upgraded or offered complimentary depending on availability. For 10 rooms or more, our sales Team will be able to provide the best available rate.

13. What are the Requirements to get Marriage in Puerto Rico for Destination Wedding?
New Requirements to REPLACE the Lab tests and the Local Medical Certificate Requirements to REPLACE the Lab tests and the local medical certificate for Destination Weddings effective September 10, 2010, TWO documents you need to bring in addition to all other requirements:

I. A SWORN STATEMENT (below example)
"This is a sworn statement that groom's full legal name and bride's full legal name
(1) We are both non-residents of Puerto Rico;
(2) The purpose of our visit is to contract marriage; and
(3) If they are a non US citizen that they will not remain in Puerto Rico longer than established in the entrance permit given by customs or the corresponding federal agency."

A signed and dated letter from your Doctor using a paper with his letterhead printed, needs to be signed and dated by him no earlier than 10 calendar days from your wedding date (below example)
"By means of this letter I certify that groom's full legal name and bride's full legal name
(1) Both are in good health
(2) Both comply with your state of residence medical requirements to get marry here. (In case your state of residence has no medical requirements as MOST US States, he can write that there are no requirements if he wants)
Doctor signature/date "