Located on Playa de Flamingos beach in Riviera Nayarit, RIU Vallarta overlooks the Pacific Ocean creating stunning ocean views. With palm trees surrounding the white art-deco style building, your wedding will shine effortlessly. Make your destination wedding as fun as you can imagine, as the resort provides you with the chance to experience a unique and natural environment, with the option to come into contact with dolphins, whales, and sea turtles!
There are 2 pools with hydromassage areas and direct access to the beach, with a private beach area just for hotel guests.
The resort offers a nightclub so guests can experience fun nightlife on-site.
Take a romantic day trip and explore the nearby Cuale River Island and the Marieta Islands, known for their famous hidden beaches.
The base price for this package is $2199. There is less expensive wedding package available for only the wedding couple for $1199. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost.
Rooms range from $100 – $130 per person per night. Every room includes a minibar with snacks and a liquor dispenser. The junior suite room categories and higher include a hydromassage bathtub as well. Children ages 2 and younger stay free.
Decoration set up for the ceremony location | Recorded music during the ceremony | 1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière | Wedding cake | Sparkling wine toast | Semi private dinner at a specialty restaurant | Special decoration in guest room | Witnesses if required | Minister/Judge service | Surprise gift | Romantic massage (couple only) | 10% discount all spa treatments (couple only)
There are 550 total guest rooms with some that offer ocean views. The buildings on the property stand no more than 9-stories high. RIU Vallarta shares some daytime exchange privileges with a nearby RIU resort.
Beach – 100 guests max, Gazebo – 15 guests max.
All rooms allow up to 2 adults and 2 children max, or 3 adults max. The suite ocean view rooms are the only adults-only rooms with 2 adults max. Children are ages 12 and younger.
The resort will host no more than 3 wedding per day, Monday thru Saturday. Ceremonies will be held between 12pm and 6pm.
High-season months typically include January, April, June, July, August, November and December. It is always encouraged to have your guests book their stay 8 – 12 months in advance as the hotel can sell out during these months.
The wedding coordinators typically respond within 72 hours. During the resort’s busy season, they may take longer.
Hotel RIU Palace Vallarta is located 8 miles from the PVR airport. The resort is about 30 minutes outside of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Q: What is your favorite part of a destination wedding?
A: My favorite part is the planning. I love to take all the ideas and make them match and work. My favorite moment is the bride’s walk down the aisle, when the Groom is waiting for her.
Q: Can you tell us a time about when you saved the day for a bride?
A: Once I had to move the setup by myself 1 hour before the ceremony, due to the rain. The wedding still went very well!
Q: What makes RIU Palace Vallarta such a great place for a destination wedding?
A: The staff is really friendly and easy-going, they make you feel comfortable and special.
– “Great vacation spot. The food was exceptional. Service was always friendly and prompt. Wi-Fi is not great, but is available for free in the lobby. Would come back again.” – Richard T. (08/2017)
– “Love it! One of the best resorts in Vallarta … Excellent services, good variety for food and drinks… Best value for money deal. We were here also last year…highly recommended for families with kids 😁😁😁” – Silviu S. (07/2017)
– “Came to RIU Vallarta for my honeymoon and we had an amazing time!!! The only con that I can think of was the food became a little repetitive- as far as the american buffet goes. The pools are amazing and the beach was BEAUTIFUL. This is all in one- slam dunk. We had champagne in the room compliments of RIU and a typed note congratulating us- that was SUPER nice of the resort! The resort employees- I have to say- SUPER hard workers and very professional. The bartenders- were amazing to watch make their creations. We had an issue with our safe in our room not locking- and maintenance was up there in an hour to fix it. Super fast and effective. We will be back to RIU resort for sure if this is the level of service that is held. Great job!” – Janalyn H. (03/2017)