From the world’s largest art deco sculpture, Christ the Redeemer, to the high peaks of Sugarloaf and Corcovado, this sprawling and vibrant city is quite a wonder from above. Its lavish theaters and museums, centuries-old monasteries, golden beaches and samba clubs mingle effortlessly, providing any Rio de Janeiro wedding both flare and drama. Nowhere is this more evident than the epic and iconic Copacabana beach, where locals gather each night to applaud the sun as it sets.
An application form, passport copies, original birth certificates, declaration of civil status, and single status forms are required. A marriage notice must also be published in the local paper 15 days prior to your Brazil wedding. Divorce and death decrees are required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Climate & Beaches
Rio de Janeiro has a tropical savanna climate and experiences heavy rainfall from December to March. Temperatures are fairly consistent throughout the year, with a range from 73 degrees F to 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beach-going is practically a way of life in Rio de Janeiro, so as one would guess, there’s and there’s quite an impressive assortment of them to choose from. Of course, a trip to Rio isn’t complete without a stop at Ipanema or Copacabana beaches, where people-watching is a competitive (and fun!) sport. There are also a number of more secluded beaches, like Prainha and Arpoador Beach, which are known for great surf conditions.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Start with an aerial tour of Rio de Janeiro. Whether you hike Sugarloaf Mountain or take a helicopter ride over Christ the Redeemer, this city is impressive and grand from above. Rio is world-famous for its beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema, which are the see-and-be-seen hotspots of Brazil. Within the city there are a number of stunning theatres, museums, and monasteries to explore filled with cultural treasures. The city is also known for its open-air cafes, so enjoy the great weather and sip a caipirinha, a mojito-styled local drink. For sports enthusiasts, stroll by some of the venues from the 2016 Summer Olympics!