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Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

Getting Married in Santo Domingo

Known for its rich history and colonial charm, Santo Domingo is the perfect choice for those looking for a unique destination wedding in the Dominican Republic. This capital city is brimming with lively Latin culture and amazing all-inclusive resorts with activities for guests and romantic wedding venues for couples. It's obvious why Santo Domingo is a top choice for Dominican Republic destination weddings with the perfect combination of adventure, scenery, and history.

Top Highlights

  • Capital city
  • Rich with history
  • UNESCO world heritage site
  • Modern amenities
  • Dynamic culture
Santo Domingo Marriage Requirements

Marriage Requirements

There are several documents required in order to get legally married in Santo Domingo, which must be notarized and translated into Spanish. Copies of the following documents can be sent in advance of the ceremony, but original documents must be presented at the Civil Status Office upon arrival at least three days prior to the wedding day.

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Wedding Packages in Santo Domingo

There are a variety of luxury resorts that offer destination wedding packages in Santo Domingo. Whether you'd like a small, intimate ceremony with basic decor or a large celebration with upgraded options, you'll have everything you need for the perfect day. Our Certified Destination Wedding Specialists will assist in choosing the right package based on your preferences and budget.

Travel Tips

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Travel Documents

All travelers must have the proper documents when preparing to visit the Dominican Republic. This includes valid passports, a tourist card and appropriate receipts for your return trip.

Language

While Spanish is the official language spoken in Santo Domingo and used by over 85% of the locals, English fluency in tourist destinations is common

Currency & Tipping

The official currency in Santo Domingo is the Dominican Peso. The US dollar is also widely accepted, especially in tourist areas. Tipping at all-inclusive resorts is not common in the Dominican Republic, though some people may choose to tip tour guides and particular staff they feel went above and beyond for their stay.

Things To Do In Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo Attractions

Attractions & Activities

  • National Zoological Park
  • Snorkeling and golf
  • Historic tours in the capital city 
  • Seaside boulevard Malecon de Santo Domingo
  • Caribbean craft market Mercado Modelo

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Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

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Santo Domingo Wedding Planning FAQs

How do I plan a wedding in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic?

Here are our recommended steps to start planning your Santo Domingo wedding:

  • Set your budget and guest list
  • Contact an expert (we can help guide you through the planning process)
  • Research resorts, venues and wedding packages
  • Secure your wedding date and group room block
  • Send your save the dates and invitations
  • Finalize the details with your onsite wedding coordinator
  • Relax and say “I do” in paradise!
How much does a destination wedding cost in Santo Domingo?
The average cost of a destination wedding in Santo Domingo can range between $5,000 and $10,000. Your final cost will depend on multiple factors, such as where you’re coming from, the time of year you want to get married, the luxury level of your resort and wedding package, and how many guests attend. Our Certified Destination Wedding Specialists can assist with a personalized quote based on these details.
When is the best time of year to get married in Santo Domingo?
November through April is the best time of year for a destination wedding in Santo Domingo. This is considered peak season, which means you’ll most likely avoid inclement weather, but also pay a premium price.
What does a wedding package in Santo Domingo come with?
Destination wedding packages in Santo Domingo typically include a ceremony and reception location, food, flowers, cake, officiant, and more and can be customized based on what you’re looking for.

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