Where to Get Married in South America
With its Mate culture, indigenous traditions and customs, passionate tango, world-renowned wines, and stunning natural wonders like the Iguazu Falls, Argentina exudes romance and charm.
With its vibrant culture, tropical beaches, and lively atmosphere, this country sets the stage for an enchanting destination wedding experience.
Marriage Requirements in South America
For US citizens planning to get married in South America, legal requirements may vary depending on the country. Generally, couples can expect to bring a valid passport, birth certificate, and an affidavit of marital status. For couples wanting to get married in South America, it is recommended that they seek the specific marriage requirements for each country in South America from the respective embassy or consulate.
Wedding Packages in South America
South American destination weddings vary in cost depending on the chosen resort or venue. Typically, packages include services such as venue rental, ceremony setup, floral arrangements, catering, and a dedicated wedding coordinator to ensure a seamless and memorable celebration. With enough research, you'll find a wedding package that does it all within your budget.
U.S. and Canadian citizens will need a valid passport and it must have at least six months of validity beyond your planned departure date. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for details.
The most common languages spoken in South America include Spanish, Portuguese, and English.
Currency & Tipping
Each country in South America has its own currency. The U.S dollar varies as a form of payment from country to country. In many South American counties, it is customary to leave a tip for staff.
Things To Do In South America
Attractions & Activities
- Iguazu Falls
- Wine Tours
- Dance Classes
- Peninsula Valdes
- Copacabana Beach
- Amazon Rainforest
Getting Married in South America: FAQs
Things to Consider when Planning a Wedding in South America
It's no wonder you want to exchange your vows in a place as beautiful as South America, but it's important to note it also comes with a few challenges:
- Most hotels in South America are EP (European Plan), which typically means the quoted rate only covers the cost of the room itself, so your meals and drinks will be an additional cost and billed separately.
- The flights to South America are longer and more expensive from most US and CA vacations.
- Most wedding packages in South America are not all-inclusive, so you'll have to hire each vendor individually (i.e. florist, wedding planner, caterer, photographer, etc.)
- The overall cost of a destination wedding in South America will more than likely be much more expensive than a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean.
Please note: we currently do not offer full-planning services in South America. Browse our collection of full-service destinations below.