Brisas Guardalavaca

Holguin Cuba


 

 

 

 

Brisas Hotel Include

Weddings
&

Vow Renewals

 In Their Vacation Packages 

 

 

 

 

At Brisas Guardalavaca they have their very own Wedding Coordinator who will do all she can to make your wedding day extra special and provide you with a lifetime of wonderful memories. 

 

Enthusiastic planner, Yoania; will help you arrange your big day, incorporating your own ideas and wishes wherever possible.  Yoania has many years of wedding planning experience and will look after everything for the Bride and Groom to make their wedding day magical. 

 

In a pre-wedding meeting with Yoania, you will be able to discuss all the services available to you for both your weddding and reception.  Yoania will take good care of everything from there on; all you have to do is sit back, relax & enjoy the sun.
 

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Wedding Package  (price as of January 2017)

 

*Whilst the wedding package is free, there is a single charge of 400cuc (£320 approx) for the wedding services provided by the Public Notary who will conduct the Marriage Ceremony & oversee all necessary paperwork & documents to ensure they are legal and binding according to the Cuban Law Regulations.  
All payments are made directly to the hotel weddings team once landed at Brisas, no advance payment is required.

 

**If you are English it is not neccessary to do a Notice of No Impediment prior to your marriage; this is only a requirement of English Law if you are marrying in England.

 

 PROCEDURE

It is necessary for guests to request a date and time for their wedding in advance.
The ceremony can only be performed a minimum of at least 3 working days after the couple’s arrival at Brisas.


The marriage certificate will be mailed to the couple’s home address; it is impossible to provide the marriage certificate during the Clients’ stay. 

 
All arrangements must be made according to the Cuban Law Regulations.
You are requested to supply (at least 30 days prior to your arrival in Cuba) Photocopies of all the documents which are required according to your marital status to enable all the necessary legalisations to be completed before your wedding date ~ Once received; our Wedding Coordinator and the Notary Public will confirm to you before your arrival at the hotel that all the documents have been declared legal and binding.
  
The following pre-requisites (for both contracting parties) apply in order for the ceremony to be performed:-

1. A photocopy of the passport page containing the photograph of the bearer.
2. Occupation
3. Private address
4. Father's full name
5. Mother's full name
6. Educational level
7. Marital Status
8. If divorced - a divorce certificate showing the exact date that the marriage was terminated (decree absolute, which must be translated and legalized by the Cuban Consulate)
9. If a widow or widower - both a marriage certificate and a death certificate of the deceased spouse (also translated and legalized by the Cuban consulate in the country of origin).

PLEASE NOTE:-
In the case of a divorced woman from an annulled marriage wishing to solemnise a new marriage ~ if the decision of a new marriage is made within 300 calendar days from the date the previous marriage was legally annulled, she will not have to present a medical certificate no matter if she is expecting a child.
A copy of all documentation translated and legalized (exactly the way described below) should be sent to the hotel at least 30 days prior to the ceremony. (Couples must bring the originals with them). 
**Translated Documents:-  You must ensure that ALL of the information, including names; are translated and spelled exactly as they appear in the original documents.  The Notary will use the information contained within the translated documents (not the originals) whilst processing the relevant paperwork and documents.
 

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:-
The documents numbered 8 and 9 must be translated into Spanish if issued in a different language and legalized by the Cuban Consulate in the issuing country.

All weddings are performed by a Notary Public.

All weddings require two witnesses who are not related to either the bride or groom. If the couple travel alone; or only with family members, the hotel can provide witnesses on their behalf.

Wedding ceremonies are performed on weekdays only; that is, from Monday through to Friday (from 10:00am to 4:00pm).

USEFUL ADVICE!
It is advisable for those clients wishing to get married in our hotel (divorced, single, or widowers) to contact us before commencing any legalization or translation of any documents that are required to formalize the marriage. 
 
 
First Time Marriages ~ where both parties have never previously married.
To make arrangements and to commence the opening of the marriage record in Cuba for single foreigners who have never been married; the only requirements are:
1. Identification document (passport)
2. Official authorization for staying in the national territory (tourist card)
 
Single clients also need to e-mail the following information at least 20 days prior to their visit:
1. A photocopy of the passport page where the photo is displayed.
2. The completion and return of the Personal Information forms which will be provided by the Wedding Co-ordinator.
3. If your name has been changed by Deed Poll— proof of the legal documents is required. The documents must be properly translated and legalized at the Cuban consulate in the country of residence.

Important! The wedding ceremony will be performed using the names as they appear on the passports; therefore it is very important that clients check their passports before leaving their country.
  
Included Features Free of Charge:-
 
* A mini reception after the ceremony where cake and sparkling wine are served
* Dinner reception in one of our a la carte restaurants on the wedding night
* Upgrade to a mini-suite room (subject to availability)
* Translator and witnesses (if necessary)
* Decoration of the wedding location within the hotel grounds (location to be chosen by the couple)
* Live Music by the hotel band
* Honeymoon service (selected fruits, flowers, bottle of Cuban Liquor, dinner for two, late check-out)

* Wedding certificate (legalized by the Cuban Foreign Affairs Office and the respective Embassy)
* Bridal Bouquet and boutonniere for the Groom
* 12 Photographs and CD with wedding pictures
* Continental breakfast the next morning served in your room 
 
 
Other Services Available at Extra Charge:-
* Extra Photographs
* DVD of the ceremony 
* Hairdressing and Bridal Make-Up
* Massage Treatments
* Horse & Carriage to the wedding site  
* Private dinner for the Bride and Groom in the wedding gazebo
* Exclusive Private Hire of the air-conditioned Disco for a private reception for the Bride and Groom and their Guests
* Exclusive Private Hire of the International Restaurant for a private reception dinner for the Bride and Groom and their Guests 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Renewal of Vows    (price as of January 2017)

  

There is a one-off charge of 300cuc (£240 approx) for the notary services, the rest of the package is FREE

 

Included features

 

* Official document thats says you have re-newed your Marriage Vows

* A mini reception after the ceremony where cake and sparkling wine are served
* Dinner reception in one of our a la carte restaurants on the Vows Renewal night for the couple (their guests can join them at an additional charge of 12.50 per person)
* Upgrade to a mini-suite room.(subject to availability)
* Translator (if necessary)
* Decoration of venue ( location to be chosen by the couple within the hotel’s perimeter)
* Live Music by the hotel band
* Honeymoon service (selected fruits, flowers, bottle of Sparkling wine, dinner for two)

* Flowers
* 12 Photographs

 

Required documentation:

ü Marriage certificate

ü Valid passport and tourist visa.

 

 

 

Optional Services At Extra Charge  

*Extra Photographs
* DVD of the ceremony
* Hairdressing and Bridal Make-Up
* Massage Treatments
* Horse & Carriage to the wedding site
* Private dinner for the Bride and Groom in the wedding gazebo in the villa grounds  ~ 25 cuc's per couple
* Exclusive Private Hire of the air-conditioned Disco for a private reception for the Bride and Groom and their Guests

* Exclusive Private Hire of the International Restaurant for a private reception dinner for the Bride and Groom and their Guests

 

 

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Costs of Extras (approximately)

Bouquets = 10cuc

Button holes = 2cuc

Bridal hairdo = 30cuc

Bridal make-up = 10cuc

Manicure = 10cuc

DVD = 120cuc

Horse & Buggy = 25cuc each buggy

Day Passes for outside Guests = 30cuc adult & 15.00 cuc children (9am-6pm)

40cuc Adult & 20cuc child (9am -11pm 

 

 (calculate at 1.5 cucs to £1 GB to get an approximate cost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIPS AND ADVICE

 

FLOWERS 

Flowers for bouquets are limited in choice and subject to import availability at the time of your wedding.  The hotel can not guarantee specific flowers or colours.  Generally the hotel are supplied with tropical flowers in very bright colours; rarely do they have golden or ivory coloured flowers.  In the main; flowers supplied are roses, carnations or lillies.  Gypsophila is usually available to compliment any bouquet.

 

The wedding area and gazebo are usually decorated in red flowers, these are grown on resort and readily available and included in the cost of the wedding package.  To decorate the wedding area in alternative coloured flowers would be extremely costly and supply can not be guaranteed.  Also one has to consider the clarity for photographs, pale coloured flowers on pale sand with sun reflecting does not make for a colourful wedding photograph !!

If you want to have a specific coloured flower/s for your bouquet/s or wedding decorations; it is suggested that you purchase silk or paper flowers of your liking and bring them with you, the wedding co-ordinator will have your flowers made into a bouquet for you.   Same applies for table or wedding decorations.

 

HAIR AND BEAUTY

Due to limited supplies, it is recommended that you bring all your hair accessories, pins and hairspray.  Also nail polish, French Manicure kit, nail polish remover, nail decorations/ nail art;  make-up etc.

You may also want to bring cake decorations, candles, table decorations, balloons, banners, confetti, decorations & bows for the horse and carriage/reception etc as again; these are not supplied or readily available.

 

MUSIC 

If you want specific music played as you arrive/during/after your wedding then you should record all your music onto CD's/memory sticks and label them clearly for the DJ.  Same applies for music to be played at your reception and reception party.

Included free of charge in your wedding package; you will have a Cuban guitar & singing quartet; "Los Panchitos", playing at your wedding, if you do not wish to have them play then you should inform the wedding coordinator.

 

AFTER THE WEDDING

There are various options available to you for your wedding reception.

An evening meal will be provided in any A La Carte Restaurant of your choice for the Bride and Groom and their guests, this is included in the free wedding package.   However; if you wish to dine in any A La Carte Restaurant and select your own personal menu for your wedding partie this can be arranged at a cost of 12.50cuc per guest; excluding Bride and Groom.

If you wish to hold a private reception immediately after your wedding for you guests you can hire the exclusive use of the beautiful newly opened air-conditioned International Restaurant for your wedding partie;  a pre-requested evening wedding meal of your choice will be provided at a cost of 12.50 cuc per guest (excluding Bride and Groom).  You will have full use of a free bar, waiters and music if required.... Please discuss these options with the wedding coordinator.  

 

Alternatively you may wish to hire the exclusive use of the air-conditioned disco for a lively reception until 11pm when the discotheque opens it doors to other hotel guests; a pre-selected wedding meal can be served either in the disco or in the Italian restaurant opposite the disco. Cost = 12.50cuc per guest (Bride and Groom excluded).

 

For those who choose to have a more "quiet affair" there is no better place to share a romantic wedding meal than in the alternative Wedding Gazebo which is situated in the villa grounds ~ at a cost of just 25cuc you can pre-request your very own wedding menu based on your favourite foods and dine together in the wedding gazebo and toast your future happiness with the inclusive bottle of champagne.  Food is cooked by your own chef and you will also have your own personal waiter too.

 

 

 

 

You may have other ideas for your wedding partie, please feel free to contact the wedding coordinator and discuss your ideas; she will endeavour to do all that she can to make your day a very special and memorable occassion. 

 

 

 

 

An Alternative Wedding location in the Beautiful Villa Grounds

 

 

 

 

 

HONEYMOON PACKAGE

 

The Honeymoon package includes:- Free room upgrade (subject to availability), bottle of rum, one reservation for a special meal with a bottle of wine in one of the a la carte restaurants, late check-out (subject to availability). 

Documents required:-Wedding Certificate, you may show this to your Tour Operator & they will pass the request on to Brisas.

 

 

 

 

 

Why not join us on our FACEBOOK PAGE - Brisas Guardalavaca Cuba:-

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El Zaguan (Villa buffet restaurant), opens daily 7-10am, 12.00-2.00pm and 6.00-9.30pm. During the low season (May to September) this buffet may close completely or open on alternate evenings dependent upon occupation levels within the Villa complex; guests will use the services of the hotel buffet restaurant when El Zaguan is closed ~ just a short walk across the Tennis courts to the hotel side.
La Trattoria ~ Italian restaurant open from 6.30pm to 10.30pm x6 nights per week. reservations required
La Trattoria ~ Italian restaurant open from 6.30pm to 10.30pm x6 nights per week. reservations required
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