Puerto Rico Isla Verde Wedding Frequently Asked QuestionsMany questions arise when it comes to weddings at the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They range from "Can weddings be held outdoors?" to "How do I plan my wedding long distance?" to "Do you have wedding packages?" Get the answers to these and other frequently asked questions by perusing the list below.
What is our first step?
After deciding on a time frame, contact the Courtyard Isla Verde Beach Resort catering department to verifya our availability. Once the date and time have been established for your wedding, we will send you a contract outlining the wedding services that you have selected.
How do we contact someone about booking our wedding or reception?
In order to better serve you, our catering department asks that you fill out the request for proposal form provided in our website. Once it is completed click "Submit"; upon Receipt of your form the information will be reviewed and a manager from our catering department will contact you. You may also call our catering department and we will be glad to assist you. (787) 253-2308
How do I plan my wedding long distance?
We know that planning your wedding from far can be stressful, which is why we will be in contant communication with you via telephone and e-mail and we will be delighted to answer all of your questions prior to your wedding event. You can be certain that our team of professionals at the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort is able, willing, and ready to assist you in planning that special day at the hotel.
What do I need to do once I arrive in Puerto Rico?
Check in, sit back, relax and enjoy the sun and the warm weather! Don't forget to obtain your marriage license, which is the most important step upon arriving in Puerto Rico. After all, that is why you are here! We can refer a prefered vendor who will assist you in obtaining your marriage license and paperwork.
If my event is outdoors, what happens if it rains?
There is no need to worry! During an outdoor event, we reserve an indoor area as a backup in case a function has to be relocated due to bad weather. Weather call decisions take place on the same day of the vent.
Can my wedding ceremony be on the beach?
Yes, your wedding ceremony can be performed right on the beach with the Atlantic ocean as your backdrop.
What is your service fee and sales tax?
For banquet events, a 20% banquet administration fee will be added to all food and beverage charges. Also, a municipal sales tax of 11.5% is applied to all retail sales and services.
Do you offer Wedding Packages?
Yes,we offer a wedding package with either buffet or plated menus. Our wedding package includes one cocktail hour with hors d' oeuvres and a signature drink, one glass of sparkling house wine for toast, a three course plated dinner or buffet dinner, three hours of premium open bar, cake cutting fee, and complimentary food tasting for two poeple for weddings of 40-60 guests, and for four people for weddings of 61-130 guests. Our wedding packages are available at our website.
When should we discuss our menu selections?
Menus can be discussed at any time but we request that they be finalized a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the event date in order to guarantee availability of items and price.
Do you provide the wedding cake?
We can provide a list of specialized vendors who will provide the perfect wedding cake for the occasion; size varies depending on the number of guests.
Do you provide a non-denominational minister?
We can refer you to different ministers based on your religious or non-denominational needs.
Do you provide a photographer?
We can provide a list of prefered photographers for your wedding ceremony and reception who will take pictures of this special day, capturing memories that will last for a lifetime.
What music should I use?
We have a list of different musicians or DJ's who can provide you with the music of your preference. They will make sure that you enjoy the party and dance all night!
Who will do my hair and makeup?
We provide a list of beauty professionals who will do your hair and makeup. A team of professionals will pamper you and make sure that you look beautiful on your day.
Do you decorate my wedding?
We can provide a list of professional wedding decorators who will create the wedding of your dreams.