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How much does a Wedding Cost at Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana?

How much does a wedding cost at Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana? [editors note: this post has been updated to reflect 2022/2023 pricing!!]

Hi my name is Lilian and I’m a travel advisor, I help couples find the perfect resort for their destination wedding! And yes, my job is really as much fun as it sounds! Today I’ll be discussing the cost of having your wedding at Hyatt Ziva in Punta Cana!

Hyatt Ziva is a family-friendly resort and Hyatt Zilara, which is next door is an adults-only resort. You must be 18+ to stay at the Zilara or attend a wedding at the Zilara. Adult guests can enjoy both properties. 

First, let me tell you that the Hyatt Ziva (and Hyatt Zilara which is next door!) have the most gorgeous blue water beach and white sand that you will ever see! Imagine how amazing that will look in the background of your wedding photos! I had the pleasure of traveling there recently and experiencing it firsthand, the Dominican Republic is truly a beautiful country!

Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana are the newest all-inclusive resorts in the beautiful gated community of Cap Cana. Located on the sought-after shores of Juanillo Beach in the Dominican Republic, Hyatt Cap Cana is a tropical paradise where guests can indulge in all-inclusive luxury surrounded by local culture, magnificent ocean views, and incredible amenities like sprawling infinity pools with swim-up bars, a water park with a lazy river and slides, 25 unique restaurants and bars, a world-class fitness center and so much more. Luxurious inclusions and welcoming staff ensure a vacation at Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana will exceed guests’ expectations in every way imaginable.

Curious to know what it would be like to have your wedding at Hyatt Ziva? Keep scrolling!

Highlights of having your wedding at Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

  • Complimentary weddings, all you have to do is say “I do”
  • Expertise to handle Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, Asian, non-denominational, and LGBT ceremonies
  • Knowledgeable team of wedding professionals to attend to every detail
  • Highly skilled pastry chefs craft intricate cakes and desserts
  • Trusted local partners make custom requests easy to fulfill
  • Return for special occasions such as honeymoons, vow renewals, and anniversaries
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So how much does it REALLY cost to have your wedding at Hyatt Ziva or Zilara in Cap Cana?

Hyatt Ziva and Zilara offer a complimentary wedding package with a minimum 7-night stay if it’s just the two of you. The other packages available depend on how many guests you would like to have in attendance, the type of package you choose, and the extras you would like to add on to make your day extra special. The cost of your wedding at Hyatt Ziva can range anywhere from $8k to $21K.  But no worries!  I am going to break down all the details for you in this post!

Here are the packages!

For Just the Two of You

Hyatt Ziva and Zilara’s complimentary wedding package, exclusively for the couple, is available with a 7-night stay in qualifying categories. This wedding package includes all of your favorite wedding amenities and traditions. Whether you marry in a gazebo or on the beach you’ll receive sweet amenities for Just the Two of You.

Includes the Couple:

  • Symbolic marriage ceremony & certificate, performed by a bilingual secular officiant
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Boutonniere
  • Wedding location
  • Sparkling wine toast after the Ceremony
  • Wedding cake after the Ceremony
  • Room decoration with flower petals & complimentary wine
  • Late checkout up to 3:00 PM subject to availability
  • Pre-planning and onsite services of a professional wedding concierge
  • Complimentary online bridal registry and Wedding Website
  • Access to the online wedding planning tool

Just the Two of You package can be complimentary if the wedding couple stays (7) nights or more in a qualifying category (Royal Junior Suite Ocean View or higher) and is only available Monday-Wednesday and Thursday-Sunday before 4 pm. Complimentary weddings are only available when requested at least 6 months before first before, the wedding date. For non-qualifying couples, a package may be purchased and is only available Monday-Wednesday and Thursday-Sunday before 4 pm. Restrictions apply.

If you don’t qualify for a complimentary package, You can purchase this package:

Package Price (below prices have been updated as of 08/02/2022)

2022 – $549 USD

2023 – $589.00 USD (Mon-Weds AM)

Additional Guest Costs

2022: Adult – $35 USD | Child (3 -12 years old) – $15.00 USD

Non-Hotel Guests $160 (2021)

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Intimate Elegance

Looking to invite guests, and still have a free wedding? Intimate Elegance is free for up to 10 guests with a minimum of 25 room nights purchased. For a sincere exchange of vows surrounded by those in your life that matter the most, I suggest this sophisticated wedding option that highlights the beginning of your life together! Say “I do” on a flawless shoreline, or in a lush tropical garden while their closest friends and family look on.

Bring your favorite music to accompany the ceremony, and enjoy a toast with your guests afterward. Intimate Elegance also includes a beachfront couple’s massage & romantic beachfront dinner for two. The best part? It’s all free with minimum room nights booked!

Includes Couple and up to 10 Guests:

  • Symbolic marriage ceremony & certificate, performed by a bilingual secular officiant
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Boutonniere
  • Wedding Location
  • Sparkling wine toast after the Ceremony
  • Wedding cake after the Ceremony
  • Room decoration with flower petals & complimentary wine
  • Late checkout up to 3:00 PM subject to availability
  • Pre-planning & onsite services of a professional wedding concierge
  • Complimentary online bridal registry and Wedding Website
  • Access to the online wedding planning tool
  • Ceremony table with white linen, and folding wedding chairs for guests
  • Sound system for the ceremony
  • Couples Massage (wedding couple)
  • Romantic dinner for the couple (wedding couple)

Intimate Elegance package can be complementary with 25 room nights or more (3 night minimum per room) combined within the group in qualifying categories (Royal Junior Suite Ocean Front or higher) and is only available Monday-Wednesday all day and Thursday-Sunday before 4 pm). Complimentary weddings are only available when requested at least 6 months prior to the wedding date. For non-qualifying couples, a package may be purchased and is only available Monday-Wednesday all day and Thursday-Sunday before 4 pm). Restrictions apply.

Package Price (below prices have been updated as of 08/02/202)

If you don’t qualify for this complimentary package, you can purchase it!

Package Price
2022 – $1,399 USD
2023 – $1,499.00 USD (Mon – Weds AM)

Additional Guest Costs
Adult – $ 35.00 USD | Child (4-12 years old) – $15 USD

Non-Hotel Guest Prices $160 (2021)

Lavish & Opulent

Lavish style is what you, your fiance, and up to 20 guests will receive with this wedding option! This package leaves no detail to chance. This package will leave you feeling like you were whisked away into a fairy tale where every dream comes true! With décor, catering, open bar, flowers, an officiant, music, the cake, and more all included.

Celebrate your love with a Lavish & Opulent wedding in which all your dreams come true. Your guests will witness your union at a gorgeous oceanfront gazebo or an idyllic beach venue, followed by a cocktail hour with appetizers and fully private wedding reception with a three-course meal. Special touches like a natural floral centerpiece and personalized menu cards make your big day unforgettable. Your and your love will especially enjoy romantic amenities such as a beachfront couple’s massage and the champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to your suite on your wedding night.

Includes Couple and up to 20 Guests:

  • Symbolic marriage ceremony & certificate, performed by a bilingual secular officiant
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Boutonniere
  • Wedding location
  • Sparkling wine toast after the Ceremony
  • Wedding Cake after the Ceremony
  • Room decoration with flower petals & complimentary wine
  • Late checkout up to 3:00 PM subject to availability
  • Pre-planning & onsite services of a professional wedding concierge
  • Complimentary online bridal registry and Wedding Website
  • Access to the online wedding planning tool
  • Ceremony table with white linen, and folding wedding chairs for guests
  • Sound system for the ceremony
  • Couples Massage (wedding couple)
  • Romantic dinner for the couple (wedding couple)
  • Natural floral centerpiece for the altar at the ceremony
  • Sparkling wine and sweet treat delivered to the newlyweds’ room the night of the wedding
  • Hair-styling and makeup for the bride in the resort spa
  • Manicure and pedicure for the bride in the resort spa
  • 15% discount on spa services for the wedding couple
  • 10% discount on spa services for the wedding guests
  • One (1) complimentary room night for the couple when celebrating their one year anniversary at the same hotel (One (1) complimentary room night with four(4) nights booked)
  • Private (1) hour cocktail party after the ceremony: includes a standard set up, open bar, and hor d’oeuvre’s
  • Private (3) hour wedding reception after the ceremony: includes 3-course plated menu, tables, chairs, white linens, white place settings, open bar, waiter staff

Total Package Price: (below prices have been updated as of 08/02/2022)

​​Monday-Wednesday all day and Thursday-Sunday before 4:00 PM

Package Price:


2022 – $5,199.00 USD


2023 – $5,569.00 USD

 

Additional Guest Costs:

2021: Adult – $105 USD | Child (3 -12 years old) – $55 USD

Non-Hotel Guests $160 (2021)

​​Premium Wedding Times Pricing: 

[Thursday-Sunday after 4:00 PM]

2022 – $5,699.00 USD


2023 – $6,099.00 USD

Additional Guest Costs:

[Thursday-Sunday after 4:00 PM]

2021: Adult – $105 USD | Child (3 -12 years old) – $55 USD

Non-Hotel Guest – $160 (2021)

Inviting over 20 guests?  You might want to consider the Luxury Package: 

Luxury Package

Includes the Couple and up to 38 guests
  • Complimentary online wedding registry, website & on-site services
  • VIP status for the wedding couple
  • Tropical floral arrangement, one bottle of champagne and fruit basket in the couple’s room upon arrival
  • Complimentary bathrobes & slippers for the couple to use during their stay
  • Pressing of the couple’s wedding attire
  • Hairstyling and makeup for the Bride
  • Manicure and pedicure for the Bride
  • Groom’s haircut
  • Symbolic marriage ceremony and certificate, performed by a secular and bilingual officiant
  • Decorated beach location or ocean front gazebo*
  • Ceremony table with white linen and white folding chairs
  • Fresh floral centerpiece for the altar at the ceremony (white roses or tropical flowers)
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere (white roses or tropical flowers)
  • Two (2) mini bouquets, (3) boutonnieres and (2) corsages for the bridal party (white roses or tropical flowers)
  • Basic sound system for the ceremony
  • Professional photographer during the ceremony (includes 50 digital photos)
  • Video services during the ceremony (includes a DVD)
  • After ceremony sparkling wine toast
  • Signature wedding cake
  • Three (3) flowers for the cake (white roses or tropical flowers)
  • Private one (1) hour cocktail party after the ceremony, with standard setup, open bar and hors d’oeuvres
  • Solo musician (live music) 1-set during cocktail hour
  • Private three (3) hour wedding reception including a three-course meal, open bar and standard set up
  • Personalized menu card per table for the reception
  • Four (4) basic centerpieces for the reception tables (white roses or tropical flowers)
  • DJ and MC service for 3 hours (dance floor not included)
  • Room decoration with flower petals and complimentary wine the night of the wedding
  • ‘Honeymoon’ breakfast in bed the morning after the ceremony
  • 50 minutes massage for the wedding couple
  • Private romantic dinner on the beach for the wedding couple
  • 15% discount on spa services for the wedding couple
  • 10% discount on spa services for the wedding couple
  • Late checkout till 6:00pm (subject to availability)

Package Price:
2022 – $16,499 USD Monday- Wed all day and Thursday-Sunday before 4 PM 

2022 – $16,699 USD Premium wedding times: Thursday – Sunday after 4 PM



Additional Guest Costs
2022: Adult – $115 USD | Child (4-12 years old) – $60 USD
Babies under 3 are complimentary. Extra table decor and centerpiece not included on additional guest cost.

 

How much is the deposit to confirm a date with the resort?

To confirm and hold your date and time for your wedding with the resort is a $500 fee. This ensures that no one else will book at the same time. This fee is non-refundable, so be sure doubly sure of your date before you book! The fee will be applied to your wedding package once you have picked it.

How many weddings does the resort have in one day?

Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana offer 3 times to pick from per day. One in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. 

Does Hyatt Zilara offer same-sex weddings?

Yes.

How far in advance do we need to book our wedding? 

There is no set time in advance that you must book your wedding, but Hyatt Ziva and Zilara books extremely quickly and well over a year in advance, so it’s best to start the planning process as soon as you can, to give you the most flexibility on dates, especially if you’d like a weekend date. Especially if you have a specific date in mind. Most couples start the planning process at least 18 months in advance.

Do weddings at Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana include all the vendors we’ll need or Can I bring my own vendors for our wedding? 

You can use the hotel vendors or you can bring your own. You are welcome to bring in your own vendors from outside the resorts, both from the local area and internationally, for a $1,000 fee per vendor. There will be an additional outside vendor fee for all outside vendors, though. The fee right now is $1,000 per vendor. Hyatt will discount this fee to $500 if the vendor stays in the resort for a minimum of 3 nights. 

 

Many couples want to bring their own photographer and videographer from home, so to avoid paying double fees I would recommend hiring a photographer who is also a videographer. Please note that if you want to bring your own officiant there is no vendor fee at this time for officiant at Hyatt Ziva. Many couples invite a close friend to be their officiant. 

How much will my wedding cost if I have 30 guests?

To have 30 guests or more, you should choose the Lavish and Opulent package. Each of these packages includes 20 guests, with the option of adding more guests. Additional adult guests cost $95 and additional children guests cost $47.50. So if you are adding on 10 additional adult guests, you will pay an additional $950.

Is there anything that is *not* included in the wedding packages above?

Here are some extras that you can purchase separately for your wedding: DJ, Photographer, Videographer, Table Centerpieces, Decor not mentioned on the package list. 

So I’m breaking down these extra services here with prices for you to plan your wedding:

DJ

You can hire a DJ with the wedding department for 3 hours for a fee of $1,086

Photography

The Basic package $495 –  1 hour coverage

  • The Bride’s Party & the Groom’s Party
  • Complete Ceremony
  • Family and Guest Group Photos
  • Bridal Party Photos
  • Newlywed Photos

The Basic Package Includes:

  • 30 digital images
  • Online Gallery to download the files

The Essential Package $795 – 2 hour coverage

  • Groom’s Party and the arrival of the Bride’s Party
  • Complete Ceremony
  • Family and Guest Group Photos
  • Bridal Party Photos
  • Newlywed Photos

The Essential Package Includes:

  • 60 Digital Images
  • Online Gallery to download the files

The Premium Package $1295 – 4 hour coverage

  • Bride and Groom Getting Ready
  • Groom’s Party and the arrival of the Bride’s Party
  • First Look or reveal the Bride ( Optional)
  • Complete Ceremony
  • Family and Guest Group Photos
  • Newlywed Photo Session
  • Cocktail Party.
  • Reception (1 st Hours)

The Premium Package Includes:

  • 150 Digital images
  • Online Gallery to download the files
  • I Photo Book (50 photos)

The Deluxe Package $1950 – 5 hour coverage

  • Bride and Groom Getting Ready.
  • Groom’s Party and the arrival of the Bride’s Party.
  • First Look or reveal the Bride ( Optional).
  • Family and Guest Group Photos.
  • Newlywed Photo Session.
  • Cocktail Party.
  • Reception and First Dance.
  • Party and Cake Cutting

The Deluxe Package Includes:

  • 250 Digital Images
  • Online Gallery to download the files
  • I Photo Book (50 photos)

Looking for even more wedding day photography coverage? There are even larger packages to choose from! Click the contact button and I can go over them with you!

Hoping to hire your own wedding photographer? You can! However, the resort charges an outside vendor fee of $1200

Videography 

  • 1 hour coverage – $590 
  • 3 hour coverage – $1280
  • 5 hour coverage – $1750
  • All day coverage – $2495

Table centerpieces

It will depend on how big and elaborate you want each centerpiece to be. Prices start at $75 and go up to $290 per centerpiece. I send my brides and grooms the list of centerpieces with pictures and prices to aid in their decisions making process..

So how much does a wedding cost at Hyatt Ziva/Zilara? 

Here is an example!

If you chose the Lavish package with an add on of 1-hour photography, DJ 1-hour Videography, and 10 table centerpieces at $75 each, then your total wedding cost would be: $8,120 

What is the minimum number of rooms for a group discount and how do I book rooms for my guests?

I can totally help you with that! A typical wedding room block consists of at least 10 or more rooms for a total of 3 or more nights. Once your date is confirmed we will request your rate and concession ( freebies) details from the resort and will walk you through the room block contracting process from there. Your guests will get a better booking rate with the group and you will get complimentary rooms! This translates to a cash refund for you to use toward your own room or wedding package! I provide all my couples with an Organizational tool to keep all wedding-related plans and ideas in one place, help you with your wedding website, take care of all guest’s room reservations, answer all their questions, etc. 

 

Do all our guests have to stay at the hotel to be able to come to our wedding?

The hotel requires that 80% of the wedding guests stay at the Hyatt. All guests that are not staying on-site at the hotel must pay a fee of $170 per person to attend the wedding. This fee allows them to enter the property only 30 minutes before the ceremony time and they must leave at the end of the reception. It’s best for you if all your guests stay at the Hyatt, the more rooms you book the more freebies you’ll get from the hotel ( freebies translate into cash for your wedding) 

I know it’s a lot of information but I can help you! Schedule a complimentary consultation and we can go over all your questions about this resort to see if it is a match for you two. 

Having recently stayed at the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara I was able to work with their wedding department closely so that I can plan weddings for my couples. I loved everything about this resort and its wedding department was top-notch!

I know it’s a lot to digest and make sense of but I’m here to help! 

Here’s how it works …

  • Click below to schedule a call, You pick a time that’s convenient for you
  • During our 45-minute chat, You’ll get to ask all your questions, we’ll uncover your biggest struggles and how I can help;
  • We’ll talk about how you can save money, reduce stress and get money back from the resorts for planning your wedding with me.
  • If you decide I can help you plan your dream day, I’ll guide you through the next steps in working with me

If you are thinking about having a destination wedding and don’t know where to start, let’s chat!

 ‘ Happy client’ testimonial:

“ Lilian was a delight to work with from beginning to end. My now husband and I wanted a destination wedding with white sand and blue water. Lilian went through countless resorts in a variety of countries helping us narrow it down. She then went back and forth with us regarding little details that kept coming up in order for us to find the perfect location for all parties involved. Lilian went above and beyond and even visited the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana to give us a first-hand account of how amazing it truly is. She dealt with all of the behind-the-scenes details regarding booking, transportation and any other issues that came about along the way. I recently put a call into Lilian to book a trip back to the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana with all of my friends next year! Thank you, Lilian, we would have never found our perfect location if it weren’t for you. We can’t wait to plan our next trip with you!” 

Kelsey & Banning said “I DO”  at Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Cap Cana in March 2022

 

 

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