andean-wedding Cusco Andean Wedding Casa San Blas Boutique

Casa San Blas boutique / Cusco Hotel


ANDEAN WEEDING: A ceremony of great symbolism


The inhabitants of The Andes, following their traditions, consecrate their marriage to the Pachamama or Mother Earth in a special ceremony.

This is a manifestation our living culture.



The ritual starts by using incense and flower essences to “clean” the couple, as a symbol of the beginning of a new life.

Immediately, an offering to the Pachamama is prepared as a sign of gratitude for the blessings she provides us every day, including the joy of having reunited the couple.

Several elements are included in the offering: seeds, sweets, flowers, colored wool and others representing the Andean World. Also metals, animal fat and drinks (corn beer “chicha”, for example)

The celebrant is a shaman, an Andean sage, who will pray and ask for the wellbeing of the couple celebrating their union.



Couples actively participate in the ceremony and if close relatives are present they also ask for the welfare of the couple and their descendants.

This is a symbolic ceremony of great significance in the Andean world that some travelers are encouraged to perform to commemorate their anniversary and/or renew their marriage vows.

The ceremony is in Quechua, our native language and an interpreter is involved to facilitate the communication between the participants.



At Casa San Blas Boutique, hotel in Cusco, we will be happy to organize this unforgettable experience for our guests. Choose the Loraipo room dedicated to the «love couple» or one of our beautiful suites with city view.

We will organize this ceremony at La Casona Princesita, one of our sister companies in Cusco.

For more information please contact us at at Cusco – Peru
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Tocuyeros 556 Cuesta de San Blas, Cusco - Peru
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