I just got married there this past May. Which package only includes 2 hours?
We added the cocktail hour (and the extra hour at the end for a negotiated rate of about 50% what they wanted). Cocktail hour seemed worth it bc for the same price, at least they give you food and a rooftop party...we hired the mariachi to entertain for this.
We had 36 people, but we had also paid for the 2 photographers meals and 2 other meals for guests that didn't make it due to a personal emergency at home, so we paid for 40 in all.
I think our bill was $6000 paid to the Barcelo.
Ultimately, the total expense of our wedding amounted to about 3.5 times that, when you add in EVERY little detail leading up to the day of. It was a lot more than I had every anticipated when first entertaining the idea of a destination wedding, but it was a beautiful day and when all is said and done, it was worth it for the most part.
See my post about wedding budgeting...I shared a spreadsheet that should help you calculate everything. Fortunately, my meticulous calculating paid off, bc when we arrived at the resort and had our first meeting with the WC, I had pretty much nailed it with the amount I expected to need!
But yes, Barcelo weddings, when done right, do seem to be more expensive than other resorts. Or so it seems, but then again I wouldn't know.