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  1. I got married at the Valentin Imperial May May 8, 2009 and chose this hotel on the fact that it had a beautiful onsite wedding chapel! The resort is just the perfect size for a destination wedding: not too small for your guests to be bored, and not too big for your guest to get lost from one another. The service is amazing. Perfect location in between Cancun and Playa del Carmen so your guests can do the party thing in Cancun (if they want) or choose to go for a stroll in Playa Del Carmen which is only 10 min away. Feel free to check out my wedding pics as our photographer (Del Sol Phot
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by t777a Graciela i saw a dance floor at the reception, was that extra ? Yes the dancefloor was extra. I hired an outside DJ for my wedding. DJ Dorremix (Ivan Gomez) who I highly recommend. I wrote a review for him if you would like to read it. His website is http://doremixx.com/ and you can email him at ivan@doremixx.com or djcunmix@gmail.com
  3. Hello Ladies! As promised, here are my professional pictures from our wedding! We got Marco Cossu to do some pics during the reception (which is included in the Unforgettable Package - 36 pics) but if photos play an important part in your wedding, which they did for me, I highly suggest DELSOL Photography. Vincente did our pics, he's a bit cheaper then Sol or Matt but in my opinion just as good. Our slideshow: 05.08.09 Graciela y Jamie | Wedding at Valentin Imperial Maya | Photos by Vincent All 352 pics: ..:: Pictage | Registration ::.. (You have to become a member to
  4. We hired Doremixx as our DJ for our wedding at the Valentin Imperial Maya on May 8, 2009. I had the opportunity to go to Cancun several times with work so I met with a few DJs to see what they had to offer. When I met Ivan Gomez I knew he was the DJ I wanted! Such a professional business person! He will email you a list of all his songs and even a list of suggested songs for 1st dance, father and bride, cake songs, etc. Ivan can even download a song if he doesnt have it and within minutes he can play it for you! A few "wow's" I have to mention about Ivan....I emailed him in the middle of the n
  5. Hola amigas! Basically there are 4 "outside" locations you can choose for your reception: 1. La Terrasa (The Terrace) next to La Hacienda (mexican) restaurant - This is where I chose to have my reception and in my opinion, the nicest. Hidden in a corner part of the resort where no other guests can get to unless they come along a path to this area where the waiters will stop them from entering. We had made friends with alot of the guests staying in the hotel previously (since the hotel was so empty due to influenza) so we just kindly asked them to return after the speeches and they
  6. Hello Ladies!!!!! First of all I would like to apologize to all of you for not being involved in the forum when I too once was a newbie with lots of question about the Valentin and RM. I got married at the Valentin last friday and it was AMAZING!!! I highly encourage those who are deliberating on canceling because of the flu virus to NOT CANCEL!!! I too have been effected by this horrible virus when every single one of my friends had to cancel their flights including all my bridesmaids. We had a guestlist from 45 down to 20 but I realize that it was OUR day not those who were supposed to at
  7. I havent planned anything with Guadalupe yet...I plan to do a visit down there sometime this month or next which I told her that I will be doing. I would like to check out some of their decorations otherwise I will be bringing some down myself. From what I have heard you do all the flowers, wedding cake, menu, etc. the day you arrive at the hotel. Im going to try to do it earlier so that I can spend more time with my guests. So far I have just put the $800 deposit as well so think thats pretty standard. Have you decided on a photographer? We are going with Delsol Photography, they are a
  8. Let all of us know if there is any way of getting a child in for our wedding day at the Valentin. I would really like to have my nephew at the event and Im having the guilts for choosing a resort that doesnt allow children. There must be a way....
  9. They do decorate the reception for you depending on which wedding package you purchase. There are several nice places on the resort you can choose for your reception. This all depends on how many guests you will be having. For a smaller group the gazebo is very nice and for a bit larger the terrace is absolutely beautiful with a fountain in the middle! I did a site visit back in July and fell in love with this place! They do allow outside vendors including an outside photographer, you just need to pay as if they were a guest - $100 which is very reasonable since some other resorts I kno
  10. Have you checked out Trip Advisor? Theres a ton of info plus the travelers pics will give you a basic idea of the grounds of the resort. Guillermo is right, you can basically make the decisions of your ceremony/reception when you get there. I plan on going there a few times before my wedding to go over catering, decorations, religious ceremony, etc. but only because Im lucky that my job sends me to Cancun quite a bit in the winter and I just dont want to hassle with this stuff on my first day there with all my family and friends present. I had to pay a $800 non refundable deposit to book my we
  11. Hello Everyone! I just got back last night from a 24hr layover in Cancun and the Valentin Imperial Maya and it is everything I thought it was going to be and more! Im a flight attendant for a canadian airline and work on an on-call basis as I am fairly new. So when crew scheduling called me on friday night and told me I had to go to Cancun saturday morning I nearly hit the roof! Just what I have been wanting....a chance to go and check out the Valentin! Guadalupe was supposed to be off at 1pm that day but she kind heartedly waited for me to arrive until 6:30 and showed me the place until 8pm..
  12. Wow Lelly, that great information! Thank you so much, your input is so appreciated! I am in the exactly same situation as you are in relation to wanting my ceremony in the chapel as well to have a catholic wedding.....how sure was Guillermo in saying that they wont be have catholic weddings on the resort amymore? I am IN LOVE with that chapel and havent considered the ceremony anywhere else. I did a site visit in Playa Del Carmen in March and checked out those churches in town and didnt like them....too touristy there. Guadalupe, the wedding coordinator, has assured me that I CAN have my weddi
  13. Thank you so much for all the info! Much appreiciated! Ive been doing lots of research on this place at it looks stunning but am discouraged on mishaps I have read on Trip Advisor as well. Im hoping to go and check it out in the next couple of months. Have been trying to book a date with the WC but she hasnt replied to my email in over a week! You would think for a new place they would be trying to gain a good reputation and be on top of things. The sad thing is that I have pretty much decided to go with Valentin because of the beautiful church and the price of AI for 1 week there. I have a da
  14. Dear Lelly, Nice to know there are others considering this resort as its very new and agree with you that I dont think there has been many weddings there yet. I am so exicted for you that you're going there this week to get some info on the place and would greatly appreciate it if you can share some with me! Guadalupe is the coordinator there and so far has sent me some great pics but I would like to see the restaurants where the reception could be help. Let me know how it goes! Take care and enjoy the RM!
  15. Thats so funny...Im in the exact same dilemna as you and have narrowed my options between the Iberostar and Valentin Imperial Maya as well! Weird! Leaning more towards the VIM because of costs. Are you planning to use the chapel as well? Would love to share info with you....lets keep in touch!
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