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Dreams Rivera Cancun Resorts and Spa

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(Rated 4.6 stars with 28 reviews)
Rated #2 of 80 Cancun on BDW
The luxurious Dreams Riviera Cancun takes its personality from its incredible location — just 30 minutes from the “hot” excitement of Cancun yet right on the “cool” Caribbean close to Playa del Carmen and many other of the Mayan Riviera’s most sought after sights. Most importantly, it is an enchanting wonderland where families, couples, singles and friends enjoy all the pleasures and privileges of Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included.

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By tlwarren, · 1 Comment

Pros: Beautiful resort, great food, amazing party
Cons: Confusing planning process, expensive
We got married on May 24th on the North Beach with our reception at the Seaside Grill. I may be a little biased, but it was the best wedding ever! We had several other guests say the same thing. I will try and hit the important categories of our experience...   Planning - This was the worst part of our whole Dreams experience. The information packets they send you are poorly organized with conflicting information throughout. I knew that we wouldn't speak with a wedding coordinator until 3 mont

By jenna85, · 1 Comment

Pros: The resort itself and its service
Cons: Buffet food
We had our wedding on January 23, 2016 with a total of 58 people in our party. We booked our stay through Vacations for Less with Teresa Stauring. Our TA is absolutely wonderful and definitely helpful with all the booking needs we had. We stayed for 7 nights while some guests stayed between 4-7 nights. Everybody loved the resort and definitely had a wonderful time. The front desk staff were absolutely wonderful. I would definitely like to mention Maria from the frontdesk with all her assistanc
We got married this past June at Dreams Rivera Cancun and it was absolutely everything I could have ever wanted- and was so incredibly stress free!! Our rehearsal dinner was at the Mexican restaurant (semi-private) and our ceremony/reception was on the beach. Claudia did an amazing job with everything. There wasn't one thing I would change about our whole experience. :)

By pddcmc, · 1 Comment

Pros: Gorgeous resort and accommodations. Beautiful Ceremony!
Cons: Wedding Coordinator
We had the Dreams of Love Wedding package on April 17th with the ceremony at 5:30 pm on the North Beach, cocktail at the Jacuzzi, and reception at the deck.   Travel: We flew with Apple vacations/Frontier Air. We had no problem taking our wedding outfits on the plane (the biggest pain was carrying it through the airport!) We got a private overhead compartment to lay our clothes down in. No problem with customs. We were over-weight with all three pieces of luggage, but when we checked our bags,
Pros: Food, Music, details, flowers, it was all great.
Cons: Leading up to the big event you might feel you are being neglected by the slower communication. Don't worry though your day will be AMAZING.
Ladies, let me start by saying what an amazing time I had over the 5 days that we spent at Dreams Rivera Cancun.  My husband and I started out search last year and had just a short list of criteria for our perfect wedding location.  We wanted a smaller resort that had really good food.  That was it!  Boy did this resort pay off.  The entire resort is is just 2 or 3 long buildings with the main entrance housing all of the entertainment and restaurants (for the most part)  There is just one centra

By DWB2B2014, · 16 Comments

Pros: Wedding coordinator, food, organization, spa, cake, service, etc
Cons: allergies
Review of Dreams Riviera Cancun   So happy I chose this resort!   Wedding Date: Jan 28, 2014   When we arrived at the resort, it was interesting to say the least. We had 3 vans of private transportation and ours was the first to arrive. I got out of the van and was immediately offered a cold towel and my dress and all my wedding decorations in them put onto a cart. My fiancé (at the time) was mentioning how someone was video taping us. I did not see this but assumed it must have something

By JBarks, · 9 Comments

Pros: Wedding Coordinator, Flowers, Organization, Photography, Food.... pretty much everything!
Cons: Expensive DJ service
When we first arrived at the resort, my fiancée and I were immediately whisked away to the preferred club lobby to check in. Right away we had drinks of our choice delivered to us and we sat down to go over our package with Natalia at the concierge, who is amazing – I was calling her my fairy godmother. Any question or request we had of her, she made happen, plus some, in most cases. Without our asking, she started looking for our room upgrade options, saying it didn’t look like anything would b
Pros: Dreams is beautiful and accommodating, great for families, fantastic service, made the best memories of our life!!
Cons: Communication was delayed the last week before the wedding, A few guests got very sick, room service at night was 2+hrs some nights
Hello to all Brides and Grooms! My husband Josh and I got married in the beautiful Mayan Riviera, at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa on May 7, 2013. We were there for 14 days from May 4-18. We went down to Mexico the year before our wedding and booked appointments to look at a few of the resorts, all of them were so amazing in different ways. On the day we first got to the DRC, it was stunning - breathtaking! We knew right away that's where we would get married. It had all the service a

By JustNoelle, · 1 Comment

Pros: Wedding coordinator; Stunning resort; Great food; Great Staff
Cons: Try to “nickel and dime” for everything; Beach is not that great
First, let me say that our wedding at Dreams was absolutely AMAZING!! [b]Email Communication:[/b] Our wedding coordinator was Lorena and to be honest with you, I did not have any issues with not getting email responses like the other brides. Maybe it’s because I only emailed her 5-6 times. But when I did email her, I would email her a long list of questions/comments that I’d accumulate over weeks/months. The longest response time was about 3 weeks which was expected because she does have to

By Judany, · 2 Comments

Pros: Wedding staff will do what you need, attentive when you arrive.
Cons: Hotel food and rooms were not the best.
Check In: We arrived around 11am on a Thursday from our flight and we were greeted with champagne.  They then whisked us off to the preferred lobby for check in. My parents stayed in the regular checkin and had a room immediately.  Our honeymoon suite was not ready, they instructed us to return at 1pm.  We then were greeted by Vucko, who was awesome!  He told us about the resort and signed us up for a marketing event for referrals after we had some light breakfast of course.  We were to enter in

By BettyT, · 1 Comment

Pros: Beautiful venue and beach, wedding day went perfectly
Cons: Poor email communication during the last month leading up to the wedding.
Wedding: May 20th, 2013; Coordinator: Lorena Ceremony (symbolic): Gazebo, 5:30pm Reception: South Beach, 8:00pm Ultimate Wedding Package Guests: 30 adults, 8 kids Price: Approx. $4000 USD for Wedding excl. photography.   Accommodation value: We paid approximately $1500 CAD per person (flight, hotel, all inclusive meal plan incl. taxes).  We got a group discount through Westjet Vacations.  I thought the resort was worth the price we paid.  We were automatically upgraded from

By Rach0636, · 3 Comments

Pros: Wedding Coordinator, photographer
Cons: DJ
Here is my wedding review finally!! Sorry it is really long! Please anyone let me know if you have any questions. My email is Rach0636@aol.com   Check-in Process: So when we first arrived in Mexico it was so gorgeous out! Since we went through an amazing travel agent, we got picked up by private transportation and had a couple guys holding up a big sign in the shape of a heart with Robert and I’s picture blown up on it and it said “Mr. and Mrs. Wahl.” It was so cute I felt like a celebr

By ashley822, · 1 Comment

Pros: wedding staff, rooms, service
Cons: steaming (dress) service - DO NOT USE
Wedding: January 10, 2013; Coordinator: Gina Welcome Cocktail Hour (Private): Barracuda Beach; 6:30pm (Jan 9 - night before wedding) Ceremony (symbolic): North Beach, 3:30pm Cocktail Hour: Desires Terrace, 5:00pm Reception: Seaside Grill, 6:30pm Ultimate Wedding Package & Extra Photo Package using Adventure Photos (on-site photographers) Guests: 23 adults, 1 infant (2 yr old)   We had the best time at DRC and wish we could go back or had spent more time there! My revi

By Savs1027, · 3 Comments

Pros: photographer, resort, wedding coordinator,
Cons: alot of kids
Ok, Here's my full review... I have no idea how to organize this. I want to make sure I touch on everything about the hotel and wedding so I think I'm going to organize this by days. I'll just go day by day and if you have any questions just let me know!! I'll make sure to check back for awhile to answer anything!    Thursday -  we flew United and they would not let me hang my dress up. The flight attendant was rude (which they will be getting a letter about) and I had to lay my dress d
AArrival Date: December 5, 2012 Wedding Date: December 7, 2012 Number of Guests: 20 Heaven on Earth!! Our wedding couldn't have been any more perfect! We used Wendy Hicks with Wright Ravel and everything with our transfers, hotels, flights, etc. was incredibly smooth. she is a true professional made our trip and wedding and all of our guests' experiences easy and fantastic. I highly recommend her! Flight: To start out, we flew business class on a direct flight on American- we upgraded at th

By Cbert22, · 0 Comments

Hello Ladies,   I got married at Dreams on 11/30 and i have to say that it far surpassed all of my expectations! Having a destination wedding and choosing Dreams were the best decisions we ever made and you will NOT regret it!! Below is a brief review. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any questions as I was not able to get too detailed here and there are plenty of things I have left out. I know how hard it is to plan this so I am happy to help in any way I can, although I

By Shellbee, · 1 Comment

Hi Ladies!   I had my wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun and it was AMAZING!! All of my guests (48ppl) said it was the BEST wedding they had ever been to. This thread helped me SO much when I was planning my wedding so I wanted to put it out there that if anyone had any questions please feel free to contact me on here or you can email me @ xshellbee@gmail.com. My wedding cooridinator was Lorena and she was AMAZING. I had a lot of trouble getting a hold of her up until the couple of weeks bef

By RollerBride, · 6 Comments

A *this is pretty long but I just wanted to help out anyone else who might be planning a wedding at DRC. It's not easy planning an event somewhere that you have never been. Please feel free to ask me any questions and I will do my best to answer* Length of trip: August 1- August 10, 2012 Wedding Date: Saturday August 4th, 2012 Ceremony: North Beach Cocktail: Desires Lounge Reception: Pool Deck/Seaside Grill Wedding Coordinator: Evangelina -> Yamina -> Lorena Photos: Anel, Adventur
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By Katie Beth, · 10 Comments

Pros: service,food,wedding services
Cons: sea grass,chairs,dress code
A Since I lived by this blog for the last year I figured I would return the favor by sharing my details with the brides to be. All year I read "don't worry when you get there it will be fine" and man I wished I listened bc it was way better than I could have dreamed! We are a group of 40 New Yorkers who vacation pretty regularly so we have high expectations.   My WC was Lorena (I got switched to her from Yamina like 3 weeks before). I got the Ultimate package and stayed for 10 days from July 3
Hi Brides,   I am getting married (shortly) in DRC and had a few questions.     The wedding coordinator sent over photos of flowers/centerpieces options but more than half of the photos show dead flowers (and these are photos that they send out to people!), what has your experience been with the flowers? Any recommendations? Has anyone used an outside florist in Cancun?   We have gift bags for all of our guests and I was informed that the front desk "would not hold them" but co
Pros: Food, Beach, Sun, Groom :)
Cons: Email Communication :(
Hello! My groom- no, husband!- and I just returned from Dreams Riviera Cancun for our wedding and it was PERFECT. The roller coaster ride of wedding planning included some excitement, nervousness, aggravation and anxiety; in the end, everything was perfect and in the days since my wedding, I have said several times like a broken record: there is absolutely NOTHING I would have changed! The day, the resort, and the wedding was perfect. I'll tell you all about it!   Location: Dreams Riviera

By JimC, · 1 Comment

Pros: Great Service, always "It's a pleasure.."
Cons: very few
Hello all, while I haven’t been posting I have been reading and enjoying all the conversations, the helpful hints and the sage advice. We were married on October 5, 2011 on the North Beach at DRC. Our journey began last October when we were engaged in Cozumel on October 15, 2010 and decided at that time to get married on the Riviera Mayan. A destination wedding sounded like the thing to do. Albeit, neither of us new anything about how to plan or arrange a destination wedding. We thought we wo

By jEMME, · 8 Comments

Pros: Constant entertainment, Clean, New
Cons: None
Hello everyone, I just got married at DRC on Monday (10-17-11).  Like most of you, I planned my wedding through emails and stalking this website for pointers and tips. First thing is first - DO NOT STRESS/PANIC. I know this is hard to say, but I was in the same boat as many of you guys. Everything was perfect. It was our "Dreams" Wedding.   PLANNING PHASE: I think that through this phase I went through 3 separate wedding planners. We went with the Ultimate Wedding package. We sent th
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By Keine Dennis, · 3 Comments

Pros: Everything is beautiful at this property
Cons: None that I can think of
Hi brides and grooms,   I hvae just got back from this property and took LOTS! of photos, feel free to view my albums. Locations, rooms, restaurant and PLAN B!  ENJOY !

By Rick949, · 22 Comments

Pros: Everything
Cons: None
Why we chose a Destination Weddings? After I asked my girlfriend for her hand in marriage and she said yes we started looking at local venues in our hometown Orange County, California. We put our guest lists together which came out to be approximately 180 people and our only time frame was within a 1 week period because my girlfriend (now Wifey) is a full time nursing student and her semester break was our only opportunity. We started shopping around for about 3 months quickly discovering that

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