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#1 ceciliac78

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    Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:15 PM

    Hi everyone,

    I am a newbie, and want to see if anyone has any opinions and/or information about Riu Santa Fe, the newest resort in Cabo, right near Riu Palace. I am considering getting married there early next year but am a little nervous since the hotel is so new and the WC has not done any weddings there yet for me to judge whether she is any good.

    I was just in Cabo over MLK holiday weekend, but we did not see anybody getting married. The WC we talked to said that nobody gets married in Jan. there. The wedding season apparently starts in Feb. Is there a reason why people don't get married in Jan. there? I checked the average weather for both Jan. and Feb. and they appear to be about the same. I would like to get married the Saturday of the Presiden't Day holiday weekend next year in February, but it falls on Valentine's Day. I don't have anything against getting married on Valentine's Day other than the fact that there will be 50 other couples getting married on that day, which I would like to avoid if possible, which is why I am considering January. Is there any specific reason why people don't get married in January in Cabo that I don't know about?

    Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    -Cecilia

    #2 A&P08

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      Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:29 PM

      How did you like the resort?

      #3 ceciliac78

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        Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:08 PM

        The hotel was nice. The rooms are pretty nice as well, but the beds felt hard and uncomfortable. The terrace location where the ceremonies are held is beautiful with the ocean and arch in the background. The grounds are huge...it reminded me of college campus. I just don't know if the WC is any good.

        Well, hopefully, brides who start to get married there will come here and share their experience.

        #4 Glamourina

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          Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:58 AM

          I'm looking at Riu Santa Fe as a possible site for my wedding next year too... Riu seems to have a good reputations with weddings so I'm sure Santa Fe would be great Cecilia! :)

          #5 Sandra E.

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            Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:58 PM

            I'm going to have to let you know how it is. We are getting married there on March 22, 2008 and I was hoping to find anyone that has gotten married there. But I guess it's too new. Paola, the WC has been great so far she emails me back right away when I have a questions. So we'll see.

            #6 ceciliac78

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              Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:46 AM

              Thanks so much. I would really appreciate to hear how you like getting married there. I haven't put down a deposit yet because I am still a bit anxious. Where do you plan to have your reception dinner? At one of the restaurants or have a private dinner at the terrace area where the ceremony will be held? Did you buy one of their wedding packages?

              #7 Sandra E.

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                Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:59 AM

                I will let you know. Since we're having mexican for the rehearsal dinner, we decided to choose the steak house restaurant.

                I did purchased the Royal package and at the beginning I had extras, but I decided to book the flowers and the mariachi band with outside vendors. So far Paola seems very nice and gets back with me right away.

                #8 cabobridey

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                  Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:31 PM

                  Hi = )

                  I am getting married there in July. Although I have stayed at the Riu palace, and I saw the Santa Fe when it was almost finished. Unfortunately though, i havent stayed there to try it out.
                  We do not know where we will have our reception yet. You can chose one of the restaurants, and it is included in the AI package. You can also arrange to have a private reception, and the cost was about 50 or 60 per person... and only beer and wine is included.
                  Would definately be nice to have a private dinner... but we are very frugal so will likely go for one of the restaurants.

                  I have not had great responses with our WC Ericka, but when you call her on it... she gets back to you faster.

                  If you are still trying to decide where to do the wedding, this forum is a great way to see what people are saying. Since the Santa Fe is new it is very tough since there have been no weddings yet (or none that I know of).
                  I am really confident with the choice to have it here. I am a travel agent, and Riu has a very good name, and reputation. For my FH and I, the only decision we had to make was between Riu Palace, or Riu Santa Fe. And the only reason we chose Santa Fe was so that our guests wouldnt have to fork out as much.

                  Good luck!!

                  #9 MANNEY

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                    Posted 19 April 2008 - 11:25 AM

                    Hey Ladies~
                    I am officially a Santa Fe Bride, to be married April/09. We decided to go with the Royal Package.

                    Hope to share experiences and Info with other Santa Fe Brides! ~:)

                    #10 Sandra E.

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                      Posted 19 April 2008 - 11:49 AM

                      I got married there on March 22nd. Here's my review, I hope it helps.

                      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t19192




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