ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN BRIDES: were kids allowed for the day? ...and other questions
Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:15 PM
I'd also like any information regarding the reception in the garden afterwards, with the dance floor and speakers. How much extra was all this? It looked beautiful in the videos I've seen.
I hope there are some people on here that can help a girl out!
Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:41 PM
I'm getting married at The Royal on March 29. Just a few weeks away! All my guests with children are staying at the Gran Porto as well as guests who don't want to spend as much or stay longer and travel. Its good to have the option of a less expensive sister hotel next door. Children are allowed at all the wedding events. We are doing a cocktail hour at the gazebo and a reception on the beach. They have a per person charge based on how many guests you have and where they are staying. Dance Floors and speakers are included, I think. But if you talk to Walter, reception coordinator and Patty, the wedding ceremony coordinator, they can probably give you more specifics in terms on pricing. We got a mariachi band and a DJ. Send me a message if you have any more specific questions! I'd be happy to help!
Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:26 PM
I'm doing as Antonia and am having my reception on the beach. Our ceremony is in the gazebo and we are having cocktails outside of the gazebo area afterwards. There is an extra charge to have your reception on the beach - $50 US per person if a Royal guest, $60 if the guest is staying at the Gran, and $70 if the guest is staying at any other resort. Children are allowed for all of the wedding activities, but they are strict on the +16 age minimum otherwise. Paty used to be the wedding coordinator, but Zulma took over about a month ago... Antonia, if this is news to you PM me and I'll send you Zulma's contact info. I haven't looked into the dance floors and speakers yet... right now I'm involved with sorting out a lounge set up. Zulma got me in touch with an outside vendor and I'm hoping to have lounge furniture, etc. on the beach.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:29 PM
oh -- also, I think the having cocktails as well as appetizers before the reception is a
$10 extra charge per person.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:18 AM
We were actually quoted $30 per person for cocktails and appetizers, which is pretty expensive... $40 for guests at the Gran, and $50 for guests staying at other resorts. Yikes!!! We're doing it regardless b/c I think it will be great for the guests while we have pictures taken.
Let me know if you girls have any questions, and thanks for offering us an update after your wedding, Antonia!
Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:42 AM
Your ideas sound fabulous, for the cocktail party and the reception, and I am SO glad to hear that children are allowed for the wedding.
Just one question though: does the Royal demand a minimum number of your guests staying there in order to perform the ceremony there? Antonia, you mentioned that most of your guests are at the Gran next door, so I guess it isn't a problem if you have, let's say, half of your guests at the Gran and the other half at The Royal?
I know some resorts say you need 80% or something of the guests to stay at the resort you want to be married in...
Thanks again so much, I can't wait to hear/see how both your weddings turn out.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:47 AM
Does The Royal still offer the "free" wedding package if you book a more expensive suite for 6 nights minimum? I remember seeing a package like that for 2007 weddings somewhere on this forum... did any of you ladies get the opportunity to have something like that for your celebration?
Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:05 PM
No there is no minimum number of guests staying at the Royal to have your wedding there. I am also having guests stay at the Gran, and agree with Antonia that it's a great option for those who are looking for something a little less expensive and/or those with children. We really wanted my nephew there, but were having such a hard time finding a place we loved that allowed children... this was the best solution for us.
I believe the Royal still offers the free wedding package if you book the more expensive suite, although we didn't look into this... the price for the Presidential suite is crazy expensive! We are getting the beach front walk out suite, though, where you walk right onto the beach and have your own private cabana.... can't wait! Ask away if you have any more questions!
Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:32 PM
Keep the questions coming!
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