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#11 mandie308

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    Posted 20 May 2008 - 07:48 PM

    I have a question... We chose the Mexican Terrace for our wedding reception. We have 30 guests total and we are just going with the semi-private. Our WC, Daniela just emailed me that we would only have a small area for dancing and that it would only be allowed for our first dance and NOT for guest dancing. I really want my guests to be able to dance if they want to! We are having the late 8:15 dinner. Does anyone know anything about this? Can we get away with a little dancing on the terrace without paying the $500 site fee? I thought I remember reading someone's thread who did the semi private Mexican terrace and had dancing... hmmm... maybe I am just losing it!
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    #12 ccwinn

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      Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:19 PM

      That's exactly what I want to do to!! Besides the the $500 site fee you also have to pay for the extra cost of food right? I have 30 guests as well and after all is said and done it gets really expensive!! Let me know what you find out! Or if anyone else knows, please post!!

      #13 Kelly C

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        Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:01 PM

        That really stinks about the coridinator at Palace. Erika at Santa Fe emails me back with in an hour usually unless its late in the day. What I have read is that most people go to the disco after their dinner reception. I think that is what we are going to do.

        Who are you guys using for your photographer? I am having a hard time with this..Bradley is booked and I can't get Gilda to respond back...I have seen pics from the hotel photographer and I'm not real inpressed.
        Kerrington Danielle was born 6/23/09 12:31 pm 7lbs 14oz.

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        #14 marcoloscabos

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          Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:20 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by charylwood
          I am getting married at the Riu Palace Los Cabos on May 24th....I think I am going to do my reception on the terrace of the Mexican restaurant. Because isn't there an extra fee for setting up somewhere else besides a restaurant?

          Also, what about your ceremony? I can’t decide! I had my heart set on the beach, but the gazebo is really nice! Suggestions?
          Regarding the ceremony.... At what time is your wedding? Both the beach and the gazebo are great but it depends what time of the day... Perhaps I am your wedding minister as I have two weddings on Saturday May 24th at the RIU Palace.

          #15 Kelly C

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            Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:43 PM

            Rev. Marco
            I was sadened to hear that you were not residing my marriage at the Santa Fe. I will have carlos nava. have you heard of him?
            Kerrington Danielle was born 6/23/09 12:31 pm 7lbs 14oz.

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            #16 marcoloscabos

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              Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:47 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by 2008bride
              Rev. Marco
              I was sadened to hear that you were not residing my marriage at the Santa Fe. I will have carlos nava. have you heard of him?
              Dear 2008Bride,

              Reverend Carlos Nava is a great Minister, I am sure you will have a beautiful ceremony:)

              #17 mushkilla

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                Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:52 PM

                Hey Guys!

                I am also having my reception at the Mexican Terrace - does anyone have good pictures of this place? I also chose the gazebo overlooking the ocean - its gorgeous! I have booked Bradley as my photographer - he is extremely responsive, and a pleasure to work with so far. His rates are also reasonable! I am not going to pay $500 for any private function, nor am I going to pay per head pricing for dinner!! I think the charges they come up with are insane! This is supposed to be an all-inclusive resort...strange!

                #18 sarahbrown1979

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                  Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:17 PM

                  I completely understand everyone's frustration! The prices the Riu comes up with are ridiculous! I was married there on April 12th. I believe most bridal parties did go to the disco after dinner. I was able to pay $500 for a private area, but talk Daniella into giving me the Steakhouse food for free. My reception was in the Baja Norte area, but I was not charged a per person food rate. If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate to ask!!

                  #19 Varia

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                    Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:29 PM

                    Hi Mushkilla,

                    I have some pictures of the reception set up at the Mexican Terrace:

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                    #20 sarahbrown1979

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                      Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:12 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by ccwinn
                      That's exactly what I want to do to!! Besides the the $500 site fee you also have to pay for the extra cost of food right? I have 30 guests as well and after all is said and done it gets really expensive!! Let me know what you find out! Or if anyone else knows, please post!!
                      If you pay the $500 for the terrace at the Mexican Restaurant you have the Terrace for the whole night - 6:30-11:00. Dinner, dancing, etc. This includes food, wine, beer and champagne.

                      If you choose a semi-private reception it is free, but only for the hour and 45 minutes. depending on the size of your party they will seat other hotel patrons near you.




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