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#21 sarahbrown1979

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    Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:13 AM

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    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.

    #22 sarahbrown1979

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      Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:13 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.

      #23 sarahbrown1979

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        Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:17 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.

        #24 sarahbrown1979

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          Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:17 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.

          #25 sarahbrown1979

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            Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:18 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.

            #26 sarahbrown1979

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              Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:45 AM

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              I know how you feel!! The WC wasn't getting back to me either. The last email I sent I mentioned that I had sent her this particular email 3 times and hadn't gotten a response and I copied the Riu WC for all of Mexico and she finally emailed me back. But from what I hear you basically plan everything when you get there which is why they aren't super responsive. If you want something in particular they want to know a week or two in advance but other than that you can do most things when you get there-at least that is what I've been told. When I went to the beach is was very rocky but that was three years ago, things could be different now.
              I had to share my experience with you - SoulMoxie: Best Laid Plans...

              it makes me laugh now, but not then!

              #27 Deighton

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                Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:27 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by sarahbrown1979
                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.
                So since the terrace apparently holds about 80, or so I've been told, would it be safe to say that if my party is 75 then we'd have a "private" reception at no charge? Anyone experienced this? I'm really getting nervous about this WC since I've heard nothing positive about her!

                #28 sarahbrown1979

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                  Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:46 AM

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                  So since the terrace apparently holds about 80, or so I've been told, would it be safe to say that if my party is 75 then we'd have a "private" reception at no charge? Anyone experienced this? I'm really getting nervous about this WC since I've heard nothing positive about her!
                  I don't think it's safe to say anything without booking. Without booking the Terrace, your party could end up inside the restaurant. and it will only be for the hour and 45 minutes.

                  My rehearsal dinner was booked at the "San Jose" mexican restaurant. When our party arrived, the staff sat us inside. I requested that we sit on the Terrace and they said no because they wanted to save that for hotel patrons. There was tons of room out there and only 45 in my party...

                  I would contact Daniella immediately and find out if you can be guaranteed the Terrace (for free). If she says yes - SAVE THE E-MAIL!!

                  #29 marytete1

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                    Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:03 PM

                    Thank you for the wonderful insight-I'm also getting a bit frustrated!

                    We went to Los Cabos a month ago to check out the RIU Palace and we decided that's where we want to have the wedding-we meet with Daniela and she gave us some input-

                    But what I was wondering why do you have to pay for the Caprice package, 500.00 for the private reception (Baja), and then meals charged by per person-

                    Can someone please explain to me, why am I paying for the Caprice package and plus meals per person-I am so confused-plus we are getting married in the Catholic church down there so we won't even be having a cermony there-

                    Thank you

                    #30 sarahbrown1979

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                      Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:42 PM

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                      Originally Posted by marytete1
                      Thank you for the wonderful insight-I'm also getting a bit frustrated!

                      We went to Los Cabos a month ago to check out the RIU Palace and we decided that's where we want to have the wedding-we meet with Daniela and she gave us some input-

                      But what I was wondering why do you have to pay for the Caprice package, 500.00 for the private reception (Baja), and then meals charged by per person-

                      Can someone please explain to me, why am I paying for the Caprice package and plus meals per person-I am so confused-plus we are getting married in the Catholic church down there so we won't even be having a cermony there-

                      Thank you
                      Good questions! I have a few different responses - let's see if I can make this clear as mud!

                      Receptions:
                      All of the packages; caprice, royal, and basic include a 1 hour and 45 minute dinner at either the Steakhouse or the Mexican restaurant. This includes your meals, alcohol (beer, champagne, and wine), table and chair covers and that is it. Nothing extra (as far as the reception)

                      NOW, if you want something for the whole evening you have 2 options.

                      1. You can rent out the Mexican terrace ($500) from 6:30 - 11:00. this still includes your food, alcohol (beer, wine, and champagne) and table and chair coverings. You are paying the $500 to have that space for the 4 1/2 hours. I believe you can also rent out the whole restaurant for $1800.

                      Or

                      2. You can choose a private area (Baja Norte, English garden, a Ballroom, etc) for $500 plus the cost of food (because it's not in a restaurant).

                      For instance; I had the Royal package (only 40 people), had my reception in a private area - Baja Norte - $500, and then had to pay a per person price for food. The per person price can be negotiated a little bit if the Mexican Terrace is already booked.




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