Grand riviera princess weddings????????????
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Nylalany's Reviews Part 1 - Grand Riviera Princess resort and events (Riviera Maya)
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:31 PM
We liked the facility but after spending a week there we decided that it was too big, the food was sub-par, the service was hit or miss, and the drinks were inconsistent. The price however is very resonable and the rooms, pool, and beach were all very nice.
Another reason we didn't book there was because the only reception choice for a large group (100+) is the beach party. We saw four of them take place during our stay and it just wasn't what we wanted for our reception. It was windy and a bit cold, the sand was getting into the food and there was so much traffic on the beach it wasn't a personal or even semi-private event.
Overall, for the price of the room it was a good vacation but not the place I wanted to have my wedding. The resort should continue to improve as they get more trained staff, including wedding coordinator staff. If anyone has other questions feel free to contact me.
We ended up choosing the RIU RM Palace just the right size for us
Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:09 PM
I also agree about the beach party being only semi-private - as I mentioned, I witnessed it and was asked to crash, and I imagine there were actually people crashing it.
I cannot recommend a wedding there - the only reason the score for Damarys wasn't lower is b/c she is overworked, and the only reason the score for the rehearsal dinner wasn't lower was b/c the food was good and we had a good time. But I should have probably given them both Ds. This is all besides the fact that the place isn't really my style in terms of a wedding space, but that is a matter of taste (I wanted something intimate, private, and rustic-chic, which I got at Al Cielo).
HOWEVER, I disagree about the food - I thought it was on par with some of the other AI resorts I visited, such as Paradisus Riviera, and better than others, such as Grand Sirenis and Barcelo (from my POV), for an AI. The rooms were nicer than those at all of the other AI resorts I visited on my site-reviews last November (you can find that post somewhere) as well (in my opinion).
It WAS very big, but I ran into pretty much everyone in my group a few times a day, and I saw the size as a payoff to the price. So if you are going to have your wedding off-property, but want a place for a large group to stay, it is a very reasonable choice - it allowed some of my friends and younger cousins who are not as well off to come to Mexico and celebrate with me, and to me, having my loved ones there was very important.
If you are having your wedding off-property, I'd say spend the money you would have spent on a rehearsal dinner on a sunset cruise or a dinner in Playa del Carmen - probably better spent!
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