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#11 mexico15

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    Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:05 PM

    Welcome...you have come to the right place for ideas and help! Glad to have you aboard.

    #12 zbandicoot

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      Posted 06 October 2007 - 09:20 AM

      Hi Elle! I'm looking at the Quinta del Mar as well (tres magnifique), but are they serious about the $55 pp/day food & drink charge for guests staying at the villa? Yikes! Also, they told me there's an event fee. Is that 1 day's rent? Did you need to hire a coordinator? Sorry to bug you about this, it's just that I'm getting conflicting information. Thanks!!


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        Posted 06 October 2007 - 02:56 PM

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        #14 ellepv2007

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          Posted 07 October 2007 - 03:32 AM


          I am actually not sure about the daily fee per person for food and drink. My fiance's parents and some of their good friends are staying there (10 couples total), and I don't recall the exact prices they're paying. My fiance and I are staying at Dreams, and so are the rest of our guests (about 100 additional people).

          But I do know that the villa guests are not paying for 3 meals per day, each day -- because we have the rehearsal dinner one night (for all guests) at a restaurant in the Romantic Zone, and then we're having the wedding reception catered by an outside caterer, so they negotiated the villa price to account for the fact that they won't be eating there some nights. I think maybe they're paying for breakfasts and lunches only. It seemed easy to negotiate exactly what you wanted, and what you didn't.

          You are correct about the wedding rental fee though -- they charge the amount of one night's rental. It seems a bit steep, but we looked at several villas and none came close in terms of the huge space, the 3 seperate levels, and the amount of people who can be accomodated for the wedding. We will have about 125 guests total, and most villas were not large enough for that. We loved the staff as well, the impeccable grounds, stunning views, and overall romantic, elegant feel. We will be having the ceremony on the top level, the cocktail reception on the middle level, and then dinner and dancing on the bottom level -- so we're really getting good use of the entire villa.

          I don't think they require you to hire a wedding coordinator, but we have one. We were actually shown the villa first by Kristin of the Dazzling Details (who we loved), but when we finalized our wedding date, she was already booked for that date, so she recommended that we use Lucie & Tamara of Incredible Weddings & Events, who we hired. I have had great experiences with both Kristin and Lucie & Tamara.

          One bit of advice for anyone who is thinking that they'd like to get married at a villa but thinks a villa may be too small to accomodate all of their guests -- don't worry about having all your guests stay in one location. Most likely there will be a group of your friends or family (especially people with young children, or some older guests who like the personal service and tranquilness of a villa), etc. who would really like to stay in the villa (as opposed to a larger resort), while the rest of your guests can all stay at one of the resorts, and it works out well for everyone.

          #15 zbandicoot

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            Posted 07 October 2007 - 10:35 PM

            Thanks, Elle, this is super helpful, particularly since you've seen the place already and your description of all the different villa locations for different parts of the fiesta sounds awesome! I'll definitely try to book there.

            #16 Chiquita

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              Posted 07 October 2007 - 11:51 PM

              Congrats and welcome to the forum :)

              #17 royfa

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                Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:37 PM

                Welcome to the forum!
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