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El Dorado Royale Site Visit ~Jan. 2007

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Just returned from Mexico and a pre-wedding visit to El Dorado Royale. Our daughter is getting married there 05/26/07. This forum has been so helpful, especially Tammy, that I thought I would share highlights

 

First, gorgeous property. Lobby, rooms, pool area, ocean, resturants, etc. everything was really pretty. Even the lowest price rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are huge. Each room has a patio, hammock and two chairs.

 

The atmosphere is wonderful. Being adult only the noise level is low. People having a good time, laughter, talking, ocean waves crashing (pretty windy when we were there) but no screams of "mommy watch me" around the pool! I love kids but they do change the atmosphere. The whole place is very romantic.

 

The food was far better than I had expected from an all-inclusive. Getting reservations at the dining rooms (I think 7 resturants on the property) proved to be a problem but booking ahead is the way to go.

 

Wedding coordinator was great. We expect 90-100 people so we are a pretty big destination wedding.They met with us for 4.5 hours, showed us all of the room choices, flowers, tour of the property and venues for welcome dinner and reception. They were great.

 

There is a lovely chapel beach front. It is airconditioned, a consideration in May, and it seats 100 persons. Lovely.

 

We are so excited now that the decisions have been made and so pleased that this site was available.

 

Having photographer Elizabeth Medina is an added bonus.

 

If anyone has any specific questions don't hesitate to ask. I have some pictures I can share if anyone wants them.

 

Thank you all for your helpful posts.

 

Julie

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hi julie - it is a lovely place! i was there last year for a wedding and am back there in may for another one. its always fun to look at weddings where you, or in this case your daughter, is getting married!

 

heres a link to the wedding and a slideshow from last year - Leigh Miller Photography

 

this couple got married on the beach but i did think the chapel as so cute.

 

and heres their album - Album Preview

 

cant wait to see your daughters pics that elizabeth takes. have a great time!

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Oooooh, I am getting married there in March and would love to see your pictures!!!

Did you happen to see any weddings while you were there?

Man, I had a million questions and now my mind has gone blank!! But please any details are verrrrry welcome!

Thank you!

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Hi Julie- so glad to hear everything was more than you expected! we're still debating the EDR and i was wondering what your daughter was doing for a reception/dance? we've been thinking about doing the cocktail hour and then want to have a dance afterward but haven't heard whether or not you can bring your own music and just rent their speaker system or whether you have to hire their DJ/dance floor ($1100-1500 for the dance floor setup and DJ depending on how many people you want to be able to fit on the dance floor). we would ideally love to just bring our own ipod and plug it into our own satellite stereo system rockon.gifif we could, but i haven't seen any posts as to whether this is even an option at EDR. does anyone else know if this is an option at EDR?

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Hi Julie- so glad to hear everything was more than you expected! we're still debating the EDR and i was wondering what your daughter was doing for a reception/dance? we've been thinking about doing the cocktail hour and then want to have a dance afterward but haven't heard whether or not you can bring your own music and just rent their speaker system or whether you have to hire their DJ/dance floor ($1100-1500 for the dance floor setup and DJ depending on how many people you want to be able to fit on the dance floor). we would ideally love to just bring our own ipod and plug it into our own satellite stereo system rockon.gifif we could, but i haven't seen any posts as to whether this is even an option at EDR. does anyone else know if this is an option at EDR?
cari, would you like me to ask the WC?

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i'd love it! you're the bomb, tammy.cheer2.gif after a long pow-wow this morning i think we're back to square one (more fiscally responsible FI leaning towards MP and more romantically inclined me leaning toward EDR. so im trying to find any places possible that we can cut corners so that i can seem fiscally responsible TOOsmile124.gif

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i'd love it! you're the bomb, tammy.cheer2.gif after a long pow-wow this morning i think we're back to square one (more fiscally responsible FI leaning towards MP and more romantically inclined me leaning toward EDR. so im trying to find any places possible that we can cut corners so that i can seem fiscally responsible TOOsmile124.gif
i will email you when i get the answer. we all know how hard it is to pick a location. hang in there!

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