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#4261 sposa

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    Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:00 PM

    1)yes your restaurant choice depends on the section you are.We were sent the coba options.(three options per hotel i believe)

    Of these options we were sent a set menu with three choices of stater,soup,and and dessert/cake.

    You can only have the normal menu if your roup is smaller than 15 people.

     

     

     

     



    #4262 cdlillad

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      Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:18 AM

      Fraggle - We are staying at Tulum and our choices of restaurants were Gran Tortuga (Brazilian) and Tequila (Mexican).  I emailed you the menus. Please reply to my email and send me the Akumal menus. 

       

      I believe that you can get alcohol 24 hours at the snack bar.  Quote from the website:

      "- Unlimited local drinks, beer and soft drinks in the hotel's bars until 11:30 p.m. (except Premium drinks)
      - Free entry to the discotheque at “Hacienda Do±a Isabel” with local drinks included (except Premium drinks)
      - fast food and drinks in the Snack Bar 24 hours a day."

       

      I don't know anything about apartments.  You should call the hotel, they are pretty helpful over the phone.  FYI - If your friend books a vacation package (Expedia flight+hotel) they can get the hotel cheap and just stay in the room by themselves.  I think it comes out to about $117/night at Coba and $133/night at Tulum.  If you are just one person, I think the room rate gets even cheaper.



      #4263 fraggle42

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        Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:11 AM

        thanks for sending me the tulum menus Christi. I have forwarded you the Akumel ones. Just need the Coba ones now if anyone has them before we make our decision. I would actually like the BBQ meal that you pay extra for but I dont think I will have enough people. Is it 35 or 50?



        #4264 Cdunn514

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          Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:38 AM

          I sent you the menus I recieved for Coba

           

          Originally Posted by fraggle42 

          thanks for sending me the tulum menus Christi. I have forwarded you the Akumel ones. Just need the Coba ones now if anyone has them before we make our decision. I would actually like the BBQ meal that you pay extra for but I dont think I will have enough people. Is it 35 or 50?



           



          #4265 stylishmeNC

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            Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

            Hi everyone... I am relatively new to this forum but I am seriously looking at Gran Bahia Principe for my wedding. We are thinking of getting married at the end March 2012 and have made initial contact with the resort for availability. However I have some questions that I thought you all might be able to help me with...

             

            1) Did you have to book your stay with the resort before you reserved your wedding day? Or can I reserve the day and then book a little later when we have travel plans more figured out (and also I can decide which resort to stay at).

             

            2) Are you using a travel agent? If so, does this save money... like are they able to get group rates?  -- We will be having quite a few people coming from all over the US so I thought it might be nice to have a travel agent to help coordinate everyone's travel.... thoughts?

             

            3) This one might be for the brides that have already had their weddings there... but I am a little confused on the whole pricing of dinners and drinks. As the resort is all inclusive, is just for a more private event and then for private event staff?

             

            Any help would be much appreciated and if you have anything that you want/need to send me for clarifications, etc. I can be reached at TuinBlecha@gmail.com.

             

            Thanks in advance!



            #4266 Sunshine2680

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              Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:13 AM


               

              Hi! Welcome! I wont be having my wedding there until November 2012 - so I can only answer a couple things for you

              We've booked with the resort already - But not the wedding date - Even though its mega far away - we got an amazing deal for a group rate and even though it wasnt my 1st pick of resorts for my wedding -i've stayed here before and its a great resort - (Tulum)
              Which leads into your next question - we did use a travel agent. One that specifically does destination weddings and honeymoons.
              Lucky for us - ALL of our guests are flying out of the same city  - but ya- I do think it would be best for you to get a travel agent to co-ordinate all your guests. Not sure if you're flying from US also.?

              For your last question - I'm not 100% sure on how it all works. From what I've gathered so far - the resort gives you options to hold your reception at - and I believe its at one of the a la carte restaurants - and if its there - i think the alcohol and food is part of the all-inclusive but if you choose to have it elsewhere - like poolside - there is a charge because you're having to staff the even privately rather than just at the restaurant where its staffed anyway.
              i could be completely wrong about this - as I haven't booked anything like that yet - so hopefully someone else can chime in and clarify.

              Hope this helps!

              Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

              Hi everyone... I am relatively new to this forum but I am seriously looking at Gran Bahia Principe for my wedding. We are thinking of getting married at the end March 2012 and have made initial contact with the resort for availability. However I have some questions that I thought you all might be able to help me with...

              1) Did you have to book your stay with the resort before you reserved your wedding day? Or can I reserve the day and then book a little later when we have travel plans more figured out (and also I can decide which resort to stay at).

               

              2) Are you using a travel agent? If so, does this save money... like are they able to get group rates?  -- We will be having quite a few people coming from all over the US so I thought it might be nice to have a travel agent to help coordinate everyone's travel.... thoughts?

               

              3) This one might be for the brides that have already had their weddings there... but I am a little confused on the whole pricing of dinners and drinks. As the resort is all inclusive, is just for a more private event and then for private event staff?

               

              Any help would be much appreciated and if you have anything that you want/need to send me for clarifications, etc. I can be reached at TuinBlecha@gmail.com.

               

              Thanks in advance!



               



              #4267 sjust

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                Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:29 AM


                Hi Cdunn,

                 

                Could I bother you to send me the menu for Coba as well?  I haven't heard back from the WC on this just yet.

                Thanks...

                Sarah

                Originally Posted by Cdunn514 

                 



                #4268 KRama

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                  Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:37 PM

                  Hi there,

                   

                  I tried to answer your questions to the best of my knowledge but I had my wedding there a year ago now (time flies!) so some things may have changed...

                   

                  Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

                  Hi everyone... I am relatively new to this forum but I am seriously looking at Gran Bahia Principe for my wedding. We are thinking of getting married at the end March 2012 and have made initial contact with the resort for availability. However I have some questions that I thought you all might be able to help me with...

                   

                  1) Did you have to book your stay with the resort before you reserved your wedding day? Or can I reserve the day and then book a little later when we have travel plans more figured out (and also I can decide which resort to stay at).

                   

                  The resort will confirm the availability of the date of your choice however they won't book you until you are confirmed to stay at the resort (that way they avoid turning away brides that want the same date and then you don't actually end up booking). You'll also have to decide which resort you're staying at since that's where you wedding will be (choice of restaurants, ceremony location, etc). We hadn't officially booked our trip yet when we reserved our date but I provided our quote number and they were happy with that.

                   

                  2) Are you using a travel agent? If so, does this save money... like are they able to get group rates?  -- We will be having quite a few people coming from all over the US so I thought it might be nice to have a travel agent to help coordinate everyone's travel.... thoughts?

                   

                  We used a travel agent and found the best benefit was to let someone else deal with guests travel questions and collect payments. They also provided a pretty decent group discount however a similar price could be found online. The other benefit was the travel agency would assist with any flight changes or cancellations, or any problems that might arise, whereas if you book online you're at their mercy.

                   

                  3) This one might be for the brides that have already had their weddings there... but I am a little confused on the whole pricing of dinners and drinks. As the resort is all inclusive, is just for a more private event and then for private event staff?

                   

                  Like Sunshine said, your dinner and drinks at an al a carte are included in your wedding package. They say it's semi-private but they don't actually take any reservations until 2 hours after your dinner starts so you technically have the whole place to yourself. If you want a private dinner on the beach or by the pool, you pay per head for the meal (minimum 50 people) and per head/per hour for the bar service after dinner. GBP was one of the only resorts we could find that gave you the option to have the dinner included, most other resorts you pay for you wedding dinner per guest.

                   

                  Any help would be much appreciated and if you have anything that you want/need to send me for clarifications, etc. I can be reached at TuinBlecha@gmail.com.

                   

                  Thanks in advance!


                  Hope that helps!

                   



                  #4269 stylishmeNC

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                    Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:58 PM

                    KRama & Sunshine.... THANK YOU so much! Your input really helps a lot and clears some things up... I knew this website would turn out to be infinitely helpful when I found it! :)

                     

                    As a follow-up - Sunshine, did you find your travel agent through this website as well or did you already know of one that specialized in DW? 

                    And just to clarify/answer your question, yes we are flying from the US as well. We live in North Carolina, and thus have a few friends here that will be coming. However, the majority of our immediate families will be coming from Colorado and then we will have some randoms flying from New England, Washington, and Cali! (This is one of the many reasons we decided to do a DW!!... if everyone is traveling anyway, why not travel to Mexico!) Again, thanks so much for your help!

                     

                     



                    #4270 gettingwed12

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                      Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:39 PM

                      Hello all,

                       

                      I am hoping to book my wedding at GBP for October 2012. Does anybody have any pictures they could send me of all the available wedding locations? Of the ones I have seen so far I would really like to marry at the Akumal Beach location. The TA we are using only has a contract to book rooms at the Tulum or the Coba, do you have to have your ceremony at the the locations at your hotel or would they let me have the ceremony at Akumal if staying in Tulum. If anybody has any information at all relating to any of the restaurants eg menus etc or details of prices for any of the extras such as photos, poolside receptions etc I would really appreciate if you could email them to me if you wouldn't mind- gettingwed12@hotmail.co.uk. Thanks to everyone for all the really helpful information on here so far!

                       

                      Thanks!!






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