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#431 RyanAmanda

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    Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:25 PM

    That's weird - I wonder why she said you couldn't do the mixed grill? I'm not liking that the other dinners are served on plastic instead of China but it's a difference of $1600. For that we could treat our guests to an excursion or something.

    When you asked about the Mixed grill did she give you any details as to what it was? FH thinks it's just a bunch of meat thrown in together (like a stirfry) but I have no clue.

    #432 scoutley

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      Posted 10 June 2008 - 10:47 PM

      Whew! I just caught up to the last post. Only took me two days! When I started I was not sure about which resort. I think we've narrowed it down to Bahia Principe (I really like Akumal, but I LOVE Mexican food and it is really important to me to have it at the reception dinner, so Tulum it would have to be!). All your comments and photos have pretty much sealed the deal! I'm just going to look quickly into Palladium and Grand Riviera Princess.
      Before I decide, I wanted to see if BP have my range of dates open. I've emailed the wedding coordinators twice now, but no response. It just sort of seems silly to make a commitment to a resort if there is a possibility they may not be able to accommodate your date and time. Weird, eh? I guess I'll try again? Has this happened to anyone where they booked the resort only to find out their date or dates weren't available? (We're shooting for week of Jan 24 '09)
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      #433 scoutley

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        Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:10 PM

        Oh, I was just looking at the Bahia Gourmet link and there is a Mexican restaurant on the Coba side. Does anyone know about this one? Was I reading somewhere that if you're staying at Coba you can eat at any Tulum or Akumal restaurant? Does anyone know the ceremony sites for Coba?
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        #434 RyanAmanda

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          Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:50 PM

          When we were trying to plan, the WC didn't respond to me (or FH - I sent a message from his email too) once. However, our TA was able to get a hold of them so trying getting your TA to contact them. I was really worried about them not responding. Once you give them your travel booking number though, it's a whole other story. Now the WC emails me back within a day - two days tops!

          As for Coba, it's not on the beach. I'm not sure if that's a big deal for you (since we have beautiful beaches here!) but it's something to take into consideration.

          Also, I might be wrong on this, but I don't believe you can have your wedding dinner in a gourmet restaurant. I don't know why I think that though so someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

          #435 Sunsierra

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            Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:34 AM

            Nope, you can't have your wedding dinner in a gourmet unless you have less than 6 (I think or maybe it's 8 ) people coming.

            You can eat anywhere on the resort (doesn't matter where you stay). So if you stay at Tulum, you can eat there or Coba or Akumal. If you stay at Akumal, you can eat there or Coba or Tulum, etc. EXCEPT for the wedding dinner - if you stay at Coba, your wedding dinner has to be at Coba. Stay at Tulum, wedding dinner is at Tulum, etc.
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            #436 TATrisha

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            Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:46 AM

            Amanda... this is the e-mail that I wrote to Yuritzia... and what she replied back to me with...
            For the dinners that you attached, will it be OK that I will have less than 50 people attending? I thought I would have to choose the Grill option which is for groups of thirty. Please let me know.
            In this case the Grill option can't be performed for a wedding dinner because the set up it's with disposable cutlery and dishes, you will have to choose a thematic dinner and I can make a big exception if you are a minimum of 35 people otherwise you will have to have your dinner at the Dolce Vita restaurant, Italian food (it's the one that I have available)

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            #437 GabyShaf

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              Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:51 AM

              Hi Ladies.

              I am looking into this hotel. The Akumal side. I like that the WC responds to me rather promptly (usually within 24 hours) and she has been very good with answering all my questions. I def. need a private reception does any1 know if it is possible to have our private poolside dinner set up with a dance floor and a dj so it can flow right from eating into dancing, or kind of both at the same time? Thanks!

              #438 TATrisha

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              Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:30 AM

              Yup, that's what I had. You need 50 guests (unless you can convince them to make an exception for you). It's $46 per person for dinner & drinks and then $150 an hour for the DJ.
              The reception will be held by the pool from 7:30-10:30

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              #439 RyanAmanda

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                Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:36 PM

                I wonder if Yuritza let's things slide more and Jazmin is more by the book? Jazmin said we go do the theme dinner but that we would be charged for 50 people even if there was less then 50.

                Has anyone stayed at the Tulum side (with Jazmin) and convinced her to charge you less then 50 people for the private reception?

                #440 JoLo908

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                  Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:50 PM

                  Hi everyone! My boyfriend ( very soon to be fiance) and I are really interested in GBP and we are wondering how far in advance you have to book the date with the resort?? We want to get married June 2009, and I am just curious when to book it. PS thank you so much everyone for all of the information! It is so helpful!

                  ~JoJo




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