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#5021 sjust

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    Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:45 PM

    Tlseege, like I  always say, you're a wealth of information!  When you get a second, I'd love to see pictures of Portofino and the Coba poolside reception if you have them.  I also have a few questions for everyone:

     

    1) How does the seating arrangement work for dinner.  I have around 95ish guests.  Does anyone know how they set up Portofino table wise?

    2) If I bring one of the Photobooth companies in for the reception, do I have to pay the resort a fee?   Is it still $90?

    3) Has anyone had a large wedding at Tulum Palapas location?  I'm trying to figure out how they set up the aisles.  I want to bring down a decoration for each aisle (on each side), can't seem to get an answer from wedding co-ordinator.

    4) I dont't have to bring centerpieces right?  There will be something on the tables?  Even if it's something simple....

     

    Thanks

     



    #5022 TATrisha

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    Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

    I try :)

     

    Portofino and the Coba poolside reception are easy :) 

     

    95 guests sounds like one hell of a party!  That's going to be SO awesome!!! 

     

    Here is the jacuzzi bar as it was set up for Kristi's wedding.  This was at about 4:30, so clearly they aren't done getting set up yet, but you get an idea and it's set up differently than Cheryl's wedding.

    Gran Bahia Coba Poolside Reception Photos
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    Here is Cheryl's wedding at night.  You can see the lights around the sides and the DJ is next to the bar.

    Gran Bahia Coba Poolside Reception Photos
Faber Photography
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    Gran Bahia Coba Poolside Reception Photos
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    For Portofino, here is the outside, half naked man comes included:

    Gran Bahia Coba Poolside Reception Photos
Faber Photography
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    The inside:

    Gran Bahia Principe Coba Portofino Wedding Photos
Faber Photography
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    One of the long tables from the wedding:

    Gran Bahia Principe Coba Portofino Wedding Photos
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    And the cute little menus they make for your guests (chicken was delicious!):

    Gran Bahia Principe Coba Portofino Wedding Photos
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    #5023 shellee

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      Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

      Hey there just wanting to know if any of you have a price list for possible pool side dinners?? dj and drinks??? we are getting married there in Oct and have about 40 guests. One added point, we just got back from this resort last week and LOVED it!! if i can recomend a possible restraunt for any of you it would be the Don Pablo at the Tulum location! great food and great service!!!  



      #5024 shellee

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        Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

        Just a question!? we are staying at the Coba resort for our wedding and were wanting a pool side dinner. do any of you have a price list for this?? we have about 40 guest and are wanting a dance floor and DJ as well ;) any for any of you that are intrested i just got back from staying at the akumal last week and LOVED the resort! If you are planning a wedding dinner at of the the al a cart's i would deffinatly suggest the Don Poblo on the tulum! amazing food and service!!!



        #5025 sjust

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          Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:05 AM

          Thank-you for posting these pics.  It's great to see what the party and restaurant will look like.  I really appreciate it!

          Thanks!

           



          #5026 Krysti

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            Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

            Thank you so much for the wonderful photos!!

            I can now pretty much picture how it will all go!

             

            Originally Posted by Tlseege 

            Fiesta is at the Hacienda.  It starts at 7:30 if I recall.  There is a show, contest, dancing and music.  Then at 9:30 is fireworks.

             

            Here is Frutos Del Mar:

             

            From the outside:



            I try :)

             

            Portofino and the Coba poolside reception are easy :) 

             

            95 guests sounds like one hell of a party!  That's going to be SO awesome!!! 

             

            Here is the jacuzzi bar as it was set up for Kristi's wedding.  This was at about 4:30, so clearly they aren't done getting set up yet, but you get an idea and it's set up differently than Cheryl's wedding.

            Gran Bahia Coba Poolside Reception Photos
Faber Photography
<a href='http://blog.faberphotography.com' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'></span>http://blog.faberphotography.com</a>

             

            Here is Cheryl's wedding at night.  You can see the lights around the sides and the DJ is next to the bar.

            Gran Bahia Coba Poolside Reception Photos
Faber Photography
<a href='http://blog.faberphotography.com' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'></span>http://blog.faberphotography.com</a>

             

            Gran Bahia Coba Poolside Reception Photos
Faber Photography
<a href='http://blog.faberphotography.com' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'></span>http://blog.faberphotography.com</a>

             

            For Portofino, here is the outside, half naked man comes included:

            Gran Bahia Coba Poolside Reception Photos
Faber Photography
<a href='http://blog.faberphotography.com' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'></span>http://blog.faberphotography.com</a>

             

            The inside:

            Gran Bahia Principe Coba Portofino Wedding Photos
Faber Photography
<a href='http://blog.faberphotography.com' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'></span>http://blog.faberphotography.com</a>

             

            One of the long tables from the wedding:

            Gran Bahia Principe Coba Portofino Wedding Photos
Faber Photography
<a href='http://blog.faberphotography.com' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'></span>http://blog.faberphotography.com</a>

             

             

            And the cute little menus they make for your guests (chicken was delicious!):

            Gran Bahia Principe Coba Portofino Wedding Photos
Faber Photography
<a href='http://blog.faberphotography.com' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'></span>http://blog.faberphotography.com</a>

             



             



            #5027 Krysti

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              Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

              Hi Shellee,


               

              I believe the price for a poolside dinner is between $50 - $75 USD per person or somewhere in that range.  The dj is $210 USD per hour and comes with the dance floor as far as I know. Hope that helps!

              Krysti

              Originally Posted by shellee 

              Just a question!? we are staying at the Coba resort for our wedding and were wanting a pool side dinner. do any of you have a price list for this?? we have about 40 guest and are wanting a dance floor and DJ as well ;) any for any of you that are intrested i just got back from staying at the akumal last week and LOVED the resort! If you are planning a wedding dinner at of the the al a cart's i would deffinatly suggest the Don Poblo on the tulum! amazing food and service!!!



               



              #5028 aquamaniac

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                Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

                Ok, small dilemma. Currently our ceremony is booked for 5pm, when confirming the ceremony I had no idea that dinner time is 6pm....therefore we have very little time for photos.

                 

                My options given to me by my WC are:

                a. Change the ceremony to 1pm

                b. Change the dinner time to 9:30pm

                 

                I feel that a 9:30 dinner is way too late, plus then there is no time for dancing. On the other hand my FI does not like the idea of a 1pm ceremony due to the heat, and the beach being busy.

                Any thoughts or solutions?



                #5029 andrea2006

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                  Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:36 PM

                  The only thing I can think of is doing pictures before the ceremony...personally I would just do the 1pm ceremony, but I have heard of weddings where they do pictures and everything before the ceremony..just depends on your preferences.



                  #5030 JasmineClark

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                    Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:00 AM

                    I love the idea of playing music during dinner.

                     

                    Were you able to do this?






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