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#241 ntanzob

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    Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:59 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HaleGrifa
    Hello Ladies,

    I am in the midst of making arrangements to send my email wedding proposal via the palace website.

    Our hope is to have . . .

    January 29, 2009 @ 3pm

    3pm Wedding - in the Chapel Gazebo ~
    * Do you have to have a catholic ceremony?
    - as I am Canadian and we are not able to have the catholic ceremony (as per the palace webside)

    followed by a

    Cocktail Reception on the terrace - overlooking the ocean - beside the Chapel Gazebo
    (while we are having pictures taken)
    * I think this should be free, as we have at least 10 rooms booked through CAA Travel and a group contract with the hotel through Signature

    followed by

    Dinner at the Steak Restaurant-or some other restaurant (any recommendations)

    or Ideally

    Dinner on the terrace (beside the Chapel Gazebo)
    - We would like all the 'bells and whistles' ~ We hope to have the special linens, seating guide, menu card ~ all the extras would find on the website ~ Does anyone have experience with this?

    Sound System - as we have heard that you can use your IPOD??
    Lighting System - any info is helpful?

    Is any other bride planning this type of day ~ as I could you any advise - pics etc.

    I also hope to hire an outside photographer vendor - Del Sol Photography ~ Does anyone have any reviews of their abilities - costs? Or do you recommed another Vendor?
    My thought is if you are going to go away you should have terrific pictures that truly detail the experience.

    Grand Moon side - has anyone heard updates on this side of the resort - as we have requested that our guests stay on this side??

    Sorry for the 20 questions - but I am sure there are more (lol)

    Thank you to each of you as your posts are a huge help!

    Take Care
    Laura
    HI Laura,

    Let's see if I can answer any of your questions -

    Ceremony at Chapel Gazebo - I may be the exception, however we are not having a catholic ceremony and this is where ours is.

    Grand - the Grand side is Presidenial Suites only. There are no single rooms here - so unless you are able to have all your guests book Presidential Suites, I am thinking you will not have any luck going on this side. This is the information I have received from being a member.

    Cocktail should be free unless they change their deals - they often do this.

    The only way I know of to get an outside vendor is to have them come as a guest - meaning getting a room or buying their day pass. I think, though, that with something like this they have to be staying there. I may be incorrect.

    Sound system - I was told that you can use an Ipod but not an Iphone.

    There is an option to buy the DJ package with the lighting - not sure if you can purchase the lighting alone. You may be able to -- money goes far :o)

    We will be also eating at the steak house (Barracuda) - from experience as a guest - this restuarant is yummy. I have not done it as a wedding group though. It is located right next to the pool on the Sunrise side.

    I am sure others have more insightful information. Hope this helped.

    Nicole

    #242 mtomas5555

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      Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

      Hey Ladies,
      Here is some info I just got from a wedding planner at Moon Palace.
      Some of you may already have this info, but I'll share anyway...



      Private Wedding Functions:

      * Cocktail Party after ceremony ** (Palace guests, non-group booking)

      From 10 to 20 pax $ 400.00 usd
      From 21 to 30 pax $ 600.00 usd
      From 31 to 40 pax $ 800.00 usd
      From 41 to 50 pax $ 1000.00 usd
      One hour cocktail reception, including Hour D'Ouvres additional hours
      50% of first hour.

      * Private wedding Dinner :

      $400.00 usd per table of 10 guests
      Includes standard decor . (white Tablecloth, folding chairs and napkins)
      Event includes function space, menu, 2 hours of open bar service.
      Buffet and plated dinner services require a minimum of 20 guests.
      Plated dinner is offered inindoor areas only.
      Additional hour of service is $ 60.00 usd per table

      * Day pass for non-Palace wedding guests.
      $ 81.00 usd p/person ( not incluiding private functions)

      Private Functions must be reserved at least 60 days prior to the wedding date.

      Other fees apply for centerpieces,audiovisual, alive music, dj, special decor etc.

      Outside vendors services (photographers, florists, decor companies, audiovisual companies
      entertainers, etc. are not permited on premises, Palace Resorts will provide our couples
      with a variety of in-house services to choose from.

      FAVORS
      CODEDESCRIPTIONPRICE / UNIT
      F-1PLACE CARD (NO PETALS)$2.50USD
      F-2BASKET WITH PETALS (Flowergirl)$40.00USD
      F-3BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE PERSONALIZED$24.00 USD
      F-4PERSONALIZED WATER (24 BOTTLES)$30.00 USD
      F-5STAR FISH or SHELLS WITH "THANK YOU" Label $6.00 USD
      F-6STAR CANDLE WITH HOLDER$20.00 USD
      F-7COOKIES (personalized) 2x $6USD or 1 x$ 4USD
      F-8PETIT FOURS (2) subject to availaibility$25.00 USD
      F-9SMALL BOXES (History)$5.00 USD
      F-10FANS$6.00 USD
      F-11GUEST BOOK$70 USD
      F-12GUEST BOOK w/ Case$135 USD
      F-13SMALL BOTTLES TEQUILA$6 USD
      F-14GARTER$5 USD
      F-15VOTIVE CANDLES$4 USD


      Restaurant choices for included dinner. (Some people are using this as a welcome dinner. I am using this as my wedding dinner.) I chose the Palapa Barracuda Steakhouse on the Sunrise side because I need reservations for 23 people. Then we'll stop somewhere for drinks for a little while and then head over to the disco at 10:30pm for some dancing!!

      Sunrise Section
      La GĀ³ndola
      Location: Adjacent to lobby
      Cuisine: Italian
      Breakfast buffet International: 7:00 am - 11:30 am
      Dinner buffet: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Dress code: Casual *
      up to 35 persons

      MoMoNoHaNa (Dinner only)
      Location: Adjacent to lobby
      Cuisine: Oriental a la carte
      Dinner: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Dress code: Casual elegance **
      Up to 10 persons

      Bugambilias
      Location: Central lobby
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Breakfast buffet: 6:45 am - 11:00 am
      Lunch buffet: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
      Dinner buffet: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Dress code: Casual *
      Up to 35 people

      Palapa Fragata
      Poolside restaurant/bar
      Cuisine: Seafood
      Lunch buffet International: Noon - 4:30 pm
      Dinner buffet: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
      Up to 30 persons

      Palapa Barracuda (Steak house)
      Poolside restaurant/bar
      Breakfast buffet International: 8:00 am - 10:30 am
      Lunch buffet International: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
      Dinner a la carte: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
      Dress code for dinner: Casual *
      up to 30 persons

      La Trattoria: Restaurant/Bar
      Golf Club house
      Continental Breakfast 6:00am 7:00 am
      Breakfast buffet 7:00 am 11:00am
      Dinner Italian a la Carte: 6:00 11:00pm
      lunch 12:00pm 4:30 pm
      Up to 10 persons

      Bambu
      Dinner: Oriental a la Carte 6:00pm 11:00 pm
      Up to 10 persons

      Nizuc Section
      El Manglar
      Location: Central lobby
      Cuisine: Italian (dinner)
      Breakfast buffet International: 6:30 am - 11:30 am
      Lunch buffet Int'l.: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      Dinner buffet: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Dress code: casual *
      up to 35 persons

      Arrecifes
      Location: Central lobby
      Cuisine: Brazilian (dinner)
      Breakfast buffet International: 7:00 am - 11:30 am
      Lunch buffet Int'l.: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
      Dinner buffet: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Dress code: casual *
      Up to 35 persons

      Los Caporales (dinner only)
      Location: Central lobby
      Cuisine: Mexican a la carte
      Dinner: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Dress code: Casual elegance **
      up to 10 persons

      Caribbean Restaurant
      Breakfast buffet International: 7:00 am - 11:30 am
      Lunch buffet International: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      Dinner a la carte: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      up to 10 persons

      Palapa Delfines
      Poolside restaurant/bar (Grill)
      Lunch buffet: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
      Dinner buffet: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Dress code for dinner: Casual *
      up to 25 persons

      Palapa PelĀ­canos (Sushi)
      Poolside restaurant/bar
      Lunch Int'l buffet: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      Dinner a la carte: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Up to 25 persons


      I also received a DJ price list if anyone is interested.

      -Melissa













      Please complete this information and send it back as function space is subject to availability at the time of request.
      Thank you

      #243 mtomas5555

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        Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:18 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by ntanzob
        HI Laura,

        Let's see if I can answer any of your questions -

        Ceremony at Chapel Gazebo - I may be the exception, however we are not having a catholic ceremony and this is where ours is.

        Grand - the Grand side is Presidenial Suites only. There are no single rooms here - so unless you are able to have all your guests book Presidential Suites, I am thinking you will not have any luck going on this side. This is the information I have received from being a member.

        Cocktail should be free unless they change their deals - they often do this.

        The only way I know of to get an outside vendor is to have them come as a guest - meaning getting a room or buying their day pass. I think, though, that with something like this they have to be staying there. I may be incorrect.

        Sound system - I was told that you can use an Ipod but not an Iphone.

        There is an option to buy the DJ package with the lighting - not sure if you can purchase the lighting alone. You may be able to -- money goes far :o)

        We will be also eating at the steak house (Barracuda) - from experience as a guest - this restuarant is yummy. I have not done it as a wedding group though. It is located right next to the pool on the Sunrise side.

        I am sure others have more insightful information. Hope this helped.

        Nicole
        Hey Nicole!!
        We are going with the Steakhouse too! Are there other choices on the menu besides steak? Is this a sit down where they serve you?
        Also, is it a little more elegant? I know it says casual, but I am hoping since it's a Steakhouse that people won't be dressed the way they would at the buffets.
        Thanks for your help!!
        -Melissa

        #244 ntanzob

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          Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:32 PM

          Hi Melissa!

          Barracuda - you will notice while at the resort, you will see a wide array of clothing at night - shorts and flipflops to full blown dress. Unfortunately, you will also see this at the restaurant. Your dinner will be separate from everyone else though. We are also having our wedding dinner there and it is sit down - they serve you - whole nine yards. I believe this is the only restuarant that has sit down for the amount of people both you and I are having.

          Thanks for putting the favor prices down - I have yet to get that. Was there anything else listed on that? I have everything else you had listed to include the DJ information. Any other information they gave you?

          Also, Barracuda - there is more than jsut steak. It is not known for "Seafood" because there is a seafood restuarant, but they have seafood and other things also. I am chosing this one because of the sit down, but also because I do know they have good food. You will not go wrong here.


          Thanks,
          Nicole


          Nicole

          #245 mtomas5555

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            Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:52 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by ntanzob
            Hi Melissa!

            Barracuda - you will notice while at the resort, you will see a wide array of clothing at night - shorts and flipflops to full blown dress. Unfortunately, you will also see this at the restaurant. Your dinner will be separate from everyone else though. We are also having our wedding dinner there and it is sit down - they serve you - whole nine yards. I believe this is the only restuarant that has sit down for the amount of people both you and I are having.

            Thanks for putting the favor prices down - I have yet to get that. Was there anything else listed on that? I have everything else you had listed to include the DJ information. Any other information they gave you?




            Thanks,
            Nicole


            Nicole

            Thanks Nicole!
            What would we do without you?!! : ) .
            The planner also sent me spa prices and forms to fill out for spa reservations and also a form that lets you fill out your wedding event info, such as date, type of event, starting time, ending time and # of participants. I am assuming this is for our ceremonies, right?

            #246 ntanzob

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              Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:56 PM

              Melissa I didn't get that last form. What type of ceremony are you having and you might have told me, but where are you having it?

              Also, who is your WC - both Miami and Cancun?

              #247 mtomas5555

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                Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:32 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ntanzob
                Melissa I didn't get that last form. What type of ceremony are you having and you might have told me, but where are you having it?

                Also, who is your WC - both Miami and Cancun?
                We are having the free civil ceremony.

                The planner in Miami that I spoke to a lot is Karina and the planner from Cancun that returned my e-mail is Maribel, but I don't know if she is my assigned planner or not.
                Wait a minute... could Maribel be from Miami also? Now I'm all confused! LOL!

                Who do you have for Cancun planner?

                #248 mtomas5555

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                  Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:01 PM

                  Ok, yes Maribel is from Cancun, but she is not my assigned planner.
                  They told me that my assigned planner will contact me 1 month before my wedding date, so I'll give her till July 11th. : )

                  This Maribel is great though... she is very quick in answering my questions!

                  Anything anyone wants to know.... : )

                  -Melissa

                  #249 ntanzob

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                    Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:11 PM

                    Thanks Melissa,

                    I have Kalena and Maria Pillar in Cancun - Maria is the supervisor. I also have Kathy in Miami. Kalena was extremely slow getting back to me, however she did call me the other day and we talked for about 45 minutes on questions that I had. I am still waiting for her to get the rest of the information to me. As a matter of fact, that was last Friday that I spoke to her. Hmmm??

                    Maybe they need to know the people's name in the ceremony so they can type it in the witness area - the place that they will have to sign. That kind of makes sense to me. I am already married so I do not have to have witnesses sign our marriage license this time.

                    I am going to review my questions...you may have someone with a little more time.

                    Thanks!

                    #250 mtomas5555

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                      Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:15 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by ntanzob
                      Melissa,

                      The Chapel Gazebo and Chapel Garden are on the Nizuc side. All the gazebo's (3) are on the Nizuc side. None are on the beach, but you can see the beach from all. I have just recently received pictures of the Chapel Garden area and I am completely thrilled that is where mine will be. I will

                      Nicole

                      Nicole,
                      Is the Bugambilia Gazebo nice? That's the one I am getting married in.

                      Thanks,
                      Melissa




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