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Just married at GRAN PORTO REAL!

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Congrats!!! I was also thinking of having my destination wedding at the Gran Porto Real in April 2010. Did your guests book through a travel agent or online? I've been having a tough time trying to find prices for accomodations online because April 2010 is so far away. Approx how much did your guests pay? If you dont mind me asking!

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Congrats! You look beautiful!

 

I agree there are very few people getting married at the Gran Porto. I am getting married at the GPReal on 7-8-9 at the Gazebo. I have so many questions for my WC but I am new to all of this and don't know what to ask. Any tips would be great. I am also still undecided about where to have the reception. where did you have yours?

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Congrats!!! I was also thinking of having my destination wedding at the Gran Porto Real in April 2010. Did your guests book through a travel agent or online? I've been having a tough time trying to find prices for accomodations online because April 2010 is so far away. Approx how much did your guests pay? If you dont mind me asking!
10 of my guests booked through Flight Centre and got a group rate of around $1600 per person (flight and hotel), out of Vancouver BC. Myself and a bunch of other guests booked directly through the hotel website, and flew out of Seattle for around $1300 per person. It's definately cheaper to book flight and hotel at the same time, rather than separately. I don't know though, if I would fly out of Seattle again. The worst was coming back home, it sucks to drive 3 hours back home, after the flight, especially since everyone was so tired.

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Congrats! You look beautiful!

I agree there are very few people getting married at the Gran Porto. I am getting married at the GPReal on 7-8-9 at the Gazebo. I have so many questions for my WC but I am new to all of this and don't know what to ask. Any tips would be great. I am also still undecided about where to have the reception. where did you have yours?
We had our reception in the ballroom, which was beautiful. The gazebo is gorgeous too, especially with the white sheets hanging from the top. You have the option of leaving them on or taking them off. The gazebo is definately more private than right on the beach. We chose our food, flowers, and ceremony location the day before the wedding, when we met with Micaela. We had the plated dinner, but they also have buffet (which we didn't know about). The ceremony includes a microphone, so all your guests can hear. It also includes music setup with a person dedicated to operating it, so you don't have to worry about it. If you don't bring any of your own music, they have a pretty good collection of stuff. If you bring your own centerpieces or stuff for the ceremony, you can leave it all with Micaela and she will set it all up for you. The reception includes hookup for ipod/laptop so if you want to bring your own music that is fine. They also have a stereo system you can use if you are bringing CDs. We brought a laptop with our songs, but we also burned everything on CDs, just in case something happened to the laptop. We didn't actually pay for anything until the last day when we checked out. I recommend not waiting until the last day though, in case there are any problems with their machine. We had a bit of an issue since the credit card kept getting rejected, but in the end it was because there is some sort of limit with their machine so you have to split it into a few payments, so the amount isn't so big.

I'm really happy with their wedding service; they seem to know what they are doing and are very professional. Let me know if you have any questions!

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10 of my guests booked through Flight Centre and got a group rate of around $1600 per person (flight and hotel), out of Vancouver BC. Myself and a bunch of other guests booked directly through the hotel website, and flew out of Seattle for around $1300 per person. It's definately cheaper to book flight and hotel at the same time, rather than separately. I don't know though, if I would fly out of Seattle again. The worst was coming back home, it sucks to drive 3 hours back home, after the flight, especially since everyone was so tired.
Hi there, what did you think of the beach at GPR? We really want a beach wedding and was considering The Royal but it was a little pricey... (over $2200 per person, for 1 week out of Vancouver in Dec. 09). The GPR would also be a great resort, I just love the location! Any info. about the beach/water would be great, and if you have any pics as well! Thanks!

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Congratulations! You look Beautiful! I am planning my wedding at the Gran Porto for July...and i would love to pick your brain about some stuff! Mainly music, photography , and flowers! I would love to hear from you!

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