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Has anyone had a wedding at The Palace but without a reception?  I am getting married there in May with about 20 guests, and don't see the need for an actual reception especially since we are having an at home reception.  I keep going back and forth on whether we should spend the extra money for a private dinner, or just book a reservation for dinner that evening.

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Hi ladies!  I am new to this website but from what I see there seems to be a lot of helpful information.  I dont have a wedding booked yet, I am actually just starting the planning process.  Who do I contact, or where should i go, to get the beginning information... package prices, available dates... that sort of stuff?  Any information will help, thanks!!

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About the string lights, the resort takes them down after every wedding and will only put them back up if you pay. I think it's $6 per string. We had our reception at Playa Azul and I believe we had 10 or 12 stings of lights. I still don't have my pro photos but here you can get some idea, in the first pic you can see 10 columns of lights but I think there were 12 total :
 

 

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Hi gals!!

 

So i'm getting married at Barcelo Maya Palace 2012, and I am wondering if everyone is having the same trouble as I am. Firstly, I can not get a hold of my WC to answer some questions, so I am going to go here and see if any Brides will have any answers!! Thanks for your help ladies!!!

 

Question 1.) For those gals who are getting the Strawberry Package, do you know if 15 is the max and then it's $66.00 US per additional guest, do you know if this is true, and what does this cover, I am so confused, since the package is expensive enough, why add on 66 for additional people?

 

Question 2.) I would like the strings and I have read it's 5 US per string, but does any bride know how many strings are needed for the trees for Playa Azul

 

Question 3.) When they say they decorate the table,( we have only one table at Playa Azul) does anyone know what that includes, because I just bought some place card holders, then I realized maybe they will provide that??

 

 

I think that's all of them {for now at least :)) }

 

 

Thanks in advance for anyone who is able to answer one or all of these questions!!!!!

 

 

Alison

 



 

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Hi Everyone!  Thanks so much for all of the info from the recent brides and grooms.  We are getting married in April, and it all seems to be coming together!

 

We would like to reserve a table at one of the specialty restaurants the night before our wedding for our immediate families.  Our WC has told us that we can make a reservation at one of the three specialty restaurants: the Brazilian, the French, or the Caribbean.  Does anyone have any recommendations on which restaurant is better?  We are making a reservation for 30 people, which includes 6 kids.  Any thoughts? 

 

Thanks so much! 

 

 

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Hi, I never ate at the Caribbean so can't comment on that one. I did have dinner with my family at the French restaurant and I wouldn't recommend it for your welcome dinner, it's a bit too "stiff and serious" if you are looking for a more relaxing evening.

For our welcome dinner we booked the Brazilian and everyone loved it and had so much fun. First course is an appetizer buffet which was really good. That was followed by a seven course (yes 7!!) meat dinner ..... You are served a plate of baked potato and veg and then the waiters come around with meat on skewers and shave it off to your desire. They come 7 times with 7 different meats, it was so good and everyone loved it, it was a bit of a novelty. The waiters were a lot of fun too. One took a liking to my sister and every time he passed her he jumped in next to her for a hug, kiss on the cheek, take a picture .... he had everyone laughing. There was then a choice of dessert.

Keep in mind though if you have any guests not staying at the Palace you will have to pay $15 per person to have them eat at a Palace restaurant. We had 4 guests at the Tropical so had to pay a $60 cover. Worth it tho! Afterwards we all went to a show at the Palace theatre and had no problems with the Tropical guests as we had paid he $15 each.
 

Originally Posted by AudEv2012 View Post

Hi Everyone!  Thanks so much for all of the info from the recent brides and grooms.  We are getting married in April, and it all seems to be coming together!

 

We would like to reserve a table at one of the specialty restaurants the night before our wedding for our immediate families.  Our WC has told us that we can make a reservation at one of the three specialty restaurants: the Brazilian, the French, or the Caribbean.  Does anyone have any recommendations on which restaurant is better?  We are making a reservation for 30 people, which includes 6 kids.  Any thoughts? 

 

Thanks so much! 

 

 



 

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We had my "stagette" dinner at the French Restaurant.  Our reservation wasnt until late - so it wasn't terribly busy in there.  It was awesome!

 

There was about 14 girls, and they came out at the end of the meal with sombrero's and a special dessert and sang to me.  It was so fun (I'm the one dancing with my spoon).

 

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Originally Posted by JoanneIreland View Post


Hi, I never ate at the Caribbean so can't comment on that one. I did have dinner with my family at the French restaurant and I wouldn't recommend it for your welcome dinner, it's a bit too "stiff and serious" if you are looking for a more relaxing evening.

For our welcome dinner we booked the Brazilian and everyone loved it and had so much fun. First course is an appetizer buffet which was really good. That was followed by a seven course (yes 7!!) meat dinner ..... You are served a plate of baked potato and veg and then the waiters come around with meat on skewers and shave it off to your desire. They come 7 times with 7 different meats, it was so good and everyone loved it, it was a bit of a novelty. The waiters were a lot of fun too. One took a liking to my sister and every time he passed her he jumped in next to her for a hug, kiss on the cheek, take a picture .... he had everyone laughing. There was then a choice of dessert.

Keep in mind though if you have any guests not staying at the Palace you will have to pay $15 per person to have them eat at a Palace restaurant. We had 4 guests at the Tropical so had to pay a $60 cover. Worth it tho! Afterwards we all went to a show at the Palace theatre and had no problems with the Tropical guests as we had paid he $15 each.
 



 



 

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So do you have to pay extra for the welcome dinner per person?  We are having around 50 guests, and I was under the impression we had to pay extra?  They will all be staying at the palace too.

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I understand that you will have to pay extra per person if you are having a private welcome dinner outside of one of the restaurants.  We are having a large group so to save money, we are having our welcome dinner at the buffet restaurant.  Our WC  is going to make a group reservation at the buffet restaurant so that our 80 guests can sit together.  They are all staying at the Palace,  so we are not paying extra per person. 

 

We are also planning to have a smaller dinner with our immediate family at one of the specialty restaurants the night before the wedding.  Again, as all of our family are staying at the Palace, we are only reserving a table at the restaurant and there is no additional cost per person.

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AudEv-2012

 

If you're having 80 guests I'd recommend skipping the welcome dinner for EVERYONE. We got married in October at the Palace and had 71 guests. We only did a welcome dinner for our immediate family the night before 9at the French). I can't imagine trying to entertain everyone 2 nights in a row. Just something to think about. 

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