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Does anybody have a list of reception location options for the strawberry passion package? I have heard a lot of people talk about Playa Azul, but i'm wondering what else is an option. And also does anyone know where these locations are on the resort map?  I'd like a visual as to where is location is actually located. I've msg'd my coordinator, but I know that they sometimes take a while to respond, so I thought I would see if anybody was provided with a list from their coordinator already. Thanks so much!!! 
Our reception was supposed to be on Coral Beach initially but the back up for this is in the banquet hall. Coral beach is the complete opposite of the Playa Azul location. Coral is in front of the palace, sort of up above the water a bit, beautifully lit up and great for smaller groups. If it wasn't for the banquet hall being our back up we would have stayed there. It threatened rain on our wedding day so we moved to Coco beach, this is the beach right in front of the coco bar (beach bar by the palace pool) and it was a great location. These two are closest to the palace resort. Playa Azul is the absolute furthest end from the Palace, in front of the Beach/Caribe resorts. It is past the little activities rental area on the beach. I had heard it was windier down there as well. There used to be a palapa there but it is no longer up. I am not sure what the other location was called but I saw a few receptions there while we were there and it was in front of the grill at the tropical. All the locations are gorgeous and I believe they give options but also place you based on the size of your group. Happy planning!

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I had my wedding at the Palace on Saturday, June 22nd at 5pm and my reception at the Chak Halal promptly at 7pm.  I will post my review as soon as I get a chance but let me say this...my big day was nothing less that PERFECT!  After finding this forum, I scaled back ALOT.  I am so glad I did.  IT was the most stress free experience I have ever had...EVER!  I started off with Xhail as my WC (a little worried about communication,) but somehow ended up with Victoria.  VICTORIA IS AN ANGEL GOD SENT and I was SO lucky!  Here are just a few pics...

 

 

 

 

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Hi Everyone!

 

I had my wedding at the Palace on Saturday, June 22nd at 5pm and my reception at the Chak Halal promptly at 7pm.  I will post my review as soon as I get a chance but let me say this...my big day was nothing less that PERFECT!  After finding this forum, I scaled back ALOT.  I am so glad I did.  IT was the most stress free experience I have ever had...EVER!  I started off with Xhail as my WC (a little worried about communication,) but somehow ended up with Victoria.  VICTORIA IS AN ANGEL GOD SENT and I was SO lucky!  Here are just a few pics...

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

I have a guest who may stay at a different resort other than Barceló.  Does anyone know if there is a fee for them to come into the resort for the day and what that is? Thanks!

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Our reception was supposed to be on Coral Beach initially but the back up for this is in the banquet hall. Coral beach is the complete opposite of the Playa Azul location. Coral is in front of the palace, sort of up above the water a bit, beautifully lit up and great for smaller groups. If it wasn't for the banquet hall being our back up we would have stayed there. It threatened rain on our wedding day so we moved to Coco beach, this is the beach right in front of the coco bar (beach bar by the palace pool) and it was a great location. These two are closest to the palace resort. Playa Azul is the absolute furthest end from the Palace, in front of the Beach/Caribe resorts. It is past the little activities rental area on the beach. I had heard it was windier down there as well. There used to be a palapa there but it is no longer up.

 

I am not sure what the other location was called but I saw a few receptions there while we were there and it was in front of the grill at the tropical.

 

All the locations are gorgeous and I believe they give options but also place you based on the size of your group.

 

Happy planning!

Thank you!! I really don't want the hall as a back up, but I do like the Coral the best, we've been to the resort before, and between all those trees with the lights on them would be perfect, especially because we're having a small wedding. I'd like the ceremony at the Playa Azul because it is more secluded, no men in speedos, haha.

 

We're on step 3 of the planning already, reception, but we're still 9 months away, not everyone has decided if they're coming or not, so I can't really make a seating plan. I know that you go over everything in a meeting the day after you arrive, so is this just to humour us? Make us feel like we're planning? lol Did you feel the same?

 

For the ceremony location I just said "on the beach" I suppose I should ask what the options are and be more specific. 

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Thank you!! I really don't want the hall as a back up, but I do like the Coral the best, we've been to the resort before, and between all those trees with the lights on them would be perfect, especially because we're having a small wedding. I'd like the ceremony at the Playa Azul because it is more secluded, no men in speedos, haha. We're on step 3 of the planning already, reception, but we're still 9 months away, not everyone has decided if they're coming or not, so I can't really make a seating plan. I know that you go over everything in a meeting the day after you arrive, so is this just to humour us? Make us feel like we're planning? lol Did you feel the same? For the ceremony location I just said "on the beach" I suppose I should ask what the options are and be more specific. 
We had just 22 people including us, yes some of the planning feels sort of silly if it can all be done the days before the wedding but I think it helps them plan a little, changes are easy to make though if you want. On the coco beach we had lights on trees and it was beautiful too! It is just a minute or two walk from the Coral Beach. And the back up for there is the palapa where the ping pong tables are. Playa Azul for me was too far and wide open with no trees to light up, which I really wanted. The seating arrangements are super easy for them to set up and change, it's honestly no big deal! You should definitely ask about where your ceremony and reception locations are, they never have me a choice and had placed me at Coral (which I was pleased with anyway) but if you have a preference you should ask as they may be planning several weddings on your date. There were apparently 4 occurring on our wedding day! We never saw anyone else married that day though.

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Hi Everyone! I had my wedding at the Palace on Saturday, June 22nd at 5pm and my reception at the Chak Halal promptly at 7pm.  I will post my review as soon as I get a chance but let me say this...my big day was nothing less that PERFECT!  After finding this forum, I scaled back ALOT.  I am so glad I did.  IT was the most stress free experience I have ever had...EVER!  I started off with Xhail as my WC (a little worried about communication,) but somehow ended up with Victoria.  VICTORIA IS AN ANGEL GOD SENT and I was SO lucky!  Here are just a few pics...   LL LL LL LL LL LL
Sorry about that posting twice!!! LOL...
You look amazing! Glad everything was perfect! Victoria was our planner as well and we absolutely loved her, such a sweet lady! Congrats!!

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Hi, I have a guest who may stay at a different resort other than Barceló.  Does anyone know if there is a fee for them to come into the resort for the day and what that is? Thanks!
The fee was $97 or so for the day at the Palace when we were married in 2012

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We had 3 people who were not staying at our resort and they were NOT charged a day fee...neither were we.  I am not sure why, or if we were just lucky.  I did tell my 3 guests that they would be responsible for that, but no one came collecting.  I am thinking we were just lucky.

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