Originally Posted by FireyNurse
What do you mean by sister resort, like Tropical/Colonial or Beach/Caribe? We were at the palace and our wedding stuff was all at the palace but our photographers were all booked on to stay at the Beach/Caribe because its the cheapest, they are allowed to be at the palace for the wedding events without a charge.
Originally Posted by LaurenV26
For those of you booking rooms for photographers rather than pay the vendor fee, does anyone know if I were to book him at a sister resort do I have to pay a pass for him to come over the day of the wedding?
Yes, you can book them a room at any of the 5 hotels at the Barcelo resort, like FireyNurse said.
BUT....Barcelo has recently and unfortunately instituted a 5 night minimum stay during their peak seasons. Not sure when your wedding is, but it will not be a cheaper alternative to paying their vendor fee of $500 when you have to book 5 nights. My wedding is in February and even my guests wanting to book 3 or 4 nights were turned away initially... Thank goodness my travel agent talked them into allowing 3-4 night stays for my guests still, since I've had rooms held for us since March, way before they decided on this new rule. I was very disappointed by this, and it didn't make our guests trying to book the last few months very comfortable about the trip at all. Almost made me reconsider this resort...