BarcelÃ³ Maya Colonial Beach
Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:17 PM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:28 PM
| Originally Posted by asara |
Hey there, I'm also planning a wedding at maya for early 2010, can i ask if $1790CAN is a decent rate per person? I'm just starting to do my research...seems high but the hotel looks amazing.
Our initial quote for BM was the lowest out of the 3 resorts that we looked into. But after my TA negiotiated, the price for the other resorts went down but BM's price stayed the same. So, since it's now the most expensive for our guest, we've decided against BM.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:01 PM
anything under $2000 was our goal though, so we're content about that!
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:11 PM
Personally, I wouldn't hire an outside WC. My BM WC is Claudia and she replies back within days and is very good with her answers. I have talked to a lot of brides who have gotten married at the BM and they found that it only took about 20 minutes, once down there, to determine all the smaller things.
With the DJ question, I too have heard that their DJ's aren't the greatest. What we are going to do is hook up a Ipod or CD with some Diana Krall, jazzy type dinner music. Then we have speeches. After the cutting of the cake, we are going to have our first dance, party it up at the Disco. We decided to get the Mariachi Band as well to play when we are first waiting for our meal.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:22 AM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:26 AM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:40 AM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:14 PM
WELCOME DRINKS: We had welcome drinks the night before are wedding this is where we handed out welcome/gift bags that we did not have delivered. Our WC had us pay the bellboys $2 (bring EXTRA $1, we never seemed to have enough) to deliver them BUT they do not have a key so if they were not in the room the bag could not be delivered SO that is why we handed most out at the welcome drink. There are TWO bars in the front of the resort that work well for the welcome drink one is an open air place it has a few TVS with lots of chairs and little tables and the other one is closed in with AC (which was a bit cold at times) you do not need reservations at these two places and I am sure you could find out the names I am sure I have them at home since I still have the map.
WELCOME DINNERS: We were going to have one BUT then we changed our mind because are guests wanted to take advantage of the tickets to check out the different restaurants. The other thing was that you cannot make a reservation for a large group the restaurants so your only choice is the buffet. The meeting for a drink worked best and it let are guest meet up but still do their own thing.
DANCING: We had are dinner in one of the grills on the ocean it was 5 courses and by the time we ate had speeches and stuff there was not time for dancing. YOU can ask for a time extension which I am sure you have to pay for. WE just went to the CLUB and danced there (With lots of fog, they love the fog machine!
Posted 29 January 2009 - 10:34 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:44 PM
My FI have decided on the Barcelo Maya Colonial for July 2010 Now I'm confused about which packages to pick!?
Smartinez: I read that you chose the Sea Breeze Package? From what I've read the Sea Breeze doesn't allow you to have your reception outside, only the Under the Stars does... I want to be outside or at the grill like you did, Under the stars is $66 per person above 10 ppl and Sea Breeze is $20 per person above 20ppl... I think the Sea Breeze is a more affordable option, I just don't think I'd want to be in a banquet room... Please help!
Do you have any photos of your wedding yet? I'd LOVE to see them
Thanks so much!
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