We had a ceremony at the Chichen Gazebo. What I wish I had know prior to arriving (but worked out for us because we had music and an extra usb drive) is that your guests are asked to arriving to the Gazebo 30 mins prior to your ceremony time. They will not release you from your room until all the guests have arrived. So if you don't want your guests sitting around without music, bring a usb drive that they can use with the sound system at the ceremony. They may take other forms of music but didn't ask.
I didn't end up getting out of our room until 4:10 and our ceremony was supposed to start at 4:00. The saxophone player was late!
But it all worked out and it was all so beautiful. I can't wait til we get back our video and pictures from the resort!
Our after the ceremony reception was held at the Pandero Terrace. I loved this spot and so happy with our choice of location!
I'm also thankful, that I had a change in dresses! By the time the ceremony and photo session was over I was soaked. It was very, very hot in my gown.
We also hired the Mexican Trio and had our fireworks at this location! It was wonderful.
We had our dinner reception at the El Greco on the lower outdoor terrace. We had this area to ourselves and it was wonderful. After we sat down the waiter let us know that the chef would prepare a special menu of Filet Mignon and Grilled Shrimp for us! They had the champagne flowing all night as well. (I did request the lower terrace and wasn't sure that we would get it until we showed and saw that the area was set up for us.)
Just a few more things you should know:
The Cove side swim up bar is closed along with the brick pizza oven.
The Rock Climbing Wall is also closed, but it made for a great photo op!
And one more thing, Angel at the Salon did my hair and make-up! Also, knows how to apply false eyelashes. He's the best!! I love him.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'll be more than happy to help in anyway I can.
If you would like feel free to check out all of our photos at our photo share site. I have over 1000 pics on there between us and our guests! They're also broken down into event albums. They may give you a better idea on what the areas look like with decorations!
Good luck ladies!!!