Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hello Riu Palace brides,

 

I went in for a site visit on Monday. However, I was only able to meet with the assistant wedding coordinator. She told me that for dates, pricing, etc. I'd have to email Paola. I sent her an email with a list of questions and date availability. I haven't yet heard back. I have the following questions and wondering if anyone on the board can help:

 

1. How responsive is Paola?

2. Will they hold weddings on Sundays?

3. How flexible are they on welcome parties, beach parties, extra events? Adi said yes to everything I asked about, but I'd like some of the items agreed upon in writing prior to booking.

4. Has anyone priced out doing an event on the beach here? If so, what were the costs - bar service, bonfire, furniture rental, sound system, etc.

 

Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you know what they charge for the private bar? I'm confused as they gave me the bar options, which are like $60 a person for 4 hours. I can't imagine that they really want me to pay that much for a bar and another $44 a person for dinner. I could almost have a wedding in New York for that cost!
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amber, I will try to answer your questions as best I can.

Originally Posted by Amberya17 View Post

Hello Riu Palace brides,

 

I went in for a site visit on Monday. However, I was only able to meet with the assistant wedding coordinator. She told me that for dates, pricing, etc. I'd have to email Paola. I sent her an email with a list of questions and date availability. I haven't yet heard back. I have the following questions and wondering if anyone on the board can help:

 

1. How responsive is Paola?   She seems pretty good.  I already knew my date I wanted so I initially got in contact with her after I put in my request for my wedding day on their actual website.

 

2. Will they hold weddings on Sundays? Per their website, unfortunately no weddings on Sundays or National Holidays

 

3. How flexible are they on welcome parties, beach parties, extra events? Adi said yes to everything I asked about, but I'd like some of the items agreed upon in writing prior to booking. I believe they are pretty flexible on the welcome parties, beach parties, extra events.  

 

4. Has anyone priced out doing an event on the beach here? If so, what were the costs - bar service, bonfire, furniture rental, sound system, etc.  I have yet to read any beach pricing in this forum.  I would wait to hear from Paola since it seems pricing here changes annually.  I did read in some documents that there is a federal tax for using the beach.  It's like 130 USD in addition to all the other costs.

Thanks in advance!

 

Originally Posted by Amberya17 View Post

Do you know what they charge for the private bar? I'm confused as they gave me the bar options, which are like $60 a person for 4 hours. I can't imagine that they really want me to pay that much for a bar and another $44 a person for dinner. I could almost have a wedding in New York for that cost!
 

For my private reception - for open bar they are charging me $10 per person. 

 

Originally Posted by mv562 View Post

Hello,

Can someone please email me the price listing and any other relevant info for Riu palace Cabo? Mrcllvega81@yahoo.com

Hi mv562 - this is a thread for Riu RM (Riviera Maya) brides.  Not much detail about Cabo in this thread.  I would do a search of the forum for RIU Cabo brides.  A lot of threads come up.  Best of luck!  Cabo is beautiful.  We stayed at Dreams there in 2007!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have everyone booked! I do have one friend who has only booked her room and is waiting on airfare. Waiting on what, who knows! It's like 90 days away!! Whoa, weird!! I do have a quick question, most of my guests are using the private transport, cancun transfers. I do have a few people who will be coming in alone and that seems super expensive! Any other options anyone know of???

 

I asked my travel agent about matchbooks and they are not allowed on even checked bags. You can have one matchbook per person. I am flying american airlines. Just thought I would share that. I am wondering about 5 hour energy drinks though....may check that out!! (Maybe that's because I'm tired right now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks very much for the responses. If only the responses I got from the Riu office were so clear! I really appreciate it. I think we're going to book for November 18th this weekend. I'll update you all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by jessd123 View Post

 

We have everyone booked! I do have one friend who has only booked her room and is waiting on airfare. Waiting on what, who knows! It's like 90 days away!! Whoa, weird!! I do have a quick question, most of my guests are using the private transport, cancun transfers. I do have a few people who will be coming in alone and that seems super expensive! Any other options anyone know of???

 

I asked my travel agent about matchbooks and they are not allowed on even checked bags. You can have one matchbook per person. I am flying american airlines. Just thought I would share that. I am wondering about 5 hour energy drinks though....may check that out!! (Maybe that's because I'm tired right now

Hey Jess - congrats on everyone booking!!!!  We had a few stragglers on airfare...in fact we still have one couple who hasn't bought theirs either and the wedding is in like 53 days!  HELLO!  We even had 3 couples that tried to book the beginning of this week - THE RESORT IS SOLD OUT FOR OUR WEEK!.  Sometimes I do not understand how some people think they can plan such abig trip like thid in 2 months before departure on Easter/Spring Recess to boot!   I feel bad, but my FI jokingly says, hey you snooze you lose!

 

 

So your guests are using Olympus Tours, right?  It's part of their resort cost, yes?   That's what all our guests are using. We booked through Wendy Hicks at Wright Travel (from this website). Perhaps contact Olympus Tours directly to see if they would take on these people travelling alone.  I made a contact with them.  His name is Miguel Tenorio.  His email is mtenorio@olympus-tours.com.  Maybe see if he can help you out.

 

 

As far as the matches - yes I found that out a few months ago when I was reading TSA guidelines.  I am FED-EXING the matces to Ariadna at the resort.  She said I could.  THANK GOODNESS!  Of course it's going to cost more to send them than what we paid for them, but I WANT THEM - so....it is what it is!  It will only take a few days to get there so I am sending at the beginning of next month.

Originally Posted by Amberya17 View Post

 

Thanks very much for the responses. If only the responses I got from the Riu office were so clear! I really appreciate it. I think we're going to book for November 18th this weekend. I'll update you all.

You are welcome Amberya17!  Good luck - let us know if you need anything! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sooooo happy that this forum exists! Hi ladies! I went on a site visit last month and decided on a private venue for the wedding. Now we are looking at hotels for our guests ave I have started considering riu palace riviera maya vs riu palace mexico. We want a fun, kid friendly, budget friendly, and beautiful resort with good food! Can anyone comment on whether this resort fits the needs? Also, does anyone know details on rehearsal dinners? Costs? Locations? Thanks! Both resorts look amazing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • The cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer,  a rotisserie , a slow cooker , a pressure cooker, a grill. Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ingredients. A lot of people are overweight because they keep eating food that they did not cook.
    • I have stayed at Dreams La Romana and Dreams Dominicus.  The two resorts are very different in style and decor. A few comparison points are below and fact sheets are attached for both.   Both resorts are approx 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport, close proximity to Saona Island, Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon. Top championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, The Links and La Estancia – all designed by world-famous Pete Dye. Restaurants are similar at both resorts.  Both offer the Explorers Club for Kids.  Dreams Dominicus  Brand new resort and in 2016 488 rooms (however additional construction was underway) More contemporary style & decor Good beach area Rooms were very nice Preferred Club located in main lobby and adjacent to main pool & beach front Food was good Center plaza area with nighttime entertainment Main lobby is small, but outdoor bar off lobby is nice Dreams La Romana Originally built in 2003 & opened as Dreams La Romana in 2008 756 rooms Recently renovated and new preferred club adults only lounge & pool added  Rooms are more traditional Caribbean decor Grounds are very lush and tropical Good beach area food was good    Dreams Dominicus fact sheet.pdf Dreams La Romana fact sheet.pdf
    • My sister has done it but with the destination wedding, only super close family members and friends came since it was expensive and farther. It was great though.
    • Thanks! I had it printed out. Very useful!!
    • Hello Guys, Are you looking for affordable wedding venue, reception halls, party rentals, outdoor event venue, birthday party venue in mobile al.  Choose Anne-Marie Cottage for your special occasion. Our cottage is an affordable venue for your intimate wedding.   Thank u 
  • Topics

×