RIU RM Palace Brides??
Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:14 PM
Desiree- I'm happy to hear that no one cancelled on you and I CAN'T WAIT to see your pictures! I hope everything went well!
Josie and Kelly- I love both of your BM's dresses...definitely great choices!
MsBettyB- Congratulations on passing the bar exam! That's awesome! And thank you so much for all the details on your trip! I'm starting to look though all of your pictures right now!
Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:03 PM
Actually, a quick question.. I just read that you can't have music at Boto Fogo if you are having a semi private reception, is that the same for Chillis as well?? I'm only having 26 guests coming with us, and that's below the minimum, I was curious to know what everyone else was doing..
Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:17 PM
As far as I know you have to have 50 people for Chili's. I think it's even more than Bogo Foto! But I'm going off memory and hoping that someone else can answer 100%. I have at least 40 that have said they're coming, but I do wonder what people do if they only have a small group. I think Desiree is bringing an Ipod and bose system to play music
Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:34 PM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:44 PM
Betty-thank you so much for the review and pics!!! It helped me TONS! You are the best. Also, CONGRATS on passing the bar!!! What an accomplishment! Yay!
Kelly and Josie- I LOVE your dresses! Both look great for a DW!
Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:40 PM
Posted 13 May 2009 - 12:31 AM
I'm not sure if it's worth that much to have a private reception, I haven't yet decided. Maybe there is somewhere on the riu grounds that you can arrange to have your first dance, if not in the restaurant.
Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:28 AM
Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:44 AM
I. RECEPTION DINNER
I have questions about the reception! Mainly being...can I do the "semi- private dinner" that is included with the package and pay a lesser amount for a DJ afterwards? Or is it DJ & Private dinner and the $1,700, bottom line? Also- as I highlighed below, do you have to have 50 (or over) to eat at the Brazilian Place? When it says on the attachment DJ with Sound System (for private dinners only for 3 hours)- what does that mean? The dinner AND DJ is only 3 hours, or the you have the dinner, and then the DJ is on for 3 hours? How much extra is it for more time with the DJ, and is this possible?
From my experience you would have the dinner then get 3 hours DJ time. I am with you on the cost issue so I am sending a note for clarification. I will advise. Will also address your other concerns of the # of guests.
By email you will pick up your restaurant of choice for dinner, the wedding spot and the cake
flavor. If you have a large wedding party it will be more things to arrange via email.
Groups over 27 people for dinner will be accommodated during the 2nd seating.
The on site wedding coordinator is always glad to assist you, just keep in mind that she can not
book providers or restaurants more than one month in advance of your wedding day,
Everything is very well organized so you will not need a
rehearsal dinner, though this may also be requested.
The interviews are normally the day after your arrival. All the
meetings are in the morning as the wedding planners are doing
weddings in the afternoon.
- Location of Reception.
The wedding reception is held as a sit-down dinner at one of
Riu´s Specialty Restaurants. An area is reserved for the entire
wedding group to celebrate.
Please notice that all restaurant reservations are subject to
availability and capacity.
We can not provide you other locations for dinners like beach or gardens.
- Costs and Capacities.
The cost of the wedding reception is included in the package and covers the food and beverage
for the entire wedding group. It is important to keep in mind the number of guests each package
can accommodate. Your final guest list will determine the package suited for your group size. On
the other hand, there is no minimum number of guests required to have a wedding reception
Wedding Package Guest Capacity
Caprice Max. Capacity of the hotel you have chosen
- Private Receptions
The reception dinners offered in the Wedding Packages are semi-private at no extra charge.
Private dinners are possible only at Riu Palace Riviera Maya & Riu Palace Mexico. There are
only for one our and a half and during the second seating, with the following restrictions.
Riu Palace Riviera Maya:
Brazilian Restaurant: Minimum of 50 guests maximum of 60 all staying at this resort. Second
seating 8.45 pm (can you not have a private dinner with less? or can you just not have a private dinner at this place?
CHECKING ON THIS TOOâ€¦..I think I know theses answers from other dealings with RIU but I want it in writing from this resort
Steak House: Minimum of 80 guests all staying at the resort. Second seating at 9:00pm
Riu Palace Mexico:
Brazilian Restaurant: Second seating 8.45pm
Steak House: Second seating 8:30pm
For both we need a Minimum of 50 guests maximum all staying at this resort.
If you want to extend the time of private dinners, you can do it with an extra cost.
NOTE: Riu Yucatan, Riu Playacar and Riu Tequila do not offer private services.
- Dinner Menu.
The main course of the wedding reception is table served by waiters. The restaurantâ€™s regular
menu is open for dinner selection. A self service salad bar and desserts bar is also set up
Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:46 AM
Dear Sherryl (thats my TA),
Thank you for contacting Riu Weddings Sales Department.
Regarding to your first question, it is correct the only way to have a dancing floor is having a private reception dinner and the cost is approx $1700 usd (this can change) including the Sound System or DJ, as you wish, because the Sound System belongs to the DJ, so he charges the same for playing him self or for renting the equipment, and it is necessary to have 50 guests, but it depends of how many people you will be celebrating we can maybe make an exception, the Brazilian restaurant is indoors and has air conditioner but it does not have ocean view nor garden, and the Disco can be rented from after your ceremony for the 3 hours long.
If you wanted a restaurant close to the beach for the reception can be held only at Riu Palace Mexico.
If you shall require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Weddings Sales Coordinator
Weddings by RIU
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