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#1 Graciela

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    Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:09 AM

    Is anyone getting married at the Valentin Imperial Maya?

    Im new to this forum and just getting started on my wedding plans. Been looking for a resort on the RM that does catholic weddings on-site and this place has a chapel.

    I know that EDR, Iberostar, Moon Palace, Dreams, Barcelo all have on-site chapels as well but I stumbled across this one (because its new and not on many sites yet) and it looks beautiful!

    Any info on this resort would help! Thanks a bunch!

    #2 Lelly

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      Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:57 PM

      Hi Graciela,

      Ive been looking into this resort as well as I also plan to have a catholic ceremony and there is the convenience of a chapel at the resort. I've actually contacted the wedding coordinator and she has been very pleasant. I plan on doing a site visit next week so when I get back I can give you further feedback on the resort.

      The resort appears to be beautiful. However, I don't think that they have coordinated any weddings as of yet.

      #3 Graciela

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        Posted 29 July 2008 - 03:51 PM

        Dear Lelly, Nice to know there are others considering this resort as its very new and agree with you that I dont think there has been many weddings there yet. I am so exicted for you that you're going there this week to get some info on the place and would greatly appreciate it if you can share some with me! :) Guadalupe is the coordinator there and so far has sent me some great pics but I would like to see the restaurants where the reception could be help. Let me know how it goes! Take care and enjoy the RM! :)

        #4 Lelly

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          Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:14 PM

          Hi Graciela,

          Im so excited about visiting the resort and I hope that I like it. Guadalupe has been great in sending me info. Once i get back i will definitely share with you all the info that I obtain. If you dont mind can you fwd me the pics that Guadalupe sent you. I would really appreciate it. Well....ttyl.

          #5 Roxielees

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            Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:16 AM

            Hi gals.

            I am not planning on getting married at the Valentin, but I did stay there last February. I didn't witness any weddings while I was there, but I know that they were preparing for some while I was there. The chapel is stunning and I still think wistfully about their dusk ceremony on the beach.

            The best things about this resort are the grounds, the food, the decadent rooms and the huge pool. At the time I was there, the resort had only been opened for a few months, but it seemed as though they were still ironing out some service issues. I have noticed a few reviews on Trip Advisor about weddings at the Valentin. Some were negative about the premises not being ready in time for the wedding and the service quality not being there. However, I would expect that they would have fixed these service issues at this point.

            Feel free to PM me if you have any further questions.

            #6 Graciela

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              Posted 02 August 2008 - 02:59 PM

              Thank you so much for all the info! Much appreiciated! Ive been doing lots of research on this place at it looks stunning but am discouraged on mishaps I have read on Trip Advisor as well. Im hoping to go and check it out in the next couple of months. Have been trying to book a date with the WC but she hasnt replied to my email in over a week! You would think for a new place they would be trying to gain a good reputation and be on top of things. The sad thing is that I have pretty much decided to go with Valentin because of the beautiful church and the price of AI for 1 week there. I have a date booked at the Iberostar Grand Pariaso on May 8 as they have a church to use there as well, but, to stay there for a week could cost my guests up to 3k as opposed to Valentin up to 2k so thats why Ive decided to change locations. Just a little frusterated because Valentin WC hasnt got back to me when Ive got the WC at Eurostars Blue practically begging for my wedding! Ive read on Trip Advisor that the service there is over the top so thinking of having my honeymoon there. They seem to go that extra mile in making your dream wedding but no church so that means no.

              Lelly, Im attaching the photos that Guadalupe sent me for you. You must be there right now so hope your having a great time and look forward to your info/photos when you get back!

              #7 Lelly

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                Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:06 PM

                I just got back from Riviera Maya and did a site visit of Valentin Imperial Maya. The resort is absolutely beautiful. The details of this resort are amazing. I met with Guillermo, the wedding manager. He was great and very accomodating. You are able to have a private reception. I particularly liked the terrace to have a private reception. It's absolutely beautiful.

                During our site visit Guillermo informed us that they are unsure if they will be able to continue holding catholic ceremonies as the Bishop is trying to restrict catholic ceremonies being held at resorts. One of the main reasons that I considered Valentin was for it's chapel but the resort has so much to offer that I would consider having the ceremony at a nearby church.

                #8 adias.angel

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                  Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:29 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Lelly
                  I just got back from Riviera Maya and did a site visit of Valentin Imperial Maya. The resort is absolutely beautiful. The details of this resort are amazing. I met with Guillermo, the wedding manager. He was great and very accomodating. You are able to have a private reception. I particularly liked the terrace to have a private reception. It's absolutely beautiful.

                  During our site visit Guillermo informed us that they are unsure if they will be able to continue holding catholic ceremonies as the Bishop is trying to restrict catholic ceremonies being held at resorts. One of the main reasons that I considered Valentin was for it's chapel but the resort has so much to offer that I would consider having the ceremony at a nearby church.
                  Thank you so much for the feedback! Didn't happen to get any pics did you??

                  #9 Graciela

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                    Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:43 PM

                    Wow Lelly, that great information! Thank you so much, your input is so appreciated! I am in the exactly same situation as you are in relation to wanting my ceremony in the chapel as well to have a catholic wedding.....how sure was Guillermo in saying that they wont be have catholic weddings on the resort amymore? I am IN LOVE with that chapel and havent considered the ceremony anywhere else. I did a site visit in Playa Del Carmen in March and checked out those churches in town and didnt like them....too touristy there. Guadalupe, the wedding coordinator, has assured me that I CAN have my wedding in the chapel and is asking me for and $800 deposit but I dont feel comfortable giving her the deposit unless Im 100% sure that I can use the chapel. Have you given your deposit? Are you still planning on geting married at the Valentin? I saw pictures of a reception in the terrace area and I agree that it looks beautiful, what about the gazebo....do you think they could fit a wedding of 50 people there? And then she has told me that the restaurant the Lobster Pot would be the other option.....did you see that? I apologize for all the questions but so excited to hear more about your visit! Thanks again for your info and keep in touch!!

                    #10 jhawkev

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                      Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:59 PM

                      I am looking for info on this Resort too. I'm planning a wedding for either Feb. or April 2009 and haven't heard much in the wedding dept.




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