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Pics continued....

 

French restaurant (staircase for pics!):

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French restaurant:

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La Hacienda restaurant:

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La Hacienda terrace (great location for private reception):

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Valentin's auditorium:

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Outside cocktail space (close to bar hallway and auditorium):

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Inside cocktailspace (which is right beside outside cocktail space..):

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Valentin's Chapel:

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Chair covers for ceremony at Valentin (not impressed..):

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Pics continued...

 

Bar hallway:

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Don Miguel Piano bar:

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El Café bar:

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Cigar bar:

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Lobster Pot (great for outside covered reception, down by beach):

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Main beach (swimable area):

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Main beach area, view to the left:

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Second beach area, more towards the right where beach weddings take place, very rocky and cannot swim there:

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Looking towards the right, beach wedding area setup:

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Beach signature table (very windy):

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More pics....

 

Sports bar (open until 2am):

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Wedding gazebo:

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Wedding gazebo (they were setting up for a cocktail hour):

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Cocktail bar that they setup for cocktail hour:

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Well that's about it! I hope that these pictures convince you to book here.. the Valentin has top notch reviews on Tripadvisor.com. You can find room pics on their website and my parents have stayed here and they said it was amazing... they found it a little dead and quiet at night, but that was two years ago. Ariadna told me that they now have theme nights (Mexican night, etc) as well as outdoor entertainment in the lobby terrace with fire shows and dancers. If you're really that bored....playa del carmen is 25 mins away!

 

We are planning on booking here but I have to wait until June to choose a date since I'm not sure which school I'll be working in next year, I have to wait and see...!

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heidilynn, GREAT pics! I've been trying to get pics of the some reception sites, so these are super helpfull. I really like the mexican terrace and the lobster pot for our reception, do you know which site holds more people?

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missyri: The Mexican terrace will probably hold more tables around the middle fountain area. The Lobster pot is quite small and closed in (because it's like a large gazebo) so you might feel cramped, but I guess it depends on how many people you will have!

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Missyri - the terrace will definitly hold more people than the lobster pot, and as far as I know, the lobster pot is not available for receptions for large parties. There are a few options for reception sites, but again, if you're having a larger party, you'll probably want to be at the terrace. It was way to big for us to use, but I've seen some good size receptions held there as well. Another reason why I wouldn't recommend the lobster pot is because it's basically a giant gazebo split in half; half of it is the lobster pot and the other half is the steak restuarant. The lobster pot also was not my favorite meal while we were there, not that it was bad, but it was't my favorite.

 

I will be writing my review of the VIM this weekend, and I'll post a link to it here as well as several pictures. :-)

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Hi Everyone!

 

1st time posting pictures-I'm hoping this works!

 

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Ariadna sent me these two pictures of the Lobster Pot. We were planning to have our reception at the terrace of the Mexican restaurant, but changed our minds to the Lobster Pot when we found out we wouldn't have more than 15-20 guests.

 

I haven't been to the Valentin since June, but I think I remember this part of the Lobster Pot being a more private area (it's separate from the main part of the restaurant)-you can see from the pictures that a large reception just wouldn't fit. I've also heard that the food at the Lobster Pot is good, but not the best, but since there are only 3 universal choices for reception dinner menus no matter the reception location, I'm hoping it's the same quality as the other restaurants. When I was there last summer, I had lunch at this restaurant almost every day, and it was great!

 

The Mexican Terrace looks absolutely lovely, but just wouldn't work with the small group I'm planning on having.

 

Hoyt-can't wait for your review!!!

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I'm so sorry ladies, I guess I had misunderstood what you meant by having a reception at the lobster pot. Yes - their is a a seperate area off of the big area for dinner, so it's like a gazebo off of a gazebo, if that makes any sense, lol. It is secluded, during the night and the day b/c of all the growth around, so it makes it rather intimate. However, the big gazebo, or the main part of the lobster pot, is right next to it, so it's not private. The picture above shows the walkway shooting off of the main gazebo and to the little gazebo.

 

Sorry if I'm non making any sense or making it worse!!!

 

p.s. - I have the dinner menue options that I plan on posting with my review. AND all of the flower, cake, chuppah, etc options.

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