Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ret2010

Any Occidental Grand Xcaret brides out there?

Recommended Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarah310 View Post
I'm bringing my own. The response I got from Marialma was that they either had to be guests of the hotel, or you had to pay the $65 guest pass to bring them in for the night.
Marialma told me $125 USD per vendor. Does this mean $65 for the day pas + $60 for their dinner?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarah310 View Post
Beautiful Leah! I love the pictures - and the scenery and the couple are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the place!

Do you know if the couple used the hotel centerpieces and plate chargers? or did they bring their own decorations?

Also -- as a photographer did you like the gazebo? i'm thinking it's a little dark and am hoping there is space to hold the ceremony outside the gazebo but still with the beautiful background.

Thanks again for sharing!
Sarah,

As the onsite photographers at the resort, we have seen our share of wedding set-ups. The majority of the weddings are held in the gazebo however, the grassy area in front of the gazebo or across from the gazebo make fine settings with the same beautiful ocean background.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got married at Xcaret in March of this year. The free ceremony is for 15 people or less I believe... We ended up paying for a private ceremony since we had 38 guests plus ourselves and two of our guests were musicians from Ireland and we needed the space for them to setup. We also rented them some sound equipment. Marialma was so fantastic! The buffet food at the wedding was fabulous and better than the resort buffet. The food though at this resort is the best we've had at any all-inclusive and we've both been to the Dominican, different resort in the Mayan, Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta! Our wedding was our second vacation there... we got engaged at the same spot a year earlier! The resort photographers were also fantastic! It is well worth the money as they know the great spots for pictures and how the sunlight will fall at different times of the day. Hope this helps!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im having my wedding here and am so excited. I took a look at it with my fiance last november and it is a perfect place in so many ways. Cancun studios are doing our pictures and we are very excited

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi-

I am the bride, or was the bride from Leah Stafford's photographs. We were married June 19th. The chargers were free and part of the package. We did the private reception with the Carribean buffet @ $40 a person. The food was good. The centerpieces were $50 each. I didnt have to pay any service charge for Leah because she was a guest of the resort. I did pay for her to eat dinner, which is normal at any wedding. The reception at the beach club was really windy which was good to cool down my guests but bad for all the tea light candles I brought which wouldnt stay lit. I also made a bunch of luminary bags which the decorations were blowing off of because it was so windy. I would definitely bring covered candle holders if you want candles. If you have other questions you can email me @ dawnandjeremy09@gmail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the tip on the wind! Never thought of that

 

So I clarified with Marialma that the $125 is $60 for the morning pass and the $65 is for the evening pass. This entitles them to everything on the resort. However the dinner at the wedding is extra. So what I am going to have the vendors do is eat before the reception at one of the buffets. Otherwise it will cost me $200US per vendor if I do a 5hr reception which is ridiculous.

 

How much did the sound system cost to rent? And was it sufficient?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the tips Dawn and IrishMatrimony! it's always great to hear from past brides.

 

emengeeroxx -- do you need your vendors during the day? you could save $60 by having them come at 3pm. (night passes usually start at 5pm but Marialma said they let people in at 3pm for weddings)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our wedding is at 3:30pm in PDC. We'd want the photographers/videographer at the Xcaret for around 1:30 to take some pics/video. Hopefully Marialma can give us an adjusted rate since they probably won't be doing any eating or drinking between 1:30pm-3:00pm. They'd simply be working.

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
Sign in to follow this  


  • 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

×