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I just found this review on Trip Advisor title "Wedding of a lifetime":

 

"My now husband, myself, and our wedding party stayed and got married at the Occidental Grand Xcaret. We had a fabulous time! We stayed at the Royal Club and now will not go any other way. You are whisked off in a gold cart to the private Royal Club entranace where they give you chilled champagne and check you in quickly. The rooms are beautiful with a huge bathroom, ours had a pool size whirlpool tub, a hammock on the balcony, and a full size dining room table. The whole resort is outstanding with beautiful scenery, excellent food (loved Paco's Taco's and the steak restaurant). But the best part of course was our wedding. The weeks leading up to the wedding were stressful because they really don't let you plan anything in advance but... once you got there and sat down with the wedding planner they took care of everything to a T. My only advise would be... if you did make arrangements with a DJ or any outside vendor, check with them before the wedding day, the DJ didn't have any of our music, thankfully we had our IPod and were able to do our first dance as planned. Overall, you can't find anywhere with better ambience and service in the Yucatan Pen."

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I am thinking about OGX also. Thanks for all of the infomation, please post more on group rate if available. We dont have a travel agant but if it is worth it wee will find one. Can anyone recomemend one? How much of a discount are group rates for rooms. Thanks and sorry about all of the questions.

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Hey Steph!

 

I do have a travel agent and love it cause all my guests questions are getting directed to her! we sent out over 100 invites, and my fiance and I are both in medical school and didn't want to be dealing with all the arrangements. I'd recommend one based on the number of guests you're planning on having. The rate we have is just a little cheaper then what i'm finding on sites like expedia, etc.

 

We decided not to do a group rate. My understanding was that its more helpful during the busy season to insure there will be enough rooms. At OGX you personally have to put the deposit down now on all the rooms, and then you'll get the money back once others book. We didn't have the money to do that either. I don't think you'll have any trouble finding rooms in June. There's some great deals now for the summer. I'm hoping they get extended through to next year!

Sarah

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Hey Everyone!

I'm getting married at the Occidental Grand this December as well.

Sarah, I'd love if you could e-mail me the information that Marialma sent you. I actually already have the date booked, but don't have all the arrangements taken care of.

Good luck with the planning everyone!

my e- mail address is stephharding@live.ca

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Hi ladies...I am looking at the Occidental Grand Xcaret for my wedding in January. Does anyone know what the cost is for extrashuh.gif? I have their package prices but they seem basic. Also does anyone have any pics of the reception set uphuh.gif? Thanks in advance!

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Here are some Grand Occidental Pics I have of the cermony location and the reception location. I believe there are a few choices on location, the place is huge. wink.gif

 

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Here is all of the the information I have recieved on the Grand Occidental Xcaret

 

I'LL STAND BY YOU

 

 

BASIC WEDDING PACKAGE & FREE GRAND WEDDINGS - $2115 or FREE with 12 Royal Club Jr. Suites for 4 nights (Service for up to 20 guests)

From this moment on at The Ceremony:On-site wedding consultantGrand ceremony décor & crisp, classic table settingFresh, elegant floral arrangements or displaysBride & Groom's bouquet & boutonniereCD Music system Judge & documentation services

Save the best for last at The Receptioncheesy.gifelicate wedding cakeCelebratory champagne toast

Newlywed's In-room Services:Continental breakfast in bed, once per stay

 

Reception Options and Prices

 

For less than 30 people I can offer you a semi private reception at one of our a la carte restaurant. This dinner has a charge of 15 usd per person and includes a semi private area of the restaurant with a special set up in white, open bar and service.

For 30 people or more I can offer you a plated 4 course menu at one of the 2 different venues we have for private reception. This dinner has a charge of 50 usd per person and includes the private area for the reception, set up with banquet round tables, white linen, open bar for 3 hrs and service.

 

For 50 people or more I can offer you a buffet dinner at one of the 4 venues we have for private receptions. This dinner has a charge of 40 usd per person and includes the private area for the reception, set up with banquet round tables, white linen, open bar for 3 hrs and service. (this is what i want to do, so i asked specifics)

1. The beach club. Subject to space availability, we can fit up to 90 people on the terrace (picture)and all types of entertainment are allowed 2. The beach. All types of entertainment allowed 3. The snack bar. Party will start after 7:00 pm and no DJ or loud entertainment allowed 4. The palapa caleta. We can fit up to 90 people with the dancing space outside, all types of entertainment allowed.

 

 

 

JUST YOU AND I

 

PREMIUM WEDDING PACKAGE- WEDDING PACKAGE COST: $3245(Service for up to 20 guests)

From this moment on at The Ceremony:

On-site wedding consultant

Grand ceremony décor & crisp, classic table setting

Fresh, elegant floral arrangements or displays

Bride & Groom's bouquet & boutonniere

CD Music system Judge & documentation services

Save the best for last The Reception:

Delicate wedding cake Celebratory champagne toastSemi-private reception - At one of our a la carte restaurants

Select Wedding Amenities

Matching Occidental Grand shirts

Dinner for just the two of you!

Nightly turn-down service

His & hers manicure & pedicure

His & hers massage therapy

Surprise wedding gift

Newlywed's In-room Services:

Continental breakfast in bed, once per stay

Arrangement of fresh, local flowers

Celebratory welcome fruit basket

 

Links to photos

 

Justin and Jamie

 

Chris and Javon

 

Keith and Shauna

 

Jason and Alicen

 

Brian and Jennifer

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Originally Posted by steph13 View Post
Hey Everyone!
I'm getting married at the Occidental Grand this December as well.
Sarah, I'd love if you could e-mail me the information that Marialma sent you. I actually already have the date booked, but don't have all the arrangements taken care of.
Good luck with the planning everyone!
my e- mail address is stephharding@live.ca
Steph -- just sent you the document.

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Originally Posted by Danielle77 View Post
Hi ladies...I am looking at the Occidental Grand Xcaret for my wedding in January. Does anyone know what the cost is for extrashuh.gif? I have their package prices but they seem basic. Also does anyone have any pics of the reception set uphuh.gif? Thanks in advance!
Danielle -- I have an excel doc I can email you with some prices. According to Marialma you can add almost anything you want, it'll just cost you. For example, I wanted my brother to play the keyboard during the ceremony so I asked if I could rent one. $375!!! So i skipped that idea and am going to make him lug his guitar from the states.

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