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It looks like the website is a bit out of date now - I was told that we would need a min of either 20 rooms (of any kind) or 12 Royal Club rooms to receive the free wedding.

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Oh that's too bad.. All the same, we've requested some information from the wedding planner and are getting a quote. It looks like a great resort.

 

On another subject, I've read in a couple of spots that there is no beach other than the man-made beach at the resort. But some pictures make it look as though there is obviously an ocean front beach. Can someone who has been settle that question?

 

Thanks!

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Oh that's too bad.. All the same, we've requested some information from the wedding planner and are getting a quote. It looks like a great resort.

On another subject, I've read in a couple of spots that there is no beach other than the man-made beach at the resort. But some pictures make it look as though there is obviously an ocean front beach. Can someone who has been settle that question?

Thanks!
It is a man made beach. From the pictures that I have seen, the ocean looks a bit rough where the beach would have been, so they've brought it into a bay type area and put down sand. If you check out trip advisor you will find lots of pictures!

We actually compromised on the beach at this resort because it had everything else we were looking for.

Hope that helps!

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That does a lot- thanks so much.

 

Another question- I was confused a bit by the response from Marialma about whether or not it's ok to bring in an outside photographer. Has anyone brought their own in?

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That does a lot- thanks so much.

Another question- I was confused a bit by the response from Marialma about whether or not it's ok to bring in an outside photographer. Has anyone brought their own in?
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.

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Can someone please tell me the difference between these 2

Occidental Grand Xcaret, All Inclusive Riviera Maya, Mexico All Inclusive Resort
Xcaret Weddings - Cancun Mexico wedding riviera maya spectacular eco park

Are they one in the same or is one for the resort and the other just for the park?

Thank you.
It looks like the top link is the resort, and the bottom link is for a wedding at the eco park -- Xcaret. They are right next to each other, but not one in the same.

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It looks like the top link is the resort, and the bottom link is for a wedding at the eco park -- Xcaret. They are right next to each other, but not one in the same.
Thank you. Reading a bit more it looks like the Park is a bit more expensive.

Can someone please email me the pricelist and other relevant docs to

gmesina A.T gmail D.OT com.

I guess I don't have enough points to download them.

I would like to know if you can extend the 3hr reception time? Seems a bit short.

Thanks!

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Can someone please tell me the difference between these 2

Occidental Grand Xcaret, All Inclusive Riviera Maya, Mexico All Inclusive Resort
Xcaret Weddings - Cancun Mexico wedding riviera maya spectacular eco park

Are they one in the same or is one for the resort and the other just for the park?

Thank you.
Yes.........one is in the actual park. You can do your entire reception from the Eco Park. It is so beautiful and reception is in a really cool cave, yet I looked into it and it is really expensive. The Grand Occidental Excaret is a huge AI hotel that sits in the Xcaret eco park and they offer wedding options also.

Here is the info for the Eco Park wedding:


1. Chapel
2. Ponds
3. Temple ruins
4. Observatory ruins

“St. Francis of Assisi” Chapel Ceromony

The uniquely shaped Chapel is perched on the highest point in Xcaret offering guests spectacular ocean views and natural scenery. This is an ideal location to celebrate any religious ceremony. The maximum capacity is 190 persons.

Includes:
•Use of the area for 1 ceremony service
•Candles and torches to Light the Entrance towards the Chapel
•Tree trunk with Bromeliads in front of the altar
•Decoration of different sized candles next to the altar
•Prerrecorred music during the ceremony
•Microphone for the Priest/Minister
•Microphone for readings
•Sound system
•Cushion to kneel for the Bride and Groom
•Event coordination and supervision
•Security guard
• Table with 4 baskets for the offering with Mexican grains:
• Rice
• Beans
• Coffee
• Corn

USD $1,650.00. Capacity 190 people.

Available schedule:

Winter: 18:00hrs
Summer: 19:00hrs


Ceremony at “Ponds”

A Caribbean Sea view area where a natural stone made altar is set at the lower level, nearby the natural pools called Ponds.

Includes:

• Use of the area for 1 ceremony (legal, with minister or Xaman)

• Hostess for welcoming and guide the guests

• Candles along the path to the area of the ceremony

• Lighting atmosphere with candles and torches at the Ponds area

• Leather and wood wraparound chairs (up to 50 chairs)

• Tree trunk with Bromeliads in front the stone altar

• Flowerpot with orchids

• Background music during reception of the guests to the area

• Lighting

• Microphone for the Judge/Minister

• Security Guard

• Paramedic

• Coordination and supervision of the event

•Specialized personnel
USD 1,600.00 up to 50 people.

USD 2,000.00 from 51 up to 100 people. (A table set up at the upper area is suggested when this option is selected)


Available Schedule:

Winter 18:00hrs
Summer: 19:00hrs

Xcaret gladly lets to your consideration different locations to perform the ceremony, in all cases to help you; we can offer the Judge/Minister or Priest contact information, given that we do not arrange civil or religious legalities.

Catholic ceremonies must be performed at the “St. Francis of Assisi’s Chapel” to consider them valid by the Catholic Church, according to the ecclesiastical legalities in Mexico.

Please take note:


• If Only one location is rented the price will be as stipulated in the manual.
• If 2 locations are rented for Ceremony Service each one, the price for both will be USD 2,700.00 in the understanding that if one of the locations is cancelled the applicable price will be based on the number of locations and/or type of the event.
•This preferred price only applies in case of ceremonies (civil or religious), it is not valid for other kind of services as cocktails, after wedding parties, reception or other events different to the one approved above.
• In case of requiring a different service of all the options included in this handbook, and once this service is allowed, the price of the location/area will be determined according to the requested service and is totally independent to the prices shown in this document.
• The following areas are considered “locations” :

1.Chapel
2.Ponds
3.Temple ruins
4.Observatory ruins


Ceremony at “Ponds”


A Caribbean Sea view area where a natural stone made altar is set at the lower level, nearby the natural pools called Ponds.

Includes:

•Use of the area for 1 ceremony (legal, with minister or Xaman)

•Hostess for welcoming and guide the guests

•Candles along the path to the area of the ceremony

•Lighting atmosphere with candles and torches at the Ponds area

•Leather and wood wraparound chairs (up to 50 chairs)

•Tree trunk with Bromeliads in front the stone altar

•Flowerpot with orchids

•Background music during reception of the guests to the area

•Lighting

•Microphone for the Judge/Minister

•Security Guard

•Paramedic

•Coordination and supervision of the event

•Specialized personnel


USD 1,600.00 up to 50 people.

USD 2,000.00 from 51 up to 100 people. (A table set up at the upper area is suggested when this option is selected)


Available Schedule:

Winter 18:00hrs
Summer: 19:00hrs


Ceremony at “Observatory Ruins”

This spectacular scenario will take you back to the past; ideal for prehispanic or non denominational ceremonies.

Includes:

•Hostess to welcome the guests to the Observatory area

•Candles along the guests´ path to the ceremony

•Torches and candles in the ceremony

•Table set for the ceremony

•Leather and wood wraparound chairs

•Tree trunk with Bromeliads

•Flowerpot with orchids

•Background music during reception of the guests to the area

•Lighting

•Microphone for the Judge/Minister

•Security Guard

•Event coordination and supervision



USD $1,600.00, Includes tax. Maximum capacity of 70 seated people.


Available schedule:

Winter season: 18:00hrs
Summer season: 19:00hrs

Reception Info


“La Isla” Restaurant

First level (350 people maximum)
Upper level (250 people maximum)

Includes:

•Hostess to welcome the guests

•Air conditioned in the first level

•Set up of round tables for 10 people each at the first level

•Set up of rectangular tables for 9 people each at the upper level

•White tablecloth with ticker placemat for round tables

•White tablecloth and White or blue placemat for rectangular tables

•Wood and leather wraparound chairs

•White or cobalt blue chinaware

•Rustic centerpiece for round tables ( wooden tray with river stones, water and candle)

•Bulb style centerpiece for rectangular tables

•Security guard

•Paramedic

•Coordination and supervision

•Background music

•Lighting and audio professional staff

•Service personnel

•Floating candles on the river

•Candles on the edge of the main stage

•Lighting with candles and torches at:


•Special lighting at internal caves of “La Isla”
•Special lighting at the exit pathway from the restaurant.
•Special lighting at the Snail shaped pathway entrance to “La Isla”

Available Schedule: Winter: From 19:00 hours on.
Summer: From 20:00 hours on.


USD $8,300.00From 451 to 600 People

USD $7,300.00From 351 to 450 People

USD $6,300.00From 281 to 350 People

USD $5,600.00From 181 to 280 People

USD $5,000.00From 121 to 180 People

USD $4,500.00Up to 120 People



The price of the rent includes 5 hours of the area up to 02:00am; from the 6th hour or 02:00am on, the restaurant has an extra charge of USD 600.00 each hour.

Maximum time for finishing including extra hours: 04:00hrs


At “La Isla Restaurant” restaurant a minimum of 100 people consumption is required to perform weddings in the weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of the following months: February, March, April, May, November and December.

A minimum of 70 people consumption is required to perform weddings in the rest of the year (January, June, July, August, September and October)

To decrease the guarantee will not apply once the first down payment is received and/or the contract is signed.


Uncorking of wines and liquors:


The uncorking fee covers Pepsi brand soft drinks, orange, pineapple and tomato juices, bottled water, regular coffee and ice during a five hour event, and gives you the right of bringing all the liquors, wines and beer of your preference.

$27.00 USD per person, 10% tax and 15% service included.

*For additional hours from the sixth on applies $6.00 USD per person per hour. 10% tax and 15% service included.

NOTE:
- Uncorking doesn’t cover cocktails and blended drinks.
- The wines, beers and liquors must be delivered with an inventory no later than 3 days prior the event at the Park´s General Warehouse during a schedule of 09 to 14hrs.
-All the wines, beers and liquors have to fulfill the Mexican regulation with the “Secretaria de Hacienda” stamp.



OPEN BAR ON DOMESTIC ALCOHOL



•Cocktails: Piña Colada, lemon, mango and strawberry Margaritas and Daiquiris.

•Brandies: Presidente, Don Pedro.

•Rum: White Bacardi, Ancient Gold and Solera.

•Vodka: Smirnoff.

•Tequila: Hornitos, Cofradía reposado and Conmemorativo.

•Beer: Corona.

•Soft drinks: Pepsi, Mirinda, 7up, Pepsi Light.

•Juices: Orange, pineapple and tomato.

•Bottled water of 500ml.

•After dinner drink: Kalhúa, Xtabentún, and Anis (sweet and dry).

•Table wines: Red wine Monteviña Merlot, White Monteviña Chardonnay.

•Whiskey: J & B, Canadian Mist, Red label.



USD $34.00 per person per three hours. USD $11.00 per additional hour, per person from the forth hour on. Includes 10% tax and 15% service.

BANQUETS
Served Menus


Menu I

Please choose 1 of each course;

Appetizer


•Castile Gourd cream with Roquefort cheese
•Chinese style sea food soup
•Chopped seafood “salpicón” with toasted bread “tostada”

Main course


•Fish fillet stuffed with lemon vegetable noodles and covered in a light shrimp sauce
•Filet mignon in Coconut sauce and Ginger grilled vegetables
•Chicken Stuffed with goat’s cheese in chipotle sauce



Dessert


•Apple pie with vanilla ice cream
•Combination of Champaign marinated fruit
•Chocolate Bonbon

USD $ 60.00 Price per person; includes TAX and service.

Menu II

Please choose 1 of each course;


Appetizer


•Grilled Endive salad with Tuna Blackened with Tangerine Dressing
•Cold appetizer bar (5 pc. per dish)
•Cream of Tomato and “epazote” with Black Olives




First Course

•Cold cucumber cream
•Thai Style Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing
•Salmon Tartar with Grilled Mango and Apple



Main Course


•Fish fillet stuffed with seafood in shrimp sauce
•Surf and turf coconut shrimp and Fillet Mignon brandy and “epazote” sauce
•Combination Beef, Chicken and Duck Brochette in a Light Curry Sauce



Dessert


•Maracuya Carlota with blackberries and red fruit sauce
•Frozen lime pie with strawberries and passion fruit “coulis”
•Warm Chocolate Melt in Bailey’s Cream



USD $ 68.00 Price per person; includes tax and service.

Menu III

Please Choose 1 of each course;

Appetizer

•House Cheese Bar
•Mixed Sushi bar
•Salmon Carpaccio
•Cold cream of Cantaloupe with Orange Dried Shrimp


First Course

•Cream of Shrimp with breaded squid rings
•Cream Duet, (cream of “Huitlacoche” and manchego cheese)
•Fancy Lettuce with grill brie cheese and dried fruit dressing
•Shrimp Salad with black sesame and asparagus tempura and “ajillo Chili” Dressing



Main Course

•Surf and Turf with Duck Breast and Prawn in Brown Sugar “piloncillo” sauce
•Grilled Rib Eye Roll (12 oz) dressed with “Guadalupe’s Vineyard” sauce, accompanied with asparagus, endives and mashed sweet potato.
•Delicacies from de Ocean (Shrimp and Fish Brochette, Squid Stuffed with vegetables) in Oyster Sauce
•Fish “Pave” in carper butter with parsley
•Meat Fillet stuffed with shrimp crest covered with creamy lemon sauce accompanied with vegetables or Xcaret style potato.


Dessert

•Assorted Flambé Fruit (strawberry, banana, mango) ( Served)
•Sweet crepes (served)
•Pettit four (assorted fine baked desserts)
•Chocolate delight


USD $ 80.00 Price per person; includes tax and service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple_Ruins_Ceremony.doc

Ponds_Banquet.doc

La_Isla_Restaurant.doc

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Thank you.

I would like to know if you can extend the 3hr reception time? Seems a bit short.

Thanks!
You can extend it as long as you want. the only downside is it's $18/pp/hr for the open bar after the included 3 hours in the dinner price.

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