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#41 sarah310

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    Posted 26 June 2009 - 12:11 PM

    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."

    #42 SDSteph

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      Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:25 PM

      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.
      Steph and Kel Mayan Riveria - February 2011http://www.stephnkelwedding.com

      #43 sarah310

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        Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:36 AM

        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

        #44 steph13

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          Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:23 PM

          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

          #45 Danielle77

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            Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:22 PM

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

            #46 SDSteph

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              Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:18 AM

              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.

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              Steph and Kel Mayan Riveria - February 2011http://www.stephnkelwedding.com

              #47 SDSteph

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                Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:23 AM

                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 d©cor & 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 Receptionelicate 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 d©cor & 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
                Steph and Kel Mayan Riveria - February 2011http://www.stephnkelwedding.com

                #48 Danielle77

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                  Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:23 AM

                  Thanks for all of the info SSPIRIS!!!!! This is so helpful!!!!

                  #49 sarah310

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                    Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:05 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by steph13
                    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.

                    #50 sarah310

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                      Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:09 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Danielle77
                      Hi ladies...I am looking at the Occidental Grand Xcaret for my wedding in January. Does anyone know what the cost is for extras? I have their package prices but they seem basic. Also does anyone have any pics of the reception set up? 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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