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#1 Almand2Be

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    Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:48 PM

    Hi Yall,
    I am really freaking out with choosing a reception site. My fiance and I are paying for everything on our own and we are trying to keep it around 10K. However, I am expecting about 55 ppl because I have such a large family and group of friends that can and are more than excited to go. While I know this is a blessing, it is stressful on the $$$ situation b/c I don't want to give them anything less than awesome for spending so much on my wedding. We are getting married at San Jose del Cabo Catholic Church, so thats not really an issue on cost, but I wanted to know if anyone had suggestions on where where we should have the reception? We want everyone to stay near downtown cabo san lucas at either the pueblo bonito rose or riu santa fe, so I would love to have it somewhere near there. I have a vision of it on a terrace overlooking the beach/sea, but I have no clue if I can make this happen. I looked into both receptions and it looks like the pbr would be a little nicer but on the website they say its 150/person for the package, mainly b/c its 4 hr of open bar and a huge buffet/sit down, and the problem with the riu is that at least 80% of teh guests are required to stay there or they'll cancel it. If anyone can let me know whether they have any info on receptions at either place or the policies, I would be eternally grateful. This site is a God-send!!! Sorry this is so long!

    -Megan

    #2 *Heather*

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      Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:20 PM

      Where are you planning on having your guests stay? Why can't you all stay at either one of those resorts?

      #3 Almand2Be

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        Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:10 PM

        I think everyone is going to stay at either place, depending on whether or not they want an A.I or more of a time share. If I have it at Riu Santa Fe they require 80% of the reception party to stay at the hotel. Several of my friends are planning on staying at PBR because one has a timeshare there, so it works out much better for them. I would love to hire a WC but I am not sure I can budget that b/c it looks like some of them cost around 3K just to start with.

        #4 Kelly C

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          Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:38 PM

          not sure what to tell you....mmmm depends on what your looking for. The Riu does a semi private reception on the terrace or you can pay $500 to rent it for a private reception. If you can get 80% of your guest to stay there it would work. A few not staying there is no big deal they have to pay for a day pass to come on the resort. Good Luck. I didn't use a outside WC but I know some of the girls did.
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          #5 Cabobride09

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            Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:22 PM

            I just came back from staying at the Riu Santa Fe over the weekend to check out the site as I was originally planning on having my wedding here. I'm really glad that I did because I have now changed my mind. It wasn't what I had expected or had in mind for my wedding. Pueblo Bonito Rose is so much more convenient. Locaction wise and what they have to offer. I made a list of pro's and con's and the con's outweighed the pro's by a landslide. We decided to have our ceremony at the new casa dorada which is approx. 4 hotels down from PBR. If you want specifics you can PM me and I can go into details. Happy Planning.
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            #6 anita

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              Posted 20 September 2008 - 02:55 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Cabobride09
              I just came back from staying at the Riu Santa Fe over the weekend to check out the site as I was originally planning on having my wedding here. I'm really glad that I did because I have now changed my mind. It wasn't what I had expected or had in mind for my wedding. Pueblo Bonito Rose is so much more convenient. Locaction wise and what they have to offer. I made a list of pro's and con's and the con's outweighed the pro's by a landslide. We decided to have our ceremony at the new casa dorada which is approx. 4 hotels down from PBR. If you want specifics you can PM me and I can go into details. Happy Planning.


              Hi Sandra!!

              That place looks amazing! Do you have any information on packages/pricing? Anything you have that would be great! You can pm me :o)

              #7 dinogomez.com

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                Posted 20 September 2008 - 03:17 PM

                Good luck to you all in finding the right venue for your wedding, all places you've mentioned are amazing and have their own pros and cons!




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