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Hi G9genine,

 

We didn't use a group rate because we didn't want to be responsible for paying if people didn't book (& I will tell you that the hotel is sold out for our wedding and some of our guests are going to have to stay at neighboring resorts, but we got our families booked and that was the most important thing for us).  To me I feel like that may be a bit high if you are booking further out, but not by much.  Have you tried to see what prices would be if you just booked it now and didn't use the group rate?  I would compare that and go with what fits you best. We have about 40 people who have booked, but when I originally started this I was told by our friends and family that a lot more were coming.  If we had done a group rate we would have been stuck paying a lot more.  Congratulations!!

 

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I've been quoted the following group rate for secrets Maroma; and am wondering your thoughts, average, high? etc. are these group rates negotiable at all? Has anyone negotiated their rates?
What are the pros and cons in comparison to guests booking elsewhere on line?

4 nights $975.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1650.00 per person double occupancy

Ocean View
4 nights $1020.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1725.00 per person double occupancy

Junior Suite Swim Out
4 nights $1060.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1800.00 per person double occupancy

Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite
4 nights $1865.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $3210.00 per person double occupancy

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Originally Posted by g9genine View Post

I've been quoted the following group rate for secrets Maroma; and am wondering your thoughts, average, high? etc. are these group rates negotiable at all? Has anyone negotiated their rates?
What are the pros and cons in comparison to guests booking elsewhere on line?

4 nights $975.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1650.00 per person double occupancy

Ocean View
4 nights $1020.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1725.00 per person double occupancy

Junior Suite Swim Out
4 nights $1060.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1800.00 per person double occupancy

Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite
4 nights $1865.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $3210.00 per person double occupancy

I would have all your guest go through your TA if you are using one.

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Hey all... 

 

I've been working on perks for the guests during the reception and I wanted thoughts from past brides as to how things went. Anyone get the cigar roller or a photo booth? If so how was your experience?

 

Also, we're going to be having a bonfire the night before. Any details, specifics, pictures and suggestions? Cecilia was pretty cryptic!

 

Thanks all!

 

~ Lena

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Hey all... 

 

I've been working on perks for the guests during the reception and I wanted thoughts from past brides as to how things went. Anyone get the cigar roller or a photo booth? If so how was your experience?

 

Also, we're going to be having a bonfire the night before. Any details, specifics, pictures and suggestions? Cecilia was pretty cryptic!

 

Thanks all!

 

~ Lena

 

I'm doing a bonfire the night before as well! Haven't worked out details either. I can update you as I do. When is your wedding?

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Hi! We did a bonfire 2 nights before our wedding. It was a very nice experience. All of the bonfires begin at 8:00 pm. We had everyone do their own thing for dinner and meet us at 8 on the beach. Cecilia will be waiting for you at the beach entrance and guide you to your bonfire. She will also guide all of your guests as they arrive. We had open bar for the bonfire which was very nice. You will get your own bar set up and also have a waiter. They will have tall pub tables set up and will pull beach chairs around for sitting. We brought a music box but it was pointless because of the wind and the wedding reception going on at the gazebo. Other than the music box, you really don't have to plan anything. It's a nice time to socialize with all of your guests and for all of the guests to have a good time together as well. I believe the bonfire ends at 10.

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Hello fellow May Maroma Beach brides! Our wedding is right before yours! May 9th! We have picked locations for the ceremony and reception but do you ladies know much about what type of decor options they have available for center pieces , candles, votives, vases etc? Trying to keep what I have to bring to a minimum but so far the info I've gotten has been pretty minimal!

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Hi! Could you please fill me in on where you were quoted those rates and whether or not it included airfare? I was originally planning to have my wedding on May 24th 2014 and was quoted approx. $1400 per person (based on double occupancy) for 4 nights including airfare through a local travel agent. We have decided to push the wedding back to January 10, 2015 and could not get exact quotes including airfare since it is too far away but was told that the rates should be similar. Thanks!

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