I have been reading this blog since I booked my wedding at EPM back in February, but haven't posted much. Everyone has helped so much- thought I'd post about my experience on my site visit. We will be getting married there in January.
My fiance and I went to Mexico (playa del carmen) for a last minute trip ( got a great deal at a little resort in playa) and had the opportunity to go up to EPM for a site visit one day this past week.
I met with Yamina, saw the property, and had dinner at one of the restaurants. Yamina was the nicest person- so informative and really took time to show me everything... from an example of every room type available to every pool, bar, and restaurant on the property. The property is gorgeous!! She was so nice and really explained everything will happen between now and the wedding.
The food and wine was great- we had dinner at the French restaurant and were very impressed with both the quality of the food and wine and the service.
After seeing the gazebo- we are torn between the gazebo and the beach... it will be a hard decision.... anyone have suggestions one way or another??
Something to keep in mind... it's quite a drive from the airport and from Cancun. We really didn't want to be that close to Cancun- but after hearing from my guests- some will be staying off property and thought it wouldn't be a problem to get to the resort from Cancun hotels. However- it seems that it may be a pretty expensive (and long) cab ride from Cancun.
Do any of you have guests staying off property? How do you explain that it will cost a lot of money to bring them on to the property for events? I feel bad asking them to pay for the $100 night pass and the $70 event pass- but we have a rehearsal/welcome dinner planned for Friday and the ceremony on Saturday... that makes for a lot of additional expense for us if we pay for those events for those staying off property.
Anyway- thought I'd share my experience. If you have any suggestions about the off site guests- let me know!