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#401 krmiller

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    Posted 13 September 2010 - 04:02 PM

    Thank you for the pics!!



    #402 Treenbean2011

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      Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:24 PM

      Have you seen the pictures from BeachGirl@heart?  She had her reception at Agave, in the courtyard.  It was absolutely beautiful.  I am also getting married on a Friday and am considering either the Lobster House or Agave instead of the foyer.  The foyer is more private than the restaurants and still overlooks the ocean.  The lighting in the foyer is really pretty, too.  It will be a tough decision for sure.



      #403 endlesslove

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        Posted 15 September 2010 - 03:23 AM

        If you're having a smaller wedding, be careful with the foyer it's very noisy. It's right near a room with some machines in it so you hear the humming a lot. If you're going to have music it will cover it up a bit.
         

        Originally Posted by Treenbean2011 

        Have you seen the pictures from BeachGirl@heart?  She had her reception at Agave, in the courtyard.  It was absolutely beautiful.  I am also getting married on a Friday and am considering either the Lobster House or Agave instead of the foyer.  The foyer is more private than the restaurants and still overlooks the ocean.  The lighting in the foyer is really pretty, too.  It will be a tough decision for sure.





        #404 krmiller

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          Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:59 AM

          No, I haven't seen Beachgirls pics.  I will have to go look for them.  I forgot about the foyer!  I had looked at so many resorts before deciding on this one that I am so confused on which resort has what!!  We will probably have around 35-40 people coming to the wedding.  Aren't the restaurants closed for the evening?  How is the foyer more private?



          #405 Future Mrs. M

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            Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:48 AM

            So glad you had such a great time! We went on a day site visit to ERM back in December and we were really impressed. We have children going though so we decided to go with Hacienda Tres Rios. For our honeymoon though we are thinking of the Excellence!! I loved it and it seemed so relaxing. The only hting that worries me is the reviews I read about the power outages and the hard beds. Did you guys experience any of this? Are the beds comfortable? We are going on our honeymoon so that would be important!



             

            Originally Posted by Sheen811 

            We just came back from our site visit and all i have to say is ERC is amazing. There is nothing else that you could want that ERC doesn't already have or that they won't go out of there way to get you. The staff is absolutely amazing and they wait on you hand and foot. You can literally stay in the same spot all day without getting up at all :)

             

            The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the beach is gorgeous. Food is also amazing; we were there for a short 5 days and didn't get to try every restaurant; but we were impressed alone with the breakfast and lunch options. Most all inclusive resorts we have visited in the past only offer buffet options for lunch. Not ERC! There are several options for breakfast/lunch where you can actually order from a menu which was a nice surprise for us. We even had fresh sushi rolled on the beach for lunch; yum :)

             

            We spent most of our time relaxing on the beach; where they bring you as many drinks and as much food as you want. I didn't see too many people take advantage of ordering food on the beach, i think this was because the food in the restaurants was so good and it was nice to relax in these open aired areas/restaurants. Note: It was over 96 every day that we were there; and it felt over 100 easily. 


            Ramon was amazing. He pays so much attention to detail and really takes pride in what he does. I saw several weddings going on while we were there and even met some of the other brides. Everyone was so happy with the planning and/or how it all already turned out. We watched a small wedding on the pier and i was able to see the beach set up for another wedding that was going to occur the afternoon we were leaving. Pls PM if you would like to see pictures :)

            Ramon walked us through the entire resort and really helped my fiance and i envision what are available options are. We are going to be married at the beach gazebo which is located on the excellence club side. This is nice because there are less guests that are in this area and more private. We will then most likely be having our cocktail hour on the pier. Depending on how many guests actually share this weekend with us we will be having our reception on the beach or in the foyer. If you have 50 people or more you can have the reception on the beach. We think we will have around 40-60 so we will see what happens.

            The other option for a Saturday night reception is the Barcelona restaurant(Mediterranean). Fiance and i really want something more open air so we just didn't feel that this option was for us. The nights that each restaurant is closed can change at anytime; so there may be other options available when the time comes. 

             

            This place was so relaxing but at the same time if that's not what you are looking for there is so much to do. There are always people playing volleyball or hanging out by the swim up bar; but if you want to you can find a secluded area of the pool or relax on the beach all day. Whatever you want you get here! If you haven't already been there you future brides will love it. 

             

            BTW, The spa is amazing.....

             

            Let me know if there are any questions and i will be happy to share :)




            Wedding Date 11/12/2010- Riviera Maya - Hacienda Tres Rios


            #406 Jewels93

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              Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:26 PM

              I just got my wedding confirmation from Ramon & will be getting married on July 16, 2011 on the beach! I am soooo excited. I will probably have about 20 people! I am thinking about having the reception dinner at the Lobster House on Saturday! Unfortunately, it will be open but I am not too concern. Is anyone else having their dinner there? Where are you having your cocktail hour?



              #407 Jewels93

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                Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:30 PM



                Originally Posted by endlesslove 




                These are two pictures I have of the Grill, which is the other half of the lobster house, so it's exactly the same.

                 

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                Is that a private area up the stairs? Do you know how many it sits? Is this part of the Lobster House? That would be perfect for the reception dinner for a small party, Hmmm.

                 

                Thanks!
                 



                #408 Jewels93

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                  Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:32 PM



                  Originally Posted by TA Jennifer 

                  Service –The employees at this resort are incredible! They are extremely friendly, attentive and warm.

                  Grounds – Very well kept and clean.. Lots of palms and flowers. Not as lush as other resorts in the Riviera Maya area but very well kept and park like in appearance.

                  Pools –Meandering, 6 pools,(2 heated in winter) 1 swim up bar, 5 outdoor jacuzzi’s. Floats are provided as are padded loungers. Food & beverage service poolside.

                  Beach – Fairly large beach with soft powdery white sand, warm blue water. Staff maintains the beach area constantly so it is very well kept up. Padded loungers, thatched palapas and food & beverage service beachside.

                  Food & Beverage – is fairly good to excellent! Nine restaurants on site - 8 of those a la carte. French, Italian, Meditteranean, Mexican, Asian & Japanese, Lobster House & Steakhouse. Reservations are not required. There is a dress code that is strictly enforced for men- long pants, collared shirt and closed toe shoes. Ten bars serve Premium & Domestic beverages. Bars include a Cigar bar, Piano bar – sing along & comedy, Fruit Juice bar ( near spa open 9am -4 pm serving fresh fruit smoothies. 24 hour room service.

                  Entertainment & Activities– Daily & Nightly entertainment and live music. Includes beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, bicycles, archery, air rifles, table tennis, darts, billiards and non motorized watersports - windsurfing , kayaks, snorkeling, sailing & scuba lessons ( in pool). Other activities include aerobics, water polo, yoga; Spanish, dance & cooking lessons. Fitness Center & a Fitness Trail. Texas Hold-em at pool. Theme nights.

                  Other Considerations -
                  Welcomed with a cool towel & cocktail-perfect start to a vaction!
                  One of the best spa’s in the Riviera Maya-many treatments include access to the hydrotherapy pool!

                  Information is subject to change.

                  Really they have Texas Holdem at the pool?
                   



                  #409 endlesslove

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                    Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:10 AM

                    I'm currently uploading some photos to Flickr, so once those are done I will be posting my review and a link for pictures :)



                    #410 Sheen811

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                      Posted 17 September 2010 - 09:58 AM

                      Hi Future Mrs. M

                      I had also read a lot of reviews prior to my site visit that the beds were really hard. I have to say i was comfortable. I've always had a bed that was more firm so this did not bother me at all. The worst was probably the pillows; however with the 3 on the bed and the 2 extra in the closet it was easy to find one that was right for each me & my fiance.

                      We didn't experience any power outages while we were there; then again there were no storms, not sure if this is normal or not.

                      If you stay at the excellence for the honeymoon will be you staying in the excellence club?

                       

                      Originally Posted by Future Mrs. M 

                      So glad you had such a great time! We went on a day site visit to ERM back in December and we were really impressed. We have children going though so we decided to go with Hacienda Tres Rios. For our honeymoon though we are thinking of the Excellence!! I loved it and it seemed so relaxing. The only hting that worries me is the reviews I read about the power outages and the hard beds. Did you guys experience any of this? Are the beds comfortable? We are going on our honeymoon so that would be important!



                       


                       







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