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The Riu's Disco~WHo is or who has rented it?


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#1 mineaux

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    Posted 31 January 2009 - 01:48 PM

    Either at the Palace or Santa Fe, are you renting the disco for a few hours after the reception?
    What do you plan to do there?
    Im trying to decided if its worth it to rent it. I was told there couldnt be any decorating because it opens to the public at 11.
    Do you plan to have all your guests go there and you and hubby come and make a grand entrance? First Dance?
    If you wanna do a few speeches should it be done there? Or during dinner?? hmmmmm Trying to figure things out and would appreciate anything that you got!
    Formers Riu Brides what did you do with the disco

    #2 Elainak

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      Posted 31 January 2009 - 01:56 PM

      I dont think the disco is worth renting.

      What we did was perfect for what the wedding was. Dinner was on the beach and we paid extra to have dancing on the beach. I brought a iPod with a playlist for dinner and for dancing. They set up a dance floor, lighting, sound and a DJ. We played the music for dinner and after everyone was done, the bride and groom got up, walked to the dance floor, signaled the DJ and did their first dance in the sand.

      We could only have that set up until 11. After 11, whoever still wanted to party, went to the disco.

      #3 mineaux

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        Posted 31 January 2009 - 02:10 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Elainak
        I dont think the disco is worth renting.

        What we did was perfect for what the wedding was. Dinner was on the beach and we paid extra to have dancing on the beach. I brought a iPod with a playlist for dinner and for dancing. They set up a dance floor, lighting, sound and a DJ. We played the music for dinner and after everyone was done, the bride and groom got up, walked to the dance floor, signaled the DJ and did their first dance in the sand.

        We could only have that set up until 11. After 11, whoever still wanted to party, went to the disco.


        Oooh Thats sounds lovely and Ideal! You must have gotten married at The Palace? Unfortuatley, I dont think that is an option at the Santa Fe, or I havent heard. :)

        #4 Elainak

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          Posted 31 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

          Yes, the wedding that I arranged was at the palace. I would ask the coordinator at the hotel for the beach option. Besides, if you dont ask..... you dont get :)

          #5 Goldstein to Be

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            Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:48 PM

            Elaina K-

            What time of year was your wedding? I'm getting married at the start of raining season so I'm considering renting the disco because I'm nervous about doing something outside.

            #6 lgarner83

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              Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:29 PM

              We will also be there for the rainy season (Sept), and so we have chosen to rent the disco. We get it from 8-11 for $500 and that includes drinks and DJ. We are excited to have a place for just us and our guests for a few hours after dinner to drink it up and dance! We don't care about decorations (we're extremely laid back about most things!) and all of our guests are excited that we've reserved a private place for just us :) As for speeches and such...I think we are going to do a quick thank you speech during dinner and if anyone wants to do a quick toast it will be during dinner as well. We are having an AHR so speeches will be saved for then!

              #7 Elainak

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                Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:59 PM

                The wedding was the first week of October 2008. The hotel has a contingency plan in case of rain. They have a ballroom of sorts that is utilized in those situations.

                We did dinner and dessert and dancing on the beach, the fee was the same as the poster above. ($500).

                As far as speeches go, they have a sound system that gets set up and there is a mic that can be used.

                #8 lgarner83

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                  Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:15 PM

                  Is the mic cost extra? I heard there was a fee...

                  #9 Elainak

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                    Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:20 PM

                    There wasnt an extra fee paid for the mic for us...... just the site fee

                    #10 Elainak

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                      Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:22 PM

                      That being said, the mic wasnt used for the event. There wasnt much of a need. The dinner table was set up as one long table. The speech was just before the cake cutting, with everyone right near by. Perhaps..... if it was used we would have been charged




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