Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Heatherbean

Official PV Riu Thread (Discussion here for Riu Vallarta, Jalisco & Pacifico Palace)

Recommended Posts

Yes the ydo have a ballroom..the best thing about it is that we can stay there as long as we want. We are having the reception from 6 to 12 and we can stay there longer if we chose too. IT is a sit down dinner so you do end up paying per person depending on your dinner selection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmiranda View Post
Nice! I cant wait to get married. Our reception is goign to be in the ballroom at the Riu Vallarta.
How much does the ballroom cost, does it come with the sound system??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everything is separate. You pay per person, rent there system, get a dj, mariachi, flowers, cake. You cant utilize the Riu's wedding coordinators you have to get an outside planner. I personally arranged everything myself. It is a little more difficult to go this route but I think it is well worth it.

 

Since I didnt go with the wedding packages I had to go through the event coordinators to arrange everything.

 

If you go this route just let me knw and I will help you out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmiranda View Post
I am getting married at the Riu Vallarta but we are renting out the ballroom area. We will have it from 6 or 7 until 1 or 2. My family loves to party. We will be having the mexican buffet for dinner followed by hours of dancing.

Our ceremony will take place in church at 3.
Do I just talked to Jessica, and I asked her about the Ballroom. It sounds lovely but for the 250 an hour doesnt include the bartender or the sound system. Is that what she told you aswell?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did not work with Jessica at all. She is the wedding coordinator if you choose one of there wedding packages. I don't know about the $250 an hour. I went through the events department. The price ranges from $30 to $50 per person and it includes a 5 course sit down dinner, beverages during dinner and 2 hours of open bar. You can choose the time slot for the 2 hours.

 

What we are doing is having our reception from 6 to 12.

6:00 guests will be greeted with wine served butler style.

6:30-8:30 dinner with wine, beer, soda, water juice coffee, or tea included

8:30-10:00 we will be doing our mexican wedding traditions. No bar at this time. If we choose to have open bar at this time it will be an additional $10 per person. But we just figure that what stops our guests from going out of the ballroom to get a drink...hey its all-inclusive resort..right? Besides people are going to be to busy seeing or participating at this time.

10:00-12:00 we will be dancing with our 2 hours of open bar included in the package.

 

We are having the dj from 6 to 12 I hired an outside dj for a very good price.

During dinner we are having a mariachi for the 2 hours I hired them as well for $400US an hour.

 

The ballroom comes included with tableclothes, chair covers and your choice of color for the bows.

 

If we want to, we can stay at the ballroom past 12:00 so this works out perfect because we are a huge party family.

 

Let me know what other questions you have. Im here to help out in any way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey JMiranda,

 

Thats awful, they moved you three weeks before your date? Did they give a reason?

 

I guess its an upgrade though on the bright side right?

 

Hopefully its not causing you too much stress.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chica & Octi View Post
Hey JMiranda,

Thats awful, they moved you three weeks before your date? Did they give a reason?

I guess its an upgrade though on the bright side right?

Hopefully its not causing you too much stress.
The reason for the sudden upgrade is because the Riu Vallarta will be closed for the entire month of October.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chica & Octi View Post
Hey JMiranda,

Thats awful, they moved you three weeks before your date? Did they give a reason?

I guess its an upgrade though on the bright side right?

Hopefully its not causing you too much stress.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helen_S81 View Post
How is the re-planning going Jessica?

The re-planning was not bad at all everything stayed the same. I just had to call all my vendors and informed them of the change. I also had to get all of my guest reservation numbers in order for them to be switched to the right hotel. From the sounds of it not ALL guests originally booked at the Riu Vallarta are being upgraded to the Riu Palace Pacifico. The Riu has actually been really great about this whole change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • The cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer,  a rotisserie , a slow cooker , a pressure cooker, a grill. Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ingredients. A lot of people are overweight because they keep eating food that they did not cook.
    • I have stayed at Dreams La Romana and Dreams Dominicus.  The two resorts are very different in style and decor. A few comparison points are below and fact sheets are attached for both.   Both resorts are approx 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport, close proximity to Saona Island, Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon. Top championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, The Links and La Estancia – all designed by world-famous Pete Dye. Restaurants are similar at both resorts.  Both offer the Explorers Club for Kids.  Dreams Dominicus  Brand new resort and in 2016 488 rooms (however additional construction was underway) More contemporary style & decor Good beach area Rooms were very nice Preferred Club located in main lobby and adjacent to main pool & beach front Food was good Center plaza area with nighttime entertainment Main lobby is small, but outdoor bar off lobby is nice Dreams La Romana Originally built in 2003 & opened as Dreams La Romana in 2008 756 rooms Recently renovated and new preferred club adults only lounge & pool added  Rooms are more traditional Caribbean decor Grounds are very lush and tropical Good beach area food was good    Dreams Dominicus fact sheet.pdf Dreams La Romana fact sheet.pdf
    • My sister has done it but with the destination wedding, only super close family members and friends came since it was expensive and farther. It was great though.
    • Thanks! I had it printed out. Very useful!!
    • Hello Guys, Are you looking for affordable wedding venue, reception halls, party rentals, outdoor event venue, birthday party venue in mobile al.  Choose Anne-Marie Cottage for your special occasion. Our cottage is an affordable venue for your intimate wedding.   Thank u 
  • Topics

×