Hi, I am getting married at SDML. I have never been there but the pictures look amazing. I am getting married in July so I can let you know how it went.
Seeking Info on Sunset da Mona Lisa in Cabo
Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:06 AM
The Sunset Da Mona Lisa was awesome. Such a beautiful venue. I am so glad I chose the SDML. I did not want to be on a beach with a bunch of people staring at our wedding. The restaurant was perfect because we were on a private terrace. The food was great, service was great too. It was the perfect evening. The pictures turned out amazing. If you want more info pm me.
Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:35 PM
We were married at SDML on June 30, 2011 and it was amazing! David (the events manager) was amazing to work with and delivered on everything!! The food was amazing, the venue is gorgeous, and the service was awesome! We had our ceremony on the terrace, the dinner in the City Lights area, and then we rented out the Sunset Lounge upstairs privately for our party/dancing. Our guests were amazed at how beautiful SDML was and everyone raved about the food. We were originally going to get married at the resort we were staying at (Barcelo) but decided we didn't want the cookie cutter resort wedding and were not happy with how the wedding department there was treating us (never returning emails or phone calls, wedding coordinators quitting, etc). In the end we ended up spending more having the wedding at SDML, but it was totally worth it! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask
Posted 04 August 2011 - 12:50 PM
SDML is a beautiful place to get married and so many guests are blown away by the views and how different it is. The food is fantastic and weddings there are stunning. The prices come out to about the same as doing them at so many resorts in town. Yes, you can get packages at resorts that include some things like flowers, photographers, etc but it depends on what your budget it and what things are important to you. I do not always recommend the packages and find it best to bring in other local vendors for things. If you do side by side pricing comparison and fore go the packages you normally are paying about the same. By booking a block of rooms at a resort, normally they do not charge location fee's for your event and there is not need to buy the packages. You are not always saving by purchasing the packages. I have pricing information on SDML if you need it and have done weddings and events there so know it well.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:29 AM
I would love some pricing information on SDML please!! We are undecided on a venue and this one looks amazing! Thanks
Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:26 PM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:35 PM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:58 AM
The price all depends on how many guests you have and what you all want included. You will have to hire an outside wedding coordinator as they do not provide one for you like most resorts. So those, depending on how many guests again, range in price from $750-$2000 on average. If you want to do open bar for your guests, SDML charges $24 per person per hour for the first hour, $21 per person per hour for the second hour, and so on. We are doing 2 hours of open bar so that's $45/person, times 30 people.
We have decided to just do their minimum consumption, which for the small terrace is covered by the two hours of open bar we chose to do. You can also do appetizers after the ceremony, with our without drinks, and that all depends on how many you want.
Then for the dinner, which we are not doing, it depends on what you choose for a meal. I think with everyone, two hours of drinks, appetizers, dinner and cake you can estimate approx $120-$150 per person. They charge $8 per person for the cake...plus tax and gratuity. All of the prices are subject to 11% tax and 18% gratuity which adds up!
Then you have to add in your DJ, flowers, chairs and setup, transportation......they've got all kinds of things for you to choose from! Happy planning!
Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:53 PM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:16 AM
No problem. We are doing our dinner back at our resort, the RIU Santa Fe. Just renting out one of the semi-private restaurants.
I am using Tammy Wolff and she has been great so far, very helpful! Her email is email@example.com. Again, it is based on how many people you plan on having. She charges a coordination fee based on how much you are having her plan and how many guests....I think she estimated 30 people at $1,000 and 31-75 people was $1,250? Somewhere around there. She is definitely willing to answer any and all questions!
You could definitely have a fabulous wedding for $15000 even with your travel and stay. We are planning a big at home reception otherwise we could have splurged a little more on the actual reception in Cabo, but this way I can still have the ceremony I want with the reception I want!
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