$21 with drinks included! I feel like we are definitely getting ripped off! Everyone keeps saying the wedding at the Grand are amazing, but I'm really doubting how amazing it can be. I was quoted around $70 at other hotels as well, but those were non all-inclusive hotels! It's crazy that all of our guests are paying a premium to stay at the Grand and then we have to pay another premium to have a private dinner.
I'm really considering changing it up entirely. We're still qualified for the "free wedding". So I may have the ceremony at the Iberostar, which includes a cake and champagne toast. And then take the reception off property. I'm just waiting on quotes for alternate locations...
I highly considered the El Dorado Royale for our wedding! But in the end we chose Jamaica over Mexico. When is your honeymoon? Shannon, Susan, and I are getting married on June 8th, 9th, and 10th (back to back weddings!).
Originally Posted by TheWolferts
We are honeymooning at IGRH in June, so I joined this thread to get some information about the hotel. We are getting married this May at the El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya. After reading some of your horror stories with outside vendor issues and pricey reception menu options, I have to say I am kinda glad we are just honeymooning here. $70 a la carte per person for the reception seems just as high as many places in the states quoted us. It seems odd that since the guest is already paying for dinner that night in their all inclusive package rate, that the resort would charge that much for you guys to pay on top of what they are collecting from the guest. Kinda seems like the hotel is double dipping. We are having a filet mignon with lobster tail option for $26 a plate and a mahi mahi option for $21 a plate. It also includes a starter salad with coconut shrimp, a desert plate, unlimited premium beverages and a champagne toast. My cousin got married at EDR last year so I have personally had the filet with lobster and they were heavenly, so I know it's not just cheap and crappy.
All I can say, is hang in there brides! Once all of this stuff is worked out, you can enjoy all of the fun girly things that comes along with wedding plans! We are less than 2 months out now!