Originally Posted by rt1979
Hi, I'm planning on getting married in cabo June of 2013. I just started nursing school so it's been hard to try and plan a wedding and study. After a lot of research I'm really like Melia because of all the great feedback and because of the swimmable ocean. I emailed Gabriela yesterday and haven't heard anything back yet. Hopefully someone here can answer some questions.
I was looking at the Tides wedding and when it states "Dinner Reservation in a selected 'A la Carte' Restaurant on the Ceremony night " does that include the actual dinner, or is that an extra cost depending on what is ordered? Do you know what they charge for guests not staying at the resort? What options are there for after dinner dancing, etc?
Hi! I hope I can answer a few of your questions. Did you hear back from Gabriela? They can be very busy and slow to respond, so be persistent! At MCR, there are 3 A la Carte restaurants and 1 buffet. During your stay, you are able to make a reservation at one of the open restaurants pending availability--each day or dine at the buffet.
I believe what the "Dinner Reservation" of the Tides package means is that you will be at one of the 3 restaurants--a semi-private dinner. You will not have a fully private dinner--other resort guests will be at the restaurant, but you will have space for dinner, toasts, etc. I believe the price is set--so you'd order off the menu and only pay your Tides package amount. Although you are at an all-inclusive and you can dine at the A la Carte restaurants during your stay for no extra charge, the cost associated with the package includes other services, too...right? As for wedding guests that are not staying at the hotel, I believe its an extra $50 per guest. As for after dinner festivities--depends on the day of your wedding. Friday and Saturday's typically have a DJ so you can go to the Lobby Bar and shake it or the resort will have entertainment lined up in the bar, so you'll want to coordinate the wedding day with a day that is most likely to have a DJ that night.
Best of luck planning! I hope my response helps. Stephanie