Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:11 PM
Hey Ladies! I'm actually getting married in Aruba in January 2010 and staying at the Riu Palace. It's AMAZING!!! My fiance and I went to check it out this past January. The resort is great and the food is awesome. I'm big on food and I had one of the best steaks ever there and one of the best desserts. Our guests are staying there for the week. Now in terms of getting married there, we wanted something intimate and personal. We didn't want to get married ON the beach and wanted a restaurant to ourselves. The only thing the Riu could offer is the ballroom. We were ok with that until we checked out The Link golfcourse with a wedding planner that associated with the Divi/Tamarijn and it was EXACTLY what we were looking for. The clubhouse restaurant is great and has a view of the ocean. The ceremony will be by the pond of the golf course and then golf carts will take us across the street to the beach for photographs and back to the restaurant for the reception. The restaurant will be exclusively ours and anything we want can be done. It's so great! And our wedding planner is super nice, quick to respond via email and has great ideas. Let me know if you need any more information. I have a ton of photographs of the Riu and The Links. We also went to check out the Holiday Inn, Divi and Tamarijn. We want an all-inclusive and these are the only all inclusive places. Out of these four, the Riu is by far the nicest place! Let me know if you have any questions about Aruba.