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#1 CnC

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    Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:45 PM

    Hi everyone,

    Caroline here. Just got engaged over the Memorial day weekend and only thing we know is that we want a destination wedding!

    I've always wanted to get married in a church - older churches with high ceilings, stained glass, etc.; but my fiance desires a simpler destination wedding on a beach (or mountain tops, etc.). We both want the destination ceremony to be a big vacation for our close friends and family, and since we are responsible for paying for the wedding part, we want to be "cost effective"...

    Can you recommend any resorts/beaches/destinations that have a local church where we might be able to hold a ceremony then hold a reception at a resort? I no longer seek a big church, it'd be preferred, but I wouldn't mind a smaller, cute church...

    We are also looking for a location where the guests could have many things to do, and not just get stuck inside the resort and be confined to just water sports...

    Thanks so much and hope to hear from you soon!

    #2 Dmitri_Markine

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      Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:53 PM

      Welcome to the forum Caroline.
      I know you can find some nice churches in Costa Rica and Mexico. I am some will be able to provide more info. Costa Rica also offers a huge number of day trips to volcanos and rain forests. Quite spectacular.

      Dmitri

      #3 MomentsThatMatter

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        Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:54 PM

        Congratulations Caroline and welcome to the forums! Have you looked into staying in the Mayan Riviera area and finding a church either in the area or in Playa del Carmen?
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        #4 ~Melissa~

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        Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:48 PM

        Welcome to BDW :0) A couple of beautiful churches down south that come to my mind are the catholic church in Puerto vallarta and the church in Los Cabos. There are plenty of photos of each throughout the mexico section of the forum so be sure to do a search and check them out :0)

        Congratulations on your recent engagement, DW's rock!

        #5 CnC

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          Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:07 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by CnC
          Hi everyone,

          Caroline here. Just got engaged over the Memorial day weekend and only thing we know is that we want a destination wedding!

          I've always wanted to get married in a church - older churches with high ceilings, stained glass, etc.; but my fiance desires a simpler destination wedding on a beach (or mountain tops, etc.). We both want the destination ceremony to be a big vacation for our close friends and family, and since we are responsible for paying for the wedding part, we want to be "cost effective"...

          Can you recommend any resorts/beaches/destinations that have a local church where we might be able to hold a ceremony then hold a reception at a resort? I no longer seek a big church, it'd be preferred, but I wouldn't mind a smaller, cute church...

          We are also looking for a location where the guests could have many things to do, and not just get stuck inside the resort and be confined to just water sports...

          Thanks so much and hope to hear from you soon!
          Thanks ladies for the suggestions!

          I guess I should mention that we are looking for a non-denominational or a protestant wedding...

          #6 dinogomez.com

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            Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:33 PM

            Welcome to the forum and congratulations!! You've come to the right place; here you can find all the info you need for a fun, smooth and successful planning!! Enjoy!!!

            #7 JenniferSS

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              Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:45 PM

              El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico has a beautiful beachside chapel that is non denominational. It's an adult only all inclusive resort but there is a lot to do both onsite and off!

              #8 jk1101

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                Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:00 PM

                Congratulations and Welcome!

                #9 O'Driscoll Photography

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                  Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:26 PM

                  Welcome and congrats, Caroline!

                  Best wishes,
                  Tod

                  #10 CnC

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                    Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:07 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by TA Jennifer
                    El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico has a beautiful beachside chapel that is non denominational. It's an adult only all inclusive resort but there is a lot to do both onsite and off!
                    Thanks for the info! The place looks real cute. I'll definitely keep this one in file to show my FH!




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