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Wedding Boat, Reception Option, Review

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I wanted to start by saying I have no affiliation with this company - I just thought it was a great alternative reception option.

 

La Barcaza Restaurante

www.weddibgboatpuntacana.com

weddingboatpuntacana@hotmail.com

 

Last month I was with a wedding group at the Melia that had their reception on here and everyone had a great time.

 

They take you on a small transport boat for 2 minutes to the larger boat. Where there is an open bar, a great table setup. You have a fantastic dinner (which you order beforehand) and then the table is cleared away and you can dance and they stop at one point and you can go swimming.

 

I was told that if the boat doesn't go to your resort that they will arrange transportation for you.

 

The staff is super friendly, especially the boat manager we had. He was completely bilingual and a really nice guy.

 

If you are looking for something different I would definitely check this out.

 

Transport Boat: Transport Boat on Twitpic

Sunset on the top floor: David and Shanon in Punta Cana on Twitpic

Table setup: table setup on Twitpic

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Hi! I'm having my wedding reception on the La Barcaza in November! I'm SUPER excited and so are all my guests. I'm so happy to hear that you think it was nice for a reception. We have it booked from 4 - 7 (sunset) but I am wondering if I should extend for an extra hour?? Any thoughts on that? Do you think 3 hours is enough time for some mingling, dinner, then speaches, special dances and some par-tay-ing!?

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Did anyone do the wire transfer they require? I've never done that before and honestly a little nervous about it...
Hi - I did the wire transfer to pay my deposit - no problems at all! I just went to the bank with the information they sent, and did the transfer. I kept the receipt and scanned and emailed a copy to Flori. A few days later she replied saying they got my deposit. It was easy!

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Erin - how did you pay the rest of the balance? Did you have to do the same thing? I just thought it was a little weird in this day and age of credit cards.
Well, I've only just paid the deposit so far because our wedding isnt until November. I am hoping I can pay with travellers cheques, but if they don't take those, I guess we'll end up having to pay cash!?

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Steffi234, A few weeks prior to your wedding, Flori sends you an email with a receipt, final confirmation of cruise date & time, & schedules a meeting date & time to pay balance at the resort. On ours it said they take American dollars, Dominican Pesos or Travel Checks. I paid with travel checks for our sunset cruise back in April.

 

Ladies, you won't regret it. La Barcaza is great way to either treat your guests, do your wedding or even have a reception. Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had the night we went out.

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Steffi234, A few weeks prior to your wedding, Flori sends you an email with a receipt, final confirmation of cruise date & time, & schedules a meeting date & time to pay balance at the resort. On ours it said they take American dollars, Dominican Pesos or Travel Checks. I paid with travel checks for our sunset cruise back in April.

Ladies, you won't regret it. La Barcaza is great way to either treat your guests, do your wedding or even have a reception. Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had the night we went out.
Thanks Shellb - good to know they take travel checks!

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