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#721 longpoint

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    Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:47 AM

    Would love to see pics from wedding at Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya & if possible any other info that hotel has provided. Obviously rates would be different....trying to help my daughter plan wedding there for Jan/2012

    Thanks



    #722 sgreen99

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      Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:38 PM

      Originally Posted by Armour 

      I've booked my wedding at the Grand Sirenis for January 30, 2013...yay!! This forum has been very helpful so far. The date is approaching really fast and I need some help in making some decisions.
      I found out that the palapa is already booked for day that I am intending on getting married and I need to choose a location for the wedding ceremony and reception. I would like it all to be as private as possible for us and our 30-35 guests. Ara has said we could have the snack bar for reception and a wedding ceremony on "playa nueva" part of the beach. Does anyone know which part of the beach is considered playa nueva and is it a private part of the beach? If the reception is in the snack bar is it private enough and big enough to comfortably hold the guests inside?
      Ara has also suggested the yoga space as a back up if there is bad weather. Has anyone seen this place? And pictures would be great, I can't seem to find any pictures of it.
      We are thinking of going to a restaurant for the reception. Which one would be best for 30-35 guests. Do the guests have to choose from the restaurant menu offered or can we have a set menu?
      Any information would be helpful!


      Welcome and congrats!  I hate to say but it's me who has the palapa that day, LOL.  Hopefully we can exchange some useful info since we have the same wedding day!!



      #723 MJKH

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        Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

        I love that little snack bar area for a reception...at night, that part of the resort is quiet. It is also a really easy area for guests to get back and forth to from their rooms. That's where they'll hold special bbqs or lobster dinner evenings. I posted a picture of the beach looking out from the snack bar in this thread quite a while back. I'm pretty sure there wouldn't be room to seat 35 of you under the roof of the snack bar...I've only ever seen it set up with the tables and chairs on the beach next to the snack bar.

         

        Are they suggesting the yoga space for your ceremony in bad weather? I don't know that I have a picture of this space, but I'll look when I get home tonight. It's just an open area along one of the paths with a thatched covering. There is lots of lush greenery around. The staff would do their best I'm sure to keep the general public out of the way and out of your photos, but it's still not as private and out of the way as the palapa/beach area.

         

        I've never heard of a reference to "Playa Nueva" at the GS, so I'm not sure if this is a new area they've groomed for weddings, or if this is the area of the main beach around/in front of the ruin. If so, this is not a private area but they do their best to keep the general public out of the way and out of your photos. I would also guess that the later you hold your ceremony, the fewer the people who will be hanging around there. 

        Originally Posted by Armour 

        I've booked my wedding at the Grand Sirenis for January 30, 2013...yay!! This forum has been very helpful so far. The date is approaching really fast and I need some help in making some decisions.
        I found out that the palapa is already booked for day that I am intending on getting married and I need to choose a location for the wedding ceremony and reception. I would like it all to be as private as possible for us and our 30-35 guests. Ara has said we could have the snack bar for reception and a wedding ceremony on "playa nueva" part of the beach. Does anyone know which part of the beach is considered playa nueva and is it a private part of the beach? If the reception is in the snack bar is it private enough and big enough to comfortably hold the guests inside?
        Ara has also suggested the yoga space as a back up if there is bad weather. Has anyone seen this place? And pictures would be great, I can't seem to find any pictures of it.
        We are thinking of going to a restaurant for the reception. Which one would be best for 30-35 guests. Do the guests have to choose from the restaurant menu offered or can we have a set menu?
        Any information would be helpful!


        #724 GauchoSteph

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          Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

          This is such helpful information, thanks all!



          #725 MJKH

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            Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

            Armour, if you go to Trip Advisor and search thru the Traveller Photos for Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Hotel and Spa, there is a recently posted (July '12) photo of the beach snack bar. It's titled "Beach Bar". You'll see how it's set up during the day...just a small number of high tables and barstools.



            #726 MJKH

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              Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

              Actually, if you hop on to Trip Advisor fairly quickly (before anyone loads new photos) you'll see good views of the beach bar with photos #216, 584, 678, 749, 1088, 1446 and 1948. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe photos #695, 756 and 807 show the space with the thatched roof that is used for yoga (along the path of the lazy river).



              #727 Marls

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                Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

                Longpoint,

                I The only information that I have at this point is pricing for 2013 weddings, which should be helpful to you if you don't already have it. Something to keep in mind is that unlike a lot of the other hotels that I looked at, they will not substitute anything out for other things (for example, if you don't want the DJ, and hoped to swap it out for hair and makeup- they will not do this). This was disappointing for me because after seeing pictures on this site I want the presidential suite but I don't need or want all of the items in that package. Also, I have heard on this site that Mexicans seem to have a different selection of packages, not sure if it is just a different name or if it's a different package altogether. This is what she sent me knowing that I was from Canada.

                 

                Free Ceremony
                Minister fees
                Wedding coordinator
                Bride’s bouquet ***
                Groom’s boutonniere ***
                Romantically decorated wedding location ***
                Music during the ceremony
                Champagne toast and appetizers
                Reception dinner at A la carte restaurant for 1 1 / 2 hour ***
                Wedding cake ***
                Wedding breakfast served in the room
                Romantic Dinner in the French restaurant ( for the newlyweds*)
                Personalized Check In and Check Out
                Small Fruit basket and bottle of wine
                VIP status
                Surprise gift for honeymooners

                Symbolic Ceremony Free
                Judge Fee for Legal Ceremony $ 6,500 pesos

                Ask the requirements to your coordinator
                *** Ask for your upgrade

                 

                 

                Silver Wedding
                Minister fees
                Wedding coordinator
                Bride’s bouquet ***
                Groom’s boutonniere ***
                Romantically decorated wedding location ***
                Music during the ceremony
                Champagne toast and appetizers
                Reception Dinner at “A la carte restaurant” ***
                Wedding Cake ***
                Romantic dinner in the French restaurant ( for the newlyweds*)
                Wedding breakfast served in the room
                Small Fruit basket and bottle of wine
                Surprise gift for Honeymooners

                Symbolic Ceremony $ 21,000 pesos
                Legal Ceremony $ 26,000 pesos

                Ask the requirements to your coordinator
                *** Ask for your upgrade


                Gold Ceremony
                Minister fees
                Wedding coordinator
                Rehearsal Dinner
                Bride’s bouquet
                Groom’s boutonniere
                Romantically decorated wedding location ***
                Music during the ceremony
                Champagne toast and appetizers
                10 pictures from the ceremony ***
                Reception Dinner at “A la carte restaurant” for 4 hours ***
                House wedding cake ***
                Romantic dinner in the French restaurant ( for the newlyweds*)
                Personalized Check In and Check Out for Bride and Groom
                Room up-grade for Bride and Groom to Ocean View ***
                Wedding breakfast served in the room
                Small Fruit basket and bottle of wine
                VIP status
                Surprise premium gift
                SPA wedding package for Bride (Hair Style and Make up )

                Symbolic Ceremony $ 35,000 pesos
                Legal Ceremony $ 40,000 pesos

                Ask the requirements to your coordinator
                *** Ask for your upgrade

                 

                 

                Platinium Ceremony
                Minister fees
                Wedding coordinator
                Rehearsal Dinner
                Bride’s bouquet
                Groom’s boutonniere
                SPA wedding package for Bride (Hair Style and Make up)
                Romantically decorated wedding location ***
                Music during the ceremony
                Champagne toast and appetizers
                10 pictures from the ceremony ***
                Private Reception on the beach
                Premium wedding cake ***
                DJ ( 3 Hours ) ***
                Wedding breakfast served in the room
                Romantic dinner in the French restaurant ( for the newlyweds*)
                Personalized Check In and Check Out for Bride and Groom
                Fruit basket and bottle of wine
                VIP status
                Room up-grade for Bride and Groom to Mini Suite
                24 hour room service with premium menu
                Unlimited dinners at the A la carte restaurants for Bride and Groom
                Surprise premium gift from the management
                SPA wedding package for Bride (Hair Style and Make up )
                Laundry without additional cost

                Symbolic Ceremony $ 56,000 pesos
                Legal Ceremony $ 61,000 pesos

                Ask the requirements to your coordinator
                *** ask for your upgrade


                Presidential Ceremony
                Minister fees
                Wedding coordinator
                Rehearsal Dinner
                Bride’s bouquet
                Groom’s boutonniere
                SPA wedding package for Bride (Hair Style and Make up)
                Romantically decorated wedding location ***
                Music during the ceremony
                Champagne toast and appetizers
                10 pictures from the ceremony ***
                Mexican Tr­o,Violinist or Saxophonist for 45 minutes
                Bubbles for the ceremony
                Private Reception on the beach
                Premium wedding cake ***
                DJ ( 3 Hours ) ***
                Romantic dinner in the French restaurant ( for the newlyweds*)
                Wedding breakfast served in the room
                SPA pass for 10 people ( One per stay )
                Honey moon Ceremony for Groom and Bride at the SPA
                Personalized Check In and Check Out for Bride and Groom
                Room up-grade for Bride and Groom to Premium Suite
                VIP bathroom amenities
                International beer and “Premium” mineral water
                “Express” laundry service
                VIP status
                24 hour room service with premium menu
                Unlimited minibar refill
                Full bar in the room
                “Gourmet Bites” as an additional night courtesy
                Fruit basket and bottle of wine
                10% discount on all the hotel extras
                Free internet for the week ( including WiFi )
                Unlimited dinners at the A la carte restaurants for Bride and Groom
                Surprise premium gift
                Late Check-out until 2:00 p.m.
                Private transportation to the airport for 10 people

                Symbolic Ceremony $ 62,000 pesos
                Legal Ceremony $ 67,000 pesos

                Ask the requirements to your coordinator
                *** ask for your upgrade

                 



                #728 longpoint

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                  Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:33 AM

                  Hello sgreen 99, My daughter is planning to get married Jan 4th 2013 & we are still waiting for packages. Would love if you could send to me at cindy.michael24@gmail.com...much appreciated.



                  #729 Marls

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                    Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

                    For some reason they are moderating my post but I put all the wedding package information and pricing on this site, hopefully it pops up soon!



                    #730 Armour

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                      Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:50 AM

                      MJKH: Thank you for all the helpful information and pictures. This is a great forum and I keep referring back to it. I'm still not sure which place we will have the reception but the snack bar place sounds nice!

                      The yoga place was suggested as a back up location but I really wanted the intimacy of a more private place..which the yoga studio may work (if it's not too small!).

                      sgreen99: Very cool to find the other person having a wedding the same day as me! I didn't really know if I wanted the palapa, but it looks like it will be a great spot for a reception..enjoy!

                      Let me know if you have any info, anything is helpful considering Ara's lack of urgency in returning emails!






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