Has anyone gotten married at Le Kliff or Hacienda de San Angel
Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:11 AM
Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:53 AM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:35 PM
The Hacienda is gorgeous and there isn't another place in Vallarta like it. But the owner is very particular about what you can and cannot do and is pretty firm on her prices. On the flip side, it is very intimate and completely private (the chapel area, anyway - if you aren't renting out the whole hacienda, then the reception area, if you have a cocktail there, is also open to other guests).
so, just some food for thought .
Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:24 PM
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:13 AM
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 03:04 PM
There are some amazing resturants in PV but Le Kliff disappointed us. It is also very far from PV. It was about an hour each way from the hotel zone. We had great taxi drivers each way so the trip was fun but just be aware. We went to La Palapa on the beach and it was amazing food. I had read somewhere about someone having thier wedding there. It is not a private beach though. I think it is on Los Muertos but don't quote me on that. They also have Vista Grill which was right next to Villa Coco we stayed in. It has a great view of the city and bay from a huge deck, but it is up in the residential area so there can be interesting sites. We had a blast staying up there because we wanted something more "authentic mexico" rather than an AI mega resort that could be anywhere. But don't try to walk up those hills. They are steep!
If you do not need a beach view, Boco Bento is a great resturant set near the base of the mountains and a river. There is not view of the beach or bay. I think Barcelo hotel is across the way. So you might be able to do the wedding there and the reception at the resturant. It is in a small budget hotel that is really well maintained with very nice grounds and pool area (that the resturant overlooks). We went there to do a tasting because the owner also owns Plush catering. The food was unbelivable. There is a big roof patio that can be rented for events. We might have our welcome dinner (or brunch) there.
I hope this helps. Everyone has different opinions and I am a bit of a food snob (hence picking PV for my wedding). So take my advice with a grain of salt. I would recommend you take a trip to check it out and taste the offerings. We completely changed our initial wedding plans after visiting PV and seeing things in person.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:05 PM
The view is gorgeous, but the ceremony site was a few people sitting and most standing, looking down from above. It was pretty, but kind of strange. Also, I don't think they used a PA system, so we could not hear a thing.
The DJ/Dancing part was probably the best part.
IMO, I would not have my wedding there...nor would I recommend it.
As far as Hacienda San Angel, well I am getting married there! Ceremony only, though. IMO, HSA is incomprable!!! There is nothing else like it!!! It is so beautiful and so special. I truly love it. We stayed there for one night in 2004 and have been dreaming of returning ever since. Now we are getting married there!
I would've had the reception there, too, but I didn't like the idea of having the ceremony and reception in the exact same room. I did think about renting out the rooms of the main hacienda and trying to have a reception there, but I don't know how possible this is - I think if there are other guests, you have to stick to the main event space (puerto del cielo). If you rent all the rooms of the main hacienda, you may be able to have it there, but then it is expensive for you and your guests to do this.
Also, we wanted to "party 'til the break of dawn" and I don't think HSA is exactly the place for this. If I was to do it there, I would probably have done an afterparty at a local club (De Santos).
As far as quality of food, I can tell you that the food we had there in 2004 was amazing. The owner, Janice, seems to be a bit of a perfectionist, and has great taste, so I think she demands quality. We has a welcome cocktail hour when we were there that is standard for guests staying at the hotel, and it was chicken wings and margaritas - but let me tell you, these were "gourmet" chicken wings and the BEST margaritas I've ever had (fresh lime juice!).
I have read the comments about Janice, and I agree, she is probably pretty particular, but she does have great taste. And, if you just let things fall into her hands, you will be okay. But, if you have a lot of your own ideas about decor, agenda, etc., you may be better somewhere else. I will say that when we stayed there in 2004, we really liked her. She made you feel as if you are a welcome guest in her home - which is pretty much what you are, since it is her home. We came in late one night and grabbed a few beers from the main kitchen fridge - yes, we felt comfortable enough to do that!
The decor and feel of the place is just gorgeous! No one anywhere I've ever stayed has gone to that detail. Every nook and cranny of the place is beautiful.
So, for me, I feel like I am getting the best of both worlds - ceremoy at HSA, reception at private villa that has a similar feeling to HSA. Also, I think we may stay our wedding night at HSA. And, possibly host a family brunch there the next day. It was really important for us to incorporate HSA into our wedding. It is a very special place!
Hope that helps - feel free to ask me any questions!!
Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:36 PM
By the way: Janice couldn't come down on her price for beverages which was like 6500 US dollars. It was pretty crazy. I didn't get a good vibe from her either, maybe its just because she thinks money grows on tree's here in the US...haha..
I'm SUPER excited about our wedding
Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:49 PM
When I went to the wedding there, we all stayed at Presidente Intercontinental - it was really nice and further south towards Le Kliff.
Yeah, I think it is just that Janice does not need the money, so she just does things her way or no way. That is the impression I got. I would really recommend just going to see the place at least...maybe do your wedding night there It is truly spectacular!
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