| Originally Posted by laurelandjamie |
Thanks for the information on the villas. They are all so beautiful that it is hard to pick. Have you seen any of them in person? What is Villa Grande like? One thing I'm curious about is that I have read in a few places on this forum that the villas are a pricey option. Are there hidden costs that I don't know about besides the rental fee and perhaps an event fee? We are probably going to have 40 family members/close friends. Many will be staying at PB Sunset Beach or Pacifica, but we hope the wedding party can all fit in the villa where we have the reception. I'm not sure whether to go for a higher priced or a lower priced villa. It would be nice to be in one that really takes your breath away, but then again it would be great to be able to pay for our wedding party's lodging. So, it is kind of a trade-off.
We thought we would have the wedding on the Pedgregal beach and the reception at the villa - not sure yet. Sunset Beach is also an option, but it seems really expensive (like 270pp for dinner). Are you planning on having a caterer at the villa? Any recommendations? We aren't sure yet whether we will have a catered event or a casual BBQ.
I hope I didn't ask too many questions...
Sorry it took so long to get back..
The Villa's can be expensive.. there is an event fee and a homeowners association fee on top of the daily rate. Depending on who you rent from they can also require you stay a certain number of days. We've got Villa Grande for 3 nights.. Our wedding is about the same size as yours and are having our 'wedding party' stay at the house with us. The rest of our guests are staying at the PB Sunset. The nice thing is .. there are a lot of Villa's to choose from so you can really adjust your price! Make sure you talk to someone about WHAT you want to do at the Villa..so you know you have enough square footage. We went with Villa Grande because it's been recommended for weddings and it's pretty big! But we're doing the Wedding, & Reception there.. and we're hosting a welcome bbq for our guests the Friday afternoon before!
As for the Caterer.. we're having the wedding catered, of course, but for day to day meals.. we're stocking up on some food at the Costco.. and our guests can come and go as they please.. We're only there 3 nights.. and we have stuff planned for each night they're there.. so they won't go hungry!
Our BBQ we're doing ourself.. My brother and my FI brother will be maning the grill.. we're getting salads and chips and beer and making it very low key!
Our Caterer is Lazy Gourmet.. only because we've heard fantastic things about them. I've never heard anything bad about the food.. but I will caution, their WC isn't exactly speedy at getting back to me, or getting things done.. but I've got friends who have been married in Cabo before.. and say that's just they way everyone operates there. So I'm trying to chill out about planning!
Please feel free to ask as many questions you'd like.. we really depended on this site when we booked everything!