Thanks Cherina! I did forget the theme would influence our choices in venues! I'll have to add that in!
For us , we chose creating a guest list as one of top priorities as some places do have a maximum capacity or require a certain number of guests for the reception. For example , we were looking at Xcaret and they require at least 70 to 100 guests for the reception depending on the time of the year . So, we have to figure out our guest list as there is no way were going to pay for extra dinners that would no one be eating!