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#381 SKing24

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    Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:40 PM

    Tracy thanks for all your details!  I'm glad someone is getting married soon so we can get a review.  As far as I know there has only been one posted on here since ownership changed.  Let me know if anyone has seen any others.

    Have I mentioned I love this site?? 

    Erin & Shane ~ Now Jade Riviera Cancun ~ May 6, 2011

    #382 Mischaka

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      Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:43 AM

      Tracy are you doing the buffet diner at Pure?? Because if so I will definitely need to change to the buffet!! And for the DJ wouldn't you have to pay what it cost for the addtional hours?? I believe that's $150. I really do hope they are very reasonable about the flowers and centerpieces.

      #383 Kara80

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        Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:44 AM

        Can we request the DJ to play an hour longer the night of the event for the same price we paid upfront? I'm not sure if I need three hours or four.


        Did anyone get clarification on how many centerpieces are provided in the Eternity package?  If it's only one I might use my flowers and the bridesmaid flowers as centerpieces.


        I'm getting married on the beach. Does that package include the cost to set up the for the wooden four post canopy on the beach?


        #384 Tracysab

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          Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:47 AM

          Hi ladies-here are the buffet options-the only stipulation to having the buffet over the seated dinner is that you need to have at least 50 people attending:


          THE SALON  

          Mixed lettuce salad  
          Tomato wedges   
          Coleslaw with carrots and raisins 
          Tuna salad with vegetable brunoas
          Panela cheese salad with cilantro  
          Selection of cold cuts including:  
          ham, turkey breast, roast beef and house p¢t©  Cold cuts: salami, bologna and
          Manchego, Swiss and Dutch cheese
          Leek and potato soup
          Carrots with cream cheese
          Swiss‐style beef tips 
          Chicken leg filled with shellfish in cream sauce Penne with roasted tomato sauce
          Pork cutlets Marsala
          Roast pork loin a la mode  
          Strawberry shortcake, key lime pie, pecan pie  Dessert:
           A TOUR OF ITALY

          Caesar salad with romaine lettuce

          Caprese salad with pesto

          Macaroni and ham salad

          Mediterranean seafood salad

          Eggplant and zucchini caponata

          Calamari in Italian vinaigrette

          Cold cuts:  salami, bologna and sausage

          Ricotta, provolone and mozzerella cheese

          Minestrone soup

          Penne with roasted tomato sauce

          Grilled vegetables

          Fillet of fish a la Romana

          Chicken casserole


          Tiramisu, queso napolitano, profiteroles






          Cactus salad  
          Panela cheese salad
          Poblano pepper salad
          Potato salad with jalape±o peppers
          Seafood salad a la marinera
          Chopped pork rind in vinaigrette 
          Dressings and croutons  
          Tortilla soup 
          Green rice a la Poblana
          Pork carnitas 
          Chicken breast in Poblano mole sauce
          Barbecued lamb enchilada 
          Fillet of fish in adobo sauce
          Buttered vegetables 
          Flan with eggnog  
          Arroz con leche
          Key lime pie  
          Spanish custard with vanilla
          Multi‐colored gelatin



          Garden salad
          Sliced tomatoes
          Plantain salad
          Russian salad
          Fish salad
          Cucumber salad
          Dressings and croutons
          Cream of corn soup
          Macaroni with Bolognese sauce
          Baked pork loin
          Chicken leg stuffed with mushrooms
          Grilled marinated beef skirt steak
          Fillet of fish a la Romana
          Grilled vegetables
          Queso napolitano
          Chocolate cake
          Pecan pie
          Cr¨me Midori



          Macaroni Salad
          Potato salad with bacon  
          Sliced tomatoes 
          Chicken salad with pineapple
          Palm heart and artichoke carpaccio
          Mixed Cajun seafood salad
          Cold cut and cheese platter
          Assorted Mexican cheeses  
          Jambalaya rice
          Buffalo wings
          Noodle casserole with jam and sausage

          Char‐grilled fillet of fish  
          Char‐grilled New York steak
          Assorted mini French pastries
          Brownies, raisin pudding, cheesecake
          Caramel flan
          Bread for slicing     


          CAVERS NIGHT


          Mixed lettuce salad
          Corn and bell pepper salad
          Beet salad
          Three‐bean salad
          Stuffed peppers
          Sliced cheese platter
          Cream of clam soup
          Chili beans
          Baked leg of lamb with pan juices
          Roast turkey
          Whole grilled fish in adobo sauce
          Baked beef shank
          Fresh fruit tarts margarita cake,
          pumpkin pie, pecan pie
          Bread for slicing        


          THE MEXICAN  

          Mixed lettuces
          Tomato with onion and cilantro  
          Cactus salad  
          Guacamole with tortilla chips
          Shredded beef in vinaigrette
          Beet salad  
          Acapulco‐style fish ceviche
          Corn salad  
          Cream of bean soup 
          Rice a la Mexicana  
          Fillet of fish a la Veracruzana 
          Chicken breast with huitlacoche sauce  
          Stuffed peppers with seasoned ground beef
          Tamales with mole sauce  
          Beef tips a la Mexicana
          Quesadillas and fried tacos
          Capirotada Mexicana
          Sweetened squash  
          Flan with caramel sauce  
          Sliced fruit  




          Venison dzic
          Progreso‐style mixed ceviche
          Creole zucchini salad
          Chaya salad
          Cucumber and orange salad
          Young bean salad with chives
          Chopped pork rind in vinaigrette
          Chayote salad
          Lemon soup
          White rice with fried plantain
          Tikin xic‐style grouper
          Pibil chicken in banana leaves
          Cochinita pibil
          Pork tamale “colado”
          Shrimp in hibiscus mole sauce
          Fish empanadas
          Tres leches cake
          Chocolate cake
          Papaya sweet with cheese
          Queso napolitano
          Fruit cocktail

          #385 Mischaka

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            Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:54 AM

            ahhhh...ok. I don't plan on having anymore than 35. I guess after people start booking we will see.

            #386 Tracysab

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              Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:55 AM

              We opted for the buffet-but it's not in one of their a la cart restuarants.  Well it kind of is.  I don't know if she has mentioned the option of using the restuarant "Las Olas" for your reception.  This restuarant is their open air daytime dining resturant that looks out over the beach.  It is not open to guests in the eveings.  I believe they close it down for the day at 6pm. 


              We had originally wanted the Festival Terrace-but when I saw some pictures of it-I talked to Pilar and we agreed that it might be a little too small for 50 people with the buffet and a dancefloor-so she recommended this.  Our Ceremony is at 5-and then the cocktail hour-and she has assured me that the restuarant will be closed to all other resort guests and set up for us by the time our reception starts.  (And there is no extra charge since the devine package includes a private reception-even though it is technically at one of the restaurants)


              For us-this was perfect because we wanted something that was outside-but still had some coverage in case of bad weather. 


              I don't believe they will let you do the buffet option at one of the a la cart resturants-but you never know-it's worth it to ask.

              #387 Tracysab

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                Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:58 AM

                Mischaka-From my understanding-the $150 per additional DJ hours only applies if you go over the 4 hour package price.  The extra 2 hours I wanted for the DJ was kind of a price shock for me considering with taxes-it's almost $800...but I'm still trying to get her to lower that.  I'll let you know how it goes!

                #388 primavera

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                  Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:02 AM

                  Tracysab, do you still have to pay the same per person fee for over 25 guests if you choose the buffet?

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                  #389 Mischaka

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                    Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:10 AM

                    Well that's not fair even if it included in the package!! That's alot. But we are only going to need an additional hour. I'm not sure what they had left but since I had just switched to this resort and someone else is getting married that same day I was given the option to have the reception at Pure or Cinque Terrace. And to have the ceremony at the Fountain. And the person who is getting married that day will have about 70 people! Since I didn't want to change my date I took whatever they had left.

                    #390 Tracysab

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                      Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:34 AM

                      There was no additional fee for the buffet.  You would just pay whatever your package price is per extra person. 

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