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#1 krissy22

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    Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:56 PM

    Hi Ladies,

    I was married in PR in 2008. I am from NY and used a wedding planner for my destination wedding-so I have been through the whole process. My wedding was amazing! I would love to share any info if you would like!

    #2 kcbride

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      Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:46 PM

      Hi,

      Did you get married in San Juan? We are planning a destination wedding in San Juan next year and are just begining the planning process. Do you have any suggestions for a wedding reception venue, perhaps someplace in Old San Juan? We are planning to visit fairly soon to check out some places. Our guests will probably be staying at one of the large beach resorts or hotels, and we are thinking about having the rehearsal dinner there, but the wedding and ceremony in Old San Juan. Any tips or suggestions are much welcomed! Thanks!

      #3 **~Linda~**

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        Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:15 PM

        Not the original poster but what would you like out of Old San Juan?? :) There are a few venues here which vary from ocean views to old historical buildings etc .. My husband and I got married in the "doors" of Old San Juan in the Escambron Beach Club..

        #4 kcbride

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          Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:52 PM

          We are going to have our ceremony in a church but we're looking for a reception venue for the party after the ceremony (for 60+ guests, dinner/cocktails/dancing). We are going to be in San Juan in May to look at some options. Do you have any suggestions? The place I keep on seeing is the Hotel El Convento, which seems kind of expensive.

          We would like to either have it in Old San Juan, or someplace on the beach, or at least with an ocean view, but where we have the option of having it partly inside and outside. I haven't heard of the beach club you mentioned.

          We haven't decided on a hotel for our guests yet, but we will probably have the rehearsal dinner there, and so we're looking at having the wedding reception someplace different, since the wedding isn't going to be at the hotel anyways.

          #5 **~Linda~**

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            Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:57 PM

            Yeah budget in PR is very important especially for 60+ guests Old San Juan can really get expensive. If you want an ocean view for a wedding its definitely best if you book your wedding in the same hotel your staying at since the rate will probably be best. Our venue had an ocean view and was incredible (as I said before), but with the change of management I wouldn't recommend it(although my wedding did work out perfectly in the end getting there was a PITA), but here it is http://www.escambron.com/.. Hotel El Convento is definitely beautiful and most of the places/hotels in Old San Juan will probably range around the same price but another hotel you could check into is The Gallery Inn - Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here is a specific website on some vendors etc in PR Destination Weddings Puerto Rico.
            Casa Espana is another venue I am familliar with in Old San Juan. I think its absolutely breathtaking even though its not located in front of a beach Casa de Espa┬▒a en Puerto Rico | Facebook.

            Another idea you may think about is also to have your rehersal dinner in Old San Juan(there are many restaurants like Barrachina and others) that offer spectacular scenery and amazing food :).. Most of these places have a minimum but if you set the date to a non typical wedding day(like monday-friday and sunday) they may definitely work out the price with you.. Hope this helps you in a way.

            #6 kcbride

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              Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:51 PM

              Thank you for the info! I will check out those websites. I have heard mixed things about the Gallery Inn. The Casa Espana does look beautiful from the picture. I am going to find more information about them. Thanks again.

              #7 Korky328

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                Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:06 PM

                I am also getting married in old San Juan and looking for a restaurant to host a reception at. We are thinking something somewhat casual with about 40 people including the bridal party. Did you ever decide what to do for your reception? Anyone out there have any suggestions?

                #8 thenewrivera

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                  Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:34 AM

                  hi everyone

                  im getting married in puerto rico but not in san juan. me and my fiance are getting into contract with the gran melia in rio grande, pr. if any one has any suggestions on outside vendors (ie wedding cake, dj, flower, etc) i could use any extra help. im the first in my family to have a destination so no one knows what to do?!?!

                  #9 kcbride

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                    Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:47 AM

                    We decided to have the reception at Perla Restaurant--it's at La Concha Hotel.

                    #10 mariabaldino

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                      Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:33 PM

                      Krissy22,
                      Do you have a recommendation for a photographer?
                      I am using Myrna Serrano as my event planner MSerrano wedding and event planner. We are having a small ceremony.... Just the two of us :) That said I need some wonderful photos to take home......... HELP!!!!!

                      P.S. We are getting hitched Sept 22 2010...... So, its coming up pretty quick.
                      We are staying at the El San Juan Waldorf Astoria.




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