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Has anyone got married, or is anyone planning to get married in Puerto Plata (and the surrounding areas)? It is a place my fiance and I are seriously looking into but there is little information out there on it compared to Punta Cana. We are on a fairly tight budget and we also want our guests (approx. 30 we are thinking) to be able to afford to attend and celebrate with us.

We have already been on vacation there once, we stayed at BlueBay Villas Doradas, it was a lovely smaller, adults only, AI resort, and it has very good hotel rates. I am just struggling to find any wedding information for there other than 1 page on their website!

We are not averse to other hotels either, so if anyone has recommendations we will look into them!

I have already emailed off for some info from a couple of the resorts but I was wondering if anyone had any experience, stories, photos that they would like to share?

 

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I have managed to get a little bit of information from a couple of the northern Dominican hotels around Puerto Plata if anyone else is looking into this destination. It's a little cheaper than Punta Cana. But still if anyone out there has had a DW in the north then I would love their input of how it went and how they liked it etc.

 

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Hi antz,

 

We're getting married on the North Coast (about 8 hours from Punta Cana). We're flying into Puerto Plata and hosting the wedding at a villa in Cabrera, Dominican Republic. It is much more our style to stay at a private, fully staffed villa. We went on a site visit at the end of April and it's absolutely beautiful. It feels like a resort that you have all to yourself. We have around the same number of guests. Villa Flor de Cabrera holds approximately 24 people and then there is another 6-8 person villa next door that is owned by the same people. The owners are Americans as is the chef. The initial price seems really high but when you divide by the number of people, it's really not and actually has turned out to be MUCH more cost effective than the resort option we were considering before this. I have the link in my signature if you're interested in checking it out. We fell in love with the place, the staff are great and the owners are fabulous! We loved every minute of it--from the gourmet meals to the massage on the beach--all great. They are going to host a weekend where brides come to check the place out. The price for the whole weekend was like $700 and if you book, it gets applied to your deposit. Can't lose there and it was a nice little getaway. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to try to answer them, email me. Jennifer

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for the information you provided. I'm still debating whether to get married in a villa - my only concern with the villa is it doesn't sound like they have packages like the resorts. Is that true?

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Hi Gabriela,

 

The villa that we are getting married at in Cabrera, DR has wedding packages and meal packages (all the way to all-inclusive).  We found the prices to be much more reasonable than the resorts that we reviewed/visited. 

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