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#1 chiquiskipper

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    Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:11 AM

    Hello I am new to this forum, I am planning on having a destination wedding in puerto vallarta but the prices seem very similar to a US wedding. I am looking on having a private reception for around 80-100 but it seems that a lot of villas have curfews and lots of restrictions. Resorts I dont find as private as I would like a beachfront reception. Any ideas I want to have a catholic ceremony so the PV church it is since catholic church does not allow outside wedding ceremony.

    #2 Mishka Designs

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      Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:49 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by chiquiskipper
      Hello I am new to this forum, I am planning on having a destination wedding in puerto vallarta but the prices seem very similar to a US wedding. I am looking on having a private reception for around 80-100 but it seems that a lot of villas have curfews and lots of restrictions. Resorts I dont find as private as I would like a beachfront reception. Any ideas I want to have a catholic ceremony so the PV church it is since catholic church does not allow outside wedding ceremony.
      What about the Martoca Beach club? No time restrictions. You could do the catholic church in the Marina (which would be closer than the downtown church) .... or Bucerias probably has a catholic church, but I've never been there ... although going there this saturday to check out a villa .... there's a villa in Bucerias called Hacienda Camino del Mar - I don't think they have time restrictions - and their fares are a bit more reasonable because they aren't right on the beach - but a block up - but the villa is gorgeous. I've also heard that weddings at Le Kliff are fairly reasonable and, for that amount of people, you might be able to close the restaurant for your event ....

      anyway, just a few ideas....

      #3 amandalsu

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        Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:47 PM

        I have heard of some people using a Palapa in Bucerias via Karen's Place resturant. I haven't seen it, nor do I know prices but I have heard going to Bucerias, Sayulita, or San Francisco (aka San Pancho) can be cheaper. They all have smaller hotels and more villas and condos. We honeymooned in Bucerias and took a day trip to Sayulita. We loved both and will likely stay there next time we go to PV.

        I looked at Terra Noble spa when I went down for a site visit. It is set up in the hills and overlooks downtown and the bay. I would guess it doesn't have the 11pm restriction on amplified music because it is so high up and by itself. By the way, you can apply for a permit to extend the amplified music past 11 if you choose to use a villa.

        #4 Sealed with Spice

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          Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:22 PM

          Have you checked out Villa Garza Blanca? Price can be negotiated at times! They are set apart from other homes on the beach and don't have restrictions in terms of end time! Also, some of the villas in the Bucerias area (about 30 minutes north of PV) are much more affordable than the ones situated right downtown PV - particularly look at the Casa Rana/Casa Playita Estate (not huge and expansive but GREAT beach space!) Also, later on in July/August, we will be gifting a set of Mexican-themed invitations in return for feedback on them as well - just a way for you to possibly keep overall wedding costs down - info at the blog below if you are interested!

          #5 nmers

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            Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:55 PM

            Our reception was at Amapa Sunset, about 5 blocks from the Catholic church downtown. We had 109 people, the reception was from 6 pm to 11 pm, they served chicken, fish, beef, and hamburgers and unlimited beer for 4 hours, handled all of the busing of the tables, and seated all of our guests according to their assigned tables, and the total cost was around 60000-70000 pesos (about $6k USD). They did a really fantastic job!

            The month of May has a few days of rain, so you may want to consider that in planning your event if you want it outdoors. Our wedding was April 23, and it rained in the very early morning and was cloudy in the afternoon with a few sprinkles but not a full shower.

            Remember to just have fun and to enjoy your day. :)

            #6 riverwaters

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              Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:44 PM

              We're having our wedding/reception at Karen's Place. It's really affordable for us and so far - she's been great to work with.
              ~ Jess

              #7 TBuescher

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                Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:48 AM

                Have you figured out what you are going to do yet?  I know that my wedding planner is having a trip for brides to PV in Sept. It is a good way for brides to see everything the destination has to offer and meet with various vendors.  If you are interested let me know and I can put you in contact with her.

                 

                TB






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