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RIU VS. Beaches Negril HELP!!!

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#1 kimberly333

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    Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

    I don't know which one to pick. I read multiple links regarding Beaches dated rooms, but read little feed back from brides that got married at RIU. Can I get some important pro's and con's please help!

    #2 debbmach

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      Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

      I'm getting married at the Riu Negril. I chose it because:
      -it was an economical choice for all my guests
      -they offer a free wedding package
      -it's affiliated with Riu Palace, if some guests wanted to stay there
      -has pretty good online reviews
      -know others who have been there and loved it
      -have had excellent service with their wedding dept

      Good luck with your choice!

      58 people booked...and counting!!!

      #3 kimberly333

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        Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:06 PM

        Thanks for your reply.

        #4 kimberly333

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          Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:07 PM

          Do they allow children at the RIU resort?

          #5 ROR Bride

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            Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

            Yes, they do allow children at the RIU. I'm getting married there in November. I choose the RIU because it was very affordable for me and my guest.

            #6 kimberly333

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              Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

              Thanks ROR bride. I just tried calling for info, they gave me a phone number for wedding consult in Mexico.

              #7 Tennyt1

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                Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:43 PM

                I'm getting married at the Sandals (SGOR). I chose Beaches/Sandals it because:

                I could have a completely private ceremony/reception
                Wedding is also free
                people can stay at either Sandals or Beaches
                its a 5 star resort.

                ~April 2, 2011 ~ Sandals Grand Ocho Rios ~
                ~52 Guest booked plus the Bride & Groom~

                #8 JamaicaWeddings

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                  Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:42 PM

                  @Kimberly, don't worry yourself RIU or Beaches any is a great choice.

                  The thing with RIU is the excellent and spacious rooms nice food and great staff. Although RIU is a bit out of the way if you plan to go into the town. But why would you need that when everything you want is right where you are? If you are planning to partake in any of the various activities be sure to sign up early because sometimes that get book out pretty quickly and I am sure you don't want the wait. Some things to note about RIU In order to have a wedding at RIU Hotels & Resorts, the couple and 80 percent of the total amount of the wedding guests must stay at the hotel where the wedding will be performed. I am sure you know this but just in case they have a few excellent wedding packages you could look into ranging from free to what they call they Caprice and I call the Deluxe. I could probably tell you more but I want to give you some ideas about Beaches Negril.

                  In my mind Beaches more appeals to the family its more of a fun place with slides and a lot of fun stuff for the whole family. Personally I like the inside of RIU rooms better but that doesn't say Beaches doesn't have some excellent rooms. Beaches has a wider choices of rooms but again more doesn't necessarily mean better. On average every thing else is the same some times Beaches will be having some kind of promotion so you could look into that if you are considering Beaches. I know I have a slant towards RIU but remember at the end the choice is yours.

                  #9 Sloan

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                    Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:37 PM

                    I got married at Riu Palace Tropical Bay April 2009. We stayed for 2 weeks and we loved it. I'm pretty sure any Riu or Beaches/Sandals in Jamaica you pick you won't be disappointed. Good luck with your choice! The link to my review of RPTB is in my siggy!

                    #10 kimberly333

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                      Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:51 PM

                      Thanks everybody for all the good advice. I guess part of the problem is that I'm a somewhat "TYPE A" personality and a little apprehensive planning a destination wedding. thanks for the support!!!

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