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#71 kary

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    Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:05 PM

    Hi ladies! 


    I am very excited, just booked our wedding for 5-12-12 at the RIU Palace.  I have a ton of questions though, and am too inpatient to wait on the wedding coordinator to fill me in a year from now!


    Please let me know if anyone has had experience with the following:


    We are expecting to have around 80 people come for the wedding.  Since our number is over 40 we were told our reception would have to be quoted as a private dinner vs. semi-private.  Almost everyone's blogs I look at have a semi-private dinner.  Is there anyone out there that had a private dinner? I am curious to know how the food was, and about how much it costs.  I did get an example menu from the sales coordinator, but realized that your dinner only includes wine and beer, it doesn't look like hard liquor is included.??? If so do you pay extra?


    We really want an outside or open air reception...So I am thinking a poolside dinner.  Has anyone had one of these? Do you know what the difference is between the two pool side reception locations at the Palace is? 


    Since we are paying for the wedding ourselves, we are torn between getting married at the RIU Palace and the Santa Fe.  I am only looking at the Santa Fe because its much cheaper for the wedding package, and also our guests (we are coming from MI).  Does anyone have any input on which hotel is better?  Or has anyone with a large (over 40) reception gotten married at the Santa Fe? I understand they don't do outside receptions is this correct?


    Anyone have any wedding pictures from outside private dinners I can check out?



    #72 kfinot

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      Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:08 PM

      Hi Kary,


      My wedding is not until July 2nd at Riu Palace so I can give you an awesome..hopefully...review when I get back as we are doing a private reception dinner on the beach for 40 people and will most likely be doing the private open bar as it really isnt that much more. Here are the brochures I received, it may help...the pricing for open bar is on the extra's sheet.















      We chose the Palace, I didn't really even look at the Sante Fe so I can't give you any assistance there...sorry!



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      #73 kary

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        Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:16 PM

        Thanks For the info!  Unfortunately I can't open the document, it says I don't have permission to do so.   Would you mind telling me how much the open bar is?  Do you know if it also includes alcohol?  I ask because I thought it only included beer and wine.


        Congrats on your July date!!! I hope you have a great review to tell all of us!!!!

        #74 Crys

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          Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:11 AM

          Has anyone been told the following:


          Birth Certificate (Includes Parental Information) These will need to be certified copy and translated by an approved translator. Contact your nearest Mexican Consulate or Mexican Embassy for details about certification.

          #75 Devon Waterford

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            Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:07 PM

            I want to do everything on the beach, wedding & dinner/reception, was that all extra?  Congratulations!!!

            #76 mishele81

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              Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:15 AM

              Has anyone booked their reception  and dancing area far in advance?   Or do you havce to wait a month or so before ? It would def be nice to have the booked and not worry about it!

              Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas - April 17, 2012 - 52 booked

              #77 c6hunnie

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                Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:31 PM

                Hi Everyone! We're getting married July 4, 2011. 


                I love all the info I've gotten from this thread. Its helped me make some of my decisions! Thank you so much!

                #78 kary

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                  Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:14 AM

                  Hi Lolita!

                  Congrats on the wedding!!!

                  Can you please send me the cost of extras?  Its:






                  #79 Michey

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                    Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

                    I'm getting married at the Riu Palace November 5, 2011.

                    Just found this website.

                    Kinda worried that everyone has so much planned and I am behind.  I've been trying to get a hold of the wedding planner at Riu but they(Adriana) said they dont contact the brides until 2 months prior to event. I need some questions answered just for my other planning to finish.


                    Any advise?



                    #80 Honeybug66

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                      Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:57 AM

                      Hi Michelle,


                      I was worried too about that. I was just married at the Palace June 24th.  It was PERFECT!!   I was contacted by Adriana about 1 to 1 1/2 months before.  I think they give that timeline, so that us "crazy" brides aren't emailing them months and months before.  I had a small wedding, and everything worked out perfectly.   She will email you all the information about the reception choices and add on's etc.  I can forward you the info she emailed me if you would like, and would be happy to answer any questions that you might have?  You can email me at my direct email which is ktbird66@gmail.com.





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