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?