Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
wemkulaf

RIU Negril Wedding Review

Recommended Posts

Ok I am back from my wedding July 24 at the RIU Clubhotel in Negril. 

 

Travel Agent - A+

I used Destination Weddings and my TA was the greatest.  I had 16 people traveling from 4 different states, and None of my guest had any issues booking their trips.

 

Hotel - A+

We were greeted with Rum Punch and was able to check into our rooms right away.  The Staff was very friendly to all of my guest.  We were upgraded to an Oceanview with a king size bed.  The rooms was very clean, and cleaned everyday we were there.  When I first got there, I gave the hotel my guest list and asked that they all be placed in building 1, and they had no problem doing this.  I would suggest building 1 or 2 ,cause 3&4 are kinda further away from everything.

 

The food at the hotel was good too.  The best Restaurant was Sir Andrews.  The evening entertainment was great. Me and my guest made sure we didn't miss the 9:30pm shows while we were there.

 

Wedding Coordinator - A+

I started email her back in Aug. 2009, and she always replied within 2 days of getting my emails.  My meeting with her was at 11am, and she was promptly waiting for me and FI in her office.  Basically we just confirmed everything I had been emailing her about.  I brought some of my own decorations and she was glad to set everything up with me.  I asked if we can get some tables reserved at the Buffet on Friday night for a welcome dinner and so I can give out our welcome bags, and there was no problem.  She arranged this and it was all good on Friday.

 

Wedding Day - A+

I choose the Royal Package with my ceremony at 4pm on the Beach at the Arch.  Believe it or not, it was sunny all day until 4pm.  It started raining at 4pm, so my wedding was moved to the Terrace.  They say it is good luck when it rains on your wedding day :).  Dionne made sure all my decorations were set up there and ready to go inspite of the rain.  The Terrace is partially open and nice for those who are concerned about what happens if it rains.  The rain stopped during the ceremony, so we were able to get all of our pictures on the beach afterward. Actually I was kinda glad it wasn't on the beach after it was all said and done, cause the area where the Arch is has no shade, and it was hot as all get out right before the wedding. 

 

My reception was at Shadows, on the second floor.  Even though it is semi private, there was no one else up there and the restaurant was empty as well, so we were the only ones in there.  I got the white cake with flowers in my colors.  It was a 2 tier and I brought my own cake topper.  They do not provide decorations for the reception so if you want anything you have to bring your own.  Needless say I brought my own, and she had it decorated very nicely.

 

 

Photographer - A+

I used Marcia Roberts, and I must say she is absolutely fabulous to work with.  She did photos and video.  Click the link below to see a slides show she did for our wedding.  The pictures she took were not like any others and the attention to detail was great.  She doesn't book based on time, so she was there all day and night until after the reception and we were ready for her to go. 

 

We have stayed in other RIU's before and this was just as nice as the others we have stayed in.  If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats on your big day!  Your pics are amazing!  I am leaning towards Marcia as well.  I think I need to go ahead and just make that decision!  Looks as though you all had a great time!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank you so much for the great review!!!! :) and congrats!!!

 

i must be blind though as I can't seem to find the link to your pictures??? would love to see them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok great! thanks! i'll have to check them out later tonight - unfortunately my computer here can't handle the site lol  looking forward to seeing them! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks so much for the review, sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm getting married there in January so hearing the reviews is always a good thing. Your pics are great. Congratulations!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

me too!!

 

i am torn between Riu Ocho Rios and Riu tropical or Grand Palladium Jamaica.....gahhhh so har d to decide
 

Originally Posted by ajamieso View Post

Im debating whether I should get married at the riu



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • I think I fhttp://www.cigarjamaica.com/ound what you're looking for: 
    • My parents divorced quite recently, just few years ago after being rather unhappily married for 26 years. My mom caught him cheating. I got engaged a few months ago and a month later with little notice my father married the woman who he was with when my mom caught him. I live in a different country so only met her and her family a few times, they were very nice to me, my father is very happy. I am polite / neutral with her. On the contrary my mom is not doing great at all, she is still in a complete breakdown and a month after engagement she made a scene that she does not want my father at my wedding and hang up on me. When she found out i speak to his new partner she refused to talk to me ever again. It’s been a couple of month now, i tried to reach out but she blocked me. My mom is not really a very reasonable type, i try to take care of her and cheer her up but I cant just sit and talk to her peacefully, it is always a drama when it comes to my father. My grandparents are on her side. I mentioned to my father that i will not be inviting his wife as i don’t feel comfortable making the whole situation much worse and also because i really dont know her well to which he said that he may not be coming then. What do I do about it? It looks like it maybe the case that neither of my parents will come or if my father comes with his wife i may never be able to fix the relationship with my mother....
    • I'm so excited to finally, after 9 years, getting married again!  He's so amazing and we want to have an amazing wedding in Jamaica next year.  Allow me to introduce myself:  I am Katherine,  his grandchildren will call me KitKat! who is marrying a minister that truly leaves me speechless at times the way he loves and cares for me.  Professionally, I am a destination wedding planner/travel agent/award-winning floral designer, so this wedding will be my ENCORE.  Last night, we started out with 50 guests, relatively the larger size of most destination weddings.  Then our guest list grew to 100.  Right! My team right now, does have a contact in Jamaica, that I'm already working with. We are working on the budget, constantly.  The plan is to have all of the details together before Thanksgiving holiday, so that family and friends can prepare to start booking.
    • Wow.... it looks like I need to add some things to my bags ..#goals Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    • May be a long shot here.... trying to resurrect this post. Would anyone be willing to send me the files while I work on my points?  Karencarreiro@me.com
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...