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Getting Married in DR in Nov 2011! -- Venue Suggestions


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#1 SChica927

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    Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:39 PM

    Does anyone have a recommendation for an all-inclusive resort to get married at in DR?  We need a place that has multiple choices of "venues" within the resort. 

     

    We're having a traditional Indian wedding, so we have several events, and we'd like them spread across a few different places in a resort rather than doing everything in a ballroom or the beach.  We're also expecting about 150 people, so if you can think of places with large lobbies or open grounds/areas that we can get creative with, that would be great!

     

    We love the Dreams Resorts, but any other thoughts?  Thanks!



    #2 vcwedding2011

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      Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:51 AM

      Check out Dreams Palm Beach and Melia Caribe, we have narrowed our choice down to one of these resorts.  They seem to have lots of options.  Melia probably has better packages for a large wedding like yours.

       

      You can email them and ask for pricing and package options.  I did and received responses within 1-2 days.  Melanie Mena the WC at Dreams is very helpful and patient,  I have emailed her tons of questions and she has promptly responded to all of them.

       

      Since you are having a big wedding it probably will help to have a good WC.

       

      good luck!

       

      V



      #3 jennyalisha

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        Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:56 PM

        Hey SChica, we're also having an Indian wedding in DR and are looking into having the same amount of guests and lots of venues!... I've been searching this forum for someone looking for the same things as us! Just heads up with Dreams - they shut your music off at approx. 11pm, which definitely doesn't work for us. Melia lets the music go til 1am or 1:30am and there are tons of venues.. Right now we're in the process of getting group rates for Melia and Paradisus..

         

        Let me know where you ended up booking!!  



        #4 lovelytlc

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          Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:07 PM



          Originally Posted by jennyalisha 

          Hey SChica, we're also having an Indian wedding in DR and are looking into having the same amount of guests and lots of venues!... I've been searching this forum for someone looking for the same things as us! Just heads up with Dreams - they shut your music off at approx. 11pm, which definitely doesn't work for us. Melia lets the music go til 1am or 1:30am and there are tons of venues.. Right now we're in the process of getting group rates for Melia and Paradisus..

           

          Let me know where you ended up booking!!  

          Jennyallisha,

          Check out mypuntacanadweddings.com they are local event planning company and i think they are great. I didnt find out about this company until 2 months before my wedding, so i would have used them for entire wedding. I used them for flowers and shuttle service for guests that fly into Santo domingo and ride the shuttle to punta cana. you should at least contact them for help. Vivana is the conta nct and she is really nice.
           



          #5 picturetime

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            Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:50 AM

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            Contact me for more infromation. Congratulation and have a great time in here!



            #6 SChica927

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              Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:18 AM

              Hi,


              We actually decided to go with Moon Palace in Mexico for a few reasons:

               

              1) We had to have Indian food at our wedding. We did not find ANY resorts in DR that would allow this exception for a caterer/chef to come on site. They all were strict about not having an outside vendor come in for this.

              2) We're getting married Thanksgiving weekend, so flights to DR were much more exp than Mexico and we didn't want our guests to pay that much...
               

              So if Indian food isn't a huge deal for you, then you should have a lot more selection than we did. Good luck! Let me know what you find!

               

               

              Originally Posted by jennyalisha 

              Hey SChica, we're also having an Indian wedding in DR and are looking into having the same amount of guests and lots of venues!... I've been searching this forum for someone looking for the same things as us! Just heads up with Dreams - they shut your music off at approx. 11pm, which definitely doesn't work for us. Melia lets the music go til 1am or 1:30am and there are tons of venues.. Right now we're in the process of getting group rates for Melia and Paradisus..

               

              Let me know where you ended up booking!!  



               



              #7 Dmitri_Markine

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                Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:48 AM

                You need a large resort, any Palace resorts should do it as they tend to be large.  Look into big names such as Iberostar,etc.   In theory though, most resorts are large enough. And November is not a busy month so you'll have much more choice in terms of the rooms and everything.

                 

                Happy planning!






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