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I am getting on a forum so late in the game, but better later than NEVER!

We are getting married at Now Jade Riviera Maya Resort November 25, 2010....one month from today!!


We have 52 guests booked to join us in Mexico! I can't believe we have so many coming :)  
I am in the process of doing all the final prep for the wedding & the trip, one of which is filling out the Now Jade Wedding Planning Form.

I can't decide where to have the ceremony & the reception. I don't want to have it on the beach, as I think it is too public, so we originally chose the Pergola which looks more private. But now I am thinking maybe the Seaside Garden....any suggestions?  I want the ceremony site it to be beautiful, yet private. We are also torn on which reception area to choose; we like the Ocean Front Terrace, but with 52 guests in total and DJ, we worry it will be too cramped. Pilar (Now Wedding Coordinator) has suggested the Yellow Bamboo Room (fits max 100), but we worry that it will feel to empty and cold with only 52 of us in a room designed for 100. I am also concerned about the floor plan on the Ocean Front Terrace - where does the Head Table go?


I would greatly appreciate a little advice in these final days of wedding planning.

Vancouver Bride

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Hey Ally, why don't you post this in the Now Riviera Cancun thread? (I saw that you have found it already) There are a bunch of girls there who have done site visits and have additional pics that would be happy to help you! See you there!

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Hi Ally,


I'm in Vancouver too!  We're getting married at Now Jade April 5, and picked out the locations right when we booked the wedding.. we are likely going to have around the same amt of ppl as you.. so we picked the Pergola for the ceremony for the reasons you are looking for.. more privacy.  I believe the garden is a little more public and open, so people in the lobby area, passing through the resort, or from their balconies could all see.. so I believe the Pergola is a little more secluded, or at least more private and people wouldn't be able to walk by or stand there and watch.. I was concerned about that too.


For the ceremony, I would not recommend the Ocean view terrace, that's what we originally thought until I saw the pictures, there is no room to dance!  I think if you were to have 30 ppl or under it would be ok, but it's a long area with just the long tables, so can't do the typical round tables around the venue with the reception table at the head.  Especially if you're having a DJ, you should go with the Bamboo room or Las Olas.  We are booked at Las Olas, which is covered but open (I wanted more open to the outdoors but with some cover so this was perfect).  If you're concerned about it being too hot, the Bamboo Room is air conditioned, closed off room.  One thing to note about Las Olas, it's where they serve lunch so it's open til 6pm and they need time to set-up the wedding, so you can't start the reception until 8pm.  Not a huge deal with us, because it's available til midnight and gives some time for guests to have a few minutes between the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception.


Anyways that's just my opinion from what I've read and pics I've seen, so always best to get Pilar's opinion too, but hope it helps!


Good luck with your last few weeks of planning!  Let us know how it goes! :)



(another Vancouver Bride :)

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Hello Caroline!


I am from Vancouver too... and getting married at Jade Mountain (not the same resort but the name is close enough!)  :-)


Welcome to the forum and happy planning!

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