Yes, I visited in December. I actually visited PPC and 3 other resorts to compare, and rest assured that PPC is the best of all to get married at! While I was there I realized these folks can do just about anything to accomodate your needs. The food is phenomenal. We're going with a plated menu reception in one of the terraces behind the lobby which accomodates about 70 people but I'll need to pay extra for fans because it can get a little warm there. I liked that space because it gives a more elegant feel. I originally wanted the pool are area reception, but they will only do buffet menu since there aren't any kitchens nearby to do plated. I liked the plated menu more, I tasted the food and I liked it better than buffet. Also, it seemed that almost every night there was a reception in the pool area so you'll be able to see a few weddings before your own to get a feel of what it's really like. The pool area is def more laid-back. I didn't see any beach weddings take place - every wedding I saw was a gazebo ceremony, pool reception during my 3 day stay. is a Make sure you give a rooming list to the wedding coordinator there a few weeks before your arrival, and let them know you wish to be upgraded (if you booked a standard room for yourself). I am personally just booking a standard room, but am pretty sure they will upgrade me and I'm requesting the Reserve instead of Royal rooms. I stayed in the Royal rooms, and they're nice but just not my personal taste. I wasn't crazy about the decor, and frankly a bit small. The Reserve is supposed to be for families, but its the newest section of the resort and the rooms are just gorgeous. Plus, it gives you an your fiancee a bit of privacy away from all of your guests (unless they're staying in the Reserve too). It's a bit further away from the beach, but it's not that far of a walk and the trolley comes by every few minutes anyway. Regarding your actual reception, all of the packages are for a 3 hour reception, and honestly that's all you'll need. Immediately after the reception, every wedding party I saw moved over to the main lobby to continue the partying with other hotel patrons at 10 pm. They have a live band come in every night so there is plenty of dancing, that is for an hour, and then at 11 pm everyone moves over to the disco also in the lobby area, called Fuego. You'll be partying with other hotel patrons, but its alot of fun! If you and your guests get late-night munchies there is only 1 restaurant that is opened until about 2 am if I recall correctly, I think it's the Italian restaurant (the name escapes me right now). Late night room service food is limited and its ok...I wasn't overly-thrilled with it but then again I prob shouldn't be eating at 1 am anyways, lol.
I'm doing a rehearsal dinner only for the wedding attendants and our immediate family total of 30 people. We are having 60+ people attend our wedding and it wouldve been too costly to have a privatized rehearsal dinner. They will allow you to make a dinner reservation for up to like 20 people, and then anything over that they charge a small fee of like $10. It's a semi-private dinner which means they will select a restaurant for you (you can request a particular restaurant you wish but not guaranteed). They will give you a pre-selected menu and section off your dinner area for you & your guests for 90 minutes. I think that's plenty of time for a rehearsal dinner. I am in the process of negotiating a comp welcome cocktail party for all of my guests (in lieu of a welcome dinner party). it will depend on how many rooms are booked which I won't know for several more months, but I think we'll get it since we will have over 30 rooms booked : ) Are you having a rehearsal dinner or a welcome dinner/cocktail party?
Not sure what info specifically you're looking for, so just ask away and I'm more than happy to answer.
Originally Posted by cdc150
I will keep you posted!
You've visited? What did you learn on your visit?