Me and my hubby just got married at gran caribe real on March 6, 2012 at the gazebo and it was amazing. the weather wasnt great that day and we had planned an out door dinner and they were able to move it inside at the last minute without hesitation. they were so wonderful to work with. every aspect of the day was exceeding our expectations! that flowers were WAY nicer then they looked when i was picking them out from the list. and the food was by far the best meal any of our guests had the entire time they were there.
meeting with the WC was a breeze. we were there for maybe an hour to discuss how we wanted it to flow, and to discuss the decor. we brought a lot of our own decorations and they put everything together. (i thought that we might have to do it as we werent using their decorations... but we just gave all our stuff to the WC and EVERYTHING was done for us. we were actually able to relax and not have to think about the wedding until the day. it was a nice treat.
We had 56 guests there and it was a little tight in the gazibo. i would suggest if you have more then 50 guests to have it at another location. we had only planned on 48 guests but we had 8 ppl book at the last minute (which they were able to accomodate).
it was an absolute perfect day.
i loved having it in the gazibo as i had see 2 other weddings earlier in the week that were done on the beach. and people (randoms) crowd around and some even walk infron or thru the wedding. with the gazebo being were it is, it makes it very personal and private which i liked.
we hired a photographer right from cancun. i actually found him from reviews on this forum.
we just wanted a couple hours of photography as i have been in other wedding parties where we spent 6 hours of the day taking pictures and the bridal party actually misses out on alot of the wedding which i dont like. so when i contacted Sascha Gluck to discuss what we were looking for i was happy that he offered a 2 hour package at a reasonable price. his photos were absolutly amazing so i was confident in our decision to have him photograph our wedding.
we was sooo easy to work with and has a vary creative view when it comes to photos (but not out there pix- ones you would actually develop). i would highly recommend him.
be aware that the resort does charge a fee for the photographer to be there but it is SOOOO worth it.
you still get the photos from the onsite photographer (which only 2 of the 25 photos we got were even close to being something we would print).
i know that when we were planning this forum was vary helpful for me, so i wanted to write a review from our experience.
if you have any questions dont hesitate to email me with them. its