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#11 Spazz

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    Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:50 PM

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    Will the RIU allow you to have a cocktail reception after the ceremony or do all events have to occur in the restaurants? Are they willing to set up an outdoor luncheon somewhere?
    I know that we can pay to have cocktails on the beach after the ceremony while the pictures are being taken, but I don't think for too long because there are other weddings that will be happening after ours. They may be willing to set up an outdoor luncheon, I never asked Chandlyn that question.

    #12 Spazz

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      Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:51 PM

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      Originally Posted by starchild
      Okay here is the Riu Catamaran I speak of:
      Also, if you don't want to get wet or mess up your hair by swimming, you can always have drinks and hang out. The sports bar was nearly always empty during the day, and there is a small casino inside with slot machines. They also have popcorn and sandwiches that you can snag and take upstairs (sports bar is below ground). The seating area for the shows is empty during the day. The kids are on stage practicing their routines some of the day, otherwise it's quiet except for the reggae coming from the speakers. Anyway, there are TONS of tables and chairs you can all sit at as a group, and there are 3 bars close[/IMG]
      Thanks for all of the info!!! Do you know how I can find out about the Catamaran? Is it owned by RIU or is it a separate company that picks up guests at the RIU?

      #13 LaROR

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        Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:55 PM

        I emailed her that question. Who knows when I will get a reply!

        #14 IrieBride08

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          Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:58 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by lizz10179
          I know that we can pay to have cocktails on the beach after the ceremony while the pictures are being taken, but I don't think for too long because there are other weddings that will be happening after ours. They may be willing to set up an outdoor luncheon, I never asked Chandlyn that question.
          If they are willing to do the luncheon on property somewhere (at a semi private location), it would resolve the issue and you could meet up with everyone later to party at the disco. It would be cheaper to serve h'ors than a full plated dinner.

          #15 LaROR

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            Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:00 PM

            I heard that we have a luncheon option, but the costs may start at $50/person. I never emailed Chandlyn to confirm this because I think I will have too many guests to do that. Maybe we should email her to get prices.

            #16 IrieBride08

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              Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:02 PM

              $50!!! Those Rui prices are high!!
              I wonder what the hell are they serving for lunch?

              #17 starchild

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                Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:07 PM

                I'm didn't get married at the Riu either so I'm not sure if they'll let you set a lunch up outside, but I don't see why not. We spent 7 days there in June and I can tell you there is plenty of beach. The area where I saw the weddings done is off to the side and is a great place to set up some tables. There were also times where chefs had stoves and grills set up on the beach and were randomly cooking food and passing it out, so if they tell you the kitchens are busy for lunch maybe suggest they could cook outside? I would ask your WC asap.

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                  Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:13 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by lizz10179
                  Thanks for all of the info!!! Do you know how I can find out about the Catamaran? Is it owned by RIU or is it a separate company that picks up guests at the RIU?
                  Okay I *believe* it is owned by the Riu. It could belong to an outside company, but I recall it taking people out a few times a day. I was told it was free with our stay by another guest, but I don't know how reliable that is cause we never got on it. It took people snorkeling or just sunbathing, and like in the pictures I posted there were times it was just stopped and they were playing music and drinking and dancing. Ask your WC for sure!

                  #19 BrittneyD

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                    Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:57 PM

                    We had considered having our reception on the beach. She said that it would be $50/person including drinks. The menu she sent me for this was barbeque. Let me see if I can find it. I am sure that if they do this at lunch time it is the same menu. $50/person was way out of my budget though.
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                    #20 BrittneyD

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                      Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:59 PM

                      I won't be able to send the menu until later tonight. I don't have it saved on this computer.
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