Hi Everyone!! Im new to the board but am excited to start planning our wedding in the Riviera Maya!! I was hoping that some of you may have resort recommendations . We are looking for a family friendly resort (I have a 12yr old sister) with a great beach (we want to be married in the sand ). Thanks in advance!! This board seems to be a treasure mine of information!
Resort Help :)
Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:31 AM
One thing for you to think about and that will help the brides on this site to give recommendations: Do you want a private reception? Some resorts include a dinner at one of the restaurants (other guests could be nearby) with their wedding packages while others include a private reception (say on the beach or near the pool). But as you can imagine the package prices can differ significantly.
As a reference, the Dreams Resorts (they have resorts in Cancun, Riviera Cancun, Puerto Aventuras, and Tulum) have a $2800 package (their highest package) that includes a ceremony, cocktail hour, private dinner reception and minimal photography & videography for 20 people. Hopefully you can use that as a starting comparison for your search! Best of luck...
Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:17 AM
Thanks! we would like a portion of the reception to be private, weather thats just a short cocktail hour or the full reception depends on the cost of a private reception. And thanks so much for your help! Our main concern is just that theres a beautiful beach where the ceremony can be held and that its a family friendly resort (there seem to be so many amazing adult only resorts). thanks again!
Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:16 AM
I wish I could be of more assistance, but I am a gazebo bride with a beach reception. So I was focused on finding a resort with a good gazebo. There should be lots of brides on the forum that were searching for beach ceremony sites that can fill you in on what they found.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:11 PM
Hey there, I also wanted a beautiful beach and needed it to be kid friendly.. have you checked out the Palace resorts? There is Cancun Palace, Beach Palace (where I am getting married) that are all ages... and they are pretty well adept @ wedding production...there are negatives (nonresponsive wedding coordinators until you get closer to the date, high costs for extras and outside vendor fees, if you can get them approved...) but there are lots of positives too (wedding packages, middle of the road pricing, nice resorts, nice beaches).
Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:00 PM
Hey there! I'm getting married at Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen and had the same concerns as you. I have a 17 year old, 8 year old and twin 5 year olds that will be traveling with their parents, and my FI and I wanted to get married on the beach. Palace Resorts also has a great complimentary wedding package, and perks based on how many rooms or room nights your party books (i.e. comp nights, cocktail hour or reception after the wedding). I did a ton of research and PP was the absolute best fit for me.
Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:47 PM
thank you all so much for the help!! I think we've narrowed our search down to Barcelo Palace, Avenutra Palace, Dreams Tulum or Dreams Riviera Cancun..... now we just have to decide
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