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#301 Soon2BNJersey

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    Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:05 AM

    we booked room 1161 we originally booked an oceanfront junior suite and asked for an upgrade which they did for us FREE. So we upgraded to a Suite It had a sitting area that stepped down from the bed.  a Jacuzzi next to the bed, a large bathroom, walk in shower, a huge balcony and much more. here are the pics and view from my room which was right above the beach gazebo. BONUS!  If you plan to have a lot of traffic this room has the most space.  We didn't get the jacuzzi suite because we stayed in the pool or beach and we only used out jacuzzi in our room 2x.  This room is the same size room without the outdoor jacuzzi.  so worth it!! 

     



    TO ALL ROR BRIDES OF THE PAST:  What kind of room did you get? Does anyone have any pictures?

     

    I'm having so much trouble finding pics of the rooms that really show them. I booked an oceanfront junior suite, but I just saw a pic today from someone that went there in 2007 and it looks exactly like the normal room at the Riu I stayed at in Mexico! Also, ALL of my guests are booking the same room type as us and my sister of course has to book the best room possible, the Oceanfront Jacuzzi Suite. Dare I spend extra to get the Jacuzzi Suite instead?



     



    #302 kimberyly

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      Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:48 PM

      Thanks Ericka! You just asked for an upgrade? Which wedding package did you have? I was planning on the "free" wedding package, but some of the other packages say they come with an upgrade.

       

      Thanks for the pics and link!



      #303 Soon2BNJersey

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        Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:37 PM


        We selected the free wedding package ($350US) with the beach gazebo ceremony (3:00pm) and semi private dinner at mamee bay at 6:30.  We did the private disco rental from 8:30-10:30 with the last half hour free.  ($600 includes DJ and open bar).  When we saw how small the room was with all of the wedding traffic we told them that we expected a larger room than the junior suite that we brought 32 people is there anything they can do.  They agreed to do a free upgrade.  My mom, maid of honor, and friend also got free upgrades from standard rooms to junior suites.  Try your luck. I didn't have an upgrade with my wedding package.  I didn't get the caprice package because I got my nails, pedicure and hair done before I got there.  I was able to style it and do my own makeup. I didn't care much about a free t-shirt.  the free package was the way to go for me. 

        Originally Posted by kimberyly 

        Thanks Ericka! You just asked for an upgrade? Which wedding package did you have? I was planning on the "free" wedding package, but some of the other packages say they come with an upgrade.

         

        Thanks for the pics and link!



         



        #304 bmadzia1

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          Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:42 AM

          Hi Ladies... so I have been married now for 12 days!!! Yey.  I will post my review and some pics later this week (probably friday when I'm off work).  Just like Erica (Soon2BNJersey) said - there is no point of sweating the little stuff. Do bring your emails as keisha does tend to put in prices I've never heard of, but honours the prices she gave you by email.

           

          Review to come no later than Sunday.



          #305 ericka417

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            Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:41 AM

            Hi Ladies

             

            I am having a small wedding ~12 people including us.  we are trying to decide what do after the reception.  Does anyone have a list of the activities that the resort puts on.  Like Saturday bonfire/show etc



            #306 hutchets

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              Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:38 PM

              Ericka,

              They have the beach party/bonfire on Sat. nights.  My wedding was on Saturday at 4pm so after our semi-private reception at Mammee, everyone just hung around that area as that is where the beach party is located.  It turned out to be a fun night for everyone and it was free!
               

              Originally Posted by ericka417 

              Hi Ladies

               

              I am having a small wedding ~12 people including us.  we are trying to decide what do after the reception.  Does anyone have a list of the activities that the resort puts on.  Like Saturday bonfire/show etc



               


              Theresa
              Riu Ocho Rios April 16, 2011

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              #307 bride6262

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                Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:20 AM

                Does anyone know if there is anything that goes on on Thursday nights at the Rui??



                #308 kimberyly

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                  Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:39 AM


                  Hutchets,

                   

                  I've been dying to know more information about this beach party! My wedding at at 5 pm on a Saturday. I was considering paying for the private beach party just to be sure I get to do my first dance with my fiance and father/daughter dance. It's $300/hr for a DJ and $10 pp for the bartender though.

                   

                  How was the beach party? I wonder if I could have them play 2 songs for me.
                   

                  Originally Posted by hutchets 

                  Ericka,

                  They have the beach party/bonfire on Sat. nights.  My wedding was on Saturday at 4pm so after our semi-private reception at Mammee, everyone just hung around that area as that is where the beach party is located.  It turned out to be a fun night for everyone and it was free! 

                   



                   



                  #309 Soon2BNJersey

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                    Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:21 PM

                    Idea:  After your ceremony and after the pictures, the outdoor sound system is still set up, maybe they will allow you do to a first dance and a dance with your father in the beach gazebo.  your guests are already there and it would only be a little extra time added on.  I saw a couple have dinner at the gazebo at night with candles and lighting.  just the two of them...so it doesn't hurt to ask Keisha, just a thought. 

                     

                    As for me, the cost of the DJ is why i got the disco. $600 for 2 hours including DJ, open bar, and private area. 
                     

                    Originally Posted by kimberyly 

                    Hutchets,

                     

                    I've been dying to know more information about this beach party! My wedding at at 5 pm on a Saturday. I was considering paying for the private beach party just to be sure I get to do my first dance with my fiance and father/daughter dance. It's $300/hr for a DJ and $10 pp for the bartender though.

                     

                    How was the beach party? I wonder if I could have them play 2 songs for me. 

                     



                     



                    #310 hutchets

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                      Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:33 PM



                      I agree with her.  I think you'd be better off doing something after the wedding rather than at the beach party.

                      Originally Posted by Soon2BNJersey 

                      Idea:  After your ceremony and after the pictures, the outdoor sound system is still set up, maybe they will allow you do to a first dance and a dance with your father in the beach gazebo.  your guests are already there and it would only be a little extra time added on.  I saw a couple have dinner at the gazebo at night with candles and lighting.  just the two of them...so it doesn't hurt to ask Keisha, just a thought. 

                       

                      As for me, the cost of the DJ is why i got the disco. $600 for 2 hours including DJ, open bar, and private area.  

                       



                       


                      Theresa
                      Riu Ocho Rios April 16, 2011

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