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#11 mishele81

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    Posted 11 August 2011 - 05:03 AM

    try Googling  a resort map of the riu palace. I am just leaving on my way to work, but I did find one before and there is a key and it shows you where all the bars and facilities are on the resort!!


    Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas - April 17, 2012 - 52 booked


    #12 Crys

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      Posted 11 August 2011 - 05:15 PM

      I have marked on the map where I believe Don Julio terrace is. Keep in mind it is below the steakhouse on the bottom level.  Without ever being there it is hard to tell if it is an easy or difficult path to the bathrooms and bar.

       

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      #13 Michey

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        Posted 11 August 2011 - 05:57 PM

        Crys-

        I know this is not exactly what could help you, but I found a wedding video that at the end has the reception dinner and dancing on the terrace, granted it looks like the terrace of possibly the Mexican restaurant but from the pics I've seen of the steak house, they look the same size, actually the Mexican one may be smaller, but take a look to give yourself an idea of size, a video is better than a pic.

        http://www.vimeo.com/6695045

         

        If this doesnt let you go to the right video, go to mangoweddings.com, click on motion, go to recent videos, find KIARA+PAUL, 2nd page and watch the video, its at the end. 

        Again, I know this isnt exact but may help

         

        PS- have you asked about a way of getting mixed drinks, or how far the nearest bar is? There BETTER be a convenient bathroom, thats ridiculous if not!!!

         

        Michelle



        #14 Crys

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          Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:40 PM

          hey Michelle,

           

          Yes I have seen that video, it is of the Mexican terrace.

          I have asked about getting blended drinks and the answer I got was "quite frankly I have never had guests leave for different drinks. Everyone was satisfied with beer and wine"

          Bathroom is by the steakhouse...I just think we need to go up to the top level to get to it. next to the bar...LOL

           

          I am at the point of...they got our money...nothing I can do but just go and go with the flow and make the best of it.

          How sad is that...it's our wedding and we have to make do or pay through the nose.

          But what is funny is that when we were willing to pay through the nose it came down to number of guests and couldn't have what we wanted.  Then when I ask "Are you serious?" Regarding the price they want for as little as they are giving, the answer I get back is "well you were going to pay this much before for the other".

          They just don't get it and customer service is not in their vocabulary.

          Sorry now I am sounding bitter.

           

          ...Breathing and trying to not stress ~



          #15 JenK

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            Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:55 PM


            Crys-so frustrating!!!! I am sorry that you are going through all of this! Like you said, I guess all we can do is go with the flow and make the best of it (unfortunately!). It WILL be a beautiful wedding and just try and have fun. When is it again?

             

            I too am going to probably do the steakhouse and rent out privately. Can you give a review after your wedding? It will be really good to get a review from you after! It would be very helpful for us!
             

            Originally Posted by Crys 

            hey Michelle,

             

            Yes I have seen that video, it is of the Mexican terrace.

            I have asked about getting blended drinks and the answer I got was "quite frankly I have never had guests leave for different drinks. Everyone was satisfied with beer and wine"

            Bathroom is by the steakhouse...I just think we need to go up to the top level to get to it. next to the bar...LOL

             

            I am at the point of...they got our money...nothing I can do but just go and go with the flow and make the best of it.

            How sad is that...it's our wedding and we have to make do or pay through the nose.

            But what is funny is that when we were willing to pay through the nose it came down to number of guests and couldn't have what we wanted.  Then when I ask "Are you serious?" Regarding the price they want for as little as they are giving, the answer I get back is "well you were going to pay this much before for the other".

            They just don't get it and customer service is not in their vocabulary.

            Sorry now I am sounding bitter.

             

            ...Breathing and trying to not stress ~



             



            #16 kary

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              Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:33 AM

              Crys,

               

              Yes!  It is stressful and I'm sorry that the venue isn't working out the way you had planned.  However, I can honestly say that after reading pages and pages (yes I am bored at work!) of wedding reviews, it seems like every bride says despite any hick ups their day turned out wonderful

               

              I bet your day will be great, and I can't wait to see the review.

               

              Keep Breathing!



              #17 kary

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                Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:40 AM

                Hi Jen,

                 

                I'm just wondering since your wedding is in a few months if you have tried contacting the WP to tell her which location you want for your reception?  I know my wedding isn't until next May, but I am a crazy planner...  I don't want to wait until 2 months before to figure that out with the WP, and what happens if someone else takes my spot?  I just wondered if you spoke to the WP recently and if they told you that you had to wait until Sept to book the steakhouse?

                 

                Thanks!!

                Kary



                #18 Michey

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                  Posted 16 August 2011 - 12:28 PM

                  Kary, The old WP would work with the girls ahead of the 2 months but the current management won't let the new WP do that. I think Jen had her location set before, Jen, correct me if I'm wrong with that. But as of now they won't set anyone in unless you have an email from the previous WP saying you get that location. My wedding is the weekend before Jens, can't wait to meet her, but I think she has her location choice set from a previous planner.

                  #19 kary

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                    Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:20 AM

                    Thanks for the info Michey!

                     

                    I just wonder how the WP goes about contacting the girls who have the same wedding day...I wonder if they contact the person who booked the wedding the longest ago first?



                    #20 JenK

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                      Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:48 AM


                      Hi Kary!  Yes, Michelle was correct-the old WP had booked the sites for me previously. When the new WP came on, she tried to tell me that I couldn't book until 2 months before, but I had already but the location in my invitation! When they saw the emails I had received from the old WP, they honored it for me. But from what I understand, for anyone from now on-has to wait until 2 months before :(  It is helpful to try and get as much information about the resort and wedding options before that (there is lots posted here!), so that you can make decisions quick. I have heard all good things about weddings there so just have faith with that!!!!
                       

                      Originally Posted by kary 

                      Hi Jen,

                       

                      I'm just wondering since your wedding is in a few months if you have tried contacting the WP to tell her which location you want for your reception?  I know my wedding isn't until next May, but I am a crazy planner...  I don't want to wait until 2 months before to figure that out with the WP, and what happens if someone else takes my spot?  I just wondered if you spoke to the WP recently and if they told you that you had to wait until Sept to book the steakhouse?

                       

                      Thanks!!

                      Kary



                      I can't wait to meet you too!!!  I will need some drinks. LOL

                       



                      Originally Posted by Michey 

                      Kary,
                      The old WP would work with the girls ahead of the 2 months but the current management won't let the new WP do that. I think Jen had her location set before, Jen, correct me if I'm wrong with that. But as of now they won't set anyone in unless you have an email from the previous WP saying you get that location. My wedding is the weekend before Jens, can't wait to meet her, but I think she has her location choice set from a previous planner.


                       






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