First of all, I just joined so please point the way if I am starting a thread when it is answered elsewhere.
I have been to Le Reve with my FI twice before so we know how beautiful and sophisticated the place is firsthand. We love it, but there are just a couple of issues at hand.
We are expecting about 100 people for the wedding. Unfortunately, Le Reve only has about 25 rooms. Some of those are in a pretty pricey range. We expect the spillage to stay at Petit Lafitte next door.
Le Reve wants us to basically book out the entire hotel, which may not be possible with the rates at Le Reve being so high in comparison to Petit Lafitte.
We were considering negotiating prices down from their 15% discount for wedding guests. When my FI and I stayed at Le Reve both times, we were able to get a substantial rate difference from what was quoted online. Could any brides tell me what their experiences were in price negotiations? It would help us greatly to fill up Le Reve with our guests if prices were lowered a bit.
Also, did any brides hire a good and affordable wedding coordinator to negotiate with Le Reve? If so, any recommendations?
We had originally wanted to cater from an awesome taco place in Playa del Carmen for a beach wedding rehearsal dinner, but Le Reve will not allow an outside vendor for that.
We think Petit Lafitte may be ok with an outside vendor. Also, we thought about just having the entire wedding at Petit Lafitte, but I have not found many reviews for any weddings held there. So if anyone can point me toward any wedding reviews on location at Petit Lafitte, that would be fabulous.
Sorry my topic is all over the place. I kind of feel all over the place right now.