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#1701 FutureMrsGarcia

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  • Wedding Date:December 12, 2015
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Posted 12 February 2015 - 10:16 AM

@Danielle1 I'm having my wedding at beach palace and am expecting possibly up to 100 people! I was worried about the number but have been reassured by my WC that the terrace and Sky bar area can hold than many people. Also I have looked at some Del Sol photography archives and there were a couple weddings with 100+ guests at beach palace and it looked fine. Hope this helps! :)

#1702 pjay

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  • Wedding Date:December 15, 2015
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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:00 PM

Hi everyone! I'm still debating between Beach Palace and Moon Palace for my wedding. Moon Palace seems way too big for me, but I'm afraid Beach Palace isn't large enough! Has anyone had a wedding at Beach Palace with 100-120 guests?  

I've been to both resorts. Beach Palace is definitely smaller than Moon, but Moon is HUGE. I stress.. HUGE.

You need to take a shuttle to get around.. especially if they upgrade you to concierge. When my FI and I went, we were upgraded to concierge which was lovely, but it was so far from everything.

The only other negative thing I can say about Moon is that the beach was disappointing for me and my FI. We LOVE the beach, but you wont see anyone swimming in it at Moon Palace because unfortunately the resort itself is situated on a cove. This makes the water a lot darker and full of seaweed :(


 

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#1703 Danielle1

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:05 PM

@Danielle1 I'm having my wedding at beach palace and am expecting possibly up to 100 people! I was worried about the number but have been reassured by my WC that the terrace and Sky bar area can hold than many people. Also I have looked at some Del Sol photography archives and there were a couple weddings with 100+ guests at beach palace and it looked fine. Hope this helps! :)

@FutureMrsGarcia - thanks so much for the info!  I was worried that the resort would be too book for 50+ rooms or there wouldn't be places to hold events.  I'm so happy to know that it will work! I will most likely go with Beach Palace!

 

I've been to both resorts. Beach Palace is definitely smaller than Moon, but Moon is HUGE. I stress.. HUGE.

You need to take a shuttle to get around.. especially if they upgrade you to concierge. When my FI and I went, we were upgraded to concierge which was lovely, but it was so far from everything.

The only other negative thing I can say about Moon is that the beach was disappointing for me and my FI. We LOVE the beach, but you wont see anyone swimming in it at Moon Palace because unfortunately the resort itself is situated on a cove. This makes the water a lot darker and full of seaweed :(

@perianjay - Thank you so much for the info! I've been to Moon Palace and it is just too large for me. I'm afraid my guests would get lost and/or I would never see them. I think we will stick with Beach Palace!  Thanks so much for the info! I'm excited!



#1704 LauraM

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  • Wedding Date:May 1, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Beach Palace, Cancun Mexico

Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:15 PM

There was a huge wedding at Beach Palace when I was there... we never saw any of the actual wedding events (everything was done indoors) but it seemed to work just fine for them... and they were always having such a good time, it was like the entire resort was taken over by their friends and family... I think BP is the perfect size for your wedding.



#1705 pjay

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 02:03 PM

@FutureMrsGarcia - thanks so much for the info!  I was worried that the resort would be too book for 50+ rooms or there wouldn't be places to hold events.  I'm so happy to know that it will work! I will most likely go with Beach Palace!

 

@perianjay - Thank you so much for the info! I've been to Moon Palace and it is just too large for me. I'm afraid my guests would get lost and/or I would never see them. I think we will stick with Beach Palace!  Thanks so much for the info! I'm excited!

No worries! I prefer BP between the two resorts. It's nice to know you will cross paths with your guests a lot easier.


 

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#1706 Danielle1

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 03:28 PM

There was a huge wedding at Beach Palace when I was there... we never saw any of the actual wedding events (everything was done indoors) but it seemed to work just fine for them... and they were always having such a good time, it was like the entire resort was taken over by their friends and family... I think BP is the perfect size for your wedding.

That is great to know! Thanks! 



#1707 zoeknight20

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  • Wedding Date:May 29, 2015
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Posted 16 February 2015 - 10:14 AM

Hi All,

 

Have any past brides had their make up and hair done by the Salon within the Beach Palace? I am currently arranging mine and I have seen some great reviews on vendor Styling Trio but would be great to hear of people's experiences of the in house team.

 

thanks :) x



#1708 LMichelleB

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  • Wedding Date:February 21, 2015
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:57 AM

Hi All! We just got back from Cancun last night. Our wedding was great and we had an excellent vacation. Still waiting on my wedding photos of course, so we don’t have many pics yet. Here is my review of everything, hope this helps!

 

Airport transportation

Our travel agent booked Lomas Travel for our transport to and from the hotel. This was basically a nightmare. It was way too confusing and too much work involved. We had to find a rep at the airport, then stand in line to get our vouchers and then wait for a shuttle. It would have been much faster and easier to just get a cab. On top of this, our group had to check in with the Lomas rep again at the hotel to arrange our transport back. This was kind of annoying because the guy was only there for like 2 hours a day so everyone had to try to find him to make sure their transportation was secured.

 

Check-In at Beach Palace

The check-in process was a bit long (about 30 mins) and there was nowhere to sit down at the desk. However the staff was very pleasant.

 

Overall review of the hotel

The hotel looks very nice and the staff is very nice. However, we did have some issues. There was one room in our group that had a leaking toilet and caused the room to smell of sewage. They took a long time to fix it and after it was “fixed”, the toilet leaked again. I’m not talking about a minor leak with a small amount of water; the whole bathroom floor was soaked with water.

We had another incident where a couple in our group booked a concierge level room which entitled them to two massages. The front desk gave them the wrong wrist bands so when they went to book their massage, they were told that they had to use resort credits. They were then told to go back to the front desk to get the correct wrist band for their concierge level room. The front desk told them that it didn’t matter and that the staff booking the massage could look in the system and see their room category and book the massages. Well, the people booking the massage insisted that it did matter. After about an hour of run around, my guests were able to get the correct wrist band and book their massages.

The food was probably the worst aspect of the hotel. The buffet restaurant (Tequila) was just bad. The food tasted mediocre at best and it was cold. Not only is cold food unappetizing but to have buffet food sitting out under temperature is clearly a health hazard. The Asian restaurant (Wok) was pretty good. Unfortunately they are only open for dinner and the space is really small. The hotel was fully booked during our stay so if you didn’t get there early there was a long wait for a table. We didn’t get a chance to try the Italian restaurant so I can’t review that one.

Overall, I’d give the hotel 4 stars and that’s mainly due to the great staff and the fact that our wedding and events turned out so good.

 

Pre Wedding Activities

We met with our coordinator, Rebeca, after we checked in to the hotel. She went over everything with us and explained how things would go. I had already emailed her a schedule of how I wanted everything to flow at the reception etc. I let her know that I had brought my own décor for the reception. She told me to drop everything to her office the next morning and she would have everything set up.

We had a total of 23 guests. Half of our group arrived on Wednesday and the rest got there on Thursday. Since our group was so small, it was easy for me to give out the OOT bags as people arrived. We had our welcome dinner at the Tequila restaurant (we did not book the 75 roomnights, so we didn’t qualify for the unlimited free events. We only received the free cocktail hour). I actually didn’t mind having the dinner in the restaurant (except for the subpar food). The staff pushed a few tables together so that we were all seated together and we had a good time. We knew we were going to play the shoe game at the wedding reception, so decided to have our friends and family make up the questions that we would have to answer. We gave everyone a paper explaining how the game worked and asked everyone to submit questions at the end of the dinner.

All of the younger people went out to the bars/clubs that night. We pretty much just winged it and had a great time. We had intended on staying in on Friday night but we had such a good time on Thursday that we all went out on Friday too.

 

Wedding Day

 

Nails/Makeup

Our wedding was on Saturday at 2pm. I made an appointment with the salon for makeup and nails. I had my nails done on Thursday (so that they could be done for the welcome dinner). I had my makeup done on Saturday at 11am. I used my resort credits for the services so I only paid for the taxes ($16). Minerva did my hair and nails and she did a great job. I showed her a picture of the look I wanted for my makeup and it didn’t look exactly like the picture but it still looked nice. She was definitely naturally heavy handed with the makeup (which I did not want) so I would definitely suggest having a picture if you plan to use the salon. BTW I did my own hair.

 

Photography

We used Cecilia Dumas associated photographers for photos (we had Fabian with Veronica as his assistant). They were very friendly and professional. They were scheduled to arrive at 1pm to start taking pictures of me getting ready (we had no bridal party) and they were knocking on my door at 12:55. We also had a photobooth at the reception which was a big hit. It only cost us an extra $300 to add the photobooth to our package and I’m so glad we did because we have a lot of hilarious photos (they provide a book with all the photos that were taken).

 

Wedding

Our wedding was on the sky deck. It was a pretty short ceremony (maybe 20 minutes). We did a champagne toast and pictures with the guests immediately after. We then went down to the beach for photos while our guests went to the cocktail hour.

 

Cocktail Hour/Reception

Unfortunately, it had been windy since we arrived on Wednesday. The forecast for Saturday evening called for more wind and possible light rain. We made the decision to move the cocktail hour and reception inside. We had the events in the Ballroom. Honestly the space looks pretty terrible. The carpet is dated and the space is just boring. However, it was too late to order any extra décor so we just had to deal with it.

We had the Asian hors d'oeuvres and they were very good.  We had the plated dinner (which I’m happy about because I wasn’t too pleased with the buffet food at the restaurant) and it was pretty good. The bartenders kept bringing everyone drinks, which was great! We had the red velvet cake, which I liked.

My husband’s brother was the MC for the Shoe Game. We had a lot of fun playing and the guests were laughing at all of our responses. I’d highly recommend playing this game.

We had several speeches that were great and a few of them were unexpected so we were really pleasantly surprised. Tim’s brother and two close friends also surprised us with a hilarious singing and dancing routine lol. Our reception was a blast!

 

PSAV

We used PSAV as our DJ and they were great! Their accents were heavy, but we had no problem understanding them. They only made a few announcements for us anyway so it worked out fine (the important part was to pronounce our name correctly when we walked in, and they did). We told them in advance the kind of music we like and they seemed to know popular American music really well. They played a good mix of new and older music. They also had the schedule of events so they (along with Rebeca) frequently checked with me to make sure that everything was flowing the way I wanted it to. I have no complaints at all.

 

Honeymoon

After saying goodbye to our guests, we left Beach Palace and went to Le Blanc Spa Resort for a short honeymoon (3 nights). This place is pure luxury and the food is amazing; even the room service food was great! It was definitely worth the money. I have nothing negative to say, it was just spectacular.

 

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#1709 Wafflesmom

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  • Wedding Location:Moon Palace
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:39 PM

@LMichelleB congratulations!!! I've been meaning to email you but I really didn't want to bother you while you were away. You look gorgeous in those pics, your dress is beautiful!

I'm sorry to hear that Beach Palace had so many problems, but at least your wedding went well. And thank you so much for your review of PSAV. I've also booked with them so I'm glad to hear they were great. What type of music did you request?

I'm glad you had a great time at Le Blanc. That's a great tip to go there for a mini honeymoon. I've heard it's absolutely beautiful there!
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#1710 LMichelleB

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:09 AM

@Wafflesmom thank you so much! I think all of our guests were just happy to be there and to see everybody so we were able to overlook the issues for the most part. However, I don't know if anyone would want to stay there again (especially considering the price).

 

Le Blanc on the other hand is insanely nice. It's the perfect place for a honeymoon and relaxation. I also saw two weddings while I was there and they were really nice.






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