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#1 Yzzel

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    Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:25 AM

    Hello everyone,

     

    I got engaged couple of months ago but I haven't really been planning our wedding until now. It seems that time is flying and there is so much we need to do. I am Mexican and my fiancee is Canadian but we live in Madrid so, our guest will be coming from all over the world. I personally love that!!..So, from the beginning we knew we wanted to make it in Mexico and take advantage of the wonders of the Riviera Maya. We want to have at least 3 days with friends and family but not really compromising anyone to be longer and to spend lots to be with us. Therefore, we don't want to have the reception in a resort (to avoid having a minimum of rooms or pay fees for people coming to the hotel either on the wedding day or during our stay) and we want a beach-front private venue but not on the sand (we prefer proper floors for dancing and to have dinner).

     

    Does anyone has some ideas?. We have thought about getting some rooms at CondoHotels or any other in PDC to have at least 3 days of beach and sun but also the nightlife and bars of the town. And, have the reception maybe at a beach club (in that case, at Akiin Tulum or some other private one). But also, I was wondering if there is a chance to rent one of the Haciendas for the reception only for one night. Does anyone know if it is possible? I'm open to new ideas and suggestions.

     

    Anyways, its getting long!. Any idea will be welcome and appreciated.

    Thanx!

     

    Yzzel 



    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

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      #3 starchild

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        Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

        Wow this will be some wedding!  Happy planning :)



        #4 Akumal Bride

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          Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:33 PM

          You might want to check out Al Cielo, which is a small hotel with a beachfront restaurant about 15 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen. We are doing a similar thing, staying in condos in Akumal but having the ceremony and reception at Al Cielo. There are a number of places you could check out in Tulum, like Akiin, Ana y Jose, La Zebra and El Pez.  I would just mention that Tulum is a bit of a haul from PDC if you do end up staying there. It takes about an hour to drive between the two.



          #5 Yzzel

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            Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:17 AM

            Dear Zasil,

             

            Thank you!. I actually looked into Canibal Royal and I will contact them to have an idea of prices. I like the fact that is a non resort venue, as you said I want to have the chance to have a more personalized wedding but Canibal Royal might not be my fav option just because I wanted something a little bit more rustic (kind of a Palapa style) and cozy. However, I keep options open and will have a look. Thank you for the suggestion!!


             

            Originally Posted by Zasil 

            Hello Yzzel,

            To choose a non resort venue will give you the chance have a more personalized service.

            We recommend Canibal Royal, which is a beach club far enough from crowds but close enough to get downtown in 5 minutes.

            This is their site:

             

            canibalroyal.com

             

            Welcome to the forum and good luck on your planning!

             

            ZASIL STUDIO

             

            www.zasil-playa-weddings.com


             



             


            Dear Akumal Bride,

             

            I had no idea you could have the reception at Al Cielo unless you stayed in the Hotel. Are you doing that then?. Can you give me some info on prices and who to contact?. I like Al Cielo and heard good things about the place and restaurant. I've also been considering Akiin Beach Club, I'll contact them soon to find out prices. As you said, the only problem is the driving to Tulum but I guess we will end up hiring transportation for our guests (only concern is that guests with kids might find the trip a little bit long to handle and I hope it will be fine for them).

             

            Originally Posted by Akumal Bride 

            You might want to check out Al Cielo, which is a small hotel with a beachfront restaurant about 15 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen. We are doing a similar thing, staying in condos in Akumal but having the ceremony and reception at Al Cielo. There are a number of places you could check out in Tulum, like Akiin, Ana y Jose, La Zebra and El Pez.  I would just mention that Tulum is a bit of a haul from PDC if you do end up staying there. It takes about an hour to drive between the two.



             



            #6 JayKay

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            Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:04 AM

            Welcome!  Sounds like your wedding will be awesome!  Happy planning:)



            #7 FutureMrsF

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              Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:54 AM

              I'm not much help with a non-resort venue but Happy Planning!



              #8 Akumal Bride

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                Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:52 AM

                Yep, you can rent the restaurant out without renting all the rooms. The catch is that you end up paying a higher site fee than you would if you take all the rooms up. (there's really only four or six rooms) The cost of the site fee depends on how many people you have coming, but you can contact the owner, Andres, at alcielohotel@prodigy.net.mex and get better info. The web site can be a little confusing. I have no idea how much weddings at the AIs run so I don't have anything to compare it to. I don't think Al Cielo is on the the cheapest end of things (most of their menu options are $70 a person), but the place is stunning and I've heard the food is excellent. I'll be down there next week to taste it myself but I have no worries on that front. 
                 


                Dear Akumal Bride,

                 

                I had no idea you could have the reception at Al Cielo unless you stayed in the Hotel. Are you doing that then?. Can you give me some info on prices and who to contact?. I like Al Cielo and heard good things about the place and restaurant. I've also been considering Akiin Beach Club, I'll contact them soon to find out prices. As you said, the only problem is the driving to Tulum but I guess we will end up hiring transportation for our guests (only concern is that guests with kids might find the trip a little bit long to handle and I hope it will be fine for them).

                 



                 



                 



                #9 Pierre Violle

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                  Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:21 PM

                  Bienvenida and congratulations!  Along a similar feel of Canibal is also Blue Venado, a beach club in Playa del Carmen (www.bluevenado.com).  Be sure to check out the WIKI Destination Outdoor Wedding Tips And Advice  for some little tips and suggestions.



                  #10 Yzzel

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                    Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:45 AM

                    Pierre,

                     

                    Thank you for the tip about Blue Venado. I actually love the place and already contact them. Do you happen to have some pics of the place as a wedding venue?..
                     

                    Originally Posted by Pierre Violle 

                    Bienvenida and congratulations!  Along a similar feel of Canibal is also Blue Venado, a beach club in Playa del Carmen (www.bluevenado.com). 



                     






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