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#1 gilkes

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    Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:00 PM

    I am really interested in having my wedding at the Mirena el cid in Riviera Maya but I can't seem to get a real quote. I know the package prices but I need to know the extras...beach reception with bar and music extra guests, pictures...does anyone have any info they could share?

     



    #2 ORBeachbride

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      Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:04 PM

      Hi gilkes! I am going down 1/9/12 to firm up all our wedding plans for a 5/9/13 wedding. I can get you prices and post back after that. I am super excited about the El Cid. I have stayed there twice and we absolutely love every detail. We have seen maybe 7 weddings take place and they do a fab job.



      #3 gilkes

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        Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:12 AM

        That would be great!! we are hoping to get a chance to stay there this year but I'm not sure if that's going to happen so I would really appreciate any info you could provide. I heard they have a new wedding coordinator hopefully she is as good as the the previous one!



        #4 ORBeachbride

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          Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

          Ok, so I am currently at the El Cid and we watched a wedding yesterday and I have been speaking with a bride that has a wedding tomorrow. I have a meeting with the wedding planner tomorrow as well. The romance package is the basic package but it is free is you have 5 platinum rooms booked and provides the basics that you would need for a ceremony. The bride I spoke with says it is not worth it to have your reception on the beach since 1. its windy and 2. it is much cheaper if you book your reception meal in one of the resturants here ( we are going with the Marina resturant since it is seperate from the resort and has 180 degree view. You do have to have a set menu when booking in the resturant but it doesn't cost any extra. You can have the photographers from here or bring in another photography company for $100 fee. The provide round table and a square top chairs. Otherwise you have to rent furnature if you want something else. They will provide linens that are white. Again otherwise you have to rent. I talked with the wedding planner about booking a group of rooms and she suggested that it is less expensive to have your party get rooms through Expedia or Costco, Costco has a great deal right now and they run it quite often. The flowers they have used here for the weddings are gerber daisys and Calla Lillys. That is all the info I have for now. Will get back when I have more.



          #5 gilkes

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            Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:58 PM

            Thanks so much for all the info its a great help since el cid doesn't seem to be replying to any of my emails! Can you find out the cost to maybe have a reception (dancing and drinks) on the beach after dinner if I choose to do dinner inside?

             

            I will look forward to any info you can get!

             

            Sandra



            #6 gilkes

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              Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:53 AM

              Hi there back yet?? I'm excited to hear more about the plans!

               



              #7 2013Bride

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                Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:17 AM

                Hi there!  When you book the restaurant is it a private dinner for only your guests or will there be other guests there as well?  We were going to have our reception on the beach but you now have me concerned about the wind.  I wonder if it is windy year round there as we will be going in November.

                 

                Thank you!

                Ashley



                #8 JasmineClark

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                  Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

                  Yes, does anyone know if the restaurant would be shared???



                  #9 JasmineClark

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                    Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:07 AM

                    Ok so I talked to the WC and she said that the dinner in a restaurant is SHARED. they set aside site some tables in the restaurant for your party.

                    #10 JasmineClark

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                      Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

                      I received this email from another bride a little while ago. It has been awhile, and I was just looking back through some old emails to see if I had a budget or anything.     We had 73 people and I think the wedding costs paid to the hotel were about 7k?  But I could be off.  That would not include our hotel stay or anything.   I did find that I had these extra costs:   Violinist          350.00 DJ          700.00 Floor          600.00 H'orderves       1,050.00 Beach Set up       1,260.00   The above does not include the original "package"  and I think we had to pay per person for everyone above the package number of people.      I hope that helps.  If I happen to find a revised or more up to date budget I will be happy to pass it along.   Maybe this will help :)




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