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Hey all. I am getting married at the sante fe on feb 24, 2014 at 4pm on the beach. Booking that was the easy part! It's the dinner/reception I am having trouble with. It seems the only private location is the Patio Ingles. Has anyone used this location? How was the set up? Did you have a dance/dj set up as well? At 600$ for the space, $36 min for meal and $12 per person for open bar...$50 min total per person. For an all inclusive resort I hope the food and drinks and set up would be prefect. No flaws. Anyone have any info on this? I've been so the resort twice and loved it, I am iffy tho on location. I wanted to have my reception on the beach :(

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Do you have the 2014 pricing list already? I dont think it has come out yet, they seem to change the options every year and i believe in 2013 the private place was the english garden(plate service) or the asian or steakhouse (private but dont pay per plate)

Im having more then 50 people attending my wedding so we are unable to use the semi private room for the dinner as you automatically have to book a private event when you have over that number. ALSO you can have a bar at a private event (not at the semi private)

I am march 31, 2014 so im in the same boat.

 

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Hey, So I am getting married 12 nov 2013, so it's comin up quickly!! I am looking into where to get my hair and makeup done along with my bridesmaids. I have heard the spa on the resort is not so good and there was a place in town, where is the place in town and how do you get a hold of them? Thanks!!!

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Suzanne Morel is an amazing salon.  It is expensive but well worth the money.  My bridesmaids and I got our hair and makeup done there and everyone looking beautiful.  I would highly recommend her salon.  GREAT RESULTS!!!!

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Hey all. I am getting married at the sante fe on feb 24, 2014 at 4pm on the beach. Booking that was the easy part! It's the dinner/reception I am having trouble with. It seems the only private location is the Patio Ingles. Has anyone used this location? How was the set up? Did you have a dance/dj set up as well? At 600$ for the space, $36 min for meal and $12 per person for open bar...$50 min total per person. For an all inclusive resort I hope the food and drinks and set up would be prefect. No flaws. Anyone have any info on this? I've been so the resort twice and loved it, I am iffy tho on location. I wanted to have my reception on the beach :(
I am getting married at the RIU Santa Fe on 2/14/14... Pretty close to your date! :) have you started your planning? We are going to have under 50 ppl... Have chosen the symbolic ceremony, and the steakhouse for semi private dinner... Not sure yet what we r going to do for a reception. I can't wait to start planning more... Am starting, to get more ideas and do some research... :)

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Hi Sandy,  I got married at the Santa fe in February on the beach, and between time there is the bars at the beach open till 6 and there is snacks usually at the steakhouse restaurant by the beach till about 4.  Our guests sat at the bar and pulled tables together in between the ceromony and reception, the best part is its Free!  you kind of just do it and no one questions it!  good luck and congrats
Arla, I read your resort review which was very helpful.. Thank u! I saw you had the 3pc mariachi band for your ceremony... Can u tell me more about this ? Do you happen to have a video?

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hi,

planning for a wedding in Cabo May 2015, and, I know it's early in the process, but being a total TypeA, I want to ensure I've got the details down and know what we're in for.  We are thinking of a few options, one of them being staying at an all incl. but having the wedding off location.  Looked at la Casa de Mona Lisa.  Received an email from them, but would love to hear what anyone elses' experience has been.  Just wondering if the food and atmosphere is really worth the price.  From what I can see, with our estm. list of 40 people attending (?), open bar for 2 hours, the food option #6, it's going to be close to $10,000.  That's not even including any other vendors...  hmmmm..... resort wedding perhaps?..head spinning.... We were hoping to keep the total budget under $15,000CAD.

We will be flying from Calgary, and the reason for the off-resort choice would be for privacy reasons, best options for photos, really great food(!!), and service, above all else.  The guests coming to the wedding may not be all staying with us at the same resort, and I know there are costs incurred at any resort to pay for additional guests for the day of the wedding... Trying to figure out the best of all worlds.... advice gladly appreciated :)

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Hi Arla! Thank you so much for your feedback.  Hanging out at the bars and food areas during lunch time sounds like a plan.  I was worried we'd get in trouble for it so if no one notices that is great! 

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hello! I am getting married at the Riu in Feb 2014.

 

it was asked on this thread if the Santa Fe offers beach receptions?

would anyone know the answer to this?

 

I don't want to rent the disco as I imagine it to be pretty lame, dancing with and in front of 20 people, BUT I really want a first dance!

 

hopefully someone can help me out! :)

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