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#11 JessiTaylor

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    Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

     

    next picture - shows the space of sand where they set up the ceremony

     

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    above is view of beach and palapa.

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    photo of the bruschetta we had at our food tasting

     

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    food tasting main course - beef with mushroom sauce, vegetable gratin and garlic fettucine

     

    Hope these photos help!



    #12 Ceelou

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      Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

      Great thank you so much!

      Love that you can make it your own and decorate. Lots of potential!

      Have you chosen this as your venue or still not decided?



      #13 JessiTaylor

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        Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:48 PM


        i ended up choosing xcaret as i fell in love with it, but blue venado was a close second for me. the wedding planner they recommended (elena, i dont know if youre using her) had so many ideas, was really friendly and helpful

         

        in fact all in all they were a really great bunch of people. its going to sound stupid as my whole original plan was a beach wedding...but i started to have doubts about whether i wanted ot spend the whole night on the sand (which given i looked at mainly beach clubs pretty much ruled out most of my research). did love the deck they have at the end though, means you dont have to pay for a dance floor if you dont want to! must admit i think i preferred blue venado menu to xcaret though =S

         

        for me, my top venues were

        1) xcaret

        2) blue venado

        3) isla de la pasion

        4) kool club

        5) then places like wickys, canibal royale...and all my other options
         

        Originally Posted by Ceelou 

        Great thank you so much!

        Love that you can make it your own and decorate. Lots of potential!

        Have you chosen this as your venue or still not decided?



         



        #14 Ceelou

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          Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:57 PM

          Xcaret weddings are stunning! Congrats on making the choice... it's not easy but you are now guaranteed a beautiful wedding!

          I'll be visiting Blue Venado in May. Can't wait.

          I have an outside planner and a million ideas! Hope it comes together :)

           



          #15 jaruszen

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            Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

            Hi, do you have the contact of the person you are working with at Xcaret?  Thanks!!



            #16 JessiTaylor

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              Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

               

              sure, her name is graciela carmona, email is gcarmon@xcaret.com   she normally replies very quickly to emails!



              #17 jaruszen

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                Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

                hmm strange, the email came back to me as 'undeliverable'.  I can't seem to find anything on the internet to contact this place either.  the other phone number listed on a website did not work haha.



                #18 JessiTaylor

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                  Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

                  sorry, there was a typo!! gcarmona@xcaret.com (i missed out the a)

                   

                  phone can be tricky, you have to get them to transfer you to the right section and often you speak to people who dont speak spanish
                   

                  Originally Posted by jaruszen 

                  hmm strange, the email came back to me as 'undeliverable'.  I can't seem to find anything on the internet to contact this place either.  the other phone number listed on a website did not work haha.



                   



                  #19 jaruszen

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                    Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

                    thanks so much!!



                    #20 Ceelou

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                      Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

                      I booked Blue Venado Beach Club for my November 2012 wedding and just returned from Playa to visit and do a tasting.

                      The info online for this venue is limited so I'm happy to share these pics and answer whatever questions I can for all the future brides out there looking for a beautiful, secluded beachfront venue.

                       

                      A bit of info to start with- the beach club is about 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and then it takes about 10 minutes to get to from the highway as it's a dirt road through the jungle. It's very secluded with only the Punta Venado horse ranch in the same area. It's a fun ride through the jungle and the venue is right on the water. The set up is under a large palapa and there are 2 smaller palapas for cocktail hours etc. It is more "rustic" and less modern then most beach clubs I have been to on the area which is what we wanted. The entire venue is in the sand with the exception of a wooden floored area that can be used as the dancefloor.

                       

                      Here are some pics of the club:

                      1. Outside the large palapa looking towards the ceremony area

                      View when arriving

                       

                      2. the smaller palapa for welcome champagne and cocktail hour

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                      3. inside the large palapa from the dancefloor area looking to the bar

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                      4. dancefloor area

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                      5. furniture included (about 40 of these style chairs available)

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                      6. other included furniture options (about 80 of these chairs available)

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                      7. ceremony area (this was still up from the night before! :) )

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                      8. washrooms (womens) under a palapa

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                      Onto the food...

                       

                      We opted for a family style serving for our guests and chose from the finger foods menu. The chef was really open to all ideas and suggestions and the food was tasty and fresh. 

                       

                      Shrimp cocktail and melon gazpacho for cocktail hour:

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                      ceviche

                       

                       

                      other finger foods to sample:IMG_4277.jpg

                       

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                      The people at Blue Venado were great and they are really flexible with menu, drinks etc. Our experience was wonderful and we're really happy we chose this as our venue. If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer!






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