I just returned from our wedding at the RIU Palace March 3 and I wanted to share some of my thoughts. I had been to Cabo many times before but had not been to the RIU. After seeing certain places at the RIU I might have changed my reception location on site to another location but overall was happy with my choices. We had a wonderful time and everything turned out great!
We had our wedding at the San Jose Gazebo (gorgeous, private and very small for a small ceremony) There was a horse renting vendor with a blue tent right behind the gazebo!! I was worried about it showing but I think we hid it pretty well with the BM and flowers! Not a pretty sight!
Our photographer (we used onsite) was awesome! She did a great job and we had lots of fun with her. In fact at the reception she is the one that kept me on a timeline, the WC was no where to be found. Very thankful we had her. The florist was also awesome to work with. She was prompt on emails and very professional. The flowers turned out GORGEOUS!!
We had our reception at Baja Norte pool-side. It turned out very nice but if I would have know I would have had it at the San Jose (mexican resturant) terrace. San Jose is right by the Gazebo and very private with great views. Not sure about what is allowed for music??? We had a DJ at Baja Norte and he SUCKED! (sorry about wording but no other words describe him) It was not worth the money at all! We had to request every song....we wish we would have just got sound system and ipod! We were choosing music anyways. They dont do like American DJ....they dont announce toasts, cake cutting or anything! Very poor job! The worst part about the wedding and a very important part to us!
Also my cake was incorrect (very yummy) but didnt have pink ribbon or pink flowers like asked for and paid for. Dinner was great however. We were impressed. We did steak and chicken.
Overall RIU is very nice and very clean. Great for all-inclusive!
Good luck and happy wedding planning!