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#31 Taraweldon26

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    Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

    definitely do it before. it will be nice to be "legally" married when you do the symbolic. 



    #32 addy

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      Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

      Thanks to all for your advice! I'm considering PP for 11.2.13 - does anyone know how they handle reception costs? I will probably have 75 guests and we want to do a private dinner/dance reception. Any thoughts on costs per person for such an event? Also - what is available for a non-beach ceremony site? And finally, does anyone know how much they charge for outside vendors?

      #33 Taraweldon26

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        Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

        we were down there last month and it was beautiful. I've been dealing with my travel agent for details but I want to contact the wedding coordinator personally this week. her name is Wilma Zahoul.

        WZahoul@palaceresorts.com

        Let me know what you find out were looking at 3.1.14 for our wedding. Were also in negotiations with Xcaret. Good luck



        #34 thatpiscesgirl

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          Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

          @ addy

           

          The PP offers you a complimentary wedding ceremony and 2 hour reception if you have a total of 75 room nights booked.  We just had our site inspection this week, there are lots of great perks to staying here.  I found most all the info i needed off the Palace website and by starting emails with a wedding coordinator.  

           

          I also just posted my site inspection photos in galleries.



          #35 alanak

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            Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

            Hi addy,

             

            If you have 75 room nights or more booked (which you definitely will with 75 guests) you will get unlimited private events which means the reception food will be free. You will only have to pay for decor/dj, etc.
             



            #36 AmandaPierson

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              Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

              Hi Addy!  We're doing the unlimited private functions too (getting married on 9.1.2013) which is why we picked palace over the royal chain.  We've stayed at Playacar Palace twice and really liked it if you have any questions!  You're limited to 3 hours of private function/day (which winds up being a cocktail hour + 2 hour dinner). 

               

              Anyone know if it's possible to use the Italian restaurant for a brunch or lunch?  The sit-down places aren't open for non-dinner generally but thought it would be nice to do an event like that to give people a break from buffet food!

               

              Also, in case it rains, if you have a larger group has anyone hear of what the backup plans are?

               

              Thank you!!



              #37 AmandaPierson

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                Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

                One other thing!  We're using Beach Bum Vacation for our travel agent (they pair you up with a specific TA depending on availability) and it has made everything so much easier since they were able to lock in a good group rate for us and even got it renegotiated over black Friday sales :)



                #38 AmandaPierson

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                  Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

                  Oh oops, my other post didn't go through!  Does anyone know if we can use the restaurants for brunch/lunch as part of our private receptions?  Would love to do something non-buffet for the guests one of the days but I can't get anyone from the hotel to answer my questions since I'm not 3 months out yet!  Can't wait though!



                  #39 Lea710

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                    Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

                    Originally Posted by AmandaPierson 

                    One other thing!  We're using Beach Bum Vacation for our travel agent (they pair you up with a specific TA depending on availability) and it has made everything so much easier since they were able to lock in a good group rate for us and even got it renegotiated over black Friday sales :)

                    Hi Ladies!  I'm a newbie, but have been following these strings for a while now...they've been super helpful getting my feet wet, so thank you.  We'll be getting married at the Playacar Palace 10-4-13 and planning is well underway :)  

                     

                    AmandaPierson, you mentioned you went through a TA to lock in a group rate.  May I ask why you decided not to work with a wedding coordinator directly at the resort?  That's what we did (Elvia has been my contact) and now I'm wondering if we could have gotten a better deal elsewhere, eek!  Also, do you know if your party would still qualify for the unlimited private events if you exceed 75 room nights if you didn't go through the resort to hold the block?

                     

                    I really appreciate your feedback,

                    Lea



                    #40 diracornejo

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                      Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

                      Congrats on your wedding!!! Playacar Palace is Beautifull ! Is your wedding date April27th 2013 or April 21st 2013?   Im getting married in April too! looks its a busy wedding time!






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