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Hello ladies!! I am planning to get married at Barcelo Maya Palace in Riviera Maya on May 25th 2013 Would love any advice/feedback on any past experiences. What packages you selected and recommend for the best deal! 

 

 

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Congrats Julie 1025 + welcome to the forum ! You've made an excellent choice of venues for your wedding, as shown by some wedding "moments that matter" we captured there.......1000

 

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Hey julie1025! I couldn't help but respond to your post because I'm also getting married at Barcelo Maya palace, but on May 18th, 2013. :) At the moment, I'm also torn about which package to go with. I've read many reviews about the strawberry package, but of course this comes with a hefty price tag especially if you have a large guest list. I'd say if you have the budget, definitely go with the strawberry package - you can have the option to have your wedding on the beach or in a private open aired resto for example. If you type in the search bar above, "barcelo maya palace strawberry" - you'll come across many brides who speak volumes to this package. I'm leaning toward to blueberry or mint breeze packages myself, but that's because we have about 70 people coming (at first we thought we'd have 20 people) and we have a super tight budget combine that with a frugal groom too, lol. Not exactly our dream wedding reception but we figured it'll be a good time no matter what we do since we're with our closest loved ones and on vacation! :) Not sure how much help this message really is, but good luck with the planning. A

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Hey julie1025! I couldn't help but respond to your post because I'm also getting married at Barcelo Maya palace, but on May 18th, 2013. :) At the moment, I'm also torn about which package to go with. I've read many reviews about the strawberry package, but of course this comes with a hefty price tag especially if you have a large guest list. I'd say if you have the budget, definitely go with the strawberry package - you can have the option to have your wedding on the beach or in a private open aired resto for example. If you type in the search bar above, "barcelo maya palace strawberry" - you'll come across many brides who speak volumes to this package. I'm leaning toward to blueberry or mint breeze packages myself, but that's because we have about 70 people coming (at first we thought we'd have 20 people) and we have a super tight budget combine that with a frugal groom too, lol. Not exactly our dream wedding reception but we figured it'll be a good time no matter what we do since we're with our closest loved ones and on vacation! :) Not sure how much help this message really is, but good luck with the planning. A

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Hello.  I am getting married at the Barcelo on May 24th 2013.  I chose the Mint Breese package based on the amount of guest we now have coming.  I would have liked my reception on the beach instead on in the hall but its only 3 hours and we plan to go to some of the bars afterwards.. its going to be amazing either way so i figured there were other more important things i would like included in my wedding that that..

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Thanks so much for your input.  What time are you having the ceremony? I was told 5pm was the latest I could book it. :( I'm also going with the Mint Breeze because of the amount of guests. 

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Thanks so much for your input.  What time are you having the ceremony? I was told 5pm was the latest I could book it. :( I'm also going with the Mint Breeze because of the amount of guests. 
So it's official!!!. Im going with the Mint Breeze package! After much debate, we figured this time of year will likely be very hot and humid, so a cool air conditioned banquet room would be the perfect 3 hour break from the sun and sand for most of our guests. Also the mint breeze package will give our wedding group the privacy that we need in comparison to the blueberry package. If you do pick a banquet hall, I would recommend asking for the Chak Halal as it seems to be the largest banquet room, and if you check out the pics on the barcelo maya palace website, you'll find a 360 degree view of a rooftop patio with a tiled dome-shape structure that connects to the Chak Halal...seems like there are windows that open up to this space so it doesn't feel like an enclosed banquet room with only 4 walls. Just a heads up...I've googled pictures of other brides who had their reception in this room, and it looks like the resort puts black cloth to cover the windows to this rooftop area? They might do this for more privacy since the patio must be accessible to everyone staying at the hotel so it may be distracting for guests to see people walking outside. Honestly, I might just ask them not to bother covering the windows...just want to get some outdoorsy feeling inside without the strawberry package price tag. ;) Hope that helps!
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Thats exiting!!! I will definitely look into the Chak-Halal banquet room. Have you came across any pics of anyone having there wedding there? What time will your ceremony be at? are you having it on the sand? :))

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Hello Girls,

 

I see there are alot of brides getting marry on May 2013. Well I'm also planning to get marry on May 23 or May 24. I'm choosing the Mint breeze but it's going to be a catholic ceremony. I look forward in planning with all future brides. :)

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Hey Julie! I'm having our ceremony in the gazebo - I need to wear heels so can't do the sand. Lol. Plus I love the look of the gazebo. For the date I chose, the only time remaining was 2pm, so we're getting married then. And yourself? :) As for pics of Chak-Halal, here's what I've come across on google...might find pics on this site as well though. I'm also guessing that the Chak-H is the room with the big Barcelo logo on the wall....because on that 360 view on their website it shows that logo. Also, the Tule banquet rooms are divided rooms from 1 big room which you can also just google...I've also received a pic from Claudia that's the Tule room, which looks exactly like the pics from the Tule wedding below, Here's Chak-Halal pics: http://artistique.co/2011/05/16/susan-jeff-barcelo-maya-palace-wedding-photography-riviera-maya-mexico/ Here's Tule pics: http://asiseeitphotography.ca/blog/?p=3643 Hope this helps! Audrey

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