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Hello Ladies,

So figured I would try to arrange all the information in one area, so it was easy to find. If there is anything missing, or you want something added please PM me!

 

Here you will find the answer to almost all of your questions! If you don't see the answer, feel free to ask, but please look through the information first.

 

Post #2- Basic Information (Resort Info, Contact Info, Legal Requirements)

Post #3 - Wedding Packages

Post #4- Additional Wedding Options & Costs

Post #5- Wedding Locations

Post #6- Reception Locations

Post #7- Dinner Options & Cost

Post #8- DJ Options, Music and Costs

Post #9- Cake

Post #10- Details (additional options, gazebo measurements, random questions and answers)

Post #11- Flowers

Post #12- Spa

Post #13- Onsite Photographers

Post #14- Wedding Reviews

Post #15- Wedding Photos & Video Links

Post #16- Resort Reviews

Post #17- Bride Roll Call! Shoot me a PM with your user name, and wedding date and I'll add you to the list

Post #18- Things I wish I would have known

Post #19- El Dorado laundry prices (updated May 2013)

Post #20 Mexican customs information (dated May 2013)

Post #21- Planning threads from previous Azul Sensatori brides

Post #22- Azul Laundry prices (updated January 2014)

Post #23- Mexican customs information

Post #24-  Information regarding Le Chique restaurant

Post #25- Reserved for future use

Post #26- Reserved for future use

 

Again, if you have anything to add to this, please feel free to send me a PM and I will gladly update the thread.

The old Azul Sensatori forum is still alive and active, but hopefully that thread will be more for brides to discuss their weddings and form a sense of community.

 

Thanks!

 

 

** Please note, the information in this thread and on BDW has not been verified and is not guaranteed. The resort may change their wedding packages, pricing, details, etc. at any time without giving notice. This information is just to be used as a guideline and not as a contract of what the resort or BDW guarantees. When you are ready to book and sign a contract with the resort, you will need to rely on the information they have given you.

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Azul Hotels certified wedding coordinators  1- 866-527-4762

http://karismahotels.com/HotelsResorts/ForEveryone/AzulSensatoriHotel

http://www.weddingsbylomastravel.com

http://www.facebook.com/azulsensatori

 

 

 

The Azul Sensatori is located in Puerto Morelas. Approximately 20 minutes south of Cancun airport and 20 minutes north of Playa del Carmen.

 

438 suites, 6 different restaurants. Family friendly.

There are three main types of Wedding Ceremonies that can be performed: Legal, Religious and Symbolic.

 

CIVIL/LEGAL CEREMONY

This ceremony type is available 7 days a week, at any hour you choose. If you want your marriage recognized as legal at home you must have civil ceremony, but you can combine this official portion of the ceremony with a religious ceremony if you choose. Although civil marriages performed in Mexico are legal in Mexico, you must legalize your marriage in your country of birth/residence. Do this by registering your marriage certificate at your local City Hall when you return home.

 

Requirements

Valid Passport: Passports are required to enter Mexico and are also mandatory for a legal wedding to be performed. Passports must be presented to the On-Site Wedding Coordinator at the time of the wedding consultation.

 

Tourist Card: These are provided on the plane prior to arrival into Cancun International Airport. Names on tourist card and passport MUST be the same.

 

Advanced Hotel Stay: Bride and Groom must arrive at their hotel three business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete the blood tests and process the necessary documents. Saturday, Sunday and Mexican holidays are not considered working days.

 

A Civil Ceremony Form filled out (available through your Wedding Coordinator) indicating witnesses name, age, nationality, home address and occupation.

 

Additional documentation

If the groom is divorced no additional documentation is needed.

 

If the bride is divorced (at least a year must have passed before she can remarry) and her passport is under her maiden name no additional documentation is needed.

 

If the bride is divorced and her passport is under her ex-husband's last name, then she must present her Birth Certificate and Divorce Certificate translated into Spanish by an Official Translator and should have an Apostille Seal. The Apostille Seal is necessary when issuing a document from one country to another for legal purposes. For information on how to obtain the Apostille Seal, please contact the Secretary of State Office or visit: http://travel.state.gov/law/judicial/judicial_2545.html (US residents)

 

The United States Department of State requires that all Weddings Certificates from ceremonies performed in the Caribbean, including Mexico, have the Apostille Seal. This procedure can be done by our Wedding Coordinators with an additional fee of $250 USD. By requesting this service you receive: an extra copy of your wedding certificate, the apostille seal, translation into English and FedEx delivery to your home address, usually between 30 to 45 days after the ceremony.

 

If a bride or groom's former spouse is deceased then a copy of the Death Certificate is required.

 

Health Certificate Mexican laws require a Health Certificate for all Legal Wedding Ceremonies. Blood tests are done to determine blood type, HIV and STD status. Tests must be taken at the resort and results are ready within 24 hours. Approximately cost is $250 USD per couple (unless stated as an inclusion in your wedding package).

 

Witnesses: Legal Wedding Ceremonies require four witnesses.

If the wedding couple provides their own witnesses the following is needed; if not the Hotel will provide at no extra cost.

 

Valid passport or driver's license.

 

Tourist Card.

 

Witnesses must arrive at the hotel three business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete the legal document process.

Witnesses must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the ceremony.

 

RELIGIOUS/ CATHOLIC

 

Catholic ceremonies are available alone or in conjunction with civil ceremonies and can only be held inside a Chapel or Church.

 

Requirements

An additional fee of $600 USD

 

The following documents must be presented for both Bride and Groom: Birth Certificates, Baptism Certificates, Confirmation Certificates and a letter issued by the Local Priest, addressed to the Priest in Cancun, allowing them to marry in Mexico. These documents must be received by Lomas Travel three months prior to the Wedding Date.

 

SYMBOLIC CEREMONY

 

This ceremony is not recognized as legal in Mexico or your home country. Preferred by couples already married and wishing to have a wedding ceremony, those thinking of a legal ceremony at a later date or those wishing to renew vows with their loved one. It is typically performed by a Non-Denominational, but can also be performed, for an additional fee, by a Religious Officiant. Some ministers speak English and for those that do not, the service is translated into English by our professional Wedding Coordinators.

 

Requirements

Advanced Hotel Stay: Bride and Groom must arrive at their hotel one full business day prior to the ceremony; for Example if your ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, your arrival date must be no later than Thursday as Saturday and Sunday are not considered business days.

 

 

 

Important information:

 

Wedding consultations: Consultations are held at the resort from Monday to Saturday

 

Schedule

Weddings are performed seven days a week except on Mexican holidays (January 1st; February 5th; Easter weekend; May 1st and 5th; September 15th and 16th; November 1st, 2nd and 20th; December 12th, 24th, 25th and 31st).

 

Wedding time must be requested based on daytime savings: April through September – Every hour from 11 am to 6 pm October through March – Every hour from 11 am to 5 pm. For Legal Ceremonies, please consider the Mexican Holidays when reserving your wedding date as they will not be included in the three-day requirement.

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WEDDING PACKAGES OFFERED AT AZUL SENSATORI

 

Packages are subject to change, and may have additional restrictions.

 

Your dream, custom wedding starts with the Always & Forever package:

 

Always & Forever

($950 - symbolic, $1,450 - legal, may be complimentary - see requirements below)

 

CEREMONY DECOR

  • Romantic ceremony location
  • Table with white linen
  • Uncovered white garden chairs
  • Sound system with speakers & microphone (can be connected to iPod for ceremony music)

 

CEREMONY SERVICES:

  • Non-­denominational minister*
  • Translation of ceremony
  • Aisle runner (wooden plank at Azul Sensatori)
  • Wedding certificate*
  • Filing of all documents
  • Witnesses


RECEPTION:

  • Dinner reservation for wedding group in our international restaurant (Spoon restaurant, max 40 guests. Fee per person above the 40 guest count)
  • Personalized menu card


SIGNATURE SERVICES:

  • Expert Signature Wedding Designer
  • Wedding Guest concierge
  • Personal on site wedding attendant day of the wedding 3 hours
  • Grooms room with gourmet bites on day of the wedding 12 -­5 pm
  • Personalized wedding website
  • Honeymoon gift registry


GOURMET HONEYMOON PACAKAGE:

  • Private four course candlelit dinner on the beach
  • Chefs special gourmet honeymoon breakfast in bed
  • Chilled bottle of champagne delivered to your room upon arrival
  • Complimentary use of WIFI
  • 15% discount on spa services
  • Fresh tropical floral arrangement in room
  • Romantically decorated suite with rose petals, aroma therapy and candles
  • Beachfront sky massage two for one
  • One night return stay anniversary voucher
Regulations
  • Always and Forever is complimentary in the North American market for wedding couples staying in a qualifying category for 7 nights or more and booking a minimum of 5 rooms for 3 nights (or 15 room nights minimum) and includes either a judge or non-denominational minister. Other restrictions apply, see grid on website. For non-qualifying guests, Always and Forever is available for purchase for $950USD and includes a non-denominational minister for symbolic ceremonies or $1,450USD and includes a judge for legal ceremonies.
  • At Azul Sensatori the qualifing room category is Premium (as of October 2014)

 

 

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MEMORABLE MOMENTS $2,950 US

 

 

At last! An elegant wedding collection with style and quality that goes above and beyond your wildest expectations! Karisma Hotels and Resorts possess an attention to detail that is unparalleled, and the Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection is no exception. Each collection has its own distinct personality. Add your personal touch, and you will find your Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Event as unique as both of you!

 

Memorable Moments includes 6 new collections

 

Coastal Bliss - A contemporary seaside celebration: Harness the essence of the coast in a sleek and elegant way with this collection. The natural beauty of the shore will complement you as you pledge your love to one another.

 

Sophisticated Soiree - A city chic affair: Explore the refined style in every trendy aspect of this luxurious collection. Combine that with sexy destination wedding details and your event is sure to be unforgettable!

 

Vintage Elegance - Upscale whimsey: Experience the classic charm of this captivating setting. Toast to your everlasting love while surrounded by fanciful features in a storybook scene that will be remembered forever.

 

Colonial Charm - Old world fiesta: Find traditional Mexican appeal complemented by sleek, trendy details in this exceptionally desirable collection. With an event like this, you are sure to make romantic memories never to be forgotten.

 

Majestic Elegance - An impressive occasion: Discover the vibrant splendor of this rich collection that will sweep you and your guests off your feet. The beauty of this lush experience will be rivaled only by the glory of your love.

 

Pure Glamour - Classic Hollywood: Encounter a dreamy atmosphere with shimmering hints in this lavish collection. This engaging affair full of extravagant details will leave you and your guests breathless.

 

 

Mayan Ceremony Wedding $1,700

  • Shaman
  • 2 Crowns of flowers for the couple
  • Fruits, Flowers, Seeds and Rose Petals for the offerings
  • Sacred sweet wine
  • Sand Ceremony (2 colors)
  • CD music during ceremony
  • Translation
  • In the center there will be an altar with flowers, maize and grains, water, copal and fire. Everything that the Four Elements represent.
  • When the couple arrives in front of the altar, the Shaman will welcome them.
  • During this union the Shaman will bless them with the four elements. They will be blessed by the smoke of the Copal, Mayan natural incense, for the Understanding of each other.
  • The Shaman will ask them if they have rings and will ask the couple to express their love.
  • If they are near the Sea or in some natural surroundings they will be able to make an offering of fruits and flowers.
  • The ceremony last approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

 

Memorable moments Ultimate Wedding $7,985 USD

 

Please click on the link above to see all that is included!

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Additional wedding packages (you must have already selected one of the wedding packages above, and then add on the SKY wedding)

SKY Wedding Package $1,700

SKY deck ceremony location that accommodates up to 80 people

  • Cocktail area with tables
  • Ceremony location overlooking the Caribbean
  • Lounge area White glove service

SKY welcome cocktail served to all guests upon arrival
SKY deck cold towel service for each guest during ceremony
SKY deck fans placed on each seat
Personalized printed ceremony program with SKY deck photo
SKY webcam service featuring live internet broadcast of the ceremony for up to 20 users Souvenir silver photo frame for the bride and groom.

 

**Location has a maximum capacity of 80 people and is only accessible by elevator and then one flight of stairs. (not wheelchair accessible)

Live broadcast available by visiting the following link:

http://www.karismahotels.com/sub-page/azul-sensatori-sky-wedding-cam

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WEDDING CEREMONY LOCATIONS

 

1) PIER GAZEBO

 

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Pier gazebo

Pier gazebo

 

 

2) YOGA PALAPA

 

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3) PREMIUM SIDE GAZEBO

 

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4) SKY TERRACE

 

Sky deck

Sky deck

Sky deck

Sky deck

Sky deck gazebo

Sky deck

Sky Deck bar

Sky Deck

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5) THEATRE AREA (in case of rain)

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WEDDING RECEPTION LOCATIONS

 

INDOOR/SHELTERED:

 

1) SPOON (semi-private)

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Spoon restaurant

Spoon Restaurant

 

2) BALLROOM a) Ocean ballroom (capacity up to 40)    Sky ballroom (capacity up to 150)

Sky ballroom

Sky Ballroom

Sky Ballroom

Patio off Ocean ballroom

Patio off Ocean ballroom

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3) ZOCALO AL FRESCO (capacity up to 45)
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OUTDOOR:
 
1) ZAVAS PLAZA

Zavas plaza

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2) ZAVAS TERRACE

Zavas Terrace

Zavas Terrace

Zavas Terrace

 
 
3) YOGA PALAPA
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4) BEACH

Beach private event

Beach

 
 
5) ZOCALO TERRACE

Zocolo terrace

Zocolo terrace

Zocolo terrace

 

 

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DINNER OPTIONS AND COST (PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM PRICES WITH YOUR WC)

 

There are a number of options available. Most wedding packages include a dinner package at the Spoon restaurant for up to 40 people (additional charge for extra guests).

 

Please click this link for updated 2014 Banquet pricing 

http://karismahotels.uberflip.com/i/183324

 

If you wish to have a reception at a different location you are required to host a private event. Examples of private events are:

 

  1. Pick and Choose lunch. Each main course comes with a choice of one appetizer, salad or soup, and one dessert. Prices from $16-34pp. (includes international open bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)
  2. Pick and Choose dinner. Each main course comes with a choice of one appetizer, salad or soup, and one dessert. Prices from $16-28pp. . (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)
  3. BBQ deluxe. $26pp . (includes international open bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 30 guests)
  4. Gourmet brunch. $21 pp. . (includes international open bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 30 guests)
  5. Petit gourmet. $22pp . (includes international open bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 30 guests)
  6. Family style lunch or dinner. Salads, side orders and desserts served on the centre of the table to share. All main courses are tray passed. $39pp (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)

  7. Italian family style $34pp (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)
  8. Mexican family style $34pp (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 30 guests)
  9. Set menu $14-34pp (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)
  10. Asian standing cocktail party $48pp (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)
  11. Viva la Rome standing cocktail party $34pp (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)
  12. Mexican standing cocktail party $16pp (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests) (please note the donkey is NOT allowed at Sensatori)
  13. Deluxe standing cocktail party $38pp (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)
  14. Sweet standing cocktail party $16pp (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Please note that private meals are 4 hours, cocktail parties are 2 hours. If additional hours are requested there is additional per person charge.

*Prices are from 2011 banquet list

 

CHILDREN'S MENU

 

There are two options:

1) choose the same option as the adults for 50% less. (ie. $36 for adult = $18 for child under 12)

 

2) choose from their children's menu: 

  • chicken fingers and fries
  • hamburger and fries
  • Mac and cheese 
  • cheese pizza.

These are free of charge for kids under 12. They prefer to have all the kids eating the same thing.

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DJ OPTIONS, MUSIC AND COSTS

 

 DJ

 

DJ All Music is the approved DJ for the Azul Sensatori. http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-All-Music

 

DJ Combo 4 hrs.

A special DJ music service for a combination of indoors/outdoors events. It includes:

  • Audio, 1 laptop Toshiba / W7 virtual DJ or Tracktor, 1 microphone stand, Lights, 1 laser show, 1 fog machine, 1 bubble machine, 1 portable tent (weather permitting), 1 Benq projector, 1 portable screen
  • Staff: International Bilingual DJ, Bilingual MC
  • Amenities: Neon bracelets, Balloons
  • Price: $2,000 USD Time: 4 hours
  • Additional hour: $250 USD

 

DJ Outdoors 4 hrs.

This is the perfect show for your outdoors celebrations. It includes:

  • Audio, 1 wireless microphone, 1 laptop Toshiba / W7 virtual DJ or Tracktor, Lights, 1 laser show, 1 fog machine, 1 bubble machine, 1 portable tent (weather permitting)
  • Staff: International Bilingual DJ, Bilingual MC
  • Amenities: Neon bracelets, Balloons
  • Price: $1,500 USD Time: 4 hours
  • Additional hour: $250 USD

 

DJ Indoors 4 hrs.

DJ music for your private indoors events (ballrooms / event rooms). It includes:

  • Audio, 1 wireless microphone, 1 laptop Toshiba / W7 virtual DJ or Tracktor, Lights, 1 laser show, 1 fog machine, 1 bubble machine
  • Staff: International Bilingual DJ, Bilingual MC
  • Amenities: Neon bracelets, Balloons
  • Price: $1,500 USD Time: 4 hours
  • Additional hour: $250 USD

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

*Should you wish to use a different DJ the resort charges an $800 outside vendor fee and they must be approved by the resort. The other option is to pay for a minimum 3 night stay for your DJ, so that they are considered guests of the hotel (in this case the $800 fee is waived).

 

Also I have recently heard they may not be allowing ANY outside DJ's anymore (vendor fee or not). I am still waiting to get confirmation if this is true. Please ask your WC for clarification!

 

LIVE MUSIC OPTIONS

 

 

Caribbean Band

Three 45-minute sets from six musicians and a bilingual singer playing Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue and Salsa.

Price: $2750.00 USD

 

Caribbean Duo

Duration: 2 sets of 45 minutes

Price: $1400.00 USD

 

Cellist

Duration: 1 set of 45 minutes, ideal for cocktails.

Price: $650.00 USD

 

Flamenco Guitar

Duration: 1 set of 45 minutes

Price: $600.00 USD

 

Mariachi Band (6 musicians)

Duration: 1 set of 45 minutes, ideal for cocktails.

Price: $900.00 USD

 

Reggae Steel Drums (2 percussionists)

Duration: 2 sets of 45 minutes, ideal for dinners or cocktails.

Price: $1500.00 USD

 

*More live music options available. Visit website for full listing and prices. http://www.weddingsbylomastravel.com/planning/live_music.php?cpp=3&pagina=1

 

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

 

Ipod dock rental. 4 hours. $150

 

Audio system rental (includes speakers and microphone). 4 hour rental. $250

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CAKE OPTIONS

 

Size/shape/tiers                                              Serves                                                                 Cost

 

Large Heart Cake

6 People

$ 60.00 USD

Cake 1 Tier

10-20 People

$ 250.00 USD

Cake 2 Tier

20-30 People

$ 340.00 USD

Cake 2 Tier

30-40 People

$ 440.00 USD

Cake 3 Tier

30-40 People

$ 530.00 USD

Cake 3 Tier

40-50 People

$ 620.00 USD

Cake 4 Tier

50-60 People

$ 730.00 USD

Cake 4 Tier

60-70 People

$ 870.00 USD

 

Available flavours:

  • Red Velvet
  • Oreo
  • Vanilla rum
  • Coconut
  • Amaretto
  • Dulce de leche
  • Champagne
  • Hazelnut
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon
  • Carrot
  • Funfetti

 

 

700 Large Heart Cake    700  2 Tier cake

700 3 Tier cake    700   4 Tier cake

(all of the photos above are samples, colors and styles can be changed)

 

Cupcakes are also available at a cost of $7/cupcake.

2014 Cakes - Mexico.pdf

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Details - if you uncover some other random expenses or options, please PM me!


  • The wedding gazebo (beach pier) requires 2 sheers measuring 12m x 1.5 m each
  • Sky wedding gazebo dimensions are 3.3 m wide x 2.4m tall x 2.8 m deep

****PLEASE NOT THE SKY GAZEBO IS NOW A WHITE GAZEBO! I believe it is similar in size, but not exactly the same.

- the aisle length on the SKY deck is 94 ft, to the front of the gazebo.sky.jpg

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/183197/width/500/height/1000

  • Zavas plaza gazebozavas.jpg (these are also the old gazebo measurements...hope to update soon)

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/184520/width/350/height/700


  • Walkway for beach weddings is a wooden runner
  • Welcome bag (OOTbags) distribution $4 to $7 per bag

  • Additional items: (*private events include round table for 8-10 people with white tablecloth. Also offered is a small ‘sweetheart†table for the wedding couple, if requested. Seats are wooden white folding chairs-not covered for wedding, but do have a white cover for dinner)
  • Table size: Round 5 ft across (usually an 8 person set up)

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http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/184521/width/350/height/700

 

  • Chair bows $5 each (any color)
  • Chair bows and chair cover $8 each (bow any color)
  • Full length table cloth $60 each (any color)
  • Organza (sheer) table runners $8 each (any color)
  • Satin table runner $10 each (any color)
  • Patterned table runners $15 each (assorted prints/colors)
  • Table overlay $30 each (any color)
  • Tiffany Bubble chair (clear resin) $15 each
  • Tiffany/ Chiavari chair (available in silver, white, gold, dark brown) $12 each
  • There is a vendor meal for dinner available at a cost of $9 (usually includes a sandwich, chips and pop). This is only available for approved vendors.
  • Day Pass - $80 per adult/$40 per child: Includes food and beverage at the open guest areas on property, but does not include food & beverage for private events. These guests must be included in the private event counts. This pass allows offsite guests to stay for up to an 8 hour period. The pass must be purchased separately and paid onsite.

     

    *All adult offsite guests will be required to present a photo id upon arrival; no exceptions.

    **Day Pass charges can be waived if you host a 4 Hour Private Dinner Event.

    ***Offsite guests must leave once any private events are completed.

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