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#1 AllieH

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Hello BDW Brides! 

 

Here you will find the answer to almost all of your questions about EDR/EDCR - planning a wedding, details about the resort, and as much info as I can dig up to share. If you have a specific question and don't see it answered here, feel free to ask! 

 

Post #2 - Resort 101 (Contact Info, Restaurants, Gourmet Corners & Gourmet Inclusive Bars)

Post #3 - Why book with Wright Travel Agency, GIVC & GI Wedding Consultants? 

Post #4 - Wedding Ceremonies

Post #5 - Wedding Packages

Post #6 - Wedding Ceremony Locations

Post #7 - Wedding Event Locations, Options & Cost

Post #8 - Private Wedding Events - Entertainment Options and Costs (DJ's, etc)

Post #9 - Let's Eat Cake!

Post #10 - Blooming Gorgeous! (Flowers)

Post #11 - Photographers & Videographers

Post #12 - Get Pampered! (Spa Info)

Post #13 - Ceremony & Event fabric options (chair bows, covers, table runners, overlays & table cloths)

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 - Memorable Moments Collections

Post #20 - Symbolic (Non-Denominational) Ceremony Script

Post #20 - Reserved for future use

Post #21 - Reserved for future use

 

If there's anything you'd like to see added or updated, please send me a PM. This is a living thread, and it'll take a village to keep everything current. 

 

The original El Dorado Royale forum will still be alive and active - please feel free to use it to chat about wedding planning and specific questions. Or you can move in here and make yourselves comfy! 

 

Thanks!

Allie

 

Note: Many pictures have been removed temporarily while the thread undergoes renovation. Thanks for your patience! 

 

Important 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. 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#2 AllieH

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  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Resort Contact info:
Address: KM 45, Carretera Cancun - Tulum, Riviera Maya, Q. Roo. C.P. 77710, Mexico¨
Telephone: (52) 998 8728030, Fax: (52) 998 8728031
General Manager: Francisco Jorge
 
Email Addresses: 
Hotel Sales Office: infodoradoroyale@eldoradoroyale.com.mx
North America Sales: marketing@karismahotels.com
Weddings Coordinator: weddings@karismahotels.com
 
Website: http://karismahotels.../eldoradoroyale
 
Resort's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.../ElDoradoRoyale
Resort's Wedding Coordinators: Lomas Travel: http://www.weddingsbylomastravel.com
 
El Dorado Royale Fact Sheet: [/size]http://karismahotels...e-Factsheet.pdf
El Dorado Casitas Royale Fact Sheethttp://karismahotels...s-Factsheet.pdf
 
El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Casitas Royale is located in Puerto Morelas, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Approximately 25 minutes south of Cancun International Airport (CUN) and 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen.[/size]
 
"Zoomable" Resort Map <--click here
 
 
GOURMET INCLUSIVE PACKAGE FEATURE

  • Accommodations as selected.
  • Welcome glass of Sparkling wine and refreshing towel.
  • All Gourmet meals and specialty bites
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a selection of domestic and international premium brands.
  • Minibar with beer, water, soft drinks stocked once a day.
  • Daily and nightly activity program with live music & shows.
  • Bicycles provided to ride around the premises.
  • Non-motorized water sports: kayak and snorkeling gear.
  • Scuba clinics in the pool.
  • Hospitality Desk
  • 12 swimming pools, one of which is a natural saltwater pool.
  • 2 hard surface lighted tennis courts. Rackets and balls provided free of charge. Restrictions apply to be used at night.
  • Complementary Shuttle to Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Reservation required.
  • Personal Concierge Service from 8 am to 11 pm
  • Fitness center, Sauna and Steam Room
  • 24 hours room service (restrictions apply on rainy days)
  • Taxes and gratuities included 

RESTAURANTS & GOURMET CORNERS
8 Restaurants, 3 Gourmet Corners
 
Menus: http://karismahotels...taurantslounges
 
COCOTAL (R1)
At Cocotal, guests' appetites are met with enjoyable tastes from all over the world served a la carte. With a great chef Ìs menu, Cocotal offers something for everyone in an elegant air conditioned atmosphere.
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11am

Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
 

D ÌITALIA Villas contemporary Italian (R3)
This beautiful and romantic Italian restaurant serves modern takes on traditional dishes with inspired favorites, like the lobster lasagna rivaling the creations of the world's finest culinary venues.
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
 

KAMPAI- Pacific Rim (R7)
Take in the stunning ocean views as you enjoy the best of authentic Pacific Rim cuisine from India, Vietnam, China and Japan. Don't miss the area's freshest sushi or the authentic spring rolls.

Lunch: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Dinner: 6pm - 10.00 pm
 

LA ISLA (R2)
Open air palapa serving a la carte International Cuisine features culinary favorites served all day.
Breakfast: 7.00am - 11am 
Lunch: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm - 10.00pm 
 

JO JO'S Caribbean Seaside Grill (R6)
At Jojos the guest will be able to enjoy the freshest Seafood Gourmet dishes with a spectacular view of the Caribbean in casual ambience
Lunch: 11am - 6pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm 

 

RINCON MEXICANO (R4)
Enjoy the tastes of authentic Mexico with items like tacos, fajitas, fresh pico de gallo and more. Enjoy the beautiful garden view while you dine for both lunch and dinner. During dinner, delight your senses with our exclusive Mexican Author Cuisine in a pleasant and casual atmosphere.
Lunch: 12:00pm - 3pm 
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
 

D ÌITALIA CASITAS (R5)
This beautiful and romantic Italian restaurant serves modern takes on traditional dishes with inspired favorites, like the lobster lasagna rivaling the creations of the world's finest culinary venues.
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm

 

FUENTES - Culinary Theatre (R8)

Come and enjoy one of the world’s most avant-garde concepts in culinary entertainment. Open kitchen with full cooking show of iron chef level. A one-of-a-kind Culinary Theater with gourmet acts hosted and performed by the Chef and Sommelier designed to satisfy both, your appetite and your curiosity. 

 

Our Chef, will take you on a journey filled with exquisite aromas, colors, textures, contrasts and flavors, and the finest selection of ingredients from our green house. 

 

Our Sommelier, guides you through the magic behind the subtle art of pairing to make this epicurean journey an absolutely memorable Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experience. 

 

Only one daily sitting starting with a welcome cocktail at 7:00pm followed by the dinner & show at 7:30 pm. 
Reservations are required. 

 

 

SANTA FE GRILL  - (R5 - BEHIND D'ITALIA CASITAS)

Reservations are required for dinner.

Coal oven-cooked exquisite food and task wines from all over the world gathered harmonically in Santa Fe Grill make the perfect combination to share with your loved ones. 

 

Starters, salads and soups are pre-fix menus served family style. You choose entrees, sides and desserts. 

 

Breakfast: 7:00am - 10am

Dinner: 6pm - 10pm

 

All restaurants are non smoking and do not require reservations, first come first serve.
Restaurants operate on select schedules 
**A maximum of 6 people per table is allowed; more than 6, restrictions apply.

 

To enhance our unique dining experience, please comply with the following casual elegant dress code in all gourmet restaurants for dinner service. Ladies: Capri pants, Dresses, Skirts, Long Pants, Shoes, Dress Sandals Gentlemen: Formal Bermuda shorts, Long Pants, Collared shirts, Dress Sandals, Casual shoes or dress sandals.

 

GOURMET CORNERS
LA CABA PIZZERIA (G1)

Lunch: 11am - 5pm

Wood burning oven pizzas served to order, and a selection of angus burgers, gourmet bites among other succulent Mexican "botana" preparations.
HEALTH BAR (G2):

Breakfast/Lunch: 8am - 4pm

Serving fresh fruits, whole-wheat sandwiches, and smoothies.
LAS OLAS (G3 - Casitas building 31)

Lunch: 12pm - 4pm

Serving various salads and sandwiches

 
GOURMET INCLUSIVE BARS
El Dorado Royale offers its guest with a multitude of bars, each with its own unique ambiance
 

MARTINI BAR (B3) 12.00noon - 2.00am: Sip Martinis at the sophisticated-chic Martini Bar which offers a variety of premium vodkas from around the world as well as premium brands.
 

BAR LAS GUACAMAYAS (B2) - 5.00pm - 2.00am: Relax on one of the swinging chairs while savoring a cold drink. Choose between a variety of beverages (cold Mexican beers, cheladas, exotic cocktails or aged tequila) with live music.

 

BEACH BAR (B6)  9.00am to 2.00am: Located at the beach with spectacular views of the ocean
 

BELLINIS BAR (B17) - 5:30pm - ??: Located above  D'Italia Casitas, enjoy a specialty Bellini in a gorgeous modern setting.

 

GAVIOTAS SEASHORE BAR (B14) -9:00 am - 11.00 pm located in front of Kampai restaurant

SWIM UP BAR LA ISLA (B5) 9.00am - 5.00pm: Located at one of the principal pools.
SWIM UP BAR LAS FUENTES (B1)  9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar located at Las Fuentes Swimming Pool
SWIM UP BAR PERICOS (B7)  9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up located at the Casita Suites Section 25
SWIM UP BAR PAPAGAYOS (B8) - 9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar located at the Casita Suites section 26
SWIM UP BAR PELICANOS (B9)  9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar located at the Casita Suites Section 27
SWIM UP COLIBRI (B10)  9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar located at the Casita Suites Section 28
SWIM UP QUETZAL (B11) 9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar located at the Casitas Suites Section 29
SWIM UP FAISANES (B12) 9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar located at the Casitas Suites Section 30
SWIM UP ALBATROS (B15) 9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar located at the Casitas Suites Section 31
SWIM UP FLAMINGOS (B16)9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar located at the Casitas Suites Section 32
SWIM UP BAR TUCANES (B4)  9.00am - 5.00pm: Swim up bar also offering shaded area with comfortable seating.

 

Note: Summer hours are 10am - 6pm for swim up bars
 
GREENHOUSE
An organic Greenhouse has been built within the property. It continues our Going Green philosophy and provides beautiful vegetables & herbs to use in our properties.
 
The types of crops we harvest are: Round tomato, Roma tomato or saladete, cherry tomato, European cucumber, green & yellow Pepper, cilantro, basil, spinach and lettuce Eastern. The Products that are used for fumigation are from certified organic origins, these come from plants, leaves & seeds.
 
Tours depart from main lobby, several days a week.


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#3 AllieH

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Wright Travel Agency is a Karisma Hotels Diamond Level 5 (highest production), Top 10 Azul Weddings, Top Wedding Coordinator. Experienced destination wedding planning specialists - and more importantly, super fantastic ladies! 

 

Read reviews of WTA here. 

 

Let Wright Travel Agency book your wedding and you can go on Karisma Hotels Brides' Dress Rehearsal!

 

For only $399 per couple, brides and their grooms can stay for 3 nights at their hotel of choice and have the opportunity to taste different cake options, sample menu items and even view the various locations and setups for their ceremony and private events!

 

Brides Dress Rehearsal includes:

-Personally visit the Karisma Resorts & wedding locations

-See your vision start to come to life as you view chic decor & signature accents

-Meet photographers, florists and your on-site wedding team

-Sample chef inspired menus, wedding cakes, signature cocktails and wine pairings

To get more information about booking your Karisma Wedding with a GI Wedding Consultant at Wright Travel Agency, you can contact us here: GI Wedding Consultant Information Request or email us!

 

Why Get Married at El Dorado Spa Resorts, by Karisma

- Voted the Best Boutique Hotel Chain by Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards  

- Only Gourmet Inclusive® hotel group in the world  

- Beach and other ceremony locations to choose from  

- Ceremonies available 7 days a week

- Free online bridal registry and wedding website  

- Dedicated professional wedding department   

- Never need to leave resort for anything related to the wedding, all services are brought to you  

- Array of optional amenities and private events available to customize each wedding  

- Bridal Suite available to get ready for your Big Day

- Beachfront Wedding Chapel  

- Groom's Room  

- Brides personal attendant    

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#4 AllieH

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

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. You will be notified of your consultation appointment with the onsite wedding coordinators when you check in. This meeting can’t be rescheduled, and is usually set for the day following your arrival. This is when you go over the details of your wedding – everything you confirmed and decided with your Lomas wedding coordinator. You will confirm that it’s all correct, or make any needed changes at this time. Bring any decorations or items you brought with you to this meeting.

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.

 

Confirmations: In order to confirm a wedding day and time you must: With a limited number of weddings per day, be sure to book well in advance. Once you've selected your wedding date and hotel, send us your Wedding Reservation Form to inquire about availability. We'll acknowledge receipt of your form within 24 hours, and then confirm date, time and officiant availability within another 48 hours. A $200.00 usd non-refundable deposit will be required in order to secure your confirmed date & time.

 

You may also choose a Jewish ceremony, or a Sikh wedding ceremony. Additional information regarding these two ceremony types is available here <--click


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#5 AllieH

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

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
  • Special aisle runner (red fabric for EDR/EDCR)
  • 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
  • Wedding certificate*
  • Filing of all documents
  • Witnesses


RECEPTION:

  • Dinner reservation for wedding group in our international restaurant (EDR/EDCR: Cocotal, max 40 guests)
  • 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 10 am-­4 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. Qualifying room = Premium Suite at EDR or Casita Suite at EDCR. 

    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.

 

 

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Perhaps your wedding vision is more - everything! Then the Memorable Moments Collection may be for you. They start with decor, and combine a stylized menu and events to match. 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

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 ($3,500 each): 

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.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#6 AllieH

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Ceremony locations (person counts indicates max # of people with ceremony set up)

 

 

Note: Decorations not included

 

Additional photos of ceremony & event locations are available courtesy of Miriam (murmel) - thanks Miriam!!  <--yup, click there!

 

Beachside ceremonies:

Gazebo 55 - 100 people

Presidential Gazebo - 30 people

Chapel Terrace Gazebo - 104 people

Fuentes Gazebo - 100 people

White Gazebo (next to saltwater pool, A5) - 100 people

Casitas Gazebo 1: (Colibri Gazebo - no official name, across from Colibri pool, A9) - 14 people

Casitas Gazebo 2: (Faisanes Gazebo - no official name, across from Faisanes pool, A11) - 14 people

D'Italia/Bellinis Gazebo - 50 people

 

Other ceremony locations:

Mexican Gazebo/Kiosk (S16 - near buildings 4 & 5) - 70 persons

Chapel (S15) - 100 people

Grand Ballroom - 616 persons

Salon Royale/Dorado (S14) - 300 persons

Health Bar (G2) - 50 persons

 

Beach Gazebo locations on EDR's Map: double rings (noting wedding locations), from left to right:

Gazebo 55, Presidential Gazebo, Fuentes Gazebo, Chapel Terrace Gazebo, White Gazebo (next to A5 - saltwater pool). Colibri Gazebo, Faisanes Gazebo and D'Italia Gazebo

 

Ceremony Details: 

Your ceremony will include a microphone and speakers, so your guests will be able to hear the entire ceremony. You can choose to bring your own ceremony music on an iPod. Your groom will give this to the wedding coordinators when he arrives at the ceremony site.

 

Suggestions for ceremony music:

Guest seating - 2 songs

Parents seating - 1 song (or use guest seating songs)

Groom walk - 1 song

Bridal party - 1-2 songs, depending on size of party

Bride walk - 1 song

Certificate signing - 1 song

Recessional - 1 song

 

It's recommended that you label the songs as you want them played (e.g. Guest Seating Song 1, Guest Seating Song 2, etc). This will make it easier for the MC to play the songs when you intend for them to be played. 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#7 AllieH

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  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Group Dinner (included in several of the wedding packages):

Most wedding packages include a dinner package at the Cocotal restaurant for up to 40 people (additional charge for extra guests). If Cocotal is not available, your wedding coordinator will provide you with other options.

 

This is a semi-private dinner, meaning the restaurant is also open to other guests. You will be seated together, in the same area (we had 4 large tables of 8 in the back of the restaurant). Seating times are also limited.

 

You will choose one appetizer, one salad, two entrees and one dessert ahead of time for your guests from the Cocotal Restaurant's menu. 

 

The resort will print custom menus for you, and your guests can choose their entrees when seated. If you have guests with dietary restrictions, be sure to mention that to your wedding coordinator ahead of time (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). Depending on the # of guests with dietary restrictions, and at the resort's discretion, you may be able to have an additional entree selection to meet those needs. 

 

Private Events

If you wish to have cocktails, and/or a reception at a different location than the group dinner you are required to host a private event. You can choose cocktails, brunch, lunch or dinner events (or any combination you dream of!).

 

 

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Examples of private events are:

a)   Pick and Choose lunch/dinner. You will choose the appetizer, salad/soup and dessert for everyone. You can then choose up to two main courses for your guests. Your guests will need to pre-select their entree choices prior to arrival at EDR. Prices are based on the price of the entrees selected, from $16-34pp. (includes international open bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests).

B)  BBQ deluxe.  (includes international open bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 30 guests)

c)   Gourmet brunch.  (includes international open bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 30 guests)

d)   Petit gourmet.  (includes international open bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 30 guests)

e)   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. (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)

f)    Italian family style  (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)

g)   Mexican family style p (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 30 guests)

h)   Set menu  (includes international bar for 4 hours, requires minimum 16 guests). You will select the menus for your guests in this scenario: 1 appetizer/starter, 1 main course and 1 dessert.

i)    Asian standing cocktail party  (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)

j)    Viva la Rome standing cocktail party  (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)

k)   Mexican standing cocktail party  (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests) (the donkey is allowed in certain locations at EDR, see locations post for specifics)

l)    Deluxe standing cocktail party (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)

m)  Sweet standing cocktail party (includes international bar for 2 hours, requires minimum 16 guests)

 

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 subject to change.

 

Private Wedding Event locations & maximum capacity: 

Indoor/sheltered:

Grand Ballroom

Tray passed canapes - 616 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 700 persons

Cocktail tables - 50 tables

Plated dinner - 616 persons

Food display - 500 persons

Imperial Style (single long table) set up - 80 persons

Round table of 8 - 77 tables

U-Shape Style set up - 80 persons

Entertainment Options

Live soft music

DJ

Band music

Donkey

 

 

Salon Royale

Tray passed canapes - 200 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 100 persons

Cocktail tables - 33 tables

Plated dinner - 120 persons

Food display - 96 persons

Imperial-Style set up - 40 persons

Round table of 8 - 12 tables

U-Shape Style set up - 35 persons

Live soft music

DJ

Music until 11:00 pm

 

 

Tucanes (pool side, outdoor covered area with ceiling fans)

Tray passed canapes - 75 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 75 persons

Cocktail tables - 11 tables

Plated dinner - 75 persons

Food display - 75 persons

Round table of 8 - 8 tables

Live soft music

DJ

Band Music

Music until 11:00 pm

Donkey

 

Health Bar (pool side, outdoor covered area, closest to the beach, also close to the main path)

Tray passed canapes - 50 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 50 persons

Cocktail tables - 8 tables

Plated dinner - 48 persons

Food display - 40 persons

Round table of 8 - 6 tables

Existing furniture - 32 persons

Live soft music

DJ

Music until 11:00 pm

Donkey

 

 

 

Outdoor:

Chapel Terrace

Tray passed canapes - 104 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 104 persons

Cocktail tables - 15 tables

Plated dinner - 104 persons

Food display - 32 persons

Round table of 8 - 13 tables

U-Shape Style set up - 32 persons

Live soft music

Music until 11:00 pm

Donkey

 

Presidential Terrace

Tray passed canapes - 100 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 100 persons

Cocktail tables - 10 tables

Plated dinner - 100 persons

Food display - 100 persons

Round table of 8 - 10 tables

Live soft music

DJ

Band music

Music until 11:00 pm

Donkey

 

Fuentes Gazebo/Terrace

Tray passed canapes - 100 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 100 persons

Cocktail tables - 10 tables

Plated dinner - 100 persons

Food display - 100 persons

Round table of 8 - 10 tables

Live soft music

DJ

Band music

Music until 11:00 pm

Donkey

 

White Gazebo/Terrace

Tray passed canapes - 300 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 100 persons

Cocktail tables  - 25 tables

Plated dinner - 200 persons

Food display - 160 persons

Round table of 8 - 25 tables

Live soft music

DJ

Band music

Music until 11:00 pm

Donkey

 

Gazebo 55 Terrace

Tray passed canapes - 100 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 50 persons

Cocktail tables - 16 tables

Live soft music

DJ

Music until 11:00 pm

 

Bellinis Gazebo/Terrace

Tray passed canapes - 50 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 50 persons

Cocktail tables - 8 tables

Food display - 16 persons

Round table of 8 - 3 tables

Live soft music

DJ

Music until 11:00 pm

 

Mexican Gazebo

Tray passed canapes - 70 persons

Theatre-Style set up - 50 persons

Cocktail tables - 11 tables

Food display - 32 persons

Round table of 8 - 6 tables

Live soft music

DJ

Music until 11:00 pm

Donkey

 

 

Presidential Gazebo/Terrace

Theatre-Style set up - 30 persons

Cocktail tables - 5 tables

DJ

Live soft music

Music until 11:00 pm

 

Mexican Donkey Cocktail - $200

Have a special guest on your cocktail or private event. Philimon or Lupito will be dress up and ready to pose with their traditional Mexican Sarape and Mariachi Hat!

Price includes an hour of service and 12 bottles or cans of beer on ice. Available hours: From 8 am to 7 pm. 

 

Venues above with "Donkey" in their list are available to host the Mexican Donkey Cocktail.


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#8 AllieH

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  • Wedding Date:November 5, 2012
  • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya MX
  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Entertainment Options: DJs, Live Music, Performances

 

DJ All Music: 

Option 1 - Single Location (indoor or outdoor) DJ Services, 4 hours. $1,500 Includes: 

  • Audio:
  1. 2 speakers Mackie SRM 450 v2 active sound reinforcement - 15 inch
  2. 2 Denon dual CD player/MP3 player
  3. 1 Denon mixer X-900 4 channels 4 RCA input
  4. 1 headphone Denon DN-HP1000
  5. 1 wireless microphone - Shure PGX24/SM58
  6. 1 laptop Toshiba / W7 virtual DJ or Tracktor
  7. 1 microphone stand
  • Lights:
  1. 1 Showco DMX lighting controller SH-5023
  2. 6 BKL LED par 64
  3. 4 Showco mini LED spot SH/LED 15
  4. 1 laser show - Chauvet
  5. 1 fog machine - Allien SL1500
  6. 1 bubble machine - Chauvet bubble king
  7. 1 portable steel light stand
  8. 1 portable tent (weather permitting)
  • Staff:
    • International Bilingual DJ
    • Bilingual MC
  • Amenities:
    • Neon bracelets
    • Balloons
  •  
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Additional hour: $250 USD
  • **5 h or more a charge of USD $50 will be made for a meal for the Dj staff of 3
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  • Option 2 - DJ Combo - 2 locations (indoors and outdoors) - $2,000
  • A special DJ music service for a combination of indoors/outdoors events. It includes: 

    • Audio:
  1. 2 speakers Mackie SRM 450 v2 active sound reinforcement - 15 inch
  2. 2 Denon dual CD player/MP3 player
  3. 1 Denon mixer X-900 4 channels 4 RCA input
  4. 1 headphone Denon DN-HP1000
  5. 1 wireless microphone - Shure PGX24/SM58
  6. 1 laptop Toshiba / W7 virtual DJ or Tracktor
  7. 1 microphone stand
  • Lights:
  1. 1 Showco DMX lighting controller SH-5023
  2. 6 BKL LED par 64
  3. 4 Showco mini LED spot SH/LED 15
  4. 1 laser show - Chauvet
  5. 1 fog machine - Allien SL1500
  6. 1 bubble machine - Chauvet bubble king
  7. 1 portable steel light stand
  8. 1 portable tent (weather permitting)
  • Projection:
  1. 1 Benq projector
  2. 1 laptop - Toshiba / MP3-DVD/USB * not compatible with Mac files
  3. 1 portable screen
  • Size: indoors 1.70 m x 1.70 m / 5' 6" x 5' 6"
  • Size: outdoors 3 m x 3 m / 9' 10" x 9' 10"
    • Staff:
      • International Bilingual DJ
      • Bilingual MC
    • Amenities:
      • Neon bracelets
      • Balloons
    • Price: $2,000 USD
    • Time: 4 hours
    • Additional hour: $250 USD
    • **5 h or more a charge of USD $50 will be made for the meal for the Dj staff of 3

 

DJ Equipment Rental: $1,200 - $2,000

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Mega DJ

4 hours of DJ services, $1,000

Service includes:

  • Audio:
  1. 2 Eurolive active 12 inch and 2 way loudspeaker system
  2. 1 midi controller BCD 3000
  3. 2 double CD player Numark
  4. 1 pro mixer VMX 1000 Behringer - 4 ch
  5. 1 headphone Behringer HPX 2000
  6. 1 wireless microphone Shure
  7. 1 laptop Toshiba (XP) / virtual DJ
  8. 1 Bunker power rack pr-130
  • Lights:
  1. 1 controller DMX Chauvet
  2. 4 light par LED Allien 64
  3. 2 robotic mini LED R 15 Numark
  4. 1 Chauvet portable truss
  • Staff:
    • Bilingual DJ
  • Amenities:
    • Neon bracelets
    • Balloons
  • Price: $1,000 USD
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Additional hour: $150 USD
  • Additional charge for a Bilingual MC (if required): $250 USD for 4 hours
  • **5 h or more a charge of USD $50 will be made for a meal for the Dj staff of 3

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The primary difference between DJ All Music's $1,500 service and Mega DJ's $1,000 service is the added MC with DJ All Music. 

 

 

*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).

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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. 

 

Ipod dock rental: $150 Bose digital docking station charges your iPod while docked. Compatible with iPod models: 3.0, 2.2, 1.2 (mini) 1.0, photo / video, and 1.0 nano. Two hours rental (iPod not included).

Professional sound amplifier for private events: $250 It features inputs for iPod & microphone (no CD player). Four hours rental.
Please note that an iPod is NOT included.

 

Additional entertainment options available:

Belly Dancers

Fire Show

Circus Show (acrobats/balancing)

Samba Show

Salsa Show

Water Drums

Cigar Roller


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#9 AllieH

AllieH
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  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Cake! Cake! Cake! 

 

Yes, I love cake. 

 

Here are your options for cakes at EDR: 

 

Large Cake, 6 ppl, $60 USD

1 Tier Cake, 10-20 ppl, $250 USD

2 Tier Cake, 20-30 ppl, $340 USD

2 Tier Cake, 30-40 ppl, $440 USD

3 Tier Cake, 30-40 ppl, $530 USD

3 Tier Cake, 40-50 ppl, $620 USD

4 Tier Cake, 50-60 ppl, $730 USD

4 Tier Cake, 60-70 ppl, $870 USD

 

Our experienced patissiers can create beautiful and delicious cakes in different sizes, depending on the number of guests, from 6 to 70 people.

Cake flavors: 

  • Red velvet
  • Oreo
  • Vanilla rum
  • Coconut
  • Amaretto
  • Dulce de leche
  • Champagne
  • Hazelnut
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon
  • Carrot cake
  • Funfetti
Cake Pops are available for $5.50 each
Cupcakes are available for $7.50 each
Mini Cakes are available for $11.50 each
 
A variety of cake, cupcake and cake pop stands are available for rental, prices vary. 
 

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#10 AllieH

AllieH
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  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Bouquet Options: 

There are 4 levels of bouquets available: 

Basic 

Premium

Deluxe

Special 

 

 

 

Sunflowers (must be ordered 1 month before wedding date) ($80)

 

Bouquet with salmon & orange roses, lisanthus, calla lilies and foliage ($90)

 

 

Tropical flowers ($90)

 


White Mexican Calla Lilies, 8-9 stems, available Sept - April ($145)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The moral of the bouquet story? Ask your wedding coordinator if there are specific flowers you'd like in your bouquet. Prices range greatly depending on the flowers requested, size of the bouquet and what flowers are available at the time of your wedding (depending on the season). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass container with tropical flowers in white, shades of pink, yellow, orange, red, lavender & purple $90

 

 

 

 

 

centerpiece w/ tropical flowers & greenery $70

 

square wooden container with tropical flowers and square candle $90

 

 

set of 3 glass vases with tropical flowers $110

 

centerpiece with 2 glass vases, candles, sand, shells and a conch with alstroemerias $90

 

 

Natural bamboo & orchids ($75)

 

 

 

 

three vases of the same size with white tropical flowers ($165)

 

 

5 glass containers of different sizes with shells & sand ($110)

 

Wooden base with green foliage & tulips ($140)

 

 

Tall glass vase with 12 calla lilies ($200)

 

3 glass vases of different sizes, starfish, candles and calla lilies ($275)

 

 

 

3 candles on a pewter plate ($55)

 

 

 

 

Tiki torch w/ tropical flowers ($50)

 

Chair corsage ($55)

 

 

5m long carnation lai for gazebo ($110)

 

 

there are TONS of other flower options - please visit the links for ideas & examples. 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome





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