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#21 california10

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    Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:40 AM

    Hi springwater, did you have an issue with villa azul and villa celeste not having a water filtration system? 



    #22 springwater

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      Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

      Not really Cali. A few people had some stomach problems, but I don't think it was widespread enough for it to have been coming from a lack of a filtration systems. Honestly, I didn't even ask about he filtration system before I went, I just assumed it would be ok since it's a really toursity area. I personally didn't have any problems with it, but I travel a lot if that makes any difference.

      #23 california10

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        Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:35 AM

        Ah ok thanks!

        #24 Roxy8

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          Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:00 PM

          Hi!! Your pictures look amazing!! I'm also planning a DW in PV and have been looking at wedding packages at different resorts. I never thought of a villa, until I saw your post. Somehow, I thought it would be more complicated. 

           

          How many guests did you have on your wedding? Also, may ask, around how much did you end up spending?



          #25 Jennifer86

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            Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:33 AM

            Could someone tell me where I can go in here to see the information regarding my resort, I was kind of hoping that I could read someone elses experience at the Riu Vallarta.....Im not ver4y technicially inclined...Im not sure how to find what I am looking for. Any help would be great!

            Thanks! :)



            #26 lsumegan

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              Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:50 PM

              Hi Springwater, omg finally someone who stayed in Villa Azul!  We are having our wedding there in October of this year.  It will be on the terrace.  It will be very small (about 25 people total).  One thing I would like to know is what is the sound system like at the villa on the terrace?  Daniel from Vallarta Shores said there is a speaker, but I am worried about whether it will be sufficient.  We plan on just plugging in our iphone.  Also, did the staff pick you up from the airport, or did you arrange your own transportation?

               

              Thanks so much for taking your time to share your experiences!



              #27 Tbasgall

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                Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

                Your wedding looks gorgeous.

                #28 Martoca

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                  Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

                  Your villa should have bottled water service delivered. Most places in Mexico do. I mean in case the filtration system is not installed... no worries :)

                  Have fun!

                  Jimmy



                  #29 Martoca

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                    Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:43 PM

                    It is usually the most expensive item of the reception: Dinner and Drinks! So what can you do to budget and organize well? Of course it all depends on your available money for the wedding total but for argument sake let's take a budget of about 100 dollars per person which is  about average for all night bar and food service. 

                    First let's start with the bar. I personally do not recommend the 4 to 5 hour bar to anyone in Mexico :) It is a party and no cash should be needed at any time. Also, in our venue we do not close early so it is an all-inclusive all night concept. So just consider the bar to be open during the entire party. The costs are going to be based on if you want well brands or top shelf brands and also I often set up a Specialty Sctrach Bar with all fresh ingredients for Mojitos and Margaritas :) So as you can guess, the cheapest is an open bar with well brands and beer and then it goes up according to the brands used and if we set up a cool looking bar and lounge area.

                    Second, the food, yummy :), the food can cost about 40 dollars per person for a good quality 3 course dinner, up to 150 dollars per person for 8 hors d'ouevres and 4 course gourmet dinner with imported ingredients such as Foie Gras and such... The dinner/food service cost is really very variable since we in AppleMark

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                    Then comes the food budget, in summary you need to consider qulity of food for example the steak can be Kobe, Prime, Choice... do you want Organic or Grassfed beef, or Lobster and Jumbo Shrimp versus Chicken or pork. All this matters. This is why I always interview my couples and find out if they enjoy fine dinning or are "foodies" and if not then I go with a more standard menu. If they enjoy food and want the dinner to be a showpiece in the wedding then we will offer exotic menus and combinations and create amazing culinary experiences for our brides and their guests. Once you decide on the quality and type of ingredients the cooking cost the same if we are making chicken or Lobster :) Does this make sense? It is about ingredients and then we cook what you like to serve your guests. Then you must consider after quality of ingredients is the Quantity of "servings" i.e. Fists Hors d'Ouevres, then dinner, then dessert bar, then taco bar and Mexican Coffee flambee for example :) Here are some pictures of levels and types of food services offered. I forgot about buffets... sorry. We do not usually do buffets because the quality of the food suffers on the line. In Mexico labor is cheap so it really is no difference in price so buffets are not recommended by me. You should treat your guests to great 5 star service :)

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                    An important part of catering is the dinnerware and silverware and glasses used, as well as the table settings... this can vary from about 10 dollars per person up to 30 or 40 per person or more. It simply depends on your taste :)
                    Thank You for reading and if you have any questions I am glad to help :)
                    Jimmy
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                    #30 REP

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                      Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:25 PM

                      Thanks for post




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