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#1 JennaLea

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    Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:00 AM

    Hey brides to be! 

     

    I just went on my PV site trip July 16-20. We saw SO many villas, and hotels for our guests. I learned so much, so if you have any questions at all, let me know and we can pool all our info here, so we know we're choosing the best vendors, etc. I am currently working on my website for my guests to send on my save the dates, so any info about the area helps. 

     

    We went and saw Casa Guillermo, Casa Tres Vidas, La Mansion, Villa Celeste, Villa balboa, Casa Cosmos

     

    We saw Garza Blanca and the Best Western (used to be InterContinental) resorts for our guests, which are two we are recommending. 

     

    We also went and saw the restaurant Le Kliff, oh my gosh, SO amazing!! This will be where our welcome dinner will be.



    #2 california10

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      Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:43 AM

      Hey Jenna Lea!

       

      I'm looking at villas as well! Which one did you decide on? Appreciate any reviews! I was going to go with Celeste but then late in the game they said they didn't have a water filtration system in the villa. Any info would be helpful! I'm using Michael and Eva of Vallarta Weddings are currently waiting to hear from Casa Quetzal...

       

      Kerry



      #3 JennaLea

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        Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:17 AM

        Hi Kerry - 

         

        Any questions I can answer, I will. Are you going for a site trip? Or just booking off of pictures? 

        The only thing I wil say about Villa Celeste is that the area is not the best. During the weekend (which I'm sure you will get marred on a Saturday) people can literally sit outside of the villa with their music as LOUD as they want and you cannot do a thing about it b/c it's a public area. And right next the the busiest public beach. Would you get married on the beach here? If so, keep this in mind - its public and very popular!! Its a great villa, has a lot of mexican flair but there are many things I considered after seeing it, the location is just awful. 

         

        We didn't go see Villa Quetzal, so I can't personally help you there. 

         

        Jenna



        #4 california10

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          Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:34 AM

          Oh ok thanks for all the info! I'm glad I changed my mind! I'm not sure yet, my parents are heading down there in march so either they will take a look or my fiancĀ© and I will go down with them. Which villa did you decide on? Also how many guests are you thinking? How was casa cosmos at casa tres vidas? We don't have a preference for beach or inside the villa, depends on what villa is the best. Ha sorry, so many questions!!

          #5 JennaLea

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            Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:18 AM

            Don't apologize! I am here to help as much as I can through my planning process - and I hope once you go or hear back from when your parents go, you share your thoughts.

             

            We went with La Mansion (formally known as Garza Blanca). Not only was I blown away and loved everything about it - its 2 minutes walking distance from the resort Garza Blanca who will work with us on a good rate! Its more than perfect for us! That way my guests (I only want 50 people - so it'll be all CLOSE friends and family) can walk to and from the villa as they choose - no taxis, although taxis are so easy to get! SO even if they don't choose to stay at the resort next door - they won't have a problem. 

             

            I hope you get to go there - your decision to have your wedding there will intensify so much! It's such an awesome place!! Where you traveling from?

             

            Casa Tres Vidas is nice - much older but such a cool feel. But for a wedding you have to rent out both the Quinta Maria cortez AND Tres Vidas. The owners makes you do for a wedding. But if your having a small wedding and want all your guests in the same location this is spot! VERY affordable and SO cute! Its like a maze and really, even though you'll be at the same villa, if won't feel like it. I can answer whatever questions you have about this place. Right on the beach, ceremony would be so nice here - this is why I considered it. 

             

            Casa Cosmos is SO cute! this was our 3rd choice! Had a very tropical feel. The living area (which is where you'd have to have your reception) is under a huge palapa, definitely gives it a destination feel, very cute! I wanted more of a modern feel - not so tropical so this is why I choose to go elsewhere. No beach access here. 



            #6 JennaLea

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              Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

              Sorry - I said Casa Cosmos had no beach, I take it back, there's a beach :) ...access right to it. 



              #7 california10

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                Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:02 PM

                You're right, La Mansion looks great! I will have to look into it. Are you going with Plush catering? 



                #8 JennaLea

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                  Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:38 AM

                  Yes  - its so awesome! 

                  I didn't go with Plush, although I def thought about it, they are very professional and are great with email communication - they got back to me right away. I am going with Elite Services, the man who owns it is Polo Diaz, I met with him and he's just great! Loved the food and his price is just amazing! I'm very happy with my choice, actually just sent my deposit! Exciting!!!! 

                  When are you getting married?



                  #9 california10

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                    Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:44 AM

                    Ah how exciting! February 2015! I know I'm ahead of the game but I am trying to get a good rate because it is high season. Are you guys staying at the villa? I've just been trying to compare prices of different villas. How much is elite services per head??

                    #10 JenH

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                      Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:27 AM

                      @JennaLea - sounds like you looked at mostly private villas as opposed to the larger resorts...curious...what was your rationale for going that route? I'm planning my wedding for April 2014 and have not selected a location (slightly stressful!) but have looked a lots of places online. I haven't made a trip to PV at this point so I am not familiar with the area at all. Any insight you can provide would be helpful! 






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