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#1 TexasBride2014

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    Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

    We are getting married in May at the Zoetry Casa del Mar in Cabo, and very excited and yet overwhelmed with planning the wedding from afar.  I have spoken to a wedding coordinator in Cabo but the pricing the hotel is offering is comperable and didn't seem to make sense.  If anyone has recently been married and planning to get married at this venue and would like to share any of their experiences I would love to hear them.  I am trying to figure out how to plan the table settings/decorations for dinner, whether or not to use a DJ or splurge on a band.. and if a band who to use? Flowers.. not a clue on what is in season during May.. ? Oh there are a million other items I am worrying about but these are some big ones! :stupid: 



    #2 TexasBride2014

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      Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

      I was hoping this site would have some feedback on the wedding... 

       

      Anyone have any comments about the venue or willing to share ideas???? We are considering Gilda or Bradley Fraser as a photographer.. thoughts (I think they are both TOP notch but would love to know what made someone pick one over the other) > Also considering having a band play versus a DJ .. recommendations? 



      #3 Ella2015

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        Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

        I was hoping this site would have some feedback on the wedding... 

         

        Anyone have any comments about the venue or willing to share ideas???? We are considering Gilda or Bradley Fraser as a photographer.. thoughts (I think they are both TOP notch but would love to know what made someone pick one over the other) > Also considering having a band play versus a DJ .. recommendations? 

        Hi @TexasBride 2014 - How was your wedding at Casa Del Mar?! We're considering it as a venue for our wedding next year and have a site visit planned for next month. I'd love any feedback, thoughts, experiences you can share about the venue and your special day. Thanks so much! 



        #4 TexasBride2014

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          Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:49 PM

          Hi @TexasBride 2014 - How was your wedding at Casa Del Mar?! We're considering it as a venue for our wedding next year and have a site visit planned for next month. I'd love any feedback, thoughts, experiences you can share about the venue and your special day. Thanks so much! 

          The wedding was fabulous - as was the venue.  I would highly recommend.  We had 57 people attend, many that had never been to Mexico nor outside the US .. so the small property and being all inclusive worked well.  Also being able to go to the nearby Secrets and Dreams resort worked well for those wanting a change of scenery. 

          We hired a florist that did flowers, brought in tables and chairs for reception and most of the decor.  Also hired a guitarist for ceremony and another one to play during dinner.. then DJ for reception.  We also had fireworks - probably one of the highlights (well worth the $$).  

          The hotel did a fabulous job with working with us on the menu, the chef was very open and did a great job..almost not enough time to go through all the courses... but they always say the wedding goes by too fast! The wedding cake was also very good.

          The wedding coordinator situation was stressful - the first 2 quit before the wedding (i think due to being stretched way too thin between the Zoetry and Dreams).  The last one was good, it all came together at the end - but we had to wait until we arrived to finalize many of the items.  However she did everything she could to accommodate us, but as a nervous bride the waiting was difficult.

          We go to Cabo frequently - often stay at one of the top resorts but pay a lot more... so while this place is not inexpensive I would recommend for a wedding.  Also, the part that drew us to the place was they only allow 1 wedding per week so you are not 1 of many brides getting married there (like Vegas).  The entire staff was informed about the wedding and super nice.. the service is excellent.  And one other note.. they told us they could only accommodate 3 people per room but they had other rooms that handled a few families with additional people. And lastly - stay in the Aquora (sp?) building with the rooms that have the spa on the balcony.. it is furthest but the nicest.  Please let me know if you have additional questions.. hope this wasn't too much information.



          #5 Ella2015

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            Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:45 AM

            Thank you @TexasBride2014!!! This has been so helpful! For some reason or another it's been really hard to find recent reviews of weddings at Casa Del Mar, so I really appreciate you taking the time. We're looking to have around 75 people and love the idea of having the hotel to oursevelves if possible. Our other choice right now is Cabo Surf Hotel. 

             

            We have an appointment set with WC Marcela Castro at Casa Del Mar and she seems relatively new so I can see where your frustration was with the constant switching around. So far she's been really responsive so fingers crossed. We're trying to figure out whether the preferred vendors the hotel works with are any good. I know there's about a $100-$200 fee for any outside vendor used, so we're trying to asses all that right now. Would love your thoughts and vendors that you ended up using! Will respond to your PM right now!! 

             

            yay!!! 






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