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Hi there! My fiancé and I are making a site visit to Tulum in two weeks to look at venues! I think our wedding will be rather big, maybe 250? Does anyone here have suggestions for venues that can hold this many people? All of the weddings I've looked at seem on the intimate side. Are we crazy for thinking this big in Tulum? Any and all suggestions are welcome!! Thanks everyone :)

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Lucky you, going to Tulum in two weeks!!!  250 does sound like a large wedding for Tulum, but maybe a local planner could hopefully suggest some options and help you make it work.  The largest wedding I've seen posted on BDW for Tulum was around 125 and they held it at Las Ranitas.  The Beach/Cabanas or Akiin Beach Club, like some of the other brides have mentioned, might also be an option for a larger wedding.  I think there is going to be a large wedding of around 150 at The Beach/Cabanas the same weekend as mine, from what they told me at Ziggy's while we were there.

 

This was a really helpful post for me, even though my wedding is much smaller (probably around 60)...

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/66479-tulum-brides-2012-2013/page-6?hl=essandpea

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MRSHK -  were a gorgeous bride. And the video was amazing. 

 

I am getting married at Ak'iin Beach Club, May 2014. I would love to know who did you makeup - it's flawless and natural. Exactly what I'll want. Do you have their contact info?

@@MrsHK

MRSHK -  were a gorgeous bride. And the video was amazing. 

 

I am getting married at Ak'iin Beach Club, May 2014. I would love to know who did you makeup - it's flawless and natural. Exactly what I'll want. Do you have their contact info?

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Hi everyone,

 

 

DanielleMay2014, congrats on your upcoming wedding. Im also getting married at Akiin in December. Can I ask what music you are using during the ceremony and for the party? What other vendors are you using? Photographer?

 

I haven't booked much yet, Im trying to research at the moment. Have you tried the food at akiin?

 

Hannah

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Hi!  I'm new to the website.  My fiance and I got engaged last month and we're planning to have our wedding in Tulum in January or February 2015.  We're planinng to have 150-200 guests and it sounds like from doing online research that Las Ranitas and Ak'iin are the best options.

 

Would like to hire a wedding planner since I don't want to deal with all the stress of doing research to find all the vendors.  Are any of the ladies on here using a planner?  I've read great things about Angelina at Las Ranitas. 

 

Only concern is that rooms at Las Ranitas seem pricey.  And meals aren't included.  Where are the brides on here having their guests stay?  And what recommendations are you providing to guests regarding food options in the area? 

 

I haven't been to Tulum yet, but hoping to make a scouting trip next month.

 

Appreciate any advice!

 

PS  I also thought that Essandpea's posts are really helpful.  I'm Filipina and my fiance is Indian so we're planning to do a multicultural wedding. 

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One more question for folks- For anyone who did a scouting trip prior to selecting a venue, did you hire a planner to show you to the various venues? Or did you scout them on your own? Trying to figure out the best way to do this.

 

I appreciate your advice!

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Congrats on your engagement, Reynbow!  I was in your shoes exactly a year ago and totally understand all your questions.  We ended up doing two scouting trips to Mexico, the first because we were originally encouraged to look at large, all-inclusives from Cancun to Playa, which just wasn't our style.  Then we discovered Tulum, and we were sold - but had to come back to really see it in detail (tough sell, right?!).  As you noted, none of the resorts are all inclusive, but if you think about the wedding weekend, you'll probably have a welcome dinner, the wedding and a brunch, so folks aren't on their own for meals *that much* anyway.

 

On one of our trips, we were able to meet up with Kristee from Fresa Weddings and she was fabulous. I know she works quite a bit with Akiin.  We didn't end up using her, just because our resort has a wedding planner - otherwise, it would have been a no brainer.  She took us to Akiin and Cabanas (which would actually be Ziggy Beach Club for the wedding), both great spots.  We also checked Ranitas and Be Tulum on our own, since they have in-house planners.

 

We stayed at Ranitas our 2nd trip and the property is great!  It was our runner up for sure, but they were going to be doing construction until spring of this year, so we (and they) weren't comfortable chancing that running into our wedding.  When we stayed, room prices were very reasonable and rooms were pretty basic, but that was before remodeling.  I heard they were going to jump quite a bit post-remodel, so hopefully it's worth it.  The property itself is very wide, which is great - more beachfront for you and your guests to enjoy!  The palapa/entrance is stunning, and the huge hall they have with stained glass is also beautiful.  I've read that wedding food there was great, our regular meals there were fine, but nothing stood out.  Staff was fantastic!

 

Our wedding is much smaller than yours, so most of our guests are staying at Be Tulum.  It's a wonderful option, but quite pricey.  I'd also recommend The Beach for guests.  Depending on your/their needs for the creature comforts such as A/C, 24 hr electricity, hot water, there are a number of options.  TripAdvisor also has a lot of detailed reviews that should help.

 

Food options are plentiful!  We really enjoyed MamaMuu and Ziggy's for casual/reasonable priced eats.  Have heard great things about Mateo's for tacos, so we're doing a casual welcome dinner there.  Food/setting at Be Tulum is amazing.

 

Good luck on your scouting trip!

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Hello Tulum Brides,

 

Trying to do December, but having a hard time finding venues still available.  Anyone doing their wedding at El Pez?

 

Narrowing down our venues:

El Pez

La Zebra

Akiin

Ahau

Be Tulum

 

Hiring our coordinator this week and goal is to pick a venue. If the venue ever get back to us. lol

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