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Riu Jalisco/PV Wedding Review

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Did your group go out dancing while in town? I'm looking a nice/fun place for a night out for party animals in my group...
In town as in PV? Not that i know of. We usually stuck to the disco at the Jalisco or Vallarta. It's convenient and drinks are steadily flowing cheesy.gif My previous trips to PV we went to Christine's (so much FUN!) and the Zoo. I'm pretty sure Christine's has a website and you can email the manager for a group booking. Check it out.

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Thanks for the review! We are getting married at the Riu Vallarta in April '09. So you had dinner 6-8pm and then rented the bar after that? I didn't even realize that you can rent out the bar area. How much did it cost? Is that something you put together when you get there or do you reserve it beforehand. Thanks so much for all of your help!
Yes dinner was like an hour and a half. They kind of rush you out of there because there's usually 2 sittings a night. We didn't really care for that but we just moved all our guests over to the pool side bar. it was a private event so only our guests were there. I loved it, everyone really had a good time. I can't remember off the top of my head how much it cost. it was per hour something like $200 an hour? I can't find my wedding excel spread sheet. sorry! But that includes bartenders too and the sound equipment ($40 for the whole night).

I reserved the bar before i got there. I arranged it with Erika and when I got there we discussed the times. I think reserving it ASAP is the way to go in case there is another wedding that same day. better to be safe than sorry, KWIM? Also be sure to check out the disco hours. The disco was closed on Wednesdays and our wedding was on a Wednesday so once again that all came into factor when considering times etc.



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Yeah, that's what we are doing next door at the Vallarta. We are actually cutting our cake there too. FI only wanted to rent the bar for 2 hours (from 8pm-10pm) and I said no 3 hours. (till 11:00pm)

His arguement was that people could go to the disco if they wanted to continue dancing. I think I won the arguement because he said the other day that 3 hours was fine. I was just wondering if after we were done drinking and dancing at the pool bar if the disco was a fun option. I guess I have no control on that one. We'll just have to check it out and see!

The disco was a blast! Our guests went there on a regular basis. Even my dad was dancing up a storm. OK so I just asked DH what he thought of the disco. He said "it sucked!!!" LMAO. OK so obviously different opinions. He said it stunk like puke and looked like a raper's hang out. Whatever that means. smile105.gif

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Originally Posted by LuvGrand View Post
Thanks for the review! We are getting married at the Riu Vallarta in April '09. So you had dinner 6-8pm and then rented the bar after that? I didn't even realize that you can rent out the bar area. How much did it cost? Is that something you put together when you get there or do you reserve it beforehand. Thanks so much for all of your help!
Hi there!

My daughter got married at the Riu Vallarta May 7, 2008 and they rented the bar area by the pool which was arranged with Erika ahead of time. I can't remember how much it cost right now but I think I put it in my review thread which is here http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t21027 but unfortunately I can't get to it right now probably because of the forum maintenance going on.

I know Celina (mrssoontobee) just got married at the Riu Vallarta this week and is due home tonight. I'm pretty sure they were renting out the bar area by the pool so she will know how much it cost for sure.

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Yes Dancing in PV. Thanks for the 411. I absolutely love the colors of your bouquet. Are those local flowers from the PV area? if so, what are they called. I'm not very good in the flowers dept.

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Thank you soo much for the review! It is a peice of mind to hear how well it went as I am getting married at the Riu Vallarta in less then a month! Our only hiccup so far was that after spending $300 on getting our birth certificates notarized and translated then sent to them, Erika emailed stating that they have changed things and you now have to get them translated there! I was fumed as no one discussed the change or saved me $300.... I guess if the rest goes like it did for you I won't even remember the "hiccup" once it is over :)

 

jamie

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Yes Dancing in PV. Thanks for the 411. I absolutely love the colors of your bouquet. Are those local flowers from the PV area? if so, what are they called. I'm not very good in the flowers dept.

My bouquet was White Calla Lillies, Yellow roses and orchids. I got them through the Riu (their vendor). I was very impressed with the quality as they were gorgeous.


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