I am getting married in January 2015 at Riu Palace Cabo (hopefully at this point). I had chose the hotel based on reviews of friends who have been, reviews I've read online, price, and one of the biggest - capacity. I read on multiple sites and even Riu Palace's "extras" sheet that they have venues that can accommodate 300 people. I had to wait until the date was even available and reserved the day it became an option. I'm working with a TA to help with this, too.
I expect to have about 130 people fly to Cabo with us to celebrate our big day! HOWEVER, I received an email yesterday telling me that the maximum capacity for my date and time is 70 people and that I can move my date to the day before, at a much earlier time and have 100 people. I'm so frustrated because I chose the hotel based on the fact they can accommodate large groups, I am planning nearly a year in advance, and am at a loss for what I am supposed to do. I even printed out my invites after I put my deposit down on the ceremony.
What is the most people you have heard of/read that has a wedding at Riu Palace Cabo?
This is the first hiccup in my planning and certainly won't let it get me down! I'm hoping to learn something from this forum while I wait for a reply email from the hotel's wedding coordinator.