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Hi Ladies,

 

We just booked our wedding for Jan 2015! We are very excited and can't wait to get the ball rolling on details. Just wondering if there are any other brides out there that are planning a wedding at the Grand Sunset Princess Resort & Spa as well? I would love to hear your take on it so far. 

 

April  :)

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Hi April!

 

I just booked my wedding for May 26, 2015!

What are your thoughts for the ceremony and reception?

I went to a wedding there in 2012, ceremony held at the Sunset Gazebo, the dinner was semi-private at an ala carte, and the reception was a private beach party. It was a great day!

 

I'm thinking I want the oceanfront ceremony (although having a hard time finding very many pictures as it costs an extra $750), with the chill out bar reception. It gets pretty pricey but I just keep reminding myself how expensive it would be to have a wedding here, and that it will be enjoyed over 7 days, and not just 1. :)

 

Happy planning! If you haven't been before, let me know if you have any questions about the resort, I can try to remember from my previous visit. What kind of group pricing did you get for everyone from SK? (We're flying out of Vancouver)

Nikki

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Hola @@April2015 & @@nikkicraig10! You'll both find quite a few Grand Sunset Princess brides around.

 

We recently shot at Grand Sunset Princess. Our couple did things a little different since they had their actual ceremony in the small chapel on 5th Avenue in downtown Playa del Carmen (Our lady Del Carmen). You can see images of Grand Sunset on their wedding day here and get a little destination wedding inspiration on our website.

 

Happy planning! :)

 

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Hello!!

 

My fiance and I have decided on Grand Sunset Princess as well for our wedding and hoping to have it in August of 2015, but we have not secured our date yet!  We still havent decided on any of the details but not sure if we will have enough guests for a private dinner.  Has anyone attended a semi private dinner in one of the resturants? If so any details would be greatly appreciated!!

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Hi @@smcneeley!

 

I attending a semi-private wedding dinner at the Steakhouse restaurant when I was there. They had a head table of the bride and groom, a long L shaped table for the bridal party (which was across the room from the head table) and round tables for the rest of the guests (there was 23). They had a mic, and a few speeches were made after dinner. Honestly it wasn't too bad. Not what I picture for my own, but everyone was happy with it all. The other half of the restaurant was filled up with regular hotel guests, but we hardly noticed.

Hope that helps!

Nikki

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Hi! We're considering Grand Sunset Princess too for our vow renewal in October 2015. The Gran Porto Real is still choice number one, but there are a couple of things I'm not too sure about with that resort. Someone suggested GSP so I took a look and it looks wonderful. I was hoping for something close to Playa del Carmen and I understand this resort is only about 10 or 15 minutes so I'm still not totally sure it will work for what I want, but it's definitely number 2 on the list!

 

I'm looking at the sunset gazebo just based on things I've read about it being more private. I sent in the information request form, but because we're still so far out I haven't heard anything back yet, and I know I won't for a while yet.

 

Is anyone else having a really small group? We're only going to be about 8 so I also know there are a lot of things we won't qualify for just because our group is so small. But since we're already married and this is just renewing our vows, I'm not too worried.

 

Happy planning!!

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Hi April!

 

I just booked my wedding for May 26, 2015!

What are your thoughts for the ceremony and reception?

I went to a wedding there in 2012, ceremony held at the Sunset Gazebo, the dinner was semi-private at an ala carte, and the reception was a private beach party. It was a great day!

 

I'm thinking I want the oceanfront ceremony (although having a hard time finding very many pictures as it costs an extra $750), with the chill out bar reception. It gets pretty pricey but I just keep reminding myself how expensive it would be to have a wedding here, and that it will be enjoyed over 7 days, and not just 1. :)

 

Happy planning! If you haven't been before, let me know if you have any questions about the resort, I can try to remember from my previous visit. What kind of group pricing did you get for everyone from SK? (We're flying out of Vancouver)

Nikki

 

Hey Nikki!

 

So sorry i'm only responding now, my computer was being weird. 

 

I haven't been to the resort before, our TA found it. I heard it's pretty big. How many people do you have going? Im from Vancouver! We're living in Regina but all my family is in Vancouver. So I have people flying out from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Regina. 

 

I only started planning. For the Ceremony we chose the riviera gazebo and the reception we haven't decided. 

I would love a private one, with dinner and dancing. What about you? I wonder how much the private beach party was? Do you know? That sounds amazing! How was the Sunset Gazebo? 

 

How much was the chill out bar for a reception? Do you happen to have pictures of the chill out bar. I've been looking but haven't found anything. 

What are peoples thoughts of the Sunset Gazebo and the Riviera Gazebo?

 

Which one did you brides choose? And why? 

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Hey Nikki!

 

So sorry i'm only responding now, my computer was being weird. 

 

I haven't been to the resort before, our TA found it. I heard it's pretty big. How many people do you have going? Im from Vancouver! We're living in Regina but all my family is in Vancouver. So I have people flying out from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Regina. 

 

I only started planning. For the Ceremony we chose the riviera gazebo and the reception we haven't decided. 

I would love a private one, with dinner and dancing. What about you? I wonder how much the private beach party was? Do you know? That sounds amazing! How was the Sunset Gazebo? 

 

How much was the chill out bar for a reception? Do you happen to have pictures of the chill out bar. I've been looking but haven't found anything. 

What are peoples thoughts of the Sunset Gazebo and the Riviera Gazebo?

 

Which one did you brides choose? And why? 

 

 

Hi April! The resort is very big! (672 rooms) but if your guests are all in the same villa (or close together) then it's not hindering in any way. It's nice that some people can choose to spend time in other areas if they feel like they need a little private time in such a social group. We have 51 people invited - So counting on about 35ish guests. (We'll see!). We have some family in ON, but decided to keep the group intimate, with people we see on a regular basis.

 

As for the Sunset Gazebo or Riviera Gazebo.. If I was choosing either I would personally choose the Sunset. I only opted for the Ocean front Gazebo because my sister was married at the Sunset Gazebo and I wanted it to be a bit different. I just thought with the Riviera Gazebo, because of the sort of thatched/stick roof, all the photos I saw had so many lined shadows on everyone and everything. It does look close and intimate though which could be a nice feel. I would say the Sunset is more private as it's tucked away on the farthest right beach of the resort, in front of the Chill Out Bar which is a platinum area (not free for regular all-inclusive guests) so not very busy. After 6pm they open it up for wedding receptions, which is where mine is going to be. Have you spoken to the wedding coordinator and has she given you pricing info for the private parties? If not I can email it to you. The Chill Out Bar private dinner and reception is $100 per person, MINimum 40 people - so a minimum of $4000.00. (And it's 6-10pm). I believe the beach party private dinner and reception was $85 a person, and I can't remember if there was also a 40 person minimum. If I have less than 40 guests make it then they let me know I can just pay for the non-existant people to secure the location. A DJ is an additional $650 for 4 hours. Hopefully that helps!

 

I don't have any pictures of the chill out bar.. it's sort of a funky palapa with wood slat floors and railings. On the way you cross a bridge that's over a lagoon with some crocodiles, kind of neat! :) It's close to the ocean front so would be nice and airy for a dance party. The dance party is the most important part for me so I am paying special attention to this!

 

let me know if you have any other questions :)

Nikki

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Congrats April 2015!!! the Grand Sunset Princess is a great choice for your wedding venue - as seen in these magical wedding "moments that matter" Linc captured there......with more at the album here: Grand Sunset Princess Wedding link

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all the best with your plans - cheers! team MTM :)

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